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Where to ski low cost, map and prices for “having fun” with the autumn snow

While in the south probably someone is still bathing at the sea, in the North is already all ready for the new ski season. If most of the facilities will open between the second half of November and early December, in some regions of Italy in a few days it will be possible to put the skis at the foot

The Stelvio Pass, in Lombardy, thanks to over 20 kilometers of all difficulty, for a total difference of over 700 meters, is one of the most important summer skiing and snowboard centers. Although the heat of summer has created some problems, forcing them to close ski lifts and ski slopes, enthusiasts will be able to enjoy over 20 kilometers of slopes until November 5th with a late-torch torch scheduled for Saturday 4th.

In South Tyrol, the slopes of the Val Senales glacier are already open: skiers have a 3,212-meter Grawand chairlift. “Hope is to be able to open all the systems within two weeks, allowing time,” explains the local operators. Solda has been on the road since October 21, due to the high slopes of up to 3250 meters.

Prices
It is still “early to give a complete picture of any price increases on plant prices” but, as explained by AdnKronos Valeria Ghezzi, president of the Anef (National Association of Operators), “where we should be talking about 2% at most. And I think even from a receptive point of view there will be no significant increases. ” “Investment in the industry amounts to 70 billion – says the Ghezzi – now snow is always guaranteed, also because the trend is that of a mountain to live all year round: even when it is natural you work because it enhances comfort of those who wander. ” “In any case, hope is that this year will be a ‘white Christmas’ – he concludes – not so much because we fear that the sector is affected, but above all, what are the Christmas holidays from the point of view of the collective imagination.”

Livigno

Livigno in October opening of the fund and December ski slopes

On October 15, skiing back to the bottom ring, while on December 1 officially starts the winter season with the opening of the slopes.

From October 15th to Livigno, it will open the bottom track, made with 50,000 cubic meters of snow that have been preserved during the summer season with snowfarm technique. Last winter, 100,000 cubic meters of snow were stored, of which 20 percent was dissolved in the summer, 30,000 were used for the Contrade Trophy (summer skiing event on true snow) and the remaining 50,000 will be used to open the bottom ring.

With such an anticipated opening over the other locations, Livigno becomes the ideal destination for training a large number of international teams and international athletes and biathlon riders coming down from the glaciers to train at an altitude of 1816 mt, perfect for the High Altitude Training .

For those who love skiing and snowboarding, just wait on December 1, when the winter season will be officially inaugurated with the opening of the ski slopes.

December 2 will be the turn of the 28th edition of Sgambeda, the granite of Livigno that is part of the international circuit “Visma Ski Classics”.

On the theme of scheduled snowfall, Livigno has embarked on an innovative road, taking part in the “Prosnow” European project of vast breath that also involves eight Alpine resorts. The optimization of programmed snow production is an important challenge for ski resorts. Today, the required water volumes are estimated at the beginning of the season on often unclear bases (eg, the worst ever recorded, with a observation period limited to one or two decades), and the decision to produce or not is generally taking the same day depending on weather conditions.

The Prosnow project, co-ordinated by Météo-France with 12 European partners, aims to develop a decision support service for ski resorts, based on weather forecasts (several days) and at the same time seasonal (several months).

This is a new tool that will provide meteorological information directly available to ski area operators (eg snow / snow stock), along with specific information on forecast uncertainties. Eight pilot stations in the Alps of France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Germany will contribute to the development of the service and to test the “demonstrator”.

The project will last for 3 years and has been submitted in response to the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Green Economy initiative, which is associated with the social challenge 5 “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials”, with objectives for research based on the market for climate services. In addition to the latest generation forecasts, the project will also be based on the new seasonal forecasting services developed at European level under the Copernicus Climate Change Services (C3S) program.

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STUBAI – SKI WALKING ON OCTOBER 14 WITH LAST OKTOBERFEST

Skiing season on the Stubai glacier, Tyrol starts on October 14th.

The first curves of the season, on the weekend of 14 and 15 October, will be celebrated with a vintage party with many skiers presenting on the track with traditional clothes in wool and wooden skis. Which, combined with beer running through rivers, will give the Oktoberfest the snow. In addition to the fun, there will also be an opportunity to win some prizes as the four “best-looking” couples will be awarded with: € 500, € 300, two skipasss for two days skiing on the Stubai Glacier and a voucher of 50 Euros for the Schaufelspitz gourmet restaurant boasting 2 Gault Millau hair.

Two nights with skipass on the day of the opening are promoted starting from 146 euros (overnight stay, breakfast, ski pass and ski bus included).

