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Montblanc: A Fusion of Fine European Craftsmanship & Time-Honoured Designs..

April 21, 2014 No Comments 0

Bringing pieces to life, which emanates classic heritage and refined creation. For over a century, Montblanc has embraced the traditions of lasting value and exquisite craftsmanship. The iconic Montblanc emblem is a symbolic stamp of excellence - and the company’s uncompromising principles of stylistic design and timeless precision have allowed them to create heirloom collections that are passed on from generation to generation. The company once associated unequivocally with luxury writing instruments is now considered a fully-fledged luxury brand producing exceptional leather goods, jewellery, sunglasses, and timepieces. When Montblanc decided to pursue watch making in 1997, some approached the decision with apprehension and scepticism - could Montblanc, the renowned manufacturer of fine fountain pens transfer and apply their craftsmanship to mechanical wristwatches? One thing was immediately understood: Montblanc would never simply stamp their logo on the dials of watches purchased ready-made from outside suppliers. The logical route was to go to Switzerland, where watch manufacturing traditionally has its roots. Montblanc timepieces are the symbiosis of elegance and dynamic robustness, with each piece artisanally handcrafted to perfection in the Swiss ateliers of Le Locle and Villeret. Needless to say, the brands heritage and quality of movements formed a loyal following. Montblanc was one of the first companies to produce a chronograph pocket watch, one of the first to build a chronograph that could track thousandths of a second and the first to create a watch indicating the time from all over the world. These achievements are reflected in The Montblanc Star World-Time GMT Automatic, a cosmopolitan instrument designed primarily for businesspeople or bankers who travel the world and at the same time, and want to keep a watchful eye on the opening hours of e.g. the world’s stock exchanges. This wristwatch puts two different time zones on its dial and at the same time,...

Bringing pieces to life, which emanates classic heritage and refined creation. For over a century, Montblanc has embraced the traditions of lasting value and exquisite craftsmanship. The iconic Montblanc emblem is a symbolic stamp of excellence - and the company’s uncompromising principles of stylistic design and timeless precision have allowed them to create heirloom collections that are passed on from generation to generation. The company once associated unequivocally with luxury writing instruments is now considered a fully-fledged luxury brand producing exceptional leather goods, jewellery, sunglasses, and timepieces. When Montblanc decided to pursue watch making in 1997, some approached the decision with apprehension and scepticism - could Montblanc, the renowned manufacturer of fine fountain pens transfer and apply their craftsmanship to mechanical wristwatches? One thing was immediately understood: Montblanc would never simply stamp their logo on the dials of watches purchased ready-made from outside suppliers. The logical route was to go to Switzerland, where watch manufacturing traditionally has its roots. Montblanc timepieces are the symbiosis of elegance and dynamic robustness, with each piece artisanally handcrafted to perfection in the Swiss ateliers of Le Locle and Villeret. Needless to say, the brands heritage and quality of movements formed a loyal following. Montblanc was one of...

Bringing pieces to life, which emanates classic heritage and refined creation. For over a century, Montblanc has embraced the traditions of lasting value and exquisite craftsmanship. The iconic Montblanc emblem is a symbolic stamp of excellence - and the company’s uncompromising principles of stylistic design and timeless precision have allowed them to create heirloom collections that are passed on from generation to generation. The company once associated unequivocally with luxury writing instruments is now considered a fully-fledged luxury brand producing exceptional leather goods, jewellery, sunglasses, and timepieces. When Montblanc decided to pursue watch making in 1997, some approached the decision...

Bringing pieces to life, which emanates classic heritage and refined creation. For over a century, Montblanc has embraced the traditions of lasting value and exquisite craftsmanship. The iconic Montblanc emblem is a symbolic stamp of excellence - and the company’s uncompromising principles of stylistic design and timeless precision have...

Bringing pieces to life, which emanates classic heritage and refined creation. For over a century, Montblanc has embraced the traditions of lasting value and...

Bringing pieces to life, which emanates classic heritage and refined creation. For over a century, Montblanc has embraced the traditions of lasting value and exquisite craftsmanship. The iconic Montblanc emblem is a symbolic stamp of excellence - and the company’s uncompromising principles of stylistic design and timeless precision have allowed them to create heirloom collections that are passed on from generation to generation. The company once associated unequivocally with luxury writing instruments is now considered a fully-fledged luxury brand producing exceptional leather goods, jewellery, sunglasses, and timepieces. When Montblanc decided to pursue watch making in 1997, some approached the decision...

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A day onboard the Alter Ego..

