event services
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Executive Service Network is an international consortium of businesses operating in the corporate travel, events services, luxury / brand marketing and hospitality industries, to bring valued ESN clientele one-stop convenience and expertise. Executive Service Network partners provide real-time, live market pricing, comprehensive inclusions and 'on the ground' local support, and access, to be able to offer the best private events... the smartest jet charter… yacht charter & nautical office rental… day or night work space… furnished corporate accommodation… luxury ground transportation… international festival, conference and sporting events… and First and Business Class flight travel at deeply preferential rates. { Visit www.PoshBerry.com and enter code {{ VIP-ESN }} for up to 50% off long-haul luxury and international business travel. } Executive Service Network partners are real people owning real businesses, with a vested interest in (y)our success. We are proudly, exclusively Not an App™… meaning, quite simply, that we 'kick it old school'. This is our preference. We know, at the end of the day, that it’s yours: You want to see a telephone number. You want a human being to answer your call. You reject being required to "register" (or enter credit card data!) simply to be able to make that call. You prefer responsiveness, local knowledge and importantly, compliance, over nominal “convenience” – but also expect value for the few extra moments you spend getting to know us. Your proud, exclusive Executive Service Network. -- Executive Service Network / TeamESN INTERNATIONAL: +1 212 734 3902 { www.ExecutiveServiceNetwork.com }

events
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Mayweather McGregor

Undefeated Floyd Mayweather puts his perfect record on the line to face UFC Superstar Conor McGregor in 12 Rounds of Boxing on August 26th. This fight will take place In Las Vegas with the best tickets only available to High-End Casino Players. I will comp everything based on your play. Contact me directly if you would like to attend.

cars
$ 124000

Porsche 911 3.8 CARRERA 4S ACC

Beautiful Porsche 911 3.8 CARRERA 4S ACC, Chair heating/cooling, sun-roof, year, 2014. Brand: Porsche Model: 911 Type: 3.8 CARRERA 4S ACC Year: 2014 Mileage: 31.700 km Fuel: petrol Engine: 6 cilinder, 400 BHP Color: white Prijs: € 124.950

private real estate
$ 29750000

Miami Property byarchitect Marcio Kogan

Designed by world-renowned architect Marcio Kogan, and built by Brodson Construction, this 15,000 sf home features signature use of raw materials, exposed concrete, stone & wood to express its ultra-modern rectilinear forms set within an authentically manicured natural site. Surrounding landscape features a clean linear pool, an 1,800 sf covered terrace, and a natural swimming pool. Second floor features the living space, which frames ocean views, and boasts a rooftop terrace. Property Features: Bedroom Description: Master Bedroom Ground Level Construction Type: Concrete Block With Brick,Cbs Construction,New Construction Cooling Description: Central Cooling Design: Detached Design Description: Two Story Dining Description: Dining/Living Room,Eat-In Kitchen,Formal Dining Equipment/Appliances: Automatic Garage Door Opener,Dishwasher,Dryer,Elevator,Icemaker,Microwave,Gas Range,Refrigerator,Wall Oven,Washer Exterior Features: Built-In Grill,High Impact Doors,Exterior Lighting,Open Balcony Front Exposure: West Floor Description: Ceramic Floor,Concrete Floors,Other Heating Description: Central Heat Type of Association: None Internet: Yes Interior Features: Built-Ins,Closet Cabinetry,Elevator,Other,Volume Ceilings SqFt Liv Area: 14498 Lot Description: Other Approximate Lot Size: 41189 Listing Type: Exclusive Right To Sell Master Bathroom Description: Combination Tub & Shower,Dual Sinks Parking Description: Driveway,Other,Pavers Parcel Number: 0270 Pool: Yes Pool Description: Below Ground Pool,Concrete,Equipment Stays,Heated,Other Restrictions: None Roof Description: Concrete Roof Rooms Description: Other Section: 23 Property SqFt: 41189 Spa: Yes Sprinkler Description: Auto Sprinkler,Other Sprinkler Sewer Description: Municipal Sewer Township/Range: 32 Terms Considered: All Cash,Conventional View: Intracoastal View,Ocean View Waterfront Frontage: 100 Windows/Treatment: High Impact Windows,Impact Glass Water Description: Municipal Water Water Access: Private Dock Waterfront Property (Y/N): Yes Waterfront Description: Intracoastal Front,No Fixed Bridges,Ocean Front Zoning Information: 2200 LP$/SqFt: 2052.007 ADOM: 53 Short Sale: No REO: No Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty 2500 N. Military Trail, Suite 102 Boca Raton Florida 33431

global
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Geothermal Energy Investment Opportunity

Geothermal Energy Investment Opportunity With the global population forecast to grow to 10 billion by 2050, energy demand is expected to increase by 70% as billions move out of poverty. Shifting energy production to clean renewable sources becomes ever more critical if demand is to be met and the impact on the climate reduced. Geothermal Energy is a clean, renewable resource that uses the earth’s natural heat for a myriad of applications, including electricity generation, district heating and desalination. It comes from earth’s most powerful resource, the core. As hot as the surface of the sun, heat transfer from the core can shift entire tectonic plates and create devastating volcanic eruptions. So why aren’t we using its enormous energy to power the world? The World Bank estimates that at least 40 of the world’s countries could be self-sufficient in power generation from geothermal sources alone. But due to prohibitively high drilling costs, geothermal energy has had limited opportunity to expand and meet its potential. Currently, geothermal energy is utilised from volcanic areas, where the heat is close to the surface and easily accessible. In Iceland, 90% of all houses use geothermal energy for their heating and hot water requirements. It also provides over 25% of the country’s electricity. This is because drilling into this area is relatively easy, with soft ground and shallow depths. Other countries have not been able to recreate this because of much more challenging drilling conditions. Patented innovative drill rig technology and protected operating systems is used, to drill wells faster and more cost-effectively than the competition, converting non-economically viable geothermal projects into attractive profitable projects, and unlocking the geothermal market as a sustainable renewable alternative. Geothermal energy has the capacity to solve some of the world’s biggest problems; it can power desalination plants for a renewable fresh water supply, heat entire communities, and provide electricity. If you are interested in participating in this VC opportunity, then please get back to me for more info. http://www.dealflowpro.com/geothermal-energy-investment-opportunity/

other
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Bespoke Social Media Campaigns

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SELL 10 - 30% MORE PRODUCTS NEXT MONTH HASSLE FREE Are you feeling frustrated with your recent sales figures? Do you worry that your competitors are storming ahead? Are you feeling annoyed your product hasn’t reached its peak? LET US HELP EASE THE PRESSURE BY PLACING YOUR PRODUCT IN FRONT OF 1000s OF POTENTIAL NEW CUSTOMERS TODAY! www.mediaceleb.com

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1 Aug
CH, Paradiso

National Luxury night

Garbo Management Inc. is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the event for the Swiss National Day that will take place on Tuesday, August 1st in via Boggia 19, Paradiso (plant attached). Starting from 7:30 pm we will be waiting for you in this exclusive location where you’ll be able to see all the beauty of the lake from the terrace and the living room. Then music, entertainment, wonderful people, a little Andy Warhol collection and the FIREWORKS' performance like from being on a floating boat... We will park your cars thanks to a valet parking service. Children will have a special menu and funny animation (over a certain number of reservations). CHF/€ 150 per person - CHF/€ 100 per child. RSVP into Friday, July 28th, 2017 It’s necessary to pay in advance: - PayPal: info@garbomanagement.com - Wire transfer: Credit Suisse Bank – Lugano IBAN CHF: CH8504835137150061000 IBAN €: CH51 0483 5137 1500 6200 0 SWIFT/BIC: CRESCHZZ69A Bank account: Garbo Management SA, Paradiso

5 Aug
US, Las Vegas

$500k Winner Take All Blackjack Tournament

Enjoy 4 nights in a Presidential Suite, a prime table at Wolfgang Puck's Cut, Rolls Royce Transportation and the chance to win $500k at The Venetian in Las Vegas. I will comp everything above, table games play is required. -Only 24 Players will be Invited to play in the tournament

Sports & Leisure
19 hours 12 minutes ago

Inclusively Exclusive: The 2017 Necker Cup

SAVE THE DATEs:  November 27 - December 1, 2017SPONSORSHIP DECK AVAILABLE. WHERE:  Necker Island, BVIYour HOST:  Sir Richard Branson FORMAT:   Sixteen ATP / WTA Tour Players/Legends are paired up with sixteen amateur teams of all levels, who compete in the annual Necker Cup, a fun and spirited ProAm hosted by Sir Richard Branson. A handicapped scoring format makes it competitive for every player. Teams consist of one (1) pro and up to two (2) amateurs. Teams compete to win their bracket and earn a chance to play in the Necker Cup Finals to be held on December 1, before the Charity Tennis Exhibition. Your COMPETITION this year TBA, as well as celebrity ENTERTAINMENT.  Watch this space for updates! PRESENTED BY:  Premier Tennis & Vhernier Milano Miljonet Members who wish to play (or SPONSOR), contact:--Executive Service Network / TeamESNINTERNATIONAL: +1 212 734 3902{ www.ExecutiveServiceNetwork.com }

Fashion & Design
1 day 2 hours ago

GALVANO GROUP - CBP/CIRCLE OF BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

GALVANO GROUP-CBP/CIRCLE OF BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE Gets You Access → To Maggie Norris Couture Sample Show with… Champagne & Couture!New Yorkers Hurry! A Few Days Left! Contact, Details & Reservations:+ 212 239 3433mnc@maggienorriscouture.com@494 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10001 GALVANO GROUPoffice@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comFollow us on : https://www.miljonet.com/b/galvanogroup/viewhttps://www.facebook.com/galvanogroup/ Maggie Norris is an American Fashion Designer. Her creations have been featured in publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, W, Elle & The NY Times among many... Maggie's custom-made creations have been worn by various celebrities and socialites, among whom are Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Beyonce Knowles, Diane Keaton, Anna Getty, Somers Farkas, Michelle Obama to name a few...

