Thursday, July 30, 2009
人们往往把法国和巴黎画上等号。巴黎以外，其实别有洞天。Beaune就是一个活生生的例子。 去年秋天，我和朋友在巴黎租了一辆车，往巴黎的东南驶去。朋友响往Beaune，是因为那地区出产的葡萄酒，举世闻名。我不擅喝酒，但举世闻名的东西，我觉得看看也无妨。就因为没有期待， Beaune给我的震撼，是前所未有的！大约三个小时后，当车子走出高速公路时，眼前的景象，让我摒住了呼吸。那一刻，我终于体会了breathtaking的意境！ 秋天的Beaune， 被一望无际泛金黄色的葡萄藤蔓包围，没有一丝凄凉。我心中的澎湃，无法形容。我了解了为何Beaune，连同附近的Côte de Nuits，一起被叫做Côte de Or。Côte de Or,，就是“金黄色的一边”的意思。冬天的时候，葡萄叶凋谢了，但那绵绵的山坡，金黄依旧。因为那里的土壤，是呈金红色的！ Beaune是个老镇。在古老城墙的包围下，风采依旧。步行，是欣赏Beaune老镇的最佳方法。走在窄窄的鹅卵石街道，慢慢地体验法国乡下人悠闲的生活。累了，就随意走进广场里任何一间咖啡厅，品尝法国牛角面包和café au lait。生活嘛，就是应该这样，悠悠闲闲地过。 这个广场，每逢星期六会有市场，你绝对不能错过！法国人的人生百态，在市场里展露无遗！除了新鲜的蔬菜水果之外，芝士、香肠、鸡蛋、蜜糖、生肉类、比萨、烤肉、各类面包、松露，葡萄酒和各类手工艺品，应有尽有。你非品尝不可的，是烤Bresse鸡肉。如果你饱得不行，也得买些Bresse鸡肉和面包回去，隔天自制三文治，包你回味无穷！ 在广场的旁边，是著名的十五世纪医院 – Hôtel-Dieu.。Hôtel-Dieu于1443年8月4日建成，目的除了给遭受战争之苦的老百姓治病外，也是个避难所。付了入门票（6欧元），经过了旋转栅门，眼前出现的，是保留得非常好的建筑物和其高高的、五彩缤纷的屋瓦。主堂里是两排整齐的病床，和非常具特色的屋顶。屋顶上，架着大大、长长的梁柱，每一根梁柱都从不同怪兽的口“破口而出”。间夹在怪兽中间的，是许多奇奇怪怪的木雕元首，以一些不被恭维的动物特征，来象征Beaune资产阶级居民的人格缺陷，非常有趣！ 傍晚，我和朋友带了我们买的Bresse鸡肉、面包、芝士、香肠和葡萄酒，爬上了金黄色的山坡。看着一望无际的黄金地，品尝着道地的Beaune美食与美酒。夕阳西下，这时，无声胜有声。。。
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
两个月的辛苦，只为了明天。 汉堡王的旗舰餐厅，明天正式开张。 我负责公关这一块。 其实，还有很多人不懂公关的工作性质。很多人问我：“你是做什么的？”当我回答：“我是公关”时，往往看见问者眼睛里刹那间的闪烁，是那种带点掩饰的闪烁。
公关啊，要有无中生有的能力，了解市场的趋势，能够说服，设法让顾客的产品或品牌，刊登于竞争激烈、版位有限的报章杂志里。当然，和媒体朋友们保持密切的关系，是一个要素。如果有个buddy是记者，那就好办多了！ 开张活动当天，得确保媒体和艺人出席，让场面热热闹闹的。 的确有点假，但人在江湖，身不由己啊。 一个成功的公关，把媒体当朋友，也让媒体把他当朋友。 说真的，我在这个圈子里，因为工作结交成为可以msn聊天的朋友，寥寥无几。 所以，不要以为会讲话就是公关。会讲话的，去当DJ更适合。 吱吱呜呜了一大堆，明天看见汉堡王时，记得我想一想我。 http://www.soshiok.com/articles/13464 http://lifestyle.omy.sg/Lifestyle/Fashion/Shopping%2Bfor%2BU/Story/OMYStory200907241235-77750/2.html
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
学院要求我们写一写我们这趟济南之行的心得。我最近忙的不可开交，还无法交差。辣妈Jane的心得，我替她发佈。 六月的济南正步入炎炎的夏季。在济南十二天的体验，除了热，还是热！不单纯是天气的热，也深深体会到济南人的热。 原以为生长在热带的我们对热已经是免疫了。但却实实在在地屈服于摄氏44度的炎阳下了。 对于济南那突如其来，不讲道理而令人措手不及的热，可以说是不期而然的。但济南人的热情，我们却深深地被感动了。午后芙蓉街窄巷里为我们指引大明湖方向慈祥亲切的老奶奶；卖臭豆腐的大婶放下档口跑回家，就只为了再给我的臭豆腐添加些辣椒酱；卖水的大姐一次次，一趟趟的帮我们把水送到宿舍，为酷热的济南带来了阵阵清凉；曲阜幽默风趣、出口成章的三轮车夫，为我们带来了一段难忘之旅，使我们在曲阜度过一个难以忘怀的夜晚。而这许许多多的点点滴滴，岂是我这拙笔三言两语所能言喻的呢！
Monday, July 13, 2009
如果我的常规被搞乱，我会心烦气躁的。 我就是酱的人，也不知道为何如此。 最近重出江湖，为汉堡王的旗舰店开张做公关宣传。再加上每天上课，结果啊，每天都是早出晚归的。过去10个月理出来的常规被搞乱了，你说我的心怎么不烦，气怎么不燥？ 好像时间老是不够。 Blog的时间少了。 周日工作时，面对电脑。周末为了blog，面对电脑。 周日在办公室里，想blog，不能blog。 周末在家里，不能不blog。 又说，我是个追求完美的人。做一件事，如果不能做得完美，不如不做？如果开始做了，却又无法做得完美，我会心烦气躁的。 我就是酱的人，也不知道为何如此。 就是因为最近汉堡王的旗舰店开张做公关宣传，每天下午得回办公室。 以前，我可以在下午温习功课，考试的时候，就不必临时抱佛脚。 结果我看啊，这次佛脚肯定非抱不可了！ 这样执着的我，该怎么办呢？
