Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Currently inspired by, #17

Images via: Viva luxury // The Everygirl // Style me pretty // Style me pretty living

Hey guys, I'm clocking off way early this week, I have my bags and ski equipment all packed and I'm off to a much anticipated ski trip in Austria. Despite having lived in Austria for more than 6 months, I have actually never skied in the Austrian Alps before, and I'm excited as a kid in a candy store: it's been so long since I descended the snowy slopes for the last time - I'm almost worried I forgot how to do it! I'm wishing you all a sunny and happy Easter, spent with the people you love most, and I can't wait to see you back here next week.

I'm leaving you with just a few things and activities currently inspiring my office daydreams (don't tell my dad / boss :) :

Styling a spring trench. Honestly, guys, I'm so sick of winter fashion! I can't even stand a look of my winter boots anymore - on Monday, to honor the beginning of spring, I pulled out the ballet flats from my shoe closet, and wore them to work - despite the fact that it was 3°C outside, and I wore them to go pick up my skis before my upcoming trip to Austria. I was like, screw it, I'm not going to put on any ankle boots till next October. My tried and trusted beige trench has also made its first appearance, and I simply can't wait to style it in 100 and one different ways throughout this upcoming season. No more winter coats for this gal!

Setting up a coffee station. This is one of my latest obsessions. I have seen so many cute and stylish coffee and tea stations floating around Pinterest, and it makes me want to spruce up my own morning coffee ritual. Of course, my beloved Nespresso machine is a stunner in and of itself, but surrounding it with pretty mugs, transparent capsule containers and a stylish tray definitely wouldn't hurt!

Learning to put together gorgeous spring floral arrangements. This is one of the most fun items on my spring bucket list. Fresh flowers strewn around my apartment are a surefire way to make me smile and increase my happiness levels by bucketfuls. And I've made a vow to invest in grocery store flowers whenever possible (ideally before each weekend). I know that this may seem like a pricey idea, but my local grocery store carries simple bouquets of roses, tulips or gerberas for as little as 2 euros a bunch (you can't even get a coffee-to-go this cheap!), so I don't think I'll be blowing my monthly budget anytime soon. And the beauty these flowers bring into my apartment? That, my friends, is priceless.

Styling my kitchen counters. My kitchen is my happy place. There's no doubt about it. It's the place where all my friends and family gather when they pay me a visit, where I can experiment with new recipes to my heart's content, where I savor my first cup of cappuccino of the day and where I occasionally cover up my dining table with my blogging and writing projects. I do my best to keep the space clean and tidy (sometimes successfully, sometimes less so), but what I feel is missing right now are the little touches that would make it more beautiful, organized and personal. I think a wider Pinterest research might be in order, and it's definitely one of those little projects I'm looking forward to tackle this spring. Any ideas you could share? 

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