What to do on the island of Alonissos, where the beaches kiss the sea

Holidays on the island of Alonissos, in the Sporades: dream beaches, expanses of maritime pines and a marine park that protects the biodiversity of the area.

In the northern Aegean Sea, the Sporades islands are a true natural paradise in the Mediterranean basin. In particular, the Northern Sporades – Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos, Aspro (Peristera), Gioura … – have become over time a tourist destination of great charm, perfect for travelers looking for a quieter environment than other Greek islands, where the marine and terrestrial environments are still wild and the beaches are pristine.

It is no exception Alonissos, one of the largest islands in the Northern Sporades archipelago, which offers truly beautiful beaches and enchanting marine landscapes protected within an extensive national park. Turquoise waters, rocky and sandy beaches, jagged cliffs, shrubs of Mediterranean maquis make Alonissos a seaside tourist destination among the most beautiful in this area of ​​the Mediterranean.

The island is extended over an area of ​​over 64 square kilometers; long and narrow, it seems to give shape, together with the nearby Skopelos, which is a few miles away, to a large letter “V”. Alonissos and its beaches can be reached by sea: at the port of Patitiri, on the south-west coast, ships come from Skiathos (an island with an airport), Skopelos, but also from Thessalonica, from Volos.

Alonissos can not be said to be densely inhabited: the larger villages are located in the central and southern part of the island. In addition to Patitiri and its port, there are the old Alonissos, perched on the low peaks of the interior, Votsi and Steni Vala. For the rest, only small groups of houses with landlords where to ask accommodation and small restaurants where you can taste dishes of Greek cuisine: places born and grown around romantic little ports and dream beaches.

For a holiday of relaxation, the sun and the endless variety of blue that the sea of ​​Alonissos can offer, once you reach the port of Patitiri rent a scooter or a car to travel far and wide the island and explore every corner. And then contact the boatmen to accompany you on the most remote beaches that are not accessible by land. As for the hotel accommodation, in addition to the rooms there are also hotels and resorts with swimming pools.

Among the many beautiful bays of Alonissos, we point out the most famous, whose beaches are frequented by international tourism. Near the port of Patitiri, going towards Votsi and beyond, there are for example the beaches of Rousoumi and Spartines, this nudist beach.

Further to the northeast, there is the beach of Chrisi Milia, well equipped and a reference point for activities and water sports, especially diving. Ask for information here for boat trips. And then you reach those of Kokinokastro and Tzortzi, where the sea has nuances that you have never seen or, even further north, Leftos Gialos and Agios Dimitrios.

To the southwest of Patitiri, do not miss the coves of Marpounta, Megalos Mourtias, Vithisma, among the quieter of Alonissos, beaches surrounded by high rock walls and covered with white pebbles, with few essential services and a silence broken only by the sound of the sea. Along the northern coast of Alonissos, take a trip to Tsoukalia, to take a dip in the shade of the old windmill, and visit the ancient church (ekklisia) of Agii Anargiri which is nearby.

Do not forget that the island is part of the National Marine Park of Alonissos, the first of its kind in Greece, which also includes some smaller islands: you can swim freely in the park waters and divers can go diving, but fishing is prohibited. The darling of the marine park of Alonissos and its beaches is the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus), a species considered in danger of extinction, which can be observed in few other places in the Mediterranean.

Kate Middleton’s uncle is seen with his wife for the first time in Ibiza following their reconciliation three months after he’s knocked out in the drunken street row

Gary Goldsmith was born in October last year
But he reconciled with Julie-Ann over New Year in Ibiza, where he has a home
Couple have been spotted together for the first time on the party island
The couple laughed and joked with friends as they had lunch on a beach

Gary Goldsmith and wife Julie-Ann have been spotted together for the first time since he was fined for punching.

Ibiza, where he has a home.

Goldsmith, 52, who is Kate Middleton’s uncle, was described as a ‘mean drunk’ in November as he was given a £ 5,000 end and community order for hitting 48-year-old Julie-Ann outside their London home.

Gary Goldsmith (left) and wife Julie-Ann (right, sitting down) have been seen together for the first time since he was fined for hitting her in the face

Goldsmith and Julie-Ann were seen having lunch with friends on the Spanish island party of Ibiza, where they have a property nicknamed Maison de Bang Bang

A court heard about the couple from a charity event in the early hours of October 13.

Julie-Ann had accused Goldsmith of taking drugs and abandoning her all night, while she responded by calling her ‘a nothing’ and ‘to whore’, the court was told.

After getting out of the taxi Goldsmith threw what was described by the driver as a ‘left hook’ which knocked her to the ground.

Goldsmith was kicked out of the London property and shared with his wife, and was banned from seeing or talking to her while on bail.

Goldsmith responded: “We’ve had a great New Year. It’s been really good fun, so yes’

House of the Beasts and the House of the Beasts of Ibiza, Italy, the House of the Beasts of the Beasts of the House of the Beasts.

During the New Year’s Eve party Julie-Ann ended up back in her husband’s arms and the pair shared a kiss.

Millionaire Gary told The Mail on Sunday: “We’ve had a great New Year. It’s been really good fun, so yes.

‘But we’d prefer to be left to get on with things.’

Before leaving Ibiza, he tweeted: ‘When two people really care about each other they will always look for a way to make it work, no matter how hard it is.’

Goldsmith is the younger brother of the Duchess of Cambridge’s mother, Carole Middleton, and attended the weddings of both Kate and her sister Pippa.

Enjoy both the nightlife and scenery of Ibiza and an intimate getaway at Private Island.

Just a short boat ride from the famed beaches and clubs, the island is a private paradise with beautiful rolling hills and panoramic sea views. But you won’t be alone—the property’s contemporary five-bedroom villa is fully staffed.

You can reach by boat, docking at the private jetty, or by helicopter, arriving at the private landing area. You’ll be welcomed—and pampered—by 24-hour security, a water-sports captain, island manager, cook, kitchen staff and waiter. Spend your stay basking in the sun in the lounge area on the terrace by the saltwater pool, sampling local fare from the barbecue at the al-fresco dining area and watching the stars from the jetted tub on the deck. Keep up with your routine in the outdoor fitness area, or simply relax indoors by flipping on the sound system or browsing via the Wi-Fi.

The natural textures of the island’s low shrubs and rocky cliffs dropping to the sea are contrasted by the villa’s clean, contemporary lines. Fold-back glass doors hung with gauzy white drapes give the open-plan living areas a breezy, relaxed feel, not to mention beautiful sea views. Between a mod red sectional and fun white poofs, there’s ample seating in the living room, and the dining room can accommodate at least ten in whimsical brush-inspired chairs. The fully equipped kitchen continues the sleek vibe with white cabinets, black countertops and plenty of stainless steel.

Each of the five bedrooms has a queen bed, en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, TV and access to a terrace. The master bedroom has its own dressing area and walk-in closet, and three of the other bedrooms have sea views as well. As in the common areas, the bedrooms’ dark gray stone-tile floors, white walls, bedding and drapes and large windows frame panoramic views of the landscape.

From the house, it’s a 1-minute walk to the island’s dock, and from there, it’s just over a half-mile to Ibiza or 30 minutes to the Formentera beaches. Once you’ve landed on Ibiza, hit the beach at Platja des Figueral, 3 miles away, or Paraiso Beach, 7 miles away, or play a round at Club de Golf Ibiza, 12.5 miles away. Plan on a 21-mile drive from the port to Ibiza Airport.

Balearic: even more intriguing in winter

An original escape from the cold in Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera between mysticism, nature and archeology

For a different winter weekend, the Balearic Islands are the right destination even in winter. Here are some ideas on what to do and see in Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera on a trip out of season.

Mystic Mallorca – In December, discovering the many nativity scenes in the city of Palma is one of the most enjoyable activities for families. Convents, churches and cultural centers exhibit their cribs, some of which are real treasures, such as that of the Palau March, a Neapolitan crib of the eighteenth century composed of over two thousand pieces made by hand and processed in detail. For a full spiritual immersion in the frame of the major of the Balearics, it is possible to stay in the sanctuaries of the island. The offer is very wide: from the Santuari de Cura which towers over the top of Puig de Randa – the highest peak in the center of the island -, to the Sanctuaries of Lluc, a privileged place of the Serra de Tramuntana with a precious artistic heritage and natural, there are many solutions offered for those who really need to regenerate mind and spirit, accompanied by their family.

Menorca, on the trail of history – Starting from the heart of the port of Maó, in Menorca, it is possible to relive a piece of the island’s history along the military route. The immense fortress of the Mola, full of underground tunnels, first defensive lines and old dust-containers, rises in a magnificent natural landscape. On foot, by bike, off-road or on horseback, you discover the history of the island enjoying the spectacular view of the coast. This fascinating journey into the past continues in the underground galleries of San Felipe, located on the south bank of the port of Maó. Another interesting itinerary is the one that accompanies the discovery of the so-called British route, a journey on the traces left – in fact – by the British during the period when the island was annexed between the territories of the English crown. Masserie, fortresses, walls, towers and museums are just some of the suggested steps to fully understand how influential the presence of the English was on the daily life of the Spanish island.

Archeology in Ibiza – Beyond the Renaissance walls of Dalt Vila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, theatrical tours are also organized in the Punic necropolis of Puig des Molins. On the last Sunday of each month, through these representations it is possible to discover the traces of the civilizations that once inhabited Ibiza, in a fascinating and alternative way. Discovering the past of the island narrated and represented by actors is a fantastic program for the whole family, an experience that makes young and old fall in love. Through the theatrical visits, one immerses oneself in the daily life of the Punic, Phoenician and Roman eras, in the archaeological context of the Puig des Molins, surrounded by the rich collections of sarcophagi and funerary elements that earned him the recognition of World Heritage by the ‘Unesco.

Formentera and nature – There are 32 “green” itineraries on the island of Formentera. Trails that cross and add more than 100 km of tracks that can be traveled on foot, by bike or through Nordic Walking and accompany visitors to discover thousands of natural treasures such as the pink waters of Ses Salines, the endless beach of Ses Illetes, the rural landscapes of the hinterland and the iconic Faro de La Mola. The Lighthouse is located in the westernmost part of the island and from here there are several paths that lead to forests and green valleys. Instead, visiting the eastern part of the island, between the port of La Savina and Cala Saona, you will encounter what was once a quarry: a jagged coastline formed by a desert of rocks with strange and unusual shapes, called Sa Pedrera. In this varied landscape, within a wooded area, is the Can Marroig Interpretation Center. Here flora and fauna are within everyone’s reach, thanks to a wide range of interactive educational activities that excite the senses and the curiosity of adults and children.

The top 10 destinations of 2017 for a holiday with children

The Lego House in Denmark, the Warner Studios of Harry Potter in London, the Santa Claus Village in Finland: here are the best travel destinations of 2017 for a holiday with children.
Holiday with the whole family

There is Malta with the beaches where to play and swim until dusk. There is Paris with Disneyland Paris and the many attractions inspired by the Disney world to entertain the little ones. There is the village of Santa Claus in Finland, where in addition to knowing Santa Claus you try the sleigh rides. And then London, with the park dedicated to Harry Potter and New York, the sparkling metropolis with its museums for the little ones.

What were the best travel plans for the whole family in 2017? We tried to make a ranking, now that the year draws to a close. We took into consideration on one hand the natural aspects of the place, because we imagined that children and teenagers can not do well to take their eyes off the iPhone and be outdoors, at least on vacation.

Or we have considered family-friendly destinations in terms of budget or have attractions that amuse both adults and children, so that the holiday is enjoyable for all ages. So here is our top 10 of the best destinations for children in 2017, to inspire you perhaps on your next trip together.

The ranking

Ibiza, Spain
Rovaniemi, Finland
Malta
Paris, France
London, United Kingdom
New York, USA
Denmark
Orlando, USA
Valencia, Spain
slovenia

Balearic Islands: all shopping!

Balearic Islands: all shopping!

You know: when you travel you can not miss shopping, and during a holiday in the Balearics in any season you can buy craft items that have the added value of being part of the culture of the islands and whose variety is so wide make the choice difficult.

The rich and long history of the Balearic Islands, has seen many peoples who have left their mark on the islands, ensuring the archipelago a varied tradition of craftsmanship.

From the famous and international adlib fashion of Ibiza to the “avarcas” minorchine, passing through the ceramic industry to the textile industry, here are five items for all tastes to take with you on your return from a trip to the Spanish archipelago.

During a stop in Menorca, famous in the world for its skilled artisans, it is possible to come across the avarcas – or albarcas -, typical sandals used by the inhabitants of the island and bought by every tourist, so that they became a real trend over time summer.

These are rustic shoes whose origin is found in the rural world of the island. Created to help farmers who need a durable yet flexible shoe, which adapts to the stony terrain of Menorca, the avarcas embody all these characteristics thanks to the rubber sole and the leather laces with which the sandals are fixed to the ankle and instep.

The most curious can see samples of products handcrafted over the centuries at the Center Artesanal de Menorca in Es Mercadal, which houses a permanent exhibition and temporary exhibitions, as well as a shop where you can find the perfect souvenir or gift.

The manual processing of clay and ceramics is one of the oldest forms of craftsmanship in the Balearics, and is closely linked to the culture and tradition of the islands whose history is an integral part.

The majolica, takes its name from the island of Mallorca, one of the most active centers in the sale of these items since the Middle Ages. The ceramic figure par excellence in Mallorca is the siurell, a little man made of whitewashed clay with lime and then decorated with various colored geometric patterns, which can not be missing in the homes of those who have visited the island at least once.

We can not talk about craftsmanship and traditions without mentioning local products, many of which bear the Protected Geographical Indication. Among these: the ensaimada of Mallorca; the sobrasada; the Mahón-Menorca cheese which, according to some investigations, is already produced in prehistoric times; the Gin of Mahón, which is obtained by following the traditional English method and the Hierbas Ibicencas.

These 26th alcoholic beverages typical of Ibiza are obtained by extracting the aromas of different Mediterranean plants such as rosemary, thyme, mint, juniper, sage, fennel, lavender, chamomile, limoncino and leaves. lemon and orange peels. These are liqueurs that continue to be made following the most traditional and ancient techniques.

Even the textile industry has a rich tradition in the Balearic Islands. The teles Ikat or Roba de llengües (literally tele of languages) are an integral part of the archipelago culture. These fabrics are considered of oriental origin, but are a totally indigenous product, especially on the island of Mallorca.

These are hand-dyed fabrics, decorated with discontinuous designs in very bright colors, with which towels, curtains and other household linen are made. The processing process is long and complex and totally artisanal, according to completely traditional techniques. At the Teixits Vicens shop in Pollença, it is possible to visit the workshop where these paintings are made, viewing the work of the artisans in full operation, and then taking advantage of the shop to purchase the finished products.

In the Balearics, fashion itself is craftsmanship. In Ibiza in the early ’70s, the Yugoslav princess Smilja Mihailovitch, gave life to fashion adlib according to the motto “wear what you want, provided with style”. The goal was to increase awareness of the body in women and free them from the imposition of castigated clothes, guaranteeing them greater comfort and freedom in dressing, without losing elegance.

The adlib fashion has become the emblem of Ibiza and Formentera: the freedom that characterizes the Pitiuse islands is the same that feels the woman wearing these clothes, white as the local structures, which are inspired by the typical clothing of the smallest of the Balearics.

Singles looking for a home buy mostly apartments, but their purchases are falling  

Real estate sales down by single (single / married, separated / divorced and widowed) in the first half of 2017, as reported by the Tecnocasa and Tecnorete networks. The real estate purchase by single was 28.7% of the total in the first half of the year, a slight decrease compared to the first half of 2016, when the percentage stood at 34.4%.

The type most purchased by singles was the two-room apartment (36.6%), followed by the three-room apartment (35.7%). Villas, villas, cottages, lofts, independent and semi-independent houses together make up 10.4% of purchases. The majority (32.1%) of single buyers are between 18 and 34 years old, 25.2% are between 35 and 44 years old, with percentages progressively decreasing as their age increases. 81.7% of single trades are for the main house, 15.4% for the investment and 2.9% for the holiday home. Compared to a year, the percentage of purchases per investment increases, from 10.7% to the current 15.4%.

51.3% of single tenants have taken a rented house, 43.1% for work reasons and 5.6% for reasons connected to the study. According to the rentals report by Solo Affitti, from 55.9% in 2016 to 47.5% this year the share of tenants who choose the rental house as “main residence” falls. On the other hand, the share of workers on the move (from 27% to 30.3%) and students (from 16.2% to 20.1%) is growing, looking for large apartments to live in sharing, leading to an increase of the prices of the three-room apartments. Almost tripled the share of those who choose short rents (from 0.8% to 2.1%), for tourism, occasional transfers or to assist family members in hospitals in cities other than those of residence.

A little like the law of gravity and the laws of physics in general, economics often appears to us as a limit, a cage, so much so that someone has also called it “the sad science”. But for the economy, as for physics, the blanket of greyness that surrounds it before the eyes of the extraordinary man, the ordinary man, can be torn open and give the immense surprise of a universe to be discovered, where there are only constraints but also opportunities. Just as, without being an angel and without wings, discovering the laws of physics man has exploited the opportunity to be able to fly, so – and that is what we set ourselves with this blog – facing the economy without fear, everyone can try to become an ace. Not an ace of aviation but an ace of money

Christmas in the Canaries: the best of all the islands.

Mild climate throughout the year, with an average temperature of 20ºC in the colder months. Easy to reach even in winter, with new low-cost direct flights (in force since November, towards Tenerife and Fuerteventura). That’s why the Canaries are the ideal destination for spending holidays at the beach. Find out which of the 7 islands is right for you. And look at the photos of the most incredible beaches

Already in Africa, but in Europe. With the best climate in the world: an eternal spring, mild all year round (the temperature fluctuates between 19º and 24º), thanks to the trade winds, sea breezes and the Gulf Stream. For this reason, the Canaries are a perfect destination for a Christmas in the heat, without spending a fortune or going too far from home: four hours by plane from Italy, now they are comfortable to reach even in winter thanks to new direct flights and low cost, like those of Vueling: from Rome Fiumicino to Tenerife and Fuerteventura, proposed for the first time in the winter months (starting from November 5th) and from Milan Malpensa the weekly flight to Las Palmas.

Seven major islands – Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro -, fragments of earth scattered across the Atlantic Ocean, are miniature continents, very different from one point to another and between them . Volcanoes that reach 4000 meters, petrified lava flows, abstruse rock formations, sand dunes, centuries-old trees. And, of course, beaches: white and black, equipped and wild, beaten by the wind and by waves, or with calm waters

The largest island of the archipelago, ideal for those seeking entertainment and nightlife, but with an amazing natural heritage behind the coast, protected by parks and nature reserves. Los Llanos, at the foot of the Teide, is a perfect retreat. You sleep at Caserío Los Partidos (double b & b from 60 €). From here you reach the National Park of Las Cañadas del Teide: in over a million years the eruptions have shaped a fascinating and unique landscape, which extends around the largest volcano in Spain, the Teide, and each year attracts about 3.5 million of tourists. Still active, the volcano divides Tenerife into two parts: the green area to the north and the arid zone to the south. The cable car goes up to 3500 meters, then you continue on foot, only with permission (reservasparquesnacionales.es). For those looking for secret shores, playa Benijo is perfect; for a swim with the whole family, the natural pools of El Caleton. Typical Granja Verde cuisine, in a finca. To experience the night, the discos of Santa Cruz, A Saudade, Sabuu, Malibù Beach.

Ibiza, what to see in the most popular destination of the summer

There are those who choose it for the beauty of the sea, some for the nature at times still wild, those who love the night life, and those who go with the whole family to benefit from the crystalline water. Ibiza is actually an island with diversified attractions, even though it is universally known for its trendy and very expensive night life.

The historic center is also the town of Eivissa, or Ibiza. With its castle and city walls from which you can enjoy a complete view of the city, the port, the elegant hotels and souvenir shops and the only bookshop on the course I was lucky enough to see. So bring lots of books on the go if you do not want to stay dry!

In the western part there is Sant Antoni de Portmany, definitely more Spartan, check prices better: here come to holiday mainly Germans and English, as also testified by the pubs. There are the local historians Cafè del Mar and the Mambo, from where you can admire a spectacular sunset and drink one of the most expensive cocktails in this area. At sunset, on this stretch of coast, you can enjoy the spectacle of some guys who make juggling their fun, entertaining even a vast audience.

Santa Eulària des Riu is a town much appreciated by families. Here there is the homonymous market where it is possible to buy local food. Not far away, there is the Hippy market, unmissable attraction of Wednesday in the period from April to October.

Cala Longa, Cala Codolar and Cala Gració are calm beaches with the possibility of finding a little corner, a creek that is, to be away. Calo des Moro, is rocky and is ideal for diving. Es Figural, name deriving from the abundance of fig trees, is in a tourist position and it is possible to practice water sports. Ses Salines is the trendy beach of reference, it is part of a protected park and its waters are crystal clear and enchanting. Cala d’Hort boasts beautiful waters and steep cliffs, normally this beach is less stormy. Cala Comte has remained in my heart, it’s really a nice corner of paradise: do not miss the sunset from here.

Half an hour away by ferry is Formentera, another Balearic island, smaller in size and less famous, but very pretty and with exceptional water clarity.

The season on this island already known to the Phoenicians, begins in April and until May is very enjoyable, with mild and uncrowded days; in the summer months for excellence instead it literally fills up, prices increase and you lose part of that relaxed holiday atmosphere I’m looking for in one place. Young people who go there to dance also increase, since all the international jet set and famous London djs animate the night life.

Public transport is not widespread. It’s impossible to rent a bike in the Sant Antoni area, so get yourself a taxi, because, as I’ve seen, you could get to a beach by bus and have to go back by taxi since after the sunset there are no more runs. Among other things, the bus makes many stops and even if the place is near by air, you could get a lot to reach it …

From the airport buses leave in all directions: ticket price 4 euros for Sant Antoni, 7 if you pass from Ibiza etc …, while we are about 25-30 euros by taxi.

I expected the culinary proposal much more focused on the Spanish style, however, perhaps because of its broad international scope, Ibiza has absorbed all the kitchens reworking them with a cheerful spirit.

The beauty of this island is that everyone can live it in their own way, the people of the night will hardly meet those who go there with their family or those who prefer day life, giving everyone the holiday they want.

Formentera, Better in Winter!

The Tourist Board of the Balearic Islands (ATB) together with the Patronat Municipal de Turisme de Formentera presents Better in Winter! the campaign to promote the smallest island in the Balearics as an exclusive destination for lovers of active and eco-sustainable tourism. “The promotion of the low season is fundamental for the environmental, economic and social balance of the island – says Alejandra Ferrer, Consellera de Turismo, Territorio y Comercio, Consell Insular de Formentera – who must be able to live in tourism all year long, respecting the its own natural and cultural heritage “.

The ideal period for a green tourism is in fact in the months of May and October, when the temperatures are mild and the island is less crowded. “Autumn is the ideal season to discover our island – continues Ferrer – September and October are perfect for diving, trekking and cycling, but also to get in touch with the most authentic traditions of the island, including gastronomic ones”.

If Formentera is a paradise for lovers of the sea, which can admire its rich seafaring of marine species, caves, and coral gardens, it is also for those who love outdoor activities. On foot or by bicycle it is possible to discover the breathtaking landscape of its 70 kilometers of coastline, or its rural hinterland, through 32 marked green circuits, not accessible to cars and motorcycles, for a total of 110 km with various levels of difficulty and distances. But it is also possible to immerse yourself in the island landscape with a horse ride. Throughout the year the island stables organize excursions and lessons suitable for all ages and levels of preparation.

Mediterranean gastronomy 2017.

The fifth edition of the Forum of Mediterranean Gastronomy, an annual event in Ibiza dedicated to making the island’s gastronomic riches known to the trade press, is all about the recovery of traditional dishes. With chefs, seminars and showcooking.

A whole month of partying for the palate in one of the most popular summer destinations, especially by the youngest. Trendy venues and breathtaking beaches aside, Ibiza is also part of its charm on the cuisine and the ancient gastronomic tradition. For 5 years now, a dedicated event is committed to making this aspect of the island known, often forgotten in favor of its nightlife. With the aim of shedding light on the island’s delicacies, Ibiza Sabor gathers the best chefs of the area every spring, involving them in a series of guided tastings and special menus designed specifically to enhance the taste of local products. Because the Ibizan cuisine is to be discovered, as well as its lush agricultural and fish tradition.

The beating heart of Ibiza Sabor is the Mediterranean Gastronomy Forum, a congress designed for the specialized press and professionals involved this year which involved 20 chefs from Ibiza and neighboring territories, plus many other professionals in the sector, from fishermen to producers of cheese, from professors to agricultural engineers. All collected yesterday, 15 May 2017, at the Hotel Gran Ibiza in the city center, a luxury hotel that hosted the festival in the outdoor garden. To embellish the congress, a series of tasting tables of various local producers: from organic wine to cheese, from typical sweets to vegetables, from liqueurs to extra virgin olive oil.

 

Food and wine tourism: the new spearhead of the island
It was Julia Pérez and José Carlos Capel Vicent Torres who introduced the Spanish chefs, the same organizers of one of the most important gastronomic congresses on an international level, Madrid Fusion. “Ibiza boasts a series of unique and exceptional raw materials. Unfortunately, the intense tourism linked to the entertainment industry often prevents visitors from appreciating the other soul of the island, the culinary one. But it is time for Ibiza to focus on its gastronomy and start conquering foreigners with its flavors “. Thus begins the Forum of Mediterranean Gastronomy, with the words of José, which invites visitors to be more curious about the local specialties. “Through the story of the chefs, who work every day in the front line to enhance local products, we hope to give you an idea of ​​the concept of Ibizan cuisine”, adds Julia. A table that draws from the most diverse traditions, that of the Iberian Peninsula in primis, but also that of North Africa, combined with a series of different influences for each local: many of the restaurants of the Isla Blanca, in fact, are run by chefs from other cities or countries, which reinterpret tradition in their dishes by adding a personal touch of a different school. “It is time to overcome prejudices” continues Julia “and go beyond the stereotype that associates Ibiza only with unbridled fun and alcohol. Because there is no better and more immediate way of food to understand the identity of a place “. A kitchen, the Ibizan, which is characterized by character and personality, based on a few ingredients, which in the traditional recipes retain all their original taste.

Unique raw materials, those of the island, which thanks to the work of younger and passionate chefs are gradually recovering the deserved pride of place on the tables of Ibiza. “In recent decades, many products have risked disappearing because of the slow but steady loss of interest from consumers.” Like the blat de xeixa, an ancient variety of soft wheat that the bakers Vicente Cardona (bakery Can Blay) and José Luis Riera Coves (bakery Can Coves) committed themselves to recover. “It is an easy to mill wheat that gives rise to light and versatile flours, ideal for making pasta and bread, but which lend themselves well to sweets”, says Vincente And like him, many other local artisans have long been searching for the ancient native grains, to restore value to the historical varieties of the island and rediscover the flavors of the past. “Food is emotion and is an instrument capable of telling stories “adds Julia,” recovering the products of the past helps us to communicate with ourselves “.

Mallorca, the island with three hundred beaches

Sea, sun but also extraordinary protected natural areas and an important cultural heritage

Majorca, the main of the Balearic Islands, is characterized by its contrasts: it has magnificent beaches, mountains, countryside and a characteristic hinterland. Mallorca is also known for its traditional food and craft products, as well as for its wonderful beaches, which are almost three hundred, which surround the whole island and are one of the main reasons why tourists from all over the world decide to spend here their holidays.

Speaking of Majorca means in fact to speak of beaches and its 550 km of coastline reserve a great variety of landscapes. The large tourist beaches, with the most advanced services, are located in places such as Playa de Palma, El Arenal, Palmanova, Magaluf, Santa Ponsa and Alcudia. In the south or in the area of ​​Migjorn we find long sandy tongues like Sa Ràpita or Es Trenc, a landscape of dunes and bright waters. There where the contrast between white and bright blue is spectacular.

Beaches and sports – The coast is also an important incentive for water sports. The ports and regattas like the “Copa del Rey” highlight its importance. Water sports and golf, sport of which Mallorca is a paradise: in fact, it has 24 well-equipped courses. Those looking for quiet and family beaches have a long list to choose from: Ponent beaches, others like Sant Elm or Llevant, or those located in the northeastern area of ​​the island like Arta and Capdepera. Then there are the hidden coves, which can be reached on foot. Jewels of landscape that are found mostly in mountain areas, such as the Sierra de Tramuntana, the Formentor peninsula or the Llevant Natural Park.

Natural and historical paradises – In fact, Majorca has magnificent protected natural areas. The most important is undoubtedly the Terrestrial Maritime National Park of the archipelago of Cabrera, located in the south of the island. It is a stronghold that remains absolutely intact, which can be visited by organizing organized trips that depart from the south of the island. Other naturalistic attractions are the wetlands of the lagoon of Mallorca, in Muro; the Natural Park of Llevant in the mountains of Artà; the islet of Sa Dragonera or the coves of the area of ​​Mondragó. The Serra de Tramuntana has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the cultural landscape category, as a recognition of its landscape, cultural, historical and ethnological values. The Serra de Tramuntana is a naturalistic area with a great heterogeneity, a succession of mountains and valleys that occupy almost a third of the island. Even the coastline is suggestive, starting from the two distinctive symbols of the island: the islet of Dragonera and Cabo Formentor.

Gastronomy and culture – To get to know Mallorca we must also taste the food. Both in Palma and in any other region, there are operative restaurants where you have to try dishes like “ses sopes” soup, pork loin with cabbage, or “frit di matances” or fried meat. Mallorca is also a key place for cultural tourism. Music, painting and literature have always found inspiration in this island, of which Chopin and George Sand were in love.

Palma, an extraordinary historical center – Palma, the capital, concentrates in itself numerous attractions. In the first place, the historical center, full of exceptional buildings and monuments from an architectural point of view, with picturesque alleys that run between houses and courtyards, churches and convents. The greatest symbol of the heritage of Majorca is undoubtedly the magnificent Gothic cathedral of Santa Maria; to admire, not far away, the Almudaina Palace, official residence of the king of Spain during his stays on the island.

Circoloco Ibiza

Circoloco, the most famous party in the world from Ibiza to Bologna
Where is it
Unipol Arena
Via Gino Cervi, 2
Casalecchio di Reno
When
From 09/12/2017 to 09/12/2017
from 22.00
Price
Early Birds (subject to availability): € 15.00 + d.p. Advance ticket: € 26.00 + d.p. Vip Gold Package Ticket (Reserved Side Stage Area + Reserved Premium Bar): 52 € + d.p. Backstage Full Experience Package (reserved parking + access to the stage + access to the Backstage bar): 200 € + d.p.
Other Information
 
Bologna, the great electronic music returns to the Unipol Arena. Saturday 9 December 2017, from 22:00 onwards, Unipol Arena will host Circoloco, the most famous party in the world.

Born in Ibiza between the walls of the DC-10, the Circoloco soon became one of the landmarks of world clubbing, thanks to the spirit of the island and the constant presence of the best names in the electronic scene. The lineup of the event will be unveiled on October 29th

Balearics in Music: musical appointments between Mallorca and Menorca

Vincaré-Sitarie Mallorca and Menorca this winter is nicer if you follow the notes that pervade the two Balearic islands. Classical music lovers – and not only – will be able to take advantage of the many appointments that mark the calendar of the coming months.

The Concert Season
The first date on the event calendar was the opening of the concert season for music by the Balloar Symphony Orchestra, which took place on 19 October. A schedule that counts a total of 15 concerts that will continue until May 17 and which take place in the Auditorium of Palma, an important venue for symphonic enthusiasts, which hosted international concerts. The Balearic Symphony Orchestra is one of the main symphonies of Spain. Founded in 1988, the orchestra goes much further than concerts in the Auditorium of Palma: you can actually hear it in many other places on the island of Majorca, like Bellver Castle, but also in Menorca at the Maó Theater .
Also in Majorca, from November to June, the concert season of the Fondazione Studium Aureum, which was created in 2009 by music director Carles Ponseti, aims to promote artistic values ​​and support the work of its musicians through concerts and activities. Two are the soul groups of the Foundation, the Studium Cor de Cambra, a chorus that surprises the audience by exploring new sounds, and Studium Aureum, a vocal-instrumental group that works on the earliest harmonies. The eclectic repertoire of the two groups is appreciable in the Auditorium of the Conservatory of Palma, in a series of initiatives that include interesting proposals grouped in cycles, monographs, representations and conferences.

Celebrating Santa Cecilia
Around November 22nd, a day dedicated to Santa Cecilia, the famous Roman martyr of music, the island is filled with melodies of all styles and tastes. In Palma, for example, on November 19 at 20 at the Cathedral of Majorca there will be a concert organ organized in honor of the Holy, while November 22 will be an opportunity to attend the Centro de Cultura Sa Nostra at the last concert of the IV Autumn Festival, and November 25 at 18 will be held the Tobrada de Bandes de Santa Cecilia, a meeting of music bands at the Conservatory of Palma. Concluding this rich musical calendar, the 29th and 30th November at Teatre Principal will be an opportunity to attend concerts for families.
The Santa Romana is also honored with events dedicated to Menorca, precisely to Maó, where on November 27th the Concerto di Santa Cecilia is organized by the Choir of Maó. Born in the second half of the nineteenth century, this choir originally came together to sing serenades and to perform during popular festivals. Since then, its activity has been unbroken and today, with its 40 voices and over 125 years of history, is one of the most famous musical groups on the island, as well as one of the oldest choirs in Spain.

At Tutto Jazz
Even jazz lovers will find what they do for Majorca in Majorca. From November 28 to December 10, there is the Alternatilla festival (Jazz Auf Mallorca 2017), a cultural project that is the meeting point of local, national and international musicians. An extensive program of jazz concerts, workshops and photo exhibitions promises to make the island fall in love even in late fall. The slogan of the festival, and the key to its success, is to give priority to quality with respect to works or styles that are more commercially available, embodying the cultural landscape as a truly attractive and innovative leisure alternative that spans between the various scenarios of the island ; in fact, every concert is scheduled to be in a different place to give maximum emphasis to every appointment.

Holiday Music
The Majorca party week opens in music on December 21, with an extraordinary concert in San Francesc, followed by a second appointment for the next day at the Conservatory.
The Christmas night in Majorca is celebrated throughout the island with the Matines (Messe of Midnight) to commemorate the birth of Jesus. The most significant moment of these appointments is the Cant de la Sibila that every year leaves the audience open . Declared UNESCO’s Immaterial Cultural Heritage in 2010, is a show worth seeing and living. This song, of very ancient origin, is preserved only in Alguer – in Sardinia – and in Majorca. The most spectacular matines are that of the Cathedral of Majorca and that of the sanctuary of Lluc, where also the christening choir known as Els blauets de Lluc, which with its extraordinary voices completes this celebration full of meaning.
The first day of 2018 will be the occasion to attend the Teatre Principal at an extraordinary concert, while on January 2,

Balearics with children (even in winter): what to do ibiza

Balearic Islands are not just synonymous with wonderful beaches and summer. These islands are perfect even in winter, thanks to the mild climate, peace and quiet. What to do with children at this time? Here are some activities among natives, nature itineraries and discoveries.

They are a loving destination and assaulting in the summer. Sun, fine weather, immaculate beaches and crystal clear water.

But not everyone knows that the Balearic Islands are perfect for a weekend even in the winter season, in the name of family and tranquility. Between peace and quiet, shorter days, but still mild temperatures.

What to do in December with children in these paradisiacal islands?

Balearic Islands, 14 things to do all year round
Here are some ideas on what to do and see in Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera taking advantage of a off-season trip (and certainly cheaper!).

Majorca, hunting for cribs

The month of December is perfect for discovering cribs, shrines and real treasures. Like that of the Palau March, a Neapolitan cloak of the eighteenth century composed of over two thousand handmade pieces.

The traditional Mallorcan crib of the Sa Nostra Cultural Center has a curious particularity: it is shaped like an island. The town of Palma is set in the most emblematic places in the city and is undoubtedly the most nostalgic.

Menorca and Ibiza, a fascinating story

It is possible to explore different itineraries and to explore the historical events that have marked the development of Menorca and Ibiza.

You can start from Menorca, from the port of Maó, following the military itinerary (the fortified route). The immense fortress of the Mola, full of underground galleries, first defensive lines and ancient dusters, rises into a magnificent natural landscape.

An interesting itinerary follows the “British Route” (British Route), the traces left by the British during the period when the island was annexed between the English crown territories. Between masseries, fortresses, walls, towers, and museums is just a matter of bargaining.

On holiday in Ibiza with children: many activities to do for every kind of family Go to the gallery (7 photos)
Ibiza has not only paradisiacal beaches, but also a millennial cultural heritage.

The white churches, the walls of Dalt Vila – declared by the UNESCO World Heritage – are just a few examples. An original way of knowing them is to take part in theatricalized visits (in the costume of the time!) That are celebrated every Saturday of the year.

Teatralized visits are organized throughout the year even at the Punic necropolis of Puig des Molins every last Sunday of each month

on vacation in Ibiza with children
Formentera, nature and exploration

Peace and tranquility increase exponentially at this time of year on this island that already calms its own.

If tranquility is for your family, enjoy every corner of the island exploring the 32 green itineraries that the island has to offer. More than 100 km walk or bike ride.

To discover calmly and step by step the waters of Ses Salines, the endless beach of Ses Illetes, the rural landscapes of the hinterland and the iconic Faro de La Mola.

In the eastern part of the island, between the port of La Savina and Cala Saona, one meets what once was a quarry, Sa Pedrera: a jagged coast formed by a desert of rocks with strange and unusual shapes. And there is also the Can Marroig Interpretation Center that offers interactive teaching activities for children and families.

Ikh Ibiza

Questa sublime villa fronte mare con cinque camere da letto a Es Cubells si trova all’interno di una gated community in uno dei quartieri residenziali di lusso più eleganti di Ibiza. Caratterizzato da uno straordinario design generale, spazi esterni raffinati e interni, viste panoramiche sul Mar Mediterraneo e una posizione eccezionale vicino alla spiaggia di Es Torrent, il Villa Yelda con cinque camere da letto è una casa vacanza da sogno in questa isola di svago di fama mondiale e gioia.

Situata su una proprietà di 700 metri quadrati che si affaccia sulla vasta distesa di mare azzurro, la villa comprende un’ampia terrazza esterna, incorniciata da giardini lussureggianti, con ampio spazio per il relax e l’intrattenimento nella brezza sensuale. Numerose sale e nicchie collegate creano uno spazio incantevole per grandi feste o riunioni intime, con la copertura a doghe della veranda che offre luce o ombra a piacere. Un’incantevole piscina per bambini include una zona poco profonda per i bambini, e avrai anche accesso a una piscina più grande nella tua comunità. Un delizioso tavolo da pranzo vi invita a piatti deliziosi, abbinati al buon vino spagnolo e alla brezza mediterranea. Nella fresca mattina, goditi lo yoga all’aperto e un massaggio rigenerante.

L’interno luminoso della villa offre un ambiente fresco e accogliente per serate festive e mattine luminose, il suo arredamento elegantemente minimalista accentua la presenza del mare. Preparare i pasti nella cucina completamente attrezzata, mentre gli ospiti godono di bevande nella zona cocktail. Quindi riunisciti intorno al bellissimo tavolo da dieci persone per una festa memorabile, prima di avventurarti per una notte eccitante. Al ritorno, rannicchiati nella sala cinema con i tuoi film preferiti, o assapora l’aria notturna sulla veranda illuminata.

Le suite della camera da letto sono serene e sontuose, offrendo comfort e privacy per i tempi di inattività. Tutti godono di splendide viste sul mare, accesso diretto alle terrazze arredate e splendidi bagni privati. La camera da letto principale ha un letto matrimoniale, mentre ognuna delle quattro camere ha un letto matrimoniale. Con spazio per dieci, la villa è ideale per gli ospiti di nozze destinazione.

Villa Yelda è in posizione ideale per godersi Es Cubells e i suoi splendidi dintorni. La spiaggia di Es Torrent è raggiungibile a piedi o in pochi minuti in auto, mentre San José e la città di Ibiza sono entrambi a breve distanza. Sei a soli quindici minuti dall’aeroporto di Ibiza.

Greece

Where to go to the beach, take the aperitif, take a walk and sleep: here’s all you need to know for a perfect vacation in Rhodes

It tells the story that Apollo, the Sun God, has chosen her as a home, and that is why 300 days of good weather in Rhodes are held in Rhodes.

Not far from Pollon and other gods, however, the truth is that Rhodos is an island that is worth visiting for so many reasons, of which the climate (almost) always sunny and the temperatures (almost) always mild during all seasons I’m just a small (though significant) part.

Rhodes is a magic island where you can dive into the ancient history of ancient Greece and walk through the walls of its medieval town (UNESCO Heritage Site), but also change the beach and panorama every morning, choosing a day to snorkel in a cove of deserted sand and the next day to devote himself to kitesurfing and the most frequented lids.

Between romantic coves to watch the sunset with a beer in hand and handicraft shops where to give free shopping, here’s all there is to know about Rhodes.

The west coast, overlooking the Aegean (most moved), is characterized by rocky, rocky and rocky walls and pebble beaches, while the eastern (Mediterranean) is ideal for those who love the sandy beaches that blend into the sea with a long wetgish.

In addition to this there are plenty of creeks and each beach is different from one another, so it’s worth renting a car (the island is too big to be scooter) and exploring the territory to find out the various aspects.

Keep in mind that the air temperature is mild for almost 12 months a year, however the sea remains cool even in the summer.

In general, the most beautiful beaches are located on the north-east side of the island, between the city of Rhodes and Lindos.

The most famous beach of Rhodes is known as Antony Quinn Bay (but called Faliraki), an inlet between the rocks with crystal clear water and incredible colors (the beach is rocky but equipped, and with 10 euros you take two sun loungers and one Beach umbrella).

Prassonissi is a sandy isthmus frequented by sports enthusiasts by sailing, because it is extremely airy (and therefore it is here that all surf lovers, windsurfers and kites are here), but it is an incredibly beautiful beach that is worth a visit also seen by those who do not intend to get up from the towel.

Special mention, then, for the beach of Rhodes, which has nothing remarkable in itself but lies at the point where the two seas (Aegean and Mediterranean) join and with certain light conditions from here you can see a line that divides them.

Lindos is undoubtedly the most beautiful thing you will see in Rhodes. It is a fascinating and breathtaking country where you can breathe that summer air and vacation that only the lime painting of the Greek alleys can convey with such simplicity and immediacy to the brain.

Surrounded by a cliff and wrapped between a North Bay and a South Beach, the White House is located on the east coast of the island and is ideal for a stroll at any time of the day.

Park in the square at the entrance of the village and enter the pedestrian center: dozens of streets full of beautiful craft shops and localies where you can stroll as you climb the castle castle where the Acropolis rises.

On the road, uphill or downhill, stop for a refreshing break in one of the many bars, clubs and restaurants with the roof terrace, where to sit at a coffee table under the shade of plants.

Do not miss a visit to the Church of Panagia, a small church in the middle of the country entirely covered with frescoes.

It could be said that all the streets of Lindos lead to the Acropolis, but the truth is that it is only if the bivouac always chooses the road that goes uphill.

In the middle of the village, in fact, part of a path that rises to the fortified castle fortress of the Knights, where the Acropolis and the Doric Temple of Athena Lindia arise, dating back to 300 BC.

You can decide to climb a donkey’s back (there is a store in the country impossible to notice), or walk a 300-step path – more than you can without great effort, unless you want to try l ‘It feels like riding a donkey.

Once on, you will have the feeling of dominating the world, with a breathtaking 360 ° panorama.

Prato NevosoI NEED SNOW – Even night skiing anticipates

Appointment for Friday, November 24 at Prato Nevoso for the first skiing in the night of the season.

After a weekend with Mondolè slopes literally skipped by skiers thanks to this season’s advance,

also the night skiing at first set for December 8, was reprogrammed for November 24 and December 1 .

It runs from 20 to 23.

Meanwhile, skiers can enjoy their ski runs every day in the Green Conca area.

“The first weekend of open runs was repaid with the arrival of 10,000 skiers.

But the commitment of our station, at the moment in the province of Cuneo and in the Alpine archway,

is to offer from here at the end of the season a long non-stop of snow that we trust will be rewarded by

our audience – explains Gian Luca Oliva – Il First crowd bath we wait for the great evening that traditionally

opens our season: the Open season of December 8th.

From that forward onwards the night skis will become a fixed appointment for our tourism. “

Punta cana

Dominican Republic, Punta Cana

Incredible Infinity Pool Overlooking A Beautiful Cove Of The Caribbean Sea With A Dock.

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 14 persons, Pool, Gym, Garden, WiFi

When stepping through the main front door of the villa, you will be met by a scenery overlooking the living room and an incredible infinity pool overlooking a beautiful cove of the caribbean sea with a dock.

This is 5 bedroom luxury villa has been designed by a famous Venezuelan architect and reflects pure Caribbean luxury and comfort of a 5 star home.

The Master bedroom #1 and second Master Bedroom #2 are equipped with 1 king size bed, bedrooms #3, 4 and 5 are equipped with 2 queen size beds each for a total of 8 beds.

