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JD Sports opens second Flagship Store in Amsterdam
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JD Sports opens second Flagship Store in Amsterdam

Accessories JD Sports, "King of the Streets", will open the doors of its new Flagship Store on the Kalverstraat 99 in Amsterdam on Friday 26 November 2021. The store offers a dedicated two-floor shopping experience covering 736 m2 on the most popular shopping streets in the Netherlands. JD keeps evolving its shopping experience and this new Flagships reflects that. In addition to the wide selection of top brands & iconic products the store also offers exclusive ‘Only at JD’ drops, created in collaboration with some of the most desirable brands in sports & street wear today. with premium partners.      JD has never been a brand that plays it safe and has been present in youth & street culture since it opened its first store in the UK 40 years ago. Today it actively works with the world’s most desirable brands & creators, relevant to an audience that identify with and are part of an authentic culture rooted around sport, fashion, music and creativity. JD offers the freshest kicks, the coolest apparel and the new brands you need to know.      Walk into store and discover the curated collection of exclusive sneakers from brands including Nike, Jordan, Adidas, New Balance, Puma, Converse, Vans and others – that confirms JD’s reputation as the "Undisputed King of Trainers".      The JD Flagship Store, Kalverstraat 99, Amsterdam  Expect the freshest product from iconic brands such as Nike, Adidas, The North Face, Under Armour, Levi's, Puma, New Balance, and Jordan and be ready to discover what else is new & emerging in store. JD Sports, "King of the Streets", will open the doors of its new Flagship Store on the Kalverstraat 99 in Amsterdam on Friday 26 November 2021. The store offers a dedicated two-floor shopping experience covering 736 m2 on the most popular shopping streets in the Netherlands. JD keeps evolving its shopping experience and this new Flagships reflects that. In addition to the wide selection of top brands & iconic products the store also offers exclusive ‘Only at JD’ drops, created in collaboration with some of the most desirable brands in sports & street wear today. with premium partners.      JD has never been a brand that plays it safe and has been present in youth & street culture since it opened its first store in the UK 40 years ago. Today it actively works with the world’s most desirable brands & creators, relevant to an audience that identify with and are part of an authentic culture rooted around sport, fashion, music and creativity. JD offers the freshest kicks, the coolest apparel and the new brands you need to know.      Walk into store and discover the curated collection of exclusive sneakers from brands including Nike, Jordan, Adidas, New Balance, Puma, Converse, Vans and others – that confirms JD’s reputation as the "Undisputed King of Trainers".      The JD Flagship Store, Kalverstraat 99, Amsterdam  Expect the freshest product from iconic brands such as Nike, Adidas, The North Face, Under Armour, Levi's, Puma, New Balance, and Jordan and be ready to discover what else is new & emerging in store.

RÉMY MARTIN PRESENTS THE CENTAUR ODYSSEY COLLECTION
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RÉMY MARTIN PRESENTS THE CENTAUR ODYSSEY COLLECTION

