The chicest restaurant for a romantic dinner

Do you love gastronomy and want to celebrate love? Enjoy a romantic dinner in one of the chicest restaurants in the country.

There always are reasons to celebrate, but overall, love deserves to be celebrated.

What is better than a romantic night in a magnificent restaurant that has special decoration, a great menu and excellent environment.

Why wait for Valentine´s Day, an anniversary or a birthday…any day is ideal to enjoy good gastronomy in the best company.

Our country is known for its excellent gastronomy.

It is varied and has great materials to cook with from every part of Spain.

But, overall, it stands out for a wide range of restaurants in every city, offering high standing cuisine.

It aims for all kinds of tastes and moments: work meetings, family time, with friends or a date.

On this post we are going to highlight the best restaurants in the country so you can enjoy a lovely date.

This way you will discover new and marvelous places in your city and in other cities and surprise the person you love with an unforgettable dinner.

Seville

La Terraza Restaurant

If you are looking for a romantic place in centric Seville, where you can surprise your partner and enjoy an environment with no equal in the city, go to La Terraza.

It offers an exquisite Mediterranean-fusion food. But it stands out for the decoration.

It is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Seville, built in a gorgeous romantic garden.

Hanging lights make you think you are in a dream. It will be the perfecto place to enjoy a special dinner, without a doubt.

Calatrava Street, 12

Barcelona

L’Éclair. Palace Hotel

Entering the Palace Hotel is always a great experience and visiting the L’Éclair restaurant makes is more special.

It is located in the hall of the Hotel, it is golden and has a welcoming piano at front, it is like being in Paris.

It has an intimate and luxurious atmosphere, but at the same time is relaxing, with magnificent menu, ideal for a unique night.

Gran Via de les Cortes Catalanes, 668

Madrid

Arrabal Restaurant

The name comes from the Arrabal Square, which was the name of the actual Mayor Square, the place where it is located.

If you like dinning in a terrace, you will not find any more romantic places in Madrid.

The place is magical.

Arrabal has 1000 sq meter inside a cave carved in the stones that support the Plaza since 1580.

About the kitchen, everyone that goes there repeats.

Plaza Mayor, 23.

Bilbao

Perro Chico

It is becoming very fashionable, the Marzana area, where El Perro Chico is located.

This restaurant  is a very bohemian and charming establishment.

It is an original and singular bar which stands out for the tailing and brick decoration of the walls and its creative fusion cuisine.

Also, El Perro Chico has the best views of the Bilbao Ria which you can enjoy from the terrace.

Inside, clients will find a very special salon and a very affordable day menu.

Moreover, they offer great quantities and very creative meals. A perfect plan for a romantic date!

Arechaga Kalea Street, 2

Valencia

La Lola

If you are planning a special date, one of the most romantic restaurants in Valencia is La Lola Restaurant, without any doubt.

La Lola is located in the Carmen Quarter and the small staircase that invites you to come in shows the client some of the beauty you are about to enjoy.

This restaurant, even though it has a genuine touch and is located in the historic center, breathes modernity.

In La Lola, customers can enjoy an excellent Mediterranean menu which includes some jewels of the food market.

Furthermore, clients will enjoy a romantic night with their partner while listening the best live music; because, along the week, there are jazz and flamenco concerts and vanguardism music played by a dj.

Pujada del Toledà Street, 8

Due to the current conditions, bars and restaurants will be reopening complying with Government’s Plan for the COVID19 situation as follows:

Phase 0: it is on from now till May 10th, all establishments must get ready by implementing protection measures for the public.

Phase 1: from May 11th to May 25th. Restaurants will open but they will have limited capacity (30%) in their garden areas.

Phase 2: from May 26th to June 9th. Restaurants will be fully open (inside and garden area) but only working at 30% capacity.

Phase 3: from June 10th to June 24th. Increase in capacity but keeping protective distance.

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Style tips for organizing your closet

closet

You may think that to be chic and stylish you need to have large amounts of clothing in your closet. However, today you will see that this habit can become a mistake, a way of making more difficult a typical question that we will always ask ourselves: what should I wear today?

Therefore, make a good selection of useful and quality clothing will be your best option to always be on trend. This is the reason why today we want to show you some tips to have a chic closet.

To do this, we would like to introduce you to a key concept: the capsule wardrobe method. Although it is used by many lifestyle and fashion influencers, it was invented in the 1970s by the dressmaker Susie Faux, owner of the London boutique Wardrobe. It mainly consists of choosing some basic garments that do not go out of style and later improve them a little with others clothes that are a little more trendy.