Stubai events on the 2017 2018 Autumn Ski Glacier

From 24 to 26 November 2017, the world’s best freeskiers will face a slopestyle showdown at the Stubai Zoo snowpark. About 120 athletes challenge the Stubai glacier for the first FIS Freeski World Cup race.

The Moreboards Stubai Premiere runs from 20th to 22nd October and offers a lively and colorful show with snowboarders in action at the Stubai Zoo Snowpark and the opportunity to try the latest equipment news at the Brand-Saloon at Eisgrat Station.

Appointment with test materials with the SportScheck Glacier Testival, from 9 to 11 November, with more than 3,600 materials to be tested on the slopes of the glacier.

Freeride appointment is the SAAC Basic Camp on November 18 and 19, to learn how to move on off-track tracks safely.

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Cortina D’ampezzo

Apartamento a estrenar, muy bien amueblado en Cortina.

Apartamento nuevo y decorado con buen gusto por el artesano experto de Cortina d’Ampezzo.

La propiedad, en la planta baja, tiene una vista del bosque y una gran terraza en la Tomane

E ‘internamente compuesto de sala de estar con salón y terraza, cocina super equipada, baño de visitas, un

dormitorio principal con baño en suite, un segundo dormitorio doble.

Ganar el título de “Reina de los Dolomitas” – las montañas más bellas del mundo y patrimonio de la humanidad

– y ser parte de la “mejor de los Alpes” no es insignificante: es por eso Cortina d’Ampezzo

es uno de los sitios preferidos por las personalidades los más ricos.

En el centro se puede caminar entre los chalets de lujo, y los apartamentos,

que puede satisfacer los gustos más exigentes. La ciudad tiene una vida noturna muy animado y es muy común

encontrar en las tiendas y artistas locales.

Cortina también tiene una historia muy rica, como lo demuestran los artefactos conservan en el Museo de

Paleontología Rinaldo Zardini que cuenta la historia de los Dolomitas con fósiles que datan hace volver más de

280 millones de años.

Comprar un ático de lujo en el Piazzetta San Francisco es ideal para aquellos que gustan de saborear las

delicias de la cocina Ampezzo local que combina el encanto de Austria, Tirol y Veneto!

Para los amantes de las compras, una casa de prestigio en Corso Italia es perfecta: simplemente salir a las

calles y comenzar a elegir los accesorios y la ropa de alta moda de desplazamiento a través

de las ventanas de las muchas tiendas de lujo.

Pero la verdadera joya de Cortina son las zonas de esquí: aquí tiene un hermoso chalet con vistas a las

estaciones de esquí es un verdadero lujo.

Usted puede disfrutar del esquí, snowboard, raquetas de nieve o andar en fatbike, además de dar largos paseos.

En verano, no se pierda la puesta de sol sobre el lago o un paseo a través de las caídas del Parque Natural

de los Dolomitas Ampezzo.

Ski

PIANCAVALLO, ALPAGO – WORLD ALPINE SKIING FROM 23 FEBRUARY TO 2 March

Veneto and Friuli are ready to host the World ‘s alpine skiing to be held respectively in Alpago and in Piancavallo from 23 February to 2 March.

Will be 350 athletes from 25 nations will compete on skis and sealskins on our eastern Alps.

The opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, at 18.00 in Tambre (BL), while the races will begin the following day, Friday, February 24, in Alpago; The

first races will be the Individual race male and female senior, to Alpago, the last will be the runners who will run Thursday, March 2, in Piancavallo.

It is a time of great turmoil for skiing d ‘climbing which, in addition to seeing the practitioners always growing, is also becoming an Olympic sport (in 2022 there will be

the debut).

It is evolving even the world of the races that meets under the ISMF (International Ski Federation Mountaneriing) whose president is an Italian, Armando Mariotta.

Lifestyle

If it’s bad, it costs less to ski

The classic day ticket for the ski resorts is going out of fashion and the stations are experimenting with new sales strategies

Simply, the classic day pass for the ski resorts stewed and is going out of fashion. The winter resorts are in fact developing new possibilities of ticket sales.

The first step in this direction was made by the stations of Pizol Bad Ragaz (SG) and Belalp (VS), which offer varying prices depending on the weather. In case of bad weather conditions, the ski-pass costs reduced by up to 50% of the original price.

A second alternative is being considered for next winter from Lenzerheide (GR): “Pay-per-use”, the skiers have the opportunity to pay only the systems they use and the price is calculated for each ski. Two new deals possible even in Laax (GR): one is the VIP-Ticket “Blueline” which allows those who are willing to pay more to jump the queue passing directly by a special fast track, the other is the new proposal for young people who are dedicated to Freestyle; The new “Ski-Ticket light” is in fact designed for individuals who only attend the Snow Park area.

