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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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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

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Switzerland, 4 Valleys

Exclusive, Secluded Mountain Retreat With Uninterrupted Panoramic Views, Benefit Of Ski-In Ski-Out Access

Chalet, 6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 12 persons, Spa, Garden, WiFi

Privately-owned alpine lodge and spa situated in Veysonnaz, the heart of Les 4 Vallées, Switzerland. Nestled in fir and pine forests, this exclusive,

secluded mountain retreat is discreetly located in its own extensive grounds accessed by private road. Perched at 1500m,

the luxury chalet is positioned to offer enchanting uninterrupted panoramic views over the Rhone Valley and offers skiers the benefit of ski-in ski-out access.

Away from the crowds, the queues, the noise, and the chaos of urban life, the Dragon is an idyllic exclusive hideaway.

Dedicated to provide exceptional service to ensure exceptional experiences, the Dragon Team strive to surprise and delight our guests.

This catered chalet has gastronomy, fine wine, private cinema, dynamic skiing, invigorating alpine activities,

and holistic spa therapies on the menu to nurture the mind, body and spirit.

After an indulgent stay at the Dragon chalet, we aim to return our guests to their normal lives feeling happier, healthier, re-energized and refreshed.

Ski

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

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

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

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

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

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

the debut).

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

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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.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt is a beautiful Swiss village on Mount Rosa, at the foot of the Matterhorn . And ‘it is lying in the bottom of the Mattertal Valley and you arrive only by train; in village works only electric vehicles. And ‘one of the few ski resorts without a car.

Attention to the environment that is also seen in the approach unusual for lifts (ISO 14001) and energy in self-sufficiency of the top restaurants, given by photovoltaic and solar panel systems.

Zermatt is one with Italian Valtournenche and Breuil Cervinia in the district Matterhorn Ski Paradise, with 350 km of slopes. Very spectacular and the descent from the Klein Matterhorn extremely long (almost 3900 m) to the country through the glacier of Plateau Rosa.

The facilities are very modern, but there are still signs of the tradition like the little train from the village of Zermatt reaches 3200 meters Gornergrad between incomparable scenery, tracks, tunnels and walls of snow.

Another example of modernity is the underground funicular to the ski area Sonnegga. Upon arrival of the Klein Matterhorn cable car you can visit the Ice Palace, a series of caves dug at 15 m depth in the glacier.

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Switzerland
Among the main ski resorts of Switzerland there are Verbier, Zermatt, Saas Fee, Gstaad, St. Moritz and Davos. Here’s a quick overview of all the ski resorts of Switzerland, one of the most popular winter havens in the world.

In the canton of Grisons are 13 ski areas. Arosa is situated at the end of the Schanfigg Valley. The trails wind through the 1800s and the 2653metri altitude, and the natural snow is guaranteed. The Engadin and its “capital” of St. Moritz have an average of 322 days of sunshine a year. Here skiers of all levels are tracks suitable for them. The wind that blows constantly on Lake Silvaplana has made possible the birth of the discipline of snowkiting here so skiers and snowboarders, attached to kites, dart on the frozen surface of the lake. For beginners who want to try their hand in the enterprise, there is a school.

The ski region of Flims Laax Falera offers 220 kilometers of perfectly groomed slopes. Laax is a young and trendy country, especially popular with snowboarders; Flims is a paradise for cross-country skiers; Falera is popular with families. Klosters, near Davos, has retained its traditional charm and is the active vacationer destination for all ages (as well as members of the British Royal Family). Its ski area ranges from 1194 to 2844 meters above sea level. Other winter activities in the area there are snowshoeing, the carriage rides, the rides on dog sleds. Davos is a city with an international theme. Its ski area is vast and varied, as well as the offer of activities for non-skiers. Among the other centers of the canton of Grisons Splügen point out, Lenzerheide, Savognin, Disentis and Sedrun.