Advantages of a good organization of your closet:

  • You will have clothes that are really comfortable and make you feel good.
  • You will buy less items but you will invest in their quality. Less is more.
  • Although the number of garments is more limited, it will be much easier to make combinations than before, with so many clothes, maybe you could not imagine. Therefore, your creativity will reach levels that you never suspected before.
  • Without went out of fashion, you can better establish your own personal style.
  • In a world where it is increasingly to carry out sustainable actions, this measure favours the reduction in consumption, which always benefits the environment.

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Tips for organizing your closet .

Analyze what you have.

This is essential. We cannot take a first step if we are not aware of what we have. Sometimes this can be a tough task if we have a pile of clothing but it is the most necessary starting point.

Your lifestyle and personal taste are key aspects. Think about it to make the selection.

It would not be realistic to fill our closet with party dresses, for example, if we do not go to one of them daily, for example. It is very important to be aware that as much as we like a garment, we must adapt the closet to our normal activity. We should choose work clothes and weekend outfits that represent us and with which we feel good. That is why there is no list of clothes that everyone can follow. Your closet will depend on you and how you live your life.

Decide on a color palette that suits you.

We usually dress in a small number of colors. It is part of our style and we almost do it unconsciously. In any case, you have to think about the colour palette you prefer and choose clothes with these tones. They don’t necessarily have to be basics colours such as black, white, gray and beige. Choose some neutrals tones and some complementary ones, but they should be the ones that you really like and with which it is easier for you to combine pieces of colothing.

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Moment of truth: select the main clothes.

Looking at the three previous steps, get those clothes that represent you and that are within the chosen color palette of all you have in your closet. A useful advice at this point is to pick up pieces of timeless fabrics. For example, probably you will not be able to use a too thick sweater in many occasions. If they are also difficult to clean, you will end up getting tired..

Get rid of everything you haven’t choose.

This may be the most painful point of all but it is useless to accumulate clothes that no longer fit you or simply  are no longer adapted to your way of life. Accept it, you’re not going to wear it again. The best option, and the one that we recommend, is to give or sell them to people that you think will use it. And if there are things that are not suitable because they are broken or too old, throw them away.

Create outfits that will save you in your daily routine.

It is very important that you learn to combine what you have. There are very useful tools to help you visualize what you have in the closet. Example of them is ClosetSpace (free) for iOS and Android. This allows you to upload photos of your clothes and then, the software will suggest what to wear depending on weather or season factors. Also, you can receive advice from bloggers, since it allows you to save your looks so that they can advise you later.

Think about what you need to complete your closet.

That fact that we try to reduce purchases does not mean that you cannot get an item that is necessary in your new closet. Sometimes you need connecting elements that help you combine the outfit well or you require an element that is not yet among your belongings. In that case, come on! And think ahead, you don’t have to buy everything all at once.

If you need it, ask an expert.

For many people this can be a great challenge and having expert advice can be reassuring. This way, there are specialists like Vanesa Travieso and her company, PonOrden, who help you with the organization and order of your home that might be able to help. Other option is go to image consultant who surely knows how to make the best use of what you have. Dare yourself!

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The Haute Couture of celebrities

Haute Couture

You may have heard thousands of times how someone praises Haute Couture, those hyper exclusive garments that are only available to the most privileged.

However, do you really know what the concept of Haute Couture refers to?

Maybe you think that any refined garment made by a prestigious designer is part of this type of fashion but nothing could be more untrue. Haute Couture has its own standards that make it the very essence of luxury and exclusivity.

Literally Haute Couture, since the concept is French, refers to the high tailoring of garments.

The term comes up in the Parisian workshops of Charles Frederick Worth, in the middle of 19th century. He became the first artist in Haute Couture as we know today. This dressmaker, who although of English origin developed his entire career in France, was also a pioneer in something important in this sector: presenting his collections with models walking, that is, performing runways in famous spaces in the French capital. Thereafter, the city was increasingly filled up with small shops related to sewing (embroiderers, shoe and glove makers, hatters, etc.).

The Haute Couture “club” is very restrictive and anyone cannot belong to it. In fact, in France, the Haute Couture is included in the law and protected by it

The Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture  (Haute Couture Union Chamber) It is the commission that is in charge of regulating and deciding which fashion brands are truly part of Haute Couture.

Haute Couture

What are the requirements?

  • Present a collection of at least fifty original designs to the public every fashion season
  • Clothing must be completely handmade, tailor made and with valuable and original fabrics. The assistance of the sewing machine must be anecdotal and they must have at least twenty staff members full-time (the so-called petites-mains).
  • Have at least two workshop in Paris
  • Outfits must be designed made-to-order for private client this customer, the first buyer, can decide if the garment can be reproduced and ordered by new buyers, or on the contrary, that it remains its own and unique.
  • The dressmaker who begins the work of a garment is the one who must finish it. This covers from the initial sketch to the catwalk.
  • It has to be approved by the Federation.

