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!
Last Friday our new rug (remember THIS post??) finally arrived and I am super smitten with the way it has transformed our living area!! It was quite an ordeal to get this rug since the first order was cancelled by Westwing and then when this one was available I thought it was too small. But I decided to take a chance on it and am sooo happy with the end result. I actually prefer the pattern of this rug over the one I had initially ordered and I am also glad we got a smaller one, since anything bigger probably would have been way too much for the space! I plan on taking a few better pictures later this week and will have a detailled post coming up in a few days.
It is probably a rare sight to see me with glasses on – but I’ve actually had them since I was 13. I usually don’t wear my glasses in public, only for driving and at home on the sofa. However, Ray-Ban just launched their new ENVISION campaign and the motto is “Never Hide!” so I thought it was about time I posted some pictures of me & my glasses! When I was younger I always wanted a pair of Ray-Bans, and about 2 years ago I finally splurged on my first pair. I have loved the “new wayfarer” modell (RB5184) ever since, but last week I received a gorgeous new pair from the Legends Collections and am happy to have both these babies for reading and driving! I also received the new POLARIZED clubman modell (which you probably noticed in yesterday’s post) and am madly in love! I never thought they’d look good on me, but I guess some things you just have to try on for yourself – and now I am wearing them daily. The brand Ray-Ban obviously stands for quality and function and I love the fact that my mom still has a pair of the clubmaster sunnies from when she was younger, and my dad used to rock the aviators.
Do you guys own a pair of Ray-Bans? If so, post your favorite Ray-Ban-moment on Instagram using the hashtag #raybanenvision and show me! Can’t wait to see you guys rocking your favorite pair!
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!!
Those that have followed my blog for a while probably know that I own 2 of Randa’s 24karat gold prints, which I want to put up in our guest bathroom – seen HERE! Since I absolutely adore the I See Noise prints, I was super thrilled when Randa approached me about collaborating for a giveaway. And so today, you guys will have the chance to win one (1) of the 24k gold or sterling silver prints by Randa of I See Noise. Read below for how to enter …