16 / 26 Aug
BR, Gramado

VIP(s) Wanted: Gramado International Film Festival

The 45th edition of Brazil's most important international film festival takes place again at the height of "winter" :) in beautiful Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul. Those wishing to attend may contact me by PM to arrange VIP services, including executive travel support and entertainment options... OR just have fun and be there! Hope to see you in Brazil.

Travel & Events
18 Jul '17

The prestigious Monaco Red Cross ball 28/7

Experience a corporate table in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, President of the Monaco Red Cross, H.S.H. Princess Charlene and H.R.H. Princess Caroline, this social and charity event takes place every year in the Salle des Etoiles at the Sporting Monte-Carlo.Through this fabulous ball, the Monaco Red Cross expresses its gratitude towards its generous donors and pays tribute to the work it has could carry out with the donations, which finance its actions both locally and internationally. One table of 10 persons is available by FLAG ACTS, The Netherlands friends of Miljonet.Show your interests today: info@kittymason-vip.com Table fee: 2. 100 Euro/ all seats 21. 000 EuroFly in with private yet from France/Netherlands or Germany from secret hangar and experience the  anonymous diplomat traveling, with arriving in secret hangar, secret security and custom transfer and be anonymous on the jet.Corporate sponsoring possibilities on the jet:Be a corporate sponsor for the private jet as well. 24/7 branding rotation on the jet.Whole jet 54. 000 euro back and forth. 5500 per seat..CFB aircraft is a partner of Kitty Mason VIP Business CubCFB is a private global aviation company providing Air Charter and Island Hopping Services since1998.Operating two Fuji FA 200´s and one Cirrus SR 20 as well as two Challenger 604´s and oneGulfstream III for our Corporate Jet Division is CFB known for providing exclusive flight services wherethe flight will become an experience them self instead of just simple air transport.Show your interests today: info@kittymason-vip.com www.kittymason-vip.com#KittyMasonVIPBusinessClub | #FLAG4ACTS | #FriendsofMiljonet |#Miljonet

Body & Mind
18 Jul '17

Ten Signs You’re Burning Out (And How To Stop It)

Ten Signs You’re Burning Out (And How To Stop It) Even the best jobs can lead to burnout. The harder you work and the more motivated you are to succeed, the easier it is to get in over your head.The prevalence of burnout is increasing as technology further blurs the line between work and home. New research from the American Psychological Association and the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago reported the following:48% of Americans experienced increased stress over the past 5 years31% of employed adults have difficulty managing their work and family responsibilities53% say work leaves them "overtired and overwhelmed."A Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) poll found that “burnout from my current job” was one of the top reasons that people quit.Burnout can get the better of you, even when you have great passion for your work. Arianna Huffington experienced this first hand when she almost lost an eye from burnout. She was so tired at work that she passed out, hitting her face on her desk. She broke her cheek bone and had to get four stitches on her eye.“I wish I could go back and tell myself that not only is there no trade-off between living a well-rounded life and high performance, performance is actually improved when our lives include time for renewal, wisdom, wonder and giving. That would have saved me a lot of unnecessary stress, burnout and exhaustion.”  –Arianna Huffington Burnout often results from a misalignment of input and output; you get burnt out when you feel like you’re putting more into your work than you’re getting out of it. Sometimes this happens when a job isn’t rewarding, but more often than not it’s because you aren’t taking care of yourself.Before you can treat and even prevent burnout, you need to recognize the warning signs so that you’ll know when it’s time to take action. Here they are, in no particular order.Health problems. Burnout has a massive, negative impact upon your physical and mental health. Whether you’re experiencing back pain, depression, heart disease, obesity, or you’re just getting sick a lot, you need to consider the role your work is playing in this. You’ll know when burnout is affecting your health, and you’ll just have to decide whether your approach to work is worth the consequences.Cognitive difficulties. Research shows that stress hammers the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for executive function. Executive function impacts your memory, decision-making abilities, emotional control, and focus. When you notice that you’re making silly mistakes, forgetting important things, having outbursts of emotion, or making poor decisions, you’re likely burning out.Difficulty with work and personal relationships. Stress bleeds over into everything you do, particularly how you interact with people. Even when you feel that you’re keeping your stress under control at work, it can rear its ugly head at home. Often it’s your relationships that suffer. Stress makes many people more likely to snap at others, lose their cool, and get involved in silly, unnecessary conflicts. Others are more inclined to withdraw and avoid people they care about. Taking your work home with you. You know that sickening feeling when you’re lying in bed thinking about all the work that you didn’t get done and hoping that you didn’t miss something important? When you can’t stop thinking about work when you’re at home, it’s a strong sign that you're burning out.Fatigue. Burnout often leads to exhaustion because of the toll stress takes on your mind and body. The hallmarks of burnout fatigue are waking up with no energy after a good night’s sleep, drinking large amounts of caffeine to get you through the day, or having trouble staying awake at work.Negativity. Burnout can turn you very negative, even when you’re usually a positive person. If you find yourself focusing on the down side of situations, judging others and feeling cynical, it’s clear that negativity has taken hold and it’s time for you to do something about it.Decreased satisfaction. Burnout almost always leads to a nagging sense of dissatisfaction. Projects and people that used to get you excited no longer do so. This dip in satisfaction makes work very difficult, because no matter what you’re putting into your job, you don’t feel like you’re getting much out of it.Losing your motivation. We begin jobs in a honeymoon phase, seeing everything through rose-colored glasses. When you’re in this phase, motivation comes naturally. In a burnout state, you struggle to find the motivation to get the job done. You may complete tasks, and even complete them well, but the motivation that used to drive you is gone. Instead of doing work for the sake of the work itself, your motivation stems from fear—of missing deadlines, letting people down, or getting fired.Performance issues. People who burn out are often high achievers, so when their performance begins to slip, others don’t always notice. It’s crucial to monitor your slippage. How were you performing a month ago? Six months ago? A year ago? If you see a dip in your performance, it’s time to determine if burnout is behind it.Poor self-care. Life is a constant struggle against the things that feel good momentarily but aren’t good for you. When you experience burnout, your self-control wanes and you find yourself succumbing to temptations more easily. This is largely due to the way that stress compromises your decision-making and self-control and also partially due to lower levels of confidence and motivation.Fighting BurnoutIf you recognize many of these symptoms in yourself, don’t worry. Fighting burnout is a simple matter of self-care. You need good ways to separate yourself from your work so that you can recharge and find balance. The following will help you to accomplish this.Disconnect. Disconnecting is the most important burnout strategy on this list, because if you can’t find time to remove yourself electronically from your work, then you’ve never really left work. Making yourself available to your work 24/7 exposes you to a constant barrage of stressors that prevent you from refocusing and recharging. If taking the entire evening or weekend off from handling work e-mails and calls isn’t realistic, try designating specific times to check in on emails and respond to voicemails. For example, on weekday evenings, you may check emails after dinner, and on the weekend you may check your messages on Saturday afternoon while your kids are playing sports. Scheduling such short blocks of time alleviates stress without sacrificing your availability.Pay attention to your body signals. It’s easy to think that a headache is the result of dehydration, that a stomachache is the result of something you ate, and that an aching neck is from sleeping on it wrong, but that’s not always the case. Oftentimes, aches and pains are an accumulation of stress and anxiety. Burnout manifests in your body, so learn to pay attention to your body’s signals so that you can nip burnout in the bud. Your body is always talking, but you have to listen.Schedule relaxation. It’s just as important to plan out your relaxation time as it is to plan out when you work. Even scheduling something as simple as “read for 30 minutes” benefits you greatly. Scheduling relaxing activities makes certain they happen as well as gives you something to look forward to.Stay away from sleeping pills. When I say sleeping pills, I mean anything you take that sedates you so that you can sleep. Whether it's alcohol, Nyquil, Benadryl, Valium, Ambien, or what have you, these substances greatly disrupt your brain's natural sleep process. Have you ever noticed that sedatives can give you some really strange dreams? As you sleep and your brain removes harmful toxins, it cycles through an elaborate series of stages, at times shuffling through the day’s memories and storing or discarding them (which causes dreams). Sedation interferes with these cycles, altering the brain's natural process. Anything that interferes with the brain's natural sleep process has dire consequences for the quality of your sleep, and you need adequate, quality sleep to avoid burnout.Get organized. Much of the stress we experience on a daily basis doesn’t stem from having too much work; it stems from being too disorganized to handle the work effectively. When you take the time to get organized, the load feels much more manageable.Take regular breaks during the workday. Physiologically, we work best in spurts of an hour to an hour and a half, followed by 15-minute breaks. If you wait until you feel tired to take a break, it’s too late—you’ve already missed the window of peak productivity and fatigued yourself unnecessarily in the process. Keeping to a schedule ensures that you work when you’re the most productive and that you rest during times that would otherwise be unproductive.Lean on your support system. It’s tempting to withdraw from other people when you’re feeling stressed, but they can be powerful allies in the war against burnout. Sympathetic family and friends are capable of helping you. Spending time with people who care about you helps you to remove yourself from the stresses of work and reminds you to live a little and have fun.Bringing It All TogetherIf these strategies don't work for you, then the problem might be your job. The wrong job can cause burnout in and of itself. In that case you'll have to decide what's more important: your work or your health.

