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j a n u a r y 14 | 16. - 22.

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"Heya Girls!"
How we can be mistaken. There we think Christmas gluttony is finally over. And then, in only one week, tempting cooking lessons just drop into our lap and we almost start smelling the scent of soups and freshly baked bread. Losing weight will have to wait. And this is why: in the cooking studio Pause, we learn how to create enough energy for the entire day with a warm 5-elements power breakfast. In the Sonnentor Shop, we cook together winter-inspired Ayurveda recipes that warm from the inside out and are easy to make. At the cooking school “ich koche”, it is all about bread and pastries, where we can bake 6 sorts of pastries with Sauerteig & Co. And finally, cook Martina Lessing will reveal how to easily prepare fish. And for all of you who don’t fancy cooking, I throw in a wise sentence of Penelope Cruz: When a man cooks for you and the salad contains more than three ingredients, he is serious about you.
Wishing you a nice week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Pause 18.1. Web Sonnentor 22.1. Web ich koche 18.1. Web Lessing 22.1. Web
P.S. No time for a cooking lesson? You can find recipes from Haya Molcho’s cook book “Balagan” on the portal. Here
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Sale at heimweh
Personally delivered from Vorarlberg by the boss: chic blankets and pillow covers in different colours and textures. Made out of cosy soft cotton fleece, bamboo fibres or velvet, smooth or with relief, through all collections, for children, dogs or alone in front of the TV. Some directly ex-factory, some second choice goods (have fun finding the defects!), all at 30% discount. Until mid-February. DIY lovers watch out: you will find unsewn fabrics from 15€ up that can quickly be transformed into blankets, cushions or other sewing projects!
heimweh, Wiedner Hauptstraße 81, 1050 Vienna. Mo-Fr 10:00 to 19:00, Sa 10:00 to 15:00. Web 
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WIFI open house day
The number of education and advanced training possibilities at the WIFI Vienna is incredibly varied: from business training for small businesses over languages and online marketing to training as a coach. Starting at 15:00, you can get information about the complete programme and get personal advice. At over 50 information events, trainers give a comprehensive insight into each course. Naturally, all for free! In addition, you can try out eLearning and take an interests test. One presentation gives information about possible funding.

WIFI, Währinger Gürtel 97, 1180 Vienna. 16 January 15:00 to 21:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Chelsea Fringe
Chelsea Fringe – garden festival
Guerrilla gardeners, watch out: this year, Vienna will also become a venue of the London-born Chelsea Fringe Festival! All Viennese may participate in this alternative garden art festival if they want to contribute to any kind of project related to gardens and green in the city. It doesn’t matter whether it’s on the street, in backyards, parks or ateliers. Tim Richardson, creator of the Chelsea Fringe, explains today in the Depot the aim of the festival, shows examples of projects from past years and answers questions. Vienna turns into a garden!
Depot, Breite Gasse 3, 1070 Vienna. 16 January 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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It is probably the most Viennese of all places: the “Würstelstand” (sausage hut). On the one hand, melting pot of the Viennese society, on the other, cradle of the peculiar Viennese humor. There, cops meet lobbyists, school kids meet hookers and hard-drinking headmistresses meet old pimps, including annoying bums. The “Schmäh-factory” has finally (!) written this institution’s epitaph. In the Austro-rock-cabaret-musical “Wuaschd”, people sing, whine, howl – and, of course, laugh a lot.
Haus der Begegnung, Königseggasse 10. 1060 Vienna, 17+18 January and 21+22 March 20:30. 28€. Web
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Sale at Lotte näht
A shop for kids only? But only at first glance! After all, Lotte, real name Gabi Wagner, sews adorable living accessories, bags and fluffy animals (oversized beetles!) for grown-ups as well. The potential for grinning is high and lately, it is even growing: during the sale, Lotte sells some of her designs at a discount. Such as original tie-scarves, which are a fine combination of long scarves and chic neckties. As of now, these winter companions are 30 % off. Chop-chop, don’t hesitate!
Lotte näht, Eggerthgasse 10, 1060 Vienna. Mo 10:00 to 16:00, Th+Fr 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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Hand-dyed 2014
Everything is handmade! Sigrid Pöschl has spent years working on the unique quilting technique and attaches great importance to dying the fabrics herself. Next to courses, she also offers in her atelier a small shop for all kinds of patchwork and quilting accessories (from yarn to cutters). And those of you who are still looking for inspirations regarding your own textile artworks can visit the exposition “Handgefärbt 2014” (“Hand-dyed 2014”) this weekend and the next at Sigrid Pöschl’s place, where she assembled more than 50 quilts from all of Europe.
Atelier Pöschl, Mehlführergasse 15/H/3, 1230 Vienna. 17-19 + 24-26.1. 10:00 to 18:00. Free entrance. Web
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Ring Road guided tours
Even Viennese people learn something new when Michael Schmid, author of the heavy tome in three volumes “The Viennese Ring Road”, plays the city guide. The occasion is the completion of his book project and the nearing 150th anniversary of the magnificent boulevard. Schmid shows it in a way we almost never see it: behind the façades and cribbed with little-known historical details. He leads us for 1,5 hours, the walk ends at Thalia. There we get refreshments and the author’s books.
Meeting point: Schwarzenbergplatz Soviet Memorial, 1030 Vienna. 18 January 14:00. Web
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Ice-skating with Viennese view
How about a trip to Vienna’s highest ice rink on the terrace of the Wilhelminenberg Castle? Since there is no snow, we can at least pretend it was winter. Up on the mountain, there is more than enough ice and romantic atmosphere, and on top of that, a great view over Vienna, free of charge.  Ice stock sport and ice disco are also featured in “Wilheminenberg on ice”. And if it gets too cold: we can warm up comfortably in the Castle café. But only until 19 January!

