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‘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 .

Party Calendar Ibiza 2017

This page lists all the events scheduled for the 2017 season in Ibiza at the main discos and clubs of the island. You will find on this page find the most popular and popular Ibiza parties, but also the most extravagant and alternative parties.

By selecting the party that suits you best, you can buy online disco tickets in a safe and fast way. Search for the Ibiza 2017 evenings and buy an online ticket, just so you’ll jump in the queue in front of the club’s doors.

In collaboration with Ibiza-Spotlight.com, users of our site will be able to buy tickets in total security within the circuit we are part of.
 

Cocoon
In 2016, the Cocoon celebrated the anniversary of its 14-year-old unforgettable and unforgettable celebrations: we can not deny that 2016 was its biggest summer. And the wake of that glorious …

Flower Party
Among the evenings that are held at the Pacha, Flower Power is one of the most noteworthy ones, and yet the most underrated among Ibiza’s festivals. To make this party so remarkable, …

Hed Kandi
2015 saw a home shift for party Hed Kandi: its new home is now Ocean Beach, which has been able to provide a glam and chic location that adapts to …
Maceo Plex

For those who love techno, Maceo Plex was the evening of Ibiza, which in the music scene has brought some of the most important moments on the Pacha dance floor and in 2017 is replicated with …
Hyte
2017 will be the third season of HYTE at Amnesia, and having established in the last two seasons the foundations of this Techno event this year will be a consolidated and impressive evening. A joint production …
My house Martin Solveig
Martin Solveig is not a stranger to the White Island or the Pacha, returns to the famous cherry club, for the great DJ a residence of 19 dates every Wednesday at Pacha from May 31 until October 4, 2017. …
F *** Me I’m Famous
The evening of David Guetta, which has a name that is already a program, causes real traffic jams both inside and outside the Pacha, all Thursday, chosen day to host this party …

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!

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 …..

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.

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)

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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?