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Golden shiny mornings

Gold shiny mornings

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Jewellery: Fabrini (Petersplatz 10, 1010 Vienna)
Photography: Tony Gigov

Golden shiny mornings here in Vienna are made of pancakes with Nutella, a bunch of Xmas postcards and jewellery pieces from Fabrini.

Last Friday I found myself in a very cozy place, called Gelateria La Romana in the 7th district, talking about Christmas holidays and Christmas presents while taking photos with Tony Gigov. The Xmas postcards that you see are photos of mine that I printed and intend to send as Xmas postcards to some special people this season…

I just wish of more golden shiny mornings like this one…♥

Rathaus Christmas Market Vienna

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Photography: Tony Gigov

Last Monday I was photographed by Tony Gigov at Rathaus Christmas Market Vienna. We took some time out of our busy lives to catch up over coffee at Landtman Cafe and shoot some photos at the most famous Christmas Market in Vienna, the Rathaus Wiener Christkindlmarkt. I am not used to seeing a blog post with so many photos of me but I like it and I felt like I have to take some pictures in front of the Rathaus, as many of you have requested in your emails.

The weather was sunny, the atmosphere was christmassy, the Market wasn’t crowded because it was Monday morning, and I had a nice time with Tony who was making me laugh all the time. ♥

Happy in Paris

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Even though I went to Paris alone (solo travel in Europe) I was never alone. I received so many emails from people who reside in the city of lights asking me to go for a coffee with them and I was totally ok with this (although this doesn’t mean that it will always be like this). So, I went alone to Paris but I didn’t really mean to stay alone during my short stay in Paris. One of the beautiful people I met was Anastasia and Federico from Iheartparis, a young couple who work as lifestyle and wedding photographers in Paris. Initially we went for a coffee in a Parisian cafe (you know, one of those iconic cafes) and then we went for a stroll around Saint Germain and Trocadero.

Paris has been very welcoming and friendly to me in comparison to my last travel to London last summer which was exactly the opposite. People that I met made my stay way more interesting and funny, so it’s safe to say that I was happy in Paris. ♥

Birthday girl and a red Vespa

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On my birthday I took a day off from everything and Tony Gigov came up with the perfect idea: a birthday photo session. I guess, you already know what I like to do in my free time: taking photos, going around in the city…and eating sweets. I was checking the weather forecast for the whole week and hoped that the weather on Friday March 20th would be sunny and warm. It seems that someone up there listened to my wishes, and it was such a sunny, bright day. One of those days that you don’t want to end. One of those days you don’t want to go back home. It was the first day of the year that I got to wear shoes without socks and my favorite blouse I bought recently from COS as a birthday present from me to me. White, simple and comfortable. The result of the birthday photo session was about 900 photos and here are some photos of the birthday girl and a red vespa. Tony Gigov made me laugh all the time, and at the end, I was so happy, I took off my shoes and jumped in the air. Fortunately, there was nobody around there to see me being silly in real time. Embarrassed yet super happy.♥

Graben

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When Tony asks you to let him take some pictures of you, you simply cannot say no, even if you don’t have any make up on your face, even if you don’t have that special outfit on you. Strangely enough, I feel comfortable going around the city and being photographed without wearing lots of makeup in order to look beautiful. He gave me chocolate and we had a relaxed stroll downtown Vienna talking mainly about our favorite subject: photography! Those pictures were taken in Graben, one of the most famous streets in Vienna’s first district, and its surroundings. I really had a nice time.♥

Made in Austria

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Photo © Elena Azzalini Photography
Make up: Valentina Burigo

This is what happens when your friends in Vienna are from Italy. They dress you up, they make you up, they take photos of you and they make you look like a model. But, wait! Did I say model? OMG, I am not a model, nor do I have the aspiration to be one. On the contrary! I feel very awkward looking at all those photos of myself all over the internet. But yes, we definitely love being creative and taking pictures that tell a story. And when I say pictures, I mean not only pictures of macaron, cupcakes, and Sacher torte, but also pictures of us too. Hence, for me it is more about taking up a role and creating a story, than modeling.

This blog post is made in Austria by the Italians and it took us half of the day to have the result that you see above. Who said taking nice pictures is easy? Not at all! It takes a lot of time and it is hard work. When we were done, we went to our favourite french bistro downtown Vienna, Le Bol, and we are already thinking of our next photo sessions. If you have any idea, let me know. ♥

cold weather

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Photo © Elena Azzalini Photography

I really wonder how do we manage to take all those photos when it’s so cold, windy and sometimes rainy outside. It’s like a hobby you like so much and you are not willing to give up even if you have to undertake it under those unpleasant circumstances. It was very cold when we snapped those photos. Cold weather is definitely not for me and definitely not a good idea for shooting outdoors.

But there are so many beautiful details around Vienna that we can hardly keep ourselves from not shooting, details that catch my attention and sweep me off my feet. This blog post includes many things I love lately. My new pair of boots from Zara, my xmas present from Mango, city lights, streets of Vienna, and one of my favorite chocolate shops.♥

Snow white

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When the weather forecast predicts snow, usually my friends warn me about it but this time nobody said anything and waking up to this snowy landscape was such a nice surprise. To be honest, I had a small suspicion, because there were some snow flakes in the air the night before but I never imagined that next day the ground would be blanketed by a foot of fresh snow.

Snow and the magical air that comes with it were inviting us to take some pictures. You see, some are ski enthusiasts while my friends and I are photos enthusiasts. Those photos were snapped at Maria-Theresien Square between Natural History Museum and the Art History Museum in Vienna. We chose this place not by chance. I wanted to have those round bushes that were covered by snow as the background (and I wanted to think that they were covered not by snow but by sugar). But maybe I had too high expectations and didn’t reckon the freezing cold that made our hands suffer and forced us leave the Maria-Theresien Square and run for that warm chocolate drink at Burgring 1 Cafe!♥

shades of autumn

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Photo (c) Elena Azzalini Photography

We were in the mood for autumn and our wish was to visit a park to see and take pictures of the falling leaves that have yellow, red, and gold colors.

But, as usual, we didn’t know to which park we should go. After a long discussion, we headed to Türkenschanzpark (difficult to say that word) influenced by the opinion of a friend of mine (who by the way makes her way to India today…..so jealous…safe travels I wish to her) told me that she finds Türkenschanzpark in Vienna more beautiful than Schönbrunn gardens. Really? What do you think?

Unfortunately we arrived a bit late and it started getting dark, but I promise I’ll go back soon and take more pictures.

“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.” ― Andrea Gibson

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