24 hrs in Stuttgart – What to do?

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With my husband´s birthday and also our wedding anniversary we are trying to find something great to do every year and most of the time we just go out for dinner which is nice, don´t get me wrong. This is a lot of fun for us cause we love people watching but it´s not that special. So for this year we decided to take a city trip, just the two of us. Spending quality time as a couple has become pretty hard since Emilia is here but at least we appreciate the little time we have.

It was our first night away from our little baby and it was so hard for the two of us. We kept busy so that we wouldn´t miss her that much but of course it didn´t work. 

But let´s get started on recaping our trip. We started driving on Saturday morning and got to Stuttgart around noon. It is a three hour drive so it´s totally manageable to get there without a break. 

24 hours in Stuttgart

Day 1

Our first stop was the Wilhelma. A HUGE zoo and botanical garden area and I mean huge. I am very sure you can spend an entire day and more there. They have everything from plants to desert animals to rainforest animals and bugs and fish. It is truly incredible and so neat.

After that we went to another famous for Stuttgart place. The Porsche Museum. The Porsche is designed and built in Stuttgart so that is definitely another must. My husband is not super interested in cars but he liked it as well. The history, the earlier cars and lots of modell drawings. 

Since it was already late afternoon we went to check-in to our hotel and have some coffee there while getting ready for our dinner reservation. We stayed at the Kongresshotel Europe in Stuttgart. It is a business hotel and not the newest anymore but the rooms are roomy and clean and the staff is very nice and helpful. But be warned since the Coronavirus is still very present the bar and café is still closed. This was very disappointing and we had to get our cup of coffee from the nearest gas staion. Other than that our stay was totally fine.

For dinner we went to Vale, an amazing Italian restaurant. I had the Parmesan noodles with truffle. Such a special dinner for a special night and my husband went with pizza but he loves pizza so everything all right.

To end the night really special we decided to go to the Spielbank Stuttgart, a very high-end casino and play some roulette. We had drinks at the bar – I had a Cosmopolitan and it was glorious and then we gambled the night away. Lost everything we changed into chips but had such a great time together. I think we even stayed out ´till after one which is huge for us.

Day 2

So the next day, after little sleep we got ready, checked-out and headed to brunch to one of our favorite spots – the Gardener´s Nosh. We had one here in Regensburg but it sadly closed. I ate the croffle and an eggwhite omelett and my husband the breakfast burrito and a waffle on a stick. Everyhing was delicous.

As full as we were we rented two e-scooter to do some sightseeing downtown Stuttgart. I have never been on an e-scooter before and it was so cool. Probably the best about our whole stay 😉 Just kidding.

We went to the castle district. This is where the castle is of course and a huge old library plus a so many cute cafés to sit outside. It is so nice to see that live has picked up where it left after Covid. People need normality. 

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Best of make-up / toiletry bags to travel with – there is one for everybody…

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make-up bags, travel, travel in style, organized travel, vanity case, train case

make-up bags, travel, travel in style, organized travel, vanity case, train case

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Good evening to all of you my lovely ladies, 

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I am in absolute and total Fall mood around here (going to start decorate soon) but I also know that many of you are still travelling or have plans for Summer travel so I wanted to share some of my absolute favorite travel cases I have used for years and hopefully are going to use years to come.

There is one for every type of traveller whether you are chaotic or super organized. In my opinion always knowing where everything is in your suit case saves time and anger. Trust me!!

Best of make-up / toiletry bags…

The Chaotic Make-Up Bag – This is a drawstring make-up bag from the Flat Lay Co. and the idea behind it is marvellous. You just throw all of your make-up in it together and pull on the string and all of your products are packed and ready to go. This saves a lot of time and you know where everything is at all times but it isn´t the best method to find things quick. Although all of the pattern the company offers are super cute which is very intruiging. You can get palm print, leopard print, little lightnings, gingham, velvet, satin – you get it right?! Most of them are to find on Asos.

 

The Clear Make-Up Bag – If you want to have an overview at all times and know exactly where the one thing is you are searching for even before you open the zipper this is the perfect item for you. Mine is from Guess but I also have the Luxe Beauty Case from the Styled Collection which is also clear and love them both.

 

The Two-Storey Vanity Case – It is an organization loving gals dream. It has two stories which means two big compartments. I got this from River Island years ago and it holds so much make-up – perfect for a longer trip. The top compartment is great for long, flat items to lay like lip liner, brushes, concealer, mascara and in the bottom compartment can things be stored like foundation, powder, your face and eye cream pods. 

 

The most hyped make-up bag – I have gotten this one a few years ago, let´s say about three or four and it was the most hyped make-up bag I have ever seen. Every blogger and her mother was promoting it and it has been a top seller for many of us for month and to be honest I can see why. I has a very clean but chic look, it is very sturdy, has many great compartments inside you can customize for you own needs and is under 25 Euro. I mean there isn´t much more to say in my opinion. Whether you get this one for yourself or you gift it a friend/family member there will be no regret. It is sold on amazon and the exact one I have is sold here.

 

The personlized train case – Where are all my monogram friends at!! I got this adorable train case customized from etsy for our honeymoon and have used it a ton ever since. Personally a monogramed piece is the best thing you can get and I know there are two sides. You either love it or hate it right but if you are ever looking for a special piece etsy is the place to be.