All of this is especially required to ensure that Paris continues to be the fashion capital of the world.

That is why although sometimes we hear that we are dealing with haute couture garments, in general these will not be part of it. Haute couture garments are usually used on very specific catwalks, exhibitions and only in some cases are they for sale. Either way, it is difficult to establish a real value for such respected garments and for this reason it is often said that they are priceless.

 Who are the members of true Haute Couture?

The list of these members is not permanent but is updated every year. Originally, the main members of the club were some such as Cristóbal Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, Christian Lacroix or Emilio Pucci.

In addition to Balenciaga, only five other Spanish names have ever been considered throughout their history as members of Haute Couture. These are Paco Rabanne, Pertegaz and Josep Font, Antonio Castillo and Raphaël.

Currently in Spain we have a very important firm that is gaining more and more strength: Yolancris. This has already been tested to belong to the most famous club in Paris, although it is still waiting to pass some filters. Shakira, Lady Gaga or Rosalía are some of the celebrities who have had the honor to wear their designs

The official 2020 list is made up of the following fashion houses:

Other famous fashion brands are allowed to be part of Paris fashion week and present their designs as long as this is not done on the official calendar and, of course, never under the Haute Couture name.

They are called guest members, young and foreign brands that work outside of Paris such as Ralph & Russo, Antonio Grimaldi, Azzaro Couture, Georges Hobeika, Iris Van Herpen, Ulyana Sergeenko, Ronald Van Der Kemp, Zuhair Murad, Julie de Libran, Guo Pei, Aganovich, Aelis, Rahul Mishra, Xuan e Imane Ayissi, Elie Saab, Valentino, Giorgio Armani Privé and Viktor & Rolf.

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The most expensive miniature cars ever made

It is a fun hobby, but expensive at the same time, being a miniature car collector.

Collecting for high class people is like having something valuable, in some cases even old but overall exclusive.

This is the reason of its increase in popularity as a high demanded hobby for the luxury loving sector of society.

This way, in this type of collection that we are about to discover in this post, three important factors are combined:

Love for cars, perfection made miniature and exclusivity.

The desire of having a Lamborghini, a Ferrari or a Volkswagen in the palm of your hand, with all kinds of details, for some, cannot be priced.

The market knows it and the ones who own a miniature car acknowledge they have a treasure.

Long time ago, miniature cars started to be made as toys and as mockups for automobile firms.

Prices were low along with the time when they were manufactured.

However, currently, having miniature cars from old times can be achieved by a small group of people.

Moreover, there are companies that make car mockups at very exclusive scales.

They make them at small quantities or even unique models, giving more exclusivity to the piece.

Handmade mockups produce in small batches can reach very high prices depending on the model and on the artist.

The most expensive miniature car is worth €7.5 million.

It is the Lamborghini Aventador Gold. This car is a true miniature piece of art, with all kind of details.

It has top added value and is covered in gold, making it the jewel of miniature manufacturing.

It tops the price of the real car, €400.000.

Furthermore, we will continue with our most expensive miniature cars ever made:

Lamborghini Aventador

It is an exact replica in the inside and outside of the real car and has been manufactured reproducing every detail and catching the eye of collectors as well as its older brother for its design and elegance.

It is worth around €6 million.

Bugatti Veyron

It is considered one of the most sophisticated miniature cars in the world.

It stands out for its simple cut 7.2 ct diamond and it is made of platinum and 24 karat gold.

Precious materials that make it worth around €2.4 million.

40th anniversary Hot Wheels

To commemorate its 40th anniversary, the prestigious Hot Wheels firm presented this magnificent car.

Valued at €140.000, it is made of 18 karat white gold and has 1388 blue diamonds, 988 black diamonds, 319 white diamonds and rubies.

It is a great jewel among the existent miniature cars.

Volkswagen Beach Bomb

It is considered the most valuable Hot Wheels of all time and it is known as the Holy Grail.

It is a 1969 unusually big prototype.

The price is €125.000.

Tomica’s Datsun Z432

It is the highest standing mockup for collectors.

The Tomica miniature car manufacturing company made this precious model which stands out for its elegance, for their 40th anniversary.

This miniature car was sold for €80.000.

Miniatura Datsun Z432 de Tomica

Pre-War “W.E Boyce” Dinky Nº 22D delivery van

Without any doubts, it is a relic and a collector’s piece that many would want to have.

This model is the melted metal priciest vehicle ever sold.

Miniature Dinky_Pre_war_No_22D_Delivery_Van_W_E_Boyce

250 GTO Ferrari

It is a classic among the Ferrari lovers and its miniature versions.

This model is considered as one of the best Ferraris in the world.

