On cloud 7 in the PURADIES

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.

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PURADIES Ski vacation Mountain Chalet 4s hotel Leogang | www.thegoldenbun.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

I wish you a nice day!

Summer whites & a sign of life

After a longer break I’m finally back here on the blog. Summer is finally here. Next week I will finally go on the long awaited vacation. I have a nice week of home vacation in South Tyrol planned, followed by a week of sea vacation at the Côte d’Azur. I am so looking forward to staying home for a whole week since visiting last time for Christmas. I’m definitely going to post lots of impressions from my beautiful home region.

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Today there is an airy office summer look. Unfortunately I could not find this beautiful blouse from & other stories online. But you can still find it in the stores. I combine it with a simple white fabric pant with crease from Mango, which is super comfortable for the office. And then there are classic espadrilles with wedge heels, which are one of my favourite summer shoes.

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OUTFIT Details

other stories white blouse
mango pants & bags
Asos espadrilles

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Short holiday in Austria – at the wood hotel FORSTHOFALM

How wonderful that the borders with Austria are to be reopened on 15 June. From 29 June onwards, the hotels will also be allowed to open again. A time out in the mountains would definitely do me a lot of good again – walking sore legs, enjoying the “worked out” view and then relaxing in a beautiful sauna. How wonderful.

Meanwhile, it is certainly already flourishing and thriving in the Salzburger Land. I have been to the holiday region three times in winter and autumn. Our shortest visit was already a few months ago. We were lucky that we were able to spend a few days in the beautiful mountain region before the lock-down. For this reason there is still some snow on the mountains and enough to “push down” the slopes as we say so beautifully in the South Tyrolean dialect. I was also following in the footsteps of my brother, who had worked the winter preseason at the Holzhotel Forsthofalm.

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Wood hotel FORSTHOFALM

The Four Stars Superior Hotel Forsthofalm scores points not only because of its isolated location at 1050 meters, but also because of its ecological commitment. It belongs to the sustainable and ecological hotels in Austria. In my opinion, the wooden hotel has managed very well to create a all-round concept for sustainability and “wellbeing”. The hotel also has its own water, energy and waste disposal concept. In the kitchen, regional and local organic products are used. The hotel’s own mountain herbs are also used for relaxation in the wellness area.

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Enjoy the fresh mountain air for the first time after your arrival!

The pleasure of a winter holiday with SKI IN – SKI OUT

For all future skiing holidays, I have been spoiled too much in the Forsthofalm. It is incredibly comfortable to be able to ski almost directly from the piste to the ski cellar. The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is right on the doorstep. In fact, it felt like getting out of bed and onto the piste.

  • You wouldn’t have to worry about the ski tickets in advance either, because most hotels in the region can issue them directly at the hotel.

After a sporty day of skiing, you are expected to enjoy a sundowner at the Forsthofalm. A small “Jausen” (snack) is a good way to recharge your batteries. Afterwards – put on your bathrobe. Off to the SKY SPA or let yourself be pampered with a massage in the SPAnorama!

  • Recommendation! for extra fortification or lunch, try the Club Sandwich. That was so good!

Forsthofalm
SKY SPA

The modern wellness area SKY SPA and SPAnorama is located on the last floor of the house. My highlight was the relaxation room, “the nest”. In the lower area you will find a cosy fireplace lounge, the spacious fitness room with all-round glazing. I especially enjoyed the bio-herbal sauna, Finnish sauna, infrared sauna and brine steam bath. After some sauna sessions I always retired to “The Nest”. The generous window areas increased the feeling of space and brought the mountain landscape even closer. We completely forgot the time. Switch off. Rest. The sun set behind the mountains.

