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Meghan Markle plans the holidays of 2018. Among the Positano and Capri destinations

Among the destinations approved by Meghan Markle for 2018 there is also the Amalfi Coast. The future princess of England has already been repeatedly in our places and has declared herself in love with Positano and Capri.

Actress and model, Meghan Markle has traveled a lot around the world and, as reported by the Lifestyle tabloid, has recommended and approved six holiday destinations for 2018. Among these destinations there is also the Amalfi Coast with Positano and the island of Capri.

Lifestyle defines Positano a small fishing village that is only an hour and a half from Naples and is climbing on the mountain with its pastel-colored houses that descend to the sea. Meghan Markle spent her summer vacation in Positano last summer with her friends at the hotel Le Sirenuse, a family-run hotel that was a villa about fifty years ago.

Another destination approved by Markle is Capri, the small island located half an hour by boat from Naples and considered a magnet for VIPs. Despite the fact that the island is relatively small, there are many walks for hikers and enthusiasts as well as a long list of luxury hotels with excellent restaurants and pristine beaches.

Among the other destinations approved by Markle for the holidays 2018 there are Ibiza and Formentera with its beaches but above all the parties to some of the most extravagant clubs in Europe; then there is Madrid, capital of Spain with its museums, art and dream fairs.

In the ranking of the six places to go on holiday in 2018, the American model and actress also quotes Hydra, in Greece. Hydra is one of the less known Greek islands and is a real oasis of relaxation that offers good food, reliable climate and a lot of tranquility. Just two hours by ferry from Athens, the island is surrounded by stony beaches and crystal clear waters.

Islands of Greece: the guide of Paros, the island of marble

Our review of the beautiful Greece and its wonderful islands continues. Fantastic places to see at least once in a lifetime. Each with its original features. After the general guide of the Cyclades and the less touristic islands, we want to take you to the discovery of Paros, or Paro in Italian.

The island of Paros is located in the central-southern Aegean Sea, next to the island of Naxos, which was once united. Off the south-west coast lies the smaller island of Antiparos and the uninhabited islets of Despotiko, Strongyli, Fira and Diplo, plus a series of rocks and islets that form the archipelago of Paros. Revmatonissi is a small private island that rises between Paros and Antiparos. Other reefs and islets rise off the south and northeastern coast of the island. North of Paros are the islands of Syros and Mykonos, south of Sikinos and Ios, while further west is the island of Sifnos. Therefore Paros is at the center of the Cyclades archipelago, easily reachable from the other main islands. It is 90 nautical miles from the port of Piraeus.

Paros is the third largest island of the Cyclades, with approximately 196 km² of surface, after Naxos and Andros. Its coastline extends for 120 kilometers. It has a predominantly mountainous territory, like all the Cyclades, although less harsh than nearby Naxos. The highest peak of the island, on the Profitis Ilias mountains reaches 771 meters above sea level. Like the other Cyclades, it has a barren land, with little vegetation, concentrated mainly in the central part. The rocks of Paros are mainly of granite and marble, a characteristic that has made the island important for its white marble quarries, still present, which still represent part of its economy. Although the main activity today is tourism.

The island of Paros was inhabited since prehistoric times. At the center of the Mycenaean civilization, like the other Cyclades, it was later involved in the wars between Athenians and Persians, allied with the latter. It was conquered by the Romans and then by Byzantines. At the beginning of the XIII century it was conquered by the Venetians and included in the Duchy of Naxos. In its history it was subjected to numerous raids and devastations by pirates. Paros is the birthplace of the poet Archilochus.

The capital of the island of Paros is the city of Paroikia or Parikia, on the north-west coast, the second most important city is Naoussa, on the north coast. High population centers are Marpissa, near the east coast and its port of Piso Livadi, Lefkes inland, Aliki, on the southern coast.

The island of Paros offers enchanting views, among natural beauties, villages of white houses typical of the Cyclades and marinas with small fishing boats, today mainly used for tourist activities.

Arrived on the island, the first visit is to the city of Paroikia, a charming town that develops between streets and alleys between the traditional white houses with blue doors and windows. The highest part, the one that offers a splendid view of the port is Kastro, the castle where there are the remains of a fortress of the Franks, a Venetian tower and some characteristic houses around the ruins. Near the castle stands the church of Agios Konstantinos, while in the interior is the Basilica of Our Lady of Katapoliani (Panagia Ekatontapiliani, Our Lady of the Hundred Gates) Byzantine church with exposed bricks, an older part, the chapel dedicated to St. Nicholas , dating back to the fourth century AD, several mosaics and important icons inside. The religious complex also houses the Byzantine Museum. To visit near the basilica, the Archaeological Museum of Paros, with important findings of ancient Greek and Roman times. A of the port to see the graceful little church of Agia Anna. The city of Paroikia is full of clothing stores, especially for the sea, restaurants, taverns and clubs.

