Door No 8 Restaurant
(a good place for steak lovers. Reservation recommended)
Neubaugasse 8, Vienna 1070
43 1 522 03 92

The Guest House Brasserie & Bakery
(breakfast is served until 11 pm there
Führichgasse 10, Vienna 1010
43 1 512 13 20

Das Loft im Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
(located on 18th floor of the Sofitel Vienna. Great view. Beautifully designed and nice ambience.There’s a nice bar as well)
Praterstrasse , Vienna 1020
43 1 90 616 8110


Bahati-villa, Zanzibar (photographed by Pauline Marcelle)
I met Susanne Nebel, an Austrian citizen at work seven years ago. I knew that she called Tanzania her second home, however, little did I know about the extent of her development work in Zanzibar, until I travelled there and saw its impact.


The Austrian costume designer Su Sigmund is currently busy designing the costumes for an upcoming opera named "Mathis der Maler" for the Staatstheater in Mainz Germany. However, last year she expanded the products under her label SuBags by infusing art in the following items - scarves, ties, glasses etui and clothes – all designed with real artwork just like the bags.

Give Yourself a Gift - By Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D

Want to give yourself a holiday gift that will last the rest of your life? Try giving yourself the gift of happiness. Research shows that happiness and satisfaction depend more on the inner person than on external circumstances. The secret to living a happy life is to get in charge of your life and what


The Oculus
The zone around the World Trade Center (Ground Zero) now stands for — wining, dining and shopping. The area has blossomed into a river-to-river mosaic of fancy hotels, restaurants


A couple of months ago, after hearing countless of stories from my son about fights and bully kids in his school, I decided that it was high-time for him to take a self-defense course. So I embarked on a search for a good karate studio, and was overjoyed to find out that there are myriads of them in Vienna. Some of them cater exclusively to

NY - Restos and Bars Tips from Mary and Ket

At Fifth Rooftop bar with my friends (and contributors to Ket's), Mary (far right) and Jill (center)
230 Fifth Rooftop bar
(Rooftop Bar. Open all year long. Phenomenal view of the Empire State Building. Great drinks and nice music. Go early so you can grab a great sit)
230 Fifth Ave (Corner 27th) / Tel: 1 (212) 725-4300

Grand Bar & Lounge at Soho Grand Hotel
(Very chic. Great drinks)
310 W Broadway / Tel: 1 (212) 965-3588

Baccarat Hotel
(Glam. Baccarat crystal glassware, and a vaulted ceiling with glittering chandeliers)
West 53rd Street on the 2nd Floor Lounge / Tel: 1 844-294-1764

Make Someone’s Dream a Reality!

Charity isn't about pity; it’s about love and caring. Besides seeking happiness, one of life’s purposes is to live a meaningful life - being useful, ethical and compassionate, to make a difference in someone’s life. Statistics show that one’s life enriched when they help others.

One way you can show generosity, is by helping to fulfil the dreams and wishes of others by supporting SOCIAL FRIENDS, a non-profit organization based in Vienna, Austria.  The organization

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