The price is about €18.000.

Hot Wheels Beatnik Bandit

It is made of crystal fiber and it is one of the 16 Sweet original Hot Wheels.

In 1963, the mockup was designed, and the range had different colors, with fuchsia being the most singular one.

This color was thought to be an attraction for girls at the time.

However, the color did not work as expected so the company stopped making them, becoming a hard to find piece.

The fuchsia model is valued at €15.000.

Miniatura Beatnik Bandit de Hot Wheels

1967 Matchbox Magirus Deutz (Nº 30) crane

It is one of the hardest to find and most desired pieces for collectors.

In its time, 1980, its price was €10, however, nowadays, if you get to find one, it is worth around €13.000.

Miniatura Grúa Magirus Deutz (N.º 30)

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The most spectacular private jets

Luxurious private aviation is going through a peak. The biggest fortunes are willing to use the most exclusive and spectacular private jets.

This way the demand of these services by individuals and multimillion companies is surging.

They do not want to renounce to fast travelling, making the most out the journey, enjoying comfort, luxury and exclusivity.

The advantages of travelling by private jet are clear:

Users get quicker to the destiny, avoiding lines and not sharing small spaces with other travelers.

Also, something key for the luxurious share of the market is that private jets are personalized to the likes and needs of the client.

They are made of good quality materials and have top technology and innovation.

Travelling becomes more exclusive and passengers can enjoy the same level of comfort as if they were at home, in the office or in a hotel.

It is because they have wide spaces which cover all needs: kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, meeting rooms…

The spaces are designed and distributed based on what the clients want to do during the trip.

A work meeting, relaxing or enjoying the most out of the journey.

All of this has a tremendous cost.

Currently, the average price to acquire a private jet is over €30 millions.

Furthermore, if pockets are not deep enough , there is the option of renting it wich is more affordable butstilla high price.

We have listed some of the most spectacular and luxurious private jets in the world:

Airbus ACJ319 Elegance

It is a version of the ACJ319 model launched by Airbus.

This jet offers simplicity, speed and savings in the cabin.

It stands out because the cabin is wider and higher than any other company plane.

Moreover, it allows clients to choose among a wide range of living room, office, dining room or conference room models.

It also has a bathroom and galley at the front and a bedroom with a bathroom at the back.

Its selling price is about €46.6 million and the renting tariff is €18.300 per hour.

Airbus ACJ320neo Melody

It is known for its stylized lines inspired in the curves of Nature. This jet combines designing and technology. It has a lighter cabin which increases the autonomy of the plane.

It is designed with to the detail and maximum comfort to make travelling very pleasant.

The price ranges around €86.6 millions.

BombardierChallenger 350

Luxurious plane of great scope and speed.

It has  a sophisticated and comfortable cabin.

It can take on transcontinental journeys.

Its price is around €24.3 millions.

BombardierChallenger 650

The jet is a big size bombardier, with a wider and more spacious cabin.

A luxurious plane that is ideal for short distance work trips and long distanceleisure trips with family and friends.

It can carry 12 passengers.

This private jet is good value for money. The starting price is €29.5 millions.

Bombardier Global 7500

It is the largest super luxurious private jet in the market and has the most autonomy. This jet stands out for its speed, space and innovation. It has capacity for 19 people and autonomy for 14.260 kms.

While travelling, passengers can enjoy the best commodities and the largest space ever given.

Also, it is the only plane a cabin divided into 4 spaces, plus a resting area for the crew.

It is considered the best private jet for business.

There are private spaces and others to carry work meetings but also to enjoy family time and friends.

The living room has a table with 6 comfortable and reclining seats.

Furthermore, it has the largest kitchen in the market which allows the passengers to enjoy cooked meals.

Flights are very calm thanks to the wings which are designed to ensure maximum flexibility.

Giving great stability to the plane.

This magnificent super luxurious nad comfortable plane is worth €63 millions.

Companies are not stopping their innovation and improving spree of their fleet in the private aviation field.

They are in the search of top speed, comfort, luxury and exclusivity for their clients.

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18K gold Airpods

Luxury lovers always look for exclusivity to add value to everything they want to buy. Making common elements very valuable, this is the case of 18K gold Airpods.

These people always have the latest items in fashion, decoration, travels…customizing and luxurious technology is booming.

The newest and most desirable stuff for wealthy pockets are the technological devices.

With an exclusive touch brought by precious metals, standing out the gold.

Jewelry is becoming more and more related to the most expensive devices.

Thank to this, there are numerous products in the market that have been revalorized and have become a great attraction to customers.

Many high standing users look for cases or exclusive models made of precious stones and metals.

They want to acquire simple accessories but, at the same time, they need to be magnificent jewels.

