4 Days and 3 Nights in Sassy Stockholm Part 2

4 Days and 3 Nights in Sassy Stockholm Part 2

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

For this weeks post , I am rounding up my post going to the Beautiful city of Stockholm. The last 2 says were kinda chill but none the less we enjoyed it so much! Are you ready! Get comfy and in the meantime have a cuppa.

Day 3

On day 3, we took our sweet time to get ready to go out of the door. We did our morning routine and had another delicious breakfast. Afterwards we headed out with the bus.

That specific Sunday we encountered the coldest day. And once in Stockholm city Center I had to buy an emergency Sweater with the print , I heart Stockholm! Which is very true! Man was I freezing of my royal ……. Really it felt like freezing point at the time. Which was not the case.

I always like to do a little hop on off tour when doing a city tour. So that particular day we went sight seeing by bus. Seeing things like the Royal Palace, Skansen, The Swedish History Museum the canals a bit of Gamla Stan all from the rooftop froma double decker bus.

Of course during this hop on hop off we stopped for lunch. The last thing we did at the end of the day was visit the Royal Palace (Kungliga Sloten) and walked through The Royal Apartments which was quite beautiful. Unfortunately being a Sunday the museum closed at 16.00 hrs so we could not explore any further. We were however on time to see the change of the guards. Which was quite interesting to see.

Day 4

Unfortunately our last day in Stockholm. We were lucky we had a late flight going back to Amsterdam and we were able to keep the room untill 16.00 hrs. So there was no rushing out of the hotel room. Say good bye to last minute stress.

As we had all the time that day, we decided to explore the surroundings of the hotel as it was situated in the Haga Park. This park is very beautiful and peaceful, so I highly recommend staying at this particular Radison if you value these things. Afterwards our little stroll we went back to the hotel and had a late lunch and had some chill time in the lounge chairs on a deck overlooking the lake outside. Very Chill indeed.

By the end of the afternoon we went back to our room to pack our last bits and bops and to experience the last bit of chill time before we headed to the airport.

I hope you all enjoyed this weeks post and always feel free to leave a comment.

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim

4 Days and 3 Nights in Sassy Stockholm Part 1

4 Days and 3 Nights in Sassy Stockholm Part 1

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

It has been about a month since I returned from Stockholm and I still owed you all a blog post about my amazing city trip to Stockholm! I was blown away by the countries nature , classic style and yet modern appearance. If you are curious about Stockholm or you just enjoy travel! Continue reading below!

Day 1

We headed of for Stockholm early on a Friday morning at a time when most people are still cozily tucked in their bed. And after about an 1,5 hr flight from Amsterdam we arrived to Stockholm airport. We had 2 different options to get to our hotel, one where we could take the train to Stockholm or two taking the coach. As taking the coach was the quickest option for us to get to our hotel we took the coach.

Radison Blu Park Hotel Stockholm

After a drive of 40 minutes and a little walk of 10 minutes, we arrived to the Radison Blu Park hotel. This hotel is situated near a park and a lake. Very beautiful indeed. Lucky us we could immediately check in and after a quick refresh we headed of to Stockholm center.

Vasa Museet

Our first stop was the Vasa Museum. This is a museum dedicated to the worlds only ship left from the 17th Century. 95 % Of this ship has been salvaged successfully. Not only does this ship have huge historical value it is very educational, let alone impressive to see. I def def recommend having a visit to this museum.

Nordiska Museet

Afterwards we had a little potter around the grounds of the Vasa and the Nordiska Museet. In the gorgeous and fabulous weather might I tell you all! And then we had a cheeky hamburger and fries as a late lunch.

ABBA Museet

Ofcourse the enviable happened and after lunch we went to the Abba museum . The band that put Swedish music on the map, I must say. This museum was so much fun ! It was such a happy museum and very interactive. You can mix music , head into a little recording studio and do a little karaoke with ABBA themselves. Ok confession I was too chicken to do this. However my lovely BF did.

As it was getting late by that time we had a stroll back to the bus station and headed back to the hotel. As I was to knackered out I had an early sleep session.

Day 2

Due to a very exciting excursion, we pre- booked for the Saturday, we headed early for the breakfast in the hotel. Might I say that the Radison served a very nice one! Ranging from cereals, bread and cold luncehon meats , pancakes, eggs sausages , pickled herring and fruits. Very yummy!

Now I am usually not the person who books these kind of tours but I just wanted to do this. I had my very first sedge way tour. And my oh my I loved it!!! It was so much fun and we whisked by sites. We had a mix of history facts and just sight seeing on the sedgeway. And the guide was so lovely and patient with us when we were still trying to get the Sedgeway under control. Fyi it is not as easy at it might look to get the device under control. It was really an experience and I highly recommend it for any city trip!

