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OUTFIT: saying good-bye

I think it is safe to say that it is officially time to say good-bye to Summer. While we had a few warm and sunny days at the beginning of the week, the weather forecast is looking slightly depressing. Nothing but rain for the next 5 days … meaning I don’t think bare legs will happen again anytime soon here in Vienna. Luckily, however, there are plenty of other spots around the world where the sun will stay a little longer and this pretty dress by Bonsui can make another appearance (hint, hint). My favorite way to pair dresses during the week is with casual sneakers and a practical cross body bag – how do you like to wear dresses for every-day-attire?

saying good-bye to summer, Bonsui snake-print dress - Bikinis & Passports

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27 | Categories: Outfits, Sponsored

OUTFIT: on the go

Today was a good day. It was warm, the sun was out all day and we spent the afternoon at IKEA and bought a beautiful white table for the new office. To go with the weather (and the white desk) I wore my favorite new top from COS. Obviously it was far from white after we were done schlepping the IKEA goodies back to the office, but thankfully we snapped a few photos before. Hope you guys all had a productive Monday and great start to a new week!

on the go: late summer outfit - Bikinis & Passports

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14 | Categories: Outfits

RECIPE: no-bake peanut butter power bites

Recently I’ve been making a few small changes to my diet. I eat healthy most of the time (writing this while I just had pizza & beer last night …), but I feel like there is always room to improve. For the past few weeks I’ve tried to eat as little refined white sugar as possible. Refined white sugar will encourage sugar cravings, so instead I try to eat dried fruits and snack on berries or my no-bake peanut butter power bites. These are so easy to make and a perfect afternoon pick-up with a skinny latte at the office. I usually make a batch of 20-25 power balls on the weekend and then I have plenty for the entire week. They come in at about 60 kcal a piece, so 2-3 are a yummy snack that’ll also provide a ton of energy and make you full (thanks to the flaxseeds and oats)

RECIPE: no-bake peanut butter power balls - Bikinis & Passports

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11 | Categories: Food & Drinks, Recipes

FOR THE HOME: a (coffee table) love affair

We’ve lived in our current apartment for over 2 years now, and every time I come home I still get excited and am thankful to be able to call it home. It is a home that Mike and I have created for ourselves and it is my happy place. It’s hard to say which is my favorite room or corner. Our rooftop deck is pure bliss during Summer, but when it is as rainy as this year, I spend most of my days in our living room. And let me just tell you, I have a serious love affair going on with our coffee table. Don’t ask me why, but it has always been “my baby” from the very beginning. It is never seen without fresh flowers and a few of my favorite items on display. I took these photos for a feature on The Daily Dose, but also wanted to share my little love affair with you!

coffee table decor - Bikinis & Passports

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5 | Categories: Apartment, Decor, Interior Design