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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.”

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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.

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Switzerland

In Switzerland there are more than 70 peaks higher than 4000 meters above sea level, 55 of which are fully in Swiss territory and 19 on the border with Italy.

The highest peak of Switzerland Dufour, de 4634 meters, in the Monte Rosa massif, on the border with Italy.

The highest mountain entirely on Swiss territory is the Dom of 4545 meters, between Zermatt and Saas Fee.

The best known is probably the top Swiss Matterhorn (Cervino, 4,478 meters), south of Zermatt.

The group consists of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in the Bernese Alps is considered one of the most fascinating mountain areas of Europe.

 

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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Easter 2016 in Carinthia: skiing, colored eggs and cooking classes

Egg hunt, cooking classes and days on the snow here is an offer of Easter 2016 in the snow, in Carinthia.
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There is a good opportunity to travel to Austria next, being able to stock many different experiences.
Easter 2016 in Carinthia is the right time to be able to cut some carefree days, enjoying excellent pitatti of local cuisine and relying on fairy-tale atmosphere.
The proposal is that today reaches its Easter package designed by the hotel staff Nudelbacher in Carinthia. Here we follow the age-old tradition of this holiday, so the hotel guests will be invited to participate in different activities.
It will be held, for example, a cooking class for famous Kärnten Kasnudel, stuffed specialties: you will learn the tricks to prepare them during the Easter weekend.
Continuing the theme of culinary traditions and specialties related to them, it will take place on the old meat blessing for Holy Saturday and the traditional Easter breakfast on Sunday with the typical sweet Reindling. There will also be another very special moment of aggregation: the lighting of the Easter bonfire on Easter Saturday. Finally, the Easter rites will be consolidated thanks to the traditional hunt for discoveries of painted eggs.
Hotel Nudelbacher is also a convenient hotel for skiing and skiing; at the end of the day, also, you can restore inside the wood-fired sauna.

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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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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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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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Star Wars 7, the Awakening of force. Five gadgets to be seized

From USB keys, to the charger shaped lightsaber here is the 5 gadgets you have to be ready at the output of the seventh chapter of Star Wars
Missing exactly one month output in Italian cinemas of the film event of the year, Star Wars: The awakening of the force. A perfect opportunity to develop video games, gadgets and other merchandise ahead of the launch of the seventh chapter of the saga created by George Lucas. The most coveted item was the lightsaber true: at the announcement of the sequel to Star Wars two years ago caused a sensation the news that some researchers in the US were able to group the photons to compose a new state of matter, so far unknown. A model who behaved in a very similar to the lightsabers of the film. Unfortunately, the development has not made progress in this regard, but the Star Wars fans can console themselves with these five gadgets.

Maikii turned the key in a portable gadget collector. The Italian company has produced a special series to meet the followers of the saga: Chewbacca will be covered with flock, a technique that gives the surface a velvety effect, which makes the most of the idea of ​​the thick hair of the character; Yoda was immortalized in his classic position, with the stick at the side; and C3PO and R2D2 have a metallic effect finishes, just like the droids of the saga.
A model as large as a tennis ball which perfectly reproduces the robot of the film composed of two spheres: a large serving to move and a smaller – connected to the other with magnets – where is concentrated the brain of the drone. You can control using your smartphone as a joystick via bluetooth with the app designed especially by Sphero, the manufacturer who has collaborated with Disney to develop the product. Call toy is an understatement, considering the quality and power of the drone. The battery lasts more than an hour without recharging induction and can travel up to 30 meters at a speed of 8 kilometers per hour. The gyroscope mounted on the head allows him to keep his head in the direction that you are moving, moving automatically along the back.
One of the latest models of powerbank meant for the hardcore fans. The lightsaber fight for the dark side, is also used to charge the phone with the ability to reach more than 100% of the battery. While the phone is connected to four red lights illuminate the sword to make the most of the effect.
The Turtle beach has created a headset from gaming perfect for Star Wars Battlefront. With a modern design that allows wearing comfort for long gaming sessions, the device also has a built-in microphone to best manage the multiplayer. E ‘can also buy a set of speaker-cover embossed with the various characters in the film.