News, Media & Society
14 Jul '17

GALVANO GROUP - CBP/CIRCLE OF BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

GALVANO GROUP - CBP/CIRCLE OF BEAUTIFUL PEOPLEGALVANO GROUP is proud to let the World know its new collaboration with -Circle of Beautiful People-/World as its exclusive concierge & lifestyle management for its members!.. A Match Made in Heaven for Beautiful People & GALVANO GROUP’s Exclusive Concierge & Lifestyle Management. GALVANO GROUP Gets You Access → To The World & Beyond!…. Contact, Details & Reservations:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comFollow us on : https://www.miljonet.com/b/galvanogroup/viewhttps://www.facebook.com/galvanogroup/

Business
11 Jul '17

The Fragrant Value of Hotel Scent Branding

The Fragrant Value of Hotel Scent BrandingBy Nicole Monico I distinctly remember walking into The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba two years ago and smelling a sweet fragrance permeating throughout the property. It wasn’t overwhelming but made an immediate impression. Made specifically for the hotel, the signature scent—a mix of passionfruit and Hyacinth—is pumped through the air vents and creates as an additional sensory experience for guests. A feeling the property was banking on long before I stepped foot within its walls.Scent branding is not a new, or particularly earth shattering. But it’s grown so fast over the last decade that it’s basically a norm now for hoteliers to offer signature scents from Day 1. Take for example, The Bernic Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. It opens on July 15 but has already established its signature scent: white tea and fig.There’s a reason the trend hasn’t gone away, and is in fact, overtaking our senses within the hospitality industry. According to Forbes, Mandarin Oriental’s branding specialists stated that “hotel guests remember what they smell two times longer and more vividly than what they see or hear.” The Sense of Smell Institute urges that after a year, the human nose can recall smells with 65 percent accuracy. In comparison, after three months, there is only a 50 percent accuracy of visuals. Plus, 75 percent of the emotions we generate daily are affected by smell. Needless to say, scent branding is an invisible marketing investment that really pays off. Behind the SmellWhen starting down the path of customizing their own fragrance, there are a few things hotels have to consider. One of which is how much money and time they want to spend on creating the right smell. According to Bloomberg, hotels poured an estimated $300 million into the scent-branding industry last year. To begin the process, hoteliers look to scent branding specialists such as Air Aroma, ScentAir or Aroma360. having worked with clients such as Fairmont, Swissotel, SLS Hotels & Casinos, Sofitel, Armani Hotels and Ritz-Carlton, Air Aroma is one of the top agencies designing scents for luxury brands.The group works with a team of perfumers, marketing experts, interior designers, graphic designers and phycologists to craft these one-of-a-kind aromas. The complete process can cost a property anywhere from $5,000 to $30,000 per formulation. Which means, if you don’t get what you’re looking for the first time, you’re spending even more to create the next round of smells.“Creating a signature scent is a very involved process. ... I always ask if they could describe the desired feeling/emotion using three words, what would they be?” shared Founder and Aromachologist Farah Abassi of Aroma360. “We then move on to having a very involved discussion as to who their guests are, the mood they are trying to create, brand messaging, décor and color schemes and brand history."In deciding which scents are best for a hotel, one thing the brand needs to recognize is that in different parts of the world, what is associated with various smells is unique to the region. “People from India tend to have a preference for sandalwood based scents as it is used in Hindu temples for scenting. Many of the Arab countries tend to prefer a stronger and/or spicier type of scent,” continued Abassi. “Asian countries tend to gravitate to softer, subtler scents with a sweet smoke or woodiness that relate to the burning of incense which is so closely tied to cultural practices.”  Location-Based Vs. Brand-Wide ScentsAbassi goes on to say our interpretation of scents are generational and cultural, which suggests a struggle between choosing a location-based fragrance or a brand-wide aroma. Properties such as Hamilton Island, the Knickerbocker, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, Boulders Resort & Spa, Fairmont Grand Del Mar and the Baccarat Hotel have all opted for personal fragrances to correspond to their destinations.InterContinental New York Barclay created their own signature scent in December 2015 following a 16-month development process. “The hotel tested eight fragrance versions to perfect the main hotel lobby scent known as the Barclay Signature,” said General Manager Hervé Houdré. “The signature scent … creates an impression that can only be experienced at that particular property. Once you smell the scent you know where you are, and when you come back to that particular location, you return to that feeling.”Created in 2004 specifically for Le Bristol Paris, the property chose the perfumery Jean Patou Paris and fragrance designer Jean-Michel Duriez to design the scent. “It was important to us to create a true olfactory identity to strengthen the “homey” spirit of the hotel. The deep scent reflects this residence’s background of over 90 years of history,” said a hotel representative. Large brands such as St. Regis Hotels & Resorts chose a single scent for their properties across the board. The brand wanted guests to always be reminded that they are in a St. Regis no matter where they were. In July 2015, the brand created Caroline’s Four Hundred which was made by scent designer, architect and historic preservationist, Carlos Huber and his brand Arquiste.“He drew inspiration from the brand’s heritage and the famous balls hosted by Caroline Astor herself. The scent takes its name from the 400 notable guests Mrs. Astor welcomed and features the florals that she filled the space with,” said Daphne Sipos, Director of Global Brand Management. “When envisioning the brand’s scent, we felt it was really important to create a fragrance that worked for all of our properties both urban and resort. Whether you stay at a St. Regis in New York, Hawaii, Rome, Istanbul or beyond, the scent is a part of that experience.” How They're UsedHow the scents are used with the properties varies as well. Some choose to pump the fragrances through air-conditioning vents throughout the hotel, release the aroma in just the main lobby, or create in-room candles, sprays and body products to release the olfactory experience.The Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego, California has used the same signature fragrance in its lobby since right around the time of its opening in 2007. “The Spicy Apple aroma evokes childhood memories of home-baked goods such as spice cake or classic apple pie,” shared Jacco Van Teeffelen, Director of Operations for the hotel. “By drawing upon nostalgia and creating a sense of comfort, we set the stage for guests to develop new memories, building loyalty in a natural, organic manner.” Ask frequent patrons if they can recall what it feels like to stay at the property, and you'll usually hear, "it's warm and homey."Or various areas around the hotel can utilize their own scents to create different experiences for guests. “Leatherwood is in the lobby, Green Bamboo is in the spa,” said General Manager Kerry Hing for the Waldorf Astoria Park City. “The lobby scent is especially important as it plays a role in each guests’ initial impression of the hotel. While the spa scent is meant to give an instant relaxation feeling for the unique and calming experience the guest is about to experience.”Similar to The Ritz in Aruba, properties like the Four Seasons Chicago and Vdara Hotel & Spa use cold air diffusion systems to neutralize the scents while still pumping them throughout rooms, public spaces and corridors. The process utilizes cool air to push scented oil through a nebulizer that produces a micro-fine vapor which is hooked up to a hotel’s HVAC system. Financial ScentsWhen done successfully, not only will guests remember their stay, they’ll also want to take those feelings home with them. For hotels, that translates to additional revenue through the sale of these fragrances in gift shops and online. A single candle at Le Bristol Paris costs around USD $42 while Gramercy Park Hotel’s Cade 26 candle starts at $90. At La Mamounia in Marrakech, the fragrance is available for $180 and is a combination of citrus elements and woody notes of Atlas cedar.No matter how these signature fragrances are marketed and pumped through vents, there’s no doubt they are money makers. Air Aroma states that "a brand with an olfactive logo has a 65 percent chance of being remembered by a consumer, while an unscented brand has a 50 percent chance of being forgotten within the first three months." Last year, Rachel Herz of Brown University, an expert in scent and psychology told Travel + Leisure that within a decade's time, scent marketing is forecasted to be a $1 billion industry. If that’s true, our noses will either be having a lot more fun when we travel or will need a break from hotels overstimulating our senses.More info about scent for your company: www.air-aroma.com 

cars
$ 165000

TALBOT LAGO-RECORD TYPE T26 1948

Talbot Lago Record T26 coupe 1948, very rare, red leather interior in good condition The Talbot Lago-Record T26 was built by the French Talbot between 1946 and 1953 and introduced in 1946 as the most powerfull production car for that moment. This Talbot Lago-Record Type 26 in very rare Coupe version is produced in beautiful black paint and red leather interior. A marvellous and chic coupe. The car has the 4482CC , 6 in line, 170HP engine and a Wilson pre-selector 4 speed gearbox. Only 750 of type T26 were built. Not only a very beautiful French Classic car but also very rare and an interesting investment. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport. Ref. nr.: t0350 Make: Talbot Model: Lago-record Type T26 Year: 1948

cars
$ 194000

JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 ROADSTER 1967

We are proud to offer this 1967 Jaguar XKE e-type S1 cabriolet. Car is professionally body off restored in 2017 including revision of matching numbers engine and gearbox. Car is painted in Opalescent Gunmetal grey and has chrome wirewheels and fully handmade blue leather interior. Heritage certificate and fully photogallery of the restoration is present. Car has USA title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible. Ref. nr.: j6432 Make: Jaguar Model: E-Type Year: 1967

Art & Culture
07 Jul '17

2017-2018 CONCERTS IN FRANCE

2017-2018 CONCERTS IN FRANCEJuly 2017- May 2018GALVANO GROUP Gets You Access → To a  Collection of Concerts In France→ From Celine Dion to Sting…From Kathy Perry to Rolling Stones →GALVANO GROUP’s got it all!.. Contact, Details & Reservations:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comFollow us on : https://www.miljonet.com/b/galvanogroup/viewhttps://www.facebook.com/galvanogroup/

