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j u l y 14 | 10. - 16.

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"Heya Girls!"
Yes, I am a bit jealous of everyone who is already on holiday. Although: it's also easy to go on a journey in Vienna. On the weekend for example, Provence is only a step away. To be exact, it is in the 22nd district. In the Hirschstetten flower garden, lavender is currently blooming just as prettily as it does in the South of France - that's why they celebrate lavender-days in the romantic Provence garden. Surrounded by aromatic fields of lavender, the atmosphere is utterly French. A show will demonstrate just how diverse the plant is - advice will be provided on site by the Viennese Gardeners. On the market, visitors will be able to buy lavender and other Mediterranean herbs as well as lavender soap, oil, sachets and bath essences. Provencal delicacies will be served with lavender at the Gartencafé. Those who'd like to can learn how to bind lavender posies in a workshop. And those who’ve found their muse can do a "Vincent Van Gogh" and under the directives of an artist, capture blue fields of lavender on a canvas. Who really needs flight stress and looking for a hotel ;-)
Wishing you a nice week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Blumengärten Hirschstetten, Quadenstraße 15, 1220 Vienna. 12+13 July. Free entrance. Web
Photo: Wr. Stadtgärten
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 Elke Freytag
Birthday sale, hurraaay! The Elke Freytag Showroom, kept entirely in an elegant white from wallpaper to armchairs has existed on the Lindengasse for the past 5 years. This is something to celebrate - by putting selected individual items on sale. Until the end of July, pieces such as pink loop blouses, flowing dresses in elegant flesh tones or printed a-line skirts as well as lots of trousers and tops will be reduced by 50%. Freytag stands for sober and clear silhouettes and fine materials such as silk, cotton or viscose. Power shopping for purists!

Elke Freytag, Lindengasse 14, 1070 Vienna. We-Fr 12:00 to 18:00, Sa 10:00 to 15:00. Web
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 David Bogner
espresso Kurzfilmfestival
The rustling of leaves in the wind, roses spreading their soft scent, crunching gravel at every step. The festival for good short films is starting today in the Volkskundemuseums' enchanted garden! Every Thursday and Friday all summer long, there will be projections of selected short films from all over the world - from a special on female film-makers to the Tricky Women's animated film. Great: entrance is always free, the espressokantine spoils visitors with lunch boxes specially tailored to the film programme and mosquito sprays and blankets can be bought at the kiosk.
Gartenpalais Schönborn, Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Vienna. 10 July to 29 August. Free entrance. Web
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 Philipp Horak
Marlene Streeruwitz
Important visitor at the MuseumsQuartier! Today, Austrian author Marlene Streeruwitz opens the literature festival O-Töne with a wonderful book premiere: Streeruwitz will read from her brand new novel "Nachkommen", thus initiating the MQ's summer of literature. In „Nachkommen“, Streeruwitz deals in her usual direct manner with the intrigues of the literature industry. By the way: in the next few weeks, Michael Köhlmeier, Daniel Glattauer and Wolf Haas will also be reading from their eagerly awaited new novels. If the weather's bad, it'll be at Arena 21!
MuseumsQuartier, Haupthof, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 10 July 20:30. Free entrance. Web
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Marjorie Etukudo
She brings a bit more of summer feeling into the city: Marjorie Etukudo. Born in Nigeria, raised in Vienna, this daughter of a Jazz singer has already been on stage with Supermax Kurt Hauenstein and opened for US rapper 50 Cent. In addition, she loves singing gospel! But on Friday, she will soulfully bring blues, afro-beat, r'n'b and jazz together with her memorable voice. The young thoroughbred musician sings both in English and in Efik. Listen to a sample: here.
Theater am Spittelberg, Spittelberggasse 10, 1070 Vienna. 11 July 19:30. 16 €. Web
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Biorama Fair Fair
Eating, drinking, chic fashion: the magazine Biorama once again organizes the Fair Fair where everything revolves around sustainability! For 3 days, the MuseumsQuartier will focus on organic and fair-trade products. Inside, 90 labels will show eco-fashion, design and natural cosmetics, outside people will feast at the food market. Next to old hands such as Sonnentor and Adamah, there will also be newcomers to discover. "iss mich!", for example: a Viennese catering company that cooks with "discarded" food.
MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 11 to 13 July 12:00 to 21:00, Su until 18:00.3€. Web
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Architecture at the river
Whether it be the Urania, the Uniqa Tower or the summer stage - many famous as well as unknown architectural highlights are romping about the nice blue Danube. On Friday, those who need to know (experts of the Architekturzentrum Wien) will reveal their stories: at an exclusive boat tour, visitors can learn everything there is to know about the brand new DC Tower (currently Austria's highest building), Otto Wagner's historical waterway lockage and the controversial Zaha-Hadid House. All that from the comfortable salon on the over deck of the MS Blue Danube.
, Handelskai 265, 1020 Vienna. 11 July 18:00. 29 €. Web
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 Anne Morel / espace
Sale at Shu! and Anne Morel
Two bargains with one stone: Shu! is famous for chic footwear with a special touch. Metallic sandals, laces or sand-coloured ankle boots by Vic Matié, Alberto Fermani or Officine Creative now cost 30% less. At Anne Morel, the specialist for French shoes, prices are dropping by 30% as well: fair sandals with a woven look by Yves Desforge, sporty everyday models by Pataugas or sandals from the "Espace" line of cult label Robert Clergerie in suede or croc look can be obtained at good prices until the end of July.

