Well my friends….the Almrauschparty at Rosi’s wonderful Sonnbergstuben in Kitzbühel, that was quite a blast! I’m still reminiscing about this highlight Trachten event in the Kitzbühler Alps. And my feet are still sore from dancing, because that’s what the 800 fancy dressed guests did, dance until the crack of dawn! Despite being a fairly insider event – mainly German and Austrian guests (we were the only Dutch ones) – it’s definitely a must-go. Especially if you’re a die-hard Oktoberfest fan, this event is indisputably your prelude to the largest Volksfest in the world. Once inside, you instantly get caught by the flow and mood of Austrian tradition, Gemütlichkeit, Tracht and glamour. Let me tell you the 5 reasons why you should go there to have an unforgettable night out!
Just got back from a couple of great days in Saalbach and I’m still thrilled about this positive vibe I’ve experienced over there. Almost 10 years ago I was in Saalbach for the first time, but this time it turned out to be totally different! I had already heard a lot about it. The event was created by the ‘fab 4’ – Wim, Fabian, Anouk & Laura – and rolled out by the professional and dedicated Dutchweek crew. My expectations were high and I was prepared for everything….
It’s your first time in hotspot ski-resort Sölden and you only have 48 hours to explore it. What should you definitely do and where should you go, to get the best first impression of this very versatile ski resort? A couple of weeks ago I was there. It inspired me to write down this checklist. A list that will guide you along the finest spots Sölden has to offer. According to me, obviously..
To me one of the best parts of being on the slopes is, that joyful moment when you kick off your ski’s to go for lunch. I love these endless lunches, high up in the mountains, preferably sitting outside in the winter sun. It may sound a bit crazy, but the level of cuisine and service on the slopes is definitely something I keep in mind, when deciding where to go for a ski trip. Don’t settle for uninspired, soulless, self-service restaurants. It takes away so much of that lovely, traditional ski-vibe. Make sure to enjoy it to the fullest and choose the ones, where they waiter your table in Tracht and serve delicious homemade dishes, mostly based on family recipes. That’s the way you want it to be. Agree? Check the ones on my list, for sure they will give you that typical Austrian feeling!
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!
With the Oktoberfest in München coming up in just a couple of weeks, I’m happy to show you some beautiful dirndls again. While staying in Südtirol and Austria, I’ve been able to wear these beauties in the perfect setting of Merano, Naturno and Brand. It’s all about AlpenHerz in this post. A lovely brand that I’ve been following for quite some time now. The dirndls below are definitely my favorites in the current AlpenHerz Exclusive Designer Collection. I hope you like them and that they will give you some inspiration for this year’s Wiesn-look!
The first thing that comes to my mind is, whether the word ‘hotel’ does justice to this remarkable place. Of course it offers all the features you may expect from a luxurious 5-star hotel, but in my opinion this idyllic spot – at the foot of the Wilder Kaiser – can’t be summarized just as a hotel. It’s something more profound, like a way of life. Let me tell you a bit more about Stanglwirt. The history, what the family offers their guests and how they incorporate the gifts of nature into their beautiful home.
Of course the concert is one of the great things to go to, during Closing Weekend. But for those of you who are not that much into this music, there are loads of other great things to do and places to go to in Ischgl. I’ve selected my favorite ones and love to share them with you. It’s a combination of fine restaurants, nice spots for a drink and/or dance and experiencing the brand new, state-of-art gondola lift.
Ischgl is one of the ski villages I always like to come back to. The superb ski facilities, the variety of hotels and fine restaurants and that sparkling party vibe, it’s quite something. This village offers a lot of different things, even things you wouldn’t think of in the first place. Like a respectable Art collection, at the Elizabeth Arthotel.
Once a year the entire ski world goes to the picturesque and upscale ski resort Kitzbühel in Tyrol. For one week this charming village is packed with visitors from all over the world. Press, top notch ski athletes and many, many celebrities; Everyone is into the ‘Hahnenkamm Fever’. The best ski athletes in the world gather in Kitzbühel to celebrate the highlight of the World Cup calendar. The ‘Streif’ is regarded THE BOMB. The most legendary and spectacular ski slope in the world and asks the utmost of the skiers.