Basilica of Our Lady of Katapoliani, Paroikia, Paros (Andrant83, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikicommons)
In the north of the island, the city of Naoussa overlooks a large bay, with a glance effect on the row of white houses overlooking the harbor. Despite the tourist development, with the tables of the many taverns on the docks, the port of Naoussa is still dedicated to fishing, one of the main economic activities of the town. The many boats and fishing boats give the port of Naoussa a very characteristic and authentic appearance. To be seen. On the tip of the western quay of the port, among the taverns and shops, lies the delightful white church of Agios Nikolaos.

Royal Caribbean, new itineraries and technological innovations for the 2019-2020 season

During the 2019-2020 season, Royal Caribbean will offer 5 new ports of call in addition to the return of the Oasis of the Seas in Europe, cruises in the Caribbean and the departure of the first Quantum Class ship to Alaska.

First of all, for the first time since 2014, the Oasis of the Seas will return to sail the waters of the Mare nostrum, sailing from Barcelona to spend the summer season in the Old Continent. Among the many attractions there will be the ‘onboard districts’, 7 thematic areas designed to satisfy every taste and preference, latest generation technological supports, elegant and comfortable rooms and suites, a varied and exclusive gastronomic offer, a real natural park in the open air (the ‘Central Park’) surrounded by tropical gardens, Broadway-style stage shows and the iconic AquaTheater, where you can admire shows and incredible water games. Oasis of the Seas will sail for 7-night cruises and visit Palma de Mallorca, Marseille, Florence, Rome and Naples.
Five new ports of call will welcome Royal Caribbean passengers to Europe, unprepared landing points to explore cities and countries rich in history and charm. Thanks to these new stops, travelers can visit the glacier gate of Olden (in Norway), discover Visby, the best preserved medieval city in the world and UNESCO heritage (in Sweden), the charm of Zadar (in Croatia), Portofino between the cliffs overlooking the sea, the streets of Brest.
From Italy will sail some of the most picturesque routes: the Rhapsody of the Seas will leave from Venice with two 7-night itineraries: one at a time of Greek islands and Croatia and one towards the Greek islands only. The Jewel of the Seas will instead offer a Mediterranean cruise of 7 or 9 nights with departure / arrival at the port of Civitavecchia. European itineraries will be available for bookings starting from the week of 11 December 2017.
With a transpacific trip from Sydney to Seattle, Ovation of the Seas will debut in the United States for a 2019 summer season dedicated to Alaska. On board the Ovation of the Seas, sport lovers will have fun with the Seaplex indoor sports complex, indoor and outdoor pools (with solarium), the parachuting simulator, the climbing wall with sea view and the wave simulator to surf like in the Ocean.! Ovation of the Seas will sail from Juneau (capital of Alaska) to Victoria (British Columbia) for 7-night itineraries to discover this land of unspoiled nature. To sail to the land of the ice there will also be Radiance of the Seas, with cruises from 7 and 9 nights between Seward (Alaska) and Vancouver. The Alaska-related routes will be available for booking from 11 December 2017.
For those who want to experience a short holiday in the Caribbean Sea, in fact, Royal Caribbean can really make the difference: Mariner of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas offer routes of 3 and 4 nights to the archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, sailing from Port Canaveral and Miami (Florida). On board Enchantment of the Seas, on the other hand, depart from Galveston (Texas) for short 4 or 5-night itineraries to various Mexican destinations throughout the year. To accompany guests on longer cruises in the Caribbean (7 nights), there will be Liberty of the Seas (which will sail from Galveston, to the Western Caribbean) and Freedom of the Seas (which from San Juan, Puerto Rico, will reach the Caribbean southern).
The short itineraries dedicated to the Caribbean will be bookable from November 20, 2017, while those of seven nights will be available from November 13, 2017. Anthem of the Seas will start from the Cape Liberty port of Bayonne (New Jersey) for cruises from 5 to 9 nights to Bermuda, Bahamas and the Caribbean Islands.
For the fall season, Anthem of the Seas will move north to offer 9-night itineraries to discover Canada and New England. Same stages for Adventure of the Seas, which will sail to the Bahamas and the Caribbean (with cruises from 6 to 8 nights) and to Canada and New England (along 6-night itineraries) with cruises for 10 and 11 nights. These cruises in the United States, Canada and Bermuda will be bookable from the week of December 4, 2017.

