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My visit and Stay in Moscow was so much fun such that while being there for the first time, I planned for my second visit as well. The first time it was not so cold but one had to wear gloves and scarf still.

I stayed around the red square (a city plaza and the central square of Moscow) which made my stay even easier and convenient.

I was fascinated by how the Shopping malls so beautifully decorated are and thus serves not only as a tourist attraction but also as a photo location for those who do their wedding in winter times. It’s a perfect place to shop for those who love luxury stuff and ladies who like very High and sexy High heels.

The ladies there take time to groom and dress up well which reminded me of Kenya. When you dress up well and walk around with your highest Heels or wear your mini skirts/dresses you don’t feel out of place unlike in Vienna( where i am based)

The Food was incredible, I don’t remember getting a meal I didn’t like, not even once. Interesting fact is that most people just associate the country with Vodka but actually there are so many fresh tea blends to choose from also in the bars.
Walking around in winter you will find most people eating ice cream reason being that in winter you enjoy it more since you don’t have to worry about it melting and spilling.

The one thing which is not easy to cope with is the traffic jam, I remember one evening having to wait for a taxi for 30 min plus. The Traffic is so heavy such that there is an extra lane for Government officials and Diplomats only.

The most memorable and best experience, was during my second visit and as I was taking some photos around the red square, some people reached out and asked if they could take a few photos of/with me. Most fascinating was this old couple almost 80 years old, with their grand child. They lived in the countryside somewhere in Russia and apparently it was their first time ever to come to Moscow and also to ever meet an African. They were very pleased and so was I 🙂 we took a few pics with their cute old camera.

They were excited to go back and share the pics with the rest of their family members and the villagers. It reminded me of how excited we would be back in the days (when I was a kid ) when we saw someone of a different race (caucasian) and how we would run and be close to them, touch their skin and hair and just enjoy the magical/miraculous moment.

Public transport was way to complicated compared to Vienna… the train stations are very Beautiful though (way more Be-a-u-ti-ful than in Vienna) I loved Moscow, it’s a place I would visit over and over but not to live 🙂

Decided to try the mani in the shopping malls… It was okay, works for emergency or when one want a quick nail do.. But not really for a treat to yourself like at the spa…

 

 

 

Recall

 

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Hallo there readers,

It’s been ages, I have had an awesome time traveling around the world. It has been a very exciting time rediscovering, reflecting and refining myself. A new era will be unraveling soon in my life in a couple of weeks but before that happens, I just wanted to share this Beautiful 2016 outfits from these lovely ladies at the Vienna fashion week and some of the precious 2016 moments which led to awakening a new world in my life.

Thanks to all who have been part of this experience and to the readers who have motivated me to come back. Stay connected there will be a series of new things soon on the blog.

Ps: make sure to connect on my Instagram page for more photos and also where you get to associate with me in live videos as well 🙂

Till soon……Peace and Love……..

 

 

Many Thanks to the lovely Ladies for letting me take the pics and use them. See you again this Year. XO

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Moisture Hacks

thumbnail_fullsizerenderWhat do you do when you buy those sweet smelling lotions but then you end up feeling like apart from the sweet scent, the moisturising effect is not so much and or its absolutely not there? You start wishing that if only it would give you that silk, soft skin then you would be even more satisfied with it. Well here are a few ways what to do to achieve the full moisture effect .

  • Mix the lotion with glycerine.
  • Mix the lotion with aloe vera gel.
  • Add olive oil, coconut oil, vitamin E oil and or almond oil to the lotion.
  • Buy a moisturising lotion which you know works but smells milder and mix it up with the lotion.
  • Whip some Shea butter, mango butter and or Cocoa butter with the lotion.

You can choose any of the above ways or combine some of them.

You can either do this during the time you apply the lotion on your body or mix it up after you buy it to have it prepared which saves you time and extra work.

