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The myths of half a century of skiing celebrated the Saslong

A few degrees less and snow would fall.
The World Cup jubilee celebrations in Val Gardena started under a knock-and-tearful rain and with the white flakes topped only on the summit of the Saslong.
To give that touch of originality the presence of two camels, almost a sign of gratitude to the animal from which they have named a series of jumps along the Saslong (“the camel’s goblins”).
The number one event of the 50th anniversary competition under the Fis brand in Val Gardena (there will be other events in the Cup of the Cup in December) has been a good involvement of the local population, many athletes of the past and new generations, somehow tied to the Saslong, the championship track that was initially snatched by a certain Karl Schranz, the most reputed Austrian who described it as a “highway”.
Scrolling through the anniversaries it turns out that the one between the Val Gardena and the great Alpine World Cup skiing was a love intended to last over the years.
In fact, the spark struck a significant day, that of Valentine’s Day in 1969.
On February 14, 48 years ago, Saslong won the Swiss Jean-Daniel Dätwyler. Why then 50 years if the first Cup is 1968? In 1967 the World Cup was started in Val Gardena and in the Ladin valley there were already some Fis A competitions organized in the Cup calendar.
Since 1972, then after the 1970s World Cup, the free fall of the Cup (since 2002 also the Supergigante) is always played in December, following Christmas.
Heart of the Saturday party was Santa Cristina where past champions and athletes gathered together with old-fashioned clothing and museum equipment. To frame, so many fans come to the event. A colorful party accompanied by the notes of various musical bands.
The parade brought the present along the Dursan Street from the Dosses-Maciaconi to the Iman Center, where a number of interesting panels had been set up that highlighted some of the most salient moments of the races in Val Gardena. At first, he could not miss the picture of pioneer Erich Demetz (he was then the longest president of the World Cup) to leave for the Fis 1967 conference in Beirut. Unpublished photos also on the 1970 World Cup panel, but above all the great interest in the parallel epic on Ronc di Ortisei between Gustav Thöni and Ingemar Stenmark, one of the most beautiful and exciting moments in the history of skiing.
To remember that event dated March 23, 1975 was the blue Helmuth Schmalzl that day was there. “The world cup was in three: Klammer, Stenmark and Gustavo. To take Klammer out of the dispute, I thought, who eliminated him after a few shifts, “recalled the former blue city who then had a past as responsible for Fis security.
Images also recalled the famous jump of Uli Spieß of December 15, 1980 that 100 kilometers from the second to the third camel’s hump jumped over 70 meters in length to a height of about 10 meters.
They could not miss the pictures of the companies “Crazy Canucks”, in particular that of Rob Boyd on 13 December 1986 and 12 of the following year. The first was remembered by Michael “Much” Mair, second only 14 cents from Canadian.
“When I was tired of winning with 39, Boyd fell and using a run that had accelerated in the meantime beat me,” reminded the ex-Pusteria. In some editions, there have been real surprises from those who came down with high numbers. On all the German Max Rauffer in 2004.
Then there was a picture of the reliefs brought to Giorgio Piantanida, a dramatic flyer on the descent of December 16, 1989.
A long parenthesis was devoted to Kristian Ghedina, present at the festivities with his red racing suit but above all with a embalmed roe deer in his hand, remembering that arrival of the 2004 descent when a roe deer went on the final schuss while passed “the Ghedo”. The Ampezzo jet on the Saslong won four times (1996, 1998, 1999 and 2001) as the Austrian Klammer.
Among them are Herbert Plank, the first and only South Tyrolean to win the free on Salsong. It was December 18, 1977 when the vipitenese left behind the Austrians Wirnsberg and Klammer. It was not present because of training in South America Werner Heel, who on December 19 won in Superg. On the stage for a greeting and a sign of recognition