Halfway between science and entertainment. Under the first view of this device in the form of Black Death reproduces the sky of the Earth; for the second aspect can press a button and view the Star Wars galaxy in full, guaranteeing the possibility to plan your journey to the edge of the universe.

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Do not underestimate the belly is a health risk

Do not underestimate the belly is a health risk
Research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine relates abdominal fat and the risk of stroke, coronary heart disease and diabetes

“I’m not fat, I only have a little ‘belly’. If you too entrenched behind this banal justification to avoid subscribing to the gym, you know that you are taking a risk. To say it is a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which further underscores the dangers of abdominal fat. The researchers analyzed the clinical picture of more than 15,000 people, coming to the conclusion that men with swollen bellies (regardless of their weight) have double the risk of mortality than those who are generally overweight or tendency to obesity.

Among the main hazards include the possibility of stroke, coronary heart disease and diabetes. The fat that accumulates on the belly (also called visceral) can indeed penetrate deep and wrap the vital organs, causing the liver to produce cholesterol resulting in hardening of the arteries. To this Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenes, one of the authors of the research, we are advised to follow healthy eating and devote at least 50 minutes three days a week to physical activity.

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Jacket, Polo and moccasins: the collection of Pirelli with Lamborghini

It is called the Lamborghini powered by Pirelli capsule collection that extends to clothing and footwear of the DNA from two outstanding Made in Italy in the field of engines. The collaboration between the two brands, which began in 1963

A capsule collection that extends to clothing and footwear of the DNA from two outstanding Made in Italy in the field of engines: Pirelli Design Collections and Automobili Lamborghini launched the Lamborghini line powered by Pirelli. Merging their know-how, and reiterating a marriage dated 1963 (Ferruccio Lamborghini turned to Pirelli to gum the 350 GTV, the first car in its fledgling car company presented as a prototype at the Turin Motor Show) have developed three products with a strong technique, inspired by the world of tires and designed to customers ‘premium’.
JACKET, AND POLO LOAFERS – From multi-pocket vest lambskin leather and nylon padded with wadding light, suitable for every latitude: the back is quilted with stitch patterns that recall the typical geometry of Lamborghini cars and left sleeve is calendered the Automobili Lamborghini logo (a championship with the bull, zodiac sign of Ferruccio Lamborghini and the homonymous brand factory since 1963). The Polo mercerized cotton has the title Automobili Lamborghini wheeled high definition and volumised in a 3D effect.

The moccasins are real driving shoes with ergonomic solutions to facilitate the articulation of the foot even during driving. Rubber soles, whose design recalls the pattern of radial tires Lamborghini and Pirelli, Pirelli is the unmistakable sign of the engineering design.

The partnership between Ferruccio Lamborghini and Leopoldo Pirelli, was born in an era pioneer, is among the most profitable in the world of motoring: are Pirelli tires that have gummed legendary Miura, the Countach, the Diablo or Gallardo, to name a few the jewels of the house of Sant’Agata Bolognese; is a Lamborghini that the actress Uma Thurman drove in a celebrated Pirelli advertisement of the new millennium. Last it tiles of the collaboration, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition.

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AUDREY AT PARIS FASHION WEEK WIRE SILVER intertwine IN CHANEL COLLECTION SPRING SUMMER 2016

Chanel SS 2016 – Chanel Airlines … I will fly with you!
Among glows silver (dominant color of the outfits of the fashion show) and inspired playing with the theme of flight and the airport, the house has the SS 2016 collection.
The world Chanel is a world apart which is difficult to understand the essence. It is a place, a mental space, a seductive passion much more like a fad than a simple attraction.

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The most beautiful cities to visit in winter

 

For those who love to travel it is important to determine which is the best time of year to visit some of the most beautiful cities in the world. Among the many European capitals to guarantee the beautiful scenery and architecture breathtaking there are some that in winter take on a charm and atmosphere than in other times of the year is difficult to live. Here are some little advice to choose the most beautiful cities to visit in the winter.

