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FALL 2014 | V O L u M E 7 I S S u E 4 | C O N T E N T S

STYLE and LIVING COVER STORIES

15 Fall products for the pantry 29-35 Fashion essentials 40-56 Guide to Austria

CSL AROuND THE CITy

9 EVENTS Great things to do in and around Calgary

10 Q&A: DUFF GOLDMAN Star of Cooking Channel’s “Donut showdown” talks his faves

11 MOTHER NATURE Our top 5 picks for kick starting your healthy life

12 HOME Small space bathroom renovation from e Home Depot

13 TECH e new Dell XPS 13 touch, plus take back dinner time CSL FOOD

16 IMBIBE Conch Y Toro’s Valentina Lira plus a must try scotch

17-22 KITCHEN A healthy tuna wrap plus our favourite fall bakes with seeds, nuts and earthy flavours CSL FASHION

24-28 HELEN OF TROY Makeup tricks for Fall from Daniel ompson, the editors favourite products and much more CSL TRAVEL

37 PASSPORT 2 great airport lounges plus your guide to getting the most out of glamping

All the fall trends and how to wear them, p. 29 THE CSL GREEN TICkER

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5 FROM THE EDITORS 7 BEHIND THE COVER 57 FINAL THOUGHT

If building from new, design a passive solar house to take advantage of solar gain with glass on the southeast, south and southwest sides.

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38-39 BACK TO NATURE 5 Must do Adventures in Trinidad


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A canal in Klagenfur t Austria

“Rather than concede that language was a barrier (the couple spoke only German, us, English), the older gentleman proceeded to speak to us in German, gesturing often and laughing to emphasize when appropriate.” I was recently watching a television show about language. Amongst itemizing our brain activity, demonstrating rhythm and patterns, it showed the importance of gestures and non verbal signals in communication. I’d had my own similar experience on a recent trip to Austria (read more on P40). While taking a nostalgic tour around the city of Klagenfurt, I met an older couple (I later learned the gentleman was to be celebrating his 94th birthday), who seemed infinitely curious and wanted to know more about us, despite his limited English. Rather than concede that language was a barrier (the couple spoke only German, us, English), the old gentleman proceeded to speak to us in German, gesturing often and laughing to emphasize when appropriate.

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Surprisingly, we understood each other almost perfectly. Upon hearing we were from Canada, he pointed out Austro-Canadian business man….Stronach’s childhood home on the lake. He asked where we had visited in Austrian about our profession and we ‘talked’ for hours. Albeit a simple conversation, by the end of our tour, we had taken a selfie together like we were old friends. It was amazing for us to meet this couple, none of us with a common spoken language, but able to understand one another fully. CSL

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At The Fall 2014 Cover Shoot BEHIND THE COVER

WHO? Jennifer J, I Model Management WHERE? Glenmore Reservoir THE MOOD? Sexy, sophisticated, and stong with an edgy overtone

FROM THE SHOOT

“The bold red colour is such a huge statement for Fall. I love the embellished detail and light fabrication of this dress. Great for a cocktail party! ” - SHIVANA MAHARAJ Co-Editor in Chief

PAIR WITH...

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STUART WEITZMAN Nudist Ankle-Strap Sandal, Fawn; stuartweitzman.ca

MODEL: Jennifer J, I Model Management; www.imodelmanagement.ca PHOTOGRAPHER: k&S Media, www.citystyleandliving.com

ALEXIS BITTAR pyramid stud earrings; alexisbittar.com

HAIR AND MAKEUP: Marissa H, ArtistGroup, artistgroup.ca

FRESH OFF THE RUNWAY AT NARCES FALL 2014/15

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COVER: Narces Gabriella dress, $395, narces.com; Alexis bittar Gunmetal pyramid post Earring, $95, www.alexisbittar.com

K&S MEDIA; MAYBELLINE; L’OREAL PARIS; PERRICONE M; ALEXIS BITTAR; STUART WEITZMAN;

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L’OREAL PARIS Colour Riche eyeshadow in ‘skinny jeans’; lorealparis.ca

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MAYBELLINE Colour Sensational The buffs in ‘stormy sahara’; maybelline.ca

Insulate light switches and electricity outlets on outside walls.

PERRICONE MD No blush blush in ‘warm rosy pink’; perriconemd.com

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FALL 2014

AROUND THE CITY

CITY STYLE AND LIVING

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Events::

10 Q&A:

Great events in and around Calgary

11 Mother Nature::

Duff Goldman talks travel faves and his new book Duff bakes

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5 Healthy Living Ideas we love

Home::

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A small space bathroom makeover

Tech:

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THE CALGARy COuTNRySIDE. MORE EVENTS AROuND CALGARy p. 9

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EVENTS

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SEPTEMBER CALGAR y OkTObERFEST A celebration of beer, food, music, games, tradition and community. The event will have authentic bavarian style booths pouring authentic bavarian style beers. We’ve also added a local twist to our event. because in Munich, Oktoberfest is a celebration of local beers, we’ve decided it is only right for us to celebrate the great local beers of Calgary and area. All breweries from Southern Alberta will be pouring their delicious brews as well. On top of that, we have amazing local eateries, pubs and restaurants serving up their delicious fare.

LAYOUT

BRAND MARKETING

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Friday, Sept 26th from 4pm – 10pm, Saturday, Sept 27th from 2pm – 9pm; calgaryoktoberfest.com

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OCTOBER

CALGAR y ROADR uNNERS CLub HARVEST H ALF MAR ATH ON The 14th Annual Harvest Half Marathon will be held on Saturday, October 4th, 2014. Registration for participants and volunteers will open on April 1st, 2014. Check out the Registration page listed under Race Info for more information and the link to the registration site. We are grateful to our returning participants and especially to all of the great volunteers that make the race so much fun. We look forward to seeing you again this year as we all come together to raise funds for brain cancer research and create more awareness for our cause. Race Type: Running, Distance: 21.1km Status: C - Confirmed; harvesthalfmarathon.com

COURTESY YWCA ; HARVEST MARATHON CALGARY; CALGARY OKTOBERFEST

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K&S Media kandsmedia@gmail.com www.citystyleandliving.com/k-s-media

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y WCA WHy WH ISpER FuNDR AISING GALA Erin brockovich is the keynote speaker for the 4th annual yWCA WHyWHISpER Fundraising Gala. Erin brockovich is a name that is synonymous with “speaking up” and “speaking out”. Making her name fighting and advocating for the vulnerable, her story is one of a single mother finding her voice when most needed and continuing to help others through her advocacy. The yWCA has been a leader in the community for more than 100 years and with our ongoing signature fundraising events, we will continue to drive engagement and inspiration among Calgarians. Calgary TELUS Convention Centre; Reception: 6:00 pm, Dinner: 7:00 pm. Tickets on sale September 2014 (Individual ticket $275, tables of eight); ywcaofcalgary.com citystyleandliving.com | FALL 2014 | 9


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Q&A: Duff Goldman The owner of Charm City Cakes and star of Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes” and Cooking Channel’s “Donut Showdown” chats with CSL about his travel favourites What three items are always in your luggage? What brand of luggagedo you always travel with? 1 Motorcycle Helmet (I try to ride in every country I go to).

2 Paper Map/Lonely Planet guidebook (I like going places where my phone doesn't work).

Why is being a chef fulfilling?

At the end of the day, I make stuff. Actual stuff that people can eat. What does a stock broker make at the end of the day? Money? Yay. I made something that you can touch and taste and feel and eat. I made something that gives people not just nutrition, but enjoyment. I took a bunch of ingredients and made a whole new thing that didn't exist before I got my hands on it. Also, chefs give people pleasure. Our job is to make people smile. That is an awesome job and I love it.

Tell us about your involvement with Tzedakah charitable endeavors and why it is important to give back.

By definition, I'm not really supposed to talk about Tzedakah. It's important to give back as much as possible but as anonymous as possible. The only time I am not anonymous about the amount of charity work I do is when I am trying to inspire other people to give whatever they can as well. The reason I am so involved is that I feel that I have been so fortunate for so long that it's my job to give back as much as I can!

3 of the most played songs on my ipod are... "Ramble On" by Led Zeppelin "I have the body of John Wilkes Boothe" by Clutch, "Labor" by Aesop Rock

Favourite hotel in the world?

El Meson de Marques Escalante, Valladolid, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Beautiful hotel, cheap as dirt, a-maze-ing food. Seriously. Plus it is within walking distance of a cenote that has underground cliff diving. Right?

Best advice (business or otherwise) that you have received.

"Keep your eyes open, your mouth shut, and your hands moving," or "someone can hand you a piece of poop, it doesn't mean you have to take it."

Favourite city to travel to?

D uf f mu n ch in g o n t ac o s in M exic o

What is your favourite dish and at which restaurant (worldwide)?

Route 307, near Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico. There's a barbacoa stand on the side of the road attached to a gas station. They cook the tortillas on the bottom of a 55 gallon steel drum and they roast all the meat in the jungle behind the gas station. I don't know what any of the different items are called, as there is no menu, but it is all delicious. Roasted jungle meat on gas station steel drum tortillas with the hottest habañero sauce. Mmm...

Favourite things to do, see and eat in Baltimore. Do: Go to Ravens

games and cheer when we beat the Pittsburg Steelers See: the Walters Art Gallery Ea t: fried oysters from John Shields restaurant inside the BMA "Gertrude's."

Tokyo. It has everything you can possible think of, times 10. The food, the music, the art, the people, it is just wild, also the Tokyo fish market is something that every chef should see at least once their life.

Most memorable travel moment.

Reading my Bar Mitzvah portion in the ruined synagogue of Massada in Israel.

I can't live without....

knowing that there is a reason for me doing so.

DuFF bAkES

THE LOWDOWN

B a l t i m or e R a v e n s

“Right now I'm writing and photographing a baking book called "Duff bakes." It’s going to be about 170 recipes, everything from bread to muffins to cookies to scones to pies to cakes. In writing this book I'm trying to de-mystify baking. I'm not trying to dumb it down, as many bakers write books that say "5 ingredient easy baking from my family!" or some stupid sh-t like that. I'm trying to explain baking, real baking that real pastry chefs do, in words and methods that can be understood by people who want to bake but are hesitant to try because baking has a stereotype of being some sort of alchemy that only an initiated few may attempt. Nuts! I can do it, and if I can do it, so can you. I'm also photographing the book as well, because writing and recipe testing isn't difficult enough. Why not try to teach myself food photography while I'm at it, right?”

COURTESY: DUFF GOLDMAN; NFL

“Keep your eyes open, your mouth shut, and your hands moving.”

3 My Kindle (sometimes there are long periods of waiting when traveling, it's good to have a book). My luggage is real honest to goodness US Army Surplus. We make the best luggage in the world and it is indestructible. Perfect!


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MOTHER NATURE

5 Healthy Living Ideas We Love EDITOR’S pICk

In need of a lifestyle shake up, let us show you how

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LOOK GOOD

Sports bras have come a long way. Nowadays they are style meets function. Reduce discomfort and movement while doing yoga, running errands or working out. playtex play collection sports bra with TruSupport system, Style p48869, $42; playtexcanada.ca

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IT DRINK ALERT: KEEP HYDRATED

COURTESY SIBU; SEVA WATER; PLAYTEX; DR. HAUSHKA

Looking for a natural way to keep hydrated all day long? Coconut water is so last year. Maple water (also known as maple sap), originally cultivated by First Nations, contains 46 essential nutrients including significant concentrations of abscisic acid (important in the fight against diabetes), antioxidants and many essential vitamins and minerals, especially zinc according to research at the university of Rhode Island. It has half the sugar (5g per 250ml) and half the calories (20 cal per 250ml) per serving of coconut water. Sugar maple trees (Seva’s come from quebec’s Laurentian Forest) are tapped in spring for the clear water that flows naturally from them. With a taste akin to water but with a subtle sweetness, maple water can also be used in cooking. best of all, there are no sugars, artificial sweeteners, or preservatives added and it’s organic. SEVA 100 % pure maple water 1L, $4.99; 330ml $2.29; eauderableseva.com

NAIL DOWN

Want to know a woman’s age? Just look at her hands. Well-kept nails and supple hands are signs of youth. A ritual of daily moisturizing is key for hands, but what about nails? Reach for this pen which contains neem leaf for healthy growth and chamomile to soothe. Dr. Hauschka Neem Nail Oil pen; dr.hauschka.com

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EAT BREAKFAST

Regularly skip breakfast? We all know that it can lead to slowed metabolism, bingeing and weight gain. Try these ideas to start your morning right. On weekdays opt for a grab-and-go breakfast that you can pack the night before like yogurt, granola and fruit cups, smoothies or oatmeal (just keep them cool in the fridge). Alternatively stash a few healthy staples at your desk like whole grain rye crackers, breakfast bars and whole wheat wraps. Then, before heading out to work just grab healthy toppers like avocadoes, a hard boiled egg or nut butter. On weekends make breakfast into a ritual by inviting friends over for brunch or getting the kids involved. It will make you look forward to waking up to the most important meal of the day.