This is what is happening with the AirPods, the popular wireless Apple earphones.

They left behind its original white plastic cover, replacing it with a 18K gold capsule.

Furthermore, the wireless charging case is also covered in gold.

This item has become a TOP product in the luxury sector and among the exclusivity and distinction lovers

It is Spanish creation

The famous Spanish Youtube star, Pablo Cimadevila is the mind behind the 18-carat gold Airpods.

He was a Paralympic athlete who won several medals in the Paralympic Games of Sidney, Athens and Beijing.

Now, he has redirected his life to the jewelry sector, achieving fame and prestige for his creations.

The Youtube star showed in his channel how he transformed simple Airpods in a luxurious piece of 18K gold.

While watching the video, the viewer can feel the dedication and care put into this masterpiece.

The “AirGolds”, as named by their creator, went through different manufacturing stages.

First of all, the original covering was removed to create an exact replica of it.

Once the 18K gold was melt, he started to model every detail to achieve astonishing results.

To transform these airpods into a real 18K gold jewel.

He did not want to sell them, he just wanted to show his work that inspired in the “Think Different” campaign used by Apple between 1997 and 2002.

Moreover, there are companies that are specialized on modifying these products to make them more desirable for the most exquisite tastes.

This is the case for the Russian company Caviar, specialized in exclusive and luxurious products.

They were the ones who sold the last Apple Airpods model covered in 18K gold.

The price was $67.280 (about €61.000), in last October, they were not only exclusive but unique because the company made just one pair.

The golden AirPods Pro are exactly the same as the original Apple product but made into a magnificent jewel.

They have flexible silicon pads to adapt to the user’s ears, they are water and sweat resistant, have noise cancelling system (one of the main additions to the very first model) and a more durable battery.

The only difference is the weight because they are covered in gold.

They even have the same characteristics but with 18K gold covering (75% pure), the earphones and the case, which is the reason why they cost 220 times more than the originals made by the Cupertino firm.

These 18K Airpods are affordable for just a few.

There are other luxurious Airpods models that, even though they are not up to previous model level, they are exclusive enough to some buyers.

Other models

There are other more modest models than the AirPods model offered by the Russian company.

Some black earphones that are covered on python skin ($1.550).

A different green version, with a crocodile skin covered case ($1.550).

And a white crystal one ($1.320).

Covering technical products with precious materials and mainly gold is becoming more trendy.

Due to the high expectations and constant demand, companies work on the luxurious versions at the same time as the original products are being launched.

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Tour around the most luxurious wineries

In many countries like Spain, Italy or France there is a great wine heritage and the grapevine is a valuable element in their culture. In these places, tours around the most luxurious wineries are becoming more and more popular.

This is a combination of enology and tourism that creates a new concept known as “wine tourism”.

It allows small groups of people to enjoy the pleasure of tasting wine straight out of the barrel or via wine tastings.

These services are provided by the hand of experienced sommeliers.

As years go by, wine tourism evolves, and it counts on a huge number of tours in which tourists can taste and walk around some of the most exclusive grapevine haciendas.

In these tours, visitors enjoy personalized tastings and walking tours that weigh on the most symbolic wines of each winery.

Spain counts on a wide variety of wineries which are spread out all over the country and produce vast quantities of the most select wines.

In this post, readers will find a route over some of the most luxurious wineries of the world.

  1. Marqués de Riscal, La Rioja (Spain)

    It combines architecture, art, gastronomy…in Elciego, in the heart of the Alava part of La Rioja, there is one of the oldest and most traditional in the area.

    The owners created a building, Canadian Frank Gehry’s masterpiece, where wine and leisure hold hands.

    Visitors can enjoy the amenities of this breathtaking construction that has 43 rooms and luxurious suites.

    Also, it hosts a Michelin Star awarded restaurant and a spa where guests can relax and enjoy wine therapy treatments.

  2. Badia a Coltibuono, Siena (Italy)

    11th century monastery with rural housing, an exclusive restaurant and its own botanical garden.

    In this place, visitors will enjoy the eleven types of house produced wines and oils which are ranked as top ones in Italy.

    They come from the monks who founded the monastery in 1501 and started to produce them.

    Nowadays, the Stucchi Prinetti family is in charge of the production of the “Good Crop Abbey”.

  3. Odette Estate, California (USA)

    In the wine producer county of Napa Valley, in California there are a huge number of wineries, some as prestigious as Odette Estate.

    The spectacular Signum Architecture’s design catches the attention of the visitor.

    It is a winery that has over 25000 sq hectares.

    Odette Estate makes first class CCOF certified ecological wine.

    Moreover, it has a private club where guests can uncork the most exclusive bottles.

