Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Make 2nd Hand your 1st Choice | True You

As promised a few weeks ago on my instagram i can finally share the outcome of my collaboration with True You X willhaben called ‚Make 2nd Hand your 1st Choice’. I often mentioned in previous blogposts before that i was always a big fan of second hand and vintage pieces as well. Personally i truly love collecting special pieces that come with miniature memoirs and get the chance to be revived. Over the last few weeks i got back into the mood of shopping pieces from other girls via willhaben but also blogger fleamarket or the one and only Humana is a place where you can score treasures that no one elses is probably rocking. So back in July i found an amazing Jil Sander trench coat via Willhaben which not only got redesigned by True You but also appeared on the runway during the MQ Vienna Fashion Week 2017 back in September. It was cool seeing a fashion show that consisted of pieces from the past i interpreted in a new way. It was definitely a reminder of mixing up my wardrobe instead buying new things over and over again.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Magical Season w/ Teekanne *Advertisment

We’ve officially hit that time of the year where you often have no clue what to wear and what season you should be dressing for. It’s either too hot or or too cold und you often end up with the wrong combo. Compared to summer i always try to be prepared for everything and although i’m a big fan of little cross body bags, Fall is the season where the typical ‚Mary Poppins’ syndrom comes back into my life. Since highschool i was always the girl who had to carry everthing with me. Of course things have changed and  i really try to take just the essentials with me,  like a cold bottle of Teekanne Fresh in order too not only stay hydrated but also too cool down when the indian summer is knocking on the door. It’s such a magical season that i absolutely love. I can’t wait when all the leaves are becoming beautiful and the golden sunlight invites you to enjoiy fall to the fullest which leads me to my plan to increase the amount of leisure time and spend a little bit more time with my loved ones during the month of October. Without having to compromising i’m really looking forward to spend a whole week in my hometown and just be.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Hero Pieces

If there is one thing that i absolutely embrace it’s definitely wearing pieces over and over again. I am definitely not a minimalist but when it comes to fashion i’m more than happy when i see myself grabbing an item more than expected. Personally i often struggle between two categories – attracted to beautiful and fancy things versus buying basics and make it modern and timeless. It’s tough finding the right formula and reinventing your wardrobe ever single day but living in a bubble where everything has to be brandnew is definitely not the best way. So back in August i was lucky enough to experience one of the best vacation and of course i brought a few new pieces with me but overall i found myself wearing my favorites every other day. If you follow my blog for a couple of years you will notice that i wore this pants more than once (click here or here). I’m definitely a culotte kinda girl especially when the're highwaisted like this one. Combined with this super versatile top (i truly wore this piece 4 times during our road trip) i was ready for a walk through Verona.


Monday, September 11, 2017

Fontelunga | A Place to Stay #Tuscany

After i returned from vacation in Italy i jumped right back into my working routine. My recent weeks were packed with different jobs and projects and unfortunately i had absolutely no time to take care of my blog. Sometimes it can be tough running different business at the same but when you love what you do there is not space for complaining at all – even when your plan of being consistent with blogging get screwed up every week. As you may have seen on my instagram i was finally able to enjoy a wonderful road trip to explore one of my favorite countries in Europe - Italy. It was something that i always wanted to experience but i never thought it would turned out to be one of the best vacations i’ve had so far. It was nothing that i’ve planned earlier this year and so it was pretty exciting when the decision was made back in July. 6 stops in 9 days (Verona, San Gimignano, Siena Pozzo della Chiana/Fontelunga, Cortona, Firenze) – sounds tough but actually managable. We found so many cute places and enjoyed our daily ‚vino session’ at different bars that i can only recommend allowing yourself to stroll around and check out what ever you want. Because that’s exactly what we did in Verona, San Gimigano and Firenze, and luckily we never got dissapointed.

One of our highlight was definitely the stay at the wonderful Villa‚Fontelunga’ run by a english/italian couple. Since we were invited for two nights located in the middle of Tuscany we were super excited to experience something else than a typical hotel. You not only get a beautiful view across the Tuscan countryside towards the hilltop town of Cortona (i guess a lot of you know the movie ‚Under the Tuscan Sun) but the truly offer a ‚home from home’ atmosphere which is hardly to find.