Santa Cruz del Islote: L’isola dei Caraibi Abitanti 105.000 per kmq

Santa Cruz del Islote e Una isola minuscola Corallina e Tra Le più piccole dell’Arcipelago di San Bernardo, il lungo della Costa della Colombia. Misura solo 0.012 Quadrati Chilometri, ma ospita 1.200 residenti, Apparentemente dati insignificanti, ma che nasconde Un’incredibile densita Abitativa: 105.000 PERSONE al quadrato Chilometro.

Solo Per fare un example, Santa Cruz del Islote e Piu Volte popolosa di quattro Manhattan … ma non Certo i Servizi ha di New York: non ESISTE un sistema fognario, acqua non C’è Corrente, e l’energia elettrica funziona per Appena cinque prega al giorno, grazie ad un generatore. L’acqua potabile viene Portata sull’Isola da tre della Marina Militare colombiano, OGNI volta tre Settimane uno. Allora perché le persone che vivono?

La leggenda racconta il Che circa 150 anni fa un gruppo di Pescatori della città costiera di Baru, a 50 km di DISTANZA era alla ricerca di Nuove Acque dove gettare le RETI, when this Incrocio isola piccola corallina, Adagiata Nelle cristallino e basse acque del Mar dei Caraibi.

Fatto Che i dati si era Tardi troppo per Tornare indietro, I Pescatori decisero per la notte di accamparsi, piacevolmente rimanendo in that dal sorpresi sull’Isola non ci Fossero zanzare, nella zona molto cosa rara. La storia Che Gli uomini racconta quella notte dormirono Così pacificamente, Che di rimanere decisero.

Oggi, Santa Cruz ci Sono 90 caso, a causa Negozi un ristorante, discoteca e una scuola, compresse All’interno di Dimensioni delle un’area Inferiori al Quella Occupata, per Esempio, da da causa campi di calcio: è L’Isola più densamente popolata della terra.

Lo Spazio e Così Che Limitato molte delle Strutture se estendono sull’acqua, sostenute da palafitte. Edifici per Forse Più Piani avrebbero evitato la congestione Attuale, ma sono qui Tutte Le Case unifamiliari. L’unico non occupato spazio Che E un cortile misura di circa META da campo da tennis, il Che le alte durante Maree viene coperto Spesso Dall’Acqua.

La maggior parte degli Isolani alla se si spende la pesca, oppure Lavora albergo pressoterapia e resort sulle Isole Vicine. Per Lungo tempo, la pesca ha rappresentato l’unica fonte di sostentamento, ma NEGLI Ultimi anni di Pesce E quantita diminuita molto, Gli uomini del posto costringendo al lavoro trovare altrove.

Gran parte dell’economia del pappagallo dipende dal turismo. Sulla isola Vicina di Mucura C’è di che lusso resort Offre ai di Turisti, Tra le Altre Attività, pesca, snorkeling o cosa immersioni, e MOLTI residenti di Santa Cruz visto lavorano. Altri prodotti locali vendono ai di Turisti, mangiare Conchiglie, artigianato e specialità gastronomiche.

Nonostante si Difficoltà, la gente del posto Si descriva il sull’Isola vita e tranquilla calma mangiare. Non E Alcuna violenza o vi crimine, le porte di casa Non Sono mai chiuse, e Anche i bambini Sono descritti Dagli insegnanti venire “docili” e “più Disciplinati” RISPETTO Agli alunni località di Altre.

Il generatore per l’Elettricità viene accesso Alle Sette di sera, Fino alle undici: Questo e il momento Dedicato alle soap trasmesse opera in televisione. In Occasione di Importanti Partite di calcio, la gente comune Risorse per Unisce la benzina annuncio Necessaria acquistare qualsiasi Alimentare ile generatore per Qualche ora Supplementare, in modo da Poter GUARDARE Partite in TV.

Juvenal Julio, un istruttore di immersioni subacquee sessantaseienne, pronipote di Uno dei primi dell’Isola Coloni, dice Santa Cruz del Islote Che E un paradiso. e aggiunge: “Io vivrò Il Resto dei miei giorni qui. E ‘una gloriosa vita “.

Venite a Il Resto milleduecento abitanti dei dell’Isola, Julio ne Andrà dà solo morto, Perché l’isola non ha spazio per un cimitero.

‘Time Zone’, new sparks for the International Arts Festival

“Time Zone – on the Way of Possible Music” comes to its thirtieth edition and renews the proposal of search music from the most important international artistic scenes. A sound track in continuity with the history of the Barese Festival, where music is the main protagonist of an exhibition deliberately projected towards the interweaving of codes and languages. Countless and prestigious, they have been artists in over thirty years participating in the Kermesse Barese: from Sakamoto to David Sylvian, Lou Reed to Patti Smith through exhibitions, special projects, readings and installations and previews that have made the festival conceived by Gianluigi Trevisi a staple of the Apulian and international culture.

Preview of the 2017 season will be Time Zones Off, the usual warm-up appointment dedicated to the undergrowth of independent music and the new realities that are gaining the attention of industry media.
From 13th to 15th October, in the spaces of Pellicano in Bari, Turukù will perform in the class, where rock, rap and classical converge into pieces of fulmicotone, the Nocturnal Scene, a post-rock instrument band that blends dreamy atmospheres post-rock dilatations with math-rock rhythmic intersections, and Peekaboom, the duet with double bass, voice and live-looping Ableton.

The official show of Time Zones will animate the weekend on horseback between October and November, departing on Friday 20 in the “Even Cinema Royal” spaces. The protagonists of the evening will be two very interesting formations: the first are Saroos, coming from Berlin and Monaco “side-project” between electronics and post-rock after experiencing historical groups in the German scene such as Notwist and Lali Puna. Following, one of the leading exponents of minimalism, saxophonist and composer Jon Gibson, originally from the West Coast and transplanted to New York, where he became Philip Glass’s historic partner. Along with him on the stage there will be Britton Powell, composer and base performer in Brooklyn, whose work has been commissioned for performances all over the planet. The evening finale is instead entrusted to the project of sounds and images “Visions” by Luigi Morleo and Niccolò Mastrolonardo.

On Saturday, 21, Molfetta’s Eremo Club moves to one of the most anticipated concerts of the season, Alexander Hacke and Danielle De Picciotto. Entered as a guitarist and producer in the mythical Einstürzende Neubauten in 1980, in 2005 he released the solo album “Sanctuary”. In 2006 she married De Picciotto, an American multimedia artist transplanted to Berlin and a singer of Space Cowboys, also famous for creating the Love Parade. Time Zones will feature the album “Perseverantia”, released in May 2016. On the same evening Claudia Ferrari will perform, in the art Missy Jay, techno, minimal, tribal and funky artist. The artist travels the world by offering extremely engaging sets and has been living in Ibiza for years now.

On October 27, in the Auditorium Showville, another great event with well-known Jeff Mills, innovator, prophet and authentic techno legend. It’s an endless production, with some really epoch-making and unmissable dj-sets around the world. He has made dozens of transverse projects between the arts, ranging from science fiction to space, from afrofuturism to electronics and to true contamination. The one that will be presented exclusively in National Time Zones is the latest version of The Trip.

On Saturday, October 28, he returns to the Molfetta Hermitage Club with four performances: at 21.30 he starts with Mary Ocher, a Russian songwriter transplanted to Israel, whose stylistic figure consists of guitar, synth, and vocalizzi eterei. At 22.30 comes Bebawinigi, singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and actress, to rock, industrial and new wave. Next is Sun Yufka’s turn with a project that moves from tropical mountainous metropolitan markets, while the closing of the evening is for DJLag’s consul, recognized as the main pioneer of Gqom, the sound that joins Durban, London and Rome .

Open Villas in Brianza 2017

From Saturday 16 September to Sunday 1 October 2017

There are altogether 12 openings for Open Villas 2017, most in the territory of Brianza Monzese, starting from the capital city of Monza, where thanks to the local delegation of the Fai you can visit the San Gerardino complex. In Briosco two other private sites can be visited, the Peregallo Mills and the Riva Art Furnace: both offer workshops guided tours, suitable also for families with children. In Brugherio you can visit Villa Sormani, a fine example of Lombard baroque. The church of Sant’Eugenio, dating back to the 8th century, is open to Concorezzo. Lentate sul Seveso organizes visits to the Oratory of Sant’Alessandro in the hamlet of Copreno. Even in Brianza monzese, for the first time you can visit Villa Dho in Seveso, while in Sovico are held guided tours to the Old Church with the collaboration of the parish committee. A new site can be visited also in Vimercate, in whose territory Ville Aperte was born in 2003: on Sunday 24 September, guided tours of the Villa Santa Maria Molgora Park are planned.

Another novelty is the visit of the area of ​​Ex Cral Antonini Corberi within the provincial property of the Architectural Complex adjacent to Villa Pusterla at the Mombello di Limbiate. This is a space that tells the latest story of a site from the alternate events, with an outside visit to the premises where the employees of the former psychiatric hospital carried out recreational activities along with their families.

Some new entries also in the territory of Lecco, with the opening in Montevecchia of the Oratory of St. Bernard, Cremella of Villa del Bono, Oggiono of the Cascina Ghisolfa, Olgiate Molgora of Villa Maria di Mondonico, in Brianza comasca also adheres Cabiate with Villa Padulli.

Always rich is the offer of the City of Monza, where you can visit the Treasury Museum of the Duomo of Monza (with reduced rate by presenting the ticket for Open Villas in Brianza), the Civic Museums, the Royal Saletta. Thanks to the activity of the Guidarte association you can visit the Rai Way headquarters in Monza Park, the Espiatoria Chapel, Villa Torneamento. The volunteers of the Delegation of Monza del Fai, besides being engaged in the new opening of the Complex of San Gerardino, also this year accompany the visitors to know the Quadreria of the San Gerardo Hospital Company.

A special discourse deserves the Villa Reale of Monza, where you can visit the entire Piermarini complex with a low-cost cumulative ticket, enriched by a visit to the Sony World Awards photographic exhibition set up in Private Apartments and free access to the Triennale Design Museum set up at the Belvedere floor.

The Triennial Museum at the Belvedere della Reggia is also home to a special meeting dedicated to design with Gillo Dorfles, one of the protagonists of history in the twentieth century. During the event, a few pieces of the video The War of Time, dedicated to Dorfles himself and his extraordinary artistic experience by director Francesco Leprino, are projected and commented on.
Open Villas in Brianza 2017 –

There are altogether 12 openings for Open Villas 2017, most in the territory of Brianza Monzese, starting from the capital city of Monza, where thanks to the local delegation of the Fai you can visit the San Gerardino complex. In Briosco two other private sites can be visited, the Peregallo Mills and the Riva Art Furnace: both offer workshops guided tours, suitable also for families with children. In Brugherio you can visit Villa Sormani, a fine example of Lombard baroque. The church of Sant’Eugenio, dating back to the 8th century, is open to Concorezzo. Lentate sul Seveso organizes visits to the Oratory of Sant’Alessandro in the hamlet of Copreno. Even in Brianza monzese, for the first time you can visit Villa Dho in Seveso, while in Sovico are held guided tours to the Old Church with the collaboration of the parish committee. A new site can be visited also in Vimercate, in whose territory Ville Aperte was born in 2003: on Sunday 24 September, guided tours of the Villa Santa Maria Molgora Park are planned.

Another novelty is the visit of the area of ​​Ex Cral Antonini Corberi within the provincial property of the Architectural Complex adjacent to Villa Pusterla at the Mombello di Limbiate. This is a space that tells the latest story of a site from the alternate events, with an outside visit to the premises where the employees of the former psychiatric hospital carried out recreational activities along with their families.

Some new entries also in the territory of Lecco, with the opening in Montevecchia of the Oratory of St. Bernard, Cremella of Villa del Bono, Oggiono of the Cascina Ghisolfa, Olgiate Molgora of Villa Maria di Mondonico, in Brianza comasca also adheres Cabiate with Villa Padulli.

Always rich is the offer of the City of Monza, where you can visit the Treasury Museum of the Duomo of Monza (with reduced rate by presenting the ticket for Open Villas in Brianza), the Civic Museums, the Royal Saletta. Thanks to the activity of the Guidarte association you can visit the Rai Way headquarters in Monza Park, the Espiatoria Chapel, Villa Torneamento. The volunteers of the Delegation of Monza del Fai, besides being engaged in the new opening of the Complex of San Gerardino, also this year accompany the visitors to know the Quadreria of the San Gerardo Hospital Company.

A special discourse deserves the Villa Reale of Monza, where you can visit the entire Piermarini complex with a low-cost cumulative ticket, enriched by a visit to the Sony World Awards photographic exhibition set up in Private Apartments and free access to the Triennale Design Museum set up at the Belvedere floor.

The Triennial Museum at the Belvedere della Reggia is also home to a special meeting dedicated to design with Gillo Dorfles, one of the protagonists of history in the twentieth century. During the event, a few pieces of the video The War of Time, dedicated to Dorfles himself and his extraordinary artistic experience by director Francesco Leprino, are projected and commented on.

#Italiadestate: the flavors of the vineyard, my vacation with Magna Gina

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Bimba dei Anni 50, I used to spend a holiday in Loranzè, in Canavese, my cousin Gina’s guest, for all Magna Gina. We reached Ivrea with the Aosta, a small train with old wooden carriages and completed the journey with a short stroke.

Magna Gina, a widow and a young son, filled me with attentions and delicacies and involved me in her very active life. She woke up early and went to the washroom powered by a canterie brook that was doing my company at night and with her rinsing my clothes climbing over a rock to be at the water level at 8 am I was already wet. Magna Gina then wore me dry clothes and then with gerla and baskets of supplies she left for the vineyard. At the end of the trail, when I was climbing, I was already tired, and poor Gina, silver hair and golden heart, made me into the gerla and carried me to the top of the hill.

The path was a climb to the Earth’s Paradise: around me there were trees full of fruits of all kinds and I just had to stretch out a hand to pick up the mulberry and bamboo leaves, apricots, plums, small pears, white peaches, Figs, avoiding the bees that were buzzing in the heat. The vineyard was covered by terraces with water-gathering tanks that housed frogs and toads, while green and blue dragonflies squirming among the bushes of the thousand flowers spinning in everywhere.

At the top of the hill a large gate supported by pillars, bearing the inscription “Villa Marra” and next to “Parva domus magna quies”. The entrance was preceded by a staircase opening on a plateau on which the mansion was standing. It was a simple construction, without electricity and no convenience but for me it was a treasure trove: on the ground floor there were the kitchen and dining room while the bedrooms were on the upper floor.

The furnishings were old, if not antique, and for this it was doubly fascinating to start from the oil lamps to the yellow collections of “The Sunday of the courier” that I was browsing kidnapped. Around the house there was a court with the top of white rosellines under which the table for lunches and snacks was fitted, the water pump, the fish of the red fish that I ingested with the wastes of the hosts that the old Parish priest gave me.

The ladies who were sewing or chatting sat on a rooftop terrace, a balcony on the Canavesan plain as the men spent their afternoons playing bowls in the playground at the bottom of which there was a stone cave with seats and The coffee table with bread and salami and fresh vinegar.
On the side of the courtyard there was the chicken coop with hens of various breeds, and my favorite were the “Americans” who lay small eggs and on which a gallant king was reigning. On the back was the hazel, where there were squirrels and ghosts: my cousin Giuseppe was afraid that they were afraid of my talk and that I would only have been able to see them. It has happened very rarely.

All this kingdom was governed with a firm hand by Magna Gina: it was laborious like a bee and every creature of the vineyard, every flower, to each person she was giving her cure and affection that still warm the heart of those who lived with her today.

TALENT, COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION: THE PODIUM OF SUCCESS BY SECOND VANESSA FERRARI

Getting to be the first Italian woman to win a gold medal at the World Arts Championships at the age of 16 is an incredible goal. But the true titanic enterprise can succeed in reconfiguring over time. And continue to win, no matter who the new opponents, no matter what the difficulties are. Vanessa Ferrari knows this very well. She, class 1990, who grew up in the province of Cremona and became a small big star of tricolor sport, made Make it possible a true philosophy of life. Or rather, a magic formula, to keep repeating every day in front of the mirror and beam, challenge after challenge, workout after training, medal after medal. The result, for her, is a spell of grace and power that for years has left the whole world open.

WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU “MAKE IT POSSIBLE”?
In my case it means first of all so much workout and so many sacrifices. And so much commitment and a lot of constancy, because the results never come by chance. Artistic gymnastics are a sport that starts very young, and professional athletes usually stop very soon. This means that to get to the highest levels you have to make a lot of kidnapping: spend whole days at the gym, have little time for yourself, go on vacation just a few days or sometimes do not get off at all, except for the commemorated parties. All in the face of a result that is never guaranteed to be one hundred percent. But that is the case: if you want to have the hope of getting there, you have to believe it all the way, and behave accordingly.

 

WHAT WAS YOUR APPROACH TO ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS?
I started at 7 years, which is already too late for this discipline. From a tiny time I saw a gymnast at the beam, and I asked my mom to do the same sport. But in my country, Soncino, in the province of Cremona, there was no artistic gymnastics team, so he enrolled me in dance. After a while she realized that she did not do it for me: so when I was about seven years old she started taking me to Brescia for my first training sessions. My mother is of Bulgarian origin, and has always had a great passion for sport. A passion that has been absolutely able to convey.

 

WHO WOULD YOU KNOW THAT THIS SPORT FOR YOU WAS EVERYTHING MORE THAN ONE PASSAGE?
From a small one it seemed like a game, of course. I enjoyed it like a madman doing bugs here and there, and that was enough for me. Then, growing up, I was called for the Juniors National I was 12 or 13 years old, and at that time I began to understand that I had the chance to become a professional athlete.

WHAT WERE THE LARGEST SATISFACTIONS OF YOUR CAREER?
Without a doubt the gold medal at the 2006 World Championship in Denmark was one of the finest joys. It was the first gold in history for an Italian athlete, and I was very excited, although I was still too small to fully understand the meaning of what I was experiencing. For the rest, personally, it was a great pleasure to see how I was able to face the disappointment of the London Olympics. It was a very hard time for me, but the following year, in 2013, I was able to win silver at the Antwerp World Cup. And then in 2014 gold to the Europeans of Sofia. Here, these were two beautiful moments: when you are little you all have little expectation towards you, and when you win is a triumph; But then growing, year after year, the pressure increases, not to mention that you start competing with athletes much younger and more carefree than you. Continuing to reconfirm is undoubtedly the most difficult thing to do. And so when you can, it’s a bit odd feeling.

Get the rest and relaxation you deserve with IKH Villas !

Spend heavenly days sunbathing on the chic mahogany deck.

Immerse yourself in the refreshing waters of the private heated infinity pool or recline with a drink on the sun-kissed verandah.

Take the villa’s snorkeling gear to your private beach and experience the unrivalled feeling of being at one with the mystical Ionian Sea.

Relax in the resort’s brand new Waterfront Spa situated right above the sea and enjoy rejuvenating treatments.

When it’s time to eat, fire up the charcoal barbeque for laid back alfresco dining.

Or choose a seat in the open-air Club House restaurant, a romantic stilted pergola that serves up exquisite Greek and Mediterranean cuisine with waves lapping gently in the background.

With mesmerizing views across the sparkling sea, Villa is situated in Porto Zante Villas & Spa, one of Greece’s top resorts.

Experience contemporary living with a charming Grecian twist in this exclusive boutique hideaway.

A private sandy beach beckons daily, while the island’s historic capital is within easy reach.

With a private beach at your doorstep, enjoy the meditative rhythm of the sea as you bask on a comfy lounger.

Stroll to the nearby tennis court and serve up some aces. Zakynthos city and harbor are also a short drive from the villa.

A cultural, shopping and gastronomic hub, the city is also rich in historical architecture.

The airport is just five miles away, while the private VIP transfer is the ideal beginning and end of your stay in Zakynthos.

Holidays in Sicily with a glass of wine in hand

Five wineries and their wines to taste this summer, traveling long and wide on the island

Between past and future
From the unique territory of Etna and the craftsmanship of generations who work on the slopes of the volcano, a “new” wine is born. Or rather, a new excellent expression of Nerello Mascalese, High Mora Feud of Mid-Cusumano. First vintage 2014. Why between past and future? Well, meanwhile it is a product that is born in a precise landscaping and historic farming context, with still old dry-walled screws. Half feudo is actually a cru obtained from a vineyard of 80 years averaging 2 hectares of cultivated saplings. The future is in the bottle, in its content, resulting from a contemporary philosophy and innovative technology, which allows you to obtain a high quality product. But perhaps more than philosophy, in the case of Cusumano, it would be more correct to talk about poetics. Poetics of wine and poetics of making wine today. The company explains it well in a nice video, spread just for the launch of the wines of the Alta Mora line.

With the malolactic in wood, the Nerello finishes in big barrels and this first edition, the wine is still young, already imposes itself as an important and authoritative bottle. Its intense and complex scents, but fresh and delicious in the mouth, so that it can be perfectly matched with seafood pasta dishes.

 

Black and white
Fresh black wines are also born from the dark black ground of Etna. Like those produced by another important company in the area, Cottanera. We are talking about two precious bottles: Etna Bianco Doc 2016 and Calderara 2015. Two different interpretations of the Carricante, the extraordinary autochthonous vine spread on the Sicilian volcano, the soul of many of the best Sicilian whites. His first interpretation is the Etna Bianco, which affords the yeast in steel for at least 6 months. More than a base wine, horrible expression, is a bottle that portrays the Carrier with an essential palette, with almost the only basic colors, citrus and mineral notes of this wine. And the body decided in the mouth.
While the Carrier of Contrada Calderara tells another story. It comes from vineyards of 45 years old up to 750 mt above sea level. Fermented and aged 12 months part in wood part in concrete tanks. In short, nature is part of it, but also the cellar wants its. So here we do not find only the citrus freshness, but also the greater flavor. And still the floral and herbaceous notes on the nose. Both wines combine perfectly with raw fish dishes.

 

Looking for the perfect bottle
Perhaps Stefano Caruso and his brothers are convinced they have found it. In the sense that they have come back to produce the wine that best expresses the philosophy of their wine-making work, the philosophy behind the whole production of the Marsala Caruso & Minini company. A philosophy, born of the competence and passion of Nino Caruso, then of his heirs. And precisely the name Nino brings the prince’s bottle of the cellar, the superb Rosso Sicilia Igt. (15% alcohol), which we had the opportunity to enjoy at the ancient Baglio di Marsala of the family of producers (see the opening photo above). Nino is born from two distinct stages of vintage with a strict selection of grapes (Nerello, Nero d’Avola, Frappato and Perricone). The second harvest occurs after a natural baking of the bunches. The wine then affinates four years in French and American wooden tonneaux, but made in Sicily, and another 12 months in bottle. Another particularly representative wine of Caruso & Minini is certainly the Perricone, also known as Pignatello. Sachia is the name of our bottle with this purest grain. A fresh and powerful wine, fragrant nose and elegant on the palate. 6 months in steel tanks and 3-4 months in bottle. Work on this autochthonous Sicilian grape is another challenge won by the Marsala winery. Finally, we point out three more bottles to try: the Catarratto Isula, the Black Avola Reserve Cutaja and the sumptuous Syrah Riserva Delia Nivolelli.

 

Nobles
Speaking of Sicily one can not but mention a Cricket. A Cricket, for example, like the Kados of Duke of Salaparuta from the estate of Risignolo. It is a bottle that well represents this variety, with its floral bouquet. For about 40 days, half of the grapes ferment in barriques, while refining takes place in vitrified cement tanks. The fruit of the work in the vineyard and in the cellar is therefore a wine of remarkable complexity and structure and a combination of great pleasure in the mouth. More demanding and important is certainly Bianca di Valguarnera, Insolia in purity.

Mejores villas de lujo para sus vacaciones exclusivas.

Qué lugar es mejor que Cerdeña para unas vacaciones de ensueño?

Alquiler villas con piscina, cerca del mar, inmerso en la exuberante y fragante vegetación mediterránea.

Equipado con todo el confort, villas de lujo en Cerdeña son la opción ideal para aquellos que, como usted, están buscando

la máxima belleza en completa privacidad y tranquilidad.

Las villas de lujo que se puede alquilar son de dos tipos: el primero, la tranquilidad de garantía totalmente independiente

y la autonomía absoluta.

Estos últimos son en cambio parte de un complejo, y por lo tanto se encuentran dentro de un hotel.

A pesar de ser físicamente independiente y separado de las habitaciones, le permiten disfrutar de todos los servicios que

el hotel pone a su disposición.

Estas villas de lujo son adecuados para aquellos que, mientras que la investigación de una cierta libertad, no quiere

renunciar a las comodidades que ofrece el hotel.

Tipos de Villa de lujo para sus vacaciones son tantas y diferentes entre sí.

Están ubicados en diferentes lugares de la isla y están estructuradas de manera diferente: por lo tanto, adaptarse

fácilmente a las necesidades de diversos tipos.

Malta splendida villa per le tue vacanze

Questa lussureggiante villa dispone di un design all’avanguardia, tra cui una miscela di linee pulite e nitide, decorazioni minimaliste e materiali prestigiosi, che si combinano per produrre un flusso naturale tra le aree esterne e interne della proprietà.

Grandi porte in vetro sfocano le linee tra dentro e fuori, invitando quelle persone al coperto. La piscina stessa vi invita a fare un tuffo, che vanta una caratteristica Zen-like e un bordo infinito induttivo che ti fa sentire come sei veramente al di sopra del mondo.

La tranquillità regna una volta che tuffate in piscina e la vista spettacolare che in alto; L’intera valle si apre sotto di te, e il Mediterraneo scintillante può essere visto in ondulazione in lontananza. Il ponte soleggiato offre strutture per il pranzo all’aperto e sedie a sdraio, che vi consentono di rilassarvi con la vista mozzafiato della valle e del mare.

Vanessa Hudgens and the unexpected accessory to beat the heat

The singer has given with its complement “wild” for hair, that with which to guard against the sun (among other things)

 

We all have ours. A fedora hat, a cap with a visor, a raffia pamela, … When temperatures rise, they multiply – like loaves and fish – capillary accessories that fulfill a triple function: to attenuate the thermal sensation of heat, to protect our face from Sun rays and give us a more “dignified” air when we decide to embrace the summer and its philosophy: washed face, natural hair behind the beach and / or pool, excesses, etc.

The good weather opens the ban on many novelties in terms of style; There are, for example, botanical illustrations, short monkeys or fluorine colors. But Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin have shown us with their summer stylings that, among them, the obsession with hair complements and motives (already mentioned) prevail.

 

Vanessa Hudgens entrusts to the beret this triple function of refreshing, sheltering and beautifying the woman. Although the choice may be somewhat unexpected, the beret expands its life-span with the purpose of serving as effectively as autumn-winter looks like spring-summer looks; An exercise of reinvention proper to the fashion industry.

The ex girl Disney has found in a black model, abullonado and with a detail braided on the visor the cocktail of ingredients necessary to beat the heat and to dress up all its outfits, be it a fluid dress of sailor stripes with clogs or a cropped top And plastic flip-flops

Ibiza Holiday

Situated in a private and exclusive area close to the idyllic village of San Juan, this spectacular five-bedroom, six-bathroom villa makes Ibiza living feel like a dream come true. Set over two levels, the contemporary property offers uninterrupted westward facing views, immaculate landscaping and a chance to experience the authentic northern countryside in all its unspoiled glory.
The spacious and open design flows harmoniously together; the luxurious property features high ceilings, a fully equipped, high-grade kitchen and a sun-drenched common living space. All bedrooms offer sweeping sea views, lead onto a private terrace or veranda and are equipped with luxurious en suite bathrooms.
Leading from the stylish interior dining area is a large open terrace enveloped by a sail shape infinity pool. Surrounding the property are extensive grounds featuring jasmine bushes, jacaranda trees, almond blossoms, orange, fig and olive trees complete with a soul stirring Mediterranean backdrop.
Perfect place if you seek for relaxation for your Ibizan holiday.

The rules for a perfect gin tonic

We talked to the Cocktail Manager at the Gin Festival to let us know the secrets to preparing a gin tonic.

From bitter medicine to becoming one of the most popular drinkers in the world, gin and tonic has made its way. The story of this drink originated in British colonies and more precisely in the Indian subcontinent. Here in the second half of 1800 one of the greatest health threats was malaria, a disease that was fought with tonic water – that is, a quinine-prepared drink, an antimalarial extract from the bark of the china tree. But the sensible British palate did not like his excessively bitter taste. So settlers began to add to their tonic water one of their favorite distillates: gin.

 

Over the centuries, gin and tonic has reached virtually all corners of the world and has evolved and has changed shape. A change occurred on the one hand thanks to the courage of large and small (sometimes micro) distilleries, which without forgetting the juniper have experienced the use of new botanicals. From the standpoint of the mixologists who wanted to go beyond the borders of the always great, but not necessarily exciting, lemon slice.

The latest news comes from Spain. Here in recent years they have taken the most classic of British drinks and have revolutionized it both in the approach and in the flavor. Ordinary glass is the balloon piece, that is, a cup similar to wine. But the novelty is what is served in, that is, gin tonic where experimentation makes it a master with the addition of fruits, spices, bitters and even jams. The purpose is simple: create a refreshing drink and exalt the characteristics of each gin.

A school of thought that has crossed the boundaries of the Iberian peninsula and has even conquered Great Britain. Just think that GinFestival.com, an itinerant festival that is among the biggest gin-devoted British events, has embraced this philosophy. “The large cup of glass allows you to add a large amount of ice, while the tall stem helps keep the heat away from the drink, ensuring that you stay cooler longer,” explains GQ Peter Barrett, Cocktail Manager and Events Assistant at the Gin Festival. “Additionally,” he adds, “when the seal is added it allows for a visually appealing drink.”

To choose the right seal, he explains, one has to start from the main genome of gin and the set of botanicals used to create it. Most brands recommend the best way to serve their product and indicate what is best to put into their gin. But often the best thing is to play with the aromas and choose your own garnish. “First he tastes gin and tonic and tries to identify the words that best describe their character,” continues Barrett. “Is it lively and with the distinctive notes of lemon, delicate and floral, or has hectic and dry notes? Once you understand this you can use garnishes to enhance an aroma or add a contrast note to gin. ”

For gin citric try with coriander, basil or thyme. For those more floral lavender or cucumber. If grassy notes stand out, use rosemary or apple, while they dominate the spices spilled on orange, cloves or pepper. Finally if the gin is particularly dry it opts for pink grapefruit or lime.

From the theory to practice, the good news is that preparing a perfect gin tonic is simple. And the few ingredients it needs make it easy to serve both home and out (a few things try to sip a gin tonic during a boat trip).

The rules to follow according to Peter Barrett are not so many, but sacred. First, use a glass with a stem. Then do not skimp on the ice and put it a lot. Then add one or two shots of your favorite gin and gasket. Finally, complete with ⅔ or ¾ of a toner bottle of the best quality.

“Today there are so many versatile and interesting ginos with an infinite variety of aromas and styles, which means that there is really a real gin out there for anyone,” says Barrett.

“There are also many high quality toner brands available to accompany these gin, which means there is still plenty to explore and you can discover ever-changing new flavor combinations. The choice you have today with G & T, “concludes,” is infinite. “

America’s Cup Secrets

Bikes to place grinders, advanced weather studies, carbon wings with secretive control systems. On GQ Magazine Number,

America’s Cup 2017 Technology Challenge. Starting with Oracle Security Systems …

Supra-powered helmets, supercar helmets and special collaborations: all the latest advances, experienced to win the

America’s Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand wears Dainese Sea-Guard protective jackets, with D-air® airbag system.

The hippies are from Aldo Drudi, author of those of Valentino Rossi. Kask, a bergamasca company, has produced those of

Land Rover Bar.

More and more wheel-like steering wheels: Oracle has been manufactured by BMW Motors engineers; That of Land Rover Bar by

the British automaker and Jaguar.

 

If a haute couture designer interprets Italian tradition …

If a haute couture designer interprets Italian tradition …

As a creative director for Rochas and Schiaparelli, Marco Zanini has put his own personal stamp on both the world of ready-to-wear and the haute couture.

Since he left Shiaparelli in November 2014, it has become quiet around him – but that is right for him.

He deliberately concentrates on quieter projects that do not require a large stage, which radiate modernity for him.

One of them is a collection designed for the Italian traditional house Santoni.

The special feature: while Santoni is specialized in leather goods, in particular shoes, he also designed ready-to-wear for the label.

The Italian designer told us in an interview what exactly this is all about and why the whole thing is “A Colleciton edited by Marco Zanini”

Her collection for Santoni is called a “micro collection” and it was important to you that it is not communicated as “Capsule Collection”,

but as a “Collection edited by Marco Zanini”. Why the whole thing? Are not these words just anyway?

I find that words and certain terms are extremely important in fashion. Fashion is itself a language with which we all express ourselves.

In what words do you describe your collection?

I would title the whole thing as a project. It is not a collection that is dependent on seasons in the sense of a larger ready-to-wear strategy from Santoni.

For me, the collection has its right to exist, because it stands so without any comparison, and because it is such a small selection of perfect basics.

What is typical of these typical Santoni and what is typical of you?

Actually, there are quite a lot of overlaps – many do not know interestingly that I have a real passion for classics.

This timelessness was what I wanted to bring into every part of this collection. And, of course, there was a focus on the highest quality

of materials and cuts, a certain excellence and a fine sense for colors and their tones.

What is the purpose of your collection?

For me, all this has certainly something radical: it is supposed to be a subtle perception of luxury that only experts can recognize.

This is also based on a preference for anonymity. Only the initiates know how to appreciate this luxury and therefore deliberately choose it.

Is this also what you see the Appeal of Santoni?

Naturally. And there is also something very important that only really fine brands can offer: “Made in Italy”. A timeless quality predicate for itself.

Mallorca Spain

Watch the boats ply the Port d’Andratx from your private hillside perch at Villa .

This newly built luxury villa will help you fill your camera with panoramas of the harbor and breathtaking sunset shots.

Contemporary interiors and five suite-style bedrooms ensure that you and up to ten friends or family members enjoy a Mallorca holiday in blissful comfort.

Built into the hillside, the house stretches along the slope to offer views from several levels.

You’ll want to spend most of your stay on the sunny terrace, where a waterfall plunges dramatically into the infinity pool and plenty of lounge chairs await your

arrival.

Open the umbrellas or adjourn to the covered sitting area for shade, and watch the sunset from a cozy al-fresco dining area that has a barbecue and fireplace.

Spark a little romance with some stargazing from the rooftop terrace, relax with a session in the sauna or pour a glass from the wine fridge and settle in by the

indoor fireplace.

The bright, modern interiors of Villa Marivent are both stylish and thoughtful.

In the living room, a sectional lets you face either the sea or the fireplace, and subtle shades of cream and gray set a refined tone.

Chrome-legged chairs feel slightly glam in the dining area, while the adjoining fully equipped kitchen is all minimalist with its flat-fronted cabinetry.

Smart-home technology, underfloor heating and an elevator give this vacation rental high-tech cred to match its high-end chic.

Each of the villa’s five bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom and opens to a terrace or balcony.

There are two master suites with queen beds and fireplaces, one of which has its own lounge area, and one other queen bedroom.

In the other two bedrooms, you’ll find a double bed and two twin beds.

From the home’s exclusive hillside setting, it’s only a short drive to sandy, sheltered Camp de Mar Beach and Camp de Mar Golf Course.

Just down the hill, Port d’Andratx is a formerly sleepy fishing village that’s found new life as a glamorous resort town,

where you can book a honeymoon-worthy dinner at a waterfront restaurant, join in the celebrations of local festivals or simply stroll along the charming harbor,

admiring the yachts docked there.

There’s a Carrie Bradshaw look Sarah Jessica Parker would never wear

Although person and character are in aesthetic harmony at 90%, the actress has revealed that the outfit in question would

not show (as it is)

Sex in New York is and will always be a pioneering series.

We are talking about the first written and female television story that deals with sex from the feminine point of view

with total naturalness.

But we also talk about the first television story that made fashion one of its most solid pillars.

Simplifying it to the minimum expression, Sex in NY is the life of 4 adult women seasoned with amorous messes and much

fashion.

The zero-star hotel without walls in Switzerland

Among the mountains stands, so to speak, a luxury hotel with room service included

Remember the song titled The house in via dei matti n.0? Well, there’s something like that in Switzerland. Only this is a hotel, a zero-star tree (Null Stren Hotel), although in the good night of stars, the real ones are seen too much. The only available bedroom is in fact without walls and without ceiling and is located at about 2 thousand meters altitude between the Alpes svissere. To cover only a soft down jacket, but no room service. The room rate, including breakfast and welcome drink, and 295 Swiss francs. The bathroom? Well, it is located in a hut just a few minutes walk from the bedroom.

 

The “Zero Star” hotel is actually a conceptual work of two brothers Frank and Patrik Riklin and their partner Daniel Charbonnie. A way to reflect on the theme of hospitality, nature and the concept of luxury.

Roka – Dive into Japanese Spring

In the heart of Soho, and just a short walk from Oxford Circus,
this Japanese restaurant is a real treat for those who love the city’s frenzy,
but every now and then wants to indulge in a relaxation of palate, mind and eyes.
Exotic and interiors in Japanese style, a menu of sushi, meat, fish and grilled vegetables
is cooked under the eyes of the diners, thanks to a showcooking station with open kitchen.
As if it were not enough, to celebrate the arrival of spring, there was a spectacular installation
of Sakura branches (from Japanese, cherry), naturally in bloom.

Take yourself far out of the ordinary at Villa.

 

From this luxury villa’s perch above a quiet cove on the Andaman Sea, only one other set of lights is visible at night—the ultimate in a scenic private location.

A full staff and the contemporary, Asian-influenced interiors of this vacation rental will ease you into the laid-back Phuket lifestyle in no time.

Your holiday at Villa begins with an airport transfer and includes the services of a chef, housekeeper, security staff and property manager, making it the perfect

destination for a relaxed family getaway or honeymoon away from it all.

Spend your time taking in the views—and soaking in the tropical sun—from the expansive outdoor living area,

which includes rows of loungers by an infinity pool, shaded sitting and dining areas, and a barbecue.

Inside, the property features spa and exercise rooms, a bar and lounge, a sound system, and even a library.

Simple elegance defines the look and feel of the villa’s interiors.

Neutral-toned sofas and sectionals, cool charcoal-hued tile floors and walls of windows keep the multiple living rooms

refined yet airy, while built-in cabinets add an understated, thoughtful touch to a dining room that seats sixteen.

Flat-fronted white cabinets and contrasting black countertops in the fully equipped kitchen are a study in minimalist chic.

The seven bedrooms at Villa are split between the guest pavilion and the arrival pavilion; all have en-suite bathrooms, balconies and ocean views.

There are six bedrooms in the guest pavilion: four with king beds, lounge areas and al-fresco showers, and two with two twin beds each.

The arrival pavilion has one bedroom with a king bed, its own living area and an outdoor shower.

In spite of the villa’s hidden-away location on a quiet cove, it’s only a 10-minute drive from Kamala Beach, known for its beautiful sand and trendy beach clubs.

The property is also close to Patong Beach,

Surin Beach, FantaSea and even Laguna Golf Phuket. Make the short drive into central Phuket and board an excursion from the Royal Phuket

Marina or sample local specialties from the night market.

The short

 

Dressing for office in summer and not die trying

In winter, when blazers and classic cut men’s shirts can join; When everything can be covered under a pair of tweezers

and jackets,

dressing for the office being carried away by the formal vocation is (at least in general) much simpler than in summer.

The summer implies a progressive loss of layers that finish looks and even take it to another plane, making the

morning confrontation with the closet a feat worthy of epic.

At least, until you save these images of inspiration and recreate these tips.

The miniskirt is a garment so associated in summer as by many feared in the labor field; Logical, if you take into

account that it connects

Spring Sound: the surprise edition ends!

With Grace Jones (Stainless), Riz Amhed Swet Shop Boys, powerful and political, and Haim, for all but classy (which in these days is not a bad thing)

So the Spring Sound is over.
There is still another day of parties and concerts around the city, but at the no-place par excellence that is the Parc of Forùm we will be back in a year,

with the excitement, the curiosity and the unbelief of ever.

Of this spring, we will surely remember the surprises: Backstage Palaces Backstage Concerts and DJs, 360 degree Arcade Fire show,

Mogwai’s touch and escape, and yesterday’s incredible pop festival of Haim sisters.

We will remember why, if they were still needed, confirm and reinforce the idea that Spring Sound is first of all an experiential festival.
A festival that has long been responsible for rules that are just his – just see what happens every time the bill is announced – and that moves according to

established logic over time.

Spring can be allowed to have as headliner bands that would not be headliners anywhere else. Every year there is at least one of these.

And now Primavera can also afford to play and not to announce people who in every other festival would shred on the poster with the task of releasing tickets.

With the 2017 edition, somehow, it is overtaken by the classical festivals model and is heading towards a

future where the concept of surprise that has changed forever the record market could have a significant impact even in the way they are perceived And organize

such reviews.
We’ll see.

Meanwhile, we already know that we will remember the incredible and timeless show of Grace Jones yesterday.

He climbed to the stage for sixty-eight years, practically naked and covered with body painting, and put a perfect pop show between an

allusion to cocaine and the other. Glam in the pure state.

And we will remember the sing along collectively during the Teenage Fanclub concert with

their three guitars and the public waving flags of Scotland while the Madridists present at the Forum suddenly unveiled after the Cup victory.

And then King Krule you see it and you ask where it is that pulls out that voice and that it first goes upstairs with a dj,

but then you get to a band – with so much sax – and a concert that already It was nice to become a – ehm – surprise.

To the point that having only seen the end of the Arcade Fire does not cause any regrets. Just as it does not make you regretful, you have chosen

to follow the live of Angel Olsen, which goes so far, but going ahead becomes more psychedelic

and conquers all song after song. A good way to recover from the disappointment of the re-founding Royal Trux and their garage rock escape.
The sound and the aptitude are those of all times, it is a shame that Jennifer Herrema could not do it anymore and it seemed to

Loredana Berté in her most problematic period.

The palm of the most fun concert of the day if they bring home the Swet Shop Boys by Riz Amhed.
Perhaps the most successful live rappove of the festival for power, public empathy and impact. A show of great political value

– recover the words with which they closed the concert – and that with news coming from London, but also with Turin’s panic-panic,

represents the here-and-now more than anything else Past those stages these days.

Head rocking up and down even for Skeptic who made the many Englishmen who filled the Forum Parc.
And then the Haim, what to say: I am a force of nature.
And you do not need to appreciate a kind of pop to understand it.
They are modern and contemporary although they sound like a tribute to the Fleetwood Mac set up by fans of E.L.O.
For all, but classy and in these times, it’s not really anything.
Their was a fast show: the singles of the new album and the hits of the previous album. Just.
A real party, I repeat!

Haulover Bay, St. John, Caribbean

On the unspoiled east end of Saint John’s, perched just 110 feet above the live coral reefs, white sands and soothing

surf of Dreekets Bay, sits the tropical residence .

The grounds at this bijou villa feature papaya, passion fruit, banana, lemon and lime trees for you to pick and enjoy

seasonally.

Among its charms, outside one bedroom pavilion is a wooden staircase that leads to a trail zigzagging all the way down to

Haulover Bay.

The landscaped courtyard at Villa includes a pergola, lap pool, hot tub and a terrace welcoming guests into an aura of

tranquil serenity swept by cooling trade winds.

Its three pavilions, washed with cool green hues, are situated to overlook the sparkling panorama of

Sir Francis Drake Channel

with the verdant island of Tortola beyond. A hammock awaits the sway of quieter moments.

The villa also features a barbeque grill.

The indoors are loaded with entertainment options including electronic screening,

satellite TV, a movie collection, books, games and a PlayStation 2.

Wi-Fi access is complimentary.

BAYWATCH: DWAYNE JOHNSON IN INTERVIEW

Dwayne Johnson does not have much time. He actually came to Berlin to celebrate the European Championship of Baywatch.

But this was canceled for reasons of piety after the attack in Manchester.

The press conference in the afternoon at the Sony Center begins after a violent storm with delay. Afterwards, a few selected journalists will receive individual

interviews – which will be shortened by five to three minutes.

Because “The Rock” is known to answer very extensively, that is just enough for three questions.

Mister Johnson, it’s just a madness year for you: Sexiest Man Alive, the incredible success of “Fast and Furious 8,” the enthusiastic responses to your GQ

interview in which you had joked for the next US presidency run. And now play Mitch Buchannon in Baywatch. How cool is it now to be Dwayne Johnson?

Things are going well. I have good luck at the time. The GQ story of Caity Weaver to the presidency

has become a thing that has always pulled more tracks and brought me great reactions. And now we are sitting here talking about “Baywatch”. It’s simple.

Were you surprised at the reactions to your “presidential candidate”?

First yes. But then it is clear to me where this comes from. When Katie asked me if I could imagine to be a candidate,

I did not really think about the consequences my answer might have. When the reactions came, they were very flattering and I really liked.

There seem to be a lot of people who could imagine that. But quite apart from this, the reaction to me as a presidential candidate in 2020

clearly shows that people long for a better leader. Whether I’ll be 2020 or 2024 or not at all, is not so important.

I have a good sense for people and I think that’s what it’s all about: people want a better leader.

One more question about “Baywatch”: You are very obviously already very good in shape for a very long time.

Did you still have to prepare for the film with a special training?