  4. Abbey of Retuerta LeDomaine, Valladolid (Spain)

    By the side of the Duoro, it is located the five star hotel Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine included in a 12th century Romanesque monastery.

    It is a magical place where tourist can visit one of the most innovative and most technologically advanced wineries in Europe.

    Also, they offer different cultural and wine making related activities.

    Visiting this winery is a must if you are a wine connoisseur.

    It is recommended to walk, ride a bike or a horse and get to know the surroundings and enjoy the scenery and its life.

    Moreover, the complex has a one Michelin star awarded restaurant and a sustainable spa which is located in the old stables.

  5. Vina Maris winery, Alicante (Spain)

    This is a very special winery because it is a submarine one.

    Nowadays, there are more wineries which have switched to this innovative kind of growing the grapevine but they are few still.

    Wine tasting in Vina Maris, aged in the depths of the Mediterranean Sea, is the most exclusive wine tourism activity at the moment.

    It is possible to do scuba diving, aided by professionals, and visit the undersea facilities.

    The two submarine aged wines offered by Vina Maris are Vina Maris Monastrell and Vina Maris Chardonnay.

    What a discovery, huh?

  6. Michel Jack Chasseuil, Deux-Sèvres (France)

    The winery is located inside Chapelle-Bâton in the region of Deubx-Sèvres and is considered a real enological jewel.

    Michel Jack Chasseuil, is a wine lover who owns a collection of about 41.000 bottles.

    Furthermore, he owns wine bottles dated from 1811 to the present from everywhere around the world.

  7. Otazu winery, Navarra (Spain)

    Besides its exquisite wines, the building designing will amaze any visitors.

    Colorful and impossibly shaped sculptures are part of an outdoor museum which is located in the gardens that surround the five buildings of the winery.

    It is a spectacular winery that combines a wine museum and an incredible art gallery.

    These prestigious artworks from everywhere form a small MoMA that should be advertised for everyone to know.

  8. Celler Bell-Hoc, Girona (Spain)

    Pritzker of architecture Award in 2017. Rafal Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vitalta are the designer of this winery and the founder of RCR Aquitectes.

    The winery is located in the heart of the Palamós  forest, and visitors can enjoy tastings, guided tours and housing.

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Magical places to stay to tour the Discovery of America

The Discovery of America marked a milestone in European and Spanish history.

Nowadays, the history is tightly close to tourism, and it has exponentially grown in the last few years.

The number of people that want to travel to historical sites is increasing.

Visiting and touring the path that others took once in the past, enjoying magical and unique places.

History is one of the main reasons for people to travel and one of the most interesting moments in history is the Discovery of America.

The desire of learning about the journey that Christopher Columbus went on to discover the New World in 1492.

On this post we will show you the places where the first travelers were on their journey to discover America.

Columbus started his trip in Palos de la Frontera, Huelva , Spain on August 3rd of 1492.

From Huelva, he followed on his journey to Gran Canaria island, later they sailed to La Gomera island, and after stocking up on food, tools and water and doing some reparations on the boats, they weighed anchor to the Antilles, known as the Caribbean.

From the Caribbean there some destinations that stick out the rest: The Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti or Dominican Republic.

We will go deeply on each destination mentioned on the Discovery:

Gran Canaria Island

The Canary Islands is an archipelago that consists of seven unique paradises, located in the Atlantic Ocean.

Gran Canaria has all sorts of scenery and environments where you can enjoy your trip.

It is an island that stands out for its incredible mountainous scenary.

Going to the Morro de la Agujereada, a 1956 meter high mountain is a must do in the island.

Also, it has amazing dune beaches, palm tree forests and other places with varied and strange wildlife.

La Gomera

Christopher Columbus and his crew went to La Gomera before facing the hardest part of their journey.

This island is home for a wide variety of nature with enormous value and national and international interest.

It was named as Biosphere Reserve in 2012.

Moreover, in the middle of the island there is the Garajonay National Park, World Heritage.

And also, visitors can enjoy some unique gastronomy such as watercress stew or palm honey.

La Gomera also has unique marine bottoms and cliffs formed by eroded lava that are pinned in the Atlantic Ocean.

It is a small island, but with a lot charm where tourists can enjoy the calmness of the sea without worrying about people.

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic has some magnetism from which is hard to escape.

Visitors can enjoy its marvelous gastronomy, bachata and the contagious happiness of the Dominicans.

It is a magical destination because of its incredible history.

It was the first time that Christopher Columbus touched American soil and he saw its beauty, fell in love with the island and they established the headquarters for the New World.

The Bahamas

At the beginning, Columbus thought he arrived to an Asian island that he named San.

Nowadays, one of the island of The Bahamas archipelago is named that way.

The Bahamas archipelago consists of over 700 islands, each of them with its own personality, unique of a paradise.

