friday fünf {zürich life}

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Walking on the fallen leaves up in the hills this weekend, it truly felt like fall. Then just a few days later, the holiday lights lit up the city and Christmas had arrived…just like that. When I heard the date of the lighting I felt like it was too early, but the fact that Swiss don’t celebrate[read more]

Turkey Wine Cork Place Cards

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For whatever reason, I have always liked to have place cards at my Thanksgiving table (you may have noticed here and here). I just love the personal touch they provide, giving each guest a little sense of coziness of comfort when they find their name at the table. 

DIY Boyfriend Jeans

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One time in fifth grade I wore my mom’s jeans to school. They had big rips in the knees and I felt like a cool kid for the day. Of course I didn’t tell anyone they were my mom’s because that might have taken the “cool” factor out of the ripped jeans. Want to know how[read more]

friday fünf {zürich life}

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After a month of visitors and a trip back to the states, I almost forgot that I once had a routine. But now I’m back to our apartment filled with just two, and routine is the current spice of my life. We plan to stay grounded for the whole month of November which will allow us to[read more]

The Cute & Quaint Burlington, Vermont


Back when I lived in Buenos Aires, I worked with  a girl who went to college in Vermont. We became good friends and she would never stop raving about the great state of Vermont. I knew nothing about Vermont, so I just listened and didn’t think much about it. She ended up moving back there[read more]

Pretzel Bracelets & Oktoberfest

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This time last year at Oktoberfest, it was a mere three of us plotting ways to get our friends to join us the following year. I have no idea how they did it, but the guys managed to coral their high school buddies and their ladies for a rowdy weekend in Munich. And then there were[read more]

Paragliding in Gimmelwald


When traveling, we always have a dilemma of what cameras to bring. We have a small point-and-shoot camera, a DSLR camera, a video camera, and of course our phones. Lately, we’ve been leaving the video camera behind because we realized that watching videos of us just wandering around are a bit blah. But after this[read more]

Split & Dubrovnik, Croatia


After my girls trip to Croatia last year, I knew I had to go back. I really enjoyed the small towns of Rovinj and Pula, so I knew the bigger cities must have something great to offer. Croatia seems to me a bit like the Mexico of Europe. The Croatian coastal towns have a relaxed vibe, everything[read more]