Château-d’Oex and Rougemont are located in France and belongs to the Pays-d’Enhaut Switzerland, the tourist region of the Canton of Vaud (Lake Geneva Region). Thanks to the convenient rail connections, the towns have joined the ski resort of Gstaad (Bernese Oberland), and their totals 250 kilometers of slopes. For the cross-country you will be going in La Lecherette, where there are 42 km of tracks. Château-d’Oex is also known as the world capital of the hot air balloons every year in late January held an international festival of hot air balloons. Among the other ski resorts in the Lake Geneva Region there are Les Diablerets, Leysin / Les Mosses, St-Cergue and Villars-Gryon.
In Valais there are 14 ski centers. The Aletsch area is considered “for local connoisseurs” in the sense that it remains largely unknown to foreigners. And yes that is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2001! In any case, do not form queues at the lifts, there is room for everyone on the slopes and the prices are affordable for families. The slopes, with the possibility of artificial snow, stretch for 99 km. Aletsch glacier, along more than 23 kilometers, is the longest glacier in the Alps.

In the localities that form the area Rund um Visp (Bürchen / Törbel, Unterbäch, Eischoll, Visperterminen and Gspon) exudes a pleasant atmosphere of a modern mixed tradition. Winter activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and sledding. Children under nine years are the lifts.

Not far above Visp and Brig, the small towns of Blatten / Belalp, Rosswald and Rothwald offer traditional wooden chalets, a six-seater chairlift (the longest of Switzerland), a good artificial snow and sunny terraces with stunning mountain views Valais.

Also Sierre and Val d’Anniviers are particularly sunny. Surrounded by four peaks over 4000 meters, the ski area offers 220 kilometers of ski runs, but also snowpark, sledge and the donuts (snowtube), tracks for cross-country and cross-ice skating.

In the Valais are also two “sanctuaries” of skiing, Verbier and Zermatt. Verbier offers 410 kilometers of piste up to an altitude of 3330 meters and has a very lively nightlife. The charming traditional village of Zermatt has instead 313 km of slopes between 1620 and the 3883 meters, connected by 65 lifts (trains, cable cars, ski lifts). Children are welcome and will find many ski schools and entertainment activities.

Other ski centers in the Valais Crans-Montana, with luxury shops for après ski, Goms, Grachen, Leukerbad, Lötschental, Nendaz, Portes du Soleil – Chablais and Saastal.

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Snow with the family. Italy, France, Switzerland, three goals to top

Ortisei, Megeve, Aletsch Arena. The success of a ski vacation with the children, passing by countless factors. From training camp to the bottle. Here are the three locations of the Alps most awarded spirit kid friendly. Try it with the March snow

The success of a ski vacation, spend time with his children, going through countless factors. And despite the ski destinations are increasingly equipped to provide care to children, some mountain villages have specialized in every detail, so much to offer a large amount of dedicated services.
A center to traffic, kindergartens and nursery slopes on the track, family-friendly hotel, new Entertainment for Children, are some of the factors that allow children and adults to spend a great winter holiday. After a thorough search of the entire Alps, here are the top 3 destination.

Once you leave the Brenner motorway, they take less than 20 km of highway to reach one of the most beautiful Dolomite. Also no crossing to cross, need to fit snow chains close to zero, and only a handful of turns to reach your destination do Ortisei (Bz) an ideal destination for families. If to this we add that the historic center, with its frescoed buildings, is of exceptional quality and banned the machines, we discover why it is one of the most requested destination for those traveling with children.

In the heart of the village, in perfect harmony the spirit of a village where all facilities are within walking distance and all moving on foot, the hotel Cavallino Biancorappresenta a worldwide reference point regarding this kind of hospitality. From 2013 is continually awarded the Traveller’s Choice Awards as best family hotels in the world, thanks to a well baby-club 1250 square meters, water park with pools and slides, total assistance from a month from 8:30 to 21 . also private track for courses “puppies” (3-4 years) and the hotel inner seat of the School of Ortisei Skiing, excellence in learning of the smaller enough to be awarded in the special list with the highest score ( 5 snowflakes), make it a unique destination.