I had to lose quite a lot of weight. For “Fast and Furious 8” I was much more massive. More so your stature.

You could also beat the crap out of Vin Diesel – and that’s exactly what I had to do. So I had to be a bit narrower.

This is nothing compared to the figure that Zac Efron brings to the set when he takes off his shirt. He is in incredible shape.

Irina Shayk presents her after-baby glow

New-Mom Irina Shayk proves she does not need a styling team for a stunning performance

Irina Shayk presented her after-baby glow on New York’s streets!

The top model, which had only become mother on 21 March this year, showed up during a walk with girlfriends through Manhattan.

Your beauty styling? Uncomplicated! A sporty and elegant trenchcoat crowned

with a casual half-bun and a natural no-make-up look – the color-free manicure enclosed.

The new mummy demonstrates once again that she exemplifies the after-baby Glow and does not need a complete styling and make-up team

for breathtaking performances!

Shayk recently took a picture of Instagram, which she posted just a few weeks after the birth of her daughter Lea de Seine.

In a tight bikini and lying on an air mattress in the pool, the fish-bred mom presented a trained Wow body!

Lifestyle, villas in Ibiza and … pajamas. Here is who is Gianluca Vacchi

 

Video on video with hundreds of thousands of views and sharing, an unmistakable style – halfway between dandy and bohemian – and companies of a certain level.

This is Gianluca Vacchi, a Bolognese entrepreneur who does not care – by choice – to hide his wealth, both material and spiritual.

After a few years of communication on youth communication on social networks, Vacchi has decided to self-proclaim – with excellent results –

today’s kids lifestyle guru, who, in his view, are too concerned to show their true self. What he certainly does not fear to do, given his unmistakable style,

made up of many tattoos, pajamas that look like evening dresses and evenings at Ibiza’s Lio with Bobo Vieri and Marco Borriello.
Gianluca Vacchi-who-is-
Its activities do not necessarily consist of crazy nights in the Spanish islands, but also golf games from the garden of the villa –

you pull straight into the sea, so the balls are biodegradable, dances on the tables with the waiters and training sessions are always very spectacular .

All this, of course, is always posted on social networks, where Vacchi – thanks to the resonance case offered by so many photos with players and VIPs – counts almost

650,000 followers.

Obviously, as with all people with much follow-up on social issues, there is no criticism either.

Many attribute to Vacchi the excessive ostentation of his riches – he talks about numbers with many zeros, because of the family company that Gianluca manages with

his cousin – without any attempt to look normal.

But this is precisely the fulcrum of the mantra of the Vacchi guru, who wants to pass the very message that if money is earned honestly by working, there is no shame

in showing that it has them.

Whatsapp changes: 5 glamorous news

From the ability to delete the messages sent to the chat rooms: here’s all there is to know

After a full-fledged 2016 rumor, Whatsapp is launching other bouts of competition to continue to consolidate its leadership role among messaging apps.

Precisely on the same days as Facebook’s Facebook service was fined in Italy by the Antitrust for 3 million euros – for inducing users to believe that if they did

not give their consent to sharing their data with the social Mark Zuckerberg could not use the application – Whatsapp is preparing for a real revolution.

First of all with the ability to clear messages within two minutes of sending, but above all with a series of small updates that, put together, will really change

the face of one of the most popular chats on the planet: from the new interface to the super fast response, We’ve collected the 5 new releases

that will soon come to the iOS and Android app versions of Facebook.
1. Novelty in the interface. After the half-flop of the “stories”, Whatsapp decided to go back on its steps and to try to cool down

the application decided to change the button style slightly and redesign its main screen. The contacts will have a new section,

all revised and more important than the past: there is the possibility – remotely – that the app can alert your friends and colleagues

when changing phone numbers. New also the editor to convert your videos to Gif.

2. Messages that are deleted. He talks about it so much, but now we are. In the next release,

you will be able to delete an already posted message, even if it is already delivered to our contact. However, there will be a limit,

not yet clearly specified by the app: it was assumed to introduce a two minute standard time limit after which it would no longer be

possible to intervene, but considering the different Telegram approach that allows the revocation even after two Days,

the new feature may only work if the text has not already been displayed.

3. The fast answer. Whoever has an iPhone has already tried to cite a message to respond more quickly – especially in groups; Soon this feature will

also debut on Android and will be integrated with new stickers to be added in response.

4. The chat is highlighted. Regardless of the last message received, Whatsapp will give you the ability to

keep up to three different chats on top of your list. In this way, you will no longer need to scroll your contacts to look for friends and family,

but you can keep your favorites always up.

5. Share your location in real time. You can already send your position to friends using the GPS,

from now on you can send your route along the map to always have your position in real time.

It can work to send the coordinates on how to get to a party, but it can become irritating if it is always an active feature, but whatsapp

will have thought about it and will be studying a way to handle it better from the settings.

The neighbor is too loud, Messi buys the house

A solution as only he can to a terribly common problem. It was revealed by a teammate

If your neighbor does too much noise what do you do? Knock on the wall, maybe without fixing it.

But in the end, just buy him home. It is the solution adopted by Leo Messi in Barcelona to protect privacy and tranquility in the residence of Castelldefels.

Ivan Rakitic’s teammate told him in an interview with the Croatian magazine Novi List, which he also wanted to explain how he sees the differences

between Seville and the Catalan capital: “In Andalusia people are like us in Dalmatia, People take it calmly, fuck coffee together and chatter in the street.

In Barcelona they are more ‘Swiss’, they are respected, but they always keep a certain distance.

The Ramblas? I only saw them a couple of times from the team coach when we celebrated the triumphs,

because the club advised us not to go to grim places. ”
Rakitic also emphasized superstar humanity as Neymar and Suarez: “They are people like everyone else even though people think the players’

life is all about glamor and party.

Suarez invited me for his birthday and it was a normal evening: we bought gifts, dined, conversed, and almost all of us were with our families. “

Opens the first restaurant in Nutella

The Nutella Cafe Chicago will be inaugurated on 31 May

There are already those who lick their mustache. And who’s already trying to buy a ticket to fly to Chicago to eat in

Nutella’s first

restaurant in the world. Nutella Cafe Chicago, owned by Ferrero, will open next May 31 in the city of Barack Obama.

The building on Michigan Avenue will recall the form of the famous jar, it will grow on two floors and will have tables

and tables

of red on the ground floor and sofas of the same color on the second floor.

In addition, being a true restaurant, the menu will include in addition to the many predictable Nutella sweets,

also salty dishes in combination with the most sold hazelnut cream in the world.

Ibiza Mood

Spain, Ibiza

Architectural Gem, Magnificent Sea View, Walking Distance To An Amazingly Beautiful And Uncontaminated Beach

Villa, 6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 12 persons, Pool, Spa, Garden, WiFi

 

Spectacular six-bedroom villa situated in Ibiza.

This formidable residence, optimized for comfort and magnificently luxurious space, helps to redefine the term ‘luxury’ and is preeminently placed within a new, e

xclusive and gated compound in exclusive Cala Conta, on the island’s beautiful West coast.

From the mansion there is a magnificent sea view and the villa is excellently sited to present a sweeping panorama that includes the islands of S’illa des Bosc and Conejera,

as well as the famous Balearic sunset. Everything is carefully considered and all is designed for immediate comfort, while cutting edge technology

will make any stay here all that more special.

Glazed walls seamlessly merge the expansive living areas and outdoor spaces, which are geometrically defined and pleasantly arranged along with the paved stone

pathways dissecting the sprawling well-tended lawns.

The property is neither overlooked nor has any obstructed views.

There is a long and lean long swimming pool, bordered and shaded to one side by high trees and enticingly placed at one end is wide sun terrace offering a superb

panorama of landscape and sea views.

NIO EP9, at Nürburgring the fastest car ever is electric

The zero emission supercar has hit the blow. It is you, now, the absolute fastest car series to have completed a tour of the legendary German circuit
Do you remember the NIO EP9? We had talked about it some time ago to become the fastest electric car ever to be on the track of the old Nürburgring.

From that episode, the “global” producer (as he likes to define himself on his site) has still talked about himself last February for having built his own self-guided car faster

than ever – the only Having completed a round of the Circuit of the Americas

(the COTA, which hosts the Austin GP of Formula 1 and MotoGP, so much to understand) in such a short time. Evidently,

this record thing must have liked a casino for kids based in San Jose, Monaco, London and Shanghai (as well as eight more locations),

so it is recent news that a Nio EP9 would be able to break down The absolute record among the “street legal” cars never scored, within the Nordschleife.

90. A measure that, if confirmed, would represent a tremendous leap forward compared to the recent record recorded by our “Lamborghini Huracan Performante” (6: 52.01 in October last year)

and a huge giant step in comparison to all ‘Last hypercar seen from those parts, the Porsche 918 Spyder

(which stopped the stopwatch at 6:57 in 2013) – here’s the complete list of times taken down there.

At the moment there is no video that reveals the goodness of time, but certainly NIO has not failed to officially report it.

Gerry Hughes, Head of Performance Program & FE Team Principal, said: “In October 2016 we wanted to mark a new record tour for electric cars with our NIO EP9.

Under unfavorable track conditions – for which the Nürburgring Nordschleife is famous – the EP9 completed two laps of 20.8 km of “Inferno verde”

and in one of these it scored a time of 7: 05.12, beating the Previous record for electric cars and becoming the fastest electric on earth.

The new record lap is 19.22 seconds faster than the previous one.

This is a fantastic achievement for NIO and I am very proud of the team that has been working hard to achieve this goal. ” Okay, okay,

Gerry, beautiful Gerry story, you convinced me.

The smartphone is dead. He killed Facebook!

Today it seems impossible. But in a few years it may be the obvious truth. Get ready at the end of the phone, but also with tv and tablets as we

know them

Among the many innovations announced by Mark Zuckerberg during the F8, the annual dedicated developer conference,

spotlights were focused on Spaces, a virtual reality social network, and to a lesser extent on the two new versions of the Surround 360

spherical camera ( Which will allow you to move within the images) and on the futuristic goal of Building 8, the company’s research

and development lab, to work on a project that dictates the words you think directly on the screen without the help of writing.

In the center of the stage, instead, Camera Effects is over, the filtering platform actually boosted that will allow developers to create useful

elements to overlay three-dimensional graphic signs at shots. Specifically, Zuckerberg has three outfits: to provide more information, to add objects,

to have fun decorating and changing a shot.

The focal point of the project is the camera, because the images are today a massively used language on the internet to express

themselves and not just to divulge static shots.

The spread of stickers and filters to indicate feelings and mood is the most obvious confirmation.

And the natural passage to which Zuckerberg is aiming now is to take advantage of the camera that every person ever wears with that smartphone.

In the ten-year plan revealed last year by Facebook, photographic language is a key element in developing those that will be the pinnacles of

the future social network, which will change through artificial intelligence, connectivity always available to everyone,

reality Virtual and increased. And Camera Effects is a first step in this direction, because it brings sociality into reality,

a real fulcrum in Zuckerberg’s strategy. One of the goals of Facebook is to encourage developers to create applications to create a store similar

to Play Google and App Store, but focus on increased reality. Considering the first partners – Giphy, Manchester United, Nike – the start is

promising.

The point, as stated by Zuckerberg himself at USA Today, is, however, to have just one object to do all that we do today with smartphones,

tablets, televisions, computers and smartwatches.

“Within five to seven years we will have glasses or contact lenses that will project virtual objects in virtual format and interact with them.”

And again: “Today we need a physical TV, tomorrow no, because instead of spending $ 500

a $ 1 dollar app will be enough to project the TV on a wall. It’s amazing to think how many physical things it will not be. ”

As explained by Matt Weinberger of Business Insider, Zuckerberg’s move is a war declaration to all the technology giants,

since if he was right, he would lose all sorts of smartphones, smartwatches, tablets etc.). With the relative and heavy economic damage for those

operating in the various subfunds.

Certainly it will take years to succeed, as well as the will of people to wear a pair of super hi-tech glasses. In this sense,

we must not forget what happened with Google Glass, as well as the difficulties encountered by Oculus, which belongs to the same Zuckerberg.

Returning to Camera Effects, however, it can not be ruled out that the success of some applications might be an advance as you can see on future

glasses. That certainly will be very different from Snapchat’s Spectacles, the real Facebook rival on the short-medium-term

in the race to conquering the increased reality.

On the long run, Facebook, on the other hand, should look to Microsoft for a long time working on HoloLens.

It is no coincidence that project leader Alex Kidman has talked, before Zuckerberg, of “goodbye to smartphones,

tvs and everything that is on display” as a natural consequence of the advent of increased and virtual reality.

All this without forgetting the work in the shadow of Google, Apple and many other small and big business realities.

Omega 60 Years Speedmaster

Omega celebrates 60 years of Speedmaster with George Clooney and Buzz Aldrin
In a universe of lights and sounds, Omega celebrated in London with a starry night, the 60th anniversary of the iconic Speedmaster

In a universe of lights and sounds, Omega celebrated London’s 60th anniversary of the iconic Speedmaster with a star-studded evening.

George Clooney and Buzz Aldrin were the guests in honor of the “Lost in Space” event that paid tribute to the unrivaled Speedmaster story in space exploration.

The evening, conducted by Professor Brian Cox, took place in a completely transformed Tate Modern to offer guests a real sensory experience.

In the elegant, futuristic location, the protagonists were the 60 Speedmaster models from 1957 to 2017.

Among the various VIP fans and guests of the evening: the American actress Liv Tyler; The English actress Gemma Arterton; English singer Ellie Goulding;

The French actress Clemence Poesy; The English actress Joely Richardson; English singer Pixie Lott; The American model Arizona Muse;

British model Erin O’Connor; The British model David Gandy; The English actress Laura Carmichael; The English model Amber Le Bon;

The influencer Camille Charriere; The model and influencer Oliver Cheshire; The English model Toby Huntington-Whitely; Chef Marcus Wareing;

The English boxer David Haye; The English swimmer Adam Peaty; Chinese actress Liu Shishi the Italian swimmer Filippo Magnini;

The Japanese actor Shohei Miura; The Thai actress and model Praya Lundberg; And Indonesian actor Nicholas Saputra.

The Lost in Space event ended with the performance of ESKA, which delighted guests with an overwhelming version of David Bowie’s classic Space Oddity.

The perfect ending for an evening of entertainment and imaginationOmega 60 Years

Travis parle 80 langues à votre place

Au revoir les dictionnaires de papier et des applications ici est traducteur simultané rapide et pratique à transporter toujours dans votre poche

Une traduction simultanée dans plus de 80 langues, avec ou sans connexion Internet. Ce n’est pas magique, il est Travis. Quand on dit avoir dans sa culture de poche.

Il est un dispositif intelligent de poche qui utilise l’intelligence artificielle pour en savoir plus vous l’utilisez et améliore.

Il dispose de 12 heures de vie de la batterie, en mode hors ligne. L’ère du dictionnaire imprimé dans votre poche ou une application smartphone.

Pour faire des affaires, de poser des questions sur des vacances ou de tomber amoureux de votre propre son, Travis vous fait vous sentir parler locale globale avec qui vous

avez devant. L’idée est venue à Lennart et Nick, deux amis qui partagent une passion pour le Voyage, la technologie et start-up. À ce jour, l’équipe Travis est divisée entre

New York, Rotterdam aux Pays-Bas et à Shenzhen en Chine.
Nous sommes 7 milliards de personnes sur cette planète et nous parlons plus de 6.500 langues, mais la plupart d’entre nous – 83% pour être exact – ou peut-être un Speaks

deux. Ne serait-il pas intéressant d’abattre tous les murs linguistiques pour partager des idées et des cultures qui font une conversation simple? De là, il a commencé

l’équipe Travis et ont choisi les 80 langues les plus parlées dans le monde.

Comment ça marche? Il est facile, il suffit d’appuyer le seul bouton sur l’appareil et de parler. Il dispose d’un processeur quad core et est équipé de deux 4G Wi-Fi. Il

dispose également d’une prise audio pour le casque, mais aussi Bluetooth pour se connecter sans fil. Et puis, pour se différencier des autres applications et traducteur

s simultanés, met l’accent sur la simplicité et la rapidité de réponse.

Grâce à Indiegogo campagne de crowdfunding, Travis a recueilli plus 248,441 dollars américains par 1663 supporters et, pour atteindre plus de 311% de ce qui est

nécessaire (80 mille dollars). Maintenant, vous pouvez commander à 129 $, avec livraison prévue en Juin. Après l’été Travis sera disponible dans le monde entier à un coût

de 199 $.

Greece, Paros

Overlooking The Blue Of The Aegean , The Golden Beach And Dryos Bay

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 8 persons, Pool, Garden, WiFi

The villa is a charming private property located in a very panoramic position just few minute drive from the sea.

The house, built with the typical Cycladic architecture, comprises of three levels and a terraced well-kept garden.

A spacious outdoor terrace shaded by a traditional Greek pergola surrounds the main entrance floor. The main entrance opens to a cozy

indoor living area with sitting place, a large dining table decorated with contemporary art pieces

There is also  a well-equipped open-plan kitchen with a comfortable bar area. Located on the same floor is the main guest bedroom with

twin beds (pushed together can create a double), with access to the terrace with sea views.

The upper floor is dedicated to the master bedroom with a large en-suite bathroom, and access to a spacious roof veranda with great

panoramic views.
The property’s private infinity pool was built on the lower floor and is surrounded by green trees and a garden with a spacious outdoor

pergola and sundeck. From the pool patio there is access to another attractive separate guest bedroom with double bed, en-suite

bathroom and sea views.

There is a smaller stone studio on the pool level with a sofa bed turned in twin beds and private bathroom, ideal for teenagers or nanny.

The studio can serve as cool sitting room of the pool area as well.

MotoGP Lorenzo: “In Ducati to win, even against the clock”

Just started the new adventure on the “red”, the Spanish champion (Tissot ambassador) talks about goals and opponents

Elimination of aerodynamic fins, the intermediate rubber rain and limit to two hulls: if the technical innovations of the MotoGP World

Championship in 2017 are minimal, those that concern the team revolutionize the starting grid.

In addition to the debut of the Red Bull KTM rider Jonas Folger and Sam Lowes, Alex Rins and Johann Zarco, the stable exchange rate

between star players make this super exciting season.

Andrea Iannone has passed from Ducati to Suzuki Ecstar replacing Maverick Viñales, now in the box Movistar Yamaha with Valentino

Rossi and, twist, Jorge Lorenzo runs for the Borgo Panigale factory, after 9 years and 3 titles won on the Yamaha.

Who knows whether it is for this courageous decision Tissot, timekeeper of the World Championship, he enlisted as a testimonial.

Not only that, has realized the Tissot T-Race Jorge Lorenzo Limited Edition 2017. Sold in a box in the shape of a helmet, the clock has

counters that are inspired by the dashboard, while the buttons reminiscent of the platforms, the nut draws the disc of brake and the strap

carries the tread grooves.

“I chose the graphics of my race number, 99, and my name appearing screen printed on the back. More color: red is the symbol of Ducati,

“said the Spanish champion, born in 1987.

That concludes by launching a challenge:” This quartz chronograph measures time to the tenth of a second. I will try to beat him too. ”

On the track who your first opponent?
“The” enemy “is always the number one team-mate, before Valentino Rossi, Andrea Dovizioso now. To aspire to great results, I know that

I have to reach the level of Andrea and will not be easy: now has experience on the Desmosedici, the leadership in 2013, and is in excellent

physical and mental condition, as demonstrated by the second place in Qatar. ”

What is the most complete rider in the paddock, in your opinion?
“No one, each of the top riders have unique qualities. The perfect pilot should have the aggressiveness of Marc Márquez, improvisation

Rossi, the resourcefulness of Viñales, clean style of Dani Pedrosa and constancy “Dovi”. I? I keep out. ”

What I made you want to leave the best bike for someone who has won only one title, in 2007?
“Just the idea to be the one to bring it to the summit. From Ducati I had received a proposal for a decinda of years ago and I did not feel

ready to risk. Forte dei won five World Championships (between 250 and MotoGP, ed), I now have full confidence in myself. The talent I

do not miss nor the dedication to work with the engineers also up 13 hours a day. ”

What is your relationship with Casey Stoner, test luxury of “red”?
“Great, I hear it often: nesssuno better than he can give me advice on driving technique, he was the only one to win a World Cup with this

bike and riding is still a phenomenon. Shame not to have convinced him to follow me in all stages of the circuit; on the other hand he

supports me his crew chief, Cristian Gabarrini. ”

A short compirai 30 years and you’ve already taken a lot of satisfaction: think of running long?
“I do not know, I will continue until I’ll enjoy. However, I see Nico Rosberg, who retired at age 31, just won the World Cup: after a lifetime

to run for circuits, we dream all a bit ‘of tranquility. “

ibiza

The property is built on several levels.
Entrance level:
1 large living room with a satellite TV, and stereo with speakers all over the house and on the pool terrace
1 dining area open on the living room with a large terrace facing the sea
1 fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, oven, microwave and fridge
1 guest toilet
1 bedroom with 2 single beds and ensuite bathroom with a shower.

Level +1:
roof terrace with a chillout area, sun beds and an extraordinary sea and sunset view.

Level -1:
1 bedroom with 1 bed size 180cm and ensuite bathroom with a shower
1 large terrace with sofas and chairs, a large LCD TV and a stairs that take down to the pool. Thois covered terrace faces the pool and has a panoramic sea and sunset view
1 bedroom with 1 bed size 180cm and ensuite bathroom with a shower and direct access to the large terrace facing the sea
1 bedroom with 2 single beds and an ensuite bathroom with a shower
1 laundry room

Level -2 (pool level):
1 bedroom with 1 bed size 180 and an ensuite bathroom with a shower

1 independent bedroom with a bed size 180cm and an ensuite bathroom with a shower.

All the bedrooms have an LCD TV and a large door to door wardrobes

Air conditioning in all the house
Internet WIFI, alarm and safe deposit.

The top 5 new app to make, share and watch videos

From Apple to GoPro Clips Quik five apps to package and view the best movies for sharing via message or social network

If today Facebook, Messenger and YouTube are the three most downloaded applications on the App Store history with millions of users a day, nothing prohibits new startups dream undermine them and become the new queens of the world social or video editing.

Thousands of new apps make their debut every day: some fail immediately, others have an initial boom but fail to ride the wave, and only very few are able to establish itself as a player in the market.

What is certain is that the future of the company can not be separated from the video, now considered a form of communication for excellence in the world of the Internet: all major app messaging have an internal tool for video management, but there are several software take care to pack for you the pictures or draw the best social content to around the net.

Just think of the phenomenon of Social Stars, users who have distinguished themselves on social networks for product quality content, often video, and the number of followers who can engage.

Before being replaced by Japanese artificial intelligence, we have selected the five best apps to download on iOS and Android to manage photos and videos to social networks.

Apple Clips. He spoke since last summer, in the end Apple launched its app for video sharing, while giving up to create their own social networks.

Clips works independently from the main camera, and inherits the basic functions of Snapchat, Prisma and Instagram: you can add videos, photos, emoji, or tracks of songs from Youtube and share the result with any existing company.

You can add the time of day or location, while the unprecedented ability to add text directly with a voice command, without typing anything.

It’s a mashup of all existing video editing app with an extra option: if you send the movie to iMessage, the software will recognize the faces and will advise you to send them the link sharing. It should arrive in April for free, along with the other applications you have purchased yesterday by Apple, Workflow.

GoPro Quik. The app chooses the films to be included and the soundtrack and then automatically mount the long movie. By leveraging an algorithm, Quik is capable of locating the best moments of the movie, select and add transitions, visual effects and audio to compress the whole shot in a few minutes.

If you want you can also set the automatic mode that weekly scans your smartphone, detects new videos and mounts them, separating different places and events based on geolocation and timeframe. In the new version it allows you to access all the photos and all videos stored on your account GoPro GoPro Plus.

And with the new Quik function, the user can download only the time you most want, thus avoiding download the entire video and saving time and transfer data. When you buy a Huawei P10 is already the default in the smartphone gallery.

Viple. An app Italian all that gives a nod to the millennials and aims to become the first social TV for smartphones. Viple creates numerous thematic channels using the best videos posted by the company stars on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Music, football, fashion, extreme sports, surf, skate, famous animals, and many others: whatever your passion on TV Viple the user finds the best video can enhance it.

With the Viple bonus Today, the daily look at the world through the eyes of social stars, a canal built every day by the editors who select the best topical video.

Scorp. This app is a kind of Twitter in video – the most successful of the Vine deceased. The Turkish startup that has developed it has decided to create a kind of video conversation between users around the world that can record short films from 15 seconds on any subject – from Trump to the London bombings to the national football – and share them Network.

Anyone can see them, can answer and can share you in turn also on other social networks. From January to now it has earned 3.5 million active users, with an average of 100 thousand downloads per day.

YouTube UpTime. Born inside the Google incubator, UpTime is the attempt to turn YouTube into a real company where you can share watching a movie with friends in real time.

You can send messages, emoji, and reactions you can find a range of content chosen specially for you according to your tastes or preferences of your friends. For now it is little more than an experiment, but it could become the new way to watch movies and TV series

Luxury Guide

Ibiza
LUXURY GUIDE
This island at the center of the Mediterranean Sea has a great reputation among the international jet set and enjoys great prestige as to the luxury real estate sector.
Despite being a small island, you can find different environments to meet the diverse needs of its visitors. They are eagerly sought after prestigious homes on the beaches of Talamanga, Figueretas and Playa d’en Bossa, offering many services and all kinds of fun.
Ibiza is an island that never sleeps: its exclusive clubs stay open after dawn.
See the sunrise in the famous Café del Mar is now an island classic. The typical evening includes dinner at one of the many luxurious restaurants and then continue the night in the private room of the most exclusive clubs, not to mention the numerous private parties in the prestigious villas on the sea front. But this magnificent island offers not only entertainment.
Sant Josep is the perfect place to spend a day outdoors among a select audience that chooses this resort to buying a valuable property. Rent a luxury yacht for a day with friends is another of the many possibilities offered by this island.

Justin Bieber: his dream house that costs a fortune per night

The stars seem to be fixed with the houses, so that their dwellings are generally an ode to luxury and excess also hard to imagine. Justin Bieber is no exception, and his stay in New Zealand has not really spared no expense.

What Justin Bieber does not die of hunger is acclaimed, but the villa he rented in New Zealand is truly one of the most luxurious and excessive things that have ever been seen.

Justin Bieber flew to New Zealand where they expect new dates of Purpose Tour: obviously the singer needs a place to stay in these days of “away”, but if you think he rented a normal apartment or a quiet house you are totally out Street. Justin has in fact decided to rent one of the most luxurious residences of New Zealand, for the modest sum of $ 23.270 per night: at this price the star can enjoy a huge swimming pool, a tennis court and even a golf course. The house is part of the prestigious complex called The Lodge at The Hills, Queenstown: accommodation designed exclusively for VIP, which in high season can cost as much as USD 32 thousand per night (thank goodness Justin decided to go there in March …). The Lodge at The Hills is rented for a minimum of five nights, and includes a range of pampering for guests that are included in the price: a bottle of champagne upon arrival, a private chef, a night watchman, a selection of beers and characteristic fine wines of New Zealand and the access to the golf course and gym. The residence is located next to a forest, and the pool is surrounded by a large garden, while inside there are six suites, each decorated differently. The common areas were decorated with sculptures and artwork. Not a bad place to relax during Purpose Tour, although it will not be a bit ‘too much as a choice? What is certain is that, given the wealth of Justin Bieber (which would be about 260 million dollars), pay these amounts of money for him is not a problem at all.

Trip on the river and jump into the void
What Justin Bieber wants when he is away from home, you have a little ‘relaxation (goal virtually impossible since it is regularly attacked by fans). Arrived in New Zealand, the Canadian singer has tried to enjoy the beauty of the place and do some ‘tourists: so he took a ride on the Shotover River to admire its canyons and experience the thrill of bungee jumping, and the evening is Queenstown went to a bar to have some fun ‘before starting to work. At the local it gave a very funny scene to his fans, dancing shirtless with an old lady who seemed very appreciate Justin transportation.

Two tattoos in one month may be enough
The surprises do not end here: last month Justin Bieber has decided to decorate his body with two more tattoos, not really small: a bear on your chest and an eagle with spread wings on the stomach. A drastic choice (and painful) which shows how Justin Bieber does not intend to stop with tattoos. Most of the designs that are on his skin are of religious inspiration: how many of Justin’s fans know, the singer is very religious, so much to get to a small cross tattooed on his face, symbolizing his way to God.

Carl Cox Ibiza

Carl Cox and his imminent return to Ibiza, between former Privilege and Space
The techno producer speaks to an interview on May Mix of his return this summer on the island, how would want things to change and what has already changed

In an interview with Mix Mag, he speaks one of the big boss of the American techno. Carl Cox, after fifteen years’ experience as a resident at Space, will return to Ibiza, housed in the new spaces of the same club, now known as Hi, in May, before heading to the Pure party at Privilege.

“The point was never to leave the island, but what I would have done the same to create a suitable home for Carl Cox and my music. We are experiencing a new era, and Ibiza is changing for the better. ”

Cox spoke about his ideal future for the island, how would that Ibiza pulled away a bit ‘that atmosphere celebrities who has always been suited and with which she became famous.

“As soon as people come into each one of these clubs, the first thing they say is ‘where we can sit down?’ Thing??? Where we can sit ?? Please, I do not want nobody sitting in my club, I think people are standing in support of music and entertainment. I do not want to pull people off the phone, or start skipping because it is the DJ who so requests. We do not do those things. We do listen to music techno and pure, genuine house. If we’re not in, do not come either, do not bother. ”

He then speaks of the new HI, which takes the place of the historic Space. For him it would be best to completely tear down the old building and build something new on.

“They just want to give some advice. If there are new parties, new DJs, new ideas, that support them. Do not think that if it does not arrive soon so many people the project is to be cut, because this happens quite often on the island when the evenings are not going well. ”

If, however, will be the next experiments of Carl Cox in Ibiza to go the right way, we will have to wait for this third event in 2017.

NEIGHBORS CAN NOT PAY THE RENTALS

There is no one alive in Ibiza

The price per square meter has soared in the last two years. In the island they begin to have problems to replace the positions of doctor or police

“The rent has risen so much in the last two or three years, spurred by the increase in tourists, that we can not afford to live in. I know people who have to share a flat between five or six People, even doctors, because few can afford a rent of 1,600 euros for a two-room apartment. In Ibiza we are going to die of success: this summer there will be more tourists than employees, we may not be able to maintain the services. ”
This summary of the dramatic situation suffered by the island is signed by Luis Gonzaga, a spokesman for the platform affected by rents, an association that brings together 8,000 citizens around the need for a regulation on rents. They have gone out on numerous occasions to the street, starring in the front pages of the local press, but have not yet obtained a clear response from the Insular Housing Counseling. “The institutions are people who own property and have their interests,” said the spokesman.
The figures are strong in this respect. At present, Ibiza has no vacant public housing and, what is worse, the price of the square meter soared two years ago and has no prospect of letting up. According to data from the real estate portal Fotocasa, the island of the Mediterranean already has the most expensive soil in Spain with 12.34 e / m2, ahead of historical figures such as San Sebastián (12,17 e / m2) or Barcelona (11 , 58 e / m2). Thus, a house in Ibiza of 80 m2 has an output price of 987 euros, which has to add the usual surcharge because it is a top tourist destination. “The average price is 1,600 euros per month, a barbarity if you compare it with the main cities of Spain,” laments Gonzaga.

It is not, as in the case of the Costa Blanca and other inland summer resorts, a phenomenon affecting only certain areas. A study by Idealista shows, taking three reference municipalities such as the center, Santa Eulalia del Río and Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, that rentals have grown by around 30% on average since 2013.
The situation is so profitable for homeowners who are allowed to change furniture every year. This dizzying rise of the island has confronted the neighbors; It is the old conflict between landlords and tenants, a sort of Marxist class struggle with brick-colored dyes. To the former the situation favors them enormously. Hector P. has two houses in the Port of San Miguel, in the north of Ibiza. Thanks to the first, she was able to buy the second one: “In 2012, after having housed a family for nine years in my house, I decided to dedicate myself to tourists alone. With the family I would pay around 7,500 euros a year, and the first summer using it As tourist housing, in just two months, I made more than 6,000, “he explains to this newspaper.
Few owners want to talk to the media. Héctor, who prefers to preserve his family name, understands the situation his neighbors live in, although he asks respect for the owners: “We are all day sticking to Facebook and news forums, do not they understand us? Between May and October I earn a lot more than before, triple, even if I have the house empty during the winter.Not even bother about the typical things of a landlord: I buy every season all new furniture in Ikea and throw them at the end, Because it is a very profitable situation and I take it legally.Will they [the neighbors without properties] not do the same if they were in my place? “, Sharp ditch.

For Gonzaga there are three causes why the rents have been disbursed. “With the sinking of similar destinations such as Tunisia due to security problems, Ibiza has become saturated with holidaymakers. The demand is so great that any space is rented, even if it is a terrace or A bed for 500 euros, many times breaking the law, “says the spokesman. “A string of intermediaries are also emerging, landing on the island, renting a house for a whole year and being re-sold to vacationers inflating the price even more,” says Gonzaga. Finally, from the affected platform they lament that there is a large bag of empty houses while many citizens are unable to find an economic ceiling, but simply a lease for a year.

The other months are “season”, the lapse of time in which the Ibizans make their August with Germans and Britons. Most of the owners play it to have empty the house during the winter because the accounts come out to them. At this point, the Balearic Housing Institute (IVIBA) wants to act: “We are in the process of filing a law, which is in the stage of allegations, which has as its object that any housing that has been vacant for two years must be transferred to the park. Public housing, “they say from the institution. The idea would be to check the supplies (light, water) to check if the property houses life and, if not, to set for it a regulated price at the same level as the official protection. In addition, the housing counselor has expressly asked the Ministry of Development to transfer to Ibiza 20% of the homes acquired by Sareb after failed real estate developments. Alexandra has been forced to live in a tent with her youngest son AgeThe case of the Belgian Alexandra Duchateau serves to evidence the housing deficit. She arrived 23 years ago to the island to work as a child cheerleader in the hotels in the area. For years he was changing his address every summer paying as much as 600 euros a month “and it was already expensive,” he says. In 2006 he moved to England for a few months, and on his return the situation had changed: “It took me a long time to find a flat in San Antonio, and it cost me 700 euros. There I started to see a big change,” he told the newspaper. “At the time I was a cashier, I paid 800 euros and I could not keep my two children, so I had to move to a single room for 500 euros.” Here he began his ordeal. The social services of the Balearic Islands showed up at his house and told him that he would lose custody of his youngest son if he did not find a building that had at least two rooms. “I got a job at a real estate company and I moved to a flat offered by my boss. Then I discovered that the whole building was seized by Hacienda, every time they came from Endesa because we had the light hooked up we had to hide in the kitchen my children and I, “he explains. In the face of such a scenario, Alexandra threw the towel and went to Italy with a sister: “But my little son wanted to return, he grew up in Ibiza, there are his friends, his basketball team … and we come back”. Which Alexandra Duchateau and her son were forced to live in. The store where Alexandra Duchateau and her son were forced to live landed in the Pitiusas in June 2016. This time they found no floor. “She was willing to pay up to 900 euros for 20 m2, but nothing. For months she was living in a tent installed in the garden of a lady who cared for the children.” The landlords in Ibiza are very attentive to the number of people Who live in every house. If they think that there is more than one family, they immediately raise the rent, so I preferred to be in the garden so as not to cause problems, “says the Belgian, who even gives an image of the meager supplies with which he lived at that time. “Put ads, leave papers in the empty houses and try to rent the few homes that went to the market and were placed in 20 minutes,” Duchateau found where to live with his son for 600 euros a month.Has trick: the owner, a British citizen , Only signed him until August, but he has repented and wants to evict her. “He says that I have to go with the excuse that we live 50 people, but we are only two, and most of the day we are out.” The reason is, Once again, the lucrative summer ibicenco: “It has offered me to stay the six months of season for 12,500 euros, to more than 2,000 euros per month” says the Belgian, who to the top has discovered that it is re-negotiated.Renounce the work for lack of ceilingIsabel Llácer has worked since 2007 as an Italian teacher at the Official Language School of Formentera, the island bordering Ibiza. At first, like so many other teachers in the Balearic Islands, I shared a flat with a partner for 500 euros. Two years later she moved alone; Paid 600 euros for a room, but he could afford it with his payroll of 1,900 euros net. “At the time my landlord told me that I had to leave because I was going to sell the flat. It was a lie, the next year I rented it for a lot more money,” says Llácer.Llácer, in his last stay in Ibiza Llácer, Ibiza Three years ago, she had a child and was forced to discard the studio apartments, the big rent-a-car on the island. “I could not get in with my partner and the boy in a single room, so I started looking for nothing, but nothing.” We had to accept a small apartment in Platja d’en Bossa for 700 euros that came from salt water taps. And, of course, only until April, because

The VIPs advances to Destinations 2017

 

We asked the VIPs met in the last social events to anticipate the destination for summer 2017
Ibiza was the purpose mentioned: we requested confirmation of this trend in an interview with Francesco Pianelli, a ikh managers and PR-known island.

Question: Hello Francis, we’re interviewing the best known event organizers to have indications of the trends for next summer (2017)
We drove up to you, and without any particular effort might add, since it results from our surveys that Ibiza is one of the preferred destinations for next summer ……

Answer: Certainly, Ibiza has always been a favorite destination for Italian and international VIPs who will find the right mix of transgression relaxing fun … that is the true Ibiza Style. not coincidentally the Ibiza clubs are riding high from 20 is more years ….

Well, if you’re here to interview me there is definitely a reason …… ..evidentemente satisfied customers are good references! (laugh)

Question: Francis, you can tell us about your Island …. the famous?

Answer: Ibiza is an island that offers fun, luxury, sport, gastronomy, and everything you would expect from a holiday to remember … the tourist offer is so vast and diverse that it is impossible to get bored.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Madonna, Alessia Marcuzzi, Naomi Campbell, Patrizio Bertelli, CEO of Prada, Bankers and jet set … Geneva sports such as Valentino Rossi, the former Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini and players like Frank Lampard are your customers for a long time as several newspapers have testified, are a point of reference for the big names every year calling on ‘island …
You can ‘anticipate the big names who have already reserved for 2017?

I can speak in general that the turnout and bookings are on the increase and are anticipating an early sellout names I can make it.

Question: I feel that they are facing a kind of guru of Ibiza and I expect from you the confirmation of a gossip …… It is rumored that Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk set the wedding in Ibiza and booked a superlussuosa your villa, we can anticipate the exact date……??

Answer: I can only say that we have a mandate from a Los Angeles agency to look for a super exclusive property for a very important event … internationally ..

Question: But I do not do names ???

Answer: Privacy is our prerogative, and if many customers choose us because we give them what they want …..

Dream vacation, the new frontier of luxury: the eight most beautiful holiday villas in Europe

Dream apartments with sea views, houses set in stunning archipelagos, medieval castles and beautiful villas. The options for those who love exclusive experiences and travel in luxury are endless and, it seems, are also likely to grow over time. According to the research “The Luxury Tourism”, created by the Bocconi University of Milan and promoted by the International Tourism Exchange, the luxury industry moves globally 1,000 billion euro per year and grew by 4.5% between 2011 and 2015.

They are no longer just the traditional five-star hotels, resorts and ultra-luxury yacht to attract the attention of the wealthiest. An increasingly sought after is the one of the luxury homes, which meet the living room experience, but at the same time unique and personalized. For this Hundredrooms, meta-search engine of apartments and holiday homes, has selected the eight most beautiful holiday homes and luxury in Europe.

Villa Marchese, Ponsacco (PI), Italy – Dating back to the sixteenth century and belonged to the Duke Alessandro de Medici, is ideal for those who want to dive into the past and feel as old as part of a fascinating era as that of the Lords. To beautify the interiors are not lacking in fact old paintings and antique items. A stay at Villa Marquis is suitable especially for those who love to immerse themselves in the world of nature. The house is nestled in a beautiful rural setting, where it is easy to see roe deer, deer and other animals graze in the meadows.

Villa “Las Brisas”, Andratx (Mallorca), Spain – This wonderful house stuck between the rocks and vegetation of Cala Llamp, meets the needs of those who love the sea, but not the crowded beaches of the island of Mallorca. The breathtaking scenery that stands in front of the structure are added dreamlike rooms with sea views, a spa with sauna and turkish bath, a garage with the most prestigious car, a large cinema, a wine cellar with fine wines and more.

Villa Stella, Lisbon, Portugal – Those who prefer to travel in the city can be found in this house the perfect solution. Villa Stella is in the eponymous “Star” district considered among the finest in Lisbon, for the many ancient buildings and for the presence of parks and mature trees. The villa has a very modern and exclusive style. Each room is treated in detail both from an aesthetic point of view of comfort. This, in addition to six bedrooms, four bathrooms, kitchen and living room, a terrace with a private pool.

Villa Noailles, Cannes, France – A real castle, where guests feel like catapulted principles in a fairytale world. Located five minutes from the Festival Palace in Cannes, the structure is able to satisfy the extreme luxury lovers, artists and businesspeople who frequently travel to Cannes to participate in the city’s events. The old style merges with the contemporary, giving the castle a unique character. The tall towers and round and a huge garden with swimming pool give the whole structure an elegant grandeur.

Villa Eriklinna, Äkäslompolo, Finland – Those who dream experience of winter can leave for Ylläs mountain in the heart of Lapland, where you can go hiking and winter sports. The Villa is built entirely of wood, according to the most authentic Scandinavian tradition. In line with this style, the sloping roof, rustic fireplace and large windows. The sauna with Jacuzzi, steam showers with aroma and light therapy.

Villa Nea 3, Mykonos, Greece – Those like Mykonos are the classic places where you made a virtue of necessity. The many white houses in Cycladic style, built one behind the other, with flat roofs and shape cube to withstand high winds, creating overall a spectacular view. Villa Nea 3 aligns perfectly to this style, while offering all the services that a lover of luxury does not want to give up. Located near the beach of Kalafatis, can accommodate up to 14 people, it has a swimming pool and a dining area with barbecue.

Georgian loft, Edinburgh, United Kingdom – A beautiful luxury apartment in a Georgian townhouse, dating back to the eighteenth century. Here you can enjoy the view of the ancient castle of Edinburgh and breathe really aristocratic atmosphere. The apartment is located five minutes from Princes Street, famous for chic shops and the lush green gardens. It includes several rooms, three bathrooms, a spacious kitchen and a lounge eye for detail.

From Madonna to Paris Hilton: for VIPs holiday choose the Mediterranean Sea.

From Madonna to Paris Hilton: for VIPs holiday choose the Mediterranean Sea.

From Salento, via Ibiza, Capri, Ponza and Greece.

There are many celebrities who for the summer holidays this year have chosen the Mediterranean Sea.

Madonna in Salento with her daughter Lourdes, Mariah Carey carries around her children on a mega yacht, Paris Hilton has fun at parties between the island of Ibiza and

Mykonos.

Mediterranean Sea for the model Irina Shayk and Ibiza for his former Cristiano Ronaldo.

SAS THE SUMMER NEW ROUTE FROM STOCKHOLM TO IBIZA

SAS is increasing flights to southern Europe in the summer. Compared to the summer schedule of the last few years, 370,000 more seats will be available in Portugal, Croatia, Spain, Italy and Greece (170,000 more in the peak summer period). As of June 28, SAS will be the only airline to fly a direct route between Stockholm and Ibiza, with departures every Wednesday during the summer season (until August 9). In addition to other destinations such as Malaga, Palma, Palermo, Nice and Split. “We see a continuous demand to popular destinations for leisure and we continue to develop our network and our destinations. This summer we are happy to offer our travelers a range of new direct routes and an increase in flights and seats to Spain, Croatia, Portugal, Italy and Greece. Some of our new direct routes from Scandinavia to Lisbon, Malta, the Faroe Islands, Pristina and Shannon, “says Fredrik Henriksson, head of media relations at SAS. In addition to the new routes, SAS is introducing new cabins on all short-haul and medium-haul. The new cabins will be installed between 2017 and 2019. From the second half of 2017 will begin the installation of high-speed Wi-Fi. Internet on board on short and medium-haul flights (domestic, Scandinavia and Europe) flights will be free for all 4.7 million SAS EuroBonus members and for those who travel by SAS Plus. You can become members on board.

A Relaxed Ambience To This Warm And Woody Chalet, Just A Few Steps From The Pedestrian Centre Of Cortina D’ampezzo

Italy, Dolomites

Chalet, 9 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, 20 persons, Pool, Spa, Gym, WiFi

Cortina d’Ampezzo, the “Queen of the Dolomites” has in her very heart a resplendent chalet just a few steps from the pedestrian centre of this beautiful village.

Live in the lap of luxury at Italy’s premier mountain resort, in the heart of the Dolomites, one of the unique regions in the World offering a memorable scenic and cultural experience for all seasons. In Summer the area is a magnet for climbers and trekkers alike and in the Winter the resort is an eminent part of the Dolomiti Superski: one of the largest ski carousels in Europe comprising 12 ski areas, 450 lifts and more than 1,200 km of white slopes.

