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IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar Ibiza
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IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar Ibiza

Food In 2017 IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar opened its third restaurant in the centre of Ibiza. Overlooking the Old Town and the Ibiza marina, IZAKAYA presents modern Japanese cuisine with South American influences in an outstanding shared-dining concept that suits the cosmopolitan nature of Ibiza.     Time-honoured techniques blend with innovative signatures, with spectacular dishes as the result. A sophisticated menu is composed of a variety of small, unconventional dishes made for sharing and in line with Asian ‘grazing menus. As in Amsterdam, the traditional Robata grill is at the heart of the restaurant in Ibiza, where guests will be able to watch the chef work inimitably do their work. Besides the specialities of the Robata grill, IZAKAYA has a sophisticated menu of Sakana, a variety of small dishes, and dishes created with the Hibachi fire bowl, a Japanese small hot plate. The chefs find inspiration in distinctive elements of the Asian culture.     Along with redefining Asian culinary classics, IZAKAYA gives a cutting-edge twist to the bar with an array of house-infused tonics with the Japanese Shōchū as the base. Ingredients such as lychee, juzu, jasmine tea and sake are added. The Shōchū is distilled from barley, buckwheat and sweet potato. It’s the ultimate base for the wellbeing tonics, but also for a wider selection of exclusive and surprising beverages on the Asian influenced menu. The iconic 360 degrees’ island bar executed in black steel is embraced by this overwhelming wine library set in state of the art fridges of crystal glass and polished steel.     " IZAKAYA is located in one of the coolest boutique hotels in Ibiza and it's right next to a pool with mesmerizing scenery and beautiful views. The restaurant exeeds expectations with spectacular dishes and great wine-pairing or exclusive signature ccktails. Are you planning to visit Ibiza during the Summer? In that case IZAKAYA should be a must visit place on your list." - Timotej Letonja     IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar | Passeig Joan Carles I, 1 | 07800 Ibiza Spain izakaya-restaurant.com | info@izakaya-ibiza.com | +34 871 182 526 @izakaya_official In 2017 IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar opened its third restaurant in the centre of Ibiza. Overlooking the Old Town and the Ibiza marina, IZAKAYA presents modern Japanese cuisine with South American influences in an outstanding shared-dining concept that suits the cosmopolitan nature of Ibiza.     Time-honoured techniques blend with innovative signatures, with spectacular dishes as the result. A sophisticated menu is composed of a variety of small, unconventional dishes made for sharing and in line with Asian ‘grazing menus. As in Amsterdam, the traditional Robata grill is at the heart of the restaurant in Ibiza, where guests will be able to watch the chef work inimitably do their work. Besides the specialities of the Robata grill, IZAKAYA has a sophisticated menu of Sakana, a variety of small dishes, and dishes created with the Hibachi fire bowl, a Japanese small hot plate. The chefs find inspiration in distinctive elements of the Asian culture.     Along with redefining Asian culinary classics, IZAKAYA gives a cutting-edge twist to the bar with an array of house-infused tonics with the Japanese Shōchū as the base. Ingredients such as lychee, juzu, jasmine tea and sake are added. The Shōchū is distilled from barley, buckwheat and sweet potato. It’s the ultimate base for the wellbeing tonics, but also for a wider selection of exclusive and surprising beverages on the Asian influenced menu. The iconic 360 degrees’ island bar executed in black steel is embraced by this overwhelming wine library set in state of the art fridges of crystal glass and polished steel.     " IZAKAYA is located in one of the coolest boutique hotels in Ibiza and it's right next to a pool with mesmerizing scenery and beautiful views. The restaurant exeeds expectations with spectacular dishes and great wine-pairing or exclusive signature ccktails. Are you planning to visit Ibiza during the Summer? In that case IZAKAYA should be a must visit place on your list." - Timotej Letonja     IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar | Passeig Joan Carles I, 1 | 07800 Ibiza Spain izakaya-restaurant.com | info@izakaya-ibiza.com | +34 871 182 526 @izakaya_official

ZALANDO ASSISTS ATHLETES WITH AN INSPIRING STORY IN SPORTS CAMPAIGN 'SUPPORTER FOR ATHLETES'
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ZALANDO ASSISTS ATHLETES WITH AN INSPIRING STORY IN SPORTS CAMPAIGN 'SUPPORTER FOR ATHLETES'

Fashion Zalando, Europe's leading fashion and lifestyle platform, launches the new sports campaign 'Supporter of Athletes'.     This campaign focuses on three inspiring stories of athletes. Assisted by well-known personalities and athletes Arie Boomsma and Inge de Bruijn, Zalando selects three talents for their latest campaign: Romy Rockx from Rotterdam, a trans man with his own gym for queer people, Rosalie van Druenen from 's Hertogenbosch, a young swimmer with a prosthetic leg training for the 2024 Paralympic Games and the Hadda family from Eindhoven, who have started a gym, Totally-Fit, where the community can feel welcome.     Zalando hopes to inspire and motivate people to start exercising (again). The campaign will go live during the Olympics on July 28.     Last June, Zalando appealed to all Dutch people to sign up and stand a chance of a motivation boost. Zalando selected three special sports stories for this campaign. Driven by ambition and passion, Romy Rockx, Rosalie van Druenen and the Hadda family have been captured in their daily lives by Zalando. Assisted by gym owner, presenter and ally of the LGBTQIA+ community Arie Boomsma and former top swimmer and four-time Olympic champion Inge de Bruijn, Zalando provided the three candidates with support and guidance during training and coaching sessions, with the aim of capturing their personal transformation and growth. promote their gyms.     Megan Maley, General Manager Zalando Benelux, explains: “With the 'Supporter of Sportsmen' campaign, we want to appeal to all Dutch people to bring out the best and strongest version of themselves through sport. It has been clear to us for some time that a little extra motivation and the right equipment influences your confidence and performance. That is why we think it is important to support local and diverse talent and to provide a platform to inspire people with their personal sports story. The campaign follows the success story after our sponsorship of RKSV Sterksel, the fifth-class finalist that has completely regained confidence and fun in the game thanks to Zalando's support.” Zalando, Europe's leading fashion and lifestyle platform, launches the new sports campaign 'Supporter of Athletes'.     This campaign focuses on three inspiring stories of athletes. Assisted by well-known personalities and athletes Arie Boomsma and Inge de Bruijn, Zalando selects three talents for their latest campaign: Romy Rockx from Rotterdam, a trans man with his own gym for queer people, Rosalie van Druenen from 's Hertogenbosch, a young swimmer with a prosthetic leg training for the 2024 Paralympic Games and the Hadda family from Eindhoven, who have started a gym, Totally-Fit, where the community can feel welcome.     Zalando hopes to inspire and motivate people to start exercising (again). The campaign will go live during the Olympics on July 28.     Last June, Zalando appealed to all Dutch people to sign up and stand a chance of a motivation boost. Zalando selected three special sports stories for this campaign. Driven by ambition and passion, Romy Rockx, Rosalie van Druenen and the Hadda family have been captured in their daily lives by Zalando. Assisted by gym owner, presenter and ally of the LGBTQIA+ community Arie Boomsma and former top swimmer and four-time Olympic champion Inge de Bruijn, Zalando provided the three candidates with support and guidance during training and coaching sessions, with the aim of capturing their personal transformation and growth. promote their gyms.     Megan Maley, General Manager Zalando Benelux, explains: “With the 'Supporter of Sportsmen' campaign, we want to appeal to all Dutch people to bring out the best and strongest version of themselves through sport. It has been clear to us for some time that a little extra motivation and the right equipment influences your confidence and performance. That is why we think it is important to support local and diverse talent and to provide a platform to inspire people with their personal sports story. The campaign follows the success story after our sponsorship of RKSV Sterksel, the fifth-class finalist that has completely regained confidence and fun in the game thanks to Zalando's support.”

