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Friday, December 15, 2017

Margaret Childs

Margaret Childs is CEO and Editor in Chief of Metropole. Originally from New York, she has called Vienna home since high school. She is a board member of AustrianStartups, the independent non-profit platform, which aims to make Austria as famous for entrepreneurship as it is for skiing. She is known for loving Vienna passionately, talking too fast and inhaling coffee like there's no tomorrow. She tweets @mtmchilds Photo: Michèle Pauty
editors letter nostalgia

Editor’s Letter | The Way Things Used to Be | December/January 2017

It was all so much simpler then. Back when we were innocent, when we treated each other with respect, communicated without smartphones and buildings were built to last. Sure it was. In memory, we merge reality with idealized...
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Melange | An Interview with Maria Großbauer, the Youngest-Ever Director of the Opera Ball

Maria Großbauer, Vienna’s youngest-ever Opera Ball director on sugarcoated memories, the importance of storytelling and why debutantes should wear their hair up On the way to meet Maria Großbauer, the new director of the most...
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Opinion | Should the Viennese Really Take that Much Pride in Being Unfriendly?

No one can say Vienna is a sore loser. After Austrian media picked up the Expat Insider study’s City Index ranking Vienna the second least friendly city for expats, the “news” spread like wildfire. The...

Cash, Secrets & Nobility: Liechtenstein

How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them Ah, the mountainous microstate sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland, the principality on the Rhine, the constitutional...
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Editor’s Letter | My People are Your People | November 2017

A true Wiener says things like, “my dad is Bohemian and my mom’s from Hungary, which makes me as Viennese as it gets!” In language, cuisine, culture and attitude, Vienna attributes its differentness (Wien...
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Melange | An Interview with Founder and Head of Stella Models, Roberta Manganelli

Roberta Manganelli, founder and head of Stella Models talks about Vienna’s 70s flair, the art/fashion balance and how being Italian in Austria helped her get ahead Her son was born in Vienna and calls himself...
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Opinion | Are you Voting on Sunday? I won’t be.

I won’t be voting in the Austrian election. In fact, I never have. A few months ago, a media colleague asked if I had thought of entering politics. “In Austria?” I asked. “Yeah, I think...
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Melange | Why City Council Renate Brauner Doesn’t Believe in the American Dream

Executive City Councillor Renate Brauner on living well, quotas for women, and why the American dream is nonsense People notice when she walks into a room. Something in the combination of her warm demeanor, calm...
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Editor’s Letter | Do you Know What Eudaimonia Means? | October 2017

When Aristotle taught the concept of The Good Life, he called it Eudaimonia, meaning the kind of life one would like to live, or simply, happiness. Some experts say a more apt translation is...