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burgtheater

One very cool thing about school this year is that we are able to get tickets to viennese theaters (anything from the Akademietheater to the Staatsoper) at a reduced price and so far, I’ve taken advantage of that every month. Last thursday, I saw Antigone at the Burgtheater and it’s definitely been the best one I’ve seen so far. It was dramatic, intense, thrilling. I absolutley loved the stage design – a huge, moving wall of spotlights, which were either dimmed or so bright that they almost blinded the audience. The acting was very convincing as well… I’m not a theater critic (ha!) so words fail me, but it certainly made an impression on me. Absolutely stunning!

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yoyo skirt

Hello there! I hope someone is still reading – not that there is much to read on my blog these days – and I actually don’t think there will be any new posts except for my weekly favourites in the next two weeks before Christmas: It’s just crazy around here and I don’t have the time/energy to create any content. I kind of started planning for the new year already and I feel that posting only half-heartedly would just be a waste. I seriously can’t wait for the Christmas break now, when I’ll have time to work on these ideas!
Btw. one thing that always helps me with coping with stressful times is sewing. It may not be the best idea to sew when you actually have not enough time for all the other things already, but it also makes me incredibly productive – I’ll try to finish as many items as possible in a short amount of time, start sewing right after cutting out…. I need easy projects that can be finished in a couple of hours though, nothing complicated and super advanced of tricky to fit. An example is in the picture above: I made a Papercut Patterns Yoyo skirt (I’ve made one before) and used the leftover fabric to make an easy pair of shorts – without pockets and an invisible zipper at the center back. It was such a quick make, and as I didn’t have any shorts for winter, I’m super happy with how they turned out. And I really like my other yoyo skirt and wear it all the time, so I knew I just had to make another one…
You’ll see these two pieces worn sometime after the 24th!

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nico

The FIA Prize Giving Gala was in the Hofburg this friday – the event were the Formula 1 world champion gets his trophy, alongside winners of other motorsport categories. To celebrate that, there was a little ‘exhibition’ in front of the palace, as well as interviews with drivers, rookies and experts, all open to the public.
Daniel Ricciardo’s car was on display as well as Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes and several other cars from the WRC, WTCC and RX – I know next to nothing about them, so I didn’t really pay attention.
I did miss the interesting stuff though – the interviews! I had to leave very early for a millinery workshop (I had signed up for it months ago, but how I wish it would have been on another day…!) and so I didn’t see Daniel, Max or Lewis and didn’t hear about Nico’s retirement until later – that was certainly a huge surprise! But still, it was great to get one more taste of  Formula 1 before the winter break and I’m honestly so excited about march already :)

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rocksound - tøp

Do you know this feeling when you wish you had discovered something earlier? That’s exactly how I feel at the moment, but it’s really my own fault – I should have listened to my sister! She’s someone who’s constantly talking about music and told me about twenty one pilots well over a year ago. I didn’t listen, I didn’t care and when they suddenly started to pop up on the radio earlier this year, I was even less interested. Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago, when they had a concert in Vienna – my sister wanted to go (and I would have reluctantly gone with her), but it sold out so quickly she couldn’t get any tickets. Anyway, a few days after the concert I decided to watch one of their performances on youtube (I don’t really know why) and wow, I was blown away. These guys, they are incredible. Their shows are awesome and I immediately changed my mind about their music – I. Love. It. I’m listening to them non-stop now…. Totally converted.
I’m really regretting not paying attention to my sister earlier (sorry!) and obviously not getting tickets for the concert. But a small compensation arrived in the mail this week – I ordered the rocksound issue nr.220 because I wanted to read their interview, but couldn’t find it online. That was definitely my favourite thing this week :)

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fantastic-beasts

I saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them yesterday – best movie I’ve seen in a while! Especially considering I’m not a fan of the other Harry Potter movies at all, but this one is (obviously) so different. I loved basically everything: The cast, they multi-dimensional storyline, the sets, the costumes, the special effects and of course all the various beasts. My favourite was probably the niffler – so funny. I also loved how they hinted at ‘bigger’ things, at what we might see in future movies. Can’t wait for news about sequels!

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graz

I spent most of the week in Graz, visiting my grandmother. It was nice spending some time with her (she’s close to 95 now), listening to all the stories and filling her in with what’s going on in my own life right now. I also spent a lot of time wandering through the city and the very autumnal parks, discovering new shops and revisiting old ones. I bought some supplies for my costume, two books and the best macarons ever. My grandmother also gave me a complete collection of Shakespeare’s plays, something I’ve wanted fro a long time. Super happy about that!

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