• Recap & Thoughts | #BeachBodyNotSorry 2016 •

• Recap & Thoughts | #BeachBodyNotSorry 2016 •

It’s already pretty cold outside but I still want to quickly talk about this year’s #BeachBodyNotSorry project and have a look at the beach outfits I wore this season. I kind of felt that plus-sized beach bodies were more present than ever in 2016. Of course there were a few very important moments like → Ashley Graham on the cover of “Sports Illustrated” or the most recent → “All Woman Project” launched by Clementine Desseaux and Charli Howard (featuring some amazing beach wear by Phylyda – I hope I can work with this brand next year!). But we also had bloggers showing their beach bodies everywhere and it makes me proud to say that I’m a part of this – again.

Unfortunately, this time I couldn’t show as many looks as → last year – on the one hand, there simply was a lack of new beach wear (I just didn’t want to wear everything again, but neither did I want to spend loads of money on new stuff – cause our summer in Germany isn’t long enough to hoard uncountable masses of bikinis and swimsuits), on the other hand, I missed almost 90% of our summer because I was very sick. Even beginning to shoot before the start of the official beach season wasn’t that helpful, so I only managed to do five looks (plus two “covered” beach styles, meaning: one with a kaftan and another one wearing transparent stuff over my bikini).

So let’s recap my #BeachBodyNotSorry looks of 2016…

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• Rio de Janeiro | Dinner at the FASANO al mare | FASANO Ipanema •

• Rio de Janeiro | Dinner at the FASANO al mare | FASANO Ipanema •

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FASANO al mare | Hotel FASANO
Av. Vieira Souto, 80
Ipanema
Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22420-002
Reservations:
Phone: +55 21 3202 4000
Mail: fasanoalmare@fasano.com.br

I can’t even say how much I enjoyed going out for dinner in Rio. :) Those two luxurious dinners we had (find my post about our dinner at the “Mee” → here), were definitely two highlights of our vacation. Not just because it’s luxury, the food was simply delicious! And this is coming from someone who’s normally not very interested in Italian food (gosh, many people will think I’m crazy, right?). I don’t really care about pizza and pasta, but this time I wanted to give it a try, especially because the FASANO is known for its great food, including sea food. But if there’s something that I’m even less interested in, then it’s sea food (well, except for oysters, haha!) and cooked fish (but please give me anything raw – one day I’ll become a sushi myself!). So I chose a few classics from the Italian cuisine and I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, this was one of the best dinners I ever had and I can definitely recommend booking a table and enjoying dinner at the “FASANO al mare” – maybe even the same dishes I had. ;)

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• Travel | Rio de Janeiro – #lugoesbrasil2015 •

• Travel | Rio de Janeiro – #lugoesbrasil2015 •

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It’s not easy to write these words, but: I’m back, for quite some time already. And it’s not easy to write this because I had such a good time in Brazil, with my family. I’m back in Hamburg with lots of memories, pictures and (of course, I’m still a girl, right?) souvenirs. Not to mention my little food baby thanks to delicious fruits, meat and coconut water for days (months, years, forever!). As you know, this time I took my husband with me – for his first time in Rio de Janeiro and to finally meet my Brazilian family (and I’ve got a huge one!). I guess you could say that he’s now in love with another beautiful girl, the “Cidade Maravilhosa”, hometown of my mother and – even if I never lived there – city of my heart.
For my little travel story, I captured Rio’s beauty with the phone (switching between iPhone 4S, 5S and 6). First of all because I was pretty afraid of walking around the city with my expensive camera (thanks to the ever-increasing crime rate and widespread thievery), but also because it’s easy luggage. ;) So these are all Instagram snapshots and you can follow all pictures (who knows, maybe there will be more) I took in Brazil with the hashtag → #lugoesbrasil2015 (should have been #lugoesrio2015, but I spent one day in São Paulo for work and used the same hashtag last time – only with 2012 – so I just used it again). Anyway, I really hope that one day I will be able to see even more of Brazil, more cities, more beautiful scenery, more people. I don’t know when will be the next time, but I really hope that it won’t take too long. :)

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