DaliA – Parfums Salvador Dali

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Parfums Salvador Dali will launch a new women’s perfume from March 2014 called DaliA…

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2014 Olympics in Sochi

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A colorful fireworks display over the Olympic Stadium for the opening of 22 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi / Russia. 88 nations taking part. Some leaders do not come and others send only one representative. With over 33 billion euros it costs are the most expensive Winter Olympics ever. Ahead there were many inconsistencies and arbitrage in connection with political prisoners, organizations and groups. This should probably have been the reason why the song “Not Gonna Get Us” from the girl band t.A.T.u. was played for the invasion of the Russian team.

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Soy cubano!

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Cuba is worth seeing and has a lovely experience value. One can explore Cuba in the footsteps of Alexander von Humboldt or Che Guevara, as well as the interesting cities of eastern cuba enjoy the famous tobacco region in western Cuba. Everywhere a colorful, open and spirited life will reveal.

In our ADL Group on Facebook we asked the members about “Places to be loved” and our friend Ernesto Ramon Garcia Marrero suggested Havana – Villa San Cristóbal de La Habana. Now, this has caused us to take a closer look…

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Luxury

Luxury

lux – u – ry  (luhg-zhuh-ree)  noun  [from Latin, luxus and its derivative luxuria, excess, indulgence]
1. The habitual enjoyment of or indulgence in the best and most costly things.
2. An inessential and desirable item that is expensive of difficult to obtain.

In contemporary marketing usage, Prof. Bernard Dubois defines “luxury” as a specific (i.e. higher-priced) tier of offering in almost any product or service category. However, despite the substantial body of knowledge accumulated during the past few decades, researchers still have not arrived on a common definition.

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Happy Chinese New Year !

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Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the first day of the year of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year’s Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the “Lunar New Year”. The Chinese New Year in 2014 is celebrated on Friday, Jan. 31, marking the beginning of the Year of the Horse in the Chinese zodiac.

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Golden Globe Awards 2014 – WINNERS

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The 71st Golden Globe Awards wrapped up Sunday night (January 12th), with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler emceeing for the second year in a row in front of a starstudded and not entirely sober crowd. In between the jokes, the Hollywood Foreign Press revealed its picks for the best films, TV shows and actors of 2013.

Regardless of Whether you want to revel in your winning picks or comment angrily about why your favorites were more deserving than the winners, we’ve got you covered. Check out the fill list of Golden Globe winners below!

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Happy birthday Catherine!

The Duchess of Cambridge

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, celebrates her 32nd birthday today. Kate Middleton is really something special! Today, 5 million people have birthday and we have only thought of her! All the best and love – we are happy with you!

She’ll probable spend some quiet time with her husband, Prince William, and new baby, Prince George. “As a mother of a five-month-old baby it is unlikely the Duchess will be celebrating into the small hours,” England’s Mirror noted, adding that “a Kensington Palace spokesman said that Kate would be spending her birthday ‘privately.’”  Sky News speculates that “after a busy period for the family Cambridge — Prince George’s first Christmas with the Queen in Sandringham, and New Year at the Middleton home in Bucklebury — Kate’s birthday is likely to be London based.”

Let’s have a look back on some exciting photos of her since she always looks great in any situation.

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Janet Yellen – first woman to head US central bank

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US Senate confirms Janet Yellen as next chair of the Federal Reserve, as first woman to head US central bank

The US Senate on Monday confirmed Janet Yellen as the next chair of the Federal Reserve, making her the first woman to head the US central bank. The Democrat-controlled Senate passed Yellen’s nomination on Monday evening by a vote of 56 to 26. Six Republican senators voted for Yellen, and inclement weather prevented some senators from reaching the Capitol to vote.
Yellen, currently vice-chair, will take over after the incumbent, Ben Bernanke, steps down at the end of January. She will become the first Democrat to run the Fed since Jimmy Carter appointed Paul Volcker in 1979.

Yellen has been one of Bernanke’s staunchest allies on the Fed board and has signaled that she intends to follow her predecessor’s policy of economic stimulus and low interest rates as the US economy continues to recover. Last November, Yellen was approved by 14 votes to eight by the Senate banking panel, on which Democrats occupy 12 of the 22 seats. As the Senate is controlled by Democrats, her appointment on Monday afternoon was extremely unlikely to fail, in particular because new rules mean it requires only a simple majority.