A lengthy renovation effort that started from an old barn has created what is arguably the best private luxury chalet in town and that is available to rent. There is a relaxed ambience to this warm and woody chalet, which benefits from an adaptable arrangement of living and private spaces. Deep and plush furnishings, warm, muted colours and lavish throws harmoniously offset the scrubbed wood walls and floors. Discreet lighting plays its part too to add dramatic elements and surprise, from the kitchen and living areas to the bathrooms and bedrooms. Shafts of natural light from outside and within stream into the stylish interior, which presents a cocoon of comfort within which there are exposed and featured stone walls, an enclosed glass forest and ornately carved and eye-catching interior windows.

A generous indoor swimming pool and a compact high-tech fitness area are other unique features and located within a very comfortable and classy spa designed for luxurious rest and pampering in secluded bliss.

Outside this luxury is less dramatic and very natural, with a wide main terrace that overlooks the hills towards Monte Cristallo.

The luxury chalet comprises 5 floors and can accommodate up to a total of 20 guests (12/14 adults and 4/6 kids) in 9 bedrooms, which include a generous lower ground bunk bedroom (sleeps up to 4 people) and an independent master suite (with living areas, a kitchenette and a terrace with a stunning view on the 5 Torri) expertly arranged under the eaves.

All rooms are furnished with great taste and a passion for detail and the artfully arranged bathrooms are fitted with designer fixtures and neatly set into wood surrounds. Family meals can be as fun and as grand as you wish around the antique wood dining table, which seats 14 on carved and crimson chairs. Overhead, a slither of light spans the full length of the table that will add flourish to any occasion.

The garden and terrace burst with colour during the Spring and Summer offer are beguiling spaces for al fresco relaxation and socialising, as well as tempting opportunities for building snowmen with the kids in the Winter.

All told, this property is a great option for a family reunion in a luxurious haven in which guests of all ages will feel at home. The quality of the chalet and the beauty and elegance of Cortina, with its smart après-ski bars, high street shops, restaurants and nightclubs are the right ingredients for a perfect holiday. Last but not least, we will do our part to assist you with our services and make your stay in this luxury chalet just memorable.

LAYOUT

Maximum capacity: Adults: 14 / Kids: 4

Lower ground floor:

Garage for 6 cars (access to the garage is shared);

Ski storage room;

Gloves/boots storage room in the chalet – no warmers but boots are stored close to heaters,

Wine cellar

Ground floor:

Bunk Bedroom for 2 staff with en suite (shower);

Twin bedroom for staff with en suite (shower);

Laundry;

Twin/Double bedroom en suite (shower);

Twin bedroom with en suite (shower), more suitable for kids;

Double bunk bedroom (sleeps 4 people) en suite (shower);

Double bedroom en suite (shower)

First floor:

Double bedroom en suite (shower and bath);

2 Double bedrooms en suite (shower)

Second floor:

Large living area with fireplace;

Dining area;

Kitchen;

Television area

Third floor:

Master double bedroom with en suite (bath);

Studio with bathroom, small kitchenette,

living area and beautiful terrace overlooking the 5 Torri
FEATURES

• In town • Heated indoor pool • Full HD Flatscreen TVs
• Ski room • Hammam • Satellite/Cable TV (free channels)
• Fireplace • Fitness room • Hi-Fi
• Elevator • Children playground • Wi-Fi
• Garage • Business corner • Telephone and fax
• Safe-deposit (3) • Wine cellar • iPod docking stations
• Central heating • Garden
• Child friendly
• Children accepted
• Pets subject to approval
• No smoking

SERVICES INCLUDED

Luxury accommodation on your chosen dates

Exclusive use of the property and its facilities

All linen, utilities and firewood

Linen and towel changed twice a week

Private chef and host

Domestic staff

Daily cleaning

Concierge service

Luxury bath products

Wi-Fi Internet access

LOCATION

Nearest Airport: Venice (VCE), Treviso (TSF)
– Airport: 2 hours by car (VCE); 1.5hours Treviso (TFS)
– Town: In Cortina d’Ampezzo
– Slopes: 8 minutes’ walk (Faloria and Freccia del Cielo)
– Golf course: 5 minutes by car (Cortina Golf Club)

Tourism, Salento allies with Romagna and Ibiza: “Born the axis of nightlife”

The mayors of Lecce and Rimini in the Balearics to sign an agreement between the three islands nightlife happy: study packages for international guests. Perrone: “We will export our way of protecting historical centers”

They are three hub of tourism entertainment and nightlife. Three tries, in the heart of the Mediterranean, which has always anticipate trends and continue to do in the school sector of the economy of the night and in the capacity to tourists, European and international. Adriatic coast, Salento and Ibiza now join forces and create a partnership to share best experiences developed in the nightlife sector, also in terms of security, control and responsible fun, to achieve coordinated and integrated packages, with a ‘ particular attention to the flows from Asian countries.

The first step of this new and ambitious project was moved today in Ibiza, on impulse and coordination of Silb, the Italian association of dance companies and entertainment show Confcommercio and chaired by Maurizio Pasca. At the headquarters of Conseill de Ibiza, the regional government of the Balearic island, the Rimini Mayor Andrew Gnassi, his colleague Lecce Paolo Perrone and President Pasca met the resident of Ibiza Vicente Torres Guasch council and the president of Spain Nightlife Jose Luis Benitez. On the table, the idea of ​​a protocol in which bring projects and initiatives created in coordination among the three tourist destinations.

“We are particularly interested – said Perrone – to enhance our region, not only with the landscape heritage, monumental and natural but through the field
of leisure and nightlife. Compare and take the best from a company like Ibiza, which has successfully established itself as the entertainment economy worldwide reference brand, it becomes strategic. For our part, as Italian, however we can make available our know-how in the development of historic centers and, in this case, the Ibiza cultural heritage to implement an already very attractive. “

Holidays in Spain? Here are ten beaches to top

fine sand or cliffs overlooking the sea, a short walk from the city center or on the islands.
In Spain there are almost 600 beaches where waves the Blue Flag in recognition of their quality.

We present ten of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. From Asturias and the Canary Islands, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the Balearics and Catalonia.

Ses Ilettes – The white sand and clear waters have allowed this shore of the Balearic Islands, located in the north of Formentera, to be counted among the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is a privileged place, where you can enjoy spectacular views of several islands (hence the name) and even spot the island of Ibiza.

The Illetes area is one of the best equipped for the practice of water sports such as sailing and diving.

There is also a maritime transport service that links the area to the port of Sabina and the island of Espalmador.

As Catedrais – The As Catedrais beach (Las Catedrales), declared a Natural Monument, it is one of the most famous of all of Galicia.

It is known around the world for its rocky formations created by wind erosion and water, which have created strange shapes that inspire the imagination of the beholder. When the tide is out you can take your shoes off and walk in the caves of great height to the discovery of arches inside arches. During July, August and September it can only be accessed by appointment, as well as during the Easter holidays (March and April).

La Concha – This beach located between the fishing port of San Sebastián and the Pico del Loro, is one of the most famous, photographed and elegant of the Basque Country.

You can practice sports like surfing, windsurfing, canoeing and beach soccer, while the little ones were set up platforms in the sea with small aquatic attractions. The pleasant and popular promenade is always popular, as well as the bike path that runs parallel.

Bolonia – This pristine white sandy beach is located in Tarifa, in a natural setting of great beauty.

It is considered a paradise for surfers because of the strong wind almost constant. In addition, almost behind the beach is the Baelo Claudia Archaeological Complex, a city-Roman farm that surprises for its excellent state of preservation. In one part of the beach you can practice nudism.

 

Cala Bassa – Beautiful beach, easily accessible and well signposted, located about nine kilometers from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza. Nearby there is a space for camping.

 

 

eco-friendly villas in Ibiza: the complex Cala Conta

This urbanization, traditional architecture of Ibiza, combines the typical characteristics of the island houses the

cutting-edge technology.

The architectural beauty, location and respect for the environment are the features that make Cala Conta the best private

urbanization of luxury villas in Ibiza.

The villas are all oriented towards the west, until the last to enjoy the beautiful sunsets over the Mediterranean:

the panorama offers also great views of Illa del Bosc and Conejera.

The villas are all eco-friendly and all have a very low environmental impact and high energy efficiency systems.

The complex counts on a geothermal and recycling rainwater air conditioning service.

 

Milan, lights off at Porta Nuova

 

Penthouses and villas “out of business.” The luxury homes and six maxi-colored villas tabaccoalle shoulders of skyscrapers have not yet been marketed by choice

Lights out the windows at night, work in progress by day in bare spaces, uninhabited, by choice still spectators of the coming and going of workers, real estate professionals and interior designers. It is the least known face of the symbol of the Milanese Renaissance district: Porta Nuova, investments for more than two billion, 30 sustainable buildings for many architects from around the world. But beyond the awards of the designers, the accolades of citizenship and even the collective imagination, just lift your head at night toward the skyscrapers of the Vertical Forest Island, the towers Solaria, Solea and Air in the raised square Alvar Alto to find that those storey high object of desire are still uninhabited. Or stroll along the way Joe Colombo, on the areas of the former Varesine behind the skyscrapers filled offices, between Via Melchiorre Gioia and the hotel Principe di Savoia, to sense that the six maxi-tobacco-colored villas are still under works and thoughts . Not unsold, mind you: never put on mercato.Milano, lights off at Porta Nuova

Lights out the windows at night, work in progress by day in bare spaces, uninhabited, by choice still spectators of the coming and going of workers, real estate professionals and interior designers. It is the least known face of the symbol of the Milanese Renaissance district: Porta Nuova, investments for more than two billion, 30 sustainable buildings for many architects from around the world. But beyond the awards of the designers, the accolades of citizenship and even the collective imagination, just lift your head at night toward the skyscrapers of the Vertical Forest Island, the towers Solaria, Solea and Air in the raised square Alvar Alto to find that those storey high object of desire are still uninhabited. Or stroll along the way Joe Colombo, on the areas of the former Varesine behind the skyscrapers filled offices, between Via Melchiorre Gioia and the hotel Principe di Savoia, to sense that the six maxi-tobacco-colored villas are still under works and thoughts . Not unsold, mind you: never put on the market.

Trip to Ibiza off season: on foot, by bike and kayak

 

Ibiza: what is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name of this island in the Balearics? Music, rocking, parties, clubs, alcohol? Sure. Even the sea and beaches of course. Ibiza is all this, but not only. Indeed, much more. Especially out of season or summer months apart. From mid-September until the end of May in fact the climate in Ibiza becomes less hot, the stupid crowds and you can immerse yourself in nature. From beach to beach, but also from hill to hill, in the woods and countryside.
Green is the dominant color, then from October to early June. Because the temperature difference day night, settles milliliters dew on the ground and the plants drink greedily precious water droplets to grow lush.

The other Ibiza short, is a discovery to make day after day. To enjoy it in slow mode. A walking and cycling. As well as kayaking to have another point of view on the coast, squeeze in some cave and down to earth in the most hidden coves.

Each short, can choose the activities they prefer. Only trekking. Only riding two wheels (also electrical). Or only by sea, paddling. Better yet, alternating with each other depending on the place to visit.

The routes to be done can be one or more days depending on the time available and training. In a week you manage to get a general idea of ​​the island. With ten days you can linger better in all areas.

Where to start? From the acropolis of Dalt Vila or Ibiza town. Declared World Heritage by UNESCO is a pleasure to discover walking in lane street, along the Renaissance city walls with seven bastions. Always alive and vibrant, from 11 in the morning forwarded night, the ancient city is the place to shop and have fun. Open all year, for those who love live music, it is the Teatro Pereyra Cafe Concert, a stone’s throw from the harbor.
The most beautiful beaches, however, are located in the town of Sant Josep de Sa Talaia: 80 km, including creeks. Two of all, inside the Ses Salines Natural Park (The Salines). It is Es Cavallet, a kilometer white beach, the first in Europe frequented by gay men he officially seventies and today the number one for nudists; and Ses Salines, gently sloping water, dunes behind.

To do in a kayak is the west coast.

Here, at sea level, “they quarried” blocks to build fortifications and houses. The waters, crystal clear, thanks to Poseidon (also proclaimed World Heritage Site) invite you to dive and snorkel.
Paddling again and again to the north, on the coast itself, here is Cala Vedella, collection and quiet.

Like glasses in history have changed

Overview The exhibition at the Design Museum Holon, Israel, traces the key stages of evolution of the seventeenth century to the present glasses, looking at the future through the lens of virtual reality
“Sometimes we tend to forget that the primary purpose of the glasses has always been to correct a defect; but in fact the glasses do not hide the defect, in fact, I emphasize through design.

The exhibition will not only allow to observe the cultural history of the glasses, but also to discover the role of designers in their evolution. ” The speaker is Maya Dvash, curator of the exhibition Overview of Design Museum Holon.

Until April 29, the exhibition will penetrate between the Israeli museum galleries for discovering the curious world of glasses, and sunglasses, in an overview of past, present and future.

The past, to be precise, is represented from the private collection of French Claude Samuel, through which you can see the changes that have marked these precious accessories from the seventeenth century to today: over 400 species that become symbols of eras, new discoveries and of cultural phenomena, including for example those worn by pop icons such as Elton John and John Lennon, the traditional snow goggles bone worn by Eskimos populations or sketches designed for fashion house Pierre Cardin by the father of Samuel.

In addition to this valuable retrospective, the exhibition also features a creative part dedicated to this, entitled “What are eyeglasses?”, With models developed by 40 Israeli artists from fashion, jewelery and industrial design.

The future is represented by the space dedicated to virtual reality that the museum’s Design Lab has set up in collaboration with the French Institute of Israel, the Forum des image and the Holon Cinematheque.
But there’s also a touch of Italy in this exhibition, and it is probably the most intriguing: the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Embassy in Israel contributed to the creation of the section entitled “Vision Test” which allows visitors to discover the interaction between sight and design through activities and optical illusions that play with perspective, colors and observation points.

 

Food & Drinks

Christmas 2016: the traditions according Bombay Sapphire
5 cocktails for 5 designers, called upon to interpret the London Dry Gin Queen Victoria

Traditions are important but sometimes stretch the rules can only do him good. It stems from this premise The New Tradition Collection, the project for Christmas thought by Bombay Sapphire. The “collection of new tradition” includes five design projects by as many top British designers called upon to interpret the iconic blue bottle London Dry Gin of Queen Victoria. As the series of five Christmas sweaters made from Brooke Roberts – in collaboration with the creative agency DBLG – that, instead of ordinary trees and Santa Clauses, reindeer and everything else imaginary “Jingle Bells” has thought of a landscape winter and its own bestiary reproduced digitally and made with beads and crystals applied on a mixed fabric made of cashmere, viscose, cotton, wool, polyamide and lurex. The cocktail made from Bombay to match is just as original, because caldo.L’Hot Gin Mocha, in addition to gin, requires cocoa cream, coffee and dark chocolate.

The young duo Bompas & Parr has instead thought of a fireworks festival in the true sense of the word: a kind of lamp exploding gold confetti and blue, just like the color of the bottle. “We had the idea that it would be really fun to celebrate Christmas or even more the BEGINNING of the new year under a rain of confetti while dancing,” they told us. For them the most suitable cocktail called Star 75, made from Bombay Star, lemon juice, prosecco and maraschino. From real stars.

Glass and steel are the materials chosen by Stephen Hendee, for his “candle” Led Free Form Candle lights. The more in tune accompanying cocktails is the Spiced Apple Warmer, very fragrant, thanks to apple juice, and very aromatic due to the presence of cinnamon and anise. Cold hot.

It’s all glass instead, the one chosen by both Studio Boo is by Richard Clarkson, respectively authors of the Christmas cracker, containing a juniper twig in 3D, and Bombay Sapphire’s Bauble, the glass ball with a juniper seedling inside , to hang on the Christmas tree. For the revival of traditional British Christmas gift, the cocktail suggested is the Winter Pine Twist, the cassico gin and tonic with cranberries and a sprig of pine. As for the sphere the idea is a gin & tonic flavored cranberry and ginger, Cranberry Ginger Twist. Then sure, Ogun can drink it at home as and when he wants. The recipes and the entire project can be followed on the Facebook profile of Bombay or on the official website.

Pacha, la migliore musica ‘made in Ibiza’

Anna Tur sarà la protagonista di un altro appuntamento con Ibiza globale Showcase e domani alle dieci
Sarà un fine settimana con un sapore locale e tutta la qualità che ha fatto di Ibiza e la sua musica è conosciuta in tutto il mondo.
Inizia il fine settimana con una nuova puntata di Ibiza globale  questa volta con il suo direttore Anna Tur ai comandi.

Anna, sempre in tour in Europa . Anna rostra alla sum passione per la musica e il suo tocco personale, una miscela di suoni che vanno dal presente al techno più melodico. il suo  suono unico, e il suo atteggiamento elegante e divertente, sono diventati uno degli artisti più carismatici di tutta l’isola.

Questa volta, saranno in cabina con Anna Maria Jose Ramon, Miguel Garji, Eli Rojas

Pacha si prepara a celebrare le vacanze di Natale.
Abbiamo completato un giro di fine settimana con residenza mensile Ten. Oriol Calvo porta questa volta a Ibiza per DJ e produttore brasiliano Fischetti. Mario Fischetti è uno dei dj più rispettati e influenti in Brasile, dove ha un fitto calendario di spettacoli dal 2000. Nel 2004 ha ricevuto il premio come miglior dj casa del Brasile ed è diventato ambasciatore di questo stile in tutto il mondo . Insieme a loro sarà pungere dj Baum e Graham Sahara.

Uber makes you (re) discover Milan UberTour

Through the app you can book a photo tour of 50 minutes in search of the most significant places in the city

After the success in Rome, UberTour doubles and arrives in Milan. From today, the service that allows you to rent a van to discover closely the monuments and the beauty of a city is also available in Milan. The service is very simple: spending 80 Euros, you can offer to a maximum of 6 people a photographic and cultural tour of 50 minutes going through places that have marked the history and the architectural evolution of the city.
It will tour starting at the historic Milan – Castello Sforzesco in San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, Milan Stock Exchange and the Cathedral and then on to the Teatro alla Scala in Brera coming out – and then move on to the modern beauty of Piazza Gae Aulenti and skyscraper Vertical Forest and conclude turning around Arco della Pace and the Triennale, the undisputed realm of design. A tour developed and developed by Hidden City, a non-profit organization founded in 2010 with the aim of rediscovering Milan and its hidden treasures and which Uber has partnered.

To book your path, simply click on the new icon in the app Uber dedicated to the Tour, which is complementary to other rental services already available as Black, Lux or Van. No matter being found at the Castle, the machine will pick the group at any point inside the Milan external circular and, once on board, will activate a special electronic card inside the Uber app will give you access to content Hidden City which has developed specially for travelers.

Right in the day when Travis Kalanick, founder of Uber, he joined the Strategic Forum of Economic Advisers of the president elect of the United States, Donald Trump, the app is located in front of a series of strategic choices to be made to continue grow. First of all the service differentiation, experiencing the car 360 degrees, from food delivery with UberEats to premium services with UberLux, who debuted in Milan in recent months. Then trying to keep a look on the future which is called artificial intelligence, a field where the US giant would invest a lot: the acquisition of two startups in the field of artificial – the Geometric Intelligence and Eight – could help to develop algorithms enabling drivers to choose better your own path. At least until it is up the machine to make this choice, without requiring the pilot: Uber There is already thinking and has already begun the first tests with autonomous vehicles in San Francisco.

IBIZA: FIRST DAY OF RACES OF CATAMARANS M32 FOR THE LAST STAGE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SERIES

Ibiza, October 7, 2016 – The most popular island in the Mediterranean for its night life and its beauty is as a natural backdrop for the last act of the Mediteranean M32 Series, here they found themselves – in conjunction with the closing weekend socialite island season – closing the series of regattas that have touched: Porto Venere, Monte Carlo, Riva del Garda, Genoa and Ibiza.

Guest of the Club Nautico de Ibiza, the paddock of the M32 colored dock of Marina Botafoch with its catamarans and the village to the ground, the central point of the shore life. At today’s races they attended 6 catamarans representing Sweden, England, Italy, Switzerland and the Principality of Monaco.

The initials conditions of the day, almost summer, led the race committee to place the field in the port of Ibiza for a first race ‘in favor of the public’. Success with catamarans darting a few meters from the promenade and offering a show uncommon; the wind drops and the port has then forced the organization to move in a new field of the beaches, where the wind was still weak, but stretched out and adjust.

At 14:30 the preparatory signal for the start of the first of four races today, all carried out with light winds about 5 knots, but that did not prevent the catamarans to fly on one hull just over 10 knots. For the second test, the hot seats, with a group of lucky guests who were able to participate in the regatta on board the M32 were provided.

Hard-fought races on the tried and tested format of a fast path; between the start and the arrival of the first boat, it is difficult to exceed 15 minutes. The catamarans leave the beam at full power to go round a mark of disengagement, then the stern, bowline, stern and finish line.

Today’s races have excelled the British crew GAC Pindar-sealing the first day with seven points (2,2,1,2 the partial day), followed very close by the Swiss Section 16 of Richard Davies to 9 points and therefore the Italo Monegasque crew of Team Neverland Guido Miani to 12 points.

Appointment tomorrow in Ibiza waters for the second session of racing that will continue until Sunday, and they will see, finally, the assignment of Mediterranean

Ibiza, assumes the new Flakka and crazy drug “Naked and dangerous, seemed a zombie”

1457362571_facebook1-1280x628“Isolated case” the doctors say but do not give total figures: “Ibiza is not the place where you experiment with drugs”.
IBIZA – has taken on a new, potent, synthetic drug and has become an extremely violent zombies. A British tourist, which are not disclosed the identity, was stopped by police while naked Ibiza was between the hotel Piscis Park and the bus station of the famous resort town San Antonio.

Police said that the man, completely naked and beside himself, was violent and harassing to the people he met. The man was arrested and loaded onto an ambulance to the hospital where he is hospitalized under arrest.

Police suspect the man may have taken Flakka that produces euphoria, sexual arousal, panic attacks, paranoia and a lot of aggression. Doctors have made it known that this is an isolated case and rejected the idea that Ibiza is becoming an island for experimental new drugs. Island nightlife par excellence this year there has been a sharp increase in the consumption of ketamine, known in the clubs as Special K or Cat Valium.

The Flakka hand is reaching epidemic proportions in London and Florida. It can be devastating, even fatal consequences, and is very economical. It is a substance that distorts the perception of images and sound and produces feelings of detachment. There have been cases where rape victims have remembered that they were drugged reporting very similar effects. Doctors have declined to say how many cases of this type have been recorded on the island this summer.

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.

http://ikh.villas/your-private-mountain-paradise

 

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to play football on Facebook Messenger

No download needed: just send the emoji-shaped balloon and it will open the game window in chat

After chess and basketball, to the time of Euro 2016 could not miss even play football. Facebook decided to “hide” within Messenger another secret game, giving you the chance to play football with friends. As in the other two cases, in this case it is not software to download or an extension to add, but is simply a trick built into the application code to entertain its users.

To play, just download the latest version of the application and send the emoji-shaped balloon in the chat room of a friend. After pressing enter, automatically the chat box will turn white and will show a numerical counter: Both users must be sent each other the emoticon, otherwise the game session starts. The purpose of the game is dribble, as long as possible. The more you can keep the ball in the air and earn more points to beat the opponent.

Just as in the case of basketball – which had been entered in the app messaging to to celebrate the “March’s Madness”, the final phase of NCAA, the American college basketball tournament followed by millions of fans – this minigame owes its existence to an external event, the European Football Championship underway in France.

A constant that has seen the company of Mark Zuckerberg to focus on the speed and simplicity of gaming, directly in the chat, a bit ‘as happened to Msn Messenger times. The success is remarkable when you consider that, despite the Internet is full of just free games but more complex (even within Facebook itself), basketball was played at least a billion times in just three months. At a time when the messaging app are returning to be the ground of challenge of tech giants (see the update on arrival by Apple Posts), this gaming component may be crucial to assess what the Queen application in the future.

10 places that will make unforgettable your Italian night

Swimming (naked) in warm water around Capri, look over Rome, get lost in the streets of Venice after midnight, and drink bubbles lit by moonlight, in a garden in Milan.
The night under the stars, the first look, the desire to live together for a moment and let go to the passion, transforming every gesture into an unforgettable moment. There are moments that demand a perfect place, the place where gather together the fleeting moment – an extension wonderfully timeless between reality, memory and desire. The scent of the dark and the silence of the night, bathed by the light of the moon and the stars transfixed, as a stage set designed around a moment, to begin a new experience that will remain stuck in our memory surfacing in the head with a smile, the morning after. Because they know how to seduce, so elegant, it is a lifestyle – profoundly Italian.

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Imagine how the protagonists of La Dolce Vita, turning on a Vespa through the streets of Rome in the middle of the night, when the Capitoline traffic is dumb and the city has the feel of a Fellini movie. Get off at the Orange Garden, to really feel part of La Grande Beauty, and look at the dome of St. Peter through the keyhole of the door of the Priory.
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Luxury, a unique moment of social life, a stage in Milan at La Scala to seduce with impetuous force of the Opera, exchanging glances and leaving the imagination free to imagine the next. Get out into the Milanese night and reach the Mandarin Oriental garden for a cocktail under the stars, before closing the door behind him and start counting the hours that separate you from dawn.

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Plunge into the fragrant Mediterranean herbs in front of the Faraglioni of Capri. A bath at night: swim naked following the trail on the water drawn from the moon, full of island scents. And then lie down on the beach looking at the stars, listening to the sea that is broken at your feet, and talk until dawn, or simply remain silent, listening to the water.
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Invite her to dinner in Venice and choose the oldest inn – The Milion – to eat fried crabs with your hands and then walk back, getting lost in the labyrinth of streets like lace and allowing himself to be enveloped by the beauty of the void that animates the Serenissima after midnight, between the narrow channels, as in a labyrinth that alternates stone water features, majestic bridges and small dark corners. And then stop lingering on the edge of the Grand Canal, admiring the grandeur of the Serenissima from a different point of view: that of the night with no tourists, Venice in a haughty and lonely, beautiful. Like her.

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Hold hands and feel the skin of the heat going up on foot to reach the Forte Belvedere, on top of Florence, with a bottle of sparkling wine and two glasses, to toast to a special meeting. Slip into the night together for the first time, against the beautiful background of Brunelleschi’s dome, stroking with his eyes the most beautiful view in the world, in an instant without time: the mysterious and seductive.
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The passion passes from the sight and palate. Book the corner table at the Trattoria Il Gatto Nero in Cernobbio, and allow yourself the pleasure of a wonderfully slow dinner, to be enjoyed with the eyes losing voluptuously in taste, and then the one in the eyes of the other, in a high-rate game seduction, made of flavors, textures and looks, illuminated by the silvery reflection of lake Como.
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All night in an original Trullo, lulled by the sounds of the Apulian countryside, and the flavors of this ancient land. Enjoy a laid dinner outdoors in a secluded garden, bare feet in the grass warm, the moon and candles as the only source of light, between the privileged few, until the morning after.

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Lying on the sand of the beach of Noto, Sicily, letting the night inebriated head with its scent of mulberry and sea water, feeling the water lapping the ankles and a cool shiver go down my spine. Surrendering to a sudden hug, strong and memorable, as dawn silhouetted in front of your eyes by closing your first night together, before walking along the return road, to stop the opening of Caffe Sicilia to eat the cannoli and stuffed brioches Sicilian Corrado Assenza.

 

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Start your first night together on a small boat, headed to the San Fruttuoso bay, next to Portofino, playing at patting the water with his hand stretched out from the board, before disembarking to have dinner with your feet in the sand while enjoying shellfish, and then be led just off the beach front to admire the Christ of the Abyss surrounded by fish of Tigullio, challenging the legend, he wants these waters inhabited by a dragon …
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The Mediterranean wind in your hair, at sunset, on the terrace of Posillipo in Naples, then look at Vesuvius silhouetted against the principle of the night, as the most beautiful postcards of ‘or hospitably. And finally walking off towards Via Orazio and let the city to envelop you in its chaotic and wonderful roar, before isolate two in a secluded place in which to remember the taste of that first kiss.

Best 5 alarms for your home you control from your smartphone

Just look at the phone screen to sleep soundly, especially when you’re on vacation

We’re summer time, although not seen seems uncertain weather, but our holidays are upon us. And when you approach the day of departure, yes, we are very happy and we look forward to taking that plane for that exotic destination, but a bit ‘of concern for home there. If you are afraid of thieves, neighbors or just want to check if everything is ok, we have selected for you 5 home alarm which connect with your smartphone to leave without thoughts.

MyFox Home Alarm and Security Camera. Thanks to the App you can keep everything under control, directly from your smartphone, to enjoy the well-deserved relaxation. It is able to prevent an intrusion before it occurs, in contrast to the traditional systems that go off when the intruder is already with your TV Oled between the hands. In fact, the sensor is able to recognize among the different types of vibration – for example a ball on the glass, the knock on the door or the strong wind – which can represent a real threat, giving the first alarm.

The system will automatically send an alert to all paired smartphone. No false alarms that disturb the neighbors, then. There is also an optional camera allows at any time to log on and see what is happening. The wide-angle view in HD, even at night with infrared rays, and the Magic Zoom allow you to control every detail dwelling. If the camera detects motion a notification is sent to smartphones connected to the device. And in case of a power failure, the system will continue to operate for a few hours thanks to the internal back-up batteries. The room will resume for an hour by the current interruption, with images being recorded in case of threat. For installation you need two power outlets and Wi-Fi. It is neither a technical nor masonry work. The cost is 299 € and is included in the packaging: 110 dB siren, links to connect the system components, IntelliTag sensor for doors and windows and a badge to arm and disarm the alarm automatically. The coast 199euro camera.

Smart Home Security Kit DCH-107KT of D-Link. The intelligent kit includes four essential devices for automating the home security, all controlled from your smartphone and tablet: a Connected Home Hub Z-Wave, a camcorder with HD monitor, a Z-Wave siren, and a sensor for Z-Wave windows and doors . The Connected Home Hub is the heart of the system is connected to an existing router and supports any mydlink Home device. These devices can interact with each other, take action in symbiosis in case of intrusion and send notifications directly to your smartphone. The sensor automatically warns the opening of doors and windows and can also be used with safes. It can also be set to sound the siren. HD Monitor camera is used to monitor what is happening at home at any time, day or night, and capture screenshots of the frame in case of intrusion. It resumes even at night up to 5 meters visibility. In addition, later this year, is coming a new Wi-Fi video camera compatible with HomeKit and controlled by Siri. The DCH-107KT kit costs 249.99 Euros.

Verisure Smart Alarm. Its unique feature is the direct connection to the active h24 internal operations center. In addition, the app My Verisure has just been renovated, and allows you to receive notifications whenever the alarm goes off, a power outage or a disconnection occurs. Also recordings made by cameras. The alarm system is built from the GSM technology to provide 3G communication encrypted and tamper. The Operations Centre receives the alarm signal, even if the thieves cut the telephone line. Among the items is a panel that speaks and listens with SOS button, two motion sensors with color cameras and flash, one shock sensor for doors and windows that detects vibration and shock, a high-powered siren, a key player and six smart keys for access control, bollards signs to alert thieves to the presence of an efficient alarm system. From 399 €.

Piper nv Smart Home Security System. Black or white, this alarm system has an integrated camera of 3.4 megapixels at 180 degrees with Night Vision can be used both to control the house ‘live’ from the phone, is to record. It has a sound and motion detection sensors, temperature, light and humidity. It is easy to use and configure. Thanks to Z-Wave connectivity the Piper NV can act as a hub to control other accessories such as sockets and smart sensors for doors and windows. If you have a dog or a cat that solitary wander around the house you can also see him from the office thanks to the dual channel audio. Piper nv has a backup battery that provides constant connection, even in power outages and provides the most accurate video recording options. Additionally, you can choose when to be protected by choosing from three modes: at home, away or on vacation. From 299 €.

Netatmo Welcome. It is a security camera indoors can capture video at 1080p resolution and the most interesting feature is the facial recognition. After a training period – one week – the room recognizes your face and that of those who live with you. Thus, in case of non-registered person will send an alert message. App you can monitor who enters and leaves your loft, for example, you can be alerted when your children or your elderly parents are at home. The room, with 130 ° panoramic and night vision with infrared LEDs, send notifications and records video only if it detects fire alarms, security or siren. For storage, in addition to the SD card, you can use a personal server via FTP. Separately, you can buy the tags, sensors that detect motion, vibration, if it positions of doors and windows, or on the entrance gates – up to 80 m from the camera – you get a notification when they open. The tags are waterproof, so they can be both inside and outside and alert even before an intrusion occurs because they perceive the vibrations. Welcome costs 199 Euros and the tags 99,99, there are three in each package.

Red Bull Flugtag, the craziest aerial challenge yet

The of the most bizarre flying machines without motor racing

Is held at the Milan Idroscalo Sunday, June 19th the Red Bull Flugtag competition between the most surprising of motorless aircraft. A trust against the force of gravity and with the favor of the currents. Stand the rocambolescamente flight and miraculously the 38 intrepid teams with the only strength of the muscles of the pushers men. Protagonists of the competition are flying machines with the most bizarre shapes, macaroni giants, insects, religious iconography, anatomical details and different characters.

Red Bull Flugtag èaperto to all those who want to show ingenuity, creativity and courage, designing and building the most improbable flying machines that would dwarf Leonardo Da Vinci, and to be able to hover in the air only because of their shape and strength of pilot and the “pusher team.”

The 1st place team of the IV edition of the Red Bull Flugtag will win the opportunity to fly with the Italian champion Luca Bertossio glider, judge of the competition.

The prize for the 2nd place is a visit Experience the Hangar 7 in Salzburg, famous location reserved for flying enthusiasts, while the team on the last step of the podium will win a paragliding flight with Aaron Durogati.

Special guest will be the Red Bull Flugtag Creators On The Road (#COTR for friends) -who have decided to implement to the letter the expression that is to make a bus tour as the aircraft to launch too, June 19, from trampoline Idroscalo Milan.
The appointment is the Idroscalo of Milan starting at 14. Free admission.

For all info: www.redbullflugtag.com/it

The folding smartphone and there is Chinese

It is worn on the wrist, place the screen in electronic ink and is a cross between cell phone and smartwatch. It is about to launch a startup

A small Chinese startup aspires to become the first company in the world to sell a smartphone with flexible screen, beating the Samsung and LG time that they are working to draft a folding phone for several years. The Chongqing Graphene Tech & Co plans to launch a smartphone capable of rolling up on itself to become a kind of bracelet to put on the wrist: a cross between a phone and a watch that could mark the future of technology on the market. The secret of this device is to have separated the typical smartphone components (battery, processor and so on) from the screen: the touchscreen has been realized taking advantage of some mesh graphene able to bend and fit the shape of the wrist, without losing strength and conductivity but ensuring the right flexibility without reaching an angle of rupture. The heart of the device instead was positioned below the display, in the one section of the device that it can not bend, thus ensuring the possibility to form almost a complete circle.

There remain many doubts regarding the quality of the display, which will initially be black and white, and based on e-ink, the same digital ink to the base of the Amazon Kindle. “Making a phone in black and white is simpler and assure that the resolution will be greater of the e-reader by virtue of a superior touchscreen. It is the first step, in 2017 we will also work to the color version for the moment it is too expensive to be placed on the market, “he confessed to Bloomberg executive vice president of the company, Yu Chongsheng. Later this year, the Chinese will produce 100 thousand units for the Eastern market at a high price (680 euro) to assess the impact before thinking about a possible export to Europe and the United States.

What is certain is that the flexible screen is one of the cornerstones of the future of the smartphone keys. At a time when the sector has registered the first decline in profits in the history (mainly produced from braking of the iPhone), the need to find new, innovative solutions are the only way to return to growth. Samsung has already shown the first prototypes of folding screen (not far from the old Start Tac of Motorola, but touchscreen) and it is thought that the next Galaxy S8 Edge will be the first Korean to have this functionality on the market. Rumors speak of a 7-inch screen – which, folded, would be reduced to 5 – with the transition to OLED technology (thinner and brighter than an LCD). As well as LG which presented at CES in Las Vegas, the first display prototype for the 18-inch TV with good resolution in HD, very thin, which can be folded like a sheet of paper. It is not indestructible, indeed, the minimum thickness makes it even more fragile, however, may be that it is the way to go for the future.

The best gadgets to take on holiday

A suitcase is not complete without a good tech department. We chose the unmissable this summer

Shots unforgettable moments with a lifecam, counts your daily steps with a fitness tracker and even on vacation you can not not wearing your smartwatch. Well, here’s what you absolutely can not miss in your suitcase if you’re a tech nerd.

Headphones. The Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless are great to listen to great music in moments of relaxation. They have an excellent sound quality and aesthetics trendy because they are wireless and built in valuable and aluminum skin. Suggested retail price 399 €.

Mini Bluetooth speaker. This Leitz is compact and capable of reproducing a crystal clear sound on the move. It is Bluetooth and built-in microphone makes it perfect for conference calls or free calling mode. It is ideal to be taken anywhere and is practical as quick to charge via USB. Price: 55,90 EUR.

Power bank. Dual Ipower Puro 4000 mAh simultaneously charging Apple Watch, thanks to the dedicated support base, and other mobile device.

Not only recharges quickly, from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes, but thanks to the function Auto Detecting and Load Balancing, the power bank automatically recognizes the type of connected device (iOS or Android) and dividing the energy delivered as needed. The solution is compatible not only with the Apple device, even with most of the devices on the market (Samsung, Hauwei, Sony, Microsoft, Nokia, HTC, Asus and LG). Price: 59,99 EUR.

Cover for smartphones. For a selfie on the beach, a video underwater or a walk on the shore to the music, here is the cover that’s right for you. To protect the smartphone from water, splashes, dust and sand, the new Voyager Compact Cellularline is a real colorful shell with hermetic closure which, thanks to IPX6 certification, ensures maximum protection. The front touchscreen lets you use your smartphone in all its functions, and the holes in the rear and the bottom of the housing allow to take pictures and videos, insert the headphone jack and charge your phone without having to remove the iPhone. Available in deep blue color, lime green, black and fuchsia. 19,99 euro.

The latest generation of fitness tracker. Shine 2 keeps track of the amount of movement and the quality of sleep continuously and accurately, showing the progress made by 12 LEDs on the diskette. The major new features include the introduction of capacitive touch sensors and sync with the app Misfit Link, which transform Shine 2 in a remote controller for taking selfies, control audio playback and interact with automated devices. In addition, the Misfit Move function prompts the user when it is time to get moving by vibration. Water resistant to 50 meters, can be worn on the wrist, neck or clipped to clothing. Shine 2 is on sale on the online shop of Hinnovation and large electronics stores to the € 119.99 price.

Camera that protects you from the sun. Sunscreenr is a small camera that shows you where you’ve applied sunscreen to avoid burn. If through the lens you see your dark skin means that you’re protected, otherwise it is the case to slather back protection. The room is waterproof and resistant to sand. It is available in different colors, you preorder and costs $ 74.

Smartwatch. The latest Samsung is available in two versions, Gear S2 and S2 Gear Classic: the first minimal lines and modern at the price of 349.99 euro, the second most elegant and leather 379,99 EUR. If you’re on vacation but do not know to give up the healthy relaxation away from your usual routine, with this smart watch notifications receive and reply to messages right from your wrist. And you can immediately check calendar, e-mail, weather and listen to music. Also thanks to dedicated to fitness function is perfect for physical activity and keep a diary constantly updated on sports improvements and a reminder to reach their goals.

Straps. If you already have an Apple watch, instead, take a look at the new straps presented at the event Apple in March. Before there were only steel, leather and fluoroelastomer. The new model include an update in the Milan jersey and new variants classic, sports and loops, but the most interesting are nylon, which adhere better to the arm. Price: 59 €.

Action cam. GoPro GoPro HERO Session contains all the technology but it is smaller, lighter and more versatile. You can dive with it up to a depth of 10 meters, eliminating the need for a Protective Case Pond and is able to start recording and taking pictures at the touch of a single button and only. Record a video resolution 1080p 60fps and take pictures at 8MP and has Wi-Fi and integrated Bluetooth to connect it to the GoPro App and control it remotely from your smartphone or tablet, view content in memory and share them on social. € 219.

Smart keychain. Wire tracker is a 100% Italian and allows you to find the keys in the travel bag or even your car if you’re in a dispersive place you do not know. In short, Filo is useful not only in everyday life, but also on holiday. Through the app you’ll always know where it is. Starting from € 29.90.

Smartphone. For the holidays might be useful to have a smaller smartphones, which come in all budgets. The latest in Apple’s iPhone SE which has the same characteristics of the 6s, but has the size and the homes of 5. In short, powerful and handy to carry around.

Summer 2016, the 5 app back in shape with your smartphone

To do sports just having a great desire and your phone at hand

Keeping fit is a duty that should be respected throughout the year. Even more so when we are close to summer and the first real test suit. Who is lazy and does not want to take shelter in a gym you can rely on the technology, which has made great strides in the last period field. The latest models of smartphones have an array of sensors (such as the accelerometer) has allowed the development of dedicated to fitness and health applications that can be updated manually or simply using these new features of the phone. Professionals can rely on a smartwatch or one smartband, for those who just want to lose a few pounds just bring the phone back while doing sports. Here are 5 applications to get in shape before the summer.

Runtastic Results. Offers lots of workouts and exercises bodyweight alongside some of the best known, such as push-ups, squats and abs: individual workouts last for 15 to 45 minutes and their variety is designed to prevent the user from getting bored and give up.

In the free version there are 5 independent workouts available, paying 9 euro per month the application track our progress and adapts the workout schedule based on our progress and to our tastes with more than 120 video exercises explained step by step and a weekly nutritional guidance to optimize the results.

Moov Now. A personal trainer who monitors our activities and encourages us to do better, to prevent injury or to slow down because we’re going too fast. Just buy this bracelet, attach it to your wrist or ankle (for running) and connect the app to your smartphone: everything else will think the digital assistant’s voice there that will guide you step by step during your workout. Taking advantage of the sensors in the band and on your phone, you will understand that we are doing exercise (including running, cycling, swimming, cardio, etc.) and will explain in the ear 10 training programs provided, customizable with over 200 different intensities. You can use it also for the boxing tracking, indossandone one on each wrist. Recently it is also available in Italy to 79 euro.

Sworkit. An app perfect for those with limited time and has no tool available: just choose the duration of exercise and the type of activity, the app does the rest who will try to move your workout by alternating yoga, cardio and bodyweight .

Couch to 5K (C25K). This application was created with the intent to awaken the lazy, get them off the couch and turn them into marathon runners. With exercises for 30 minutes three times a week, the app will increase the power and within a couple of months you will have to prepare for a 5-kilometer race.

ClassPass. In Europe at the moment it is available only in London but what he did see in the United States, Canada and Australia bodes short chea can also be an Italian version. This app allows you to book a course in the best gyms without being registered: from yoga to pilates to spinning, the app will tell you where it is about to begin a workout and allow you to simply access by subscribing. There is a substantial annual cost ($ 175) but it can be an excellent solution.

Best action cam: 7 models that are worth their price

These telecamerine have become our favorite traveling companions. It’s worth it to make us a small investment

Small and performing the action cam of the moment are the new traveling companions. Accompany you in extreme sports, including rock climbing and parachuting, underwater follow you when you want to get a selfie with a tropical fish or simply to capture a special moment. Here are the top 5 to be taken into consideration if you’re going to make a small investment.

CX Gold ACTIVEON. Elegant, technological and compact. It has the touch screen, the image stabilizer in full HD and take pictures in high resolution at 16 megapixels. It is simple, intuitive, and you can download and share images via social thanks to Wi-Fi. The lenses are made of real glass with an aperture F / 2.4 and a CMOS sensor, with which you can take pictures in high resolution 16 MP and record video in full HD at 60 frames per second. It has suitable arrangements for snow, for water, for diving or other extreme scenarios in addition to the fish-eye, time-lapse and slow-motion.

And then, you can change the ISO manually like a reflex. Easily connects to the tablet and smartphone with the app, and you can transfer and share your moments online in real time. The battery has a duration of 120 minutes and its glass waterproof case, sold together with the CX Gold, the cam is waterproof up to 60 meters and is protected from dust, snow and spills. The price is 269.99 EUR.

Hero4 GoPro. The Black version is more powerful because it allows you to turn the Silver 4K video at 30 fps, to capture the Hi-Fi sound and take pictures to 12MP. It has a touch screen user interface and more immediate than the previous versions, a Wi-Fi faster and bluetooth. From the display you can control color, sharpness, exposure and ISO. Night Photo Night Lapse and will instead make it possible to capture clear images and well-lit in the dark. The Black costs € 529.99, while the Silver 429.99 Euros, but does not record video in 4K (at 30 fps only 2.7k). It costs 529.99 Euros.

EVO4K Nilox. Films in 4K course, you can choose from three resolutions film, it has a removable back-screen with touch technology and two batteries included with 150 minutes of battery each. It does not have the Night mode, but the CMOS sensor. With its waterproof case you can go up to 100 meters deep as the GoPro. The image resolution is 16MP. It has no optical zoom, but the 10x digital zoom. It comes with Wi-Fi and using the app can share photos and video in real time. Price 329,99 euro.

