Thursday, 31 January 2013

Inspiration #6

The weather has been gloomy the past days and this week i have my mock exams so I'm not exactly stress-free, au contraire. So I leave you with some inspiration, every girl gotta dream, right?

Wednesday, 23 January 2013


My life has been pretty much hectic in the last period, due to my exams. I actually have mocks next week so it isn't getting any easier. Thankfully, I've found (or more likely I've made myself find) time to take a short break and indulge into internet browsing, updating my tumblr and my blog. 

What I wore today

Where I'd like to be right now 

The book I'm reading at the moment

My indulgement

This is basically everything I'm thinking about while actually being stuck under a big pile of books and notebooks. Exam fever has finally struck me and I have to keep my focus just by the beginning of July when I'll be able to start my holiday and my University plans. I can't wait to start exploring uni life and to put in motion all the plans I have for this summer! I just hope there's enough time and money, haha! 
Are any of you seniors, going through the same process I am? If so how are you coping with studying and other activities? 
xx, M.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Right Here, Right Now

This is where I am right now and I honestly didn't have time to upload the photos we've taken so far. I've been skiing all day and laughing all night so there hasn't been much time left for anything else. (Besides my maths homework which is basically more important than well... anything at the moment)
Just enjoy the photos!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013


As much as I love shopping, my parents have never encouraged me to spend a lot of money on clothes and material items when there are many more important things we could use our money for: university, a master's degree, our house and even food. However, I've also been taught that when taking care of your health, comfort and security you should never hesitate. So when we found this Descente ski jacket, we took a leap of faith and paid the relatively high price. Why? Because I usually keep my skiing gear for more that 3 years, because it is very well equipped for every type of slope and because it is a truly useful item that deserves the price it has.
At first I didn't know anything about Descente, I hadn't heard of them before. But, after a bit of research I saw that the Swiss skiing team actually wears Descente skiing gear which should be a reassurance. Beside the sleek design and the high tech make it is truly comfortable and light! Go check the Descente website HERE.

Monday, 7 January 2013


I'm currently writing from the cozy hotel we're checked in, in Zell am See. I should be skiing right now but we're all really lazy from the long car ride we've had the past two days. Although we drove continuously we had to respect a few of the traditions we've built during our years of travelling to Austria. This year we left earlier than usual, at 5 am. (!!!) I wasn't even fully conscious but I was dragged to the car and made to sit there for the following 12 hours. This year my mom couldn't come so I had the privilege of being the copilot, in the front passenger seat. However fun this might sound it's more challenging than I thought. I had to keep awake all the way no matter how tired I was and to pay attention to all the road signs and announcements. 

After driving for an entire day we stopped at our first hotel, near Parndorf. Every year we stop in the Parndorf Outlet Center because Christmas the sales are the happiest time of the year! And now, finally reaching today's topic, after a full night's sleep we left towards Vienna to meet with our friends. I had never had the chance to see Vienna for more than a day and that day was usually spent around Mariahilfer Strasse and walking around town. This year however, I just realized how beautiful this city truly is and how much I'd love to get the time to properly visit it. I'd been planning my summer holiday for a while but this time I think I'm pretty decided about how it will turn out. Anyway, I urge every one of you to visit Vienna as soon as you can. It's a magical city and no matter how much time you spend in it, it will surely conquer your heart. Here are some photos we took yesterday, sightseeing and, let's admit it, shopping too. 
DSC_0615We had a coffee at Caffe Ritter, a cozy, very characteristic Austrian cafe which I absolutely loved! The vintage Coca-Cola bottle, the small tables and the chandeliers, everything had a very romantic vibe. Right around the corner from Mariahilfer Strasse, this is a spot I totally recommend. 

DSC_0613We also shopped a little and I was very surprised of the Forever 21 store in Vienna. Even though I remembered not really liking it in the UK, this one was divine! The jewellery selection especially caught my eyes and I left with some statement acquisitions.
And last but not least, in the miscellaneous category, a very funny and cute beetle and the Franciscan Cathedral in Vienna. 

I hope I didn't really bore you with this long post, but there's something about discovering beautiful cities that just makes me talk continuously. I'll just re-read it one more time just to be sure I didn't write completely unnecessary and boring things. 

Thursday, 3 January 2013

The Liebster Award

 The Liebster Award is given to new bloggers by bloggers. As a way to acknowledge each other and to say "you're doing a great job." It is for blogs with 200 or less followers, so its a great way to spread the word about other blogs. 

 The rules are: You need to answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you, then nominate 11  favorite bloggers who have less than 200 followers and then ask them with new 11 interesting questions.

I just wish to thank Karissa from Omni-Couture for nominating me for this award! 

The answers to Karissa's questions are : 
1. Why did you start your blog? 
I started Route 13 because I wanted to share my ideas and my passions with like-minded people:)
2. What is your favorite topic to write about? 
Fashion, because I think there's always something new to write about.
3. Who is your favorite designer? 
There are so many designers I love, but I would have to go with Alexander Wang.
4. Where is your favorite travel destination? 
Anywhere with sea and beautiful weather: Bali, Spain etc
5. What is your favorite trend?
Definitely mixing prints!
6. What actress would you choose to play you in a movie about your life? 
Tough question! I think I would go with Emma Watson.
7. What are some goals you have for your blog? 
Reaching 1000 followers in one year and maybe attending London Fashion Week next fall
8. What are your New Years resolutions for 2013? 
Organizing my time wisely and travelling as much as I can. 
9. Do you have any pets?
I used to have a dog but unfortunately she passed away recently.
10. What is your best memory of 2012? 
My best memory definitely has to be the Business summer programme I attended in Cambridge.
11. What advice would you give to a new blogger? 
Stay true to yourself and always use criticism as motivation.

My questions are:
1. What does your blog mean to you?
2. What is your blog about?
3. What are your blogging plans for 2013?
4. If you could travel to one place right now, which would it be?
5. Do you prefer reading or watching movies?
6. Do you practice any sports?
7. What is your favourite quote?
8. What is your favourite season and why?
9. What is your favourite book?
10. What inspires you?
11. An advice to any blogger out there?

and the nominees are: 

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