Lifestyle RÉMY MARTIN MARKS THE END OF THE YEAR WITH NEW EXCLUSIVE LIMITED-EDITION CASES CELEBRATING THE ODYSSEY OF THE CENTAUR.     A SPECTACULAR GIFT THAT GRANTS ACCESS TO A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE:   To make this festive season memorable, Rémy Martin has drawn on its mythic foundations to create a stunning limited-edition case that grants access to a world of exclusive content. Each one is an invitation to follow the voyage of the Centaur, the emblematic symbol of the House, and explore the fruit of the terroir from ground to glass. An exceptional way to gift discerning and curious connoisseurs and prolong the magic of the moment.     BEHIND EVERY GIFT IS A GREAT STORY:   The story of Rémy Martin began almost 300 hundred years ago. Year after year, the precious grapes of Grande and Petite Champagne, among the two most sought-after vineyards in Cognac, give birth to the cognac eaux-de-vie. Distilled on the lees in small stills and slowly aged in the cellars, they gradually develop the richness and elegance for which the House is famous. Every step, every element, every second counts in this odyssey where terroir and time meet passion and craftsmanship – and today, they are all brought to life by the Centaur in a sumptuous new collection of Rémy Martin cases.     EVERY GREAT STORY STARTS WITH A LEGEND:   The ultimate symbol of strength, courage, creativity and wisdom, the Centaur has embodied the values of the House of Rémy Martin since its creation. Today, through these beautifully illustrated treasure troves, the mythic icon of the House invites like-minded explorers to dive into the magic of his odyssey, to follow him through his territory, from the sun-blessed vineyards of Grande and Petite Champagne to the darkness of the cellars on the estate, from the opulent flavours blending in oak barrels to one-of-a-kind tasting experiences.     THE COFFRET LEADS TO A MOUTH-WATERING DESTINATION DESIGNED TO SUIT THE BOTTLE:   The coffret brings the Centaur’s spectacular voyage to light in dazzling detail, and comes with a golden key in the form of a QR code that opens the door to fascinating content, including tasting tips, food pairings and a dedicated cocktail tutorial designed to match the product. To multiply the pleasure of giving, the QR code gives exclusive access to a shareable digital experience – the Centaur Odyssey Animated Celebration, themed to suit the cognac universe of choice and personalized with a festive animated message to plunge friends and loved ones into the Odyssey of the Centaur.     VERSATILE / ELEGANT / ICONIC:   Few pleasures surpass the gift of an iconic fully decorated Rémy Martin VSOP: a perfect harmony of powerful and elegant aromas that lends itself to the art of cocktails, showcased in a spectacular Odyssey Coffret and featuring the limited-edition Odyssey label.   Embodying the signature style and generosity of the house, each coffret comes with a QR code that grants access to a fully immersive experience where curious explorers will discover a world of tasting notes, the ultimate recipe for a Rémy Ginger cocktail and how to create the perfect food pairing: vanilla macaroon and gravlax salmon.     RÉMY MARTIN VSOP LIMITED EDITION WITH 2 VSOP COGNAC GLASSES:   Few pleasures surpass the gift of an iconic fully decorated Rémy Martin VSOP: a perfect harmony of powerful and elegant aromas that lends itself to the art of cocktails, showcased in a spectacular Odyssey gift box with two exclusive Rémy Martin VSOP cognac glasses.   Embodying the signature style and generosity of the house, each box comes with a QR code that grants access to a fully immersive experience where curious explorers will discover a world of tasting notes, the ultimate recipe for a Rémy Ginger cocktail and how to create the perfect food pairing: vanilla macaroon and gravlax salmon.   Few pleasures surpass the gift of an iconic Rémy Martin VSOP: a perfect harmony of powerful and elegant aromas that lends itself to the art of cocktails, showcased in a spectacular Odyssey gift box along with a miniature (5cl) bottle of 1738 Accord Royal.   Embodying the signature style and generosity of the house, each box comes with a QR code that grants access to a fully immersive experience where curious explorers will discover a world of tasting notes, the ultimate recipe for a Rémy Ginger cocktail and how to create the perfect food pairing: vanilla macaroon and gravlax salmon.     