DR X1000V Sony 4K. It equipped with Wi-Fi and GPS recording in 4K to 100 Mbps with professional standards and Exmor R CMOS sensor with low noise in dark scenes. The Carl Zeiss Tessar lens to 170 degrees is perfect for capturing sweeping landscapes and aerial scenes and dynamic. The advanced stabilizer SteadyShot eliminates vibrations and jolts, from motocross to aerial shots. As regards the audio instead, the Wind Noise Reduction allows users to record with minor background noise. The FDR-X1000V resists splashes class IPX4 not afraid humid conditions such as fog or light rain. For underwater shooting, in addition, the supplied case can be up to 10 m deep, while the door for optional dives can reach a depth of even 60 m. Finally, it is resistant to heat, dust and sand. 450 euro.

VirB XE Garmin. New action cam output with the model X. ‘compact, robust and connects to Bluetooth mode, ANT + and Wi-Fi. Thanks to G-Metrix uses sensors such as the GPS detector, the accelerometer and the gyroscope. E ‘designed for the hard of heart and sportsmen: you can analyze power on associating it to Vector pedals series, measuring altitude where you are during an aerobatic flight or relive races wearing the SportWatch Fenix ​​3. And the data of the activities such as speed, altitude, heart rate, acceleration, braking and angle are displayed directly on the display. And ‘waterproof to 50m without housing and has a microphone that works underwater. The movies are in HD (1080p / 60fps) with super slow-motion, stabilizer, zoom and wide-angle. The XE more sister includes the Pro Mode with the white balance control, sharpness, ISO setting, exposure, and electronic stabilization of gyroscopic detection. The battery lasts two hours and being so small the cam does not have a support screen. Price: 399,99 EUR.

MUVI K-2 Pro Veho. It’s the last camera of Muvi K-Series. Capture video in 4K at 15fps and take pictures 12MP. You can select different photography modes including timelapse photos and burst. She also has Wi-Fi and allows you to connect it to your smartphone or tablet. The Muvi K-Series application allows you to view and share your content directly on the company. The battery lasts up to 3 hours of recording. Among the accessories, in addition to the robust protective case, tripod Also, 3M adhesive pads and lanyard. The cost is € 349.95.

Clip2 of Narrative. And finally we turn to a lesser-known Swedish brand, but it produces a very small room, discreet and above all wearable. That’s why it’s called clips. Record Full HD 1080p at 30 fps, snaps 8-megapixel photos, integrated GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Sure, it has an internal memory of 8GB, but there is a system for accessing a cloud and its battery lasts 30 hours. It is available in black, white and red and can be ordered on the site to 229 Euros.

Rio 2016, Technogym will be the official supplier of Olympic Games

 

Technogym will be the exclusive supplier of all the centers for the physical training of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, to be held in less than two months. After Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Torino 2006, Beijing 2008 and London 2012, the Adriatic company will once again be the focal point for the training of athletes of the upcoming Olympics. A little piece of Italy to export in the world who has confirmed for the sixth time – the fifth in a row if we count only the Summer Games – its technological standards and international innovation regarding wellness. “We are proud to have been selected for the sixth time as official supplier of the Olympic Games. This important award is a victory for the whole Technogym team and is an important reference for the level of innovation and quality of our products, “said Nerio Alessandri, President and Founder of Technogym.

In the Olympic Village of Barra da Tijuca there will be 1200 Technogym equipment that will supply the 15 specially equipped gyms for 42 different disciplines.

All 12 thousand athletes from 205 countries taking part will have a selection of the best products to integrated digital platform Mywellness cloud, to allow them to be connected to their personal training program directly on tools and on mobile devices. A guide, a team of over 50 professional trainers who will manage the gyms supporting athletes and providing all related services: such as the new Skillmill, designed for Athletic Performance Training, the only product for non-motorized functional training which combines the power training, speed, endurance and agility or Kinesis, Technogym a patented system that allows freedom of 360 ° movement exercises to improve balance, flexibility and posture. But one of the points of greatest strength will be treadmills and stationary bikes equipped with Unity, the last console generation that is very similar to a tablet: Android mounts, has a webcam for video calls and the ability to install apps.

For some athletes will not be nothing new, considering who train every day with Cesena tools, like Rafael Nadal – who has just opened its new tennis academy with Italian machinery – the gold medals at London 2012, Elisa Di Francisca (fencing) and Sanya Richard Ross (400 meters athletics), or the world record holder in the 1500 m freestyle short course, Gregory Paltrinieri. For the company to Alessandri the Olympics participation will be the icing on the cake of a 2016 which brought a lot of satisfaction, especially for the success achieved with the listing on the stock exchange last month.

In Bruges comes birradotto, to transport the beer underground

An underground piping system capable of linking the brewery De Halve Maan with the facility where the beer is bottled. Here is the eco-friendly and beer Operates from 4 million euro, FINANCED by the network and by the Inhabitants of the Belgian city

A complex system of underground pipes, capable of crossing the bowels of the medieval city of Bruges to transport from the periphery to the center of her majesty the beer. No, it is yet another absurd project avnzato on some internet page for some loving perennial hangover, but a real structural work turned into reality thanks to the contribution of the network and citizens. The protagonist of this story, Which takes place in Belgium, is the historic brewery De Halve Maan, Which is produced Brugse Zot, literally “the Bruges Fool.”

The physical distance between the place where the beer is born and when to it is bottled for years has necessitated a continuous transport by truck, costly from an economic point of view as from the environment. I know the brewmaster Xavier Vanneste Began designing a birradotto incendio connect the two facilities, Which are just over 3 kilometers, directly through a series of pipes.

The work, with an estimated cost of around € 4 million, has quickly proved somewhat original – if not, as the same brand of beer, crowds – but the enthusiasm of the citizens and allowed fans to pick up through the crowfunding the network almost all the amount needed.

“Many investors have agreed to make a donation provided the pass near birradotto Their homes: they wanted the ability to tap directly from the pipes,” says Vanneste. The fact Is that the colossal underground work was created, and this fall will begin to carry 4000 liters of beer per hour by the brewery in the center of Bruges to the structure for bottling. The most generous donors, Those who invested EUR 7,500 for the cause, will be guaranteed a bottle a day of Brugse Zot. For the Rest of Their Lives.

Music & Style, the photo of the day: Leonard Cohen

The next June 16 is a date to be put on the agenda is the GQ Music & Style 2016 day

In cooperation with Huawei, GQ presents GQ Freak Out Music & Style, 2016. On June 16th, starting at 19, the Market Sound of Milan (Via Cesare Lombroso 54), with Saturnino Art Direction, Music Stars, Fashion Icons, Live Performances and dj sets. Admission is free here all the info # GQMS16 #OO # HuaweiP9

Music and style. Two seemingly different worlds, with a thousand shades of identity. The first is comparable to an endless journey, punctuated by a thousand stops, races, from different speeds, from adrenaline. A journey that you go alone, alone with yourself, or people you trust company. You transmits emotions, I am heartened when you’re down in the dumps, it gives you strength and courage. The style, however, is a continuous transformation of the self. It happens every time you face a difficulty, it grows, or live a new and thrilling experience. But the thing that makes this combination even more mysterious is their merger. As in a brief but intense dialogue, where music fills the space and the time style.

That time that exists, in different forms, both for music, that for the style. In the first, he articulates sound movements; in the second, it delimits the trends. Just this creative mix, a magical and surreal, wrote entire chapters, in his own hand, in the great book of musical genres over the years.

60’S
The undisputed style icon of this decade is Elvis Presley. Charismatic, romantic, with the iconic sideburns and bouffant clump, is the King of Rock & Roll (or The King). With his style, he has been able to revolutionize and make the mythical country, and was one of the creators of Rockabilly. Who does not remember his double-breasted jacket with white suits, in the fateful dancing pose? And the extent strictly shirt with upturned collar, worn under the bomber? How can we forget, then, the T-shirt with white horizontal stripes and blue? Her look has influenced generations, until today. More refined and bohemian, however, was the style of Jimi Hendrix. The Seattle guitarist, famous for his messy hair “in the bush” sometimes arranged through multicolor bands and animal or hiding under hats country, has always loved the militaristic jackets with golden embroidery deluxe or tapestry fantasy. Shirts, however, had to be made of silk, with funny prints, optical, by the nuances pop or tie-dye. To embellish the outfits, necklaces, medallions, profuse fringes and rings. All mixed and seasoned with a touch of hippie culture, so loved by the artist. Chet Baker, however, has always opted for the minimalist style. Jazz great always wore a crew neck sweaters, jackets deconstructed with white T-shirt and jeans comfortable fit. As if to express himself only by the sound of the notes and vocal style.

70’S
Chameleonic. Perhaps it is the only correct and comprehensive adjective to describe David Bowie. From experiments with costumes, make-up, androgynous clothes to reject and play with gender stereotypes when they still did not do it almost no one, to his “strangeness” (as it was called) completely foreign to the style icons of the moment, of all Paul Newman or Steve McQueen, then turned into coolness, in the following years. By his passion for Japanese culture and tradition, which revived all over the Western world, until the encounter with the genius designer Kansai Yamamoto, who created the costumes for her 1973 tour, Aladdin Sane, and the use of famous trick for the album cover, which recalls that of Kabuki theater, born in 1600 just in the East. After his death, which took place on January 10, even the greatest designers in the fashion industry, as Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent, J.W.Anderson and Ennio Capasa for Costume National, paid tribute to his genionelle own collections. As a unanimous greeting imprinted in the tissues. Even Freddie Mercury always liked “change.” Iconic, were the white suits worn while singing Bohemian Rhapsody, and some years later, on stage, those shorts, multicolor, sported with undershirt, hairy chest and mustache told the myth of the artist, who became leader of a real creative movement, loved around the world.

80S
In the eighties, however, he has danced with Prince. The pop icon of Minneapolis, who transformed the black music, has always loved the world of fashion. The BCs showy, precious jackets, shirts silk pirate with jabot, skinny pants made mad the most important designers who braved death for him as a testimonial. For example, in Milan, during the fashion week was always welcome guest: still remembers his very exclusive concert for the fashion house Versace, a few years ago. Great provocateur like Freddie Mercury and David Bowie, with their own versatility and ability to empathize in different roles, its performance, as well as its set, anticipated by several decades the phenomenon that fashion then called as “genderless” and the company has christened as “sexual fluidity.” Europe is listening U2, led by Bono. Nail or black leather biker, white T-shirt, dark sunglasses, tight jeans, pointy boots or sneakers: like a uniform. On stage and in everyday life.

90’S
For pop music, no doubt, Take That have dictated trends. Five talented English guys, defined, denim lovers, over the tartan shirts, T-shirt underwear white and necklaces from the beach. Among these, the coolest was Robbie Williams, now with the advent of the year 2000 (and numerous tattoos all over his body) a real style icons. For the alternative rock, however, stand out the Placebo, this time bad boys, who wore casually tight look, noir makeup, T-shirts with provocative prints, chains around his neck and dark sunglasses with a vintage. While in 1987, there’s Nirvana with their grunge style: overalls in denim ripped, long uncombed hair funny shirts worn under blazers and wool maxi cardigan.

2000s
With the arrival of 2000, not only changes the century change even the icons of style and fashion. Rapper Eminem, great provocateur in the lyrics of his songs, is 100% this change. Jeans brought to life very low, with unlaced sneakers, baseball cap and T-shirt larger sizes of your choices: this is the look popular on American roads by teenagers. Also very similar to the outfits of Jay-Z. Another style icon is Justin Timberlake: young, with blond curly hair (a few times was also photographed with braids African and headband), hidden behind sunglasses with colored lenses. These are the years of oversize sweatshirts sporty, leather pants and sneakers Nike or adidas, who remember with great nostalgia.

FROM 2010 TO THE PRESENT
In recent years, some protagonists of the worldwide music scene have become very important player also in the fashion world. More: they became influencers, consultants and sometimes even into real designers. For example, Pharrell Williams signed two collections of adidas Originals, shoes and clothing, sold out in a few days. And last February, has also become co-owner of the denim brand G-Star Raw with whom he collaborated from time to environmentally sustainable projects. Kanye West, lover of designer labels such as Balmain’s wife Kim Kardashian, however, has created along with the Nike Yeezy brand and became independent and star every year of Fashion Week in New York City. Finally, Justin Bibier, spokesperson for Calvin Klein and style icon known throughout the world, which mixes daily Vans with Saint Laurent and Gucci, darting on his skateboard through the streets of Los Angeles.

Dsquared2: a new boutique in Rome with a cocktail and an exclusive party

Dean and Dan Caten have celebrated with a cocktail in store opening of the new boutique in Rome located in Via del Babuino. Following this, guests of the fashion and film world took part in the dinner party held in the picturesque Baja on the Tiber River

With their style that gives a nod to the world of music, but that does not forget the details and the details of a tailored garment Dean and Dan Caten, founders, designers and owners of the Dsquared2 brand. They have come a long way. Born in Ontario, but of Italian origin, the twin brothers whose real name is Catenacci, – the grandfather was of Frosinone – have landed in Italy in the early nineties, after studying at Parson’s School of Design in New York, but it is only in 1994, after numerous collaborations with leading fashion houses, leading to the catwalk their first fashion show event for humans. Season after season their shows attract the attention of the press for the perfect combination of style, music and entertainment, as well as their collection halfway between transgression and the manic pursuit of tailoring detail, that much like the world of music. Madonna in the first place, that “Do not tell me” and the next “Drowned World Tour 2001” would have it, the Caten would create for her and for all the ballet over 150 outfits.

Long list of pop stars who dress Dsquared2: Lenny Kravitz, Justin Timberlake, Ricky Martin, Nelly Furtado, Simon Webbe, Robbie Williams, Rihanna, Fergie, Britney Spears and many many more.

The opportunity to see them in Rome, the other night, was the opening of the 40th store in the world and the brand’s first flagship store in the capital: 398 square meters in Via del Babuino on one floor, where are located all Dsquared2 collections: man, woman, eyewear, underwear, accessories, fragrances. A good reason therefore for festaggiare with a cocktail and dinner party store exclusive to the presence of many guests and friends including Alan Cappelli, Greta Scarano, Serena Autieri, Valeria Bilello, Milena Mancini, Katy Saunders, Francesca Chillemi, Valentina Corti, Yvonne Shoo, Vittoria Belvedere, Vinicio Marchioni and many many more.

Ewan McGregor, after Trainspotting 2 doubles Fargo 3

The Scottish actor will play the twin brothers protagonists of the third season of the FX television series, coming soon for 2017

Ewan McGregor will be the new star of the third season of Fargo.

The actor, who is currently on the set of Trainspotting 2, joined the cast of the TV series of FX.

With a dual role as a protagonist. McGregor will play the two brothers Stussy: Emmit is a successful man: handsome, rich, and real estate magnate Minnesota.
His twin brother Ray, however, is a plump and, above all, is a frustrated agent criminals on probation supervision. Moreover, Ray blames his own frustrating condition to his brother Emmit.

Even for McGregor, he is winning an Emmy for his performance as a guest star of ER – Doctors at the forefront in 1997, playing two characters, and so tied to the conflict, will be a good challenge. The third season of Fargo, scheduled for 2017, should begin shooting later this year.

Jessica Goicoechea. From Cancun to Milan, the model never stops

Solar beauty. I can not find better words to define it. Jessica is pure light that give off the blond hair, the one that shines from his open smile and her amber skin.

This is our second rendezvous. We had met in Berlin last year. Yet every time I see me winning … now comes direct from Cancun and pack together with the clothes you bring glamor of a colorful land.

From Malpensa to the set, non-stop, with typical Iberian humor. always he smiles, shakes her mass of blond hair framing her face and conquer the whole team working in a second.

The super tanned skin tells a playful beauty, Sara, the make up artist opts for a make up light, which reveals all the sunny, Veronica stylist tends more to “discover” that covers a statuesque body where the sign Costume it is just a detail.

The day runs between photo shoots chatter, smiles and a cooked to perfection by the chef improvised carbonara Filippo, Roman de Rome. A refreshing break to get back to work with more enthusiasm than before, Jessica “lights up” the set with its warm and crystal colors, is full of energy … just like the sun that leads inside. so I am not surprised that ended the shooting ask me a ride to Malpensa: who is full of life, does not stop for a moment!

Cancun-Milan-Barcelona … .in one to two days. A little ‘envy (or maybe not). Hola Je, ¡buen viaje !! Until next time.

Amber Heard, disappointed wife. And yet … Throw it away, such!

Avercene beauties like Amber on your side! And they look at you as she watched Depp.
Tapered legs and a face with icy eyes that open when in the mood, in a cool, open smile.
With these ‘weapons of seduction’ Amber Heard is beautiful and dangerous.
Not surprisingly, the sequence of freeze-frame in which pointing a gun is almost as long as that of the film in which he starred.
And it is probably with this perfect mix of dark lady who conquered what is about to become her ex-husband, Johnny Depp on the set of The Rum Diary – Chronicles of a passion five years ago.
He dropped everything to be with her together (the companion of almost a lifetime, Vanessa Paradis, and the roof they shared with their children, to guidance that had restrained her restless spirit, say gossip).
She has continued unabated its advance, slowly but surely, among Machete Kills and Magic Mike XXL, until the Oscar-nominated The danish girl to Aquaman and The Justice League – first part that should mark his final consecration of here in two years .

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From that to her husband’s side bad boy, even when it comes to holidays with four-legged friends, Amber Heard is passed to an exclusive engagement with the big screen. ‘Divergence irreconcilable’ the move away from celebrity wedding where, on balance, the only one that is likely to stay high and dry is Johnny Depp. And looking at it, one wonders. But as he did, fifty (no longer) in form to be run as a companion? Especially that gives you glances ‘hungry’ and accomplices as his.

Valentino signature La Traviata

Sunday in Rome was held the first of Traviata, directed by Sofia Coppola and costumes by Valentino Garavani
A recessed so the Opera House of Rome l do not ‘had ever seen: one million and two hundred thousand euro.
Director: Sofia Coppola.
Art Direction: Nathan Crowely (the genius of the images, in curriculum: Batman Begins and The Dark Knight)
Costumes: Valentino Garavani who signed the Violetta gowns (and sewn in the studio); Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative directors of the House, have designed the Flora’s dresses and those worn by the choir (in collaboration with the tailoring of the Opera)

He told so, no one would imagine what it was but trattavasi de La Traviata. And in fact it was an unrepeatable spectacle. In Rome, Teatro dell’Opera.
Who was there said that Rome, on the first night, really looked like the old Rome of the great cinema.

Only fifteen evenings: from 24 May to 30 June.

Sofia Coppola’s Oscar for Lost in Translation, said, “I did not know to expect and I would not have found the courage to direct an opera, but then Valentino asked me” and apparently has not been able to say no.
Her stylist says, “has a strong musical sensibility and aesthetic sense. Sa grant classic and modern “.

Viewers of exception: virtually everyone.
Nobody wanted to miss such an event (arrived for the occasion, from Cannes, even Mr. and Mrs. West, Kim and Kanye).
In short, it becomes difficult not to want to go.

The Neon Demon: Nicolas Winding Refn and his supermodel cannibals

The Neon Demon: Nicolas Winding Refn and his supermodel cannibals
Sex, blood, envy, primal instincts, necrophilia arrive in competition at Cannes 69. In a thriller without limits. booed

When shooting a movie it is fun as hell, and it shows. Provocative, irreverent, exaggerated, Nicolas Winding Refn is a mature author with his perfectly recognizable style.

The Neon Demon, in competition at the 69th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, is his first film totally feminine, with a harem of actresses of breathtaking beauty and uncommon charisma led by Elle Fanning and good Jena Malone. “In a film, the acting is everything: try to pay attention to every single detail, supervisions photography and set design, but if the performances of the actors are not convincing you take it and throw it,” said the director, proud of the choice of his protagonist. “Elle and ‘really very good, I’ve never met anyone like her.”

The film portrays an emerging model of sixteen with that “something more” that makes it special in the eyes of all, by the strictest photographers the most demanding stylists, make up to the lesbian artist (Malone, in fact) that he falls in love at first glance.

Rivalry and female attraction run hand in hand, in the unfolding of a thriller splatter colors that intends to make fun of the fashion world’s obsession with beauty and power, abuse of cosmetic surgery and the fierce competition between models .

The excess is the rule, together with the form and substance of the film. Cannibalism, necrophilia, whole naked: everything is permitted, everything is on display. So Refn: “The creativity of each of us harbored a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: When you create can exercise and practice all your desires, fetishes, things that images and in reality you can not do.” But yes to the movies, and you can be watching. Then the public will react in various ways: to press screenings in Cannes, in the meantime, the film was fischiatissimo and underappreciated.

At the end of check he credits the dedication to his wife, Liv Corfixen, author of a documentary about him. “I owe a lot to my wife are deeply dependent on her, are what they are because of her. Before meeting her I was too self-destructive. ” Curious, it was the feminine beauty to save him: “I am surrounded every day by the beauty of women: my wife, my daughters, actresses. In this film I wanted to tell the teenager that inhabits the soul of every human being, women as well as men. ”

Sex, blood, homoerotic passion, violation of corpses, Refn does not stop at nothing and ends up signing something of a hybrid, which is exactly half between a hopeless mess and an unlikely masterpiece. The rule trash alongside targeted directorial choices, the unintentional comedy dampens a substantial tension and palpable, the skill of the actresses stride with the tight space left to the actors much wasted / sacrificed (Keanu Reeves Karl Glusman, already seen in Love).

The rest is pure hedonistic taste for staging, with make-up, lighting and costumes by excessive colors, hyperbole scattered everywhere, no way to measure.

All the fault of Elia Kazan: “I met him twenty-five years – says Refn – He said, ‘Whatever you say, you make a film in your own way. Do not listen to anyone, no part of the system ‘. And so I continue to make my way to the cinema, never cover my films: once shot does not interest me. “

Honda Project 2 & 4, a monster in half

It has the engine of a MotoGP and weighs a third of a normal car

What happens if you work for one department of research and development of the company’s most technologically advanced in the world, in the field of engines, and this issue a “race” between you and all of your colleagues in other R & D team to develop the coolest prototype that there is?

It happens that you can think of the most foolish things of the world and win the contest as well. Not just things like, we put the engine of a motorcycle on a car? But things like, we put the engine in a MotoGP on a machine? So your business in MotoGP it really runs. It also makes the best bike that has been around for about twenty years now.

It is more or less so than did the Honda Project 2 & 4, a kind of go-kartone, in line with the latest trends (KTM buzz and Lotus), moved by the powerful V4 which equips the RC213V engaged in the top class of Grand Prix racing.

999 cc, 215 hp at 13,000 rpm and 118 Nm at 10,500 rpm, for 405 Kg. Take account of having more than six hundred on your golf and you’ll have a rough idea of ​​what drives this business.

A real monster although, looking at it, you can not help but think about the fact that that same engine, equips a small missile on two wheels that pounds it weighs only 158. Ah, in that configuration, then, runs well in free power and horses makes 260. Who is the real monster then?

The tv is crazy about Riley Keough,

With its escort of adventures in The Girlfriend Experience is more flames grandfather, establishing itself as a new scandalous star of the small screen. And not only, as the film that brought her to Cannes (American Honey)

“When it comes to being inhibited and things like that, that’s … .diciamo that are not.” So Riley Keough responded a few weeks ago to a journalist who asked her if she felt embarrassed to shoot some of the most “intimate scenes” by The Girlfriend Experience, the TV series about the world of escort aired in Italy on Infinity TV. The rest of the entertainment world, and its rules, Riley knows them since childhood. His grandfather Elvis, his mother Lisa Marie Presley, his father the musician Danny Keough and her stepfathers – only for short periods, however – Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage.

“For me, growing up in a famous environment has never been strange, but the norm. I had no other terms of comparison. ”
His debut in show business came about 14 years, 2003, parading in Italy for Dolce & Gabbana, the one to the movies in 2010 with The Runaways, with a small role opposite Kirsten Stewart and Dakota Fanning.

Since then, the model and actress in Los Angeles (and where else could it be?) Street has come, so that is one of the protagonists of the Cannes festival in 2016 with one of the most anticipated movies of the entire festival, American Honey. It tells the story of a teenager left to itself that decides to join a group of (frantic) sellers of a travel magazine that covers the US Midwest to do subscriptions. The journey becomes a pretext for a continuous basis to sex and drugs party. With rookie Sasha Lane as the protagonist, the cast then counts on Shia LaBeouf., While Keough is one of the party girls.

On the red carpet of Cannes Riley was already in 2014 to accompany Foxcatcher (but only for “friendship), while last year, despite its participation in Mad Max: Fury Road, he had not had time because of other commitments work. “I like the environment, but do not like the gossip or the tabloids. I try to avoid places where people are likely to come forografate “.

Maybe, but on Instagram it has over 107 thousand followers. “But it’s different. I choose when and where to shoot. ”

If in the past, thanks to the various projects in which he participated, the media focus on her was high, with the lead role in The Girlfriend Experience its popularity has experienced a boom that she did well accompanied with the interviews: “I was immediately intrigued by the character. It is not a nice person, is a borderline sociopath who really loves sex and has no interest in discussing emotions. Not your typical female role in short, it seems written for a man. How could not charm me? “.

Music and holidays: 5 perfect destinations for those who love jazz

From classic New Orleans to Berchidda, Sardinia. Here are five destinations, and the same hotel, for trip of swing and good music
More than a music genre is a real philosophy of life, oriented to the inclusion, understanding and sharing. 30 April is celebrated the International Jazz Day, a global point of arrival of the Jazz Appreciation Month US: an initiative that aims to remember and promote worldwide the socializing role of jazz music, able to overcome cultural barriers , racial and generational to unite all those in key swing. The portal Booking.com has decided to advise five special hotel for as many goals that lead up jazz in the world, including architecture, traditions and festivals. Here you go.

The Bagueunade – Marciac, France
From July 29 to August 15, the French city of Marciac comes alive the unmistakable sounds of his traditional Jazz Festival. Here then wandering between music, colors and ideas, you can stumble in the Bed & Breakfast Le Bagueunade: a stylish property with an outdoor pool and continental breakfast.

It is sweet to shipwreck in this jazz.

Hotel Mazarin – New Orleans, United States
How about jazz, and you think now to New Orleans. Here, where everything moves at a funky rhythm, from roads to buildings, trees to restaurants, you can find at every turn a club where get lost in music and drinks. Hotel Mazarin, located in the French Quarters area, is a perfect hotel from which to explore the city and its premises.

La Pyramide – Vienne, France
The historic atmosphere of the French city goes hand in hand with a widespread and highly acclaimed jazz culture, culminating in the festival this year will be held from 28 June to 15 July. The La Pyramide, with its modern design and its luxurious rooms, allowing you to relax between a jam session and the next. Always in style.

B & B Hotel Peter und Paul – Willisau, Switzerland
Since 1975, the Willisau Jazz Festival is an event that attracts music lovers from all over the world. This year the event will take place August 26 to 30: the suggestions of jazz musicians more in the moment leg will be possible to alternate the picturesque landscape that you can enjoy from the rooms of the B & B Hotel Peter und Paul. Not bad.

B & B Domo De Resteblas – Berchidda, Sardinia, Italy
Even Italy is colored swing, thanks to the Time in Jazz festival which this year takes place in Berchidda, in the province of Olbia-Tempio, from 8 to 16 August. The summer sun and the wonders of the place will be able to combine lots of music and the outdoor swimming pool at the B & B Domo De Resteblas, a nineteenth-century farm surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, preserving intact all of its rustic charm. You may want something more from their holiday?

Holiday 2016, 68% book online. But seven out of ten times something is wrong

The MarkMonitor report describes a now permanently migrated sector on the internet, even for the pre-start shopping. But data security remains a problem, and 37% report problems with the cards

Now the travel experience was created and developed exclusively online. He tells the MarkMonitor Barometer, carried out by Opinium, presented today in Milan, which indicates that 68% of consumers on an international scale (eight survey countries involved, United Kingdom, United States, Germany, France, Denmark, Spain and Netherlands over Italy) book travel and holidays only on the Internet. Too bad that one in three, ie 37%, experience negative signals. In other words: the channel is almost final, but the mechanisms can and should improve still much to create the right security situation of online shopping.

If the 64% reported having addressed directly to the sites of the airline, hotel or rental car, 50% have used instead of booking sites, comparison and aggregators, TripAdvisor to Trivago. Where obviously the main lever is the price. Among the users of the countries involved are just Italians (76%) prefer this type of platforms to find the deal for the holidays.

The overall balance sheet, however, is more serious: seven journeys out of ten – for one reason or another – do not meet expectations once in place. In these cases the users as they defend themselves? Posting negative reviews (42%), try to get a refund (40%) or are intended for consumer protection associations (35%). Although, in hindsight, the bulk of the problems is related in fact to the payment stage: the 37% who said earlier in fact reported the theft or misuse of the data of their own belief or debit card.

“With the growth of social media and a culture where consumers have the power to make widely known their displeasure through social networks – said Mark Frost, CEO of MarkMonitor – protecting brands online has never been so important. This is particularly evident when they are asked how to ensure the reliability of a travel website with nearly half (47%) of consumers say they read the reviews “.

In Italy and Spain, in addition to MarkMonitor, to book online are mostly young people, which are more sensitive to the price, while the more widespread use of e-commerce in Northern Europe and the United States, even among a more mature segment of the public and wealthy sensitized to digital, prefers the reliability and “reputation” to a purely economic advantage.

Not just travel. 75% of consumers who book online shopping network also continues to prepare for departure. Clothing and shoes (55%), event tickets and shows can be enjoyed at destination (53%), travel guides (33%), cases (25%) and glasses (21%) the most affected sectors. Also in this case the perceived safety, however, is low: 64% is in fact he says he is concerned by the transactions.

“When purchasing consumer goods as well as travel packages or hotel rooms – added Jerome Sicard, regional manager for South Europe MarkMonitor – is very important to pay attention to all the purchase process. It can happen that we start from a very attractive discount but in the various steps of the transaction the price increases until it becomes little or no competitive because in the supply chain will add excessive burdens, even if legal, or you may end, without realizing it, even illegal sites “.

Meanwhile, another report, this time signed by PhoCusWright, stresses that continue to travel so much. Despite terrorism fears. The European market should in fact close 2015 with a turnover deriving from the field of more than EUR 264 billion, surpassing a 2014 from a height of 251 billion records, with a 5% year over year. Even in 2016 and 2017, despite the tensions, continue on the same road with an annual growth of 3%. The online segment, meanwhile, flies: in 2015 grew by 13%.

The pizza box made of 100% of pizza

Cardboard takeaway goodbye. Vinnie’s Pizza & Pasta in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the pizza is delivered in a box made of … pizza

The dream of all lovers of pizza has become a reality: a carton, made with 100% of pizza and edible much as its content, for twice the enjoyment. Where? In New York, of course, and to be precise in the Williamsburg neighborhood, Vinnie’s Pizzeria.

 

The experiment was born out of sheer boredom and environmentalist spirit: the owner, tired of seeing throwing cartons from customers outside the room, he thought of an edible box. A difference not only in material but also price: the cost of the pizza box is $ 40, and given the success of the initiative on social, we are sure that the environment will not be the only one to benefit.

Sport and travel, 5 apps and sites for your next vacation in Italy

This year, when parts, follow their sporting passion. Here are five trips to do in Italy to practice a sport or to witness a great event

Sports tourism is one of the fastest growing segments: according to research of the International Tourism Exchange, more than 12 million Italians have declared that will program the next holiday to play a sport. An established niche not only in our country but also abroad, considering that the tourists from all over the world have chosen Italy as the destination of their trips 18% to witness a great event linked to the world of sport ( or to practice it in the first person). A turnover – estimated from an analysis of the Tourism Studies Centre of Florence – which together move about 10 million arrivals a year with an annual growth rate of 6%. Whether for a ride on a sailboat or watch the Tour of Italy, we decided to focus on this line, choosing five trips to do in our country only thinking sport.

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Museums, concerts up to the packages for organized trips. This year is the official tour operator of the cycling race that will wind along Italy May 6 to 29: the cycling fans can reserve tender packages Vip (with car and helicopter) to follow all the stages of the race, or to access the village of departure and arrival, as well as special solutions for the departure in the Netherlands and for the most beautiful stages “wine & food”, like that of Chianti May 15.

A ride on a sailboat. Sailsquare traveling is a social site that allows you to take a trip on a sailing boat can meet other enthusiasts. The combinations are lots to choose from: you can create holidays that only invite their friends, or open to all users that meet precise requirements. Thanks to the site interested users can create a customized holiday choosing destination, holiday style, budget and crew members, plan the holiday details and also rent the boat, choosing among over 3 thousand in the whole Mediterranean.

Play golf on the Ryder Cup golf. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a stay at the Residence Carpediem Relais, an exclusive resort, located at the estate of Laura Biagiotti where there is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Italy, the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, home of the Ryder Cup 2022. a dream location to enjoy a wonderful golfing break, only half an hour away from Rome.

Ecotrail circuit in Sicily. Through Ecotrail Sicily you can join the circuit in 2016: eighteen stages which include conducting Trail Running activities, trekking and guided excursions inside the parks and nature reserves of the island. One way to run and keep fit in contact with nature, discovering the hidden corners of Sicily.

A mountain bike tour with Sharewood. The Italian start-up which puts the sharing economy at the service of sport, so you can rent sports equipment of other users saving money than in the store. It is a bicycle, a surfboard, a pair of skis or a raft boat, this portal will allow you to choose the best all the material you need for the next trip.

Best hotels overlooking the sea on the Amalfi Coast

From the charming hotel overlooking the Bay of Positano old Art Nouveau villa via the “gem” nestled on the Lattari Mountains that enchanted Wagner and Greta Garbo, Trivago has compiled a top ten list of the best facilities with breathtaking views

Is there a more romantic place in Paris where you can spend an unforgettable weekend, perhaps admiring from the City of Lights and Tour Eiffeil having dinner by candlelight? It exists, and it is the Amalfi Coast, “balcony” overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, for its beauty and its natural and topographical characteristics is a UNESCO World Heritage List.

All sixteen municipalities (Amalfi, Atrani, Cava de ‘Tirreni, Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, Minori, Positano, Praiano, Raito, Ravello, Sant’Egidio del Monte Albino, Scala, Sunsets, Vietri sul Mare) that are located in the province of Salerno, the stretch of coast between the Gulf same name and that of Naples, are worth a visit, because each of them has different and unique landscape and cultural characteristics. Hotels are not lacking, of course, and there are solutions for all tastes and all budgets. However, if you are looking for a truly stunning hotel, where you can admire the most beautiful sunset of your life, that combines the excellence of hospitality in a stunning setting (not to mention a top level cuisine), then take a look at the 10 proposals.

Five Hotel Casa Angelina Praiano stars of great charm and design, choose the absolute white to bring out the beauty of the landscape. Among the services available to guests is a fitness / wellness center, two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor whirlpool with sun terrace), private beach and romantic restaurant “A plane in the sky”. In Amalfi, however, is one of the best five star hotels reviewed the “Coast”: This is the Santa Caterina, an old Art Nouveau villa surrounded by the blue sea and sky and lush bougainvillea, with private beach and beach club (with seawater pool), where it is compulsory to taste the typical dishes of the Neapolitan cuisine (at the “at sea” restaurant). Le Sirenuse, charming hotel overlooking the Bay of Positano, on the other hand has a history and flavor: created in 1951 by brothers Sersale, who decided to turn their house into a small charming hotel, has 58 rooms and keeps intact the atmosphere of a private house, whose refinement also inspired an eponymous clothing collection and a line of perfumes and beauty products. If you want a hotel overlooking the sea, however, the Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa is the place for you: built on an ancient monastery of 1600 only has 20 accommodations (rooms and suites) that feature original vaulted ceilings and which bear the name of the medicinal plants grown in the garden. The infinity pool, the sloping terraced gardens, a fully equipped spa and fine dining facilities to its range of services offered by this five star hotel is located in Conca dei Marini. In Ravello, the “jewel” perched on the Lattari Mountains which also enchanted Wagner and Greta Garbo, among historical buildings of the eleventh century, is the resounding Belmond Hotel Caruso, furnished with antique furniture which also has a rooftop pool pool with water vaporizers and bars and two excellent restaurants (one on the terrace to enjoy the magnificent views). The frescoes that characterize the structure and dating back to the nineteenth century also inspire a valuable collection of clothing in silk and crepon. Every day the hotel organizes boat tours (free) to explore the Amalfi Coast. Always in Ravello is the Best Western Marmorata, a four-star suitable for the whole family, with its nautical-themed décor will make you live a wonderful relaxing holiday: a private access to the sea, swimming pool with Jacuzzi, free parking, room fitness and meeting room complete the offer of the WB which also serves traditional cuisine. A family run, in typical Mediterranean style, the Hotel Golden Sunset Praiano offers, as the name suggests, an unforgettable panorama that spans Positano, the island “Li Galli” and the stacks of Capri. Each of the 40 rooms, beautifully equipped, is decorated in a different style and many are decorated with artistic ceramics of Vietri. Excellent and cured (even towards those who suffer from food intolerances) cuisine served in the panoramic restaurant. If you want to organize a fairytale wedding – as well as a dream vacation – you can choose the Covo dei Saraceni Hotel, the only five-star hotel on the beach at Positano, in the heart of the shopping street; perched on the steep mountain slopes down to the sea and offers 66 rooms all overlooking the blue, as well as swimming pool with bar, two restaurants, brasseries and boat trips. Vertical sea of ​​Positano Hotel Agaves has equipped beach and private docks reached through a quaint inclined lift, one of a kind, three restaurants, all rooms with balcony or terrace overlooking the sea, fitness, and a full range of services They include weddings “five stars”. Last but not least, the Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi, nestled on a cliff 80 meters above the sea level, is one of the most evocative of the Amalfi Coast. The five-star, in fact, is a monastery of the thirteenth century and retains – fully restored – the Arab-Norman cloister, the magnificent Lodge and the “Passeggiata dei Monaci” which over the years have made it a point of reference for tourism d ‘ elite. All rooms have private terrace or balcony overlooking the sea, restaurant, or on the private beach, the beach club service, massage room and meeting rooms.

The offer is wide, the choice difficult, but whatever your goal, one thing is certain: you will not be disappointed by the romantic and incomparable beauty of the Amalfi Coast.

In the vault of Ruinart with Erwin Olaf to Miart

La Maison Champagne still leading at the Milan Fair of contemporary art with the great Dutch photographer

There are at least two good reasons to visit the Miart (at Milan until April 10): the first is the opportunity to discover new and interesting artists and important works of contemporary art. The second is enclosed in a glass of champagne. And not one, but any of Ruinart champagne, one of the oldest and most prestigious fashion house of the Reims region. But not only to enjoy French wine. Ruinart, in fact, a very long time accompanies his name in the world of the arts, especially contemporary art. So this year in the exclusive lounge set up inside the Fair, in Milan as in Basel and Miami, Ruinart delights us not only with its fine champagnes, but also with a very original construction. The author is a great Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf (in top right photo), which has been struck by the vivid vision of the ancient cellars and vault Ruinart. From here came the bellisisma series of photographs and posters in black and white display at Miart.

Extremely impressive walls, walls that bear the traces of a long history. With graffiti, shapes and images that emerge almost by accident. An exhibition, in short, to visit absolutely … with a glass of champagne in hand.

Holidays in the Mediterranean, including perfumes, texture and souvenirs from the Dolce Vita

 

Jackie Kennedy walking barefoot through the narrow streets of Capri? Unforgettable. And Brigitte Bardot sipping a coffee with her sexy pout in the square in Saint Tropez? Amazing. Those were the years of the Dolce Vita, those in which small seaside towns of Capri, Saint Tropez, Taormina, Portofino turned into goals-magnet of the Hollywood jet set. In the background a maquis, lush, profumuta, full of bright and warm colors. Scenarios, the latter, who continue to inspire the world of cosmetics. So then the creams become squeezed citrus to sprinkle on the body, the trick leads the sun on her cheeks and the smells seem to just want to tell tales of the sea and diving into the blue.

How to associate the Portofino retro charm to a perfume? By Neroli oil, extracted from the essence of orange blossom. So Tom Ford Neroli Portofino explains the genesis of water, a citrus-amber bouquet that leaves the air a warm and irresistible wake. While the white flower of the honeysuckle vine, typical of the island of Capri, comes the new women’s Eau de Toilette Light Blue Love in Capri Dolce & Gabbana. Did you forget your last summer in Taormina? Will “rispolverarvi” memory (olfactory) Cedro Taormina Acqua di Parma: refined cocktail flavor to the citrus notes of citron and petit grain with those of aromatic basil.

The first restaurant nudist opened in London

16,000 bookings in just a few days for the temporary restaurant that before you even open, has already won the English capital
Buniady is a word of Hindi origin that means vital, natural, basic, and it is the name chosen for the first nudist restaurant will open in London in June this year.
This will be a temporary-restaurant whose survival will depend on the success of the initiative; the conditions seem to be any, on the site in fact, within a few days, have already reached more than 16 thousand reservations.
The message resides in a return to primeval nature for man: not only the absence of clothes, but also a basic ingredient menu km 0 cooked on grills heated by wood fire, in terracotta plates, edible cutlery and minimal furnishings bamboo and wood lit by candles.
This return to the roots will also result in a waiver of all the symbols of modernity: the local customers will be asked to leave the locker room in smartphones and cameras.
The restaurant, which will also offer the opportunity, in a separate room, eating clothes, will propose a menu between 55 and 65 pounds per person with food, drink and tasting included.
A more honest that figure seen the standards of the English capital.
To serve, of course, naked waiters.

The life of Riley in Cannes

Experience the city of Costa Azzurra in style: the arrival by private jet, a lap on the desert island seeds, up to the smell made to measure

Epicenter of the jet-set nightlife, cross-age and interests and crowded superstar … Cannes has never been so alive. Here for you a mini-guide of things to do including billionaires pleasures, culture and little luxuries for connoisseurs.

1. The arrival in style
Whenever possible it is strongly recommended to start the vacation home, even from the runway; with an arrival in style in a city that certainly is not afraid of luxury and comfort. With its extensive fleet of private jets and helicopters Paramount Business Jets is the company to turn to and they address different names in Hollywood and European golden youth.

2. Create a fragrance tailored
Dream of any sophisticated man is having your own fragrance, a distinctive note which unites not to anyone else. This is possible thanks to so-called “noses”, men and women who follow your advice with you to create a personalized fragrance, according to your tastes, personality and needs.

A ‘magical experience and all-encompassing to be granted only and only by Galimard

3. Escape from the clamor
In the event that the Lamborghini roaring, the sound of the music of the most famous DJs in the world and the constant coming and going of helicopters they will stew in less than two kilometers from whatever is Ile Saint-Honorat, small wild paradise belonging to a congregation of monks, it is a perfect place for a historic day “battery charging”

4. The iconic place
Take a walk to Notre-Dame-de-Vie, where Picasso spent his last years of life: a magical place, full of charm, where you can breathe the most authentic essence and genuine hospitality and relaxed atmosphere typical of southern France.

5. Groped fortune
Magnates and tourists, young and very old, for addiction or simple curiosity, thousands and thousands of people are trying their luck in one of the most glamorous casino in the world, the Barrière Croisette Casino. Even if you do not have the ambition to lighten your wallet is worth a visit as the representative of the vices and virtues of the city.

Pep Guardiola brand ambassador for Gore-Tex, wearing Herno Laminar field

Here the choice jacket from the current coach of FC Bayern Monaco to show off both in the field and during leisure time

Pep Guardiola, current coach of FC Bayern Monaco, both in the field and during leisure wears the Herno Gore-Tex line “Laminar”. Herno Laminar continues his sartorial engineering project in partnership with Gore, manufacturer of technical fabric Gore-Tex and Gore Windstopper. The Laminar Herno collection is inspired by the needs and the style of modern life, perfect both at work and at play. The garments are produced with sophisticated and highly innovative techniques.

Guardiola chose raincoat with detachable cappuccino 2layers fabric Gore-Tex. Outer shell made from polyester blended with heat seals and inner membrane Gore-Tex. To maintain a perfect body temperature head is padded with fine goose down. The double lacing – press buttons and zipper – and the elasticated wrists make it perfectly waterproof windproof.

Best Gin small producers (and 4 themed books to read at all)

It is trendy but it is also good. Here are eight unknown seeds, but also three beautiful books to read, to collect necessary and useful. And a cockatil for GQ praparato from Gin Corner of Rome

Eight gin from Santa Cruz in Reggio Emilia going from Paris and Rotterdam before stopping in Rome for a master’s gin. Are small or medium-sized producers, where the packaging does much, but the difference is all contained in the bottle. This is the case of Distilleries de Paris which, in addition to producing vodka, rum and brandy, is known to connoisseurs for a gin from the aromatic structure citrus (bergamot) and slightly spicy.

Moving not far away, in Glasgow, Scotland, who goes against the current but does not produce whiskey gin: Makar tip on the double distillation in copper stills ancient.
On the other side of the ocean, along the Pacific coast, in Santa Cruz, California, is a young man named Sean Venus that, since 2014, manufactures in its two gin distillery, Venus 01 and 02 (aged in barrels American oak). The first focuses on 10 “botanicals” among which, in addition to juniper, lemon, ginger and lavender.
Returning to Europe, in Spain Santamanìa bet on a premium London Dry Gin with a spicy aftertaste coriander and liquorice.

Perfect for MADryD Martini, made with gin and vermouth.
from small chemical bottle to VL92, whose name derives from that of an old Dutch sailing ship whose goods (exotic spices) were considered too sophisticated for gin preparations. No product, boldly citrusy and spicy (cilantro).

