Only 15 for sale
€ 8.500


For 2018, My Yacht Monaco will be held aboard a stunning private superyacht moored in Monaco’s famed Port Hercules. The yacht serves as the luxury home to our VIP Friday night party & weekend race viewing. Its professional crew provides the highest level of service & hospitality throughout.Relax & enjoy the weekend’s activities & hospitality in the gorgeous, tri-level yacht’s spacious decks & comfortable lounges. My Yacht Monaco is traditionally moored in a prime Zone 1 berth in Port Hercules, Monaco’s main harbor*. These berths are the most highly-sought during the Grand Prix weekend. Thursday, Saturday & Sunday daytime, our high-speed tender service allows for quick & easy access to & from the yacht for onboard F1 viewing activities & hospitality. Enjoy unparalleled views of the Principality, the harbor & the spectacle that is the Monaco Grand Prix, made all the more special by being aboard a gleaming superyacht. The finest turnkey & hassle-free hospitality experience - Enjoy like-minded company & intimate exclusivity - Limited to 75 daytime guests only - Includes both daytime & exclusive evening on-board programs - Includes coveted invitation to annual My Yacht􀀁 Charity Reception Friday 25 May, with fine foods including caviar, premium wines & spirits, DJ & dancing - Includes premium Grand Prix experience Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, with all on-board daytime yacht services, food & beverages, with champagne, premium wines & spirits - Includes hi-powered speedboat tenders to / from My Yacht - Includes option for Pit lane walk about & F1 team garage tours (subject to availability & course conditions) - Includes custom, limited edition My Yacht gifts Program: Thursday 24 May: - Guest arrivals - Dinner: Sass Caf􀀂, Blue Bay, Louis XV - After-dinner: Bar American, Zelos, Jimmy’z Friday 25 May: - Daytime excursion & lunch to Eze village, perfume factory & Chevre d’Or, Plage Mala beach lunch, shopping, relaxing - Evening: 13th My Yacht􀀁 Monaco Charity Reception, 8.30pm - 1am Saturday 26 May: - 0am – 4pm: Daytime yacht services / F1 practice & qualifying sessions, support race - Dinner: Caf􀀂 de Paris, Buddha Bar - After-dinner: Jimmy’z, Zelos, Twiga, Billionaire Sunday 27 May: - 0am – 5pm: Daytime yacht services & 76th Monaco F1 Grand Prix / support races - Post-GP: Sunset Monaco - Late Night: Amber Lounge, Jimmy’z, Twiga Monday 28 May: - Guest departures 4-Day Weekend Hospitality Experience: €8,500 per person

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€ 2.995

Tockr C-47

The C-47 series is Tockr's most unique offering featuring radial engine inspired dials from the Douglas C-47 aircraft. This piece is a special limited edition of the C-47 radial finished with a gunmetal PVD coating. Each 42mm case is individually numbered and made from stainless steel with a solid caseback featuring the US and Swiss flags. The radial engine dial in this piece is encased by a sapphire crystal and is laser cut by Tec Ebauches (in Neuchatel Switzerland) from a block of bronze and hand finished in different colors and textures (offered here in "gunmetal"). The C-47 Radial is powered by a Swiss automatic Leschot Engineering (from La Chaux-de-Fonds Switzerland) 726/A11 caliber movement featuring a monthly calendar and the hands are finished with lime green Superluminova for low light visibility.

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€ 6.250

The Ultimate Jagger/ Richards Portrait

The Ultimate Jagger/Richards Portrait of 2017 Master photographer Paul Bergen’s 2017 live portrait of the British rock icons Paul Bergen, Europe’s best live music photographer, captured Mick Jagger and Keith Richards during their No Filter Tour 2017 in a way no one else can. From the digital source only three signed prints will be made with a print size of 100 x 67 centimeters, 90 x 60 centimeters and 75 x 50 centimeter, as an invisibly coated museum print on EPSON 308 grams archival paper on 4 mm dibond in a handmade wooden swap frame. Order your exclusive print now! The British quality newspaper The Guardian selected some of the best jazz photographs by Paul Bergen in a feature about the North Sea Jazz Festival you can find here. But not only Paul’s jazz photos are attracting photo collectors around the world, his rock photographs are also highly appreciated, not at least by the artists portrayed. Paul Bergen is a master in framing a special moment from an original angle or standpoint, a quality even his competitors at concerts must admit. Some famous artists asked Bergen especially to capture their concerts. This amazing image of the old Rock ‘n Roll icons Mick Jagger and Keith Richards is now available for real collectors only. The large print is signed by Paul Bergen and comes with a certificate of authenticity, issued by Music inspired Art (MIA), the organization that is also offering unique prints by Jimmy Katz, Francis Wolff, Baron Wolman, Ron Jenner and other celebrated music photographers. Order your MIA Exclusive Jagger/Richards print now. Price is € 6,250.-- (100 x 67) shipping included. Only three prints, printed by EPSON master printer Hans van Ommeren are available worldwide.

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World Cup Final - Moscow | Match Business Seat

World Cup Final - Moscow, 15-07-2018 MATCH Business Seat * Prime seats allocated within the top category sector * A shared hospitality experience in an upmarket lounge inside the stadium * Seated four-course buffet-style dining prepared in accordance with MATCH Hospitality’s highest standards * Premium beverage service before the match, during halftime and after the match * Official FIFA gift * Live match screenings and additional entertainment Interested, or just want to chat further for more information? You can send me an e-mail to or call me on +31 85 1301 550.

jetski's & tenders
Price on request

Iguana Tender

The Iguana tender is a unique boat in the water, she can navigate smoothly and dryly through choppy waters, and safely and easily embark virtually any terrain. Making her the perfect tender for a super yacht or the ideal support vessel for your waterfront property.

motor yachts
$ 14.700.000

Palmer Johnson 150

Technical specs This yacht in short Category Pre-owned Brand Palmer Johnson L.o.a. 45.72M./150ft Price € 11.900.000 Year 2009 Cabin(s) 5 + crew cabins VAT VAT not paid General information Categorie - Engine hours approx. 3000 Superstructure colour Silver Metallic Grey Hull number #5 Maximum speed 28 Deck material Teak L.o.a. 45.72M./150ft Cruising speed 22 Interior steering position yes Beam 8.63M./27.5ft Fuel tank 34770L/ 9186 US Gall Outside steering position yes Draft 1.73M./5.8ft Fresh water tank 5660L/ 1496 US Gall Swimmingladder hydraulic Displacement 399t Hull material Alluminium Tender 6m Castoldi jet 125Hp Engine(s) 2 x MTU 16 V 4000 DDEC M90 Hull colour Silver Metallic Grey Watertoys 2 jetskis Accomodations Cabin(s) 5 + crew cabins Berths 12 + 8 Electrical specifications Bowthruster proportional control Inverter Shore power converter 90KVA Windlass Maxwell VWC 8000 Vertical windlasses, hydraulic, with capstan, band brake, tethered pendant controller Generator 2 Kilo Pack or equal 70 KVA generators with instrument panels Battery Charger 4 constant voltage battery chargers Equipment Stabilizer(s) Zero Speed Plotter Chart VHF 2 radios Wind indicator yes Automatic pilot with gyrocompass Extras Upgrades 2014 - 2016: 5 year survey - New paint hull and superstructure - Modification of flybridge table - New AC system - New AV Entertainment system - Replacement of all aiconditioning piping (copper aluminium) - Replacement of the piano room with a gym - 2 new jet skis - 1 flyboard

motor yachts
$ 12.100.000

CRN 43 Rubeccan

Technical specs This yacht in short Category Pre-owned VAT VAT paid Year 2009 Price € 9.800.000 Brand CRN L.o.a. 42.60 m. General information L.o.a. 42.60 m. Engine(s) 2 x Caterpillar C32-C 1044kw Grey water tank 2 x 2700 lt. Beam 8.65 m. Maximum speed 15,4 knots Hull material GRP Draft 2.35 m. Cruising speed 13 knots Hull colour White Displacement 330 ton Fuel tank 45.000 lt. Superstructure colour White CE-Category Rina 100 A Fresh water tank 7.000 lt. Deck material Teak

motor yachts
$ 15.800.000

Sanlorenzo SD112 57

Technical specs This yacht in short Category New VAT VAT not paid L.o.a. 34.10 Price € 12.808.964 Brand Sanlorenzo Cabin(s) 17x General information Categorie - Engine(s) 2xCAT Acert C32 2 x1470 hp (2x1081 Kw) Fresh water tank 4.000 L.o.a. 34.10 Propulsion In line Grey water tank 2.000 Beam 7.66 Maximum speed 17 Black water tank 2.000 Displacement 170 Fuel tank 25.000 Accomodations Cabin(s) 17x

