All Posts Tagged ‘Austria


Spring Skiing in Innsbruck


Between going back to work, traveling, casual wedding planning, and enjoying life in Germany, this year is flying by and the blog has taken a bit of a back seat.  Here we are in mid-July and my un-airconditioned apartment in the Rhinegau is making me miss the crisp air and incredible views of Innsbruck, which conveniently is where I left off with my posts.  For my first taste of spring skiing (which now might be the only time year that I ski – no hat and drinks on the slopes in the sunshine? Sign me up!), S and I headed to Innsbruck and checked out the runs on Stubai Glacier and Kitzbuhel.    It was a memorable weekend with great friends, gorgeous runs, and few toasts to both.


The Imperial City: Waltzing Through Vienna

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“Vienna wasn’t just a city, it was a tone that either one carries forever in one’s soul or one does not. It was the most beautiful thing in my life.” – Sandor Marai 




If I had to pick one thing (or three) that I most associate with my favorite cities (so far), I’d say: for Paris, it’s cheese (and art and wine); for Florence, it’s pasta (and art and wine); and for Vienna, it’s music (and art and wine).  It takes a lot for me to stray from food as a primary association (and Vienna’s food is fabulous – Wiener schnitzel, goulash, the Sacher-Torte), but I was struck by the way Vienna’s storied musical history lives on in the modern city.  A smile on my face the entire time, I felt like we were floating along on Vienna’s unique melody throughout our trip last weekend, composing our very own soundtrack.