vegan birthday.


Hey y'all! :) About a month ago Esther celebrated her - (I'm not allowed to say the number, I guess) - birthday and traditionally invited all of us 6 friends to celebrate with her. Since Esther is vegan now, she prepared many delicious meals for us that did not include any animal related products (I guess that's brand new information for you, right?). Honestly, quite a while ago I was one of those people who went "Vegan? Is that another word for tasteless and boring?" - but let me assure you- it definitely isn't. Even though I'm not vegan or vegetarian I absolutely enjoyed the wonderful snacks Esther had prepared for us and therefore like to share them on the blog with you today! - (I can  totally see Esther rolling her eyes at this very moment and going: "this is ridiculous, I'm feeling self-conscious now", but I dont care!) Enjoy! :)

As a first course we got some yummy fruit and a watermelon smoothie. As you can see in the picture, I am philosophizing about how the taste reminds me of summer, others might interpret it as posing as arrogantly as possible. 

The second course was the birthday cake, which was a chocolate cake covered in blueberries. I guess I don't have to describe to you how wonderful it tasted, right?

The third course was basically our main course which consisted of aubergine bruschetta, couscous with chickpeas, tomatoes, arugula and so on, cabbage salad and sweet potato wedges. Delish!

As it got dark we went inside, listened to some music and Esther unpacked her presents. (And no, we're not glued to our laptops all day long, even though it kinda looks like it judging by the pictures you've seen so far)! :)


wachau, I love you.


Hello guys! :) Alright, now before the cool winds of autumn will finally take the place of warm summer nights, I still want to share with you a few summer experiences I've gained in the past month as they are simply too beautiful as to not share them with you. At the end of August my bf and I decided to take a spontaneous trip to some place that wouldn't cost us a fortune,- so we went on a road trip to Wachau, Austria. If you've never heard of Wachau before, I'm sure the upcoming photos will make you want to go there immediately. (#phishingforcompliments?)

Our trip started on Saturday at the famous Stift Melk which is a Benedictine abbey above the town of Melk on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube river. The abbey was founded in 1089 but got its baroque look between 1702 and 1736. 

We were really smitten with the building (even though I detest the baroque style) and also with the beautifully created parks and gardens around it.

After we were done visiting this large and impressing abbey complex -(and had some delicious lunch of course), we drove to our hotel and checked in. With no particular aim in mind we then just drove around and eventually took a break at a beach-like spot situated right in front of the danube. It was gorgeous! 

A few minutes away there's this lovely town called Weißenkirchen where we got ourselves something to drink at a nice little vintner. 

Then we hit the road again and drove towards another small town called Dürnstein, - one place is lovelier than nthe other, I'm telling you!

In the evening we had some dinner and of course some Sturm (-for those of you who don't know Sturm, - your life is incomplete without this drink. It 's THE BEST. Seriously.)

The next day was also already our last day here in Wachau, so we got up early, had some breakfast and hit the road again. 

You must know that I'm the most stubborn, childish person in the history of the world, wherefore whenever I believe something must be done or seen, it must be done or seen. Simple as that. I wanted to see a fortress on our trip, so we went to see a fortress on our trip. My bf didn't even have a choice,- however- he absolutely loved it as much as I did! (And seriously, who wouldn't- just look at the pictures)!

I'm telling you,- I've never had a stronger urge to purchase the The Sims Medieval edition after visiting this place, as you feel like you'd just entered a time machine that gets you in the mood to build fortresses and put on baggy clothes with funny shoes. (All jokes aside,- the Middle Ages is probably the last period of time I would have liked to live in, however, with all those dressed up people running around pretending to be minnesingers it was lots of fun imagining those old times.) - And now, ladies and gentlemen, are you ready for the most gorgeous pic of them all? Here it is!

Seriously, the picture doesn't even nearly begin to cover the whole beauty of the actual view we enjoyed, it was insane! Look at this!

Oh yeah, the already had cupcakes back in the Middle Ages. Surprised?

Bravo, you're done! We've reached the end of the blogpost and I sincerely hope that enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed sharing my experience with you! Hopefully, I've made the Wachau region more attractive to you (-it simply can't be unattractive to anyone, that's impossible) and maybe you'll even visit in one weekend. It really is worth it! :)