Travel & Events
06 Jul '17

Micato Safaris - Experience the Difference

Micato Safaris is a family affair and coming on safari with us is personal.  Create you very own Bespoke Safari with help from our safari experts, or choose to join one of our regularly scheduled Classic Safaris.  Either way, you’re assured of Micato’s one and only class of service: SUPERB.Here are 8 Reasons which make Micato Safaris stand out from the rest.. 1)      One for One CommitmentJust by going on one safari with Micato you will change a child’s life forever.  For every safari sold, Micato send a child to school (and all the way through high school) as part of our One for One Commitment.  Together, we have been serving the children of Mukuru for over 25 years.  (Read more about our One for One commitment here) 2)      Top Drivers and Guides in the industryAll our Kenyan Driver Guides hold at least a Bronze-Level certification from the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Associations, and many are Silver- and some are even Gold-Level certified, meaning that our Micato guides are the best in the business! 3)      Best lodges and campsThe beauty of not owning our own camps is that we can pick the very best to suit you.  This is a bedrock of our business, and because we enjoy such good relationships – and good business – with our favoured camps and lodges, our guests are customarily accorded preferential treatment. 4)      Africa’s Best and Brightest No other company is consistently named #1 World’s Best Safari Outfitter by Travel+Leisure – and a host of equally expert observers – unless its staff on the ground is unfailingly first-rate. 5)      Small, Intimate GroupsOur regularly scheduled Classic Safaris are small groups trips that have been carefully designed – crafted to feel like a very private experience.  We keep the groups small to ensure intimacy and our guests are assured a window seat in the safari vehicles. 6)      Gratuities included No tipping, ever.  It’s already built into the price.  7)      Every departure is guaranteed We have never, not once, had to cancel a safari. 8)      24-hour conciergeOur concierge is available to our guests 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Whether it’s to collect a prescription, change a flight, return someone you’ve left at a previous camp or arrange a special dinner. - if you need it, they will move mountains to get it done. For more information about Micato Safaris please contact zillah@micato.co.uk

travel
$ Price on request

First (IN) Business Class Pricing

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private real estate
$ 2824340

Villa Zantos on the French Riviera is for sale

Living surface : 360m² Villa + studio Splendid villa with 5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms ; double living room with fireplace ; office ; fully fitted open plan kitchen and dining room ; laundry room Separate studio apartment with shower and toilet ; kitchenette corner possible Garage Parking Plot of land : ca. 7 000 m², restanques , planted with olive trees. Landscaped garden easy to maintain, lavenders, rosemary and other Mediterranean plants. View : rolling hills and forests of Montauroux and Fayence district, facing South-West. No vis-à-vis. Villa built in 2005 Pool, studio apartment and garage : 2012 New septic tank changed in 2012 The property has been professionally designed and decorated by the owners. Heating system : gas Gas tank capacity : 3 000 lt Cooking : gas 1 wood fireplace in the sitting room 1 fireplace gel system in the Master bedroom Pool : “Starline” brand, rolldeck is solar, additional heating is electric (2/4 months a year) All diagnostics are up to date

private real estate
$ 447720

New villa in Sainte Maxime, with garage and garden

New villa in Sainte Maxime; you do not often see in Google as a search result. Several years ago, we offered a new villa in Sainte Maxime, and which were sold quickly. Sainte Maxime is obviously the holiday seaside resort par excellence; with the rest of the VAR and the fashionable Saint Tropez by bike (or boat). In this new domain are 14 semi-detached villas for sale; some with the possibility to add a pool. Prices are sharp and the finish is top quality. Building developer coming from Paris where they know what class is. Each villa has a private garden, a balcony and a garage. The new villa in Sainte Maxime is located in the quiet green surroundings and combines a traditional solid construction with modern aspects such as the split-level structure. Your villa has two or three bedrooms and connected while maintaining privacy. You are close to shops and the center of Sainte Maxime with cozy harbors and beaches. Living in the Gulf of Saint Tropez in the crowded Saint Maxime had never been so accessible! Come to Sainte Maxime Interested in a new villa with possibility for a pool? Make an appointment to see this and possibly other objects. Contact us via ref COF SM. Call or Ab Jo in France +33 770186203. Or email us at info@wonenaandecotedazur.nl for any information about houses, villas, penthouses and apartments in and around Nice, Menton, Antibes, Biot, Cagnes sur Mer, Juan les Pins, Cannes , Mougins, Sainte-Tropez and Sainte Maxime. We are also open in Corsica! Your dream home in Southern France Living on the Côte d'Azur provides a professional and prompt service as the primary contact for the Flemish and Dutch who want to buy real estate on the Cote d'Azur and Corsica. We are open seven days a week and are happy to assist you. If we can represent you in the purchase of your home, then you make free use of our additional services . Living on the Côte d'Azur has full access to all databases in order for you to find the best houses and apartments in Southern France; luxury villa, an exclusive resort, a cozy apartment in a super luxury penthouse. "A message from southern France 'newsletter If you are interested in buying luxury real estate in South of France, you can subscribe to our free monthly newsletter. The easiest way to keep in touch with the Côte d'Azur and read about the latest projects and special offers. Every month we send this newsletter to you. You are the master of your enrollment; Changing a new address or unsubscribe is quick and easy. Your connection with Riviera real estate starts with one click. Well, two actually. It starts here. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Also free: the French Riviera lifestyle App For all French Riviera and Corsica fans, we offer a free mobile / tablet app for Apple and Android phones. All hotels, restaurants, golf courses, weather, new videos and streaming music from local radio stations such as Radio Monaco, Riviera Radio, ABC Lounge and Frequence K. In short, the South of France in your phone. Download our French Riviera Lifestyle App in the App store here or in the Google Play Store here .

private real estate
$ 504000

Saint Raphael two bedroom apartment with sea views

Saint Raphael is a lovely southern French resort in the Var known for its many green and quiet surroundings. Here you can literally slow down because everyone is in a constant holiday mood where anything and everything can do. Saint Raphael is also very popular with lovers of sand, sea and water sports while also gave a lot of plays in the area. The central location of Saint Raphael towards Cannes and St Tropez make this beach town a wonderful place for your second home. Unique opportunity: Saint Raphael Two bedroom apartment with sea views, two garages and pool In a new yield small area, we offer a two bedroom apartment that hides a special extra; a roof terrace of almost 40 m2 with great sea views. The small residence also offers its exclusive residents a wonderful swimming pool, located in a large private park. Saint Raphael This two bedroom apartment is ideally situated on a corner, with balcony of 15 m2 on the south and offers the new owners the best view of all. For Sale: Saint Raphael Two bedroom apartment with sea views, two garages and pool Are you looking for a two bedroom apartment with sea view in Saint Raphael, this is a beautiful object. You buy for the price of 504,000 euros also two underground garages, convenient for you or your visit. This two bedroom apartment Saint Raphael lends itself naturally good investment for rental; in high season can reach up to 1500 euro per week. Come to Saint Raphael Saint Raphael interested in this two bedroom apartment with sea views, double garage and swimming pool? Make an appointment to see this and possibly other objects. Contact us via ref APCOG. Call or Ab Jo in France +33 770186203. Or email us at info@wonenaandecotedazur.nl for any information about houses, villas, penthouses and apartments in and around Nice, Menton, Antibes, Biot, Cagnes sur Mer, Juan les Pins, Cannes , Mougins and Theoule, Saint Maxime and Saint Tropez. We are also open in Corsica! Your dream home in Southern France Living on the Côte d'Azur provides a professional and prompt service as the primary contact for the Flemish and Dutch who want to buy real estate on the Cote d'Azur and Corsica. We are open seven days a week and are happy to assist you. If we can represent you in the purchase of your home, then you make free use of our additional services . Living on the Côte d'Azur has full access to all databases in order for you to find the best houses and apartments in Southern France; luxury villa, an exclusive resort, a cozy apartment in a super luxury penthouse. "A message from southern France 'newsletter If you are interested in buying luxury real estate in South of France, you can subscribe to our free monthly newsletter. The easiest way to keep in touch with the Côte d'Azur and read about the latest projects and special offers. Every month we send this newsletter to you. You are the master of your enrollment; Changing a new address or unsubscribe is quick and easy. Your connection with Riviera real estate starts with one click. Well, two actually. It starts here. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Also free: the French Riviera lifestyle App For all French Riviera and Corsica fans, we offer a free mobile / tablet app for Apple and Android phones. All hotels, restaurants, golf courses, weather, new videos and streaming music from local radio stations such as Radio Monaco, Riviera Radio, ABC Lounge and Frequence K. In short, the South of France in your phone. Download our French Riviera Lifestyle App in the App store here or in the Google Play Store here .

Travel & Events
04 Jul '17

Micato's Top 5 Books To Read Whilst On Safari

Are you going on safari and stuck for what book to take?  We've picked out Micato's Top 5 books to read... 1)     Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen.   Karen Blixen’s memoirs of her years she spends living on a coffee plantation in Kenya from 1914-1931.  With her cheating husband not around much, she falls in love with a big game hunter, Denys Finch-Hatton.   When the coffee plantation goes bankrupt and tragedies unfold she is forced to return to Denmark. 2)      Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela.  Nelson Mandela’s moving and exhilarating autobiography – for the first time he recalls the extraordinary story of his life – and epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope and ultimate triumph.  He finished writing this book in the wonderful Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg - a few of our Southern African itineraries include a nights' stay here.  Ask for more information. 3)     Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds by Joy Adamson. A tale about a lion cub in transition between the captivity in which she is raised and the fearsome wild to which she is returned.  This idyllic novel captures the abilities of both humans and animals to cross the seemingly unbridgeable gap between their radically different worlds. 4)     Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway.  An account of one of Hemingways month long safaris to East Africa which he went on with his wife during December 1933.  It is the examination of the lure of the hunt and an impassioned portrait of the glory of the African landscape and of the beauty of a wilderness that was, even then, being threatened by the incursions of man. 5)     Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey.  The fascinating account of Dian Fossey’s life living amongst the mountain gorillas in the remote African rain forest.  A captivating adventure entwined with some ground-breaking scientific reporting in an unforgettable portrait of one of our closest primate relatives. Have a read and let us know what you think!

