Memobottle – Waterbottle

I absolutely love my new waterbottle I discovered on Kickstarter!
It is not a new fact that we should drink lots of water (especially in summer) but I often was really lazy to bring my normal round bottles because they did not fit into my bags. The design is just perfect, why did not anybody think of a flat bottle sooner?

shooting_vienna_memobottle

I already recommended it to my friends, gifted it to some and finally got around to write about memobottle here. You can find the bottle on Amazon but I bought it directly on their website http://www.memobottle.com/ since I heard that people received fake copies of the memobottle company on amazon.

shooting_vienna_memobottle

The memobottle comes in two sizes (A6 with 375ml and A5 with 750ml) and is BPA-free.
I just keep water in mine since they are not dishwasher safe and I am not too sure if the can experience discolouration by tea or other drinks.

shooting_vienna_memobottle

I did not get sponsored for this post but I do can really recommend you those bottles because they are super practical and stylish at the same time :)

Merken

Feinkoch

Located in Neubau, the hip and trendy district of Vienna, Feinkoch not only offers menus to cook at home for (single) cooks, you can also find lots of special treats for your special foodie or just for yourself ;)

shooting_vienna_feinkoch

You can pick a recipe and then get all the ingredients for the exact portions you need. I really like the concept which is pretty handy for people living alone. You can also check out the available recipes they have at the moment online.

shooting_vienna_feinkoch

It’s so cool how they used all those old wooden crates to make furniture and I especially love that white cabinet!

shooting_vienna_feinkoch

I like to buy the sweet bars they have, even though I am not a huge fan of chocolate, I really enjoy the chocolate bars from the grown up company!

shooting_vienna_feinkoch

Definitely something you should check out, especially if you love to cook but are living alone!

Mondscheinbazar

Not your typical flea market, the Mondscheinbazar starts at 5pm till 11pm, with musicians giving live performances while you roam around. There will even be Burlesque performances, which I have never seen live before! Drinks and food will be available as well, so the entrance fee of 3€ is decent.

Mondscheinbazar ©Mondscheinbazar

It takes place in the tenth district in the ex-Anker Expedithalle, Puchsbaumgasse 1c. Directions how to get there can be found here on their website.
There is a facebook event page in case you want to read up more details.

Markterei this weekend

The Markterei is happening this weekend again at the Badeschiff and I am already super excited!

shooting_vienna_marktereiII
Not just because my favourite cupcake shop Brass Monkeys will be there, no also because Hy Kitchen and their delicious burgers will be there with lots of other regional producers. You can check the whole list on their facebook page and see for yourself what sellers will be attending.

shooting_vienna_marktereiII

I am really looking forward to Saturday and if you don’t have any plans yet, do come and check it out! :)

Woman Day – Shopping

A bit late since the woman day was on the 16h of October but I wasn’t sure if a shopping post would be of interest to anyone but here it is anyway ;)

I love woman day because you get up to minus 60% in 51 selected shops and who doesn’t love a good bargain?
Since I was stuck at university and work I just shopped online at Douglas and ordered all the things on my wish-list. Success!

shooting_vienna_womansday

It always feels like opening a present and I was delighted when I found out that Douglas send me a Jo Malone sample of their red roses perfume.
I just love that smell, it is made out of 6 different types of roses and reminds me of a heavenly turkish delight.

shooting_vienna_womansday

Just recently the Mister and I discovered the wonderful world of scents by Jo Malone and since then I have been hooked and can’t get past the Douglas at Kärnterstraße without sniffing at their sample bottles. Oud and Bergamot is definitely winner, labeled unisex but quite dark and manly I just love how well it fits the Mister.
Do you have a favourite scent from Jo Malone? I really love those unisex perfumes but can’t decide which one I should buy.

shooting_vienna_womansday

Hair bands that don’t leave a bent in my hair? Definitely needed those for my work!

shooting_vienna_womansday

It is a weird feeling, similar to Thai cream since your skin feels really cold and tingly but I am satisfied with the results, my skin is super smooth and my butt feels a lot firmer from just using it a week.
shooting_vienna_womansday

I have been in need of a good lip brush and decided to try out Zoeva. I love that the brush can be easily transformed into a long or small brush, great for travelling!

shooting_vienna_womansday

And last but not least some lip balm from Dr. Hauschka since my lips get easily chapped in autumn and winter.

