Season's greetings to one and all, this issue brings the heart back home with the Classics. Doyenne of Insurance Winnie Tay shares her life lessons and try some gift wrapping tips in our Dark & Decadent section. Joyeux Noelle~!
THE THE COOKBOOK THE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS MARKETS OF Vienna Delightful winter traditions add to the festive spirit. THE RATHAUSPLATZ CHRISTKINDLMARKT TM | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 94
THE COOKBOOK What could be more festive than roasted chestnuts and hot spiced punch, enjoyed in the open air, surrounded by picturesque stalls and seasonal decorations? Christmas markets offering this wonderful experience are found throughout Europe, with some of the biggest and best-known being found in Germany. However, if you head a little to the southeast, Germany’s cousin Austria, offers some of the most beautiful examples you could hope to visit, especially in the national capital of Vienna. This cultured city offers plenty of reasons to visit at any time of the year, but it really comes alive in the months of November and December thanks to the dozens of Christmas markets large and small spread throughout the city. Here are just five of the best, each offering its own unique slant on this delightful winter tradition. 95 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | TM