For those who think that the more good gin is produced only in these countries, it should think again before two Icelandic producers: Vor Iceland and Martin Miller’s. The first is entirely produced on the island: the barley is grown on the Arctic Circle in a cold climate, which guarantees full flavor and strong. The second one is produced in England, in Langley in the heart of the Black Country, using juniper berries, licorice, cinnamon, cassia, nutmeg, orange peel and lemon. But then travels for a total of 4800 km round trip to Iceland, where it is reduced to a position with the water of the Icelandic glaciers, the purest water in the world.
To close an Italian product: Gin Clandestine distillery Mistico Speziale, a name that brings to mind the cocktails drunk within the walls of the speakeasy, the illegal bars the era of Prohibition. The aroma is resinous, dry and firm typical of juniper berries, coriander spiciness is given, balanced by the angelic presence that enhances the balsamic and floral notes of cardamom and calamus.

In bookshops or on Amazon
Among the fresh print books: Gin Annual 2015-16, which communicates with a number of international manufacturers, from Alexander Stein Monkey 47 (to which the new GQ March dedicated a double page 174-175) by adding some curiosity on the tonic, kind we get from Joice & Raissa de Haas sisters (hence the name of the drink). Collectible volume published by powerHouse Books on distillers of more hipster neighborhood of New York: “Brooklyn Spirits: Craft Distilling and Cocktails from the World’s Hippest Borough”. Beautiful pictures, good recipes, good stories, like that of two veterans of gin, Joe Santos and Emil Jättne.
More mainstream but still useful book published by De Agostini and written by Giorgio Gianoli the easy way easy, Cocktails: for those who do not want to make mistakes, you will find recipes of the most classic, starting with the Martini.
To close another book published by powerHouse Books, “Energy: cocktails to get you up.” Ironic but really useful especially for those who are in total hangover. The recipes in this book, even gin, are a panacea. Nothing but coffee and lemon and cold shower …

And finally, for those who were to be in Rome on March 23, can not make a jump to The Gin Corner Hotel Adriano in Rome, where there is the first lesson of the Gin Master Antonio Parlapiano. For this occasion, Patrick Pistolesi, Bar Manager of The Gin Corner has thought of a cocktail that is dedicating to GQ:

PRECIOUS MULE
60 ml London Dry Gin
10ml Yellow Chartreuse
10 ml Domaine de Canton
20ml Lime Juice
Top of Schweppes Ginger and Cardamom

Pepsi

Design and innovation activities at Pepsi: the interview with Mauro Porcini
Fuorisalone Milan PepsiCo presents Mix It Up, a harvest of creative projects linked to the world of art, fashion and film. We met the Chief Design Officer of the group, the Italian Mauro Porcini, to talk about trends and innovation. And the future of Italy in the field of design
There is the new sleek and ultra-modern Prestige Bottle aluminum, developed by designer Karim Rashid. But there is also a Fiat 500 customized by artfully Garage Italian Customs Lapo Elkann, with the colors of the logo on the body and interior that light up when the cup holder is being filled. And again, one of sunglasses capsule collection inspired by the world of emoji, which brings the irreverent signature designer Jeremy Scott. He is a creative world in the round that touches and is contaminated with many different aspects of pop culture, what the PepsiCo group has re-created during the Fuori Salone 2016. In Milan, in the District of Tortona Design Week, it goes to Mix It scene up, a collection of colorful cues high beauty and innovation rate involving different brands of the group, from the sporting giant Pepsi Gatorade, through the Lay’s chips and healthy produce from Quaker line.
“Being a design company, today has an entirely different meaning than it did only a few years ago.
It’s changed the way we communicate, to do brand building. If before the mark was the subject requiring their communication, it has now become the object of the communication itself, which spreads through the internet and social media. And to this must be constantly interesting. ” The speaker is Mauro Porcini, born in 1975, four years Chief Design Officer of the American multinational. In his palmares staff, as well as an impressive array of international awards for his talents as a designer and businessman, also includes the presence of the most elegant Italian men according to GQ 30. A little whim of which must be very proud.
“There are two basic levels on which each brand today has to work – continues -. The first is that of the relevance, the second is that of innovation frequency. Both are a great challenge for those who work in the design, because the processes are continuous, non-stop, which must always take account of empathy towards the customers, their needs and their feelings. But it is also important to consider the strategy to turn into reality what you can satisfy those needs, and adopt such a new vision of prototyping and storytelling: imaginative and creative, of course, but always anchored to the needs of the business. ”
So, for example, Gatorade has Gx, a complete digital ecosystem that allows each athlete to prepare independently the best drink for your own needs. Tested in collaboration with the Brazilian national football team, it can detect the parameters of athletes sweating through special sensors, which communicate with an app and suggest the ideal amount of minerals to be integrated in the drink. This technology opens the door to a well targeted use of Pod of Gatorade-like capsule from the calibrated content according to the different needs of the athletes, which can be dissolved in water to give rise to a signature beverage. Futuristic idea, but that could soon enter the market.
“Not only – continues -, our responsibility as a designer is to create something that would make better the society in which we live. That can make people happier, in fact. To do that, it’s nice to explore the possible intersections with other worlds of pop culture, such as music, art, fashion. Or the cinema “. In this regard, then stands in a triumphant example of Pepsi Perfect exposure, the historic bottle appearance in the second chapter of Back to the Future. A real fetish ultra-limited edition, which in recent months has wowed fans of the saga Zemeckis from all over the globe. Shouting “Great Scott!”, Of course.
“We at PepsiCo are proud to have presented our ideas right here in Milan – concludes Porcini – because it is without any doubt the most important and prestigious international plaza for everything to do with design. Now, however, it is important that the whole of Italy starts to get rid of their parochial attitude, to look at the world in a new guided by the optical business: our talent is there, it is undeniable, and there will never forcibly take anyone; but the reality around us are improving rapidly, and it is time to commit ourselves seriously to maintain our lead. We Italians are internationally respected for our ability to act on instinct, he could speak to the belly of our listeners, our customers. Now, however, we must learn to think also tending to mind your wallet, as the Anglo-Saxon world. Because our ideas are not always intended to be bought and to make the fortune of others. “

Vidago Palace Hotel, the beautiful sleeping giant

And the house that has never hosted the king has remained intact in all its glory since 1910.

The ribbon of asphalt lies on the landscape crafting a gift of which you are privileged recipients. Yet just around, indeed, anything, can suggest what you will be facing. The booty captured by your eyes is thin: rocks, woods and meadows populated by nags a bit ’emaciated. The front of the north of Portugal is beaded with whitewashed villages and black granite. Yet here it is already far from the baroque splendor and Manueline Guimaraes or Solar de Mateus. The villages get less shrill, no postcards, are newspaper pages, a po’sgualcite sometimes, good ones to wrap the bacalhau, toh. But wait. As they say in suspense tales? “At one point …” Yeah. At one point, the asphalt ribbon tick a sign, nothing special, a piece of crooked wood, those in the Sonoran desert they tell you: “Tucson, 800 miles.” This sign instead announces “Vidago Palace, 0.5 km”.

And you follow him for no reason, like a boy follows the kite. And when the Vidago Palace appears before, you’d want to shake hands with Wes Anderson, because even if Wes Anderson has nothing to do, there is nothing more than Vidago Palace that might look like the Grand Budapest Hotel. You expect Ralph Finnies is to open up the door, his sly smile and a gardenia on a tweed jacket. But no, it does not happen, but the magic is intact.

The Vidago Palace, in the middle of nowhere this bucolic, is a beautiful sleeping giant intact from the Belle Epoque. The opening date is 1910. King Charles of Portugal wanted this house for himself, but fell under the blows of an anarchist revolver in 1908 and just in 1910 was proclaimed the Republic. It was here that Queen Amalia, just widow ate dinner before embarking on the yacht that took into exile in England. In kitchens it the menu is carefully preserved.

The Vidago Palace is therefore the palace that has never had kings. I will say, and I’m proud. Meanwhile, you open the door to blown glass double doors and you feel on the Titanic, see the mezzanine for the orchestra, and the violins images, you let yourself be dazzled by the Murano glass chandeliers, Watch the woodwork, the scenic and breathtaking double internal staircase, the ‘huge room in verrerie ceiling dining and wallpaper hand-painted by Italian craftsmen and think that the “bon vivre” expression here takes on its full meaning.

The time machine does exist, it is in Portugal, yes and no to a hundred kilometers from Porto. The magic does not stop even outside, in the gardens crossed by squiggles of the fountains, while the music of the waves and intoxicates violins in the head. Arrivals at amazing Moorish baths and you wonder how it is possible such grace. One of the attendants hands you a glass of spring water is ferruginous, knows screwdriver and here it is as if the violins Mozart aizzassero against biting and tearing a calf notes. But it is a moment. Knock out, you know rust but the mind is still there in pure contemplation. After a trial lasting nearly a century sleep the palace was restored into a hotel and opened its doors in 2010. Of course there is the pool, the spa golf course and anything like the modern dandy. But if these things are found almost ‘everywhere, it is the idea of ​​a jump in time authentic real luxury represented by this place. An old bus of the early twentieth century, with its soft rounded lines is parked lí out for traghettarvi the early twentieth century. You just have to take the ticket and savor the subtle fear of not being able to go back.

Marrakech, timeless elegance

Mysterious, alluring, perfumed … never before has the “Pearl of the South” by Yves Saint Laurent and Winston Chruchill embodies glamor and sophistication. As long as you know how to approach her

The Hotel
Built by order of King Mohammed VI in order to represent the trait d’union between tradition and the future of Morocco, Royal Mansour is not just a hotel, but the meeting of the highest quality in design with a service worthy of a royal palace.
Just out of the plane a representative of the hotel is careful to escort the guest into a VIP lounge, where it is effettutato passport control, while the luggage is collected by a porteur and placed on the Range Rover with a chauffeur who will take you inside the most elegant palaces, where you do not find rooms, but riad (private residences) on three or four floors starting from 140 square meters up to 2000 Riad d ‘Honneur, and where the three restaurants are entrusted to the direction of pluristellato Yannik i train.

With a great budget (never revealed) and good taste not to be outdone, the Sovereign has erected with the help of the best craftsmen in the country and the most precious materials, a real oasis without equal in the world …

Each of the 53 riad is served by an average of seven including butlers, housekeepers and waitresses who deal with every need and request with extreme efficiency and discretion, thanks to a system of underground tunnels leading to the guest residences, ensuring absolute privacy and tranquility .
This combination, so difficult to obtain, elegant opulence and absolute discretion is all that the clients of Royal Mansour (heads of state, royalty, aristocracy, and jet set) want and that is willing to pay any price.

INSIDER TIP: Have dinner at least once, on the terrace of his riad with views of Koutoubia Mosque and on the ancient olive trees that adorn the property … the discreet butler service, the view and the scent of jasmine will take you back to Marrakech Talitha and Paul Getty .

restaurants
The culinary offer in Marrakech could not be more diverse, with a triumph of high quality address; since the two properties of super entrepreneur Nordine Fakir. The Salama, located within the Medina with views of the Jemaa El Fna Square, offers traditional Moroccan food in a location with a colonial flavor. L ‘Avenue, in the fashionable district of Gueliz, the cosmopolitan port city and nonchalant atmosphere homonymous property on Avenue Montaigne in Paris. Here the beautiful Sandra manager welcomes patrons like Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevingne who go crazy for Italian-French delicacies with a twist of North Africa served in the sumptuous restaurant.
Special mention goes to The anglais, La Mamounia, cured with by star chef Alfonso Iaccarino mastery of the historic hotel Italian restaurant, which serves delicacies of local cuisine accompanied by the fruits that grow in the beautiful hotel garden.
On the “classics” never disappoints the Grand Cafe de la Poste which with its 20s decor transports in the past and delight with its Mediterranean menu with French influences.

INSIDER TIP: Leave at home the rush and enjoy the food as a modern ceremonial dinner in Marrakech is seen as a friendly and joyful moment to be enjoyed in tranquility, without sip time.

Shopping
Marrakech, and shopping are almost synonyms … but while walking around the souks and haggle for babouches that will remain unused is certainly fun, places for those who are serious are the headquarters of Monsieur Mustapha Blaoui (142/144 Bab Doukkala) for pieces of quality furniture and tastefully Beldi (9/11 rue Mouassine), where Abdelhafid brothers Toufik and create stunning outfits for the most elegant women and more demanding dandy.

Hammam
The traditional steam bath is an authentic ritual purifying and invigorating, real tradition in Morocco.
The offer in the city is huge, but often disappointing in terms of quality of service and privacy; Hammam de la Rose and Les Bain de Marrakech offer high quality services, but the true champion is once again the “Royal Mansour” with its spa THAT, welfare Cathedral in white Italian marble hammam offers “customized” to meet desires and needs of each client, followed by treatment to say the least high end.

INSIDER TIP: After any treatment enjoy an extra hour to spend on king size beds of relaxation at the Royal Mansour Spa area.

Nightlife
Two the best places to enjoy the night in the red city: Le Comptoir for excellent mixing drinks with high local and international companies and Café Clock, a small jewel in the heart of the Kasbah, where the international art scene meets to talk until deep night.

In Lisbon, look for the light

Its buildings sparkle candid on the borders of Europe, the light is transparent, the soul speaks and turns into music. That’s why to go there

Some compare it to the bow of a ship intended to sail the horizon. Others call it simply the white city. Perhaps for the color of its buildings, streets, transparency of light.

Lisbon seals the border of the Old World, looking out over the Atlantic from the west of continental Europe flap. Here we share the gaze of so many navigators of the past. The look, melancholy and anxiety. Fernando Pessoa, the greatest Portuguese poet of the twentieth century, has even dedicated a book to the concerns of the soul. There is a bit ‘of this feeling in the wind folds that refreshes the city during the summer, when they turn yellow in the paved streets, at night, in the light of the street lamps and especially the poignant voice of fado, the Portuguese song par excellence . It happens to hear it from a cafe, a restaurant. The atmosphere becomes languid, as in expectation of a return. It is the spirit of saudade, alchemy of loneliness and nostalgia.

Unfortunately we can only imagine the medieval ruins of the city. Lisbon was in fact almost totally destroyed by an earthquake in 1755, which killed thousands of people. The magnificent ruins of Convento do Carmo still bear witness to the scale of the disaster. He saved the Alfama district, between the São Jorge Castle and the Tagus River, where today can be seen some of the most ancient monuments. The same name of the neighborhood (from the Arabic Al-hamma, meaning fountains or baths) takes us back in time, when the city was ruled by the Moors. It is in this maze of streets that you can breathe the most authentic taste of Lisbon, between houses with whitewashed facades with lime or bright for the tiles, features ceramic tile with the enamel. The heart of Alfama is the Cathedral, all simply the Self. Repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt, it has the severe air of a fortress. However, the most beautiful gift of the neighborhood consists of the views. Unexpected, the end of the lanes open terraces as the Miradouro, which span from the top of the hill the houses and into the blue of the Tagus.

Oddly, the best known of the city is out of the center. No matter, because the short distance by train between the Cais do Sodre station and Belem is really nice. Along the broad estuary of the Tagus, it touches the big 25 de Abril Bridge, the structure of which resembles the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Then, the homonymous station, the Tower of Belem, a UNESCO World Heritage along with the nearby Monastery of Jeronimos, the resting place of Vasco de Gama. It is nice to walk in the great meadows near the river, frequented on weekends with families and joggers. The times of the great journeys by sea are far away, now, and the Tower of Belém apparently stranded on the shore, like a white marble torch. We have to use a little ‘imagination to bring it back to the middle of the Tagus, on that rock where it seems he was. Then, for boaters, it was the door of Europe. The threshold of civilization.

A jump on the bus, and from Lisbon you get in one of those places by the end of the world. It is unfortunate that those who often comes to town does not devote half a day to Cabo da Roca. Everyone knows it North Cape; Here, if you want, we are in the Western Cape. The continental European limit is a high cliff battered by the wind, with an old lighthouse and a plaque dedicated to the poet Luís Vaz de Camões. The stone says: Here … where the land ends and the sea begins. Not far away, the beautiful Guincho beach, one of Portugal’s most beautiful, with its golden sand dunes on which befall the Atlantic waves. It is a scenario suffered and grandiose, often marked by a veil of mist which dulls the edges. Arrived at Cabo da Roca, sit unhurried’s present and a privilege: the sunset. Not because it is more extraordinary than elsewhere. Simply because we are the last children of the Old World, except islands, to greet the sun before it is night.
Something to read: José Saramago, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1998, is the best-known Portuguese writer and acclaimed. Among his works suggest the novel Blindness. Those who like to travel literature can read the same author, Journey to Portugal. Both texts are published by Feltrinelli.
A movie to watch: Lisbon Story by Wim Wenders (1994). A happy encounter between cinema and literature is Pereira Roberto Faenza (1995), starring Marcello Mastroianni and based on the novel by Antonio Tabucchi.
Where to hear fado: you can not expect to learn about Lisbon without having heard the charming voice of fado, folk music emblem of Portugal. In Lisbon you will find the most famous fado houses in the Bairro Alto and Alfama. Go for example to the restaurant A Severa: 1955 offers, along with the best fado, the traditional cuisine. Another temple of fado is the restaurant Parreirinha de Alfama, an intimate setting with walls decorated with tiles. The evening is full of admirers of Fado listening enraptured. Those on a budget a bit ‘smaller instead choose the lovely Casa de Linhares.
The Museu do Fado: if you’re in love with this popular song and want to know the story and the characters, this museum not far from São Jorge Castle is perfect for you. There is also a small cafe and a shop where you can buy a little ‘music. (Http://www.museudofado.pt/)
To do in Lisbon: definitely you go to visit the Oceanarium not that we are to remind us, as each city guide are aspartic in praise. In fact, this huge aquarium dedicated to the oceans is a true wonder. If you like flea markets, take a ride to the Feira da Ladra, or the Thieves’ Market. Apparently it so calls because women, in the past, used to sell the stolen goods husbands. It is held on Saturdays and on Tuesdays near the Campo de Santa Clara and we are a bit ‘of everything, with large sections dedicated to vintage clothing and jewelery. Finally, it is forbidden to leave the city without having had drinks at the cafe A Brasileira, one of the oldest and most famous of Lisbon, in the heart of the Chiado district. You recognize coffee from a bronze statue outside the room, which portrays the poet Pessoa seated at a table.
A door off the Ocean: the top is going precisely to Cabo da Roca, but if you have time for a double excursion, take the coastal railway line and head Cascais. Here you can walk to the Boca do Inferno (Hell’s Mouth), a wide cleft in the cliffs where the waves produce a sound like a cry.

Travel. Discovering the hidden Venice in 48 hours

It is the tourist destination par excellence. But there is still much to discover. Just a weekend to begin. The surprising of the Venetian hotel

Discovering a hidden Venice between streets, turrets and mysterious short soaked in history, culture and mystery. Are you ready to make an alternative route? The proposals come directly from the hotel, ready to experiment and to live new experiences in a journey within a journey?

Enjoy the luxury, dreamy and mysterious. Book a room at PalazzinaG first hotel designed by Philippe Starck in Italy, five-star luxury by the dreamlike atmospheres. The atmosphere at the “Eyes Wide Shut” is straightforward: you walk into a private villa set in a sixteenth-century palace in the heart of Venice, art, became a reference point for many celebrity (Jonny Depp has been there even 3 months). It offers guests idyllic experiences as a special happy hour on board a speedboat Celli born in 1962 based on excellent local wines, precious cuvée or spritz, navigating the lanes and unknown and silent channels, away from the traffic of gondolas and vaporetti.

Dreamy atmospheres, lights candles and incense at the Hotel Metropole where besides to completely enjoy a spectacular view of San Giorgio Island, discover the amazing private museum of antiquities, perhaps after having dinner at the star restaurant Met by fearless and creative menu.

Discovering the secret gardens The Westing Europa & Regina offers you the unprecedented experience Secret Gardens: a privileged and personalized access to gardens, cloisters, small private parks, unique iconic locations and characteristic of Venice. The boutique hotel NH Palazzo Barocci collection that is part of Preferred Hotels & Resorts circuit gives you suggestive emotions thanks to one of the few gardens of Venice. An enchanted corner and just hiding for you, welcome to enjoy a drink in the open air in peace.

Gourmet routes. The Gritti Epicurean School offers you a package designed specially if you are a guest of the Gritti Palace. It’s called Stay & Coock and is a comprehensive course of three days in the company of Executive Chef Daniele Turkish. With live lectures, visits to local markets and to local and thematic courses productions, you will be guided to the search of the first fruits for courses and tastings, strictly following the seasonality of the offer.

Lessons from bartender From the month of May the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice will organize you a range of cocktails classes held by the barman of the Skyline Rooftop Bar, located on the eighth floor with a spectacular view of the lagoon. Meanwhile, the Aromi Restaurant offers a journey on the path of the best wines based on tastings with a fine selection of regional products – as Chianti San Felice and Amarone Masi – matched specifically to the chef’s creations.

Escape to Burano. If all this is not enough to ask us for reservation “Topa” or “Topetta”, typical of the Venetian fishing boat to reach the colorful lsola Burano. Here the lace workshops of Ammerman family, excellence is known throughout the world so as to have closed a partnership with the British Aston Martin brand. Dinner at Riva Rosa and book a covered roof in the local, with a reserved table and a unique view of the world. Experience among the clouds also offer at the Hotel Londra Palace, which offers its roof terrace to admire the city from a 360 ° perspective. With the arrival of warm weather ask to try this unique setting an original picnic baskets full of delicious local specialties prepared by chef Loris Indri.

Bentley Continental GT Speed ​​2016

Crewe house has lifted the veil to m.y. 2016 of its Speed, the sports version of the Continental GT. Many horses and the usual mind-boggling price for the favorite car of Fabrizio Corona

Every time I see a Continental GT I think of Fabrizio Corona. I’m sorry, friends of Bentley, I know you deserve a testimonial to the height of your class, but the truth is that in the last dozen years – since, that is, entered the market – your powerful coupé has become unmistakably one of the favorite cars tamarri worldwide.

Your fault! The GT is indeed beautiful, powerful, luxurious and dearest. What do you want? An update may be an answer. Not surprisingly, in recent hours, the brands belonging to the Volkswagen group has lifted the veil of the last Speed ​​variant version, the sports version (but not the sportiest – that’s the GT3-R) of the Continental range.

 
The version currently on the market of the Continental GT Speed, launched at full speed on a highway of “Northern territory” of an unspecified state.

The m.y. 2016 mounts a renewed W12 6.0-liter, credited with a power of 642 hp (+7 compared to the past) and a maximum equal to 840 Nm: enough for it to reach the 100 km / h in 3.9 seconds, from a standing start, and a maximum speed of 331 Km / h. With the new model will be provided, also, the so-called Black Edition (available both for the coupe variant that for the convertible). To distinguish it from the Speed ​​”base”, the coloring of some aerodynamic details, miniskirts and some profiles of the rear axle, in addition to the mirrors – and in addition to a carbon fiber mountain (like potato chips Tex Willer) scattered here and there inside.

You like it? The new Speed ​​will be available from next summer usual dizzying price.

Cortina d’Ampezzo, like reliving the eighties in a weekend

Just hop on top of Belluno, lurking in a five star in the Dolomites and it rejuvenates in a snap
It happens only in Cortina d’Ampezzo, possibly. Parties, run, grind hundreds of kilometers, accumulations experiences / girlfriends / husbands, meet people, and yet every time I come back here is like taking a trip back. Why did you feel that the eighties are not really finished in 1989. How was this possible? Allow us to explain in 7 points.
1. Everything is mega, super, big, exaggerated
From New Year celebrations (from lust) to the legendary party Gianluca Vacchi, the son of super-rich industrialists who at age 50 draws pajamas evening, going around in slippers, collect tissue / starlets, it’s always party and repeated obsessively: Enjoy! You see it and you expect, from one moment to the next, it appears one of Vanzinas brothers and give you a pat on the shoulder before yelling Ciak! As if the 80 they had never finished. To say. Passes the Bilbò or Villa Sandi for an aperitif / champagnino and you find it difficult to enter because the passage is obstructed by Pagani red flame and / or Mercedes G63 AMG, better known as 6X6: a kind of Hammer, but also more expensive (by a million dollars).
2. And even bikes are “fat”
Yes, because they are called fat bike tires monstrously fat and cost as a scooter. A vespino, sorry. It’s the latest fashion of the moment for those who love cycling and bike would go on to bed. So if you can use it on the snow (or sand) it feels very accomplished. Which happens riding a fat bike, that is what it was for the children of the 80’s BMX, motocross bike. There were to rise above and you felt a God. More or less even with this. Only that it takes the helmet because from Col Gallina, over 2000 meters above sea level, you hurl at Cortina on the slopes still completely white. No track, zero cycle track, all adrenaline. And you feel it again gggiovane.
3. Turn fur for Easter
As if nothing had happened in over 30 years of animal rights battles: no conscience vegan, these parts; the wolves are too many; hooray hunting. Just walk into any five-star, take a walk in Corso Italy, go to the grocery store to the Cooperative which does business since 1893: if you are over 25 years you wrap in a coat / a stole / a jacket / a mink vest . Easter also. More eighties so. And then, in the chalets, the fur even hang it on the walls instead of wallpaper. Leaning casually a sheepskin (or lamb) on fir benches in the dining room, on a white chair the Eames brothers, on the couch (skin him as well). There are deer antlers instead of door handles, stuffed moose heads nailed above the fireplace. It is the Montagnards-cafonal style.
4. Maracaibo is still a hit
As I Like Chopin Gazebo or Moonlight Shadow Mike Olfield, soundtrack of the legendary Christmas Holidays (’83): shoot the throttle on the ski slopes on the Faloria, Cristallo, the Five Towers, the Tofane. Really. You just do not find more Karina Huff in baby pink suit with padding on the shoulders à la Star Trek. But a few more almost forty in such Moncler.
5. The Vip is alive and fight with us
In the sense that the local VIPs which was the setting of fine cinepanettoni still exists and sometimes it happens that the plan Billo sit down and say, “I’m not beautiful: like me.” Then he sings. In short, if in Sharm el Sheikh Umberto Smaila has found America with piano bar, in Cortina Jerry Cala back often and puts on a show. As if it were still, 1983. Only a drink from 40 euro and who knows how many things were you doing in those years with 80 thousand pounds in his pocket.
6. But now go the “Slons”
Ie no snow lovers skiers, those who love the snow but rather than put your skis on stuff themselves with casunziei, dumplings, spatzle, polenta, apple pie and whipped cream. In summer, try the rock, maybe. Do shopping. Fill the Spa. They sleep under the stars in the Starlight room, a room of her own glass parked on top of Col Gallina. And enjoy life. Very Eighties.
7. Although …
… The roaring tourism of that decade has passed. Now a hotel comes away with a last minute even at 300 euro (per week), the pretzels are cheaper than in Milan, at the end of ski season are lowered by up to 70%, the spritz wine shop on Via Mercato is accompanied by abundant bacon, herb cheese, black bread of Merano. But just take a Bombardino while singing Duran Duran Wild Boys to foil the conspiracy of time passing.

The Beirut parrot that whistles like the sound of grenades

The story of Nabil, Lebanese, remember that animal so unique, lost during the war
I met Nabil recently, he is a researcher in Milan and is a bit ‘because of work commitments, a bit’ for Expo, a little ‘just to Milan. It is in Beirut and lived in that city until his graduation. It tells me that the day he decided to go away and get lost in the world, it was with the bitter smile of someone who leaves a place he loves, but without regret. He was returning from lunch and faculty meeting a classmate he stopped briefly to talk on the way to the university. Seconds later dropped a bomb that killed the girl and saved instead Nabil.
Before he left, he tells me that he went to greet his father out of Beirut in the country house that her family had always had and where it was withdrawn some time out from the chaos and constant bombing. He entered the house the first to welcome him was’ the family parrot, and welcomes him as always welcomed him since they had found to return home on the road from Beirut: the whistling of the bombs.
I mean that this parrot whistles simulating the whine of the bomb on arrival and then emits a loud noise and crackling, that of ‘explosion. Describes him as a parrot from gray and brown plumage, “African,” he says, and tells how his father with the car full of household items and furniture was driving out from Beirut and stopped in a park along the way he found this parrot flitting over his car.
I was reminded of a familiar story, of the “Coco”, the parrot of ‘Hotel Commodore in West Beirut. In 1987 the hotel was sacked and destroyed by Muslim militias, and that parrot who could simulate the hiss of grenades or who, they say, knew whistle the Marseillaise, is lost in the war. The Commodore hotel, frequented by international journalists, whose parrot was so famous in the memories of those who frequented the hotel that the British journalist Chris Drake offered a reward, $ 100 to whoever finds him.
Nabil The description seems to coincide with what the newspapers report of 1987 says that the parrot is still alive and well and welcome anyone who comes in his father’s house with whistle grenades.
I have no idea whether it is really the same specimen or if, as sadly can happen, some other parrot has learned to recognize and to produce the most recurrent war sounds in that land, but if he were, it would be an incredible story.

Travel. Discovering the hidden Venice in 48 hours

It is the tourist destination par excellence. But there is still much to discover. Just a weekend to begin. The surprising of the Venetian hotel

Discovering a hidden Venice between streets, turrets and mysterious short soaked in history, culture and mystery. Are you ready to make an alternative route? The proposals come directly from the hotel, ready to experiment and to live new experiences in a journey within a journey?

Enjoy the luxury, dreamy and mysterious. Book a room at PalazzinaG first hotel designed by Philippe Starck in Italy, five-star luxury by the dreamlike atmospheres. The atmosphere at the “Eyes Wide Shut” is straightforward: you walk into a private villa set in a sixteenth-century palace in the heart of Venice, art, became a reference point for many celebrity (Jonny Depp has been there even 3 months). It offers guests idyllic experiences as a special happy hour on board a speedboat Celli born in 1962 based on excellent local wines, precious cuvée or spritz, navigating the lanes and unknown and silent channels, away from the traffic of gondolas and vaporetti.

Dreamy atmospheres, lights candles and incense at the Hotel Metropole where besides to completely enjoy a spectacular view of San Giorgio Island, discover the amazing private museum of antiquities, perhaps after having dinner at the star restaurant Met by fearless and creative menu.

Discovering the secret gardens The Westing Europa & Regina offers you the unprecedented experience Secret Gardens: a privileged and personalized access to gardens, cloisters, small private parks, unique iconic locations and characteristic of Venice. The boutique hotel NH Palazzo Barocci collection that is part of Preferred Hotels & Resorts circuit gives you suggestive emotions thanks to one of the few gardens of Venice. An enchanted corner and just hiding for you, welcome to enjoy a drink in the open air in peace.

Gourmet routes. The Gritti Epicurean School offers you a package designed specially if you are a guest of the Gritti Palace. It’s called Stay & Coock and is a comprehensive course of three days in the company of Executive Chef Daniele Turkish. With live lectures, visits to local markets and to local and thematic courses productions, you will be guided to the search of the first fruits for courses and tastings, strictly following the seasonality of the offer.

Lessons from bartender From the month of May the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice will organize you a range of cocktails classes held by the barman of the Skyline Rooftop Bar, located on the eighth floor with a spectacular view of the lagoon. Meanwhile, the Aromi Restaurant offers a journey on the path of the best wines based on tastings with a fine selection of regional products – as Chianti San Felice and Amarone Masi – matched specifically to the chef’s creations.

Escape to Burano. If all this is not enough to ask us for reservation “Topa” or “Topetta”, typical of the Venetian fishing boat to reach the colorful lsola Burano. Here the lace workshops of Ammerman family, excellence is known throughout the world so as to have closed a partnership with the British Aston Martin brand. Dinner at Riva Rosa and book a covered roof in the local, with a reserved table and a unique view of the world. Experience among the clouds also offer at the Hotel Londra Palace, which offers its roof terrace to admire the city from a 360 ° perspective. With the arrival of warm weather ask to try this unique setting an original picnic baskets full of delicious local specialties prepared by chef Loris Indri.

Ferran Adrià is back in the kitchen, but only for a Dom Pérignon

The best cook in the world and the best wine in the world have created an unforgettable night: the event “This Is Not a Dinner”, in Barcelona, ​​for a double celebration. The presentation of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2005, and the launch of the project “Decoding”

It took Richard Geoffrey to put Ferran Adrià in the kitchen. The first is the Chef de Cave of Dom Pérignon, guardian of history and style, the creator of the precious vintage vintages. The second is the chef of El Bulli, five times nominated for “best in the world” by “The Restaurant Magazine” before closing the room (despite having booked tables from there to eternity almost) to move on. And that is, in pure research – primarily on food, to educate the generations to come – in the elBullifoundation spaces. Geoffrey and Adrià have created together an evening event to celebrate the long-awaited arrival of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2005, and the first three months of collaboration with elBulliLab that will last three years: Dom Pérignon Decoding.
2005 amazing vintage
The Dom Perignon Vintage 2005 will be long remembered. Because the result of a very hot summer until August and then rainy early September, when the botrytis, a gray mold attacks the Pinot Noir.

Richard Geoffrey will be located in front of one of the difficult decisions of his career: decide for an early harvest or wait for the grapes to reach full maturity? Geoffrey is a man who likes to take risks, and the result is a year of sharp contrasts and a production of small numbers. A record of sophistication, “The vintage 2004 remained available for two years, a record for our production”, calculates the Chef de Cave. “With a quarter of the bottles obtained the year before, the 2005 vintage will not go beyond six, eight months.”

This is not a Dinner
It is around an extraordinary wine that Ferran Adrià has therefore built the menu of “no dinner” thought and setting designed as an experiential play in the spaces of Palo Alto, former Poblenou factory that houses show room, artist’s studio, photo shoots and events vintage. Away from the kitchen from 2011, the chef who has been able to deconstruct the food (and around which to his knowledge has created a business model) has staged 29 snacks divided into four groups, Minerality-Intensity-Integrity-Harmony, to enhance the virtues of Dom Pérignon 2005. Dall’arachide camouflage the fried rabbit ears, through the mummy of narrow red mullet in cotton candy, the path is started in reverse, starting from the cake that is not afraid to be misunderstood as he walks towards the salt. Some of these snacks, tapas in the manner of Adrià, who over the years has developed 400, will remain inextricably linked to the brand: in the future, this is the idea, they will accompany the Dom Pérignon in aperitifs to be ordered in a few highly selected local. The most beloved of Richard Geoffrey (as many of the guests), it was the ginger snacks with flowers and yogurt, “He touched me. I find it very sexy. ”

The area for the “Dom Pérignon Decoding” within elBulliLab, in Barcelona: here the men of Ferran Adrià will study for three years, what is unique about the Dom Perignon champagne
The area for the “Dom Pérignon Decoding” within elBulliLab, in Barcelona: here the men of Ferran Adrià will study for three years, what is unique about the Dom Perignon champagne

Ferran Adrià decoding Dom Pérignon
The cooperation has just begun, but the men who commute between France and Spain are thrilled Sapiens method, the system developed by Adrià to approach a subject, roll it out on a map twinge of notions, enciclopizzare all, locate ‘ unusual to find a new interpretation. In an area of ​​elBulliLab, the envoys of the house are “dismantling” its own history to understand what pieces of the puzzle will be used to reconstruct a new brand vision. It is what they will do for the next three years, if not longer. The goal? Opening to the world, share a culture defense for centuries, make it even more unique experience Dom Pérignon.

Ferran calls, Cirque du Soleil responds
The next project of cook who never stops? Work started on elBulli1846, the new space of Cala Montjoi where a team of 20 people will again meet creativity and gastronomy, but this time combined with performances and master (everything will be distributed via the internet, this is the promise), Adrià prepares to usher in a non-restaurant with a non-menu, but a lot of the scene around. Name: Heart. Address: Ibiza. Opening late May 2016. His fellow adventurers, in this round, will be the minds of Cirque du Soleil (which also dedicate a production at the Expo, on the bill in Milan from May 6 to August 23). Book airline flights. We will have to make follies.

10 players who are almost crazy for a role

There is not just Heath Ledger. By Robert DeNiro Jared Leto, the new Joker, the most famous cases on the border between interpretation and madness
“Heath Ledger did not do Joker” said director Christopher Nolan after the death from poisoning caused by the combined effects of sleeping pills, anti-anxiety drugs and analgesics, which occurred after the interpretation of the Oscar more psychopathic villain of the history of comics in the movie The Dark Knight . “I could not stop thinking, my body was exhausted, but my mind was racing a thousand per hour” said Ledger on days that lent itself to the body and mind schizophrenic clown who will soon be starring Jared Leto in Suicide Squad. Heath Ledger as other professionals in the big screen have gone very close to losing his head and let themselves carried away by the script, to play a character disturbed or suffering, which proved to be a demon ready to seize the artist, unable to master it for the duration of the film.
1. Robert DeNiro – Cape Fear: The Cape of Fear
In the film of 1991 directed by Martin Scorsese, De Niro plays the killer psychopath Max Cady, who gets out of prison and begins to haunt the lawyer Sam Bowden family, his lawyer in a rape trial took place years before.
It is known that to prepare for the role the actor has spent about $ 5,000 to reduce his teeth as they appear in the film, and that you’ve done many tattoos do with the vegetable dyes that take months to fade. He also spent much time reading and studying crimes by true sexual nature, drawing inspiration for his character. The interpretation which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor has made me shudder even to Scorsese, and no doubt has remained in history.
2. Nicolas Cage – Birdy: Wings of Liberty
Cage starred in several specific roles in his career, Stress from Vampire Face Off Ghost Rider, but in this 1984 film directed by Alan Parker stars as a veteran is left disfigured in Vietnam. Following severe burns the actor had to hold his face bandaged for much of the film and be off four teeth to get closer to impaired psychological dimension of Sergeant Al Columbato, locked up in a military psychiatric hospital to fight the ghosts of the past and relate Birdy, a patient with catatonic schizophrenia starring Matthew Modine. “After five weeks with a bandaged head, when I removed the bandages my skin was completely infected with acne and ingrown hairs,” said Cage, emphasizing the physical effort and mental well for this role.
3. Joaquin Phoenix – I’m still here (I’m Here)
Joaquin Phoenix is ​​known for being unpredictable and eccentric actor in real life. Everyone will remember his announcement in 2008 that would have left the cinema to become a rap artist, a choice that led then to the creation of the documentary film I’m Still Here in 2010. After half a year of bizarre public appearances and behaviors that portrayed him changed and careless with a long beard and several pounds heavier, his documentary has shocked the public and the critics, who believed that Phoenix had come a bit ‘too much in character fooling everyone. As also stated Casey Affleck some time later, Joaquin Phoenix has become that character ranting and crazy just to advertise his project: “We did not want to tease anybody, we wanted to create a space, you believe that what was happening was real” .
4. Kate Winslet – The Reader
One of the most talented actresses of the moment, Kate Winslet, won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2009 for her role in The Reader – The Reader directed by Stephen Daldry, film adaptation of Bernhard Schlink’s novel. This role has been particularly challenging for Kate said: “It took months to get into character. It ‘was like recovering from a serious car accident and try to understand what had happened. ” However we can say that it is worth having the conquest of the sought statuette.
5. Adrien Brody – The Pianist
In the 2002 film directed by Roman Polanski the actor has played a talented pianist, Polish jew, who must escape deportation during World War II. “This role has had on me a very profound effect, and I wondered if he had had an effect on my sanity. I felt closer to the suffering and sadness that always exists in the world, “Brody said in an interview. Slimmed to weigh only 65 kg, the actor had to give up social life for six months, to focus on his character victim of extreme suffering, risking significant consequences for himself both physically and psychologically.
6. Jamie Dornan – The Fall
If you play a strong character tests an actor in a movie, let alone a TV series. Became famous for her role in the controversial Fifty Shades of Grey, Jamie Dornan is a psychotic serial killer in the TV series BBC The Fall alongside Gillian Anderson. Husband and father of family day turns into a murderess of innocent women and isolated in the cold nights of Belfast, while the police investigates him. To better address the role and get into the mind of a serial killer the actor confessed to having stalked distance a woman fell from a train for several blocks. “You can not avoid getting slightly marked from playing someone like him for two seasons. I carry with me some of his elements in a disturbing way. I find that we can relate to him … I understand it deeply. Keep a bit ‘of that anger and hatred “.
7. Shia LaBeouf – Fury
Abandoned the role of light-hearted boy and ironic the Transformers franchise, Shia LaBeouf is often at the center of gossip for his behavior over the top in the style of Joaquin Phoenix. However, they are real facts or advertising ploys, his personality seems unstable but his commitment as an actor is total. Last of David Ayer film, Fury, was put to the test in order to interpret the gunner Boyd Swan with a tooth less, the cut face, and forced not to bathe for months. As pointed out by Brad Pitt, her partner in the cast: “It was totally immersed in the part. It is one that lives as anyone. I was lucky to work with many great players, but he is one of the best I’ve ever seen. ”
8. Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
Heath Ledger is the most extreme example of this phenomenon of identification of an actor into a character, which requires energy and sacrifice. To prepare to play the Joker The Dark Knight actor was locked in a London hotel room for a month, writing a diary and experimenting with all the different items until you reached the total and flawless vision of the character . He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2009, but has never had the chance to see the finished film because of his sudden death. It has not yet been confirmed whether it was suicide or an unlucky intoxication by a mix of drugs with which he fought his depression and other illnesses.
9. Jared Leto – Suicide Squad
“I did quite a deep dive into. It ‘was fun fiddling with those psychological games. If you do not break the rules you can not eplorare new territories. I think we will not be able to dispose of the rest of my life, “said Jared Leto talking about his interpretation of the new cinecomic Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer and waited in Italian cinemas for the month of August 2016. The actor Dallas Buyers Club He plays the role of a new psychedelic and disturbing version of the most famous villain of Batman, which is allied with Deadshot, Harley Quinn and other comics dangerous criminals to complete a mission from a secret government agency and thus obtain one reduction of sentence. According to the rumors on the web for several months, the actor has taken a strange attitude to get into character, as isolated from the rest of the cast, give to fellow Margot Robbie a box with a dead rat inside, or throw on a table the carcass of a pig from which flowed out of the projectiles. “When he arrives on the set the world stops. What he did is so powerful, so threatening, so palpable, you can feel it. The crew stopped work to watch it, “said the director.
10. Daniel Day-Lewis – Every film that made
Daniel Day-Lewis is an actor who likes to focus a lot on his roles, devoting years to a movie without bothering to collect compulsorily numerous titles. He spent six months alone in a desert to film The Last of the Mohicans, and on the set of Lincoln called himself Mr. President, and did not speak with British actors not to spoil the accent of the character. While interpreting the crowds “butcher” Gangs Of New York took lessons as an apprentice butcher sharpening knives and wearing light clothes because in line with that period of history, a choice that has earned him pneumonia. In 1996 for The Seduction of Evil it would not have washed for the whole period of the locations for understanding the 17th century hygiene and lived on the set without water or power. In short, you could call an extremist of Stanislavsky method, but his dedication to the roles that agree to interpret is unique in contemporary cinema.

AC / DC, the new singer is … Axl Rose?

A DJ in Atlanta claims that the singer of Guns N ‘Roses could sing with the AC / DC for ten US tour dates, extended for the abandonment of Brian Johnson. If true, it would sound like?

Easter egg of AC / DC could come out none other than Axl Rose: in the last hours there was the rumor that would give the singer of Guns N ‘Roses as the voice of Australian hard rock band in the world tour “Rock or Bust”, in tranches US.

Axl Rose at the microphone AC / DC could be a surprising conclusion to the story that ultimately takes the bench in the rock world.
Last month, in fact, AC / DC have “lost” their singer Brian Johnson, who risks losing his hearing and had to give up the shot.
On another, there have been various rumors, that Angus Young would fire Johnson because the health problems of the singer seems to be due to his fixation racing unprotected.
Gossip, bounced around the world and resulted in the intervention of comedian Jim Breuer, was then denied by the same Breuer “I exaggerated”, but apart from embroidery, one thing remains certain: Brian Johnson had to leave the tour, to prevent hearing loss.

In early March, the official website of the band, AC / DC had officially announced that the health problems of Johnson forced him to abandon the tour and the first dates in the States (who should have traveled on March 8) would be reprogrammed , probably “with guest vocals.”
On this detail, of course, have been let loose several hypotheses, which now bear the name of Axl Rose: to spread the idea that it should be emphasized, is still at the level of rumors, the head Alternative Nation, which reported the intervention of Jason Bailey, speaker of a broadcast Atlanta Radio 100.5.

DJ, informed by “very reliable sources”, he revealed that Axl Rose is in Atlanta, where AC / DC should resume the tour, for a reason: “As far as I know, Axl met with AC / DC because It has not yet concluded the agreement that would see the entry of the first concerts, ten. From what I was told, Angus (Young, ed) is a type that does not include shades, everything is black or white. It’s the kind that, knowing that Brian for health reasons can not continue as frontman, and he would have to withdraw after the last tour, but they wanted to continue to play live and make music, he said ‘if you do not make it, you Thank you for your services, but the show must go on ‘. They are in town (Atlanta, ed) and they did auditions for a singer, then drew Axl for a second time, according to my source. ”

It also seems that the son of Angus, Malcolm Ross Young, has published an article on Facebook Ultimate-Guitar about, commenting positively: “It’s all true, can and will do it”, only to delete the post. He must have been scolded by his father because nothing is official yet?