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ORANGE ALERT

Take a skin cue from a plant that thrives in harsh weather and high altitude. Sea buckthorn berry, the orange beauty berry from Europe and Asia (long a health food staple) is rich in antioxidants, omega-7 (for healthy hair, skin and nails), and essential fatty acids and the oil is considered a skin softener. Sibu beauty balancing Facial Cleanser, $17.95; sibubeauty.com


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HOME

GET READY FOR FALL

Bathroom CONFIDENTIAL

Make a small bathroom shine with a calming palette and fresh accessories IDEAL SpACE

B E F OR E

AF T E R

3 Tips to Tackle a Small Space Reno

PE RF EC T PA L ET TE

Here are the CSL editors top ways to make a bathroom renovation stress free

Behr Miami Weiss, T14-3; www.homedepot.ca

American Standard Cadet 3 Dual Flush Toilet, $269; homedepot.ca

Behr Grand Soiree T14-13; www.homedepot.ca

T H E H A R D WA R E

American Standard Cadet Singlehandle Tub and Shower Faucet in Satin Nickel, $125; www.homedepot.ca

BAT HT UB

American StandardCadet Curved Acrylic Bath Tub, Left Hand, $349; www.homedepot.ca * All products available at The Home Depot Canada, www.homedepot.ca

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sure that you do your research beforehand. Recommendations from friends are the best; don’t forget that many big box stores have in house contractors which is a good way to start

2 bIGGER IS bETTER

>> In order for your small space to look

larger, choose tiles that are larger in size to maximize the space. Choose matte paint on the walls in a neutral colour to really open up the space. Choose toilet and tub in the same shade of white (remember: ivory is not white!)

3 TIMING IS EVERyTHING

>> keep in mind that renovations are

seldom on time. Make arrangements with your contractor to work at times that are convenient for your lifestyle and keep his/her number at hand in case of any discrepancies

COURTESY: THE HOME DEPOT; AMERICAN STANDARD

TOIL E T

1 DO yOuR HOMEWORk

>> When choosing a contractor, make


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TECH

WHAT’S HOT IN THE WORLD OF GEAR, TECH, GADGETS, AppS, AND ONLINE!

THE IT LIST

Gadgets for the way you live

ON THE ROAD LApTOpS

DELL XPS 13 TOUCH

OuR EXpERIENCE We took this beauty on a two week vacation. Not only was it subjected to airport screening, squeezed into carryon, totally different voltage systems and various other travel woes, it also had to stand up to being lugged from city to city halfway across the world.

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The fingerprint sensor technology is just one of the cool features of the Huawei Ascend Mate7 android smartphone. A 13MP lens ensures sharp and detailed shots, even in low lighting conditions- which means your selfies will look even more crisp. The power saving system ensures that you get extra life even with the last 10% of your battery while Cat6 4G LTE technology ensure a rapid download rate of up to 300 Mbps. huawei.com

2 Make recess time for your kids even more fun by turning your ipad mini into a media center with Targus Vers avu iPa d Mi ni Folio Case (THZ21403CA) in Crimson ($48). The durable soft exterior case is easy to clean and protects your device. targus.com

Kick it Old School

Pouf! it hits you we’re not connected although we’re all connected. Try an alternative to texting and being absent from valuable family time.

COURTESY AT&T; DELL; TARGUS; HUAWEI ;

AT&T ML17939 2-Line Corded Phone with Caller ID and Digital Answering System, $99.99; att.com

THE CSL GREEN TICkER

Tired of watching as mealtime gets overtaken by devices? Is everybody texting, using Instagram, tweeting or checking email with barely a word at dinnertime? Make meal time a device free zone. Get every member of the family to put their device in a bowl before mealtime. Then set up a telephone with built-in answering machine in another room (so you won’t hear it ring). Replace the distraction (or addiction) of devices with real face-to-face conversation.

HOW DID IT FARE? The latest generation laptop from Dell, it is incredibly light and fit easily into our carryon luggage. It was also easy to remove for those ever present security screenings. While on the plane it worked well at entertaining us with downloaded videos and games, and because we were using the 9 hour power saving battery it lasted the entire flight. It did, however, take a long time to load the operating system. Once we arrived at our destination the laptop fared well except one day when the battery (operating with a converter) was plugged in but did not charge. We finally had to drain the battery and hard boot to revive. It was the only real snag. Mostly, we enjoyed whipping it out to make use of free wi-fi, apps and news. We also liked being able to quickly check train schedules and departure times on the device. The mousepad was sometimes sticky as is the swipe screen which seems to be an issue with Windows 8. The only other thing we didn’t like is the paucity of usb portals (only 2). To get a secure connection (especially important for business email) you have to use an external Ethernet usb adapter which is not included with the device. bOTTOM LINE It is a user friendly device that is easy to travel with and enjoy.

Coolest feature? The super long battery life is essential for the business traveller on the go!

buy fish lower on the food chain (mackerel, clams and squid) which are more plentiful than top of the food chain predators (tuna and swordfish).

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FOOD

CITY STYLE AND LIVING

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Fusion:

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6 great new products for your kitchen

Imbibe:

q&A with Valentina Lira of Concha y Toro, a must try whisky and cocktail recipe for fall

A DELICIOuS MEXICAN INSpIRED HEALTHy FALL TuNA WRAp p. 21

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Kitchen:

Great recipes with fruits, seeds and nuts, and an easy and healthy tuna wrap

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FUSION Global Food

Superb Six: For the Kitchen

WHERE TO EAT AND WHAT pRODuCTS TO TRy by AMbER ALENT

GREAT NEW PRODUCTS

Gingras

L.B. Maple Treat

What you should buy now by MARC DuNCAN

Terra Breads

EDITOR’S pICk XO BOURBON RESERVE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR Made similar to the finest spirits by

aging in bourbon casks for up to one year, this non-alcoholic artisanal vinegar is best in dressings. (cidervinegar.com)

MAPLE BUTTER Creamy, soft and spreadable

with a hit of maple flavour, theis is a nice way to top off toast and pancakes or drizzle over vanilla ice cream for true indulgence. (lbmapletreat.com)

COURTESY COLAVITA; WASA; GINGRAS; LB MAPLE; TERRA BREADS

Colavita

Wasa

PASTA pasta from Italy made of durum wheat,

LIGHT RYE Healthy breakfast? Top crispbread

the variety of shapes are ideal to soak up rich meaty sauces or a light drizzling of infused oil. Try the Dal Raccolto Capunti with lobster in sherry tomato cream sauce. (colavita.com)

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with sliced and seasoned avocado. For lunch spread with cream cheese and a layer of smoked salmon. At snacktime crush crispbread and sprinkle over berries and yogurt. ( wasa-usa.com)

GRANOLA First opening a bakery in kitsilano bC in

1993, Terra breads is known as one of Vancouver’s first artisan bakeries. We tried the small batch handcrafted granola– the soft and chewy texture was a hearty mix of dried fruit, nuts, and coconut with perfect sweetness for morning breakfast. (terrabreads.com)

Milestones

FISH AND CHIPS We couldn’t be more happy that

Milestones has partnered with Ocean Wise to offer sustainable seafood choices including our fave crispy cod and frites. panko breaded fish with srirachaslaw. Crisp, light and crunchy! (milestonesrestaurants.com)

Re u s e p la s ti c b a gs from cereal boxes for crushing crackers to make crumbs, pounding chicken or for storage.

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IMBIBE Global Spirits 5 QUESTIONS WITH...

WHAT’S NEW AND GREAT IN THE WORLD OF WINE AND SpIRITS

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EDITED by STEVEN buSCH

Valentina Lira

Concha y Toro Sustainability Manager chats with CSL about the winery, her fall favourites, and the environment

What is your fav orite fall meal with which Concha y Toro wine? Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon because of the great structure and concentration, with elegant tannins and long finish that pairs perfectly with aged, dry and mature cheeses or with red meat dishes.

What diffe re ntiates Concha y Toro wine s from other winemakers? Concha y Toro is one of the largest wineries in the world in terms of hectares planted. Everything that you want to implement, is a huge challenge. No matter how big the challenge, we go for it. We were the first winery in the world to measure our water footprint. That was a huge task at

CSL !

the time, measuring water use in more than 9,000 hectares planted.

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Tell us ab out your top 3 wine styles and food pairings

At the top of my list is Don Melchor, from puente Alto, located in the Maipo Valley in the middle of one of the most populated areas in Santiago. The environmental benefit acts like a green lung for the community of puente Alto.

Marques de Casa Concha Cabe rnet Sauvignon has a smooth, almost silky texture with a firm tannic structure and a deep concentration of flavours. This wine is great with barbeque or roast red meat, served with rosemary, thyme and laurel. Casillero del Diablo, Carmene re where the Cachapoal Valley offers unique conditions for the growing of this grape. We truly believe that natural forest and vineyards creates a unique ecosystem- the best combination of man and nature. pair with spinach and ricotta ravioli with mushroom sauce, black pepper and oregano... delicious!

Whisky News

Non chill-filtered, cask strength edition of Auchentoshan Classic

W H A T I S I T ? A u c h e nt o s h a n V a l i n c h N o n C h i l l -F i l t e r e d TA STE D on ’t le t the pa le st ra w c ol ou r fo ol you r ta stebu ds. On the nose , t his wh isky is c re amy, w ith ora ng e pee l a nd v an il la wh il e on the pa le tte i ni tia l sw e e tn e ss gi ve s w ay t o c o m p l e x , l i ng e r i ng l u s hn e s s . V ERDI C T A tr ul y el e g an t wh isk y. Th e smal l ba tc h r e le a se ma k es i t e ve n mo re wo rthw hi le to sa ve a b ott le ! a uc h en tosh a n.c o m

THE CSL GREEN TICkER Maximize your oven space by cooking more than one dish at a time.

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Tell us about sustainab ility p ractices at Concha y Toro Our sustainability strategy is based in main 6 pillars: supply chain, product, clients, people, society and environment. We have been working very hard in measuring and diminishing our carbon and water footprint, working with the communities around our operational areas, setting more benefits to the workers of the company. This is an everyday work, where all the company is committed to give back in each bottle, what the Earth has given us. conchaytoro.com

FALL PEAR AND PROSECCO COCKTAIL

Ingredients 3 cardamom pods ½ cup water ½ cup sugar ½ cup pear nectar 1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice 750 ml bottle Prosecco (such as Prosecco Luna Argenta Salento) 1. Crush cardamom seeds 2 . In with using a mortar. 2 a small pot, over medium heat, bring cardamom pods,

water, and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Syrup should thicken. 3. Add pear nectar. Bring to a boil, and then remove from heat. Cover and let stand 30 minutes to infuse. 4. Strain the syrup into a small bowl. Add lemon juice and refrigerate at least 30 5. To serve, fill minutes. 5 Champagne glasses with 1 tsp of syrup, and top with Prosecco.

/ use a toaster oven, or slow cooker for smaller dishes to reduce energy use. ››

COURTESY AUCHENTOSHAN; CONCHA Y TORO;

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Tell us ab out your involv ement with Concha y Toro, and how you got started with the company As a civil industrial engineer, my involvement with sustainable development started almost 15 years ago. I've been working with Concha y Toro for the last three years, and am very happy to see how sustainability has become so important for the winery.


