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Unpacked 2020

Unpacked 2020

I’m happy to share that like last year, Samsung Austria once again invited me to their Unpacked 2020 event in San Francisco. This year, the UNPACKED 2020 event took place in a venue located right next to the Palace of Fine Arts, one of my favourite spots in Frisco. During the event, Samsung presented their new innovative devices such as the Galaxy Z flip, the Galaxy S20, and the Galaxy Buds+ etc.

Unpacked 2020

Since I have been a long time Galaxy fan, I feel lucky for being one of the early participants who got to see first hand, Samsung’s new devices that will change the shape of the future. If you wish to have a look at the Unpacked 2020 Event, you can watch it here.

Unpacked 2020

After the Unpacked Event, we enjoyed a delicious lunch at Media Noche. Then we all headed to the Galaxy Creators Lounge. Samsung set up a creative space with several photography booths that gave us the opportunity to create photos using the new Samsung devices. That was a lot of fun, I have to say. We spent several hours in the Galaxy Creators Lounge and then went for dinner at a sushi place.

Both events were held during the first day of my trip in San Francisco. We had two more days to explore the city, walk around, visit cute cafes and restaurants and of course, take pictures and test the camera of the Galaxy S20.

Samsung galaxy trip to San Francisco

The photos that you see in this blog post were taken by the talented, San Francisco based, Viceth Vong. He was invited by Samsung to join us for a photo walk and to show us his favorite spots in the city. Of course we had the master himself take a few pics of us while we were testing the camera of the Galaxy S20 and the camera of the Galaxy Z flip. If you wish to have a look at the photos that we took with the S20, please click here.

Samsung galaxy trip to San Francisco

Now, if you’d like my honest opinion on both of these mobile devices, I’d be glad to tell you. I think that the Galaxy Z flip is a statement smartphone, a smartphone that will catch everyone’s attention. It’s a playful premium device with a smooth, sleek and symmetrical design. However, if I am out there in the market, looking for a high resolution mobile camera that will perform at its best under every condition, then I’d go for the Galaxy S20.

If you’d like to get an exclusive Galaxy S20 pre-order offer, please click here. This offer is valid is valid until the 8th of March.

Samsung galaxy trip to San Francisco

Samsung galaxy trip to San Francisco

As of this week, I am a happy owner of a Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. I’m so excited for all the photos that will be captured #WithGalaxy during my trip in Bali that begun this week. Follow this hashtag or alternatively, follow me on Instagram : )

Samsung galaxy trip to San Francisco

Whenever I am presented with the opportunity to participate in a #withgalaxy trip, I jump on it! So far, I’ve traveled with @samsungaustria to quite a few places around the world: Paris, London, NYC, Ibiza, Romania and twice to San Francisco. We love making thousands of unforgettable #withgalaxy moments around the world together!

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Disclosure: This blog post is in collaboration with Samsung Austria.

Hello 2020

Hello 2020

Hello 2020. I’d like to welcome the new year/decade with writing down my New Year’s intentions.
But before I begin with the New Year’s resolutions, I’d like to say a few words about the photos that you see in this blog post.

Hello 2020
Hello 2020
 

We took these photos during our stay at Pures Leben chalet. In these photos you will bearly notice any hint of makeup on my face. It’s because I didn’t bring to the chalet any beauty product with me. Instead, I brought my Samsung gear: my Galaxy S10+ mobile phone, my Galaxy Tab S6, my Galaxy Buds, my Galaxy Watch Active2, all necessary gadgets for my work life. I went to the chalet with two things in mind: to relax, but also to work!

During the days we were there, I was working on a photography project that was quite demanding, so I was happy to be in a peaceful place like this and have all the time I needed to focus on it. I am sharing these photos and info, not only because I think they are worth sharing : ) but also to give you an understanding of my workflow and a “little behind the scenes” of my work/personal life (these two always go together).

Hello 2020

So, here are my 2020 intentions:

Keep my home and my business in Vienna

I believe that you can’t have/maintain an online business if you don’t have the best gadgets of the market. You just can’t. I have come to this realization for a long time already and I have heard also other fellow online business owners saying the same. But I’ve also seen people who love to create content and consciously choose to use bad quality gadgets…I could never understand that but it’s their business, not mine!

