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.

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.

 

If it’s bad, it costs less to ski

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

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

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

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

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.

Cavalli and Versace in the land of the ayatollahs

Opened in Tehran the first boutique of Italian high fashion in Iran after-embargo

Seductive and glamorous evening gowns, leather miniskirts perfect in every detail, over the knee boots with stiletto heels. The ladies in the chador ‘Tehran-good’ will rub their eyes and wonder if it’s all true. Yes, it’s all true. In Iran post-embargo was opened the first luxury boutiques and single-brand of Made in Italy and to sign it is the Florentine designer Roberto Cavalli. (Elisa Pinna by Ansa – Tehran)

In short, in a month, it will also open a Versace store and insignia are ready, alongside those of horses, at 1 Alef North Street, Zaferaniyeh, one of the most elegant and rich of the Iranian capital. The Cavalli shop, a two-story structure built to the smallest detail – from the colors lights marble – as indicated by the Italian brand, is crowded. The prices do not scare, although a jacket can cost several thousand Euros, or worse, in the Iranian currency, tens and tens of millions of riyals.

Iran is experiencing a slice of the population that does not have money problems and is eager to taste the ‘joie de vivre’, if only within their own homes. Thus, an Iranian entrepreneur, Medhi Firouzan, president of KelideTalaei, along with Abbas Firouzan, and a third partner, Moezeddini, has thought to ask the franchise for the Republic of the ayatollahs of fashion brands and Italian luxury, one of the most popular products and appreciated in the world. The operation started two years ago, when Iran was still under slap by the international community.
Italians, however, designers have believed in the potential of a young market, cultured, hungry for culture and, in some groups, wealthy.

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Thus, the first flag planted by Italy at the end of economic sanctions in Iran was in one of its areas of excellence. The members of the Iranian project is ambitious. “We want to transform Alef Street in via Montenapoleone in Tehran,” said Mehdi Firouzan ANSA, referring to the famous Milanese luxury street. “We asked Ferragamo, Armani, to other Italian and even European designers to open their single-brand stores in Iran. What we want more of our people is the quality of life and we want to offer it. Italy can help us” , he stressed. “The high fashion can become a bridge to bring Europe to Iran and to bring a future Iran to Europe,” added Abbas Firouzan.

So far in the Islamic Republic luxury garments made in Italy you could be found occasionally in some stores, but with a reduced choice to minimum and with a high risk of purchasing counterfeit products. The opening of the Cavalli store marks the start of a new season. The desire to change step is confirmed by Hanayeh, a young man of thirty degree in chemical engineering who, fascinated by the world of fashion, she decided to work in the new Cavalli boutique. “Iran is not the dark country, closed, violent which is described in foreign newspapers. Far from it,” he says. “A week ago, when we were still closed, people flocked to the windows, curious and proud that Tehran had finally such a store.”

INTERVIEW WITH FLAVIO MANZONI

 

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

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

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

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”

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.”

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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