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KITCHEN! FALL OFFERINGS

A cornucopia of fall flavours transformed into fresh oven baked goods.

by CSL Staff

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HOW TO TURN CUSTARD INTO ICE CREAM 1

Chill the Custard

AppLE CIDER CAkE Apple Cider Cake Serves 6-8 Make the most of comforting fall flavours with this cake. Cake ½ cup (125 ml) butter ½ cup (125 ml) granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking soda 1 cup (250 ml) all purpose flour 1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking powder ½ teaspoon (2 ml) nutmeg ½ teaspoon (2 ml) cinnamon ¾ cup (175ml) cider 2 tablespoons (30 ml) elderflower cordial 3 ripe apples ½ cup (125 ml) icing sugar ⅓ cup slivered almonds Custard 5 egg yolks ⅓ cup (80 ml) granulated sugar 1 vanilla pod, scraped and seeded cup (250 ml) milk 1 1 cup (250 ml) heavy cream 3 tablespoons (45 ml) elderflower cordial Cake Grease and line a 9 inch (23 cm) square baking tin. In an electric mixer cream butter and sugar together. Meanwhile combine dry ingredients into a bowl. Add the eggs one at a time to the mixture blending well after each addition. 18 | FALL 2014 | citystyleandliving.com

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Add half the dry ingredients. Add the cider and cordial. Fold in the other half of the dry ingredients. put mixture into the tin. Slice the apples and arrange on top of the mixture. Sprinkle with slivered almonds. place batter into a 350 F 180 C oven for 3545 mins or until a metal skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Leave to cool slightly. Dust with icing sugar. Custard Separate the eggs, placing the yolks in a large bowl. Add the sugar to the egg yolks and whisk until pale and thick, about 2 minutes. In a saucepan, bring the milk, and cream to a simmer over medium heat. Cut the vanilla pod open lengthways and scrape out the seeds with the back of a knife, then add the seeds and pod to the milk. Take the vanilla pod out and set aside. Slowly pour the hot milk into the egg yolk mixture; whisk until well blended. Return the mixture to the saucepan and set it over low heat. Cook, stirring the custard constantly with a wooden spoon, paying special attention to the corners of the pan, until the custard thickens slightly. The custard is ready when you can draw a clear line with a fingertip through the sauce on the back of the wooden spoon and it holds the shape of the line. This can take 5- 10 minutes. Immediately strain the custard through a metal sieve into a medium bowl. Add the elderflower syrup to taste.

If making the ice cream immediately, cool the custard by setting the bowl in an ice-water bath. Stir occasionally, until cold (at least 50°F, 10°C). Alternatively, cover the custard with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.

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Intensify the Flavour

As the custard freezes, the flavours mellow. Add more elderflower syrup (or any other flavouring) to bump up the flavour.

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Churn the Custard

Pour the chilled custard into an ice cream maker and freeze following manufacturer instructions.


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Storing nuts and seeds

Freshness is key, begin by purchasing fresh. To prevent the nuts from going rancid, store in a heat proof container (glass works well) in the fridge or freezer and keep them away from light. They will keep for up to one year.

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P u mp ki n P ie Serves 6-8 The iconic fall dessert gets jazzed up with fall pastry leaves. p ie 1 medium sized pumpkin or 2 cups canned pumpkin purée 1 ½ cups (375 ml) heavy cream or 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk ½ cup (125 ml) packed dark brown sugar 1 can (14 ounce) condensed milk ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt 2 eggs plus an additional egg yolk 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of cinnamon 1 teaspoon (5 ml) ground ginger ¼ teaspoon (1 ml) ground nutmeg ¼ cup (50 ml) raisins S ho r t Cr us t p astr y 4 cups (1000 ml) unbleached all purpose flour plus extra for rolling pinch of salt pinch of granulated sugar 1¼ cups (300 ml) chilled butter, cut into cubes 8-10 teaspoons (120-150ml) ice water egg yolk, beaten, for egg wash S ho r t Cr u st p as tr y Combine the flour, salt, sugar. Rub in the butter until the texture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Make a well in the bowl and pour in about two-thirds of the cold water, mixing until you have a firm rough dough adding extra water if needed. Mix just until the dough comes together. Do not overwork the dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and allow to rest in the fridge for 15 – 20 minutes.

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Roll the dough to desired thickness. Drape over the pie tin and cut away excess pastry. Cut out 6-8 leaf shapes from the remaining pastry. Score to make leaf veins realistic. Set aside. p u m pk i n p i e quarter the pumpkin and remove seeds. place cut side down on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F (180°C) until tender, about an hour to an hour and a half. Remove from oven, let cool, scoop out the pulp. put the pulp through a food mill or food processor. Set aside. preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Combine condensed milk, salt, and spices in a large bowl. beat the eggs and add to the mixture in bowl. Stir in the pumpkin purée, and mix in the cream. Gently whisk all the ingredients until smooth. prepare a pastry-lined pie pan. Dock the pastry by pricking it with a fork. Line the pastry with parchment paper. Fill with baking or ceramic beans and bake at 350°F or 180°C for 15 minutes to blind bake the crust. Remove from oven and discard the beans. pour pumpkin mixture into pie shell. place pastry leaf shapes onto the pie. bake for 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center of the pie comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for about 2 hours. Serve with whipped cream. S e e d B u ns Makes 6-8 Make the most of comforting fall flavours with this cake. 3½ cups flour ¼ cup sugar

1¼ 1 1 2 ½ ½ ½ ½

teaspoons (6 ml) salt tablespoon (15 ml) instant yeast cup (250 ml) lukewarm water tablespoons (30ml) butter teaspoon (2 ml) sunflower seeds teaspoon (2 ml) pumpkin seeds teaspoon (2 ml) poppy seeds teaspoon (2 ml) sesame seeds

preheat oven to 375°F (190°F). In a medium bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Make a well in the centre and slowly add the water a little at a time until dough comes together. In summer or a humid climate use less water, in winter or a dry climate use more water. Some water may remain unused. knead the dough until soft, smooth and pliable about 5 minutes. Alternatively, mix all ingredients in a mixer until dough is soft and smooth. Cover the dough with a wet tea towel, and place in a warm area. Let it rise for 1 to 2 hours, or until it has doubled in size. Gently punch down the dough and form into a ball. Divide the dough into 6-8 pieces. Shape each piece into a round ball. place the buns on a lightly greased baking sheet, cover, and let rise for about an hour, until puffed up. Melt half the butter and brush over the buns. bake the buns in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile mix together all the seeds. Remove the buns from the oven, and brush with the remaining melted butter. Sprinkle with seeds. bake a further 5-10 minutes or until golden.

MAKE IT YOUR OWN

The best baking tips for when the cooler weather makes you want to fill your home with the comforting aroma of fresh baked goods.

KNOW WHAT IS IN SEASON

Make the most of fall ingredients like pumpkins, apples, pears, pecans, walnuts, pomegranates, cider and chestnuts which are all at their best this time of year.

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MAKE SUBSTITUTIONS

Each of the recipes works well with alternative ingredients. Did you buy a pound of pears but no apples on hand? Try pears and perry in the cake instead. No pumpkin or sunflower seeds in the pantry? Try toasted nuts baked into the bread. No time to prepare an entire pumpkin for pie? Substitute canned.

TRY CLASSIC COMBINATIONS

Want an easy way to amp up the flavour in any recipe? know what fall flavours work well together: cinammon and apple; raisins and nuts; clove and pumpkin. Once you’ve become comfortable with the classics feel free to experiment.


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1-2-3... TUNA Easy

WRAP

Fast, full of avour and with minimal fat, this tuna wrap is great for a casual make-your-own dinner party or a lazy weekend lunch. Recipe by k&S Media 21 | FALL 2014 | citystyleandliving.com


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KITCHEN

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SKILLET

SEAR

Makes 12. Whisk 1 ½ cups (375 ml) allpurpose flour, ½ cup (125 ml) masa harina, 1 teaspoon (5 ml) salt, and 1 teaspoon baking powder together in a mixing bowl. Add ¾ cup (175 ml) water and mix until the dough comes together. Knead a few minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. Divide the dough into 12 equal parts and roll each piece into a ball. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Flatten the dough ball and use a well-floured rolling pin to roll a dough ball into a thin, round. Place into the hot skillet, and cook until bubbles form and surface is golden; flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side. Continue rolling and cooking the remaining dough.

Prepare one 4-5 ounce steak of albacore tuna per person. For the dry rub, mix together ½ teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper. Rub the albacore tuna steak with mix making sure to coat all sides. In a medium pan heat ½ teaspoon of vegetable oil. When sizzling add the tuna, searing on all sides about 1 minute each. (Unlike yellowfin or ahi tuna albacore tuna does not retain a deep pink interior when cooked medium rare). Remove from pan and slice.

GET A DIFFERENT FLAVOuR vary the FISH

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GROUPER A mild, firm white fish it stays moist when cooked. Sprinkle the fish with half of the dry rub used above to retain the best flavour.

COMBINE Chop 5 leaves of lettuce, and julienne one carrot and 3 radishes. Set aside. Meanwhile make the chipotle mayonnaise. Separate 4 egg yolks from the egg whites. Place egg yolks in a food processor. Add 2 teaspoons (10 ml) mustard and 1 tablespoon (15 ml) white wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon (5 ml) chipotle and blend, about 30 seconds. With the motor running add 2 ½ cups (570 ml) of vegetable oil in a thin, steady stream. Blend until the mixture changes consistency and emulsifies into a thick sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Dress the chopped vegetables with the chipotle mayonnaise.

COD This mild, flaky fish is excellent batter fried (think fish and chips). For the wrap blacken the cod with the dry rub mix on a grill or barbecue.

MAHI MAHI A meaty fish with few bones, it should be cooked just until it flakes. It contains niacin, vitamin B12, phosphorus, and selenium.


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FASHION FALL 2014

CITY STYLE AND LIVING

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Helen of Troy::

Makeup and beauty trends for the season, Editors favourite products and superstar makeup artist Dan Thompson reveals how to achieve kaleidoscopic colour

ON THE ROCKS

29-35 Pret a Porter::

Fall trend must haves

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GET THE LOOK

The look at Michael Kors 24 | FALL 2014 | citystyleandliving.com

From au natural to contoured, sculpted cheekbones and rockstar chic makeup, get updated on all the trends. By Natalie Fox

COURTESY MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK

W H AT ’ S N E W I N T H E W O R L D O F S k I N , b E A u T y , M A k E u p A N D W E L L - b E I N G


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BEST FOR IMPACT

RockandRoll THE LOOK:

Emphasize the eyes and keep the rest of the look including lips nude.

WHY IT WORKS:

"This is a fresh take on rock and roll – kohl on the inside of the eye, a damp eyelid and gorgeous skin," says Val Garland of NARS Cosmetics.

HOW TO:

COURTESY GIVENCHY; SEPHORA; STILA; PHILOSOPHY; ESTEE LAUDER; LANCOME; LAURA MERCIER; DIOR; CLINIQUE; MARC JACOBS BEAUTY; NARS; URBAN DECAY; MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK

ELIE SAABBERARDI ANTONIO

Rim the eyes with pencil eyeliner. Then use liquid liner or eye paint to accentuate the eyes. Complete the look with two coats of mascara. End with highlighter, tinted moisturizer and lip gloss.

TOOLKIT (Clockwise from left) CLINIQUE Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15, $32 GIVENCHY Liner Couture Precision Felt-Tip Eyeliner, $34 MARC JACOBS BEAUTY O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara, $33 URBAN DECAY Lip Junkie Lipgloss, $23 NARS Eye Paint, $29

TIP:

BROWS Don’t forget to

ERDEM

shape your brows and darken them if suitable. Fuller groomed brows work well with this look.

GO GLAM

MetallicContour THE LOOK:

What trompe l’oeil is to art, contouring is to the face. It enhances cheekbones, thins the face and highlights features.

TOOLKIT

WHY IT WORKS:

"The look is ephemeral and nostalgic creating a beautiful glow," says NARS Cosmetics team’s James Kaliardos.

HOW TO:

RODARTE

Darken underneath cheekbones, chin, bridge of nose, jaw and temples. Highlight above and below cheekbones, middle of nose and between brows. Apply your regular makeup.

DIOR 3 Couleurs Smoky Ready-To-Wear Smoky Eyes Palette, $50 LAURA MERCIER Stick Gloss in Peony, $27 LANCÔME Dual Finish Versatile Powder Makeup, $50 ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Blush, $36

(Clockwise from left)

TIP:

SKIN TONE Matte makeup

ALBERTA FERRETTI

works best with this look. To highlight use a foundation two shades lighter to contour use a bronzer.

BEST RELAXED STYLE

BareFaced THE LOOK:

Seen all over the runways this season it’s the counterpoint to opulent glam.

WHY IT WORKS:

It looks natural and fresh. Flawless skin showed up at Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg and Stella McCartney.

HOW TO:

GIVENCHY

Apply a primer all over face. Cover blemishes and under eyes with concealer. Dust face with powder. Apply mascara and pale coloured lipstick or lip balm.

TOOLKIT (Clockwise from left) GIVENCHY Terre Exotique Healthy Glow Powder, $71 PHILOSOPHY The Present Invisible Skin Perfector & Oil-Free Makeup Primer, $36 STILA Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer, $57 SEPHORA COLLECTION Outrageous Curl Dramatic Volume & Curve Mascara, $19

TIP:

BLUSH Fair skin opt for

MARC JACOBS

peach blush while medium skin benefits from pink, dark skin should go for deep rose. Soft colours work best for this look. citystyleandliving.com | FALL 2014 | 25


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7 Great Products

HELEN OF TROY

TREASURE TROVE

products CSL loves, and you should try too

CSL !

by NATALIE FOX

1. MILK IT

Think conditioner meets styling tool with John Masters Organics’ Rose & Apricot Hair Milk. Apply to damp hair to protect against pollutants and heat ravage (from blow drying and curling irons). 118 ml, $36.60; johnmasters.ca

“Nourishing and hydrating. This is a super dry weather essential.”