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

Adele, 25 times Hello! The only parody that deserves to be seen

Adele will be playing at the Arena di Verona, but as you all know by now: every day is a continuous bombardment, but this is the only one that deserves
Let’s face it: the meme, jokes and parodies of Adele have broken the boxes over Adele itself and the enormous amount of daily news that are published about him.
In Italy, then, it seems that Adele has become in just a few weeks the perfect synonym for sadness. Where is Adele’s melancholy, in much the same way where there was Barilla was home. Oh well, trifles and pinzillacchere (Toto would say), and so while the last real star overall still crunching numbers on numbers, we are preparing to resist the invasion in the best way.
Running away? Defending ourselves? By declaring war on all urlone the world?
No come on. We climb on the bandwagon. There is so much space.
So, yes, the meme and parodies of Adele broke the fuck, but what you will find below a miracle.
He made a well-known phenomenon of the web which for years has fun playing famous songs imitating the style of different musicians and bands.
I know that it seems incomprehensible, but if only the shirt worn by the guy (a T-shirt of Frank Zappa) should make you understand the operation: he begins Hello in the style of Adele and the time ten seconds into a song of Alice in Chains, Prince, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Lil ‘Wayne and everyone else’s is through the head.

Lifestyle

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.

Lifestyle

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.

Lifestyle

Rome, open the Film Festival … And also dress Samantha Capitoni

The sagging clothes to social events are on the agenda more than they realize. It can even happen that an inaugural ceremony important lights of red lights

Red carpet that go, “wardrobe malfunction” that you find. At the Rome Film Festival, which began Friday, it started with a bang. About Samantha Capitoni, the victim of a joke gown she wore on the red tappto inaugural.

Appeared on the arm of Beppe Convertini, the actress posed in her long blue dress, but has not stood the long catwalk: a bit ‘at a time gap front has opened up to find a flesh-colored underwear on which you are thrown the flash of the gossip sites across the world.

Judging by the sequence of photos, the woman tried to cover up, then resign and settle down with a smile of circumstance (the irony is always a good weapon).

In view of the images have been around the world, the incident was resolved in the best way. He has attracted more attention of her real stars of the evening.

Fashion

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.

Lifestyle

The journey of Polo Ralph Lauren for the first single-brand Italian

The historic brand Ralph Lauren is ready to open its first Italian store in Rome, which will also be the first in Europe. To celebrate this event, he has invited six of the most important web influencers of the moment to make a real and virtual journey to tell the different styles of the brand

Polo Ralph Lauren is about to embark on a journey. A trip through Italy, which with a number of stages between major Italian cities, from Bologna to Naples via Milan and Perugia, will end in Rome. The capital city, in fact, is the chosen destination for the opening of the very first flagship European brand that is owned by Ralph Lauren. Starring along the way will be six of the most important web influencers of the moment, who will talk about in the round Polo Ralph Lauren, according to their personal interpretation and vision. Filippo Fiora & Philip Cirulli (The Three F), Giotto Calendoli (The Atelier), Nicholas De Devitiis (Sofa), Giulio Berruti, Mariano Di Vaio (MDV Style), these names selected by Polo Ralph Lauren and chosen for their style respectively modern prep, dowtown cool, urban Exlporer, varsity, sophisticated.

Their task is through the choice of clothes and accessories to narrate the essence of the brand, values ​​and themes that have always characterized the collections of Polo Ralph Lauren. To do appunteranno on a blog created specifically, Roads To Rome, and with great enthusiasm that we are hosting us for GQ Italy, the travel notes posted from tomorrow – November 4 – when the journey will begin until next November 27. In the middle you will find shots, looks created ad hoc, and the large opening in Rome on Nov. 13 when the boutiques of Polo Ralph Lauren will open the door, then celebrate with an exclusive party attended by many international guests and the six influencers, of course. About the latter, for those who still do not know them the advice it is to go now to read who they are and where they come directly on the blog created specifically for the occasion.

Fashion

Austria, HART IM ZILLERTAL

One Of The Most Exclusive Chalet In The Zillertal.
Chalet, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 7 persons, Garden, WiFi

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The luxury skiing Chalet Zillertal is set on a gentle hill amidst its 20.000 m² large plot and provides glorious views into the valley and the mountains. Besides the privileged location and utmost privacy the Chalet boasts exceptional alpine charm combined with modern architectural elements, amenities and fixtures. The generous use of aged wood inside creates an incomparable homely and warm atmosphere, so that you might be tempted to spend most of your vacation time indoors.