private real estate
$ 22.000.000

Chateau de Montbrun in Haute Vienne for Sale

Chateau de Montbrun in Haute Vienne for Sale Now is the time to live on the top of the entrails of Richard the Lionheart (or nearby). The Chateau de Montbrun in Haute Vienne, where he died in 1199, is for sale The heart of Richard the Lionheart was discovered in the Cathedral in Rouen. This chateau was built in 1179 and is one of only 4 castles in France which can sport a special history relating to the Crusades and King Richard the Lionheart. It is situated in the Limousin region of France in the Haute-Vienne. Richard the Lionheart was mortally wounded at nearby Chalus and it has been reported that he died there or at Chateau de Montbrun; and that part of his body – his entrails – was buried in the grounds. Not quite true, though… Probably, he died in his tent in front of the castle of Chalus-Chabrol; and probably his entrails were buried in the chapel there; the monks were afterwards said to be furious about this insult (the stomach being the site of the deadly sin of gluttony). His embalmed heart was laid to rest in the Cathedral in Rouen, while the rest of his body was entombed at the Abbey at Fauntevrault. But the story makes a good selling point… The property is being sold fully furnished and equipped. This estate of 165 hectares of land has several houses, barns and a tavern, it has 4 lakes, a river and various wells. The tavern is fully functional and open to the public. It serves tourists as well as the locals in the surrounding area for food and drink. The restaurant has a capacity for more than 100 people inside for dinner or lunch. Outside there are two terraces with a capacity for over 200 people. It has a parking area and a large barn for multifunctional use. The castle itself has been completely renovated to the standard of modern living without damaging the authenticity of its history; it has satellite services, a central heating system and electricity, computer facilities, a modern kitchen in a rustic style, and most of the rooms have their own hot shower rooms. The living space contains a great hall, a chapel, offices, music room, master bedroom, 15 guest bedrooms, dining room, large salon, cinema , library, billiard room, conference room, office, jacuzzi, sauna, staff rooms and more. A total of approximately 3500 square metres of living space. There is a great hall, which can be used for many occasions. It can, for example, serve approximately 100 persons for a gala-dinner or as many as 200 as an audience for recitals or house concerts. Next to the great hall there is a dining room which is designed to seat 26 for dinner and is served with a side kitchen (connected to the main kitchen downstairs) next to it facilitating the personnel to serve and to clear the table. The kitchen is fully modern, equipped with the potential to serve more than 100 people. It has been designed with a cozy atmosphere so it can equally host an intimate family dinner too. It also has a cool-room. From the kitchen there is alift going up to the side kitchen and the main dining room. The Castle contains office areas. There is a round conference table all equipped for digital presentations. The master bedroom is equipped with an extra-large bed with a built-in flat screen TV. It has its own bathroom with a Jacuzzi and a sauna. Above this room there is a private dining room with a kitchenette giving access to a terrace on the roof of the castle. All rooms were restored in the late 1990’s based on careful studies of the period when the castle was built. With the intention of private use, the castle caters for all modern conveniences such as under-floor heating, hot water, cascading showers, and electricity. Over the years the property has attracted the attention of many famous people including in recent years Brad Pitt, and others. A great solution for someone looking for private residence or business interest- this offers both, and this castle is arguably amongst the top ten of most historic properties in France. This castle is owned by a friend of mine who is ready to make a deal. Email me for any additional information or viewings.

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Super Yacht F1 VIP Charity Party

An incredible reception & party aboard a 150-foot private superyacht moored on Quay Kennedy during the 76th year of the world’s most glamorous racing weekend, the Monaco Grand Prix.

26 / 29 Sep
MC, Monaco-Ville

Monaco Yacht Show 2018

26 - 29 SEPTEMBER 2018 Each year, the MYS curates the exhibition of 125 extraordinary one-off superyachts built by the world’s most respected shipyards and welcomes 580 leading companies from the yachting industry. In September, the yachting industry turns its focus exclusively to the MYS where 45 new launches are annually unveiled in a worldwide debut.

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Where to find successful family businesses?

Where in the world will you find the most successful family businesses? Behind a successful family business there is usually a story of hard work, dedication, inspiration and sacrifice. It may even be a tale of someone achieving great things against incredible odds. Certainly, the 500 largest family firms in the world today are towering examples of human endeavor – among them are household names such as Wal-Mart, Volkswagen, Ford and ALDI. Each year, the Center for Family Business at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, in cooperation with EY’s Global Family Business Center of Excellence, compiles an index of the largest 500 family firms around the world. To qualify as a family business for the index, the family must control more than 50% of the voting rights in the case of a privately held firm, or 32% of the voting rights in the case of a publicly listed firm. The index offers some fascinating insights into the world’s largest family-owned businesses, in terms of where they are based, how much wealth they generate and how many people they employ. The US is home to more than a quarter (27.8%) of the businesses on the index – more than any other country – which may surprise those who see it as the land of publicly listed companies and unicorns, rather than a haven of sustainable, trans-generational businesses. Next on the list comes Germany, followed by France. These rankings reflect the strong culture of family-owned businesses in the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) region, which hosts more than half (51%) of all firms on the index. Not unexpectedly, we have started to see the emerging markets make their presence felt. Asia-Pacific has 59 entries on the index in 2017, up from 52 in the last edition of the index. Furthermore, it boasts the fastest-growing family-run business in the world – automotive parts manufacturer Wanxiang Group Corporation – which racked up an impressive compound annual growth rate of 203.3% between 2012 and 2015. China Fortune Land Development Company also made the list of the world’s 10 fastest-growing family-run businesses. Yet despite China’s growing economic might, I don’t expect to see Chinese family-run businesses start to dominate the index in the near future. Succession limitations restrict the pool of people eligible to take over the running of a family business. Also, with second-generation family members more likely to be “global citizens” than the first generation, they may prefer to exit and become investors with their own wealth management vehicle instead of manage the business. By Marnix van Rij

Gadgets & Trends
19 Mar '18

BaselWorld 2018, A Glimpse Of What’s To Come

The largest watch and jewellery event of the year will unveil the latest in timekeeping from hundreds of watch manufacturers from around the world, starting March 22. Before that, we have here a sneak peek at what you can look forward to  Set in the eponymous town of Basel in northern Switzerland, Baselworld is the watch and jewellery show that defines the landscape of the watch market for the rest of the year. And we’re not talking only about luxury watches or Swiss watches. Unlike the Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), which showcases only brands that are premium and higher up on the luxury scale, Baselworld is home to exhibitors from all segments and from around the world. Having said that, the range of brands at Baselworld from the luxury and prestige segments is as wide as you can imagine. From the prestigious Patek Philippe and the pioneering Breguet to the iconic Omega and the grand Rolex, the products showcased by the high-end names at the fair always baffle one and all.For the Baselworld 2018 edition, there have been a few pre-event announcements that have already got the conversation started. In fact, a few brands even had the buzz going on their 2018 releases before SIHH in January. Take a look at the announcements of new products that we are particularly looking forward to seeing at the fair. The Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Magic With Vibrant Ceramic  Hublot’s all about the ‘art of fusion’, and after creating their own gold alloys, hardened carbon fibre and leather-and-rubber fusions, this year, they’re all set to present some vibrant ceramic. Yes, ceramic in watches isn’t something new. It’s been used extensively by Rado, Chanel, Dior, Panerai, and even Hublot in the past. However, there haven’t quite been any drastic colour variations beyond blacks, whites and other neutral tones, barring some exceptions. Now though, Hublot’s research and development has led to ceramic in a rich, vibrant hue like red for the first time. And not just that; with extreme density, it’s even harder than conventional ceramic. Moreover, the watch we’ll see it in incorporates this material in every component of the case. The limited edition watch is in a 45mm case, housing a Unico HUB124 in-house movement, and features an open-worked display. The brand calls the vivid red the ‘first coloured ceramic’, which implies that there could be other rich hues as well. Won’t that be vibrant!  TAG Heuer’s New Partnership With Aston Martin And 55 Years Of The Carrera Every year, a few brands end up marking milestones of various kinds. This year, one of them will be TAG Heuer, celebrating 55 years of the Carrera collection. A major pillar for the brand, and a strong representation of its association with motorsports, the Carrera collection will see an evolution in this anniversary year, with the new Heuer 02 Calibre manufacture movement. The new calibre will be seen in four new Carrera chronograph models, each in a 43mm case, either in steel, rose gold or ceramic. The steel versions are either with a blue bezel and blue leather strap or with a black bezel and brown leather strap. The black ceramic version comes with a black ceramic bracelet, while the gold model has a black leather strap. All models have skeleton displays, with distinctive hour markers, hands and chronograph counters. A Never-Seen-Before Avatar Of The Breitling Navitimer Breitling is in a new set of hands this year, with a new CEO, Georges Kern – who was with IWC earlier – and a new creative director, Guy Bove. Everyone’s looking forward to seeing the first collection of Breitling under Kern. For now, the fresh perspective that Kern and Bove bring to the brand is already quite discernible, through the new edition Navitimer 8, a visibly distinct departure from the Navitimers we’ve seen so far. This sharp evolution of the collection comes in the form of a cleaner design for one of the most iconic series of aviation watches ever. The inner-bezel slide rule is gone, which instantly clears up the dial in a big way. So for those who found the Navitimer too cluttered, this is good news. he other significant development is the replacement of the hour markers with Arabic numerals – a simple change that gives it a more contemporary look. The numerals do bear a striking resemblance to those used by IWC on their Big Pilot watches. However, for those who liked the Navitimer as it was, the good news is that this new edition doesn’t replace the existing designs, as Kern informs. It is just an addition to the line. The new Navitimer 8 comes in five versions – two chronograph versions, one with the date and the other with day and date indicators; two automatic versions, one with date and the other a Day-Date; and finally the Navitimer 8 Unitimer, which has a multiple time zone display. These five watches will be available in various combinations of colours and gold, steel and leather.   

Body & Mind
16 Mar '18


LAUGH-THINK-MOVENovember 21st-November 28th 2018 GALVANO GROUP Gets u access to→Flower of Life Yoga & Meditation Retreat!Let’s retreat together at the jungle (wildlife) of Eco-Friendly CostaRicaCosta Rica right next to most beautiful beaches outside the Caribbean resort town of Puerto Viejo…Let’s give ourselves time to practice yoga, focus on deep self care and, exploration of body, mind & spirit with  our long-time dedicated yogini.Days will start with yoga, workshops & classes for a deeply satisfying experience A Group Of 18 Max.7 nightsFull BoardDaily 2 yoga classes, workshops, yoga nidra & meditation, live music & exchanges with a master yoga teacher.A welcome gift€1775 pp (excl. Air Fare)&….Much More!Additional amazing Options Wellness & Tours & Activities.INQUIRE-BOOK NOW!Contact & Details:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comwww.galvano-iridium.comFollow us on : Your Global Butler In Your Pocket!An Ace Up Your Sleeve &.....Much More!  

