August 31, 2017

Where to eat in London



It was the second time that we went to London and I think, I enjoyed it a little bit more than the first time. I just love this city, the atmosphere, the people and (yes) the weather...and I love the food! So I asked you over on my Instagram if you wanted to see some Blog posts about London. And surprisingly a lot of you said yes! So, I am talking (?) you through all the places that have bomb food and most over all are affordable!


BOROUGH MARKET




Let's start with the food legend, Borough Market! You've probably heard of this amazing market before but I just had to include it! It has everything you can imagine that a food market has, from hot dogs to salads to chinese to pastries and it also has a little flower shop and even a shop full of spices! I could write more and more things you can get there but I think, then we'll be sitting here for a couple of hours!






I was a bit mad about the huge choice! I walked through the entire market about three times just because I couldn't decide! After a few times of overthinking, I finally came up with the idea to get me some kind of vegan sandwich (and also because it was near where we were sitting and I dind't want to walkt through the market a fourth time). 




Now, for the next place I unfortunately don't have any photos. We had gone there the first time we went to London and I absolutely fell in love with this little hawaiian burgershop on carnaby street. We all wanted to go there again but we just didn't have enough time since this was a short term stay and we had an apartment where we cooked by ourselves. But I can tell you that it is just gorgeous! The food there is delicous and they also do take-away. You can chose from burgers with avocado to sandwiches and also my favourite thing, sweet potato chips. 

This is the address:  26 Foubert's Pl, Carnaby, London W1 7PP







This beautiful little pub was just around the corner. So, I said we cooked in the apartment but at lunch time we wanted to ''treat'' ourselves and went to 'The Gregorian'. I am trying to eat healthy and I have to say at home I am pretty good at it but when I am on holiday it can be a bit tricky. We all don't want to spend a lot of money on food when we're travelling and the really healthy and low-carb food is expensive. 
So, I reached for a burger which was sooo good! The waiters in the pub were really friendly and the atmosphere was very chilly.


The address:  96 Jamaica Rd, London SE16 4SQ




Just a tip!

If you want to get good meals for reasonable prices I recommend you to go to more hidden pubs or restaurants. The prices there are mostly much cheaper and you probably won't be annoyed by tourists. Just walk around and you will find some, trust me!



That's all from me now! I hope this post will help you and that you try out some of the food I listed! Do you want to see more of London and what I did there? I've so much more to share with you!


Lots of love,
Victoria












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August 07, 2017

3 INGREDIENT PEANUT BUTTER BISCUITS




I normally HATE peanut butter. I just don’t like the salty yet sweet taste of it. However, I bought a big jar of it, last week. Let me explain it to you; How stupid I am I thought ‘Ohh cool peanut butter, let’s try it out!  I usually don’t like it but whatever…maybe the one I had eaten before had a special ingredient in it that this one hasn’t. So I’ll probably LOVE it!’, when I saw this really attractive jar full of sweet pleasure standing at the top of the shelves in my local grocery store.
Then I came home and tried it… I think we all know what happened next…
So, what to do with all that peanut butter? After a few days of thinking, a really good idea crossed my mind; why not bake something with it and give it to guests?! Yes! One of the best ideas I’ve had in the last couple of weeks (well, not really but anyway).  After that I searched for baking recipes that (of course) include peanut butter. And this is what today’s post is all about, my three ingredient peanut butter biscuits!







THE RECIPE

Serves 15-20 biscuits
Total time about 30 minutes


You will need:
1 cup (240g) sugar
1 cup (240g) peanut butter
1 egg

Let’s get started!

FIRST. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.

SECOND. Put all ingredients into a bowl and stir until smooth.

THIRD. Using a tablespoon measure scoop out 2 tablespoon of cookie dough and roll into a ball.

FOURTH. Place the pre-rolled biscuits (I am always switching between cookies and biscuits…oops!) on your sheet with a few centimetres apart.

FIFTH. Press down with the back of a fork and then again from the opposite direction to form the criss-cross pattern.

SIXTH. Bake for about twenty minutes in the oven. Then let them for a few minutes cool.

And you’re done!


I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe bake the biscuits by yourself! Mine however, didn’t look that pretty and were also a bit greasy of the butter. But after all the guests and my little sister seemed to like them!


Lots of love,
Victoria-Maria









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original recipe by bare feet in the kitchen
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July 14, 2017

STRIPES & BEACH HATS



If you’ve read my last blog post then you might know that I went to Italy. And as I am a photography lover I had to take some photos of that beautiful location. So, we managed to have a little photo session with a gorg outfit that you will read all about in this post.




 I don’t even know where to start… I was scrolling through Asos when I came across this super cute hat. I can’t describe how much I love it! Its huge brim and sequin detail which says ‘vacay’ is just so adorable. It is perfect for summer but most of all for the beach! The quality is also very good for its cheap price. So totally worth the buy.



