As soon as I got to my hotel, I saw a lovely dirndl in the lobby. It really is the land of dirndl!
Dirndl Herz, and I really love the unusual fabric and the way the apron is draped on the mannequin.
After a nap, one of the first things I did was visit Lena Hoschek's boutique. It's quite tucked away in the MuseumsQuartier, on a little side street.
The shop is cozy but packed with beautiful things.
Next up: cake! Cafe Landtmann came highly recommended from a commenter, and it was every bit as wonderful as anticipated. In fact, I've gone three times in three days.
I cannot get enough of this gorgeous cake, the Landtmann Feine Torte.
I took some pictures of the wigs that showed her hairstyles and one beautiful dress, before I was rebuffed by a guard (whoops).
I also went to MAK and saw this gorgeous piece of embroidery.
Instagram, I learned from a helpful commenter that it's a big 3D representation of Albrecht Dürer's Hare made to promote last year's Dürer exhibit at the Albertina. So much better in pink! (If you ask me.) It was also mentioned on Instagram that it's available in smaller form in the museum gift shop, so . . .
Munch exhibit, which was so perfectly dark and pained. Wonderful!
The city bike system here has been really handy (aside from the fact that the stations can fill up so it's hard to return your bike sometimes). But I highly recommend using a bike to get around Vienna. There are great bike lanes and beautiful sights all around.