Högl-Love in Kitzbühel
What does it take to create a blissful getaway high up in the mountains of Austria? Well, authentic cuisine of course, fresh crisp air as well as a wonderful hotel to relax in. And most importantly the perfect footwear to take you from the slopes to supper in with ease. Thankfully Högl already knew this, and the fabulous Austrian footwear manufactures provided all four at my first international blogger camp during our stay at Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort in Kitzbühel.
Now, to say I was poorly prepared for snow-ciety would be an understatement. My fellow blogger and sweet friend Kristin joined us on the journey. Upon picking her up she was surprised to find me at the door wearing high heels and a pair of statement-earrings. Kristin: “You do know we are driving to the mountains, right?” …after laughing at my expense, we hit the road.
Luckily upon arrival the lovely Högl-team surprised us with their new mountain sneakers collection, and straight back in the box went my stilettos. All the girls gathered around, the room was bursting with multiple nationalities united through a love of blogging, fashion and footwear. One by one we began to unpack our new shoes. Each amazed at how chic and stylish mountain inspired kicks can be. The shoes are embellished with a delicate fawn on the side, the symbol of Kitzbühl and the ultimate snow-society accessory. At this moment, I took a step back, watched the girls’ eyes sparkle as they discussed their new footwear and adored each other’s styles.
The Chamois snow-sneakers are perfectly comfy and stylish for Aprés Ski in the mountains but also for just general cold weather in the City. No doubt, I’ll be wearing them a lot during the long winters in Munich.
The camp consisted of three dreamy days, packed with a combination of fun filled activities and traditional authentic sights – rustic snow skiing meets chic living. If I’d have known how wonderful life in the mountains of Kitzbühel can be I’d have definitely gone sooner!
The experience was very glamorous but also heart-warming genuine. We went to the skiing hut Bichlalm high up in the mountains with an amazing view – perfect to shoot pics in our new Chamois Sneakers by Högl. There was lots of laughter, delicious food and most importantly the opportunity to talk with charming local natives.
During one evening, we went for dinner at a rustic restaurant, where a group of male Austrian dancers performed their traditional routine “how to impress a girl”, and I guess you could say I was impressed. So much in fact that I wanted to join in and ended up teaching them an oriental routine too, an Austrian-Turk remix.
There was even an opportunity for me to work on my skills as a potential Bond Girl whilst sitting on the back of a snowmobile in my glam black patent Högl-Sneaks sipping cocktails and taking in the fresh crisp air at Sonnbühel Alm – a super stylish location for the high snow-ciety fyi.
So, long story short: Kitzbühel is a wonderful area, that plays host to chic living and definitely worth a visit. Special thanks to Högl and Kitzbühel Tourism, not just for all the pampering fun and fabulous footwear, but for the warm-hearted experience they created high up in the mountains.
Chamois Black Patent Sneakers adorned with red Swarovski Crystals by Högl Shoes
Chamois Multicolor Suede Sneakers by Högl Shoes