Why are we such weather wimps?

Blankets on cafe chairs in VIenna.I was recently in Austria and as I walked around Vienna and Graz, the two largest cities, I saw many lovely outdoor cafés. The weather was colder than it is here, which is often the case in the mountains and far from a large, tempering body of water. Still, they enjoy their coffee in the sunshine for much more of the year than we do because they are prepared. They acknowledge the cool air, and provide little blankets hung over the back of every chair outdoors.

Charming, comfortable, a great idea. Where are Toronto’s café blankets?Outdoor cafe in Vienna.

– Schuster Gindin
Photos by Schuster Gindin

OUtdoor cafe in Prague.In Prague they use furs!

– Miria Ioannou