Shu!, Neubaug. 34, 1070 Vienna. Tu-Sa. Web Anne Morel, Liechtensteinstr. 38, 1090 Vienna. Mo-Sa. Web
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Build étagères yourself
There are sooo many nice porcelain items - but unfortunately, few kitchens offer enough room for them. So what shall we do? Wait for the next bachelorette party? Then it's better to pack plates and cups and head over to the Wohngestalterei. No one's shattering anything there, there is only tender drilling, glueing and decorating in a cosy atmosphere - and there we have an étagère! It is easy to make something new and cool out of something old. Those who don't have any plates to bring - can buy some on site.

Die Wohngestalterei, Reschgasse 6, 1120 Vienna. 12 July 10:30. 45€. Web
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Bottling soft fruits
DIY is a current trend - and that also applies to marmalade. Those who don't want to experiment themselves can learn at a free workshop today! Together with cooking artist Andrea Sagmeister, participants will go shopping at the Vorgartenmarkt, then bottle and preserve (it is also possible to just watch). Topic of the workshop: soft fruits and green nuts. To make a whole lot of sweet marmalades and tasty chutneys. Sagmeister, passionate gardener and graduate of a Dutch art school produces delicacies made of fruits and vegetables in the Steiermark.
Palette, Vorgartenmarkt 22, 1020 Vienna. 12 July 10:00 to 14:00. Web
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Donau-Auen as inspiration
A bug's life? Those wondering why there are so few butterflies to observe in their garden and why the hedgehogs so rarely set foot on their land can get the help of the national park's rangers. At today's workshop, they are showing how to take inspiration from the Donau-Auen to create a habitat for animals in one's own garden. Participants will explore the alluvial area with the rangers and will learn a lot of information about the flora and fauna. Meeting point is the foyer of the national park center Schloss Orth.
Meeting point Schloss Orth, 2304 Orth an der Donau. 13 July 10:00. 11.50€. Web
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Shiatsu in the park
If the weather's nice, this will take place every Sunday until 7 September: relaxing Shiatsu massages in the open air of the Augarten Park. Shi-atsu (Japanese) means "finger pressure" and is a deep form of bodywork that loosens up blockades in the energy flow. By putting thumbs and hands - as well as elbows, knees and feet - softly on the clothed body, pressure is applied on the meridians. This way, our natural self-healing powers are activated and harmony is created. 15 minutes for 15€, half an hour for 25€.
At the Bunkerei, Obere Augartenstraße 1a, 1020 Vienna. Every day 10:00 to 17:00. Web
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Fresh aloe vera
Look out, insider's tip! As of now, Lebenswert is selling aloe vera leaves - shipped fresh every week directly from Crete. The gel of this miracle plant, which was already used by the ancient Romans for therapeutic purposes, acts effectively against sunburns in a matter of seconds. Or it can be used as a refreshing mask. And: aloe vera counts as a super-food rich in micronutrients, very hip at the moment, and it tastes especially good with yoghurt. Or it can simply be mixed into a green smoothie. Or enjoyed as an ice-cold juice with fine bits inside. Mmmmhhh...
Lebenswert, Krottenbachstr. 90-92/2/2, 1190 Vienna. Mo - Fr 15:00 to 19:00 (Closed for vacation starting 21.7.) Web
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 Sandra Ludewig
Dota Kehr
Berlin's "small change princess" is here! Dorothea Kehr is playing with her band in Vienna today. The former well-travelled street musician and front woman of the Stadtpiraten (but the band doesn't want to be called that any more) can not only play the guitar and sing soulfully - en passant, this clever lady who has a dry sense of humour also managed to obtain a medical degree. Until now, the band has declined recording contracts offered by major labels. Her style: critical-poetic texts packed in music inspired by bossa nova and jazz that gets under your skin.
Local, Heiligenstädterstr. 31/Bogen 217, 1190 Vienna. 14 July. 21:00. 14 €. Web
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Geh-Café in Neubau
What’s new in the 7th district? Those who like walking as well as making their opinions known should participate in today's guided walk through small parks, passages and hidden green oases in Vienna-Neubau. Apart from information, there will be enough time for discussions and suggestions with the district's provost Thomas Blimlinger. Afterwards, all head to the Geh-Café ("walking café") in the new Emil-Maurer-Park where drinks, snacks and tips by ex-ski race athlete Nicola Werdenigg await. She will show how to get motivated to exercise in the heat.