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Dawn on the ski slopes: a good opportunity for early risers on holiday in Trentino

 
See the sunrise, enjoy the trails still intact and maybe get a good breakfast at altitude: these are some of the advantages of early risers and is in Trentino. It starts the period (from January until early April) during which you can ski at dawn, a spell that has been repeated for some years.

The initiative is called Trentino Ski Sunrise and is a nice opportunity to get a descent or hike along with ski instructors, mountain guides or companions of the territory.

It begins with a hearty breakfast in the hut, made from local products: milk, cheese, meats, eggs, pastries. Then hurl themselves on the track, on the virgin snow to leave the wake of the first day. Those who have snowshoes can start a walk through the snow and not yet beaten. Appointments are many, not only on weekends, but also during the week this winter.

Inaugurating the dance was on January 6th San Martino di Castrozza, which tracks more Alpe Tognola next January 27 and February 11, he wakes at dawn in the district of Passo Rolle, with stunning views of the Cimon de la Pala. In January (Saturday 28) also skiing at dawn in Skiarea-Lagorai Passo Brocon in Valsugana.

The Val di Fiemme proposes four dates: Thursday, February 2 at Passo Feudo, 23 February meeting Alpe Lusia and March 16 sunrise to Rifugio Monte Agnello di Pampeago, in the heart of the Ski Center Latemar, and then make the first descent of the day Lamb down the runway surrounded by works of art of RespirArt Park.

You can ski at the rising of the sun even to Monte Bondone, just above Trento and easy to reach: by appointment at the Refuge In The Sun Saturday, February 4th.
Close the calendar April 7 the ski area of ​​Ponte di Legno-Tonale with the Presena Hut meeting, on the glacier. But it is not the only event in the region: in Val di Sole are where people meet to admire the well Friday, February 10 dawn (Skiarea Folgarida Marilleva) and a month later, March 10 (Skiarea Peio 3000).

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The ski slopes of the world’s most extravagant skiing: where to find them

 

For all those who just can not help but live with your skis here is where to find the most special tracks

ski slopes, ice, snow, fun. The height of the winter season the call for all fans is strong. And in many yearn for the ski holidays. Or holidays which allow to be able to still ski. Many know the places canons elected skiing kingdom. That you go by the High Italy to the Swiss Alps via France. But few know that soon it will be also possible to ski on a power station in Copenhagen.
Sicily: the lava of Etna
Ski on an active volcano in the winter is nothing short of daring. But tackling the slopes of Mount Etna in summer means giving a new meaning to the term “black run.” As there is in fact the snow in warm weather, stainless skiing can descend on the solidified lava.
Traditionally known for its beautiful beaches and surfing, the Hawaiian Islands get one of the highest scores to be the most unlikely place to grab a pair of skis. But between January and February, the Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano of 4205 meters high, it becomes an amazing location if there are snowfalls that ensure fantastic descents. There are ski lifts, of course, so you go in 4 × 4.
Well you .. You can also ski in sub-Saharan Africa. In a land-locked country, surrounded by South Africa being one of its enclave, Lesotho is perfect for skiing. The altitude of this mountain kingdom always lies above 1000 meters. From June to August the spectacular Maluti mountains offer the best of the snow-covered landscapes. There are not many places in the world that allow you to be able to do the safari with your skis on.

Ski Dubai is the home of the skis of the Emirates. Satisfied both novice skiers and experts. It has 22,500 square meters of artificial slopes where the temperature is always maintained below 4 degrees, creating the ideal environment for a colony of king penguins. And when everything is over you you can again dip in the 40 degrees outside. The Sky Dome is located inside the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest in the world. It consists of 5 different runs the longest of which reaches 400 meters. They are capped with special snowplough and have different slopes and difficulties.

Zermatt

Primavera sulla neve

Le giornate si stanno allungando  e le giornate diventano piu calde.

Marzo è il mese migliore per prenotare una vacanza sulle nevi.

Per i prezzi che non sono esagerati e per il clima che diventa piacevole per sciare anche senza essere super imbottiti.

Vi consiglio Zermatt con il Cervino come sfondo la trovo uno dei posti piu affascinanti per sciare a Marzo.

Buona sciata a tutti

Lifestyle, Ski, St Moritz, Vail, Wengen, Zermatt

luxury jewelry: Ayala Bar presents the Dune collection

 
Valentine’s Day is coming, but you do not need the special occasion of Valentine’s Day to enjoy a gem: today we speak of the latest proposals for Ayala Bar that presents the new Dune collection. It is luxurious jewels that tell an ethnic and chic approach together.
The Israeli-born designer Ayala Bar signing this wonderful collection that consists of necklaces, bracelets, necklaces and earrings are able to immediately give a mysterious air of the Arabian Nights to the woman wearing them.