There are 4 bedrooms hosting a maximum of 8/9 guests. The master bedroom seems to belong into a fairy tale. The ceiling of the bedroom is beautifully decorated with old restored shingles and in the luxurious bath en suite, you can indulge in a hot Jacuzzi with light therapy and with extra-large VELUX roof windows, which can be opened in order to enjoy the open sky and the soothing noise of the wind in the spruce trees behind the Chalet. You might also see deer and rabbits coming out of the forest and grazing in front of the 250-year-old barn, which was once used to store the hay for the animals during winter time. Nature lover s will adore the romantic and peaceful scenery. All 3 bedrooms have flat screen TV and an Internet connection with laptop table.

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Ski

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

Orticolario, the beauty of flowers and plants at Villa Erba

“The contagion of beauty” is the title of the seventh edition of Orticolario that Villa Erba in Cernobbio on Lake Como will host 2 to 4 October. The sense conductor this year is touch, perceptive faculty that reveals intense emotions and that provides a deep understanding of what is contemplated.
Rough leaves, hairy or hairless, caressing and petting, bark of matter by touch, the foot sinking into the soft lawn or walking on materials crisp, smooth, hot or cold …
Orticolario 2015 once again wants to lead its visitors from limitless sensory experiences in nature. That’s how.
The hydrangea is the flower star of 2015: plant flowering shrub, bushy or climbing, deciduous or evergreen, is part of the family Hydrangeaceae, includes 47 hardy species known from the Far East and North America. “We started planning this seventh edition of the latest edition as the lights were still on.

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Day after day, as in the construction of a house, brick by brick, we have assembled, idea after idea, a program so extraordinary as to impose the more curious and attentive visitor attending a prolonged and repeated in the three-day event, “said Moritz Mantero President Orticolario.
“Relocations of matter”, in the Park, between the tops of three large lime trees: a sculpture air, which touch projection on the ground is represented by a cradle of hydrangeas.

She shifted her research as a sculptor in various areas, such as analysis of the company, curiosity about natural phenomena and the relationship that man has with them. “Words island (you)” in the heart of the Pavilion: “Sàmara” in Japanese garden created in the greenhouse Platani Ala Lario (see section I pavilions) it is a work of marble guilloche Cervaiole, depicting the winged maple fruit.

Fashion

Cracco and Parodi at “Gusti di Frontiera”

He presented the festival in Gorizia eno 24 to 27 September: 500 thousand goal. In 19 villages set up 350 stand

GORIZIA. Parma is the capital as well Gorizia World Food can become the capital of the tastes of the border, or the knowledge enogastronomy of countries bordering along the borders. Optimism presentation yesterday in the crowded hall of the White Hall of Taste of the Frontier in 2015 that will have as a “guest star” Carlo Cracco and Benedetta Parodi.
The numbers are impressive: more than 350 stands, 19 villages, food and wine represented in more than 30 countries. Impressive forecasts of expected visitors from Thursday 24 to Sunday, September 27: more than 450 thousand of last year. Gorizia for Gusti Frontier offers face like that and the Municipality has made the greatest organizational effort. Several novelties of this edition the most important of which is the taste of the Living set up in Piazza Sant’Antonio and maintained by the network Venezie Post / Post editors that won the tender from 60 thousand euro arranged by the city.
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The Slovenian ski champion and his team will be in the capital Isonzo for the food and wine festival and cultural. His fans invited to the stand of Piazza Sant’Antonio with the local specialties
“Even in the short time available – said Filiberto Zovico of VeneziePost – we were able to build a high-level program.” Inaugurating the festival will be Thursday at 17 in Piazza Sant’Antonio the popular Benedetta Parodi. Beside her the Region Vice President Sergio Bolzonello. In the days following the space to the chef and “TV critic” Carlo Cracco, who receive (Friday at 17.15) the special premium Friuladria Gusti Frontier. The awards reserved for restaurants Gorizia boundless go instead to restaurant chefs The embankment Vencò, Hisa Franko and Kobarid Hotel San Rocco in Brtonigla. In Piazza Sant’Antonio you can meet even the champions of ski Slovenian Tina Maze who is not – he pointed Romo – the godmother of Gusti Frontier.
The Living Room of taste will propose conferences, meetings with producers and leading experts food. The commissioner Arianna Bellan stressed the effort undertaken by the city to fill the exhibition of cultural content. For the gourmet tidbits of news regarding the Villages of tastes. Starting from Borgo East (Thailand, Cin) to the streets Blood donors; Borgo Slovenia who moves to court Sant’Ilario; Village America will be increased via Cadorna. He will arrive in Piazza Vittoria Borgo Britannia; to discover Borgo Green Castle. Remarkable presence ERSA: propose your appointments in Piazza Sant’Antonio on two strands: the proposal of traditional products (160 in FVG, among the requirements to have at least 25 years on the market) and the products of the European label Aqua (agriculture, quality, environmental) including potato, apple, mussels, clams and asparagus. Tastes of Border count on a government grant of 166 thousand euro.

