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good bye twenty-twelve.

good bye twenty-twelve.

Even though you guys are probably seeing these kinds of posts on just about every single blog – I always love taking some time to look back on the past year.

While preparing this post I was reminded of all the amazing things I was able to experience in 2012. I honestly could not be more thankful for the people in my life and all the wonderful moments in the past 365 days. This blog has been my companion for almost 3 years and I wouldn’t want to miss it for the world!! So thank you for sticking around and hopefully you guys will continue to enjoy reading my random blah blahh in 2013 🙂

J A N U A R Y  … we started the new year in Palm Springs, enjoying lots of sunshine and blue skies!

F E B R U A R Y  … was the coldest time I have ever experienced in Vienna, with temperatures below -10°C I was freezing for 2 weeks non-stop. But it also made for wonderful weekend adventures (ie going for a walk on the frozen lake). I also celebrated my 23rd birthday with 24 friends in our old apartment.

M A R C H  … was when I officially grew up and started my job 🙂 Now, 10 months later I am still happy to get up for work 5 days a week and love my job – hopefully that wont change in 2013!! I was also lucky to be amongst 4 bloggers chosen to collaborate with District 1 for an amazing project AND my Alexander Wang rocco bag arrived. I have seriously worn that bag to death this past year and love, love, LOVE it!!! If anyone has been thinking of investing in a special bag for a while, my advice: DO IT!! You’ll love it so much and wear it every single day!

A P R I L  … was the month of another wonderful collaboration, this time with GANT to style one of their windows at the store in the 1st district. Also, Mike and I spent the Easter weekend at the Wörthersee in the beautiful Schlosshotel Velden and the weather slowly turned to summery temperatures!

M A Y  … called for a reunion with my oldest bloggie-friend, Gabby! She had a shoot scheduled in Vienna and stayed with us. For my mom’s birthday the entire family spent 3 days in Budapest to celebrate.

J U N E  … is probably my favorite month of the past year. After 4 years in our old apartment, Mike and I moved into our new place. It was the best decision and we’ve been so incredibly happy here!! Countless hours were spent up on the deck, BBQ-ing with Mr. boyfriend and drinking wine with the girls!

J U L Y  … was relaxing! We spent lots of time unpacking things from the move, enjoying the sun and cooking at home.

summer in the city

A U G U S T  … involved LOTS of travelling. A romantic weekend at the Lake Wörthersee with Mike, 3 days in Munich to celebrate my brother’s birthday, 4 days in Portoroz with friends + a trip to Barcelona with my mom.


S E P T E M B E R  … was another great milestone in terms of blogging. I was invited to speak as part of a panel discussion at the FashionCamp Vienna, revolving around spending habits of bloggers. The apartment also got a few new things and our bedroom finally came together when the tray / bedside tables arrived!

tray tables

O K T O B E R  … was the first time I was shot for a magazine feature. Such an honor to be featured in Falter’s “Best of Vienna” amongst 4 other super creative and talented people!! I also continued working on decorating the apartment with a fun little D.I.Y.

Best of Vienna // Falter

N O V E M B E R  … was my personal blog-highlight of the year. I worked with Angela of Saffron Avenue to re-design the blog and give it a new look. I could not be happier with the way it turned out and still love looking at it every single day 🙂 I was also invited to be a part of the opening of the new global store of Louis Vuitton here in Vienna. Such a wonderful experience!!

D E C E M B E R  … is always a special month due to the holidays. We spent an entire week at home with my family and I loved the little time-out to just be lazy 🙂 I also bought my faux fur jacket, which has been the best buy of this fall / winter!!

faux fur jacket

Happy New Year – hope you all celebrated properly last night!!



  • 11 years ago

    Tolle Bilder und ein schönes Jahr!

    Ein frohes neues 2013, Vicky!

    Liebe Grüße

  • 11 years ago

    Congrats! We love reading your ‘blah blah’ and wish you all the best! Happy 2013 to you! – x sini

  • Sparkle
    11 years ago

    Liebe Vicky,

    ein total schöner Rückblick.:) Ich hoffe du hattest gestern eine tolle Party & bist gut ins neue Jahr gekommen!

    Liebe Grüße, Tabea xo

  • 11 years ago

    super post und tolle fotos! du hattest wirklich ein gutes jahr, möge 2013 mindestens genauso gut für dich werden.

  • 11 years ago

    Toller Jahresrückblick und tolle Momente für Dich! Wünsche dir nur das Beste für das neue Jahr! Viele liebe Grüße aus München!
    Vanessa –

  • 11 years ago

    happy new year Vicki ! Great year !! super pics ! keep it up xxx

  • Lansky
    11 years ago

    I follow you since… I don’t remember lol but for a long time! I love your blog & I saw all your progess. I want a Rocco (rose gold or gold) for a long time, I think 2013 is the time, I’ll save up. Each month of this past year was great, I’m so thankful for that! 🙂 2013 gonna be a great year. So Happy New Year to you & enjoy it!!!


  • 11 years ago

    Palm Springs im Jänner klingt absolut traumhaft!! Da wär ich jetzt grade lieber als hier im kalten Österreich. Wünsch dir ein tolles neues Jahr!! 🙂
    Lg, Andrea

  • I hope you had an amazing new year with all of your friends and loved ones!! =D

    I love reading your blog, been reading it for about 2 years now and you actually inspired me to start my own blog to document my life =D you truly are an inspiration!!

    I wish you all the best for 2013 Vicky!


  • 11 years ago

    Happy New Year! Looking forward to another great one! Happy 2013!

  • Tine
    11 years ago

    Tolles Jahr!!!! Toller Blog! Wie schaffst du es eigentlich zu bloggen, einen Vollzeit (?)-Job zu haben und studieren tust du ja auch noch, oder?

    • vicky
      11 years ago

      Hi Tine,

      seit September arbeite ich “nur noch” 21 Std/ Woche, eben wegen Blog und Studium 🙂

      xox Vicky

  • 11 years ago

    I nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger award. You can check out the post here 🙂 xx -Tia

  • Loved reading about your year and what a year it´s been!!! I´m so incredibly honored that I was mentioned! 🙂 Blog BFFs forEVA!!!! The happiest new year to you and Mike, I hope to see u soon again! 🙂 Hugs from Cali! xxx

  • nina
    11 years ago

    Very nice recap:)
    Happy 2013 to you too!

  • 11 years ago

    Ein wundervoller Jahresrückblick. Ich finde es so beeindruckend, mit wie viel Liebe zum Detail Du Deinen Blog pflegst! Alles gute und weiterhin viel Erfolg für’s neue Jahr wünsche ich dir! 🙂

  • Great post. You are looking so nice but I like your hair style most.

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