At this moment Austria is still my number one winter sports destination, but I must say South Tyrol is a serious runner up. Why? Have a look at my selection of ‘Happiness Creators’. These beauties are here to guarantee a wonderful winter time in the South Tyrol mountains.
Daniel Craig is seen in almost every TV show and Sam Smith’s Bond song airs a couple of times a day. It can’t be missed, the worldwide media campaign is launched in full force. Soon the new James Bond film Spectre premieres! I always look forward to it. The spectacle, the gadgets, Daniel’s blue eyes and last but not least the fantastic locations, where 007 gets to do his job to save the world from the villains. This time I am looking forward to it even more. The beautiful Austrian spots Sölden, Obertilliach and Altaussee are starring!
Are you already set to hit the slopes in style this season? If not, my selection may be of help. I’ve collected these stunning brands and must-have items, that caught my eye instantly. Cool stuff to shine, once surrounded by snow, mountains and slopes. Check out my selection. I am happy to share it with you!
The Oktoberfest is over and wintersports season is about to start; the perfect time to do this ‘in between’ thing, that you’ve probably always wanted to do: Detox! Finally getting rid of all the bad stuff that’s been in there for so long. Cleanse your body, mind and soul and make this fresh and fruity reborn start. Curious to find out more about it, I dived into this world of detox & spa hotels in Austria, Germany and South Tyrol. Must admit, quite tempting to try this major clean-up in these heavenly surroundings.
Just got back from a wonderful weekend in München. It was my second time at the Oktoberfest and it was even better than the first time! I reckon the more often you go the better it gets. They say, ‘good preparation is half the battle’ and that’s true. There are some things you can already take care of before heading to the biggest Volksfest in the world. Check my 5 tips below. These will definitely contribute to an even greater Oktoberfest experience!
Let me tell you about Melanie & Armina, two talented Bavarian girls and their young, fashionlabel Vui Gfui. We’ve met through Instagram. I always scroll the explore page to find new and inspirational mountain lifestyle items. This time my eye fell on these cute leather shorts, with traditional, detailed flower embroidery. They turned out to be from this young Bavarian brand, based in Landshut.
In my earlier post about our first trip to South Tyrol I promised to share more about our hotel in Naturno, close to Merano. Well here it is, 4 great reasons to stay at Spa & Family Resort Sonnenhof.
This summer VALAVIER Aktivresort in Brand, was one of our temporary homes abroad. Staying at the Valavier surprised us in many ways, but there are 3 specific things about this lovely place I like to share. Of course, the rooms are fully equipped and the Wellness & Spa facilities are well taken care of, but that’s what you may expect from a hotel like this. It’s the feeling you get when you stay here, that’s what actually makes the difference.
This summer we finally did it. We went to South Tyrol. Visiting this region had been on our wishlist for so long and now the time had come. Curious what the boys and I have been doing in beautiful South Tyrol? Check our sightseeing tips below.
Let me tell you about this ‘Geheimtipp’ Hilberkeller in Kuens. This lovely place in the middle of the beautiful vineyards and apple orchards in the Meran region, first caught my attention on Instragram. While I was preparing my first trip to Südtirol, their gallery was a great inspiration. It didn’t take long before I got in touch with Andreas Platter – son of the owners – and heard more about the restaurant, its rich history (the farm goes back to 1369!), the fine dishes they serve and the must-sees in the area. I could sense that they are really proud of their restaurant, traditions and life surrounded by all these gifts of nature. Of course I wanted to go there and see this place with my own eyes.