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OUTFIT: La Fête Imperiale.

Fête Imperiale Vienna 2017: Aigner Lucy Bag | Bikinis & Passports

Vienna is famous for it’s many traditional balls. While the peak of the ball season is usually January and February with the world-known Opera Ball, June also has something amazing to offer when it comes to Vienna’s ball culture: The Fête Imperiale. A stunning summer ball that let’s you experience the cities tradition in a entirely different way.

While I have been lucky enough to attend the Opera Ball in the past and also visited the Jägerball (Hunter’s Ball) earlier this year, the Fête Imperiale was still missing on my list….

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OUTFIT: the 9th district.

OUTFIT: Isabel Marant Cleave Boots + padded bomber jacket | Bikinis & Passports

Just before heading to Paris earlier this week, Kathi and I stopped by La Mercerie in the 9th district for some coffee and a croissant to share. To get in the le mood Parisienne, if you know what I mean.

When Mike and I first came to Vienna 9 years ago, we lived in the 9th district. Our first apartment had high ceilings and French doors in the living room. I loved it so much and it was the perfect place to call home for our first few years in the city….

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TRAVEL: a waltz through vienna.

TRAVEL: a waltz through vienna - InterContinental Insider Experience Vienna | Bikinis & Passports

I am not one to shy away from telling others how much I love my beautiful hometown Vienna. It seems that the longer I live here, the more the love grows. Aside from all the history and stunning architecture, Vienna is a city that feels welcoming and charming. It is international with over 1 million inhabitants but not too big to lose yourself in the city. To me, it is the perfect place to call home! …

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CRAVINGS: Vienna, my love.

CRAVINGS: Vienna my love! | Bikinis & Passports

Even without traveling, I am usually well aware of how blessed I am to call a beautiful city like Vienna my home. There is so much I love about it, including the historical architecture, the famous café culture and that special feeling in Spring when you can start hanging out by the Danube Canal again. After 8 days in tropical paradise and the desert, it’s good to come home to a city that feels familiar but still never ceases to impress me….

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