April 20, 2014 No Comments 0

  Forget the usual vacation routine. Experience something truly extraordinary. Charter your own private yacht to celebrate an anniversary, takeoff on a romantic getaway or simply get the family together. ~ Both luxury and adventure await you ~ Close your eyes… Imagine yourself on an exquisite Yacht sailing through the calm, turquoise waters of the Bahamas or navigating the weathered cliffs of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. There’s the sound of the waves, the ocean air breeze and the warmth of the sun. Operated by Alton Blue Yachts, the Alter Ego is an 80-foot 2012 Ferretti Yacht with four staterooms (including en-suite bathrooms), an open-concept living room/dining room and three outdoor lounging areas. Its chic Italian design is impeccable, from the 400-thread count Percale sheets to the white leather sofas and shimmering wood floors. You can charter the Alter Ego in Florida, the Bahamas or the Northeast for a weekend or a week. Accompanying you on your cruise is a professional and experienced crew led by Captain Brian Clark – the personal Captain of the Yacht’s owner for over six years. A trained Chef will be onboard to create daily customized menus as well as a First-Mate to maintain the Yacht’s pristineness while providing you with everything from drinks to water toys. ~ A day onboard the Alter Ego ~ Awake in your luxurious stateroom to the aroma of freshly baked muffins and steaming espresso. Wrapped in a lush bathrobe, head upstairs where you’re warmly greeted by your Chef who escorts you to the sun-filled deck where you sit down to warm toast, eggs (your style), fresh fruit and the best latte at sea. After breakfast, you prepare for the next port-of-call – a quaint Bahamian island dotted with pink and blue and yellow homes, a local crafts market and several beach front cafés overlooking the chain of tropical islands...

  Forget the usual vacation routine. Experience something truly extraordinary. Charter your own private yacht to celebrate an anniversary, takeoff on a romantic getaway or simply get the family together. ~ Both luxury and adventure await you ~ Close your eyes… Imagine yourself on an exquisite Yacht sailing through the calm, turquoise waters of the Bahamas or navigating the weathered cliffs of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. There’s the sound of the waves, the ocean air breeze and the warmth of the sun. Operated by Alton Blue Yachts, the Alter Ego is an 80-foot 2012 Ferretti Yacht with four staterooms (including en-suite bathrooms), an open-concept living room/dining room and three outdoor lounging areas. Its chic Italian design is impeccable, from the 400-thread count Percale sheets to the white leather sofas and shimmering wood floors. You can charter the Alter Ego in Florida, the Bahamas or the Northeast for a weekend or a week. Accompanying you on your cruise is a professional and experienced crew led by Captain Brian Clark – the personal Captain of the Yacht’s owner for over six years. A trained Chef will be onboard to create daily customized menus as well as a First-Mate to maintain the Yacht’s pristineness while providing you with...

  Forget the usual vacation routine. Experience something truly extraordinary. Charter your own private yacht to celebrate an anniversary, takeoff on a romantic getaway or simply get the family together. ~ Both luxury and adventure await you ~ Close your eyes… Imagine yourself on an exquisite Yacht sailing through the calm, turquoise waters of the Bahamas or navigating the weathered cliffs of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. There’s the sound of the waves, the ocean air breeze and the warmth of the sun. Operated by Alton Blue Yachts, the Alter Ego is an 80-foot 2012 Ferretti Yacht with four staterooms (including en-suite bathrooms), an open-concept...

  Forget the usual vacation routine. Experience something truly extraordinary. Charter your own private yacht to celebrate an anniversary, takeoff on a romantic getaway or simply get the family together. ~ Both luxury and adventure await you ~ Close your eyes… Imagine yourself on an exquisite Yacht sailing through the calm, turquoise waters...

  Forget the usual vacation routine. Experience something truly extraordinary. Charter your own private yacht to celebrate an anniversary, takeoff on a romantic getaway or simply...

  Forget the usual vacation routine. Experience something truly extraordinary. Charter your own private yacht to celebrate an anniversary, takeoff on a romantic getaway or simply get the family together. ~ Both luxury and adventure await you ~ Close your eyes… Imagine yourself on an exquisite Yacht sailing through the calm, turquoise waters of the Bahamas or navigating the weathered cliffs of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. There’s the sound of the waves, the ocean air breeze and the warmth of the sun. Operated by Alton Blue Yachts, the Alter Ego is an 80-foot 2012 Ferretti Yacht with four staterooms (including en-suite bathrooms), an open-concept...

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The Best of L.A.: Luxury and Culture Co-Exist..

