Obihall: Welcomes the Party Vida Loca for Easter

In Florence, at the Obihall, the Party Vida Loca will be held next April 1st. The Party will tour in different Italian cities.

The parties will take place in the following cities and on the following dates.

March 24, Donoma di Civitanova

March 30 at the Sali e Tabacchi of Reggio Emilia

On March 31st, megaparty at the Costez of Bergamo and finally on April 1st at the Obihall.

The Florentine stage promises to be an unforgettable event, worthy of the best parties in Ibiza, Miami and St. Tropez.

In fact there will be DJs, mascots, dancers, set designers, etc, etc.

Extravagance and fun will not be lacking.

Pasimata for Easter Garfagnana at Casone di Profecchia

Elisabetta Regoli is a sister of Regolo Regoli, a ski instructor and a great viola fan who died prematurely, but she is also the cousin of Giuseppe Regoli. At the Casone di Profecchia the Regoli family, with the founder Agostino, is an institution. For Easter and Easter time the slopes are all open, both those of the school camps and the blue and red. Snow, therefore, in abundance for those who want to enjoy in peace the last ski runs of the season, wide and well beaten slopes thanks to the mastery of Massimiliano, ski instructor and soul of the sports structure.

But when we talk about Casone di Profecchia we also talk about dishes at the table, particularly rich and consistent and behind the stove we also find Elisabetta Regoli that this year wanted to delight its guests by preparing a sweet typical of the Easter tradition Garfagnana, Pasimata, made with flour, sugar, eggs, raisins, anicini and 24 hours of leavening. “I will not reveal the recipe – he says – but I have no problem saying what the ingredients are … It is a typical dessert of our area, in Castelnuovo a fortnight ago a gastronomic competition was made with this cake. Easter lunch and, first, a nice skiing, better than that you could not “.

“We do everything we can – explains Massimiliano – to give our guests the things that usually provides a ski resort of series A while we are, for size, disie B. We try, however, to compensate with the reception, with beaten tracks always in the best way, beautiful wide and an enviable tranquility and difficult to find elsewhere.It is a pleasure to receive compliments from people who frequent, for example, Abetone and who, coming here, is at ease and finds as many reasons to return “.

“Flower House”, and the abandoned villa comes back to life with green

The florist Lisa Waud calls together the green designers to redevelop a building in ruins in Detroit and fill it with flowers

“Flower House”, and the abandoned villa comes back to life with green
In Detroit, an abandoned house becomes a green installation thanks to the project

In October, florists, botanists and flower designers from all over the US will gather in Detroit, Michigan, to work together on a single, green installation.
The project stems from an idea of ​​the American creative Lisa Waud, specialized in plant design and retraining, fascinated by the potential of plants to change the space.
Renamed as “Flower House”, the initiative is a collective call to fill walls and ceilings of an abandoned villa in Detroit with flowers and plants of all kinds and is already making a name for itself in print and social networks.
«We aim to arouse curiosity and stimulate the passion for sustainability in the participants and visitors.

The inspiration for the project? The fascinating and ambitious works of Christo. And a wonderful Dior show of 2012 in which the flowers were the real protagonists. I thought I wanted to do something too. ”
Objective: to give new life to a forgotten architectural structure. In the name of Flower Power.

S’Espalmador, the Balearic island sold to a magnate

So far S’Espalmador was known as an earthly paradise, but a tycoon bought it for just under 20 million euros

S’Espalmador is a small island in the Balearic Islands off the coast of Formentera and not far from Ibiza. Until now it was known as a paradise on earth, a favorite destination for those who practice naturism and the passionate sailors who throw anchor in its crystal clear waters to make memorable baths. But from next summer nobody will be able to set foot.
The island has just been sold for just under 20 million euros to a Luxembourg magnate.
On the island, only 137 hectares large (3 km long and 800 wide), there are very few buildings: two houses, a chapel and a watchtower. Also now owned by the magnate.
S’Espalmador can also be reached on foot from Formentera when there is low tide. Many tourists come here to immerse themselves in the natural mud that seems to be a cure for the skin.
The island was in fact already privately owned and belonged to the Catalan architect Norman Cinnamond, but it still remained in Spanish hands. He had been in the real estate market for three years, but the local government could not get it.
The old owners allowed thousands of tourists to arrive safely on the island during the summer. We will have to see if the new one will also be of such broad views.
The new owner is however aware of the fact that S’Espalmador is part of the Ses Salines Natural Park and therefore must be protected by law and maintained as it is.
The park extends from the southern edge of Ibiza to the northern part of Formentera and, in addition to S’Espalmador, includes the islands of Es Penjats, S’Espardell, the Illes Negres and the rocks of Escull d’en Terra, En Caragoler, Seca de Sa Barqueta.
From the S’Espalmador beach you can easily see the lights of Ibiza’s nightclubs and beach bars, just a few nautical miles away and reachable by boat. Without being disturbed by noise. A paradise, in short, perhaps now lost.

