So my camera already came today, even though it was expected for monday. So imagine how happy I was today when it arrived! I only had about 30 minutes to put together some photos but I am deeply in love with my new Canon EOS 550D!

VINATGE leather bag
H&M blouse, belt, denim shorts


Vienna really surprises me from time to time. For me Vienna has always been diverse and international, but not as much as cities like Berlin or London. The 16th district in Vienna has never been really attractive, was known for grey, old buildings and bad immigration politics. I was always looking for a place in Vienna, thats a mix of Naschmarkt and a little more down-to-earth (less touristy!): that’s Yppenplatz. At the end of Brunnengasse you’ll find a big square with a couple of charming cafés, restaurants and kids playing football. The area seems very “bobo” but is way more relaxed than those super-hyped places like Naschmarkt or the area around Gumpendorferstraße. I went to ANDO (they don’t have a website yet), which was originally a fish restaurant and now also offers AMAZING salads, sandwichs, mediterranean cuisine for a SUPER price. We had: two hollunder spritzer, two cafés, a bionade, a sandwich, a huge greek salad, two tiramisus. ALL TOGETHER FOR 30 EUROS. The place is really nice, open space with a great garden. The whole atmosphere at Yppenplatz is so friendly and inviting. I am officially in love with Yppenplatz and you can be sure to see me around there a lot.

ZARA jacket
VINTAGE silk top & bag
COS leather necklace
UO handcuff
NEW ONE leather bracelet
H&M maxi dress


Yesterday I found out I got nominated for the Event Design Award 2011 and today I ordered my new Canon EOS 550D. Double happiness! The Award Party will be taking place this saturday, the 9th at Ottakringer Brauerei in Vienna. There will be a really awesome line-up performing on 4 different floors, including 2manyDJS, Fritz Kalkbrenner, LA Riots and many more! Check out their page on facebook: Event Design Award 2011.

Here’s your chance to be on the VIP guestlist: write your name and e-mail below this post and with some luck you’ll win 2 VIP tickets for the award party at Ottakringer Brauerei.


Aloe Blacc was A M A Z I N G. He can dance and sing like a god! Only thing that really pissed me off: They wouldn’t let me take my camera inside. This has never happened to me at any concert in Vienna before. The lady at the entrance and the guy at the ticket booth told me that my camera, compared to regular cameras, was an SLR that could take professional photos. SO WHAT? My EOS 350D is 7 years old and they think its more professional than anything else? People that are into photography should have the right to take photos. If people at Arena are scared of me taking professional photos they should be scared of anyone else taking them. Especially a place like Arena Wien, that always claims to be super open to art is prohibiting the creation of such? I think anyone who plans on harming Arenas image will be able to do so, with or without digital SLR. The fact that they stopped me from bringing my camera inside just makes me write this, instead of simply putting up photos of a concert that I really enjoyed. 
I think the owners should re-think their policies, because they don’t make sense. Every person has the right and freedom of opinion and expression, which is absolutely violated by this.On the bottom you’ll find a couple of the photos I got to take before the concert.

Anyway. It’s gotten colder in Vienna… again! Got out my knitted sweater before heading (on a motorcycle, yay!) to Fresco Grill for the best Burritos in town. Love that place.

SOME KOREAN BOUTQIUE knitted sweater
H&M hat
UO earrings


Two days really aren’t that much. Just realized that. I closed my eyes friday night and an instant later I woke up: it was monday and I am back in Vienna. I spent a wonderful time with my family and ate CONSTANTLY. I think I have eaten enough for the whole week. Some of you know that I am quarter persian, so my family in Berlin made delicious persian meals! My trip this time was generally different from the last one: very relaxing, no shopping, no partying. Just enjoying being with my loved ones. 

So today I am really excited for the sold out Aloe Blacc concert at Arena Wien. Also I can’t believe I am already leaving for Chicago in only 10 days! I am thinking of getting a new camera before I leave, my old one is already 7 years old. Any suggestions for cameras?