Monday, 29 February 2016

Starbucks' new coffee innovation: Cold Brew

With the warmer weather Starbucks brings the latest coffee innovation to the market: the Starbucks Cold Brew. 
This is prepared by a unique brewing method with cold water and allowed to stand for about 20 hours. The result is a coffee that is particularly soft in taste and very refreshing. Cold Brew combines the best of roasting and high-quality beverage quality and is an expression of the passion for coffee of Starbucks baristas.
Cold Brewing is a blend of selected coffee beans from Latin America and Africa. For 20 hours, the coffee slow-steeps  in cold water. This time-consuming process without the use of heat produces a characteristic sweet and soft coffee.  Enjoy a delicious cup of Cold Brew Coffee that is balanced and smooth.
You can enjoy a cold coffee at Starbucks as Cold Brew, Iced Americano or Iced Caffè Latte.

Cold Brew
is available
 from March 3rd 2016
at all Starbucks 

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Let's be active with LORNA JANE!

One of my prerogative for the new year is certainly to be more active and to try to get fitter and what better to get in the mood that with some new  great activewear? 
Active living is also the motto of Lorna Jane Clarkson founder of Lorna Jane. Since her start in Brisbane in 1989 she has transformed her passion for fashion and active living into a world-leading activewear brand.
She was frustrated with the lack of women's sportswear available, and started to create actiwear which combined fit and performance.
 Made with experts craftmanship and high tech performance fabrics such as LJ Excel which utilises microfibre technology which gives you ultimate support and a great fit Lorna Jane clothes are perfect not only for the gym but also for freetime and everyday wear.
Also the items I am wearing in this post are made with LJ Excel fabric and have great fit. The Anita top has a slim fit and is ideal for the gym but also for everyday active living, the cut out shoulder detail gives this top a truly sport luxe vibe. The Lumineer 7/8 tights are great to wear if you want to be active as they are quick drying and breathable as well as having a sleek and fashionable look.
Lorna Jane is available in more than 150 stores in Australia, and has stockists through Europe, Africa and Middle East. You will be happy to know that Lorna Jane is now available in Switzerland at selected Manor as well as online through their website

Top: LORNA JANE Anita L/Slv Top
Tights: LORNA JANE Lumineer 7/8 Tight

is available 
at selected MANOR

Saturday, 27 February 2016

H&M STUDIO SS16 Collection is here!

The much awaited H&M Studio SS16 collection is here! Relased on Thursday the collection is all about taking every oppurtunity that comes whether you are looking for an adventure, exploring but while staying glamourous. The theme of the collection is a journey, as a way of life, from the city streets to travelling around the world to unknown places. The collection is a mix of functionality and a bohemian feminility.
I selected two pieces which for me are just perfect!
 The striped knitted style cardigan in jersey yawn which can be worn in so many ways over mini dresses or skinny jeans it will be a staple in my Spring/ Summer wardrobe.
And what about the beautiful collarless blouse in mulberry silk which thanks to its natural dye has a real chic safari vibe about it. The perfect item for all my Summer's travels. 
If you haven't already done so, go and check the collection out!

is available now
at selected H&M Stores
and online on 

Friday, 26 February 2016

A romantic night in Lugano

 Last Saturday for once my hubby and I managed to go out for a date. Don't get me wrong not that we don't get to go out to events, parties etc but a night just for us doesn't happen very often. Therefore I thought a special night needs a dress! And what better than a romantic outfit for a romantic night in town with my hubby? The weather was nice enough not to have to wear a big coat and my overknees boots were the perfect match to my H&M flowery dress. Overknees boots are having a moment right now and I must say I do love them. You only have to be careful what you pair them with. I also suggest to go for a pair in suede rather than in shiny leather to avoid the "Pretty Woman" effect and  rather flat than heeled. Pair them with flirty dresses and skinny jeans and you will be ready for Spring!
About our night we had a lovely time in town, walking along the lakeside and enjoying a great "aperitivo" in town.
Wish you all a great week end!