Next let’s talk about my other current obsession, the shorts. I have been living in these trousers for the last couple of weeks. It’s like they became an extension of my body! I was actually worrying because I wear them so often! They literally go with everything in my closet and I think, they are so classy and feminine but also very comfortable. They are a bit outstanding and not like the average shorts that everyone has. And I was soooo happy when I saw them because I don’t know how about you but for me finding the perfect shorts is like finding the perfect pair of jeans. So it took me quite a while. Because I want them to be not that long that they reach your knees but also not too short that you can see my knickers. But these are the perfect cut and length. So now after talking about how much I love them and torturing you with curiosity where I bought them, I want to tell you that I found the shorts of my dreams at Zara.



Now coming to something that isn’t that exciting but worked out really-well with the shorts is the T-Shirt. It is just a simple black one from Asos but I decided to wear it because it was very hot and all of my other tops have ¾ -sleeves and I just wanted to stay as cool as possible.  


Last but not least, Accessories and shoes. In my opinion, Accessories complete an outfit and make it look much more put-together. However, I didn’t wear that many because again it was so hot and I hate to wear jewellery when I sweat. This is just a random fact about me which kind of annoys me. But I put some on and decided to go for another obsession (yes, I’ve a lot of obsessions at the moment!), my beloved ring with my birthstone on it from Asos. Then for earrings I just wore some pearl studs that I bought at Primark.


Of course, I also had to wear sunglasses because it was soooo sunny, I saw NOTHING without my sunglasses which are again from Zara. I just noticed, I am repeating things quite often…


Not to forget, the shoes. I sometimes prefer the comfort of Espadrilles and Ballet flats to sneakers which maybe sounds to some people weird but that’s true. Also, sneakers will never give you such a classy silhouette like Espadrilles and Ballet flats do, actually, they don’t give you any classiness at all.  Whatever… those are from New Look and look so cute with the rest of the outfit.

I hope you enjoyed reading! Please let me know if you have any posts that you would love to see in the future, in the comments section below!


See ya!
Lots of love,
Victoria







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June 30, 2017

WHAT AN OVERPACKER BRINGS FOR A 24h STAY



As the title may has told you, I am quite of an over packer. I tend to take a lot of things with me just in case. Because of that, I brought two big rucksacks (that didn't even close) for my vacation in Caorle, Italy.
I love to watch 'What I am packing for...' videos on Youtube because I am the noisiest person on earth and so I thought, I could show you what I am taking but since I have no YT I write about it instead.


Now you know that I am an over packer and have to pack three different outfits.
The first one includes my beloved baby pink victoriana dress that I actually bought second hand but its condition is as new because I got it from a very careful blogger on Depop. Btw I've recently created my own Depop where I sell my 'old' clothes (there not really old but I don't need them anymore and never wore them!) and would really appreciate it if you could check it out! Just click >>here<< For shoes I decided to take my white Espadrilles from New Look which are oh so comfortable! And for accessories, the ring with my birthstone on it which I am wearing constantly and the earrings that I am wearing even more!
Oh and I am of course taking some underwear but I am not going to show you that.


The second outfit is more summery and monochrome. I am taking some white and black striped shorts from Zara and just a plain black T-Shirt from Asos. To pair I got the same Espadrilles and accessories (but also a necklace) as in the first outfit.

And the last one isn't that important (I also think that I won't wear it) because it is just in case if something from the other ones gets dirty.


Since it's summer and we are heading to the beach I'll take two bikinis, a pair of sandals and a gigantic hat that says 'Vacation' on the brim. I am highly looking forward to take some photos with it for my Instagram and of course my Blog!


And not to forget: pajamas! I don't know how about you but I just love pjs! So I am packing three of those. However you can only see one in the picture because the other were just too boring to show. The one that is shown in the photo is actually a T-Shirt but it is way too big for me so I use it as a dress. It is very comfortable and has the name of my favourite magazine on it. What more could you ask for?


Because it will be very sunny I am packing some sunglasses and for entertainment whilst driving with the car I am taking a book, my phone and travel diary/journal.

Now coming to the last and (for me) less exciting part: cosmetics. I didn't take photos of all cosmetics etc. I am bringing because there were too much but I can list them here:
a toothbrush, a toothpaste, some hairbands, a hairbrush, body lotion, shower gel, shampoo (I put it in little plastic containers that I got from Primark because the original ones would have taken up too much space), a nail fail, a moisturiser, a hand cream, a nail polish, a deodorant, a lip balm, disinfectant, plasters, facial cream, sun cream, cotton buds
And now the very last (&boring) things: a travel sewing kit, a towel, ear plugs


If you've made it to here, I am very thankful and proud of you! This one was a long one... I hope you enjoyed it anyway and I could reduce your curiosity! I am also sorry that this post was a bit boring....yee...

