March 2019 archive

Marrakech photography journal

Marrakech photography journal

Marrakech photography journal

Marrakech photography journal
Marrakech photography journal
 

If anyone who doesn’t know me land on this website right now, may think that I live in Marrakech. But I do not. Don’t let the plethora of Marrakech blog posts mislead you!

Marrakech photography journal

Marrakech photography journal

The Viennese Girl photography travel blog

I guess I took too many pictures during the week I spent in Marrakech. But if I could, I would do this for every destination I visit.

art fine photography

le jardin secret marrakech
the viennese girl blog Vienna
 
best interior design cafe restaurant
garden design Marrakech
 

best restaurant Marrakech

Restaurant Le Jardin

Restaurant Le Jardin

Photos of this blog post are taken by me (except the ones I am in the photo)

Locations: Le Jardin restaurant, Le Jardin secret palace, La Famille restaurant

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La Sultana Marrakech

luxury riad Marrakech

During our one week visit in Marrakech, Pauline and I had the honor to stay and photograph La Sultana Marrakech.

photography hotel Morocco

In this blog post, I am happy to share my photos from La Sultana Marrakech with you!

La Sultana Marrakech

La Sultana Marrakech

La Sultana Marrakech

La Sultana Marrakech

La Sultana Marrakech

If you are looking for the ultimate Moroccan travel experience, I’d suggest you to check La Sultana Marrakech.

La Sultana Marrakech

We loved it here and we would definitely come back. Especially for the breakfast by the pool and the super romantic dining atmosphere!

Thank you La Sultana Marrakech!

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Marrakech travel tips

Marrakech travel tips

Nowdays there is so much content out there. If you google Marrakech travel tips, you will find at least 10 other blog posts with pretty much the same content haha. My thoughts about this: I don’t want to let that stop me from doing what I am doing. I will keep on doing it, for the pleasure of doing it. Also, Marrakech travel tips may be more or less the same, but photos won’t be the same! So here are MY Marrakech travel tips. I made a list for you without a lot of wordiness! Enjoy!

Marrakech travel tips

Where to stay

Numa MarrakechLa Sultana MarrakechTarabel Marrakech / Royal Mansour / La Mamounia

Where to go

Jardin Majorelle / YSL museum/ Bahia Palace / Le Jardin Secret / Cactus Thiemann / Medresa Ben Youssef

Marrakech travel tips

Where to shop

33 rue majorelle /  Max and Jan concept store

Marrakech travel tips
Marrakech travel tips
 

Where to eat 

Le Jardin Marrakech / Nomad Marrakech / I limoni / Trattoria Marrakech / Terrasses des epices / La famille Marrakech / La table du Palais in Palais Lamrani

What to buy 

Home accessories / Straw bags / Moroccan Babouche shoes / Moroccan teapot / Rugs and carpets

Cafes to visit

Shtatto Marrakech / Atay cafe / Le Grand Balcon du Cafe Glacier for the view to the famous square / Cafe des epices / Amandine Marrakech

I want to go back!

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Marrakech in January

Marrakech in January

Marrakech in January

Marrakech in January

It’s not by chance that I’ve chosen Marrakech as to be the first city to visit this year.

Marrakech in January

There is something about this city that wakes up my senses, makes me feel alive!

Marrakech in January

I consider January to be the worst month of the year because of the freezing cold that is all over Europe. Walking around Marrakech in January without having to wear heavy coats, gloves and scarf was pure bliss.

Marrakech in January

God bless all the warm places on earth that you can visit in January.

Marrakech in January

Marrakech in January

Shoutout to my friends from Urlaubsguru for their contribution to this trip. You guys, if you also want to escape from the cold, or if you are looking for the best travel offers on the web, I highly recommend you to check them out.

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Gallery wall

Gallery wall

I am not an interior designer, or have I studied design. But I do believe that making a gallery wall with pictures helps me to understand what I can do with my photos in the future. I’d like, for instance, to see my photos printed and hang them on my wall one day.

So far, I created 3 gallery walls in my little appartment, and through this process, I learnt a few things that I would like to share with you.

  • First of all, think of where in your apartment you can create a gallery wall. Where would a gallery wall look good? Do you have an empty wall in your apartment?
  • Take your time and choose the prints carefully. No need to rush through the selection. Ideally ask help from a friend (someone with a good taste). It’s also more fun to choose the prints with a friend, than choose them alone.
  • I think it would be best if you choose prints of different dimensions. That was the mistake I did the first time. I placed an order of prints of the same dimensions and I realized that this was actually a mistake when I started putting the posters on the wall. I couldn’t create a gallery wall, when all the prints had the same size.
  • The first time I made a gallery wall, I had envisioned the gallery in my mind. Unfortunately it turned out that what I had envisioned, didn’t look good on the wall. Most probably your gallery wall won’t look good immediately. But don’t let this dishearten you. Take the time to think what’s wrong, what you can do to improve ,and change the position of the posters until you are happy with the final result.