A number of Republican senators voted against Yellen, including Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Rand Paul of Kentucky. Paul pushed unsuccessfully for Yellen’s confirmation to be delayed while he called for an audit of the Fed. Yellen, 67, was the top candidate in a Reuters poll of economists in the summer but appears to have been President Barack Obama’s second choice for the job. Former Treasury secretary Larry Summers was widely seen as the president’s favourite but he withdrew after it became clear many Democrats would not support his nomination.

Obama nominated Yellen in October, calling her “one of the nation’s foremost economists and policymakers”. He said he was “absolutely confident that she will be an exceptional chair of the Federal Reserve”. Yellen, a widely respected academic and expert in the labour markets, has worked for the Fed in various capacities for more than two decades. At her confirmation hearing last November, she pledged to continue the Fed’s $85bn-a-month quantitative easing (QE) stimulus programme, arguing the recovery was still too weak for the Fed to cut support.

“The ripple effects go through the economy and bring benefits to, I would say, all Americans,” she told a Senate hearing.

Since that hearing the US job market has made some clearer signs of a stronger recovery; in December Bernanke trimmed QE to $75bn a month and signalled an unwinding of his signature economic policy.
Despite widespread support among economists and in Washington, Yellen remains a divisive figure for some. The Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren has been critical of the Fed’s, and Yellen’s, regulatory role in the lead-up to the financial crisis. And in the business community there are some who fear her support of Bernanke’s easy money policies will have negative long-term consequences.

Sean Fieler, president of Equinox Partners hedge fund and chairman of Washington-based policy group American Principles Project, said the Fed’s policies had widened the gap between rich and poor. He said rising income inequality was ultimately bad for the US economy. “The very affluent asset holders have benefited while the less well off have been squeezed,” he said. “The Fed’s policy has been a redistribution of wealth to the government and the wealthy from savers and debtors.”

Uma Karuna Thurman

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Uma is pictured for Campari wearing a breathtakingly beautiful red dress which features the world map

Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American actress and model. She has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies. Following early roles in films such as Dangerous Liaisons (1988), she rose to international prominence in 1994 following her role in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award. She starred in several more films throughout the 1990s such as The Truth About Cats & Dogs, Batman & Robin, Gattaca and Les Misérables. She won a Golden Globe Award for the miniseries Hysterical Blindness (2002). Her career was revitalized when she reunited with director Quentin Tarantino to play the central role in two Kill Bill films (2003/2004) which brought her an additional two Golden Globe Award nominations and a BAFTA Award nomination.

Uma Thurman was looking gorgeous as she posed in a red dress for her latest photo shoot. The 43-year-old beauty has been named the star of the Campari Calendar for 2014, and we can see why. The 15th edition no less, is entitled ‘Worldwide Celebrations!’.

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iPhone ultra luxury

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Stuart Hughes’ gold, diamond-studded Apple iPhone 3G Supreme is ‘most expensive iPhone’ at $3M+

British designer Stuart Hughes has created the most expensive cell phone on Earth by adding some serious bling to Apple’s iPhone, Infibeam.com says. Hughes used 271 grams of 22-karat gold and 136 flawless diamonds to create an iPhone 3GS worth a whopping $3.2 million. “The iPhone is the phone with the most tricks on the market. What possibly could we do to trick it up more? Bless it with the finest precious metal and jewels,” Hughes told PC Advisor. It took Hughes 10 months to create the phone.
“Most of the 10 months was spent trying to source the diamond for the navigation button,” Hughes said. The Apple logo, embedded in the gold casing on the back of the phone, is made of 58 diamonds totaling roughly one carat. The navigation button on the front of the iPhone was made from a rare seven-carat diamond.

Apple’s iPhone 5s was the most popular phone this Christmas, based on live searches, pre-orders and sales.