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Strive for perfection, when it comes to work and projects

But remember to not burn yourself out and take a few breaks now and then! I found out that long walks in the Schönbrunn gardens unwinds me, especially during the warm months in Vienna. What come in handy here is my Galaxy Watch Active2. I developed a habit the past few months to count my steps. If you want to know more, go to my Instagram channel, and check the “Eat healthy” on the highlights section.

Samsung Galaxy Ecosystem

Travel outside Europe

When traveling, it’s important to me to take two mobile devices with me. Have you ever thought about traveling with two mobile devices? I always have that kind of fear that the mobile I have with me may be lost or stolen. To beat this stressful feeling, I leave my Galaxy Note 10 mobile phone at the hotel, and I take with me my primary mobile phone, the Samsung Galaxy S10+.

Long flights used to be exciting to me in the past. But after I have crossed the Atlantic ocean more than 6 times, long flights are not exciting anymore. To beat the boredom during the flight, I try to keep myself entertained by listening to music using my Galaxy Buds and draw mandalas on my Galaxy Tab S6.

Samsung Galaxy Ecosystem

Learn new content creation skills

That is exciting! But it also means a lot more data. Where do I save all the content I create? Here I count on my Samsung Portable SSD T5 (not pictured), that is truly easy to carry and stores data securely.

New Year’s resolutions

Take time to read psychology books

My favourite place to read a book is my bed or sofa on my Galaxy Tab S6 tablet. I can’t read books when traveling, because unfortunately when I read and I am in a vehicle that is moving, I get dizzy. Now, the truth is that I am spending way too much time on editing photos. So, maybe I should find balance on that and plan my time better between editing photos and reading books. I can, for instance, edit photos from Monday to Friday, and read books in the weekend.

Samsung Galaxy Ecosystem

Sleep long, sleep well, sleep deep

And here is when my Galaxy Watch Active2 comes in handy. In a recent “Sleep In” Samsung event that took place in Vienna I had the chance to learn about tips on how to sleep better at night, which food and drink promote a Good night’s sleep and ultimately, which tools of Samsung’s Galaxy intuitive ecosystem promote a good night’s sleep. By activating the “goodnight mode” on my Galaxy Watch Active2, I can track my beauty sleep. The next morning the Galaxy Watch Active2 provide me insights that help me to identify my behaviour patterns and eventually improve my sleep, by paying attention to these data.

New Year’s resolutions

I’d love to know your New Year’s intetions! Happy New Year to everyone!

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Disclosure: This blog post is in collaboration with Samsung Austria.

Game changer

Game changer

I’ve been using the Galaxy Tab S6 for the last few months and I thought I should write down a few thoughts about it and share them with my community, or anyone interested to know more about WHEN I use it and WHY the Galaxy Tab S6 has proved to me to be a game changer to my life. 

Game changer

In cafes 

I simply put it in my handbag to use in cafes, where I can write down my musings and keep track of everything that is important to an always on the go person like myself, both in my personal and professional life. The long battery life ensures that I can get several hours of work done before I need to plug it in again, which as we all know, finding a place to plug in is not always that easy. 

Game changer

In business meetings 

I take my Galaxy Tab S6 with me in business meetings to show potential customers my photography work. Everything looks much better in the 10.5-inch display of the S6 and of course the images are bigger and easier to see. I love the fact that we can use our fingers and easily navigate from a page to another page because the display is touch screen. 

Game changer

      Sundays at home 

Sundays at home watching movies on Netflix, documentaries and YouTube videos, are particularly enjoyable with the S6, as this screen and its resolution and color depth is really a treat to look at. And what to say about the sound quality! The Galaxy Tab S6 has four AKG speakers with Dolby Atmos technology (3D sound) which enables excellent sound quality in the size of a tablet.