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Vienna is well known for being a mecca of classical music, waltzes and the opera. But don’t discount the shopping and dining experiences the city ALSO offers—the seventh district, more commonly known as Neubau, is a fine example of this vibrant new culture. It brings together some of the most extravagant boutiques, cafés and restaurants, assimilating them into an eclectic blend of Baroque and Modern architecture seen throughout the Museumsquartier. Let CATALOG takes you on a journey into the heart of Austria, where obliging store owners expound on the latest and greatest from the scene. Welcome to....VIENNA.
This inspiring concept store is the brainchild of Helmut Ruthnet and Markus Strasser—the latter, being a former fashion lecturer at the University of Applied Arts and part of the design team for Raf Simon x Jil Sander. With their love for contemporary design, it is no surprise that PARK features merchandise from both leading European brands as well as younger, less established designers. Ask to look into their archive and you just might find rare deadstock items from Raf Simons or Hussein Chalayan.
Wares: Designerwear and streetwear, accessories, furniture, books and magazines Brands: Ann Demeulemeester, Awareness & Consciousness, Bless, Christian Wijnants, Damir Doma, Edwina Hörl, Fabrics Interseason, Haltbar, Haider Ackermann, House of The Very Islands, Issac Reina, Jil Sander, Lutz, Martin Margiela, Natalia Brilli, Pelican Avenue, Peter Pilotto, Raf Simons, Stephan Schneider, and Veronique Brandquinho Price Range: €15 for a lapel pin to €5,000 for a leather jacket Recommendation: Bless Duo Fringe Glasses, €200
Contact Info: Address: Mondscheingasse 20, 1070 Wien Tel: +43 1 526 44 14 Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm, closed on Sun http://www.park.co.at/
According to owner Brigitte Fiala, SHU! is the “best shoe shop in the whole of Austria”—and she might be right. With brands from Austria, Spain, Italy and Portugal and a demographic ranging from 15-year-old kids to 60-year-old nannies, SHU! has become a household name as the go-to store if you are after good footwear. Brigitte sources for new products herself by attending MICAM, an international shoe trade fair held annually in Milan.
