From Paris with love

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PARIS is such a great city! I spent four days there and I want to go back as soon as possible. Actually I am a bit surprised that I like Paris that much as I’m more into “cooler” or “younger” cities like Berlin. However, as Paris is a big city and has so much to offer, I want to share with you my personal tips for this city. Beitrag ansehen

Thailand is always a good idea

Finally, I find time to post something about the most amazing trip I’ve ever had in my entire life. I always wanted to visit Thailand because I heard so many amazing things so you can imagine how excited I was when we decided to actually go there. My suggestion was Koh Phi Phi and after a bit of research we booked a very nice hotel on this island. Koh Phi Phi is separated in two “main” islands, Koh Phi Phi Don (the larger, where all the resorts and the village are) and Koh Phi Phi Le (the smaller, where the movie The Beach was filmed). Although I state Don as the larger island, it is not really large lol. There are no real streets, no cars, no hospital, no street lightning (thank god for our smartphones), no shops or anything. Of course there are some restaurants and stuff, but in my opinion it’s not that much touristy. There is a place called Tonsai pier, which is according to my boyfriend more disgusting than pretty. However, there is a really nice small village, where we went almost every evening with very good restaurants and massage studios. So let’s bring some facts… Beitrag ansehen

Down to earth

Die letzten Monate waren extrem stressig und hektisch für mich. Deshalb haben mein Freund und ich unsere Sachen gepackt und sind ein paar Tage in die Berge gefahren. Ich weiß nicht ob das bei euch auch so ist, aber ab diesem Moment wo ich raus aus der Stadt und umgeben von Bergen bin, bin ich sofort entspannt und fühle mich frei. Diese Umgebung bringt mich einfach wieder “Down to earth” und ich bin dankbar für diese wunderschöne Welt und dass ich ein Teil davon sein darf. In der Nähe unserer Unterkunft (wir waren in Kirchberg, Tirol) gibt es den Schwarzsee und ich schwöre euch, dieser Ort raubt einem den Atem. Als Kind war ich dort sehr oft aber dieses Mal hatte es irgendetwas Magisches an sich. Somit ein perfekter Ort um mein neuestes Outfit zu präsentieren :-). Beitrag ansehen

When in doubt, travel!

Bald ist es wieder soweit und ich mache mich auf zu neuen Abenteuern. Wie ihr ja wisst, liebe ich es zu reisen und neue Länder und Kulturen zu entdecken. Natürlich ist fliegen nicht unbedingt die umweltschonenste Fortbewegungsart, aber ich bin der Meinunng, wenn man es in einem gewissen Rahmen hält und auch im Alltag auf umweltbewusstes Verhalten Wert legt, ist es akzeptabel. Anschließend findet ihr eine Auswahl meiner momentanten TRAVEL FAVORITES 🙂
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Dickes B

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

I love this quote… For me, travelling became an addiction. Some people might not understand that or think that this person must be unhappy at there own home. But that’s not true! I totally love my home and also my country and all those beautiful places here in Austria, but for me there is nothing I’m looking more forward to than leaving my own little spot of life and escaping into another world. Exploring new places gives me the chance to maybe see things differently and be fascinated by the architecture, history, people, culture and so on.

Like I already told you in my last post, I visited Berlin with my friends and it was freakin AMAZING! We got to see so many stunning places and ate a lot of delicious food of course ;-). In this post I want to share with you a list all the things you have to know when you want to visit Berlin.. Enjoy!

Where to STAY.

We stayes at a very nice hotel called “Berlin Berlin”, which I booked via secret escapes. I can only recommend this Booking page as it offers good hotels for good prices and I’ve never had any problems with it so far. I have to admit that the area around the hotel is not the most beautiful, but it’s very close to Kurfürstendamm and the Zoologische Garten. All in all a very good place to stay.

Where to EAT.