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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Fashion, Lifestyle

Australia skiing in August.

Can not you just imagine the snowy peaks in Australia? In winter in Victoria you can discover the fantastic ski resorts north of Melbourne, all within a day. You can downhill skiing on Mt Buller and Mt Stirling or cross-country skiing along the snowy slopes of Falls Creek, try snowboarding on Mt Hotham or launch
down the long slopes of Mt Buffalo, wearing snowshoes along the paths of Mt Baw Baw and to toboggan or toboggan down the slopes of the enchanting Lake Mountain.
Mt Buller, just three hours drive from Melbourne, offers an incredible variety of winter activities: downhill runs for all levels, trails for snowshoeing, ability to climb the peak and whiz down the slopes of the mountain sitting in an inflatable donut. Mt Buller is a winter playground with non-stop activities ranging from a ski-in Cinema, walks among the ice sculptures, excursions with dog sledding, snowshoeing and snowgaining (ie orienteering at high altitude). The Breathtaker on High, the day spa highest of Australia, then waits for those looking for a bit ‘of relaxation after a day on the slopes.
After a short drive or snowshoes to toe, from the Mt Buller is reached Mt Stirling, ideal for alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing. Those with a spirit of adventure can try the Alpine Winter Camp, camping on the slopes that have a large central tent for eating and socializing and seven tents raised and insulated to stay.
Falls Creek, in the Alpine National Park on the scenic plateau of Bogong, four and a half hours drive from Melbourne, is an Alpine resort in true European style. It has over 65 kilometers of ski cross-country skiing with free access and 22 August hosts the imported cross-country race in Australia for the long haul, Kangaroo Hoppet. Who does not love the races, can have fun building a snowman in Snowplay Park, bouncing up and down with the help of a trampoline bungee snow, whizzing down the slopes tobogganing or on a rubber donut or exploring the great outdoors with snowshoeing, snowmobiling or driving along the first tracks of Australia for snow bikes.
About 4 hours from Melbourne in the magnificent Alpine National Park, Mt Hotham has several slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all levels can enjoy the thrill of doing off-piste thanks to a free tour on snowmobiles. Mt Hotham offers over 40 kilometers of cross-country skiing, as well as the opportunity to go hiking and snowmobile sleds pulled by dogs or with the aid of snowshoes.
Snowboarders Mt Hotham offers a multitude of canyons, valleys, jumps, ridges and mounds of snow to the delight of the fans even acrobatic skiing. There are numerous cross-country ski trails that wind in the great outdoors covered with pristine and fluffy snow. Much loved the Burton Riglet Park that is a haven for children under three years old who want to try snowboarding, with an area specially designed which includes small bumps, ramps, rollers and toys and that allows children to learn basic balance and position. Guests can then explore the new path Brabralung Indigenous Interpretation Trail linking Mt Hotham Dinner Plain with a long track of 10 km showing the Aboriginal heritage of the region.
A Dinner Plain has just opened a new Snow Park, and you can enjoy night skiing and relax in the Onsen Spa & Retreat, a health club that has a hot spring pool of Japanese-inspired, as well as a heated indoor pool.
Further along the Great Alpine Road meets the Mt Buffalo, after the charming town of Bright. This small, lively village stands out against a backdrop of towering granite peaks capped with 14 km of cross-country ski trails and 20 km of slopes. Mt Buffalo National Park offers many winter activities for families looking for a bit ‘of fun with the children safe areas to slide sledding and snow play.
About 2.5 hours east of Melbourne, Mt Baw Baw is a picture postcard village and ideal place to learn to ski. Its gentle slopes make it an ideal destination for skiers and snowboarders with 30 hectares of slopes and 10 km of cross-country trails. There are several play areas on the snow and sleds free, as well as the Big Air Bag, a huge air cushion that allows you to practice freestyle moves safely before limestone slopes. There are trails to explore with a sleigh pulled by huskies or hiking with snowshoes or snowmobiles.
Less than two hours from Melbourne extends the fairytale world of Lake Mountain, perfectly suited for families with children who want a simple and accessible. Snow play and cross country skiing are the main attractions here and the Snowman’s Village offers plenty of room to play snowballs and give room for imagination and participate in the annual Snowman Festival, snow sculpture contest.