Innsbruck
Capital of North Tyrol and the federal state of Tyrol, Innsbruck boasts some of the most beautiful winter events in the world including the Festival der Träume, the New Year in the mountains, the World Music Festival, New Orleans Festival and the many Christmas markets , so sought after and visited by tourists. Among the many architectural wonders that houses Innsbruck, are to report the imperial palace, originally considered as a residence of the counts of Tyrol, the theater Tiroler Landestheater, the botanical garden and the Alpine Zoo. The inevitable visit to the Golden Roof: a symbol of the city, is the balcony of a residential palace of Maximilian I built by Niklas Türing the Elder, characterized by a roof covered with gilded copper tiles and railings richly sculpted by Gregor Türing.

Monaco
Although its international reputation is often linked to events like the Oktoberfest, the city of Monaco is one of the top destinations for winter holidays. Always animated by happiness of the many tourists that are walking through the streets of the city, Monaco offers the opportunity to visit some really interesting historical buildings such as the Frauenkirche, the Cathedral of Our Lady, which is one of the most famous buildings of the city center. Among other splendors of Monaco is due to visit the Residenz, the palace was the residence of the dukes and kings of Bavaria, the National Theatre, the Nymphenburg Palace, the summer residence of the Wittelsbach, and Marienplatz, the center of the city which is named by the Mariensäule, the baroque column of the Virgin that stands in the square.

Oslo
Norway’s capital has some really unique features that distinguish it from all other European cities. In addition to being the place where each year is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Oslo is one of those goals that in winter it can be dyed spectacular tones that make a stay in its borders, entering of law in the list of the most beautiful cities to visit in the winter. The name of the capital is often associated with ski jumping in Holmenkollen, the oldest ski jump on skis in the world. Skiing and ice skating are the two sports most appreciated by tourists in the spectacular snow can enjoy a holiday of relaxation and fun. Among the major attractions of the city with the Oslo Opera House, Akershus Fortress, the Munch Museum and the National Gallery.

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Piercing. The ring that appeals to women … and who kisses

He made his comeback in the spring, now Cara Delevingne raises the ring to wear on your lips, or septum piercing as a fake, even for autumn. Appetizing! Except for those who can not stand even the gloss
The female attraction to the piercing, often in the form fake, as open-loop and purely accessory, for jewelry or fine jewelry, to be applied in different areas of the head, is wavering. At least one year, for example, is back in fashion as the nasal septum, minimal and ultra thin, almost invisible but very present and also pleasant to the touch.
Actresses, pop singers and models. No it is not subject to the test. Zoe Kravitz, who wore throughout the promotion of Mad Max Fury Road, Madonna, by FKA Twigs, for which is a hallmark, Chloë Grace Moretz, attracted to the game for a single day. Like Jessica Biel, who he ‘dressed’ only for one night, at the MET Gala dedicated to punk, even in 2013.
Now it’s up to his mouth.
Because when to ‘wear’ the fake piercing ring lips is un’iconcina as Cara Delevingne, it is virtually certain that it will try all (the same age).
It’s not bad to look at and not bad the idea of ​​a cold-hot kisses will ….
‘Titillating’. With respect to those who find it hard to tolerate even lipstick or gloss.

Fashion

The deposit of Uncle Scrooge will replace the fascist monument of Livorno?

The cartoonist Daniel Caluri “paints” the mausoleum of Ciano in Livorno and post on Facebook: hand a petition to make the chest of Scrooge ‘Scrooge

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Uncle Scrooge is better than Cyan. It is a supersuccesso the idea of ​​cartoonist Daniel Caluri – already signed the vernacular satirical and publishers Bonelli and sandwiches – to transform the fascist mausoleum at Livorno in the store where Scrooge dives blessed in abundance. The ruin of the monument erected in honor of Costanzo Ciano, fascist and father of the late Foreign Minister Galeazzo, the son of the Duce was shot in ’44 in the Republic of Salo following the process of Verona ‘s “high treason” voting confidence in Mussolini on 25 July ’43, still stands in front of the sea of ​​Livorno, home town of Ciano. A few days ago Caluri has posted on his Facebook a correct image with computer graphics that makes it look like the famous chest in which Scrooge swimming in gold. Guest iperfavorevoli Web, online petitions rose by signatories to turn it just so and even contacts with Disney that would be interested in granting the “image rights” to paint the base cube that much resembles the safe Scrooge.

