Lifestyle, Mykonos

Greece, Mikonos

Clear Views Of Sunsets Over The Ocean, And Several Beaches Within A Short Drive
Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 8 persons, Pool, Garden, WiFi


Tucked into the rocks of a hilltop near Diafkotis overlooking the sea, La Voile invites you to appreciate the natural beauty of Mykonos. The pool and outdoor living spaces are enclosed by a garden for privacy, but have clear views of sunsets over the ocean, and several beaches within a short drive put the sea within easy reach. Four bedrooms on three levels offer privacy for families or groups of friends.


Choose from a shaded sitting area with a large chess table, a sunny area with a built-in sectional, or lounge-style seating beneath a pergola. There are plenty of chaise longues around the pool, a dining area just off the house and even a wood-fired barbecue. Inside the villa, you can set the mood with the CD player or stay in touch via Wi-Fi.

The villa’s four air-conditioned bedrooms are spread out across its three levels. On the ground floor, the master suite has a double bed, en-suite bathroom, access to the pool terrace and sea views. Upstairs, you’ll find a bedroom with a double bed, en-suite bathroom, sea views and its own entrance. On the lower level, there are two connected bedrooms that share a bathroom and have their own entrance, separate from the main house. Each of these bedrooms has two twin beds.

Though the villa feels quiet and private, it’s close to several of the island’s best beaches.


The ranking of the most convenient airports in the world

Scali so close you can be reached on foot from the city center. Here the special list drawn up by the Telegraph, for a trip of comfort
The plane took off on time miraculously. Upon arrival, the baggage it has been delivered even more miraculously in about fifteen minutes. And now, missing the last hurdle before you can officially call “arrived”: reach the city center. Easy to say, not always done. Why juggle subways, buses, trains and shuttle bus can be really complicated, and sometimes the journey to your accommodation is taking longer and difficult than expected.
A big problem, in fact. But it is waived if you land in one of the lucky airports in the special list of the Telegraph: airports so close to the center of their city to be reached on foot. A captain glorious ranking is the Santos Dumont in Rio de Janeiro, which is the heart of the Brazilian megalopolis only 1.7 km. Obviously it is not the main hub, but at least allows you to reach the city center in 22 minutes of walking at an average pace supported.

The silver medal is up to the international airport of Gibraltar, to 1.8 kilometers. While the third place is all Italian: Pisa airport is just 3.3 km from the Leaning Tower, just over 40 minutes’ walk. For the rest, here’s the top 10.

10 Wellington
Distance from the center: 6 km
Walk time: 1 hour 18 minutes

9 Las Vegas McCarran
Distance from the center: 5.9 km
Walk time: 1 hour 15 minutes

8 San Diego International
Distance from the center: 5 km
Walk time: 1 hour 2 minutes

7 Tallinn
Distance from the center: 4.2 km
Walk time: 55 minutes

6 Belfast George Best
Distance from the center: 4.2 km
Walk time: 50 minutes

5 Taipei Songshan
Distance from the center: 4 km
Walk time: 44 minutes

4 Boston Logan
Distance from the center: 3.7 km
Walk time: 38 minutes

3 Pisa International
Distance from the center: 3.3 km
Walk time: 41 minutes

2 Gibraltar International
Distance from the center: 1.8 km
Travel time to piedie: 21 minutes

1 Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Distance from the center: 1.7 km
Walk time: 22 minutes


Who was Lucy Australopithecus, ancestor of man and “fan” of the Beatles

Its fossils unearthed in Ethiopia came the signs to reconstruct the family tree of the human species
The cornerstone of paleontology in the doodle today. Lucy is the most famous hominid history: his discovery has enabled us to reconstruct aspects of human evolution unknown until 1974. The fossil Australopithecus, 3.2 million years old, were found 41 years ago in Ethiopia thanks to the American paleontologist Donald Johanson that came across in the most complete “set” skeleton ever found of a species entered the collective imagination as the oldest ancestor of the family tree of Homo.
40% of the skeletal system, collected near the river Hadar, gave shape to the ” hominid AL 288-1 “, later renamed Lucy in tribute to the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds played during the party for her discovery. To celebrate the day of the discovery, 41 years ago today, Google put in the hominid evolutionary history by representing it in the interactive doodle in the parade in the now classic image of the journey of the species.
Lucy died about 25 years and was just over a meter high.