In Greece a drone circles around a beautiful landscape

In Greece a drone revolves around a beautiful landscape and the video becomes three-dimensional I
Greece = summer. That is, bathrooms, white houses, blue sea, great food by the sea. It’s a shame that it’s November and that all this seems so far away that it can not even really exist. To realize that yes, there is light at the end of winter, this beautiful video shot with a drone in Greece is the perfect answer to the first wool scarves and caps pulled out of the closet.
We are used to seeing beautiful videos shot with drones, capable of making images that until a few years ago could only be brought home with helicopters and therefore with costs that only large productions were able to cover. This is no longer the case and the result is a large amount of videos that show up from splendid landscapes. In this case it is Folegandros, Greece.

Compared to the usual videos of this type, in this case the authors chose a particular technique, making their own machine a sort of orbital motion, which almost suits the idea of ​​three-dimensional shooting that, of course, are in two dimensions . At the technical level is what is called Low Earth Orbit, that is, an area between the Earth’s surface and the 2,000-kilometer-high, that area, or where we orbit most of the artificial satellites that revolve around our planet. An orbital movement inspired by the movement of this drone.
In addition to the beauty of the landscape, the clouds seem to stand out, whose consistency seems almost tangible, at hand. Not only because Greece, summer, the sea and all that seemed far away only a few lines ago seemed to reach out to hand. Because it is true: the summer is still at the bottom of the tunnel, but sometimes little is enough to save a Novembrina day without big prospects.

A private spa boasts features like a sauna, cold plunge pool and steam room

Nature, art and architecture come together at the stunning 9 Bedroom Villa.
Built dramatically on a hillside that commands views of the sea and neighboring islands, this breathtaking Porto Heli vacation rental represents the utmost in setting, style and luxury.
Come for a sun-kissed destination wedding, a wonderfully relaxed family reunion or simply to indulge in the legendary hospitality of the Aman resorts.


Taking inspiration from classical Greek architecture and modern art, the villa has both traditional colonnades and contemporary finishes, and striking sculptures placed throughout the grounds.
Designers Edward Tuttle and Marios Angelopoulos used natural materials, open-plan layouts and floor-to-ceiling windows to connect the interiors to the formal gardens outside and the countryside beyond.
Lounge, chat or spot yachts in the bay below from the multiple sitting rooms; several dining areas let you gather for a casual meal or formally celebrate a special occasion.
Though chef service is part of your holiday, the villa does have a fully equipped kitchen.

Known as an exclusive resort and a popular yachting destination, Porto Heli lives up to its reputation with tranquil coves perfect for swimming, sun-dappled hillsides and a charming town.
Stay on the resort grounds and take the complimentary shuttle to the Amanzoe beach club, or make the short drive into town and try its oceanfront tavernas.
Sailing to the neighboring islands of Spetses and Hydra or visiting the ancient amphitheater at Epidaurus are sure to be highlights of your trip.

The return of non-alcoholic cocktails: the Seedlip and Tonic recipe

On the one hand Elderflower Tonic Water of Fever-Tree, from the aloof the non-alcoholic spirit Seedlip Garden 108. Here is a perfect soft drink for the summer: low calorie and so many, many fragrances

It’s a bit hot. A bit is to not overdo it with calories. And a little bit is not risking life and driving while sitting at the wheel. The list of non-alcoholic bars and pubs is inexorably continuing to stretch. And to embellish, with far-reaching proposals, based on highly sought after products. An example? The cocktail of which we give you the recipe below. It is called Seedlip & Tonic, and is obtained from a clever mix of Elderflower Tonic Water from Fever-Tree, the brand of soft drinks, and Seedlip Garden 108, innovative non-alcoholic and zero-calorie spirit obtained from hay distillation, peas, mint, rosemary , Thyme and hops. The result is an original mix between the sweet elderly notes and the bitter water quinine notes and the herbaceous and spicy notes of the spirit. No alcohol, but with an extremely fascinating set of fragrances.

Seedlip & Tonic

Ingredients
50 ml of Seedlip Garden 108
125 ml of Elderflower Tonic
1 slice of cucumber

Fill a highball ice cup and add a Seedlip measuring stick.

