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The Givenchy House has just opened its first spa in Monaco, within Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo, one of the most prestigious addresses of Monaco. Clean lines and noble materials. Designed by architect Didier Gomez, Spa Metropole by Givenchy reflects the House's sophistication and modernity down to every last detail. All ten treatment rooms are decorated in nuanced shades of white, with embossed walls that evoke the lace of Haute Couture gowns. These include a double suite and a single suite equipped with a bath and private hammam. The spa offers a "Heat Experience" package, which includes the sauna, hammam, caldarium, ice fountain and sensory showers. It also boasts a gym with all the latest equipment and a dedicated Givenchy beauty store. The exclusive L'Atelier de Givenchy fragrance collection makes its debut here in Monaco.
Eleven Madison Park restaurant in New York serves the best food around the globe. According to the judges at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 Awards, Chef-owner Daniel Humm and his team, can prepare for you dishes that will taste (and look) like art. The famous restaurant has been at the top of the list since 2010. Eleven Madison Park features outstanding hospitality and exquisite food in an iconic setting in New York City. It is a must-visit place for all lovers of haute cuisine.
Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris is the new home of the famous Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Unique Peruvian-Japanese culinary masterpieces can be experienced at the Matsuhisa Paris restaurant nestled in the hotel. Le Royal Monceau's vibrant culture and history mix perfectly with the exotic and inspirational flavours that the Chef Nobu is famous for. Matsuhisa Paris is part of the Chef's Nobu exclusive and refined brand which is the seventh restaurant opened in the world under the same brand and the first one in France.
Restaurant Monte, located in the famous Istrian coastal town of Rovinj, became the first Croatian restaurant that has met strict criteria and earned the prestigious Michelin star. The contemporary interior, state of the art service, fantastic and innovative cuisine impressed Michelin inspectors. Among food lovers of the Balkan region, Restaurant Monte is often called „the best one“ and a must-visit-restaurant when in Croatia. Chef and owner Danijel Djekic uses local products to create unique dishes which tell a story about love and food. With great food comes great wine list, and restaurant Monte will impress you with their wine list as well.
Ralph’s Coffee & Bar is Ralph Lauren’s first dining destination in London and Mayfair’s new hotspot. Echoing the warm, sophisticated, club-like atmosphere of The Polo Bar in New York City, the café décor pays homage to Ralph Lauren’s trademark equestrian sensibilities. The interior features a brass-topped bar, saddle-leather banquettes, and equestrian-themed art hung against dark wood paneling and green billiard cloth.
After New York, Paris, and Chicago, London is the place where you can try the famous Ralph's Coffee, a custom blend roasted specifically for Ralph Lauren.
The UK-based design firm has concocted the Explorer on behalf of BAE Systems (itself a global aerospace and defence company). The expansive layout gives guests room to manoeuvre, safe from any big cats that may be on the prowl. The interior includes space for a dining area, lounge, two staterooms and even crew quarters. This unique outdoor deck is the jet’s most stunning feature. It allows passengers to view the surrounding scenery without even disembarking. The deck is designed from a modified cargo door and can be deployed or stowed in a few minutes with the push of a button. Other features include a barbecue station, a marble-floor entryway, and a comprehensive equipped office. Thanks to the four jet engines located higher up on the wings, the ABJ is able to alight on grass, gravel, or even sand airstrips, opening up more locations for travellers to explore.
“The Avro Business Jet ‘Explorer’ concept represents a bold and innovative approach to aircraft interiors. It is the first of four concepts that Design Q developed for BAE Systems with the intention of developing the ABJ. Each of these will build on the unique elements of the aircraft to deliver a range of exceptional interiors for different VIP aircraft market segments.”
All lovers of winter brace yourself. The winter has come and its planning to stay for 365 days with Icehotel. Sweden’s Icehotel 365 is cool (take that as literally as you want) new twist on a frosty winter wonderland. Located in Jukkasjärvi, Swedish Lapland just 200 km north of the Arctic Circle the 2,100 square meter property features 20 suites, an ice bar that serves champagne and drinks, as well as an ice gallery – all created out of snow and ice by select artists from around the globe. 30,000 liters of water from Torne River were transformed into snow and several tonnes of ice have been harvested from the river to create both parts of Icehotel.
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