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2.

2. YOU ARGAN TO LOVE IT

Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick looks 21st century cool with a translucent shell enrobing a pigment centre. But the best part is that it truly hydrates lips. Plus it comes in six shades so you’ll easily find a colour that’s right for you. 12 oz., $22; josiemarancosmetics.com

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4. “A combination of natural oils and nut butter. Great for new moms or teenagers as a daily skincare routine.” - SHIVANA MAHARAJ, beauty editor

5.

“Talk about natural, this product only has three ingredients. It works like a charm and smells like Moms baking!” PRODUCT ROADTEST “ This cult classic is made of only 6 ingredients. The solid formula quickly melts in with your body heat and a little goes a long way. A wonderful all-purpose moisturizer and healing balm, I liked that it soaked into my skin leaving it feeling supple. ” - SHIVANA MAHARAJ,

beauty editor

Egyptian Magic, 4-oz. Jar, $39.00; egyptianmagic.com

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- NATALIE FOX

beauty assistant

6.

Body oil is all the rage these days no matter your skin type and this formula with vitamin A and E soothes and moisturizes skin. It is even made with Avene’s signature Thermal Spring Water. It just may be the reason you need to ditch your lotion. Avene Body Oil, 200 ml, $29.75,eau-thermale-avene.ca

4. BRUSH UP

Made with an antioxidant blend including cranberry and pomegranate and the gentle abrasion of baking soda this toothpaste has a minty fresh taste. Nature’s Gate Creme de Peppermint Natural Toothp aste, 6 oz, $5.69; natures-gate.com

5. AH, NATURALLY!

Not just for expectant mothers A leva Naturals Stretch Mark Cream is a girl’s best friend for those pesky marks (sigh!). Best of all, it improves skin’s elasticity with ingredients like shea butter and olive oil. 100ml, $14.99; alevanaturals.com

6. BACK TO BASICS

At first we were swept away by the bold retro-chic packaging. Then we tried this three ingredient scrub that is good enough to eat. Just saying. SW Basics of Brooklyn Body Scrub, $22.00; swbasicsofbk.com

COURTESY EGYPTIAN MAGIC; S.W. BASICS; NATURE’S GATE; ALEVA NATURALS; JOHN MASTERS ORGANIC; AVENE; JOSIE MARAN COSMETICS

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“This cream is both soothing and nourishing for sensitive skin and those with skin irritations” - SHIVANA MAHARAJ,

beauty editor

DERMALIBOUR Dual action oats (soothing) and zinc oxide (protects skin) calms and heal when applied. Repairing Cream, 50 ml, $18.00; a-derma.ca

NARS Gi ve your tips a touch of goth glamour i n this mysterious shade. Match w ith lips for an edgy dark and strong look. Endless Night, black Grape, $20; narscosmetics.com

EDITORS’ NOTES

Things that our editorial team are crazy about

COURTESY PUR MINERALS; ANNIE SLOAN FRAGRANCES; REVLON; A-DERMA; NARS; KIEHLS

REVLON This lightweight concealer hides dark unsightly blemishes while healing. Colorstay blemish concealer; revlon.ca

PÜRMINERALS This limited edition collection is inspired by the namesake moviesix new eyeshadow shades, a light pink lip gloss and liquid eyeliner enhance the out of this world collection. Jupiter Ascending collection$35; purminerals.com

CSL’s Top Soaps

KIEHLS Got dry skin? This super light formula seals in moisture instantly. your face will be soft and dew ey. ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration, $32; kiehls.ca

CSL !

“The plum and wine tones of this palette are a simple way to update a fall smoky eye.” - SHIVANA MAHARAJ, beauty editor

ANNIE SLOAN FRAGRANCE COLLECTION Annie Sloan is best known for her Chalk paint line which features a range of colours inspired by France. Her new line of complimentary candles and diffusers echoes this theme. Featuring iconic French place names like Versailles, Antibes and provence the home fragrances include notes of floral, oriental and woodsy. burgundy, $39.95; anniesloan.com

SOAP AND PAPER FACTORY CAPRINA BY CANUS Tear back the vibrant packaging to reveal hand This is the signature formula: Triple-milled, stirred, small batch Shea Butter soap. Garde- moisturizing, mildly scented soap made with nia Coconut Citrus, 5.4 oz.; $10.00; fresh goat’s milk. Original Goat’s Milk soap, 5 soapandpaperfactory.com oz.; $1.99; canusgoatsmilk.com

SHEA TERRA ORGANICS Short on ingredients and long on purifying and softening. Argan & Ghassool Shampoo + Spa Body Bar, 4.5 oz.; $8.00; sheaterraorganics.com citystyleandliving.com | FALL 2014 | 27


Kaleidoscopic COLOUR

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ELIE SAAB

Fashion Lowdown

Colour shattering make up trends autumn 2014 by DANIEL THOMpSON

JEWEL TONES

Rich purple, grey and beige will create a deep, smoky eye with just enough light reflection to provide shimmer without looking like glitter.

Royal blue and rich purple are great for eyeliners and will intensify the look and create a formal, dramatic effect.

GUERLAIN Écrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadows, $67; guerlain.com

LAURA MERCIER Crème Eye Liner in Cobalt and Violet,$28;lauramercier.com

LIPS

Crimson red with reflective particles is the must have lip shade for the season and is perfectly matched to the intensity of the eyes – glamorous and sophisticated. CLINIQUE Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick, $19; clinique.com

Dan’s Picks

This season the most rich jewel tones are combined with a vibrant shimmer particle, which transcends categorization. With the depth of true pigment these mix and match shades change with movement in light and time of day. The prism of light is broken and rearranged in every product across the collection. Must Have Colours for Make Up: Rich Purple; Royal Blue; Grey; Beige; Crimson Red.

Daniel Thompson Beauty A/W Mineral Kaleidoscope collection: Celestial Shadow #3 (top left), $50; Celestial Shadow #4 (top right) $50; Gel Liner #3 (bottom right), $36; Gel Liner #4 (bottom left), $36; Gilded Gloss, $44; danielthompsonbeauty.com

THE CSL GREEN TICkER

Repurpose dryer sheets as bug repellent - just stick a used one in your pocket to avoid insects.

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OVERFLOWING CAPES

For makeup: Mix any combination together; match any shades to any outfit and wear any colour at any time of day.

STREAMLINED PLAIDS

For makeup: Experimentation is the key for Autumn 2014.

/Look for clothing made with low-impact dyes. ››

COURTESY MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK; DANIEL THOPSON; CLINIQUE; LAURA MERCIER; GUERLAIN

EYES

LUXE FURS

For makeup: A constantly changing kaleidoscope can be translated into any style.

SAINT LAURENT

Autumn 2014 sees a return to formal glamour. Fashion takes on a highly sophisticated construction with over flowing capes, luxe furs, streamlined plaids and slouch boots. Beauty takes it cues from this regal stance. Make up colours are light shattering for Autumn. e most rich jewel tones are combined with vibrant shimmer particles, which transcend categorization. Deep, true pigments allow shades to be mixed and matched regardless of light levels and time of day. Autumn make up styles break the prism of light and rearrange iridescence in a way that transfixes the gaze. Like a multi mirrored effect casting a cascade of colour this season’s make up can be translated to any style, any combination of fabrics and can be worn at any time of day.

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

BALMAIN

GET THE LOOK


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Louis Vuitton

PRET-A-PORTER! Givenchy

Atelier Versace

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This fall season is all about mixing it up, and new shapes.

WHAT TO WEAR NOW

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THE NEW KNIT

Nordic Adventure

THE IDEA keep warm and stay in style. pair

PINK TARTAN

RALPH LAUREN

TORY BURCH

JOE FRESH

PRET A PORTER | STYLIST

up differing textures of fabrics. The statement shoe of the season is the thigh high boot. Wear over skin tight leggings or under a long knee skimming skirt.

No longer are fabrics made from itchy thick wool. Nowadays, knits are lighter so that you can layer up pieces

ZARA parka with fur collar zara.com/ca

TIP

pANTS

LORO PIANA Merano baby cashmere trousers loropiana.com

bb CREAM

THE BODY SHOP All in One bb Cream thebodyshop.com

This is a good weekend style trend. Layer up to stay warm when the temperature dips below 0 degrees.

TOquE

ROOTS Soft Cuff Toque canada.roots.com

SWEATER ARITZIA Talula lenox sweater aritzia.com

bOOTS

STUART WEITZMAN Highland boots stuartweitzman.ca

“Knits in Canada during the fall season is a must. This season proves knits don’t have to be boring.” - SHIVANA MAHARAJ,

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beauty editor

COURTESY MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK; ARITZIA; THE BODY SHOP; LORO PIANA’ STUART WEITZMAN; ROOTS; ZARA

COAT


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PRET A PORTER | STYLIST

FOuNDATION

bareMINERALS bareSkin® pure brightening Serum Foundation broad Spectrum SpF 20 bareescentuals.com

NECkLACE

STELLA AND DOT Tallulah bib necklace stelladot.com

“A sheer blouse or tank can be worn under a blazer for a more covered up look. ”

bLOuSE

VALENTINO polka dot tulle and woven silk top outnet.com

TIP

This trend can leave little to the imagination. The trick? keep the peek a boo transparency pG by layering with nude, black or white undergarments.

- SHIVANA MAHARAJ, fashion editor

BLACK AND WHITE

Sheer works best in a black and white palette. Dress up the trend with a pop of colour in your shoes

IpHONE CASE

ISKIN Claro ultra clear case for iphone 5/5s .iskin.com

DRESS

THE IDEA Though a bold trend, transparent

K GOLD DIESEL BLAC

HERVE LEGER BY MAX AZRIA

ITH

GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI Crystal buckle cutout sandals giuseppezanottidesign.com

LANVIN Layered silk-organza dress net-a-porter.com

looks were all over the runway. Instead of ethereal prettiness, this season it is all about strength. keep the look consistent by wearing cage booties, or for an edgier look, pair with thigh skimming boots.

BOSS WOMAN

SHOES

MICHELLE SM

COURTESY MERCEDEZ BENZ FASHION WEEK; NET A PORTER; GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI; I SKIN; THEOUTNET; BARE ESCENTUALS; STELL AND DOT

Sheer Brilliance

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ELONA CUSTO BARC

SON JUNG WAN

ANGEL SANCHEZ

MATHIEU MIRANO

PRET A PORTER | STYLIST

Back to the Future

THE IDEA Sci-fi has officially become fashionCuFF

BCBG MAX AZRIA Filigree plate Cuff bcbg.com

CLuTCH

GIVENCHY pandora Small Metallic Wallet-on-a-Chain, givenchy.com

SHOES

ALDO Harrup pumps aldoshoes.com

VEST

DANIER Zahra leather vest danier.com

FULL MOON More sophisticated

than wearing a graphic tee emblazoned with the Star Trek enterprise, this trend is all about a futuristic wink

MAkEup

SkIRT

ARITZIA WILFRED FREE Tyra skirt aritzia.com

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TIP

Sticking to simple, minimalist shapes, printed starry skies and wide belts are the key to keeping this trend wearable.

ESTEE LAUDER pure Color Gelée powder EyeShadow in cyber silver esteelauder.ca

COURTESY DANIER; ESTEE LAUDER; MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK; ALDO; ARITZIA; GIORGIO ARMANI; BCBG MAX AZRIA; GIVENCHY

able. perhaps springboarding off of the launch of the new Star Wars film or Gravity winning the Academy Award, deep space is on full force for autumn.


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HEELS

L.A.M.B. Jane - black Red l-a-m-b.com

“Red is my favourite colour. Thanks to the plethora of shades of red available today, this trend is suitable for all skin tones.” SHIVANA MAHARAJ, beauty editor

NECkLACE

DEVON LEIGH Howlite & Coral Necklace devonleighdesign.com

bAG

ZIMMERMAN

COURTESY MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK; SEPHORA; J. CREW; TOPSHOP; DEVON LEIGH DESIGN; SKNY

MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Lovemarc - Lip Gel in NeoNoir cherry red sephora.com

pair with nudes, dark blue and metallic

Red All Over

OXFORD SHIRT J.CREW Endless shirt in stripe jcrew.com

THE IDEA Lady in red indeed. Though many women would save wearing red for a special occasion, why not shake things up- wear a regal red coat, sweater dress or suit. If headto-toe red is too daring for you, infuse a little rouge in your lipstick or accessories.

