Ines of All I am – A Redhead visited Vienna this past weekend to compete in the Vienna City Marathon! What an admirable feat, she did so well. Bravo Ines!
But the best part for me was getting to meet her. Despite me being a bit under the weather still, I hope Ines had fun.
Important things coming first, after meeting up in the city center with my friend Sandra and her son, our first port of call was Le Parfum on Petersplatz where Ines bought a bottle of Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensée for a friend back home.
Then, discreetly whining children in tow, we made our way through the first spring weekend – tourists en masse – marathon in town – throngs to a café, where we could sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. Niki promptly fell asleep, hard wire chairs notwithstanding, the pressure of meeting Ines finally falling off, he gave in to his delayed nap schedule.
The ritual exchange of fragrant gifts ensued, and aside from gorgeous vintage samples (Balmain Vent Vert among them), Ines brought goodies from Croatia, I especially look forward to indulge in the sweet liqueur she brought. The kids were ecstatic about their chocolate filled goodie bags – thank you Ines!
After refreshments, talk and naps, we moved on to Le Dix-Neuf in Seilergasse just around the corner, Vienna’s newest and coolest perfume boutique. I promise to finally write about it in detail next week! Ines emerged with a handful of mouilettes and smelling deliciously of Amouage Opus VI.
My children were then done for the day, so we had to send Ines on alone to try the new Malle for Dries van Noten at Pure Day Spa on Tuchlauben. I was sorry that I had not been at my best due to us three still fighting some nasty and persistent bug, but I was glad I could meet Ines. Hopefully she’ll be back next year to run again!
Many thanks to Sandra and Sean for accompanying us.
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