The designer has chosen to focus on the rose as a recurring color, the same tone that has elected Pantone color of the year in the shade Rose Quartz. Everything takes so immediately looked more feminine, almost innocent, with an effective contrast to the extremely seductive allure of shapes and rich decorations.

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It is, admittedly, very flashy jewelry that require a great character to be worn without letting overwhelm. At the same time, however, they manage to give an exotic touch and extremely attractive outfit even more minimalist.

Each piece is richly worked in a woven structure, overlays and bezels that use the reflections of the pearl, the facets of the crystals, gold accents, trimmings and beads that run between spirals and sinuous curves.

The most interesting pieces are undoubtedly the earrings, pendants all, often very long and flashy. Constitute the richest section and articulated in the collection. We also love the beautiful necklace that reflects the inspiration of the statement necklace and established some seasons ago but bringing it here to levels of great technical mastery.

Lifestyle, Megève, Ski

INTERVIEW WITH FLAVIO MANZONI

 

“Never in a Red autonomous driving ‘
The head of the Horse style explains how did the evolution of four-seater FF
“Pretty as a concept, commemorates the 250 GT Lusso, a favorite of Enzo Ferrari ‘

We start from the name, GTC4Lusso. It helps us to decipher it, Flavio Manzoni?
“GT stands for Gran Turismo. C coupe. There are four places. But also the driving wheels and, new, steerable “.
‘Luxury’, it is a Ferrari, does not require much explanation.
“In addition to evoke the 250 GT Lusso, one of the most loved by Enzo Ferrari, the word indicates the car’s vocation and refers inside: a luxurious living environment. ».
GTC suggests to 330.
“Right. It is an important historical landmark, but mentioned only in the modern wing of the air vent. ”
From where you started: a white sheet or FF?
“Of the FF GTC4Lusso it keeps the chassis. So we started from an architecture where the fundamentals are the grandeur of the front, due to the engine V12, and the importance of the cabin, which was to be comfortable for four people. ”
So you’ve taken the concept of shooting brake.
“At the beginning she was not said. We confirmed the usability and versatility that allows internal, but working a lot on the back. ”
Very different proportions from those of the FF.
“We lowered the roofline, which tends to fall more dynamically towards the rear and incorporates a spoiler, and made more Campanato the pavilion, in order to enhance the” shoulders. ” View from behind, the car has a very placed shape, large and well on its wheels. ”
Let’s move to the side, with the reason that in Maranello defined “tuning fork”.
“Born by the front fender and the muscle tends to snellirsi in the door, creating a shadow very marked in the bottom, in which is reflected the floor. All this reduces the load on the car body. ”
Other details of the side that wishes to observe?
“The front wing muscle, you find yourself on the back too. The C-pillar that pushes forward and produces a slightly ‘fastback effect. The air vent in the fender, with the three deflectors that seem to float, suspended. The diffuser, which we kept pure, born as technical studies of aerodynamics; it was only formally completed, but the aerodynamic concept has remained intact. ”
Behind the double lamps evoking the tradition.
“Interpreted in a modern way: they are small, technology, fill well the mass of the stern. Framed in the arched spoiler, give back that expression typical of so many Ferrari, for instance 308. When the thin red rings of light up lights are beautiful. ”
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“Even here we wanted to preserve the maximum purity, only accentuating modeled at the fenders. The wide “mouth” collects all the thermal functions, the radiator and the two brake air intakes. So there is the standing it deserves a machine of this class is an image of power. The headlights take up the theme “L” of the latest Ferrari, but they grow horizontally and produce a more aggressive effect. Finally, below, there are two lateral spoilers, molded both to satisfy the aerodynamics, and in supporting the front wheel well. ”
Interiors? The dashboard, for a Ferrari, is original.
“We have set ourselves high goals right away. We wanted the car did an absolute breakthrough and we tried a recognizable language as Ferrari, but very modern, futuristic. The result is a cabin almost concept car. Starting from the bridge, one of the key elements of the transformation was the new interface, the touch screen display by 10.25 inches. The screen is beautiful, but the matter was delicate because we are not used to seeing so great on the Ferrari. And we did not want to lose Ferrari look. The solution was dual cockpit: the bridge with two sides, one for the pilot, the other for the passenger. Shortly before the start of the project we were working on the inside of 488, characterized by a very original cockpit that includes all the functions related to driving, so we decided to replicate it on GTC4Lusso, also on the left side, albeit in a simplified manner, and retaining the enveloping design. When you’re sitting in the car you have the impression that the dashboard is oriented towards you, driver or passenger does the same. This gave us the opportunity to integrate the display in an original way, in the channel between the two cockpits. The console is very important, good divides the interior into two. There are typical of F12 jets, aviation concept … Everything else is designed in a very modern way. There are also inspirations that come from furniture. ”
The strange design of the seats?
“The design with the central ribbon and the broken lines that create a very characteristic cannettatura are the stylistic feature of our racing sessions, at Ferrari we call” Goldrake design “. We have reinterpreted in an elegant key. ”
There is more space inside than the FF?
“Yup. Because we have repositioned the rear H point, so as to give more centimeters to the knees. For the same reason we have revised the backrest of the front seats, sgusciandoli further. Behind it is an excellent habitability. ”
The design of Ferrari always starts from the technical data: performance, aerodynamics and functionality. But if to draw the car are the technical requirements, there is room for creativity?
“The design always starts from the awareness of the product. Ferrari is part of the performance targets, which vary from model to model: an account is the F12 Tour De France, last year, a meteor track, another thing is the GTC4Lusso, which also must be perfect in ‘ aerodynamics, because a car that touches the 335 times you can not afford not to be. Once you understand the technical needs and developed the functional aerodynamic solutions to the objective, the question becomes how to incorporate this into an organic design. And it is this “as” to make a difference. Working on very complex cars like FXX K it turns out that there is always a large great room for interpretation, a space to put the invention. ”
Are you saying that the technical and legal restrictions do not limit?
“The bonds have an alibi. Ferrari have an avalanche more than the other cars, yet our variety of aesthetic solutions is there for all to see: each machine is different, has its own personality, and it is still recognizable as a Ferrari. Every project starts from the functionality, because the form must follow function, but there is always space to include an intention. ”

