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Starck Paris

Starck Paris

Starck Paris

I will tell you a funny story that happened very recently. The other day in Vienna, I went to the cinema. Next to me there was a lady I didn’t know at all..she looked at me and smiled. I looked at her and I smiled back.

After a while, she looked at me again and she smiled. I smiled back. And then, she looked at me and smiled again for the third time but this time she also said: You are wearing a fantastic perfume!

Starck Paris
Starck Paris
 

Of course I had to tell her which perfume it was and naturally she noted the name of it down on her mobile phone. I am glad she liked my perfume and I loved her honesty and spontaneity.

I loved the fact that she asked me directly and that because of me, she might have found a new favourite perfume.

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What is a perfume for you? And why do you wear it?

Starck Paris

The other day I received a collection of three Starck Paris fragrances at home: Peau de Soie, Peau de Pierre, and Peau d’Ailleurs. Each Starck Paris fragrance came with a little note with story that had me thinking of its creations and the messages they want to transmit.

Peau de Soie is a paradox where femininity blossoms from a masculine bud. Peau de Pierre is a masculine fragrance which unveils its feminine side.  And Peau d’Ailleurs is an exploration into ourselves.

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Starck Paris
 

For the French designer Philippe Starck “to wear a perfume is to create one’s own territory”.

Starck Paris

Starck Paris

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The Viennese Girl blog Vienna lifestyle travel blog

The Viennese Girl blog Vienna lifestyle travel blog

I personally tend to wear a perfume, not only when I go out, but also at home. I am a firm believer that a few drops of a good perfume have the power to make me feel good. That’s the point of wearing a perfume after all, no?

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The inspiration behind the photos of this blog post was exactly that positive feeling that a perfume makes me feel. I wanted to transform this positive feeling into images and through the images to be a little part of Philippe Starck’s visionary world. 

Photography by Stefan Kokovic

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At home with my Essenza mini

At home with my Essenza mini

At home with my Essenza mini
At home with my Essenza mini
 

At home with my Essenza mini

At home with my Essenza mini
At home with my Essenza mini
 

At home with my Essenza mini

At home with my Essenza mini
At home with my Essenza mini
 

Exactly one year ago I moved into a small apartment on my own. In the beginning, it felt kinda of weird having to fit all my stuff in a 30qm apartment. But I tried to see the bright side and find ways to make things work out.

Moving into a smaller apartment is not necessarily a bad thing. It was for sure an experience that has taught me a lot. It taught me the importance of simplicity and minimalism. I learned to live with less, to say good bye to useless things I had gathered over the years, and keep only the essentials.

For example, when I first moved in, the previous tenant had left a huge kitchen table in the small apartment. Getting rid of this big table for four and replacing it with a table for two made a huge positive difference to the apartment. The table for two definitely fits better in the living room. Almost all of the things that you find in my apartment needs to fit two criteria: mini and essential. Regarding the style, I keep things simple and minimalistic. And regarding color, I keep them mostly white with a few black, gold and pink details.

I have never posted any photos of my new little apartment on this online photography space of mine. This changed when Nespresso sent me the Essenza mini coffee machine!. As you can see from the photos, it is smaller than a vase with roses. Nespresso’s smallest and cutest machine fits in my apartment perfectly! Like many of you that resides in the city, living space is often limited. Yet we coffee lovers can’t live without our coffee! Thanks to Nespresso at home, space is no longer an issue. You can put the Nespresso Essenza mini just about anywhere. Coffee lovers rejoice!

One week ago, I gave 3 options to my IG friends on Stories and asked them where to place the coffee machine in the apartment. Now, the ultra-light and ultra-compact Essenza mini sits nicely on my round side table next to the window. I don’t think it will move from there anytime soon, unless I move out from this apartment.

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My Thomas Sabo moments

My Thomas Sabo moments
My Thomas Sabo moments
 

My Thomas Sabo moments

Last week while in Paris, I gave myself a photography assignment: to photograph my new Thomas Sabo watch everywhere in the city. Because if not in Paris, then where else?

Paris gave me so much inspiration and all those fall colours made me want to shoot non-stop all around the city. The doors, the Parisian bistros, the Seine, the parks…pretty much everything was an ideal background for what I had in my mind.

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My Thomas Sabo moments
 

Not all the photos ended up in this blog post. I was strict with my final selections, as always, and only published my favorite shots. I hope you like them because honestly speaking, I do love them; both the photos and my new Thomas Sabo watch.

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This “rebel spirit” watch from Thomas Sabo is actually a watch for men. But I selected it because I prefer the larger size watches over the smaller ones. Plus, you can also share it with your boyfriend.

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My Thomas Sabo moments

Let me tell you a few words on how and where my photo assignment was executed. The first two photos were taken during my visit to Jardin du Luxembourg. The ones that follow were taken at the Pont Marie on our way to the cafe Le Saint Regis. The third photo session was held at the table of the Cafe in front of a variety of French cheese and white wine. And the last two photos were taken at the garden of my favourite restaurant, Ralph Lauren, in Saint Germain. And of course, I need to thank my friend Edisa for the support. I couldn’t have done all this without her.

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Paris photos
 
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Watch: “Rebel Spirit” Thomas Sabo – White blazer/grey coat: Oui

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Once upon a time in Florence

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Once upon a time in Florence

I have been traveling a lot the last few weeks. I actually have been purposely looking for opportunities to travel during the summer because if not in the summer, then when? My first summer trip was to Greece, then to France, and now Italy.

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While traveling, I like to try out new things and do things that others might not do or try things that I have not experienced before. For instance, we woke up at 05:00, dressed up and ventured out to see the morning magical light hit the empty streets.

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Although my eyes usually hurt, and I have a little headache caused by the early wake up, we truly enjoyed the early morning calm during this visit to Florence. In the early morning, it felt like the city was “ours”.

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Luckily, our hotel Firenze Number Nine was centrally located, just a few steps from Florence’s cathedral and Ponte vecchio. This meant we didn’t have to go far to reach the main attractions.

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once upon a time in Florence
 

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The morning we took the photos above, the guy at the reception was staring at us while we were stepping out of the hotel. I am sure he was wondering what two girls, dressed up like this, were doing at 05.30 in the morning!

There was another Italian who asked us who was the bride. There was no bride, and no wedding. Just me and Edisa, once upon a time in Florence.

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Firenze photos - The Viennese Girl blog
 

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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.

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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.

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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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