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Girona

Your Private Mountain Paradise !
Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 10 persons, Pool, Garden, WiFi

Enjoy a family holiday in style in this large and luxurious Catalan farmhouse or masía, completely rebuilt as a sustainable modern family home by a renowned Barcelona architect. The main house sleeps 8 in 4 double bedrooms. The separate annex house sleeps 2 with a private bathroom and kitchen/studio overlooking the forest.

Stunning mountain views, hilltop location
Natural swimming pool (no salt or chlorine)
Peace and beauty all around
Girona 20 mins, beaches 25 mins, Barcelona 75 mins
Top-class details

This exclusive restoration oozes quality and style. The beautiful open kitchen has top-end equipment and a huge island. The bathrooms are fitted with exquisite Bisazza tiles. Outside, there are fabulous mediterranean gardens, an incredible infinity pool and miles of space all around. The cool, modern interiors with vivid textiles combine beautifully with classic mid-century furniture.

Fabulous beds for a wonderful night’s sleep

Good beds are really important! The beds throughout the house are top of the range. There is a Coco-Mat “Emperor” size bed (2m wide!) in the master suite and high quality new latex mattresses on all other double beds. The double bed in the annex is a Japanese futon mattress on a beech wood frame. Summers here are hot and you will appreciate the cool, pleasant temperatures inside the house, especially in the bedrooms at night (cooled floors are much nicer than air conditioning!)

Disabled access

There is disabled access to most parts of the house and garden. The house is ideal for families although it is important to note that very small children who can’t swim must be carefully supervised at all timesbecause the pool is not protected by a fence.

Natural swimming pool

The pool is for your private, exclusive use. It is fresh water, with no salt or chlorine. The water comes from a well on the property and is filtered and cleaned by aquatic plants such as water lilies, which are in a separate zone from the swimming area. These plants naturally remove the minerals which would allow algae to grow. Swimming in natural water with no salt or chemicals, your skin and hair will feel fabulous!

Surroundings

The nearest shops, banks and a farmers’ market are 10 mins by car.

The Gavarres natural park is a mixed forest of cork and pine that has been here for thousands of years. The house looks out to the sea over a beautiful green landscape that stretches for miles and miles. The house has its own garden and also 25 hectares (60 acres) of private forest for you to explore. Walk or cycle along shaded paths and you’re unlikely to come across anyone else for hours. And beyond, there are literally thousands of hectares of the Gavarres, guaranteeing fresh air, scented warm evenings and lots of peace and quiet.

Garden

There’s a shaded barbecue area next to the pool for outside dining. The gardens are well maintained with mediterranean planting and fruit trees, lots of places to sit in the shade or sunbathe by the pool, plus plenty of hammocks to sling between the trees in your favourite spot and siesta.

Games

There’s a large trampoline, table tennis, table football ‘futbolín’, mountain bikes and of course the natural swimming pool. In the unlikely event of a rainy afternoon there are also board games, chess, etc, as well as a small DVD collection for both kids and adults.

Hypo-allergenic

Instead of plaster the interior walls are covered with natural clay, which is better for people with dust allergies. (It’s also rather beautiful!) And one of the double beds has hypo-allergenic duvet and pillows, too.

Sustainability

Sustainability is central to the house’s design, from the reed beds that recycle water for garden irrigation, to the walls that are insulated on the interior with natural cork that comes from the trees that grow literally on the doorstep.

Getting around

You really need a car. There is free parking on the property. For cycling, walking and jogging, there are hundreds of paths to discover in the surrounding forest, where you are free to explore. There are 4 mountain bikes you can use.

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Britney Spears, the joke to Kimmel, the upcoming album and the video clip censored

The singer has finally announced the release date of Glory, his latest album. While careful the video clip of the first single, shot by David LaChapelle and then disappeared because too sexy, Spears plays one hot joke on Jimmy Kimmel

Britney Spears is back, and this time it seems to do really great. Former lolita pop par excellence, after having displayed a remise en enviable forms, has released a first single Make Me Over, and a few hours ago has finally announced the release date of the new album: Glory will be released on 26 August. The singer, meanwhile, continues to be talked about, emphasizing above all the newfound erotic charge.

