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RECIPE: sweet potato & pumpkin soup with curry

Now that Fall is in full force, soups are on the menu a lot more at our home. It is one of my favorite go-to meals on chilly days and there are so many different options. Mike and I love a tomato creme soup with bruschetta for dinner or a hearty chicken soup when the nose is runny. A personal favorite of mine is pumpkin soup. To me, pumpkin is the essence of autumn (PSL, just sayin’) and it instantly makes you feel better on a cold and rainy day! Last week, I had a few leftovers in the fridge, including a bit of pumpkin, 1 sweet potato and 3 carrots. I tossed everything together with a side of paneer naan from take-out Indian the night before and the outcome was pretty amazing! Reason enough to share the recipe for my curried sweet potato & pumpkin soup with you guys, right? Enjoy!

recipe: curried sweet potato & pumpkin soup - Bikinis & Passports

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13 | Categories: Food & Drinks, Recipes

BEAUTY TALK: my top 5 hair products (video)

If I had to narrow it down to the most asked question I receive, it would definitely have to be about my hair. It is weird to me, since I probably don’t see my hair the way others do (and I know what a fight it usually is in the bathroom), but of course I want to try to answer your questions, and today I wanted to share my personal top 5 hair products with you. All of these have been in use for a long time and work amazingly for me personally. Find out more after the click…

my top 5 hair products - Bikinis & Passports

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OUTFIT: espadrilles in October

It seems that October is the new August in Vienna. We’ve been blessed with SUCH amazing weather and I seriously don’t want it to end. Yesterday, Kathi, Mike and I spent the entire afternoon up on the deck in shorts (!!) and t-shirts. After a rainy and cold August, a beautiful summery Fall ist just what I needed. My favorite part of the wonderful weather: Being able to wear my Summer favorites for a bit longer. I just received the most perfect suede espadrilles by Alsen Ibiza about 2 weeks ago and have been wearing them non-stop. So comfortable, cute and perfect with skinny jeans and a cozy cardigan (also seen HERE). Are you guys also enjoying the golden Autumn? Happy Monday!

Alsen Ibiza Espadrilles - Bikinis & Passports

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TRAVELS: Blue Marlin Ibiza

My favorite part of our vacation in Ibiza were the lazy days spent at beach clubs. The atmosphere is very special. It’s a weird mix between total relaxation and party. The two usually don’t really go together, but at the beach clubs on Ibiza they do. You lounge on huge day beds while sipping on sangria, occasionally dipping into the ocean and napping in between. Everyone is super laidback and you quickly get to know the people around you.
Originally we had reservations for Blue Marlin Ibiza on Sunday, which supposedly is the best day to go there. Unfortunately it rained all day, so we rescheduled for Tuesday – which ended up being perfect! Even though it was already a little less crowded since the season was coming to an end, we had such a fun and relaxing afternoon. The water is crystal clear and perfect for a little swim in the sun, the food was delicious, the music good and the sangria yummy. Can’t wait to go back next year!

Blue Marlin Ibiza

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12 | Categories: Food & Drinks, Party, Restaurants, Summer, Travels