April 19, 2014 No Comments 0

Los Angeles is known best as the international Mecca for film and glamour, however, beauty is only skin-deep, and L.A. has more to offer than that. Culture, culinary ambition and creativity meet to form an exciting vacation spot with divine weather and much to explore. RESTAURANTS My personal favorite restaurant (anywhere, as a matter of fact) is Il Pastaio, an Italian gem. Owned by the Drago family, Il Pastaio boasts delicious food and a fine clientele on a not-so-inconspicuous, perfect-for-people-watching corner in Beverly Hills. I recommend going there for lunch and trying their amazing salads, especially the Vegetariana, and their Mezzelune, a homemade lobster ravioli dish. Another fabulous Beverly Hills restaurant just around the corner is Villa Blanca, owned by reality TV star and restauranteur, Lisa Vanderpump. The restaurant is popular for its stylish décor and patio, perfect for people watching due to its central location in Beverly Hills. The menu is a fusion of Mediterranean, Italian and Asian food concocted by Executive Chef Francis Dimitrius. Vanderpump also co-owns another trendy restaurant, Sur, located in Hollywood. Another celebrity restauranteur, Wolfgang Puck, owns several Beverly Hills staples, including Spago and steakhouse Cut in The Beverly Wilshire (a Four Seasons hotel). Power breakfasters will enjoy the early morning scene at Barney Greengrass Restaurant, situated on the fifth-floor of Barneys New York on Wilshire Boulevard. Open at 8:30 a.m., this restaurant is the hottest place for agents and other Hollywood who’s who. Barney Greengrass is known for its sturgeon and bagels and has a beautiful terrace overlooking Beverly Hills. Sit at the communal table to overhear the best gossip. Another upscale restaurant, Mariposa is just down the street in Neiman Marcus, and perfect for refueling during a day of rigorous shopping. Though their popovers are most famous, many Beverly Hills ladies who...

Los Angeles is known best as the international Mecca for film and glamour, however, beauty is only skin-deep, and L.A. has more to offer than that. Culture, culinary ambition and creativity meet to form an exciting vacation spot with divine weather and much to explore. RESTAURANTS My personal favorite restaurant (anywhere, as a matter of fact) is Il Pastaio, an Italian gem. Owned by the Drago family, Il Pastaio boasts delicious food and a fine clientele on a not-so-inconspicuous, perfect-for-people-watching corner in Beverly Hills. I recommend going there for lunch and trying their amazing salads, especially the Vegetariana, and their Mezzelune, a homemade lobster ravioli dish. Another fabulous Beverly Hills restaurant just around the corner is Villa Blanca, owned by reality TV star and restauranteur, Lisa Vanderpump. The restaurant is popular for its stylish décor and patio, perfect for people watching due to its central location in Beverly Hills. The menu is a fusion of Mediterranean, Italian and Asian food concocted by Executive Chef Francis Dimitrius. Vanderpump also co-owns another trendy restaurant, Sur, located in Hollywood. Another celebrity restauranteur, Wolfgang Puck, owns several Beverly Hills staples, including Spago and steakhouse Cut in The Beverly Wilshire (a Four Seasons...

Los Angeles is known best as the international Mecca for film and glamour, however, beauty is only skin-deep, and L.A. has more to offer than that. Culture, culinary ambition and creativity meet to form an exciting vacation spot with divine weather and much to explore. RESTAURANTS My personal favorite restaurant (anywhere, as a matter of fact) is Il Pastaio, an Italian gem. Owned by the Drago family, Il Pastaio boasts delicious food and a fine clientele on a not-so-inconspicuous, perfect-for-people-watching corner in Beverly Hills. I recommend going there for lunch and trying their amazing salads, especially the Vegetariana, and their...

Los Angeles is known best as the international Mecca for film and glamour, however, beauty is only skin-deep, and L.A. has more to offer than that. Culture, culinary ambition and creativity meet to form an exciting vacation spot with divine weather and much to explore. RESTAURANTS My personal favorite restaurant (anywhere, as...

Los Angeles is known best as the international Mecca for film and glamour, however, beauty is only skin-deep, and L.A. has more to offer than...

Los Angeles is known best as the international Mecca for film and glamour, however, beauty is only skin-deep, and L.A. has more to offer than that. Culture, culinary ambition and creativity meet to form an exciting vacation spot with divine weather and much to explore. RESTAURANTS My personal favorite restaurant (anywhere, as a matter of fact) is Il Pastaio, an Italian gem. Owned by the Drago family, Il Pastaio boasts delicious food and a fine clientele on a not-so-inconspicuous, perfect-for-people-watching corner in Beverly Hills. I recommend going there for lunch and trying their amazing salads, especially the Vegetariana, and their...

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The Best of St. Tropez..

April 19, 2014 No Comments 0

SUMMER IN ST.TROPEZ Like St. Barths, St. Tropez is an exquisite travel destination and one that appeals to a similar crowd. The main differences between the two are their accessibility (St. Tropez is part of mainland France, and thus easier to reach), humidity and unofficial dress code. While St. Barths is much beachier, St. Tropez is a dressier and more crowded destination. Both places are under French dominion, conduct themselves mostly in French and use the Euro. RESTAURANTS Possibly the most famous restaurant in St. Tropez (though it is actually in neighboring Ramatuelle) is Club 55. Located on a beautiful beach, the restaurant is half beach club/half seating. Club 55 was made famous by bombshell Brigitte Bardot, who extolled its virtues. When filming And God Created Woman, Bardot and her film crew discovered this gem. The name stems from the year this happened – 1955. The restaurant is still in the family, currently owned by Patrice de Colmont. Diners will love, the classic crudités dish for the whole table, my personal favorite thing on the menu. It consists of delicious, homegrown vegetables (so fresh you’ll want to discipline them) and a perfect accompanying dip. Whole tomatoes, carrots, radishes and other vegetables come on this enormous healthy platter. The restaurant also serves delicious fresh fish – as well as many other dishes – and has a wonderful dessert menu. There is plenty to enjoy at Club 55 besides the food; the people watching will attract even the most oblivious. Also in the town of Ramatuelle and about three miles’ drive from St. Tropez is Restaurant Tropicana. There are three Michelin-starred restaurants within four kilometers of St. Tropez. Villa Belrose and La Badiane each have one star. The third, located in The Résidence de la Pinède Hotel, is called La Vague d’Or....