The joke Jimmy Kimmel
One of the “victims” of the sexy queen (return) was Jimmy Kimmel. With the complicity of his wife, Spears and her crew of dancers were introduced at night in the house of the conductor, who have reached the while he slept in the bedroom. Strobe lights and loud music, Britney and crew improvised a very hot dance directly on the bed of the “poor” Kimmel.
The case of LaChapelle’s censored video clip and disappeared
While Spears’ fans wait with fibrillation entire album (and dream of a new tour), something is very wrong about the first single, Make Over. Indeed, about the accompanying video, which you are chasing different rumors. The most reliable (but unconfirmed) claims that the product of the vision of David LaChapelle has been evaluated by the record company too sexy.

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Two years later: the ” ice bucket challenge “it worked, all right

A research group funded with money from the 2014 viral phenomenon has identified a gene, NEK1, that could be the key to a future cure

In the end it was not useless to the bucket of ice water on his head, l ‘ “ice bucket challenge” that has marked the summer of 2014, documented 17 million videos on YouTube made the center. Two years later, the original fund-raising campaign launched by the ALS Association of the United States against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has paid off: thanks to the $ 200 million collected (115 in the first six weeks), six were activated programs research involving 80 researchers from 11 countries.

In particular was the Project MinE to get a hit. The group led by the University of Massachusetts and the Utrecht University Medical Center has earned more excellent results, isolating for the first time a gene, the NEK1, involved in neurodegenerative processes that affect patients. The researchers of the Project MinE found that in a sample group of 1,022 people who had inherited ALS, 3% had mutagenic of NEK1.

Understand the operation of NEK1 gene, which contributes to the energy supply of neurons, and repair of DNA, it is a step in the direction of the cure. The causes of ALS remain unknown, but a 10% correspondence has been observed in consanguineous that indicates that the genes are at least partly responsible for the pathology. Italy has contributed to the project with two scientific studies published in the journal Nature Genetics signed by the researchers of the Institute Auxologico, Vincenzo Silanes and Nicola Ticozzi. Thanks to social networks, even in Italy thousands of people had responded to the appeal by agreeing to roversciarsi him, for good, a water and ice bucket. Who could pass the test had to “appoint” others to do likewise. Among many others, also attended by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

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Margot Robbie, after Harley Quinn another crazy role in Bad Monkeys

Now little lacking at his trial as a criminal-loving Joker in Suicide Squad, meanwhile, the actress has already decided his next character: again, sanity is very challenged …

It seems that Margot Robbie we’ve taken a liking, with the roles of crazy. While the movies we see it as a companion of Tarzan, in the very short (Suicide Squad comes out August 13) will appear on the big screen in the role of Harley Quinn, dangerous criminal in love with the Joker.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, he is already prepared another by crowds role: it is Bad Monkeys, film adaptation of the novel by Matt Ruff whose Robbie will also be producing.

She will play the heroine Jane Charlotte, arrested for murder by the police claiming to act on behalf of a secret society, the Bad Monkeys, whose task is to rid the world of evil. The woman obviously will be deemed insane and interned in a psychiatric hospital, where he will continue to behave as such, although some will rise the doubt …

If Margot Robbie will be credible as it is Harley Quinn – at least judging by the trailer -, it can bet that even in the thriller will be crazy good try!

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Playing with Sara V. among the works of art

The Croatian model taken by Marcel Swann

This summer is long and hot. It would be an interesting study material for Masta Ace. In awaiting Sara I try to ward off unnecessary thoughts. I try to read, make a phone call and to seek divine signals in the shadows of the trees but nothing seems to work. But when he arrives, armed with a magnetic smile, I forget everything and I can not wait to take the photo.

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Guests in the organization’s non-profit space Viafarini -Milan- that deals with visual arts and offers various services related to the artistic world, we begin to move between installations present and the energy that comes to me from Sara’s pure creative matter. She was born and raised in Croatia. Thinking about the sea that washes his land great nostalgia test; I understand that feeling well. The sun filters through the large windows is often veiled by clouds and the magnificent body of Sara it seems shudder constantly evolving inviting me to play with contrasts. Every second I spent with her I felt her constant empathy that made me easy work despite the jokes of light – and heat! -.

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life style

When men become Mummy for beer

Here are pictures irreverent advertising campaign Bergedorfer Bier, photographing the boys in the most typical of pregnant women positions
Nearly-moms that gently caress your belly, proud of what they are about to give birth we have seen countless. But what would happen if the same attitude was adopted by virilissimi men who take care of your stomach cultivated with blondes and burgers? The answer comes from the new campaign Bergedorfer Bier, created in collaboration with the German advertising agency Jung von Matt.