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Courmayeur, Lifestyle

A Courmayeur summer “to taste”

The summer of Courmayeur is a journey to discover the local gastronomic traditions. Not only restaurants in the downtown streets, but also the many mountain huts and mountain restaurants, privileged views of one of the most dramatic in Europe, are unique in the gastronomic mountain.
A Courmayeur reach a mountain hut is an experience that stimulates all the senses. After a hike through the breathtaking scenery, enchanting surrounding valleys, it is a pleasure to relax on the terrace of a refuge, forgetting the usual sandwich to be conquered by tasty recipes.
Immersed in a landscape dominated by the highest peaks in Europe, entering a shelter and find scents and flavors of tradition, combined with taste and passion, it is a real gift for the palate. In the valleys surrounding Courmayeur, as the Val Ferret and Val Veny, Lee highlight local flavors with recipes using local ingredients. What makes them unique is the warmth and passion of the owners, some of them even choose to bake the bread and pick fresh vegetables from their small gardens. The facilities are all different: the former pastures, the rustic stone and wood, the historic huts that surround the memory of the time when simply generations lived in the mountains of Val d’Aosta memories of old flavors.
Through the culture of food in Courmayeur tells a whole world of living traditions but also many new features. During July and August, the exhibition “The delights and virtues of Valle d’Aosta” offers a menu full of surprises and events. The Aosta Valley specialties become a tasty accompaniment for appetizers appetizing during the four meetings targati “Aperitif with the chefs” (July 25 and 8, 13 and 18 August): master barman and chef alongside the creation of original cocktails and finger food. At the base are the raw materials, food products unique – mainly dairy products, wines, meats, honey and typical bread.

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Do not miss the summer edition of Shopping & Gourmet (August 8), an unprecedented combination of signatures exclusive boutiques of Courmayeur and small producers in the area.
Historians ovens of the village will be the precious venue of the two gourmet atelier (July 20 and August 3), real cooking workshops that come to life within the walls of some of the symbols of a whole community. To attend the workshop please send an email to info@courmayeurmontblanc.it. The participation fee is 20 euro per person and places are limited, up to a maximum of 20 participants for each workshop (reservations required).
Also in the name of tradition and the development of a world of gastronomic excellence the other events of the summer: the Marché Agricole de la Valdigne, five events with the exhibition of local products (28 July and 4, 11, 18 and 25 August ) and, in September, The Matson (5 September), important food and wine fair dedicated to the flavors of Courmayeur and surroundings.