Wares: Footwear Brands: Chie Mihara, Alberto Fermani, OXS, ndc, Moma, Officine Creative, Doucals, Enrico Antinori and Rosa Mosa Price Range: €20 for a pair of flip-flops to €450 for a pair of leather boots Recommendation: Rosa Mosa Ballerina, €170
Contact Info: Address: Neubaugasse 34, 1070 Wien Tel: +43 1 523 14 49 Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 12pm-7pm, Sat 12pm-5pm, closed on Sun http://www.shu.at/
One of the great things about Vienna is that you never know what lies around the corner—so finding WERKPRUNK was just pure luck. Started by sisters Jasmine and Silvia König six and a half years ago, the store features beautifully crafted jewellery and leather merchandise displayed alongside vintage furniture. Jasmine designs the jewellery (which includes rings, bangles and necklaces) while Silvia designs the leather merchandise.
Wares: Jewellery, belts and a small selection of footwear Brands: WERKPRUNK Price Range: €45 for a pair of earrings to €700 for a silver necklace Recommendation: Their belts are made of “the best leather you can find”, treated using plant-based lye for an entire year.
Contact Info: Address: Kirchengasse 7/11, 1070 Wien Tel: +43 1 990 64 32 Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, closed on weekends http://www.werkprunk.com/
Those into leather and latex will want to sit up and pay attention: from full body-suits and boots for the ladies to vests and briefs for the men, you will find everything you ever wanted made in leather or latex here; and even some feather products. “We are a fetish concept store. We make people aware of their sexuality as well as sensuality”, explains Marcos Valenzuela, owner and fashion designer of Tiberius. So unique, even the New York Times took an interest in it.
Wares: Leather and latex clothing, shoes, accessories and toys Brands: Tiberius Price Range: €11 for a leather wristband to €2,000 for a leather dress Recommendation: If you’re boring, get a pair of leather boots; for the more adventurous, the sky’s the limit, baby!
Contact Info: Address: Lindengasse 2, 1070 Wien Tel: +43 1 522 04 74 Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-7pm, Sat 11am-6pm http://www.tiberius.at/
Inspired from a trip to Paris many years ago, owner/designer Horst Payrhuber was determined to bring the concept of luxury shopping back to Vienna—and as implied by the name of the boutique, his dream was realised on February 1, 2006. Featuring brands such as Balenciaga, Nina Ricci, Viktor & Rolf and Roger Vivier, 2006FEB01 also offers two of the most lavish fitting rooms you will ever see in Europe.
Wares: Everything haute fashion Brands: Alessandro dell Acqua, Ann Valerie Hash, Annhagen, Aquilano & Rimondi, Balenciaga, Burberry London, Burberry Prosum, Emanuel Ungaro, Hache, Mantu, Marchesa, Marlene Birger, Nina Ricci, Nude, Pringle 1815, Pringle of Scotland, Roger Viver, Temperly, Vera Wang and Zucca Price Range: €190 for a cotton blouse to €5,000 for an evening gown Recommendation: Roger Vivier bags or shoes—2006FEB01 is Austria’s exclusive stockist for the label
Contact Info: Address: Plankengasse 3, 1010 Wien Tel: +43 1 513 42 22 Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6.30pm, Sat 10am-5pm http://www.2006feb01.com/
Kyoto-born Yuji Mizobuchi and Simone Springer from Salzburg met while studying Footwear and Accessory Design at Cordwainers College in London. In 2005, rosa mosa was born. If you’re on a night out with a pair of these, the chances of running into someone else wearing the same pair is almost zero—each punk-inspired design is only available in limited quantities and almost all are hand-made.
Wares: Footwear Brands: rosa mosa Price Range: €150 for a pair of sandals to €500 for leather boots Recommendation: The flat leather lace-ups are to die for
Contact Info: Address: NACHBARIN, Gumpendorferstraße 17, 1060 Wien Tel: +43 1 587 21 69 Opening Hours: Mon 12pm-6.30pm, Tue-Fri 11am-6.30pm, Sat 11am-4pm, closed on Sun http://www.rosamosa.com/
Muscovite Lena Kvadrat brought Art Point to Vienna ten years ago. Since then, she has launched two collections every year and has had merchandise distributed in Europe and Japan. Her designs are ingenius—one of her most popular pieces is a scarf made from two sleeves and a collar, named (surprise!) “Two Sleeves & One Collar”.