Just have to wait any official confirmation, although for fans of AC / DC is the curiosity, mixed with doubt, how could sound the voice of Axl Rose on the band’s hard rock songs.

Cheers, good St. Patrick’s Day!

Oh, joy! Today is the time of day when you a beer to a beautiful stranger is easier

St. Patrick, whom the folklore parade, and from whom a parade of beautiful green color of which are colored the streets today (and pubs) all over the world, including toast, tales of leprechauns and pots of treasure and memories of large enterprises … especially sports.
Because the feast of the patron saint of Ireland, outside of Ireland, today it is a great event ‘pay’, a nightlife of pints, smiles, dances and choirs in which even the shyest single dive without a net. Dreaming of flirting with beautiful green dressed unknown.

A resort in the desert, romantic and eco-friendly

It is the one designed by Baharash Architecture for the south of the United Arab: 84 suites for 14,500 square meters of solar panels, which wind around an ancient oasis
From above seem almost a staple, he fell from above and landed there, in the middle of the desert. But what Baharash Architecture designed for the southern region of the United Arab is actually a veritable wonderland resort, for an unforgettable stay in the dunes.

The structure will be built near an oasis for centuries benchmark for the Bedouins crossing stretches of sand, the water will be used for watering plants, small fish farms and all the recreational activities of the event. Without waste. For the rest, under a roof of over 14,500 square meters of solar panels that will provide all the necessary power, they will find as many as 84 suites of various sizes space, all with mirrored glass to ensure the privacy of the guests.

But not only that: will be located a fitness center, a spa for organic treatments, a bar and a restaurant, which will (also) dishes based on fruits and vegetables grown on site.

A perfect place for a couple’s vacation, romantic and one hundred percent environmentally friendly.

Braava Jet, Roomba them that you wash the floor

The younger brother of the vacuum cleaner robot is designed to wash the floor throughout the house, saving you a lot ‘of fatigue
The use of robots for home cleaning was the key to success of iRobot, which launched worldwide the Roomba vacuum cleaner. These devices make the rounds of the house, are controllable via smartphone, clean any more hidden corner and then return to base to get in office. From today the US company takes another step forward by presenting the first floor-washing robot that mops all over the house, saving you a lot ‘of fatigue.
It’s called Braava Jet Mopping Robot and is a miniature Roomba that instead of simply removing the dust, you can also wash floors, spraying water in front of him and passing the mop through the cloth stuck below the surface. You can choose from three modes: the base that eliminates only the dirt, the wet washing for tiled floors or to dry for parquet. Simply load of water and detergent tanks, attack the cloth and you’re done. Braava Jet will start to clean the house, moving autonomously, avoiding obstacles thanks to the integrated sensors and covering the entire surface washable thanks to an effective navigation algorithm that maps the room and optimizes the paths. In addition, since it has only one button for switching, you will be able to figure out which one you prefer mode to suit the cloth colleagues “reading” the type of cloth through an optical sensor.
The robot takes about an hour to clean an area of ​​20 square meters, while the battery life is approximately one hour and a half. Unfortunately Braava Jet does not support the ability to be controlled remotely from your smartphone so you have to turn on the device and put it in person in charge manually, but it is definitely one of the robots for the most complete and cost home so far available ($ 199).

N Concept, the prototype Sony headphones that you do not wear on the ears

The directional speaker should be worn around the neck. I have a prototype, but the Japanese may soon decide to put them on sale

Sony unveiled at SXSW – the South by Southwest festival held annually in Austin, Texas – a prototype of revolutionary headphones: a device that, rather than fit in or on the ear, to be worn around the neck.

The new product – code-named Concept N – is composed of directional speakers that send audio to the top, so it’s only you to listen to music in order not to disturb the others, but it allows you to use the headphones not isolate yourself from the outside world.

The idea was born to try to reinvent the concept of cap: Sony has tried to find a solution for those who want to own music or audio content but at the same time must be able to hear what is happening around him, for example, who is on foot or by bicycle. The device is also equipped with a video camera with which to take selfies or pictures to the surrounding environment, controllable through voice commands. Together with the “necklace”, Sony includes a pair of earphones cone-shaped, in case you wish to return to have traditional listening experience.

According to the Japanese with the Concept N you can actually hold a conversation while you’re listening to music.

The site The Verge could carry out a test preview, experiencing the goodness of the Future Labs Japanese job: directional hearing was clear and clean, and the volume was not high enough to annoy those who were nearby. To be reviewed instead voice commands that tend to get lost in a chaotic and noisy environment. At the time Sony has not disclosed plans to put on sale shortly Concept N, but since other manufacturers had similar plans for the future – such as the LG Tone Infinim – it is possible that there may be a breakthrough in the short .

The recipe Cracco

The recipe Cracco: marinated egg yolk, tomato soup and vegetables sour Carlo Cracco, six seasons of the talent MasterChef judge, revises his classic and showcases marinated egg yolks, tomato soup and vegetables all ‘ agro: “the egg is a symbol of birth, so a good omen for a new adventure of GQ,” he says.
To Davide Oldani, instead, is a “Smoke-In” velvety purple and red cabbage, strichetti the burnt wheat, which he describes as “a gentleman dish”: “Because my kitchen is like a tuxedo, has its own rules but it has been updated and modified. My velvety purple cabbage is so: elegant, but not in a cast. ” Andrea Berton, finally, red prawns raw and cooked Sicily, crispy amaranth, olive oil Taggiasca and beetroot sorbet
Marinated egg yolk, pappa al sour tomato and vegetables
For 4 people:
1 kg coarse salt
250 g sugar
4 egg yolks (marinated)
500 g puree of dried beans
12 g mustard seeds
sour vegetables: carrots, radishes, green beans, snow peas
200 g white wine
230 g vinegar
350 g water
100 g sugar
30 g salt
1 g every 100 g of agar agar
Pappa al pomodoro
500 g of cooked tomato sauce
180 g dry bread
Extra virgin olive oil
(2 tablespoons), salt q.s.
Chili (1 pc)
Bring to a boil and add the tomato sauce off the heat the bread until it reached a “cream” firm and steady. Season with oil, salt and add a pinch of red pepper. Mix the salt, sugar and 500 g of beans, put the egg yolks to marinate for 4-5 hours, rinse under water. Beat egg whites left over from 4 eggs and lay them between two sheets of baking paper, bake at 150 degrees in the oven for about 5 minutes. Blanch the vegetables, fill the bags for the cold vacuum with carp and let stand at least 4 hours. Place the egg in a shallow dish, combine in any order the sour vegetables, grain mustard, the egg cooked in the oven and a jelly spoon tomato.

Putin Put Out, viral satire Klemen Slakonja

Three million views in a week for the video of comedian Slovenian Klemen Slakonja that after Putin promises new parodies: Donald Trump and Angela Merkel. Video
Tiny Slovenia attaches Russia, the US and Germany with his best weapon: satire. Nothing particularly destructive and even original, but a parody of the comic Klemen Slakonja hits the mark thanks to the enormous charge of vitality released by the music video on Youtube Putin putout that collects the consent of more than three million people in the space of a single week.
A promising start to the second in a series of satirical comedy song, after the one dedicated to Pope Francis, which will be followed by a Donald Trump and Angela Merkel, the Slovenian artist intends to achieve with the project crowdfunding #TheMockingbirdMan.
The kind that Klemen Slakonja revealed he knew master is the comedy song, the satirical song dedicated to the most popular political figures known in Italy thanks to Maurizio Crozza, to Oblivion, and social context, the Sora Cesira.
The strengths of Putin putout are in the title and in the style chosen by Klemen Slakonja. Putin putout is a pun detector of an ego-centered world where everything is related to the will of the leader, a name that seems to have drawn their own destiny by winning. Anything that is not Putin putout.
The pun is supported by a demented vein that recalls partly the Gangstam Style and leans sull’insensatezza of institutional communication campaign of the Russian leader portrayed as a macho that anything can (in English dog that is pronounced like the Ken of Barbie ) and he wants.
This official iconosgrafia are based gags in the video. Putin riding a horse bare-chested, defeats a battery of chess players, hunting wild animals and dance in tights showing an obvious bulge in the front also initiate a frenzied dance punctuated by music that looks like a real summer hit.
The reality that the adult is more adulterated herself and a second youth in the dance. Putin shows the circus nature of his power and the vast emptiness that knows how to leave as soon leaves the scene. Putout.

“Facebook is like cocaine”: sure it’s that simple?

Many studies compare the dependence on social networks to gambling addiction and drug addiction. But still there is a cure

Facebook is like cocaine. The social network founded by Mark Zuckerberg can be addictive just like the alkaloid. , According to a study recently published in Psychological Reports: Disability and Trauma in which twenty students from the University of California declared symptoms similar to those seen in people who routinely use of hard drugs if deprived of access to the platform.

“The dependence linked to technology – reads the paper – feature characteristics similar to those related to drugs and gambling.” In a second phase it has been shown to volunteers a series of images with the prayer or not to press a key at some and not others. Those who had explained to feel anxious without the steady stream of their board under the eyes were the same, also require brain monitoring, pressing the button quickly while watching shots related to Facebook, as the logo.

“It’s pretty scary – said Ofir Turel, a professor at California State University – means that users feel compelled to reply to a message on Facebook on their smartphones before to look after the traffic conditions, if for example they are using the phone while driving. ” In other words, the ecosystem that changes brings with it a series of revolutions in brain hierarchies. Not all positive. Rather. The company, and all that means in terms of social inclusivity would be for example, at least for those subjects, before security.

This is yet another investigation of this kind. In recent years they have piled up hundreds. Some of absolute thickness and great interest. With so much of derivatives decalogues developed by various associations. connected generation, the group of the Ministry of Education work, for example, widespread in recent months a list of red flags to look out to see if you are actually addicted to social networks. They range from the publication of selfies throttle all’eloquio peppered with hashtag (?) Passing by the poor parallelism between digital and friends met to really up to the classic sticking to your smartphone or a Facebook like daily move upon awakening.

A little experiment of 2014, among the most interesting, instead aimed to break up from the noose of numbers. According to the programmer and American artist Ben Grosser would those red numerini, total notifications, new friend requests, new messages, summarized in the top right of the desktop or anywhere else in the mobile app, to hold us hostage. He had established on the basis of an investigation launched in 2012. So much so that an extension was invented, called The Facebook Demetricator, which cleaned up the company from those figures, replacing them with blue icons. To see that to take effect. The Norwegian University of Bergen has instead launched a sort of dependency scale of Facebook which, starting from some questions like “Do you use Facebook to forget the problems?” Allows you to assess the level of dependence on the site. If you say yes to four out of six, there is no escape of a toxic social.

In short, they have been published so many, of similar research, and with so little success – just think of the history of photos of children on Facebook, that mothers, despite all kinds of invitation, continue to publish without stopping – that is almost think that perhaps we are doing something wrong. In the sense that this kind of addiction – that in the no adverse effects from drugs like that – should perhaps be exposed, explained and communicated in a different way. With an education to 360 degrees, which starts from adults to get to the children. Because they are often older, Millennials already fathers or older brothers, to be a very bad example in terms of time spent (wasted?) To the company.

One thing is clear: even if under the brain profile signals are the same, even if the symptoms are similar, tell the dependence on social networks with the alarmist tone of that cocaine or gambling is not working. Does not produce results, and indeed, for the perceived severity compared to these other fronts, considered by public opinion in extremely severe complex and worrying a impallinato by post, it is often a communication to lose. Because it is paid to the chapter “oddities” instead of being considered seriously.

More fruitful it might turn the matter and explain this phenomenon not so much from a biological standpoint, chemical, medical, but cutting it under the social. Avoiding comparisons of a certain type. Understand that what, how much and how you lose, for example, to spend too much time on that platform. Groped to assess the impact on productivity, when it comes to work (some studies, with striking results from billions of dollars, have tried to do it) or on the real social relations, in the flesh, if you deal with privacy.

Since, in the immediacy, a Facebook abuse has not the same, nauseating effects of an addiction to cocaine, there is, therefore, to invent a new perspective according to which not only set these studies but, more modestly, according to which he narrates to those who might feel involved by this new form of dependence.

BLOOMBERG, UK REAL ESTATE: THE CRISIS OF LUXURY

The average price of housing the most prestigious areas of London recorded the most significant decline since 2009. The semi-annual reports Bloomberg citing data of the real estate brokerage company Knight Frank LLP. During the reporting period (September 2015-February 2016), the market values ​​measured in the 15 richest districts of the capital have fallen by 0.6%. In calculating on an annual basis the average price observed in the Knightsbridge sold 7%, compared to less than 3.3% of South Kensington and Chelsea less than 2%.

The general data, Bloomberg points out, can be read as a signal of a broader set of phenomena that characterize the current economic and financial scenario. The drop in demand at the base of the lower prices, in fact, would arise from the combination of rising taxes on financial activities (stamp duty) and the growth of market volatility. A negatively affect investor sentiment, particularly emphasizes the relationship of Knight Frank, the perception of danger would be powered by the performance of their bags with a negative trend, situation reported since the beginning of 2016, it is seen as a symptom of the ineffectiveness of monetary policies of central banks.

Homes at the top in the way of luxury

The roads in the streets of luxury in Europe march with the 42% capital increase in a single year, and Italy leads the ranking.
in terms of growth via monte Napoleon is more cha had the other growth in a single year 42% followed by Via Condotti in Rome with a 35%
Following the first two positions reflecting the real estate recovery in Spain is Barcelona Avda Diagonal with 30%
The study has been done and published by Cushman & Wakefield.
lower slightly increases even in Paris Madrid London still the obvious fact is that in the brick European capital is always a good investment.

Boutique OMEGA Watches Via Montenapoleone, 9 - Milano
Boutique OMEGA Watches Via Montenapoleone, 9 – Milano

The TIMELESS LEGEND OF Ayrton SENNA

From February 17 to July 24 at the Autodromo di Monza Speed ​​museum, the exhibition Ayrton Senna. The last night recounts the life and deeds of the unforgettable pilot cars Brazilian
He has participated in 162 Grands Prix, collecting 65 pole positions, 41 victories and three world titles. In just 10 years of militancy in Formula One. He is Ayrton Senna (1960-1994), champion among the brightest in the racing history of the four wheels, become a legend on 1 May 1994 when, at age 34, lost his life on the Imola track.
I celebrate the music (Chris Rea, Lucio Dalla, Cesare Cremonini), the cinema, the stages (the Brazilian national football dedicates the victory of the World Championship 1994). And today an exhibition: Ayrton Senna. Last night, at the Museum of the speed of the Autodromo di Monza from 17 February to 24 July. The idea came from a book. The journalist Giorgio Terruzzi: Suite 200. The last night of Ayrton Senna (publisher 66thand2nd, necklace unexpected Vine, 2014).
Fulcrum of the show a hundred shots of Ercole Colombo, great photographer of Formula One, that trace the crucial moments of the sporting career and privacy Brazilian ace in the most intimate aspects: the debut with the kart, the debut in the world of races, victories and defeats, friends and rivals, the complex relationship with Alain Prost, love, faith, family, the last dramatic hours. The exhibition also includes personal items and the kart with which Senna won those races that reveal early his immense talent.
The exhibition, like a story, culminating in the thoughts of the last night, spent in the now famous Suite 200 Castle Hotel in Castel San Pietro, near the fatal circuit of Imola.

“Tiberius”, a new taxi to Capri

Drawing on the 500L Living (seven seats), it is a project of the Carrozzeria Castagna. The same that had made the 500 electric convertible built by Gaddafi

It is August of 2011. Two men pushing a car on the dirt road of Bab Al-Azizija, the bunker of Muammar Gaddafi. The car is a 500 Cabrio. Electricity. It has green and gold body, the interior cream color, the fabric roof sand. It is the favorite car of the dictator, just laid. The picture goes around the world and the phone Gioacchino Acampora begins to burn: everyone wants to know how it got there one of his custom-built in the Colonel’s garage …

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The architect and designer Acampora is the soul of modern Carrozzeria Castagna: the latest link in a long historical chain. Founded in Milan in 1849, the Castagna builds cars for aristocratic families of Europe. Among the works of mechanical dawn there is also the in lemon wood spider delivered to Alessandro Manzoni. From the carriages we pass the cars, and the property changed hands several times. But the genius loci not translocates: Chestnut is still a dream factory. “The dream factory, which gives elegance to the speed,” writes Gabriele D’advert. unique processing that Most can not. Jewels of the purest Italian craftsmanship humanism. technology projects and known style (and bought) by scholars from around the world. Including, at the time, the family Gaddafi: the 500 over the spoils of war golden-green was born on the basis of the Chestnut Capri. And here the story must make a jump: leave Tripoli.
shadow carousel “Tiberius”, the new taxi of Capri

 

The fleet of taxis in front of the Sorrento peninsula, consists largely of Fiat Marea open above the passengers’ heads. A draft dated 1998, signed by Gioacchino Acampora, regulars of Capri. For taxi drivers of the place, the highly respected architect or ‘ngignere. The engineer. A respectful upgrade. The Tide is different, because every driver is different. It goes down in the Marina Grande splendor and it feels a bit ’emperors, like Tiberius, who passed here an important part of his life. Taxi drivers in Capri are not “buttoned up” as their colleagues in Milan: they are ciceroni and confidants, are guardians (generous) of secret caves, coves and small squares. Welcome tourists with their masterful savoir faire. “They look like the gondoliers of Venice – Acampora says – make that work for generations, they sing, they smile. They know how to do. ” From today, also they have an argument for enthrall customers: Tiberius.
The roof superpanoramic
Capri Tiberio is the new project-taxi Acampora: public car made from a Fiat 500L Living. A seven seats, as indisputable island clients. A bit ‘shorter of Marea, Tiberius is very manageable. And it is also elegant in its nautical theme. A vehicle that smells of sea and wind. Instead of the trunk, there is a real “beach” by boat, with scratch-resistant floor, finished in teak and mahogany. Barre ‘lifeline’ of stainless steel connects the rear roof pillar to the beach. The roof is stretched by a spoiler (in which the third brake light is inserted) that looks like a flybridge boat, but is designed to partially cover the trunk and repair the passengers on the third row of seats. The panoramic opening of the ceiling is more extensive than that of the original. If the sunroof is essential for traveling in the company of light, the canopy (from steel structure decomposable) is useful for sun protection. The sides are ribbed by reminiscences fifties. The blue-Capri Alcantara covers the pavilion; the Weather Alcantara, in a blown color that smacks of old, plays the sessions, complemented by woven inserts that recall the other side of the wicker trunk. A shower head (with long-barreled four meters) is well hidden in one of the side peaks of the compartment, the need to rinse the car. The stacks are embedded in Tiberius logo, in plain sight. A custom-built compact class that would have made a fool of the Lawyer.
Many requests from Capri and Anacapri
The first model (driven from Milan to Capri by the same Acampora) has already a customer and is about to enter service: white with blue trim. The colors of Capri, sung by Ada Negri ( “Azzurra your folly, Capri, Sea Cloud. Azzurro eternal song of you filled the skies”), but other applications are matches from the two municipalities of the island, Capri and Anacapri is coming, then, a spectacular fleet renewal. It is a detail of negligible importance, given that taxis are one of the most picturesque elements – as well as the most useful – of the place. So much so that the official presentation of Tiberius, on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 16, did not want to miss their mayors and their councilors. “In our atelier in Milan we can build three / four a month,” he says, or ‘ngignere. only just (so to speak) to add a sixty body parts, metal and composite materials, the original minivan, and remove what should be removed, not to gain a gram weight of the car. And happy holidays. “Tiberius”, a new taxi to Capri
Drawing on the 500L Living (seven seats), it is a project of the Carrozzeria Castagna. The same that had made the 500 electric convertible built by Gaddafi
not to gain a gram weight of the car. And happy holidays.

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Easter 2016: 5 travel ideas, economic and beautiful

 

Easter 2016 is coming, but you have not yet chosen the destination suitable to you? You are seeking new landscapes, snow-covered or surrounded by nature, or in contact with the sea? Here are some ideas for low cost not to be missed
Easter 2016 is approaching but not yet know where to pass it? You have in mind a particular low cost destination, an alternative, but do not know which place to choose? Here are some selected economic ideas for you from Urban Travel editors.

– Easter 2016 Ibiza: if a little ‘Tropical you love hot, sea and landscapes, then this place is for you. Here you can play in many different ways, since the island is known because of its nightlife.

– Easter 2016 Sulmona: Abruzzo this destination is ideal for those who want to spend their holidays in the traditions and history. In the square in Sulmona, he called The Madonna running, is held an event that has its origins back in ‘600. A peculiarity is the production of confetti, which made it famous in the rest of the world.

– Easter 2016 on the Presena glacier located in Valcamonica, shows a ski area which includes several nearby locations like the Passo del Tonale, Ponte di Legno and Temù and is called Adamello Ski. For those who love snow and skiing is a destination not to be missed.

– Easter 2016 Abano Terme: since Roman times it was a very popular destination, so much so that its hot and sulphurous water of the baths were considered divine and sacred. Situated between the Colli Eugeni, the main street is called Valle delle Terme and for those who love to relax is a place to mark the agenda.

– Easter 2016 to the Castelli Romani: the area consists of a group of countries located between the Alban Hills, close to the eternal city of Rome, and offers the opportunity to visit ancient castles and medieval buildings of undoubted historical significance. This is a suitable destination for those who like to travel to learn about and acculturate.

Grammy Awards 2016, triumph in 3 to Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Mark Ronson

The “Oscars of the Music” assign a “throne-shaped sofa 3” but Kendrick Lamar, winner in rap, what gets the most gramophones

More than a throne, for the winners of the Grammy Awards in 2016 it would take a three-seat sofa: is Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran the winners of the most important categories of the 58th edition of the “Oscars of the music”.
The album of the year 1989 the former queen of the country, the song is (and could be no doubt) Thinking Out Loud of hair fawn songwriter, while the 2016 record goes to Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars) for the catchphrase Uptown Funk.
All three artists, they are then awarded a further upside statuette (Swift even 2), in dedicated to pop categories.

From a quantitative point of view, however, Kendrick Lamar is the true king of the ceremony, as he took home four awards, all in the categories dedicated to rap; tied in their respective genres, The Weeknd (R & B, Contemporary) and coupled with Skrillex Diplo (dance).

But they were the result, perhaps, to make it even more special than usual the evening dedicated to the music.

Which side live, he confirmed Lady Gaga undisputed queen of the moment: he promised a medley tribute to the late David Bowie, and so it was. And how, if it has been in recent years, the pop diva will also have made some mistakes in the recording industry, but to live is now unreachable.

In addition to David Bowie, they were also dedicated tributes to other artists who have left us in the last year: Stevie Wonder and Pentatonics sang a cappella for Maurice White (founder of Earth, Wind & Fire), while Glenn Frey was remembered by his Eagles. A Lemmy Kilmister has been devoted the first television performance of The Hollywood Vampires (the band composed by Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry), rather to remind B.B. King played Chris Stapleton, Bonnie Raitt and Gary Clark Jr.

Among the performers that have inflamed the stage of the Grammys 2016, Rihanna was the great absentee: confirmed for some time, the singer has given package at the last minute for a health problem.
The standing ovation went to Adele, another great return “guest” (the album was released after the time limits for records of the year), despite a technical problem could make it out of tune on All I ask. Maybe it was the effect of Lionel Richie, honored as Person of the Year Award, and that months ago had been accomplice of a funny parody of Hello … A Richie was paid a performance by John Legend Group, Demi Lovato, Meghan Trainor, Luke Bryan and Tyrese on the classics of the singer, who then took the stage to sing the evergreen All Night Long. Kendrick Lamar, perhaps galvanized by the awards, has performed in a very intense live; other performances of the evening: Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding, Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt, Andra Day.

ALL THE WINNERS:

Album of the Year: Taylor Swift – 1989
Song of the Year: Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Record of the Year: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Best Country Album: Chris Stapleton – Traveller
Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor
Best Pop Solo Performance: Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Best Pop Duo / Group Performance: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Best Pop Vocal Album: Taylor Swift – 1989
Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar – Alright
Best Rap / Sung Collaboration: Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat – These Walls
Best Rap Song: Kendrick Lamar – Alright
Best Rap Album: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Best Dance Recording: Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber – Where Are Ü Now
Best Dance / Electronic Album: Skrillex And Diplo, Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü
Best Rock Performance: Alabama Shakes – Do not Wanna Fight
Best Rock Song: Alabama Shakes – Do not Wanna Fight
Best Rock Album: Muse – Drones
Best Alternative Music Album: Alabama Shakes- Sound & Color
Best R & B Performance: The Weeknd – Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
Best Urban Contemporary Album: The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness
Person of the Year Award: Lionel Richie

The windmills and the Zaanse parks in Holland

The windmills and the Zaanse parks in Holland
A trip to Holland is not complete without a visit to the windmills, one of the symbols of the country, so important that on 9 and 10 May was celebrated the National Day of the mill.

Zaandam is a town in the northeast of Amsterdam where you can visit Zaanse Schans an open air museum with a dozen windmills, 20 minutes by train from Centraal Station Amsterdan, at the Koog-Zaandijk station.

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Once off the train, we tourists are welcomed by some guys that give us a map of the area and show us the path to reach the mills along about 1.5 km on foot.

In mid-journey we are immersed in an unusual odor, reminiscent of chocolate, not that intense that spreads to the kitchen when we prepare the hot chocolate, but very small, maybe it’s something else. I remain in doubt until we arrive in front of the ADM Cocoa, known chocolate factory, alas, can not be visited. Zaandam has always been an important industrial area and in the past, the region was home to more than a thousand mills, the oldest dating back to the first half of the fourteenth century.

A few hundred meters down the road, on the right, seen through the red roofs of the four blades of a windmill, a big x-shaped, each arm consisting of a grid, a shovel yes and a no covered with a tarp. The mill is attached to the house of the miller. The upper part of the mill is bell-shaped, at the top of the blades are mounted. The house and the lower part of the coated green wood mill water, the dark green fixtures.

We continue to follow the signs. We pass the modern bridge on the river Zaan Julianabrug and immerse ourselves in a fairytale landscape. Paths along narrow channels in the green, bordered by the colorful houses typical of various shades of green, yellow and white daffodils a bit ‘everywhere.
Now you are visited museums in the morning and early afternoon. Inside it includes the activity that was carried out there. Each mill had a specific function: grinding corn, or olives, or cocoa producing paper or mustard, cut stones.

Zaanse Schans in the park there is also a farm where you can see the working of the Dutch cheese, taste it and buy it. A shop of sweets and a workshop in which to observe the manufacture of klompen: traditional willow and poplar wooden clogs, still used by those who work in the fields.

Oscar, a racial issue (since 1929)

The Oscar nominations are not a multi-ethnic society. The scandal exploded in 2016 but, retracing the history of the Academy and doing the math, the question seems rooted

The boycott of the Oscar night by Spike Lee (who was to receive an Academy Honorary Award), Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith and Tyrese Gibson for the lack of representing color in the list of nominations pushes to reflect. The Academy, after the fuss that was raised, ran for cover announced plans to change the rules (for example increasing the number of members “black” and of different ethnicities) and calling to attend the ceremony on 28 February, the musician and producer Quincy Jones, who will participate, however, only if he is given the chance to hold a five-minute speech on diversity. We’ll see what will happen and especially those who will participate.
Meanwhile, here is a selection of actors, producers, directors, musicians and technicians of color that have won the Oscar.

Sydney Poitier (Lilies of the Field)
It ‘a bit’ the standard-bearer of African American actors. In fact it was the first black actor to win an Oscar for his portrayal of Homer Smith in Lilies of the Field. It was 1964. In 2002 he received an Oscar for lifetime achievement.

Denzel Washington (Training Day)
It was the second black performer to win the statuette in the category “Best Actor” for the film Training Day (2001). The actor was not new to the premium, he had already received in 1990 as “Best Supporting Actor” for Glory – Glory Boys.

Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
Quincy Jones as part of the production was to be appointed the first time in 1986 for Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple. A win in the category, however, the first was Steve McQueen in 2014 (also nominated for Best Director) for 12 Years a Slave.

Irene Cara (Flashdance)
In 1984 Irene Cara was the first African American woman to win an Oscar in a category that would go beyond the recitation. Who does not remember his song Flashdance … What a Feelig? The following year, she touched in with the legendary Stevie Wonder I Just Call To Say I Love You, inserted in the film The Woman in Red. Recently (2015) the rapper Common and John Legend won for the wonderful Glory. The film was Selma – The road to freedom.

Halle Berry (Monster’s Ball)
2002 was a historic year for black actors. In addition to Denzel Washington he won an Oscar also connects Halle Berry for his performance in Monster’s Ball, while Will Smith was defeated by Washington despite its good performance in Michael Mann’s Ali. Halle Barry even today remains the only black actress to receive the statuette in the category “Best Actress”.

Hattie McDaniel (Gone with the Wind)
Women outnumber men in the “non-actors”: 6 to 4. Hattie McDaniel became the first black to win an Oscar. Remember Mami Gone with the Wind (1939)? Unforgettable. They followed Whoopi Goldberg for Ghost in 1991, Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls in 2007, Mo’Nique for Precious in 2010, Octavia Spencer for The Help Lupita Nyong’o in 2012 and for 12 years a slave in 2014.

Russel Williams (Dances with Wolves)
He won two Oscars for mixing the sound. One in 1990 for Glory – Men Edward Zwick’s Glory, the other in 1991 for Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner. But the first black man to win the statuette in the category was Willie D. Burton for Bird Clint Easwood. It was 1989.

Lionel Richie (The Midnight Sun)
After receiving a nomination in 1982 for the song Endless Love, namesake of the Franco Zeffirelli film (in Italian Endless Love), Lionel Richie withdrew the statuette in 1986 for Say You. Say Me, theme song of the film White Nights. Richie in the same year he was nominated along with Quincy Jones and Rod Temperton for the song Miss Celie’s Blue inserted in The Color Purple.

Jeoffrey Fletcher (Precious)
It was the first African American to win an Oscar for “Adapted Screenplay”. The film that gave him the coveted prize in 2010 was Precious. John Ridley was in fact the second thanks to 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, from whose novel drew the winning script. The year was 2014.

Oprah Winfrey (from The Color Purple in Selma)
In 1986 he was nominated for “Best Supporting Actress” for The Color Purple, she played Sofia remember? In 2014 he wanted at all costs to produce Selma – The road to freedom, which last year was put on the list of the best films. In 2012 however he received a special Oscar: the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

Harry Potter: get a new book, but it is actually a theatrical script

It is titled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and resumes the narrative 19 years after the end of the last book. The new history of the now adult boy wizard is the script of a play staged by the end of July in London. With the approval of J.K. Rowling

The Harry Potter series is not over: next summer will arrive in bookstores (English, in Italy there is still no date) a new book adventures of the most famous magician in the world. This is the eighth chapter, entitled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (translated: Harry Potter and the damn son), but be warned: you will not be a novel, but the screenplay of a play.

The news was the publisher Little Brown and no, unfortunately for the hardcore fans, Rowling – the author of the original saga – he is not exactly the author.
A sign of the Harry Potter and the script Cursed Child we thought Jack Thorne – author of TV (series Skins, This is England ’88), who set the new history nineteen years after the events narrated in the last Harry Potter novel and Deathly Hallows.
J.K. Rowling, however, is not completely foreign to the book, to be released in the UK on 31 July, the birthday of the writer and of the boy wizard. Just Rowling will oversee the play, directed by John Tiffany, staged at the Palace Theatre in London from 30 July.

Here is what Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: “It is always always be Harry Potter and it’s not much easier now that he is an employee of the Ministry of Magic overburdened with work, husband and father of three children aged scolare.Mentre Harry struggling with a past that refuses to stay in his place, his youngest son Albus has to struggle with the burden of a family legacy that he never wanted. While the past and the present merge threateningly together, father and son discover an uncomfortable truth: sometimes the darkness come from unexpected places. “

The coolest workshops of Italy – Asso Special Bike

That of Carlo Colombo said “Blood” is an aesthetic aggressive and radical. The felines custom of his workshop are the equivalent of the supercar
In the workshop of Asso Special bikes they lose metallic texture and become like rubber. Let themselves pull, crush, bend aesthetics most radical custom. The larger and larger, faster they give up. Not to banality, but the big hands and mustache Westerns by Carlo Colombo bounty hunter, 61, from thirty undisputed protagonist of Italian custom bike scene. Environment has a nickname of “Wild Bunch”: Blood. Its aggressive and radical aesthetic that pushes the limits dell’accettabile always a degree and a further millimeter. Forms and conventions will liquefy as in a Dali painting. To say the last Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Asso Special presented a Yamaha Tmax stripped from plastics. The view of the girders of the aluminum frame has regained the intimate motorcycle identities disguised as a maxi scooter, breaking the urban and philosophical taboo that has always demarcates serious motorcyclists scooter by upstarts.
The workshop of Bosisio Parini, in the province of Lecco, is a menagerie of dozens of big cats ready to attack the road. Colombo shares it with the junior partner Giorgio Galli, 24 years. The office is lined with plates, cups and prizes captured in decades of raids between the international bike show – he was one of the first Italians, if not the first, to exhibit at the Daytona Bike Week in Florida. “By now we are not, we will have to move into a larger environment,” grins beneath the mustache, pointing to a pile of trophies in the corner. The vice of the podium has not yet lost: the Motor Bike Expo has brought home a second with his last chopper. A chassis West Coast Choppers exaggerated, with the front wheel from 23 inches and the rear by 20 dressed by oversized tire to 280 mm.
If the Special Ace full custom make aggressive school, you must also have the ability to master the art of turning pieces scattered in a vision (a nightmare, some would say) burning traffic lights. “I raced in the drag racing from 1999 to 2001, then I worked as a driver for the Suzuki Alstare Superbike and before Troy Corser, then Loris Capirossi have asked me to build him a bike. I always liked the speed, which is why my custom have this sporty look that appeals to customers. ” Mostly people who parked his Special Ace in the garage next to a Lambo or Ferrari. It is never cost problems. “They call to see if I have some ideas, I propose and ask him to realize it. And if I build a bike show, sometimes they come to accaparrarsela when a skeleton on the workshop bench “is still. In fact, the Special Ace are the equivalent of the supercar. Whether it’s turning a V-Rod Harley-Davidson in monster supercharged surge, or make a custom-built around the aluminum frame ASB 199R. The specialty of the house that has created a limited series of supercustom under two tons – the chassis weighs just seven pounds, as a race bike!
Spades and forks, wheels separable, special pieces in fine materials: when Columbus and Galli drop the Ace, almost always has a winning hand. Also on the TMax. “A friend says: let us what you want. Sure? He had seen the Hyper Modified by Roland Sands, which seemed nice, but we upset enough to bring it back to a motorcycle size, even more handy and powerful. Practically there are only original engine and chassis, with rear fender that serves as fuel tank and twin exhausts as the 199R. The result was that, in addition to having a great success, in Verona people did not understand it was a TMax. ” The cost? “Basically it’s like comprarsene other two, because the pieces are handcrafted or top of the range. But keeping the originals we can build replicas at reasonable prices and requests start coming in. “

Dinner in the Sky arrives in Rome: in September the famous dinners in the clouds

From 15 to 30 September, for the first time in Italy, come the famous dinners suspended in space. With views across the capital and dishes from the restaurant starry

The only requirement: no fear of heights. Why not enjoy the dinner for fear of emptiness, being suspended to fifty meters above the ground, it would be a shame. Excluded this risk, the opportunity is unique: when recapitalization of eating on a special restaurant-platform, hung from a crane, with views across Rome?

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After traveling around the world – over 40 countries affected – Dinner in the Sky arrives in the capital, for the first exclusive Italian stop. The date is September 15 to 30 next in the Testaccio district. Here this futuristic “table” will be raised by a crane of 120 tons, giving lunches and dinners breathless, not only for the view but also for the menu because cooking will be some of the best chefs in circulation, many of whom starred.

Including a look at the Colosseum and one of Trastevere, that’s 22 diners (a turn for each breakfast, lunch, dinner, aperitif or night cocktails) can enjoy dishes of the highest level being in the clouds and seeing live to their preparation because in the middle of the table there will be waiters and chefs. It begins with Isis De Cesare restaurant La Parolina (1 Michelin star), the idea that by cooking for Dinner in The Sky said: “For me it is an honor to start this event so exciting and innovative, are very happy to be able to part of this adventure and i think it’s appropriate to say Raise your glasses! “.

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September 18 is the turn of Luciano Monosilio, Executive Chef of Pipero Rex (1 Michelin Star), while 19 is the turn of Gianfranco Pascucci Restaurant Pascucci al Porticciolo Fiumicino (1 Michelin Star). 20, however, to stand at the stove in front of 22 diners, is Cristiano Tomei starred restaurant of The Funnel of Lucca.

On 21 September in Sautee in a vacuum there will Callegaro Stefano, the bunting chef who won the last edition of MasterChef, while on September 27 to prepare delicacies will be up to Lele Usai of Ristorante Il Tino di Ostia (1 Michelin Star). To close the dances September 30 will be Cristina Bowerman (Restaurant Glass 1 Michelin star) chef appreciated by the public, customers and critics.

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Dinner in The Sky goes around now for the world now for ten years. The famous dinners in the void were held in Sydney, Dubai, Zagreb, Vienna, Brussels and Paris (to name a few destinations only). Now Dits Europe – the Estonian company operating the brand – has managed to organize the event also in Italy. Beware, however, the available places are limited. For info and reservations: www.dinnerinthesky.it

GTC4 Luxury Ferrari, with four-wheel steering wheel

GTC4 Luxury Ferrari, with four-wheel steering wheel
Here is the new four-seater model that will debut at the Geneva Motor Show
The new Ferrari has GTC4Lusso the unpublished controllo4RM-S system, in full: four driving and steering wheels. The system patented by Ferrari allows the driver to exploit the super couple on wet, snowy and very low grip. But also the eye wants its part and the new car designed by Ferrari Design does not disappoint at all (look Fotoi above). The speed ‘maximum is 335 Km / h and goes from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.4 sec.

The reign of madness and terror of the Black Baron

Austrian nobleman, tsarist official, reincarnation of Mahakala, theocrat. The history of Roman von Sternberg and his reign of terror
“I was in Kiev, I saw Warsaw and Budapest (…) Once before, in the past, the knife of your Mongolian horses have walked the streets of those cities. The West is dying, infected by the revolutionary plague. No more principles, no more armies. It’s time to rebuild the empire of the great khan “.
The fall of the Tsar, the Russian Civil War, the tragic end of the Romanovs, the Bolshevik government were perhaps only details in the head of Roman von Sternberg, Austrian nobleman known to history as the Bloody Baron. A name, his, evoking worlds and distant events, but even so: in Russia a little less than a century ago, an Austrian artistocratico, Catholic and Buddhist, he dreamed of rebuilding the Mongol empire.
Roman Nicolaus von Ungern-Sternberg was born in Graz in 1886 from an ancient family of junkers (Prussian military aristocracy) Baltic. Grew up in Tallinn, he enlisted in the Army in the early years of the twentieth century Tsarist. A choice, its common to other noble Germanic: German Levin Bennigsen August, for example, had been one of the best known Russian army commanders during the campaigns against Napoleon.
But in the minds of Roman smoldering something else: much bigger dreams of driving the regiments of Nicholas II, who began to surface in Siberia where, in 1908, was seconded his department and where the young officer came into contact with the Asian culture, in particular with the Mongolian.
After the interlude of the First World War, its leader parable, as bold as ruthless, begins between the lands of Siberia where, to the Gregorij Semenov orders, sided against the revolutionaries of Lenin (who had taken power in October 1917) , however, not failing to fight even against the “whites” of Admiral Alexander Kolchak …
Separated by Semenov in 1920, the head of the Mongolian and Tibetan departments ago en route to Mongolia, after the end of the Qing monarchy (1911), he had been occupied by the Republic of China.
Conquered and liberated Urga Bogdo Khan, the living Buddha, Roman rose to political and religious leader, by imposing on the lands conquered a theocratic regime. Soldier, aristocratic and even gods, for this “fault” of the Dalai Lama who declared emanation of Mahakala, the Great Black of Buddhist culture from six arms and the crown with five skulls.
A reign of madness, of glory and terror raids von Stenberg entered immediately in the collective imagination of the time. Under the banner of the “U”, the Asian riders, modern hordes of the steppe, assaulted villages, the Red Army units and the white one, leaving behind blood and death.
Less than a century before the borders between Iraq and Syria black flags Isis accompany the birth of the Caliphate, another “Black” was building his empire, very religious and ephemeral, in which the Western culture of the Austrian nobility embraced the myth of knights of Genghis Khan.
Ephemeral, because the world had changed and the new state, the Soviet Union, there was no more space to ancient legends, ancestral cults and newly Mahakala.
Betrayed by a klan leader, Baron is delivered into the hands of the Bolsheviks in August 1921. Sentenced to death, before the discharge of the firing squad (he was shot in Novonikolajevsk September 21, 1921, author’s note) swallows of St. George Medal, last act of defiance of the tradition of chivalry junker against the new Republic.
His legacy is lost in time and space, obscured by the long shadows of the Soviet dictatorship and the problems that plague the winners and losers of the Great War.
Forgotten, then, but not quite all. Corto Maltese, who already at Ancona had met Stalin in an unusual role, also crosses the Baron, the adventure Court Sconta called Arcana (there’s also a film adaptation, written by the director Pascal Morelli, author’s note).
So instead, I recalled another character from the novel, Count Pio Filippani Ronconi, academic, Orientalist, Corriere della Sera, a former officer of the SS:
“(The Baron) in his short period of government to Urga (from 2 February to 11 July 1921) tried to transform this moment into a” no time “that would allow the Hutuktus (spiritual leader of the Tibetan Lamaism, author’s note) to perform his spiritual work, freeing it from the external pressure of the two powers that loomed: China of “Masters of War” from the South, and the Bolshevik unstoppable avalanche that moved from the north, from Siberia … “(Article” At one time, a destiny “1987).
Words for many of us incomprehensible, but that well describe the absolute uniqueness of a man so convinced of the feasibility of his dreams to be built follies by well firm foundation in the reality … of the early twentieth century.

A sanctuary in the lagoon. Polynesia, here is the most booked hotels in the world

The news of these days: the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora in French Polynesia (yes, the one where Jennifer Aniston spent the Honeymoon!) Received the largest number of reservation requests on TripAdvisor among hotels worldwide.
A dream come holiday. In addition, an icon dell’mmaginario. An archetype. The Four Seasons in Bora Bora. Already landing close to the tiny airport in Bora Bora, in the heart of the Pacific, in the archipelago of Society Islands, French Polynesia. seeing the spectacular lagoons with incredible nuances, you realize what paradise is coming! After all we are in a land myth, supermodels in the Victoria’s Secret lingerie you have just been to the last photo shoot!
Then, the Four Season’s staff comes up to me with the classical and fragrant necklace welcome tiare flowers and takes me to the boat that, in about twenty minutes, leads me to the destination.
Sure, it’s not a destination for everyone. And not just because it is not affordable for all budgets. The journey is not easy: after the long trip from Papeete fact then you have to take a small plane to Bora Bora and then make a final stretch speedboat.
Then, however, the view is unforgettable. The resort – just past the headlines for the Moon of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux last summer Honey – lies on one of the longest and picturesque beaches on the island, is located in an idyllic location in the lagoon in front of Mount Otemanu, a volcano off. Surrounded by the embrace of a lush tropical vegetation contains within it a private lagoon, The Ruahatu Lagoon Sanctuary, with more than a hundred species of colorful fish. Dive in these waters is like swimming in an aquarium. We organize tours, also for children, with a marine biologist who gives lessons on how to graft a coral, feed the octopus and the Polynesian ecosystem.

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115 the “shelters”, of which between 15 and 100 water bungalows suites and villas with private pools. All built in a style that reflects the local architecture, with characteristic high ceilings and roofs covered with pandanus leaves, teak furniture and Polynesian artifacts. And coveted, on the Tripadvisor site is by far the most booked hotel on the planet in 2015.
Mine is an Over-Water Bungalow Suite with views of Mount Otemanu. 100 square meters with separate living and bedroom, a bathroom, and a terrace which leads directly into the water. Diving into this sea turquoise directly from its terrace, being at one with nature, fall asleep with the sound of the sea is extraordinary.
There are four restaurants. The Arii Moana, overlooking the waters of the lagoon and overlooking Mount Otemanu, elegant and romantic, open for dinner only, for an international creative cuisine with seafood dishes, contaminated with local flavors. The Tere Nui, near the beach, which offers international cuisine with Mediterranean influences and particular grill. The Farè Hoa Beach Bar, close to the pool and beach prepare tropical cocktails and fresh salads. Finally, the Sunset Restaurant & Bar offers Asian-inspired dishes with sushi.
Of course, during the day or night, you can always order lunch or dinner in the privacy of your bungalow or private villa. Do not miss the breakfast, served in its own terrace, which comes directly from the sea, on a typical Polynesian canoe. A show of colors and scents! For the well-being is a holistic spa which features a sauna, jacuzzi and 7 rooms, Polynesian style, treatment, also the torque that can be applied on request, at the beach or in villa. There are many activities that can be practiced during the day: sailing, water skiing, scuba diving, hang gliding and paddling.