SUMMER IN ST.TROPEZ Like St. Barths, St. Tropez is an exquisite travel destination and one that appeals to a similar crowd. The main differences between the two are their accessibility (St. Tropez is part of mainland France, and thus easier to reach), humidity and unofficial dress code. While St. Barths is much beachier, St. Tropez is a dressier and more crowded destination. Both places are under French dominion, conduct themselves mostly in French and use the Euro. RESTAURANTS Possibly the most famous restaurant in St. Tropez (though it is actually in neighboring Ramatuelle) is Club 55. Located on a beautiful beach, the restaurant is half beach club/half seating. Club 55 was made famous by bombshell Brigitte Bardot, who extolled its virtues. When filming And God Created Woman, Bardot and her film crew discovered this gem. The name stems from the year this happened – 1955. The restaurant is still in the family, currently owned by Patrice de Colmont. Diners will love, the classic crudités dish for the whole table, my personal favorite thing on the menu. It consists of delicious, homegrown vegetables (so fresh you’ll want to discipline them) and a perfect accompanying dip. Whole tomatoes, carrots, radishes and...

SUMMER IN ST.TROPEZ Like St. Barths, St. Tropez is an exquisite travel destination and one that appeals to a similar crowd. The main differences between the two are their accessibility (St. Tropez is part of mainland France, and thus easier to reach), humidity and unofficial dress code. While St. Barths is much beachier, St. Tropez is a dressier and more crowded destination. Both places are under French dominion, conduct themselves mostly in French and use the Euro. RESTAURANTS Possibly the most famous restaurant in St. Tropez (though it is actually in neighboring Ramatuelle) is Club 55. Located on a...

SUMMER IN ST.TROPEZ Like St. Barths, St. Tropez is an exquisite travel destination and one that appeals to a similar crowd. The main differences between the two are their accessibility (St. Tropez is part of mainland France, and thus easier to reach), humidity and unofficial dress code....

SUMMER IN ST.TROPEZ Like St. Barths, St. Tropez is an exquisite travel destination and one that appeals to a similar crowd. The...

SUMMER IN ST.TROPEZ Like St. Barths, St. Tropez is an exquisite travel destination and one that appeals to a similar crowd. The main differences between the two are their accessibility (St. Tropez is part of mainland France, and thus easier to reach), humidity and unofficial dress code. While St. Barths is much beachier, St. Tropez is a dressier and more crowded destination. Both places are under French dominion, conduct themselves mostly in French and use the Euro. RESTAURANTS Possibly the most famous restaurant in St. Tropez (though it is actually in neighboring Ramatuelle) is Club 55. Located on a...

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The Best of St. Barths..

April 17, 2014 No Comments 0

An Amazing French Destination There are many excellent things about France, not the least of which are the wine, the exquisite palate, and first-class destinations: Meet St. Barthélemy (St. Barths). WINTER IN ST. BARTHS Wintering in St. Barths, French West Indies is the perfect antidote to life everywhere else. Between December and April (but especially around Christmas and New Year’s) the island welcomes media moguls and the uber-rich, who flock to St. Barths for its beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere. For those whose presence attracts attention and paparazzi, St. Barths is the perfect getaway. For the rest of us, St. Barths is just as attractive a destination. Superlative views, dining, shopping and indoor-outdoor living combine to create a luxury vacation in a tropical setting. Paradoxically, the island is both a haven where you can enjoy complete solitude, and a scene with vibrant nightlife and people watching. WHERE TO STAY Luxury meets elegance at St. Barths’ five-star hotels. Eden Rock Hotel, located on beautiful St. Jean Beach, was initially purchased by its present owners to be their personal home; however, the couple, David and Jane Matthews, instead created a blissful hotel. Seventeen years later, Eden Rock is part of The Relais & Châteaux group, which has been scouting excellence in restaurants and hotels for over 50 years. Le Sereno is another excellent option designed by top interior designer Christian Liaigre. With its warm tones and stunning setting on the Grand Cul de Sac, the hotel is boutique at its finest. Book one of the 37 suites or stay in one of three private villas, each with over 7500 square feet (697 square metres) of space. You’ll be counted among glitterati guests such as Valentino, Max Azria, Victoria Secret models, Uma Thurman, Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Guests will also enjoy the Hotel St. Barth...