Meeting point: Neubaugasse 17-19, 1070 Vienna. 15 July 17:00 to 19:00. Web
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 Hannah Neuhuber
Shakespeare in the Schlosspark
Romeo and Juliet are back in town! They have settled down in the beautiful park surrounding Pötzleinsdorfer palace. There, among high trees, in front of old bathing grottos, derelict birdhouses and Ringtheater characters, the most beautiful of all tragic love stories will be brought to life. Rustling ball nights, spectacular fight scenes and tender moments of happiness - things are going to be hot for the Montagues and Capulets! By the way, the bilingual theatre company will play alternatively in German and in English. O Romeo, Romeo!

Schloss Pötzleinsdorf, Geymüllergasse 1, 1180 Vienna. Premiere 15 July 19:30. € 22. Web
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 Spanische Hofreitschule / Herbert Graf
Piber meets Vienna
So let's be honest now: who has ever seen the Lippizaner at the Spanish Riding School? Exactly! Me neither. It's something only tourists do, plus it's quite expensive. In any case, that last argument doesn't apply anymore. While the prancing horses are on vacation, stud Piber's offspring is on a class trip in Vienna. The summer programme with an entrance fee of 10€ shows young stallions that have only been frolicking around the mountains until now, mother-mares with their small foals and historical harnesses with original carriages.

Spanish Riding School, Michaelerplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. Until 3.8 Tu - Su 11:00. 10-40€. Web
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 People Tree
Sale at Green Ground
And the prices are still dropping! The boutique for fair fashion Green Ground is making cuts as well. Current international summer collection - such as Kuyichi's nice jeans, HempAge's colourful yet elegantly cut items or Göttin des Glücks' Viennese fashion - all at minus 30%. It even goes up to 70% for individual pieces, items from past collections and already reduced goods! Until mid-August, ladies can rummage through these refined dresses, colourful skirts and fresh t-shirts - everything is certified organic and fair-trade.
Green Ground, Servitengasse 11, 1090 Vienna. Tu-Fr 12:00 to 19:00, Sa 11:00 to 17:00 . Web
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Passt Gut
Clothes, coffee and cakes. The shop's name (“it fits”) also fits at second glance - the small personal store that is half boutique and half café looks very unconventional. The rough clothes racks made of palettes, the floorboards of old roof trusses as well as the wooden counter form an original contrast to the colourful lamps of baseball caps and to the pastel mint retro Smeg fridge. Individualists will find international street wear labels such as Einstein & Newton, All about Eve or Hüftgold. In addition, they make a tasty melange and home-made desserts.

Passt Gut, Lerchenfelder Str. 95-97, 1070 Vienna. Mo-Fr 08:30 to 18:30, Sa 10:00 to 17:30. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Little Lunch
It is so adorable, so small, so prettily decorated with flowers - one could almost think they're enjoying a private meal in the living room. It is Valentina Resnitschek's realm and does she cook well - my goodness! Everyday, there are salads on the menu, put together in an unusually creative way, and there are always tasty quiches. With a soup and always different healthy dishes. Everything can be ordered to go or eaten on site. The only problem is that this all is available while stocks last. And since it tastes so good and it is so cheap, we'd better hurry ;-)

Little Lunch, Florianigasse 5, 1080 Vienna. Mo - Fr 11:00 to 16:00. Web


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