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Category Archive: beauty

a month in fashion (and other stuff) #4

By Marlene | Published: 12. October 2015
Spruced-AMonthInFashion4 Last month, I pretended to be Beyoncé and booked an entire hotel in Copenhagen for myself. OK, so the hotel only has one room. Still. I felt like a star for one night. In no small part because the folks who run the Central Hotel have thought of everything: the room is beautifully designed yet cozy, it comes with an iPhone for the duration of the stay as [...]

skin food

By Marlene | Published: 9. April 2015
Spruced-WeledaSkinFood My dad has taught me a lot of things. How to operate a percussion drill for example. Or that one shall have no other Gods before Bruce Springsteen. And that gummy bears are the perfect sweet. I also admire him for his fundamental optimism and for his mischievous sense of humor. So I think it will tickle him that he’s one of my beauty icons. No joke! He’s [...]

my berlin

By Marlene | Published: 4. March 2015
Spruced-Cityguide-MyBerlin I’m never going to get it done. That’s what it felt like when I sat down once again last summer to write a list of my favourite spots in Berlin. And couldn’t finish it. Shouldn’t I wait until that new shop opens that everyone is already talking about? Until I’ve been to that one café I’ve been meaning to visit forever? Until I can recommend [...]

the green issue

By Marlene | Published: 19. February 2015
Spruced-DeliciouslyElla-GreenSmoothie It’s nothing personal. Really, I don’t have anything against spinach. No traumatic memories of a childhood spent pushing away the greens on my dinner plate. No particular dislike of the taste. No aversion against the consistency of cooked spinach. It’s just that I can think of roughly 12 other vegetables I’d rather eat. And 40 things I’d rather [...]