There are leisure activities for all kinds of travelers.

These islands are ideal for practicing scuba diving, fishing, and navigation and boating.

And, besides its idyllic beaches, tourists can also taste some delicious and varied gastronomy.

Cuba

Cuba is island  with 15 provinces and has some sites that have included in the Cultural World Heritage list.

Its colorful capital La Havana with its exciting night life, in addition to a beautiful architectonical designing, is the core of the country.

Regarding the leisure, there are many activities to carry out in La  Havana and Varadero, the most traditional places in the island.

Travelers can get to know them by luxury, vintage, ecological…tours.

Furthermore, another attraction of Cuba is its golf courses.

Haiti

Haiti is an Antilles country, situated between Dominican Republican and Cuba.

The capital is Puerto Principe and stands out as a very lively city with a lot of movement.

It is known as a destination for tourists who are looking for sun, beaches and luxurious hotels and its music, painting and carnival should be highlighted.

Some of the most touristic places are de Barbancourt Castle, the Bonheur Villa and itsblack sand virgin beaches.

In the following paragraph we are listing some of the best hotels in the destinations gone down in the Discovery of America:

Lanzarote:

Lani’s Suites Deluxe

https://www.lanissuites.com

Fuerteventura:

Bahiazul Villas & Club in Fuerteventura.

https://bahiazul.com/es

La Gomera

Jardín Tecina Hotel

https://www.jardin-tecina.com/es/

Dominican Republic

Tortuga Bay Hotel Puntacana Resort & Club

https://tortugabayhotel.com/

The Bahamas

Fowl Cay Resort

https://www.fowlcay.com/

Cuba

Paradisus Princesa Del Mar Resort & Spa

https://www.melia.com/es/hoteles/cuba/varadero/paradisus-princesa-del-mar-resort-and-spa/index.htm

Haiti

The Inn at Villa Bambou

https://www.villabambouhaiti.com/

 

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How to pick the perfume for every ocassion

Choosing the right perfume for every ocassion is a part of behaving oneself and transmiting to the people that sorround us.

Not every perfume works for every ocassion, we need to take into account the time of the day, the place and the activity we are going to carry out.

For this reason, we must pick the proper perfume for day lunch, a romantic dinner, work ora special event.

Furthermore, a vital factor when picking a good perfume is its fixation because it tells us how much it will last on our skin.

Moreover, some people are loyal to one perfume because they like it and want to be to identified by it.

This can become a mistake if the perfume has some markeable characteristics, even if these characteristics are soft or intense.

Nowadays, there are numerous fragancies to choose among for each moment.

On this matter we are going to select for this post the best perfumes according to the ocassiona and the activity we are planning on doing.

Perfumes for the day

If you are attending to a lunch, event or whatever celebration during daylight, the perfume must be fresh, with soft flowerish or citric glances.

If you prefer sweeter aromas, apple can be a good option.

Perfumes for the afternoon

When the afternoon comes, we want a fragance that strikes harder than a morning one. A stronger flowerish glance would do.

Sweet and intense vanilla or bitter ginger canmake your perfume cheekier and personal.

Lemon, musk or wooden aromas are also good options for the afternoon.

In the following lines we are pointing out some of the top selling women perfumes for fay and night:

Chance by Chanel, Light Blue by Dolce&Gabbana, Chloé, Calvin Klein ONE, Acqua di Gioia by Giorgio Armani, 212 by Carolina Herrera, among others.

The perfume culture is getting to the masculine area of society. There is a wide variety of perfumes for them according to the place and moment. We will highlight some men perfumes for these occasions:

Allure Homme by Chanel, 1 Million by Paco Rabanne, Dior Homme by Christian Dior, Invictus by Paco Rabanne or Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss.

Perfumes for the night

For a romantic dinner, a spectacle or whatever event during the night, the perfume must be a smelling explosion.

The calmness and warmth of the day let some space for much more seductive aromas. This is the moment of the day when we want to leave a mark.

For this reason, we want our perfume to be a declaration of intentions, with more intense aromas.

Musk, amber or pachuli become a key piece, without leaving behind some flowers suchas jasmine, orchides and violets.

For night ocassions, the most recommended perfume for women are:

Good Girl by Carolina Herrera, Black Opium by YSL, Scandal By Night Jean Paul Gaultier, Goldea The Roman Night.

Also, we are remarking some of the best selling perfumes for night events:

Solo Cedro by Loewe, Bleu by Chanel, Bvlgari Man in Black, Nuit D’ Issey by Issey Miyake or Gucci Guilty Black.

Some perfumes for the everyday life

It is also very important to choose the perfect perfume for work and everyday life so it is not too much or too little of aroma.

