Three Days in Munich Travel Diary

Hello my friends! Looking back at all the photos from our recent 10 day road trip, the thing I miss most would have to be waking up knowing I have a full day of adventure ahead of me. It was so wonderful exploring new cities together and wandering around Munich like complete tourists in the same country we live in. Although our destination was to Vienna, the first stop on our road trip was Munich.

We stayed at Hotel Europa for 3 nights. It was a wonderful hotel and the breakfast was really good.  The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. We walked downtown every night and found great places to eat/drink without even trying. I’ve never eaten so many pretzels in my entire life.

Since we only spent 3 days in Munich, I thought I would share our favorite restaurants and places to see!

Places to Eat/Drink

Hofbräuhaus München…tradition and cosy atmosphere.  This brewery was founded at the end of the 16th century and it’s still the most famous beer hall. It’s as stereotypical as you can imagine. Women walking around carrying picnic baskets full of giant pretzels, wearing tradition german “dirndls”. A dirndl is a traditional Bavarian dress.  I was surprised to see a lot of locals there as well. If you look above most tables, there will be a sign hanging that reads “Stammtisch” along with a name.  Stammtisch means Regulars’ Table. Basically whenever those regulars come in for a drink or get together, it’s required that you give up the table for them. I should also mention that underneath these signs is a bell (DO NOT RING THIS BELL), it requires you to buy a round of drinks/shots for the entire table.  My boyfriend’s curiosity led him to asking how many hours he would have to spend at that Brewery to get his own stammtish…
Zum Augustiner…cosy and casual atmosphere.  Beautiful restaurant, beer hall & historic brewery, serving Bavarian dishes in an art nouveau building.
Andechser am Dom…cosy, lovely atmosphere.  Food was wonderful, and the service was great. It has a large beer hall part of a monastery brewery and they offer hearty Bavarian dishes.
Löwenbräukeller… excellent Bavarian cuisine and delicious Löwenbräu beer made from their brewery.  They host large concert events and the dining halls have a typical cosy Bavarian ambience. Coincidentally the night we wandered into Löwenbräu, they were hosting some kind of Oktoberfest themed party. We were definitely not dressed for the occasion but it didn’t stop us from getting the full Bavarian experience while we were in Munich.

Places to See

Nymphenburg Palace…magical palace outside of the city center.  Every room was beautiful and the hand-painted ceilings are captivating. Impressive gardens, fountains, park, and swans everywhere. It’s a MUST SEE! Self guided tour, photography allowed.

St. Peter’s Church… known as Peterskirch in German.  Peterskirche has a number of great works of art, fifteenth century sculptures, and beautiful hand-painted ceilings.  If you’re up for the climb, there is a viewing platform that has the best view of Munich.  Warning: Be prepared to climb many, many stairs to the top. There are 306 steps to be exact and it’s a very narrow stairway. Do not wear heels. If the cloud visibility is just right, you can see all the way to the Alps. We were lucky enough to have seen the Alps and it was absolutely worth the climb!

Marienplatz… the square still continues to be the city’s focal point. The heart of the city if you ask me.  The square is dominated by the Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall). This monumental building stands 79 meters (259 ft) high. Each day at 11, 12 and 17 o’clock, visitors can watch the famous Glockenspiel or carillon. If you’re wondering, it’s 32 mechanical dancing figures rotating around a two-tier platform accompanied by 43 musical bells. It lasts about 15 minutes.

Frauenkirche… translates to the Women’s Church.  This beautiful gothic cathedral which was later reconstructed with Baroque elements is one of my favorites. Some of the most eye-catching features are the two domes and the tall arches inside the cathedral.

Victuals Market… is a daily food market near Marienplatz in the city centre. Originally it started out as a farmers’ market and is now home to many gourmet shops that sell all Bavarian delights. Munich’s Victuals Market, Viktualienmarkt in German, is the place to find exotic fruits, fresh vegetables, artisan cheeses, honey, truffles, fish, meat, sausages, herbs, spices, wine, and last but certainly not least, flowers. It’s also right next to a popular square where locals sit and drink beer.


   

 

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BLUSHING IN METALLICS

Hello darlings!  All week long I’ve been day dreaming about Paris Fashion Week and all the magical runway shows.  You can see the highlights and shows from PFW here.  If I could pick up my life and move anywhere, it would be Paris.  Speaking of travel, in less than 5 days we’re going on a road trip to Vienna.  We will be stopping in a few cities along the way so stay tuned to see where we go first!

I wore this romantic look a couple weeks ago while exploring this darling pink baroque palace in Düsseldorf.  I wanted to create a look that embodies modern femininity.  So if you’re looking for some style inspiration or wondering how to style metallic pieces into your everyday life then keep on reading…

Location: Schloss Benrath

STYLE WITH NEUTRALS

Style your metallic piece around a neutral color palette.  A great pair of metallic statement pants or a gold pleated skirt won’t look so flashy when paired with a cozy knit, ivory coat or a simple white collared blouse.  Complete your look with some neutral mules or kitten heels.  I chose to wear my favorite nude Valentino’s for a glamorous touch—who doesn’t love a little glam?

MONOCHROMATIC

The beauty of metallic is to play with high-brilliance fabrics and light.  Pick a color that matches your skin tone and layer a light, rose gold piece under a white coat for a sophisticated winter look.  wearing separates of one color that have different textures and/or similar shades of that color for an overall tonal look.  Monochromatic looks can sometimes feel like too much.  Try pairing a shimmering slip dress with a simple pair of nude sandals for a romantic date night look.

ACCESSORIZE

When it comes to styling metallic pieces into our everyday outfits, we tend to gravitate towards bags or shoes.  Shiny accessories can jazz up your look without being overwhelming. Try wearing tailored crop trousers with a pair of silver heels for a super polished take on your work uniform.  Reach for a bag with pretty, gold hardware to make a classy statement.

GET THE LOOK:  VALENTINO ROCKSTUDS | CHAIN CROSSBODY BAG |  ASOS CROPPED METALLIC TROUSERS | DIANE VON FURSTENBERG COAT | PRIMARK WHITE & BLACK BOW BLOUSE MICHAEL KORS WATCH | AUDAVIV DROPS BRACELET 

                                                         

Thank you so much for visiting! Celebrate your inner sparkle with metallics this spring!

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