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Forsthofalm Leogang Salzburger Land Vacation Austria Wellnesshotel Balance Yoga Hotel| www.thegoldenbun.comthe view from the SPAnorama directly onto the slopes Forsthofalm Leogang Salzburger Land Vacation Austria Wellnesshotel Balance Yoga Hotel| www.thegoldenbun.comRooftop Pool with 360 degree wide view over the Leoganger Steinberge. During the day in summer, fitness and yoga classes are offered on the 300 square metre roof terrace. Forsthofalm Leogang Salzburger Land Vacation Austria Wellnesshotel Balance Yoga Hotel| www.thegoldenbun.com The Nest – my favourite place to rest! Forsthofalm Leogang Salzburger Land Vacation Austria Wellnesshotel Balance Yoga Hotel| www.thegoldenbun.com
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Forsthofalm Leogang Salzburger Land Urlaub Österreich Wellnesshotel Balance Yoga Hotel| www.thegoldenbun.comsmall hotel library between the hotel rooms
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Forsthofalm
Rainbow cuisine – regional and local

The Forsthofalm serves a varied and aromatic gourmet cuisine. In the evening, a typical Austrian dish is always offered. Vegetarians and vegans are of course also considered. A dish for these is always on the menu and there is plenty of choice at the buffet for substitute products.

extract from the evening menu

Ceviche of pikeperch

Celery consommé

Ox pastry with potatoes, port wine and carrots
or
Sea bass with leaf spinach and rice
or
Chicken breast in herb marinade and tomato risotto
or
Risotto with herb sideburns and cherry tomatoes

Fruit sabayones
or
Caramel Mouse

Forsthofalm Leogang Salzburger Land Vacation Austria Wellnesshotel Balance Yoga Hotel| www.thegoldenbun.comCeviche of pikeperch
Forsthofalm Leogang Salzburger Land Urlaub Österreich Wellnesshotel Balance Yoga Hotel| www.thegoldenbun.comCelery consommé
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After a sporty day a delicious evening menu is just the right thing. However, I did not want to overeat every evening, so I always chose the lighter fish variant.

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We had a very pleasant stay at the Hotel Forsthofalm. Many thanks to the Widauer family for the invitation!

LOCATION & CONTACT

Hütten 37, A-5771 Leogang – Austria

Arrival

Going on a skiing holiday by train? Never. How uncomplicated and comfortable it can be. The Hotel Forsthofalm offers a free shuttle service from the train station, which already awaited us at the station. With the Europe-Special fare we then arrived comfortably for about 40€ per trip. We had to change trains twice, but then we were faster than by car. We sent a big suitcase in advance with the luggage service of the Deutsche Bahn, which arrived punctually on the day of arrival.

I wish you a nice day!

Palm Springs & Joshua Tree | 5 cool things & more not to miss

My wanderlust heart skips a beat when seeing these photos. On our road trip at the American West Coast we got to know many beautiful places like San Francisco or the beautiful Yosemite National Park. However, one place I truly loved was Palm Springs and Joshua Tree.

Palm Springs is a popular resort for actors, artists, architects and more from Los Angeles and surroundings. Moreover it is paradise for hippies and free souls who meet at festivals and art gatherings in the desert. Given the name, you’ll find tons of beautiful palm trees and may spot wonderful villas and holiday houses. I think of all the lucky architects of that time, who realized stunning properties like Frank Sinatra’s “Twin Plams”. Palm Springs is where “Chichi” and “Laissez-Faire” meet. In the surrounding area, the nation’s artists live under the stars and the famous yucca palms. This is exactly what we wanted to experience!

Here are my highlights (& at the end there are some tips for you, which we unfortunately didn’t manage to do).

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5 cool things to do in PALM SPRINGS

Palm Springs and LA are only a two to three hour drive apart. The distance is perfect to escape the “cooler” temperatures in Los Angeles. But phew, it was hot! Who would have thought that in Palm Springs it’s a balmy 30°+ Celsius even in autumn. To be honest, I’ve really enjoyed the hot temperatures. The sunny days were perfect to relax during our last days.

Check into a stylish BOUTIQUE HOTEL

In the low season you will find some stylish hotels or holiday homes. The most famous hotel among young people is probably the Ace Hotel Palm Springs. Very recommendable is also the Sands Hotel & Spa Hotel, which is a dream for all interior lovers (unfortunately not for photographers, because there you are only allowed to take pictures with your mobile phone). We found a good rate for the The Westcott, where we extended one night.

  • Lust for something more exotic? At the nudist hotel InnDulge you can move around the public areas without any clothes on. In conservative America this is extraordinary.
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A visit to Palm Springs ART MUSEUM

The Palm Springs Art Museum was only a few miles away from our hotel. Especially during the midday heat I can only recommend a visit to the Palm Springs Art Museum.

