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The time we were asked to leave …

This past weekend, I visited London with the family and I was super excited to try Nopi, an Ottolenghi restaurant, because I had gotten the recommendation from a true foodie. After not getting a table at Sketch or Momo’s (where we wanted to go for afternoon tea), we decided to head to Nopi for cocktails in Soho instead. You guys know how much I love sharing amazing restaurants, hotels and other places with you, but unfortunately today’s reason for this post is a negative experience … Don’t get me wrong, the cocktails were absolutely delicious and the food looked amazing, plus I liked the interior a lot. However, the way we were treated is absolutely not o.k. in my opinion. Here’s what happened:

Nopi Ottolenghi Soho - Bikinis & Passports

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TRAVELS: alpine happiness

Before I start telling you guys about London, I wanted to share some more posts from my wonderful trip to Schladming for the #coverPRhüttengaudi last week. I was there with a few other bloggers (Anne, Masha, the boys of Dandy Diary and Starecasers, as well as Michele) for some fun in the snow. Funny enough, Schladming is only a one hour drive from where my parents live, but in all honesty, I had NO idea how stunning the mountains and ski resort are. We had 3 amazing days of pure alpine happiness, lots of hot chocolate, fresh air and shiny hair by Guhl (get ready for a new beauty talk later on this week), the coziest stay at the Hotel Falkensteiner Schladming, fluffy jackets and warm scarves thanks to Zalando with a new outfit coming up tomorrow morning. Someone please take me back!

alpine happiness Schladming - Bikinis & Passports

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TRAVELS: Falkensteiner Hotel Schladming

On Sunday, I hopped into my little VW Polo and headed south-east from Vienna. The final destination was Schladming in Styria for a bit of fun in the snow (as I am sure you guys have already seen on Instagram). I was surprised that the drive only took about 2:40hrs and how easy it was to get there from Vienna. Upon arrival, I checked into the super cozy Falkensteiner Hotel Schladming, which was definitely love at first sight. It is hard to describe, but they have somehow managed to bring the feeling of a snug little mountain hut to a large hotel. All the rooms are furnished in beautiful wood from the area, they have red and green sofas and reading chairs throughout the hotel and the beds are pure bliss. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the awesome walk-in shower (with a little glass action next to the bed) and stunning white tiles in the bathroom. The gondola is literally a 3 minute walk from the hotel and their spa area is pure bliss. The only thing that was missing during those 3 wonderful days: Mike! I definitely want to come back with him for some relaxing down-time in the mountains 

Hotel Falkensteiner Schladming - Bikinis & Passports

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18 | Categories: Brands & Partners, Hotels, Travels

OUTFIT: a winter walk

It is funny how you take things for granted when you always have them. When I used to live at home with my parents in Zell am See, I barely even noticed the gorgeous surroundings and mountains around us. Now, that I’ve lived in Vienna for more than 6 years, it feels like vacation to visit home. This year, for the first time since moving out, we’ve spent more than 10 days in the mountains. It has been absolutely blissful and I must admit, I am a little sad to head back to the city tomorrow. However, only for a week. On Sunday, the next adventure awaits, where I’ll be heading to Schladming with some of my favorite blogger colleagues for a few fun filled days in the snow. Obviously the time at home and our “Hüttengaudi” coming up were the perfect excuse to get my closet Winter-ready with Zalando. For today’s sunny winter walk, I brought out my new mini Uggs for the first time!

a winter walk with Zalando - Bikinis & Passports

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18 | Categories: Brands & Partners, Outfits, Travels