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A colleague once told us that to really know a car you have to touch it, caress it … The best time, he said, is when you wash by hand …
“I understand what he meant. I am an advocate of physical modeling. In Ferrari we use the very virtual, especially to converge on an idea starting from so many proposals. But the crucial step is the clay model, one in which the model is shaped manually: the tactile relationship is as important as the visual one, is to understand how the surfaces are and how they evolve. In excellence Ferrari is also the contribution of our modelers, talented, real artists: their dexterity is imperative to give surfaces that touch of sensuality that can not come from the virtual instruments. ”
What is the most sensual part of GTC4Lusso?
“I am very pleased by the passage-side front fender, with the theme of the tuning fork. But my favorite part is the back: it is a pretty sight. ”
About futuristic cockpits: can you imagine a Ferrari with autonomous driving?
“No. Mind you, if the car you need to move from point A to point B, the autonomous driving is comfortable and functional. But Ferrari do not have this priority order: the man-machine partnership, physical contact, the perfect fusion of a highly evolved technical object and the man who has the ability to take it to the limit can not fail. The autonomous driving is like taking a taxi. The other day I drove on the track a F12Tdf: it was an exciting, extraordinary intensity. A Ferrari is, and will remain, pure driving pleasure “

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Flower House”, and the abandoned mansion back to life with the green

The florist Lisa Waud summons green designers to redevelop a building in ruins in Detroit and fill it with flowers
“Flower House”, and the abandoned mansion back to life with the green
In Detroit an abandoned house becomes green installation thanks to “The Flower House Project” Lisa Waud

In October florists, botanists and flower designers from across the United States will meet in Detroit, Michigan, to work together in a single, very green installation.
The project is the brainchild of creative American Lisa Waud, specializing in plant design and riqualicazioni, fascinated by the potential of plants to change the space.
Renamed “Flower House”, the initiative stands as a collective call to fill the walls and ceiling of an abandoned mansion in Detroit with flowers and plants of all kinds and is already being talked about in the press and social networks.
“We are aiming to arouse curiosity and stimulate the participants and visitors a passion for sustainability.

Fifteen rooms of an abandoned house in Detroit have become the set of the “Flower House”

The inspiration for the project? The charming and ambitious works of Christo. And a splendid parade of Dior in 2012 in which the flowers were the real stars. I thought I wanted to do something myself. ”
Objective: to give new life to an architectural forgotten. In the name of Flower Power.