Greece, Porto Heli

Greece, Porto Heli
Extremely Peaceful Setting, Enjoying A Gentle Elevation And An Open Horizon With Views To The Aegean Sea.
Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 12 persons, Pool, Garden, WiFi

Nestled in a Mediterranean Garden, complete the estate a large infinity swimming pool as well as a tennis court, which offer private gateways for leisure and outmost relaxation, while the closest beach is only a two-minute drive away.


Ground level:

Entrance hall, living and dining area, fully equipped kitchen with access to a veranda with fully functional outdoor kitchen and breakfast table, guest bathroom.

1 master double bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom
2 single bedrooms ensuite (both can be converted to twins)
Garden level:

1 double bedroom ensuite
1 twin/double bedroom ensuite, both with access to a veranda
Staff quarters (used by the villa’s housekeepers)


Large terrace with dining and sitting areas, barbecue, oversized swimming pool, large Mediterranean garden, professional tennis court with lights


Daily Maid Service
Change of linen twice a week
Travel assistance and Concierge services

Swimming pool: 17X8 m
Tennis court
Air-condition everywhere
Wi-Fi and Satellite

Closest airport: Athens, 2hr 30min drive
Closest port: Kosta/Porto Heli, 10 min drive
Closest town: 10 min drive/ 10 min sea taxi, Porto Heli/Spetses
Closest beach: Sandy Beach, 2 min drive/15 min walk



It gets cold, wind and snow …. You return to ski.

And back CinemAmbiente film festival, greener world, with a series of events dedicated to the mountains and the Alps. It starts on November 30 in Turin with the film “Matterhorn, the mountain of the world” by Nicolò Bongiorno, second son of Mike, and go on Monday, December 14, 2015 with the film “Valley Uprising” by Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer and Josh Lowell, dedicated to the group of innovators who, from the peaks of Yosemite, is forever changed the concept of climbing.
Mountain, that passion. But this year it pays the rescue: inexperience and equipment wrong are no longer tolerated. How to reconcile a technical suit with a fashion style? A look at the album of memories come to mind many images: all black boots of Gianni Agnelli in the 70 glasses mirrored the royals of England in the 80s, the bearskin of Kate Moss in the 90s and today? The fashion … at high altitude can be summarized in a single leitmotif: technology, innovation, comfort and style. In the service of fashion Marina Malavasi, there are several proposals. Pullovers and pants technical Kappa take up the themes of the Italian national team, while Fendi presents a total look that includes ski jacket, overalls, gloves, boots and skis. You quilted vest maxi Moschino and glam boots are by Jimmy Choo. The additional element: the leather bomber jacket with sleeves made of technical fabric ADD.
To mark, meanwhile, on the agenda: from 5 to 8 December repeats the Cortina Fashion Weekend, a long weekend dedicated to cocktails, dinner, happenings and shopping.

Fashion, Lifestyle

Cartagena de Indias, the queen of the Caribbean

Discover the face elegant pearl Colombian, of relaxation, well-being and history


Cartegena de Indias with its Old Town, elected by UNESCO as a world heritage site, reigns supreme on the coast of Colombia, facing the Caribbean Sea.

Maze of cobbled streets, colonial buildings and balconies full of flowers, where aristocracy and jet set mingle away from unwanted clamor.

Colonial mansion in Old Town, renovated by Colombian designer Silvia Tcherassi with internationally renowned style poised between tradition and funky, the Tcherassi Hotel with its seven rooms immaculate perfetot is the meeting point between eclecticism and classic taste, privacy and hedonism .

