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COX & KINGS, the world’s longest established travel company, organises high quality group tours, private journeys and tailor-made holidays to many of the world’s most fascinating regions. Our holidays range from the luxurious to the adventurous, and are planned by experts.

Wherever you choose to travel with Cox & Kings, you can travel with confidence. The clarity of our brochures and website; the expertise and experience of our Tour Consultants and the knowledge and enthusiasm of our guides and local representatives on the ground, all enable you to be fully informed before you book and carefree when you travel.

www.coxandkings.co.uk

MADE.COM is well-known for their ability to offer quality design products at affordable prices. They have now turned their attention on bicycles, and offer a colorful and playful version of a bicycle collection – The Neo Bike collection. At first glimpse it looks like down to earth versions of contemporary bikes. They retail at between £199-249, and are a safe choice for any newcomer venturing into the field of fixie and singlespeed bikes.

The Neo Bike is delivered in single-gear but can also be used in fixed-gear or to free-wheel. Lightweight and striking, it is ideal for a leisurely ride or equipped for a serious cycling enthusiast.

www.made.com

There is a place in paradise where peace holds time, where nature and culture know no seams, where comfort and luxury unite in style and where water reflects the blush of clay. This place is Amanjena, Morocco’s Moorish rose, a resort secluded in a private lush haven near the pulsating Medina of Marrakech. With Atlas Mountains in your sights let Amanjena take your hand and treat you to the wonders of Africa’s sun-kissed land.

www.amanresorts.com

Vacation season is almost here and it’s time to start organizing your trip. March and April is already nice and warm in Algarve, south of Portugal. Algarve is a wonderful place to practice Golf. Every year, new luxury hotels and resorts with enormous and beautiful golf courses open their doors to tourists. The CS hotel group is the perfect example. With more than 10 hotels all over Portugal, the group is launching some brand new resorts in Algarve this summer. Algarve is perfect for relaxing, walking in gorgeous white sand beaches and eating the best fish food. Do you want to miss it?

http://www.cshotelsandresorts.com

Since February 2nd, Japan’s leading designer Shiro Kuramata (Nov. 29th, 1934 – Feb. 1st, 1991) and master of Italian design Ettore Sottsass (Sep. 14th, 1917 – Dec. 31st, 2007) show at 21_21 Design Sight Museum in Tokyo. The exhibition features 65 pieces of modernism and Japanese aesthetics and 20 never-seen-before art pieces based on Ettore Sottsass’s drawings created in his final years. If you’re in Tokyo, don’t miss it.

http://www.2121designsight.jp

Paul Graves… made a very interesting series for French Elle magazine. He uses mixed techniques (sculpture and photography) for surrealist overviews around perfume bottles such as The Bee revisited at Guerlain or classics such as J’adore of Dior or Lolita Lempicka. Dripping spoons of colored material and fur structured, the work of Paul Graves demonstrates here that is not limited to photography.

 

 

From January 21 to 25, 2011. Find out the MAISON&OBJET, scènes d’intérieur, now! design à vivre, now! design à vivre, MAISON&OBJET éditeurs et MAISON&OBJET musées exhibitors.

www.maisonobjet.com

 

 

 

The brainchild of French fashion designer Christian Lacroix, Hôtel le Bellechasse is a 34-room spot on the Left Bank, in the Faubourg St. Germain district. The building itself dates back to 1840, but the interiors have been flamboyantly reimagined by Lacroix so that staying here feels like staying in an elaborate work of art. Close at hand are the banks of the Seine, the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre and Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Eiffel Tower are a mere 15-minute walk away. Here, Paris is at your (incredibly stylish) doorstep.

http://www.paris-hotel-design.com/hotel+bellechasse

Kicking off the 2011 ATP World Tour, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played perhaps the most unique round of tennis ever, in the waters outside of Doha, Qatar.

The tennis stars faced off on a floating court in Doha Bay Sunday, just ahead of the first tournament of the year, the Qatar Open. The water-laden match aimed to promote the event.

World No. 1, Nadal, said the experience experience was fantastic. “For the past three years we have done a few different things, and this one was a very nice experience. It’s going to be a very exciting season for me, I think. I would love to play against Roger a few more times this year, because when we play each other it’s in the final,” he said.

The match added to a number of odd venues in which the two modern greats have played, including a half clay, half grass match they played in 2007.

Hublot is reinforcing its image as a prestigious sports brand by signing a partnership with the World ski championships, for both the Alpine and Nordic ski disciplines. The title of “Official Timekeeper” now belongs to the Swiss watch brand, which will count the minutes and seconds on small screens during the competitions. Hublot will be at Garmisch-Partenkirchen from 7th to 20th February 2011 for the Alpine world ski championships, and in Oslo from 24th February to 6th March for the Nordic world ski championships. The Swiss watch manufacturer has also agreed to provide this role at the 2013 championships, which will take place in Austria and Italy respectively.

HUBLOT SA · Switzerland · http://www.hublot.com

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