Beauty recipes: 19th century Cold cream

Last year I came to a point where I was super disappointed in my hairstyle-skills with modern products. I have very long hair which does not hold a curl at all and is also very slippery. I can do my 18th and 19th century make up with modern products without thinking twice but I still […]

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Sommerfrische – Laxenburg

On the second day of this years Sommerfrische we visited the park in Laxenburg near Vienna. The park is very very old but in the 18th and 19th century many things were buildt and changed and gave it the look it now has. Maria Theresia started with changing the canals in Laxenburg and Emperor Franz […]

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Tested: Mrs Crocombes Biscuits (The Victorian Way)

For the historical picnic in Bad Ischl Magda, a good friend of mine, and I decided to test a recipe from Mrs Crocombe from English Heritage. If you don’t know her please go and watch her ‘The Victorian Way’ now! The recipe was just as easy to make as it seemed in the video.From start […]

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historical picnic in Bad Ischl

Bad Ischl, a small town in the heart of austria, celebrates every year the birthday of Emperor Franz Josef I. Bad Ischl was and still is one of the most famous health resorts in austria and the Emperor visited the town almost every year in summer. Since I visited my very good friend Magda in […]

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Sommerfrische – A visit to Demel

This year our yearly ‘Sommerfrische’ happend to be in Vienna. I was one of the two organisers since I live here. 🙂 On the first day of the Sommerfrische we payed a visit to one of the most famous coffee houses in Vienna: The beautiful Café Demel. This coffee house was founded in 1786 and […]

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A day in Opatija – Seaside bustle (1875)

About two weeks before my this years summer vacation I decided to finally sew my seaside bustle dress. I bought the fabric in may but I was super duper lazy and didn’t think about the dress because ‘I still have enough time, I don’t need to start now’ Well..I did have enough time because I […]

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