Saturday, 30 January 2016

My Travel Bucket List

Last week I did my London  Bucket List and since we are on it I though I will continue it and cover the whole world. There are other fab places of course, but these were the ones that came to mind first.

-       New York: My dream city to visit! I mean Broadway, Empire State, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller, shopping and so much more... AND: I’m going to NYC in April, so excited already!!!

-       Boston, Washington DC: Two US cities I would really like to visit, I can’t really explain why though ;)

-       California, Las Vegas: A big dream! Traveling around in that area, seeing some awesome cities and national parks!

-       Dallas: A wonderful and amazing lady I met through blogging lives in Dallas, so I badley wanna meet and visit her. Plus the Dallas Stars... especially Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn ;) AND: After New York, I’m also going to Dallas, I think I will only believe it when I’m finally there.

-       Chicago: Another city I will visit this April! I’ve heard so many great things about this city and seen so many awesome pictures, can’t wait!

-       Bahamas: Beautiful water, beaches, island, sunshine, sunshine, PARADISE!

-       Australia: SO many of my friends, former class or uni mates went to Australia to learn English. I mean it’s a great one; beaches, awesome cities, amazing landscape and much more.

-       Singapore: On the way to Australia right?! ;) This ist he first Asian city I would love to see.

-       Bali/Thailand: Have you seen pictures these beautiful countries?! Just the area down there must be a paradise.

-       South Africa: Capetown <3 Great city, beach, mountains, animals... To see part of Africa once would really be a dream come true.

-       Iceland: The nature up there must be bearth-taking. And they have the Northern Lights and I really wanna see them.

-       Lappland: I’m not a big fan of the cold and winter, but I still wanna see this country. The Northern Lights and just the landscape and animals in the snow.

-       Sweden/Norway/Finnland: I’ve been in Stockholm and I loved the city, but I would love to see more of the country and of Norway too. The landscape is breath-taking.

-       Barcelona, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Talliin, Oslo, Prague:  Some European cities I really wanna see.

-       Cannes, Nizza, Monaco: Just because ;)

-       Santorini: Santorini always looks so beautiful on pictures. The white houses, the blue roofes, the sea etc. Plus I’ve never been in Greece so here we go.

-       Stonehenge: My dad still claims that I’ve been there when I was a child. My mum says no ;) So I definitely wanna to go there!

What is on your travel Bucket List?
If you guys have any tips for New York, Dallas or Chicago please let me know ;) xxx

Friday, 29 January 2016

Quotable Style - Love of Literature

Since I had my Christmas Feature I didn't post anything else and I think it's time for the second Quotable Style post. This time it was Aven again who gave me a motto, it's connected to books ;):

Well, so I've been to two book launches so far. They can be really different, in very different settings. The first one was a casual afternoon tea in a restaurant/bar setting. I've tried to find a good picture of what I was wearing, I didn't find a whole body one from the event, but I apparently took one in the hotel room ;):

The second event was Holly Martin's Book Launch, it was in a very cute room in a pub. I didn't find a whole body pic, so I'm going to explain the rest as good as I can:
I'm wearing my beige Massimo Dutti shirt (it has a nice back) with this beautiful scarf. I combined them with my "fake" leather pants/Jeans in a dark red and added my brown Chelsea Boots. And of course some red nails ;). 

Now, when I went to London for these events I only brought my hand luggage, so not much space and that's why I didn't bring my high heels. I would normally wear them to an event like that, so here you go: 
In High Heels

In flats

The shoes

My Polyvore Outfit: 

I hope you liked this post, let me know in the comments and if you have an idea for a motto or want to see me dress up for a certain style, let me know. 

Thursday, 28 January 2016

The Day of Second Chances - by Julie Cohen

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Can you imagine keeping a secret so devastating, you couldn’t even tell the people you love?

Honor’s secret threatens to rob her of the independence she’s guarded ferociously for eighty years.

Jo’s secret could smash apart the ‘normal’ family life she’s fought so hard to build.

Lydia’s secret could bring her love - or the loss of everything that matters to her.

One summer’s day, grandmother, mother and daughter’s secrets will collide in a single dramatic moment.

Is it too late for second chances?

Readers of Jojo Moyes, Liane Moriarty and Lisa Jewell will love this surprising, moving story.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher on NetGalley for an honest review*

Three women, three generations, three stories, three ranges of emotions. All of them under one roof – that’s going to be interesting. All three women have a secret…

Honor is in her eighties and lives all alone. She is very clever and independent. When she falls, she goes to live with her daughter-in-law Jo.

Jo lost her first husband Stephen, married for the second time, had two kids with Richard and is now alone again. Turns out Richard was a jerk.

Lydia misses her Dad badly and I wouldn’t say her relationship to her mum is the best. Lydia is the typical teenager and her secret doesn’t make it easier.

Having all three women under one roof, makes them interact more and get to know each other in a different way. They alternate telling the story, so we get inside in each women’s emotions. We learn a lot about their past as well. Also when it comes to Stephen’s death.

The story is bound to a lot of deep and moving feelings. Julie’s writing expresses that beautifully. All characters have something special. This novel has it all: humour, emotions, suspense, family bonds and romance.

Yes, I don’t believe I’m saying this, but The Day of Second Chance was my first Julie Cohen book. I have some on my bookshelf, can’t wait to read them.


My possible cast:

Lydia: Sierra McCormick

Jo: Jennifer Aniston

Honor: Maggie Smith

Julie on Twitter: @julie_cohen