Being gifted with a daughter, who sparkles up my life every day, I have to come up with a nice invitation from time to time, to honor the unworried time made possible by her good sense and ambition. We have always been a dream team, when it comes to extended breakfasts, be it in hotels, restaurants or in our kitchen. I got a handwritten breakfast menu, for my last birthday in spring the night before, to choose from various dishes including my favorite kind of eggs: Eggs Benedict. And honestly, I can’t cook them in that quality she made them for me. A voucher for the Grand Ferdinand, in between her favorite color of all: burgundy and the passion for crystal chandeliers since early childhood, seemed to be the right gift in return for her name-day.
Spring showed not its best face in Vienna. We had so many cold and rainy days that I finished all the indoor cleaning, ironing and other housework, no one would like to do on inviting sunny and warm Spring days with the smell of blossoms in the air. During those spring cleaning sessions I found some random little boxes and somehow it turned into a little photo session with sugar. Confessing that I am a bit of a hoarder will never be the case, because I love clean spaces too much. But when it comes to sugar packages (hmm … and notebooks), that’s another story.
You are just one day in Vienna? Make the most of it. The city has so much to offer, and if you are prepared and know where to go, no problem at all.
My favorite of my childhood was Zanoni. They still offer great ice-cream, but the place, even though it is so huge, it is so unbelievable packed with people in summer that you barely can breath. Vienna never had a lack of good ice-cream. Stores on every corner. Yet there opened so many new Gelaterias in the last years. Centuries it seemed to be an Italian domain and the red-white-green flag was kind of part of the interior. Suddenly there popped up Ice cream Stores and Bars with new concepts. First it was the colorful Frozen Yogurt hype. Good for me, as I like Yogurt most, but a good FroYo lives from the fresh and creative topics, which weren’t that fresh too often.