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CRAVINGS: birthday heels.

Aquazzura Alix Pumps - Bikinis & Passports

This past week has been absolutely amazing and I have basically run around with a huge smile on my face for days. I have always loved birthdays, but this year’s celebrations were extra special!

Wednesday was my actual birthday and my best friend decided to take over and surprised me with a picture-perfect day. We started out with a 75-min yoga class at 10am. Talk about a blissful morning! Next on the agenda was lunch at the cutest little french café in the 9th district….

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OUTFIT: when the sun comes out to play.

Four Seasons Resort Mauritius - Bikinis & Passports

I’ll be honest with you guys, for me personally, sunshine is a big must when on vacation. I know that you can’t control the weather, but I can’t deny the fact that rain always gets me down when we fly 10+ hours to escape the Winter in Vienna and end up sitting in downpours. Mike and I seem to have a magical attraction when it comes to rain fall. We experienced the rainiest and coldest January in Mexico in the past 20 years, we had rain on 5 of 7 days for our first trip to the Maldives and we just returned from Mauritius, where we got stuck in a stage 2 cyclone and were kindly asked not to leave the house any more and to stock up on water supplies…

I think we can all agree on the fact that situations like that are typically not how we imagine our vacation….

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10 Things I Love.

Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial Valentine's Day 2017 - Bikinis & Passports

Mike and I are not really big on celebrating Valentine’s Day. Never have been and probably never will be. We love our date nights throughout the year and since my birthday is tomorrow, I’d rather focus all the celebrating on the 15th than the 14th. But (yes, there is a but), I do love a lot of things that go really well with Valentine’s Day. Pink roses, champagne, balloons, the perfect red lipstick and chocolate dessert – just to name a few….

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OUTFIT: palazzo on the beach.

OUTFIT: white wide-legged palazzo pants | Bikinis & Passports

One of my personal must-haves for tropical getaways and summer vacations is a great pair of wide-legged palazzo pants. Or two. While I love patterned options for a more laid-back holiday vibe, a simple pair in white is the safest bet, if you ask me. White is the ultimate summer color and works well with all most materials and patterns. I don’t even remember how often I have worn these pants over the last few years….

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