A dream came true! I visited my first cleaneating restaurant called THE BOWL (pictures below) and it was really delicious. Everything they offer is clean and plantbased…. I really wanted to stay there forever. Unfortunately we had to wait 45 minuted for our food, which made us feel a bit uncomfortable as all the other guests got their food within 10 minutes. I can’t imagine that we were the reason for this as we are super nice and friendly girls of course ;-).
Another restaurant, which is one my Top 4 list is NENI Berlin. I already know Neni from my hometown, but it’s always a pleasure to eat there. They offer israeli food and have a lot of vegan and vegetarian dishes. But the main reason why I mention this restaurant is the location. It’s on top of the 25 hours hotel and you can see all over the zoo of Berlin. Breathtaking!If you want some Burgers and Fries I recommend 5 PLACES BURGER, which is very close to The bowl and more a take away than a restaurant. Very good price-performance ratio.
A very romantic place to eat is the CAFE AM NEUEN SEE. It’s located directly in the Zoologische Garten and very beautiful.

Where to SHOP.

Yesss…. I fulfilled myself another dream and bought myself my first vegan and fair produced Handbag by MATT & NAT! I looked at their online shop a million times and wanted to order one already, but then I decided that I wanted to see them in real. I dragged my patient girls (love you guys) to a shop called DEAR GOODS, which sells vegan, organic, fair etc. clothing and bags. IT WAS HEAVEN! Everytime I look at this beauty I fall in love. I also think the price (144€) is completely legitimate for this high-quality product. I think it’s better to buy one bag, which is maybe a bit more expensive, than a lot of cheap bags, which only look good for a month.
Wanna know what the best place to shop in Berlin is? Definitely the KAUFHAUS DES WESTENS (KaDeWe). It’s huge and it’s beautiful. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for make up or fruits you’ve never heard of before, you can get anything you want there. Speaking about shopping, I bought my second pair of ray-bans wuhu.
FRIEDRICHSHAIN is a very hip and modern district of berlin. It’s also the place where all the vegan restaurants are. In the streets of Friedrichshain you can find a lot of cute small shops from young designers.

What to SEE.

On Saturday we participated a so called FREE WALKING TOUR. It’s a guided tour through the inner city of berlin and basically is for free, but if you liked it, you give a gratuity. We visited the HOLOCAUST DENKMAL, which is very impressive and also a bit intimidating, Brandenburger Tor, Gendarmenmarkt, Berliner Mauer and other places I can’t remind myself anymore. You should definitely do this when you are in Berlin.
Apart from that we visited the EASTSIDE GALLERY, which are residues of the Berlin wall and are painted by artists. The photos of my lates outfit post are taken at this place.

Some more pics of our trip…

Me and the girls

Burger invasion at 5 Places Burger

In front of the Holocaust Denkmal

Drinks at THE BOWL

What you have to eat when you visit NENI Berlin

The Brandenbuger Tor

Holocaust Denkmal

East Side Gallery

Portugal VLOG

Hey everyone 🙂 Like I already mentioned in one of my previous post, I wanted to make a “VLOG” of my trip to Portugal this july… aaaaand here it is! I hope you like it 🙂 Just lean back and enjoy three minutes of sun, beach and the ocean. Make sure to scroll down to see some of my favourite photos as well.

VIDEO: Portugal VLOG

 

Up up and away

Like most of you probably already noticed on Instagram, I’m leaving Austria in about two days to spend one week in beautiful Portugal. I’m so excited!! I have to admit that I’m a terrible traveller. My suitcase is always too small (or is there to much in it? … who knows) and my poor boyfriend has to take all my shoes, bags and stuff like that into his case. It’s just that I’m feeling much more comfortable when I know that I have packed more than I really need – you never know what happens!

I compiled some of my “Travelling essentials”, which are always in my bag/suitcase.

Raw and vegan fruit and nut bars

It’s almost impossible to find healthy snacks while you are travelling. These bars are perfect if you are a little hungry, but don’t want to eat anything huge. Personally I prefer the companies “Raw bite” and “Roo bar”, because they only contain natural sweetener (Dates) and they also offer protein bars, which is perfect if you want to grab something healthy after a workout.