All three packs have a retail price of €45,- RÉMY MARTIN MARKS THE END OF THE YEAR WITH NEW EXCLUSIVE LIMITED-EDITION CASES CELEBRATING THE ODYSSEY OF THE CENTAUR.     A SPECTACULAR GIFT THAT GRANTS ACCESS TO A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE:   To make this festive season memorable, Rémy Martin has drawn on its mythic foundations to create a stunning limited-edition case that grants access to a world of exclusive content. Each one is an invitation to follow the voyage of the Centaur, the emblematic symbol of the House, and explore the fruit of the terroir from ground to glass. An exceptional way to gift discerning and curious connoisseurs and prolong the magic of the moment.     BEHIND EVERY GIFT IS A GREAT STORY:   The story of Rémy Martin began almost 300 hundred years ago. Year after year, the precious grapes of Grande and Petite Champagne, among the two most sought-after vineyards in Cognac, give birth to the cognac eaux-de-vie. Distilled on the lees in small stills and slowly aged in the cellars, they gradually develop the richness and elegance for which the House is famous. Every step, every element, every second counts in this odyssey where terroir and time meet passion and craftsmanship – and today, they are all brought to life by the Centaur in a sumptuous new collection of Rémy Martin cases.     EVERY GREAT STORY STARTS WITH A LEGEND:   The ultimate symbol of strength, courage, creativity and wisdom, the Centaur has embodied the values of the House of Rémy Martin since its creation. Today, through these beautifully illustrated treasure troves, the mythic icon of the House invites like-minded explorers to dive into the magic of his odyssey, to follow him through his territory, from the sun-blessed vineyards of Grande and Petite Champagne to the darkness of the cellars on the estate, from the opulent flavours blending in oak barrels to one-of-a-kind tasting experiences.     THE COFFRET LEADS TO A MOUTH-WATERING DESTINATION DESIGNED TO SUIT THE BOTTLE:   The coffret brings the Centaur’s spectacular voyage to light in dazzling detail, and comes with a golden key in the form of a QR code that opens the door to fascinating content, including tasting tips, food pairings and a dedicated cocktail tutorial designed to match the product. To multiply the pleasure of giving, the QR code gives exclusive access to a shareable digital experience – the Centaur Odyssey Animated Celebration, themed to suit the cognac universe of choice and personalized with a festive animated message to plunge friends and loved ones into the Odyssey of the Centaur.     VERSATILE / ELEGANT / ICONIC:   Few pleasures surpass the gift of an iconic fully decorated Rémy Martin VSOP: a perfect harmony of powerful and elegant aromas that lends itself to the art of cocktails, showcased in a spectacular Odyssey Coffret and featuring the limited-edition Odyssey label.   Embodying the signature style and generosity of the house, each coffret comes with a QR code that grants access to a fully immersive experience where curious explorers will discover a world of tasting notes, the ultimate recipe for a Rémy Ginger cocktail and how to create the perfect food pairing: vanilla macaroon and gravlax salmon.     RÉMY MARTIN VSOP LIMITED EDITION WITH 2 VSOP COGNAC GLASSES:   Few pleasures surpass the gift of an iconic fully decorated Rémy Martin VSOP: a perfect harmony of powerful and elegant aromas that lends itself to the art of cocktails, showcased in a spectacular Odyssey gift box with two exclusive Rémy Martin VSOP cognac glasses.   Embodying the signature style and generosity of the house, each box comes with a QR code that grants access to a fully immersive experience where curious explorers will discover a world of tasting notes, the ultimate recipe for a Rémy Ginger cocktail and how to create the perfect food pairing: vanilla macaroon and gravlax salmon.   Few pleasures surpass the gift of an iconic Rémy Martin VSOP: a perfect harmony of powerful and elegant aromas that lends itself to the art of cocktails, showcased in a spectacular Odyssey gift box along with a miniature (5cl) bottle of 1738 Accord Royal.   Embodying the signature style and generosity of the house, each box comes with a QR code that grants access to a fully immersive experience where curious explorers will discover a world of tasting notes, the ultimate recipe for a Rémy Ginger cocktail and how to create the perfect food pairing: vanilla macaroon and gravlax salmon.     All three packs have a retail price of €45,-