6 Jul / 23 Sep
FR, Paris

Tornabuoni Art

Tornabuoni Art is proud to present the rst French solo show of young Italian artist Francesca Pasquali (b. 1980). She draws her inspiration from the observation of natural and organic shapes, which she transposes into complex and sophisticated installations, giving new life to plastic, industrial and recycled objects. The show will feature Francesca Pasquali’s most iconic series such as her Straws, made of thousands of coloured drinking straws, cut to varying lengths and assembled to create three-dimensionality and depth. The exhibition will also present her absorbing Frappa shapes, created by assembling spirals of neoprene, and the Bristles series, works made of coloured plastic bristles commonly used in the industrial production of household brooms. The evolving microscopic textures of the natural world are mirrored in the weaving of recycled plastic materials that shape the artist’s sculptural creations, which constantly change and move in relation to the spectator. From hard to soft, from alien to familiar, the materials interact with the visitors who move around, touch and enter them. A keen observer of the materiality and transience of objects, Francesca Pasquali is in uenced by the ideas of the Arte Povera movement to recycle everyday objects, such as drinking straws and elastic bands, cobweb dusters and broom bristles. Her labour-intensive creative process confers on these humble materials a new value and a second life as works of art.

Other
04 Jul '17

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY AMERICA -GALVANO GROUP TEAM

GALVANO GROUP TEAM WISHES A →HAPPY 4TH OF JULY AMERICA!!!...& Much More...HapPY HaPpy Independence Day! →Make Our Planet Great Again!GALVANO GROUP TEAMYour Global Butler In Your Pocket! Contact, Details & Reservations:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comFollow us on : https://www.miljonet.com/b/galvanogroup/viewhttps://www.facebook.com/galvanogroup/

Art & Culture
04 Jul '17

Artists’ Rivals Are Also Their Greatest Assets

From Picasso and Matisse to Bacon and Freud, Artists’ Rivals Are Also Their Greatest Assets As he trailed Lucian Freud up the stairs of the artist’s Holland Park home, something caught art critic Sebastian Smee’s eye. There, hanging beside the studio door, was a “wanted” poster printed with an image of Freud’s Portrait of Francis Bacon (1952). The flyers had been part of an unsuccessful campaign to recover the work, which was stolen in 1988 from a Berlin museum. To this day, the portrait has never been found.Bacon and Freud had famously befriended each other in London in the 1940s. But by the 1970s their relationship had completely unraveled. (The photograph, above, from the National Portrait Gallery’s collection captures their friendship near its end.) Even a decade after Bacon’s death in 1992, it was considered taboo to broach the subject with Freud during interviews. So why, Smee wondered, did the portrait of Bacon still hang next to his studio door?“I knew that he wanted that painting back very much because of its quality,” Smee recently told Artsy. “But I also thought it must have been partly to do with the fact that the subject of the painting was this person who had played such a crucial role in his life and in his artistic career. And in that sense it felt poignant.”For Smee, the lingering questions posed by the “wanted” poster served as the jumping off point for his latest book, The Art of Rivalry. Out August 16th, it traces the complicated relationships between four pairs of modern masters—Freud and Bacon, Picasso and Matisse, Manet and Degas, and Pollock and de Kooning. Although the term “rivalry” may conjure up visions of bitter adversaries pitted against each other, Smee believes that model is outdated. “The famous rivalries you hear about, whether it’s between Delacroix and Ingres in the 19th century, or the famous Renaissance rivalries, they’re all about competing with your enemy—a kind of macho idea,” he said. “I detected something really different in these relationships between artists coming into the modern era.” Instead of out-and-out competition, Smee spends much of the book exposing the layers of uneasy friendship and intimacy that existed between the pairs—subtle moments that are often overlooked in the art historical narrative. “I just related to it; I think perhaps we all can, if there are people in our lives who we are seduced by and impressed by,” Smee said. “We're drawn to them—and if they're an artist, their way of looking at things—and that's a very intoxicating feeling. But at the same time, we are made conscious of things that may be lacking in ourselves, and again, if we’re artists, in our own artistic approach.”Freud’s relationship with the older Bacon came early in his artistic career. Although he always painted portraits, initially these were crafted in a childlike, innocent manner. The smooth surfaces and wide eyes of Freud’s early subjects were miles away from the eventual fleshy, paint-heavy portraits that would go on to define his oeuvre. It was Bacon’s risk-taking, his loose, smeared paint and fascination with the space surrounding his sitters, that inspired the younger artist. Freud later said, “I think that Francis’s way of painting freely helped me feel more daring.” Bacon’s influence led the painter—considered by critics to be an excellent draftsman—to give up drawing completely for several years, resulting in a rapid shift in style that alienated many of his supporters. In fact, art historian Kenneth Clark, one of the artist’s early admirers, never spoke to Freud again.Public rejection and disapproval often helped forge these artistic relationships. It wasn’t until the modern era that originality emerged as a factor in the way art was judged, a shift “that creates all sorts of problems,” Smee noted. “Once you value originality over so many other things, you lose hold of the criteria that used to exist to help us judge the quality of art. It affects the artists themselves in profound ways, because they’re suddenly unable to know for sure whether what they’ve just done is any good.” Matisse’s experiments with Fauvism in the early years of the 20th century are one such example. These works, so far from accepted artistic practice at the time, provoked panic attacks, insomnia, and fierce anxiety as the painter considered public reaction. “In that context, other artists become incredibly important—people whose judgment you can trust, people who you can admire for their own originality and their own artistic virtues, whatever they may be,” Smee explained.Matisse and Picasso served as each other’s sounding boards for years, with each pushing the other to new experiments and broader horizons. At first, it was Matisse who took the risks—painting with increasingly brighter colors in flatter and more saturated compositions. Picasso’s work, while original and capable, did not yet push boundaries in the same way as his fellow painter. But as the two of them spent hours together, often in the home of Leo and Gertrude Stein, Picasso started to chafe at living in the established artist’s shadow.“I think Matisse deeply destabilized Picasso in a way that ended up being unbelievably fruitful for his whole artistic career,” Smee explained. “It’s a dynamic of being drawn to him and the things he was experimenting with and his influences, and yet at the same time pushing against him and trying to find his own identity and his own voice.” Inspired in part by the African masks that fascinated Matisse, Picasso commenced work on his eventual masterpiece, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907). And while Matisse initially thought of Picasso as a protégé, the older artist eventually realized that the relationship might be more fluid than he first imagined—even taking cues from Picasso’s competing artistic school of Cubism. Sometimes the rivalries between the artists had an obvious visual representation. Such was the case with Manet and Degas, whose relationship came to head when Degas painted a portrait of his fellow artist and his wife, Suzanne. Inexplicably, Manet—who was known by all as an easygoing and affable man—slashed the painting in half, slicing through his wife’s face and body. Degas later began to repair the painting with a strip of canvas but never got around to repainting the missing portion. De Kooning and Pollock’s rivalry had an even more visceral personal connection. In a move that shocked the close-knit New York art world, de Kooning began an affair with Ruth Kligman, Pollock’s lover, soon after Pollock died in a car crash.What is perhaps most intriguing, however, about Smee’s four pairings is the undercurrent of uncertainty that runs throughout. In a world where a Picasso sells for $179 million and a Pollock for $140 million, it can be easy to forget that these artists once felt insecure, even threatened, as they set out to create works that would redefine artmaking in the coming decades. “You really do feel their vulnerability in these early years,” Smee said. “And that’s something that when they’ve become haloed in this aura of greatness, you think, ‘Oh, it must have been always like that. They must have always known that they were great.’ And I just don't believe that at all.”By Abigail Cain 

Fashion & Design
03 Jul '17

BALMAIN RESORT 2018

Much of today’s collection reflects a pride in the achievements—cultural and political, historical and contemporary—of my nation.A recent collaboration with the ballet of the Opera de Paris allowed me to spend long hours ensconced within Garnier’s magnificent palace, pouring through an extraordinary archive and collaborating with artists and craftsmen for whom nothing seems to be impossible. And, one doesn’t spend day after day surrounded by such beauty without being inspired—I soon found myself channeling the refined spirit of centuries of French classical ballet into my sketches. What you are seeing today, though, is not just another take on the pastels, tutus and surface fragility of a classical ballerina. While working with the company, what most impressed me was the talent, daring and power of its dancers—making clear the obvious connection between ballet’s strong women and the members of today’s Balmain Army. That inspired a playing of contrast, highlighting the pairing of traditional codes of femininity with the confident outlook of modern, powerful women, while adapting ballet’s classic signatures to the recognizable Balmain style and silhouette. At that same time that I was working on that collaboration, my country was making an historic choice, rejecting a fear of the other and choosing instead to embrace the core values of the great thinkers of our past and my generation’s hopes for the future. Today, there’s a palpable sense of pride and possibility in the air, helping to push me and my team toward an emphasis on Parisian fashion’s classic codes.Complementing the dual French inspirations is a strong injection of the signature look of the American West. Our preparations for the soon-to-open Balmain flagship in Los Angeles helped to remind all of us what we love about that unique, diverse culture, as well as the connections between Balmain’s love of adventure and exploration and the appeal of America’s beautiful open spaces. I’m looking forward to my next trip out there!Olivier RousteingParisJune 27

