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Manner Cookies from Vienna, Austria will make you Forget about Fresh-Baked

While most American children have fond memories of freshly baked Toll House chocolate chip cookies, I have fond memories of store-bought wafer cookies. Whether it was because of my parents’ European heritage or simply their disinterest in baking, those gooey warm cookies rarely made an appearance in our home.  So instead of waiting for cookies […]

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Stylish Men’s shopping in Vienna, Austria: Bespoke tradition and Alpine hats

As the mercury dips and the US experiences a polar vortex, how do you dress warmly without looking like you’re about to hit the ski slopes? For some cold weather style inspiration, look to a city that is no stranger to bitter winters– Vienna, Austria.  While other European cities have slowly replaced all their local […]

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The Most Elegant Dogs in the World Live (and shop) in Vienna, Austria

  Some people love to check out the local architecture, fashions, or cuisines as they travel. I love to check out the local dogs. Whether it’s the majestic Maremma sheep dogs in Tuscany, the hardy chihuahuas braving the cold in Stockholm, or a bearded collie patiently awaiting his owner’s return in Canterbury, one thing always […]

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A Vienna Christmas market even a Scrooge can love: Schönbrunn Palace

With a dozen Christmas markets in spitting distance of each other in Vienna’s city center, is it really necessary to take a 15 minute train ride out to yet another market? Schönbrunn Palace Christmas market is well worth the quick train ride and is my pick for the best Christmas market in Vienna. I’ve been […]

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