Lois Jeans opens a new store  Galería Dos in Milan
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Lois Jeans opens a new store Galería Dos in Milan

Fashion This summer, Lois Jeans is once again pushing its boundaries and opening its second home in Milan; Galeria Dos. The picturesque Italian property has been transformed into a unique 'Casa Lois'; the store concept where the modern Mediterranean aesthetic can be felt in all expressions. At the end of June, just after the official opening, the new collection No.13 will also be available there. A Spanish 'finca' in the Milanese district of Brera Nestled among the antique shops and boutiques in the narrow streets of Milan's Brera district, lies Galería Dos. An idyllic escape from home, inspired by Spanish roots and intertwined with the Italian character hidden among the stones. Galería Dos is the realization of a dream, where Lois' deep-seated soul is tangible in every corner and in every detail. A contemporary atmosphere, yet full of rich history. By settling down in the Brera district, the brand gets where it belongs; a much-loved part of the city previously inhabited by artists and bohemians. “Home is not a place, it's a feeling” The classic white arches, high ceilings and idyllic stone pillars; 'Galeria Dos' is a true escape from the everyday. In the serene space, surrounded by the organic stones, authentic details form and you experience a sense of true tranquility while shopping. A harmonious place where time seems to stand still for a moment. The love for the country and the city is reflected in the natural materials and pays tribute to the Italian heritage. Stones from old Italian villas have been reused and given a new lease of life in the in-house designed interior. Besides the Italian influences and curated objects, Lois introduces her own designed piece of furniture; an organically shaped sofa, inspired by the natural contours of the Spanish country and specially made for this gallery. In combination with the warm thatched ceiling and light stucco, the store feels like a Spanish country house where you are not a customer but a guest. "Mi casa, es su casa".     Via Madonnina 15, 20121 Milan, Italy This summer, Lois Jeans is once again pushing its boundaries and opening its second home in Milan; Galeria Dos. The picturesque Italian property has been transformed into a unique 'Casa Lois'; the store concept where the modern Mediterranean aesthetic can be felt in all expressions. At the end of June, just after the official opening, the new collection No.13 will also be available there. A Spanish 'finca' in the Milanese district of Brera Nestled among the antique shops and boutiques in the narrow streets of Milan's Brera district, lies Galería Dos. An idyllic escape from home, inspired by Spanish roots and intertwined with the Italian character hidden among the stones. Galería Dos is the realization of a dream, where Lois' deep-seated soul is tangible in every corner and in every detail. A contemporary atmosphere, yet full of rich history. By settling down in the Brera district, the brand gets where it belongs; a much-loved part of the city previously inhabited by artists and bohemians. “Home is not a place, it's a feeling” The classic white arches, high ceilings and idyllic stone pillars; 'Galeria Dos' is a true escape from the everyday. In the serene space, surrounded by the organic stones, authentic details form and you experience a sense of true tranquility while shopping. A harmonious place where time seems to stand still for a moment. The love for the country and the city is reflected in the natural materials and pays tribute to the Italian heritage. Stones from old Italian villas have been reused and given a new lease of life in the in-house designed interior. Besides the Italian influences and curated objects, Lois introduces her own designed piece of furniture; an organically shaped sofa, inspired by the natural contours of the Spanish country and specially made for this gallery. In combination with the warm thatched ceiling and light stucco, the store feels like a Spanish country house where you are not a customer but a guest. "Mi casa, es su casa".     Via Madonnina 15, 20121 Milan, Italy

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MARTINI launches friendship game 'Ask Your Friends'
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MARTINI launches friendship game 'Ask Your Friends'

Lifestyle Now that summer has started and the corona measures are relaxing, the online drinks are moving to real life and we are looking for our friends again. Especially for these moments, when people really want to make time for each other and deepen their friendship, MARTINI has developed a friendship game together with psychologist, (relationship) therapist and writer Marcelino Lopez.   With 'Ask Your Friends' you get to know your friends even better by means of fifty questions and dilemmas and you are guaranteed to have fun conversations during an aperitif. The questions and sometimes tough dilemmas are poured into an exclusive card game that you can win at askyourfriends.martini.com or play online.   Where in the past year we have mainly talked about social distancing, working from home, corona tests and evening walks, Ask Your Friends offers a solution to the need to talk about something different and at the same time give your friendships attention and depth. Happiness is not about what you have but about who you share it with. The simple things like seeing friends again in real life, catching up and reliving memories, that's what really counts.   Marcelino Lopez; “Good social ties are an essential buffer to survive difficult times and be happy. But just like everything beautiful in life, a good friendship requires attention and care. The MARTINI game can give friendships fun and deepening.”     explore the cards: askyourfriends.martini.com Now that summer has started and the corona measures are relaxing, the online drinks are moving to real life and we are looking for our friends again. Especially for these moments, when people really want to make time for each other and deepen their friendship, MARTINI has developed a friendship game together with psychologist, (relationship) therapist and writer Marcelino Lopez.   With 'Ask Your Friends' you get to know your friends even better by means of fifty questions and dilemmas and you are guaranteed to have fun conversations during an aperitif. The questions and sometimes tough dilemmas are poured into an exclusive card game that you can win at askyourfriends.martini.com or play online.   Where in the past year we have mainly talked about social distancing, working from home, corona tests and evening walks, Ask Your Friends offers a solution to the need to talk about something different and at the same time give your friendships attention and depth. Happiness is not about what you have but about who you share it with. The simple things like seeing friends again in real life, catching up and reliving memories, that's what really counts.   Marcelino Lopez; “Good social ties are an essential buffer to survive difficult times and be happy. But just like everything beautiful in life, a good friendship requires attention and care. The MARTINI game can give friendships fun and deepening.”     explore the cards: askyourfriends.martini.com

