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“Cape Town is a city of contrasts – the beautiful oceans, the grime in the city centre, the wonderful views in the city and the crumbling buildings on the periphery.” Check out the locals guide at Global Yodel.
Where does your favourite celebrity sleep? This article will show you some of the most beautiful suites the celebrities choose. If you can’t sleep on their own beds try to do it after they’ve left. Not a bad way to choose a room, since celebrities often check-in to the very best suite a luxury hotel can offer. Take a look:
1. Barbie Suite, Palms, Las Vegas
Go on, you know you want to stay here really; you just don’t want your friends to know. Celebrating the style of Ms Plastic Fantastic, this pretty in pink suite looks like Malibu Barbie’s dream house come to life. Fuchsia and black are the signature colours with that famous pink “B” scrawled on cushions and carpets. There are chairs that look like a laced up corset, a mirror framed in 65 Barbie dolls and a Jacuzzi. It’s the ultimate Bachelorette pad. What’s not to love?
2. Coco Chanel Suite, Ritz Hotel, Paris
For 37 years Coco Chanel lived here in the rarefied elegance of this suite overlooking the gardens and Place Vendome. Today, with each piece of furniture and every object carefully restored, you can enter her private style sanctuary. Baroque mirrors and Coromandel lacquers reflect light on the signature quilted padding of the sofas. An exquisite chandelier overhangs it all. Chanel’s eye wasn’t burdened by detail, and here none have been left to chance. Many famous people have left their legacy at the Ritz from the Windsors to Hemingway. But interestingly of all the suites that have remained devoted to them, none attracts as high a price as that of Chanel.
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Christmas is synonym for Family and ‘there is no place like home’. However, there are a few places on earth you’d love to be for your holidays this year. My Design Week, gives you the 10 cities where Christmas has become an amazing celebration.
10. Quebec City, Canada
“When the narrow streets of Old Québec City are covered in a dusting of snow, it feels like you’ve wandered into a Christmas card come to life.” Enjoy the markets and the QuébecAdabra!, a festival of music, animation and architectural projections.
9. Antwerp, Belgium
“The city centre is buoyant with the spirit of the season thanks to the lively Christmas market, 200 ft-long skating rink and festive evening concerts.”
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Walls have been built since ancient times, used for marking territory, protection and keeping people from leaving – most walls are at some point in time knocked down, but some remain to tell the story of a time when things were different, when something changed, and to serve as a memory of a long gone past …
1. Berlin Wall, Berlin
A wall that once symbolized the “iron curtain” between Western Europe and the Eastern Bloc, today represents the fight for political freedom and the fall of the communism in Eastern Europe.
2. Chewing Gum Wall, Seattle, US
You’ll find the Seattle Gum Wall in a place called Post Alley. It all started in the 90s, when people who were bored waiting in line for tickets to the theatre starting sticking their used gum to the wall.
3. The Wall of “I Love You”s in Paris
The “I love you” wall stands at the center of the Abbesses garden at Montmartre, Paris, and covers a surface area of 40 square meters with a total of 612 tiles of enameled lava. The phrase “I love you” is written more than a thousand times in over 300 different languages.
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Giethoorn, The Netherlands
When pronouncing the phrase “city on the water” comes to mind Venice. Architecture, rich history and romance of the place turned this water attraction in Italy, a real treasure for tourists. However, in the world there are many cities, standing on the water. In this issue we will talk about the ten most popular ones.MORE CITIES
Each of these hotels comes from a unique background and has an interesting story to tell.
This article offer guests the chance to get insider tips on unseen locations, venture into untouched places, and get a behind the scenes look at striking properties around the world.
1. Tribe Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, by Shamim Ehsani
Creating a hotel that both defines a city and represents a nation is a daunting task. But it’s one that Nairobi’s Shamim Ehsani and his family pulled off to masterful effect.
At the age of twelve, environmentalist and philanthropist Petter A. Stordalen became Norway’s top seller of strawberries. Today, he’s not only preserving the environment, he’s reshaping it with an island hotel that’s setting a new standard for sustainability, art, and architecture. A world-class waterfront hotel in Oslo’s most anticipated cultural hub, The Thief will steal you away from everyday life.
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Behold, Uma. Be sure you have age enough to see this article about beverage and the most dangerous girl on Earth…..according to Quentin Tarantino. She definitely could be December calendar girl, The extraordinaire Tarantino’s dancer/muse, now is hurting some hearts and minds everywhere, thanks to Campari’s new 2014 calendar, following the footsteps of Penelope Cruz and Milla Jovovich.
While we’re not really sure what she’s doing in that bathtub/throne/boat thing, we do know that it somehow is supposed to represent Venice in the newest calendar’s “Worldwide Celebrations” theme. At the very least we definitely know Uma’s done other Italian commercials for drinks before, so this image is not without precedent. Anyhow, no one’s complaining.
Campari is very well known by its yearly calendars which are one of the world’s iconic artistic calendars. The previous stars of the Campari Calendars have featured Benicio del Toro, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Alba, Salma Hayek and others and this year, the star of the 15th edition is famous actress Uma Thurman.
The Campari 2014 calendar was photographed by, Koto Bolofo, famous for his dynamic imagery. Born in South Africa, raised in UK and curently living in France ,he declare being a citizen of the world. Considering the worldwide celebration theme of the calendar he was a great choice.
Uma Thurman shines in the latest calendar for 2014, where her classic beauty is very much expressed. In this edition the theme is “Worldwide Celebrations” and Uma is presenting 12 famous festivals from around the world. Chinese New Year in Beijing, Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the Melbourne Cup, Buenos Aires’ Tango Festival, the annual cherry blossom festival in Japan, are just some of the places which paint the Campari’s 2014 Calendar as a way to invite and motivate the brand’s fans to start discovering the beauty of traveling and meeting other cultures.
The winter has arrived, so we like to announce to you the best destinations for you to enjoy the winter snow in the best . Yes, it is that time of year again, time for a few mountain highs. Cold isn’t just about the temperature it is about hotel design too. So here’s our 2013 choice of top five boutique hotels with cutting edge design as sharp as your skis-sides, and style so cool its freezing.
CopperHill Mountain Lodge in Sweden
The Cambrian in Swiss Alps