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The Blogger & Photographer Shares
Her Secrets to the City

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Whenever we go someplace new, we always like to find a local tastemaker to show us how they do their city. In Vienna we connected with Silia, aka the Viennese Girl. Originally an Italian teacher from Athens, Silia was in Vienna for the summer when she decided to cancel her ticket home and stay in Austria. Five years later, her acclaimed blog is overflowing with gorgeous photographs of the city she now calls home. Divine Living caught up with the chic blogger and photographer to get her take on what makes Vienna such a fabulous city for work and play. Read on to discover her favorite spots, from tourist essentials and insiders’ hideouts to the ideal summer afternoon escape.

 

 

where you go to escape FROM the city on a hot afternoon:

Klee am Hanslteich

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“I love going to a place called Klee am Hanslteich for dinner. It’s in the suburbs of Vienna and there’s a small lagoon next to it. In other words, ideal for doing what I like most: snapping some pictures and having a tasteful dinner afterwards.”

 

A Local Favorite We
Should Not Miss:

Wunderladen Fashion Cafe

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“I love the little cafes in the fourth district of Vienna. They have a distinct character from all the coffee shops crowded with tourists in the center. Wunderladen is even more special because it’s not just a simple coffee house but also a boutique where you can find select pieces from Austrian designers.”

 

Your Go-To for a Chic
Weekend Lunch:

Beaulieu at the Palais Gerstel

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“I love this French bistro. I always order my favorite baguette with salmon and a rose lemonade.”

 

Most Instagram-Worthy
Place in the City:

Franziskaner Platz

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“Franziskanerplatz is a place I spotted on the Internet even before I came to Vienna. I used to live very close to this lovely square, which has a fountain in the middle and looks like it’s in Italy. When the weather is nice in Vienna, visit the Kleines Café.”

 

Coffee Shop We’re Most
Likely to Find You In:

Le Bol

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“I visit this French bistro more than once per week. I love their food and pastries. My favorite treats are the Monsieur Seguin, Croque Madame, Tarte au Citron, Tartine Pagnol and a piece of Bombe au Chocolat.”

 

How to Do An Essential Tourist
Experience Like a Local:

Breakfast at Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens

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“If you wake up early you can get to Schönbrunn before it’s crowded by people. I did once to take some photos and after the work was done, I took some time for myself and had breakfast at Landtmann’s Jausen Station Meierei in Schönbrunn. Everytime I visit Schönbrunn, I always have a break for a cup of tea or something. If not in Café Gloriette, then at Landtmann’s. This cafe with all those colorful chairs and tables, situated in an idyllic spot and a bit difficult for tourists to find, was cute enough for me to make me want to take some photographs of it.”

v-girl-hdr

The Blogger & Photographer Shares
Her Secrets to the City

gold-divi

Whenever we go someplace new, we always like to find a local tastemaker to show us how they do their city. In Vienna we connected with Silia, aka the Viennese Girl. Originally an Italian teacher from Athens, Silia was in Vienna for the summer when she decided to cancel her ticket home and stay in Austria. Five years later, her acclaimed blog is overflowing with gorgeous photographs of the city she now calls home. Divine Living caught up with the chic blogger and photographer to get her take on what makes Vienna such a fabulous city for work and play. Read on to discover her favorite spots, from tourist essentials and insiders’ hideouts to the ideal summer afternoon escape.

 

 

where you go to escape FROM the city on a hot afternoon:

Klee am Hanslteich

v-4

“I love going to a place called Klee am Hanslteich for dinner. It’s in the suburbs of Vienna and there’s a small lagoon next to it. In other words, ideal for doing what I like most: snapping some pictures and having a tasteful dinner afterwards.”

 

A Local Favorite We
Should Not Miss:

Wunderladen Fashion Cafe

v-5

“I love the little cafes in the fourth district of Vienna. They have a distinct character from all the coffee shops crowded with tourists in the center. Wunderladen is even more special because it’s not just a simple coffee house but also a boutique where you can find select pieces from Austrian designers.”

 

Your Go-To
for a Chic
Weekend Lunch:

Beaulieu at the Palais Gerstel

v-6

“I love this French bistro. I always order my favorite baguette with salmon and a rose lemonade.”

 

Most
Instagram-Worthy
Place in the City:

Franziskaner Platz

v-7

“Franziskanerplatz is a place I spotted on the Internet even before I came to Vienna. I used to live very close to this lovely square, which has a fountain in the middle and looks like it’s in Italy. When the weather is nice in Vienna, visit the Kleines Café.”

 

Coffee Shop
We’re Most Likely to
Find You In:

Le Bol

v-8

“I visit this French bistro more than once per week. I love their food and pastries. My favorite treats are the Monsieur Seguin, Croque Madame, Tarte au Citron, Tartine Pagnol and a piece of Bombe au Chocolat.”

 

How to Do An Essential Tourist
Experience Like a Local:

Breakfast at Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens

v-9

“If you wake up early you can get to Schönbrunn before it’s crowded by people. I did once to take some photos and after the work was done, I took some time for myself and had breakfast at Landtmann’s Jausen Station Meierei in Schönbrunn. Everytime I visit Schönbrunn, I always have a break for a cup of tea or something. If not in Café Gloriette, then at Landtmann’s. This cafe with all those colorful chairs and tables, situated in an idyllic spot and a bit difficult for tourists to find, was cute enough for me to make me want to take some photographs of it.”

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