My favourite documentary topics? Psychology, environment, and nutrition : )

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

When traveling

I prefer to take my tablet with me on all my travels, instead of my home office laptop. I love it that it’s small enough to not disturb the people around me especially during flights, yet big enough for me to work comfortably. I enjoy editing my photos and videos with the use of the S Pen, that magnetically attaches to the back of my tablet  when I don’t use it and charge as soon as it is attached. Besides, 420 Grams is double less heavy compared to the 1.37 kg of my home office laptop, considering they both more or less do the same thing. Turns out, my Galaxy Tab S6 is the ultimate travel companion, due mainly to its size and extreme light weight. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

The tablet has proven to be so perfect for all the above mentioned needs and purposes. I like to call my Galaxy Tab S6 a Game Changer because from the moment I received it, it has changed my blogging and creative life and has improved it in a significant way. I honestly thoroughly recommend the Galaxy Tab S6 for anyone looking for a brilliant, extremely light weight laptop that’ll slip into a handbag! 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

Photos of this blogpost were taken at Wunderladen Cafe in Vienna 

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Travel with Galaxy

Travel with Galaxy

Last month I was given the chance to visit Bucharest. A city I’ve never been to before, a city that has been on my bucket list for a long time. An invitation by @samsungaustria to visit Bucharest felt like a good reason to finally go.

Travel with Galaxy

Day 1:
@samsungaustria had organised a 2 day program full of exciting activities. On the first day, we kicked off the experience with a #GalaxyS10+ product briefing that took place in Carturesti Carusel, one of the most iconic (and instagrammable) bookstores in the world! As always, Samsung knows how to choose event locations!

Travel with Galaxy

Later on, we drove to Labyrinthe Paris, a creative space in Bucharest. There we attended the workshop “How to style a fashion shoot” directed by fashion stylist Lucy Faur. Lucy Faur showed us a few outfits and explained the reasons why she chose those pieces and all the thought processes that go behind them. Afterwards, we were given the opportunity to pick the outfit that we liked the most and get photographed with our Galaxy S10+ devices. Here I found out about an interesting product feature, that is called Shot suggestions. If you are not good at finding the right composition, you can let your Samsung Galaxy S10+ find the best shot for you. Easy, peasy and fun!

Travel with Galaxy
Travel with Galaxy
 

The day ended with a fine dining experience at the loft of the restaurant Maize.

Travel with Galaxy

Travel with Galaxy

Travel with Galaxy

Travel with Galaxy

Travel with Galaxy

Day 2:
@samsungaustria took us on a garden party at Société Gourmet, where we had the chance to attend a food styling workshop, with the stunning food photographer Adina Chitu. Our task during the workshop was first to cook and photograph the dishes afterwards. During the food photography workshop, what I found very helpful was the Live focus camera feature. The camera focus on the object in the front and offer you a blurred background. You can decide how strong the effect will be by dragging up and down the Blur slider.

We spent quite a big part of the day in this charming Bucharest house and enjoyed the beautiful outdoor space, warm rays of sun and good food!

Afterwards, we discovered the city from a completely different perspective through a city tour on a vintage tram that gave us a glimpse of how was everyday life in the Communist era.  Day 2 ended at a stunning bar restaurant right by the side of the lake. 

Day 3:
Although we knew that it would rain, we didn’t want to stay in the hotel. It was our free day with a late flight in the evening. We ventured out and ended up drinking tasty matcha lattes with coconut flavour in Bucharest’s cutest Matcha Bar. 

During those 3 days in Bucharest, not only did I have the chance to see Bucharest and visit some of it’s impressive buildings, such as The Palace of the Parliament, but also to learn about the endless creative possibilities of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ camera. For a person like me who is passionate about photography, it was a blast to gain exposure to so many different activities where we got the opportunity, not only to take photos, but also to create collages, GIFs and movies. 

For those who would like to see more, I have shared a few Instagram stories on Instagram. You can find them in the highlight sections under the title “6th trip 2019”. And those who would like to visit the Little Paris, @samsungaustria put up a few travel tips together to help you get the best of Bucharest.

So far, I’ve traveled with @samsungaustria to quite a few places around the world: Paris, London, NYC, Ibiza, San Francisco and now Bucharest. We love creating thousands of unforgettable #samsunggalaxy moments around the world together and through all these travels, my Galaxy S10+ has turned out to be my favourite travel companion. 

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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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