Last Saturday was absolutely amazing! I spent the morning shooting new stuff for The Daily Dose with Kathi, and around noon, when we were finished the weather felt like spring in full force. We actually threw on the BBQ and spent the rest of the day out on the deck. For those first warm days, I love some distressed jeans, amazing sunglasses and a crisp white blazer. I actually used to own the perfect white blazer, until I took it to the dry-cleaners … it came back with orange stains everywhere (the lady said it was the black lining of the blazer …). However, just in time for spring, I spotted this beauty on Girissima.com and it was love at first sight. I love the slightly longer cut and structured look, because that way the blazer can also be worn for dressier looks. Supposedly, this weekend should be just as nice as the last, and I can’t wait to grab a good book and spend some more time in the sun! Happy weekend, you guys!
I love my hair! Period. While I found it a bit much to handle when I was younger, I have grown to really appreciate my long locks. I take great pride in treating my hair well and making sure it stays healthy (no flat iron for me …). Trust me, when I tell you that I have LOTS of hair. But as far as I am concerned the more, the merrier, right? While I usually don’t need extra volume, I still like to experiment with new products. After being really happy with the “Farbglanz Braun” shampoo by Guhl, I had the opportunity to try their new “Langzeit Volumen” line. It promises up to 48 hours of big hair, which is perfect, because my hair is always a lot flatter once I sleep on it. Since I always get a ton of emails asking about my hair, I thought I would share my current daily routine with you today:
As you guys probably know, today at 10am CET Nicolas Ghesquière’s first collection for Louis Vuitton will premiere on the runway. Since I can’t be there in Paris, I will be glued to my laptop screen for the livestream. Feel free to join me, right here on Bikinis & Passports for a little fashion inspiration! I am excited to see what Nicolas has in store for us!
As mentioned in yesterday’s post, our mission for Sunday was to make macarons. One of Mike’s best friends was my partner in crime and all week he was busy researching the perfect recipe! By the time Sunday came around we were convinced that our our homemade version of the little delights were going to blow away the competition (aka Ladurée). Oh boy, were we wrong! If any of you have ever made macarons yourself, you probably know what I am talking about … Let’s just say that after 4 hours in the kitchen, and mediocre results, we both decided that we would leave it to the pros next time. In all honesty, I can’t even tell you what exactly we did wrong, we made 3 entirely separate batches (new batter for each) and each batch turned out differently … basically if you beat the egg for 30 seconds too short, they won’t turn out. If there is 1 gramm of extra sugar, they won’t turn out. If you don’t let them rest for the perfect amount of time before baking, they won’t turn out … you get the point, right? In all fairness though, they do taste pretty great! Especially after having them in the fridge over night. So really, we just need to work on the looks – but I think for now I’d rather buy some, than try again :)