13 Mar '18

Trends That Are Expected To Rule Social Media

Trends That Are Expected To Rule Social Media In 2018 The most common thing we hear and experience ‘Social media is evolving everyday’, which is indeed true.It’s only few months left for 2017 and we can see enormous changes in social media industry every day. On one hand we can see new social media platforms coming up and on other hand the existing social media is updating and coming up with new Ideas.There are certain predictions made every year but technology never fails to surprise us.Here are the trends predicted in social media. Where most of the points are referred from Hubspot, Forbes and Spread social, the final concluded points are my personal opinion.Increase of Paid Ads: The organic approach is no longer working like it did 5 years back. According to Hubspot, the paid campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram has increased 30% and trend is expected to go upward only in 2018.Customer Support via Social Media: The response to the customer queries is much better and quicker on social media platforms when compared to the traditional Email method. Let me share an incident, I was booking movie tickets online and the transaction got failed and I raised a mail to their Help desk and also tweeted them using my twitter handle. The response to my tweet was in 15-20 minutes and reply to my mail was 2 hours later. This clearly showed how brands are using social media to provide quicker and better customer support.SnapChat: A new social media platform which is booming among teenagers. A complete unique user experience is reason of its success. According to Forbes, Snap chat has 200million active users (It includes 11% of the total US population) with a daily data sharing up to 700 million pictures and 8.1 billion videos. Even after several controversies there are around 40 lakhs Indians users on SnapChat (Source: quora user) 99% of which is teenagers. Even in 2018 the numbers of users are predicted to increase more.Demand for Advanced content: People in 2017 are well aware of the technology. Their demand for new age and advanced content is growing day by day. Content like 360 degree video and VR (virtual reality)experience is expected to grow more and more on Social Media in coming years.More and more video: The rate of response is much more when it comes to video content on social media. And we can all see that the live video is setting trend all over Facebook and Instagram. With LinkedIn enabling video optionwill diversify the way of conducting Webinars, etc. According to Business Insider, Apple and Facebook is spending billions of dollars for original video content in 2018.More on manual work than automatic: Well, few years back when the social media was roaring it’s sky-high there plenty of automated options of uploading data, instant reply to the messages via automated plugin. But these methods are not recommended anymore, a personal touch is needed all over which boldly and clearly states, MANUAL over AUTOMATIC.Unique approach: Facebook has recently observed ‘Upload profile picture with customized frame’. This unique approach is trending on social media a lot. Any movie whose release date is near is releasing their frame and it is doing their much needed promotion. More such unique approaches will be observed in 2018.Content in multiple Languages: In countries like India with recent revolution of telecom industry, Internet users are increased tremendously. Plenty of which are using internet, Social media with their regional languages. So what I feel is in order to target and engage each and every one, Content in multiple languagesis recommended.Still there are many points raised like Twitter is losing its charm because of the popularity of # tags on Instagram, Facebook is feeling insecure with G+ coming up and growing steadily.Let’s see what 2018 will bring change in Social Media.What do you think? Please comment below.

Travel & Events
11 Mar '18


GG/MUSIC-FESTIVALS-SPORTS-AWARDS- CHARITY EVENTS!….2018 Spring-Summer GALVANO GROUP gets u access to→ All Events going on around the World & beyond…Sold Out Access, Travel & Accomodations, Experiences & Night Life & Much More... We Got It All!Pick-It-Choose-It & Inquire Within! A Few ExamplesCoachella – Indio, USAFriday 13th April 2018 – Sunday 15th April 2018Friday 20th April 2018 – Sunday 22nd April 2018White House Correspondence Dinner - Washington, USASaturday 28th April 2018Vanity Fair Cannes Party & Cannes AmfAR  – Cannes, France Monaco F1???? Grand Prix – MonacoThe Championships Wimbledon – London, UKMonday 2nd July 2018 – Sunday 15th July 2018Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala – St Tropez, FranceWednesday 25th July 2018 Contact & Details:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comwww.galvano-iridium.comFollow us on : Your Global Butler In Your Pocket!An Ace Up Your Sleeve &.....Much More! 

Art & Culture
05 Mar '18

Gems of historic photography in Tours

Gems of historic photography in Tours (France)Always keen to discover hidden cultural hotspots we visited the city of Tours, in the middle of France, a few times because of the extraordinary photo exhibitions presented in the Château de Tours, the old castle of the city. Since 2010 the local government and the Jeu de Paume National Gallery are collaborating on exhibitions devoted to historic photography. Exquisitely presented shows with the work of Andre Kértész, Vivian Maier, Robert Capa, Sabine Weisz, and Willy Ronis, just to name a few, have attracted the photo connoisseurs to visit the university city along the river Loire.At the moment the French photographer Lucien Hervé (1910 - 2007) is honored with an exhibition under the title ‘Geometry of Light’ in the castle’s rooms, proving he was really a magician playing with shadow and light. This exhibition at the Château de Tours pays tribute to this photographer for architects, most famous for his work for Le Corbusier, by juxtaposing, as he did, the universal and the timeless, the ancient and the modern, the abstract and the human.“My conception of photography is, on the surface, very straightforward: it seeks traces of humanity everywhere. Which may seem strange to people who go to my exhibitions. Indeed, almost all my photos avoid including any human presence in the buildings. However, I try to express that presence through the work accomplished by man”, wrote Hervé in a letter in 1964. And it is true, although the abstract forms of architecture are dominating the first impression when looking ar his photos, the human presence is always near. That is one of the fascinating aspects of Hervé’s work.Two exhibitions a year at the Château de Tours are only a small part of the activities of Jeu de Paume, the organization that presents lens-based art from the 20th and 21st century in Paris. Lovers of historic photography must mark a date between 16 October and 27 January 2019 in their agendas because then a large retrospective of Dorothea Lange, photographer of iconic images of the Great depression, will be on Display at Concorde in Paris.Visitors of Tours and surroundings can visit the Geometry of Light exhibition till 27 May, 2018. The Château de Tours is open Tuesday till Sunday from 2 PM till 6 PM.

Travel & Events
05 Mar '18

THIRDHOME Member Spotlight: Tom and Pam Bernhardt

Tom and Pam Bernhardt have been THIRDHOME members since 2011. In the past 6 years, they’ve managed to travel to some amazing places. From Jamaica to Umbria and beyond, the Bernhardt’s have leveraged their Austin homes to take 18 trips with THIRDHOME, with more slated for 2018. How did you get involved with THIRDHOME?We joined in 2006 when THIRDHOME reached via a phone call. Where are you based?Austin, TX. Who do you usually travel with?We travel as a couple frequently and at least once a year with all five grown children. What do you do for a living?Pam is a real estate agent in Austin. Tom is retired for the fourth time. What are your favorite travel hobbies?Hiking, walking, beach going, swimming, boating, tennis In your past travels with THIRDHOME, what was your favorite destination and what did you love about it? I would have to say, Aspen.  We went for three weeks during the summer and hiked daily.  We go there every summer and know the town well. What’s the next destination you are eyeing to travel to with THIRDHOME?France.  We are traveling to Cap Benat which is on the ocean near St. Tropez.  La Radieuse is the name of the villa. What do you love most about your property with THIRDHOME?We have two and soon to be three.  The two that we currently have (Austin Bungalow and Austin Clarksville Home) are located downtown, so walking to morning coffee shop or going to listen to music at neighborhood pub after dinner are fun things to do.  You can walk everywhere including the three-mile trail along Town Lake. How has THIRDHOME changed the way you travel?It has allowed us to travel much more than we use to.  I also can now take multiple girl trips.  This summer my husband is doing the motorcycle trip in Europe.  This will truly be a first for him. Any personal/family achievements you’d like to share?My husband Tom was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young in 2000. What makes a THIRDHOME stay so special?The people. When people own a second home they tend to keep your home like they want others to keep their home. All good. How would you describe THIRDHOME to a friend?It is like entertaining friends.  Much different than the general population. What’s the most memorable restaurant you’ve eaten at during one of your trips?Jean Georges in NYC. Any travel tips for fellow members?Look very carefully at the location and condition of each home. This is what can make your trip very special. Compared to other exchange and rental platforms, how has your experience been hosting other THIRDHOME members?I have had all positive experiences and have met some very interesting people. Want to travel like the Bernhardts?  List your property with THIRDHOME! As a Miljonet member, you can join for FREE without paying the USD$2,500 (£1,900/€2,100) Initiation Fee. Gain access to thousands of homes now:

News, Media & Society
04 Mar '18


 GG/KEVIN UNDERWOOD'S 2018 GALVANO GROUP - REVIEWWe’re Famous, Sought After & We Love It! Kevin Underwood, is a publisher, journalist, blogger for the Luxury Goods Industry.Check this out! GALVANO GROUP gets u access to → All that makes life beautiful & joyful…. Cause ….We Got it All! Contact & Details:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comwww.galvano-iridium.comFollow us on : Your Global Butler In Your Pocket!An Ace Up Your Sleeve &.....Much More!

Travel & Events
01 Mar '18


GG/2018 WORLD’S BIGGEST FESTIVALS GALVANO GROUP gets u access to →all World’s Biggest Festivals & Concerts.From A to Z, Travel, Tickets, Accomodations, Experiences & Entertainment….We Got it All! Contact & Details:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comwww.galvano-iridium.comFollow us on : Your Global Butler In Your Pocket!An Ace Up Your Sleeve &.....Much More!

29 / 31 Mar
HK, Hong Kong

Art Basel Hong Kong

March 29 to Saturday, March 31, 2018. 248 premier galleries from 32 countries and territories. Underlining Art Basel's commitment to the region, half of the participating galleries once again have exhibition spaces in Asia and Asia-Pacific. The show provides an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and cutting-edge works by established and emerging artists.

3 / 6 May
US, New York

Frieze New York

Frieze New York returns from May 3–6, 2018. Featuring more than 190 galleries from 30 countries, showcasing an extraordinary cross-section of work by international artists, from newly discovered talents to the most influential figures of the 20th century.

Travel & Events
25 Feb '18


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16 / 18 Mar
CH, Opfikon

SAVE THE DATE | Fashion show - KAMEHA 5* in Zurich

You are welcome to JOIN US at pre-opening party of FASHION HOTEL – Spring Edition 2018 • WHEN: Friday, March 16 • WHERE: KAMEHA Hotel 5*, Zurich (Switzerland) • FEATURING during the FASHION SHOW emerging brands and JAANTE's Designers such GLAMOUR HUNTER ( and LIKOV ( • JOIN US, shop and enjoy the latest fashions from local and international fashion brands. • TICKETS: For tickets: Discover more about JAANTE's emerging designers and luxury & sustainable brands at JAANTE is where FASHION, FASHIONISTAS & SHOPPING’s LOVERS MEET!

