Phew, the winter was long! But I’ll believe it when it finally stops snowing and cold here. However, I have made good use of the cold days to redesign a lot of corners in the flat. After my boyfriend left most of the decorating to me (except for his sanctuary of the TV and couch), I recently surprised him with these personalised posters. Two posters with our hometowns – Bolzano/Uberretsch and Cologne.
CITY MAP POSTERas personalized gift
When I moved away from Munich, my friends also gave me a city map, which is still hanging at home. Also, for our architecture studies, we always had black plans, which then made a great gift. Thanks to the latest technologies, this has become much easier. I ordered the city map posters from Positive Prints.
You can order the city map posters in various designs – in classic frames, on cushions, printed posters, canvas or simply as a digital version to print out yourself. I especially like the fact that you can mark exact addresses on the maps. But if you don’t like this option, you can leave it out.
I have never shown you our flat in its “finished” state (although when are you ever finished decorating?). The last weekends I walked around the flat with the drill and moved all the pictures. But I couldn’t decide where to put the new posters yet. I’ll leave them on the dresser for now. Picture frames are especially good as decoration!
The company also offers the Golden Maps, which I unfortunately saw too late. Such posters are definitely eye-catchers for the living room, but also for the kitchen.
Personalised posters as city map posters
If you are curious and would also like to order a personalised poster, take a look at Positive Prints.
I have no idea what came over me that made me order all my photos as prints. Prints of the last three years with all my travels I have made through blogging. But also photo prints from trips with my friends. But the best idea is still to come…
PHOTO BOOKS asmemories
The best idea was to stick them all neatly by hand into these beautiful sketchbooks (which we always bought for our studies). A great plan, which would have been a great occupation for the first lockdown… also for the second lockdown light. But guess how many albums I finally made? Maybe three or four… of at least 10-15 trips! I would have saved myself a lot of time by simply ordering a photo book online. Of course I hadn’t calculated the hours of work.
A good supplier here is Albelli, for example, which offers not only photo books, but also many beautiful photo products.
… and also perfect as a Christmas present!
Photo books are particularly suitable as Christmas gifts. This year, however, I unfortunately did not take many trips with my friends and family. But I will order a small album with our conversion online. As you have noticed on Instagram (@thegoldenbun), we have started to extend our attic in spring. I also find it very exciting to record the conversion as a memory.
Here I am again! You didn’t get any new looks for a long time here on the blog. Winter is coming sooner than I thought, so I’ll provide you with a round of autumn looks. My wardrobe also needs an update. I can’t see half of my pieces anymore. My maxi cardigans and I have a little love-hate relationship. There is probably no more comfortable garment for the transition period. In winter, however, I find the long cardigans especially annoying to wear under coats or down jackets. I am simply not a fan of onion looks. Luckily, the sub-zero temperatures are not yet there (and relatively rare in Berlin), so you can also wear an airier blouse underneath.
IVY & OAK cardigan b.young blouse Replay jeans Coccinelle Arlettis Anna Field beige boots
After my beauty disaster last year, I am happy to have my skin care well under control. Looking back on the past year, it was especially the serums that did it to me.
I couldn’t deny any longer that I love serums…
Facial serums are particularly popular for their high concentration. At a young age you hardly think about it. As I’m approaching 30, I’ve been gripped by it and I always think that one or the other product could do me more harm in my beauty routine. My skin is always very good except for a few PMS-related impurities. For some months now, I have noticed the fineness of the pores and suppleness, especially in the morning.
My SERUM FAVORITESso far
When I bought the products I blindly trusted my beauty blogger colleagues and reviews. Currently I use five products alternately. The notorious products of The Ordinary can be easily ordered at Douglas. I always order the Paula’s Choice products directly on the site (every now and then there are discount codes, which are definitely worthwhile if you order several times a year like me).
The introduction to serum INgredients
… an oily serum with antioxidants and vitamin C for anti-aging, which reduces fine lines and sun damage
… Retinol has a stronger effect against anti-aging
… “low-molecular” hyaluronic acid for natural elasticity and firmness of the skin
My current products in use couldn’t be more different, so it is also difficult to choose a favourite. The Ordinary’s serum is super fluid and light, which is why I initially found it best to apply. Before that I had also used the Skin Recovery Serum from Paula’s Choice, which is now in daily use again in autumn due to its oily and firmer consistency. I also like the Vinoperfect Serum from Caudalie, which I find great because of its fragrance and lotion-like consistency. It is also supposed to reduce pigment spots. The Night Repair Serum by Estée Lauder is probably the most expensive one in the group, which I only use under the eyes. It is super rich and, with its high concentration, is intended for more mature skin.
The OrdinaryHyaluronic Acid 2% (Price 8,80€ for 30ml) here
Paula’s ChoiceSkin Recovery Serum (37€ for 30ml)
CAUDALIEVinoperfect Serum (Price 47€ for 30ml) here
Paula’s ChoicePeptide Booster (Price 48,45 € for 20ml)
The Salzburgerland is a wonderful holiday region with a large number of beautiful wellness and boutique hotels. A lot has happened here in the last few years. I still remember very well my first visit four years ago. Half a year later we spent the night in the newly opened PURADIES thanks to a booking error. Even then I was very impressed by the unique hotel design. In the meantime the hotel has received many entries in renowned architecture and interior magazines. The extraordinary hotel bar with 1000m3 oak wood processed, clearly contributed a lot to this.
Three years later, we are lying in one of the exclusive suites and literally floating on cloud 7.
View from the dream quarter to the bathhouse “Innere Mitte” early in the morning
PURADIES Strong> Cloud 7 Suite
On 50 square meters the >strong> suite “Wolke 7” offers everything you need for a romantic weekend. Everything, so that one does not have to leave the suite at all. The suite on the top floor of the dream quarter is characterised by high wooden ceilings, from which discreet pendant lights illuminate the bed area. I like a clean, cosy alpine look.
Private Spa on 80m2
Our Private Spa was wonderful for relaxing tired legs after skiing. Unfortunately I have to reconsider the size of the bathtub for my future house. A partner bathtub is the perfect size to relax for two.
Besides the wet pleasure, the suite also offers a Finnish sauna. Timed in the morning and expect a preheated sauna on your return – wonderful. The resting time after the sauna can be wonderfully spent with a cup of tea from the small tea kitchen in the cooler on the spacious terrace. Look into the distance at the mountains and enjoy the moment. Wrapped up in a bathrobe back to bed. One would like best to just lie there. Room service would be one option. But we freshen up again in order to spend a comfortable dinner in the hotel restaurant.
Regional cuisine with ingredients from our own organic farm
Everything here is exactly the same as last time. The staff is polite and very polite. The PURADIES offers a four-course menu every evening with selected organic ingredients from the region. The dishes are creatively prepared, both visually and in terms of taste. Every dinner was a pleasure.
2 hoods Restaurant ESS:ENZ in the Embachalm in the chalet village
Next to the main wing of the PURADIES is the small chalet village. Among other things there is also the beloved 2 toques restaurant ESS:ENZ. From Wednesday to Sunday special dinners with à la carte dishes are served here.
View from the bathhouse “Innere Mitte”
The bathhouse “INNER CENTER”
The bathhouse “Innere Mitte” is as beautiful as I experienced it for the first time some years ago. You will find the wellness area on two levels. In the upper relaxation room you can enjoy the last hours of the day with sunset behind the mountains. In the lower area there are the four panorama saunas and experience showers.
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The PURADIES remains for me one of the most beautiful design and wellness hotels in the Salzburger Land. Many thanks for the unforgettable stay.