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Friday, January 19, 2018
Today's luxury
Owning has given way to experiencing and people have started to care who makes their clothesBack in the 1990s, it seemed to me that the only way to describe luxury was in terms of material goods, unattainable for all but a chosen few who could shell out the big bucks. As long as it had plenty of diamonds and...
Metropole caters to the interests and needs of English-speaking expat communities. Here are our curated recommendations for what you won’t want to miss in Vienna this Week (August 29 – September 5, 2017).EVENT OF THE WEEK1.9: Wine and Chocolate Festival Well there’s wine, and then there’s chocolate. Go nuts! But really, as the legendary Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa once said “There’s no...
my favorite things
Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.Coco Chanel, French fashion designer (1883-1971)
Gußhausviertel
GußhausviertelTaking a stroll just behind Karlskirche into the 4th district is a calming experience. Gone is the buzz of tourists and traffic snaking its way through the city. Instead, the streets are filled with venerable Palais and townhouses that often host foreign embassies, giving it a quiet sense of purpose; some would say a call of duty to their...
Imperial Day Off
Emperor Franz Joseph himself opened the Imperial Hotel in 1873 and since then the hotel has hosted a potpourri of famous guests from Queen Elizabeth II to Charlie Chaplin. Within these venerable halls we shot moments of luxury, from donning high fashion robes to the enjoyment of dance, food, sleep and, most importantly, love Creative Direction Ali Rabbani // iamrabbani.comPhotographer Isaac Blake Styling Lana...
The design collective tackles integration with their Transmigration programVienna Design Week is coming quickly: if fact it starts this Friday! From September 30th to October 9, 2016 the latest and greatest in local, contemporary design will be on display around the city, with last year’s festival drawing over 38,000 from all over the globe.Always on the lookout for ways...
shopping on Sundays
While Austrian law requires most stores in Vienna to lock their doors on Sundays and holidays, there are a few exceptions allowed. Souvenir shops and confectioners are allowed to open for business, as well as food markets and some stores at the major train stations and the airport. If you really need a new pair of Adidas and can’t wait...
My Home is My Grätzl This month: the Weißgerberviertel in Vienna's 3rd districtOne sunny weekend in February, I set off with two friends to explore the Weißgerberviertel in Vienna’s 3rd district. I was curious, and “it is desire that creates new worlds,” poet Jeannie Ebner had written at the nearby Café Zartl on Rasumofskygasse. “But impatience destroys them before their...
Expanding Your Circle of Friends as an Expat in ViennaIf you've been living in Vienna as an expat for quite some time, you might've noticed that the Viennese people aren’t particularly fond of meeting other people. In fact, according to German Language Center Vienna, most Viennese seldom entertain small talk, let alone have conversations about personal matters.But for new...
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