Insider Tip
Book the penthouse suite “Gazar” and enjoy the traditional holistic treatments at the spa.

Restaurants and bars
Relaxed environments and fascinating are the backdrop to an offer upscale bohemian spirit.

We move from the historic Café Havana … noisy, lively and famous for serving the best drinks in town, at the Café del Mar with its relaxed charm, lounge by the sea, to move to secret more valuable to foodie visiting: La Cevicheria , seeing is believing.

Insider Tip
Harry Sasson, inside the ‘Hotel Charleston Santa Teresa; old world charm and fancy food … to book a few days in advance.

Far from being a copy of Rodeo Drive with a view of the sea, the range of shops is diverse and genuinely unique.

From furniture ethnic fine Casa Chiqui emeralds Lucy Jewelry, to St. Dom with its selection of international brands and brand Colombians, until the real pearl: Abaco Libros y Cafe, where you can spend whole afternoons reading with an iced tea .

For lovers of the night the place is La Movida, clubs favored by a bevy of beauties breathtaking, tanned and seductive dancing to the sound of the hits of the moment.

Insider Tip
Create appropriate contacts with … the local bon vivant door policy is merciless and favors habituée and top models.

The flight
To meet the needs of its refined clientele KLM reintroduced three weekly flights to Bogota and Cali, bringing to serve eleven destinations in Latin America.

With the arrival of the Dreamliner (Boeing 787-9) provided with services and details which would introduce a rare luxury for the canons of European aviation.

Insider Tip
Always keeping up with technology and social media (think impeccable customer service via Twitter and Facebook) KLM has launched an app for all travelers equipped with Apple Watch: services, information, count the miles and more.


10 ideas for a holiday between men only

From the ranch cowboy feel to the hotel with brewery. The proposals selected by Booking.com to spend a few days with friends of a lifetime

No getting around it: the opportunity to spend even a single weekend serene and carefree friends dwindle in step with the increase in age of the person. Prior to the exams of the university always in sight, then to the girlfriend, then to his wife and children, up to file their final dream of reunion with fellow soccer because of dogs, cats and herb garden you have. But it happens that sometimes, due to some mystic coincidence astral agendas of all of the components of the old cumpa to synchronize, finding a handful of days perfect for an escape group. And then triggered the panic: what can you do? To avoid falling into the dismal circle of pizza, beer and pubs with a vengeance, Booking.com has decided to draw up a valuable list of facilities ideal for a holiday abroad, all-male, sport, alcohol, adventure and even alcohol. No (special) fears companions & co.

Fool Rioja wine
For a collective toast in the name of the famous Spanish red, consider the Hotel Eguren Ugarte: a hotel with a wine cellar and gourmet restaurant, nestled among the vines of the Basque Country. All around, a shower of starred restaurants, to return home with a few more pounds.

On the snow without children
Ok, in (almost) all like children. But not when you are going to totally disconnect from the mains for a few days. The Elisabeth Hotel Premium Private Retreat, reserved for adults only, will allow you to enjoy a whiskey post-skiing in the center of Mayrhofen, Austria. Next to a fireplace, no howling brats.

Weekend in the hole
If you like golf and your dream is to walk on the grass green on the Old Course St Andrews (the oldest course in the world) please remember the BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel: structure typically British gastro-pub built and views almost poetic directly over 18 holes.

Go trout in Chile
How you can have fun with a cane? No, not that kind of cane, you have got it wrong. At Singular Patagonia Hotel you can gear up to discover the beauty of the Chilean fjords, perhaps devoting a few hours fishing for trout and salmon that are found in abundance in the pristine waters.

Riding, cowboy!
It will be a little ‘how to dive into the atmosphere of westerns: the Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa, not too far from Parcho Arches National, you can ride a horse, but also indulge in rafting, hiking or mountain biking. Quiet, nothing can of beans for dinner.