For kids, the petroleum Jelly is just perfect. If you want only natural products you can whip some Butters ( last bullet point) and add some vitamin E oil, coconut oil and aloe vera gel. Use essential oils for smell/fragrance.

At the moment, when am at home, I use the Palmers cocoa butter which is a real deal when it comes to hydration and moisture. I don’t add any extra ingredient to it. For travelling I have my Victoria’s secret (mango temptation)  mixed with glycerine and vitamin E oil.

 

If you have any other way/ idea on how you do the moisture hack, feel free to share it by commenting or send a p.m 🙂

………Peace and Love………

She’s Back

img_0227Hi guys, it’s been Ages…

Before I even ask how you all have been, I would like to apologise for being away for so long.There was so much going on, from travelling and exploring some places I have never been to before including Russia the worlds largest country, rearranging and reorganising the apartment and many other things. I had some posts already prepared for you guys but I never managed to post them as I also had problems with the laptop and after getting a new one, for some reasons I couldn’t log into my Blog. Anyway so is life right? Sometimes everything is perfect and some times we encounter challenges. What is important is not to give up but to keep going.

There is so much to share with you, especially from my travel experience and some other interesting places here in Vienna (One being actually where am writing this post from) It feels so good to be back after such a long time and its even more fun making this post by a fire place and as I enjoy the Beautiful view of Vienna 🙂

Oh for the beautiful ladies from the Vienna Fashion week 2016, I will still repost your photos. Your outfits were really stunning.

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I would like to thank my faithful readers and followers who have been asking about the Blog and told me how much they were missing it. I am finally back guys. You are Amazing you gave me the strength and hope to focus and work on coming back.

See you around dear ones…..

 

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img_1166……….Peace and Love……….

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First of all, I will start with the Schönbrunnerbad. It is located in the Vienna’s 13th District (Hietzing) which contains a large area of Vienna Woods and the Palace Schönbrunn. They Have 3 different Swimming areas. The place is very clean and gives you a feeling that you are at a Holiday destination.

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Second place is the Donau island, there are so many things to do here, Swimming, Inline skating, grilling, biking, games for kids and many more. There are several Restaurants and cocktail Bars. There is also a section with Stands for drinks and beach chairs where you can lie, relax and sunbath.

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Beautiful sunset at the Donau Island

Last and most favourite is the Hilton Danube waterfront Kitchen. This Place is Amazing, they have a very big Terrace, they have the bar Menu which you can choose from at any time and which is also quite affordable and the Restaurant Menu which is restricted for certain hours. You can also hire the bikes here and enjoy biking along the Danube. I wish it was the beginning of Summer so I can enjoy this place more as I just “discovered” it few days ago.

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Stripes and Burgundy

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If you have been following my posts, then you know by now how much I love spontaneous activities. Yesterday I had another spontaneous lunch date with one of my great friends. She is always inspiring me to go for my dreams. I started the day by dropping my Little One to the kindergarten, then went to pick up my other bestie from the Hospital. Afterwards I went back home to change my Clothes,do some touch up then went for the photoshoot before  heading to the city centre to meet my pal.

Since our lunch date was at Park Hyatt, I had to go for elegant outfit. I chose the Burgundy trousers to break the monotony and of black and white; as well as to pop in some colour (well yes I will admit that I really love colours they fit well to the sunny days and they brighten up the gloomy days)

Even though I had forgotten about the Vogue Fashion night, which took place at the same street,( Goldenes Quartier) the outfit did fit to it perfectly. I received complements about the outfit and some asked if they could take some photos.

Wishing you all a lovely Weekend ahead….

………Peace and Love………

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© Katharina Schiffl

Photo credit to: Katharina Shiffl who also took our photos at the WIENERIN cover model finals 2016

© Katharina Schiffl

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Today’s look is what I am still wearing right now as I write this post :-)On my to do list today was a coffee and Thai massage appointment with my best friend who is also behind most of my Awesome photos which you always see.

