I start every blog post moaning about how it’s been forever since my last entry, but this time, it’s for real. Last post was about my holiday back home nearly a year ago! Oops. My bad, guys. A lot has happened since then! Big points would include getting married (amazing blog post HERE by my wonderful Canadian friend Kyra) and moving my big butt from Edinburgh, Scotland, to Vicenza, Italy! Hence the different cover photo up at the top, there. That’s actually a photo I took myself of downtown Vicenza! Pretty, huh?
Most of my time is spent sitting around the house, so there really isn’t an excuse for me not to keep up my blogging. Weekly updates, I promise! Once our house here is set up and decorated how I want, I’ll dedicate an entire post to it. I know I love to creep on people’s homes. I’m an avid House Hunter junkie, no joke. So I’ll indulge my fellow creeps with gorgeous interior photos of my Italian villa! Okay, it’s not a villa per say, but it’s a pretty sweet top floor, two-story place in the center of Vicenza. But as of now, it’s not how I would like it. We haven’t received our shipment of furniture from the States yet, so things are kinda hodge-podge currently. Expect the big reveal around the middle of December!
What else? My birthday was this past weekend and my hubby took me to Innsbruck, Austria! First time I’d been back since I lived in Vienna in high school. Such a gorgeous place! We booked a one-bedroom flat through AirBnB (totally recommend, by the way) and spent the short weekend wandering around and taking in the sights. Hadn’t snowed enough to try snowboarding, so we just channeled our inner tourist and soaked in the surroundings.
We took a cable car up from the main part of Innsbruck to a little area called Hungerberg, then all the way to the top of a mountain called Hakelefar. The views were stunning. The hubby treated me to a fabulous steak dinner at a place called Orangerie, where I had one of the best tenderloin steaks EVER. We wandered the streets, doing a little shopping, and fell in love with all the expensive snowboard gear on every corner. They also had all my favorite shops, like LUSH, The Body Shop, Kiehl’s, H&M, Pandora, Swarovski, and a lot more! We spent a lot of time in the North Face store, drooling over the bright colored gear. They had several Bipas too! It’s like a drugstore that uses a lot of pink for their signs and advertising, and I loved it when I lived in Vienna. I even had a Bipa card, but I have no clue where it is now.
Had a freaking amazing birthday weekend. Now I’m back home in Vicenza, blogging on a rainy day and really sorry to have left everyone hanging. Blogs are hard to keep up with, but I’m gonna change that. I need to write all this traveling down or else I’ll forget. Especially with my miserable memory. I’ve already missed so many good months of stuff! Never again.
Peace, love, and steaks,