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BARCELONA
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MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BARCELONA

Travel Housed in the redevelopment of an elegant mid-20th Century building, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is destined to become the city’s most luxurious and exclusive place to stay. Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona has been designed as a stylish 120-room hotel by leading Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola and features contemporary, yet elegant interiors, with exacting attention to detail.     Each of the hotel’s 120 rooms and suites has been individually furnished and decorated to embrace the best of the destination whilst adding a touch of Oriental flair. The luxurious guest rooms are amongst the largest in the city and include three spacious and exquisitely designed suites.     The hotel has added 18 suites and 4 rooms since April 2014, with décor by the award- winning Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola who was responsible for the distinctive interior design of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona.     The luxurious suites enjoy the addition of balconies overlooking Passeig de Gràcia and the famous modernist landmark building from Gaudí, Casa Batlló, or the hotel’s peaceful Mimosa garden. Fusing contemporary design with elements of the Group’s oriental heritage, these over-sized suites offer a splendid blend of comfort, style and luxury, providing a luxurious environment for entertaining, leisure or business, with private butler service available to cater to all guest needs. All rooms and suites are equipped with the latest in sophisticated technology and entertainment facilities that the Group is renowned for.     The Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona Penthouse Suite measures an impressive 236 square metres. The suite includes two bedrooms, a living room, two outdoor terraces and an elegant dining room that seats eight, making it the perfect venue for a relaxed and intimate gathering with guests.       The stunning interiors are the work of award-winning Spanish designer, Patricia Urquiola who has combined sumptuous fabrics of leather, velvet and exquisite silks along with elegant woods and a rich palette of green, black and gold to create a sophisticated and vibrant living space. Her eye for detail can be seen throughout the suite from the beautiful Tai Ping silk and wool rugs to the Bassano ceramics and statement pieces of furniture that she has designed exclusively for the hotel working with renowned brands such as B&B, Moroso, Flos and Molteni.     Luxury is in every detail including the attentive services of your butler, a 24h personalised butler service for guests staying in all our suites – The Penthouse Suite, Mandarin Junior Suite, Barcelona Suite, Premier Terrace Suite, Premier Suite, Terrace Suite, Deluxe Suite and Boulevard Junior Suite.   In addition, all guest rooms and suites offer views over the hotel’s lush interior garden orBarcelona’s most stylish Passeig de Gràcia. A number of them even feature balconies or terraces from which to enjoy the city buzz or admire the neighbouring modernist façades.     Meeting point for Barcelona society as well as visitors in search of authentic cuisine,Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona offers a selection of superb and imaginative dining options.   Carme Ruscalleda, one of the most awarded female chefs in the world and best ambassador of Catalan gastronomy, oversees the culinary operations, which include casual Blancrestaurant, Banker’s Bar and the signature restaurant Moments, which provides neo- traditional Catalan cuisine with two Michelin stars.     Moments: authentic Catalan cuisine   Renowned Chef Carme Ruscalleda, is the director of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona’ssignature restaurant Moments, while the kitchen is headed by Ruscalleda’s son, Raül Balam. The restaurant was awarded its second Michelin star during the hotel’s third anniversary.   Moments offers neo-traditional Catalan cuisine based on top-quality ingredients, presented in an innovative way. Products from the Maresme area form the basis of the dishes and they steal the show, along with precise presentation and great attention to detail. In a nutshell: brilliant cuisine.   Located on the hotel’s mezzanine level and designed by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, Moments can seat 50 people for lunch or dinner. Private dining at the chef’s table for up to 10 guests, behind a sheer curtain, offers an intimate view over the kitchen.   In Carme’s own words, Moments stands for “common sense, tradition, authenticity and a return to our roots”.     Blanc: Carme Ruscalleda’s delights   Located in the heart of the famous Paseo de Gracia, the gastronomic offer at Blanc – by one of the most awarded female chefs in the world, Carme Ruscalleda – is based on local, fresh and seasonal produce.   The menu offers seasonal traditional Catalan dishes such as canelons, gazpacho and rices. In keeping with the Mandarin Oriental heritage, Asian-influenced cuisine is offered too. Delicious tapas are also served. Gastronomy at Blanc can be enjoyed all day from a range of menu suggestions, and not forgetting an amazing Sunday Brunch.     Banker’s Bar: cocktails with a twist   Banker’s Bar pays homage to the history of the hotel’s building, which formerly housed oneof the city’s largest banks. Its design incorporates original safes from the bank’s vault as part of the décor, creating an interesting and evocative atmosphere. Delicious tapas by renowned Chef Carme Ruscalleda are also served. At Banker’s Bar, you can enjoy a selection of unique cocktails, including the intriguingBanker’s Martini, created with passion and attention to detail by our team.     Mimosa: an oasis in the city   Mimosa is Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona’s very own urban oasis. The lush, green 660- square-metre terrace, located within the hotel’s courtyard, has been jointly designed by Patricia Urquiola and landscape designer Bet Figueras.     Terrat: sweeping vistas over Barcelona     Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona’s Terrat rooftop terrace is on the 9th floor, with 360o panoramic views. It offers guests a wide variety of beverages and a delicious selection of Peruvian delights as well as recipes from international Chef Gastón Acurio. Treats include ceviches, tiraditos and a wide range of cocktails until late night. It’s the perfect choice for enjoying the gentle Barcelona breeze and spectacular views.   The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona offers the ultimate escape in the heart of the city. Mandarin Oriental Group has created a well-being experience that goes beyond the classic treatments and massages, offering guests an unrivalled holistic experience to achieve an ideal balance between body, mind and spirit.     The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona     Conceived as a sophisticated urban oasis, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona Spa is a luxurious sanctuary located right in the heart of the city. With a conviction that surroundings have aprofound influence on one’s state of mind, celebrated designer Patricia Urquiola hasconceived The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona as an intimate and minimalist space, markedly modern in style with Oriental touches. Urquiola has used a balance of black and white contrasts combined with the warmth of wood with accents in malachite green to create an elegant and serene retreat.   A soothing environment for guests to enjoy holistic treatments, the spa features a total of eighttreatment rooms. These include two luxury couples’ spa suites, two oriental suites, completewith individual spa vitality pools and futons for traditional Thai massages, and four luxurious treatment rooms, each with their own aromatherapy experience shower. An expansive 12- metre indoor swimming pool, heat and water areas as well as a fully serviced state-of-the-artfitness centre will further complement the hotel’s lifestyle facilities.   "The hotel is based in the very heart of the city. Truly could not be on a better city location, with all the best shops around the hotel, with plenty of sight-seeing opportunities like the Picasso Museum, Gaudi's amazing arhitecture and some incredible restaurants as well. Mandarin Oriental not only offers the best service I ever experienced but also the nicest staff, stylish and beautifully designed rooms and the very best cuisine. Not to forget the SPA however which was truly incredible as well as the rooftop dipping pool with the view of the city unlike anywhere else. Last but not least definitely worth mentioning is two Michelin star restaurant "Moments" which is based in the hotel and offers an incredibly progressive and delicious menu. Read more about "Moments" soon on our website. All in all this has been one of the recent travel highlights definitely, and cannot wait to stay at Mandarin Oriental Barcelona soon again." - Timotej Letonja     Visit their website to explore more about the hotel and make your reservations: mandarinoriental.com/barcelona Housed in the redevelopment of an elegant mid-20th Century building, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is destined to become the city’s most luxurious and exclusive place to stay. Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona has been designed as a stylish 120-room hotel by leading Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola and features contemporary, yet elegant interiors, with exacting attention to detail.     Each of the hotel’s 120 rooms and suites has been individually furnished and decorated to embrace the best of the destination whilst adding a touch of Oriental flair. The luxurious guest rooms are amongst the largest in the city and include three spacious and exquisitely designed suites.     The hotel has added 18 suites and 4 rooms since April 2014, with décor by the award- winning Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola who was responsible for the distinctive interior design of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona.     The luxurious suites enjoy the addition of balconies overlooking Passeig de Gràcia and the famous modernist landmark building from Gaudí, Casa Batlló, or the hotel’s peaceful Mimosa garden. Fusing contemporary design with elements of the Group’s oriental heritage, these over-sized suites offer a splendid blend of comfort, style and luxury, providing a luxurious environment for entertaining, leisure or business, with private butler service available to cater to all guest needs. All rooms and suites are equipped with the latest in sophisticated technology and entertainment facilities that the Group is renowned for.     The Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona Penthouse Suite measures an impressive 236 square metres. The suite includes two bedrooms, a living room, two outdoor terraces and an elegant dining room that seats eight, making it the perfect venue for a relaxed and intimate gathering with guests.       The stunning interiors are the work of award-winning Spanish designer, Patricia Urquiola who has combined sumptuous fabrics of leather, velvet and exquisite silks along with elegant woods and a rich palette of green, black and gold to create a sophisticated and vibrant living space. Her eye for detail can be seen throughout the suite from the beautiful Tai Ping silk and wool rugs to the Bassano ceramics and statement pieces of furniture that she has designed exclusively for the hotel working with renowned brands such as B&B, Moroso, Flos and Molteni.     Luxury is in every detail including the attentive services of your butler, a 24h personalised butler service for guests staying in all our suites – The Penthouse Suite, Mandarin Junior Suite, Barcelona Suite, Premier Terrace Suite, Premier Suite, Terrace Suite, Deluxe Suite and Boulevard Junior Suite.   In addition, all guest rooms and suites offer views over the hotel’s lush interior garden orBarcelona’s most stylish Passeig de Gràcia. A number of them even feature balconies or terraces from which to enjoy the city buzz or admire the neighbouring modernist façades.     Meeting point for Barcelona society as well as visitors in search of authentic cuisine,Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona offers a selection of superb and imaginative dining options.   Carme Ruscalleda, one of the most awarded female chefs in the world and best ambassador of Catalan gastronomy, oversees the culinary operations, which include casual Blancrestaurant, Banker’s Bar and the signature restaurant Moments, which provides neo- traditional Catalan cuisine with two Michelin stars.     Moments: authentic Catalan cuisine   Renowned Chef Carme Ruscalleda, is the director of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona’ssignature restaurant Moments, while the kitchen is headed by Ruscalleda’s son, Raül Balam. The restaurant was awarded its second Michelin star during the hotel’s third anniversary.   Moments offers neo-traditional Catalan cuisine based on top-quality ingredients, presented in an innovative way. Products from the Maresme area form the basis of the dishes and they steal the show, along with precise presentation and great attention to detail. In a nutshell: brilliant cuisine.   Located on the hotel’s mezzanine level and designed by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, Moments can seat 50 people for lunch or dinner. Private dining at the chef’s table for up to 10 guests, behind a sheer curtain, offers an intimate view over the kitchen.   In Carme’s own words, Moments stands for “common sense, tradition, authenticity and a return to our roots”.     Blanc: Carme Ruscalleda’s delights   Located in the heart of the famous Paseo de Gracia, the gastronomic offer at Blanc – by one of the most awarded female chefs in the world, Carme Ruscalleda – is based on local, fresh and seasonal produce.   The menu offers seasonal traditional Catalan dishes such as canelons, gazpacho and rices. In keeping with the Mandarin Oriental heritage, Asian-influenced cuisine is offered too. Delicious tapas are also served. Gastronomy at Blanc can be enjoyed all day from a range of menu suggestions, and not forgetting an amazing Sunday Brunch.     Banker’s Bar: cocktails with a twist   Banker’s Bar pays homage to the history of the hotel’s building, which formerly housed oneof the city’s largest banks. Its design incorporates original safes from the bank’s vault as part of the décor, creating an interesting and evocative atmosphere. Delicious tapas by renowned Chef Carme Ruscalleda are also served. At Banker’s Bar, you can enjoy a selection of unique cocktails, including the intriguingBanker’s Martini, created with passion and attention to detail by our team.     Mimosa: an oasis in the city   Mimosa is Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona’s very own urban oasis. The lush, green 660- square-metre terrace, located within the hotel’s courtyard, has been jointly designed by Patricia Urquiola and landscape designer Bet Figueras.     Terrat: sweeping vistas over Barcelona     Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona’s Terrat rooftop terrace is on the 9th floor, with 360o panoramic views. It offers guests a wide variety of beverages and a delicious selection of Peruvian delights as well as recipes from international Chef Gastón Acurio. Treats include ceviches, tiraditos and a wide range of cocktails until late night. It’s the perfect choice for enjoying the gentle Barcelona breeze and spectacular views.   The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona offers the ultimate escape in the heart of the city. Mandarin Oriental Group has created a well-being experience that goes beyond the classic treatments and massages, offering guests an unrivalled holistic experience to achieve an ideal balance between body, mind and spirit.     The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona     Conceived as a sophisticated urban oasis, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona Spa is a luxurious sanctuary located right in the heart of the city. With a conviction that surroundings have aprofound influence on one’s state of mind, celebrated designer Patricia Urquiola hasconceived The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona as an intimate and minimalist space, markedly modern in style with Oriental touches. Urquiola has used a balance of black and white contrasts combined with the warmth of wood with accents in malachite green to create an elegant and serene retreat.   A soothing environment for guests to enjoy holistic treatments, the spa features a total of eighttreatment rooms. These include two luxury couples’ spa suites, two oriental suites, completewith individual spa vitality pools and futons for traditional Thai massages, and four luxurious treatment rooms, each with their own aromatherapy experience shower. An expansive 12- metre indoor swimming pool, heat and water areas as well as a fully serviced state-of-the-artfitness centre will further complement the hotel’s lifestyle facilities.   "The hotel is based in the very heart of the city. Truly could not be on a better city location, with all the best shops around the hotel, with plenty of sight-seeing opportunities like the Picasso Museum, Gaudi's amazing arhitecture and some incredible restaurants as well. Mandarin Oriental not only offers the best service I ever experienced but also the nicest staff, stylish and beautifully designed rooms and the very best cuisine. Not to forget the SPA however which was truly incredible as well as the rooftop dipping pool with the view of the city unlike anywhere else. Last but not least definitely worth mentioning is two Michelin star restaurant "Moments" which is based in the hotel and offers an incredibly progressive and delicious menu. Read more about "Moments" soon on our website. All in all this has been one of the recent travel highlights definitely, and cannot wait to stay at Mandarin Oriental Barcelona soon again." - Timotej Letonja     Visit their website to explore more about the hotel and make your reservations: mandarinoriental.com/barcelona

