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August. My European summer has been formidable – I never want it to end. This month I travel to 5 different cities. Right now I’m in Milan and looking forwards to Venice, Dusseldolf and Copenhagen, then back to Paris.

I went to Mainau island at the beginning of August. It is an island located on Lake Constance – a lake that connects German, Swiss and Austrian borders.

A botanical heaven.

My first impression of the island is the crystal clear blue water, together with the trees, form a beautiful nature palette of green and blue when crossing a long bridge connecting the land and the island. The weather was perfect that day. There were the sun, the wind and children’s laughter blended in with the nature, a perfect summer Sunday.

Flowers and trees are carefully taken cared of and each of them has their name and “birthday” – the years that they were planted on this island. The history of the plants on this island was started very long time ago, back to 3000 BC when Prince Nikolaus Esterházy introduced the first exotic plants to the island, then in 1853 the Grand Duke Freidrich I, who was also a plant-lover, purchased this island and continued to transform it into a botanical heaven with excellent environment for plants and animals.

Take a stroll with me through the Arboretum park, rose gardens, fountains, zoo, and the castle on Mainau island:

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Found this corner on the island with perfect ambiance of a summer afternoon.

Wearing: H&M Conscious Collection jeans camisole / White skirt by me / Minelli sandals / Missoni sunglasses / Moschino vintage bag. (similar items at the bottom of this post)

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