An Amazing French Destination There are many excellent things about France, not the least of which are the wine, the exquisite palate, and first-class destinations: Meet St. Barthélemy (St. Barths). WINTER IN ST. BARTHS Wintering in St. Barths, French West Indies is the perfect antidote to life everywhere else. Between December and April (but especially around Christmas and New Year’s) the island welcomes media moguls and the uber-rich, who flock to St. Barths for its beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere. For those whose presence attracts attention and paparazzi, St. Barths is the perfect getaway. For the rest of us, St. Barths is just as attractive a destination. Superlative views, dining, shopping and indoor-outdoor living combine to create a luxury vacation in a tropical setting. Paradoxically, the island is both a haven where you can enjoy complete solitude, and a scene with vibrant nightlife and people watching. WHERE TO STAY Luxury meets elegance at St. Barths’ five-star hotels. Eden Rock Hotel, located on beautiful St. Jean Beach, was initially purchased by its present owners to be their personal home; however, the couple, David and Jane Matthews, instead created a blissful hotel. Seventeen years later, Eden Rock is part of The Relais & Châteaux...

An Amazing French Destination There are many excellent things about France, not the least of which are the wine, the exquisite palate, and first-class destinations: Meet St. Barthélemy (St. Barths). WINTER IN ST. BARTHS Wintering in St. Barths, French West Indies is the perfect antidote to life everywhere else. Between December and April (but especially around Christmas and New Year’s) the island welcomes media moguls and the uber-rich, who flock to St. Barths for its beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere. For those whose presence attracts attention and paparazzi, St. Barths is the perfect getaway. For the rest of us, St. Barths is...

An Amazing French Destination There are many excellent things about France, not the least of which are the wine, the exquisite palate, and first-class destinations: Meet St. Barthélemy (St. Barths). WINTER IN ST. BARTHS Wintering in St. Barths, French West Indies is the perfect antidote to life everywhere else. Between December and...

An Amazing French Destination There are many excellent things about France, not the least of which are the wine, the exquisite palate, and first-class destinations:...

An Amazing French Destination There are many excellent things about France, not the least of which are the wine, the exquisite palate, and first-class destinations: Meet St. Barthélemy (St. Barths). WINTER IN ST. BARTHS Wintering in St. Barths, French West Indies is the perfect antidote to life everywhere else. Between December and April (but especially around Christmas and New Year’s) the island welcomes media moguls and the uber-rich, who flock to St. Barths for its beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere. For those whose presence attracts attention and paparazzi, St. Barths is the perfect getaway. For the rest of us, St. Barths is...

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PANDORA JEWELLERY..

April 17, 2014 No Comments 0

PANDORA Luxury Jewellery With A Personal Touch Pandora was launched in 1982 by Per and Winnie Enevoldsen. The couple’s small storefront in Denmark served as the beginning of what would soon become a jewellery phenomenon. Of the pieces created, none would become more popular than Pandora charms. By taking a traditional concept and transforming it into something special, Pandora Jewellery would soon become a household name. Part of the appeal of Pandora bracelets and charms is that they are customizable. The company currently offers hundreds of charms to select from. Murano glass, gemstones, sterling silver, and 14 karat gold are just some of the genuine materials used to produce each unique piece. While some charms are selected simply because they are beautiful, others are chosen to represent a special meaning or event, such as the birth of a child. Bracelets are specially made to support the charms. These are available in sterling silver, 14 karat gold, leather and textile materials. Each bracelet serves as the foundation upon which the charms will be added to complete the piece. This does not mean, however, that great care is not taken in the designing of each bracelet. Pandora Jewellery is not limited to only charms and bracelets. The collection includes rings, earrings, necklaces and pendants. Pandora has also begun to produce watches and currently offers a plethora of different watch styles. Any of these pieces can be paired with a Pandora charm bracelet or can be worn as stand alone pieces. Part of the beauty of Pandora pieces is that there are no set rules. Part of the appeal of Pandora is the personal connection that can easily be created between the wearer and the piece. However, it is important to not overlook the quality of each piece. The use of high quality materials is often...

PANDORA Luxury Jewellery With A Personal Touch Pandora was launched in 1982 by Per and Winnie Enevoldsen. The couple’s small storefront in Denmark served as the beginning of what would soon become a jewellery phenomenon. Of the pieces created, none would become more popular than Pandora charms. By taking a traditional concept and transforming it into something special, Pandora Jewellery would soon become a household name. Part of the appeal of Pandora bracelets and charms is that they are customizable. The company currently offers hundreds of charms to select from. Murano glass, gemstones, sterling silver, and 14 karat gold are just some of the genuine materials used to produce each unique piece. While some charms are selected simply because they are beautiful, others are chosen to represent a special meaning or event, such as the birth of a child. Bracelets are specially made to support the charms. These are available in sterling silver, 14 karat gold, leather and textile materials. Each bracelet serves as the foundation upon which the charms will be added to complete the piece. This does not mean, however, that great care is not taken in the designing of each bracelet. Pandora Jewellery is not limited to only charms...