The most beautiful hotel for families in the world:
Ortisei city center pedonalePer the older ones who want to improve there are the Campini located just 200 meters from the pedestrian zone, where the finish area there are small huts, within which the teachers during breaks offer hot chocolate and cookies . Aged 11 years, a further leap in quality thanks to the Dolomites Superskiper the category “Junior”: the slopes of the Alpe di Siusi or even by planning well with the teachers departure, the legendary Sella Ronda.
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family ski holiday ideas 8 Last minute and low cost from the Alps to the Apennines:

The holiday resort of Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiesch-Eggishorn are located in Valais just two and a half hours by car from Milan, which can boast the title Family Destination: the coveted award that the Swiss Tourism Federation gives the locations tourist that are characterized by an offer attentive to the needs of families. Three gems to 1800 s.l.m. reached, after parking in the valley, only by cable car. And after seven minutes, you get into the realm of family: absolutely no cars, full contact with nature, kindergartens on the snow and in small huts, sledding on dedicated lanes between colored rubber puppets.

Aletsch Arena 3Why the beauty of this destination is found just experiencing the authentic flavors, thanks to the recovery of typical chalet, while the incredible Alpine framework that characterizes this arena-amphitheater has been added to the list of UNESCO world heritage.
The three resorts located on this mountain plateau are alike, enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year, is 100% ski-in – ski-out, and offer perfect solutions to stay with the little ones. A Bettemeralp (www.aletscharena.ch for reservations) at this time you can rent a lovely cottage: Josihaus, sleeps four, from Thursday to Sunday in March costs 502 CHF (450 EUR).
Switzerland: all on the floor in the Valais

Jean Cocteau defined by the twenty-first arrondissement of Paris, to the high number of inhabitants of the city of lights who attended in the fifties, in Megève time has established world-renowned winter destination. To be located 40 minutes from the Mont Blanc tunnel (35 km from Chamonix) just 1.000 above sea level, it is easily reached in a few hours from many cities of northern Italy, thanks to a comfortable road that climbs gradually until arriving in this lovely village of ‘Haute-Savoie.

Once you get everything is tailored for the family car free village center, so much so that the most popular form of transport is the horse-drawn carriage; skating rink in the center; space for children where to entertain children from 3 to 12 years due to sporting activities, artistic or manual; ski school from 3 years old to subscribe to Piou Piou. In addition, the Campini on the snow for the little ones are equipped on gentle slopes around the corner from beautiful terrace, so that if parents wanted to stay a few steps from the children, they can easily take a hot chocolate at the bottom of the track.

Megeve Ski School bambiniUna target measure, with many solutions that are well suited for families, especially if you stay close to the ski lifts of Chamois. Located in the center, you are located a few steps from the Hotel Mont Blanc, a mythical address where their Cocteau loved to stay during the winter holidays in Megève. Completely renovated, in some angles reminiscent somewhat ‘austere times gone by, keeping sober elegance just 20 meters from the main square of the country.

Zermatt

Primavera sulla neve

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

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

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

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

Buona sciata a tutti

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

luxury jewelry: Ayala Bar presents the Dune collection

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

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

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

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

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

Fashion

Demented and punk, Zoolander 2 is even better than the first

It takes genius to celebrate a ‘ridiculing’ world. It takes a sense of play and irony to get into the hands of that ‘genius’. The result, increasingly cult (and cool) albeit from a trashy registry, you Zoolander 1 and 2

