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One Day in Vienna with TVG

One Day in Vienna with TVG

Every morning I wake up, I have the same thoughts. I am thinking of how blessed I am for living in a city like Vienna, and for having my own business and working on it. We live in a difficult period of time, yet I tend to see it all with a positive mindset. I am convinced that these challenging times came to teach us something and I want to believe that we have all taken the time to reflect on life during quarantine.

Summer is here, cafes and restaurants are open again. The restrictions and measurements have been loosened. And on a more personal level, I have a few nice travel plans to look forward to…it’s been already 3 months in Vienna with zero travelling. After 2 months of self isolation at home, when I started going out again, I saw Vienna with new fresh eyes and consequently fell in love with her, as if I had just landed here for the first time.

Most of the days in Vienna are spent with these 2 activities: answering emails and editing photos. One day in Vienna looks like this:

09.00 You may know it already, and if not, let me tell you this: I am not a morning person. So my day starts a bit later than it does for others. I also work from home as a freelancer, so I can be quite flexible when it comes to timing. That is actually one of the pros of being self employed. I usually have breakfast around 09.00 and start working around 10.00. I start with checking my emails on my #GalaxyTabS6 which comes with a separate, portable BookCover Keyboard for a PC-like experience. I begin to prioritize my emails and I firstly answer the ones that are the most important. Working space is either my office desk or my couch. That always depends on the mood.

One Day in Vienna with TVG

12.00

Working alone at home office can get quite tedious sometimes. For that reason, I continue my work in a coffee place in the center of Vienna. My favourite cafe at the moment is Paremi. The #GalaxyTabS6 turns that current environment into my co-working space. It is portable and powerful. I love working and watching people passing by at the same time. They may don’t know it, but I often get inspired by them.

One Day in Vienna with TVG

15.00

Time for a photo walk. Like the ones I used to do during my first years in Vienna. During my photo walks, I am looking for photo motifs. That can be streets, buildings, or small details in the city. As I don’t like carrying around my heavy DSLR when I am not officially working for a project, my always to go device is my #GalaxyS20 Ultra. With 108 megapixels, three lenses, and up to 100x Space zoom, I have everything in one hand to make great photos while on the go.

One Day in Vienna with TVG

19.00-21.00

That is my favourite time during the day. I put on my fitness outfit and go running/walking in the Schönbrunn gardens, which is right next to my little apartment. The only thing that can stop me from doing this, is when the weather is rainy or very windy, or when I get an invitation from a very handsome man…The #GalaxyWatchActive2 is a great looking smart watch packed with lots of interesting features, and keeps me updated if anything important arrives during my sport time. It also tracks my activity, counts my steps and shows me my heart rate during the day.

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

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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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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