There are different fragancies that are very versatile, that can be worn everyday, adapting to diverse climates, times and circunstancies. It is one of the most important decisions because the fragance will accompany you for the whole day and people will identify you by it.

W are lisitng here the best one for women:

La vie est belle by Lancôme, Bright Crystal by Versace, Mademoiselle by Chanel, Truly by Vera Wang.

And, as follows, we are gathering the best selling ones for men:

Allure Homme by Chanel, Dior Homme by Christian Dior, Orange Spice de Creed, 212 Men by Carolina Herrera or Loewe Esencia by Loewe.

Some advices when picking your perfume:

Do not let yourself go by first impressions when smelling the perfume on your skin.

Think about his, perfumes undergo three phases:

  • First phase only lasts 15 minutes.
  • Second phase lasts 40 minutes.
  • And the third phase lasts the most on your skin.

So it is advisable to try the aroma on your skin and let it there for about an hour.

This way, you will notice the different hints and know if it really is the one you are looking for.

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Vacations in the Maldives, its most luxurious side

The Maldives is one of the main holiday destinations chosen for its luxury.

It is located in the Indic Ocean, made up by more than 1200 islands and is considered as one of the most beautiful and exclusive places in the world.

The Maldives is one of the most demanded destinations for luxury tourism and it has been growing in the last years by opening incredible hotels and resorts.

Buildings in the middle of the water with infinite pools, dinners under the stars, exotic nature and tons of details make it the real paradise.

It becomes hard to pick the right hotel because the vast majority of them are luxurious with exclusive and personalized service for every client´s expectations.

In the following lines, we will show you the most relevant hotels and resorts in order to hel you pick the right one.

Soneva Jani Maldivas

It is not your typical resort, it is built in a 5 km private lagoon, it can be considered a private atoll, surrounded by 5 uninhabited islands.

It is the resort with the lowest room density ratio in the world.

Also, it has one of the largest on water villas among the resorts in the Maldives and in the world, with 1245 sq meters and 4 bedrooms.

Lux North Male

It banks on modern architecture leaving behind the hay roofs to enjoy the most out its villas´ roofs.

The villas were designed by the Singapore based Miaja Design Group.

Each one of the 67 residences is just a few minutes away from the capital on fast boat.

The private terrace in every villa where clients can enjoy a movie in a big screen, practice yoga, have some drinks or some dinner under the stars.

Each one also has a pool, a sauna and hammam.

On the other hand the common facilities offer different restaurants options from Glow´s international food to japonese-peruvian food from Inti and Barium´s signature food.

The resort offers bars, cafés, pools, 24 hour butler service, a private yacht for excursions, tennis and beach volleyball courts, water sports, workshops directed by experts and a children´s club.

JW Marriott Maldives

The first JW Marriot Maldives accommodation is situated on an idyllic moon shaped islet in the Saviyani atoll (an hour away from Malé by seaplane).

A total of 60 villas form the complex which are known for being some of the roomiest in the Maldives, each of them is equipped with a private pool and all sorts of comforts.

Its offer is completed by five restaurants from different parts of the world, also three cocktail bars, spa and all kinds of activities to get involved in the island live.

Intercontinental Maldives Maamunagau

It is located in Raa atoll close to a UNESCO biosphere reserve which hosts exuberant wildlife, from majestic manta rays to playful dolphins.

The complex has 81 villas which are distributed among the beach, the lagoon and the water.

It combines private white sand beaches, contemporary designing and spectacular views of the Indic Ocean bottoms.

The whole hotel was designed around the idea of sustainability.

It is collaborating with different conservation organizations.

It encourages its guests to discover the ecosystem by participating in its preservation.

There is no need to renounce to luxury or sophistication.

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

In the middle of a coralline bottom lagoon the Fairmont Maldives is found and it offers itself as an exquisite destination only 55 minutes away from Malé by seaplane.

It is also known as “the underwater secret island” and it hosts a complex of 120 rooms and villas erected over the water and with their own private pool.

The hotel offers an extra attraction:

  • The Coralarium.
  • An underwater museum which has sculptures and structures made by the artist Jason de Caires Taylor that, besides art, holds a local program for the recovery of corals.

This original space is ideal for snorkeling and getting in touch with the region´s marine life helped by biologists and other specialists.

 The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

The designing is Peia Associati´s work, this Italian firm is behind the construction of buildings such as Katara in Doha or the Ikeda Cultural Center for Peace in Milano.

70 villas over the water and islands close to the Hanifaru bay, inside the single UNESO biosphere reserve there is in the country.

The villas have a very original shell shaped design which favors a sustainable perception.

The design contributes to avoid the heat and keep the temperature steady, reducing the use of the air conditioning and minimizing the impact in the environment.

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