Cozy up with a hot cup of cocoa as you stroll through the bustling alleys of these international Christmas markets. From Germany to New York and Shanghai to Toronto, these holiday fairs welcome starry-eyed shoppers and rosy-cheeked spectators to explore a winter wonderland.
From wild herbs to schnapps, castles to culinary hikes, Germany’s Black Forest certainly exudes a fairy tale charm—one travellers will hope never ends.
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG—better known today as the BMW Group—marked its 100th anniversary on March 7th in Munich this year.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: The sound emanating from within C. Bechstein’s piano factory in the sleepy German town of Seifhennersdorf, Saxony, is a cacophony of keys being tested, the guttural sawing of wood, and, at one workbench, a radio softly playing American pop music.
For a large portion of northern hemisphere travellers, a holiday often means following the sun south. To Hawaii, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean.
A new era is beginning for Mercedes-Benz’s AMG performance division, kicked off in spiritual form by the all-new AMG GT two-seat sports car that hit the North American market in the spring, and in more practical form with the Mercedes-AMG C 63 sedan that arrived weeks later.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: To most people a faucet is a faucet and that’s pretty much it. But Paul Flowers of Germany’s Grohe waxes poetic about the utilitarian fixture the way some people do about important paintings.
When arbiter of opulence King Ludwig II ruled Bavaria in the 19th century, he was renowned for his extravagant castles and for dressing with a flourish of style. “The dream king,” as he was known, also insisted on wearing Roeckl leather gloves, which helped the brand earn recognition as an official supplier to the royal court of Bavaria.
Every colour in beauty company Uslu Airlines’ collection is assigned a three-letter airport destination code, acting as an identifier for both a specific location and the product itself. For the lipstick TOR, co-founder Jan Mihm was eager to turn their standard market research approach upside down and define a target group with a different perspective.