Hotel Schloss Wilhelminenberg, Savoyenstraße 2, 1160 Vienna. Until 19 January Mo-Fr 14:00 to 21:00, Sa+Su 10:00 to 21:00. 5,50€. Web 
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 Maja Dumat /
Manuka honey tasting
Some things require hard work from the CitySpotterGirl, others simply fly towards her. Such as the first jar of manuka honey, that was brought to her from New-Zealand by a friend. This unusual honey from the other side of the world tastes incredibly good – but it is first of all medicine! The Maori already knew of its healing power. The honey’s strong antibacterial effect benefits wound healing, hinders infections and can substitute antibiotics. The Bienenlädchen gives information about medicine and nature today. And of course we will be able to taste the honey!
x’sund und fit, Ketzergasse 56, 1230 Vienna. 10:00 to 14:00. Web
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Lisa Berg & David Ruosch
Homesickness and heartache, with in between some blues and chansons in Georg Kreisler’s tradition. Those are the ingredients from which the Swiss duo Lisa Berg & David Ruosch blend their songs. There is Lisa, the jurist with a doctorate and a dark voice, and there is David, the piano all-rounder. Both have replaced their home, the not very romantic Lowlands of Zurich, with the big cities of Europe, while rocking tragicomic texts and a musical ride through the centuries. And this is how two concerts at Café Korb are made.
Café Korb, Brandstätte 9, 1010 Vienna. 18 January 20:00, 19 January 17:00. 20€. Web
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 Cook & Look
Cook & Look
And the next tasty event shows its face already: Austria’s largest cooking fair. At Cook & Look’s, almost one hundred exhibitors occupy the exhibition hall in the Prater and present all things pretty, delicious and trendy from the food, gastro, and kitchen equipment and decoration areas. Star cooks such as Adi Bittermann and Bernie Rieder show off their skills during cooking shows. Sunday morning, all presentations and shows will focus on uncooked vegetarian food. And naturally, you can feast like a gourmet during the entire fair.

