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Edelstoff Design market is a fix starter in my calendar twice a year. Sometimes more, sometimes less interesting, but I never went home without a purchase.

Edelstoff DesignmarketShopping

This season the place has so many new designers on board. If you are in Vienna right now, take the last minute chance and visit the market this Sunday.

Edelstoff DesignmarketShopping

I visited the market on Saturday and stayed 3 hours! You just don’t want to leave. Let me share my new Austrian Designer favorite for Fall 2014:

Edelstoff DesignmarketShopping

Signature Jewelry by Iva Lapic | Iva’s jewelry box (here)

Iva is a hands on designer and knows how to satisfy her complicated (that would be me) customers. She made one of my little wishes come true and stamped initiales in sterling silver right at the designer market. I have been searching quite a while for beautifully stamped letters and had no luck until today. Isn’t that a nice piece of personal jewelry I got?

Edelstoff DesignmarketShopping

I have the feeling that I have to visit her soon again for some gifts. Support Local Artists and buy local products until Sunday September, 21.: 11AM – 6PM

EDELSTOFF | ehem. ANKER EXPEDITHALLE: 1100, Puchsbaumgasse 1C
entrance: 2 Euro

my german review for Viennarama here

Edelstoff DesignmarketShopping

previous posts from past seasons:

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Edelstoff DesignmarketShopping

Traveldiary Croatia: Sunset in Dubrovnik

Sunset in Dubrovnik

 

Sunset in Dubrovnik

When the Concierge offered to help with anything I could possibly want, my first question was which place could eventually be the best to see the sunset. He was quite a bit irritated and answered very polite and quiet, why I wouldn’t like to stay at the hotel.  I thought he just didn’t care about the magic of sunsets, until I found out, 2 evenings later, why he would say something like that.

As the holiday was booked on very short notice, or even I didn’t know about that surprise act, I didn’t have much time for research. I had to deal with my Black Book for Future Holidays and my Pinterest Account. Fortunately Dubrovnik isn’t one of that destinations, who don’t believe in the power of Social Media and until I touched the ground in Croatia, I was quite informed via Twitter and Co. One of my best sources was definetley www.justdubrovnik.com

Sunset in Dubrovnik

The first night we where just impressed by the evening glow of the cultural highlight of Croatia and walked openmouthed between the 25 meters high walls. Usually you would say, that it couldn’t get more perfect.

Sunset in Dubrovnik

But hey! We all know Café del Mar in Ibiza and other Sunset Cafés. There had to be one in Dubrovnik too. Of course I knew already that there is a Sunset Café hidden behind the town walls:

The Buža Bar

Sunset in Dubrovnik

Actually it is not one but two Bars. I wanted to go for the authentic chilly place, which is even more difficult to find. Google, my friend, was of some help. And so we searched for a wooden sign on the wall that says

Cold Drinks with the most beautiful View

Sunset in Dubrovnik

to find the hole; Buža = croatian dialect for hole. You wouldn’t find the Bar by accident, but it is not difficult to reach with instructions.

Sunset in Dubrovnik

Start at the Gundulićeva poljana Marketsquare and walk up the beautiful baroque staircase to the Jesuit Church St.Ignatius (Sveti Ignacijo), which happens to be one of the biggest baroque churches of Dalmatia. When walking towards the city wall you will see the wooden sign and a few meters away you have reached the iron gate in the wall on the left side. It is a 3 minutes walk from church to gate.

Sunset in Dubrovnik

The panoramic view at the island of Lokrum and the hills of Dalmatia is unbeatable, when sitting literally in the cliffs with a bottle of local beer at this unique location. But be warned, chances are not big to see the sun set in the ocean. This is quite an impossible thing in Dubrovnik as the sun sets far behind the city.

Sunset in Dubrovnik

The only place where you can see the sun plunge into the sea would be high above Dubrovnik by taking the last Cable Car in the evening. I missed that one, but saw amazing pictures of the bird view scenery. But at least I already have a note on my to do list for next time.

Sunset in Dubrovnik

If you are up to a high class stylish and sophisticated dinner on a safe seat with the magical sea view, you should consider the restaurant 360°. An impressive big place transformed to restaurant, bar and lounge by Maltese chef Jeffrey Vella. You will pay what you get, but it was worth every Kuna and I fell in love with interior and garden, not just the view. www.360dubrovnik.com

Sunset in Dubrovnik

Sunset in Dubrovnik

Sunset in Dubrovnik

Last but definitely not least we are coming back to the recommendation of the Concierge from The Excelsior Dubrovnik.  Wishing for THE unique view over Dubrovnik in peace and private athmosphere, when the city is surrounded by the orange glow of the setting sun there is one place to visit: Prora.

Sunset in Dubrovnik

Sunset in Dubrovnik

Sunset in Dubrovnik

There must be a reason why Mario Testino had his shoot with Lara Stone for American Vogue right here on the plateau of the private beach of the Excelsior Hotel, where the restaurant is located, just two days after we left the hotel (unfortunatley). I would have loved to take some pictures from my balcony! (find pics here)

Sunset in Dubrovnik

Sunset in Dubrovnik

Everyone should visit Dubrovnik once in his lifetime. But please, don’t just go there for a day excursion and stay at least one night!

Sunset in Dubrovnik

Upcoming posts: Dubrovnik from above and our hotel soon in my Travel Secrets Diary.

TRAVEL SECRETS

 

Sunset in Dubrovnik

Kussmaul

New in Town: Kussmaul

There was just enough time between my two Croatia Holidays to visit one of the newest restaurants in Vienna. I was kind of busy all summer and had Kussmaul on top of my list.

New in Town: Kussmaul

Unfortunately I didn’t know anybody who had dinner there. Many people visit the Patisserie on one side of the building for breakfast or afternoon cake with coffee. I was very curious why.

New in Town: Kussmaul

The service was charming, the architecture inviting and the menu? Well, kind of complicated. Fancy fairytale menu, which doesn’t reveal much of what you can expect on your plate. Kind of a surprise act, even after asking many questions.

New in Town: Kussmaul

But still. It doesn’t matter, because every served dish was amazingly delicious.

New in Town: Kussmaul

Nice little details like chives oil or Japanese butter. Funny butter knifes. Homemade lemonades. Herbs in balcony boxes on the windows instead of flowers. Drafted Beer from a small Austrian company and a fine wine selection.

New in Town: Kussmaul

New in Town: Kussmaul

New in Town: Kussmaul

Maybe one note: Be aware that the portions of the a la carte dishes are way more bigger than the ones from the tasting menu. You won’t see that one the prices ;-)

New in Town: Kussmaul

New in Town: Kussmaul

New in Town: Kussmaul

New in Town: Kussmaul

Kussmaul Vienna
Spittelberggasse 12
1070 Wien

http://www.kussmaul.at

New in Town: Kussmaul