LACOSTE

bEAuTy

TIP

Avoid looking like a twizzler- mix differing shades and textures of red to layer the look.

TREAT RED AS NEUTRAL

MESKITA

TOP SHOP Crepe culottes in oxblood topshop.com

ZAC POSEN

CuLOTTES

DKNY Saffiano Leather Small Satchel dkny.com


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PRET A PORTER | STYLIST

CLuTCH

NINE WEST uptown girl crossbody ninewest.ca

SkIRT

ARITZIA Wilfred primevere skirt aritzia.com

PERFECT PATENT

HEELS

LANVIN Metal trim bow pumps lanvin.com

“This is a youthful fresh approach to Fall.”

- SHIVANA MAHARAJ,

The sheen of patent leather shoes and bags really rounds off this look

beauty editor

EyELASHES

KISS Haute Couture single lashes in lust kissusa.com

EARRINGS

Swinging ‘60’s

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YSL

Too cold outside to wear a mini? Wear a pair of opaque tights and tall patent leather boots like at St. Laurent to keep your gams warm.

CARVEN

MESKITA

FRENCH CONNECTION Mini Modern Mosaic dress frenchconnection.com

TIP

THE IDEA Seen on every major runway, this trend was kept modern with embellishment, pattern and the use of metallics. From shift dresses to patent boots, mini dresses to pastels give this one a go go!

YSL

DRESS

COURTESY MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK; J. CREW; KISS USA; FRENCH CONNECTION; ARITZIA; LANVIN; NINE WEST

J. CREW Crystal fiesta earrings jcrew.com


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MICHAEL KORS

CAROLINA HERRERA

RICHARD CHAI

NOON BY NOOR

PRET A PORTER | STYLIST

Robe Coats THE IDEA This is the easiest of the fall trends to pull off (added benefit-you keep warm in Canada’s cold). The blanket wrap coat will keep you warm and fashion forward.

THE LOOk

CLARINS Eye quartet mineral palette no.13 clarins.ca

ANCHOR IT

SHOES

JIMMY CHOO 'Dwyer' Ankle bootie jimmychoo.com

The weightiness of a robe coat needs balancing. Choose a statement boot or bootie with a chunky heel

COURTESY MERCEDEZ BENZ FASHION WEEK; H&M; BCBG MAX AZIRA; FURLA; JIMMY CHOO; CLARINS

bELT

BCBG MAX AZRIA paneled Zipper-Front belt bcbg.com

TIP

keeping warm is a must with dipping temperatures. Choose a coat in proportion to your height to avoid getting ‘swallowed’. belting your coat gives the illusion of a slimmer midsection.

COAT

H&M Maestro makeup in #4, .giorgioarmanibeautyusa.com

HANDbAG

“You can really have fun with this one. Choose a bold colour and print. Why not try a fit and flare bell or cocoon silhouette to instantly stand out in a crowd.” - SHIVANA MAHARAJ,

FURLA 'Medium Candy - Vanilla' Satchel furla.com

beauty editor

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TRAVEL

CITY STYLE AND LIVING

37 Passport :

38-39

2 must visit airport lounges plus the how to’s of glamping

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Back to Nature::

5 adventures in Trinidad

Austria::

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE

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K&S MEDIA

Everything you need to do, see and eat in the stunning European country


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PASSPORT Travel News

WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND WHAT TO DO AROuND THE WORLD by AMbER ALENT

AIRPORT REPORT

A TALE OF TWO LOUNGES

Plaza Premium Lounge at International Departures, Terminal 3

Lufthansa business class lounge

There is nothing more simple yet taken for granted than having a stress free journey when flying. That’s where the airport lounge soars; Convenient, relaxing and a quiet place to grab a quick bite. CSL checks out two lounges that offer passengers a sweet escape.

LUFTHANSA BUSINESS LOUNGE: FRANKFURT

Access: Lufthansa / Star Alliance business Class Ticket for a same-day departing flight

PLAZA PREMIUM LOUNGE: TORONTO PEARSON

Access: 2 hour access for $40 Canadian

TREND REPORT

FAVOURITE FEATURE

ON THE MENU

AMENITIES

With eight business class lounges at Frankfurt airport,accessibility was easy. The large bright space had lots of room and never felt crowded.

Loads of German beer and wine to select fro m. We had a few cappucino’s while munching on a warm che ese e ncrusted pre zel (wit h mustard of co urse!) and a bowl of warm pea soup. Chicken hot dogs were also on fe ature for lunch.

The shower facilites and private restrooms were s potless , wh ile th e ‘relax ing room’, with cots are excellent for jet lagged travellers. Lufthansa lounges are also equipped with free wifi, tv and office units. lufth ansa.com

T he expansive windows overlooking the runway are captivating at nightime. The low lighting and re cline d le athe r chairs we re the ide al spo t to relax during our t hre e ho ur layove r. Best o f all, our gate was a mere elevator ride away.

COURTESY LUFTHANSA; PREMIUM LOUNGES; NETFLIX

Guide to Glamping

Fresh sandwiches, salad and desse rt s plus a se lection o f drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic). Our favourites dishes were the signature fish ball soup with diy toppings: frie d shallots, sambal and green onio ns) and No odle s with a spicy Asian sauce.

The newest lounge (and largest) from Plaza Premium is elegant, ch ic and inviting with marble, dark wood ac cents and oversize ch andeliers. Th e lounge is also equipped with a VIP room with seating for 6 available for rent, showers , and complim entary wifi. plaza-network.com

“Glamping” (glamorous camping) is the new trend in travel that brings luxury to the bonfire. Lifestyle expert Shoana Jensen recommends a few must-haves that will elevate camping to ‘glamping’ in a flash.

1. Start with a high quality, waterproof tent. Bigger is better because you’ll need lots of room for your ‘glamping’ essentials. 2.

You can’t feel glam if you aren’t well rested, so bring your favourite pillow and a thick insulated air mattress along too. Invest in a down sleeping bag or even some cozy flannel sheets and blankets for warmth when the temperature falls.

3.

With Wi-Fi now available in many parks across Canada, you can binge watch your favourite shows on Netflix under the stars! Bring your tablet and a solar powered charger so you can relax and catch up on your favourite shows like Orange Is the New Black. netflix.com

THE CSL GREEN TICkER

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Visit a farm to see where produce is grown and find a local park for a picnic. use foreign mass transit (trams, buses, metro).

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ADVENTuRES CSL’S TOp pICkS IN TRINIDAD by kailash Maharaj photography k&S Media Clockwise from left: mangrove at the Caroni Swamp Bird Sanctuary; Sewdass Sadhu Shiv Mandir; an agouti at Asa Wright Nature Centre; the canals at the Caroni Swamp Bird Santuary; Asa Wright Nature Centre; a turtle laying her eggs in Matura; Nanan Ecotours boat gliding through the swamp; Green honeycreeper at Asa Wright Nature Centre.


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Totally Worth CHECKING OUT Scarlet ibis flying to roost.

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Winston Nanan.

Crab found in the mangrove.

NANAN’S CARONI BIRD SANCTUARY TOUR

What began with his father taking prominent local and visiting families on wildlife tours in the 1920s and 1930s quickly grew to become a lucrative business. “He was the first naturalist to put the Scarlet Ibis on the map and asked the government to set up a sanctuary. The idea took root and he became the first game warden,” Winston Nanan says of his father Simon Oudit. Today scientists, students, birders and visitors come to the Caroni Swamp Bird Sanctuary to see the National Bird of Trinidad. On the day I visit Nanan narrates

as we glide through the mangrove swamp, a mix of salt and fresh water. We spot a blue heron, a Cook's tree boa, tropical screech owls, honeycreepers, crab, and egrets along narrow channels before making our way to the site where the crimson birds come to roost. It is the same sight that captivated Nanan in his boyhood. “I would park the boat waiting for the scarlet ibis and 2 or 3 at first would fly over. Then they would arrive in greater numbers, like poinsettia flowers or baubles on a Christmas tree.” (868) 645 1305; nananecotours.com

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Chef Joe Brown

Walking into the buffet lunch at Jaffa at the Oval is a feast for the senses. Owner and executive chef Joe Brown creates sumptuous platters of pates, cheese, seafood salad, sushi and roasting stations with a variety of meat, drawing on years of experience spent cooking and living around the world (he has cooked for the Peace Treaty talks in Israel and large travel agent’s convention in Puerto Rico among others). The self-described grandfather of fine dining in Port of Spain, named the restaurant Jaffa (an unplayable delivery in cricket speak), to tie into the restaurant’s location. Leave room for the plethora of rich desserts that will easily tempt you. Jaffa At the Oval, 94 Tragarete Road, Level 2, Pavilion, Queen’s Park Oval

Yellow-legged Honeycreeper.

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THE TEMPLE IN THE SEA

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Sewdass Sadhu Shiv Mandir, or the ‘temple in the sea’ as it is affectionately known, on the west coast of Trinidad is a marvelous example of a humble man’s (Sewdass Sadhu) dedication and tenacity to almost single-handedly build a temple. Starting in the 1930s, Sadhu built the temple on swamp land owned by a British sugar company he was put in jail and fined and the temple was razed. The temple was eventually finished in 1995, 25 years after Sadhu’s passing. Today, a peaceful breeze passes through the structure, as the calm almost red water ripples in the distance. (868) 681 4435, (868) 682 1630, (868) 679 5927

View from verandah at Asa Wright Nature Centre.

ASA WRIGHT NATURE CENTRE

I am on the verandah of the former Spring Hill Estate submerged in a tropical rainforest, trying to train my eyes to see near and far simultaneously. In the foreground a kaleidoscope of hummingbirds, bluegrey tanagers and other vibrant birds are munching at fruit, in the distance a sweeping panorama of the Northern Range comes into view and through a set of binoculars I see a multicoloured toucan perched atop a tree. Formerly a cocoa-coffee-citrus plantation, the Asa Wright Nature Centre today comprises 1,500 acres of forested land in the Arima and Aripo Val-

leys in Northern Trinidad. “The draw for people is the oil bird but conservation efforts are the heart of what we do,” says CEO Veronica Simon-Wallace of the world renowned facility for naturalists, birders and scientists. During my Discovery Trail hike, I spot flora and fauna, hear woodpeckers, and even catch a glimpse of an agouti traipsing through the property. The facility offers a range of activities from a night walk, hikes, visits to Dunston cave to spot the oilbirds, onsite lodging and meals. Inquire for transportation transfers. Adults $10 USD; (868) 667 4655; asawright.org

SEA TURTLES IN MATURA

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Seeking a bucket list worthy activity? Visit one of the world’s most important nesting sites for the leatherback turtle on Trinidad’s Atlantic coast. During peak season, up to 300 turtles can be seen on the shores during the early morning hours. The 6 foot long, 2000 pound beauties resembling large tires on the beach, leave tractor style tracks in the sand after digging holes to lay their soft white eggs.

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GUIDE

This European country steeped in tradition oers travellers a mix of culture, sumptuous architecture, classic food and modern luxury.

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(Clockwise from top left): A couple gets married in traditional fashion; Plants grow on the side of a house in Mondsee, Upper Austria; the Austrian alps topped with snow; musicians take a bow at a Mozart concert dinner at St. Peter Stiftskeller, Salzburg ; A lakehouse on Wรถrthersee; eierschwammerl (chanterelles) abound at the Salzburg market; the view from a Eurail train of a typical Austrian ski town; near Pรถstlingberg Church in Linz; enormous statues outside of the Salzburg cathedral.

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“The entire city is a surprise at every turn, fusing culture, nature and industry with a decided focus on the future.”

UPPER AUSTRIA

Linz

THE VIBE “Visitors have no expectations of Linz. It’s not on anyone’s checklist,” says my guide Maria SamhaberMattonet as we stroll the streets of the old town. An economic powerhouse based on its industrial sector, the entire city is a surprise at every turn, fusing culture, nature and industry. There are green spaces, theatres, museums and churches. Along the Danube modern architecture rivals the city’s churches and there are smoke stacks in the distance. Since being named European Capital of Culture in 2009, Linz has been decidedly focused on the future, while learning from the past (old and new collide everywhere just take a look at the Dom hotel across from the Alter Dom). The successful city is constantly figuring out how a city works and catering to the well-being of the city’s working class population. “A city that is so successful needs people who are healthy so well-being is important here.”

A look down one of the streets in Linz; an aerial look at Linz’s old town; the blue Danube at night is lit up.

STAY: IBIS STYLES HOTEL

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Minutes from the city centre the newly designed 115 room ibis Styles Hotel Linz features complimentary buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi and drinks in the welcome lounge. Our spacious Family Room (269 sq. ft.) featured a king-size bed, pull out sofa and flat screen television with bright pops of green, purple and mixed wood throughout.


