These are just some quick shots I managed to snap this Friday morning in Vienna. It has been a bit quiet on The Viennese Girl blog lately, but July is a month of exams for students, and consequently, like many other Uni Wien students, I have no other choice than spending hours in front of a book.
But, this Friday morning in Vienna, I took some time off and did some shopping (memory card for my photo camera), went to Cafe Feral for orange juice, strolled around the 6th, 5th and 4th districts and dreamt a lot about my coming summer holidays before I get back to my book at home. For the summer holidays, I have to wait until August but July also seems to be exciting and very promising. Something big and unbelievable will happen that makes me jump up and down, scream and cry tears of happiness. Stay tuned!
June is literally not a fun month for me because of the exams at the university but I needed to walk around with my camera in one hand and a Kurt frozen yogurt in another and breathe some fresh air while taking some pictures at the center of Vienna, as I used to do back in the first June I was in Vienna, four years ago. Here are some snapshots that I love to share with you all on The Viennese Girl blog.♥
I had never been to Slovenia before although it’s not far away from Austria, so when the email with the invitation to explore Slovenian countryside landed in my email inbox, I knew I had to find some time and check what Slovenia has to offer.
Our travel destination was the region Prekmurje, that part of Slovenia which is between Hungary and Austria. We, other bloggers from Vienna and me, spent 2 nights at the 5 star hotel Livada Prestige and one night in an old castle, named Grad. Once we arrived in Slovenia a program full of activities was awaiting for us. We visited many traditional restaurants and farm houses, had exquisite meals and very good wine, made sweet love hearts, rafting down the river Mura, and did flying fox (aka zip-line) for the very first time in my life and flied above the swimming pools of Hotel Livada Prestige.
There were two highlights of the weekend in Slovenia: spending a night in an old castle and having lunch at the restaurant Rajh (still remember the asparagus soup). I loved both experiences. Have you ever had the chance to stay overnight in a castle? At the beginning I was a bit skeptical, but then I decided to give it a go, reminding myself how much I like experiencing new things in life. 1 old castle, 311 rooms, 2 girls: Vicky and me, sipping champagne, taking funny selfies under a sky full of sparkling stars, talking about ghosts and witches. Two more things I enjoyed during the weekend in Slovenia were wearing flip flops and drinking elder juice.
The whole excursion was organized by Best Press Story. Special thanks to the team of Best Press Story who showed us around their beautiful country. Thanks to them, we managed to visit places where we wouldn’t found if we were visiting Prekmurje as independent tourists.
We left Vienna Wednesday morning and returned Sunday evening. After four days in the Slovenian countryside, I realized how much of a city person (or an island person) I am, so I was glad to get back to my dear Vienna, and hope to get the chance to visit the Slovenian capital city, Ljubljana and its treasures.♥
The story behind the Ted Baker wallet goes like this: I was waiting for my gate to be announced at Heathrow airport and as many of you would do, I also had a look around the shops, without any intention to buy anything. Ted Baker shop caught my attention because there is no Ted Baker boutique in Vienna so I decided to kill some time inside there. I found this Ted Baker wallet in many pastel colours but the baby pink colour was my favourite and even though I had no intention to buy anything, some things are just so irresistible. This product was like screaming to me: I was made for you, get me now! Since I am one of those who always says and believes that life is short and that we have to enjoy things and celebrate every moment, I bought the baby pink wallet. If I hadn’t bought it, I know, I would now think of it, regretting that I hadn’t bought it.
I usually don’t blog about things but I like talking about and showing my favourite things, if not on the blog then to my friends, and I love product photography which is something that I discovered to be keen on, when I received my Daniel Wellington watch. It has been, since then, a great challenge that I enjoy to undertake, how to present a product and how to make pictures of it.♥
I receive many emails per day but some of them are just a little bit more special than the others. One of those special emails was written by FoodieHub inviting me for a weekend in London to represent Vienna! Can you imagine my facial expression every time I see those special emails? First reaction: oh, wow, no, I don’t believe it. This cannot be true!
You know that I am referring to all those things that are too good to be true, all those things that are hard to believe that is happening to YOU!
But then it happened! Last weekend I joined about 50 other international bloggers in London and altogether we visited the best restaurants. What a weekend! I spent three nights at the super stylish Hoxton Hotel, visited amazing restaurants such as The Quality Chop House and St.John BREAD and WINE, met so many other interesting bloggers from all over the world. Everything was just perfectly organized thanks to the whole team of Foodiehub who did their best for us to assure that we had a wonderful time in London. We had a plan to follow, as I said everything was organized, but I skipped some things and took my time to stroll around the city and breathe some London air. I visited my favourite places such as Covent Garden, Old Spitalfields market, Millennium Bridge and of course my favourite Columbia road flower market! Thank you FoodieHub for this amazing opportunity and for the amazing weekend I had in London. ♥