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COOKING SEASONALLY: FALL | SWEET POTATO, EGGPLANT SALAD WITH SESAME DRESSING | vegetarian, gluten-free

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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Autumn is my favorite time of the year – golden leaves, cozy days under the blanket, a good book and the warm light of candles. Moreover, I’m always looking forward to the seasonal fruits and veggies such as pumpkin, quince, eggplant and grapes. I love to cook seasonally, probably because that’s how I was raised. Where I come from, we always cook seasonally. You just can’t get strawberries or tomatoes during winter, or rather say, you can’t afford them. You always buy fruits and veggies that are in season and I think there’s the certain something to it – you always look forward to the one month when you’ll get your favorite fruits.

Cooking seasonally and regionally is also a trend that is coming up and I think it is really great that people are getting more aware of what they are eating. That’s also why I’ve decided not only to share my favorite recipes with you, but my favorite SEASONAL recipes that are easy to prepare and quick. Today I’ll start with my favorite warm fall salad: a sweet potato, eggplant, chickpea salad with a sesame dressing. (*vegan substitutes are also included in the recipe)

 


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MONTHLY RECAP: SEPTEMBER 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Time has gone by quickly and now there are only two months until the end of the year – it’s incredible how fast the year idrawing to a close. September has passed, the summer season is finally over and it’s time to summarize what was going on the last month! So, here is what happened in the last summer month! 

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NEW AND HOT IN VIENNA: OVERGROUND CONCEPT STORE

Friday, September 29, 2017

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Vienna is not one of those cities you would call an early-adapter. It’s rather known for its coziness and for running/being late in everything. Whether in terms of new fashion, food and other trends, in Vienna, you can’t expect changes to happen overnight or people to adapt to new trends very quickly. However, Vienna is and has always been rich in terms of cultural diversity and the different cultures have shaped the present picture of this amazing city. Fact is: even though everything happens very slowly in Vienna, we love this city and everything it has to offer. We love to watch the city grow in many points of view. We love having the diversity of food you get in the nearby restaurants, the ability of hearing so many different languages while taking the metro and, of course, the openings of new and interesting concept stores and small boutiques. For all these reasons, we have decided to share our love and appreciation for this city more often and today, we would like to start with a story about a special and at the same time new concept store we are obsessed with – The Overground Concept Store.


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ALL I WANT FOR MY B-DAY IS… TO SAY THANK YOU

Sunday, September 24, 2017

As usual, before my birthday, my husband asked me: “So, what do you want for your b-day? Any special wishes?”, and it was the first time I didn’t know what to say. I really don’t have any wishes at all, because I’ve got just everything I need and even more than that. Because of this, I just wanted to express in this blog post how grateful I am for everything.

HOW TO WEAR: #THE PANTSUIT

Friday, September 22, 2017

Even though Hillary Clinton didn’t make it to become the president of the USA, she was definitely one of the first ladies who started bringing the pantsuit back to “life” during her campaign back in 2016. However, the real comeback of the pantsuit and the diverse ways on how to wear it are expected in the F/W17 season. The selection is huge and rich in variety, including everything from bold patterns to more conventional ones from the past decades. To celebrate this comeback, we decided to team up with our blogger friends from the “One Trend – Different Styles” series to offer you as many diferent ways on how to wear this trend as possible. To find out more about this trend, simply click on the direct links (pictures) at the end of this article.


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KOREAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS | FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Sunday, September 17, 2017

You may have noticed the huge hype about the Korean skin care routine which is not something that started a short while ago, but it’s still talked off – with good reason. If you take a look at Korean women, they all have flawless complexion. But why? The reason for this is that they take their skin care very seriously, and it consists of 10 steps (quite a lot, right? :D). However, it’s not only the skin care routine that is totally hyped currently, but also their beauty products, which are, let’s say, quite different from the products we use in Europe. They often contain some ingredients, which are pretty unusual to us, like: snail slime, egg whites, egg yolks, bee venom, sheep oil etc. I read a lot about all of this and thought: I gotta try it. I just gotta try it. So I tested 3 products for a couple of months and today I’m sharing my opinion with you. Keep reading 🙂


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