Friday, July 31, 2009

The Color Purple

Purple (any hue or shade thereof) has long been my favorite color. Surprisingly, though, it's not a color I've worn much...until now. A couple of months ago I went to the Swarovski museum near Innsbruck, Austria. You know Swarovski - Austrian crystal shaped into cute little figurines, fancy Christmas ornaments and elegant jewelry. Even in these hard economic times they manage to survive, thanks in large part to the huge selection of jewelry they have in the shop just beyond the museum's exit. As I entered the shop, it became clear to me why everyone else had been rushing through the museum itself. The shop is GIGANTIC! You could really drop a bundle in there, but I chose to be a conservative spender (it's in my blood) and spent no more than 50 Euros on a purple crystal pendant and matching stud earrings. They are, quite simply, beautiful. And to top it all off, I recently found the perfect blouse to round it all off. Today I'm wearing the whole ensemble and feeling, well, rather royal, in spite of my denim capri pants. Even my guy mentioned how "hübsch" I look today (that's "pretty" for you non-German speakers), which is very nice to hear, especially when it's taken several months to put together the perfect outfit...

Thursday, July 30, 2009


I'm not a writer, nor have I ever claimed to be. It's just not one of my talents. So don't expect to find any literary masterpieces in my ramblings on these pages. There are several blogs that I follow regularly and I've decided to join the ranks. As a Texas girl living in Austria, I'm hoping this blog will give me the chance to keep my family and friends up-to-date on my daily life and experiences. Happy reading!