Strike and strike again
Obsessed with bowling, but eager to try a different track from the one of the bowls in the house? Pack your bags for London at Ham Yard Hotel can be played repeatedly without even having to get out the front door.

A night (or two) from lions
If you saw the movie of the saga at least a dozen times, you begin to plan an escape at the Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, near the Las Vegas Strip: if then there’s half a stag party is even better.

Take anything, but not my Harley
No, it is a motorcycle rally, but the eyes of the bikers will shine the same. The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee is a veritable temple of two wheels housed in a former industrial warehouse. The ideal base for a short visit the Harley Davidson Museum.

We are not vegetarian
Get away from the head escalope grilled well done. Primehouse restaurant in the boutique hotel The James Chicago, the delicacies of Chef David Burke will eat the blood from beef steaks dry-aged steaks of wagyu.

Beer, yes, but the way God
To enjoy the strongest beer in the Czech Republic can not do anything but stay at the historic U Medvidku Brewery Hotel. And the restaurant is among the oldest in the city of Prague. Enjoy your meal and top mugs!


5 reasons to see Jessica Jones suggested by Jessica Jones

The new Netflix is ​​one of the major highlights of Television autumn and consecrated once and for all Krysten Ritter as one of the most interesting faces of a generation of young actresses. Beautiful, tough, yet nice shady
After Daredevil, Netflix Launches on November 20 worldwide the second of his series along with Marvel Television, focusing on the four characters that sooner or later will come together in the (super) TV series The Defenders, cross, like the original comic, the worlds more superheroes. Jessica Jones is the only woman among the lawyer Avenger, Iron Fist and Luke Cage (which already appears, in all its might, in the show). And it is anything but less tough colleagues. It can jump so high that seems to be flying. Lift weights impossible in a human. And many other things to be discovered. No suits, coats or other ammenicoli: appearance is a girl in jeans and nail … Beautiful but tormented because it has a weak point: suffering from post traumatic stress. But it is not right to anticipate too. To list the reasons why the series and its protagonist are special we think, exceptionally in Italy for the baptism of Netflix, its main actors: Krysten – Jessica Jones- Ritter and Carrie Ann Moss in the role of the lawyer Jeryn Hogarth who, however, compared to the original comic, here she is a woman and not a man:

1) Krysten Ritter
Those big eyes, that hair blacks and the body of a former model.

But also a presence like few others of his generation. Why just pronouncing the name in mind you are already projected in its previous characters. The Jane Breaking bad at all. But there is also the vampirella teen Vamps and the girl at the Breakfast at Tiffany 2.0 Do not trust str **** Interior 23. Apart from thirty minutes to lead role, but always effective. With those eyes, that hair, that physical and a lot ‘of brains and talent. So, how do you not follow her to her first show drama and comedy starring?

2) The fascination of a detective cute and super powers but made fragile by post-traumatic stress
“His problem with the PTD (post traumatic disorder) is one of the things that I liked about this role,” says Krysten Ritter. “I studied approfondidatemnte this aspect and I spent hours and hours working on it together with the misa acting coach. Not really a flashback into something horrible but a sudden you relive it takes 360 degrees. It ‘something that is part of the character but you do not see in history: shards of something that Jessica was first along with a traumatic event from the past that still the’ guide ‘and the afflicted. ”

3) History gloomy, sex (known superheroes) very funny and ironic
Just like Daredevil, the transposition of the Marvel comic in a TV show is ‘adult’, sex included. But sex is a very ironic and funny, something new and unusual in the eyes of most. “In the original version Jessica Jones is basically a wreck because, because of his demons, can not sleep and sex serves to straighten it, get it out of that prison of insomnia and fears,” says Krysten Ritter.
“One of the nice things about the show is that even here has sex and is hyper-realistic as can be only between superheroes but never pornographic or thrown there by chance, which made me appreciate even as a spectator before as an interpreter” .

