5 reasons why Lisbon might NOT be the coolest city of Europe

Earlier this month, CNN published this article on their website called “Lisbon might be Europe’s coolest city; here are 7 reasons why“. As someone who spent almost two decades in the city, I can assure you Lisbon is far from being the coolest city in Europe. Want to know why?…

Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day. The day of love. The day so many couples put their problems aside and spoil themselves. But what exactly is Valentine’s Day? You can read my thoughts here today.

Welcome to Curvy Life Stories!

[:en] I welcome you all to Curvy Life Stories, the new Plus Size Lifestyle Blog from Linz! I had the idea of changing the blog in my mind for some time already. Why now? What changed? You can read all of that here: 

What I got for Christmas 2016

[:en] I usually don’t share what I get gifted, because I don’t want to brag about it nor do I want you to think I am bragging. However, some people have asked me to share what I got for Christmas and so I am sharing some of the things I…

How to keep warm in the winter

[:en] Winter has come: the streets are covered with a white blanket and snowflakes keep falling nonstop. But even if looks beautiful in white, it’s also really hard to keep warm when outside! When I first moved to Austria, I had no idea what I should wear during winter. Evne…

Have a Merry Christmas and see you next year!

[:en] The time has come: it’s Christmas Eve! I wish you all an amazing Christmas, regardless if you’re spending it with family or friends! Markus and I are in Portugal and will spend the evening with my parents and my mother’s siblings.  I already miss my little red tiger so…

[:en]DIY Christmas Wreath 2016[:de]DIY Adventskranz 2016[:]

[:en] The time has come: Sunday is the 1st Advent! That means we can officially start listening to Christmas songs and eat gingerbread cookies without looking like Christmas freaks. It also means the first Advent candle in the Christmas Wereath will be lit.  If you don’t have a Christmas Wreath…

Im Siebten Himmel in Spittelberg

[:en] Last week I went to the new location of the store Im Siebten Himmel in Spittelberg, in Vienna. I had already checked their website out, but I wasn’t expecting it to be so cool – it was even prettier than I thought it would be. We can really call…

A very special gift

When I was in Portugal in the beginning of the year, I also happened to go out for lunch with my aunt D. in Ericeira for some much needed grilled fish. After lunch, we decided to take a stroll around the village which, being it was the end of January,…

Fall wardrobe essentials

There are clouds outside, the wind is going and the rain is coming down: Fall has finally arrived! And whilst I loved my lake swims during the Summer, I was more than ready to welcome the colder weather. Boots, scarves, coats – Fall fashion makes me happy!  And if you…

[:de]Inspirational Monday: alleine sein[:]

[:en] I don’t have many friends and the majority of those I do have are spread out in Portugal, Vienna and other places. A lot of them I only get to have contact with online. That doesn’t bother me, though, unlike many people think. So I thought about writing an…

Inspirational Monday: Taking chances

It’s the beginning of another week and therefore, time for a new dose of inspiration!This week it’s all about taking chances! Taking chances Taking chances is hard. It’s scary. It takes courage and the will to do it, even if things don’t go well. The biggest chance I took, by…