The Man I Call The Austrian Husband

1. Born and raised in Vienna. 2. Used to smoke like a typical Viennese (pre-Sandra). 3. Very sarcastic (European / Viennese) 4. Gastronomy snob: no hamburgers, no bagels (Viennese!). 5. Has impeccable style; never wears a polo on weekdays, but dress shirts. Looks hot as hell in suits and Barbour. 6. Reads Der Standard (Austrian…

Basic Rules For My Students

 My Dream Student: 1. manages her/ his homework on time even though she / he burns the candle at both ends.  “My dog ate my homework.” NO! 2. doesn’t ask a bunch of questions 15 minutes before / after class. Because you paid for 90 minutes (not 105). “Let me ask you something…” NO! 3. is…

Coffee in Hong Kong

 The Austrian Husband and I lived one of my most incredible culinary moment in Hong Kong. Taking my first breakfast at the Madeira café was very convenient since we just had to take elevator 4 floors down. We were very surprised to see that the croissants were very similar to French croissants! And you know…

Three Months in Santa Monica (California)

Favorite Stuff Pet Peeves List Refinery Café with the cutest baristas (their slogan). There’s nothing better to start the day with a strong coffee which could wake up the dead. Remember that? http://impertinentfrench.com/2016/05/09/my-regular-coffee-hang-out-spot-in-santa-monica/ Strolling is so impossible. Austrian Husband and I enjoy walking around for hours. It is not only healthy but it allows us…

I Love Hong Kong

The Austrian Husband and I arrived at Hong Kong International Airport in December, 2014. After the very fast and efficient customs process, we hit the octopus card counter. My first bit of Hong Kong was this airport; so much cuteness everywhere! Very different from all other airports I’ve been in so far. At that moment,…

The Day I Became Unfaithful

During our stay in California, we drove a little bit around because… just because! On our way to Pasadena, Austrian Husband and I stopped at Intelligenstia Coffee in Silver Lake Los Angeles for our morning double espresso and macchiato that prevent us from going into a funk. http://www.intelligentsiacoffee.com/location/silver-lake-coffeebar We hadn’t had any breakfast, so we were…