Villa Fontelunga has 9 bedrooms with en-suit bathrooms, a large pool and jacuzzi and a tennis court and can be booked from Easter and runs through to New Year. If you plan to have a little more privacy the also have two little Villas called ‚Gallo’ and ‚Galetto’ right behind the main house.

I have to say that we were really impressd right from the beginning because each corner has its own look and vibe. Unexpectedly we also met two other couples which made our stay even more special. Since Cortona is just around the corner we visited this lovely town for a couple of hours before we went to our last stop - Firenze. All in all i can truly recommend this place if you are looking for something a little bit more intimate - and also the fact that furry friends are more than acceptable makes this even more special. 


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fontelunga Look Nº 1

Yes, you’ve seen this dress before but staged in a different location. So when i was planning my looks for my italian road trip, which is already a month ago, i never thought that i would find the perfect scenery for this look. As a big fan of the Tuscany i was thrilled to see all the beautiful spots Italy has to offer but when we arrived in Fontelunga, which is a Hotel or let’s say a Villa run by an english/italian couple, i immediately fell in love with this place. (More about our stay soon). But when i saw that there was a hammock hanging in the middle of their property it instantly brought me back to my childhood. So funny that such little things can make you smile like there is no tomorrow. 


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Catching my Breath w/ Teekanne #Advertisement

Personally i think it’s super important to allow yourself to take a few steps back in order to recharge your battery and to focus on things that have nothing to do with the digital world. The  past few months were packed up to the fullest and i’ve come to realized that it’s been quite a challenge to find time to myself. Besides the fact that i finally got the chance to take some time off in the beginning of August in order to experience a wonderful road trip to Italy i also got the opportunity to enjoy two more days in Carinthia before heading back to Vienna a couple of weeks ago. Having the opportunity to de-stress and relax for a whole weekend is definitely a rare thing in my life. I was truly happy when i was able to turn off my brain and come down for a while before jumping onto the next project. As much as i love being self employed and combining my work as a photographer, videographer & blogger it’s hard to balance it all sometimes – especially when your days consists of different duties you have to deal with. I often have to remind mysel to welcome back my more relaxed side that is a little bit more easy going in order to appreciate everything i’ve accomplised in the last few months. So being away from my phone and laptop and finding a place where i can simply catch my breath which allows me to just be without compromises with the help of new Teekanne Fresh can truly be beneficial and gives me all the energy that i need.


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Discovering Vienna with Teekanne #nocompromises

During my time as a blogger i was very fortunated to discover new cities around the world but in all honesty i always love coming back to Vienna. Due to the diversity it’s definitely a place that will always have my heart. Wether i’m talking about the beautiful sights this city has to offer, the different districts ort the different bars and restaurants -  Not only that there is something for everyone without making compromisses it gives you always the chance to rediscover places from a different perspective. This obviously applies to a lot spots here in the city but one of my favorite is definitely the highly frequented Naschmarkt located at the Wienerzeile– a place which not only has a lot of stories to tell  and where you find two of Otto Wagner’s most important Jugenstil (Art Nouveau) buildings but it is also a  place that simply invites you to enjoy either a whole day at the bars and restaurants you find there but also to just have a walk through the market stalls. The goods for sale come from a wide range of countries – starting from fresh vegetables, fruits, meat and dairy products you can get here a lot of specialities from all aound the world. Naturally the Naschmarkt is much more visited during the hot summer months especially when the golden sun rays shine through the little streets and create a super special light play. That’s the time when i enjoy the market to the fullest and truly love having a few glasses of wine at one of their bars or checking out the whole aera while sipping on the  new Teekanne Fresh Drink 'Pomegranate & Peach'. They are not only perfect to refresh yourself but also without sugar which i truly appreciate when i’m looking for something with a good taste. Definitely one of my highlight of the summer 2017.