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Lots of love,
Victoria-Maria










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May 27, 2017

OVERHAULING MY WARDROBE



In the last couple of months - no actually in the last year and a half - I had felt so desperate about my style and wardrobe in general. I just hadn't felt comfortable in my clothes and my 'style' was indescribable, it was a mix of French chic, cally, bohemian and grungy style. To be honest, it was horrible!

So the miracle wanted to help me and I came across the best book in the world; 'The Curated Closet'. It has helped me solving my problems.
But let me first explain what The Curated Closet is about! It's basically a guide to define your own style, buy only pieces that you like 100% and throw away anything that doesn't fit into your wardrobe anymore.




As well-behaved I am I did every single step. And it was a challenge!
First it was all about defining your personal style. So I had to think about what I like, what suits me best and get inspired by creating my own moodboard. I made mine on Pinterest because I think it's very easy to pin something and you have the inspiration always with you on your phone. If you want to look through my moodboard then click here.
After this I answered questions from the book to define my style a little better. Here are some of them:
What are the most important colours of this style?
What fabric do you like the most?
What's the best name for this style?
What does a typical outfit look like for this style?


The book also tells you not to buy clothes that don't really fit to your style. So that you don't have a mix of everything in your wardrobe. This can be very hard when you go shopping escpecially when you are stressed. This is the reason why I prefer to shop online although I can't always do that because sometimes I have to try things on. So the author's advice is to write a 'shopping list' that conatins the overall look of your style, fabric, colours etc. This is kind of a filter that the clothes in store go through. You can skip trying on clothes that don't fulfil the 'conditions' on your list.
Now comes the last and biggest step: Overhauling your wardrobe.


I've thrown out many clothes in the past but not all at once! This time it's a bit different and it's actually the first time I've done it.
When you overhaul your wardrobe you basically throw out every single thing that doesn't fit to your new style and that you're probably not going to wear anymore. After you've thrown out everything your closet will be for sure pretty empy because your new style is after reading through the entire book (almost) completely different.


It was difficult but totally worth it! I say difficult because I had so many clothes and it was a lot of work going through the things and asking myself if I still need them and if they could fit to my new personal style. I am also one of those people that are connected to their things especially when it comes to fashion. But I had to change myself a bit because I had no joy with these pieces and there was no room for new ones.



However afterwards I felt so 'free'. I know it sounds ridiculous but I honestly felt like that! My closet was so empty and in the end I loved all my clothes that were left!

I would recommend 'The Curated Closet' to everyone that needs a little help with their existing wardrobe and a new and fresh style that fits their personality and lifestyle perfectly!

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Lots of love,
Victoria-Maria
xo









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May 03, 2017

RETRO TEES AND PLEATED SKIRTS



I surprisingly didn't go shopping so I had to pick some 'older' clothing for this post. But I can tell you that it looks all the better!

I don't know how you feel about vintage/retro tees but I am obsessed with them at the moment. They are just so so versatile! Yes, I am talking about T-Shirts and a tees literally go with everything (except you wear on top of a ballgown...). But it is more than that. It gives your outfit the extra bit that otherwise lost. It makes your heartbeat go faster when you put an outfit including it together and you absolutely fell in love with it. Okay that was a bit...I am not going into this anymore...
Coming back on earth!
You can wear it with high waisted jeans, denim skirts, under dungarees, shorts and even more.
The T-Shirt that I chose to wear in this post is from Bershka and is totally comfortable!
So let's stop for here with the retro tees. Let us give the rest of the outfit a chance to be feautured in this post as well!


Are pleated metallic skirts still trendy? I hope so because I really like them and it would be sad if the trend is already over. I also bought it not very long ago. However I like pleated skirts! Whether they are in or out, especially when they are metallic! The one that I am wearing in this picture is pink-ish? Rose? Satin? I am not the best at colors to be honest.
Sometimes I feel like it is to festive to wear it for example in school but I love it! It is so comfortable and pretty! So the gorgeous skirt sadly only leaves my closet when I wear it in my free time.



Anyway, what a ramble!
The next thing I am going to show you are my black ballet flats from Zara. They just look adorable with the gold heels and the strings to tie around your ankles! They also go with almost every outfit and they give it a feminine and elegant touch!


Coming to accessories, I chose my beloved ring that I got last year at Disneyland Paris. I can't tell you how much I love it! I am also a ring kinda person, if that makes sense.
The accessorie has a little Mickey Mouse and star detail. And the pink stones are actually my birthstones which I find so cool!
By reading this I realised that this Ootd is kind of Disney themed because of the retro Mickey Mouse tee and the ring. But that's okay because I love Disney!
For the earrings I just decided to wear simple pearl ones from Primark.
I dind't want to take more jewelry because I think, the skirt is shimmery enough!


Before I'll finish, for the ones that wondered I just wanted to tell you that I am doing the haul probably the next time. I am really sorry but I just didn't feel like a haul where I only show a few pieces to you guys! So I will wait a bit and do a collective haul.
Nevertheless I hope you enjoyed the outfit as much as me!


Lots of love,
Victoria
xo






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