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NENI Kochschule

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It was snowing outside but some other food lovers and I were keeping it warm as we were gathered at NENI Kochschule to indulge in the art of making good food with Mrs Haya. Although I wasn’t supposed to blog about food anymore because I am more and more into fashion and traveling, I thought I should make an exception (after all this blog is all about the things that I like and if I like it then I will pulbish it) and share my experience with all of you who love my Vienna tips, good food, and cooking lessons.

The cooking lesson lasted about five hours and I have to say, I wasn’t bored because Mrs Haya with her passion and temperament created such a cheerful atmosphere by telling us stories and showing us how to make the perfect bread, most delicious sweets, and mouth watering soup among many other delicious dishes, and time passed by without even noticing it. And I was really impressed by Mrs Haya’s good organization and professionalism. You know, it’s not easy to be a head of a team and guide 10 persons at the same time.

As you can tell from the photos, I tried to capture the beauty and the action and focused mostly on what we were doing and not on the people. There was a lot of movement, spontaneity and no natural light. A real photography challenge for me.

The whole experience was like a food party that took my memories back to Instabul and reminded me of my favourite film : A touch of Spice (don’t tell me you don’t know that movie). I have never experienced something like that in Vienna. Great music (even Greek music), great experience and above all…great food at Neni Kochschule.♥

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.♥

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. ♥

Spring in Vienna

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I had the perfect afternoon light and the perfect flowers in front of me. Fortunately, I also had my camera with me. I spent about one hour taking photos of those gorgeous peonies in Burggarten the other day and wouldn’t mind to spend one more hour if I didn’t had to get to an appointment. I spotted them unexpectedly although I can recall, they were there, at the same place, last year as well. If you see the peonies in Burggarten, you cannot just ignore them and walk past. Don’t say that I was the one who was taking pictures of them. They must be one of the touristic attractions on spring in Vienna, I guess. Sadly enough, they will wither soon but then we will have the flowers in Volksgarten, if my memory doesn’t fool me from last year.

Volksgarten Pavillon

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I love Volksgarten Pavillon in Vienna for two personal reasons: first it reminds me of Samos, and second, because this is the place where my best friend in Vienna and I used to catch up during the summer. And yes finally the weather is warm again in Vienna, and we can spend some time together sitting outside here. The decoration is a little bit strange. By saying strange I mean that it has a touch of vintage and it seems a bit untended, it’s not really a fancy place but it evokes a certain summer mood, summer feeling and a lot of carefreeness. Although it is located in the center of Vienna, near to Hofburg, it seems that it’s not discovered by tourists yet but after this post I don’t know… 🙂 ♥

Cake pops with Julie Pop Bakery

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Right after my return to Vienna from Paris, I took part in making cake pops with Julie Pop Bakery. For a long time I have been longing to experience something different than the usual things in Vienna, so I was very happy to have that opportunity.

Julie, with her mother, welcomed us, explained us step by step how to make cake pops and helped in every step in creating them. Besides, everything was provided to us: bread dough, lollipop sticks, candy colors, cake pop stands and so on.
I wasn’t that creative I am afraid that day, but the other girls of the group made pigs, princesses, frogs and so many other cute and funny cake pops that you can see in the photos above. We were free to use our imagination without boundaries to make the yummiest and coolest cake pops.

I think cake pops are a nice birthday present, but also ideal for parties, or for any occasion if you want to treat somebody with something special and surprise them at the special time. I think cake pops are always very well received and very much enjoyed by everybody. For that reason, I read that you can also order them via email from Julie Pop Bakery.

If you also want to participate in the course and learn how to make cake pops with Julie Pop Bakery, check out their website. Because, as Julie says, they are not only great to eat, but also fun to make.♥

Hermesvilla in Lainzer Tiergarten

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I have been longing for a stroll at Lainzer Tiergarten and visit at Hermesvilla for many months now. But it wasn’t possible because Hermesvilla was closed during the winter and reopened its doors on 28 March 2015.

On one hand, I wonder how come I haven’t visited Hermesvilla not even once in the past 4 years I’ve been living in Vienna, but on the other hand, I am glad there are still new things to see and do in the Austrian capital. If you plan to visit Hermesvilla, just remember that the entrance is free every first Sunday of each month.

Sisi used to live in Hermesvilla, therefore you can see the interior and some furniture, but what I liked the most was the charming stairs and beautiful black and white checkerboard floor.

To sum it up, on this blog post there are some pictures of Hermesvilla, its surroundings, and the cafe restaurant on the ground floor. I didn’t take many pictures of Hermesvilla because it was under construction. But what a romantic place for a stroll, right?

For more info, click here.♥

Hotel Daniel Vienna

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I was around the 3rd district in Vienna and I was freaking out because of the cold. Actually, it was a bit of my fault because I had a spring outfit on me. As I was walking desperately, Daniel Hotel appeared in front of me like a green oasis of warmth in the midst of a cold city. I didn’t give it a second thought and stepped in. I have to document this and write down that there was a fireplace on and it was 1st of April. I found a table and ordered a yummy cheeseburger with lemonade and as dessert a delicious cake from the display window to sweeten up and brighten my day.

As you can tell from the pictures, the decoration inside Daniel Hotel Vienna is modern with plenty of clever details and the waiter was very kind and friendly that he let me take some pictures for The Viennese Girl blog. If the weather were better, I would have done a walk to Belvedere gardens that are right next to the Daniel Hotel Vienna. Besides, you don’t have to be a hotel guest to enjoy a meal at the Daniel Bakery on the ground floor. Breakfast is served during the week from 06.30 am to 10.00 am and on weekends from 06.30 am to 12.00 am. More info on their website.

Naschsalon

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You know…that kind of small cute cafes in Vienna that I like to visit every now and then. This is Naschsalon, situated in the 9th district and it was suggested by my friend Patricia Vincent. She said that it is her favourite cafe in Vienna, so we met here twice. Both times, I ordered the same breakfast. Salmon with butter, marmalade and warm fresh bread but the best was my hot lemonade with honey. Patricia also told me that they have delicious pastries, but I was so enamoured with my salmon and that warm bread that I couldn’t resist them. Fortunately, Naschsalon is on my way to the university, so I guess I will have that breakfast more often in the future. The best way to reach Naschsalon is by the tram D and you get off at Bauernfeldplatz.♥

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