The mayor of Livorno: “Yes, there are contacts with Disney – explains Filippo Nogarin quoted by Corriere.it – ​​the idea, the fully endorse although inevitably create some controversy. I never thought of myself as a boy to turn the monument to Cyan in Chest of Scrooge ‘Scrooge, I told the story several months ago about a Facebook group. With a few friends we took the measures, but then it all came to more than anything. ” Obviously it is excited Daniele Caluri: “The first hurdle, and perhaps insurmountable one, is to get permission from the authorities – says the fans – we can try it in different ways. For example by signing the petition. ” The monument to Cyan, according to the original plan, would have to be made up of a large base (one currently left) and a marble statue, 12 meters high, the hierarch. All it topped by a lighthouse-shaped fasces up over 50 meters. Dropped the scheme was canceled the project, but is still standing to this day stand.

Fashion

Mont Ventoux, the Giant (bad?) Cyclists

Tour on two wheels in Provence, in the presence of the most iconic mountain bike there is. A pyramid 1,912 meters of limestone that rises out of nowhere, lashed by the mistral, among endless vineyards and narrow streets with a high rate of panoramic views

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Here I am in front of the Mont Ventoux, in Provence, the most iconic mountain bike there is. I’m finally here, but angry: the friends of the Vaucluse who invited me to ride through forests, villages perched and brooms, had only assisted bicycles. Practically heresy cycling. A little ‘how to do the Camino de Compostela with a jeep and then be still put the stamp of pilgrim arrival in Santiago.

Here it is the obscure object of desire of bikers around the world: a pyramid limestone of 1,912 meters, a bit ‘squashed end, rising from nothing, lashed by the mistral, among endless vineyards. I watch him from below, where life is still sweet: an old farmhouse, now the inn with pool in Bedoin, the village sull’assolato south side from which the legendary narrow road in 21 km, 1,610 meters in altitude, 7 % average, reach the solitary and equally symbolic Observatoire, the military radar station on top of the Ventoux.

I watch him and reminds me that advertising Carousel saying plaintive “Gigante think about you.” It will be for the top rake and a little ‘schiacchiata, loaf of coming evil, and barren moon, more fascinating than the mountain I feel tired, burdened by his own reputation. The mountain which Petrarch wrote a letter and the wind which drove him mad Victor Hugo, is from 1951, roughly every four years, stage of the Tour de France, the eventomediatico that made him famous. Over the last fifteen years is a constant goal of pilgrimage from May to October, when the pass is open, is fought by hundreds of cyclists a day. Road bike course, but also in e-bikes and mountain bikes with smooth tires. There’s something for everyone.

The region around the sacred mountain is particularly suited to the bicycle: There are small hotels in the countryside full of books with anecdotes and vintage photos, restaurants and taverns with light fare, bike-shop (in Malaucène I found a shop in superspecialized only clothing cycling female), the mountain guides who know every bend. Provence addresses denoted by a veil. Around the Giant extends a network of roads mostly with low traffic, with stretches of dirt road stretching between Crete and red vineyards, villages and fabulous as Séguret Crillon-le-Brave, straduzze high rate as the panoramic views that Lafare, Suzette cutting, reaches Malaucène along a valley of woods and terraced vineyards, overlooking the Dentelles de Montmirail. The cornerstone of the area is Bédoin, the village bicycle par excellence where you collect the bike shop, the service outlets and cafes where natural order and consume even if you are holding technique (“dressed as Zorro,” as would a friend of mine from Puglia very esthete).

The idea, well-founded, is that once fallen into the fascination of the Ventoux, you can still visit the cellars, villages and small markets. Savour a Chateauneuf-du-Pape Clos St Michel or Vin Doux Naturel of Domaine des Escarvailles, the latter very good as an aperitif, served with pecorino cheese or with nooks of the region after a meal. You can then take two steps at Vaison La Romaine, the town that has the largest Roman site in France and a beautiful medieval city with squares, dark lavender, stone houses with interior gardens such as Belfry Hotel where is worth joining and have a drink. The stops are necessary. Yes, because with the Giant tired (or bad?) Do not mess around. You must know how to take. His “evil” is described as follows: -30 ° in winter, + 40 ° temperature that can be reached in the summer, the 313 kilometers per hour from the peaks reached Mistral on the side of the northwest and 1,548 meters the descent on the slopes north. Despicable the Ventoux is also the woods which reaches 1,100 meters and besides disappears, leaving only the shards emerge limestone, the sassifrago of Spitzberg, euphorbia and dwarf iris.