4) That particular presence lesbian-chic
Carrie Ann Moss not only are women, compared to the original character that is male, but has his own sexual tastes. It is not at all true. All in a hard look and dominant the Claire Underwood (for instance: short hair, eyes steady and authoritative voice, more heels).

5) A superhero with no coat but in jeans, boots and tank top
“Yes, I like that Jessica Jones is not a man like Supergirl or Wonder Woman. He ‘a character with a sense has a history behind it that makes something rich and unique. And ” bad ‘, tough, strong but also fun … And even I like the costumes of classical heroines. Jessica is also fresh and different in look. As they say the players, this is the classic “role of life” »

6) And ‘everything except the classic’ fumettone ‘
Since Krysten Ritter is THE reason to watch this series regardless, here is an extra point but not extra explaining why the project is so special even for the two protagonists who are NOT grown comic.
“I had never read but from serious professional I have studied them well to get to the auditions, books in hand and long session homevideo from The Avengers to Iron man included. Now I know better that universe and in particular the Marvel, JJ I like the fact that it is a comic with his feet planted on the ground, very “real” in some way. Which helps you empathize with her heroine and her world, “explains Ritter. And for Carrie Ann Moss speech it is not much different: “I never read superhero comics. I present them to us, I can know the names but not a genre that I understand the way in. And I do not think even a bad thing because sometimes you do not know everything about a character or a story, allows you a fresh approach to it. ” The interpreter of Jessica Jones nods to every word: “It ‘s true do not think in the first place as a superhero. When I play I think of his past, his sincerity and then, if they happen to spread a bit ‘of evil and raise a few cars, it’s not bad. But the super powers are not my first thought. ” Both for the beauty of the show lies in its credibility very earthly. “I do not know what comes next,” Ritter concludes. “Anyway, I’m tremendously proud to have been the first major (anti) heroine of the Marvel on TV.”


At the Summer Jamboree chasing pin up to step boogie woogie

“Most centrally, so yes, expect leg lifts … perfect!” It can happen to all the Summer Jamboree, also that the objective of your bridge ends a pin up exceptional Violetta Zironi star of X Factor.
The “girl ukulele” has just performed on stage at the Forum Annonario where, for sixteen years now, every summer peep legends of rock ‘n roll.
In front of the machine Violetta is relaxed and lends, amused, to my request of “laying pin”. And I, on the other hand, I can not help but photograph it: a woman who plays Johnny Cash and duets with Ben E. King has my full attention.
Yeah, Ben! I forgot to introduce him. Maybe you will remember to “Stand by Me”, a romantic love song for over half a century is transmitted by radio stations around the world. Loose, affable, sorrdiente Mr. King seems “forget” to be an icon of international music and laughs and jokes with us photographers and journalists, as if we were all old friends.
Well, what is your favorite Italian singer?
“My favorite singer? Mina, of course! ”

And Celentano?
“Well, yes, but why do you ask?”

How why? Do not know “I will pray for you”?
“Of course, the italian version of ‘Stand by Me’. You know, I’ve been in your country several times, if I remember correctly the first in 1965, in Rome. And now in Senigallia guest this highly successful festival with Violetta and a voice that, trust me, going places! ”

I think: “I hope I can get to her age well.”

Old singer is not the first that I know: after Marshall Lytle (Bill Haley and his Comets) and Duane Eddy (you remember Duane?) I thought I’d seen and experienced all. Yeah, I thought, because chatting with Ben and have a drink with Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats drummer has another story to tell the grandchildren.
But like last year they are still chasing pin and certainly will not leave you disappointed.
Slide away from backstage and hit the Rock, the heart of the festival. Girls in tight dresses 50’s, popping up from all over, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Click on the song Shake Rattle & Roll, See you later alligator and on the ‘heavy sound of Hot Boogie Chillun. They, the pin, I run across in the poses the most fun:
there is the soldier complete with helmet sitting on Willis American, one that does the trick on the mirror of the Buick, the other that even lift your skirt well above the knees … and the goal trembles.