While Italy of wine

While Italy of wine has already packed up and is ready to leave in mass (1,700 companies) with destination Germany, the first European market for our labels, and an event, ProWein, which confirms the most important wine fair international, a real hub of the global business in the three days of meetings whose only protagonists are the professionals of the sector, and with many events in the event dedicated to the Belpaese, the most represented country (Düsseldorf, from 18 to 20 March), ‘Italy of wine – and of food – the WineNews agenda is also full of appointments for wine lovers & gourmets. Some are really curious and particular. An example? At the Alta Badia Wine Cup, the enogastronomic event that combines the pleasure of skiing with the tasting of Italian wines at high altitude, conceived by Michael Costamoling, owner of Sporthotel Panorama in Corvara: after the Valdicava winery in Montalcino and the Brunello del vigneron Vincenzo Abbruzzese, tomorrow the wines by Antinori will be tasted under the guidance of Renzo Cotarella, to Marchesi Antinori, after the skiers have faced the Super8, the panoramic itinerary that grants the sight of 8 of the most famous Dolomite mountains (Tofana, Pelmo , Civetta, Marmolada, Fanes, Averau, 5 Torri, Conturines) with stops at the Lagazuoi refuges (2,800 m) and Punta Trieste, and finally an aperitif at the Sporthotel Panorama with important bottles: Solaia (from 1999 and 2011), Tignanello (from 2001 and of 2013) and Chianti Classico Badia di Passignano (of 2010 and 2011), and dinner in the stube accompanied by the same wines but of the 2014 vintage (
From the peaks to the Italian cinemas, to celebrate the career of the master Gualtiero Marchesi, who on March 19th would have been 88, on 20th and 21st March, “Gualtiero Marchesi – The Great Italian”, a documentary by Maurizio Gigola, will be released an Anglo-Italian production signed by Food & Media International and Fondazione Gualtiero Marchesi, already presented in Cannes. A journey into the personal and working history of the master, with testimonies, among others, of chefs Alain Ducasse, Yannik Alléno, and many students like Massimo Bottura, Carlo Cracco, Enrico Crippa and Davide Oldani ( In Milan, Apcor-Portuguese Association of Producers of Cork with “Let yourself be guided by your senses”, makes a sensorial experience live on March 20 at the Istituto dei Ciechi in Via Vivaio, from the lush oak forests of the Montado (Portugal) , will lead through the fascinating journey of the cork, until you get to the fundamental role that this material has on the perfect preservation of the best bottles of wine and their aging, conducted by Alessandro Scorsone, sommelier and master of ceremonies of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Vincenzo Russo, scientific director of the Neuromarketing Research Center Behavior and Brain Lab Iulm (
Many celebrities will pass from Fico Eataly World to Bologna in the next few days: on March 22nd, for World Water Day, Romano Prodi, professor of Economics and Industrial Policy at the Universities of Bologna, Trento and Harvard, will hold the Lectio Magistralis “Water: rights and duties”, in the cycle of meetings on the rights and duties of food, water and energy, the value of legality in the perspective of an economy and sustainable agriculture, dedicated to the Z generation, the young and very young of today, in terms of cultural, social, political and economic values ​​of our time, followed by the speeches of Vincenzo Balzani (in April), an imported Italian chemist, professor emeritus of the University of Bologna and academician of the Lincei, and Ennio Sodano, prefect now head of the Agency of assets confiscated from organized crime, will trace the history of the affirmation of food as a fundamental right of all, recognized by and Constitutions ( Waiting, always in Fico, Among the events in the “Mangiar well is Fico”, tomorrow one of the “fathers” of Slow Food, Piero Sardo, will present his book “Natural cheeses” with Cesare Baldrighi and Nicola Bertinelli, Presidents respectively of the Consortiums of Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano. Finally, on March 25th and 26th, Aperitivi & CO Experience arrives in Fico, the most important trade event dedicated to the world of aperitifs signed by, and in music and cinema meetings, on March 19th there will be the singer Valerio Scanu, with the introduction of Red Ronnie (