April 2017 archive

Schloss Leopoldskron

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Schloss Leopoldskron

There are three films that I grew up with and marked my childhood in a very significant way. The french film “La Boum”, the American musical “Annie” and “The sound of music”.

Where to stay in Salzburg - Salzburg Global Seminar
Where to stay in Salzburg - Salzburg Global Seminar
 

The first weekend of April I had the great opportunity to stay and take photos in the premises of Schloss Leopoldskron where a few scenes of “The sound of music” were filmed.

Where to stay in Salzburg - Salzburg Global Seminar

Where to stay in Salzburg - Salzburg Global Seminar
Where to stay in Salzburg - Salzburg Global Seminar
 

Who would have ever thought that I would have that kind of opportunity? I was thrilled to be in the location where scenes of the musical were filmed and see the garden, the lake and the mountains with my own eyes.

It was also very exciting to see the place where a CHANEL fashion show was held on December 2014. CHANEL is known to always select only the best venues for their shows. Plus, we had the chance to take photos in the suite where Karl Lagerfeld stayed during the show.

Schloss Leopoldskron

I still remember the moment I stepped into the Max Reinhardt Suite and how it made me feel. The windows were open. Sunlight was coming in. Classical music was playing in the radio. A breathtaking view to the lake and mountains in front of me, and some kind of magic spread in the air.

Schloss Leopoldskron

Schloss Leopoldskron
Schloss Leopoldskron
 

The weekend we spent at Schloss Leopoldskron, we were so lucky with the weather. These were the first days, after a very long time, that I could finally wear a summer dress without coat and tights. Hard to believe it while we were there, but Salzburg treated us to its best way.

Schloss Leopoldskron
Schloss Leopoldskron
 
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Schloss Leopoldskron
Schloss Leopoldskron
 

We stayed at the Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron the whole day, and only went out for dinner. The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant but you can find one right at the opposite side of the lake, a few minutes away on foot. The hotel offers breakfast though, served in the elegant halls of the palace.

Schloss Leopoldskron
Schloss Leopoldskron
 

To be honest, there was not really a need to go out. I could easily spend hours taking photos of the palace or sunbathing in the garden and looking at the lake and mountains without thinking absolutely anything.

The swing that was hanging from a big tree in front of the palace and the bicycles that the hotel offers for a ride were an extra highlight of our stay at the Schloss Leopoldskron.

Schloss Leopoldskron
Schloss Leopoldskron
 

Schloss Leopoldskron

Check out Hotel Schloss Leopolodskron for many reasons. Not only for its historical background. It’s a great option for those who are seeking for an accommodation in Salzburg and for those who are looking for venues to host a wedding or events.

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Slow down

slow down

Slow down

Since the beginning of this year, I’ve been travelling quite a lot. I used to love airplanes more in the past. I now feel like a flight attendant who hops on and off airplanes, although being a stewardess is not my current job.

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The art of slow living
 

Since the beginning of this year, I’ve been travelling quite a lot. I used to love airplanes more in the past. I now feel like a flight attendant who hops on and off airplanes, although being a stewardess is not my current job.

The art of slow living

Sure, I do feel lucky to get so many travel opportunities. However, after travelling to Italy, London and 3 times to France already this year, I felt my body asking me to slow down.

slow down concept for the VICHY SLOW AGE day cream
slow down concept for the VICHY SLOW AGE day cream
 

I suggested to a friend of mine to visit a quiet place that doesn’t involve airports or airplanes and spend a relaxing girly weekend in the nature. This is how, more or less, we ended up in Salzburg, Austria.

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When Vichy asked me to check out their face cream Slow Age cream, I didn’t say no. I didn’t doubt the quality of this day cream as I have been using Vichy skin care products for ages. I accepted the offer because of the unique concept behind this product line. The concept is to slow down, take care of yourself, and live peacefully. So that your skin keeps its natural glow.. A concept that matches 100% with the way I feel at this period of time.

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From a personal point of view, I never faced any major skin problem, nor I am scared of skin aging. I know that if I take care of myself, skin stays young for a long time. What I dislike is the feeling of dryness. dry hands, dry lips, and dry skin.

Every time I am traveling my skin is exposed to different environmental conditions. I make sure not to forget my lip balm, hand and day creams at home. I have often forgot them at home and the feeling of dryness was very unpleasant. The funniest thing of all, is that I often buy moisturising products for friends who have dry skin and I don’t stop telling them that they should use them. Then I end up being the one who forget to use them.

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Beauty tips - The Viennese Girl blog
 

Regarding the Slow Age cream, I noticed that my skin absorbed it immediately, without leaving a white residue or greasy finish. That is already a sign that this cream and my skin can get along well together. Right after applying the cream, I could move on with my daily morning routine (foundation and concealer). However, for this weekend in Salzburg, the Slow Age cream was enough. As I mentioned before, it was a relaxing weekend, therefore I limited the use of skin care products to the basics.

Simple Ways to Practice Slow Living

If you want to take anything from this blog post, keep in mind that there is no magical cream that will do magic on your skin. Take care of yourself and your health. slow down, use a high quality skin product and you will see your skin shine every morning.

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Wild at heart

wild at heart
wild at heart
 

Wild at heart

The owners of this flower shop didn’t complain about the fact that we were taking so many photos of their beautiful flower stand.

 In comparison to the strange reaction of some Vienna flower shop owners who are nagging at us anytime we want to take even just one little picture (oh, yes, let´s be honest, they do).

wild at heart

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London dreamy flower shop
London dreamy flower shop
 

And that’s also one of the reasons I decided to feature Wild at heart on The Viennese Girl (TVG) blog. This dreamy flower shop must be one of the most beautiful flower shops in London.

London dreamy flower shop

If you are thinking of visiting London and you love flowers, don’t forget to check out Wild at Heart. You will find this dreamy flower shop at the main entrance of the shopping store Liberty London and close to Oxford street. It will make your heart skip a beat.

Unfortunately we didn‘t have the time to enter the shopping mall but I plan to do it next time. The next meeting was set up for lunch at the Aqua Shard with the team of Samsung Austria.

Oh by the way! If anyone out there would love to send me flowers, should consider to purchase them from Wild at heart… just sayin’.

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London calling

London calling
London calling
 

 London calling

At the end of March, I was one of the lucky persons to travel to London with the team of Samsung Austria for the launch of their new Galaxy S8. I didn’t take many pictures this time because the trip was short. But I truly enjoyed sunny London in the very good company of Samsung’s Austria team.

Invited to the Launch of The New Samsung Galaxy S8

The presentation and the party for the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 was held right on the first day of our arrival in London. Before the launch event, we had some free time to stroll around the city and visit a few of my favourite Londonspots.

Samsung Launches the Galaxy S8 in London

London calling: I’ve been to London many times before but for some reason, this time it felt like I loved it a little bit more. We have been very lucky with the weather. Can’t tell you enough how nice it was to amble and take photos without freezing in a city in full bloom. London in April can be truly beautiful.

Get Ready to #DoWhatYouCant with the New Samsung Galaxy S8

I’ve been a Samsung Galaxy user since 2014. Mostly because of my demanding work, I feel like I have to update my phone every year with the new model that’s out in the market.

Between the S8 and S8+, I think I am going to opt for the Galaxy S8+ (with a cute pink case) because I use my smart phone as if it was my computer. I also need to have a big screen, as well as for it to be handy and practical.

Can’t wait to test the new camera and all the new features. For all of you who are asking which gadget I use for taking photos for my Instagram, you now know the answer.

The new Galaxy S8 will come out in Austria on the 29th of April. Exciting, no?

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