Last Thursday, we threw a party in our Vienna store. The perfect opportunity for us to stay a little longer, explore this beautiful Austrian city, and share our findings with you.
The Scotch & Soda store is located on Seilergasse 12, in the First District of Vienna. This neighbourhood has lots of small, characteristic streets with shops, galleries, café’s and lots of other hidden gems. One of those gems is Rudolf Scheer & Sohne (Braunerstrasse 4), who belongs to the top bespoke shoemakers in Europe. This is your go-to for classic leather gentleman’s shoes.
For the perfect cup of coffee, we recommend Delia’s (Tuchlauben 8). The strawberry with cream next to your coffee is a detail we immediately fell for. When it’s time for lunch, you should head to Orlando di Castello (Freyung 1). A super kitschy white interior, but also a gastronomic highlight and a club at night. Right across the street is the Bank Austria Kunstforum (Freyung 8); a museum with the biggest collection of Austrian art – from Art Nouveau to Temporary Abstraction.
A must-visit in Vienna is the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a stunning Romanesque church from the 12th century. After that you can recharge at the Kleines Café (also seen in film classic Before Sunrise), a cute little place with no-nonsense bites and great coffee, located on the hidden Fransziskanerplats square.
If you have any energy left, it’s definitely worth it to pay a visit to the Viennese Film Museum (Augustinerstrasse 1). With interesting theme programs and lots of retrospectives, this is a candyshop for cineholics. Time to eat! For dinner, we recommend Procacci’s, right next door to our store on the Seilergasse. A stylish Italian restaurant with typical Tuscan specialties (so lots of truffle!) and great wines.
See below for some pictures we took. Check out our Facebook page for pictures of the party. Thank you Vienna, we hope to see you again soon!
Located 125 miles east of Los Angeles and to the north of the Sonoran Desert is Coachella Valley. This dry and peaceful landscape is home to retirees, golf courses and… one of the world's most wondrous music festivals. For over 10 years, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has filled rolling dunes with music from greats such as Prince, The Black Keys, Radio Head and many more. This past weekend, the valley and those willing to brave the desert's grueling elements once again received a musical treat. And we were there!
Massive outdoor and indoor stages hosted the likes of The Stone Roses, Jurassic 5, Purity Ring, The XX, Phoenix, Moby and dozens more. Music could be heard atop the fair’s iconic Ferris wheel, and it likely echoed to the farthest corners of the desert. Girls donning neon hues, denim vests, high-wasted shorts, tribal crop-tops and flower halos danced around and floated between performances. All the outfits, along with blooming flowers, stage lights and rainbow teepees brought the best pops of color to the usually bare terrain.
High winds and hard rock concluded the 3-day festival. In the midst of a sandstorm, thousands of people let wind and dirt run through their hair and fingers as they rocked out to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. When it was over, everyone proceeded home in true nomadic style with dust on their faces and stars in their eyes. The valley left behind them is now put to rest under a blanket of sand, at least until this upcoming weekend, when it will be awakened by music all over again for the second part of Coachella!
See below for a little visual diary and, of course, what we wore. Going to a festival soon? Maison Scotch has lots of festival essentials for you, like bright tops, comfy shorts and accessories.
It’s the season of colour, so it’s time to update your denim wardrobe with some bright Summer pieces. Lucky for you, our Amsterdams Blauw collection holds lots of styles in bold pops of colour.
For men, we have ridiculously many summery colours in the current collection. The all-time-fave Ralston fit comes in a beautiful emerald green, ocean blue and a bright red hue. The Mailer, a loose tapered fit, is available in a washed-out green, coral and bleach blue. And then we have all the other countless blue washes, from super bleached ice blue to extreme deep blue masterpieces.
The ladies also have a lot to choose from; especially when you’re into prints. The Parisienne, our skinny fit, comes in three shades of tie-dye: Coral Rock, Memory Blue and Mint dream. You can also go for the short version of these, made in a bit more loose boyfriend fit. We also have this fit in about 8 other colours, from neon yellow to a deep, red-ish pink.
Visit one of our stores or shop online to get your hands on your new Summer favourite.
This week we have a short inspiration trip to Milan planned, where we’ll visit the Salone di Mobile – one of the biggest interior design fairs in the world. The Salone is the kick-off of a new design season and the perfect place to get inspired, with galleries, museums and stores also organizing special events.
One specific part of the fair we’re looking forward to is the Fuori Salone. This is about as hot & happening as it gets in Milan, attracting more people than Fashion Week. Every night, there are countless exhibitions and parties, all open to the public. Make sure you head over to the Zona Tortona area (near Navigli), which will become the heart of the city with all the cool companies organizing events there.
We can’t wait to hang out with all the other design enthusiasts and look out for the newest trends! More information about the fair on the website.