I opted to wear something casual and which would be easy to remove at the massage parlour. I love this ripped jeans as they have elastic waistband, which makes them super comfortable. I paired them with my official Butterfly blouse, which I have actually never worn since the day I bought it. To complete the outfit, I went for Flat Black Patent pointed Toe Shoes and a Black Blazer.

We came across this Beautiful store where they manufacture and sell Porcelain, it is such a lovely store, the setting gives you a feeling of being at home. They have Amazing Handmade utensils, We had our photo-shoot there, we were lucky that the photo-shoot was indoors as during the shooting, it poured down heavily. Well Autumn is definitely around the corner 🙂

I wish you guys a happy new week.

………Peace and Love………

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Jeans: Calzedonia

Blouse: Pimkie

Shoes: Stiefelkönnig or Humanic ( I can’t remember)

Blazer: New yorker

Porcelain shop: Margaretenstrase 35

Black and White affair

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Black is most of the time relegated to simplicity and White on the other hand to Elegance. The moment I saw this dress hanging I, I instantly fell in love with it. I quickly took it and paid for it without even trying it on, I felt that it was sewn just for me. 🙂

Having a dinner date and a night out with the girls and friends on Wednesday night I didn’t spend so much time like I always do when it comes to picking something to wear, well you know that feeling where you have something new and you have been dying to “show it off” I Prepared myself and then tried on the dress. It did fit perfectly, just as I had imagined me in it the moment I saw it in the shop. I was literally feeling myself more like an “African Queen”

The combination of elegance and simplicity is just A-M-A-Z-I-N-G…

Happy New Month, make every second count, don’t let these days go to waste. Don’t let anyone make you negative or unhappy because as they say, “Happiness is the only thing worth fighting for in your life”

 

………Peace and Love………

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Dress: Dings da boutique

Shoes: Local Boutique

Clutch Bag: Gift

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It had been long since I got out of the house… This particular day I actually had planned to  go to my doctor to get a different prescription and also to the Photo studio for just one Photo, which was needed for some great things, which will be coming up soon. I can’t wait to share with you guys, just waiting for the right time. Since I was still a bit weak and sick, I called a great friend of mine to pick me up and drive me around for the errands. It was such a hot day we later on went for a swim and as the yard is so beautiful and clean, I decided to do a quick photo-shoot there as well. It was fun, I am grateful to have such a reliable Friend I can count on….

Here are a few Photos, I love the dress as it is elegant and comfortable at the same time. Perfect for a Job Interview, Business Meeting  or any official event.

Oh by the way I changed the posting days to Monday and Thursday. Thanks for keeping it #Celrielle

………Peace and Love……….

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Dress: Small local Boutique

Shoes: But S

Healthy Living

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Fennel, Turkey breast and some cashews

There is a big difference when you become a doer than being a talker. I thought of how different my life was like when I was back in Africa as compared to here. I used to eat more vegetables and fruits and not too much meat and my health was better and my immune system even stronger. Thinking of both Grandparents who were still pretty strong physically to the point of their last breath (may their precious souls R.I.P) also made me decide to change my lifestyle.

It occurred to me that, especially since I started dining out more often than I would cook, I would end up ordering mostly meat (Red meat) all the time especially as I love Lamb meat so much. I was also the Kind of person who never took a thing for breakfast, well except for a glass of water (sometimes) I am currently on a 7 day no red meat challenge and I have become that person who takes a glass of Fresh pressed/squeezed Juice or smoothie. I started this when I had already fallen ill but I didn’t want to postpone because well it’s always either now or “never”

I also plan to increase my water intake, as that is one part I am still not so good at. Well today is my #Day3 and I got to tell you guys, it’s not so easy as now is when you go to Instagram and land on that picture of slow cooked Beef or oxtail. But I promise to stay disciplined.

Here are some of my red meat free Dishes which I like… Enjoy

P.S: If you would like a recipe of any any of the Dishes, feel free leave a comment or send m a message.

………Peace and Love………

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