Wares: Clothing, accessories, footwear and bags Brands: Art Point, Jump, Palladium, Quer, Ayame, Lila Pix and more Price Range: €15 for a “Speech” pin to €450 for a winter jacket Recommendation: Two Sleeves & One Collar scarf, €85
Contact Info: Address: Westbahnstraße 3, 1070 Wien Tel: +43 1 522 04 25 Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm. Closed on Sun http://www.artpoint.eu/
MUU sees fashion as a bridge for intercultural exchange. By working with tailors from Agadez in Niger, West Africa, MUU takes authentic African wax prints and melds them with other cultures—picture a Kimono in the vibrant colours and patterns of an African wax print and you’re about halfway there. You can even send your own cheongsam or baju kebaya in if you like and they will remake it for you.
Wares: Clothing, accessories, footwear and prints Brands: MUU Price Range: €5 for a keychain to €45 for a cotton dress Recommendation: The keychains are a steal at €5
Contact Info: Address: Atelier am Spittelberg, Kirchberggasse 11, 1070 Wien Tel: +43 660 525 30 07 (mobile) Opening Hours: Every Mon 3pm-7pm, or call to make an appointment http://www.muu-design.at/
Five international design labels—Pitour, meYoTa, Artista, km/a and Claudia Güdel—share a space in a corner of the Museumsquartier and use it to showcase their creative abilities. This makes COMBINANT a one-of-a-kind shopping paradise for those looking for something truly different. But fashion isn’t the only thing they have in stock—every month, they let young artists display photographs, paintings and illustrations on their walls.
Wares: Clothing, accessories and footwear Brands: Pitour, meYoTa, Artista, km/a and Claudia Güdel. Guest designers change monthly Price Range: €50 for a shirt to €250 for a summer dress
Contact Info: Address: Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien Tel: +43 1 236 05 96 Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 12pm-5pm http://www.combinat.at/
The message of this store is clear: start your day with a little love and it will be a good one. LOVE SAVES THE DAY was founded in 2005 by the husband and wife team of Dieter and Betty Geider. Drawing inspiration from ’60s and ’70s pop culture, they screen print their designs on eco-friendly material in small quantities. The end result is casual clothing and accessories with a vintage twist.
Wares: Clothing, accessories, bags, and artwork on canvas (made-to-order) Brands: LOVE SAVES THE DAY Price Range: €29.90 for a T-shirt to €69.90 for a pair of jeans Recommendation: Any product with a LOVE SAVES THE DAY print on it
Contact Info: Address: Siebensterngasse 28, 1070 Wien Tel: +43 664 274 07 40 Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm
If you happen to be in Vienna alone, head to Schon Schön and make a few friends—the benefits of eating here are threefold: 1) You get to dine in style at a 20-seat long table with a lavish flower arrangement; 2) there is a chic hair salon adjacent to the café; and 3) right next door is a boutique that stocks merchandise from Stoffrausch, a Berlin fashion label. Their menu only has two items on it: a set lunch and dinner that changes almost every day to maximise the use of seasonally fresh ingredients.
Category: Restaurant-salon-boutique Price Range: €9 and up for the set lunch to €31 and up for the set dinner
Contact Info: Address: Lindengasse 53, 1070 Wien Tel: +43 6 991 537 77 01 Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-10pm http://www.schon-schoen.at/
An Austrian wien stübel with a 150-year-old cellar, Spittelberg offers Austrian/French fusion along with a large selection of crêpes. The outdoor seating area is tucked in a quiet back alley, perfect for a glass of cold beer during the summer. Owner and chef, Dr Jürgen Stein, a classic furniture enthusiast is responsible for creating this quaint Viennese brasserie. Note: the tables and kitchen countertop are leftovers from World War II, so be gentle with them.
Category: Crêperie/Brasserie Price Range: €2.90 for soups to €9.80 for pancakes Recommendation: Viene Schnitzel, €9.80 or Grande Class Galettes, €7.60
Contact Info: Address: Spittelberggasse 12, 1070 Wien Tel: +43 1 526 15 70 Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 6pm-midnight
It is pretty marvellous what MILO can do for you—and this is no exception. The architecture of this restaurant is intriguing, and the ceiling is covered in vibrant tiles from Istanbul. Designed by French architects Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe, the restaurant is much like a light-flooded hall with an enchanting sense of space.