PANDORA Luxury Jewellery With A Personal Touch Pandora was launched in 1982 by Per and Winnie Enevoldsen. The couple’s small storefront in Denmark served as the beginning of what would soon become a jewellery phenomenon. Of the pieces created, none would become more popular than Pandora charms. By taking a traditional concept and transforming it into something special, Pandora Jewellery would soon become a household name. Part of the appeal of Pandora bracelets and charms is that they are customizable. The company currently offers hundreds of charms to select from. Murano glass, gemstones, sterling silver, and 14 karat gold are...

PANDORA Luxury Jewellery With A Personal Touch Pandora was launched in 1982 by Per and Winnie Enevoldsen. The couple’s small storefront in Denmark served as the beginning of what would soon become a jewellery phenomenon. Of the pieces created, none would become more popular than Pandora charms. By taking...

PANDORA Luxury Jewellery With A Personal Touch Pandora was launched in 1982 by Per and Winnie Enevoldsen. The couple’s small storefront in Denmark served...

PANDORA Luxury Jewellery With A Personal Touch Pandora was launched in 1982 by Per and Winnie Enevoldsen. The couple’s small storefront in Denmark served as the beginning of what would soon become a jewellery phenomenon. Of the pieces created, none would become more popular than Pandora charms. By taking a traditional concept and transforming it into something special, Pandora Jewellery would soon become a household name. Part of the appeal of Pandora bracelets and charms is that they are customizable. The company currently offers hundreds of charms to select from. Murano glass, gemstones, sterling silver, and 14 karat gold are...

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ICON A5 ReinventIng Flying..

April 16, 2014 No Comments 0

The sport is back in flying ICON Aircraft’s mission is to bring the freedom, fun, and adventure of flying to all who have dreamed of flight. The FAA’s dramatic 2004 regulation changes that created the Light Sport Aircraft category have redefined the possibilities for aviation and allowed ICON to “reinvent flying” by focusing on the consumer experience. ICON’s intent is to democratize aviation the same way that great brands like Apple, BMW, Ducati, or Oakley democratize their products: by fusing outstanding engineering with world-class consumer product design. The end goal is to create products that not only deliver great functional benefit but also deeply inspire us on an emotional level. After years of development with some of the world’s best aerospace engineers and industrial designers, ICON Aircraft has released the first of its sport planes, the A5. The A5 delivers an exciting and safe flying experience in a bold design that communicates beauty, performance, and most importantly, fun. With over 1,000 delivery positions already assigned, the A5 has demonstrated unprecedented and broad market appeal. The A5 has also won numerous prestigious design awards. ICON’s unique vision, combining personal aviation and sophisticated design, reflects the passions of its founders. The idea for the company was conceived by Kirk Hawkins when he first learned about the impending FAA regulation change. Hawkins is a former U.S. Air Force F-16 pilot and a long-time motorsport enthusiast. After graduating from StanfordBusinessSchool, he founded ICON in 2006 in Silicon Valley with former classmate Steen Strand. Strand, a Harvard graduate with a master’s in Product Design from Stanford, is a serial entrepreneur focused on consumer product design. In 2007, a team of world-class aeronautical engineers and fabricators joined ICON. Much of that team came from Burt Rutan’s famed Scaled Composites, including VP of Engineering Matthew Gionta and...

The sport is back in flying ICON Aircraft’s mission is to bring the freedom, fun, and adventure of flying to all who have dreamed of flight. The FAA’s dramatic 2004 regulation changes that created the Light Sport Aircraft category have redefined the possibilities for aviation and allowed ICON to “reinvent flying” by focusing on the consumer experience. ICON’s intent is to democratize aviation the same way that great brands like Apple, BMW, Ducati, or Oakley democratize their products: by fusing outstanding engineering with world-class consumer product design. The end goal is to create products that not only deliver great functional benefit but also deeply inspire us on an emotional level. After years of development with some of the world’s best aerospace engineers and industrial designers, ICON Aircraft has released the first of its sport planes, the A5. The A5 delivers an exciting and safe flying experience in a bold design that communicates beauty, performance, and most importantly, fun. With over 1,000 delivery positions already assigned, the A5 has demonstrated unprecedented and broad market appeal. The A5 has also won numerous prestigious design awards. ICON’s unique vision, combining personal aviation and sophisticated design, reflects the passions of its founders. The...

The sport is back in flying ICON Aircraft’s mission is to bring the freedom, fun, and adventure of flying to all who have dreamed of flight. The FAA’s dramatic 2004 regulation changes that created the Light Sport Aircraft category have redefined the possibilities for aviation and allowed ICON to “reinvent flying” by focusing on the consumer experience. ICON’s intent is to democratize aviation the same way that great brands like Apple, BMW, Ducati, or Oakley democratize their products: by fusing outstanding engineering with world-class consumer product design. The end goal is to create products that not only...

