Ingrid just released her next video for her latest song ‘Blood Brothers’ today! The concept is “We’re all the same under a different name–We’re all blood brothers.”
Can she get any better?
No city is quite as luxurious as Vienna (except maybe Paris). The shopping, the opera, the Habsburgs, and last, but certainly not least, the coffee. Vienna still embraces the original function of the coffeehouse as a place to meet and discuss ideas and facilitate discussion. And while you may never be more than a mile away from the nearest Starbucks whilst in downtown Vienna, you are also surrounded by hidden gems. Cafe Central may be tucked away from the vibrancy of the main avenues, but it is certainly not hidden. Opened in the late 19th century, this chic coffeehouse is most famous for its patrons Lenin and Trotsky. Today, it remains chic as ever and the most delectable way to enjoy an afternoon coffee.
Take your coat off and stay awhile. Enjoy a newspaper or magazine while you’re at it. (They even have English papers for those of us who can’t speak German)
Every warm coffee should come accompanied by a cup of cold ice water. I’m not sure if any better combination exists.
Despite the luxury and notoriety of Cafe Central, I’m convinced it is the pastries themselves that actually make this place so irresistible. Layers of chocolate and hazelnut and other Viennese goodness.
Maybe one day I’ll be lucky enough to get my hands on this recipe and open up my own little Viennese coffee shop right here in the US. Or maybe I’ll just have to go back to Vienna ;)
ps. As I type this I am sipping on a venti latte from Starbucks. I feel a little bit like a traitor.
Reminiscing about the Italian sun.
blazer-zara : tank top-bebe : belt-lucky : jeans-express : flats-market in paris
According to that handy dandy book in my hand this foot is really important.
And no night in Italy is complete without a big family dinner :)
Miss you Italy almost as much as I miss these lovely ladies.
Dear Florence & Lana,
I can’t seem to get enough of either one of you today.
You two make the LSAT a little more bearable. Thanks for that.
After having travelled the world and snagged the boy back I figured it was about time I learned a little bit about domestication. Cooking, cleaning, & craftiness aren’t exactly my cup of tea, but my return to suburbia may be teaching me a thing or two (and not just how to kick butt on the LSAT)
I’ve recently explored how to go to the grocery store and buy more than just make up and hair products:
Make myself a yummy, healthy Swiss breakfast with those groceries:
Museli & Greek Yogurt– Recipe coming soon!
As well as a yummy, refreshing spring pasta dish:
Lemon & Basil Pasta–Recipe found here
Finally I have mastered the art of big sister by contributing to the prom ensemble:
And every once in awhile I pose for a photo & pretend I’m still in Europe:
More photos from prom and tips on hair & makeup ideas for the big day coming soon.
Did anyone else catch that gossip girl finale?
Staircase III by Do Ho Suh
While visiting London I made sure to pencil in over half a day for the Tate Modern. This intriguing installation piece is only one of many many thought-provoking artworks. It makes me just wanna climb up the stairs and into some dream-like alternate reality.
Maybe having art like this in my bedroom the solution to my insomnia. It certainly couldn’t hurt ;)