Category: Café/Restaurant Price Range: €3.80 for coffee to €12.50 for a 3-course lunch set Recommendation: The lunch set at €12.50, or the Rhubard Parfait with Vanilla Sauce and Mint
Contact Info: Address: Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien Tel: +43 1 523 65 66 Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-midnight, Sat 10am-midnight, Sun 10am-6pm http://www.milo.co.at/
Located in the heart of the seventh district, Lena & Laurenz caters to shopaholics who need a quick bite. Takeaway sandwiches, soups, homemade pasta and coffee are freshly made every day, and health-conscious shoppers will be glad to know that they use organic ingredients as well. Stefan Taffent, the (very handsome and friendly) owner was the icing on the cake—if you are not in a hurry, eating here is a delightful experience.
Category: Café Price Range: €1.50 for coffee or tea to €3.20 and up for sandwiches Recommendation: Chicken in the Green sandwich (chicken & avocado with homemade pesto), €3.40
Contact Info: Address: Zollergasse 4, 1070 Wien Tel: +43 1 522 41 83 Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm http://www.lenaundlaurenz.at/
Situated in the heart of Vienna, The Levante Parliament combines contemporary art and interior design with classic Viennese architecture. The courtyard is a green garden complete with bar, water basin and stuffed seats, and the walls of the hotel are graced with black and white originals by celebrated Viennese photographer Curt Themessl. With 65 rooms and five junior suites (most of which face the courtyard), The Levante Parliament offers a rare serenity in Vienna’s metropolitan bustle.
Price Range: €230 for a single to €380 for a junior suite Draw Factor: Its location—200m to Parliament, 300m to the Vienna City Hall and 500m to the Museumsquartier
Contact Info: Address: Auerspergstraße 9, 1080 Wien Tel: +43 1 228 28 0 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.thelevante.com/
Sir Terence Conran—founder of furniture chain store, Habitat—turned this 300-year-old stable into a masterpiece of modern design, offering 72 rooms and suites. Specially designed furniture and artwork from both local and international artists decorate the halls, but it is the inner courtyard that will make you want to stay for a day or two longer. Replete with 30-year-old olive trees and rosemary bushes, it is undoubtedly the perfect place to have a meal or to simply relax with a glass of fine wine.
Price Range: €218 for a single room to €572 for a suite Draw Factor: The courtyard
Contact Info: Address: Weidner Hauptstraße 12, 1040 Wien Tel: +43 1 589 18 0 Email: email@example.com http://www.dastriest.at/
The humble entrance of Hotel Rathaus Wien belies its interior—the hotel partnered with 39 of Austria’s top vintners, providing selected wines in every room’s minibar. Each room is named after a different vineyard. Our pick? Room 103, the Franz Hirtzberger—the entire room was hand-painted by the architect. Very nice.
Price Range: €148 for a double room in low season to €398 for a suite Draw Factor: Wine tastings and room 103
Contact Info: Address: Lange Gasse 13, 1080 Wien Tel: +43 1 400 11 22 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.hotel-rathaus-wien.at/
Situated in the booming seventh district of Vienna, Hotel Altstadt offers 42 individually decorated rooms and suites. As you walk around this 107-year-old former residential apartment, try not to blink so you don’t miss out on anything: antique chairs, unusual lighting and contemporary art pieces transform every corridor into an art gallery. While most of the rooms are decorated in classic Viennese style, nine are extraordinary. Italian architect Matteo Thun turned these nine rooms into luxurious, elegant oases, replete with crystal chandeliers, damask wallpapers and velvet covers.
Price Range: €119 for a classic single room to €369 for a suite Draw Factor: The hospitality is superb and it has great location on its side as well
Contact Info: Address: Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Wien Tel: +43 1 526 33 99 Email: email@example.com http://www.altstadt.at/
There is no better location for a hotel than where the Ringstraße is situated—the Viennese boulevard. It is right opposite the Vienna State Opera and at the start of the famous Kärntnerstraße. This five-star hotel features 68 spacious rooms and suites, all decorated in the tones of a café au lait concept—warm browns, beiges, pistachio-greens and reds being the order of the day. Guests can choose from five room types: Casual, Special, X-Ordinary, Cosmopolitan Suite or Ring Suite.
Price Range: €275 for the Casual Room to €2,250 for the Ring Suite Draw Factor: The location—it’s just opposite the Vienna State Opera
Contact Info: Address: Kärntner Ring 9, 1010 Wien Tel: +43 1 515 80 726 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.theringhotel.com/
Global Shopping Haunts Vienna is publishes in Catalog Magazine (www.catalogmagazine.com) July 2009.