One of the questions I get asked a lot is “Where do you find inspiration?”, and the answer is surprisingly banal: “Everywhere!”. To me, inspiration comes from the little things, things that are very much a part of my life, things that we might overlook when we are too busy chasing to-do lists or working off our inbox. I always feel most inspired when I have time to wind down, to clean the apartment (clean space, clear mind) or, of course, when I am traveling. Who doesn’t feel inspired by the sight of the sun setting over the ocean or a palm-tree-lined horizon?
However, we don’t have to go far to find inspiration. Even after 10 years of living in Vienna, there are still so many hidden gems to be discovered. One of those is the Palmenhaus in Schönbrunn. Tropical plants in abundance and the most beautiful glasshouse I have ever laid eyes upon, tucked away in the imperial gardens of Schönbrunn Palace. Definitely worth adding to the list of sights to see when you visit Vienna!
Made in Vienna: On a sunny day, Vienna itself is pure inspiration. I don’t think I would ever get sick of it’s beauty, which is probably also the reason that it is home to a lot of art and distinctive jewellery brands like FREYWILLE. The company has created their pieces around motifs from artists of the 19th and 20th century, especially Austrian painters in several of their collections. Among them Gustav Klimt. Aside from the fact that I am in love with their monochrome bordered bangles, the new Van Gogh L’amandier (almond blossom) collection adds the perfect pop of color to a summery all-white look. With the early arrival of Summer this year, I feel like I have been living in hues of white lately, resorting to accessories to add to the look.
*in collaboration with FREYWILLE