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Zahie Tellez and the new Mexican cuisine

We met the chef pioneer and popularizer of haute cuisine in Mexico. Who also indicated some of the best restaurants in his country

It can be said that for Zahie Tellez kitchen is not only a passion, but also a kind of mission. It includes what he does, the intense activity of dissemination of Mexican gastronomy is at home where he leads a television program, and abroad in almost as an ambassador of the culinary traditions of his country and as a tireless promoter of the renewal thereof. Of course, he did not miss the appointment of Expo 2015, and on that occasion he also performed in a performance in the kitchen with chef Viviana Varese Starry Alice at Eataly restaurant in Milan. An opportunity to meet and take stock before Christmas right on Mexican cuisine, its best restaurants and wines.
In Italian haute cuisine, as we understand it today, it was born in relatively recent times, say after obtaining the 3 Michelin stars by Gualtiero Marchesi in 1986. Today, at what point is the Mexican haute cuisine?
“The breakthrough we started about 15 years ago.

But Michelin stars, alas, no chef in Mexico was still awarded. However we have gained a lot of technique abroad, I myself have long studied in Italy, even with the star chef Hugh Alciati (Guido Restaurant Serralunga d’Alba), so we went back to his country and we started to play our ingredients “.

What are the peculiarities of high contemporary Mexican cuisine?
“There was a long period when everyone thought the Mexican food at the restaurant was very heavy (fried, spicy vegetables, huge portions, etc.). And maybe they had a point. Today much has changed. The dishes are much lighter, there are more variety and more simplicity. While the technique in the kitchen is more complex, innovative. So it is very much improved. The recipes are both refined and balanced. And there is a lot of research, experimentation continues. ”

In Italy, even under the pressure of some producers, it starts to get the upper restaurant beer is paired with dishes both as an ingredient. I know that she has dealt with this aspect of the kitchen, especially with combinations of Mexican dishes.
“The beer is cheaper and has a low alcohol content. The Mexicans are not accustomed to wine, consume more beer wine, so the idea of ​​combining beer also refined dishes arose almost spontaneously. Of course not all beers are suitable to accompany certain dishes. I started to study and agree with the beer label Bohemia have conceived certain combinations, for example certain beers will accompany very well to spicy. ”

It intervenes as the creativity of the chef of a traditional Mexican dish?
“Everyone has his palate. Creativity blossoms after the study of flavors, aromas of different ingredients and then after attempts and attempts to combine traditional and local ingredients in an original way, but even before the creativity in the kitchen count more rigor and discipline “.

The culinary TV shows in Mexico have as much success as in Italy, in Europe and North America?
“Yes, but at first they were only on Sky (surcharge), today they are more popular and accessible.

Three wines to order absolutely when you go on vacation in Mexico.
“The Mariatinto Humberto Falcon; Icarus José Luis Durand; Vino de Piedra Hugo D’Acosta. ”

The best dish to match the tequila? He knows that the tequila is much loved by celebrities? For example, the actress Anne Hathaway and Victoria Beckham.
“Certainly with very spicy tacos, pozole run with.”

The ingredients that are never missing in the kitchen of his home.
“Tortillas, vegetables and fruit, beans, chili, pasta Italian. But often I make pasta at home and gather herbs from my garden.

His passions outside of gastronomy.
“The jewelry, painting, opera and numbers. I have a degree in Economics and Political Science “.

We recommend some top restaurants in Mexico?
“In Mexico City, at least three: South 777 Edgar Nunez (contemporary cuisine); Nicos Gerardo Vazquez Lugo (traditional); Enrique Olvera of Pujol (contemporary cuisine).
In Mérida: the Kuuk Pedro Evia and the La Tradición David Cetina.
In Monterrey: Pangea Guillermo Beristain and the more traditional Fonda San Francisco.
In Guadalajara, the Lula Bistro Darren Walsh and Alcalde Panchito Ruano “.

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Jennifer Lawrence woman of the year by Entertainment Weekly

