July 2016 archive

4 days in Paris

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After a hectic week with 3 deadlines, I finished my tasks and hopped on a flight to Paris for a press trip organized by the official tourism board of France. I chose to spend 4 days in Paris, before I begin with the program of the press trip.

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Paris photography
 

I spent a lot of time walking from one arrondissement to another because walking makes me feel good. It would have been a pity to spend time underground in the metro since the weather was so nice. And as I write this, I am asking myself: Do Parisians actually enjoy all this beauty around them, or do they take it all for granted?

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4 days in Paris
4 days in Paris
 

One thing that also helped me very much, which you might want to consider getting for your trips as well, is a SIM card that I bought from Orange. I had a French number and internet everywhere, which helps a lot especially if you have one meeting after another. I downloaded the app citymapper and used it mainly for directions on how to get from one point to another by metro. That made the whole experience of getting around a big city as easy as it can be.

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The most beautiful European capital city in the world
The most beautiful European capital city in the world
 

The photos above were taken at Ralph Lauren restaurant, in the streets of Paris while I was doing window shopping, at Angelina tea house and at Ritz Hotel.

The most beautiful European capital city in the world
The most beautiful European capital city in the world
 

Although Paris must be the most beautiful capital city I have ever been, it was yet again the people that I met and the discussions we had that made my visit so special. And the last day of my visit, the day I had to take the train for Loire Valley, I realized that 4 days in Paris weren’t enough. I am afraid that even 14 wouldn’t be…

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To Paris with Air France

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When the email from the official tourism board of France landed in my inbox, I was as happy as a clam! It felt like my wish to get back To Paris with Air France and discover more from France has been heard. I was very excited that this wish was one step closer to reality.

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So, this is how I found myself in Paris for the fifth time. I spent the first days of July in the city of lights walking around the boulevards, taking pictures of things that I like, meeting interesting people, and catching up with good friends that are living in Paris.

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Being so familiar with the city was one of the best feelings during my visit this time around. Getting around Paris without using a map gave me the sense of being home. Yet, there is still the constant mystery of a possible little surprise around any corner.

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Some of the beautiful happenings and encounters during my trip to Paris

Many thanks to François and his assistant, Margaux, for the warm welcome to Chatelles’s showroom during the first day of my arrival in Paris. Once I stepped into the showroom, I had an immediate crush on their vast collection of slippers. It’s worth spreading the words for brands that I like, and that are in line with my style. Chatelles’s showroom is situated in a beautiful neighborhood, just opposite to Musée Rodin. Apart from the slipper collection, I also loved the stairs to the showroom, the decorations, the view from the showroom overlooking Musée Rodin, and the neighborhood…pretty much everything. C’était très romantique.

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Having afternoon tea at Le Meurice was like traveling to another world. I have never experienced afternoon tea in Paris before, so it was quite a unique experience. It is something that has been on my list of the things to do while visiting Paris.

I made myself comfortable at the restaurant Le Dalí, and I savored delicious treats made by the pastry chef, Cédric Grolet, while admiring the gigantic Ara Starck designed canvas hanging above me. It was an exhilarating culinary experience that I would definitely recommend. If only I could have one small treat right now…

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One of the highlights of my trip in Paris was my visit to the Maison Boucheron. I got the chance to photograph and try some of their exquisite pieces, like Nara the Deer ring, which you can see here. It was quite an exciting experience visiting the Maison Boucheron, the first jeweler in Place Vendôme.

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All in all, I had the time of my life yet again. Don’t be surprised if you find me flying To Paris with Air France anytime soon again.. pour une balade romantique.

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Special thanks to Atout France for organizing this press trip, Air France, Loire Valley Tourism and SNCF for making it happen. Stay tuned for the next blog posts from my press trip to France.

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My Morning Coffee Routine

My Morning Coffee Routine
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My Morning Coffee Routine

There were many times in my life when I found myself waking up in the morning, only to run like crazy trying to catch the bus to get to work. In the meantime, I missed the simple joy of breakfast.

My Morning Coffee Routine

From these not so pleasant experiences, a wish was born: a wish to have more mornings where I can get up with ease, have a shower, do breakfast, check the emails and enjoy a cup of coffee before doing anything else.

My Morning Coffee Routine

This is what I would consider, my favorite morning, a morning without stress. In this blog post, I’d like to take you on a visual tour into how one of these favourite mornings would look like. To be honest, my typical mornings in Vienna do not always look like this photo visual story…but some of them do, especially the weekend morning ones.

My Morning Coffee Routine

As you can see, a favorite morning does not necessarily mean it has to involve a three course breakfast. I’m perfectly happy when I have time to simply enjoy my daily morning cup of coffee, fresh fruits, and a croissant.

My Morning Coffee Routine
My Morning Coffee Routine
 

My Morning Coffee Routine

My Morning Coffee Routine
My Morning Coffee Routine
 
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My Morning Coffee Routine

My Morning Coffee Routine

My Morning Coffee Routine
My Morning Coffee Routine
 

My Morning Coffee Routine

My Morning Coffee Routine

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This week, the people at Nespresso sent me their newest coffee creation, Envivo Lungo, to try out. The Envivo Lungo is a high intensity coffee. The long and intense flavor of Nespresso’s newest coffee make it an ideal drink for the morning as it surely will thrill your palate and stir your morning senses. Try it and let me know what you think.

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Photography: Lucila Romero GL photography / Hair: B.lounge / Design: The Bee Design Studio

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