3-0 at the casino

Hi everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. To ease my way into Monday, I thought of  sharing about a more fun day (or to be exact, one day before): my birthday! I thought long and hard about celebrating my birthday this year – I usually have a low-key lunch or dinner with a few of my relatives, because I don’t like having parties for my own birthdays. The months leading to the imminent arrival of my 30th were very tough on me; I had never gotten so many bad news and rejections in such a short period of time before. I was really down and heartbroken. Then, two weeks before my birthday, I received one piece of good news, and although that didn’t solve all of my problems, I felt such a huge relief and immense gratitude that I just had to celebrate. With not much time to plan, and a lot of my friends being out of town or committed to other events, I decided to have a small get-together. Nothing wild, but something fun and something I’ve never done before: casino night!

3-O at the casino

I sent out Gatsby-themed invitations and treated my friends to Casino Wien‘s birthday package. We were warmly welcomed at their Schlumberger bar with bubbly and canapés, followed by a tour through the casino.

3-O at the casino

3-O at the casino

We were then taught some basic Roulette skills, followed by a little tournament. This was super fun, and we laughed a lot; little did we know that at the ‘real’ Roulette table, things were a lot more serious!

3-O at the casino

Not only did I have beginner’s luck, I also had birthday luck, because I won €55! We then moved on to the slot machines, which I was super excited about.

3-O at the casino

I was pretty lucky with those, too. After cashing in my win, we went to the casino’s Cercle bar to have celebratory drinks.

3-O at the casino

Love their beautiful ceiling and lights.

3-O at the casino

I ordered the perfect birthday cocktail: their Gemini drink!

3-O at the casino

Cheers!

What was your fun birthday party like?

Feschmarkt – design at the brewery

On the weekend of June 13 – 15, Fesch’Markt, a market festival for art and design, was held at the Ottakringer beer brewery. A fun event with chill-out music, great food, and really cool, under-the-radar design.

Feschmarkt Polka-dotted and gray shirts are always a good idea

FeschmarktFlight seats re-purposed as a couch

FeschmarktThis would be a great addition (get it? haha) to any home

Feschmarkt Feschmarkt Feschmarkt Feschmarkt I absolutely love these plates, and I would have gotten them if putting food on them would cover the design

Feschmarkt Feschmarkt These miniskirts with built-in hotpants (to prevent from slipping) from Minirox are just too cute. I bought two!

Feschmarkt

 

The next Fesch’Markt is on on November 14 – 16. Looking forward to visit that one, too!

Dinner at Sinohouse

It’s 4AM Vienna time, so why not blog about food at this hour? I love Chinese food; it’s really good comfort food, but it also reminds me of celebrations. I usually haunt the same few places for some good old eat-all-you-can buffet, but last Saturday, I wanted to try something else. Some place with good reviews and recommendations, a great ambience (none of the stress of trying to eat all you can), and nice location. So off to Sinohouse we went.

Sinohouse
Our aperitifs – the Sinohouse Mojito for me, Campari Orange for Julie – and free appetizers!

Sinohouse
Baked fish with sweet chili sauce on mangoes ❤

Sinohouse
The Chef’s Mix Dim Sum selection. Except for the Siu Mai, I don’t know what the others are called, but everything was good!

Sinohouse
I love their lamps!

Sinohouse
The star of the meal: the Singapore style pepper crab. This is a must- try!

Sinohouse

Sinohouse
I gave Vicky some temporary tattoos. She wanted to have one on her back, like Tante Ody. Some role model, I am.

Sinohouse

Sinohouse
Mochi! Different from the Japanese mochi I’m used to, this has coconut in different tastes and textures.

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My favorite among the desserts we tried: sticky rice with mango. So simple, but so heavenly.

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Green pancakes with toasted and candied coconut shreds and coconut cream on the side.

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My dates.

Sinohouse
Himmelpfortgasse 27
A-1010 Wien