Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I Suppose I Could Just Unsubscribe from the Newsletter
Plus it is a damn sexy laptop bag.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Floridsdorf* meets Havanna
The barbecuing area there is notorious and if you walk past the "Grillzone", which is extremely popular with immigrants, in summer your clothes and hair will smell as if you'd paid a visit to Hell itself. I actually saw two guys set up a barbecue today, but preparations hadn't reached the hellfire stage.
*Vienna's 21st district
Friday, January 23, 2009
NOW I get it!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
German Sausage of Another Kind
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Because I'm Worth It
I'm happy to report that I was more than impressed with the performance of its maiden outing - no crease on the rear side AT ALL after wearing it for a solid 10 hours. Which reminds me of my other motto this year: quality over quantity.
Friday, January 16, 2009
I challenge you
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Thursday, January 15, 2009
Theseus Gets a Face-Lift
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sorely Lacking in Grey Matter
Monday, January 12, 2009
Stella and Me, We've Had this Thing Going on for More than 2 Years Now
Colors by Benetton. My first ever perfume and a rather individualist choice as my teenage peers tended to favour Lou Lou or Anais Anais by Cacharel.
Calvin Klein's Obsession. I tired quickly of that scent and it now almost makes me throw up whenever I smell it. Similarly, I can't stand Amarige by Chivenchy any more, which in retrospect I probably only bought because it seemed a very grown-up choice.
Other Calvin Klein scents I liked were Eternity which I used for quite a while, and Contradiction.
Moschino's Cheap&Chic (I loved the bottle more than the contents). The same holds true for Burberry Brit.
In summer, I occasionally used Jil Sander's Sun.
For a year or so, I had a romance with Ralph Lauren's Romance
Other eau de toilettes which I soon hated on myself but still find o.k. on others are Elisabeth Arden's Sunflowers and Green Tea.
My Gucci phase included Envy (puke!) and Gucci Rush II (still nice).
I really loved (and probably still would but it has been discontinued) Van Cleef&Arpels Automne of their "Les Saisons..." series.
At duty-free shops I still occasionally take an "Italian shower" with Bulgari's Eau Parfumée au thé blanc.
Stella was predecessed by Jo Malone whose Lime Basil and Mandarin Cologne and Pomegranate Noir I actually still really like and occasionally use.
I'm sure I've forgotten some, but the list is longer than I thought anyway.
PS: I remembered another one - White Musk by the Body Shop. Still nice.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Come, meet Karel
Anyway, if you are bored reading about shopping sprees and the wild (not) wold of yours truly or just happen to like bold print, you might want to hop over to his blog and find out about the exciting parallel universe of interculturality. It's not quite as frequently updated as other blogs we know, but this might give him an incentive.
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Friday, January 09, 2009
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Close-Up or: Spaced-Out
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Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
This Time for Real
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Friday, January 02, 2009
That's Pretty Much What I Looked Like, Minus the Fur
Thursday, January 01, 2009
And If You Live in KLU, You Better Book a Taxi for New Year's Eve 2009 Today...
My parents couldn't believe it either but then again, they've never tried to call a taxi in KLU on Dec 31. Next year, I suppose I'll just drive myself as usual since not drinking is no sacrifice for me anyway. Or, alternatively, I'll look into my crystal ball and try to determine the exact time in advance when I get tired or the hosts will want to get rid of me.