Growing up on the Atlantic has spoiled me in many ways. I sleep best close to the ocean where I can hear the waves and smell the salt in the air. I played in tide pools, surfed, and sailed as a kid and will take the shocking cold of the Atlantic over the tepid, chlorine […]
One of my favorite luxuries in life is going out for breakfast. Breakfast is a deceivingly simple meal and a typical American breakfast is far removed from a typical Austrian one. While I used to miss some of my staples (pancakes, omelettes, homefries), I’ve grown to enjoy the Austrian variety greatly – and at the […]
Those of us hankering for turkey with gravy, sweet potatoes, mash, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie have a surprisingly wide selection when it comes to celebrating Thanksgiving in Vienna. The following restaurants in Vienna put out all the stops: Marriott am Parkring has two options: a Candlelight Thanksgiving Dinner for 53 Euro per person on […]
The Ottakringer Brewery in the 16th district hosts a variety of different festivals, concerts, and events throughout the year. The Feschmarkt, an event that takes place at least twice a year in June and November, brings definitively indie/alternative Viennese artists together in a space with its very own style and flare – the artists set […]
Kahlenberg is a beautiful green space above the city that boasts a gorgeous and expansive view of Vienna. There are many paths – from the ambling kind to the challenging hiking kind – that diverge from Kahlenberg and yesterday I took the vineyard route to Grinzing. There is nothing particularly challenging about this 30 minute […]
Veganista Ice Cream is, to put it simply, the best vegan ice cream I have ever tasted – and as a lactose-intolerant, food-loving woman, I have tasted my fair share of watery, fruit-based piles of ice that have more in common with a snow cone than a sundae. I am in awe of the flavors […]
It is a pleasant surprise to find that Landia, only steps away from the traffic and noise of Mariahilferstrasse, offers a peaceful and cozy atmosphere where you can enjoy friendly service and fresh food. The delicious air that swirls around the small restaurant is very inviting as is the eclectic yet simple decor – the […]
This blog will be my ode to Vienna; to living in a city that is equal parts concert and coffin, city and sanctuary.