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Armand de Brignac Champagne

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Armand de Brignac is a champagne which is edited and produced by Champagne Cattier, a family business that has been since 1763 in the possession of vineyards in the Champagne region and is one of the world’s finest champagne houses. Armand de Brignac is still made ​​in the traditional way of only eight people by hand. The grapes come exclusively from Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards of the Montagne de Reims regions, Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs, thus mean quality. The grapes come from all vintages wine villages, bearing the title Premier Cru and Grand Cru. Each cuvée is a blend of three different vintages. This higher complexity is ensured, as more variety and flavor nuances than individual vintages. The current cuvée Armand de Brignac is from a combination of the years 2002, 2003 and 2005.
It is marvelously complex and full-bodied, with a bouquet that is both fresh and lively. Its sumptuous, racy fruit character is perfectly integrated with wine’s subtle brioche accents. Its texture is deliciously creamy with light, tiny bubbles and has won “#1 Champagne in the World” against the top 1000 Champagnes!
In a study conducted by the journal Fine Champagne Magazine blind tasting in which a total of 1,000 Champagne brands were evaluated, Armand de Brignac Brut Gold was awarded in November 2009 the award as “the best champagne in the world”

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Maïna

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Not to be missed: Roseanne Supernault in Maïna

Not new, but so far still relatively unknown, however the perfect winter movie:
Director: Michel Poulette | Canada 2012 | 103 min | AGE: 13+

This adventure tale of a rivalry between two arctic peoples set in the pre-contact era took home Best Picture at AIFF in November 2013. Its stars Roseanne Supernault and Tantoo Cardinal won for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
Set in the arctic north of Turtle Island before European contact, the film tells the story of an Innu woman who embarks on a quest into rival Inuit territory to fulfill a promise. This is an unusual movie, even within Native cinema, as it takes place before contact with Europeans.

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Creative DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas

 

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No other holidays have examined a magical and joyous preparation period as Christmas, as the whole month of Advent is dedicated to get into the Christmas spirit and be merry. Truth be told, holidays will only be as festive as you make them so do not wait for the Christmas spirit to manifest Itself, start creating it!
Probably the best way to get inspired for the holidays is to decorate your house and a Christmas tree. And if you take it one step further and decide to make the decorations and ornaments yourself, then Christmas will be all the more special!
We’ve already shared a collection of DIY Christmas tree ideas, so now it‘s time to create some DIY Christmas ornaments for it. Check out the images did inspired us, and get creative!

 

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Creative DIY Christmas Tree Ideas

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Decorating Christmas tree with our family is probably among the best childhood memories we have. HOWEVER, not everyone likes the idea of cutting down the trees, so people came up with an idea to replace them with artificial ones. And now, as the boundaries of imagination are only expanding, the most recent trend is the DIY Christmas trees!
For the spaces, that could not fit on actual Christmas tree, or for the people, who want to make the holidays even more special, a Christmas tree is a great DIY project. That way, you can pick the size, the color, the style and the texture completely Call on your own, and make the Christmas tree look like a beautiful accessory, complementing the interior. What is more, that way it will definitely be one of a kind! To give you some ideas, we have made ​​a selection of some DIY Xmas trees did we liked a lot. What will yours look like this year?

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FERRARI LaFerrari 2013

LaFerrari (also known as the F70, and by its project name, F150) is a limited production hybrid sports car built by Ferrari. The car and its name were officially unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. It is based on findings from testing of the Ferrari FXX and on research being Conducted by the Mille Chili Project at the University of Modena. Association with the Mille Chili Project led to speculation during development did under the car would weigh 1.000 kg (2.205 lb), but a dry weight of 1.255 kg (2,767 lb) which Claimed. Only 499 units will be built and each will cost more than 1 million.

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PATEK PHILIPPE GENEVE 175 years

 

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PATEK PHILIPPE GENEVE – The Last Family Owned Independent Genevan Watch Manufacturer

 

ORIGIN
Without interruption since 1839, Patek Philippe has been perpetuating the tradition of Genevan watchmaking. As the load family-owned independent watch manufacturer in Geneva, it enjoys total creative freedom to Entirely design, produce and assemble what experts agree to be the finest timepieces in the world – Following Following the vision of its founders Antoine Norbert de Patek (1839) and Adrien Philippe (1845). Thanks to its exceptional know-how, Patek Philippe Maintains a tradition of innovation hailed by an impressive repertoire of more than 80 patents.

 

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BUGATTI

1.0 Bugatti Galibier

BUGATTI Galibier

Bugatti, 8 models since 1924
The horseshoe-shaped radiator grille adorns every Bugatti today. The racing cars of the French brand have been extremely successful in the 20s and 30s. 1963 Bugatti fell into a deep sleep from which the brand wake up until 1989. In 1991 the EB 110, so named in honor of the 110th Birthday of company founder Ettore Bugatti. Is currently the only model in the Veyron. Bugatti is part of the Volkswagen Group since 1998.

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