After this tour it was about time to have some nice coffee and lunch and thought it wise to be in the neighborhood of the next tour we planned. Might I say that Stockholm has a lot of nice coffee places with delicious coffee and lovely pastries!

Stockholm

Once our bellies were satisfied of coffee and lunch, we pottered around the Gamla Stan and the Royal palace as we needed to be around the canals for a boat tour. To be honest we had a little problem with finding the correct dock but in the end we managed. I always find it wonderful to observe the city from the water as it is a totally different sight. We saw the different islands from the water and were educated on some Stockholm facts.

After loosing some time with finding the correct dock for the Canal tour it was time for dinner. That nights choice was a little Asian recommended by Trip Advisor. This site always helps me when I do not know where to eat.

And that my friends concludes Part 1 of this blog post about Stockholm. If you enjoyed this post please give a little and if you are from this city or you really like this city leave a comment. It can be anything!

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim

Beauty and Skincare I am taking on my City Trip to Stockholm

Beauty and Skincare I am taking on my City Trip to Stockholm

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

For today’s post I am writing about all the goodies I am taking on my city trip to Stockholm ! I struggle sometimes when traveling with only hand luggage. As I feel very restricted and limited in what I can bring with me.

Therefore for this trip, I had to be a little bit more cut throat on selecting the items that I wanted to travel with, than that I would , when I can place my items in the hull of the plane. In these situations I would always try to opt for product which have dual purposes or which are a little less bulky.

Curious about what I am taking with me on the plane? Continue reading.! And if you enjoy this post, give it a cheeky little like, or feel free to leave a comment.

From Top right to bottom Left: Glam Glow Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment, Douglas Essential Cleansing Make- Up Remove Wipes, Daytox Firming Day Cream,Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask and Hollywood Skin Instant Regenerating & Cooling Under Eye patches with Hydrolyzed Pearls.
From top right to bottom left: Creighton Coconut & Keratin Shampoo & Conditioner, Palmolive Milk & Honey Shower lotion and Nivea Dry Active Deodorant Spray.


From top right to bottom left: Maybeline Fit Me Mat in t + Poreless Powder in shade 120 Classic Ivory, Benefit Hydrating Boeing Concealer and Rimmel Kate Palette in shade 001 Golden Sands

From top right to bottom left : MAC lipstick in shade Twig, Kiko, Radiant Touch Highlighter in shade 100 and Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black
From left to right: Charlotte Tilbury Travel Brush Set and Anayake Roler Perfume Ball in scent Tomo

For this blog post I entered some tips on where I like to obtain my travel goodies from Please see below:

Tip 1 : I like to collect my mini’s for traveling from the Christmas Calendars. At least it saves you some money on splurging on little shower creams and lotions and potions when traveling only with hand luggage.

Tip 2: Save your samples when you are shopping at your high end makeup / beauty stores. Sometimes you get some good ones! Plus you can always inquire if they can give you a little tub of your fave foundation as a sample.

Tip 3: De-pot your fave Shampoo, Lotion, Shower gel in travel bottles and use a Travelo for your favorite perfume. This might save you also some money at the end.

Interested in a blog post about my trip to Stockholm? Stay Tuned! And for my last ins and outs on what I brought on my last trip click on below link. https://thumbelinaslifestyle.com/2018/03/18/beauty-and-body-stuff-i-am-bringing-to-viena

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim

What I ate in Vienna

What I ate in Vienna

As a big food lover I could not  resist writing about what I ate in Vienna. I know this post is a bit belated , however I  hope you still enjoy this one. You can eat fabulous food in Vienna for a reasonable price. This is for sure one of the reasons I would go back to Vienna.

During my trip I had a combination of true Austrian and Asian European food. If you are a food lover like I am , please continue reading. I might have slipped in  some photo’s of some cheeky cocktails. Those were particular delightful! If I might say and write so!

I started my trip out with some Austrian Spatzle ( little dough strips boiled in water)  and Veal Goulash. This was such a comforting and warming meal. Especially since the weather was quite cold on the first day.  For sure this is something I would love on a cold wintery day.  In the evening  I had some Vegetable Risoto. To tell the truth I had way better Risoto. I would not say I am the worlds best connoisseur on how a Risoto should be, but the grain of this Risoto was still hard.  Such a no, no.

On day 2 we had for dinner a Seafood Curry Noodle Soup. This was really amazing the spices, the broth and the noodles. So delicious and very filling. As an appetizer  we had some Vietnames spring Roles and regular Spring Roles. These always go down a treat!

