Coming back from the summer break with recharged batteries and a suitcase full of souvenirs and good intentions, September always seems to do its best to challenge this with a tsunami of shows. For myself and my colleagues at Quarterre, a transport and product design studio based in London, this has centred around two things this year: The London Design Festival, when the world and its soft furnishings comes to our doorstep and the Paris Motor Show, a veritable Grande Dame of the automotive industry whose glory days might be behind her now but who still knows how to put on a class act.
I’m just going to pause here. Right here, in the courtyard of this 19th century convent, now home to La Fourvière Hotel.
As a little girl, with an imagination larger than my wildly untamed hair (my hairbrush refusal was my mother’s morning battle), I often wondered what it would be like to skip right into a kaleidoscope. An imagined sugar-rush, spinning-tea-cup-ride surge of delight as every kind of colour and shape danced their flamboyant, unrehearsed, flamenco routine.
Roll out the barrel! Simply said, great beer comes from a great country. Now whilst some might disagree as to which nation is the ‘World Champion’ when it comes to produces the best beer - lager, ale or call it what you will, the Czech Republic is certainly up there with the best of them.
The Germans will naturally claim that their beer can be considered the best and especially so around the Oktoberfest, while Belgium’s output cannot be discounted for its rich variety of beers with over a thousand different beers including Belgian Abbey beers.
I’ve been to enough weddings to know that rain on your wedding day doesn’t necessarily a happy bride make. But ask a superstitious Italian, and instead of cursing the rain clouds, you’ll embrace the special day downpour – your soaking instead believed to be a symbol of fertility and cleansing, luck and love drenching you from the skies.
Ferrari’s Corse Clienti division is pleased to announce the launch of the Ferrari Challenge UK series for 2019, with the Ferrari 488 Challenge to race on four UK circuits. This is the first time in the history of Ferrari that the brand has offered a one-make racing series dedicated for a single market.
Steinway & Sons announced the unveiling of eight new pianos in partnership with the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg’s iconic new concert hall. The limited edition models capture aspects of the ground-breaking design and structure that the landmark has become renowned for. Both Steinway and the Elbphilharmonie stand for excellence in music and outstanding cultural values. Following the opening of Steinway’s SPIRIO Lounge next to the Elbphilharmonie, a thematic and geographical bridge was built between the two cultural institutions, leading to the creation of these stunning grand pianos.
Great Scent From Lalique-Encre Noire À L’Extrême-Eau De Parfum For Men
Excellence demands a fragrance that meets and surpasses expectations. You must walk the walk, talk the talk, all whilst exuding a subtle appealing fragrance. The new Eau de Parfum for men from Lalique hits all the right notes. It neither overpowers nor fades too quickly over the day.
Lalique Encre Noir is aiming to reinvent masculine sensuality with its powerful cypress and vetiver accord. A woody new intensity with a unique and unforgettable sillage.