Travel & Events
22 Feb '18

THIRDHOME Luxury Home Exchange Passes 10,000!

On February 15th, 2018, the THIRDHOME team added a gorgeous property in Sydney, Australia. That property happened to be the 10,000th property added to our luxury home exchange club. “I ALWAYS KNEW WE WOULD REACH 10,000, BUT TO ACTUALLY SEE IT, THAT’S SOMETHING ELSE.”-THIRDHOME FOUNDER & CEO, WADE SHEALY THIRDHOME‘s 10,000th property, the Pacific House,  is a modern beach home in Palm Beach, just north of Sydney. Patrick and Karen, the property owners, are rightfully proud of their home. Its construction was carried out by the notable Sydney architect studio, Casey Brown. Beyond a stunning design, the home features stellar views of Palm Beach and the New South Wales coastline. There’s also a plunge pool overlooking the water. The sleek interior has an open layout and floor-to-ceiling windows. Those stellar coastline views follow you throughout the home, even to the master bedroom. The property has a total of 3 bedrooms; there are 2 queens and a king-sized bed. With room for 6 people, this property is perfect for a Sydney beachside getaway! Keep an eye on this property for your next Australian adventure!While we celebrate the 10,000th property, we also celebrate every other THIRDHOME luxury home exchange club member who has contributed to this milestone. We are thankful for each and every home and owner that has added to our portfolio. We raise our glasses to you!

Sports & Leisure
18 Feb '18


2018 PALIO DI SIENA Sienna, ItalyJuly 2nd 2018 GALVANO GROUP gets u access to →a private apartment, for a group of 10 to14 pax. exclusively,  with a rooftop terrace over the square. The apartment is on a fourth/fifth floor, with excellent full views of the whole square from both the Windows & Terrace. A fabulous 360o view over the whole town of Sienna & its Sunset as the event starts at 4.30pm (till approx. 8pm). Includes buffet with finger foods, snacks, fruits, drinks (wine & beer) refreshments.And…Standing tickets located in Balcone between Curva San Martino & Fonte Gaia.Starting point (Mossa) can be seen as well. Contact, Details:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comwww.galvano-iridium.comFollow us on : Global Butler In Your Pocket!GALVANO GROUP always gets u access to →all awards shows, fashion shows, entertainement & sports events! 

Cars, Boats & Planes
14 Feb '18

15th anniversary edition top Marques Monaco

Live supercar show Top Marques Monaco is moving up a gear this year with a sensational line-up of vehicles confirmed for its 15th anniversary edition including brand-new supercars, rare classic cars and a million-dollar motorbike._______________This year’s Top Marques, being held from April 19th to 22nd, will mark the important milestone with a stunning showcase of some of the world’s most exclusive cars inside & outside the Grimaldi Forum, including an unprecedented number of test drives in Monaco. Organisers of the annual supercar show are keen to keep elements of this anniversary edition under wraps until the opening day, but yesterday revealed the following: 30+ supercars will be available for test drives on the F1 circuit including the brand new ZENVO, drivable for the first time during the show & high performance tuners by Moldavian customizing company ALANDI PERFORMANCEVisitors will be able to get up close to the MISSILE by CORBELLATI, being touted as the world’s fastest supercar with estimated top speed of 500 km/hFour world premieres, including an ultra lightweight hybrid hypercar with top speeds of 380 km/h by Slovenia supercar specialist Tushek & bespoke supercar from British newcomers BDI.Largest ever display of ‘green’ vehicles including a special edition electric sports car designed for H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco, the show’s patron  Private collection of classic cars once owned by the world’s most notorious statesmen in a specially designated area of more than 300 m2Extremely rare sighting of unique motorbike designed by Massimo Tamburini, mastermind behind Ducati known as the ‘Michelangelo of motos’Manoj Bairstow, managing director of Top Marques Monaco, said: “We are extremely delighted to bring you our 15th anniversary show, which we hope will be our best ever show yet. “The concept behind Top Marques was to create an exhibition which went beyond the static events of Paris, Frankfurt and Geneva, where visitors could actually test drive the vehicles that caught their eye. And Monaco, which hosts probably the most famous Grand Prix in the world, was the obvious venue for a live auto show with test drives taking place on the F1 circuit. “It’s fitting therefore that for our 15th anniversary show we will have more test drive cars available than ever before – the pit lanes will be lined with cars available for test drives including the new Zenvo, which can be seen in motion for the first time at the show." Visitors wanting to enjoy an extra special experience at Top Marques this year can take advantage of a new VIP pass, which offers test drive pit access as well as the chance to benefit from multiple refueling pit-stops in the VIP Lounge. There will also be a new Top Marques Restaurant, open to all visitors, which will offer first class dining in a discrete setting within the exhibition.The Missile by CORBELLATI : Possibly the Fastest Supercar in the WorldFamily jewellers Corbellati have swapped their bespoke bijoux for what is being billed as potentially the world’s fastest supercar - aptly named the Missile. This twin-turbo charged V8 hypercar with 1,800 horsepower is understood to have the capacity to reach 500 km/h (312 m/h).“The adventure began a few years ago, a little for fun and a little for passion, but in a short time, it became a serious and demanding project that absorbed all our energies,” a spokesman for the company said. “Our hard work has been rewarded: we will show to the world our car at Top Marques in Monaco.“Monaco is the emblem of luxury, and Top Marques is therefore the best event to show our Corbellati Missile."WORLD LAUNCH: TUSHEK TS900 H, a hybrid hypercar like no otherTeam Tushek, founded by Slovenian racing driver Aljoša Tushek, will be unveiling its’ latest supercar at Top Marques: the all new Tushek TS 900 H, a hybrid hypercar weighing just 1400 kg but with 950 horserpower. Acceleration is brutal as it gets from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds, while top speed is limited to 380 km/h.A spokesman for the company said: “It is in a league of its own as it is the only hypercar currently in existence weighing under 1400 kilograms. Our team has crafted an incredible machine, which feels alive on the straights as well as in the corners. It offers an exclusive driving experience, matched by no other hypercar out there.“We are proud to reveal our brand new hypercar to the world for the first time at the 15th anniversary of Top Marques in Monaco.” Latest supercar from ZENVO will be available for TEST DRIVEThe 15th anniversary edition of Top Marques will see more cars than ever available for test drive on the famous Grand Prix F1 circuit. In excess of 30 supercars and luxury vehicles will be lined up in the Pits outside the Grimaldi Forum, including the latest supercar from Danish designers Zenvo.Very little is currently known about the new supercar apart from a trio of teasers released last month by the company which describes the new model as a crossover between the TS1 GT car, which can also be seen at Top Marques on the Zenvo stand,  and its racetrack-bred sibling, the TSR. Only five cars will be built annually.The supercar will be launched at Geneva Motor Show next month, but only available to drive at Top Marques.  A spokesman for Zenvo said: “Changing the ubiquitous ‘booth’ culture that surrounds the industry, Top Marques combines the values that defines Zenvo: showcasing unrivalled design with an engaging experience.” Brand-new supercar by British designers BDIBritish design and development company BDI has handpicked Top Marques as the podium on which to launch its brand-new supercar the “Enigma”, being billed as a ‘world beating supercar with more torque than the Bugatti Chiron.’The hybrid supercar, which has electric front wheel drive and petrol rear wheel drive, has 2150 NM of torque – some 550NM of torque more than the Bugatti Chiron – and top speeds of 290 km/h (180m/h).Phil Bevan, CEO and Founder of BDI, said: “The Enigma has more torque than the Bugatti Chiron, it’s quicker on acceleration because the 550 NM of torque at 4400 rpm is supplemented with two electric hub motors driving the front wheels that contribute a further 1600 NM of torque.”The hybrid supercar can also go 50km on electric power – meaning 0 emissions. “Top Marques Monaco is the perfect platform to launch our new supercar and we can’t wait until April. We’re big fans of Top Marques and it makes perfect sense to unveil our supercar in Monaco,” said Mr Bevan.RADICAL RXC Returns to Monaco for Test DrivesOne of the most popular supercars to have appeared in the Top Marques pits in recent years is the Radical RXC – which we are thrilled to announce will be returning to celebrate our 15th anniversary with us. The fastest street-legal sports car will be available for test drives to customers who reserve directly with the manufacturer.The Radical RXC has 650 horsepower and weighs just 1130kg - with a top speed of 290 km/h (180 m/h) ensuring that visitors who venture in the car for a test drive will be in for an exhilarating ride.A spokesman for the company said: “A place amongst the nicest car paradise in the world, Monaco and Top Marques Monaco are the place to be if you want to talk the international language of sports and racing cars to enthusiasts.  

