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Entries Tagged as 'NYC'


Posted on: Monday, May 9, 2016


Hey! Big news! We’re counting our final days in NYC, before we’re crossing the big pond again, and move back to Austria. As sad as we are to leave so many good friends & memories in NYC, we’re also beyond excited for this new chapter of our lives. While NYC is obviously the greatest f*** city on earth, I feel super grateful to return to the most livable and beautiful one! There are so many things we look forward to in Vienna (Nova will have her OWN room?! I will have a DISHWASHER?! Daycare WON’T cost 3k, Austrian FOOD and WINE…) and after two years, this truly feels like the right step and an exciting one nonetheless!  Read More >

Korean Skin Care 101

Posted on: Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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Over the last year, I got really into obsessed with Korean Skin Care. I have no idea if this is an equally big thing in Europe but here in the US, it seems to be in every magazine, blog and also physical stores/chains started to advertise and carry Korean brands/products. In the beginning, I was just curious about this whole 10 step regimen since it sounded equal parts insane and luxurious to me. I started to notice all the Korean women with the most beautiful, porcelain skin (did I ever mention that I spend way too much time eating Korean BBQ, Korean Chicken etc. in NYCs K’town? Different story for another time) and began researching the secrets behind Korean skincare.

In a nutshell, Korean women take a different approach to makeup than we do on the Western side of the world. Skincare is a big part of their culture, and while the European/American approach to skincare is more reactive, Korean women start being proactive from a very young age and tend to view caring for their skin and complexion as the ultimate investment – worthy of not only their money but even more so their time. Many perform an intricate 10-step(!) cleansing and moisturizing routine—every single night. Koreans (especially women, but men as well) view the care of skin as something to savor and enjoy.  Read More >


Posted on: Thursday, December 3, 2015


Thanksgiving is one of those genuine American holidays which, unlike Halloween for example, hasn’t traveled to most European countries yet. We celebrated it for the first time in 2014 and loved it so much that we decided to have another traditional thanksgiving party this year. Everybody seems to be in this super cozy holiday mood by the end of November, people at work and school are more relaxed and everybody is excited to see their families. It also gives you a jump-start on Christmas.  Read More >

New York Getaways – Storm King Art Center

Posted on: Friday, November 6, 2015


We enjoyed our apple picking trip so much that we decided to do another outing to Storm King Art Center. It is located only one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley, where its 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. The park feels huge and has the tidiness of a golf course, the artwork and sculptures are scattered in the park and create an almost surreal landscape. Temperatures were crazy that day, 25°c in late October! It was such a beautiful “hike” and definitely a day trip you shouldn’t miss!

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New York Getaways – Apple Picking

Posted on: Monday, November 2, 2015

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Living in the city doesn’t mean that you cannot pretend to be a country bumpkin, every now and then. The three of us went apple picking with a friend at Barton Orchards the other day and we had so much fun. The farm is roughly 80 minutes away from the city and there are so many fun things to do.

We were a little hesitant at first, because most farms in the upstate area got mixed reviews on yelp. It turns out the only reason is people going on weekends when it’s super crowded. Angry people waiting in line for hours leave 1 star on yelp – that’s the secret of all those mixed reviews. We were lucky enough being able to go on a weekday and the weather was fantastic! The farm offers so many different activities. Playgrounds, artisans, live music, baked goods, a corn maze, a petting zoo, pumpkins, vegetable fields and yes – apple trees. We obviously did end up with too many apples at the end of the day. Fortunately, pinterest is the perfect inspiration to solve that problem.

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Life in a tiny apartment

Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2015


When we told people that we would move from our 115m2 rooftop flat in Vienna to a 50m2 one bedroom apartment in NYC to welcome our first baby we got a ALL the emotions. Shock, horror, envy, disbelief, respect, pity etc. To us, all those comments were kind of entertaining because it honestly was never a big deal for us. Every time we moved to another country/city we loved the whole process of starting over, selling almost all of our belongings and beginning from scratch at a new place. Read More >

Sundays in the city

Posted on: Thursday, May 7, 2015


Those last few days have been heavenly in the city! In classic NYC fashion we moved from winter right onto summer and we’ve been blessed with several days where temperatures reached 30°c!
It felt so good to be sleeping with the windows wide open again (btw it’s crazy how quiet it can be right off broadway at night). Also, is there anything cuter than babies just dressed in light onesies all day? Those munchable little toes and squishy thighs!  Read More >


Posted on: Wednesday, December 17, 2014


A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to attend one of westelms biggest event of the season, a customized christmas stocking workshop with Naomi & Josh Davis of love taza!!
I’ve been reading their blog for years now and these two are probably my favorite bloggers/instagramers of all time which made the event even more special!!

We made our personalized stockings, had too much hot chocolate and donuts and everything was just so festive and fun :D Turned out my craft skills haven’t improved since kindergarten (already complained about everything crafty back then haha) but my surprisingly crafty husband made up for it (Who’d have guessed that after 7 years together you could still learn sth new about each other?)
Below are a few pictures of the event, enjoy!

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Posted on: Thursday, November 6, 2014


Hey everyone! We’re back from a wonderful little roadtrip that took us upstate (more about that soon!) and while I’m still battling the post vacation blues, I’m bombing you with a picture overload from a lovely day with my parents in Brooklyn. From walking the Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO to visiting the Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory and a cute little “beer garden” in the afternoon, we’ve spent the most wonderful sunny fall day together. Squeeze in a little shopping and the best iced coffee from blue bottle and you have two happy visiting parents :)

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Posted on: Tuesday, October 21, 2014


For the last ten days my husband and I had both our sisters and my parents in NYC for a visit and it was just wonderful to have them all around and explore the city together. My parents had been to NYC before so there was absolutely no sightseeing pressure and we could all enjoy the big apple at our own pace.

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First Beauty Buys in the US

Posted on: Friday, August 29, 2014

First Beauty Buys

The last time we lived in the US was 2008 and after that I haven’t been here so I was curios to see what beauty products are new and which ones do I still love.
Of course, a lot of beauty products are cheaper than in Europe so during the first weeks I was able to try some new stuff and below you’ll see the ones I love.
Now I’m curious, what are your must-buys when you shop in the states? Do you have any useful links about the best products/brands from the beauty blogosphere?

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Half way there!

Posted on: Monday, August 25, 2014


Three weeks have passed since we moved to NYC but it feels just like a blink of an eye. These first weeks have been so much fun, we got to know so many people and everything was just very exciting! There’s still no everyday life with all the parties, events, organizing furniture and handling organizational issues but no complaining of course. Tonight we’re having our first real TV night at home because we’re excited to watch the Emmy awards with tons of snacks and food :) This past weekend also marked being 20 weeks pregnant which means I am half way through this pregnancy, so I thought I post some stats of how things are going over here.

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