Messe Wien/Halle B, Messeplatz 1, 1020 Vienna. 16-19 January . 12€. Web
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 Karin Ahamer
Photo shooting on Valentine’s Day
Happy Valentine’s Day! Woops, is it that time already? No, on 14 February, but if you want to find a special gift, you need to be fast. No chocolate, no roses, but personal memories: beauty photographer and StadtSpionin expert Karin Ahamer offers special Valentine’s Day shootings. Until 24 January, women can have their pictures taken by a professional to surprise their darling. Even better, they are also treating themselves at the same time: the shooting includes make up, styling and a facial treatment. Dear ladies, don’t forget to book in advance!
Karin Ahamer Photography, Ungargasse 32, 1030 Vienna. Until 24 January. Web
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Sale at Kreativwerkstatt:XV
The Kreativwerkstatt:XV: a troupe of lady designers who share their passion for fashion. There is Cihlar and her knitting designs, Kimiko and her business blouses, and Langer’s jersey dresses are very casual. druckknopf provides bags with photo prints, Schunikat colours shoes by hand. All of them meet for two days in the gallery fotoK to organize a sale. Fashion at reduced prices, an exhibition and a special treat for readers of the StadtSpionin only: if you say the code word “StadtSpionin”, you might win a 100€ coupon for a shoe colouring by Christine Weichselbaum!
Galerie fotoK, Reindorfgasse 38, 1150 Vienna. 20+21 January 15:00 to 19:00. Web
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 Carina Schubert
Inspiration Florida Hawaii
Yep, this puts you in a good mood! The water is blue, the sky shines, colours are bright: Carina Schubert carries you off from the cold Viennese winter to warmer climes. To Florida and Hawaii to be precise, where the 23-years-old artist has found inspiration for her pictures during her study trips. What came from that were prints, drawings and acrylic paintings that can be seen at the Amtshaus Wieden starting today. You can also buy pictures from these summer trips to jazz up your flat or office.
Amtshaus Wieden, Favoritenstraße 18, 1040 Vienna. Vernissage 21 January 18:00. Free entrance. Web
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Chess club „Frau Schach“
May I introduce Frau Schach. Frau Schach is not just anyone, but a new chess club that keeps up and cultivates the game exclusively for women.  Once a month, ladies meet to puzzle, gamble and simply just to have fun. The location today is the Cafe Schopenhauer, where Frau Schach will target the board instead of the cakes in the display. At 17:00, it is time for some relaxed coffeehouse chess, and at 19:00, pro Daiva Batyte gives tactical lessons. All ladies are welcome, whatever skill level they possess.
Cafe Schopenhauer, Staudgasse 1, 1180 Vienna. 21 January 17:00. Web
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Resonances: Oddballs
They are unadjusted, solitary, often close to mad and usually brilliant. Creative oddballs are standing today in the centre of Resonanzen, the festival for ancient music. From 18 to 26 January, you can travel through time at the Konzerthaus and discover ancient and forgotten music styles and instruments. Today on stage: pieces by composer Gesualdo, who once murdered his wife and her lover. Also, not exactly as wild but a daredevil nonetheless: Oskar von Wolkenstein’s life will be put under the spotlight on the 25th in a moderated concert.
Wiener Konzerthaus, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. 18-26 January. Programme on the
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Sale at MWAM
Susa Kreuzberger likes it simple. A lot of black, a lot of white, the creations she designs for her label “Madame with a mission” are sleek and perfect for every day. Her motto? Keep it simple and sophisticated! The showroom? In the Kettenbrückengasse! There, the designer organizes a big sale: the winter collection it reduced up to 50 %, selected samples are even reduced up to 70%. These cheaper pieces, which are often versatile and pepped up with funny details, are eagerly awaited by bargain hunters, purists and real city girls.
Madame with a mission, Kettenbrückengasse 20, 1040 Vienna. Starting 16 January Tu – Fr 12:00 to 18:00, Sa 11:00 to 16:00. Web
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World’s largest gold coin
Australia has revolutionized the art of elegantly transporting money. Instead of a suitcase full of banknotes, they roll around oversized gold coins! The world’s largest, to be precise. Such an unusual record deserves a quick glance – after all, the thing weighs 1 ton. (Whereas the Austrian pendant only weighs ca. 31 kg). Besides, the “Red Kangaroo 2012” has a diameter of 80 cm and actually counts as official means of payment in Down Under. Uncle Scrooge would be thrilled! It can now be admired for 5 days at the Museum of Art History.
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Maria Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna. 21 to 25 January. 14€. Web
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Shop of the Week 
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Inès Alaya
Now a real gem has opened round CitySpotterGirl’s corner! In this entirely white and minimalist boutique, Inès Alaya, Viennese fashion designer with Tunisian roots, presents her fashion: trousers, blouses and tops of streaming fabrics and in streaming cuts. Inès Alaya doesn’t work in collections but translates her ideas immediately into practice, which are then produced in small series (sizes 34-48!). Thus, fine silk hangs next to warm wool, from office suitable to elegant. Playful detail: the designer’s exquisite drawings adorning the display.  
Inès Alaya, Wiedner Hauptstraße 40, 1040 Vienna. Th-Fr 10:30 to 18:30. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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we love cakes
One way St. Pölten – Vienna and back. Claudia Lang lived in Vienna for many years before returning home and opening a fine cupcake shop in St. Pölten. And now, there is a sweet new branch in the Operngasse! The variety of tried and tested cupcakes is fluffy, the brownies are sticky and bitter. Apart from that, there is time and again unusual treats in the display, such as hazelnut-cinnamon-sponge with banana topping, roasted bacon and maple syrup. Two tables in this pink & white cake kingdom invite visitors to simply replace stress with a bit of pastel for once.
we love cakes, Operngasse 23/3, 1040 Vienna. Tu-Fr 11:00 to 18:00, Sa 11:00 to 14:00. Web


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