Friday, January 15, 2016

Capriz Feinkäserei... Cheese Lovers Heaven!

Are you going skiing or snowboarding in Gitschberg-Jochtal and like to try a different type of après-ski? Then you must pay cheese factory Capriz (slash museum slash shop slash winebar slash bistro) a visit! I was there last summer and expected an old-fashioned Tyrolean style cheese factory. I couldn’t have been more wrong! This state of the art building has nothing old-fashioned about it.

The cheese museum shows you step by step how cheese is made and it’s an interactive type of thing; you can touch, feel and smell the cheeses! The museum was invented by Heiner Oberrauch and designed by architects Stefan Gamper & Walter Pichler. It turned out to be an incredibly modern and fun museum! A nice excursion for both adults and kids.

Afterwards you can either have a glass of wine and small bites in the winebar, or enjoy an exuberant lunch in the minimalist style bistro, choosing from bruschetta, salads, pasta, risotto, fresh fish and more. The dishes are accompanied by local wines, which accentuate the flavours of the cheeses perfectly.

The cherry on the cake is of course the massive store… selling all kinds of local delicatessen. Besides their homemade cheeses, Capriz offers great wines such as Lagrein, the typical Tyrolean  "schüttelbrot" (spiced rye flatbread), marmelades, fruit juices, Tiroler "speck" (smoked bacon), fresh knödel (dumplings)... and just about any local food! I can't think of a better souvenir to take back home from your ski holiday.

Capriz Feinkäserei
Pustertalerstraße 1/B
39030 Vintl
(Gitschberg-Jochtal / Rio Pusteria holiday area)
Tel: +39 0472 869268

For more information please visit:
Capriz Feinkäserei

Special thanks go to Tamara from Tourism Board Gitschberg-Jochtal & Ilse from USP Marketing PR.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Amsterdam Fashion Week about to start...

Ahead of the official start of Amsterdam Fashion Week tomorrow (opening night), let's look back at last year's edition. There were of course many beautiful fashion shows, models, celebrities and fashion royalty... There was a live orchestra at the show of Dorhout Mees.... there were Persian carpets that I wanted to take home at Claes Iversen (along with ALL the different outfits)...

And then there was the "red carpet"! I always love watching everybody arrive, see what they're wearing, discover new street style trends. Last year's "it" colour was definitely yellow. I wonder what we'll get to see this year. My guess: silk bomber jackets, crazy stripes and every shade of blue.

Shown here among others: Winonah de Jong in a wonderful yellow dress by Claes Iversen, May-Britt Mobach, Editor in Chief and founder of, wearing jeans and yellow heels, Dutch shoe designer Jan Jansen and his wife Tonny and last but not least, beautiful model and presenter Marvy Rieder freezing out in the cold in a mini dress... all for the perfect picture.

And yes... that's me in a yellow fun fur coat (don't worry, I would never wear real fur)!

Want to see more of Amsterdam Fashion Week?
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year my friends! A little late... I know, but I had so much fun on New Year's Eve... it took me a while to get back on my feet (just joking; I was working abroad)!

May all your dreams come true in 2016.
Cheers, Cin cin, Santé, Salud, Salute, Proost!