Ridiculously awesome. Zoolander and it was just like that: beautiful, beautiful in an absurd way.
Its the world of comedy applied models and fashion shows is based on stereotypes, film quotes, and important cameos, or on a scheme so simple that it can be more limit that opportunity but … Smash! Today even more than the first time. Also thanks to the excellent appearances.
Anticipate would be an unacceptable spoiler: the taste stays in the ‘No, do not believe it’ every time you recognize someone. Because, to play the game desecrating a movie that entertains both those who do not understand fashion, convinced that ‘massacres’ the system while we wallow in, both those who loves fashion and fashion feeds, which appreciates the spirit of self-deprecating * with which the designers participating, are the largest. Only great. Big names and big stars of pop, folk and mainstay of global culture, involved some more and some less, but all with explosive results, demonstrating that nothing is cooler than a healthy and responsible look a little ‘around.
In this, Zoolander is a large and, after all, harmless carnival, where all welcome the theme of the party, they exaggerate a bit ‘and enjoying a trashy night, grotesque, hyperbolic, absurd, insane and even a bit’ punk of which remain just great fun. Actually, no. It will remain a new sympathy for those who took part.
Ben Stiller and associates, in the role of Jester in which everything is allowed, are the lords. Gentlemen writers. There is not a bad comic timing, and there is no banal catchphrase craziness without lapses of taste. It’s not easy.
Dumb & Dumber, playing with a different pair of super idiots (played by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels), or Bruno Sacha Baron Cohen, they gathered signatures big laugh on similar grounds but did not even come close to perfect chemistry Zoolander. The point is that Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson have something extra and, paradoxically, in a film that jokes about and with fashion, it is the elegance of a Magnum.

* For the series, “a laugh will bury you, haters” but also “the ironic intelligence is the most stylish accessory”

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“Mamma Mia!”: Dinner in the restaurant of the Abba

The famous song of the Swedish pop group becomes a restaurant. In Greek sauce, of course: in Stockholm opened a tavern where the sun always shines, drink ouzo, enjoying Mediterranean cuisine. And you can dance the Sirtaki between tables. In addition to planetary success as Dancing Queen, Knowing Me Knowing You or Take a Chance on Me
Everyone at the table, singing Mamma Mia !. After the musical and the film, the famous Abba song becomes a restaurant. In Greek sauce, of course. Thus, in the cold of Stockholm, it opened a tavern where the sun always shines, drink ouzo, you can taste the moussaka and the tzatziki. And you can dance the Sirtaki between tables. In addition to planetary success as Dancing Queen, Knowing Me Knowing You or Take a Chance on Me. Music, revival and good food are the ingredients of this original mix desired by Björn Ulvaeus, one of four legendary Abba, who just opened this restaurant- show within the spaces of the Tyrol, in the amusement park Tivoli Grona Lund.
It was rebuilt in great detail a Greek taverna where waiters, bartenders and chefs give life to the show and where it can even happen the appearance of Zorba or an Olympian god. The restaurant is called Nikos Taverna at Tyrol: here you are living a Greek theme evening for a few hours and you end up straight to the atmosphere Skopelos, the island where in 2008 he was shot on film, in turn inspired by the musical 1999 took the title from the song of 1975.
Watch the video of the show at Nikos Taverna:
The restaurant, however, is not the last stop for the true fan of the Swedish pop group: in 2013 had already opened Abba The Museum and Stockholm you can have fun with the Abba – City Walk, a tour of the city that touches the places where they played Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad and the houses where they lived. A week ago they got back together on stage after eight years, because of the opening of the restaurant. But make no mistake about a possible reunion: Andersson replied “I do not think.”

