This past week has been crazy busy at work and most of my spare time was dedicated to a long to-do list for a really exciting project that I am currently working on. Life is busy, but in a good way ♥ Also, summer finally decided to make an appearance this past week, so Mike and I enjoyed a lovely breakfast outside at our favorite bagel place yesterday before heading off to Graz to visit some friends. And for the first time this year (other than on vacation of course) I got to wear my favorite pair of shorts again. Love those casual summer weekends!!
Right after returning from our dreamy vacation, Mike and I decided finally tackle our “outdoor project”. We’ve been meaning to add a few things to our rooftop deck this past year, in order to turn it into our own little tropical paradise. Well, off to the garden center we were – without a clue about gardening and the likes … boy, that was one exhausting afternoon!! We felt so lost and had no idea what plants would work with the weather conditions in Vienna, but after about 2 hours we finally ended up deciding on 2 palm trees, roses (obviously my choice) and some cool grasses to sway in the wind. Along with that we have a little fire place, Mike ordered an amazing outdoor shower, we finally had our outdoor sound system installed & last weekend I got the cutest watering can! There still is a bit of work to be done (ie. figuring out a shade solution, as the wind is simply too strong up there for an umbrella) but it is starting to feel real cozy up there and I wanted to share a few first impressions. More to come later this summer, I promise!
Just after Mother’s Day my mom & I were in for a real treat: We were invited to enjoy an afternoon of pampering at the Sacher Spa, with amazing mother-daughter facials by La Prairie. The treatment was pure bliss and relaxation and my mom & I both agree that it was the best thing our skin has ever experienced, so of course I wanted to share a few impressions from the afternoon with you guys! And psst … keep on reading for an amazing and really “nourishing” giveaway!!
These first few days of June may just as well have been taken straight out of October! We’ve had the most horrible weather for the past 10 days, nothing but rain and around 10°C – I wore my Hunter boots more than anything else … But it seems as if things are finally gravitating towards warmer temperatures, summer is slowly arriving and I already have plenty of cute stuff on my summer-wishlist! We have a small get-away planned for August and until then I am hoping for a bit of sunshine on our rooftop deck to get me through the next few weeks. While browsing Girissima.com I came across the most adorable pineapple bikini, and decided to dedicate this weeks Sunday Cravings to a few of my summer must-haves!