The posters on this wall are:
Naked lines no2 / Ink print no2 / Camera / Black shirt / Sun hat shade / Paris no7

I teamed up with Desenio to give you a discount code: The code is “SILIA” and it gives you 30% off prints* on all of Desenio websites between the 23rd-25th of March.

*Except on frames and on handpicked-/collaboration/personalised posters”.

In collaboration with Desenio

Numa Marrakech

Numa Marrakech

Numa Marrakech

Marrakech. First trip of the year.

Numa Marrakech
Numa Marrakech
 

Two years passed by since the last time I visited Marrakech. I missed it soooo much.

At the beginning of this year, I called my travel partner in crime Polina and told her “Hey, listen. It’s time to go back“. I expressed to her my strong desire to photograph the small riads in the medina.

Numa Marrakech

After a long discussion, we made a plan which we called: riad hopping. The first riad we visited was Numa Marrakech.

Numa Marrakech
Numa Marrakech
 

There is so much to love about Numa Marrakech: the entrance hall, the flowers, the colours of the walls, the breakfast, the fireplace, the selection of the furnitures, the terrace, the people who work there. Let alone the key location which makes wandering in the souks so easy, without having the fear that you will not find your way back to the riad. If you plan to visit Marrakech, it’s worth checking it out.

Numa Marrakech

For those who know me well, know my love for interior design and small boutique hotels.

Numa Marrakech
Numa Marrakech
 

So happy to be given the chance to photograph all this beauty at Numa Marrakech.

Numa Marrakech

Numa Marrakech

Numa Marrakech

Numa Marrakech

Polina and I are very grateful to have had the chance to stay at and take photos of Numa Marrakech.

Thank you to the owners Claudia and Mauro for being so kind and generous with us! Our Italian hosts in the medina of Marrakech.

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San Francisco

San Francisco

Some places on this planet seems to be so far away, so unattainable, and the chance to visit them seems even more impossible….

Until it happens. Read on, if you want to know, how I ended up in San Francisco!

San Francisco

I was invited to San Francisco by Samsung Austria to attend the Unpacked Event and to celebrate 10 Years Galaxy with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S10. The Unpacked event took place at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and the evening party took place at the amazing terrace bar of The Proper Hotel.

I am not the best person to explain each and every new tech feature. What I can say with certainty is that there are two features that excite me particularly in the new Samsung Galaxy: first, the ultra wide angle lens (oh, yes!) and the partnership of Samsung with Instagram for the best Instagram experience on a smartphone. Exciting? For more informations, please have a look here.

San Francisco

In this blog post, I’d like to share with you a couple of photos I took during my stay in San Francisco, as well as a few city tips for food, coffee and cake.

San Francisco

I spent the first three days alone, going up and down the hills! It helped me a lot, that I had done online research for the city before I left Vienna. I can say, I was very well prepared and ready to discover San Francisco on my own. I suggest you to do the same, if you plan to head to a city for the first time alone.

San Francisco

Although my first three solo days were nicely spent, I was looking forward to spending the coming days with the good company of Nina and Greg (#TeamGalaxy from Austria)

San Francisco

What I loved about San Francisco: The architecture of the houses. All the cafes and restaurants that we visited. Pier 7. The sea lions. The area around the Palace of Fine Arts. What I liked less about San Francisco: Downtown San Francisco. The homeless people in the city center. Fisherman’s wharf area. The high prices of nearly everything.

San Francisco

Here is a list of the restaurants and the cafes that we visited and fell in love with:

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse / The riddlers / Petit crenn / Sightglass / Le marais bakery / Rose’s cafe / Media noche / Dandelion chocolate

San Francisco

I loved San Francisco. It wasn’t love at first sight though. It took me a while. Once you get to know the city better, you get to realise how pretty it is. And in order to get to know the city better, you have to get out of Downtown San Francisco. Explore the area around the Painted ladies, the area around the Palace of Fine Arts, Baker beach, Battery Spencer etc…

San Francisco

I have always find it hard to find the right words to describe beautiful things, places and experiences in life. Because when it comes to beautiful places/experiences, words become useless and poor. You have to go and see the view from Battery Spencer yourself, in order to understand what I’am talking about. Definetely a view that will never get out of my mind.

San Francisco

So far, I’ve traveled with @samsungaustria to quite a few places around the world: Paris, London, NYC, Ibiza and now San Francisco. We love making thousand unforgettable #samsunggalaxy moments around the world together!

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