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lakeside lovin’

Last week Mike surprised me with the idea of a spontaneous weekend get-away. We took off after work on Thursday and headed to the gorgeous Wörthersee in Carinthia. We stayed at the Schloss Hotel in Velden over Easter, but decided to try a different place on the lake this time. Those that have been reading my blog for over a year might recognize it – the Lake’s Hotel & Spa in Pörtschach. I was there for the Lake’s Fashion Days back in May of 2011 but wasn’t all that impressed – of course the location and hotel are gorgeous, however, the service and food were far from good and some of the rooms were still semi-under-construction.

Luckily I believe in 2nd chances (I always like the check out tripadvisor before booking hotels and the most recent reviews were seriously convincing!) and the hotel decided to go for a new chef & kitchen staff (meaning better food & nicer service) this season, which made our stay absolutely amazing!! The rooms are huuuge and decorated in a modern yet cozy maritim theme. And I don’t think I need to tell you anything about the amazing lakeside cabanas and views …

Here are some impressions from a day spent at the lake:

{view while laying out}

lakeside 02

{gorgeous cabanas}

DIY: shorts (originally forever xxi) with diy lace

ZARA: shirt

CALZEDONIA: bathing suit


FOREVER XXI: necklace


MANGO: sunglasses

  1. Mangoblüte says:

    wunderschöne fotos! dein strand-outfit steht dir hervorragend! und schön, dass es euch dieses mal besser gefallen hat und das hotel sich verbessert hat! lustig, dass das schiffchen immer noch steht vor dem hotel :D

  2. Katharina says:

    sieht wunderschön aus – vielleicht machen wir da nächste woche auch einen abstecher hin :)

  3. veronika says:

    das sieht einfach nur umwerfend schön aus!!!!
    ich mag die details von dem outfit!!! die sonnenbrille, die sandalen & vor allem die kette!! ^^ ich glaub ich werd mich noch auf die suche nach der begeben & auf glück hoffen :DD

  4. Andrea says:

    Sieht paradiesisch aus. Ich hatte keine Ahnung, dass der Wörthersee so schön ist.
    Lg, Andrea

  5. Mariana says:

    This sounds (and looks!!) great!
    Love your shorts, sandals and bathing suit. …and I think we have the same bathing suit. :)

  6. Danijela says:

    Hi, das sieht alles einfach nur traumhaft aus! Muss ich mir unbedingt merken.

    Liebe Grüße


  7. Isy says:

    Home sweet home <3

  8. claude says:

    seems like a perfect get-away!
    Your sandals are adorable!

    xx claude

  9. Elisa Zunder says:

    Traumhaft schön!

  10. Wow that view really is something!!! Love the color of your bikini, I think that tone of blue looks great on you =D And your sandals…so wish they sold Steve Madden in Portugal!!! Amazing shoes!


  11. Dani says:

    Du siehst wirklich fantastisch aus – das Outfit ist locker-leger und trotzdem elegant. Gefällt mir sehr! Herzliche Grüße,Dani

  12. Nicole says:

    These pictures look like a relaxing weekend! beautiful location!


  13. Dea says:

    Der Wörthersee ist auch echt wunderschön!!! :-)

  14. Laura says:

    LOOOVE your DIY shorts and those cute sandals! Looks like an amazing surprise trip!

  15. Qué Acierto says:

    I imagine you enjoy a wonderful weekend. Pics are amazing. Lovely sandals.

  16. Marisa says:

    This hotel looks amazing! I’d love to be lying in one of those cabanas right now. Glad your second time there was so much better and your boyfriend’s idea of a spontaneous vacation was right on point!


  17. lovely pictures .. lake looks
    stunning I’m sure it was a bit
    chilly to swim.


  18. Alexa says:

    Thanks for the hotel suggestion! those cabanas look amazing ! great pics.


  19. Kristen says:

    Looks so lovely. So jealous! A vacay sounds amazing right about now.

  20. Katii says:

    Ooooh.. ich mache jedes Jahr direkt daneben Urlaub- im Strandschlössel gleich links vom Lake’s :)

  21. Silvi says:

    love your sandals! looks like you had a great weekend!

  22. Jasmin says:

    Ja… ein kleiner Wochenendtrip wäre jetzt mal was! Ich hoffe du hast dich gut erholt :)

  23. Pernille says:

    wunderschöne fotos!