Category Archives: ARCHITECTURE

A sustainable future for Monaco

When you think of Monaco, admittedly fast cars come to mind, but bicycle paths, insect hotels, lush gardens and sustainability are the hashtag of its latest initiative. At the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement, H.S.H. Prince Albert II … Continue reading

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Île de Ré, Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

The Île de Ré is a relaxing haven on the west coast of France, only a few hours from London. A flight from London to La Rochelle and a short drive over the connecting bridge, Ponte de Ré, will have … Continue reading

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Rome’s historical centre reopens at long last

At long, long last Rome’s historical centre reopens, and the Spanish steps are in sight and looking as lovely as ever. The long anticipated softening, so to speak, of the Covid 19 stay indoors lockdown rules began in Rome on … Continue reading

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Museum musings

Daily inspirational quotes by artists “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci

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Rome’s new luxury department store ‘Rinascente’

Want to buy a Fendi bag, see an ancient Roman aqueduct, browse Italy’s best design brands and have a Campari all in the same building? Meet Rinascente, Rome’s new (well, newly reopened) department store. Rome’s answer to Harvey Nicks or … Continue reading

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Green Fashion Week in Rome

   It’s all about fashion shows @ the ancient Roman Forums this week to raise awareness for Green Fashion Week, now in its 6th edition, following the success in LA, Dubai,  Abu-Dhabi and Milan. The Forum of Augustus and Hadrian’s Temple … Continue reading

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Zaha Hadid designs new Naples high-speed train station

Images © zaha hadid architects 2016 was an exciting year for architecture and 2017 looks set to be no different as we anticipate the construction later this year of the long awaited Naples-Afragola train station. A sculptural cobra-like steel structure, which will … Continue reading

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