Fashion & Design
03 Jul '17

JAANTE GmbH | Designers Showroom & PR Agency

- DESIGNERS SHOWCASE - Looking for international exposure for your brands? JAANTE GmbH – A creative fashion showroom concept & PR Agency showcases emerging designers and connects fashion brands with international buyers, boutiques, celebrities & editorial placements.For the designers, JAANTE represents an exclusive community of remarkable fashionable talent.  For the consumers, JAANTE is a premium brand of luxury fashion.? JAANTE GmbH offers several services giving support such as;     - Sales campaign    - Brand introduction to buyers,    - Marketing awareness for up and coming brands, Ordering online as B2B,     - Planning of events such as fashion shows and press presentations...  Ready to showcase your brand? A customized service for your brand, depending on its needs. We design specific commercial strategies for each of our brands  => Success-oriented management.The special feature of JAANTE GmbH is that the designers and brands are chosen selectively, and thus the overall presentation and its image are shown at a high level.  See: https://youtu.be/ijfBr96Bouw Interested? We are looking forward to read back from you. W | http://www.jaante.com and E-Shop | http://www.jaante-showroom.com  

Fashion & Design
02 Jul '17

Projects

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Other
01 Jul '17

LEONARDO DICAPRIO - 2017 ST TROPEZ 4TH ANNUAL GALA

LEONARDO DICAPRIO - 2017 ST TROPEZ 4TH ANNUAL GALAWEDNESDAY JULY 26TH 2017 GALVANO GROUP Gets You Access → To the LDC Foundation Event, Wednesday July 26th 2017 at 7.30pm for Cocktails followed by a Dinner at 9pm, Live Auction & Top Entertainment in the presence of Leonardo DiCaprio & Friends …Tickets, Premiums & Preferred Tables Etc...→ GALVANO GROUP’s got it all!..Contact, Details & Reservations:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comFollow us on : https://www.miljonet.com/b/galvanogroup/viewhttps://www.facebook.com/galvanogroup/

28 Jul / 2 Aug
ES, Marbella

ART MARBELLA

The third edition of Art Marbella, which will take place from July 28 to August 2 at the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones will grow in number of international exhibitors, and will have a number of important Spanish galleries participating for the first time, including Galería Cayón and Galería Pilar Serra from Madrid, and Joan Prats from Barcelona, among others. According to Alejandro Zaia, director of Art Marbella, “the creation of the Advisory Board for this edition, - comprised of gallerists Pedro Carreras, Carles Taché and María Baró -, helped further establish the fair in the international art calendar, with participating galleries from France, the United States, England, Brazil, México, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Slovakia and Argentina. A great opportunity to discover artists not previously exhibited in Spain.”

Other
30 Jun '17

MORGAN & MALLET INTERNATIONAL

LUXURY HOUSEHLOD & DOMESTIC STAFF RECRUITMENT AGENCY based on French Riviera  but also in Paris and abroad (UK, US, South Africa, Switzerland, Russia) 

Restaurants & Clubs
29 Jun '17

The Test Kitchen

Soho is a peculiar beast. No glitz and glamour like Mayfair, this once maligned area in the West End has been stuck in its own bubble in history but over recent years, has developed quite a foodie following. Several chefs and restaurateurs have struck it lucky such as Jason Atherton, Russell Norman and Alan Yau to name a few. You can now welcome Adam Simmonds to that list who is also one of the nicest chefs you'll meet.  After 28 years in the industry (and a few Michelin stars), his passion for cooking has not diminished and that is shown in his latest project - The Test Kitchen. There is a trend for pop-ups as a safe way of introducing your cooking to an audience that is already spoilt for choice in London. However, you will find something different when you take on his small plate tour de force. Situated on Frith Street in the site that was previously Barrafina, regulars would have been used to tapas style dishes by now, but Adam and his team have conjured up something special. There are several hits on the menu with salt baked swede with blackberries, cocoa nibs and goats cheese working surprisingly well. White asparagus, linzer potatoes, caviar and whey was very pleasing in texture while the cured red mullet, green tomatoes (in ice), rocket and fresh almonds showed the team's adventurous streak. The meat selections, however, were taken up a notch with the infamous lamb with king oyster, pickled shallot and "milk skin" which melts in the mouth. The standout dessert is undoubtedly the milk chocolate mousse with whisky and coffee but the friendly staff and "kitchen table" experience will leave a lasting impression. Look out for a permanent site in 2018.

29 Oct / 5 Nov
MA, Erfoud

Gallops of Morocco

Six days of adventure in the mythical Moroccan Sahara! We remember the global success of the Gallops of Oman in 2014: an unforgettable equestrian race crossing the magical desert of Oman. The organising team returns this year with a new project: a similar race which will take place this time through the golden dunes of the Moroccan desert. In February 2014, the first edition of the Gallops took place in the Sultanate of Oman in the fascinating desert of Wahiba Sands. 110 riders representing ten different nations, divided into 22 teams of 5 people, these riders all crossed the desert in a unique way. It was a regularity race whose goal was to complete each of the five stages of 30 to 40 kilometers in a time allowed with intermediate veterinary controls. The 150 horses selected to participate in this race were all Arab thoroughbreds. A fabulous event, sponsored by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, which marked all participants, competitors and organisers. A race, which was above all a wonderful human adventure made up of encounters, emotions, adventures and festivals such as this unforgettable white night with the Sea of Oman on the horizon. It is a similar challenge that Bady Kebir, Benoît Perrier and their team offer in a place as spectacular as the dunes of Merzouga. The starting point of the adventure will be in Arfoud, in the east of Morocco in the Drâa-Tafilalet region for a 200 km loop through the high golden sand dunes of Merzouga, which mark the beginning of the Sahara desert. The race will last six days - five nights in bivouac - through lunar and desert landscapes, whose magic has been immortalised on the big screen in many Hollywood productions, including the famous Hidalgo, Sahara, The Mummy, The Last Flight or even Queen of the desert ... An adventure under the sign of cinema. Teams from the Sultanate of Oman (winner in 2014), Morocco, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, and Qatar have already declared their intention to participate in this second edition of the Gallops. To get involved, you do not need to be a great endurance specialist, you just have to master the three paces with a good dose of courage and a minimum of physical preparation. Non-riders will be welcome with a suitable tourist program, the 5 * bivouac and the delicious Moroccan cuisine that will allow the participants to relax with sometimes an unexpected party in the middle of the desert. For more information (and to apply): gallopsofmorocco.com So, come along to the desert of Merzouga from October 29th to November 5th? CONTACT: Joanna Binkowska Joanna@gallopsofmorocco.com +33 6 63 78 21 07

26 Jul
FR, Saint-Tropez

Save The Date: 4th Annual Saint-Tropez Gala

The 4th Annual Saint-Tropez Gala of the Leonard Di Caprio Foundation will take place this summer on Wednesday 26 July. Once again it will be a top A-list affair, with the focus of raising money for environmental awareness, in line with the stated mission of LDF (http://leonardodicaprio.org). In previous years, the glamorous summer soirée has raised literally millions of dollars in support of this mission. ET Online: http://www.etonline.com/news/193760_leonardo_dicaprio_raises_millions_at_star_studded_saint_tropez_gala/ Artnet: https://news.artnet.com/market/leonardo-dicaprio-foundation-auction-569345 Vogue (Germany) - auf Deutsch:: http://www.vogue.de/mode/mode-news/leonardo-dicaprio-charity-gala People (U.S.): http://people.com/celebrity/leonardo-dicaprio-foundation-raises-45-million-at-third-annual-auction-gala/ 2017 will be no exception: Once again the venue will be the spectacular Domaine Bertaud Belieu Vineyard in Saint-Tropez: http://www.bertaud-belieu.com To JOIN OUR TABLE: CannesGroup @ MultiMedia-Consult.com

Travel & Events
28 Jun '17

Porto Montenegro >> Venice: Adriatic Yacht Tour

A world-class opportunity to explore the glittering Mediterranean gem that is the Adriatic. This new yacht charter and cruising hotspot boasts hundreds of islands, numerous small ports and beautiful, still relatively 'undiscovered' marinas. Starting in Tivat, embarking from a multimillion-dollar naval base redevelopment which is now the 5-star Porto Montenegro marina - and ending in historic Venice, Italy, the stunning coastline of Croatia is yours to enjoy from a selection of the most amazing yachts available in the region. Contact me to know this selection, and reserve your summer cruising dates now.  Sail the full tour, Porto Montenegro to Venice, or select a vessel for your bespoke charter itinerary... and let's meet each other on M(i)lj(on)et ;).

