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date night

By Marlene | Published: 29. September 2014
Spruced-DateNight „Did you just hear him as well?“ „No, I’m sure he’s sleeping.“ „I’d better check.“ „And?“ „Fast asleep.“ „What time is it anyway?“ „Half past nine.“ „Should we...“ „...go to sleep?“ „You’re reading my mind!“ Sometimes, before we collapse into our bed at half past nine, I remember my friend Miriam’s [...]

inspiration: last days of summer

By Marlene | Published: 16. September 2014
Spruced-Claire-Beermann-Summer1 Selecting outfits is very easy for me at the moment. They only have to pass one test: are they resistant to baby spit? No wonder I’m drinking up all the streetstyle pictures from the shows like an It girl after a champagne drought. My first click every morning, as Arlo is drooling on the shoulder of the same-as-yesterday-grey-sweatshirt, is Sandra’s blog [...]

body shop bb cream

By Marlene | Published: 23. August 2014
Spruced-TheBodyShop-BBCream I’m loving anything that saves time at the moment. Shopping? Online. Eating? Preferably standing up and one-handed. Shoes? Slides. Cosmetics? The BB Cream from The Body Shop. The last time I shopped there, it was the late 90s and I wore the White Musk perfume and strawberry flavoured lip balm. Both Okka, who’s a fan of their Colour Crush Shine lipsticks, [...]
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prag store

By Marlene | Published: 19. August 2014
Spruced-PragStore1 I don’t have a lot of time for shopping at the moment. I don’t have a lot of time for writing at the moment either. But it won’t take long to praise one of my favourite new shops in Berlin, Prag Store. The concept is as simple as it is convincing: the shop carries many of the labels that the Prag PR Agency represents, hence the name, and luckily I like [...]

the medley institute

By Marlene | Published: 4. August 2014
Spruced-MedleyInstitute1 I first noticed The Medley Institute jewelry on my colleague Julia. She was wearing a curved, delicate silver bracelet. Nothing spectacular, but very special in a way that would make you happy to look at and wear every day. When I visited the designer Jana Patz in her studio, I discovered that the rest of her collections are just the same. It’s obvious [...]