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{ } LOCAL INTEL

BAKE YOUR OWN LINZER TORTE

(Left to right): A classic Wiener schnitzel; Executive Chef Markus Fusch.

Fritz Rath the fifth generation baker and owner of K.u.k-Hofbäckerei is preparing a stack of garlic butter

It’s the most buzzed about place in Linz. Everyone

rolls when I enter his charming bakery, the same loca-

positively raves about Ars Electronica the futuristic

tion as the former baker’s guild. Hopping from the

waterside museum that explores the relationship be-

kitchen to the till to greet customers, he is full of bright

tween art, technology, and society. Though the ideas

agility. I’m invited to bake my own Linzer torte with

can feel esoteric at times, Ars Electronica integrates

Rath as teacher. “It’s the oldest well-known cake. But

research through interactive exhibits that bring out

everyone makes adjustments to the recipe,” he says as

your inner child (a 3D look at the universe is a high-

he patiently gives tricks to perfecting my torte. With

light) and each year it awards the Prixarts Electron-

Spanish and Arab influence, lemon peel, and warm

ica the Oscars of cyber arts. On the 3rd floor, Cubus

spices like clove, cinnamon and nutmeg perfume the

restaurant with its punchy neon yellow walls and sur-

buttery, crumbly almond crust filled with red currant

rounding glass architecture screams modernity, and

jam. Before I leave, Rath brings out an old handwritten

the eclectic fusion menu emphasizes this theme.

permit to his great grandfather (also a baker) who was

Markus Fuchs, Executive chef draws on time spent in Wales, memories of Italy and a penchant for

Fifth generation baker Fritz Rath of K.u.k-Hofbäckerei.

visited by the last of the Haspburgs. “As the eldest son of a baker I grew up with tunnel vision to become a baker.”

spices, coriander and ginger to create a menu that marries flavour and creativity (fried salmon cubes with an Asian salad and banana chutney anyone?). Worth a stop in its own right.

ICONIC Activity

Cruise the Blue Danube

A cruise on the Danube is the stuff of waltzing dreams, and I am taking a 100 minute Wurm + Köck River cruise

DON’T

MISS

aboard the MS Linzerin - past Linz’ culture quarter, the Lentos art museum and Brucknerhaus (festival and congress centre) toward a point where there is only lush green landscape on either bank of the river. My friendly female captain (one of the first women in Austria to steer this style of boat) points out various landmarks along the way. The Austrian flag is proudly hoisted at the helm of the ship, waving in the wind as I watch people fish in the river, cycle along the bike paths and swans swim past. When the boat begins to turn back toward the city, it passes through industrial shipyards of the VOEST and the dockyard at the ÖSWAG Wharf to pay homage to the importance of the steel industry.

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AUSTRIAN BUBBLES: DECODED

Cool FACTOR INITIALLY MADE AS AN ART EXHIBITION PROJECT IN 2009 WHEN LINZ WAS NAMED EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE, HÖHENRAUSCH FEATURES ARTWORK AND INTERACTIVE INSTALLATIONS ON LINZ ROOFTOPS. THE RUB IS THAT IT IS

ZIPFER A lager from Western Austria

ONLY ACCESSIBLE BY ASCENDING A WOODEN STAIRCASE, AND IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. ON A WINDY DAY, THE SWAYING STAIRCASE FELT PRECARIOUS AT TIMES (IT IS MEANT TO SWAY TO RELIEVE PRESSURE ON THE WOOD), BUT The staircase to ascend the exhibition. The rewarding views.

OFFERED AMAZING VISTAS OF THE ENTIRE CITY.

EDELWEISS beer from Salzburg, Austria

ALMDUDLER A soft dri nk si milar to elderflower cordial, made from grape and apple juice and herbs

Our waitress Patricia at Pöstlingberg schloss. The Pöstlingberg tram station.

TAKE A RECORD BREAKING TRAM RIDE FOR LUNCH TAKE THE PÖSTLINGBERGBAHN, ONE OF THE WORLDS STEEPEST ADHESION RAILWAYS FROM HAUPTPLATZ AT CITY CENTRE UP TO THE PÖSTLINGBERG, THE 539 METRE HIGH HILL ON THE LEFT BANK OF THE DANUBE RIVER. AT THE TOP ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL POSTLINGBERG CHURCH WITH SWEEPING VIEWS OF LINZ. STOP TO HAVE A TYPICAL AUSTRIAN LUNCH AT PÖSTLINGBERG SCHLÖSSL – THE RICH, SILKY WILD MUSHROOM SOUP AND AUSTRIAN SPINACH RYE DUMPLINGS WERE TWO OF THE STANDOUTS.

KIRCHMAYR BIRNENSCHAUMWEIN A refreshing, dry pear sparkling wine

TAKE A DAY TRIP TO STEYR

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Flanked by two rivers (Enns and Steyr) the small city located thirty minutes from Linz feels permanently trapped in a postcard. Walking through the centre of town gothic architecture abuts baroque and renaissance – no wonder Steyr boasts the status of being one of the best preserved old towns in Austria. As if to continue the escape back in time, I catch a glimpse of the night watchmen decked in traditional clothing carrying a lantern and halberd walking late in the evening.


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Salzburg

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“There would be no Austria without salt.”

Mirabell gardens. Wrought iron signs on the Getreidegasse. A vendor at the weekly market.

THE VIBE

Sophisticated. Traditional. Musical. Typically Austrian. Any trip to Austria would not be complete without experiencing this alpine city. The birthplace of Mozart and backdrop to The Sound of Music, the city’s old town holds UNESCO World Heritage Site status. As we walk along the Getreidegasse Salzburg’s most famous street, my guide tells me that, “there would be no Austria without salt and Salzburg got its name from salt.” Salzburg is at a crossroads in middle Europe and for almost 7000 years gained wealth through its Hallein salt mine. Today the city has an upscale vibe and remains “a stage for all the world.” Be sure to take in the newly opened Domquartier, Hohensalzburg Castle, and the weekly market near Mirabell Palace and Gardens.

Cool FACTOR A MUST-STOP IS EUROPE’S OLDEST RESTAURANT, ST. PETER STIFTSKELLER. TRADITIONAL AUSTRIAN DISHES ARE PRESENTED ALONGSIDE GRILLED MEAT AND FISH. I TRIED THE WHOLE GRILLED FISH WITH SEASONAL CHANTERELLE MUSHROOMS, AND FINISHED WITH A FERRIS WHEEL (LITERALLY) OF DESSERTS INCLUDING THE TYPICAL SALZBURG FLUFFY MERINGUE AND JAM DESSERT, SALZBURGER NOCKERL, CRÈME BRULEE, CHOCOLATE MOUSSE, AND MINT SORBET WITH FRUIT. ON ANOTHER NIGHT I TOOK IN THE MOZART CONCERT- A RICHLY DECORATED ALL WHITE BAROQUE ROOM CREATES THE PERFECT BACKDROP FOR THE OPERATIC CONCERT WITH LIVE STRING QUARTET ACCOMPANIED BY A CANDLELIT MULTI-COURSE DINNER.

A waiter inside the restaurant; seared duck on a bed of lentils.

The trick fountains at Hellbrunn Palace

16th century Archbishop and Prince Markus Sittikus commissioned Italian architect Solari to build his summer palace, Hellbrunn. Embedded and hidden throughout are the trick fountains that tease, intrigue and wet guests without warning.

DON’T

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GREAT HOTEL

First Impressions

Hordes of tourists line the busy Getreidegasse in Salzburg's old town most days, but tucked away steps past Mozart’s childhood home is Austria’s oldest hotel, Goldener Hirsch, built in 1407. Its Renaissance origins are evident from the moment I enter the small forest green double doors and archway entrance. It’s a different world (and era). Not only are staff dressed in traditional costume as golden keys hang from a wooden bureau but the antique architecture and furnishings and stag head motif are echoed throughout the hotel. Adding to its illustrious history is the list of celebrities, musicians, aristocracy and statesman who have visited over the years.

Suite one

Hotel Goldener Hirsch Salzburg, Austria A Closer Look

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Wow Factor From its rich history and countless stories, to people watching on the Getreidegasse to quiet moments with some of the Altstadt (Old Town) most famous sites (Mönchsberg, St. Blaise’s Church), this is a great place to be in the centre of the action. Breakfast Each morning in the breakfast room a lavish spread awaited me, including Laurent Perrier champagne which I enjoyed with smoked fish, herbed cheese spread and hearty rye bread. The Room The 69 guest rooms and suites retain the charm of a romantic 15th century inn, but are all updated with modern amenities (using Wi-Fi at a middle age hotel makes me smile). Small details like the Nespresso machine in the business centre, and hazelnut praline turndown chocolates were the kind of unexpected treats that made my stay here all the more enjoyable.


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STAY: AWAY FROM THE CROWDS

{ } LOCAL INTEL

The hills of Salzburg and the setting for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.

ICONIC Activity

Sound of Music Tour I CHOSE GREY LINES SOUND OF MUSIC TOUR TO EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC AND LEARN TIDBITS ABOUT THIS CLASSIC MOVIE, I DIDN’T KNOW (LIKE THE FILM IS RELATIVELY UNKNOWN TO AUSTRIANS). THE CALM WATERS SURROUNDING LEOPOLDSKRON PALACE (THE VON TRAPP FAMILY HOME) WILL MAKE YOU FEEL AS THOUGH YOU OUGHT TO BE SIPPING PINK LEMONADE ON THE TERRACE WITH THE VON TRAPP CHILDREN. BE WARNED FROM THE CITY TO

From left: the entrance to Castellani Parkhotel; a crispy fish dish at Restaurant Salieri.

Castellani Parkhotel Salzburg is located in a quiet neighbourhood just ten minutes from the old town. The grounds include a wedding chapel from 1677. My deluxe room was comfortable with a nice garden view. A sudden rain shower had guests running inside for drinks and dinner at Restaurant Salieri. The 151 room hotel is great for group bookings.

THE SURROUNDING LAKE DISTRICT THERE IS

GREAT EATS: 3 RESTAURANTS NOT TO MISS

BREATHTAKING SCENERY AT EVERY TURN.

Chef Sat Bains char mariniere is redolent of the sea

Seared fish and risotto at Carpe Diem finest fingerfood

Carrot and herb ravioli with parmesan and nut mousse

RED BULL HANGAR 7 Imagine a revolving grand prix of international heavy weight chefs, featured each month at an airplane hangar in Austria. Sound like a plot of a Michael Bay film? It’s not. Red Bull pioneered the concept and when I visited Restaurant Ikarus British Michelin two star guest chef Sat Bains was in house with a tasting menu that reflected his classical training and modern techniques. Foie gras muesli: a contrast of sweet crunchy oats combined with small shards of nitro chilled foie gras; Chocolate: a take on the aero candy bar with mandarin gel to cleanse.

CARPE DIEM FINEST FINGERFOOD A winding staircase leads guests up to the Michelin star restaurant furnished with art deco minimalist wood chairs. Inside the 100 seat restaurant, Head chef Franz Fuiko offers a mix of specially designed cones filled with gourmet fillings, (my favourite was the Moroccan style lamb), and gourmet plates including a poached char with creamy risotto. Don’t forget to try the signature sparkly Carpe Diem kombucha tea, a healthy and refreshing non alcoholic drink.

ROSENGARTEN LIGHT Located in Kirchberg in Tyrol in the Austrian Alps, the two Michelin star restaurant is helmed by award winning Chef Simon Taxacher and serves up cuisine based on the Alpine ingredients from the region. Our jovial waiter Thomas recommended wine pairing to accompany each dish. We first tasted the house smoked salmon salad followed by the squid ink pasta with shrimp and then the lamb shank with sautéed vegetables and olives. To finish, the sumptuous chocolate filled crepes with dark cherries and ice cream were silky and rich. citystyleandliving.com | FALL 2014 | 47


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am Wörthersee

CARINTHIA

Klagenfurt

“Known as the Renaissance Gem at Lake Wörthersee, it has a charming small town feel with proximity to the breathtaking cyan waters of lake Wörthersee.”

THE VIBE Klagenfurt is known as the Renaissance Gem at Lake Wörthersee, and has a charming small town feel with plenty of amenities. Its proximity to the breathtaking cyan waters of lake Wörthersee and a year round calendar of events make it a good base for touring the surrounding area. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit the Alter Platz dominated by the iconic dragon “Lindwurm”, walk the pedestrian area, see the oldest preserved house Zur Goldenen Gans in the Alter Platz, the Hall of Coat of Arms in the Landhaus, and the Parish Church Tower with a panoramic viewing platform 50 m above the town. A decidedly Italian influence pervades the town with its restored palaces, and inner courtyards thanks to the many Italian architects and artists who have come to the area over the centuries. Visit the Kaiser-Franz-Joseph-Jubiläums Municipal theatre and reformation-era churches. If it is open try to see the Ernst Fuchs chapel in St. Egyd church.

