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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.

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!

Girona

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

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

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

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

Fabulous beds for a wonderful night’s sleep

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

Disabled access

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

Natural swimming pool

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

Surroundings

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

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

Garden

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

Games

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

Hypo-allergenic

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

Sustainability

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

Getting around

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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! “

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?

Christmas holidays in Trentino. Altitude from sunrise to sunset

When the snow freezes, its surface crystal reflects light like a prism, the landscape becomes enchanted. These are the moments, fleeting, more details of the mountain in winter
When the snow freezes, its surface of crystals reflects light like a prism. Whether sunrise or sunset, the landscape becomes enchanted. These are the moments, fleeting, more details of the mountains in winter. In Trentino there are various shelters, rolling, that Saturday morning will offer breakfast at dawn, fresh and salt, and then allow the risers to open the ski snow untouched or down on foot or with snowshoes, accompanied by instructors and mountain guides.
In the evening, many tracks will open the night skiing and illuminated. The blind or almost is the Gully Miramonti, ring the center bottom Pinzolo-Carisolo, on the track of Bolbeno, on track to Marilleva Snow White on Black Black on Folgarida Alch Pozza