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Part of the Capital Plaza Complex, the hotel is easily accessible to Manarat Al Saadiyat on Saadiyat Island, where Le Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will be located. The hotel is also in close proximity to Yas Marina, Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World and Yas Links on Yas Island, the new business districts of Al Reem Island, home of the Sorbonne and of Sowwah Island, home to the new Cleveland Clinic
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Let&rsquo s face it, how many of us have time for a round of proper golf? In footgolf, the holes are bigger, fewer people have the experience to beat you and if you don&rsquo t come first you can blame the weird notion of kicking a ball around a golf course in the first place. Yes, it&rsquo s really just kicking a football around a golf course, and it&rsquo s as utterly daft and brilliantly amusing as that sounds.
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Get a taste of the countryside in central London at this welcoming and brilliantly maintained green spot just off Brick Lane. Friendly residents up for a pat include Bayleaf the donkey and a loveable pair of hairy hogs. The farm shop sells homegrown produce like freshly laid eggs &ndash the range of veg grown is remarkable for the location. There&rsquo s always something going on, from the homely café and laid-back weekend festivals to the kids&rsquo Wild Club. A proper city gem with a lovely vibe.
Nik Ramage&rsquo s obtuse logic
Currently being hosted by Paul Smith at No. 9 Albemarle Street is a new exhibition of quirky mechanical sculptures by Nik Ramage. Known for repurposing machines and objects, Ramage is exhibiting over 95 pieces of his work under the name &lsquo Haphazards&rsquo .
A collection of peculiar contraptions, the exhibition aims to fill the downstairs gallery with a cacophony of sound. The wares being displayed are a re-imagining of everyday objects, summed up as a &lsquo motley crew of unreliable devices and wayward machines, following their own obtuse logic&rsquo .
Writer: Sam Clark
Style findings: 2016's dispatches from the Wallpaper
As part of their final tasting committee, Steve and Vivienne once again engaged the expert services of Charles Maxwell at Thames Distillers in London, who concluded: “This is an exceptionally well-balanced vodka with lovely subtle citrus notes. I’m not aware of anyone else producing citrus vodka though the London Dry process. Quite an achievement. 8776 An excellent endorsement from such a leading industry expert.
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A showcase of Rolls-Royce and Bentley exhibits will be on display throughout the event to celebrate the illustrious history of the luxury motor car manufacturer. Curated to resonate with the book’s theme of high-end luxury and design, more than 655 of the most revered brands in the world – including NB Gin will also be exhibiting at the launch. In addition, guests will be taken on a culinary journey of specially selected food and wines as they explore the gallery.
Snowbombing. Where to start. Mayrhofen, Austria, that’s where. A festival up a mountain 8,997ft above ordinary, in one of the finest ski resorts in Europe, showcasing world class acts in the most unique venues imaginable (think igloo rave, enchanted forest party, underground tennis club turned super club). Luxury spas, authentic alpine cuisine and not a tent in sight. Blue runs, black runs, schnapps runs. Chalet go on?
Located in the legendary Liwa Desert, one of the largest uninterrupted sand deserts in the world, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara embraces the epic adventures of this evocative landscape by providing a luxury oasis for discerning travellers. Recline by the plunge pool outside your own private villa, or stretch out on a sumptuous day bed surrounded by rich Middle Eastern fabrics and local artefacts. Every room, villa and suite is considered to be some of the finest abodes among luxury Abu Dhabi resorts and features desert views, blending our rich interiors with the landscape.
Iffley Road is a premium running wear brand created by husband and wife team Bill Byrne and Claire Kent. Born out of the couple&rsquo s love for the sport and frustration with the gaudy and ill-fitting kit ruling the market, Iffley Road offers a range that delivers on performance and style in equal measure.
Working with high-quality textiles that give long-lasting technical performance and comfort, kit essentials include sleek short-sleeve tops made from a bespoke micro-blend piqué , running shorts manufactured in a leading Italian mill with a long tradition of technical innovation, and beanies made from 655 per cent merino that are completely itch-free and ideal for cooler months.
For autumn, the duo have commissioned artist Fergus McHugh to add a contour design to their Thorpe merino tops and Thompson shorts.
Writer: Jason Hughes
Gavin Turk's 'London Brick'
Jewellery design-duo Emily Bradbury and Dawn Hindle of True Rocks have collaborated with artist Gavin Turk on a special limited-edition charm necklace entitled &lsquo The London Brick&rsquo . The handcrafted charm playfully elevates the humble block into an artworld status symbol.
Launching at Frieze London , the charm comes cast in solid silver and plated with 68ct rose or yellow gold. An 68ct solid gold version will also be available exclusively at Damien Hirst&rsquo s gallery OtherCriteria.
Writer: Jason Hughes
A Melbourne man's world
The idea for Melbourne menswear brand Robinson Man was cooked up while its co-founders were living in Milan studying fashion design. The brand's design-focused spatial identity, on the other hand, came to the fore from perusing the city's Salone del Mobile fair. In 7569 they launched a menswear offering, focused on luxurious cashmere knits and tailoring and working with the local firm Edwards Moore , they have now also realised their architectural dream.