 

The space-saving make-up bag– It really is a huge space saver when you have booked a small room. You can literally hang it anywhere and it won´t take up closet space, luggage space or counter space while you are staying at your destination and it can also be folded and put back into your weekender / suit case as well but in my experience it doesn´t hold a lot. I have way to many things with me which wouldn´t fit in there make-up wise BUT it would be a great bag for shower gels, soaps, razor etc. cause you could hang it on the opposite side of your shower and have access to everything you could possibly need in there. I got it from amazon (prime available as well as lots of different colors). 

 

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A Day at the Eibsee….

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eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

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Happy Thursday my lovely friends,

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since we are all trying to get back a piece of normal life and outdoor activities are more in demand than ever I wanted to share our visit to the Eibsee in Grainau, Germany. We went last year and between my pregnancy and upcoming Fall content I totally forgot about it but I think now is the right time.

The Eibsee is called the Caribean Sea of Germany because of its incredible blue water. The colors are insane in real life at least for a lake. 

It was a 2 1/2 hour drive from where we life. The lake has a hotel with the prettiest view as well as a huge parking lot. From there you can either go up in a gondola to the top of the 2.962 m high Zugspitze or you can go down to the lake. We went there to have a look at the lake so that wath our path.

A big restaurant is right at the lake and not far from the parking lot at all. You can sit outside and enjoy the most beautiful view of the Eibsee. We had lunch right after we arrived and it was just gorgeous. From there inspired by all the people in the water we decided to rent a small rowboat and explore the lake by boat.

Other rentals they offer are small motor boots and SUP´s. I really can´t remeber how much it cost but you can book half and full hours. We got our boat right away and headed out on the lake. Unfortunately some short time after that a thunderstorm rolled in and we had to get back to the shore.

If you don´t want to be in the water you can hike around it. It takes about 2 hours to get around and you can start either way. We only went about 20 minutes in one direction because it started raining again. The weather is very unsteady and unpredictable as the lake is surrounded by mountains, it also changes quick.

There are cute little bays and also big rock to sit which make awesome picture points. If you life in the area or passing through I would totally recommend spending half a day at the Eibsee. If you just plan on walking around the lake all you have to pay is parking and not more.

But keep in mind it is a very touristy place and although you can stay outside you probably won´t be able to keep your 2 m distance all the time.

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Lake Garda Travel Diary Summer – what to do ??

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Lake Garda, Lago di Garda, summer 19, summer vacation, by the lake, vacation, italy, la dolce vita, fashionbloggertravels

Lake Garda, Lago di Garda, summer 19, summer vacation, by the lake, vacation, italy, la dolce vita, fashionbloggertravels

Lake Garda, Lago di Garda, summer 19, summer vacation, by the lake, vacation, italy, la dolce vita, fashionbloggertravels

Lake Garda, Lago di Garda, summer 19, summer vacation, by the lake, vacation, italy, la dolce vita, fashionbloggertravels

Lake Garda, Lago di Garda, summer 19, summer vacation, by the lake, vacation, italy, la dolce vita, fashionbloggertravels

Lake Garda, Lago di Garda, summer 19, summer vacation, by the lake, vacation, italy, la dolce vita, fashionbloggertravels

Lake Garda, Lago di Garda, summer 19, summer vacation, by the lake, vacation, italy, la dolce vita, fashionbloggertravels

Lake Garda, Lago di Garda, summer 19, summer vacation, by the lake, vacation, italy, la dolce vita, fashionbloggertravels

Lake Garda, Lago di Garda, summer 19, summer vacation, by the lake, vacation, italy, la dolce vita, fashionbloggertravels

Lake Garda, Lago di Garda, summer 19, summer vacation, by the lake, vacation, italy, la dolce vita, fashionbloggertravels

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Buon Giorno,

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it´s been almost 5 weeeks since we are back from Lake Garda and I am finally coming around to write my last travel post in terms of this vacation. Read my Food Guide here and my Verona Travel Diary here. 

We checked-in in the afternoon and only hang out by the pool until it was time for dinner. After we dressed up we went down to the Peschiera city centre and had dinner at one of our favorite restaurants.

But you don´t have to be by the pool every day, there are plenty of acitivites you can do around the lake. I have rounded-up some activities we already did or planning for the next time.

What to do:

 – visit the surrounding cities (we already visited Garda, Lazise, Sirmione, Bardolino, Peschiera del Garda, Verona, Milan,

 – go to the market (there are local markets every day, our favorite one is on Thursday in Barodlino but we also visited the market in Garda on Friday and Peschiera del Garda on Monday)

 – play mini golf (we love to go play after dinner, also it isn´t as hot anymore)

 – shop ´till you drop (Affi has a huge shopping centre with different Italian stores, also shopping in Verona is great and every little city of course has its own shops)

 – bath in the Lake (there are places which don´t belong to the hotels everywhere)

 – go wine tasting (I always wanted to do 

 – visit the Gardaland theme park (I have been years ago and it has evolved so much, there are a ton of new rides so whether you are a rollercoaster junkie or you are visiting with your toddler there is lots of fun for everyone)

 – go on a ferry ride to another city

 – go to a dinner show (there are two dinner shows available – a Rock´n Roll dinner show and a Medieval Times dinner show)

 – rent a boat (only possible if you have a boat license, the lake is huge and the cities can also all be visited by boat so if you are fed up of riding your car give it a try)

 – go parasailing (I have done this years ago and for 50 Euro I would say it is totally affordable and you have the greatest view of the lake you will ever get, awesome experience)

 

This are some of my top recommendations if you want to do a little more than lying by the pool.

If you want to know more what to do feel free to mail me. 

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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