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LINDWURM

The emblem of Klagenfurt, the Lindwurm is a mythical dragon that, according to legend, terrorized the people of the city until one day, a group of men built a tower and lured the dragon into it by hooking an ox onto a chain. When the lindwurm went to eat the animal, the men were able to easily kill the monster. Eventually the Duke built a castle over said tower, and the city of Klagenfurt developed around it. The 9 ton Renaissance monument, made of slate now stands in the city centre.

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Cool FACTOR SEAT OF THE REGIONAL PARLIAMENT OF CARINTHIA, THE KLAGENFURT LANDHUAS WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT BY THE CARINTHIAN ESTATES (LANDOWNING NOBILITY, KNIGHTS AND HIGH CLERGY) WHO HAD BEEN PRESENTED THE TOWN BY EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN I. THE SHOWPIECE IS THE COAT OF ARMS HALL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY PAINTED WITH 315 COAT OF ARMS OF ESTATE OFFICE HOLDERS AND CLERICAL ESTATES. THE CURRENT PAINTING DATES FROM THE 18TH CENTURY.


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The captain aboard our lake cruise; the turquoise waters are crystal clear; a look at the large buoy’s onboard.

The miniature Saint Basil’s Cathedral

TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD IN LESS THAN 3 HOURS A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD TO VISIT ITS MOST RENOWNED MONUMENTS IS NOT JUST FOR KIDS. AT MINIMUNDUS, MODELS ARE MADE AT A SCALE OF 1:25 AND THE DETAILED WORKMANSHIP IS INCREDIBLE TO SEE UP CLOSE AS THE ARTISTS USE SIMILAR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TO THE ORIGINAL. (KIDS WILL LOVE IDENTIFYING THE MONUMENTS AND ADULTS WILL MARVEL AT THE REALISM OF EACH MONUMENT). IN FACT, IN 1971 UPON SEEING THIS METICULOUS ATTENTION TO DETAIL, SHAH MOHAMMED REZA OF PERSIA’S MOTHER, COMMISSIONED A MODEL OF THE MARBLE PALACE IN TEHERAN. FUN INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS (CONTROL THE MINI ELECTRIC TRAINS, ROCKET LAUNCH, AND BOATS) ROUND OUT THE ATTRACTION, AND NET PROFITS FROM MINIMUNDUS GO TO SUPPORT THE "RETTET DAS KIND" CHARITY IN CARINTHIA.

ICONIC Activity

LAKE WÖRTHERSEE

A small passenger boat takes guests from the canal in Klagenfurt which leads to the lake. The first view as the boat emerges from the canal to the lake is breathtaking (think the Riviera). From there transfer to a larger boat which makes stops at the most iconic sites and towns of the lake including the lake resort of Pörtschach, swanky Velden and Maria Wörth known for its churches. The full roundtrip tour of the lake takes 4 hours but you can stop off and re-board.

Clockwise: The exterior of the Stadttheater Klagenfurt; The friendly Joeseph, our drive; The vintage bus

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Guided vintage bus tour on the Nostalgiebahnen in Kärnten. Board a Steyr open-air bus from 1951 to see the region. Highlights include Mageregg Castle, Botanical Garden and museum exhibition on Klagenfurt in the Past. A short cruise on Wörthersee lake is included aboard the historic ferry Loretto. I liked seeing some unusual sites like nesting storks, Austrian poet Ingeborg Bachmann childhood home and Kreuzbergl or cross hill where locals go to relax. Tidbits and anecdotes from local guides and patrons make this a fun excursion. citystyleandliving.com | FALL 2014 | 49


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First Impressions

When we drive up to the Arcotel Hotel Moser Verdino just off a quiet street within walking distance of the Neuer and Alter Platz (the historical heart of Klagenfurt), guests are casually chatting while sipping coffee at the outdoor terrace. The Art Nouveau building sports a pink façade contrasted by the simple modern rooms, a mix of dark wood punctuated with flashes of brilliant red. The 71 rooms, suites and apartments boast flat screen televisions, DVD players, and Wi-Fi.

Wow Factor

Look out for fittings and original pieces from 1858 when the hotel was built. A cute apple holder in the room bids guests a nice st/day.

Clockwise from top left: Exterior of the hotel; Cafébar Moser Verdino; a look at the bright red rooms; Chef Joe Radinger holds up a piece of his prized aged beef; the wrought iron staircases; traditional Kasnudeln.

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Arcotel Moser Verdino Klagenfurt, Austria

A Closer Look

You Gotta Eat Here Joe Radinger, chef at the Cafébar Moser Verdino/ Steak House (which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a bar and lounge) introduced the Steakhouse concept to the city and it is his pride. He is full of energy when talking about the beef that he carefully dry ages in his "Nockgebirge", the signature of the restaurant. The meat ripens in a specially purchased climate cabinet up to 40 days, where the buttery, intense flavour of the steak is developed. The menu boasts an impressive selection of choices – from Chateaubriand to T-Bone, ribeye to Entrecote and Wagyu on occasion. Non steak eaters will love the simply prepared but delicious baked fish with rosemary and lemon and a must is the Carinthian Kasnudeln (upon special request) soft buttery dumplings filled with fresh cheese and herbs. “I like people and I love this business, I want to work forever [doing this],” says Radinger. 50 | FALL 2014 | citystyleandliving.com


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THE VIBE

WIEN

Vienna

Left to right: Exterior of Hofburg Palace in Vienna; a sumptuous dinner preparation at Edvard restaurant.

Classically European, with welcoming and friendly people, Austria’s capital feels airy, clean and uncrowded despite a population of almost 2 million. Everywhere your eyes wander the architecture of the city delights. While Romanesque and baroque architecture abounds (and among the best preserved in Europe), the Secession, Karlsplatz Stadtbahn Station, and the Kirche am Steinhof are prime examples of art nouveau. The heart of the city, once a defense fortress was razed in 1857 and in its place, the Ringstrasse, a broad boulevard with shops, monuments, hotels and parks was built. This area is now the home to the Imperial Palace, city hall (Rathaus), Burgtheater, and is a short walk from gothic Stephansdom or St. Stephen’s cathedral. Tradition is still upkept, as the city is home to over 200 19th century-style balls every year, inextricably linked to the country’s rich musical heritage. Don’t forget to make a stop for coffee and pastry or take in one of the several Michelin starred restaurants in the city, including Edvard at The Kempinski.

Clockwise from left: Exterior of the original Plachutta Wollzeile in Vienna; A seared fish with potato dumpling and chanterelles; Inside the new sleek and modern Gasthaus zur Oper, specializing in Wiener Schnitzel.

EAT TRADITIONAL AUSTRIAN FARE There are certain musts in Vienna – soak in the coffee culture, roam the Ringstrasse and of course, taste wiener schnitzel. Specializing in Viennese cuisine, Plachutta restaurants have a reputation as the go-to for authentic Austrian fare. One of the few restaurants that serve authentic wiener schnitzel using veal, Plachutta takes great care in their meat, using beef with the AMA Quality Seal, (the highest quality seal for food in Austria) for the Tafelspitz (boiled beef), another signature of the restaurant. Lead by Ewald Plachutta, the ‘the Doyen of Viennese Cuisine’ who has been awarded several honours including the Golden Honorary Medal of the City of Vienna, the restaurant has several locations throughout the city. I was thrilled that it was chanterelle season when I had lunch at the sleek Gasthaus zur Oper. A special menu with mushrooms in every conceivable preparation was available but I settled for the delicious creamy chanterelles with potato dumplings. Another day, just a short walk from Stephansdom I enjoyed the tangy onion and potato salad with fresh shrimp sautéed in butter and lemon at Plachutta Wollzeile. Plachutta is nearly a cultural institution in Austria and another item for your Vienna checklist. citystyleandliving.com | FALL 2014 | 51


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ICONIC Activity

ENJOY TASTY TREATS AT DEMEL

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MISS Clockwise from left: head Chef Dietmar Muthenthaler. Demel’s symbol. Cakes at a counter display.

Walk down any street in Vienna, stop into a café, bakery or coffeehouse and there’s sure to be something amazing on the menu. What’s different at Demel is the attention to detail – a cursive D, emblem of the company forms the door handle, sweets are handmade, intricate sugar work graces window displays, custom cakes are daintily painted by hand, and chefs prepare apple strudel right before your eyes. There’s even a marzipan museum in a former cellar. Head Chef Dietmar Muthenthaler has spent decades with the company that was once purveyor to Vienna's imperial and royal court. He prompts me to make a selection from the tantalizing counter display and guides me through umpteen wood paneled rooms to a quiet spot to taste sachertorte (much moister than elsewhere), Russische Punschtorte (one of the best meringue cakes I’ve tasted) and the signature Dörytorte (a light mousse cake). “My first contact with Demel was when I was learning to write my signature. I traced the D from Demel and still write it the same way to this day,” he says intimating the brand’s long connection with Austrians.

SCHLOSS SCHÖNBRUNN

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The 1,441-room former imperial summer residence features a maze of stately apartments, gold and wood rooms, a chapel and thousands of historic artifacts. While you could spend hours in the Baroque gardens outside, make time to check out the Carriage museum with an elaborate collection of carriages used by the imperial family and Viennese court.

Cool FACTOR The Grand Spa No605 on the 6th floor of The Grand Hotel features Spanish mosaic, continuous wood paneling on the walls and the 30 light and colour LED lights make the small but cozy 200-square-meter spa feel even more relaxing. Ines my masseuse’s calm voice lulls me into quiet state while easing my sore muscles. I walk across to The Ring a casual luxury hotel where I dine At Eight restaurant for a truly innovative dining experience including scallop with passion fruit and jerusalem and lamb osso bucco with couscous. Restaurant manager and passionate sommelier Jasmin Schneider, chats to me about sussweine (sweet Austrian wine) to pair with a delicious dessert of ‘Strawberry, buttermilk, pistachio, and lemon balm.’

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MUSEUM CRAWL

Start off at the MuseumQuartier home to Mumok (Museum of Modern Art) which houses 20th and 21st century artwork and Leopold Museum home to modern Austrian artists including Schile and Klimt. Then take in Kunsthistorisches Museum home to Pieter Bruegel’s Tower of Babel, ancient artifacts and a Hapsburg collection of art (think a mini Louvre). A must see is Hofburg once home to the powerful Habsburg dynasty (rulers of the Austro-Hungarian empire), and now the residence of the President of Austria. Catch a glimpse of the regal white Lipezanner stallions in the Imperial horse stables and if ecclesiastical and secular jewels interest you, visit the Kaiserliche Schatzkammer (Imperial treasury) for a jaw dropping array of artifacts including the Imperial Crown , giant narwhal tooth and agate bowl thought to be the holy grail. Steps away is The Sisi museum devoted to Empress Elisabeth of Austria (a celebrated royal) including a look inside the life of the shy melancholic ruler with over 300 items including wigs, clothing, beauty recipes and a replica of a section of her imperial railway carriage.


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GREAT HOTEL

First Impressions

In a city where there’s opulence at every turn Sans Souci stands out – this is the epitome of 21st century private luxury. The yoo studio (backed by Philippe Starck) designed hotel boasts 63 rooms and suites. From the international clientele (there were at least 7 different nations represented at breakfast), and original works of art by Roy Lichtenstein to the personal service, and stellar location a stone’s throw from the Museumsquartier, this is a small boutique hotel with massive appeal. My master suite included gorgeous views of the city from huge windows and a private living and sleeping space. I was struck by the meticulous attention to detail: the pillow menu, the unique circular black and white bathtub tucked away just off the marble bathroom, and Vi-spring beds.

Master Suite

Hotel Sans Souci Wien Vienna, Austria

A Closer Look

Clockwise from top: the palette of purple, gold and white at reception can be seen throughout the hotel; A look at the restaurant; the exterior of the hotel lit up at night; One of the delicious courses for dinner at La Véranda; The gorgeous pool at the spa; The master suite is elegant and spacious.