HAVANA CLUB AND PIGALLE PARIS LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE CAPSULE COLLECTION
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HAVANA CLUB AND PIGALLE PARIS LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE CAPSULE COLLECTION

Lifestyle Cuban rum brand Havana Club has joined forces with French label Pigalle Paris, best known for its colorful streetwear collections and iconic, brightly colored basketball courts. Together they release a limited-edition capsule collection. This consists of a unisex clothing collection and a bottle of Havana Club 7 with special label designed by Stéphane Ashpool, founder and creative director of Pigalle Paris.       When Stéphane Ashpool first visited Cuba, he says he immediately fell in love with the Island. This gave him the idea to create a collection in collaboration with a local brand as a tribute to the beauty of the island. Stéphane ended up at Havana Club, a much-loved Cuban brand that also fits perfectly with Pigalle's vision. Both brands share core values ​​such as community involvement, diversity and inclusivity.     Inspiration: the colors of Cuba.     Ashpool took inspiration for the collection from the streets of Havana, which fascinated him from the very first moment with the colours, the vibrant energy and the music. The warm pastel colors of the sun-stained houses can be seen throughout the island in architecture and design. Every color he used for this collection reflects a piece of Cuba's unique history: from the eclectic architecture and the vintage cars to the colorful skies at sunset.     Limited edition capsule collection:     Ashpool incorporated these iconic Havana colors into the bottle's label, which he also designed himself. This label with handwritten message formed the basis for the capsule collection, consisting of a leather jacket, a box logo T-shirt, a tracksuit and a cap. Stéphane also incorporated the same faded tones in the tie-dye print on the T-Shirts and tracksuits. The tracksuit, like the leather jacket, has a '7' on the back. This is a direct reference to both the '7' on the Havana Club 7 bottle and to the sportstyle culture that the designer has been inspired by for many years. With this unique limited edition, Ashpool manages to bring the streets of Havana and Paris together in its own way.     Both the creatively designed Havana Club 7 bottle and the capsule collection are available in limited edition. The bottle of Havana Club 7 costs €39.95 and is exclusively available via www.drankboutique.nl. The unisex collection is exclusively for sale at Four Amsterdam from last week. Prices range from €50 for the T-Shirt to €90 for the hoodie. The leather jacket, which will be available worldwide in a limited edition, costs €1,000.     Cuban rum brand Havana Club has joined forces with French label Pigalle Paris, best known for its colorful streetwear collections and iconic, brightly colored basketball courts. Together they release a limited-edition capsule collection. This consists of a unisex clothing collection and a bottle of Havana Club 7 with special label designed by Stéphane Ashpool, founder and creative director of Pigalle Paris.       When Stéphane Ashpool first visited Cuba, he says he immediately fell in love with the Island. This gave him the idea to create a collection in collaboration with a local brand as a tribute to the beauty of the island. Stéphane ended up at Havana Club, a much-loved Cuban brand that also fits perfectly with Pigalle's vision. Both brands share core values ​​such as community involvement, diversity and inclusivity.     Inspiration: the colors of Cuba.     Ashpool took inspiration for the collection from the streets of Havana, which fascinated him from the very first moment with the colours, the vibrant energy and the music. The warm pastel colors of the sun-stained houses can be seen throughout the island in architecture and design. Every color he used for this collection reflects a piece of Cuba's unique history: from the eclectic architecture and the vintage cars to the colorful skies at sunset.     Limited edition capsule collection:     Ashpool incorporated these iconic Havana colors into the bottle's label, which he also designed himself. This label with handwritten message formed the basis for the capsule collection, consisting of a leather jacket, a box logo T-shirt, a tracksuit and a cap. Stéphane also incorporated the same faded tones in the tie-dye print on the T-Shirts and tracksuits. The tracksuit, like the leather jacket, has a '7' on the back. This is a direct reference to both the '7' on the Havana Club 7 bottle and to the sportstyle culture that the designer has been inspired by for many years. With this unique limited edition, Ashpool manages to bring the streets of Havana and Paris together in its own way.     Both the creatively designed Havana Club 7 bottle and the capsule collection are available in limited edition. The bottle of Havana Club 7 costs €39.95 and is exclusively available via www.drankboutique.nl. The unisex collection is exclusively for sale at Four Amsterdam from last week. Prices range from €50 for the T-Shirt to €90 for the hoodie. The leather jacket, which will be available worldwide in a limited edition, costs €1,000.    