With a road bike, it takes strong legs and an hour and a half of suffering from rising. With an e-bike, aid pedaling on level 1 not to burn any battery, 2 hours. Woe then to underestimate promiscuity: despite being sacred to bikers, the road is still of all, cars, motorcycles, buses and runner. Every year they crash a dozen cyclists. And tears are.

In the end, tired or bad, the Giant have not been able to address. It was raining and the excuse was great not to risk a certain impression. There I cycled around, watching him from everywhere, after turning off the motor and the bike I did not really liked him. I’ll go back. Perhaps, without all the wine tastings and, with the ups and downs that I am facing daily, road bike, in the Valle d’Itria, in Puglia, they are perhaps more ready even my legs.

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Fashion, Lifestyle

It falls on the first autumn snow on the northern coast of Alaska, the city of Barrow is tinged with white

First snow of the season on the northern coast of Alaska in the next few days the snow whiten even the north of Eastern Siberia
Despite the many difficulties the cold, gradually, begin to appear along the Arctic coasts of North America. In recent days, the first major wave of autumn chill has affected the northern coast of Alaska and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, where the influx of very cold air from the Arctic cap, has plunged the thermometer below the threshold of + 0 ° C. Even at some stations the Canadian Arctic Archipelago were recorded the first minimum below -9 ° C -10 ° C. The arrival of the first cold Arctic was accompanied by the arrival of the first snows fall on the northern coast of Alaska, overlooking the Sea of ​​Beaufort, now completely free of ice.

The first snow of the season has whitened the city of Barrow, last Tuesday, September 8, 2015, leaving the ground a small deposit of just 1.2 cm. The snow is falling at times mixed with rain, because of the positive temperature, but also of sustained winds from E-NE and NE who these days have swept the largest city in northern Alaska, with gusts that reached their peak 60 km / h. But these days far more abundant snowfalls have cloaked in white most of the northern coast of Alaska, leaving the first accumulations also on the northern plain, at the foot of the imposing mountains of the Brooks Range, which also impose a great “sto” to damp and cold northerly currents coming from the cold Beaufort Sea, which in this period and for much of the ice-free. The first snow showers have filed the first snow accumulations further south, the central mountains, which during the long summer were completely bare, from the high altitude.

You notice the white stripe that begins to cover the far north of Alaska after a very hot summer season (credit NOAA)
You notice the white stripe that begins to cover the far north of Alaska after a very hot summer with high temperatures (credit NOAA)
In the areas affected by the recent snow in the coming days it will also determine the effect “Albedo” significant that will help to lower temperatures, favoring the advent of the first true frost also on the ground, especially on the inner areas. The cold wave that hit about Alaska Northern was caused by the passage of a deep depression extratropical, headed by the polar vortex, full of cold air to all units, that the Beaufort Sea has shifted to the Canadian Arctic Archipelago . This extratropical cyclone, a cold heart, filled with very cold air to all units of the troposphere, appeared along its southern edge and western intense “pressure gradient horizontal” which facilitated the activation of strong stormy winds, first from North and N-NE subsequently rotated from NE and E-NE, that the Beaufort Sea have rapidly propagated to the northern coast of Alaska. The strong winds from O-NO and NO, which blew with gusts to over the 70 km / h in the post-frontal, channeled a portion of the block of very cold air, of Arctic origin (cold air and heavily produced over the Hood ), present in the Beaufort Sea, north to Alaska and the western Canadian Arctic Archipelago, where temperatures have plummeted under the wall of the “freezing” at sea level, allowing the arrival of the first snowfalls of up to shares flat.
With the gradual shift of deep depression Arctic to the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, the storms from NE and E-NE have spread to the rest of the northern coast, from the Bay of Mackenzie, across the Canadian border. In the coming days the first snowfall of the season, on a straight flat, will continue to affect the northern coasts of Alaska and even the territories of north-eastern Siberia, especially the coasts bordering the East Siberian Seas. Everything about the isolation of a deep cyclonic circulation, cold in character, headed by the “Siberian lobe”, that the coast of Siberia, Central and Eastern Europe will move in the direction of the central sector of the Arctic Ocean, as a result of the action of ” forcing “a promontory anticyclonic dynamically expanding on southern Siberia, deepened further.

