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CRAVINGS: April wishlist

What is it about girls and jewels? Not without reason is there a saying that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. While I only own a few “real” pieces of jewelry, which were all super special gifts from either my dad or boyfriend, I own a fairly extensive collection of “fashion jewelry”. I like to add a bit of bling to almost every outfit I wear, whether it is a big statement necklace, golden watch or sparkly earrings … just can’t get enough! And it is such an easy way to dress up a simple look. For my April wishlist, I found some stunning pieces on GIRISSIMA.com, which are not only absolutely beautiful, but also affordable. Win-win situation, right? Which combination is your favorite?

April Wishlist via GIRISSIMA

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4 | Categories: Accessories, Cravings, Shopping, Sponsored, Summer

TRAVELS: summertime in Portoroz

This week has been such a whirlwind with the launch party of The Daily Dose on Thursday, but today I finally have some time to myself to get the apartment organized & cleaned, and to do some blogging – which I have definitely missed a lot!

Last weekend, Mike and I headed down to Portoroz in Slovenia (just like last summer) to enjoy a long weekend with friends. It has become our annual mid-August trip and I seriously adore the time we spent there. We always stay at the Kempinski Palace Hotel, which I can highly recommend (but ask for the rooms in the modern part, those are bigger & have balconies) and the breakfast there is soo good. Just be aware: drinks & food at the pool are outrageously expensive … we paid 17€ for 2 iced teas, which is definitely not ok!

Portoroz Vacation

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16 | Categories: Brands & Partners, Summer, Travels

TRAVELS: a weekend in the mountains

When a close friend turns a quarter century, it definitely calls for more than just a birthday dinner or cocktails. This was the case last weekend, when Miss Kathi celebrated her 25th birthday in a picturesque location in the mountains of Carinthia. Twelve of her closest friends packed their bags last Friday for 2 days of outdoor fun, including Mike and I. The weekend was definitely one of the funnest times I’ve spent with friends, and there are plenty of pictures to prove that we may have even had a little too much fun!! (They will forever remain hidden in my dropbox!) But since it was such an amazing time, I couldn’t help but share a few impressions with you guys – so here it is, the censored version of our perfect weekend get-away:

hüttenwochenende-3

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22 | Categories: Party, Personal, Random, Summer, Travels

VIENNA: breakfast at dots 21

Last Sunday, Mike and I decided to venture away from our regular bagel place for breakfast and try something new. I’ve been wanting to go to Dots21 to try their breakfast for a while, since the sushi there is always good (the asparagus-truffle roll is to die for!!) and the location is perfect for summer (last seen HERE). Even though the service was only mediocre (a bit slow, not too attentive but friendly) we still had a good time. They play great lounge musik and the outdoor space is also a nice bonus. The prices are totally ok (9€ for breakfast, including fresh orange-maracuja juice & cappucino) and I loved the bircher müsli!

Dots twentyone vienna breakfast

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13 | Categories: Food & Drinks, Restaurants, Summer, Vienna