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NEW NOBEL CENTER IN STOCKHOLM

Sweden’s new Nobel Center will be built on Blasieholmen, a wonderful site along Stockholm’s central waterfront. The new building is a huge project, headed by British architect David Chipperfield who told Swedish radio, “The size of the building is determined by what is necessary for a Nobel Centre” . . more

Luneur theme park in Rome reopened

Italy’s oldest theme park has been renovated extensively over an 8-year period and now it has reopened to the young public with such attractions as a Wizard of Oz-inspired yellow brick maze and an interactive role-playing game called the Elven Path.

Luneur, named after the EUR district of Rome where it is located, aims to entertain children under 13 in particular and to accommodate young families the park has special rooms for breastfeeding and baby-changing, trails and events designed for schools, and children’s menus in all the eating areas.

SCARLETT JOHANSSON opens POPCORN SHOP

Actress Scarlett Johansson has opened popcorn shop Yummy Pop with her French husband Romain Dauriac in Paris’ hip and artsy district Le Marais. Apparently the Match Point actress has always been passionate about popcorn. The shop, which will be managed by her sister-in-law, offers sweet and savory recipes. On the menu you find pop corn with all kinds of tastes: Truffle, Parmesan, sage, strawberries, olive oil, and the couple’s must; the “real Vermont cheddar”. The popcorn will be prepared at the store with fresh seasonal ingredients according to original and creative recipes, concocted with the help of chef Will Horowitz of famous New York Harry and Ida’s restaurant.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s second hotel in Lisbon

The famous footballer has opened this new luxury hotel in a busy area of the Portuguese capital.
Cristiano Ronaldo has inaugurated the second hotel of the Pestana CR7 chain, located about fifty meters from the Praça do Comércio, the famous square in the Baixa area.

BORDEAUX’S WINE UNIVERSE

There are few cities that can boast of having given their name to a product as famous worldwide as Bordeaux …

This is one of the main reasons the city is considered one of the best of France; impossible to imagine a picnic on the banks of the Garonne without a fine bottle of Bordeaux to enjoy with your baguette Camembert.

Voted ‘Best European Destination’ last year, Bordeaux has much to offer to visitors. Located in the heart of a legendary wine region, Bordeaux, with over 350 buildings listed as Historic Monuments and whose Port de la Lune is classified as a Unesco World Heritage site since 2007, has imposed its culture, style and elegance. In this article we wish to emphasise its emblematic relationship with wine.

Plunge into Bordeaux’s wine universe and discover . . more

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Even if you can’t travel all the time, Europe’s best food and wine products can now come to you thanks to Gastronomic Cargo, a new online fine food and wine market.

Gastronomic Cargo promises the start of a fantastic culinary journey. Their goal is to offer a well-selected limited stock of exquisite products which we provide together with local experts and connoisseurs.

The journey starts in Spain, but will take you to France, Italy and other European countries that produce fine wine and food.

The Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert is a glazed shopping arcade in Brussels that preceded other famous 19th-century shopping arcades such as the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan and The Passage in St Petersburg.

The Rues Basses are two streets down near the lake and Geneva’s most prestigious shopping area . .

Le Forum des Halles, the gold capped ‘new’ temple of commerce, but also culture and lifestyle, in the heart of Paris.

Eat & Drink

The best kind of experiences are the ones that follow you through life, that can be re-lived in another place, at another time. Two of our favorite places in France are the Colombe d’Or and the Club 55 who both serve the Panier de Crudités with French Vinaigrette. One of those mystical ingredients that helps create these magical moments, is the sauce served with this basket of vegetables.

Paris Hotel Le Bristol’s Restaurant Epicure: An Epicurean and Joyous Feast

Madrid’s exciting and flavourful food is a major attraction for visitors to Spain’s capital, for many varied reasons.

Noma, many times named ‘The World’s Best Restaurant’, is changing location and style..

Star restaurant Frantzén has closed this summer. The last menu of award-winning Frantzén in Stockholm’s Old Town was served on 9 July.

Popular Destinations

Paris

EUROPE’S HAUTE COUTURE HOTELS . . The ultimate fashionable holiday is to stay in one of those haute couture hotels, which are popping up all over the globe but certainly in major European cities. These hotels, designed by well known couturiers, are a giant showroom for top designers as well as a great medium to express their artistic talents in a luxurious environmen . . more

One of the essential pleasures of summer, the Caesar salad, just like the Waldorf and the Niçoise, is a famous dish and appreciated by salad lovers worldwide. We have sought out the best specimens of this emblematic American and one of our own favourite lunch meals in the French capital.

The Ritz Paris finally reopened its gilded doors . . Source: New York Times

Take a deep dive in one of France’s leading historic destinations with Trianon Palace Versailles’ unique ‘CHATEAU VERSAILLES PRESTIGE’ package.

Swiss Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and Paris Biennale Unveil “Mastery of Time” Watch Exhibition. Source: Forbes

Madrid

BEST HOTEL ROOFTOP VIEWS MADRID . . The terrace roof at the Urban Hotel offers some of the best views of the city and is one of the trendiest terraces in the city. You see Madrid’s skyline, including Retiro Park to the east and the “Madrid de los Austrias,” or old city center. During the winter season they have mushroom heaters and blankets for the customers so sit back and relax in La Terraza’s designer armchairs and sexy sofas . . more

The creative director of Loewe and his own eponymous label guides Avril Groom around the elegant and delightfully eccentric Spanish capital. Source: How to spend it

Madrid’s Golden Triangle of Art combines culture and lifestyle in the heart of the Spanish capital.

In the footsteps of Cervantes. Source: Telegraph

The history of one of Europe’s most iconic hotels in Madrid began at the hippodrome in upscale seaside village Deauville, France.

A rising star of Madrid night life with a prime address, The Principal is in a prime location in Chueca overlooking the beautiful and bustling Gran Via. Source: New York Times

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