All posts tagged: Vienna

This Christmas…

We would love to… Have cup of hot chocolate in Angelina Paris and then go for a long afternoon walk in Montmartre. Skate along the frozen Dutch canals in Kinderdijk. Experience an authentic Winter wonderland dream in Putevny, Czech Republic. Indulge to high tea in London (at the Claridge’s, if posible). Ski in Switzerland (that means watch other people skiing while we sip a hot chocolate mocktail in a cosy wooden cabin). Wander through the almost deserted alleys in Venice. Observe the Northern lights in Lapland. Go Christmas shopping in Copenhagen. Take my mum to Scotland for a whiskey tasting. Visit all the traditional cafes in Vienna and eat lots of Dobos Torte… or escape from the cold weather and head to the Canary Islands. A girl can dream! Do you have any travel dreams for this Christmas? Picture via Pinterest.

Peaceful retreats

Travel changes you.  It makes us leave our comfort zones and face new experiences, new challenges and new cultures. But what if  we really look for that change? What if that personal growth is the aim, not a collateral effect? Choose these non conventional retreats for that spiritual peace and  personal transformation. Meteora, Greece The town of Meteora, about a 5-hour drive north of Athens in Thessaly, Greece, is home to a UNESCO World Heritage site – six Greek Orthodox monasteries built on enormous rock pinnacles that rise up to 1,300 feet from the valley floor. Six of the monasteries still operate today. Several of the monasteries are accessible to tourists on a road connecting the rock towers. Byzantine frescoes and architecture are a sight to see, and the views are breathtaking into the valley. Santiago de Compostela, Spain During centuries, St, Jame’s Path has been an spiritual journey for those who, religious or not, looked for growth and personal change. This journey ends in Santiago de Compostela, which historic centre has been designated a World …

Weekend style icons: Vicky

Meet Vicky, the lovely girl behind Bikinis and Passports. She is a gorgeous German lady (we love her freckles!) based in Vienna who has created a lovely space full of nice looks, great recipes and pretty ideas: her blog is lovely!  She is our inspiration for the weekend with her classic basic looks with a twist.

Urbanauts

Some days ago I read an article about Urbanauts and I though I had to share it with you. Urbanauts is a new accommodation concept that three architect friends have developed in Vienna. They have turned old vacant shops into street lofts, that is individual hotel rooms. The services that are normally provided by a hotel, such as breakfast, dry cleaning etc. have been replaced by local shops: the coffe shop around the corner becomes the breakfast lounge, dinner is served in the coolest restaurant of the neighbourhood, the spa is just two bloks away… This way they emphasize local infrastructure and at the same time, their guests live a really authentic experience feeling like locals. They will even tell you where to have your jeans customized! I can’t think of any hotel that offers that service… ;) What do you think? I think is a great idea! That’s the oposite of mainstream, isn’t it? PS: you can find our little guide to Vienna here. Images via Urbanauts

Neujahrskonzert

January 1st: Every year when I was a child I would wake up early, have breakfast with my grandmother and then sit in front of the TV to watch the Vienna Philharmonic New Year concert with my grandfather. Afterwards I would daydream about attending the concert one day, sitting next to a Japanese lady in a gorgeous kimono, and clapping hands to the Radetzky March following the instructions of one of the best conductors in the world. Now that my grandparents are gone I keep this tradition alive, although without them is not the same… Anyway, I still daydream about visiting Vienna on New Year’s Eve and attending the concert in a Valentino dress if possible. I hope one day this dream will come true! (Including the Valentino dress please). Last year I visited the Musikverein, not the New Year concert, but still it was beautiful. I’m a step closer, I guess!! So, if you don’t party too much on New Year’s Eve and love a good concert, I highly recommend watching the concert with a …

VIENNA

Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been. It has a wonderful imperial past and an incredible contemporary art scene. Music is everywhere and it has the best patisseries. We didn’t have too much time, just three days, but we make the most of it… or at least we tried!!