private real estate
$ 69.900.000

Gorgeous Ocean to Lake estate

Gorgeous Ocean to Lake estate offered Furnished or Unfurnished. This Custom built estate offers the finest construction with the highest quality finishes in an estate. Electric shades throughout, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors with Ocean to Lake views and beautifully designed tall ceilings at 14' & 10'. Tennis court, 177' of oceanfront & 177' of lakefront with dock, all situated on 1.86 acres, stairwell to beach on ocean side. Built for present owners in 2012. A "Today" Estate that offers every high end buyer Total Square Footage of approx. 23,512 with AC living square footage of 18,432 and Turn Key ability to move right in. One of of Kind in today's market.2nd highest elevation in Palm Beach. Complete detailed list of quality high end features to this Gorgeous Custom Built Estate. Property Features GarageSpaces: 4.00 BathsFull: 9 BathsHalf: 5 BoatServices: Electric Available,Private Dock Construction: CBS,Concrete Cooling: Central,Zoned DiningArea: Breakfast Area,Eat-In Kitchen,Formal Directions: GPS EquipApplIncluded: Central Vacuum,Dishwasher,Disposal,Dryer,Generator Whle House,Ice Maker,Microwave,Range - Gas,Washer,Water Heater - Gas ExteriorFeatures: Auto Sprinkler,Built-in Grill,Cabana,Custom Lighting,Open Balcony,Tennis Court Flooring: Carpet,Marble,Other,Wood Floor FrontExp: E Furnished: Furnished,Unfurnished GoverningBodies: None Heating: Central,Zoned HomeownersAssoc: None HOPA: No Hopa InteriorFeatures: Built-in Shelves,Closet Cabinets,Cook Island,Decorative Fireplace,Elevator,Entry Lvl Lvng Area,Fireplace(s),Foyer,French Door,Upstairs Living Area,Volume Ceiling,Walk-in Closet ListPriceSqFt: 3792.32 LotDescription: 1 to < 2 Acres MasterBedroomBath: 2 Master Baths,Bidet,Mstr Bdrm - Sitting,Mstr Bdrm - Upstairs,Separate Shower,Separate Tub PetsAllowed: Yes PrivatePool: Yes PrivatePoolDesc: Heated PrivatePoolPoolSize: 44x22 REO: No Restrict: None Roof: Barrel,Metal,Other Rooms: Cabana Bath,Den/Office,Family,Laundry-Inside,Laundry-Util/Closet,Media,Storage Security: Security Sys-Owned ShortSale: No ShortSaleAddendum: No SpecialAssessment: No SpecialInfo: Sold As-Is,Survey SqFtLiving: 18432.00 SubdivAmenities: None TotalFloorsStories: 3.00 Utilities: Public Sewer,Public Water View: Intracoastal,Ocean Waterfront: Yes WaterfrontDesc: Intracoastal,Ocean Access,Oceanfront Waterfrontage: 177' WindowTreatments: Casement,Impact Glass,Sliding YearBuiltDesc: Resale Zoning: RES

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Handmade carbon fiber watch

The Carbon Lifestyle - Handmade carbon fiber watch model tricolore, now available. Special offer $895. Interested? send me a pm to order or make an appointment to visit my atelier in Woerden-The Netherlands. #designer #creator #artist #woerden #watch #carbon #carbonfiber #handmade #timepiece #art Ron van den Bosch designer-creator RB EXCLUSIVE black diamond art mobile: 0031 6 53622053

commercial real estate
Price on request

Be part of it! Premiere Theatre

Swiss Entertainment Group intends to build a state-of-the-art theatre complex, the Performing Arts Theatre Zurich (PATZ) with 1'850 seats and optimal accessibility close to Zurich Airport. The building boasts a number of spaces and venues, including a cabaret, a live music lounge, a recording studio, two control rooms, rehearsal rooms and stages, dressing rooms, offices, meeting rooms, an own 4-star hotel with 265 rooms, a cigar lounge, a wellness area and a sky lounge, two restaurants, a coffee shop as well as four automatic parking garages. This Theatre complex will be the first of its kind – worldwide! Investors are welcome. An integrated business concept is in place. We offer a higher than average return on equity.

event services
Price on request

Global Printing Solutions

Press Emporium, Inc. offers one stop printing solutions on everything... except water & air and now almost anywhere!

22 Jun
ES, Madrid


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22 Jun
ES, Madrid


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private real estate
Price on request


Really Superb Villa with breathtaking Sea view of 2800m²+ terraces and olimpionic swimming pool on 23.000m² of Land. A combination of art, history and style of an inestimable value. Super interiors equipped with famous works of art from different places in the world. Description: FIRST FLOOR Entrance hall 4 bedroom + 4 bathrooms 2 bath in the hallway Open kitchen SECOND FLOOR 10 bedrooms + 9 bathrooms OUTSIDE: 4 bedrooms ground floor + 4 private bathrooms ADDITIONAL AMENITIES: TENNIS COURT - HELICOPTER TRACK - AMPLE PARKING - COMFORT: SAUNA - IDROMASSAGE - JACUZZI - COMPLETE JIM - INDIPENDENT PIZZERIA - SMOKING/HOBBIES AREA - INDIPENDENT BAR WITH BILLIARD AREA - INDIPENDENT BIG CEREMONY ROOM WITH INDUSTRIAL KITCHEN ADDITIONAL: GUARDIAN HOUSE - 5 BEDROOMS + 2 BATHROOMS WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

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Chateau de Vezins

Welcome to a world of history and modern delights. Chateau de Vezins is an 18th-century Chateau equipped with 21st-century pleasures! Designed for entertainment, the chateau is south facing with large windows giving each room a bright, warm and comfortable feel, overlooking the French gardens and pool area. You will be guaranteed of a unique and memorable experience at Chateau Vezins. Walking into the chateau you immediately feel like you have been transported into an age gone by, an age where kings and queens entertained. The town of Vezins is quaint and quiet - perfect for a family get away from the bustling city life. Days consist of croissants in the morning bought from the local Boulanger, tours of nearby chateaus, afternoon siesta's at the pool and lounging in the Jacuzzi. You'll have to constantly remind yourself that you are not staying in a replica chateau with all the modern amenities of a 5-star hotel, rather in an authentic home which has been restored with integrity to its original state. This THIRDHOME property allows for immersions into French culture and an opportunity to explore the great wine estates, cultural villages, and a side of France that is warm and proudly rich in heritage. With 1000m2 of living space, 7+ reception rooms and 6 luxurious bedrooms, the chateau has been redecorated and furnished with period flair and taste. Chateau de Vezins is surrounded by over 7 acres of manicured private gardens with a heated swimming pool, 7 seater Jacuzzi, magnificent French gardens with fountains, Japanese gardens with pond, a C14th moat, barbecue and outdoor dining in the conservatory. The chateau has atmospheric lighting both indoor and outdoor with a surround sound system that augments the romantic atmosphere. Enjoy champagne in the Jacuzzi after dinner! Chateau de Vezins is set in the heart of a Loire Valley village making it the perfect base to explore the famous vineyards, chateaux and even the Atlantic beaches. On the ground floor, all 7 main reception rooms open out on to the surrounding gardens. The reception rooms include:?- The Grand Entry Hall has a double staircase and colonnades.?- The Baron's Grand Dining Hall with a huge fireplace. - Louis XVI gilded sitting room, perfect for afternoon tea (or champagne).?- Talleyrand's Office for those who need to stay in touch with the outside world (computer, wifi, copier & printer).?- Pool/Snooker room, perfect for a game and a cognac.?- Music Lounge, Napoleon style sitting room with gilded and painted wall decor and a baby grand piano.?- Winter Lounge with plasma TV, comfortable seating and ceiling to wall paintings.?- The kitchen has 2 pantry rooms and comes fully equipped with: microwave, 2x fridges, freezer, hob, grill/oven, washing and drying machines, dishwasher. - The medieval library.?- The new cocktail room with fabulous whiskey collection. Upstairs the 6 main bedrooms sleep up to 11 adults and 3 infants. All the bedrooms are spacious and have brand new mattresses, bed linen and towels. Each has its own authentic decor and furniture.?- Marie-Antoinette with double king poster bed, en-suite child bedroom, double bathroom and 2 walk-in wardrobes. - Imperatrice Josephine with king-size 4-poster bed, en-suite bathroom.?- Marquise de Pompadour with king-size 4-poster bed, en-suite bathroom. - Mme de Maintenon's with king-size 4-poster bed and en-suite bathroom. - Diane de Poitier with 2 single beds.?- Dauphine's with a single bed, a child bed and a cot. En-suite with Marie- Antoinette’s bathroom. Outside this stone castle is set within the ancestral Barony's grounds that comprise 7 acres of lush gardens surrounded by an ancient moat.?- 40ft heated pool with child area surrounded by palm trees.?- Pool terrace fitted with designer sofas and deck chairs. - 7 seater Jacuzzi overlooking the pool and the chateau.?- Terrace by the dining room for aperitifs.?- Conservatory with outside dining table and Webber barbecue.?- Antique gazebo overlooking the French gardens.?- 14th Century moat and stone bridge?- French manicured gardens with water fountains, sculpted trees, roses and lavender bushes.?- Japanese exotic plant garden with Koi fish pond, bridge, and a sculpted marble bench.?- English park with magnolias, hortensias, rhododendrons and rare ancient trees. Want to stay at Chateau de Vezins? As a Miljonet member, you can join for FREE without paying the USD$2,500 (£1,900/€2,100) Initiation Fee. Gain access to thousands of homes now:

Travel & Events
08 Feb '18

Guest Blog: The Roth family's Iceland experience

Jacqueline Roth shares her family’s experience staying in Iceland through THIRDHOME‘s Travel & Concierge Curated Journeys. THIS PAST CHRISTMAS, MY FAMILY AND I EMBARKED ON OUR FIRST TRIP TO ICELAND. With only five days to hit all the major sites around Reykjavik and the southern coast, every day was packed with excursions set up by Liz Bates and the Travel & Concierge Department. She connected us with two amazing guides from Superjeep Iceland tours. Our guides would pick us up at our villa each morning and our day of adventure would begin. Iceland only has about 4-5 hours of sunlight during the winter, so our days needed to be meticulously planned to get to our first destination at sunrise and end our day with a beautiful sunset. Some of the highlights of our trip included ATV-ing through the mountains, soaking in the blue lagoon, hiking on top of glaciers, and visiting a number of amazing natural wonders. We conquered a lot over our stay, including the famous Golden Circle Tour, Ice Tunnels in Langjökull Glacier, Gullfoss Waterfall, and watching the sunset on the black sand beaches on the southern coast.  At night we explored and dined in downtown Reykjavik. We tasted the traditional Icelandic cuisine like whale and puffin, went ice skating in the town center, and even sang karaoke with the locals. Our trip ended on a high note as we were fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights from our villa, a sight we will never forget! Thank you, Liz and THIRDHOME for helping us create yet another amazing vacation!  Jacqueline and her family have traveled with THIRDHOME since 2011. You can also read about their experience at Camdeboo Manor in South Africa or learn more about the Roth’s travel lifestyle with Alan Roth’s Member Spotlight.  Want an Iceland experience like the Roth's?  List your property with THIRDHOME! As a Miljonet member, you can join for FREE without paying the USD$2,500 (£1,900/€2,100) Initiation Fee. Gain access to thousands of homes now:

