Saturday, March 31, 2012

Vera Wang - the story behind the goddess of wedding gowns

Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort

Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort is an irresistible eco-resort built on a superb beachfront property that was once a coconut plantation. It is a secluded spot of tranquility, away from the big cities’ agitation, and away from all the modern life’s distractions, including TV sets and phones.

Don’t think that you will get bored on the island, though. Your activity options are endless, and they are all meant to help you connect with the fascinating nature around you. You can go on hikes through the lush rainforest, dive the coral reefs, and even take fascinating tours with a glass-bottom boat, guided by the full-time marine biologist of the resort.

Complete your amazing experience with a professional spa session, or a relaxing Fijian massage. The perfect way to end the day is to enjoy a delicious dinner at the open-air restaurant, where the contemporary Fijian cuisine will delight your taste buds.

Before you retreat to one of the 25 luxe bungalows on the property, take some time to relax under the starry sky with a glass of fine wine. While you listen to the magical sounds of the island, your kids can go on a frog hunt together with trained staff members. Every guest at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort is bound to have a great holiday here!

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Enchanting Perfumes for Enchanting Women

Women have always been using all kinds of methods of enhancing their personal charm, and alluring scents have been one of their best “weapons”. Long before nowadays sophisticated perfumes were developed, women knew where to find the finest and most enchanting scents: in nature. And this remained the best source of fragrances to this day.

Whether they have a floral, woody, fresh, oriental or fougère scent, the ingredients used in your favorite perfumes were all taken from flowers, woods, roots, raisins, fruits, leaves and even animals. Of course, there also are synthetic odors in the modern world, but guess what inspired people to create them! Yes, that same inexhaustible source of inspiration – nature.

The list of choices is mind-bogglingly long today. The combinations of top, middle and base notes are practically uncountable and it can be a real pain choosing the right perfume for you. Then there is another fact which makes things even more complicated: a woman should know that there are certain odors to wear in the evening and others to wear during the day. There are cold-season and warm-season perfumes, office and dinner perfumes, teenagers’ and adult women’s perfumes, and the list can go on.

So how do you know what’s good for you? First of all, get informed. Read and ask specialists about everything you want to know. Then, be yourself. Never do what “they say it’s right” if you feel that it is not right for you. And finally there is one more thing that helps a woman know if she has made the right choice: when the perfume that she wears makes men turn their heads to see where the enticing scent came from, there is no need for further confirmation.

If you need some advice on which are today’s best perfumes, here is a long, comprehensive list for you.

Miss Dior by Christian Dior

Romance by Ralph Lauren

Blonde by Versace

Another romance perfume is Blonde by Versace. The flowery, luxurious fragrance was created in 1995 in honor of Donatella Versace, Gianni Versace’s sister. It contains feminine notes of violets, jasmine, geranium, ylang-ylang and roses.

4. Fendi Palazzo 
5. Gucci by Gucci 
6. Sarah Jessica Parker Covet Solid Perfume 
7. Dior J’adore L’Absolu) 
8. Prada By Prada 
9. Obsession Night for Women by Calvin Klein
10. Lancome Tresor Elixir 
11. Valentino Rock n’ Rose Couture
12. The One by Dolce and Gabbana
13. Marc Jacobs Daisy
14. Prada Tendre
15. Dior Addict
16. Envy Me by Gucci
17. Swiss Army by Swiss Army
18. Lovely for Women by Sara Jessica Parker
19. Beyonce Heat by Beyonce Knowles
20. Narciso Rodriguez for Her by Narciso Rodriguez
21. Women’s Davidoff Cool Water by Davidoff
22. Banana Republic Malachite
23. Missoni Acqua
24. Tresor for Women by Lancome
25. Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds
26. A Scent Of Issey Miyake for Women by Issey Miyake
27. Light and Blue by D&G
28. Flora by Gucci Eau de Parfum
29. Fantasy by Britney Spears
30. Escada Magnetism for Women by Escada
31. Creme Bouquet by Stilla
32. Brit by Burberry
33. Calvin Klein Euphoria Crystalline Edition
34. Givenchy Very Irresistible Givenchy
35. Eternity Aqua for Women by Calvin Klein

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Four Seasons Hotel Florence

Azerbaijan to build world’s tallest building

Azerbaijan Tower

Azerbaijan is planning to build the world’s tallest building – taller than both the Burj Khalifa and the upcoming Kingdom Tower to be built in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Azerbaijan Tower, which is set to break ground in 2015, will  rise more than a kilometer in height, or 3,444 feet, upon its completion in 2018 or 2019,
 The Azerbaijan Tower is being built on a series of artificial islands, called the Khazar Islands, constructed in the Caspian Sea off Garadag, southwest of Baku.
The tower is the centerpiece for a massive, $100 billion mixed-use master plan with housing, schools, retail and a Formula 1 racetrack.
Developers plan to break ground on the tower in 2015, with construction is slated to finish by 2019. The entire Khazar Islands are expected to be finished by 2022.

The 2016 Summer Olympics Amazing Architecture!

