Slovenia. Postcard from Ljubljana

Postcard from Ljubljana, Slovenia

Postcard from Ljubljana, Slovenia

The capital of Slovenia
Ljubljana | Laibach | Lubiana

A pitoresc little green city, I just knew from coffee breaks, when heading south to Istria or Croatia. That should change, because I was tots amazed, when sitting near the Ljubljanica river under big umbrellas enjoying the quirky street life full of laughter, I thought, and booked a nice little holiday with 3 points of interest in Slovenia. First stop Ljubljana. Continue reading

Istria. Postcard from Opatija

Istria Opatija

Opatija Memories - IstriaTravel & Lifestyle Blog

One of my best kept travel secrets until today is a small town located on the northwest coast of the Istrian peninsula. 500km south of Vienna you will enter a fin de siècle jewel by the sea. Being architecturally well preserved it is a feast for the eye for someone who lives in Vienna and has a crush on light tone painted Art Nouveau and Belle Époque Villas in between huge green trees and the air scented with salt. The combination is unique. Small Cafés like you would find them in Marseille. a landmark like Copenhagens mermaid: the Madonna del Mare – a maiden with a seagull. Monte Carlo feeling at the St.James park and the Crystal Ballroom at the Kvarner Hotel. Continue reading

Slow Hosting – the appreciation of art and cuisine in Austria

Long time Windows of Vienna readers are familiar with my pleasure, spending our free days in the state Burgenland around Lake Neusiedl and the wedding anniversary habit to spend the recurring event near the wedding location. Enjoy the photographs from my lunch at the Taubenkobel Grocery Store and the latest artworks from Hubertus Hohenlohe presented recently at the viennese Museum of the 21. Century |

Slow Hosting - the appreciation of art and cuisine in Austria Hubertus Hohenlohe presented his latest artworks recently at the viennese Museum of the 21. Century (21er Haus). The exclusive photo shoot was arranged by Eveline Eselböck – delegate of Relais & Châteaux Austria, Northern and Eastern Europe – for the campaign REVIVE, which will start an exhibition-tour through ten houses of the hotel group in summer 2015, reflecting the essence of hospitality and slow hosting. The star photographer Hubertus von Hohenlohe captured vivid portraits with prominent Relais & Châteaux hotel guests and their hosts. Continue reading