|My only OOTD shot--our first day in Vienna, just off the plane. Wearing vintage Hermes Vienna-themed scarf|
|The first shopping was done by Mr. Buxom, which meant ... after this, I could buy anything I wanted.|
|On the ferris wheel on the Prater|
|Don't panic; we didn't buy any weed.|
We went to the opera twice, once in Vienna and once in Munich.
|Giddy at the chance of seeing Figaro at the Vienna State Opera|
Both times were amazing. I packed my black and white St. John dress and ... well, just check this post and you'll see what I wore. It worked beautifully--packed like a dream, was totally appropriate, and I could walk around afterwards to go for a stroll and get a drink.
|Caviar is always nice.|
|On the road to Salzburg, at the abbey at Melk, wearing a different Hermes scarf. I brought four and wore them all.|
|Our hotel was at the top of this sheer cliff face|
|Just a small sampling of the eye candy in Salzburg.|
I had a great time trying on clothes, because they were designed for women who are blessed in the chest. The shirts and jacket fit through the bust, yet also fit through the waist, shoulders, and sleeve length. And so I bought four shirts and a jacket. And two scarves. And a ring.
|And a few gifts ... and some amber jewelry for me.|
And that stuff was €$p€n$iv€!
In Munich I went into a local version of a CVS to shop for cheap makeup and skincare. I didn't make a wish list, ask the internet for advice, or bone up on new products from European high-end lines before I left Chicago. First of all, I've discovered no price advantage buying French cosmetics in France. Secondly, what I really like to do is hang out at the drugstores checking out the inexpensive products.
I bought two eye palettes and a highlighter palette by Sleek, a U.K. company; a powder foundation, blush, and liquid concealer by L.O.V., two packages of face wipes and a bottle of Micellar water from Nivea, and a big pot of regular old Nivea cream, because the same size that cost 3 Euros and change would cost $15.00 back home.
Even with all the unpacking and laundry and the fact that I'm currently charging the portable battery doohickey because Somebody left the dome light on in the car for ten days ... I name no names ... and I need to charge one battery so I can jump the other ... I'm glad to be home. But it was a fabulous trip!