Dining: La Véranda My dinner at La Véranda restaurant included a delicious pumpkin seed puree, rabbit in an herbal whey and lemon tartlet with bay leaf ice cream all paired with local wine. The restaurant also serves what is arguably Vienna’s best breakfast. Every day a new spread is beautifully laid out with fresh items. There are veggies, cheese, breads, and pastry to cater to every possible taste (Asian, Middle Easter and European influences). Think you don’t like oatmeal try the amazing apple muesli presented in small jars and the to-die-for croissants (yes, they are better than Paris). Sans Souci Spa Club “Our best feature is our pool,” says spa manager Alexandra Kuhn referring to the spectacular basement pool shimmering with the reflection of dozens of Viabizzuno chandeliers. Wow Factor Take your pick: Le Bar with its dazzling play of perspective in the gold mirrored lounge; the astounding lobby with its purple, gold, black and white colour scheme; or as our waiter mentioned, “as a small hotel we can speak to guests personally.”

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GREAT HOTEL

First Impressions

Located next to the Vienna State Opera on the most famous stretch of the Ringstrasse, this historic hotel opened in 1892. With an old world feel and a longstanding history with the city, the hotel is a mix of art deco architecture (take a seat inside the plush elevator, the first electric elevator in Austria), traditional antiques and modern luxe. The storied hotel contains details galore like the Sissi Taler apricot marzipan filled chocolates given at turndown service and small indents in the staircase railings made by weaponry carried by American soldiers that stayed here during World War II.

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Hotel Bristol Vienna, Austria A Closer Look

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A Room with a view My deluxe room with balcony had a sweeping view of the opera house and like all the rooms facing it was inscribed with the name of a famous opera director (Karl Mayerhofer in my case). Polished wood and antique firesides with elegant mirrors and accents of powder blue and gold made my 430 square feet room feel infinitely livable. The exquisite art deco style marble bathroom (fit with towel warmers no less) was spacious and luxurious. Cuisine For dinner at Bristol Lounge, I sat beside the original fireplace while enjoying deer three ways: loin, sausage and pâté with truffle foam - an elegantly deconstructed plate. The show stopping breakfast buffet was separated into two areas: a shining black room with a live cooking station, and the buffet table in the main dining area with tiered silver trays of Viennese pastries, bread and champagne. Wow Factor With its turn of the century feel, large painting collection and Bristol Bar with its cigars and cocktails, the hotel is a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle in the heyday of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.


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RESOURCE GUIDE: AuSTRIA LINZ

WHEN TO GO

Year-round activities make this one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations. In summer enjoy outdoor festivals, hiking, and watersports in winter look forward to the Christmas markets, skiing and events.

GETTING THERE

Air Connect through a major European hub to Vienna.

Train Eurail passes make it easy and expedient to board any train in many European countries. First class Eurail Global passes (15 days within 2 months) are worth the splurge especially if you plan to visit a few countries during your stay. They can be purchased via the website and delivered to your home address. eurail.com/eurail-passes/global-pass

KLAGENFURT AM WÖRTHERSEE

Surrounded by mountains and bordering Italy and Slovenia, the region of Carinthia has a microclimate akin to the Mediterranean. The capital of Klagenfurt (Austria’s southernmost capital city) offers a range of activities from water sports, to hiking, culinary touring and a year round calendar of events including the Altstadtzauber (Old Town Magic Festival), New Year’s Eve Carnival, Beach volleyball Grand Slam, Ironman Austria and Easter Market. klagenfurt-tourismus.at

SEE

Guided Tour (contact tourism of fice) Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide prominent sites of the city. klagenfurt-tourismus.at

The Klagenfur t Landhuas Seat of regional parliament of Carinthia, showpiece is Coat of Arms Hall.dukes Kaerntner-landtag.ktn.gv.at

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Boat trip on Wör thersee Boat trip on Wörthersee lake departing from the Lendhafen. See website for complete departure schedules. Dining on board. wörtherseeschifffahrt.at

Nostalgic Tour/ Oldtimer Cariobus Guided vintage bus tour to sites in Klagenfurt and surrounding area includes a boat trip on lake Wörthersee. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. (weather permitting); tickets available at the Klagenfurt Tourism office; +43 0 664 530 19 33; nostalgie.bahnen@utanet.at

EAT AND STAY

ARCOTEL Moser Verdino Comfortable, centrally located Art Nouveau building with modern amenities. Domgasse 2; +43 463 57 8 78 0; arcotelhotels.com

Gasthaus Landhaushof Serves typical Carinthian food at the foot of the provincial parliament. Try the Kasnudeln a regional specialty consisting of cheese filled pasta drizzled with butter( similar to perogies or large stuffed ravioli). Landhaushof 1.

An industrial city and Austria’s economic centre it mixes old (Mariendom, St. Mary's Cathedral) and new (Ars Electronica Center). Linz lies on the river Danube and featured prominently in the cultural plan of the Third Reich. A thriving art and music scene has seen this capital of Upper Austria gain acclaim beyond the birthplace of the well-known Linzer torte. linztourismus.at

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Ar s Electronica Center Guided tour through the museum of the future which fuses art, technology and culture. Ars-Electronica-Straße 1; +43 732 72720, aec.at

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Guided Walking Tour (contact tourism of fice) Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide prominent sites of the city. linztourismus.at Kuk-Hofb aeckerei – Bake your own Linzer Tor te Frith Rath one of Linz´s best bakers guides guests in making their own Linzer torte in his unique “imperial and royal bakery.” Pfarrgasse 17; +43 732 784110, kuk-hofbaeckerei.at

Wurm + Köck River cruise aboard the MS Linzerin Cruise the Blue Danube aboard this stylish and spacious boat. Untere Donaulände 1; +43 (0) 732 783607; donauschiffahrt.de Pöstlingbergbahn Take a ride up the mountain on one of the steepest adhesion railways in the world. Höhenrausch Interactive art exhibition and walking tour through the roofs of the city. OÖ Kulturquartier, OK Platz 1; +43 732 784178 – 52555; hoehenrausch.at

Linz Card (1/3/-day card euros 15/25) An all access pass to city attractions includes entry to major sites and attractions, and discounts on tours and events. The Linz-Card can be puchased at the Tourist Information on Hauptplatz, at the Tourist Information on Hauptbahnhof/ÖBB Reisezentrum, in Linz museums and hotels. linztourismus.at

EAT AND STAY

Ibis Styles hotel Newly renovated hotel with access to city centre via public transportation. Wankmüllerhofstraße 37; +43 732 347281-100; accorhotels.com, ibisstyles.com/0519

Pöstlingberg Schlössl Beautiful venue overlooking Linz including a restaurant which serves Austrian fare. Am Pöstlingberg 14; +43 732 716633, poestlingberg.at Cubus Have lunch directly at the Ars Electronica Center. Menu includes Austrian and international dishes. +43 732 944149, cubus.at

SALZBURG

The UNESCO World Heritage Site features baroque architecture in the old town and is framed by snowy Alps. Dominated by the Festung Hohensalzburg fortress, the city has garnered worldwide acclaim as the birthplace of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and as the backdrop to the iconic film The Sound of Music. salzburg.info

SEE

Hellbrunn Palace

Renaissance pleasure palace known for its trick water fountains built by Markus Sittikus von Hohenems, Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg. hellbrunn.at

Festung Hohensalzburg Overlooking the town centre this cliff top fortress built in 1077 was home to the prince-archbishops who ruled the independent state of Salzburg. Access by funicular or by walking from the Museum of Modern Art through wooded forest. salzburg-burgen.at

DomQuar tier Galler y Walk Newly opened residence state rooms, gallery and oratory of the Salzburg cathedral of Salburg’s princearchbishops. Domquartier Salzburg, Residenzplatz 1/Domplatz 1a; domquartier.at

Mozar ts Gebur tshaus Mozart was born in this bright yellow house and the museum features memorabilia including a miniature violin, locks of hair, and portraits. mozarteum.at

Mirabell Palace (Schloss) and Gardens Lovely for a picnic, for photographs or a leisurely stroll. Look out for the the Pegasus statue from Sound of Music. Mirabellplatz 4; +43 662 80720

Stif tskirche St. Peter Abbey church founded around 700, beautiful tended graves on the grounds and chapels and crypts carved from Mönschsberg cliff face. stift-stpeter.at

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Guided Tour (contact tourism of fice) Accompanied by knowledgeable guide Michaela Muhr. salzburg-experience.at

Salzburg Card (1/2/3/-day card euros 26/35/41) An all access pass to city attractions includes entry to major sites and attractions, a river cruise unlimited use of public transportation and discounts on tours and events. Salzburg.info/Salzburg-card

Weekly Market – Schranne Farmer’s market with fresh produce, flowers, and meat. Every Thursday 5 a.m.-1p.m.; Ändräkirche/Mirabellplatz; salzburgerschranne.at

Mozar t Dinner Concer t at Stif tskeller St. Peter The oldest restaurant in Europe founded in 803. Three course candlelight dinner accompanied by live Mozart music performed by the Amadeus Consort Ensemble. Also a working restaurant featuring Austrian cuisine. Stifskeller St. Peter, St. Peter Bezirk 1/4; stpeter-stiftskeller.at

Grey Line Salzburg Sightseeing Tours – The Sound of Music Tour Four hour tour through the Salzburg countryside and Lake District to see landmarks from the film, all while listening to the soundtrack of The sound of Music. Mirabellplatz A-5020 Salzburg; +43 0662 88 1616

EAT AND STAY

Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxur y Collection Hotel 600 year old hotel complete with original antiques, handmade furniture and located in old town Salzburg's most famous street, Getreidegasse. Getreidegasse 37; +43 662 80840; goldenerhirsch.com

Castellani Parkhotel Salzburg 151 room hotel in a converted manor house with large grounds. Alpenstraße 6; +43 662 20600; vihotels.com

Red Bull Hangar 7 Housing a collection of historic aircrafts, taxis and race cars in an enormous hanger, the pièce de résis-

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RESOURCE GUIDE: AuSTRIA tance is the restaurant, Hanger 7 featuring rotating internationally renowned chefs every month. GmbH Wilhelm-Spazier-Str.; +43 662 2197-0; hangar-7.com

Carpe Diem Finest Fingerfood Restaurant, bar, lounge, and café known for its finger foods, kombucha drinks and dishes presented in cones. Getreidegasse 50; +43 662 848800; carpediem.com/finestfingerfood

VIENNA

SEE

Schloss Schönbrunn Rococo former Habsburg summer palace with gardens, zoo and labyrinth. Also on site is the Imperial Carriage Museum. Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47; +43 1 81113239; schoenbrunn.at MuseumsQuartier Home to Mumok (Museum of Modern Art) and Leopold Museum among others. Plenty of lounging space. Museumsplatz 1; +43 1 5235881; mqw.at Hofburg palace Famous palace complex once served as the Habsburgs' principal winter residence. hofburg-wien.at

Stephansdom Gothic St. Stephan’s Cathedral’s spire dominates Stefansplatz. stephanskirche.at Kunsthistorisches Museum Think a mini more manageable Louvre housing the Habsburg’s collection of art and artefacts. khm.at

Kaiserliche Schatzkammer The imperial treasury museum. kaiserliche-schatzkammer.at

Sisi Museum In the Imperial Apartments this museum showcases Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) considered a celebrity royal by Austrians. hofburg-wien.at

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Guide d Walking Tour (contact tourism of fice) Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide prominent sites of the city. vienna.info

Vienna Card (2/3/-day card euros 18.90/ 21.90) Discounts at museums and sights, theatres and concerts, in shops, cafés, and restaurants and free travel on Vienna's public transport system for 48 or 72 hours. vienna.info

EAT AND STAY

Demel Former supplier to the imperial and royal court, this pastry shop and chocolaterie is famous for its fragrant candied violets and Sachertorte. demel.at

Plachutta This is the restaurant to try Wiener Schnitzel (breaded and fried veal) and Tafelspitz (boiled beef, national dish of Austria). Various locations, see website for details; +43 1 5121 577; plachutta-oper.at

Hotel Sans Souci Wien Undoubtedly one of the best hotels to open in Vienna in recent years – swanky yet intimate. Close to Museumsquartier. Burggasse 2; +43 1 5222520; sanssouci-wien.com

Hotel Bristo l, a Luxury Collection Hotel Grand 1892-opened hotel with links to neighbouring Vienna State Opera. Kärntner Ring 1; +43 1 515160; bristolvienna.com The Ring Casual luxury hotel. “At eight” restaurant features international ‘aroma cuisine’. Kaerntner Ring 8, +43 1 22 1 22; theringhotel.com

Hotel Grand Grand Spa No605 on the 6th floor is worth a stop. Kaerntner Ring 9,+43 1 515 80 - 0; grandhotelwien.com

DAY TRIPS

Steyr Gorgeous, quiet town with an historic town centre including the famous gothic Bummerlhaus. Daytrip from Linz. steyr.info

Rosengar ten Light Restaurant inside a Relais & Chateaux property. rosengarten-taxacher.com

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