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Instameet at Hotel Imperial Vienna

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Instagrammers in Austria organize many instameets and instawalks now and then and one of those was the Instameet that took place today at Hotel Imperial. I would say that this was an imperial instameet, not just a simple one. We gathered around 10.00 and had breakfast. My friend Greg (who btw has origins from Greece and has great Instagram photos) gave a speech and talked about storytelling and its importance in today’s business. After that, Marie Kreuzer, who is the Sales& Social Media Manager of Starwood Hotels in Vienna, gave us a small tour inside the hotel and showed us the suite where once Madonna and Michael Jackson stayed during their stay in Vienna.

I took some pictures of the interior with my photo camera and one picture with my Samsung Galaxy S6 for my Instagram account which you can find here.

In general, joining an instameet in your city – whichever it might be – is a nice opportunity to make new friends, especially if you are new in town. The only condition is that you have to love taking pictures and being a creative spirit in order to be a good match.

I left with a piece of the Imperial cake and with the hope that I am going to win the champagne brunch in a raffle. The winner will be announced in about two weeks. Wish me luck, wish me luck…because I don’t drink alcohol but I love champagne.♥

Saturday in Vienna

Saturday in Vienna

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Saturday in Vienna

Just a few shots I took this Saturday in Vienna wearing a very summery outift because of the heat that hit Vienna this weekend. Saturday in Vienna started with ice cream from Ferrari, buying short pants for the holidays and later on, carefree stroll along the Danube river. Oh, I could really live in an endless summer if it were possible and I am really looking forward to my summer holidays on the Greek islands and to a wonderful collaboration I am going to have the coming week….. all the rest here is just a routine from which I am trying to escape…♥

Friday morning in Vienna

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Friday morning in Vienna

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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!

Around Vienna in June

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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.♥

Breakfast at Schönbrunn

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The other day I had to wake up very early to get to Schönbrunn to take some pictures before it got crowded by people. After the work was done, I took some time for myself and had a rest and of course breakfast at Landtmann’s Jausen Station Meierei in Schönbrunn. Everytime I visit Schönbrunn, I always have a break for a cup of tea or something. If not in Café Gloriette, then at Landtmann’s Jausen Station Meierei.
As you can tell from the photos, I always take pleasure of snapping pictures of everything cute around me for The Viennese Girl blog. This cafe with all those colorful chairs and tables, situated in an idyllic spot and a bit difficult for tourists to find, was cute enough for me to make me want to take some photographs of it. ♥

Breakfast at Cafe Ansari

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I am going through some hard times at the moment and this is because a lot of stuff must be done and when they are done I feel too tired to work for The Viennese Girl blog. There are days that I have so much to do and don’t know where to begin with. But I am not here to tell you that I have no time. I want to tell you that breakfast in a beautiful cafe is always a good idea (like Paris!). Precious time in a cafe with friends or just by myself, both cases are a very enjoyable experience. This time I went to cafe Ansari alone but I found friends there. One more proof of how small Vienna is and there is always this chance to meet persons that you know here and there accidentally. I have been told that Cafe Ansari is usually full but on Monday morning, it wasn’t so much and we found a table immediately. We sat together and really enjoyed our breakfast at Cafe Ansari and intend to come back soon.♥

Café Bar Bloom

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The more it’s getting warmer, the more I spend time sitting outside, somewhere in the center of Vienna, doing some people watching for hours, often forgetting that how much time has passed and other things, more important things must be done than watching people passing by for so long. The more it’s getting warmer, the more I feel the need to spend some time on a beautiful terrace with a bunch of good friends sipping wine, or even better, summer cocktails. Cafe bloom is the cafe bar of the Hotel LAMÉE and it has a beautiful terrace with view of the Viennese roofs of the first district and the cathedral Stephansdom of Vienna. Take the lift and go to the ninth floor and I will be happy if you are going to like it like I do. ♥

Beautiful Vienna

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There was a girl on Instagram who recommended me to go and visit that place behind the Ubahn metro line U3 Schlachthausgasse. You see, I am not used to hang out around this area, so this is how I discovered that place. Vienna continues to surprise me pleasantly although I should admit that the architecture of the houses left and right to that street was not exaclty to my liking and it was a little photography challenge to snap the blossoming trees while avoiding the buildings.

When I was taking those pictures, initially I had no intention to upload them on The Viennese Girl blog but then I gave it a second thought and felt the need to share them here with you all.

The fairy tale scenery that you see in the photos above only lasted for about two weeks. It’s like all the beautiful things in life that don’t last that long. ♥

Best ice cream in Vienna

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As we were walking around the center, I said to Tony that I want to make a blog post about the best ice cream in Vienna – since I love ice cream so much – and write about the places where I usually buy my gelato. We had some time and the photo camera at our disposal, so we went to try different ice creams from the following ice creams shops in the first district of Vienna:

Eissalon Tuchlauben Eis Greissler  – Gelateria Hoher Markt  – Zanoni Zanoni – Ferrari ice cream in Krugerstraße 9 (Ferrari doesn’t have a website at the moment)

Another recommendation for ice cream in Vienna is Tichy.

But if you live in Vienna you might not need to read this blog post, because you might have already checked out all those places I mentioned above and you already know where to find your favourite ice cream. After all, everyone has her or his own preferences. As for me, I don’t have a special preference concerning ice cream shops, so I usually go to the closest one. It always depends on which part of the city I am in. As for the flavors I love chocolate, stracciatella and nutella.

And after that blog post, you know how and why I gained one kilo in one day. 🙂 ♥

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