 

Did you purchase anything on woman day? :)

 

Feinedinge

Feinedinge is a newly opened shop in the 4th district of Vienna and they sell and also produce their own porcelain goods.

The shop is not hard to find since the huge windows show the beautifully interior and pieces of art they create.

shooting_vienna_feinedinger
I repeat myself but everything there is just so beautiful and lovely!

shooting_vienna_feinedinger
The atmosphere is relaxed and the sales assistants are super friendly and helpful.

The Mister asked if one can have a personal print on cups which is no problem for them. Yay for customized quality goods!

shooting_vienna_feinedinger

I need to watch my budget but if I have the money I will invest it probably in a nice teapot or tea cup from them.

shooting_vienna_feinedinger
Do you spot anything you would immediately take home?

shooting_vienna_feinedinger

shooting_vienna_feinedinger

They also have an online shop if you (sadly) can’t make it there in person.

shooting_vienna_feinedinger

shooting_vienna_feinedinger

Christmas is definitely the time to find and buy presents here!
I must confess I like to buy presents wayyyy in advance (I already have done all my Christmas shopping..yep) and hoard them in my special present box. Location unknown ;)

Mexican Chili Shop

There is not a huge diversity of Mexican restaurants or shops here in Vienna but I am glad that I discovered Chili Gourmet at Gardegasse 3.

Not only do they sell a huge variety of dried chilis and lots and lots of hot chili sauces, they sell their own home-made tortillas made out of corn or wheat to very fair prices!

I am so excited and can’t wait to try out a recipe with their corn tortillas or their dried habaneros.

shooting_vienna_chilishop

We did buy my dad a very hot chili sauce and just tasting a tiny bit made the tip of my tongue numb. This impressed me since I am used to spicy things.

shooting_vienna_chilishop

I have a Mexican recipe book I love and the Mister and I finally could make the black bean soup with epazote, which gave a really nice authentic herbal touch to the soup.

The smell makes me think of chamomile mixed with dill, which sounds a bit weird but it has a soothing smell to me.

shooting_vienna_chilishop

Do you have a favourite Mexican recipe you could share with me? :)

Autumn nesting

The past few days it rained with no end in sight in Vienna and I knew I had to acquire scenting candles.
I really never was into scented candles but somehow the London Trip converted me (lots of awesome scented candles in the shops, the Brits seem to love it to bits).

The Mister and me bought in Muji a candle which smells lovely of Hinoki wood.

shooting_vienna_candles

shooting_vienna_candles
In Marionaud I bought a room scent from Evoka – African dream. It was around 19€ and I think its a bit too sweet for me that’s why I am going to try out the room scents from Ipuro which have very high reviews on Amazon. The scents from Ipuro can be bought in Depot, Bipa and Müller (which I just recently discovered since I am still new in this whole scent business.) ;)

shooting_vienna_candles

shooting_vienna_candles

Some days ago I bought lots of scented candles from Parks and I can’t wait for them to arrive! The candles are quite pricey but the quality is accordingly.
The candles will be Christmas presents and since friends are reading my blog I don’t want to spoil the surprise just yet!

Generally I love a fresh smell (similar to laundry), wood notes or amber but also citrus.

Are you into scented candles as well? What is your favourite smell? Can you recommend me a specific brand for candles? :)

London here I come!

Finally my first real vacation this year! I will be gone with the Mister to the land of Harry Potter, Doctor who, Tea, Vintage Shops and much more.

I must confess I am not the easiest person to travel with because I dive into all of the tourist guides and always end up with a huuuge list of things I want to see and especially restaurants I want to visit. Luckily the hotel is very central and near Soho, not far from all those Asian restaurants and bubble tea shops!
If you have any recommendations for me please let me know! :)

shooting_vienna_london

8-Bit Sunglasses

My Facebook feed is overflowing with people in bathing suits or pictures of swimming pools and lakes. Summer is great but since I have a sun allergy I stay mostly indoors all day if I have the chance and crawl out around 4pm when the sun is less aggressive and more bearable.
To make summer more fun I recently bought new sunglasses in 8-bit style. I love them and never forget my sunglasses at home anymore.

shooting_vienna_8bit

shooting_vienna_8bit
In case you also want to get a pair, jump over to sheinside, mine cost roughly about 10€ or 13$.

shooting_vienna_8bit

#nomakeup #hidingbehindglasses etc. ;)

Cheers and have a great week ahead!