Art & Culture
06 Feb '18

A white man serving a black star

It is February 1953. Germany, Seven and a half years after WWII. In the lobby of the Atlantic Hotel in Hamburg Norman Granz, promoter of the successful Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts, is meeting with his stars of the sold out Hamburg Jazz at the Philharmonic evening at the Ernst Merck Halle. For the first time Ella Fitzgerald is performing in Europe, together with ‘the white Charly Parker’ Flip Philips, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson, drummer Gene Krupa and Ray Brown on bass.Young female photographer Susanne Schapowalow, who made this photo, started taking pictures at jazz concerts after she was introduced to the jazz scene by musician and jazz radio show host Olaf Hudtwalker in 1948. She fell for the music and she fell for the musicians. As a professional photographer for German magazines, shooting cover photos portraying famous politicians, scientists and artists, she knew how to work with stars. But Susanne Schapowalow felt that something new was afoot and wanted to hear the new jazz music and be as close as possible to the musicians. With her Dior-like look she couldn’t be overlooked by the black musicians that visited Germany after the war thus making it possible for her to become friends with some of them and enter the dressing rooms and hotel rooms. Ulla Fröhling describes Susanne’s entrance into the world of jazz breathtakingly in her foreword in the book Sophotocated Lady.So, in February 1953, Duke Ellington, Eartha Kitt, Louis Armstrong, to name a few, all knew Susanne Schapowalow. They were used to the sophisticated female German photographer. Probably Susanne Schapowalow wasn’t aware of the fact that this photo she took in the lobby of the Atlantic Hotel was very special. She just made a portrait of the promoter and his artists. And she made it for personal use only - never were her jazz photographs published until 2009. Now we can conclude that the fact that Ella Fitzgerald, being a black female coming from a 100% segregated USA, is served here by a white waiter makes this a historical shot. That puts an extra quality to this already special portrait.5 prints of the limited edition of 10 were sold in Germany after Susanne Schapowalow's grandson Felix discovered the secret music archives of his grandmother in 2009 and organized a show in Berlin. One of these prints can be seen in the Ellington Hotel in Berlin that bought 110 different prints when they came to the market. We sold the signed 6/10 to a collector in Southern France. Maybe 7/10 is still available in Germany with Susanne Schapowalow's daughter. We think the numbers 8 to 10 have never been printed. For collectors interested we can check with the family...

8 / 18 Mar
CH, Geneva

Geneva International Motor Show

Opening Hours From 8th to 18th March 2018 Opening times: Monday - Friday 10 am to 8 pm Saturday - Sunday 9 am to 7 pm

Fashion & Design
03 Feb '18


GG/ 2018-PARIS FASHION WEEK!February 27th 2018Fall/Winter 2018 GALVANO GROUP gets u access to →2018-Paris Fashion Week Shows & After Parties!Travel to Paris with us, Hospitality, Trendy Places, Experiences, Culture, Concerts …& Much More!We’ve Got It All!Your Global Butler In Your Pocket…  Contact, Details:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comwww.galvano-iridium.comFollow us on :

Travel & Events
29 Jan '18

Estate Verwolde, enjoying Dutch Luxury and nature

A city trip to Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Utrecht is a highlight of our little county, but if you want to explore a different side of the Netherlands, the countryside might surprise you. In the Provence of Gelderland there are many castles and estates surrounded by beautiful forests. One of them is the authentic estate of Verwolde, where quietness and singing birds is all you hear, celebrating your holiday in a romantic carriage house of Buitenleven Vakanties.   Text: Angelique van Os | Photography: Henk Bothof You can wander there without getting lost. By bike, walking or on horseback. You do not even have to go far from the estate and its castle, because Verwolde and the Oranjewoud, which lies on the other side of the Markeloseweg, are equipped with various horseriding and walking paths that run through the forest and along surrounding meadows. Herds of horses, cows and sheep adorn the landscape. And when you go past the Moesgaard, at the end of the road, the T-junction to the right, you are surrounded by meters high cornfields that show off in the summer months in the sky. Furthermore, the typical nineteenth-century houses with the recognizable black-yellow shutters are sometimes beautifully hidden against the lee of the forest. For a long time there were sixty houses that fell under the estate, now there are still about fifteen. Great coach houseIn the heart of the estate that covers about 400 hectares, lies the stately mansion annex castle, dating back to 1776. A stone's throw away from this, completely sheltered by trees and high bushes, you can find the beautiful spacious coach house that was built in 1890. Since 2016 the Stichting Geldersch Landschap and Kastelen, Staatsbosbeheer and Buitenleven Vakanties are taken care of the coach house and it serves as a holiday home. When we close the gate behind us and park the car, a sea of ??beautiful blooming bedding flowers and plants comes to meet us. The house is surrounded by greenery and behind the house you have a 'mini-forest' with wide views for you alone. Inside, it is just such a party, because in the large kitchen, the old hayracks, water bowls and stable fences have been preserved and incorporated in the modern, sleek design. The imposing dining table with space for up to twelve people, invites you to dine extensively and play games in bad weather. It forms a tasteful, quirky whole. Through the hallway we reach the other side of the house, where the living room is located. Even so great, with multiple seating areas of classic interior. We miss a bit of coziness, because the furniture in terms of size actually falls away in space. The wood-burning stove does a great job, however, the worn-out bridles on the wall revive old times and the folding garden doors take the forest inside.The three bedrooms on the upper floor cover the entire coach house, so there is plenty of room; which is also very pleasant with children. The double rooms each have their own (pour) shower and toilet, and the master bedroom even has a tempting freestanding white bath. When you open the bathroom window in the morning, all you hear is birds singing and the swings of the trees. For lovers there is also a sauna with separate shower available on the landing. Family Van der BorchAround the country and coach house there is a canal, where a riding trail runs along the outside. It is quite possible that during a walk you will meet Bella van der Borch with one of her horses. The eldest daughter of baron Allard Philip Reinier van der Borch (1926-2008) has been living at the estate till she was eighteen. Her family relatives lived in the house for two hundred years (1777-1977). She is from the sixth generation. In the living room of the coach house hangs a family photo. The little boy sitting on the ground is her father. After several wanderings, Bella returned to her roots and cultural heritage a few years ago; she lives a stone's throw from Verwolde and makes an outdoor ride almost every day.In addition to two cousins ??and aunts, Bella's younger sister, Julie, can also be found on the estate. Together they lease a part of the agricultural land and associated houses to dairy farms. Since 2012, Julie runs and manages the Moesgaard and the associated tearoom, landscape store and flower garden. We meet her during the haying with a team of enthusiastic volunteers, the so-called 'forest men', who spend a lot of time in the maintenance of the estate. Every weekday, except Thursdays, there are volunteers at work who together maintain about 150 hectares of land. With a sweaty face, Julie stomps and rakes the gathered hay together on the cart, pulled by an antique simmering red tractor. When she has refreshed herself a little later, she tells about the work and background of her family. "My father renounced the house in 1976 and the grounds within the canal of the estate, because it was no longer workable in terms of maintenance and costs. I was twelve at the time. We moved to the Jagershuis, nearby. Later, after the death of my parents, I also lived there for a few years. For my parents it was quite difficult at first to leave the castle behind. I am very happy that I live here and see how well everything is maintained by Stichting Geldersch Landschap & Kastelen. And everyone can enjoy it. I find that very important, because it ensures a great commitment to the volunteers, as well as to the villagers and of course the day-trippers. There is always something to do. " Hard working baronessJulie van der Borch, like her brother and sister and his children, still has a noble title, but she only sees that as a formality. "When people know that I live here, they sometimes come to see the 'baroness' out of curiosity, but I do not really care about it," she says with a smile. The days when there are no volunteers on the floor, Julie runs the tearoom and estate store her self. With a lot of visitors, from hikers to castle visitors, that is sometimes quite challenging. "Sometimes I think, I have to find a 'real' job again, but I this is too much fun. And it is grateful work. Then I just have little free time." After closing timeDespite the great interest in the castle, especially during the summer when there are guided tours, you hardly notice that staying in the coach house. In fact, after five o’clock the fence is literally locked and you have the realm for yourself. That gives you a privileged feeling, because after closing time you can stroll in silence through the richly landscaped garden of the mansion, walking along the canal, over bridges, enjoying the special trees and the stately avenues. Sitting on the platform we can almost imagine the rich past of the Van der Borch family. In peace we return to the coach house, pull out a bottle of wine and settle us in front of the fireplace. Fully satisfied.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------HISTORYThe estate Verwolde was created through collaboration between the owner Frederik Willem van der Borch and architect Philip Schonck. The latter also worked for Stadholder Willem V. The castle is the first neoclassical house in Gelderland. Remarkable, especially for that time, is that the house was built in just nine months. During the construction period, the sleek, stately garden was also laid out, in which architect Schonck was also involved. In 1795 the landscaped garden was created, followed in 1926 by the current garden, designed by Hugo Poortman. The design by Poortman is clearly visible inspired by the geometric French style of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In the garden there are pieces with a special 'tree path', consisting of a collection of pine trees (pinetum) of more than one hundred years old. Furthermore, there is a Judas tree, tulip tree, handkerchief tree and some specimens bear a special name such as Freedom, Equality and Brotherhood. These names refer to the French Revolution and were planted during the Batavian Republic. And of course just outside the gate in a clearing of the forest is the Dikke Boom van Verwolde, the thickest oak in the Netherlands, with a trunk circumference of 7.70 meters at a height of 1.30 meters. Finally, there is also an orangery on the estate that is a popular wedding and party location. Events such as music or art exhibitions are also organized. You can find more information about guided tours and the history of Estate Verwolde on the website of the Geldersch Landschap & Kastelen.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------For more info and bookings of the coach house Verwolde, look HERE If you are interested in more of our stories, check our website.

