Long time no sh(m)o(u)es...

25 09 2011 Happy World

...in this space!

Well - this time it had to be a bit MORE shoe than back in my spring post when i talked about my "Eject's"...

MORE leather 

MORE fur 

MORE coziness

MORE mou!

That's their name - not mew, moo or meow just "mou" which is french for 'soft to the touch'.

And YES - I can already tell - my Eskimo mou's are VERY comfy, cozy and softie to my toesies.

The cult London label offers original, hand-crafted footwear in premium natural fibers. Warm, durable and sensually soft, their shoes are loved by fans for the offbeat back-to-nature feel and eclectic styling.

At mou, ethical and Eco-friendly production is a priority. Design innovation combines with traditional hand-craft manufacturing techniques, to maximize the natural beauty of leathers in the collection. Styles are created with comfort in mind and feature long-lasting soles and finishings.

Looks like they have it all going: Natural, unique, authentic and stylish. What are YOU thinking, Mr. Blitz?

Very promising to a happy life adventure traveler...Their spirit reminds me of the early UGG's, which originally were created in the early 70's to revive almost frozen surfer feet down in beautiful 'Austraiiiiiilia'.

UGG still claims on some of their classic styles, that they are NOT intended for cold, wet, icy or snowy weather and it is recommended to walk ONLY short distances in them.

Isn't that just hilarious???

Well, it's about good looking - not good performance (what were you THINKING!)

I'm curious, how the mou's will held up to natures winter plan...

It already snowed in some of Austria's mountains...

It's raining golden flower petals

04 09 2011 Happy World

What a lovely surprise!

Coming back home from our trip to the west, a large package filled with wonderful Calendula children's skin care products from Weleda was waiting for us.

More than 3,000 fans interested in natural,
anthroposophical skin care had signed up for this event - i got lucky and became one of Weleda's Calendula ambassadors.

Of course, that must be celebrated!  

Six curious, excited moms and kids are about to discover Calendula's secrets and look forward to a pampering afternoon.

First and foremost we want to touch, feel, smell and embrace this sunny miracle of a plant.

"Ahhh - smells healthy," says eight-year old Nele.

The Calendula is a traditional medicinal plant. She has the ability to form healing powers from sunlight.

We marvel at the last fresh marigolds - the english name of Calendula - from our late summer garden...

...and the dried flowers provide us with a cheerful exuberant, gorgeous shower of flower petals. 

A glorious experience for all senses!

The treasure chest is now lifted and examined.

Already so much adventure - with cupcakes, Calendula yogurt cake, tea and a great DVD Weleda had put together for us, we settle down for a moment to listen to a lot interesting and valuable information about the company and the Calendula plant.

Hmmm - Lilith Schwertler kindly and compassionately introduces us via video to a guided hand massage. That's just the right thing to do for us now. 

And the miracle happens!

Six chattering school girls experience a solid transformation
to six very relaxed, quietly enjoying little souls after only a very few minutes of devoted hand massage with the wonderfully soft-sunny-summery citrus fragrant Sea Buckthorn oil.

It's that easy!

A gentle facial massage with Calendula Face Cream and two cucumber slices is the perfect ending to our GREAT Weleda Wellness afternoon.

Very big thank you to Weleda for this beautiful, informative campaign.

We all had so much fun and enjoyment with your pampering package!