Day 3 brought some other Austrian food.  A vegetarian Eiern Knoedel and a true Austrian Desert Apfel Strudel.  The  Apfel Strudel was  surrounded by a sea of vanilly sauce. not too sweet but just right!

As we were peckish on some days when we came back from our day trips , we opted for nachos and some cocktails in the Hotel. Nothing beats  a delightful cocktail. During my stay I opted for a Strawberry Daiquri and a Sex on the Beach. Yes I have a bit of a sweet tooth.

If you are by any chance curious about my trip to Vienna, please be sure to hit the link 4 Days, 3 Nights in Baroque Vienna! And if you liked this post be sure to like and if you want to see more posts please subscribe. You can also find me on  Bloglovin and  Instagram for more lifestyle travel and food.

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim

Thumbs March Favorites

Thumbs March Favorites

Hi everybody ,dear readers and loyal subbies,

March flew by and it is already April . And the good news is that spring seems to be peaking through. Come on Spring don’t fail me now! Can’t wait for the warm weather and the good times to come. On another side note it means that since March has flown by it is time for some Favorites. This months Favorites contain a selection of some beauty, body and lifestyle faves. Enjoy!

Makeup

Combination Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in 053 Sorbet and Rimmel Vinyl Gloss- Ever since the first rays of sunshine started to peak thru,I have been loving a fresh bright lip. Loving the combination of a balmy lip and making it shiny with a little bit of gloss.

Combination Loreal True Match Concealer and Benefit Erase Paste- This combination gives me the best under eye coverage ans gets rid of my blue under eye circles.

Kiko Metal Fusion Blush in 0-4 A beautiful bright pink shimmery blush. It looks quite daunting in the pan but looks lively on your face. Again very fresh looking for spring!

Body

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Rituals-The Ritual of Ayurveda Nurturing Shower Oil- This shower gel smells of roses and almonds. Once used your whole bathroom will smell like this. Pure heaven! Also after use your skin will feel silky smooth.

Hair

Kerastase Resistance Bain Force Architecte Shampoo and Conditioner Erosian Level 1/2- I am not a hair expert. To be quite frank , my hair is more a disaster than perfectly styled. But I must say that since I was recommended to use this hairline that it has helped my fragile hair so much. My hair looks more healthy and seems to have a bit more body to it. To be honest I regret not purchasing the products for level 3/4 erosian .

Lifestyle

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4 Day Vienna Trip -What can I say about this city trip it was glorious. Curious about this trip or what I brought to Vienna hit those links. 4 Days, 3 Nights in Baroque Vienna &Beauty and Body Stuff I am bringing to Viena,

What have you all been loving for the Month March? Feel free to leave a comment and share your recommendation.

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim

4 Days, 3 Nights in Baroque Vienna

4 Days, 3 Nights in Baroque Vienna

Hi Everybody, dear Readers and Loyal Subbies,

After battling with the common Flu,  I am finally fit enough to write a post for which I am very excited about. That’s right folks!  Let me share all about the amazing time my boyfriend and  I had in Vienna. Honestly I am so thrilled that my trip turned out as amazing as expected and I would highly recommend anyone to go and visit Vienna if they can.

We stayed at the Amazing Park Hotel Schönbrunn just out of the city centre of Vienna.   This Hotel used to be the old guest house of emperor Franz Jozef and everywhere you looked in this hotel his influence is there.  The atmosphere was very romantic, just the setting my boyfriend and I were looking for. The Room and the breakfast was amazing and again cannot be more pleased to have opted  for this hotel. Unfortunately I do not have any pictures of the hotel to share but I do encourage to check out this hotel if you are planning to come to Vienna.

Intrigued about my little intro please continue to read along about my 4 days, 3 nights in Vienna.

Day 1

The day started out very early , as our alarm clocks went off at a ungodly hour. Even  Ballz (the cat of my sister ) was surprisingly shocked that we were getting up at that time.  His little head turning away from us, showing us that he highly disaproved this behaviour.

At 4.30 in the morning our taxi arrived and we swiftly arrived at the airport. I was very pleased that the plane departed at the scheduled time and we arrived early at Vienna airport.

As we were too early to check into the hotel,  we strolled around the Schönbrunn Park and opted to get some lunch in a traditional Austrian restaurant. We both had spatlich and goulash which was  very delicious and filling.  Afterwards we got some drinks, fruits and snacks at the local supermarket and headed back to the hotel.