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Brunch at CHEEKY’S

Cheeky’s is a very popular brunch place, which is known for its “Bacon Flights”. Crispy fried bacon in different flavours. I couldn’t have eaten five of them, but we ordered one as a sample. Very recommendable here are the Eggs Benedict or the avocado toast with poached eggs.

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Drive around to see some ARCHITECTURE

In Palm Springs the “Holiday Style” of the holiday homes is brought to the point again. Beside classical architecture, one or the other architect has had a go at it again. In Palm Springs there are also some Case Study Houses by Alexander Steel for example.

  • Recommendation! On the N Sunnyview Drive/E Molino Drive you can admire 7 Case Study Houses by Alexander Steel from the outside
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Don’t miss a day trip to JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A day trip to Joshua Tree National Park is not to be missed. From Palm Springs it takes about one hour to get to the National Park. Near Joshua Tree live some famous artists, whose works of art you can visit by appointment. Unfortunately it was too short notice for us.

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Joshua Tree Park Access & Route

If you come from Palm Springs, it makes sense to enter from the West Entrance Station. You will be guided along Park Blvd through the park. An intersection will take you to the northern exit, the Twentynine Palms Fairy Entrance. If you want to go to the famous Cholla Cactus Garden, you have to drive towards South Entrance. You will pass some view points, for example Keys View, Hall of Horror or Skull Rock. I was really impressed how smooth the rocks have been deformed over the years. In some places the rocks lay on top of each other so smoothly and they have adapted perfectly to each other over the years.

Unfortunately, we drove through the National Park relatively quickly, because the heat was unbearable even in the car.

  • Tip: I recommend to arrive in the late afternoon and take the evening blush with you. A friend of mine had recommended this unfortunately only after our trip. The atmosphere on the pictures was simply super nice.
  • Best option would be to camp outside to enjoy the full sky of stars!
  • When exiting don’t miss the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Sculpture Museum!
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… If you have more time in Palm Springs.

Last but not least, I will not keep my other tips from you. I had done some research in advance and in the meantime, what you can still see in Palm Springs. Unfortunately the routes were a bit longer then, so we decided to spend more time at the pool and relax.

Here are two more activities you can do:

  • The famous Salvation Mountain art installation is about 1.5 hours drive from Palm Springs.
  • Drive the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Station to the Desert View The Peaks Restaurant is one of the best cliff restaurants in the world according to the AD.

I hope you enjoyed my recommendations. If you have more, please let me know!

Have a nice day!
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Spring has sprung – a vegan Crossbodyround from NYZE

What a nice weekend – even if we all have and should to stay at home. The grey winter is over for the first time and the sun is shining wonderfully at the moment.

Today for the first time there is a last springlike look with my new round Crossbody bag from NYZE. In many areas I try to buy more sustainable and consciously. In the household and traveling it worked wonderfully this year. However, I have not yet been able to change my shopping behaviour 100% to sustainable purchases. However, I buy much less and try to buy second hand parts.

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A new Crossbody Bag from NYZE

My rule of “one bag per year” has worked wonderfully for me over the last few years. I am very happy with my small collection – a mix of designer and highstreet brands. Besides big shoppers I am missing some smaller shoulder bags. Up to now I put great emphasis on high quality leather goods that last a lifetime. But meanwhile there are some great brands with vegan “leather” variations, including the brand NYZE.

  • All bags are made of high-quality, naturally recyclable polyurethane, 100% vegan and PETA-certified.
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sporty MEETS elegancy

All new in spring! Beside the Crossbody bag from NYZE finally a new vegan leather pants from Mango and some new sneakers from Victoria moved in. I like the sporty look underneath and I like to combine elegant pieces on top.

Since I like to wear red, white and blue pieces anyway, the bag is very easy for me to combine.

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My Crossbodyround model from Nyze is not your style? Then have a look at my selection here. I also like a Crossbody bag in snake print (1), this Bucket Bag in navy (2), an elegant Hobo Doubleface model (3) and a Hobo bag in taupe (4). All models are available in several colours, so I am sure you will find what you are looking for.

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Pictures via NYZE.de

I wish you a nice weekend & stay healthy!
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