Then add Fever-Tree Elderflower fresh and garnish it all with cucumber sauce.

‘My Fair Lady’ for one day. Kate Middleton’s look at Ascot


The Duchess of Cambridge opted for a style that recalled Audrey Hepburn in the 1964 film and sounded to the rhythm of ‘The Ascot Gavotte’

A song (The Ascot Gavotte), an actress (Audrey Hepburn) and a stage (the Ascot Racecourse). Yes, we outlined a scene from My Fair Lady, but not any scene but the one that contains the most iconic styling of George Cukor’s film. That test of fire that decides the outcome of the story: whether the florist Eliza is prepared or not to develop among the high society of London.

This film reference is justified if we talk about the look of the Duchess of Cambridge and the environment in which, incidentally, has taken place. To attend the Royal Ascot, the event held in this United Kingdom Hippodrome as every June and summons the finest of British society, including royal family and nobility, chose a dress with all the necessary elements to become Right on My Fair Lady.

White from head to toe – and never better, because the headdress claimed its share of prominence – high collar and endless lace lace. Alexander McQueen’s suit carried us to 1964 when Hepburn, Rex Harrison and company sang and danced in wonderful costumes. Although with obvious differences, from the length of the dress to the silhouette or the exaggerated flourishes of the original design, it is impossible not to establish a comparative.

Prince William’s wife unknowingly performed an aesthetic reinvention exercise by adapting a styling conceived for fiction more than 50 years ago to the reality of 2017. While elegance is the strong asset and point of attachment of both sets, Baroque and profusion of details is the big difference.

Middleton’s model is the simple and millenical (re) interpretation of Audrey’s wardrobe, without so much pomposity or overhead. In fact, the complements reduce their size and presence: a beige salons of Gianvitto Rossi and a handbag of Etui. Overall, an outfit very similar to the one he wore for his debut in 2016 and signed Dolce & Gabbana.

Mykonos Holiday

This beautiful and luxurious villa mirroring traditional Greek architecture, offers the very best of Mykonos.
The beating heart of the Cyclades, Mykonos is well endowed with natural beauty and embellished even further with historical significance and beautiful architecture. The sparse shrubberies, golden sandy beaches, the intense blue sea and crystal clear skies have an indescribable calming effect. Traditional white-washed chalets and houses dominate the landscape, with colorful windows and vibrant bougainvillea. In the background, the old windmills, add to the appealing views. The villa is located in Elia, home to one of the longest beaches on the island, which houses a quality beach restaurant, sunbed and parasols arrangements and water-sports.

Byredo creates an Ikea fragrance

How does Ikea smell: after chipboard, houseplant and solid cotton? Ben Gorham, eccentric,

fragrance proviceur and founder of Byredo, has teamed up with the Swedish label for such a fragrance interpretation.

However, the cooperation is less about IKEA ingredients, rather the experience of how a home is associated with a certain fragrance
    

“I know a lot of people experience a fragrance association when visiting their grandmother’s house –

whether it is their perfume, flowers or their cooking skills – smell is a very relevant part of every house,”

said Ben Gorham in an interview with Lifestyle- Magazine Lonny on the guiding principle of his cooperation with Ikea.

And, “The experience creates a sense of well-being and security. We rarely talk about it,

and I think this project should also include precisely that people think about fragrances.”

Greece

This sparkling villa is well-named.

Experience the joy of staying here in Chania, minutes from the heart of town and the golden sand beaches of the west coast of Crete.

Exclusive style, sophisticated architecture and enviable service may make it challenging for

you to leave your comfortable and idyllic surroundings to discover all the island has to offer.

Located at the top of a hill, the villa is built in five semi-levels sparing no luxury.

On the outside, the aquamarine private pool is surrounded by a lush garden looking out to the view of the town and glistening sea.

Whether you love technology, outdoor activities or both, Villa will cater for your needs.

There’s a home theater system, Wi-Fi, DVD player, iPod dock and computer for indoor entertainment.

Outside you’ll find a swimming pool, plunge pool, jetted tub and gas barbecue offer more than enough to do in this child-friendly vacation villa.

The large pool is exclusive to Villa Joy dwellers’ pleasure.

It is divided into two sections – a circular shallower jetted tub whose water cascades into the larger almond-shaped deeper section.

The poolside and garden offer spots of cool shade and radiant light, as well as privacy and panoramic views.