When we checked into  our beautiful room it was  already time to leave for our booked Schönbrunn tour . The park leading to the palace is so beautiful and there are many gardens  and the famous zoo to visit.

Also due to it being so close to Easter there was the Ostern Market which was enjoyable to walk through. We Pre Booked the Grand Tour in the Palace and I really loved it. The architecture is stunning and the paintings  and the pottery are beautiful. Exactly my cup of Tea.

Afterwards I was so tired and cold we retired to our hotel to have a nice hot bath and  experience the benefits of room service. Unfortunately that did not go to plan as our phone was not working at that moment. So my boyfriend had to go downstairs to order. Can I say lols out loud for that one. Maybe not at the time,  but now I can laugh about it.

Day 2

Such an action filled day. A day filled with visiting a lot of sites. After having an amazing breakfast at the hotels buffet, we set of to the city center of Vienna.

We first visited the Karlz Kirche a beautiful church that was built in 1891. The architecture is so gorgeous that it would be a shame to miss out on this. As I read about that the church would be lit up at night we visited the church later in the evening.

Afterward we headed towards the Hofburg ,the Heldenplatz and the Museum Quarter. Everytime I was so amazed about the beauty, cleanliness and the greenery that the city of Vienna had.

Before we had dinner we went in to the Butterfly house. A beautiful and tranquil place in the park. After dinner we visited the Karlz Kirche and the Prater Theme Park and had a ride in the Riesenrad. Afterwards we headed exhausted back to our hotel

Day 3

We planned to take it nice and slow on day 3 and planned minimal sightseeing. We had our breakkie and enjoyed the dose of caffeine provided by the hotel.

We headed out first to go to Schloss Belvedere. Again another stunning building and the ceiling paintings Amazeballz!  To be honest not all the paintings were my cup of tea in the museum but I did enjoy the paintings from Gustav Klimt.

After visiting the Belvedere and its gardens we were just strolling around and came along a war monument honoring the fallen Sovjet Armies during world war 2.  Very impressive.

At this stage we were both craving a little snack and I still had not had my Strudel so we found this amazing place the ”Konzert Cafe Schwarzenberg”. This cafe was completely packed with local customers and must say the service and the ambiance were so good! If you are in Vienna I would highly recommend visiting this cafe.

Before going home we went to the Music Haus and we ended up in the bar of our hotel where we enjoyed a cheeky cocktail or two.

Day 4

Ergg the last day. Time flew by in Vienna and I wished we could have stayed a bit longer. But yes all good things must come to an end. We did take it nice and slow that morning and opted to have a brunch outside of the hotel as checkout was at 12.00. After brunch which we had in the centre of Vienna it was time to take the train back to the airport to head home.  Such a sad moment in time.

I would love to return to Vienna someday , as I do believe there is loads more to explore! Any sites to visit,  food  recommendations to share? Please if you have any recommendations on any other hot places / countries to go to  do leave a comment!

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim

Beauty and Body Stuff I am bringing to Viena,

Beauty and Body Stuff I am bringing to Viena,

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

In a couple of days I will be going on my first mini break with my BF to Viena, and I cannot wait! I am already day dreaming about walking around Schönbrunn and its gardens, visit the Prater Ferris Wheel, The Stephans Dome the city centre the art museum and check out the beautiful architecture. In my head this city looks so Baroque and oldy worldly which makes it the perfect setting for a Romantic get away.

Once I am there, I will be sure to take a lot of holiday snips and hopefully write some blog posts. But enough Day Dreaming on my side and lets talk Beauty and Body stuff I I am bringing to Viena!

Makeup

Hema Intense Colour Eye Mouse- Small and convenient eye mouse for an easy quick eye look!

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara – Effective and travel friendly mascara.

Mac Pro Concealer in NC25 – The perfect remover of those dark circles.

Loreal Brow Gel Artist – To keep my bushy eyebrows under control!

Kiko Smart Essential Pallette in 02. Contains 2 Bronzer contour Shades 1 HighLighter and 3 Blushes – Easy face products all together in one tiny compact.

Tools

Blush Brush

Kiko Powder Brush

Real Techniques Complexion Miracle Sponge

Body

Rituals The Ritual of Ayurveda Nurturing Shower Oil

Body Shop Frosted Berries Gel Lotion

Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream – To get that moisture back in my face after the flight.

Body Shop Oils of Life Night Cream – TLC for my face during the night.

When reviewing this list I am a bit daunted if everything will fit in the liquid bag however I will do my utmost best to make it fit in that little pouch.

Do you think I Am missing an essential item for this trip? Please feel free to leave a comment if I missed out on anything important .

Until next post friends!

XoXo,

Kim