This deep depression Arctic will be fed, along its western edge, from air masses rather cold aspirated directly from the Arctic Ocean. The low pressure area, while moving towards the Arctic Ocean, will push to the plateau of Eastern Siberia very cold air will invade the northern area of ​​eastern Siberia, leading to a sharp cooling and also facilitating the floodgates of the first snowfall weak and moderate intensity. By next weekend the extent of snow cover over Eurasia should begin to grow, embracing part of Eastern Siberia and the coasts of Central Siberia, where temperatures are falling at the turn of + 0 ° C at sea level. For many of these areas it will be the first snow fall, after the latest snowfall last spring. Soils snow will cause a massive cooling of the air layer present in the lower layers.

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Chamonix, Fashion

French Thevenard to the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

It took 21 hours to travel 170 kilometers in the Mont Blanc massif. French Nathalie Mauclair also the first woman to finish line
A pair of running shoes, a backpack with some integrator and a pair of chopsticks. But, above all, lots of physical and mental endurance. ‘Just this Frenchman Xavier Thevenard to win one of the most challenging races in the world, the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. Party Friday afternoon from Chamonix, in France, along with other 1900 competitors, Thevenard after 21 hours, 9 minutes and 15 seconds he crossed the finish line after 170 kilometers of racing between mountain trails, forests and villages of France, Italy and Switzerland. A steep and arduous path, faced without sleep and in semi-autonomy. Thevenard but not new to companies superhero: in 2013, in fact, had already won the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, while last year took the top step of the podium of Tds (On the Traces des Ducs de Savoie) , one of the Ultra trail rides satellite.

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In second place among men, he placed the Spaniard Luis Alberto Hernando Alzaga, who crossed the finish line after 21 hours, 57 minutes and 12 seconds. Third American David Laney, who finished in 21 hours, 59 minutes and 42 seconds.
This year will be remembered as an event of the French, because even in the women triumphed a transalpine. A win was Mauclair Nathalie, who dominated the race from the start while remaining firmly in the lead.
Italian hopes stopped, however, the Col de la Seigne, where the athlete Valdaostan Francesca Canepa (on the eve of one of the favorites to win) withdrew. To explain why it is, in a post on Facebook, the same Canepa: “Having always hated the descent from Bonhomme to Chapieux I avoided any risk, going as quietly as possible but above all, here is the point, avoiding drinking or risk smash the façade tells Canepa- So I came down redone, and given the ban on filling the water bottles with drinks, I have complied with the restrictions and I clearly exceeded consumption on the premises “. Canepa has therefore continued to Col de la Seigne, but wrote on Facebook, “I appeared nausea and vomiting. Head spinning, legs that are empty. In practice too much drink all together, more effort and wind have made the disaster. Arrived staggered the tent medicaments continues Canepa- atop the Seigne after an infinite time I was held in and heated heatedly x about an hour, then stabilized and transported on a stretcher. ”
To see the flag of Italian on the podium of the Ultra trail will have to wait, then, next year, when at the end of August there will be a new edition of the race. But the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc is not just a race, a dream for every runner, is also an organizational machine that involves every year two thousand volunteers. Moreover, in the days of the five races (Ptl, the CCC, the Tds and Occ) in the 38 dining options they were distributed 23 thousand cereal bars, 15 thousand liters of drinks, 9 thousand bananas and many of soup. Record numbers for the company as superheroes.

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Fashion, Gstaad, Lifestyle

Casiraghi and Borromeo families of fairytale weddings

Formal as her sisters, Lavinia and Isabella, majestic as the grandmother of him, Grace Kelly, or fairytale like Andrea and Tatiana. To be inspired Beatrice for yes to Pierre?

Double ceremony, one in the Principality of Monaco, his house Pierre Casiraghi, one of the Borromean Islands, owned by the family of her, Beatrice Borromeo. Double, triple, quadruple feast. Result, a caravan of high society guests that will be at stake from the French Riviera to the shores of Lake Maggiore for two challenging weekend of parties and receptions from Saturday, July 25.

