If your are in London for Clerkenwell Design Week 2013 you must visit Sanderson London. A lavish “Urban Spa” in the heart of London’s West End, Sanderson offers a retreat from the bustle of the city into a world of fantasy and wellbeing. The landmarked 50s building has been transformed by Philippe Starck into a surreal Cocteau-like dream world, epitomizing a “new luxury” that is smart, pared down, and tempered with a healthy dose of wit and irony.
Town built along a narrow river gorge eroded by the Rio Trejo river in Spain.Many of the houses are built into and under the walls of the gorge itself.Inhabitants have lived there since pre-historic times.The idea of traditional Andulacian homes typically conjure up images of sun-drenched villages with white-washed homes.But the small town of Setenil de las Bodegas in Spain could not be more different.The town is home to around 3,000 people – who all live beneath the shadow of a huge rock
The Andalucian town, northeast of Cadiz, was built along a narrow river gorge eroded by the Rio Trejo river.
Tucked away in the mountains of Austria you’ll find the tiny town of Hallstatt. Hallstatt and its population of less than 1000 residents rest on the southwestern shore of the Hallstätter See. In addition to the picturesque view of the town on the lake, tourists can see the world’s first salt mine, enjoy nearby skiing, take a trip to the World Heritage Museum, and visit the Dachstein ice cave. Though this village is very small, there are a few different hotels and restaurants to choose from.
The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. The High Line is located on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues.
In May/in spring the High Line is especially nice.
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Honeymooners and other tourists from the Gulf are heading to the throbbing heart of Dubai to beat the summer heat by cooling off at the first “ice lounge” in the Middle East.
The interior decor of Dubai’s Chillout cafe is made entirely of carved ice, with frozen picture frames, ice curtains and frosty seats covered in fur. Can you imagine you’re in a freezing café while it’s 35 degrees (Celsius) outside?
Visitors are kitted out with thermal jackets, boots and fur hats provided by the cafe in a striking similarity to the ice hotels which dot Scandinavia in winter. Visitors to Chillout pay Dh60 for a 40-minute visit and are served one hot drink. The cafe can fit 40 people at a time and gets about 100 visitors a da
Honeymooner Ahmed, form Saudi Arabia who got married last week, kisses his veiled bride at Chillout cafe in Dubai May 12, 2013. Chillout, owned by UAE’s Sharaf Group, is the first ice lounge in the Middle East, with temperatures set at –6 degrees Celsius (21 degrees Farenheit). The cafe, with its illuminated interiors, curtains, paintings and seating arrangements, is all made of carved ice and frozen sculptures. (Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters)
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During Clerkenwell Design Week 2013 or other special event, you must take a look at any of London’s newly resurrected nabes like Shoreditch, Borough, Marylebone – everywhere there are farmers’ markets springing up, gourmet stores opening and artisanal suppliers lifting the bar. London’s culinary renaissance was long overdue, with naughty Paris and New York taking pot shots for years, but her new-found confident Brit-dish gastro cooking has revolutionised the dining scene, so you don’t only have to choose from fish & chips or Le Gavroche. For the best of Britain, here you will definitely be wishing to consider the best restaurants in London.