Monday, August 29, 2011

Viennese Luxury

First of all I want to send my good wishes to those affected by the hurricane over the weekend and hope things get back to normal real soon.


On the other hand, lately I've been very active on my reading and for one reason of the other Vienna has been coming up a lot in my readings besides the fact that my parents were there just a month ago {all images HERE}.


On my travels I've always made mandatory {for myself!} to visit places that have a lot of history and a place like the Hotel Imperial would definitely be one of those places. Built in 1863 to be the residence of the prince of Württemberg it was turned into a hotel in 1873 for the World's Fair and became famous all over the world as the place to go for luxury and impeccable service.

As much as I might like a modern environment, I love places that have maintained their grandiose personality and still make us feel like that old world luxury. It is know that the afternoon is prepared with fresh water from the Alps and trademark teas including Darjeeling, Bergamot and Rose Blossom petals.


This place is so famous that there are a number of anecdotes by many historical figures such as Charly Chaplin, Queen Elizabeth II, and Luciano Pavarotti amongst many others.


Have a great Monday and make sure to make plans to indulge in something this week!

22 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Not I totally want to go there also. Love love love Italy!

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  2. Happy Monday!! These definitely exude that old world feel as you said. So beautiful and grand :)

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  3. Wow, I really want to be there right now! so exquisite! Hope you had a great weekend. Luckily, some very scare wind was the worst we experienced on Saturday.
    p.s. I would love to see that popsicle recipe - sounds so interesting!

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  4. The word that comes to mind: sumptuous. I want to live there.

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  5. Wow. This is all kinds of decorative greatness!

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  6. Oh Vienna, how I loved that city! The coffee, the food, the design, the elegance-it was spectacular! And I got the most divine silver fox fur hat as a souvenir. Even if it doesn't get much use in SF, it always makes me smile when I see it in my wardrobe!

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  7. I would SOOOO love to go there! It's been on my list for years. One day :)

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  8. I've never been in such a grandiose, classic decorated hotel. This looks beautiful!!!

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  9. ohh man I would love to be able to stay there for a night!!

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  10. So beautiful. Their decor is so intricate.


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  11. Luxury indeed...Look at those window treatments...WOW!

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  12. my friend was just saying that she wants to go there!

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  13. Makes me wanna go travelling so bad (:

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  14. hope your monday is great, as well. i can't indulge in travel right now, but had plans to enjoy some desserts ;)

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  15. Holy cow! This place is incredible! I wonder if I can a generous donation to foot the bill!

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  16. my gosh! what a majestic looking place - the interiors look like they are fit for royalty!

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  17. wow amazing it's like a dream!!!
    i want an house like this :D
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  18. such a lovely post this one.! Sometimes we need kind of this sumptuosity in our lives:-)))

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  19. Exquisite post, darling!
    So luxurious!

    xoxox,
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  20. The Viennese certainly know how to do "Opulent". So magnificent!

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