The sport is back in flying ICON Aircraft’s mission is to bring the freedom, fun, and adventure of flying to all who have dreamed of flight. The FAA’s dramatic 2004 regulation changes that created the Light Sport Aircraft category have redefined the possibilities for aviation and allowed...

The sport is back in flying ICON Aircraft’s mission is to bring the freedom, fun, and adventure of flying to all who...

The sport is back in flying ICON Aircraft’s mission is to bring the freedom, fun, and adventure of flying to all who have dreamed of flight. The FAA’s dramatic 2004 regulation changes that created the Light Sport Aircraft category have redefined the possibilities for aviation and allowed ICON to “reinvent flying” by focusing on the consumer experience. ICON’s intent is to democratize aviation the same way that great brands like Apple, BMW, Ducati, or Oakley democratize their products: by fusing outstanding engineering with world-class consumer product design. The end goal is to create products that not only...

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Interview With Mrs. Angie McCartney..

April 16, 2014 No Comments 0

Angela Lucia McCartney was born in 1929 in Liverpool, UK. She grew up during World War II with early memories of living in air raid shelters. In 1956, Angie married Eddie Williams, and in 1960 they had their daughter Ruth McCartney. She was widowed in 1962, when Eddie passed away in a car crash. Together Ruth and Angie were warmly welcomed into the McCartney family in 1964 when she married Jim McCartney. They became step relatives to Sir Paul McCartney, and were flung right into the middle of The Beatles craze. In the early 80’s, the Mother-Daughter duo left the U.K. and traveled around the world, finding different jobs in the multimedia industry and later touring during Ruth’s musical career. Angie McCartney currently resides in Southern California. From here she runs her businesses, Mrs. Angie McCartney’s teas, and the McCartney Multimedia Company with her daughter Ruth McCartney and Ruth’s husband Martin Nethercutt. McCartney Multimedia offers services in creative consulting, design (web 2.0 and print), programming (database and software), marketing solutions, content development, e-communications, e-commerce and production in music and film. They have been growing for 20 years now, and have pioneered several softwares. These include MATIvision (Multi Angle Totally Interactive Vision) and iFanz Fan Management. More information on their services can be found at www.mccartneymultimedia.com. For her 80th birthday, Mrs. Angie McCartney opened up an organic tea company. The online boutique can be found at www.mrsangiemccartneysteas.com. Mrs. McCartney sells four flavours: English Breakfast, Organic Earl Grey, (Classic Bergamot), Raspberry Rooibos (South African red) and Gen Mai Sen Cha, an organic toasted rice. The sales of her teas allow Mrs. Angie McCartney to make donations to the Linda McCartney Centre in Liverpool, a breast cancer research centre that offers aid and support to patients and family. In addition to work, Mrs....

Angela Lucia McCartney was born in 1929 in Liverpool, UK. She grew up during World War II with early memories of living in air raid shelters. In 1956, Angie married Eddie Williams, and in 1960 they had their daughter Ruth McCartney. She was widowed in 1962, when Eddie passed away in a car crash. Together Ruth and Angie were warmly welcomed into the McCartney family in 1964 when she married Jim McCartney. They became step relatives to Sir Paul McCartney, and were flung right into the middle of The Beatles craze. In the early 80’s, the Mother-Daughter duo left the U.K. and traveled around the world, finding different jobs in the multimedia industry and later touring during Ruth’s musical career. Angie McCartney currently resides in Southern California. From here she runs her businesses, Mrs. Angie McCartney’s teas, and the McCartney Multimedia Company with her daughter Ruth McCartney and Ruth’s husband Martin Nethercutt. McCartney Multimedia offers services in creative consulting, design (web 2.0 and print), programming (database and software), marketing solutions, content development, e-communications, e-commerce and production in music and film. They have been growing for 20 years now, and have pioneered several softwares. These include MATIvision (Multi Angle Totally Interactive...

Angela Lucia McCartney was born in 1929 in Liverpool, UK. She grew up during World War II with early memories of living in air raid shelters. In 1956, Angie married Eddie Williams, and in 1960 they had their daughter Ruth McCartney. She was widowed in 1962, when Eddie passed away in a car crash. Together Ruth and Angie were warmly welcomed into the McCartney family in 1964 when she married Jim McCartney. They became step relatives to Sir Paul McCartney, and were flung right into the middle of The Beatles craze. In the early 80’s, the Mother-Daughter duo left the...

Angela Lucia McCartney was born in 1929 in Liverpool, UK. She grew up during World War II with early memories of living in air raid shelters. In 1956, Angie married Eddie Williams, and in 1960 they had their daughter Ruth McCartney. She was widowed in 1962, when Eddie passed away...

Angela Lucia McCartney was born in 1929 in Liverpool, UK. She grew up during World War II with early memories of living in air raid...