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Cortina d'Ampezzo

Malagò “Rome in 2024? The candidacy is growing day by day ‘

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CONI president: “you do not need to do things in a hurry but do them more balanced. The Golden Gala? More and more credible abroad »
ROME – “Day after day we grow and begin to work to build the bid”. Assures the CONI president Giovanni Malago, on the Rome’s Olympic bid in 2024. “We feel daily with Claudia Bugno and Montezemolo (respectively general coordinator and president of the organizing committee, ed) – adds to the presentation of the Golden Gala – I spoke with Carraro to take stock of the situation for the visit to Rome of Thomas Bach who will receive the award Giulio Onesti, I saw the commissioner Masini and in day speak with Mayor Marino to take stock of the situation. In my homework We’re doing fine. You do not need to do things in a hurry but do them more balanced. ” It could be a good omen assignment World Alpine Ski 2021 in Cortina a bit ‘as happened in 1956 when the town dolomite pulled the sprint to the Games in Rome 1960. “Cortina deserved, the international federation recognized the goodness of that dossier and probably there was also the recognition by other potential competitors that are not candidates – ends -. I think it’s very important, the country is system: Expo in Milan, Cortina in Veneto, is shaping the organization of a great world in Piedmont (in 2018, editor’s note), Rome nominated and then there’s the issue of the Ryder Cup and rugby. There are different perspectives in terms of setting than in the past. ”

Malago ON GOLDEN GALA – “The Golden Gala is growing year after year, it is possible that Bolt is not, but that is gaining credibility at international level is very significant.” So instead he expressed Malagò the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea to be held on June 4th at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. The No. 1 sport Italian, at the presentation of the 35th edition of the international athletics meeting, adds: “At this level That gives us more and more medals and makes us more and more influential in organizing major events.” “For us it is the showcase of Italian athletics internationally and can not be without the significant presence of Italian athletes – detects the No. 1 FIDAL, Alfio Giomi -. There is a new generation of quality athletes who can compete at this level. It is one of the key moments in approaching in Beijing, and then to Rio. ” There will be Bolt, but “athletics is able to do the show without”. However, announced 18 of the London 2012 Olympic medalists and 27 athletes on the podium of the World Championships in Moscow in 2013.

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2022 Winter Games

IOC evaluation committee in Beijing for inspection

2022 Winter Games: the IOC in Beijing
Inspection candidate in the capital. Protests for human rights.
The IOC has started today the plant visits Beijing, one of two cities in the running to host the Winter Olympics of 2022. The capital of China is fighting against Almaty, in Kazakhstan, which has already been visited by the Commission. Beijing would be the first city to host both the Summer Games, both winter. Dozens of activist groups have denounced the situation of human rights and ethnic minorities in China. The IOC will choose the end of July, at a meeting in Kuala Lumpur.

Lifestyle

Skiing at Easter promotions.

Just a few days to the Easter holidays and what better if you do not pass it on the snow for the last ski season? Spring has begun, but the best ski resorts continue to keep open plants and to maintain the tracks most perfect possible thanks to some snowfall in recent days.

On the occasion of Easter, some ski resorts have decided to give away a chocolate egg with some promotions. In some hotels of the stations that are part of the Dolomiti Superski, the offer is valid Dolomiti Super Sun that includes 7 nights of vacation at the price of 6 and 6 days ski pass for the price of 5. Among the participating hotels are the St’Anton Residence Eden and Hotel Pinei Alpe di Siusi, Hotel La Roccia Cavalese in Val di Fiemme and the Hotel Erika San Vigilio (Plan de Corones) that, in addition to the above offer, also applies Happy Easter promotion: 62 euro per person half board per day for a minimum stay of three nights.

Also all ski resorts Skirama Dolomites (Folgaria, Madonna di Campiglio, Andalo, Monte Bomdone, Pinzolo, Fai Folgarida, Tonale Pass and Pejo) promote the offer Special Easter April 5 to 12: in the hotel price and apartments, including ski passes Superskirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta for 6 or 7 days. Especially in Folgaria, Hotel Due Spade, from 2 to 8 April, offers the package of 3 days half board, Easter dinner and sauna at the price of 145 euro per person.

Moving to San Martino di Castrozza, Hotel Margherita offers 7 days for the price of 6 and the package for 4 nights at the special price of 55 euro per person per day with half board.

And if you prefer skiing in Valle d’Aosta, in Pila, April 5 to 12, with a 7 night stay at the hotel you can ski for free for 6 days. The offer also includes two hours of accompanied skiing on Monday morning.

Finally in Asiago, Veneto, April 2 to 7 to 315 euro offers a package that includes a half-board in a three-star hotel with spa, ski pass for 5 days and 10 hours of ski school.

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