The marriage of Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo does speak for days. Inevitable: their families have given membership in the last 30 years, gossip, gossip columns and above all a rich sequence of fairytale weddings. In particular those of the sisters Borromeno.

But with such a legacy to those who will really inspire Pierre and Bea for their wedding? Formal style in homage to the label of the Grimaldi Palace, where civil weddings are celebrated and sober Cavagnetu (picnic in the garden in Monegasque dialect) or Renaissance splendor under the coat of arms with three balls of the Borromeo? To these we should also styled Casiraghi: Carolina has given to his children one coops life certainly high, but low profile. From the choice of them grew up in Provence, far from the Palace.

Not to upset anyone the two young men have decided to double the party.
The former model, now a journalist, nephew of Marta Marzotto is the fifth and last child of Charles Borromeo, the last patriarch of one of the most historic and important families of the north: three sisters females, Lavinia, Isabella and Matilde and a son, Carlo. Four countesses tall, blond, thin and chilly-looking that made important marriages, then the sources of inspiration and advice to Beatrice certainly not lacking even if, on closer inspection, the marriages of his sisters Borromeo they all look alike.

Lavinia (now 38 years) inaugurated the trend by marrying John Elkann, then vice president of Fiat, September 4, 2004: religious ceremony on Isola Madre, receipt in the Hanging Gardens of Isola Bella. All the world of high finance Italian was invited. Berlusconi, then prime minister, arrived by helicopter with Gianni Letta. She had a real princess dress by Valentino with veil family (ça va sant say) and tiara grandmother. The witnesses were the brothers Beatrice and Charles, father of brothers only because Lavinia, Isabella and Matilde, Carlo Borromeo had them with Marion Zota, Bea and Charles with Paola Marzotto, daughter Marta, who blondes and ethereal Borromeo they love like a real grandmother and that, like a real grandmother, she oversaw suille good choices double of all four.

Wedding photocopy, a year later, those of Isabella, the eldest, with the tankers Ugo Brachetti Peretti: ivory gown by Valentino, veil family. Only after the ceremony on Isola Bella celebrated the Rocca d’Angera (also owned by the family). And at the Rocca materializes, July 30, the receipt grandest wedding of Pierre and Beatrice: the Rock, it will be closed to the public from July 30 to August 2.

The last Borromeo to get married in white Valentino, among the stone statues on Isola Bella was Matilde, in June 2011, his wife went to Antonius Von Furstenberg, prince of the royal family of Germany. Only variant script Borromeo, the bride was very pregnant.

The only one to come out of the male choir Carlo, penultimate in succession: hippe chic ceremony in Pantelleria, in a field overlooking the sea at sunset, with seating on hay and white shawls. Bucolic his yes to socialite Marta Ferri (daughter of photographer Fabrizio and Barbara Frua de Angeli) in July 2012.

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For the Italian part of the festivities is to be expected therefore that the script somehow happen again equal to the sisters, given the choice of celebrating the rite on the lake, but perhaps Isolino di San Giovanni, more secluded location than the majestic Island Beautiful.

weddings-grimaldi Certainly, the part of Monaco’s wedding will be the most simple: everything except the evening party at Jimmy’z, will take place in the Palace closed, as was the case for the parents of Pierre, Carolina and Stefano Casiraghi and Andrea and Tatiana Santo Domingo. One can be sure, perhaps, the marriage to which that of Pierre and Bea will resemble less, at least as atmosphere, to Uncle Albert Charlene Wittstock: cast too, too many royal families invited, bride too rigid.

Beatrice, you know, is quite another kind. Maybe more like the sister Tatiana Santo Domingo, that the yes with Andrea Casiraghi is presented in civil saldali thong Palace. And then he wanted a second episode, religious, indeed, enchanted, under the snow in Gstaad, hooded in a Valentino dress, in cascades of flowers and crystals. Chic, but not easy.

Even Pierre, despite being the son of a Grimaldi, during his childhood he spent much time in the countryside of Provence rather than the Rocher. He and the Borromeo, basically mean part of the jet set, but with the royal families have little to disappear. And then it was not just Beatrice to have declared in an interview: “The aristocracy is just crap anachronistic”?

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