A trip to Klosterneuburg

A few weeks ago when my good friend Franziska (@missparlic) and her boyfriend from germany visited vienna to attend the ‘Zeitentanz’ ball. At the ball we decided to make a trip to Klosterneuburg near vienna the next day.And so we did! It’s a very old and also very big monastery which is still operating today […]

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Eliza Actons superlative mincemeat – 1845

It’s christmas time! My favourite season of the year. I love when it’s dark and cold and can stay in my PJs all day, drink tea and read new books. And just think of all the christmas decorations in the city, the smell of cinnamon, cloves and freshly baked cookies and steaming hot tea! There […]

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horizontal corset ~1860s to 1870s – pattern (Part 1)

A few days ago I was shown this pinterest pin of a corset which has horizontal seams instead of vertical ones like most 19th century corsets do. There are some corsets from the 19th century with horizontal seams like the ‘pretty housemaid corset’ you can find in Corsets from Jill Salen and also this 1860s […]

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Cinnamon Loaf – Recipe from 1856

Autumn is finally here and this also marks the beginning of my favourite months of the year! I love when it’s as cold, dark and rainy as it currrently is in Vienna. The city feels so mystical and when you wander around the first district in the rain you start to feel the spirits of […]

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Sommerfrische ball: Luise of Prussia dress + Nehelenia Patterns review

Today I want to talk a little bit about the dress I wore to our Sommerfrische-ball. I have a love&hate-relationship with this dress because of the bad experience I had with the pattern and Nehelenia itself but I still love the look of the dress. But let’s start from the beginning. A while ago I […]

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Historic Steam Train Adventure: ‚Kuckucksbähnel‘ in germany

On my this years trip to germany I was in Hanover and also, like every year at my aunts house near Mannheim. (This is also where I stayed last year when I had an internship at the Nationaltheater Mannheim – a very big theatre in Mannheim). Since Nicole, a fellow costumer, lives in the same […]

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