28 Oct / 1 Nov
US, New York

TEFAF NEW YORK FALL

TEFAF NEW YORK FALL RETURNS TO THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY, OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 1, 2017 EXHIBITOR LINE UP ANNOUNCED FOR 2ND ANNUAL FAIR (New York) June 27, 2017 – TEFAF New York Fall has announced the names of 93 dealers exhibiting at the second annual edition of the acclaimed international art fair launched last October. Focusing on fine and decorative arts and jewelry from antiquity through the early 20th century, TEFAF New York Fall will return to the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City from October 28-November 1, 2017. Bringing together a global community of collectors, interior designers, museum curators and connoisseurs, TEFAF New York is recognized for going beyond the boundaries of a traditional art fair at the Park Avenue Armory. It serves to engage fairgoers in an immersive experience through richly curated booth presentations, dynamic programming and unique institutional collaborations that enhance the collector experience. The Armory will once again be transformed by Dutch designer Tom Postma, whose total reimagination of the landmark Armory stunned fairgoers when it was unveiled last Autumn. Postma’s sleek and ethereal designs for TEFAF New York Fall place historical art in a new perspective, and redefines its relevance for our time. TEFAF New York Fall offers an unprecedented opportunity for collectors, interior designers, museums and art lovers to view and purchase strictly vetted works across a wide variety of collecting areas. These include furniture, decorations, ceramics, glass, silver, textiles, tapestries, antiquities, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, books, manuscripts, autographs, arms and armour, and Asian art. The fair offers something of interest and quality for every visitor. “We are delighted to return to the Park Avenue Armory to build on the successful debuts of TEFAF New York Fall (October 2016) and TEFAF New York Spring (May 2017),” said Patrick van Maris, CEO of TEFAF. He continues, “We are very grateful that New York has given TEFAF such a warm reception and helped it become part of the vitally important cultural landscape here. As the United States is the largest art market in the world, we are looking forward to further our presence in New York while continuing to showcase the very best the art world has to offer.” “When we first announced TEFAF would be coming to New York, dealers, collectors, and art enthusiasts wondered how the TEFAF experience would translate in a very different city and venue,” noted Michael Plummer, Managing Director of TEFAF New York. “We have been amazed by the positive feedback and momentum from the first two fairs and we are excited for another New York showing, this time returning to TEFAF’s roots, focusing on historic art, antiquities and Old Masters.” While many exhibitors from the fair’s debut are returning for TEFAF New York Fall 2017, the fair also welcomes 10 new exhibitors, further strengthening both the strength and range of objects to be shown at the fair. New Exhibitors for TEFAF New York Fall 2017 are: •Caylus Gallery (Spain) – based in Madrid and specializes in Spanish and Italian Old Masters, focusing on Spanish paintings from the Gothic to the Romantic period. •Daxer & Marschall Kunsthandel (Germany)– specialists in European paintings, oil sketches, drawings and sculptures from the 16th to the 20th century. •Galerie Canesso (France) – presenting works by Italian artists and artists who painted in Italy. •Galerie Delalande Paris (France) – specializing in antique objects and artifacts, Galerie Delalande showed at TEFAF Maastricht 2017. •Galerie J. Kugel (France) – has exhibited at TEFAF Maastricht since 1991 and specializes in objets d'art, silver, furniture, sculpture, scientific instruments, and paintings. •Maria Kiang Chinese Art (Hong Kong) – focuses on ancient Chinese objects and showing in the United States for the first time since 2010. •Mullany (UK) – first showed at TEFAF Maastricht in 2017 with a concentration on Haute Epoque fine art with an emphasis on Continental sculpture, works of art, furniture and complementary old master paintings dating from 1200–1700. •Talabardon & Gautier (France) – Paris based gallery with a focus on Old Masters paintings. •Thomas Colville Fine Art (United States) – experts in American and European nineteenth century art. •Thomas Salis (Austria) – specialists on 20th century European art, focusing on works of French and German classical modern art. Invaluable is the premiere sponsor for TEFAF NEW York Fall. The beneficiaries of the Opening Night Reception on October 27 will be The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the cultural programs produced by the Park Avenue Armory.

Travel & Events
27 Jun '17

GALVANO GROUP - ESCAPES TO UNLIMITED SKIES

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Body & Mind
27 Jun '17

How Meditation Benefits CEOs

How Meditation Benefits CEOsBy Emma SappalaMindfulness is quickly following yoga in becoming a billion-dollar industry. It’s no surprise, then, that the popularity of meditation – one way to practice mindfulness – is also growing among CEOs and senior executives. Why are business leaders embracing meditation rather than, say, massage or ping-pong? Because there’s something to meditation that appears to benefit CEOs more than recreation or relaxation do alone.As CEO of the TLEX Institute, Johann Berlin specializes in bringing mindfulness training to CEOs and corporate teams. He says he’s seeing a growing interest among leaders in meditation as a way to build leadership skills – and achieve business goals. “Most of our new clients … are not sold by mindfulness as a novelty. They want to see how these approaches … are truly beneficial to existing priorities like retention, talent advancement, innovation.” For example, one of Berlin’s clients, a Fortune 25 company, has integrated mindfulness techniques into its high potentials program with the goal of creating agile and flexible mindsets as a foundation for leadership.The research on mindfulness suggests that meditation sharpens skills like attention, memory, and emotional intelligence. I spoke with a number of executives about their experiences with meditation, and saw again and again how their observations about meditation in the workplace connected back to the findings of academic research.Meditation builds resilience. Multiple research studies have shown that meditation has the potential to decrease anxiety, thereby potentially boosting resilience and performance under stress. That’s certainly been true for Alak Vasa, founder of Elements Truffles, who started meditating as a trader at Goldman Sachs and ITG. She claims meditation helped her keep fear and panic at bay, even under duress. “There was this one instance where the market tanked and there was panic on the desk. The trading desk was an organized riot. Thanks to my meditation practice, I was able to keep my composure and propose solutions to reduce the impact of the market crash.” Jonathan Tang, founder and CEO of VASTRM fashion, first introduced meditation to his staff after 9/11. “In the aftermath of 9/11, the employees at my company were noticeably shaky and distracted.  I decided to bring in a meditation facilitator to offer people the ability to sit silent for 20 minutes.  The room filled up quickly as people really needed an outlet for peace.   When the session was over, people who had never meditated before were filled with a sense of calm.  It helped them be more present at work and even carried forth to being more present with their families at home.”Meditation boosts emotional intelligence. Brain-imaging research suggests that meditation can help strengthen your ability to regulate your emotions.Archana Patchirajan, successful serial entrepreneur and CEO and Founder of Sattva, shared that in her early years as a leader, she wanted things to happen in her way and on her timeline. “I didn’t tend to understand what my team was going through. I would just get angry if they did not perform according to my expectations. ” Given research that shows anger’s impact on cardiovascular health, it is critical that leaders be able to manage their anger, and put themselves in others’ shoes. “Thanks to meditation I have developed patience.” Archana says. ”I have a better relationship with my team. Best of all, I maintain my peace of mind.”Dr. James Doty, a neurosurgeon at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, also values meditation for its ability to cultivate emotional intelligence. A colleague had developed a cutting-edge medical device, but the company he had started to develop and sell the device was on the rocks. Doty, an early investor, became the CEO. At a meeting with vital – but disgruntled – stakeholders, he faced an angry, unreasonable investor. He credits his mindfulness practice with helping him respond with empathy: “I paused and slowly took a few breaths… This led me to actually listen and understand not only his situation, but what he wanted and expected. By not responding in an emotional manner, it resulted in his not only becoming supportive but also becoming an ally in making the company a success. The company ultimately went public at a valuation of $1.3B. ”Meditation enhances creativity. Research on creativity suggests that we come up with our greatest insights and biggest breakthroughs when we are in a more meditative and relaxed state of mind. That is when we have “eureka” moments. This is likely because meditation encourages divergent thinking (i.e. coming up with the greatest number of possible solutions to a problem), a key component of creativity.Charly Kleissner credits meditation with helping him come up with new ideas and ventures that would otherwise not have occurred to him. “I co-founded the 100% IMPACT Network because of my meditation practice.”Meditation improves your relationships. While stress narrows your perspective and that of your team, and reduces empathy, negatively impacting performance, meditation can help boost your mood and increase your sense of connection to others, even make you a kinder and more compassionate person. Chirag Patel, CEO of Amneal Pharmaceuticals and Ernst & Young 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year, credits meditation with helping him feel more connected to his clients. “In a business you start connecting to your customer as your family rather than merely a business transaction.” The same goes for his relationships with his colleagues and staff.Meditation helps you focus. Research has shown that our minds have a tendency to wander about 50% of the time. Add in work interruptions, text messages, IMs, phone calls, and emails, and it’s no surprise that employees have a hard time staying focused. But studies show that meditation training can help curb our tendency for distraction, strengthening our ability to stay focused and even boosting memory.Peter Cooper, founder of Cooper Investors, attributes his ability to invest wisely to his meditation practice. “Being an investor requires the distillation of large volumes of information into a few relevant insights. Meditation has helped me discard interesting but unnecessary information and focus on the few things that make a difference to long run investment performance.”***Importantly, meditation is not just “one more thing to do.” If you’re thinking that you have enough on your plate and don’t need yet another thing, consider this advice that Arianna Huffington shared with me. “Although I’ve known its benefits since my teens, finding time for meditation was always a challenge because I was under the impression that I had to ‘do’ meditation. And I didn’t have time for another burdensome thing to ‘do.’ Fortunately, a friend pointed out one day that we don’t ‘do’ meditation; meditation ‘does’ us. That opened the door for me. The only thing to ‘do’ in meditation is nothing.”But as both research and experience show, doing nothing can have real results.  

Travel & Events
26 Jun '17

PoshBerry: World’s best service in Business Travel

The Infographic titled, “Luxury Travel at Impressive Discounts” talks about the PoshBerry’s unique services and travel deals. PoshBerry is an elite service that believes in delivering the high class luxury travel at an amazing discount. With the best available service, PoshBerry aims to facilitate its customers with swift and efficient mobility in a classy way. Winner of the “Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle” award in the year 2015, they make sure that their customers will get all the necessary facilities including excellent food, lounge, comfortable seats and priority lane.At PoshBerry, customers can choose their preferred destination, date and time of travel and even a flight of their choice. Moreover, their team works hard to avail their customers with the finest luxury trip in the airline of their choice within 24 hours of their request. If a customer like the price, he/she can directly book the ticket from PoshBerry’s e-shop. They provide up to 40% off on long-haul business and first class airline tickets. Discounts are available for last minute bookings too. Just check out www.poshberry.com to get a quote!With PoshBerry, it is possible to obtain tickets from anywhere in the world for all the major airlines including Emirates, British airways,Qantas, Asian airlines, Singapore airlines, etc. Providing utmost level of comfort and security is the first priority of PoshBerry. One can even join the Poshclub to remain updated about the latest deals and discounts on various flights. The team of PoshBerry is available 24/7 to support their customers throughout all the steps and for any change of programs or questions. For more details about the PoshBerry’s services, refer the below infographic.

