Lifestyle, Style

Sous Le Soleil

May 4, 2018

One day, I will stay, with my favorite person, at a bright, stylishly furnished place with a view to the Mediterranean Sea. I simply belong there naturally and by my genetics, too. I will drive through serpentines with Mini Cooper Cabrio or something having a similar charm.

On my plate, there will only be pasta, vegetables, fresh seafood and fishes bought at the local market. I will neither be having to worry about the lack of light for my photo shootings again, nor about the lack of motivation to spend time outside home during winters. Weekends will be reserved for exploring some breathtaking nooks, either on horse’s back or by the boat. I see it all very clearly.

red blazer outfit

red blazer skirt

OUTFIT: SKIRT/ from HERE, BLAZER/ from HERE styled with TOP/ Triumph, SHOES/ DEICHMANN and jewellery/ bought in Lebanon

red blazer outfit 2

Almost Mediterranean Life

But let’s take first things first. By now, I have been focusing in my life more to achieving my other dreams for where I want to live. My Mediterranean dream may not seem to be happening tomorrow yet, but I’m pretty sure it will become true, sooner or later. And… you know what they say, fake it till you make it. Although I’m not the biggest fan of this theory, I kind of do fake Mediterranean life.

I chose to live in the apartment building inspired by Gaudí with a relaxed atmosphere. From the first warm days, we serve our typically Mediterranean breakfast at the terrace with cool hammock chair, and the seafood spaghetti for dinner. I even ride a horse on Saturday morning at a pretty farm. If only cold winters didn’t last so long and blue was more often present in my views, framed with palms…However, I never miss the opportunity to go to the nearest places with a coastal atmosphere near our home.

Mini Cooper road trip
Neusiedl am See yachts

summer outfit Neusiedl am See

Neusiedl am See

Mini Cooper road trip Neusiedl am See

Just Go

Whether it’s a stunning Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum situated at the river peninsula, or lake Neusiedler See only about 40 minutes from Vienna or Bratislava. These places affect me the similar way like the sea and help me to let off steam. So, as soon as the carousel of work and meetings finish, we turn our business outfits to the beach look and hit the road.

The latest cooperation with the Mini importer approached me to my dream even more. Mini Cooper is exactly the kind of car, for people who know how to enjoy la dolce vita. It’s almost a necessity to wear something stylish, when driving this handsome car with a character, my dream car for years. Every twist and outlook have a movie like feeling, till we reach our destination.

And here I’m, watching boats and yachts, smiling at the seagulls, blue waves, palms and drinking white wine. Next time we will rent a boat too. It would already be warm enough to swim in the lake. In this moment I’m wondering, if the real Mediterranean life could be even more delightful than this one. But I assume, yes. Because nothing compares to the scent of the sea and jasmine.


Mini Cooper Neusiedl am See road trip

Neusiedl am See evening

Neusiedl am See Mini Cooper road trip

Neusiedl am See evening

© Creative direction and editing: DANIELA RIFAI  Photos: DANIELA RIFAI, MARTIN JESNY

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  • Reply Deven May 9, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Daniela, nice write up ! Yes, no harm, fake it till it happens ! You are looking so beautiful and sensuous !

    • Reply Daniela May 15, 2018 at 4:30 pm

      Thanks a lot Deven for reading and for all your comments!


  • Reply Mercy May 16, 2018 at 4:34 am

    Gorgeous photographs and you. I love everything here, the story, the setting, your outfits and the mini cooper. I actually dreamed of driving a mini when I retire haha and just enjoy life. Happy hump day dear!


    • Reply Daniela May 21, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you so much Mercy! I hope your dream would come true. 😉


  • Reply Comfy Cozy Up May 22, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Nice photos! The fake it till you make it sometimes ok…. The Mediterranean Life seem dreamy and relaxing.

    • Reply Daniela June 27, 2018 at 4:55 pm

      Thanks so much!


  • Reply Heather Rowland May 23, 2018 at 10:11 am

    These photos are absolutely beautiful and I love your skirt too! Gorgeous outfit!

    Heather xoxo

    • Reply Daniela June 27, 2018 at 4:56 pm

      Thank you so much, Heather!


  • Reply Gabrielle May 24, 2018 at 12:14 am

    You totally suit the new Mini babe and I love your chic, European style – very stylish and classy babe! I hope you find yourself completely living your dream sometime very, very soon 🙂

    aglassofice.com x

    • Reply Daniela June 27, 2018 at 4:57 pm

      Thanks so much, Gabrielle!


  • Reply Monica May 24, 2018 at 10:50 am

    this is amazing babe!

    Mónica Sors

    • Reply Daniela June 27, 2018 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks Monica!


  • Reply Erica May 24, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    You’ve captured so many beautiful moments dear! Love all your looks as well. Hope you had a wonderful time 🙂


    • Reply Daniela June 27, 2018 at 4:59 pm

      Thank you so much Erica!


  • Reply Jen May 26, 2018 at 7:10 am

    I’m loving these photos so much! The look is amazing and you look ultra chic ♥


    • Reply Daniela June 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      Thanks a lot Jen! So glad to hear that!


  • Reply dora May 26, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    I love the wrap skirt and that car is beyond cute! Wish I had one just like that

    • Reply Daniela June 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      Thanks Dora!


  • Reply Maray June 5, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Beautiful place, stunnig outfits. Kisses!


    • Reply Daniela June 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      Thanks so much!


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