Angela Lucia McCartney was born in 1929 in Liverpool, UK. She grew up during World War II with early memories of living in air raid shelters. In 1956, Angie married Eddie Williams, and in 1960 they had their daughter Ruth McCartney. She was widowed in 1962, when Eddie passed away in a car crash. Together Ruth and Angie were warmly welcomed into the McCartney family in 1964 when she married Jim McCartney. They became step relatives to Sir Paul McCartney, and were flung right into the middle of The Beatles craze. In the early 80’s, the Mother-Daughter duo left the...

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Da Emma Montreal’s finest Italian restaurant..

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Da Emma is a Montreal restaurant experience you just mustn’t miss Located in the former women’s prison at 777 rue de la Commune West in Old Montreal, it’s a meeting place for all Hollywood stars who visit our city—from Richard Gere to Halle Berry, Johnny Depp to Di Caprio, from Angelina Jolie to Steven Spielberg. The photos that welcome you on the walls will give you a bird’s-eye view of who’s been here. And all these celebrities, when they mention Montreal’s fine dining places, always talk about Da Emma. As Emma Risa is not only a Blue Ribbon Chef, but also one of the most remarkable women in Montreal. So the first thing the stars do, when they get to the restaurant, is come and hug this star of exquisite meals, right in her own kitchen! And they sure have good reason to do so, as her cooking—in the very greatest tradition of Roman gourmet cuisine—truly achieves an outstanding level of excellence. Just a taste of her agnolotti, medaglioni, ravioli, fettucini ai funghi porcini, her divine ossobuco or her delicious fish dishes is all you need for you, too, to become a regular of this restaurant that has transplanted the gastronomic cuisine of Little Italy to Old Montreal. Among the other pleasures of the palate that must be sampled are the seafood antipasti and the milk-fed pig roasted in garlic and rosemary. But please keep a bit of room for Emma’s home-made tiramisu. You won’t regret it! And in one word or one hundred, a meal at Da Emma is a memorable culinary experience. In fact, here you will savour delectable home-cooked dishes that will no doubt remind you of your own Momma’s cooking, in a magnificent Roman setting highlighted by stone pillars from the old prison and wooden beams. The restaurant’s flower-decorated terrace for summer dining will also delight you. So...

Da Emma is a Montreal restaurant experience you just mustn’t miss Located in the former women’s prison at 777 rue de la Commune West in Old Montreal, it’s a meeting place for all Hollywood stars who visit our city—from Richard Gere to Halle Berry, Johnny Depp to Di Caprio, from Angelina Jolie to Steven Spielberg. The photos that welcome you on the walls will give you a bird’s-eye view of who’s been here. And all these celebrities, when they mention Montreal’s fine dining places, always talk about Da Emma. As Emma Risa is not only a Blue Ribbon Chef, but also one of the most remarkable women in Montreal. So the first thing the stars do, when they get to the restaurant, is come and hug this star of exquisite meals, right in her own kitchen! And they sure have good reason to do so, as her cooking—in the very greatest tradition of Roman gourmet cuisine—truly achieves an outstanding level of excellence. Just a taste of her agnolotti, medaglioni, ravioli, fettucini ai funghi porcini, her divine ossobuco or her delicious fish dishes is all you need for you, too, to become a regular of this restaurant that has transplanted the gastronomic cuisine of Little Italy to Old Montreal....

Da Emma is a Montreal restaurant experience you just mustn’t miss Located in the former women’s prison at 777 rue de la Commune West in Old Montreal, it’s a meeting place for all Hollywood stars who visit our city—from Richard Gere to Halle Berry, Johnny Depp to Di Caprio, from Angelina Jolie to Steven Spielberg. The photos that welcome you on the walls will give you a bird’s-eye view of who’s been here. And all these celebrities, when they mention Montreal’s fine dining places, always talk about Da Emma. As Emma Risa is not only a Blue Ribbon Chef, but also one...

Da Emma is a Montreal restaurant experience you just mustn’t miss Located in the former women’s prison at 777 rue de la Commune West in Old Montreal, it’s a meeting place for all Hollywood stars who visit our city—from Richard Gere to Halle Berry, Johnny Depp to Di Caprio, from...

Da Emma is a Montreal restaurant experience you just mustn’t miss Located in the former women’s prison at 777 rue de la Commune West...

Da Emma is a Montreal restaurant experience you just mustn’t miss Located in the former women’s prison at 777 rue de la Commune West in Old Montreal, it’s a meeting place for all Hollywood stars who visit our city—from Richard Gere to Halle Berry, Johnny Depp to Di Caprio, from Angelina Jolie to Steven Spielberg. The photos that welcome you on the walls will give you a bird’s-eye view of who’s been here. And all these celebrities, when they mention Montreal’s fine dining places, always talk about Da Emma. As Emma Risa is not only a Blue Ribbon Chef, but also one...

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