Travel & Events
24 Jun '17

A GALVANO ESCAPE TO BARCELONA-SPAIN

A GALVANO ESCAPE TO BARCELONA-SPAIN GALVANO GROUP Gets You Access → To a Signature Spanish Escape…Be staying at Grand Hotel Central Or W Hotel, Having your best lunches or diners at One Ocean Club or Boca Grande, or, dancing to the night with your party at Shôko…We Got it All &… Much More! Contact, Details & Reservations:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comFollow us on : https://www.miljonet.com/b/galvanogroup/viewhttps://www.facebook.com/galvanogroup/ 

Travel & Events
23 Jun '17

Ritz-Carlton's new yachts

Ritz-Carlton's new yachts will be luxury hotels at sea(CNN) — Luxury hotels are always looking for ways to outdo each other, from death-defying infinity pools to custom lobby fragrances. But Ritz-Carlton has taken a slightly different approach by branching out into the luxury yacht business.The hotel brand has announced that is building three custom seafaring vessels, with the first ready to sail in 2019."It's a hybrid between luxury cruising and yachting," Doug Prothero, managing director of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, told CNN Travel of the new venture. The small ships, which will each have fewer than 300 guests on board at a time, are designed to bring the Ritz-Carlton mentality to the sea. That means Michelin-starred dining, one-on-one attention from crew members and customizable shore itineraries.Prothero, however, doesn't think only Ritz loyalists will want to try out the new yacht service."Existing cruisers will look at it because it's new, loyal RC customers will come because it's new from the brand they love and people who would not otherwise go cruising because it doesn't feel like too much like a [stereotypical] cruise."In other words? Don't expect crowded free-for-all buffets or jostling to get off the ship when it docks."With the first two ships we will do the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Eastern Canada, New England, the Caribbean and Latin America. The second ship will get the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes," he explains. "The third ship we envision being based in the Pacific."While rates have not yet been announced or itineraries finalized, tickets for the first sailing will go on sale in May 2018, so mark your calendars now.  

Other
23 Jun '17

Saint-Tropez Summer (& Others)

Summer again (already!  It was just New Year's Eve!).  Where will you spend it? If the Côte d’Azur is your scene, would love to see you at the White Party (July 9)... the 4th annual Saint-Tropez Gala (July 26) benefitting the Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation... and/or the 5th annual cocktail party of the Stelios Phlanthropic Foundation, in Monte-Carlo (July 11), to benefit the World Wildlife Fund and initiatives of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Getting around is super easy, with exclusive pre-arranged ground transportation up and down the Côte d’Azur, from ST to MC. Feel free to connect here or contact directly with any request(s) for invitation or service. 

Travel & Events
22 Jun '17

Gorilla Tracking - An Unforgettable Experience

Rwanda still remains one of the most beautiful countries that I have ever visited – I was surprised it was even greener than Kerala, India in the monsoon season. Undoubtedly, for me, the highlight of my trip to Rwanda in 2012 was my trip to the beautiful, emerald Virunga Volcanoes.  Spending time with the mountain gorillas and sharing their habitat will be an experience I will never forget, nor do I want to! When visiting Rwanda you would be crazy not to take time to visit the gorillas.  The day starts early, with a hot drink in the descending mist from the heavy mountains. Guides, most of which are reformed poachers, sort you into groups of about 8-10 people and assign you to a gorilla family.  We set off with an estimated walking time of 1 and a half hours – by our calculations we’d arrive just in time for their hour morning break to see them playing and eating.  The walk was challenging at times but the anticipation and adrenaline keeps you going.  Sadly, one member of our group became unwell on the ascent so we were a little delayed in reaching the mountain gorillas, but before we knew it, three hours had passed and we were there.  We were told to keep quiet and leave our bags with the guides - taking just our cameras and excitement with us for the final 5 minute walk to the gorillas.  I remember smelling them before we saw them – an undeniable heavy aroma of sweaty gorilla!   With the tracker by my side mimicking their grunts, I saw this huge beast emerging from the undergrowth. Due to the delay in our walk, we reached the family after their morning rest, and they were on the move - an experience, I feel, was far more exhilarating than watching them eat and sleep! My initial fear was swallowed by my astonishment at how gentle these giants are when they are disturbed by ten humans with cameras bursting in their homes.  Once you have won their trust, you become irrelevant and they can walk straight up to you – the look of bemused curiosity on their faces is a recognition you get that you don’t get with any other animal.  We saw the huge silver-backs chest beating, a female barged us out of the way and baby gorillas stared at us with interest and amazement.  I was blown away by how human-like they were; showing off, burping (!) and play fighting like children.  We spent an hour with these beautiful creatures before making our way back to the lodge.  That night we shared stories as we ate a family-style dinner, all still so captivated by what we had experienced.  There are no words which can give this experience any justice – it really is an adventure that only you can discover for yourself. To organise your Rwandan adventure today – get in touch with Zillah at Micato Safaris UK on 020 7036 8073 or email her on zillah@micato.co.uk

Fashion & Design
21 Jun '17

How High Can the Hermés Birkin Go?

Breaking Records: How High Can the Hermés Birkin Go?The prized handbag continues to break records auction after auction.By Sheila Gibson Stoodley On Robb reportThe month of May means flowers in bloom, long sunny days—and lately, it seems, record-breaking Birkin sales. On May 25, 2015, a fuschia Hermés Birkin sold for $222,000 at Christie’s Hong Kong, a then-world-record for any handbag at auction. Almost exactly a year later, a matte white Birkin topped it, selling for $300,000 (again at Christie’s). And this year, on May 31, the Hong Kong auction house brought the gavel down on a matte white-and-grey Birkin for an astounding $380,000. Matthew Rubinger, international director of handbags and accessories for Christie’s, says the series of records “signifies the growth of the market itself”—a market born in 1978 when Christie’s London sold Coco Chanel’s handbag to the Smithsonian for $800. By Rubinger’s reckoning, the newest record holder, a 2014 Himalaya niloticus crocodile Hermés Birkin with 18-karat white gold and diamond“Within the handbag auction market, the biggest brand is Hermés, and it has to do with the quality of the pieces. All the top pieces are made by hand from end to end, and they’ve stuck to that for the last 150 years,” Rubinger says. “The most important [Hermés handbag] is the Birkin. Within the Birkins, the crocodile Birkins are [made from] the finest material used. Among the crocodile Birkins, the Himalayas in white and grey with diamond hardware are the pinnacle of the market. I’m not surprised it holds the world record.”But how long will it hold the record? This spring, Rubinger and his team embarked on a jet-lag inducing tour that scheduled sales in Hong Kong, London, and New York mere weeks apart. On June 12 in London, a 2007 shiny bleu marine porosus crocodile Hermés Birkin 35 with 18-karat white gold and diamond hardware sold for roughly $196,540, setting an auction record for any handbag sold in Europe. Could a bag in the New York online auction—taking place now through June 22—set a record, too? One thing is for sure: The current Birkin record won’t last for long. 

31 Aug / 3 Sep
DK, Copenhagen

Code Art Fair in Copenhagen

We have the great pleasure of inviting you as a privileged VIP guest to Code Art Fair in Copenhagen. The VIP preview will take place on Thursday, 31 August from 11:00 to 16:00. Your VIP invitation can be used for all fair days. Galleries For this year’s edition Code Art Fair will gather over 60 galleries from 18 countries including galleries such as Galerie Perrotin (FR), Galerie Nagel Draxler (DE), Galleria Continua (IT), König Galerie (DE), Galerie NEU (DE), Kai Matsumiya (US) or Carlos/Ishikawa (UK). Please find the preliminary list of galleries here. VIP Program The Code Art Fair VIP Program will offer exclusive dinners, a brunch and champagne toast as well as performances or private collection and museum visits. We would like to invite you as Blue VIP Card holder to benefit from the following privileges: - Access to the VIP Preview on Thursday, 31 August from 11:00 to 16:00 - Code VIP Dinner on Thursday, 31 August at 20:00 - Champagne Toast on Saturday, 2nd September at 12:00 - Code VIP Brunch on Sunday, 3rd September at 11:00 - Code VIP Lounge access - Free admission to important contemporary art institutions in Copenhagen - Participation in the VIP Program, including private collection and museums visits, performances and much more. More information to be released soon. If you need any further information please contact VIP Relations Manager, Max Bossier, at mabo@bchg.dk. We look forward to welcoming you at Code Art Fair in Copenhagen! Sincerely, Max Bossier (VIP Relations Manager) & Julie Leopold Alf (Head of Code Art Fair) Dates & Hours Code 2 (Bella Center) Preview: Thursday, August 31, 11-16 Fair: Thursday, August 31, 16-20 Friday, September 1, 11-20 Saturday, September 2, 11-18 Code on Sunday (in central Copenhagen): Sunday, September 3, 11-16 Address: Bella Center Copenhagen Center Boulevard 5 DK-2300 Copenhagen S Denmark

Travel & Events
21 Jun '17

A GALVANO ESCAPE TO RAVELLO- ITALY

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22 / 24 Sep
NL, Amsterdam

Unseen Amsterdam

Unseen Amsterdam was founded in 2012 by Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, office for cultural business development Platform A, and creative agency Vandejong. Focusing exclusively on what’s new in the world of photography, Unseen gives up-and-coming talent a platform to show their work. With many different elements, a diverse programme is created every year, including the Fair, CO-OP (new in 2017), the Book Market, the Living Room, Onsite Projects, and an Exhibition. In this way, Unseen aspires to provide novel and diverse approaches for engaging with new photography. Welcoming galleries from around the world, Unseen connects and inspires artists, curators, collectors and photography enthusiasts on an international level.