Jacket: MANGO
Dress: H&M
Boots:  No name, made in Italy
Sunglasses: KENZO


Clinique is teaming up with pop star Zara Larsson for the Play with Pop campaign to create the first interactive music video for the brand. While you enjoy the  interactive video with four different remixes of Zara's hit song Lush Life you can also scroll through 4 different make up looks sported by the singer. From acoustic, pop, country and club mix the music changes and so does the make-up. From the barely there make up look to the vixen look there is a make up look to suit anyone and any mood.
Our day-to-day life changes, our mood change so our make up can change, too and we all can have a bit of fun with colour and Play with Pop!
A touch of darker lipstick eh voilà our look changes completely and the Pop Lip colour are truly amazing to let us achieve just that.
What are you waiting for, try out the 4 different looks and have fun! #PLAYWITHPOP


With soft shades of nude and blush it is a laid-back yet put together look.
On the cheeks: Cheek Pop in Ginger Pop
Lips: Quickliner for Lips Intense in Intense Blush and
Pop Lacquer Lip Colour + Primer in Wink Pop


This look is a true show-stopper with flirty eyeliner and a bold red lipstick for a sensual look.
On the eyes: Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen in Black
Lips: Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Cherry Pop


This fierce look sees dark eye make up with deep-hued lips all with a touch of gold.
On the eyes: Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Ebony and Lid Pop in Cocoa Pop
Lips: Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Berry Pop


This look is bright and happy with major lashes, lovely pink lips and rosy  cheeks.
On the eyes: Lid Pop in Cream Pop
On the cheeks: Cheek Pop in Plum Pop
Lips: Pop Glaze Sheer Lip Colour + Primer in Bubblegum Pop

Rêve d'Infini the new feminine fragrance by Lalique

Lalique's new feminine fragrance is a dream. Oh has the fragrance's name tells you a whispered dream, a quest for the Absolute. Rêve d'Infini is an ode to women, endless source of inspiration for René Lalique
The fragrance is placed under the sign of infinity, a symbol which has the shape of an "eight" which was already hinted at by the Art Nouveau scrolls of René Lalique's jewels. With Rêve d'Infini this symbol of eternal feminity is translated into a scent, Infinitely sensuos, Infinity radiant, Infinity Lalique.
If you were looking for a new and beautiful fragrance for Spring you have found it!The fragrance is a true dream, floral, feminine and sophisticated, I just love it!

With Spring I love to change my parfumes, am I the only one who has Winter fragrances and Spring/ Summer fragrances? Well, I think is like a new start, and every season has its own scents and fragrances. 
In Winter I love warm and woody fragrances, in Summer something fresh and light while for Spring I love a beautiful floral scent.
It looks as if I have just found the perfect fragrance for Spring! Even the gorgeous bottle with its light pink colour is so delicate and chic just like the fragrance.
Rêve d'Infini is a true dream, floral, feminine and sophisticated.. Spring now I am ready for you!

Rêve d'Infini is sparkling, sensuos and colourful a fragrance, feminine with a bouquet of fresh flowers. Created by perfumer Richard Ibanez, who carefully selected a refined palette of delicate natural ingredients such as shimmering bergamot, rose-scented lychee and freesia whose fragrance blends the nectar of fruit with the headiness of jasmine which introduces the floral heart of Rêve d'Infini. At the heart of the fragrance feminity blooms with the elegant rose absolute, softened by satiny freshly picked peach and bolstered by forceful cedar wood. The silky dry-down of vanilla, musk and sandalwood guarantee to prolong the subtle harmony of accords which evokes the eternal cycle of life..
The bottle of Rêve d'Infini is truly spectacular and a true jewel, has an Art-deco feeling  and boasts a sleek, elegant, modern design. Also the bottle seems an ode to female beauty, as its soft curves are adorned with a graduated satin finish that evokes both crystal and velvety softness of skin..
Lalique Rêve D'Infini is available as Edp 30 ml, Edp 50 ml and Edp 100 ml.

Rêve d'Infini
is available from
 the end of March 2016
at Lalique Boutique, Zürich

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Preview night of MAC ZAC POSEN

Last night I attended the preview of MAC Zac Posen in Geneva and let me tell you I truly enjoyed it! Not only I had chance to see the collection beforehand but also to have a make-up done. The lovely Maurane from the MAC team did a great job, I really love the smokey eye look she did using the Eye Z You Palette.
My favourite item of the collection with 6 gorgeous shades, from the effervescent champagne of Phloof to the deep frost grey of Beyond Gorgeous and pearly soft lilac of Performance of Art these highly pigmented shades really suits everyone.
Of course the collection is fantastic and it also include three gorgeous lipsticks: Darling Clementine a bright orange and Dangerously Red will be perfect if you are looking for a bold and daring look. On me Maurane opted for Sheer Madness a sheer nude lipstick which was just the right choice for my look!
On the cheeks she used the Haute Couture blush applied with the Zac Posen Large Angle Counture Blush and a touch of Zoomblack Mascara on the eyes finished off the look!

Thanks MAC for the lovely evening!

is available from today
all MAC Globus Counters 
MAC Jelmoli
MAC Stores