As you can tell from the photos above, not so many people go for a walk in Stadtpark when it’s freezing cold outside. This time, on my walk in Stadtpark I encountered just an Asian tourist couple and few other persons. Of course, there were also the ducks and pigeons, that didn’t seem to be happy with that cold either. When in summer people lay down on the grass and you can hardly find a bench which is not occupied, in winter the scenery changes and on days like those we are going through this week, the biggest park in the center of Vienna turns into a wonderland and I absolutely enjoyed my leisurely walk and realized that the park is beautiful anytime of the year.
Extra tip: if you are around there, don’t forget to visit the restaurant Meierei im Stadtpark.
Cold temperatures in January kept me indoors, and often under my duvet. The university exams kept me reading the books I wasn’t really interested to read. On the top of that, I had some extra assignment deadlines to meet. Those are the reasons that kept me far from The Viennese Girl blog for a while. That’s why it has been a bit quiet here lately. But now I am back again with my favorite French bistro in Vienna, called Le Bol. When I am not under my duvet, or hidden behind a book in the library, and not in a classroom with my students teaching them Italian, you can probably find me at Le Bol downtown Vienna since I am used to visiting this French bistro more than once per week. It was a kind of challenge taking photos inside there, because Le Bol is usually full of people and I don’t like taking photos of persons that I don’t know and publishing them online without their permission, and secondly, the yellow light doesn’t make photos come out nicely. But the bistro itself is highly recommended and I am always happy to get there and see Vera and Laila, who both work in Le Bol and serve the French delicacies. Those are my favorite treats:
Tarte au Citron
a piece of Bombe au chocolat.
Photo © Elena Azzalini Photography
Make up: Valentina Burigo
This is what happens when your friends in Vienna are from Italy. They dress you up, they make you up, they take photos of you and they make you look like a model. But, wait! Did I say model? OMG, I am not a model, nor do I have the aspiration to be one. On the contrary! I feel very awkward looking at all those photos of myself all over the internet. But yes, we definitely love being creative and taking pictures that tell a story. And when I say pictures, I mean not only pictures of macaron, cupcakes, and Sacher torte, but also pictures of us too. Hence, for me it is more about taking up a role and creating a story, than modeling.
This blog post is made in Austria by the Italians and it took us half of the day to have the result that you see above. Who said taking nice pictures is easy? Not at all! It takes a lot of time and it is hard work. When we were done, we went to our favourite french bistro downtown Vienna, Le Bol, and we are already thinking of our next photo sessions. If you have any idea, let me know. ♥
Between university exams and photography lessons, I managed to catch up with some dear friends over a cup of coffee. Here is to another cafe that we visited most recently. Burgring 1 has its address as the name and a special character because of its shabby-chic interior. Besides, this is one more place in Vienna where I can speak Italian with the staff! If I am in the area, between Burggarten and Mariahilferstrasse, and have some spare time, I stop by for a laid back -chocolate- drink. Three are the things that I like at Burgring 1: the lights dangling from the ceiling, the comfortable couches, and the big windows – I guess because I always have that habit to do some people watching of those passing by.♥
Photo © Elena Azzalini Photography
The Viennese girl blog event took place yesterday for the first time at Wunderladen Fashion Cafe in Vienna. Thank you all and each one of you for coming, for showing me your support and your love by being there. I met so many interesting like-minded enthusiastic people and received a constructive and insightful feedback for the blog that helps me a lot. At the moment of writing this post, I am thinking of some of you, who brought a smile to my face, Maria from Bulgaria, Natalie from Russia, Kely from Brazil, Jasmina from Finland, Valentina from Italy, Carly from Australia, Laura, my Greek friends and of course how can I forget Mr. Dado and so many others from Usa and the two sisters who just arrived in Vienna from London. This is the best evidence, that The Viennese Girl Blog has an international flair and friends from all over the world. Thank you for coming. It means a lot to me meeting you in person.
As I have already said in the previous post, it was the first time that I organized something like that and I have the feeling that people enjoyed the evening so much like I did. Special thanks to Sabrina, the owner of Wunderladen Cafe, who let us use her place and make this happen. Wunderladen cafe was without a doubt the ideal place for The Viennese Girl blog event. It felt like being at home. Besides, thanks to Elena Azzalini for making this event more special and memorable with her always beautiful photography.♥