Road trip through Austria – Salzburg

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We’ve been hitting the road for the Easter weekend to visit some of our friends all over Austria.
We planed to travel through Salzburg to Vorarlberg. So we packed our bags, loaded the car and drove from Vienna to Salzburg.
Austria is a tiny country so we arrived at our first stop – Salzburg – 3 hours later.
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We visited our friends Eva and Jacob: an Austrian-American newly-weds couple.
She’s a Graphic Designer and shop owner of Bows & Bandits, an online shop were you can buy beautiful Austrian vintage dresses and Jacob is an new-york-and-europe-based photographer. (yes, some people do have it all!)
Whenever Eva is in Austria we try to meet, so when we heared they are staying for a few weeks in Austria we didn’t hesitated to self-invite us in to their amazing apartment.
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It was a beautiful Easter morning and we had a delicious breakfast with Eva, Jacob, Eva’s parents and her Granny!
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Thank you Eva & Jacob for having us!
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Our next stop was Vorarlberg a tiny state next to the swiss boarder and totally worth a visit. There are a lot of creatives living in Vorarlberg and the architecture (traditional and new) is amazing!
We stayed with Anja (who already waited for us outside of her house … for hours!) and her family! Stay tuned for the next photos of a few days in Vorarlberg.
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getaway … to Graz

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As one of my favorite bloggers Bre wrote lately – it’s important to treat yourself every once in a while. The best treat while being stuck in such a renovation project as we are is some LEISURE TIME!
That’s why I surprised Martin a few weeks ago with a small “thank you note” and voucher to short escape to Graz. I booked a night in one of the most beautiful Hotels I’ve ever been to. It was amazing. Everything was just perfect! The food, the staff, the room, the design…
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We were also able to take Gustav with us because dogs are welcome in the Hotel Wiesler. Yeah!
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As we entered the room we were just amazed by all the great design and beautiful, modern interior. Stunning, I tell y’all!
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Look at the cute little “bookhouses” next to the bed! Love them and can’t wait to DIY them.
And I cannot tell you how much I loved the bathroom. It was an ensuite, with metro tiles (really rare in Austria!) and the idea of glass brick for the bathroom dividing-wall is great too!
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After we had a yummy meal at the Speisesaal downstairs we must force us to go for a walk with Gustav (because the room was just to beautiful and cosy to leave it!)
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Gustav wore his little hoodie.. I know that is kind of cheesy. But Pitbulls have an almost naked belly and really short hair, so as we (unfortunately) don’t live in sunny California we need to cover him to keep him warm during the chilly Austrian fall/winter season.
Also a beautiful feature in the room are two raw walls.. with all the different old paint layers left as they are. (we are thinking of doing the same with one wall in the treehouse)
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The next day I surprised myself:
Normally I’m more the “taking-a-shower-girl”… but in the morning when the boys went out for a walk I couldn’t resist taking a bath in the beautiful tub surrounded by the oriel windows with an amazing view.. I kind of getting the idea what all the “taking-a-bath-lovers” are talking about.

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the Speisesaal in the morning
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Good bye Hotel Wiesler! Hope to see you again sometime soon!

 

off we go!

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hello.
and good bye!

we are off to a short break in Barcelona! Ha! looking forward to that! (we’ve been invited to a wedding in spain – how cool is that!?)
Luckily we booked the flight sometime in november last year, when the renovation was some wishful thinking of the future. But standing now in the middle of a (more or less chaotic) site I’m afraid we wouldn’t go if it was for now.
But we got the tickets early anyway so at this point I’m glad to have a little break and pretend to be someone without dusty hair and dirty fingernails!
hasta pronto amigos!