Kynd Community Bali

Kynd Community Bali

Words taken from the wall of Kynd community Bali

Damn life is good. How lucky we are to be here, right here in Bali. Remember that in every situation presented to you there is a lesson. Take it. Never ever stop learning. Fail, but do it quickly and learn from it. Trust people until they give you a reason not to. You don’t need a lot of friends, just quality friendships. Know that some people will change your life forever. Find them. Never forget you are so much more than just this physical body. Connect spiritually.

Kynd Community Bali
Kynd Community Bali
 

Karma is real. Give more. Way more. Giving is the most purest form of happiness. Understand the power of thought. Thought is creation. Oh and energies, don’t forget energies. Be conscious of energy. The energy you put out through thoughts, words and actions. What about the energy you put it? Your body is creating based on the food you put into it. Energise it, nourish it, love it, treasure it. Meditation is key. Love is always the answer. Mother earth needs us, needs you. Together let’s protect her. Together lets by kynd.

Words taken from the wall of Kynd community Bali

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Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa

Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa

From the moment you arrive at Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa in Bali, you realise that this is going to be a very special life experience. We felt it right at the moment we arrived, while our driver was approaching the entrance of the hotel, that we were entering a luxurious ancient Balinese house. Upon arrival, the hotel staff was waiting for us at the entrace and welcomed us with flower necklaces that were made specially for us and a smile on their faces.

Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa

We had arrived at Bali a few days before we visit Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa. The first days in Bali were very busy for us. In our effort to see and do most of the things we had on our “Must visit/do list”, Katharina and I ended up literally running from one place to another. From Canggu to Seminyak, from Seminyak to Nusa Penida.

And then back to Sanur where the driver of Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa picked us up to bring us to the retreat. Now I look back and remember clearly that during these first days in Bali, Katharina and I were aching for a place like Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa, where we would finally be able to detoxify the body and relax the mind.

Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa

I have stayed in several spa hotels in Europe, but I’ve never been to an Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa anywhere in the world before. This was a completely new experience for me. This ancient luxury Balinese home was definitely not just another spa hotel. Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa is a traditional healing environment where the staff want to support, nurture and gently assist you to achieve your health and wellness goals. I feel lucky and privileged that I have had this experience, and happy to share it on The Viennese Girl travel/photography blog, so that you will also get to know about it.

We spent 4 relaxing days at Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa, one of the most exclusive boutique health and wellness retreats in the world. During our stay, we spent most of the time in the hotel because the lovely team gave us a personalised daily programme (Panchakarma programme) that combined Ayurvedic treatments, yoga and meditation that balances the mind, body and soul.

We only stepped out from the hotel for a bike ride to Pererenan Beach, an early morning walk through the village and the rice fields of the area, and a visit to Bali’s famous Tanah Lot temple. All these activities were organised by the hotel and were not obbligatory.

Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa

What I miss most from Sukhavati Retreat and Spa:

The views of the lush surroundings from our own private villa called Chintanami. I miss being surrended by the tropical jungle.

The 90 minute massage treatments. They lasted long and their hands were doing magic.

The presence of frangipani and orchids literally everywhere in the hotel.

Listening to the sounds of nature while being pampered with divine spa treatments.

Last but not least, the lovely team of Sukhavati Retreat and Spa.

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We loved Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa and we can highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a retreat where you can restore your wellness physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Our stay at this hotel was for us the authentic, transformational Balinese experience that we expected to have from our trip to Bali.

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At this point, I would also like to thank Eva Air (on Instagram) for making my dream true and flew me to Bali. It was a long flight from Vienna to Bali, but at the same time, safe and fun (because of the Hello Kitty theme)

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*Disclaimer: This content was brought to you in a friendly collaboration with Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa. My flight tickets to Bali are sponsored by EVA AIR. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to the lovely people at Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa for an amazing stay!

Vienna coffee houses

Top Vienna coffee houses

Vienna coffee houses
Best Vienna coffee houses
 

 

Vienna coffee houses: Balthasar

If you’d like to have an excellent coffee in a stylish café, Balthasar is the place for you. Its spacious, minimalist interior offers five round tables at the windows, at which one can work or chat unbothered by the other guests. When they’re taken, no need to worry – there are still seats at the communal tables! And in the summer you can also sit outside or order a take-away coffee and go for a walk at the nearby Danube Canal. Don’t forget to try their pastries, though. They are finger-licking good!

 

Supersense vienna

Supersense vienna

Supersense vienna

Supersense vienna

 

Vienna coffee houses: Supersense

Supersense was opened as a small café in an analog concept store and has been expanding ever since. No wonder, as it stuns its visitors from the very moment they open the velvet curtain at the entrance. High ceilings with golden, floral ornaments and huge palace windows remind of the old times while the interior design is a mixture of the last few decades and the most modern style. It’s easy to notice the love to detail, especially when it comes to coffee – it’s served on a wooden plate, accompanied by a glass of water with a colorful bottom. For the hungry ones, there’s also a selection of breakfast and lunch options. Supersense’s atmosphere is truly exceptional and should be on any coffee lover’s list.

 

Vienna coffee houses

Vienna coffee houses
Vienna coffee houses
 

Vienna coffee houses

Vienna coffee houses

Vienna coffee houses: Burggasse 24

If there’s any ultimate Neubau place, it’s Burggasse 24. Every piece of furniture in this cozy café in the back of a second-hand shop is different, yet goes well with its artsy vibe and laid-back atmosphere. Here, you can sit on one of the colorful couches or chairs, sip on a great cup of coffee and look at the fireplace; or at yourself, as there are mirrors on every wall. The omnipresent abundance of plants completes the picture. Apart from coffee, breakfast and drinks are served. A true hygge experience in Vienna

Text by Kasia Makusz

Photos by me

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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.

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff Resort in Spetses. A very much anticipated photo story of a very beautiful hotel in a very beautiful island. I wanted to get my hands on these photos since last October and never had the time. And before I set off on the new adventures for 2020, I had to make sure that I will have published the photos that you see in this blog post on The Viennese Girl blog. 

interior design photography

Last September I had the chance to visit Spetses for the first time. Spetses was the last stop of my Greek island hopping. I couldn’t have found a better place to end last summer’s island hopping. It was a solo trip dedicated to my passions: photography, interior design, and the island life.

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

However, I did one mistake. I packed my suitcase very quickly and at the very last minute.  As a consequence, I forgot to take my bikini with me. Someone on the island told me to buy a new one. But in fact, I bought already 2 new swimsuits last summer. One more would be too much for me to buy. I simply wish I had my swimsuit with me, so that I could have spent a few hours in the pool of the hotel and take a dip. 

Orloff resort Spetses

I consider myself lucky for having visited Orloff resort. The hotel arranged for me a lovely room that had a balcony with a view. Since this is a resort hotel, and NOT a mass hotel, it gave me the privacy and the exclusivity that I am generally looking for. If you are heading to Spetses island, I can only recommend you to check out Orloff resort. 

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

where to stay in spetses

where to stay in spetses

where to stay in spetses

where to stay in spetses

where to stay in spetses

where to stay in spetses

where to stay in spetses

If you have any questions on Spetses island, please leave a comment in the comment section below and I will try to get back to you asap. Thanks! Hope you enjoyed my photoghraphy!

*Disclaimer: This content was brought to you in a friendly collaboration with Orloff resort. All opinions are my own. Thank you to the lovely people at Orloff resort for an amazing stay!

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