If I could pick one word to describe Vienna, it would be opulent. I can see why Paris and Vienna are often compared. Both very elegant, and of course, romantic, but at the same time very different. And it’s for this reason I wish I could have stayed in Vienna a little longer to make a more in-depth comparison, but at least I got a good taste so I feel compelled to go back and visit again someday.
Thanks to Jessica‘s recommendation, we checked out the Naschmarkt, which was right up B’s and my collective alleys – we love exploring outdoor markets in new countries! It’s such a great way to learn about a new culture, so I highly encourage you to try it whenever you’re traveling. For example, we kept seeing pigs everywhere (in breads, pastries, candies, etc.) and we learned that pigs are an Austrian sign of good luck in the new year. We also sampled mohnzelten, a delicious pastry with a poppy seed filling – something I never would have thought to try if they weren’t so beautifully displayed in the market!
After the market, we stopped in a nearby wine bar, Wein & Co., to warm up with some Austrian wine, which I’m more and more becoming a huge fan of. We ended our evening with a performance by the fabulous Lipizzaner stallions at the Spanish Riding School (kind of a bucket list item for me) in probably the most stunning riding arena I’ve ever seen. What an utterly dreamy city!
fur pom hat c/o American Holiday (similar online here)
Zara sweater (old, similar here)
French Connection coat (old, close match)
fair isle gloves (close match)
Textile Elizabeth & James denim
Mansur Gavriel bag
Amazing photos! All that food looks delicious too!
And I love that Zara sweater.
I'll have to make sure Vienna is on my must-visit list 😀 (and now Vienna by Billy Joel is in my head)
hi dear,beautiful pics
thanks for sharing
Alison at Wardrobe Oxygen
As always E, you have gorgeous photos that truly share a story. Thank you so much for sharing!
The sceneries are breath taking. Love those cute cupcakes. 🙂 Great outfit for a stroll around the city.
Looking forward to see more of your posts!
I'm now following you on bloglovin. Hope you'll do the same 🙂
Have a nice day! 🙂
Sounds like an amazing city. Love the lighted streets – how magical!
Loving your furry pom pom beanie, of course.
Chic on the Cheap
Amazing pics, darling! This city is on my list of places I must visit, now more than ever!
Jessica van Dop DeJesus
Love that you went to the Naschmarkt! Glad that you enjoyed it. Love the photos! Just love that city!
Fashion Confessions of a Mommy
Gorgeous photos. You have captured the breathtaking architecture so beautifully. Love the travel outfit with the long coat and sneakers…
Looks like you had an incredible time!! I've always dreamed of going to Vienna – perhaps I've heard the Billy Joel song too many times. PS, your hat is to DIE for!!
– Marie, So What If I Like Pretty Things
Life's a shoe
gorgeous photos – never been to Vienna and have been dying to go!
omg!!! your travel shots are amazing!! i tend to take crappy ones when i travel (I'm just a shoot and go kind of girl, hahaha!)
the architecture is stunning there!
I may have missed it, but did you do any shopping in Austria? My husband and I travel to Germany/Austria a lot and I've always wondered what the best stores and boutiques in the area are.
I actually didn't (aside from checking out the Naschmarkt and a few antique stores). Unfortunately we were only there for a day so we only had time to see the sights. I bet there are some great things to be found there, though! Sorry I'm not more helpful!