A few weeks ago I enjoyed a short stay in one of the most beautiful cities of Europe: Vienna. The Austrian capital has a population of approximately 1.7 million people and is the second largest German speaking city in Europe. Vienna is also the only city that was named six times in a row for most livable city worldwide – quite an honor, don´t you think? But to be honest, this result does not surprise me at all. With such a fantastic architecture (that is much more beautiful than the Parisian one), clean streets, a thought-through infrastructure and a variety of parks you just have to fall in love.
After exploring the wonderful sights of the inner city on my first day, I took the last hours of my trip to do a little shopping. And there is no better place to shop at than Steffl Department Store, the most exclusive address in the city with a stunning selection of designer fashion and accessories.
The fantastic shopping window shows some of the precious pieces you can find inside the store.
On the lower floor, customers are offered a huge selection of handbags and accessories from designers such as Givenchy or Jimmy Choo.
Look at all these beautiful dresses, with one more beautiful than the other!
There´s is a whole floor dedicated to designer fashion for kids and babies and I absolutely fell in love with this cute “Steve McQueen” onesie :-)
Oh Valentino, I adore you…
The 6th Floor was my favorite level as it is dedicated to a huge selection of designer shoes and chosen accessories. This shoe paradise offers the biggest and most exclusive choice of high end ladies shoes in Vienna.
Shoes, shoes, shoes: The precious jewels are hidden behind these golden vaults…
The Sky Bar is located on the seventh and top floor. From here you have a fabulous view over the city´s urban scenery and the historic architecture.
At this point I would like to thank the nice staff at Steffl Department Store for the great service and speedy delivery – I had been looking for these nude Rockstud pumps for so many months now when I finally had the chance to place a special order for my almost always sold out size 40.5. Merci, you guys are the best!
During my trip, I stayed at The Guesthouse Vienna, a fabulous design hotel in the heart of the city. With a total of 39 suites and rooms, the hotel close to the Vienna Opera offers a very pleasant and warm atmosphere that made me feel as if I was at home.
The interior concepts of British designer Sir Terence Conran and Conran & Partners combine trend awareness, comfort and functionality into a unique style applied in every room. Beautiful furniture alone makes an elegant design statement without the need for additional decoration – design classics by Wittmann and Oswald Haerdtl add special ambience. High-quality materials emphasize the stylish atmosphere.
The walk-in closet (shown right) offers a lot of space for your wardrobe and new purchases – what more can a girl wish for?
The attention to detail is to be found even in the smallest things such as this cute lamp which is designed like a little birdie :-)
The spacious bathrooms with rainforest showers and an additional bathtub offer extraordinary comfort. Beauty products by Molton Brown pamper the body and mind.
Room rates at The Guesthouse Vienna begin at € 200 (an absolutely reasonable price for such a chic hotel in the center of the city). Great restaurants, many places of interests and nice boutiques are all nearby. If you want to have a great time in Vienna, this is the place to stay at.
And here are a few more impresssions from Vienna and its lovely architecture – even the doors look fantastic!