weekend fun.


Due to the fact that I need to spend my weekend in Vienna, as I met my seminar professor today (she offered me to help me translate the serbo-croat literature I need for my BA thesis), I was afraid that I might get extremely bored this weekend. Thanks to Esther though, who came to Vienna as well, I was not. :) She will tell you all about our little trip that we made today in one of her next blogposts. What I'm about to tell you now is how I spent the last two days. (If you're interested in it or not, haha) :)

After getting up at 6:30 on Friday, I took the train to Vienna to collect the library books I needed to take with me to my professor. I then went back to my apartment to have some lunch, which consisted of my mom's "Wurstknödel" (Wurstknödel are dumplings with pieces of sausages in it). They were delicious! Afterwards I decided to get myself a venti hazelnut latte at Starbucks and to go to H&M and F21 to try to find some jeans and a few autumn essentials. And believe it or not- I DID FIND SOMETHING!
So here we go- here's my ...
It's not exactly exciting ... but better than nothing, right? :) 

A grey, slouchy long sleeved shirt. (F21)

A basic white tanktop. (H&M)

A slimfit blue Jean!! (H&M)
A black knit cardigan. (H&M)

 A black chiffon blouse. (H&M)

Aaaaaaaand last but not least ... 

A bliitch shopper bag.

Logo by Marlene Wanzenböck

Bliitch is a young label of an art student in Vienna which was founded in 2012. Its creator, Marlene Wanzenböck, is selling her products at design markets in Vienna and I was lucky enough to get one of her discontinued model bags! I am so in love with it!

Basically, what she does is bleach the fabrics that she works with and then turns them into fantastic fashion items, such as:

(the following pictures are copyright by Marlene Wanzenböck)

If you would like to contact her, please go to 

Alright. :) Now back to my day. What else did I do besides finding reasons not to return to my studies ...? Oh right,- watch TV! :) I really must admit ... I was so unbelievably bored that I even watched a full episode of "Seventh Heaven" (which used to be one of my favourite TV series when I was still in school - don't ask me why). It's odd. On the one hand I could highly criticise that show, 'cause- since when does painting situations in black and white ever convince kids to follow a better path? It's not that simple and they know it. If you're a smoker, you're a bad person. If you drink, you're a bad person. When somebody else has a problem that has absolutely nothing to do with you, you should guilt yourself anyway, 'cause it's your fault on some level .. But well ... on the other hand .. somehow.. just somehow.. there is something oddly fascinating about this show .. And sometimes I do enjoy watching it. 

After that, Emergency Room was on and I - OF COURSE - had to dedicate another 40 minutes to that TV show too. Aww... I love ER.

Especially Goran Visnjic. (Btw- it took me almost 2 years to write his name correctly without checking it on Google first).

Today, on Saturday, Esther and I met at Starbucks and later went to a fleamarket in Vienna (she will tell you more details in her next post). Over coffee I gave her a few presents I had bought in London for her birthday. One of them was a book that we'd first seen in San Francisco last year and laughed so hard at that we almost fell on the floor of the bookshop, hysterically laughing and crying. So now ... let me introduce to you: 

Avery Monson and Jory John

Here's a short discription of the book that I found on amazon.com:

If you're a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you're a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you're a tree, all of your friends are end tables. Each page of this laugh-out-loud illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a cassette tape to a zombie. Cute and dark all at once, this hilarious children's book for adults teaches valuable lessons about life while exploring each cartoon character's unique grievance and wide-eyed predicament. From the sock whose only friends have gone missing to the houseplant whose friends are being slowly killed by irresponsible plant owners (like you), All My Friends Are Dead presents a delightful primer for laughing at the inevitable.

Haha.. I guess you either love this book or hate it. We just find it hilarious (yet of course sad on some level).. but well ... mostly hilarious. :)

Alright, guys. I think I'm gonna run down to the food stand around the corner now and get myself a lovely pizza. It's Saturday, after all. You're allowed to eat pizza on Saturday, right? Ok. :) Oh, speaking of food .. I guess it's official- I have an addiction problem .. a cocoa addiction problem.
Alright guys, so..  take care, have a lovely weekend and buy "All my friends are dead"! :) 


bye bye summer.

Oh guys.. I can just feel it. Temperatures are falling, the air is getting crisp, it's raining more often ... I get cravings for my favourite alcoholic beverage "Sturm"... autumn's coming. Slowly, but it is. But hey, no need to be sad! :) I personally had a wonderful summertime full of grillparties, family reunions combined with wonderful weather and exciting trips,-  I hope you enjoyed summer too! I guess, you're all already getting tired of blogpost names such as "wonderful trip" or "summer trip" or "trip-tastic", but I really must say.. I just LOVE taking trips! :) The last trip my family and I made wasn't actually a trip. Two weeks ago, early in the morning, I had to go to Vienna in order to go through some books in the library while my parents went shopping. Four hours later we decided to meet at the parking garage and to go to one of our favourite spots to get lunch after spending a day in Vienna. It's called Sooss (funny name, I know :) ), and that place is full of "Heurigen" (I guess you're also already getting tired of that word) which is kind of a typical Austrian tavern selling homegrown wine. The one we were in had a lovely little garden .. 

My parents and I ordered a typical Austrian meal: potato salad and Schnitzel! Surschnitze actually, to be more precise, which is the saltier version of a Schnitzel. Mmmmmmm, yummm!! :)

And of course, to raise our calorie intake and make our perfect day of eating even more perfect, we indulged in some incredible homemade desserts.

With bellies bigger than hot-air balloons we drove home saturated and rested for a couple of hours. In the evening my mum proudly presented her newest bag purchase to me, that she had bought earlier in Vienna.

 Lovely, isn't it? :)