The promotional photos, which you can browse in our gallery, depicting just a boys team of different ages committed to cuddle with gentleness his beer belly. Mummy of hops, in fact. The slogan of advertising, on the other hand, makes everything clear: “Brewed with love”, prepared with love. That of toast with friends, definitely. Besides, you know, the perfect male – women say – is that who is not afraid of the handles on the sides.

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MINI Next Vision 100 Concept on the roads in a century

Mini also has its say on the future car. Cars on the “ownership”, no protection and autonomous driving
At the event Future Experience, during which the BMW Group has shown the world such as Rolls-Royce pictures their car here in the next one hundred years, Mini has also told her about it.

The Mini Next Vision 100 Concept is, in fact, the vision of the historic British brand, the evolution of what is, in effect, one of the most iconic cars ever made.

In 2116 Mini imagines to be no more – and not only – a company that builds cars, but rather, a mobility company, which will allow its customers to enjoy their products, by virtue of their membership of a community. The motto of tomorrow will be, as well, “every Mini is my Mini” since each Mini will be available to every customer Mini, at all times. The cars, thanks to artificial intelligence and autonomous driving systems, will take care to travel by community members to be at their service, adapting, at the same time, both in appearance and handling characteristics and on-board connectivity, to defaults by each of them.

But not enough: the Next Vision Mini 100 will again be an ultra compact car, with the ability to eliminate the protective structures against collisions, totally unnecessary, according to the British engineers, due to the drastic reduction of collision risks guaranteed by autonomous driving, from here to a century. How to reconcile all this with the possibility, always guaranteed, to use a manual driving mode it is not, however, given know. What do you think? Is this the future you want? You have at least 100 years to let us know.

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Formentera

Formentera, 15 tips to eat and stay

From Blanco Hotel Es Pujols to some of the best restaurants in the Balearic gem like Caminito, Es Còdol Foradat, Sa Platgeta. As well as some advice to visit it better

Fall in love with Formentera is as simple as it is difficult to move on the small Pitiusa without leaving it with the bank account emptied. The prices of housing, restaurants and clubs are on average a lot higher, also in June and September. To drink two cups of sangria and nibble on a bit ‘of nachos with guacamole and spicy tomato you get to spend even more than 20 euro in one of the historical places of the island, the Blue Bar along the coast of Migjorn. While for lunch with a main course, a drink and another foolishness will not fall below 25/30 euro per person. In short, you have to go easy. Albeit one that lands on the table it is always of excellent quality.

The exclusivity indeed it pays, and very expensive, but at least the rest of the experience is pretty cheap. For there are very few facilities, the vast majority of the beaches is free and, especially in certain areas of the southeast, wild. Even if they are equipped beaches where you pay 10 euro a piece (cot or umbrella that is).

In terms of access to the island, got rid of the hydrofoil or fast ferry (with Balearia will cost twenty euro per head each way, with significant changes depending on the time) the only charge is 4 Euros for cars (2 scooters) to enter the nature reserve of the salt pans of Ibiza and Formentera, in the northern tip of the island, where the number one beach in Europe according to TripAdvisor, namely the Caribbean playa de ses Illetes.

The best way is to move the scooter (20/25 Euros per day) although several local car rentals offer significantly more affordable rates of major international brands. Try for example Formentera Cars, Sandra should ask 35 euro per day for a Panda. About: Formentera is basically Italian exclave not only as to vacationers but also on the front of the car park. Circulate practically only Panda and 500. Mystery.

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The sinful world of Billionaire

The images of the presentation of the Spring / Summer 2017 by Flavio Briatore and brand Philipp Plein collection during Milan Fashion Week
The most unexpected and curious presentation of the entire male Milan fashion week? Billionaire Italian Couture. Before entering the rooms of the apartment set in Corso Venezia for submission P / E 2017 of Flavio Briatore brand and the majority Philipp Plein partner, it was necessary to know the password, Plutus. Who is it? “I’m a rich man of good taste”.

At present it is the designer of Billionaire, part man and part machine. robotics mysterious entity, Plutus appeared this year, as a vision, darting in central Milan behind the wheel of a white Rolls Royce, with the deafening song of the Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil. Legends aside, he designed the wardrobe is sumptuous and eccentric dedicated to mature men who do not fear nor who they are or who they want to become. From the trenches of the crocodile jacket in metallic jacquard, her clothes are the celebration of their success and claim attention.

So it was: on the one apartment to another room alternated men with bushy beards and bare Bacchae, strictly with their faces covered by masks. A sinful world, but at the same time intriguing. The world Billionaire.