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From Nashville to Asheville – from Honky Tonks to vegan hippy Shaks


I have been out in the wild for a few days and out of reach of internet connection – so there is a lot to catch up on! We are having a great time on our trip so far! So many adventures and new impressions!

Our second stop on our trip after Nashville was Asheville in North Carolina. I had heard and red a lot of good about this cute little town packed away in the mountains – that I absolutely wanted to stop on our way past! (more…)

Sunday lovin’: Vintage Phoenix

PhonixMy last two days in Arizona, I spent in Phoenix, and my friend and I had such a great girls time out and about. The first day I enjoyed some down time, as Melissa had to work. So I headed to the gym and pool for some Selina time. True vacation!

On day two, Melissa and I made sure Phoenix was a more colorful place and since I am a sucker for thrift shops and vintage furniture, Melissa made it a point to show me what Phoenix has. And while we were at it, we threw in some good food, and cocktails at sunset! Yes … we sure had a great two days!

Beautiful city – fun times!

We went vintage and thrift store shopping at Grow op, Annie Boomer Vintage, and Sweet Salvage; had a lunch break at Lux and desert at Ollie cakesUrban Cookies. I loved my dutch pancake with fresh veggies and orange blossom cupcake – yumyum 🙂 Later on we stopped for lemonade at the garage coffee shop Copper Star Coffee…cause honest to god, why does it have to be sooo hot in Phoenix?! It’s only May after all!


Food Phoenix2A thing that I was pretty amazed about was the amount of creative little shops. So many vintage and refurbished furniture shopswith truly good prices! If I could, I would drive a truck down to Phoenix to buy all the furniture we will need for our future house here. So much cheaper and nicer stuff! Some of the funest shops were J.Sparrow Home and Garden as well as Rust and Roses.Vintage

The best ending to some seriously fun days was having a good-bye sunset cocktail at the Wrigley Mansion. An amazing place for drinks or even dinner – not overly crowded, amazing view and helpful staff.

mansionThanks Phoenix for such a good time! I will be back!

Life is a journey indeed…have a nice one loved ones!

Burlesque it is!

Something you should know about me is that I am an absolute vintage kinda girl! Anything old with patina and I am sure to love it. That’s why my love affaire with burlesque surely does not come as a surprise!

first burlesque

Here in Vienna, I have the honour of being a more-or-less-regular of the one and only vintage burlesque crew Cirque Rouge. Stumbling across burlesque was more of an accident than an intended hobby. A friend of mine from university called me up one evening and asked me if I felt like being the nights cigaret girl at her second burlesque event in Vienna.

I jumped on the opportunity and have since then developed a love for diving into a whole new world, just for the night! An opportunity to be someone else, change your name, explore your sensuality and be purely feminine.

I have since then deepened my passion for vintage hair stiles, have perfected my make-up skills and collected a variety of vintage costumes.

 PicMonkey Collage

I have also moved from being a cigaret girl, to announcing the next act as  stage kitten Shirley Sweetheart to hosting the night as conferenciére Zaya Sutton. Pure bliss to dive into different characters and live a different life – just for the night!

If you feel like experiencing a new kinda of night-life, or have always been a fan of burlesque and happen to be in Vienna, an evening with Cirque Rouge is just the thing! Like them on facebook and make sure to get updated on the next event that will take place 11th of May 2013. Unfortunately for me, my last event was this month. New adventures are now to come!

Maybe shake up Louisvilles burlesque scene? Stay posted!vintage

Life is a journey – you better enjoy the ride guys!