Travel & Events
24 Jan '18

Member Spotlight: Dr. Charles Stoopack

Dr. Charles Stoopack, a clinical instructor at UC San Diego and a former practicing OBGYN, has a second home in Vail, Colorado. He combines his love for skiing and adventure with THIRDHOME ski properties across the globe. He also loves discovering new cultures and attending musical events in Vail. He highly recommends catching a George Balanchine ballet (either Swan Lake or Serenade) if you ever get the chance. Meet THIRDHOME member Dr. Charles Stoopack!How did you get involved with THIRDHOME?I saw an article in a travel section of the Sunday paper. This was back in the fall of 2014. It just sounded like such a unique concept. The article showed all these places you could go, and it looked amazing. What happened at that point, I either called or emailed THIRDHOME in October, and we had a couple of conversations and I ended up joining around Christmas.Where are you based?I’m based out of Carlsbad, California, which is North of San Diego. I grew up in New York and moved here when I was 25 for my residency at UC San Diego, and I just fell in love with the place.What do you do for a living?I originally practiced as an OBGYN. At this point in time, I’m a professor at UC San Diego. I used to be in clinical practice for 23 years, but I had to have some orthopedic surgeries and stopped practicing and transferred to education. It’s wonderful teaching. I’m doing a lot of good. You try to mold young physicians into caring doctors, try to teach them what we call the “Art of Medicine,” how to appropriately care for patients to make them feel valued. The gain as a physician is that your practice will be more fun and be rewarding if you have that sort of relationship with your patients.Who do you usually travel with?My wife and my daughters. Now they’re both engaged, so we’ve got two weddings coming up this year. We travel with other couples as well. The idea behind joining THIRDHOME was that the properties were large and we could bring groups of friends or family.What are your favorite travel hobbies?I like skiing. I also like beach holidays with a beautiful beach that has nice sand and warm water. I like traveling where it involves culture, fine dining and fine wining as well. Not like whining, but wining!In your past travels with THIRDHOME, what was your favorite destination and what did you love about it? I wrote down the whole list so I could think about it. I would say Barbados. We stayed in a 9 bedroom and 9 bathroom villa that was fully staffed. The whole experience was very spoiling. The staff felt like your family after a day or two. They prepared all the meals. We paid for food and staff, of course. We had access to a private beach club at Sandy Lane which is one of the premier beach clubs in the world. It’s where Tiger Woods got married. The whole thing, the island, the people the staff, the access to the beach, it was just wonderful. We brought 13 people with us, and there was plenty of room for everyone. The food was incredible. We’d come home from wherever we were and there would be pitchers of margaritas and hor d’oeuvres waiting for us. We’d be sitting at a long dining table and it felt like we were in an old fashion movie. It was just spectacular.What’s the next destination you are eyeing to travel to with THIRDHOME?I’m going to Kenya next, to two different THIRDHOME properties. We’re going to Hippo Point and then to Cottars Mara Private Homestead. They look incredible. There was only one week available at Cottars, and it’s our 30th wedding anniversary and after several weeks of talking with the owner, with the help of Liz Bates, THIRDHOME‘s Director of Travel and Concierge Services, the owner agreed to give us that week. We’re very excited! The other property [Hippo Point] was featured on the cover of Architectural Digest as well. It has a gorgeous tower. I recall reading that Brad and Angelina had stayed there once, too.What do you love most about your property with THIRDHOME?The skiing in Vail. It’s the best skiing mountain in North America because it’s not terribly cold (Whistler members would argue with that). You get sunny days, which is much different than Whistler, where it was very dark. Vail’s got the back bowls, which if you don’t ski are these large open areas, they call them the legendary back bowls. The condo is extremely well located. It’s about 5 minutes from the gondola, if you don’t want to walk to the bus stops out front too. Our building went under a $10 million remodel so everything is updated and upgraded. The location is wonderful, 3 nice bedrooms, and 1800 sq ft. It’s very spacious. You can go there with other couples or two families and not feel on top of each other. I used to bring our daughters along with their friends for ski trips. We still go every summer for the annual dance festival. Something that’s unique to Vail is the summers. There is a BRAVO music fest that goes through July for 6 weeks or more, then a dance fest, then a jazz fest around Labor Day. There are a lot of cultural experiences that are just delightful. During the day you can hike or golf, then at night, you go to the performances. These are world-class performances. The saying is that people go to Vail for the winter and then move there for the summers.Any personal/family achievements you’d like to share?Both of my daughters are engaged now so we have a busy year ahead of us. Their fiancés are great guys. We also have our 30th wedding anniversary coming up.How has THIRDHOME changed the way you travel?It allowed me to visit places that we probably would not have gone to and has allowed me to have accommodations for many people.Anything else you think members should know?I think the staff [of THIRDHOME] is wonderful. The concierge and member services are very helpful: Liz, Kristine, Amy Jo, Kelly. I hope I didn’t leave out anyone. I got a friend to join, and he booked a trip to San Juan Island. Actually, I’ve had two people that joined and two others thinking about it. And the Chairman’s Club, I’d thought about it for a while and when I finally did it, I loved it. It’s definitely worth it. Want to take your travel to the next level, like Dr. Stoopack?  List your property with THIRDHOME! As a Miljonet member, you can join for FREE without paying the USD$2,500 (£1,900/€2,100) Initiation Fee. Gain access to thousands of homes now:  

23 / 25 Nov
AE, Abu Dhabi

Amber Lounge Abu Dhabi

The Bright Lights of the Modern VIP Oasis Amber Lounge the original and world’s most exclusive Grand Prix after party follows the F1 series around the globe. This is where the international jet-set, royalty, film stars and the F1 fraternity enjoy unforgettable nights, breath-taking live performances by iconic artists and electrifying DJ sets. Amber Lounge Abu Dhabi is the where VIP guests experience the fast-paced glamour and climactic conclusion of the final race on the F1 calendar. Be it daytime on board the Amber Lounge Celebrity Yacht or at one of our legendary After Parties, guests are guaranteed an unforgettable star-studded experience in the Middle East’s most affluent and luxurious city. ABU DHABI TAILOR-MADE PACKAGES 2018 SATURDAY NIGHT 23:00 EXTRAVAGANZA - International DJ sets & non-stop Club Dancers, Singers, Saxophonist & Drummer, as well as our surprise International Act performing live during the party for non-stop entertainment alongside the F1 Girls’ Night Out – a night to raise the roof SUNDAY NIGHT 23:00 Amber Lounge’s end of season closing party is The most anticipated night of the year brings drivers, teams, sponsors and VIP iconic live acts performing their smash hits, whilst DJ’s keep the dance floor rocking until the early hours of the morning.

14 / 16 Sep
SG, Singapore

Amber Lounge Singapore

Asia’s Most Exhilarating F1 After Party Destination The exotic island of Singapore, home to Formula 1’s first ever night race is one of Amber Lounge’s most provocative and glamorous destinations. A celebrity and F1 driver hotspot - Amber Lounge Singapore, established since the first ever Singapore Grand Prix, has proven to be the sexiest nightlife destination in the Far East, merging the wild party spirit of the West with the opulence and splendour of the Orient.

25 / 27 May
MC, Monaco-Ville

Amber Lounge Monaco 2018

The Most Prestigious Formula 1 Event Amber Lounge Monaco 2018 will host VIP race viewing and celebrity yachts, a one-of-a-kind F1 Driver Fashion Show, Fine Dining, Live Charity Auction, and 3 nights of Euphoric After Parties with unforgettable live entertainment. The most adrenaline-fueled, action-packed experience into the glamour and excitement of Formula 1’s most anticipated Grand Prix… MONACO TAILOR-MADE PACKAGES 2018 FRIDAY U*NITE From 18:30 Kick off the GP weekend in style with the innovative clubbing concept U*NITE. Combining the prestigious Amber Lounge Fashion Show featuring F1 drivers, charity auctions, gourmet Dining & Fashion After Party. An evening to relax, watch, bid, dine, listen, dance and party with the stars... SATURDAY 10:00 Watch qualifying On-board the luxury Amber Lounge celebrity yacht – F1 driver appearances, trackside views, open bar and gourmet buffet. 20:30 Amber Lounge Dining. Cool cocktails & mellow vibes - enjoy a superb meal with fine wines and stunning ocean views … 22:30 EXTRAVAGANZA After Party – a vibrant concept, with non-stop International DJs, live performances by the hottest artists from around the world as well as Drummers, Saxophonist and free-flowing Champagne all night long. SUNDAY 10:00 The ultimate Jet set race viewing hospitality on-board the Amber Lounge celebrity yacht. 20:30 Amber Lounge Dining — al fresco. 22:30 F1 Driver Post Race Party is the most anticipated night of the weekend where F1 drivers and teams gather for post-race celebrations with Iconic live acts, DJ’s and unlimited Champagne.

6 / 9 Dec
US, Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami

The American show, leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show significant work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well the new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall. Ambitious large‐scale artworks, films and performances become part of the city's outdoor landscape at nearby Collins Park and SoundScape Park. Opening Hours & Venue Private Day (by invitation only) Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Vernissage (by invitation only) Thursday, December 6, 2018 Public Days Thursday, December 6, 2018 Friday, December 7, 2018 Saturday, December 8, 2018 Sunday, December 9, 2018 Miami Beach Convention Center 1900 Washington Drive Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

14 / 17 Jun
CH, Basel

Art Basel

The Basel show brings the international artworld together, with 291 of the world's leading galleries showing the works of over 4,000 artists. A full program of artworld talks takes place each day. Exhibitions and events are also offered by cultural institutions in Basel and the surrounding area, creating an exciting, region-wide art week. Private Days (by invitation only) Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 11am to 8pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 11am to 8pm Vernissage (by invitation only) Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 4pm to 8pm Public Days Thursday, June 14, 2018, 11am to 7pm Friday, June 15, 2018, 11am to 7pm Saturday, June 16, 2018, 11am to 7pm Sunday, June 17, 2018, 11am to 7pm Messe Basel Messeplatz 10 4005 Basel Switzerland Our show takes place at the Swiss exhibition site Messe Basel, featuring a hall designed by international architects Herzog & de Meuron of Basel.