GIVENCHY PARFUMS LAUNCHES THE CREATION OF AN NFT IN SUPPORT OF THE LGBTQIA+ CAUSE
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GIVENCHY PARFUMS LAUNCHES THE CREATION OF AN NFT IN SUPPORT OF THE LGBTQIA+ CAUSE

Fragrances To mark Pride Month this year, Givenchy Parfums states its support for the LGBTQIA+ cause by launching an unprecedented project: the brand has decided to team up with London gallery owner & LGBTQIA+ activist Amar Singh and artists Rewind Collective to create a digital artwork which will be sold for the benefit of the Le MAG Jeunes organisation (https://www.mag-jeunes.org/). An initiative which perfectly reflects the House’s approach, according to which disruptive creativity and innovation always go hand in hand with values of respect and inclusion.     After having ventured into the field of gaming by creating makeup looks for the video game Animal Crossing, Givenchy Parfums is now exploring the new world of NFTs (“Non Fungible Tokens”, digital works encoded in a way that ensures their uniqueness and authenticity). The House thus becomes the first beauty brand to come up with an NFT and to put this innovation at the service of an essential cause.     Drawing inspiration from the House’s hallmarks, as well as the colours of Pride Month, this original virtual artwork is being unveiled today on the @givenchybeauty Instagram page. It will then be sold exclusively in a limited series of 1,952 on VeVe, the largest mobile-first digital collectibles platform. After the sale that will take place from June 21 to June 26, the proceeds will be entirely donated to the Le MAG Jeunes organisation.     This initiative is fully in line with Givenchy Parfums’ approach, which aims to promote a culture open to all types of diversity. The singularity and expertise of its employees are a precious source of creativity and innovation. Givenchy Parfums ensures that all are included so that they are totally free to be themselves and can fully express their potential. Each talent is unique and the strength of the House relies on merging these differences. To mark Pride Month this year, Givenchy Parfums states its support for the LGBTQIA+ cause by launching an unprecedented project: the brand has decided to team up with London gallery owner & LGBTQIA+ activist Amar Singh and artists Rewind Collective to create a digital artwork which will be sold for the benefit of the Le MAG Jeunes organisation (https://www.mag-jeunes.org/). An initiative which perfectly reflects the House’s approach, according to which disruptive creativity and innovation always go hand in hand with values of respect and inclusion.     After having ventured into the field of gaming by creating makeup looks for the video game Animal Crossing, Givenchy Parfums is now exploring the new world of NFTs (“Non Fungible Tokens”, digital works encoded in a way that ensures their uniqueness and authenticity). The House thus becomes the first beauty brand to come up with an NFT and to put this innovation at the service of an essential cause.     Drawing inspiration from the House’s hallmarks, as well as the colours of Pride Month, this original virtual artwork is being unveiled today on the @givenchybeauty Instagram page. It will then be sold exclusively in a limited series of 1,952 on VeVe, the largest mobile-first digital collectibles platform. After the sale that will take place from June 21 to June 26, the proceeds will be entirely donated to the Le MAG Jeunes organisation.     This initiative is fully in line with Givenchy Parfums’ approach, which aims to promote a culture open to all types of diversity. The singularity and expertise of its employees are a precious source of creativity and innovation. Givenchy Parfums ensures that all are included so that they are totally free to be themselves and can fully express their potential. Each talent is unique and the strength of the House relies on merging these differences.

TWOJEYS JOINS FORCES WITH JOURNAL1992 AND WELCOMES THE SUMMER WITH THE MOST MEDITERRANEAN COLLECTION
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TWOJEYS JOINS FORCES WITH JOURNAL1992 AND WELCOMES THE SUMMER WITH THE MOST MEDITERRANEAN COLLECTION

Jewelry THE NEW COLLECTION OF TWOJEYS TOGETHER WITH THE JOURNAL1992 BRAND FOUNDED BY JOAN PALÀ CONSISTS OF NECKLACES AND BRACELETS IN ANTIQUE SILVER AND BRONZE IN THE PUREST MEDITERRANEAN STYLE.     Summer, the beach, the Mediterranean Sea, the sun on your face and your feet in the sand. This time of the year is much more than the most awaited summer season, it's a destination, it's the time to let yourself go, to travel and to be free with TWOJEYS x Journal1992.     TWOJEYS x Journal1992 is an invitation, a proposal for a journey between seas and sunsets. A collection in antiqued silver and bronze - the necklaces do not have a chain but are created with rope simulating the sea capes - consisting of 12 limited pieces, 4 bracelets, 5 necklaces, 2 rings and earrings in the shape of the sun.     This new drop promises to be one of the jewels of this summer, highlighting the Soleil necklace with rope and bronze piece, as well as the Calypso earrings or the Lost and Found rings in antique silver and bronze.     AVAILABLE FROM TUESDAY 15 AT 9 PM AT TWOJEYS.COM THE NEW COLLECTION OF TWOJEYS TOGETHER WITH THE JOURNAL1992 BRAND FOUNDED BY JOAN PALÀ CONSISTS OF NECKLACES AND BRACELETS IN ANTIQUE SILVER AND BRONZE IN THE PUREST MEDITERRANEAN STYLE.     Summer, the beach, the Mediterranean Sea, the sun on your face and your feet in the sand. This time of the year is much more than the most awaited summer season, it's a destination, it's the time to let yourself go, to travel and to be free with TWOJEYS x Journal1992.     TWOJEYS x Journal1992 is an invitation, a proposal for a journey between seas and sunsets. A collection in antiqued silver and bronze - the necklaces do not have a chain but are created with rope simulating the sea capes - consisting of 12 limited pieces, 4 bracelets, 5 necklaces, 2 rings and earrings in the shape of the sun.     This new drop promises to be one of the jewels of this summer, highlighting the Soleil necklace with rope and bronze piece, as well as the Calypso earrings or the Lost and Found rings in antique silver and bronze.     AVAILABLE FROM TUESDAY 15 AT 9 PM AT TWOJEYS.COM

Daily Paper and Fatboy Unveil Their First Collaboration
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Daily Paper and Fatboy Unveil Their First Collaboration