The actress of “The Hunger Games: The Song of Revolt Part 2” was elected by the magazine for his professional success. A climb game when he was 20 years and culminated with an Oscar. Meanwhile, Forbes is also the highest paid actress in 2015
Petticoat dress black, penetrating gaze that characterizes, makeup and loose hair color grunge frozen: Jennifer Lawrence, 25, is absolutely amazing in her 90s look on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Of course: she was named “Person of the Year”. An award also went to the past to Sandra Bullock and Taylor Swift. The US weekly show draws up each year an impressive amount of awards, from the sexiest to the worst dressed. J.Law, as the press calls (the other is J.Lo, Jennifer Lopez), is the trump card of 2015. Not only that, Lawrence is also, according to another US magazine, Forbes, the actress most paid in 2015.
Beautiful, good, and what else? Since he took off his career five years ago, Jennifer Lawrence took home a handful of notable awards: an Oscar for her role in “The positive side”, two Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award and two Screen Actors Guild . No coincidence that Rolling Stone called it “the most talented actress of America.” From 2012 to 2015 he played the role of Katniss Everdeen in the film series The Hunger Games. With the ending of the series, explains Lawrence interview with Entertainment Weekly, it closes a parenthesis was five years: “I was twenty when I signed this project, now I have 25, but I seem to talk about a century ago” .
Beautiful, good, and what else was said? Beautiful, in fact. Dior, which is testimonial, gathered in a “photo album” all the red carpet in recent months for “Hunger Games: Song of the uprising – Part II”. J. Law has upset photographers with outfits in white (a crime of style for an actress), in black and purple (color feared in show). We we loved the Paris premiere in total white, almost like a bride (view gallery). Yeah, I mean, it takes courage. Perhaps a subliminal ad: after flirting with Chris Martin, leader of Coldplay, it seems that his heart is everything for Liam Hemsworth, a partner in the Hunger Games.

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Apple Watch, WatchOS update: 2 will be the revolution of smartwatch?

Native apps and more independence from smartphones could change everything, first of all the applications themselves

Looking at the long term, the announcement of Apple’s biggest event of the fall this year may be less than advertised: development WatchOS 2. Tomorrow will be released and the new release will be a day that could change the relationship we have had up for now with smartwatch. The new operating system from Cupertino, designed specifically for the smart watch, is designed to make the app faster and smoother, since it will run natively on Apple Watch, plus introduces new dials, the ability for third-party app to display information in the form of notifications and an innovative way to see the future events, past and more with Time Travel.

But not only, the OS also includes new communication features such as the ability to respond quickly in Mail with dictation, Smart Replies or emoji, while Digital Touch free creativity, allowing you to use more colors for their own designs.

These components may be the first step to the final explosion of a market that so far only showed great potential. Native apps will allow developers to make the most of the components of the smartwatch, with results currently unthinkable. For example, a dating app could guide us to the soul mate simply following the vibration on the wrist, or an application designed to make you lose weight might block you access to Facebook and Candy Crush, until you have done the right move daily.

Until now smartphone and smartwatch are not comparable as regards the debut: as reported on the US site Techcrunch, in the first quarter sales of mobile phones sold 334 million pieces, watches only 11. But the state of the art in recent years it has changed and the room for maneuver for wearable devices was much narrower than that of the new phones. Yet change and greater independence from the iPhone and the company could revolutionize everything, creating a new need and opening space for new apps, all new and completely rethought. Who knows if it will be the beginning of the decline of smartphones, what is certain is that the smartwatch are intended to carve out an increasingly large and if the foresight of the developers (and Apple) will be repaid, tomorrow will all feel the need to buy us a new watch.

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Mountain: 10 must have accessories

Skiing holidays and at high altitudes, a complete kit from hat to boots, from the backpack to the glasses

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Breathtaking landscapes, snow-capped peaks, clean air and very very cold. Those who enjoy holidays in the mountains is certainly not discouraged by low temperatures, that is clear, but perhaps not everyone knows that you can stay warm without compromising on style. The brands specialize with new technologies: fabrics light but ultra warm, natural yarns prized (and more accessible) and new combinations of materials.

The accessories for the mountains, therefore, must be simple but ensure high performance.

The gloves are made of wool, such as those of Coccinelle, or with the hair, such as those of Aldo. The backpacks are technical and eco-friendly; Freitag, the Swiss brand that uses waste materials and transforms them into fabric, was able to design them waterproof and colorful, as well as unique.
For the head, classic hats cap to keep warm or soft ear pads for eccentric personalities. The shoes and boots are a low shot such as Camper and Emu Australia, with stiletto for women who do not like hiking at high altitudes but the break in a cabin, or sneakers for urban female travelers.
There is no lack of plush bags and quilted fabrics and sunglasses with mirrored lenses and a contemporary design.

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“I spent $ 40,000 on shoes and I have a place to live. Literally I am become the old lady who lived in a shoe, as in the fairy tale. “