Just when we thought we got used to seeing all kinds of extreme modern architectures, the 2016 Summer Olympics preparations started, leaving us speechless. The international multi-sport event will be hosted in Rio de Janeiro from August 5 to 21, 2016.
The man made waterfall on the island is simply amazing. A beautiful display of lights, color and shape makes this construction look like a small part of an alien city. We can’t wait to see it finished!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Unique celebrations and weddings cakes

Fabergé  2012

Créée en 2007, Hautes Célébrations s’est spécialisée dans la pâtisserie de luxe, en alliant la gastronomie et le design artistique. En quatre ans, nous avons fourni gâteaux, pièces montées et cadeaux gastronomiques pour des événements, mariages et autres célébrations privées et professionnelles dans les endroits les plus prestigieux de Belgique et du nord de la France.
Nos produits et services
Qualité - Nos gâteaux et autres produits sont fabriqués à base de produits frais de première qualité et nous n’utilisons pas de conservateurs, ni de poudres de pâtisserie industrielle.
Personnalisation – Innovation - Création Artistique
Nous sommes à votre écoute et créons votre gâteau en tenant bien compte de vos goûts, souhaits, restriction diététique, ainsi que de l’occasion.
Gastronomie - Nous vous offrons une large gamme de saveurs exclusives et créons des saveurs sur demande.
Livraison - Nous livrons votre gâteau quand et où vous le désirez partout en Belgique.
Présentation – Décoration - Service - Nous créons et mettons en place tout un décor ou un thème autour du gâteau et de votre événement. Nous louons sur demande du matériel haut de gamme pour la présentation et le service de votre chef-d’œuvre. Nous avons également à votre disposition de splendides articles de décoration et d’art de la table dans notre boutique pour vous aider à mieux réussir vos événements.
Collaboration - Nous collaborons avec des traiteurs, restaurants, hôtels et tout autre prestataire de façon professionnelle et responsable pour le succès de votre célébration.
 A propos de Nous
Hautes Célébrations est le fruit de nombreuses années de travail, d’expérience, de passion et de plaisir à votre service. Dès sa plus tendre enfance, Marie-Nadia Vincent cultive la passion de la pâtisserie fine. Favorisée par une mère pâtissière, les saveurs, les parfums des îles et les créations mémorables de sa maman elle a grandi stimulée par le désir de perfectionner cet art.
Originaire des Caraïbes et après des études en management, elle est partie aux USA dans l’Oregon, étudier le "Food Science and Technology", appelé chez nous aujourd’hui Sciences Bio. Elle s’est spécialisée en pâtisserie et chocolaterie haut de gamme. S’en suivent plus de 15 années de perfectionnement en Europe et de multiples voyages, d’apprentissages et d’échanges qui ont aiguisé ses gouts de produits bio de meilleures qualités et du design artistique.
Depuis que Marie-Nadia a fondé Hautes Célébrations, à partir de produits frais, elle crée des mariages de saveurs, sculpte, brode, décore, construit des gâteaux et pièces montées imposantes à surprendre un architecte. Autour de Marie-Nadia, une équipe de professionnels se mettent à votre service pour faire de votre célébration un moment mémorable tant pour le palais que la vue!
Contactez nous pour votre prochaine fête ou événement, vous serez épaté.

English version
 Created in 2007, Hautes Celebrations is specialized in luxury gourmet cakes and other fine pastries. We supply designer cakes, wedding cakes and gourmet gifts for weddings, events and many other celebrations both private and business in Belgium and the Northern of France.
 Our outstanding products and services
Quality – our cakes and other treats are created exclusively with first quality and fresh ingredients. We do not use preservatives and industrial preparations.
Customization, Innovation, artistic design
We listen to your needs,  wishes ,  and diet restriction for making each of your  occasions memorable.
 Gastronomy : We offer a large choice of exclusives and authentic cakes and we create other  flavors  on demand.
Delivery – We deliver your cakes when and where you wish for in Belgium.  For other destinations, please check with us.
Presentation –Decoration – Service- We create show stopping decoration with a theme around your cake or your event. We rent other materials on demand for an excellent presentation and service of your masterpiece.
Collaboration – We collaborate with caterers, hotels, party venues, event planners, restaurants, as well as with your private team, professionally and with the outmost care for the success of your event or celebration.
Hautes Celebrations is the outcome of many years of work, passion and experience. Licensed in Food Science and Technology, in computing and also in management (MBA). With over 15 years of experience in IT and management along with about 20 years experience in organizing special events, Mrs. Vincent created Hautes Celebrations in August 2007.

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Banyan Tree Al Wadi

The Banyan Tree Al Wadi is all about luxury, comfort, relaxation and wellness. It is a magical resort in Wadi Khadeja, the UAE. It is a remote and tranquil retreat that spreads over 100 hectares. Of this total area, 60 hectares are actually a nature reserve for peaceful animals like camels, oryxes, and gazelles. This is an ideal place to enjoy the wonderful connection between the human spirit and the spectacular nature.
Banyan Tree Al Wadi was the first UAE desert resort that was based on an all pool villa concept. Guests here can choose between the Al Sahari Tented Pool Villa, the Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villa, and the Al Rimal Deluxe Pool Villa. There is no way anyone can make a wrong choice when it comes to these three options: each one of these lavish villas offers luxe facilities fit for royalties.
Aside from these fabulously furnished villas, guests at the Banyan Tree Al Wadi can also enjoy the superb spa center, the 18-ole professional golf course, and the private beach club. So if you want a vacation that you will always remember, make sure you choose Al Wadi as your next luxe destination.
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