Design Inspired by Fatboy’s widely recognised Lamzac, Daily Paper has teamed up with the fellow Dutch brand to develop the first-ever Daily Paper x Fatboy Lamzac O. With Fatboy having provided Daily Paper’s NYC Flagship store with custom-designed bean bags, the collaboration is a continuation of the relationship between the two Dutch natives.     Introducing Daily Paper's first outdoor piece, a must-have lifestyle product for the summer months ahead.     Quick and Easy-To-Use:   The Daily Paper x Fatboy Lamzac O is an inflatable chair to be filled with a simple horizontal swoosh without the need for a pump. Designed for optimal user-friendliness, the Lamzac comes in a compact custom-made tote bag and is easy to close with a unique roll-and-lock system. While the Lamzac itself only weighs 1kg, it can hold a weight of up to 150kg.     Building on Daily Paper’s Latest Resort Line:   The product design picks up elements of patchwork and monogram seen throughout Daily Paper’s latest SS21 Resort collection. Paired with the brand’s new SS21 accessoriesthe Daily Paper x Fatboy Lamzac is the perfect lifestyle product to elevate your outdoor experience this summer.       A Summer Must-Have :   Meant to celebrate the warmer months to come, the Lamzac O allows you to sit back and relax anytime and anywhere. A waterproof coating ensures that the chair is resistant to water and dirt, making it beach-and-park-ready. Although intended for open-air purposes, the Lamzac can be set up indoors or on the balcony.         Launching on June 11th, the limited edition Daily Paper x Fatboy Lamzac is priced at €90, available online at Daily Paper and Fatboy and in-stores across Daily Paper Flagships in Amsterdam, NYC and London.       Credits Campaign Photography: Mounir Raji Photography assistant: Mylan Rosendaal Art Direction: Florian Joahn  Styling: JeanPaul Paula Make up: Laura Yard  Hair: Keanna Williams    Talents: Tobi Afeez Amao  Salif Ly  Inspired by Fatboy’s widely recognised Lamzac, Daily Paper has teamed up with the fellow Dutch brand to develop the first-ever Daily Paper x Fatboy Lamzac O. With Fatboy having provided Daily Paper’s NYC Flagship store with custom-designed bean bags, the collaboration is a continuation of the relationship between the two Dutch natives.     Introducing Daily Paper's first outdoor piece, a must-have lifestyle product for the summer months ahead.     Quick and Easy-To-Use:   The Daily Paper x Fatboy Lamzac O is an inflatable chair to be filled with a simple horizontal swoosh without the need for a pump. Designed for optimal user-friendliness, the Lamzac comes in a compact custom-made tote bag and is easy to close with a unique roll-and-lock system. While the Lamzac itself only weighs 1kg, it can hold a weight of up to 150kg.     Building on Daily Paper’s Latest Resort Line:   The product design picks up elements of patchwork and monogram seen throughout Daily Paper’s latest SS21 Resort collection. Paired with the brand’s new SS21 accessoriesthe Daily Paper x Fatboy Lamzac is the perfect lifestyle product to elevate your outdoor experience this summer.       A Summer Must-Have :   Meant to celebrate the warmer months to come, the Lamzac O allows you to sit back and relax anytime and anywhere. A waterproof coating ensures that the chair is resistant to water and dirt, making it beach-and-park-ready. Although intended for open-air purposes, the Lamzac can be set up indoors or on the balcony.         Launching on June 11th, the limited edition Daily Paper x Fatboy Lamzac is priced at €90, available online at Daily Paper and Fatboy and in-stores across Daily Paper Flagships in Amsterdam, NYC and London.       Credits Campaign Photography: Mounir Raji Photography assistant: Mylan Rosendaal Art Direction: Florian Joahn  Styling: JeanPaul Paula Make up: Laura Yard  Hair: Keanna Williams    Talents: Tobi Afeez Amao  Salif Ly 

 Calvin Klein Celebrates Defining Moments of the LGBTQIA+ Journey with #proudinmycalvins Campaign
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Calvin Klein Celebrates Defining Moments of the LGBTQIA+ Journey with #proudinmycalvins Campaign