A breath of fresh air

Lush is my favourite company when it comes down to cosmetic products. This one is a facial toner and it’s perfect for dry air e.g. in an airplane as it refreshes your face perfectly! I have them in travel size and also in normal size, because I use this product every day.

Fringed shoulder bag

We’re planning to make a one-day sightseeing trip to Lisbon and so I wanted to have a small and stylish shoulder bag, in which I can put in only the most important stuff. This one is from Brandy Melville and I like it a lot. It’s comfortable and matches with the outfit I planned for this trip (yes I do plan them haha). Unfortunately I think it’s not vegan or fair, but there will be post about a vegan and fair bag soon – stay tuned!

Bobbi Brown Concealer

I discovered this creamy concealer today and I think it’s one of the best! It also comes with a light powder, which is applied after the concealer to fix it. Also perfect for your handbag by the way.

Toni & Guy Shampoo and Conditioner

Good smell, good result and good size. In Austria and Germany you can buy it at Müller.

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Wie die meisten von euch wahrscheinlich schon mitbekommen haben, werde ich in zwei Tagen für eine Woche nach Portugal verschwinden und freue mich schon wie verrückt darauf. Ich muss zugeben, dass ich ein ziemlich mieser Reisender bin. Mein Koffer ist IMMER zu klein (oder ist einfach zu viel drinnen… wer weiß?) und mein armer Freund muss dann meine Schuhe, Handtaschen etc. in seinen Koffer unterbringen. Ich fühle mich einfach wohler wenn ich weiß, ich habe mehr als genug eingepackt – man weiß ja nie was kommt.

Ich habe eine kurze Liste für euch zusammengestellt, in der ich meine Lieblings Reiseprodukte vorstelle.

Rohe und vegane Nuss/Früchteriegel

Leider ist es immer noch so gut wie unmöglich gesunde Snacks zu bekommen, wenn man auf Reisen ist. Diese Riegel sind perfekt wenn man Hunger hat, aber jetzt nichts großartig zu sich nehmen möchte. Ich persönlich bevorzuge jene Riegel von “Raw bite” oder “Roo bar”, da sie sehr lecker sind und nur mit natürlichen Süßungsmitteln gesüßt sind (Datteln.) Außerdem gibt es davon auch Proteinriegel, die ich besonders gerne nach dem Training zu mir nehme.

A breath of fresh air

Ich liebe ja eigentlich alle Lush Produkte, aber dieser Gesichtstoner hat es echt drauf. Er erfrischt unglaublich gut und die Reisegröße passt perfekt in die Handtasche. Vor allem super für die trockene Luft im Flugzeug.

Schultertasche mit Fransen

Wir planen einen eintägigen Ausflug in Portugals Hauptstadt Lissabon und hierfür wollte ich mir eine kleine und bequeme Tasche zulegen in der das nötigste Platz hat (noch dazu hat sie stylische Fransen). Diese ist von Brandy Melville und passt sehr gut zu meinem geplanten Outfit (ja ich plane meine Outfits haha). Leider ist sie meines Wissens nicht vegan oder fair. Allerdings werde ich bald eine fair hergestellte und vegane Tasche vorstellen – stay tuned!

Bobbi Brown Concealer

Dieses Produkt habe ich heute erst entdeckt und ich finde es wirklich sehr innovativ. Es besteht nämlich nicht nur aus Concealer sondern auch aus einem hellen Puder, mit dem man den Concealer fixiert. Vor allem bei dieser Hitze ist es ganz gut, wenn man ein bisschen fixieren kann. Passt auch perfekt in die Handtasche by the way.

Toni & Guy Shampoo und Conditioner

Guter Duft, gutes Ergebnis, gute Größe. In Österreich und Deutschland sind diese Produkte bei Müller erhältlich.