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From yoga to rock (and back)

There has never been so much promiscuity between yoga and rock in this period, in which on the one hand the yoga guru go on tour as a rock star, the other musicians like Adam Levine become promoter of asanas and pranayama, while there who does the opposite step and passes from the pad to the recording studio. On reflection, however, it is the natural evolution of what happened in the 60’s, when yoga ‘poisoned’ for the first time the West and the Beatles spent months in India, in Rishikesh, meditating with the Maharishi. If it were not for him, who knows, George Harrison would not write with that transport lysergic Within you without you and Tomorrow never knows, not to mention the mantra “Jai Guru Deva Om” that resonates in the voice of John Lennon in Across the Universe . But back to the present. Said Adam Levine in his video series Celebrity Workout is very keen to point out that he’s not a hippie.
But then he explains: “Yoga helps me to stay focused when I’m on tour, and bring me back to normal in bilanciarmi of abnormality before a concert: lights, people, casino.”
But not all spirit and balance: sculpted muscles and elongated in tattoos, perfect abs and back-proof t-shirts are tight about the mix of styles (Anusara, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar) that for almost 10 years, it combines the his teacher Chad Dennis, theoretically based in New York, in fact, always on tour with Maroon Five.
Less known to the general public, it is famous in McYogi (more festive) yoga international scene, from Los Angeles to Goa via London and Ibiza. In various festivals such as the American Wanderlust, eclectic mix of itinerant camping, music and yoga, this yogimusicista plays his mix of hip hop, electro, reggae and mantra. He also teaches, of course, but its site (http://www.mcyogi.com) primarily affect the “tour” and even the shop, where he sells T-shirts, merchandising and vinyls.
Justin Michael Williams is a yoga teacher much success in the States, where he is also a public speaker and, above all, through his tumblr The business of yoga, one of those who have understood very well the turnover which is now behind the ‘ancient Indian discipline and that it offers (not free) to help develop their own. Williams has also sniffed the current climate, that of mingling yogamusica. So here he is on his debut musical, with a soulful ballad that reminds me ‘the serial record Empire.
Another old fox of yoga with the past is the hardcore superguru Stewart Gilchrist, Scottish depopulated in London. Skinny, long dread salt and pepper, media at most, counts among her students Pippa Middleton (yes, you may have some of the credit for that joyful backside) and Kate Moss.
Guest peak last Yoga Festival, he said that Milan had already come in the 80 to hear hardcore band. Now it is considered among the toughest yoga teachers in the English capital.
Tattooed, chiselled by the years (they lived together the art scene of the 80s where Soho owned a bar), pale and extremely photogenic, David Life and Sharon Gannon embody the imagination of the couple rock that has resisted all the art and the debauchery possible.
In fact the musician (and painter and writer) is she, but the two are hard to separate. Sort of Lenneon John / Yoko Ono yoga, already in 1984 have created a school, Juvamukti initially frequented by Madonna and Sting.
Jivamukti then revolutionized the imaginary communicative style of yoga with energetic, an unbridled activism and especially a fairly pop / rock.
Walk into any of its subsidiaries (there are from New York to Berlin, from London to Barcelona) and you will find that strange vibe that resonates in one of the favorite slogans, which reads “The wild child of yoga.”

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Jennifer Lawrence woman of the year by Entertainment Weekly

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

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Mountain: 10 must have accessories

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

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

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

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

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Carmen Vantini photographed by Michieletto: “Here’s how you can win”

The sushi, drink much, much sex. Are you ready to go on the attack?
Carmen is beautiful. But also generous: it revealed as conquer.
Now, you see what to do.
Here are his 10 requests:
1. Japanese often take me to eat: I could live sushi!
2. Take care of yourself: I hate men neglected, being obsessed with body care pretend that my man is a minimal efforts
3. give me a little dog of very small size: I have two chihuahua and a pincher, but for me there are never too many animals
4. travel together is my favorite thing in the world and I do have to work, but with the person I love is really the best
5. know how to cook despite my job I love to eat so I find that there is nothing sexier than a man who cooks for me!
6. me many little unexpected surprises: being Scorpion I get bored quickly of all, then monotony no thanks!
7. You must be tireless in bed: I need someone who can hold my pace 🙂
8. speak more than one language is a feature that I really appreciate!
9. love dancing? I am not drink and do not smoke, is the only thing I love to do when I get out
10. back to the previous point: alcohol and cigarettes are forbidden to me

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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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