Fashion Pride season is starting around the world. A brand that always has been representing the LGBTQIA+ community, not only during pride season but yearlong is Calvin Klein. Calvin Klein’s latest campaign is a celebration of defining moments in the queer and trans journey. A continuation of the #proudinmycalvins movement, the campaign revisits the transformative events that shaped the lives of talent from different parts of the world at different moments in time.   Six photographers captured eight cast members in pared-back, intimate settings. While each of the cast stands out for their highly individual background and rare talent, they are all united in their shared passion for – and impact on – the LGBTQIA+ community.     Watch the campaign video on our instagram.     MEET THE TALENTS AND THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE CAMPAIGN:     Arca (she/her) shot by Gorka Postigo in Barcelona The nonbinary Barcelona-based artist who debuted the Arca moniker in Summer 2011 artfully blends genres across music, performance and painting.     “The first time that I gave myself permission to cruise. In that moment of connection, I felt a vitality. I felt free of a doubt…excited for what was to come.”– 2009     Honey Dijon (she/her) shot by Matt Lambert in Berlin  Artist, DJ and fashion designer Honey was born in Chicago and splits her time between New York and Berlin. Her new album Black Girl Magic will be out later this year.   “The first time in my life that someone had seen me before I saw myself...It was another trans woman that said to me, ‘You belong in a skirt.’ I realized at that moment that I could exist.” – 1990-something     Isaac Cole Powell (he/him) shot by Ryan McGinley in New York City  The American actor and singer recently starred as ‘Tony’ in the Broadway revival of West Side Story and is featured in the upcoming season of Modern Love and the Universal film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen.   “My hand just crept down my thigh, waiting for it to brush up against him. It finally did. It was like electricity. My whole body was flashing colors. I knew there was no going back after that.”– 2010     Kai Isaiah Jamal (they/them) shot by Campbell Addy in London The spoken word poet and activist draws on their own personal experiences as a trans person of color. Their work centers on exploring, understanding, and dismantling social norms.   “I’ll never forget it. I call it my transition 2.0. Being able to step back into femininity and celebrate that glory...where once those things would have been really triggering. I felt weightless and free.”– 2020     King Princess (pronoun-fluid) shot by Collier Schorr in New York City The singer, songwriter and producer from Brooklyn, NY quickly rose to fame after her debut single in 2018. It was through her mother, who worked in fashion, where she first found her LGBTQIA+ family.   “I started to realize that I was part of this tapestry of queer people that have made really powerful, moving work. When I realized that, everything made sense.”– 2012     Omar Ayuso (he/him) shot by Gorka Postigo in Madrid The Madrid-born actor is best known for his role as Omar Shanaa on the hit television series Elite, a Spanish thriller and teen drama.    "When I told my mother…I thought she would be shocked and make some big scene. She said, ‘Ok, I'll get some tickets for The Sound of Music.’"– 2013       Raisa Flowers (she/her) shot by Ryan McGinley in New York City   A multi-hyphenate talent, the artist, model and muse, Raisa pulls from her West Indian background and queer underground club experiences to reshape how society views beauty and fashion.   “When I was in catholic school...when I first shaved my head. My principal was like, ‘We need to watch her because she’s going to be wild.’ I felt like a badass."– 2010     Samuel de Saboia (he/him) shot by Vivi Bacco in São Paulo The queer Afro-Indigenous Brazilian artist blurs the lines between art and fashion. The multimedia artist focuses on the need for advocacy and bridge building with the queer community in his home country.    "Once you go to the docks, it meant you were kind of free. I had never kissed a guy until that moment. Heart pumping, like I could barely see my chest moving."– 2015     Calvin Klein partners with multiple non-profit organizations in support of LGBTQIA+ advocacy, equality, and safety. This year, Calvin Klein is proud to announce a two-year partnership with The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning young people. In addition, Calvin Klein supports ILGA World’s work as the global voice for the LGBTQIA+ rights of those who face discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and/or sex characteristics.   The brand has also committed funds to the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund and continues, alongside parent company PVH Corp, to support the National Pulse Memorial & Museum (formerly onePULSE Foundation), the nonprofit established by the owner of the Pulse nightclub following the June 12, 2016 shooting in Orlando, Florida. This year, a register round up will be held in Calvin Klein North America retail stores. The brand’s support of the National Pulse Memorial & Museum began at the request of our company associates who wanted to celebrate the memory and legacy of their colleague, Frank Hernandez.   Earlier this year, Calvin Klein Australia announced a three-year partnership with BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation, an organization that supports the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIA+ community. http://www.calvinklein.nl/pride  #proudinmycalvins   Pride season is starting around the world. A brand that always has been representing the LGBTQIA+ community, not only during pride season but yearlong is Calvin Klein. Calvin Klein’s latest campaign is a celebration of defining moments in the queer and trans journey. A continuation of the #proudinmycalvins movement, the campaign revisits the transformative events that shaped the lives of talent from different parts of the world at different moments in time.   Six photographers captured eight cast members in pared-back, intimate settings. While each of the cast stands out for their highly individual background and rare talent, they are all united in their shared passion for – and impact on – the LGBTQIA+ community.     Watch the campaign video on our instagram.     MEET THE TALENTS AND THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE CAMPAIGN:     Arca (she/her) shot by Gorka Postigo in Barcelona The nonbinary Barcelona-based artist who debuted the Arca moniker in Summer 2011 artfully blends genres across music, performance and painting.     “The first time that I gave myself permission to cruise. In that moment of connection, I felt a vitality. I felt free of a doubt…excited for what was to come.”– 2009     Honey Dijon (she/her) shot by Matt Lambert in Berlin  Artist, DJ and fashion designer Honey was born in Chicago and splits her time between New York and Berlin. Her new album Black Girl Magic will be out later this year.   “The first time in my life that someone had seen me before I saw myself...It was another trans woman that said to me, ‘You belong in a skirt.’ I realized at that moment that I could exist.” – 1990-something     Isaac Cole Powell (he/him) shot by Ryan McGinley in New York City  The American actor and singer recently starred as ‘Tony’ in the Broadway revival of West Side Story and is featured in the upcoming season of Modern Love and the Universal film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen.   “My hand just crept down my thigh, waiting for it to brush up against him. It finally did. It was like electricity. My whole body was flashing colors. I knew there was no going back after that.”– 2010     Kai Isaiah Jamal (they/them) shot by Campbell Addy in London The spoken word poet and activist draws on their own personal experiences as a trans person of color. Their work centers on exploring, understanding, and dismantling social norms.   “I’ll never forget it. I call it my transition 2.0. Being able to step back into femininity and celebrate that glory...where once those things would have been really triggering. I felt weightless and free.”– 2020     King Princess (pronoun-fluid) shot by Collier Schorr in New York City The singer, songwriter and producer from Brooklyn, NY quickly rose to fame after her debut single in 2018. It was through her mother, who worked in fashion, where she first found her LGBTQIA+ family.   “I started to realize that I was part of this tapestry of queer people that have made really powerful, moving work. When I realized that, everything made sense.”– 2012     Omar Ayuso (he/him) shot by Gorka Postigo in Madrid The Madrid-born actor is best known for his role as Omar Shanaa on the hit television series Elite, a Spanish thriller and teen drama.    "When I told my mother…I thought she would be shocked and make some big scene. She said, ‘Ok, I'll get some tickets for The Sound of Music.’"– 2013       Raisa Flowers (she/her) shot by Ryan McGinley in New York City   A multi-hyphenate talent, the artist, model and muse, Raisa pulls from her West Indian background and queer underground club experiences to reshape how society views beauty and fashion.   “When I was in catholic school...when I first shaved my head. My principal was like, ‘We need to watch her because she’s going to be wild.’ I felt like a badass."– 2010     Samuel de Saboia (he/him) shot by Vivi Bacco in São Paulo The queer Afro-Indigenous Brazilian artist blurs the lines between art and fashion. The multimedia artist focuses on the need for advocacy and bridge building with the queer community in his home country.    "Once you go to the docks, it meant you were kind of free. I had never kissed a guy until that moment. Heart pumping, like I could barely see my chest moving."– 2015     Calvin Klein partners with multiple non-profit organizations in support of LGBTQIA+ advocacy, equality, and safety. This year, Calvin Klein is proud to announce a two-year partnership with The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning young people. In addition, Calvin Klein supports ILGA World’s work as the global voice for the LGBTQIA+ rights of those who face discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and/or sex characteristics.   The brand has also committed funds to the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund and continues, alongside parent company PVH Corp, to support the National Pulse Memorial & Museum (formerly onePULSE Foundation), the nonprofit established by the owner of the Pulse nightclub following the June 12, 2016 shooting in Orlando, Florida. This year, a register round up will be held in Calvin Klein North America retail stores. The brand’s support of the National Pulse Memorial & Museum began at the request of our company associates who wanted to celebrate the memory and legacy of their colleague, Frank Hernandez.   Earlier this year, Calvin Klein Australia announced a three-year partnership with BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation, an organization that supports the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIA+ community. http://www.calvinklein.nl/pride  #proudinmycalvins  

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