Check out Ali Rabbani’s Favorite Things | December/January 2017

If there is one bit of nostalgia that foreigners and tourists associate with Austria: It’s the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music, made popular by the 1965 film starring Julie Andrews. We dedicate this month to those gift-giving expats for whom these favorite things awaken memories of childhood.

SILVER WHITE WINTERS

hallstatt

This idyllic town was founded because of the rich salt resources and became famous for its enchanting location, so much so that the Chinese made a carbon copy back home. We would wait here for winter to melt into spring any day.

hallstatt.net

BRIGHT COPPER KETTLES

delonghi

This water heater brings the copper kettle to the 21st century, allowing for the temperature to be set in stages via the intuitive control panel, making for the perfect cup of tea.

€139

delonghi.de

SCHNITZEL WITH NOODLES

Wrenkh

Wrenkh Cooking Class

Book a course at Wrenkh to learn all about how to prepare the perfect Viennese Schnitzel, but maybe skip the noodles and go for a potato salad instead. It’s a perfect gift for a newcomer channeling their inner Viennese chef.

€130

wrenkh-wien.at

SLEIGH BELLS

Thomann

For carolers and bands performing Christmas music, these sleigh bells are a must, giving your voices that extra touch of holiday cheer. The site also has great offers on guitars and keyboards, which can be used year round.

€39

thomann.de

RAINDROPS ON ROSES

Augarten Porzellan – Exhibition Rosenthal

The Austrian porcelain manufacturer is showcasing the Rosenthal collection through February to celebrate their incredible achievements in tableware and home decor. You can also find this perfect gift for that cat-loving someone.

Rose Box €280

augarten.com

SNOWFLAKES THAT STAY ON MY NOSE AND EYELASHES

Tiffany & Co

This snowflake charm and chain will bring the right Christmas spirit to the dinner table and some sparkles to any New Year’s celebration.

charm €180

sterling chain €55

tiffany.at

WHITE DRESSES WITH BLUE SATIN SASHES

Jacadi

The French kids’ fashion brand designs beautiful clothes for your young ones with the right combination of style and practicality, including this cozy knitted dress.

€69

jacadi.de

WILD GEESE THAT FLY WITH THE MOON ON THEIR WINGS

Canada Goose

The perfect brand to keep you warm in the cold months to come, suitable for temperatures down to -30°C, keeping the wearer gorgeously warm.

€1,500

canadagoose.com

WHISKERS ON KITTENS

dolce gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

With their feline oriented collection, D&G has finally giving us the chance to wear kittens, not just watch their YouTube videos.

dress €1650, scarf €145

dolcegabbana.com

CRÈME COLORED PONIES

little pony

My little Pony

The My Little Pony brand became world famous in the 1990s and has

recently experienced a cult-like revival. It remains a robust and ultra cute gift for your little ones to gallop away into the land of imagination.

€12.50

hasbro.de

CRISP APPLE STRUDEL

landtmann

Cafe Landtmann

One of the best in town, the Landtmann’s recipe comes from the “kaiserliche Hofbackstube Schönbrunn,” which is still treated as a holy grail when it comes to one of Austria’s most famous treats.

landtmann.at

DOORBELLS... - Paid Cooperation

boby

Interni Toscani

…to your new home interior. This trolley storage unit is called Boby. Its drawers, shelves and receptacles can house almost anything. It was designed in 1970 and is part of the permanent collection of New York’s MoMA. Joe Colombo’s design icon is to be found in Vienna’s 7th district at Interni Toscani furniture and lighting store.

Starting from €168

interni-toscani.at

Ali Rabbani
Creative director and stylist for film and print. He studied fashion in Vienna and has worked all over the world in styling, set and food design, as well as art direction for advertising and fashion shoots, videos and shows. See his work @iamrabbani

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