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FOR THE HOME: chinese garden stool

It’s been a while since I’ve updated things around the apartment, the main reason being that everything is basically furnished, so there is no room left for new items. Which is exactly why a chinese garden stool has been on my wishlist for over a year now. I first saw them somewhere on Pinterest and was immediately obsessed. Not the most useful item of furniture, but such a statement piece! Unfortunately, however, I never knew where to put it since there was simply no fitting space. Now, I am currently in the processes of re-doing our entry way in the hopes of creating more storage for shoes and jackets, which will clear up a little spot for the new stool for sure (at least that’s what I told Mike). Until then it is residing in our living room and I couldn’t be happier with the newest addition to our home! Happy Sunday 

FOR THE HOME: silver chinese garden stool  - Bikinis & Passports

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5 | Categories: Apartment, Decor, Interior Design

OUTFIT: sporty habits

Don’t ask me why, but my scale is currently trying to make me mad. I am not one to weigh myself on a daily basis since I have been around the same weight for a long time (which I am happy with). However, at the beginning of the Summer I started a new intense workout and have been SO good for the past 2 months. I’ve exercised between 3-5x per week and eaten fairly healthy. I was expecting to drop a pound or two before our trip to Portoroz, but instead gained some … So how do you stay motivated and keep yourself from eating cheeseburgers like there is no tomorrow? Cute workout gear! Seriously, it probably sounds so simple, but every time I add a new piece of workout clothing or equipment to my collection I get super excited about the first good sweat in it! Like my new Puma windbreaker, which I couldn’t wait to take out on a run earlier this week. Paired with a simple black and white look (which resembles most of my workout clothes) it adds the perfect highlight – not to mention the rosé gold zipper ♥ Soo, drumroll please for my new motivator:

Puma Windbreaker / Track Jacket - Bikinis & Passports

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24 | Categories: Fitness, Outfits, Sponsored

TRAVELS: Portoroz, my love!

Our annual trip to Portoroz has become my personal highlight of the summer – I start a countdown in April … for August (just sayin’). I put together a huge travel diary for The Daily Dose, but also wanted to share a few snapshots with you guys. There’s nothing better than a summery get-away that is just a 4-5 hour drive away. Snug between Italy (where we visited the Castello di Duino) and Croatia, Portoroz also offers plenty of day-trip opportunities, not to mention the crystal clear ocean and amazing breakfast buffet at the Kempinski Palace Hotel. Have any of you been to Slovenia? Or do you have any hidden gems for getaways that aren’t too far from Vienna?

Portoroz Travel Diary - Bikinis & Passports

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14 | Categories: Hotels, Travels

BEAUTY TALK: a new york lovestory … MYNY

Ohh, New York! There is something so magical about the city, and it is simply like no other place in the world. So impressive, so timeless, so eclectic, so fast, so beautiful, … so New York! I am 100% a city girl and couldn’t imagine not being surrounded by lots of pretty buildings, the hustle and bustle of other people around me and the endless possibilities (especially when it comes to food) a city has to offer on a daily basis. I’ve been to NYC twice and currently the destination is more present than ever, since my good friend Victoria just moved there with her hubby – what better excuse to plan another trip soon, right? Until then, I’ve got MYNY right in my pocket with the new DKNY scent: girly yet grown up – fresh and flowery but also timeless and rich – cool yet classy! MYNY is for every girl, no matter what your lovestory with New York City is like ♥

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15 | Categories: Beauty, Douglas, Giveaway, Sponsored, Travels