I do not keep count of more photos: you can not apply mathematics to the beauty that, however, it would also be fair was shared.
I leave, then, the bridge in the hands of Gabriel, my “Virgil” Senigagliesi in hot nights, and I launch into a wild lindy hop before the Rocca then, after midnight, the Rotonda a Mare. For a while ‘by reporters I spend to be “news”.

Dancing in a local 1938 to the sea, I’ll tell you, it is an opportunity that does not happen often and the audience is much reduced compared to that crowd the streets. Here comes who knows how to move and those who have the ‘courage’, crossed the track, to invite the followers to dance, overcoming shyness and shame.

To set the tone to the evening dance we think the fascinating Miss Grace Hall, Italian burlesque diva recently returned from Canada to resume the reins of the Summer Jamboree. And, in an elegant dress style Greta Garbo, after a short speech, the band breaks with boogie and swing.
To the tune of Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball and immortal Fever by Peggy Lee I become Jerry Wooters, ‘posh’ Gangster Squad detective, swinging his legs to the rhythm of music. I found my Emma Stone in a shy girl of Modena, after swingout, texas and frankie six count (steps of lindy hop) leaves even immortalized on a powerful and elegant Cadillac Deville 1957, last sequence and positioning procedure of exception before the titles tail.


Kurt Cobain: maybe it’s time to say enough

It comes out these days the first posthumous solo album of Kurt Cobain. But we are sure that there was the need?
When he came out Montage of Heck – the film – were many who complain of excessive sanctification of the figure of Kurt Cobain, now reduced to the equivalent with the distortion of the face of Che Guevara printed on T-shirts.
But if the documentary had an advantage – and for this writer had it – it was just the man groped to show even before the artist.
Let go of the myth, the narrative of reluctant rock stars, and put at the center of the story of humanity ravaged, and often devastating, the person Cobain.

There was nothing reassuring or aspirational in the movie. Anything.
I remember having watched parts which shows the life of Kurt and Courtney, parents waiting in a shabby apartment in Los Angeles, much like watching a horror movie.
At the center of that story were two toxic.
Two toxic as many other toxic, and not the paparazzatissima glamorous couple composed by frontman “Beatles 90s” (I swear that is not mine) and singer of Hole.
One can argue for hours about the value of that work closely movie (me, to say, I did not appreciate at all the animated part), but it is undeniable that has had its way.

It was not pure speculation.
Or rather, not yet.

It comes out these days an album of recordings to the four tracks made by Kurt Cobain during his career. No big deal: a normal compilation offal. Offal, in fact, they had been made available for the first time in their films.
Too bad that Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings is advertised everywhere as the first solo work, posthumously of course, Cobain.
As if it were a real disk.
As if it were a work missed and the immense historical value.
It is not so. It is not at all like that.

In this collection of clips of songs in progress, demo versions and simple delusions microphone – published, God forbid, even in the deluxe version and vinyl – there is very little of interest; if not the certainty that with the leader of Nirvana still alive something like that would never come to the shelves.
Over the last twenty years we have been so many to assume, as in a dystopian novel, what would happen if the Nirvana that April day had not gone as well known to all.
Probably they would loose early, probably would also have done a reunion, but the feeling is that sooner or later one of his solo album would come really.
Simon Reynolds, years ago, he tried to draw a parallel path to that taken by Radiohead: going forward Cobain would have started to look back. He would gradually dried his music until you return to the roots of American sound.
It could become the Johnny Cash (less Christian, less macho and less country) of his generation.

That question, what if one of the most famous in the entire history of music, there we made all.
But curiosity about what might have happened does not justify, even in part, what is happening now: there’s nothing more to dig into the bottom of the barrel. Nothing nothing nothing.
Let’s face it and, for once, let’s do something really out of fashion in this decade: we go along. Turn the page.
It was nice, but it’s over.
Just. Stop.