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TINTORETTO’S 500TH BIRTHDAY!

TINTORETTO’S 500TH BIRTHDAY!

You never need an excuse to visit Venice, but here’s one anyway: Tintoretto’s 500th birthday!

The Biennale may be dominated by the giddying whirlwind of modern art, but it’s the great artists and architects of the past who lay on the magnificent and unchanging backdrop, year after year, without ever boring anyone.

And there is none greater than Jacopo Tintoretto, that most Venetian of Renaissance artists. Something of a local hero, he’s left over 700 works spread across the city – it’s almost..

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THE SICILIAN PASTRY TRAIL

THE SICILIAN PASTRY TRAIL

THE SICILIAN PASTRY TRAIL PART 1

Throw away your travel guide.  All you need as a guide to Sicily  is a sweet tooth!

If you seek out Sicily’s best pastries, you will automaticaaly encounter all the most beautiful people, places, rich traditions and wonderful food and wine this island of the sun has to offer and in between mouthfuls of the crispiest and creamiest pastries in the world, you will bear witness to an exciting cultural renaissance.

Start in Palermo and head straight to the..

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BELLE EPOQUE NEW YORK

BELLE EPOQUE NEW YORK

Mesdames et Messieurs, we would like to announce the  golden dawn of a new French Belle Epoque!

Parisian elegance its reasserting its Divine Right to global cultural expression; palatial opulence, the likes of which have not been seen since the reign of the Bourbon Kings, is enjoying a resurgence, not in Paris, but in the beating heart of Manhattan.

The perpetrator is Baccarat, the famous Parisian House of Crystal that chose to open the doors of its debut luxury hotel in the creative capital..

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ANGELS AND DRAGONS: SHANGHAI

ANGELS AND DRAGONS: SHANGHAI

All eyes will turn East to Shanghai at the end of this month, when the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show flies into town. As the Angels in underwear put Shanghai on the world stage, it is a great opportunity to visit this hotspot of globalisation and modernity.

 

Romee Strijd has been running this vlog so you can follow her in the run up to the big event https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWwEqYwtoPw

It is hard to believe Shanghai used to be a small fishing village. Now it is a metropolis with over..

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ROME. AN ENGLISH ROMANCE WITH RUINS.

ROME. AN ENGLISH ROMANCE WITH RUINS.

Rome has more historic treasures than anywhere else in the world; 400 fountains, 900 sacred monuments and 574 archeological sites; a monumental legacy of ruins for the artistic contemplation of life, death and decay, the rise and fall of empires. The Eternal City has had a hold over the human imagination for centuries. It has defined aesthetes, painters and poets. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Rome became the ‘Paradise of the Exiles’. The English Romantic poets, Keats, Byron and..

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