29 / 31 Mar
HK, Hong Kong

Art Basel Hong Kong

248 premier galleries from 32 countries and territories. Underlining Art Basel's commitment to the region, half of the participating galleries once again have exhibition spaces in Asia and Asia-Pacific. The show provides an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and cutting-edge works by established and emerging artists. Private View (by invitation only) Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Vernissage Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 5pm to 9pm Public Days Thursday, March 29, 2018, 1pm to 9pm Friday, March 30, 2018, 1pm to 8pm Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11am to 6pm Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre 1 Harbour Road Wan Chai Hong Kong, China

9 / 18 Mar
NL, Maastricht

TEFAF 2018

Established in 1988, TEFAF is widely regarded as the world’s pre-eminent fair of art and antiques. We champion the finest quality art from across the ages by creating a community of the world’s top art dealers and experts to inspire lovers and buyers of art everywhere. Thursday March 8 10 AM - 7 PM Early Access Day (Invite only) Friday March 9 11 AM - 7 PM Preview Day (Invite only) Saturday March 10 - Saturday March 17 11 AM - 7 PM (General Admission) Sunday March 18 11 AM - 6 PM (General Admission)

Fashion & Design
19 Jan '18

SIHH 2018 New Watches

SIHH 2018: All tSIHH 2018Every year the high echelons of the watch industry gather in Geneva for a week to unveil their new watch collections for the year to come. Stories start to slip out from about November – we’re gathering up every new watch launch from SIHH 2018 here, from mainstream chronographs to esoteric jewellery creations. MontBlancAs Montblanc marks what would have been the 160th anniversary of Minerva, it looks to conquer the middle ground with some handsome complicationsIntroduced in 2015, Montblanc’s 1858 collection has been rightly cooed over by journalists ever since. At its core is a design that’s as vintage-inspired as any on the market, executed better than most (lack of date window; old-school logo) with enough personality running through the range for it to stand out – think the Dual Time automatic, for instance Jeager-LeCoultreA brand new range of stainless steel sports and travel-oriented watches brings back the Polaris name and aims to revitalise Jaeger-LeCoultre’s fortunesthe Polaris collection, and if that sounds familiar to you, it’s because the name is not a new one for the brand. It originally adorned a line of Memovox alarm watches in the 1960s, badged either as Jaeger-LeCoultre or LeCoultre, for the US market – and has been revived once before already, when Jaeger-LeCoultre released a limited edition 768-piece run of a Polaris Memovox tribute in 2008. Ten years later, Polaris is back, and this time it covers more than alarms. Audemars PiguetFor SIHH 2018, Audemars Piguet has created the world’s thinnest self-winding perpetual calendar.When we write about ultra-thin watchmaking, we tend to focus on the outright record-setters. The watches – predominantly from Piaget, Bulgari and Jaeger-LeCoultre – which stake a claim to new ground, albeit often by tiny margins, in the simplest expression of mechanical watchmaking: thinnest mechanical watch, or thinnest automatic watch.There’s something fitting about that; the quest for ever slimmer movements and watches is bound up with simplicity, with the reduction of things to their most essential, so it feels right to be talking about watches concerned only with hours, minutes and maybe seconds.Similarly, when we talk about Audemars Piguet concept watches, we have an image that comes readily to mind. The “stormtrooper” type of Royal Oak Offshore models.IWCIWC gets its 150th anniversary celebrations underway early with two new Portugieser tourbillons.IWC is going all out for its 150 anniversary celebrations in 2018, announcing no fewer than 27 limited edition novelties across the Portugieser, Portofino, Da Vinci and Pilot’s collection to be announced as well as the Tribute to Pallweber Edition.Two of the more haute horlogerie offerings to wear the Jubilee Collection’s ‘150 years’ 18ct gold medallion sit within the Portugieser line; a perpetual calendar tourbillon and a constant force tourbillon.The Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition ‘150 Years’ is a 46mm platinum watch (we’ll let you know just how heavy that is when we go hands on at SIHH in January) limited to just 15 pieces.IWC have employed a variation of its 94800 calibre (the 94805) which installs a second escapement between the escape wheel and the fourth wheel which winds a balance spring ensuring constant force is supplied. This movement has already graced IWC’s Ingenieur Constant Force Tourbillon and the Portugieser Siderale Scafusia, although this twin barrelled version boasts 96 hours of power reserve, double that of previous iterations. The tourbillon itself is visible through the dial beneath a very bold, open-worked, cross-shaped bridge.Complementing the platinum case is a white lacquered dial with blued hands, moon phase accurate to one day for 577.5 years.Each of the watches within the Jubilee Collection feature either white or blue dials, inspired not only by the look of the aforementioned Pallweber pocket watches but the imprinted dials and blued hands of the original 1939 Portugieser models. The Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition ‘150 Years’ also comes down on the side of white lacquer with blued hands.

Sports & Leisure
18 Jan '18


PYEONGCHANG-20182018 Korea Winter Olympic GamesFebruary 9th-February 25th 2018 GALVANO GROUP gets u access to→KOREA’s best solutions dedicated to VIP members & clients, with hospitality & experiences along, with best view & seats tickets for all categories for memorable Olympics memories!…We’ve Got It All….& Much More!Your Global Partner In Your Pocket! Contact, Details:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comwww.galvano-iridium.comFollow us on :

Travel & Events
09 Jan '18

Member Spotlight: MJ and Dee Jennings

MJ and Dee Jennings, Texas natives, have been members of THIRDHOME since 2011. In that time, they have racked up 31 trips. That’s a little over 5 trips a year! The Jennings family are true jet-setters. Get to know MJ and Dee Jennings, and how they travel with THIRDHOME, below. How did you get involved with THIRDHOME?I received a phone call from someone at THIRDHOME that was interested in my condo on Lake Travis in Austin TX in late 2011. Where are you based?Dallas, TX Who do you usually travel with?Husband, girlfriends, as well as brother and sisters family. What do you do for a living?Fundraising. What are your favorite travel hobbies?Exploring the area, active fitness activities, tasting the local foods, taking pics and walking everywhere I can. In your past travels with THIRDHOME, what was your favorite destination and what did you love about it?I just booked my 32nd trip. My favorite was a Malibu Beach home because it was insanely luxurious on Malibu Cove, a close second was Iceland as it was such an amazing adventure, and my repeat favorite is Turks and Caicos where I go as often as possible – the most beautiful beach in the world. What’s the next destination you are eyeing to travel to with THIRDHOME?I want to find a THIRDHOME to stay in South Africa before I venture off on a safari! What do you love most about your property with THIRDHOME?Every single guest takes care of it as if it was there own. In fact, because they are so pleasant it only wants me to make their stay so much more enjoyable. Any personal/family achievements you’d like to share?Because of THIRDHOME and the money we have saved, we splurge on adventure activities such as taking a helicopter to the top of a glacier and hiking the glacier tunnel, hiking the mountains of Malibu, swimming with sharks in Turks and Caicos, sliding down a mile long slide in Costa Rica, and even sent 2 family members on their honeymoons! How has THIRDHOME changed the way you travel?Completely! I always look online to see what I WOULD have paid for a THIRDHOME should I have actually paid more than a small exchange fee and some (or no) Keys. I am almost embarrassed to share, but I bet I am close to saving $200,000 since 2012. I plan a year in advance watching properties that I really want, or, if I have a free month I always take advantage of the 30-day Keyless properties. What is the nicest amenity you have encountered while staying at a THIRDHOME property?A 50-foot yacht in Miami for free. How would you describe THIRDHOME to a friend?For only $495, you can stay at a 2.5 million dollar home for a week anywhere in the world. All you have to do is give up one week at your second home. What’s the most memorable restaurant you’ve eaten at during one of your trips?Probably a local Icelandic one – a tiny little house with the most unbelievable fish soup I have ever tasted. Any travel tips for fellow members?Be active on the site, save your favorite properties so they pop up in your email when something comes available and check the site for the newest properties. What makes a THIRDHOME stay so special?The properties are hands down top of the notch luxury or if not, it is all about location, location, location! How is staying in a THIRDHOME different than other types of accommodations?For so many of the properties, the owners seem to always make sure we have everything we need – almost like a personal butler! Want to take your travel to the next level, like the Jennings family? List your property with THIRDHOME! As a Miljonet member, you can join for FREE without paying the USD$2,500 (£1,900/€2,100) Initiation Fee. Gain access to thousands of homes now:

Art & Culture
04 Jan '18


GG/2018 KICKING IN GRAND TIME!Again & Again From us All At GALVANO GROUP A HapPY 2018 with Joy, Sparkles & Prosperity! GALVANO GROUP gets u access to→A mountain  of services around the World!Here are some upcoming Events & Experiences  for u to look at as The New Year Begins In NYC & The USA! Contact, Details:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comwww.galvano-iridium.comFollow us on : January 7th 2018: Golden Globe Awards (Los Angeles)-Private Screening Parties-Celebrity Gifting Lounges-Network After PartiesJanuary 18th – 28th: Sundance Film Festival (Park City, Utah) -Premieres & Screenings-Private Mansion Premiere After Parties-Celebrity Gifting Lounges & Suites-Access to Sold Out Four & Five-Star HotelsJanuary 28th: 60th Annual Grammy Awards (NYC)-Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Dinner & Party-Awards Ceremony & Official After Party-Red Carpet -Record Labels After PartiesFebruary 4th 2018: Super Bowl 2018 (Minneapolis, Minnesota)-Tickets to the Big Game (All Seating Categories Available) -On Field Access (Halftime & Post-Game) -Player Meet & Greet -Private Party Access (Rolling Stone, Playboy, Direct TV & More) -Access to Sold Out Four & Five-Star HotelsFebruary 8th-16th 2018: New York Fashion Week (NYC)-Access to Designer Runway Shows-Backstage Tours & Designer Meet & Greets-Private Shopping at Designer Stores -Private Event & After Party Access&…. VIP Broadway Experiences (Premium Tickets, Backstage Tour, Cast Meet & Greet)HamiltonHello DollyDear Evan HansenAladdinLion KingWickedKinky BootsMany More..&....LIVE Talk Shows Available (VIP Producer Seating & VIP Entry)Saturday Night Live (NYC)Jimmy Fallon Live (NYC)The Voice (Los Angeles)John Oliver (NYC)Jimmy Kimmel (Los Angeles)James Corden (Los Angeles)Ellen Live (Los Angeles)Graham Norton (London)