It is impossible not to think back to this quote from Carrie Bradshaw ringing the bell of the beautiful New York apartment by Candace Bushnell. From his pen came the star of Sex and the City, made famous worldwide by bestseller, television series and movies. Almost fifty-seven years, the writer has bundled her collection of Manolo Blahnik and sold the apartment of crazy parties. But the similarities end there.
“Everyone asks me how much there is of me in the characters that I created, but I only brush: it draws on personal experiences, then you work with the imagination,” says Bushnell a bit ‘annoyed, because the parallel between her and his heroines does not stop at Sex and the City. His latest book, Golden Girl (Piemme), starring PJ Wallis, a divorced writer who can not leave behind her alter ego: the golden girl Monica and the actress who made her famous.
Hard not to make comparisons with reality. “Absolutely no. Unlike P.J. Wallis, I had an easy divorce (in 2012 by Charles Askegard, dancer of the New York City Ballet ten years her junior, ed) and in all my books there are characters who are actresses. It is a type that fascinates me: sit in front of a mirror for hours, surrounded by makeup artists and hairdressers working on your image and change your connotations, I have deep psychological repercussions. All this has always intrigued me. ”
It does not happen that way for most of the women who every day, before facing the day, carefully choosing clothes and makeup? “It is true. We live in a society obsessed by appearances. Everyone would like to be the Monica Golden Girl: beautiful, elegant and happy. I think there’s a Monica in all of us: the women – and not only – we build an artificial image showing the world through social sites or to find a soul mate. But it’s a shell, an empty shell, a game of appearances without substance. In the US, for example, are fixed with big breasts, but it is an aesthetic ideal imposed by men, we must have the courage to reject it and remain themselves. If I thought about plastic surgery? Of course, but personally I do not care to waste my time to please men. ”
Indeed, the Bushnell that opens the door – without a trace of makeup, colored leggings and boots blacks, nervous energy seeping from every pore of the small body – is very different from Candace in designer clothes of glossy magazines. “I do not like labels. You can be at the same time, a city girl and a country girl, all dressed for a gala, sloppy the next day. The important thing is not to worry too much about the external assessment. It is a freedom that I won after reaching fifty. Doubts, insecurities and self-criticism are the lifeblood of every author. I still spend most of the day to re-read what I wrote and then shout: “But how bad is this sentence.” By the time I learned to be a little ‘less hard on myself. I have no children and now, at the threshold of the 57 years I find myself single again, and yet I do not feel alone or incomplete. I came back to live in Connecticut where I took the passion of my youth, the horses. I lead a retired life, work, sports and some dinner with friends. ” In short, the Manolo Blahnik, Mr. Big and holidays Studio 54 thing of the past.
“As a young man, passing in front of this building, where Richard Gere had an apartment, I said to myself:” One day we will live too. ” I did, but this is the apartment where I lived with my husband and now it’s time to change: I just sold. I’m looking for a pied-a-terre in New York for the social occasions. I still like to dress for a party and I love fashion as an art form, but the popular favorite shoes of Carrie Bradshaw (in this case fantasy and reality coincide: the Bushnell owns a hundred, ed) are no longer topical. Even New York City has changed. Do not get me wrong, for those who want to have sex there are opportunities. But people really cool, creative people can no longer afford this city, biodynamic growing vegetables in the gardens of Brooklyn, certainly not sipping Cosmopolitan. ” Candace’s phone continues to report incoming messages. She gets up, walks nervously back and forth on the floor of the house of the Village now empty and exclaims triumphantly: “They have accepted the offer for the ideal pied-a-terre.” And so Candace Bushnell turns the page.

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Kate Hudson star of the Campari Calendar 2016

In BitterSweet Campaign actress splits, Kate a femme fatale, the other sweet. But always with a drink in hand and strictly in red dress

Campari in New York has unveiled its 2016 calendar with the motto “BitterSweet Campaign” and starring the American actress Kate Hudson, who played two roles on the set of the photographer Michelangelo di Battista. The new calendar is then designed as a party game and involves us, asking us which way we prefer to stay: sweet, that sweet, or bitter, bitter. Two different flavors for different cocktails. But also two different ways of being. In the gallery above you find scroll through the images of the Calendar and backstage.

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Comes the Kit Kat coated with 24 carat gold

In Japan, the famous chocolate snack is celebrated with a luxurious limited edition: 500 bars a dark, covered with a thin sheet of gold
“Life is not black and white, is gold,” read the TV commercial of a famous perfume (yes, the one where the supermodel Carmen Kass immersed himself gradually into a pool of gold paint). “Even the mid-afternoon snack is gold” it seems to contradict today Nestlé, who in recent days has presented a novelty for true lovers of luxury: a limited edition of the snack Kit Kat, covered with a paper of 24 carat gold.
Just like that. To celebrate the milestone of one million customers of the Kit Kat Chocolatory stores, 500 bars were made special for the Japanese market. Dark chocolate, with a taste even richer and more bitter, and especially coated gold film. The price? 2016 yen, just over 15 Euros. The flashy snacks appear on the shelves of eight stores located in various parts of Japan, next to unusual variations in green tea, strawberry and wasabi that – apparently – like so much to customers of Japan.

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