Fusion: the Yokohama restaurant in Milan is said to Foodoracle

The first chapter of Foodoracle, the new series of startups for home delivery of quality food Foodora, takes us in the kitchen of Rosy Chin. Among uramaki with black truffles and Parmesan eggplant with tuna and seaweed

Enter the Rosy Chin restaurant is a bit ‘like going to visit a friend in high school, those who revise from time to time and that riabbracci always willingly. Because even if you’ve never known, even if you’ve never sat at a table in his Yokohama (local gracious to a handful of steps from the Duomo of Milan) the time of the last formalities at most up to ordering water , and then give way to sincere smiles and valuable advice to juggle the proposals in its menu. A menu that Rosy, very Italian Chinese businesswoman third generation, processes and reprocesses along with her husband Paul, Sicilian-Apulian origins: so a lucky combination of love, creativity and different cultures born a kitchen which combines the exotic elegance East with the flavors and ingredients typical of our local tradition. The carbonara becomes seafood, with shrimp and noodles with green tea, eggplant parmigiana meets the seared tuna and Japanese seaweed, the uramaki are embellished with black truffle.

Fusion, in short, in the truest sense of the word. And Rosy knows how to tell it all, making you feel part of their local, his family, his plans for the future.

It is no coincidence, then, that Foodora, the startup is currently active in Milan and Turin for the home delivery of meals and drinks, has chosen her and her restaurant Yokohama to inaugurate Europe-wide web series Foodoracle: a project that It brings the cameras in restaurant kitchens, to reveal the stories, the faces and the passions that lie behind those dishes received directly at home or in the office. “I’m glad I started this partnership with Foodora – said Rosy – because it gives me the assurance that my specialties are delivered in a reasonable time, with the care and courtesy that we would put the waiters of my staff.”

“Besides, our service is different from the alternatives for this reason – continued Matthew Lentini and Gianluca Cocco, country manager of Foodora Italy -. We choose to work exclusively quality restaurants, and why those who order through our app can feel comfortable. Never receive poor food, or cold, or ruined on the way somewhere shake too: the delivery takes place within half an hour, and the dish is always in perfect condition, as if it came straight from the restaurant’s “kitchen. Goal: try to get even with a delivery that effect “wow”

NikeLab presents the Lux High Dunk sneakers signed by Riccardo Tisci

The American brand of sportswear presents the new model of footwear produced in collaboration with the creative director of Givenchy. Available from 11 February 2016

Riccardo Tisci designer for NikeLab again, after the success of the Air Force 1 last year. The creative director of the fashion house Givenchy has partnered with the American brand of sportswear to realize the new iconic sneakers model. “The Nike Dunk brings with it a fascinating story,” says the creative. “In the world of sportswear, this shoe has been both a mainstream product that niche, adopted by several community. Regardless of the considered variants, this sneaker has always had a strong cultural identity. And that, as designers, intrigued me a lot. ” Designed to meet the requirements of performance, this shoe is characterized by a full grain leather that ensures durability, drop-in Lunarlon sockliner for cushioning ultra-soft, memory foam in the shoe collar and tongue in quilted leather, for a safe and comfortable fit.

The Lux NikeLab Dunk High x RT will be available exclusively in North America, at NikeLab retailers, and nike.com/nikelab February 11th.

I tried to get AIDS on the Internet, and in less than 24 hours I was ready to meet my “donor.” That’s how easy it is

To be honest, when I brought this article to my boss I was hoping it refuses, instead his response was more exciting than when I proposed an interview with a Brazilian supermodel with semi-naked photos supplied. I have to. The first step was to try to understand, through my friend Google, what is the reason that drives these people to practice bugchasing, or “a sexual practice whereby some individuals would practice unsafe sex with HIV-positive individuals, with ‘ deliberate intent of contracting the HIV virus. ”
After I documented by various sources, from CNN documentaries to Wired’s articles, I realized that the theme of this activity related to Bareback (the practice of sexual relations without protection), is the contracting HIV and then have sex total “peace”, and yes, because after contracting a virus since its discovery has killed more than 25 million people you are really quiet.
I started looking for places (virtual) where I could find the Bugchaser; initially they came across Bug Chaser Personal, Mecca of the followers of this “movement”, but I later discovered that the closure has been prepared. Never mind, in less than five minutes I discovered GayBareback, a portal where after registering you can meet “donors” or “seekers.” As well as a showcase for the various profiles, there is a text chat and a video, even if users are connected few, three including myself. I think to myself, “Just as well, it means that there are few interested.”
It was enough to move on Google’s American location to see sites of this kind multiply. Having found that the facilities were always the same, ie “Forum”, “Chat” and “Showcase,” I started to move toward a first approach to some “donor.” The largest community is currently active Poz Convert, and has several hundred active users every day. As a good heterosexual I immediately looked for some damsel with whom understand this question and understand how when you get really real. My enthusiasm has subsided after only five minutes when I realized that I would not have views of vaginas. Not one, not even as a joke.
This practice, dare I say fortunately, seems to be widespread among men, strictly homosexual. Armed with courage I decided to sign up, and after a pretty varied questionnaire that ranged from skin color to being addicted or not, I contacted a guy, this Rick05, where 05 represents hope the day of birth and not the year, that after about six hours he replied. Pretending to live in London, I let him handle it, and the first questions were very general, then move on to much more explicit questions about previous experiences which of course I had not. After a series of electronic correspondences asked me if I’d like to meet him, to even talk about. Since that time I have not responded, but I realized how easy and fast (about 12 hours in my case) to find a “donor” of AIDS.
Conducting further research I could not notice the dates of the first blogs on these practices, some in fact are dated 2002/2003, although only recently it has started to talk, perhaps thanks to social networks. Finally, does reflect the answer that Dr. Frascino gave 13 years ago, when social networks did not exist, for a guy who he suspected of having a “Bugchaser” as a boyfriend: “I personally believe that your boyfriend has just a fantasy, and fantasies are dangerous only if put into practice. Studies have found that often these are just fantasies. ” Today, 13 years later, I took a few hours and an Internet connection to “catch AIDS.”
If you want more information about AIDS, ask for help, or confide visit the LILA, Italian League for the Fight against AIDS.

Cindy Crawford, but as a retreat! His 50 years since super model

A phrase extrapolated from an interview triggers the alarm: “Cindy Crawford retires.” But it’s just a joke (already repeated and refuted)

Cindy Crawford retires from the set, from the covers and fashion? The voice and spreads the alarm. Which falls in less than 24 hours, thanks to the clarification of the same supermodel who laughs on Instagram: “Boys,” it is just a joke.

Crawford, during the promotion of his new book (Becoming), had given an interview to the magazine of United Airlines’ Hemispheres Rhapsody talking about the impending birthday, that of 50, as one of those events that could mean “to say goodbye to the days as a model. ” And down all talk of early retirement. The speech, in fact, still seemingly cryptic: “[…] Or maybe do not say goodbye. But go ahead. I had no idea that the book would be part of the trip. […] I am certain that you take my picture for another 10 years, maybe not as a model. Alright then. I did that, I worked with many amazing photographers … But I can not continue to reinvent myself, to put myself to the test.
No matter what he meant really say Cindy at that time because in the end … it was all a joke, as the same Crawford was quick to emphasize on social publishing his personal enlightenment.

“Every year, I tell my children that I retire. It’s a joke in the family. But then, every year, they are jumping out exciting opportunity for me. Although it is true that I can not wait to move my attention and focus on my things, family and friends – I am not making any final declaration (not all the headlines tell the whole story!). I loved being part of the fashion world in the last 30 years and if this time has taught me anything, it is: never say never. Thanks for the support, I am so excited for what 2016 will bring! “

The new Porsche 718 Boxster runs more with the four-cylinder

The Stuttgart says goodbye to the six-cylinder boxer engine in favor of a brand new turbocharged. Higher performance, lower power consumption at the expense of tradition

After the introduction of the liquid cooling and the adoption of a supercharging system throughout the range 911, another sea change hits the story of Porsche branded sports, thanks to the debut of the new Boxster 718. With her, in fact, He sees the light of the first four-cylinder turbo in the history of Stuttgart, pace of traditionalists and lovers of the good old six-cylinder boxer, a synonym, to date, of sportsmanship Teutonic.

The update of mid-life cycle of the entry level of the house Ferdnand Porsche comes, first of all, with a series of innovations from the aesthetic point of view. Are new light clusters front and rear, the air intakes, the door handles and sills revisited. Also the interior of the passenger compartment has been the subject of attention. The dashboard shows the air vents magazines in the forms. The steering wheel is now a three-spoke style 918 Spyder and the infotainment system can now count on latest Porsche Communication Management system.

But it is the hood – back – to hide the most important innovations. Inside is now set for the basic version, a four-cylinder boxer 2.0-liter turbo capable of delivering 300 hp and 380 Nm of torque, available for as little as 1,950 rpm. Despite the two cylinders less, therefore, they are well the 35 hp and 100 Nm available in more than the previous version. At the 2.0-liter engine joins then a 2.5-liter, 350 hp and 420 Nm, provided for the variant S. Also in this case, the gain, in terms of power is 35 hp, while torque up by 60 nm.

For both versions, Porsche claims a gain, in terms of overall efficiency of 13%, despite the increase in performance. With dual clutch PDK and Sport Chrono Package (optional), the standard version is able to remove a 0-100 km / h in 4.7 seconds (eight tenths less than the previous model), with a top speed of 275 km / h. The S version reaches 100 km / h in 4.2 seconds (six tenths better than the version it replaces) and 285 Km / h.

For mettervene a garage will serve at least 56,213 Euros for the basic configuration and 69,176 Euros for the most powerful St.

Elisabetta Canalis super hot topless at the debutante ball

His eyes were all for her, but maybe it was not enough. And so the former tissue remained topless during dances

The Austrian billionaire Richard Lugner has a habit. The Grand Ball debutante of Vienna is always presented with a queen of showbiz arm. He did it with Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and well with Ruby Heartbreaker. This year they chose Elisabetta Canalis. “I enjoyed that,” he told her. Perhaps too much. It is so hot action during the dances, took what the Americans call “wardrobe failure”. Or, it remained topless in front of everyone. “The waltz is not my forte, but I did my best,” she said. Better than that, in fact, it is hard to think so.

Here it is revealed the story of the birth of the Onitsuka Tiger Stripe

At exactly fifty years after the birth, the Japanese brand reveals the background of the shoe, which made its debut at the Games in Mexico City in 1968

Their great debut was at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Mexico City in 1968, when the entire Japanese delegation entered the stadium with the foot of the Mexico Delegation, presenting to the public the Onitsuka Tiger Stripes. And if those who forget those images. That went around the world, and that certainly contributed to the success of a shoe, that after almost fifty years is still at the foot of the younger generation.

Yet sebbbene its widespread use, little, until now, was given to know about his birth, he was born as the “lucky” sneaker? The opportunity to recount its origins comes in conjunction with his fiftieth birthday, when in addition to re-edit the model, the Japanese brand has decided to reveal the backstory and interesting anecdotes.

1964 Onitsuka Tiger knew he had to find a unique and distinctive sign for its products and give you a big recognition value.

The company launched such an internal competition, encouraging all employees to propose a ‘idea, was attended by more than 200 employees. So many that encouraged a scientific approach: step by step, developers narrowed their selection, until you have five models from which would rise to the final choice. These entered the design stage, where he began the real research. Together with the athletes and experts at Kyoto University, the designer brand they tested the proposals allowing for a feature in particular: what design offers the best and tangible increase in performance? The answer fell on Onitsuka Tiger Stripes.

Their concept involves the integration of vertical stripes in the design dell’allacciatura, thus ensuring more stability to the upper and significant improvements, both in fit and in the durability. Factors that have proven to have a direct impact on athletic performance. This approach not only convinced developers Onitsuka Tiger, but also researchers and college athletes who participated in the project.

Today to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Onitsuka Tiger Mexico republished the Delegation taking the colors of the Japanese flag. The special edition model sports a sole of a classic vintage white and soft white Onitsuka Tiger Stripes that wrap the red suede. In addition, printing on the insoles, which refers to the lanes of the track and the Olympic Stadium, creates the number 6, forming in this way, whenever both shoes are put side by side, the 66, the ‘year of birth of the Onitsuka Tiger Stripes. A box vintage yellow / black rounds, while the other four color schemes enrich an evocative collection: white / blue, blue / white, green / white and black / black.

Valentine’s Day: the most romantic places for a couple’s getaway

A dinner by candlelight in the Maldives or a historic train in the English countryside: 15 ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the most romantic and original as possible
Sara Bovi – January 28, 2016

Valentine’s Day is coming and you do not know how to surprise your better half? For once let it stay perfumes and chocolates, flowers and plush and sbizzarritevi giving your love traveling. Short or long, it does not matter: it is the experience, he lived in pairs, to make only the feast of love par excellence.
For this we have selected for you some ideas to spend a really romantic February 14th. Proposals nearby or far away to spend a few days – or just a few hours – together with your (or your) partners. From the Maldives, for a dinner couple on the beach, to the United Kingdom, for a romantic getaway aboard a historic train. Or simply the Lazio, with a dinner at a restaurant that has only two seats.
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If you’re looking for inspiration for Valentine’s Day, browse the gallery. The hardest part will be choosing which destination is more romantic.

Karl Marx, the most studied in the faculties of the American economy

Karl Marx, the most studied in the faculties of the American economy
The text is the most popular courses in the Communist Manifesto. Just in the homeland of capitalism

It Karl Marx the economist most studied in US colleges. Certainly in the light of historical facts such as the depreciation of the goods-work, the falling rate of profit in manufacturing, unemployment and impoverishment, proletarianization and thinning of the middle class, migration from fields to factories (where we are), the philosopher Trier identified several problems related to the industrial revolution and the development of capitalism; but study it as a teacher in the “homeland” of capitalism? Perhaps because they are becoming scorching the “side effects” reported the last century by Marx in the Communist Manifesto.

It is the Manifesto in fact the text that leads the ones most frequently adopted in the American university courses according to data recorded by the Open Syllabus, project collecting – reports MarketWatch financial newspaper that publishes the top 15 economic texts most studied in the US – books and theses awarded to students in a database created by algorithms on published data.

Well, the Communist Manifesto beats The Wealth of Nations, the famous text by Adam Smith, considered the father of the theory of capitalism. For absolute number of “attendance” Marx’s work appears twice as often as that of Adam Smith (3189 versus 1587), although in terms of “coefficient of instruction” – the number of times in which a text is in fact used for the preparation and study – Smith is just a notch below Marx (95.5 against 99.7 of the German philosopher). In both parameters, the first podium is good to Marx.

In third place is the contemporary economist Paul Krugman with 1,081 citations and a score of 89.4 teaching. Other renowned economists on the list of the most studied, among them Mankiw fourth with Macroeconomics and Milton Friedman in sixth with Capitalism and Freedom, but with just 556 appearances and only the coefficient of 65.7; Then Joseph Stiglitz (528 / 62.8) and the great John Maynard Keynes, but his General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money earns him a 348 / 44.2 placing it in eighth place, well away from summit . Close the top-10 another big, John Kenneth Galbraith in The Affluent Society and numbers, 177 and 22.5, which pales before the first class Marx.

Super G. Or how to start skiing after 20 years

Super G. Or how to start skiing after 20 years
Accomplice to the invitation in the first hotel in the Italian quota, I put the foot skis. One thing if you are not yet happened, you should do it too

“Alexander, we would like to invite you to the Super G”. My return to the slopes after nearly two decades began with a phone call. “It’s a new hotel, unique in Italy. It is in Courmayeur, but directly on the slopes. You skiing? ”
“Until high school, then I no longer happen.”
“It’s like riding a bike”
“But if I havoc?”
“But it should be, there is the master”
“I have the equipment in the cellar”
“We’ll think about it”
“Ok, I give up. I come to ski. When do we leave?”.

Super G is the brainchild of two friends have skied a bit ‘anywhere in the world: are Andrea Baccuini, former general manager of Filmmaster, now a strategic consultant for several Italian companies, and James Sonzini, a spent at Pirelli, currently CEO the Italian subsidiary of a private equity firm in London. Two that on any track of the globe went they told him, “but because you come here, you who have the most beautiful mountain in the world.” Obviously that mountain is the giant, the Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe.

One of the superstars of any textbook of geography. A crazy place – my instinctive definition, that there had never been, in the morning when I woke up and out of the hotel and I found him there in front – who suffers welcome austere problem unfortunately widespread from Sicily to ‘ Alps (to make the journey up the peninsula to the contrary). Or rather, he has suffered. Because the idea of ​​SuperG is precisely to be projected in the twenty-first century the tourism share. Housed in an old structure (“We had always seen, had always been there, but it was so bad and dilapidated that even we realized that there was more,” says Andrea), Super G is the first Mountain Lodge of Italy. It has 8 rooms, including 2 suites, dedicated to the great revolutionaries of history (from David Bowie to Banksy to Nikola Tesla and above), a restaurant / champagne bar (all delicious, but every meal has to end with the Tiramisu XXL), a bar / Sandwicheria, gym and spa area, a kid room. But above all there are two spectacular terraces in favor of the sun, where the 14 part après-ski. Everything right on the slopes. To get to the Super G, leave the car in the dedicated parking at the hotel, cable car side, and then salts. It may also happen to be late, now when it is dark, that radio steps Wonderwall Oasis and that everyone, absolutely everyone, you sing along softly, while Courmayeur under you is getting smaller and smaller and the Giant He approaches you with all its grandeur, its mystery, its silence.

We, the children of the seventies and eighties, sciavamo almost everyone. My school organized a ski camp in Castiglione della Presolana, a clearing only slightly inclined, and little but always snowy in the province of Bergamo. Then someone gave to snowboarding, but many we lost on the road, skiing. With low-cost, alternatives to the classic weekend in the mountains have become increasingly – and also cheaper. For those who have, the weekend, in the new world of flexible work. “Now it has become an elite sport,” says Arturo, my teacher for the day, concluding his teeth with a “unfortunately” that speaks volumes.

Look ributtarti down the slopes, with lots of fun and sfracellandoti the right, without hurting you, here are 5 tips:
1. Be sincere. It is not to be arrogant or shy. Or ashamed. If it is a certain number that is not skiing, or you are not fit, deny it just brings risks. Or unfounded fears. Anyone can resume. Just figure out where you stand in the street;
2. Look for a good teacher. Do not trust those who make discounts. It is always good to learn, after all walks of your health;
3. The best times are in the morning. Wake up early, that after 14 there is the après-ski, with flutes, cheeses and meats, DJ sets & more;
4. In twenty years has changed everything. The skis are shorter. The obsession with the snow thrower disappeared. Skiing is much more fun and you can even a little ‘to dress as you please (at least this explained to me on the phone, “there are people who wake in jeans.” Well if you’re recovering from scratch, trust me, as if harnessed I had to go to war at the North Pole);
5. Are you comfortable. Be pampered. The mountain is cold, hard, bad. Unforgiving. The days in the winter do not last long. Your time is precious. I remember the endless marches with parents and friends before then, concussions made of curves, cable cars on cable cars, icy roads, nausea, up early, sgnappette altitude, mediocre meals, car reeking of smoke, pills against nausea, butts against nausea, spells against sickness, endless pauses at the roadside because of nausea. Super G brought me closer to the mountain, making me forget in a single blow all the terrible weight of concussion that I had always associated. And you can always rent the equipment, for a glorious return one shot in the snow.

Miley Cyrus, the new life begins with Woody Allen

The “bad girl of pop” could put his head in place (also because it is entrusted with the former) right with the director, in turn, struggling with his first time with a TV series (Amazon): Miley will be the new Allen’s muse?

About the project, ie a TV series for Amazon, Woody Allen has often shown “worried”.

Then, however, he must have made peace with the idea. So much so that the cast is inserting two stars recall – albeit very different. One is Elaine May, the other is Miley Cyrus.

Pop singer could perhaps take advantage of the set of Allen groped for a breakthrough: now that he is also engaged (with ex Liam Hemsworth), might want a new image.
After a couple years of follies and excesses, Miley could make the most, beside the master, his ironic relieving the sexual provocation.

Moreover, for her it is not the first test by actress was born as Hannah Montana and recently starred with Bill Murray in Murray A Very Christmas.
But it will be his first time with Woody Allen, with whom however the eighty-three Elaine May has already been dealing in Criminals with Scientists (2000).

You not yet know much more about this project, except the detail of the setting (the seventies).
A few months ago, in Cannes, Allen had slackened, telling their own difficulties to the idea of ​​making a film into six parts and their own inexperience with the TV series.
Fortunately, the director had confirmed the commitment not to disappoint Amazon, which left him carte blanche in terms of creativity (and, apparently, a very attractive budget).
Who knows if, after ‘”was Scarlett Johansson,” a Woody Allen struggling with to his first TV series, Miley Cyrus will be the new muse?

Praem SP3, the special timeless

He comes from France this special based Honda. It is inspired by the sculptures of a Korean artist and mounts on the tank watch Steve McQueen

The brothers Berneron, in 2014, have made up his mind to produce motion very exceptional. Their recipe? Take past models to the history of motorcycling and put his hands up to turn them into highly prized especially by the unique workmanship. Thus it was born Praem, about to put on sale its SP3.

A name anything but random, one chosen by the French. Their motion, in fact, is a reworking of the Honda SP2 VTR1000 made famous by World SBK won by Colin Edwards in 2002 and, above all, from the final duel that marked that season, as opposed to seeing Troy Bayliss, in that of Imola.

Completely stripped of the original superstructure, mounting a fairing only 2 mm thick stainless steel inspired by the works of the sculptor Korean, based in Brooklyn, SeungMo Park. The futuristic look of this bike – not too vaguely echoing the work of David Loner Borras, founder of El Solitario – contrasts conspicuously with the classic lines of the clock at the center of the dashboard.

Thanks to a partnership with Tag Heuer, in fact, Praem decided to embed in a special housing a Monaco Calibre 11, a tribute to the famous Monaco worn by Steve McQueen.

The bike, designed to be the equivalent of a grand tourer motorcycle super luxury, can count on an engine capable of developing a power of 165 hp and a top components, suspension, brakes and wheels. Made of well 4,000 hours of work, if you want to stay in mettervela you can make your offer through an auction organized by Bonhams at the Grand Palais in Paris on 4 February.

Penelope Cruz: “Now I’ll laugh with my friends Zoolander”

In the sequel to the parody of the world of models and fashion with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, the actress is a special agent of the fashion division
Sweater abundant, comfortable boots, jeans, Penelope Cruz is a strange mixture. He looks harmless of a (very) beautiful girl just out of the station to go shopping in its Madrid, but in the management of the delay of an hour and a half interview training exploits Hollywood diva: between the journalist and she There are three degrees of separation – the press office that organized the meeting, the press office of the film, the personal assistant, and he is the only one authorized to solicit the lady. Others dare not, or can not. The training is also evident in the ability with which Penelope wriggling from any question about her husband Javier Bardem. He prefers to talk about Zoolander 2 (in room on February 12), the sequel to the most popular model in the world (Derek Zoolander, that Ben Stiller, here also the director) and the facial expressions that have turned him into a myth (the Blue steel, Magnum, the Ferrari is actually the same, and very stupid), a parody of the fashion world output without much success in 2001 and then became a cult.
Among the super models Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, who is she?
A special agent of Interpol, fashion division. Images…
A kind of cop style?
In a sense. But also a real agent. There is a mystery in the movie, I have to solve it.
We will also see her unleash a Blue steel?
It is one of the great secrets of the film …
Not all the actresses would accept a role as zany.
I am a fan of the first Zoolander and so it was a nice surprise to receive a phone call from Ben Stiller, while I was in the supermarket to buy diapers. We had met only once at the home of mutual friends but I said yes immediately.
The film is set in part in Rome.
City that I love, a second home. We could turn to places that are usually closed, as the basement of the Baths of Caracalla: incredibly beautiful although a bit ‘claustrophobic, after ten minutes I wanted to get out. And the boutique Valentino three in the morning, empty, that strange feeling. There are many tributes to Italian cinema in the film, Rossellini, Pasolini, Fellini – Ben loves him very much. Zoolander gifts style: for example there is a time “Dolce Vita” where we go in motion with a cigarette in his mouth but without lighting it, just for the look …
The fashion world because he resembles the one told in Zoolander? She attended for some time.
I found some absurdities like the atmosphere of the parade; in some photoshoot. But I appreciate the hard work of those who live in this wonderful work and talent of designers – as my dear Oscar de la Renta who was a lovely guy, a true gentleman and will always be special; or John Galliano. In private life I do not have time to be fixed with fashion: I am a mother, looking for cute clothes but comfortable shoes with which to race. Then the premiere I have the privilege of wearing clothes that every woman wants, then why not? In short, the fashion for me is not more or less important than what it should be.
And Hollywood? After many years he returned to live in Madrid. Why did he leave the United States?
Most of my family lives here, as my childhood friends: the end you realize that you are the most important things.
It is easier to raise two children here in Los Angeles?
For me, yes, because my family is here, in fact.
How is your life in Madrid? You can leave without being stopped every minute for a selfie?
Yes. I go everywhere, street, supermarket, pharmacy, cinema. Every time someone asks me a picture, but usually with kindness.
He takes care of the housework, as well as expenditure?
I like cooking. I’m not a chef but the pasta carbonara, the real one with the pillow and I’m good.
In a few weeks will still work with Fernando Trueba, 17 years after The Girl of your dreams will interpret as the sequel to the film that launched outside Spain?
With Trueba it was easy because our relationship was never interrupted and the character of the Macarena like. The difficulty will mostrarne same time the essence and transformation.
For her there have been changes in recent years. With two young children you can still afford to be left for two months on a set?
Even before becoming a mother I had changed rhythm. For a long time it was kind of a work addict. I gave birth to a number of characters, such as plants watered them but one day I asked myself: I have that character? My plant was drying. To turn 5 films a year I was twelve months on the set and I could not even more to devote to the preparation, which is my favorite stage because it makes me feel “new” in the shoes of those who have to stay for months? I had no time to ask, to dedicate myself to the craft which made me happy.
The reputation and a job he loves not enough?
No. I did not have time for silence, to read, to learn things that are not cinema, to do nothing, for friends, for family. It lacked time for life. As they say, do not you do more. If you do not have a balance everything jumps.
Now he found it?
Yes. I always have the privilege of a job I love, but my priority is being a mother.
However, they continue to consider it one of the sexiest women in the world, who married one of the sexiest actors in the world. How does it feel?
I do not know how to respond, because that’s not how we see ourselves.
Schermisca not, they say it all for twenty years.
And I’m always amazed. I see many faces I have a face that can turn very unusual and I think it is a quality. I am grateful for what the newspapers say about me, but every time friends and family tease me. And I laugh too.
He understood what character are you?
I do not think a life is enough to find out. Every day you have a little more information. But “who you are” is the biggest question.

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At least you know who is right now?
I know that I feel good. I take care of myself, I understand they’re worth my health, my family, a job that I love and that gives me a lot of freedom. I think it is important to have an attitude of gratitude.
This feeling well how important the wealth?
I have a healthy relationship with money because I know how to be happy with or without them. Make life easier, useless lie. But in my childhood I had just what I needed to make ends meet. My parents worked hard to support his family, their ethics was admirable and they sent me their values. So I stay in a hotel like this but I also know how to live in a small house like that where I grew up.
It is still yours?
No, but I went to see her a few months ago after many years. Exciting. It was really small, a couple of rooms for five people, but to me it looked like when I lived there because there was anything I needed, that is my family. I remembered it as a palace: to say that I was a happy little girl, right? •

French Polynesia: 15 experiences to do where summer never ends

In the heart of the Pacific, 118 islands to discover. Hunting for vanilla, Tahitian pearls and pure relaxation. Between a cruise with the Va’a in the lagoon, a massage and a test of paddling Taurumi
High islands and low islands, rugged peaks and pink sands, infinite shades of blue, cobalt blue, the sea that will meet those of the sky: the French Polynesia, archipelago of legendary glamor, not coincidentally celebrated by painters and poets. Here it’s summer all year round and leave Italy in cold weather to get to the heart of the Pacific, it is a common dream. A holiday of white, not snow but the beaches. Nothing sweater, gloves and scarf but only pareo, swimsuit and 118 islands to discover.

Venier Custom Project C2, the Guzzi missing

Get a California roll around in June. Keep the engine, chassis and suspension. Build on a cafe racer. The result? A masterpiece

 

Moto Guzzi look here. Buttaci an eye slowly, please. This is what you can do with the new California and we would like very much that you get up the phone and chiamassi boys Venier Custom to make you explain how. There’s plenty of people who would like such a thing, in turn, we guarantee us.

What is it about? It is the latest creation of Stephen and his team. It’s called Project C2 and is based on the big twin that are in Mandello.

That motorone there just no one could only leave on a cruiser. Those two cylinders that they deserved the semi-handlebars and a kit rearsets. Thus it was born the C2. The rest is a work of lightening. Via the original superstructure, in a new tank, changes in the corrugated, a new queue, truncated, a single seat, two-seater, and a discharge that makes you goosebumps when you turn the key – so does the Sicilian Mass , always on pezzissimo.

The C2 Custom Venier is low and long, long, as the Guzzi once – even more to be honest. No detail is left to chance and the result is so spectacular that the crazy idea is to pull out a kit, in small series.

We say to women: segnatevelo, will look great under the Christmas tree.

A fall again on the Streif: serious injury to Scheiber

 
Last updated 20 hours ago – Placed on 21/01/2016 at 14: 00La dangerous track Kitzbühel is theater, once again, of a disastrous fall with serious consequences. This time, during testing of the descent to be held Saturday, falling ill is Florian Scheiber, who accuses knee injuries.
Comes the highly anticipated weekend of Kitzbühel, the moment of truth where everyone holds their breath during the descent, the race most fearsome and dangerous circus white. This is because, unfortunately, in the past, the Streif, the most famous racetrack in the world, caused injuries more or less illustrious and also this season is no exception. During the tests, in fact, he fell badly Florian Scheiber, forced to
According to preliminary reports, Scheiber was in fact conscious, but with serious leg problems. From an initial medical evaluation, he suffered a hyperextension of the right knee and twist left.

Scheiber is not new to severe drops: in December 2014 had been taken to hospital after losing control of the skis during the race in Val Gardena; in that case he had slammed his head violently, bringing abrasions to the face and a head injury.

That time when David Bowie refused to collaborate with Coldplay

Not only he said no but was also a no dry and synthetic (“Not a good song”)

For all big fans of the potential for a big disappointment.
I have learned to their cost Coldplay when they proposed the White Duke collaboration on their piece they found to have ‘a touch to Bowie’. Jonny Buckland and Will Champion told NME that the rock legend just disappeared replied to their offering education but with a few simple words: “It’s a great song, no?”. A finding hard to swallow. But honest. And the two musicians also admit this: Bowie selezionava well, was not willing to put your name on whatever he was offered. ”
Console themselves: there who has done even worse. For example, Ricky Gervais.
Invited to his show Bowie participated surprise then improvise a song in which the comedian called a small man with a pug nose. And here, too, as he’s wrong? The great can also allows very frankly.

Workshops coolest of Italy: Valais Garage

Like him, the Harley-Davidson Touring customize the know in a few. That’s why John Wallis is a master of the bagger
The phone Gianni Valais, 45, looks like a desperate man. Too much for a living, customizes behind Circeo, between Terracina and Sabaudia. “The fact is that here there are still 18 degrees, no rain for two months and people almost never stopped riding motorcycles. At least the New Year I wanted to stay a little ‘quiet, but … “.
Harley signed Valais Garage seem built specifically for the endless straights of Pontine Reclamation, for the soft curves that adorn the sea of ​​Cilento. In the last ten years he has specialized in customizing the bagger, as in the United States have always called the Harley-Davidson, Indian and the other cruiser equipped with windscreen and panniers (bags) side. In the eyes of chopperisti, the bagger are great for traveling, but the style of the bike of dad. They know of old. Only that even chopperisti age and instead be shuffling the spine by rigid frames, today at bike week in Sturgis and Daytona see them get the bagger customized.
Sometimes custom bagger are extreme as the chopper in the proportions, in the radical choices of the chassis and aesthetics outrageous. All that area, moreover, becomes a canvas he could give no aerografista. Front seem high thanks to the handlebar apehanger and large wheels as giropizze, which can reach 32 inches in diameter. Instead traveling behind low shot in the style of the car lowrider. Other elements, such as the double headlights, the whole instrument panel behind the fairing and bags integrated in the line of the body, are explicit quotations of automobile design transferred on two wheels.
Gianni Valais has specialized in custom bagger looking up, to the old masters of the custom Paul Yaffe and Arlen Ness and the specialist Klock Werks. Today the US does it so well, that the Americans themselves recognize the skill and class … Italian. “They were very impressed by the Red Skull, my Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic red. We have seen an interpretation all Italian lines treated to the thousandth, in parts craft and impressive line while spinning. Our bagger are made of aluminum and valuable though it seems, are lighter and dynamics of the starting points. ” Which are usually touring Harley-Davidson used Electra Glide Ultra Classic and the Street Glide, the most suitable because it already stripped of the superfluous and the lowered suspension as standard. “They are found from 13 thousand euro and from there salt to taste, from four thousand to ten or 15 thousand euro, it needs to have modified the front end, the body and the right accessories. But I have clients who have spent 50,000 Euros and we travel, because the bagger bike show are built to make way, and a lot. ”
The basic ingredients? To maintain a stock HD frame, Wallis advised to arrive at most a 21-inch wheel with shock absorber cartridge in the fork. Behind there is a kit to drop the springs 13 to 12 inches. The bagger is not a one-way ticket if you do not go over 26 inches in diameter transformation is reversible, ensures Valais. “Indeed we sell many kits saddlebags, fenders and other body elements easy to mount, and then disassembled. Eye always on quality, though. Ours is a small niche and profitable customers with very, very demanding. ” 2016 will see Gianni Valais bagger engaged in its most ambitious and visionary, now renamed for Fluid Project. A touring extreme elegance and fluidity that will be presented in early 2017, before slipping on long, straight roads of Dubai.

Kelly Brook, topless vintage that escapes censorship of Instagram

Her perfect breasts defies the passing of time and the complaint of Instagram, a topless retro but no less sexy
It happens to everyone to do a little ‘clean sweep of the computer and find photos that we had forgotten.
If, however, to do so is Kelly Brook, it is possible that jump out shots very, very sexy. Taken from none other than some its “old” service for Playboy.
The model and actress is in fact just happened, and since there is Instagram, decided to share with fans the photographs, vintage-inspired, no doubt, but no less hot.
Indeed, precisely because they are amarcord shots, it seems that for now they have even deceived the strict censorship of the social photo: so the topless Kelly Brook is still online, no bells or other filters, except natural time, which in fact does not have the slightest dented her perfect breasts.

By Camillo B., in Rome, where the table is (also) a game

From breakfast to late night drink, menu furnishing, everything is full of beau vivre and play. A meeting place for those who live or work in the Prati

enterprise and rigor of the Savoy. But Camillo B. the atmosphere is different. From breakfast to late night drink, menu furnishing, everything is full of beau vivre and play. The owner Alessandro Tudini oversaw the revival of the Roman club making it a meeting point for many professionals in the Prati have offices and studios.

Environment: entrance leather chairs, sofas and colorful designer lamps. And bicycles on display, old prints on the walls and, here and there, board games from the ancient taste like chess and backgammon. For the workaholic: bar in the Office, who just can not disconnect from work can organize small meetings. Or just read a book and drink a detox extract.
Local-camillo-b-roma-2-450Il best table is table tennis table, furniture design and dinner it hosts the groups most numerous and the weekend is set for brunch. In the afternoon, however, goes back to being the field of the challenges with snowshoes. There is also a table football fifties.

The menu: the chef Thomas Coco serves healthy and tasty, attentive to the world and the seasonal veg like Caponata with chickpea chips and nuts and marinated octopus with paprika. Traditional recipes are all magazines: Carbonara with Sarawak pepper, the standard two ricotta (fresh and cured).

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Gluttony: a breakfast, croissant or tiramisu tart cherries and dried fruit. A snack, the Camillino (a homemade biscuit with vanilla parfait Bourbon and pistachio) or rice pudding with passion fruit ganache.

In the glasses: cocktail between historical changes and signed Camillo B., are over fifty alternatives for an aperitif or a nightcap.

Dress code: Street ties and high heels.

Where to powder her nose: the bathroom is reminiscent of ships twenties, with exposed pipes and metal doors. Come on board.

Local-camillo-b-roma-450CAMILLO B.
Piazza Cavour 19-21, Rome
Tel 06.6832077
camillob.com
Dinner: 30 Euros (excluding drinks), brunch (Saturday and Sunday): 20 €.

Football, the 20 teams that are worth more

A study by the London School of Marketing square at the top Real, United, Barca and City. All well over two billion Euros. Four Italian Ranked dream team: Juve, Milan, Inter and Napoli

The lion’s share of the do – but from? – The Premier League club. In the survey signed by the London School of Marketing teams of European football will stand out the most valuable fact eight out of twenty. In the first place there is however Real Madrid, whose weight is estimated at about 2.6 billion Euros. At the same level, with the difference of a few tens of millions of less, you will square Manchester United. Just below, without slipping from the threshold of 2.6 billion, the unstoppable Barcelona Luis Enrique. As well as the Manchester City of Pellegrini.

Overall, the evaluation of the five British clubs in the top ten (along with us are precisely the Citizens United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool) is around 7.8 billion euro. On the Italian Juventus and Milan manage to squeeze in the list of top ten companies with a value estimated by the survey, respectively 700 and 647 million Euros. The teams led by Allegri and (not for long, pawing Marcello Lippi) Mihajlovic arrive after Bayern Monaco (estimated 1.9 billion EUR) and the British trio already mentioned, moving between 1.1 billion (Chelsea) 820 million euro (Liverpool).

These market valuations, which rose to a total of over 21 billion euro considering the entire top 20 is completed by Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham, Schalke 04, Inter (estimated 366 million euro), Atletico Madrid, Naples (about 300 million euro), Newcastle, West Ham and Galatasaray. In the end it is eight British teams, four Italians, three Spaniards, three Germans, one French and one turkish.

To push the value of the club, and therefore revenues, are four key factors: investment, partnerships with large commercial brands, the large community of fans, and of course the popularity of individual players, real economic assets that are then purchased not only for their technical contribution. A mix that English clubs have understood for many years and for the first (of all the United).

But there is another element: the revenues generated from television rights. It is no coincidence that the team of the Barclay’s Premier League dominate this special chart: go-monstre strong agreement with Sky Sports and BT Sports, signed last February by nearly 7 billion euro for the period 2016-2019 to be divided between clubs. An increase of 70% compared to the previous three-year period that raises the Premier – beyond the results on the ground – on another level than La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga. In Italy the three-year period 2015-2018 has been assigned to EUR 2.8 billion, much less than half.

From the point of view of the brand “football clubs offer unique marketing opportunities – said Jacques de Cock of the London School of Marketing – as are five different strands promotional advantage.” In short, the clubs are carriers arriving global television audience, but that their effects are felt even on the fan base, trademark and corporate on entertainment. That’s why in some way bind to one of the top twenty clubs in the Old Continent “is one of the most profitable marketing opportunities.” Even the recent scandals in the international federations seem to have hit the sector.

And if several clubs such as Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have linked their economic success to the fresh and massive resources of Arab investors or other latitudes, several clubs have taken different paths. Just think of the shareholding spread of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Monaco.

From France to the Emirates. Four addresses warm for golf maniac

Swing sea view between Malaga and Gibraltar. Tech Academy in the center of Milan. Tournaments (also on sand) in the Emirates and games with gourmet côté in Provence

FRANCE
Pitted in the vineyards
The hand is that of the designer Ronald Fream, who signed spectacular holes on five continents. The nature of the Provencal coast between Marseille and Toulon, where sea, rocks, pine and lavender are the protagonists. The mix is ​​worth the trip, to play eighteen holes in constant ups and downs in the woods always in view of the Mediterranean. Obligatory stop on the 10th tee, the hole from which you can admire the Bay de la Moutte. The hotel is a Provencal village in the hills, with the square and stone houses. Dolce Frégate is nestled among the vineyards of Bandol. A few kilometers away, they are worth a visit for those Terrebrune (vin-bandol-terrebrune.fr), where the family Delille began in the ’60s to produce organic wines. Here you can also book a table at La Promesse Valerie Costa (tel. +33 (0) 494 740 130).
Dolce Frégate Golf Club
Lieu-dit Fregate, Route de Bandol RD 559, Saint Cyr sur Mer, France.
dolcefregate-golf-provence.com
The room on the ground: two nights in double “Bastide”, terrace with sea and forest, buffet breakfast, green fee 18 holes per person, access to tennis courts and parking from € 260 for two people, up to 31 March 2016 .

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SPAIN
Andalusian rhythm
Why carry the bag on the plane if I can find a new waiting for me in the hotel? Andalusian organization, which of course are experts (Spain is second only to the United States for the number of guests golfers). We think testandrent.com: pockets Taylor-Made and Callaway new (46 euro per day, 149 per week), or with a couple of years in business (36/119 euro), delivery included. All that remains is to choose where to play between 110 campi0 Andalusia; 60 only on the coast, in the 160 km separating Malaga to Gibraltar. Each side of the “carretera” (in addition to the stalls of balls for sale, also 40 for 15 Euros) the insignia of the myths of the Spanish golf (Ballesteros, Olazábal, Jimenez) invite to play on routes signed by them. Do not miss the San Roque Club (photo), in the area of ​​Sotogrande. Languages ​​white sand, water and herbs overgrown around the greens. And the Rock of Gibraltar in the background.
The San Roque Club
sanroqueclub.com
Green fee up to 2.28: Old Course € 141, New Course 70. The room on the ground Three nights in a Superior double, breakfast, 2 green fees, sauna, pool, gym, 691 Euros per room, until 28 February.

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Blue Team Golf Academy

MILAN
(Video) tutorials
To play warm even in the heart of Milan. Corso Magenta 83: crossed the entrance of a large building, go down some steps and you can breathe a concentration of courses. That’s what proposes the Blue Team Golf Academy, old school, new instruments. To give the current face has thought Acutis Carlo Alberto, who had started in 1991 with colleagues Alessandro Rogato and Giorgio Bordoni. Then they were among the first in Italy to use the video during class. Today the Blue Team Indoor 2.0 long game and short game are dissected by equipment of the latest design. How FlightScope (photo), to capture the impact with the ball, the speed of the stick, the angle of attack and more. Or Quintic, or 360 images per second to a surprising analysis of the putt. The first lesson lasts 75 minutes, 45 subsequent ones. Coat off, therefore, for an escape from the office and a full immersion in winter data, defects, and corrections. And for a seat fitting, perfecting his bag as the tailor. There is a pro shop to shop, courses for children and lessons that, on request, continue in the field.
Blue Team Golf Academy
Corso Magenta 83, Milan, tel. 02 468998.
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Cost individual lessons: 75 minutes, from 100 to 135 euro; 45 minutes, from 60 to 80 EUR.

ABU DHABI
Cool trophy
Landing in Abu Dhabi (530 € book eithad.com by 2 February and flying by 30 November 2016) the course already waiting for you at the airport. At 400 meters from the terminal, the Al Ghazal Golf is worth trying. No grass, playing since ’97 on the sand between undulating fairways and water hazards. The coolest event of the season, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship (January 21 to 24, abudhabigolfchampionship.com) is going to bring the best of golf planetarium at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Buche quality and big investments around the pharaonic club house extravagant lines, those of a large hawk that observed on the last green. For the German champion Martin Kaymer (pictured above), a place of the heart. Here he won the Falcon Trophy in 2008, 2010 and 2011, this time replacing Tiger Woods at the top of the world rankings. The perfect organization you pay, but it’s worth it. As with the other two great plays on the sea at Saadiyat Beach and the Yas Links.
Al Ghazal Golf Club
alghazalgolf.ae
green fees from 38 to 50 euro.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club
adgolfclub.com
Green Fee: 180 €.

Four mountain resort. For an Alpine holiday without snow

Four addresses where to book for the holiday week. So charming and comfortable to make you forget the worries downhill. If by chance it does not snow outside
You can choose from the chalet, the rooms and suites with private Jacuzzi on the terrace, whose views, near the top of the Olympic ski jump, sweeps seamlessly to the valley floor. And again, you can book a table at Comptoir contemporary brasserie, with DJ sets nightly, or a place at the bar only, up to 50 persons, the Koori new restaurant, opened this winter: Japanese cuisine under the supervision of executive chef Luc Lefrançois and pastry chef Eve Moncorger, lit by two large chandeliers created for the Olympic Games of Barcelona 1992. In any case, do not worry. The Apogée Courchevel, one of the new revenue exclusive Oetkercollection that includes, among others, Fregate Island in the Seychelles, the Bristol in Paris, the Lanesborough in London, the hotel is chic, directly on the slopes of Courchevel, the station winter in the ski area of ​​Les Trois Vallées – 600 km of slopes linked by 172 lifts.

The authors are the architects and designers India Mahadavi Joseph Dirand, one maximalist, the other minimalism. Together, instead of replicating the architecture typical mountain chalet, they have created a house similar to those found in Switzerland or Tyrol: masonry, almost an urban building that is part mountain. The sounds are calm and soft lights. The materials – pine, wool, velvet – very enveloping.
The Apogée Courchevel, Courchevel, France, oetkercollection.com, from 950 € per room with half board.