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Monday, October 15, 2018
how to collect art
The scene may feel like an impenetrable world from the outside. In truth, it’s within any art lover’s reach. The trick is knowing where to look – and how. Last year, Leonardo da Vinci’s painting Salvator Mundi was sold through auction house Christie’s New York for a staggering $450.3 million – the highest amount ever paid for an artwork. Such exorbitant...
cooking
Pull your own Apfelstrudel dough, make a perfect Wiener Schnitzel – passionate chefs offer tasting tours and сourses. Maybe you’ve come to love Austrian specialties, ordering Frittatensuppe (clear broth with strips of Palatschinken, a type of crepe) and enjoy the nutty flavor of Kürbiskernöl (pumpkin seed oil made in the Austrian province of Styria) on your salad. Now you’re ready...
how to politics austria
How do you make your voice heard in a country that is not entirely your own? Politics often seems like a cross between a telenovela and a car crash – you’d like to ignore it, but can’t help tuning in to the next crazy episode. Groucho Marx called politics “the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly...
urban zen
Finding ways to take it easy in the city bustle can give you new strength in health and spirit It’s Monday; you wake up to a leak in your kitchen and a panicked email from your boss. Your heart rate escalates, your mind clouds over… and it’s only 7:30 AM. The melee of modern life rarely slows long enough for you...
effective expats
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antiques
Vienna is teeming with ancient goodies and there are plenty of experts to help distinguish the Wedgwood from the deadwood In a shop called Dead People’s Stuff, I reveled in rummaging through the old costume jewelry, clocks and knick-knacks that vied for space with end tables and old sofas. It was the closest thing to an antiques store in the...
preparing for death
Most of us don’t like to think about the end of our days. But getting our affairs in order in time can be a huge relief for all parties Writing a last will and testament can seem like something out of a movie –  where dramatic twists of fate might force a protagonist to reconsider her heirs, or documents mysteriously...
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