Saturday, August 27, 2016

one of us


it was a tough weeks on many levels. 

one of bright spots was that we got mini's best friend back, this little pink bear known as "bom".

we worked hard all week to get him back after my daughter dropped him through the gap and onto the tracks below the underground train.

it was a traumatic experience as he is somewhat part of our family and we are so happy to have him back at home (and properly bathed)!

Friday, August 5, 2016

back to school

i'm usually ahead of the game when it comes to shopping for fall.

finding the things anna needs and likes (or she'll refuse to wear them) is a fun challenge.

she's opinionated and she's been picking what she wants to wear indipendently since she was 2: no jeans, only leggings; she finally loves skirts and dresses; plain tops won't cut it, there must be a cat/dog/bunny on it; jackets and coats must be more pretty than utilitarian and last but not least, shoes must be sparkly.

these are the rules at 3 years old.

i just want everything to go together easily so she doesn't look like a total clown so my rule is anything goes from the waist up but from the waist down it's solid colors only. and i also don't want to spend much more than100 euro on everything because it will last 6 months tops.

 here is our shopping for fall...


zara glitter flats


zara skirt


zara dress


zara boots


zara jumper


zara shoes


zara jumper


zara jeggings


mango jacket


mango rain boots

Saturday, July 16, 2016

more grey shoes


someone clearly has a problem...

this is my second pair of "mara" flats from asos. the first pair i got was silver and they felt a bit like tap dance shoes but they also made some excellent rainy day/travel shoes. so much so that i bought pair n. 2.

these tick all the boxes for me as they are on sale/leather/grey/pointed.

and so the online shopping in a new country has begun!




Sunday, July 10, 2016

perfect sunday


this morning we visited the painting 2.0 exhibition at the mumok in vienna and topped it off with a cupcake lunch. at last!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

things that make me hum

life in vienna is good so far.

it's the little things, like our local park entrance looks like this


and my little girl is smiling a lot, which i like.


i bought a fiddle leaf fig today (it was love at first sight)


we also went to the zoo


it's slowly beginning to feel like home!









Thursday, June 2, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

fourth anniversary


going out to lunch today to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

in four years we got married, moved to switzerland, had a baby and organized our impending move to vienna. in other words it's been quite a ride!

you think you know who you are marrying on the day of your wedding, but there is so much more. i think four times as highly of my partner today than on that sweet, innocent day we shared on the first of june 2012.

my wish for us in the next year is to be able to find the right environment and the time to focus on each other as we desire.

two are better than one! happy anniversary



Saturday, April 30, 2016

new apartment, new life


we found an apartment in vienna! 

i don't have any good pictures as the apartment viewing day was a bit of a whirlwind, but it's in a building from 1895 and it has all those charming features like pretty moldings, ceiling rosettes and parquet floors.

this is a first for me, as i never lived in an apartment that has "good bones" aka looks beautiful even when empty.

so of course i've made a few moodboards for our three rooms:

anna's


bedroom,




& living room...






we've been working hard to reduce our posessions to 20 boxes, a leather sofa, an eames chair and 3 rugs, which we are going to move ourselves with a van. 

i see some big ikea trips in our near future...