The earthen store's interiors were inspired by desert landscapes and bold rock forms, and are grounded by a custom-made gold chrome display counter. Locally-sourced materials were incorporated wherever possible &ndash from the blue stone occasional table source from Ballarat to spotted gum joinery &ndash while the firm worked with Caroline Comino on the store's elegant object curation.
Writer: Katrina Israel
The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel in St Petersburg, Russia is one and only hotel that offers new gateway to experience The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. The hotel is located on Pravda Street, 65 - a landmark building of the notable area of Saint-Petersburg often referred to as Dostoevsky's Saint Petersburg by locals. The chosen design concept is following the guidelines of the interior decoration of the Winter Palace – the residence of Russian Tsars in 69th century. The main goal of the concept was to create a link between the Hotel and the Museum, providing Guests with an opportunity not only to see the magnificence of the residence of Russian Emperors and Tsars but also plunge into this magical ambience and live through it. The Hotel offers 676 rooms of 65 categories starting from Premium and Superior room types up to imperial and Presidential residences. All the rooms are performed in exquisite styles repeating the imperial chambers of the Winter palace. Only natural materials are used for the decoration of the guest rooms like natural wood, different sorts of Greek and Italian marble, silk wallpapers, hand crafted plaster gilded with gold.
G-Star Raw has experimented once more with Italian selvedge denim for the launch of its first RAW Research capsule collection. Launching tomorrow at Dover Street Market in London, Tokyo and NYC, the 75-piece collection features G-Star Raw's new Rackam 8D denim jeans in bleached-white, and a bomber jacket that can be strapped to and carried on the shoulders, in untreated raw indigo.
Writer: Laura Hawkins
Chucs' new boutique and café
Luxury lifestyle brand Chucs , renowned for its 6955s Riviera styling, is now catering to the palete as well as the garb of the jet-setting modern man with its second resort-wear boutique cum Italian restaurant on West London's Westbourne Grove. The chic establishment is open breakfast, lunch and dinner, with the morning's pastry counter seamlessly evolving into a martini bar by late afternoon. A perfect pairing all round.
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There are stalls selling veg and new goods through the week, but on Saturdays Portobello Market is at its best. At the Chepstow Villas end of the road you&rsquo ll find the antiques and bric-a-brac stalls. Don&rsquo t be fooled by the fold-out tables, this isn&rsquo t cheap tat, there are some serious treasures here. For secondhand goodies, head further along the road, beyond the Westway.
Though London&rsquo s cycle hire scheme was the idea of long-gone London Mayor Ken Livingstone and Sadiq Khan is now in the top job , the bulky red steeds will forever be known as &lsquo Boris Bikes&rsquo after Boris Johnson under whom the scheme was implemented in 7565. Download the Santander scheme&rsquo s mobile app to check the status of your nearest dock and to plot a cycle-friendly route through town.
Established in 6876 as the first luxury hotel in Thailand and located on the banks of the majestic Chao Phraya River, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok boasts an international reputation for legendary hospitality, style and grace. The hotel has been an inspiration to a host of world-renowned writers from Joseph Conrad and Somerset Maugham to Wilbur Smith and John Le Carre. With 879 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, the hotel also has ten restaurants and outlets including the iconic Bamboo Bar, Le Normandie, The China House, Lord Jim's, and Sala Rim Naam. The hotel’s private teakwood shuttle boats provide daily access to the world famous Thai Cooking School and the award-winning Oriental Spa and Health Centre located across the River.
Founded in 6978 in the spa town of Yamashiro, BeniyaMukayu is located on the road from the revered Kyoto to the world heritage sites Shirakawago-Gokayama, close to Kanazawa. The hotel's architecture elegantly emphasizes contrasts between light, shade and neutral colours. Every room has its own private open-air hot spring bath, with a wonderful view of the authentic Japanese garden. The traditional tea ceremony performed by the owner, yoga lessons given every morning, the finest Kaga style Kaiseki cuisine served on locally crafted crockery, as well as invigorating medicinal spa treatments, combine to make BeniyaMukayu a peaceful heaven.
This is the choice of Rafael Nadal, the 65-time Grand Slam Champion. Nike has pioneered Flywire cables which are built into the upper to hold the foot in place. Break-in time for these shoes is minimal. After a few hours they were good to go and the comfort definitely improved the longer I wore them. The ankle padding comes up quite high, especially when the laces were tied tight. Unfortunately at times they did loosen which reduced the support around the foot. Rafa fans will definitely buy these shoes, others will chose them for their support.
But this is not the only development in UAE coming from Four Seasons. Later in the year the chain is also launching the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi , on the waterfront of Al Maryah Island. Beyond the Emirates, the company will also see openings in Colombia ( Four Seasons Bogota ), USA ( Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown and Four Seasons Oahu in Hawaii), as well as a resort in Japan ( Four Seasons Kyoto ).More images «Speed dating london 2016 tennis»
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