Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Moving & Happy New Year

So I was very unsatisfied with blogging ever since I got my MacBook. Simply because my pictures were of really bad quality and the blog layout itself was not really me. After thinking about my options for a long time I came to the conclusion that there is no one-best-way. Both blogging platforms - Blogger and Wordpress - do have advantages as well as disadvantages. In the end Wordpress won, because it gives me the chance to upload my photographs in good quality and because I like the layout more (even though I might think about changing the color from pink into something else), but for now I am really happy!

I hope that I will see you all over there, on the new "Two Cups of Wanderlust" :)

Happy New Year!!!! May 2015 have many wonderful things in store for all of us!!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Busy Pre-Christmas Times

December was just crazy so far - and yes, I still have one exam coming up on the 22nd!! Isn't that great? (insert sarcasm here).

Anyway, even if I spent more time studying and writing papers I also did some christmassy things to get in the spirit. Here is what I did in the past couple of weeks when I haven't been at university or studying in the library:

{Vienna looks just so pretty around this time of the year}

{sent an advent calendar to my girls in Northbrook}

{studying at Starbucks with some Gingerbread Latte}

{some DIY Christmas cards}

{the city hall looking very festive}

{bailey's cupcakes}

{some more Christmas lights around the city}

{a good cup of tea with my favorite newspapers}

{being around the city center with my camera one evening}

{Home Alone - best Christmas movie and always reminds me of my time in Chicago}

{I absolutely adore this shirt, but discovered it only some days ago here - now I guess it is so late to order it...}

Are you already in full Christmas spirit? Are you already done with all the preparations?

I wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Best Season of the Year

Today the best season of the year officially started - 1st of December. That means Christmas is coming up soon. I love December - the exciting anticipation, the festive feeling, Christmas songs on the radio, evenings of tea or mulled wine, gingerbread, and if we are lucky even snow.

I put together a little Christmas list and try to keep up with it and share some of the points listed with you.

What are your Pre-Christmas traditions? Is there anything you always do before Christmas Eve?

1.     Watch „The Holiday“
2.     Create a nice Christmas Playlist
3.     Buy a funny headband (I was thinking of reindeer antlers)
4.     Write Christmas Cards
5.     Drink mulled wine
6.     Buy some new tree decorations
7.     Watch “Love, Actually”
8.     Clean up the house/ apartment
9.     Buy a nice scented candle
10.  Send Christmas presents to my friends all around the world in time
11.  Read a Christmassy book
12.  Buy Christmas PJs
13.  Have a relaxed weekend breakfast/ brunch and stroll around the inner city
14.  Listen to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker
15.  Go to the Christkindl-Markets around Vienna
16.  Buy a festive jumper
17.  Bake Christmas cookies
18.  Have some very good hot chocolate
19.  Buy new Christmas socks
20.  Watch “Home Alone”
21.  Take pictures of Vienna’s Christmas lights
22.  Plan a Christmas Eve Dinner for the Family
23.  Put up the stockings
24.  Buy everything for Baked French Toast - the perfect Christmas morning breakfast


pictures 1, 4, 5, 6 via