AWAKENINGS CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH TWO FESTIVALS IN 2022
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AWAKENINGS CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH TWO FESTIVALS IN 2022

Music World-renowned techno brand Awakenings is celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2022 and is planning to go all out. With a brand new location, an added day to the programming and a revamp of the entire festival set up — including a campsite — visitors will be treated to something unlike they’ve ever seen before from Awakenings. With the new expansion, Awakenings also becomes the first multi-day techno festival in the Netherlands to host a campsite, filling a gap that has existed in many techno-enthusiast’s summers for a long time. The reinvented festival will take place from the 29th until the 31st of July in Hilvarenbeek. Details regarding the second festival will be revealed through Awakenings social channels on Monday, November 22nd.      1997 - 2022: Awakenings is internationally renowned as one of the best organisations when it comes to techno events. With their iconic shows at the Gashouder in Amsterdam, fantastical stages, impressive light-shows and unparalleled sound design, Awakenings has proven to go bigger and better than the competition. What started as a single event during Easter in 1997 has grown to an industry-leading phenomena, attracting visitors from all over the world, from the far East to Latin America. Now with the 25th anniversary approaching, Awakenings plans to outdo themselves. Rocco Veenboer, head honcho and founder of Awakenings has long had a dream of organising his very own three-day festival with campsites.      “From a business standpoint, I always want to keep moving, never stagnating. Nothing is ever truly finished and there’s always room for improvement. Our team continuously look at ways to make things more beautiful and impactful. Awakenings Festival started as a single day event, and  expanded to two days in 2014. But, we felt like there was still room for more, especially because the community had so much to say about missing a multiple day techno event here in the Netherlands. With this renewed concept, we’re extremely happy to make that dream come to life.”   Awakenings Summer Festival will be home to nine stages, a combination of open air areas as well as tents and having big plans to make use of the adjacent lake. With an added day Awakenings has more space for experimentation, meaning that many sub-genres and young and upcoming talent will be well-represented at the festival. To cater to the campsite, there will be an additional schedule, jam-packed with surprises.     Sustainability and innovations:   Awakenings always strives to be on the forefront of sustainability, the past decade the festival has been serving a 95% vegetarian menu with only organic meat for the other 5% – utilizing a self-developed recycling system for plastic cups. In 2022 the festival will start using biofuels - obtained from horticulture - to power their generators, drastically cutting down on their CO2 emissions. An equally exciting innovation is the restructuring of the sound equipment. By using new cutting-edge ways to position and install speakers, the decibels can be lowered without compromising the experience for visitors, making less of an impact on the environment and the ears of festival-goers.     Line-up and tickets:   The line-up for Awakenings Summer Festival will be announced at the end of January of 2022, alongside official ticket sales. Visitors will be able to choose full weekend tickets covering all three days, as well as a single day ticket for Saturday or Sunday. The campsite will feature empty space for visitors to create their own tent, as well as pre-set-up tents and luxury bungalows, to cater to everyone’s wishes.     World-renowned techno brand Awakenings is celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2022 and is planning to go all out. With a brand new location, an added day to the programming and a revamp of the entire festival set up — including a campsite — visitors will be treated to something unlike they’ve ever seen before from Awakenings. With the new expansion, Awakenings also becomes the first multi-day techno festival in the Netherlands to host a campsite, filling a gap that has existed in many techno-enthusiast’s summers for a long time. The reinvented festival will take place from the 29th until the 31st of July in Hilvarenbeek. Details regarding the second festival will be revealed through Awakenings social channels on Monday, November 22nd.      1997 - 2022: Awakenings is internationally renowned as one of the best organisations when it comes to techno events. With their iconic shows at the Gashouder in Amsterdam, fantastical stages, impressive light-shows and unparalleled sound design, Awakenings has proven to go bigger and better than the competition. What started as a single event during Easter in 1997 has grown to an industry-leading phenomena, attracting visitors from all over the world, from the far East to Latin America. Now with the 25th anniversary approaching, Awakenings plans to outdo themselves. Rocco Veenboer, head honcho and founder of Awakenings has long had a dream of organising his very own three-day festival with campsites.      “From a business standpoint, I always want to keep moving, never stagnating. Nothing is ever truly finished and there’s always room for improvement. Our team continuously look at ways to make things more beautiful and impactful. Awakenings Festival started as a single day event, and  expanded to two days in 2014. But, we felt like there was still room for more, especially because the community had so much to say about missing a multiple day techno event here in the Netherlands. With this renewed concept, we’re extremely happy to make that dream come to life.”   Awakenings Summer Festival will be home to nine stages, a combination of open air areas as well as tents and having big plans to make use of the adjacent lake. With an added day Awakenings has more space for experimentation, meaning that many sub-genres and young and upcoming talent will be well-represented at the festival. To cater to the campsite, there will be an additional schedule, jam-packed with surprises.     Sustainability and innovations:   Awakenings always strives to be on the forefront of sustainability, the past decade the festival has been serving a 95% vegetarian menu with only organic meat for the other 5% – utilizing a self-developed recycling system for plastic cups. In 2022 the festival will start using biofuels - obtained from horticulture - to power their generators, drastically cutting down on their CO2 emissions. An equally exciting innovation is the restructuring of the sound equipment. By using new cutting-edge ways to position and install speakers, the decibels can be lowered without compromising the experience for visitors, making less of an impact on the environment and the ears of festival-goers.     Line-up and tickets:   The line-up for Awakenings Summer Festival will be announced at the end of January of 2022, alongside official ticket sales. Visitors will be able to choose full weekend tickets covering all three days, as well as a single day ticket for Saturday or Sunday. The campsite will feature empty space for visitors to create their own tent, as well as pre-set-up tents and luxury bungalows, to cater to everyone’s wishes.    

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BOWMORE® MASTERS’ SELECTION UNITES THE WORLDS OF WHISKY MAKING AND AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN
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BOWMORE® MASTERS’ SELECTION UNITES THE WORLDS OF WHISKY MAKING AND AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN

Lifestyle A shared commitment to heritage, craftsmanship and innovation unites the worlds of whisky making and automotive design with the creation of Bowmore®Masters’ Selection; the first single malt whisky to be made by Bowmore® Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky in collaboration with Aston Martin.     Imagined and defined by two Masters; Bowmore Master Whisky Blender Ron Welsh and Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman, Bowmore Masters’ Selection bridges two distinct worlds in a powerful, yet inspiring way. At its heart is a mutual trust and respect for one other’s worlds and a passion to discover and learn from each other. Each Master imparts their own creativity and character, but also makes an indelible mark, like leaving their own unique fingerprint, on every single creation     Marek Reichman, has often spoken about the concept of the ‘Golden Ratio’ – the mathematical ratio found in nature that creates aesthetically pleasing compositions -, which sits at the heart of the design of every Aston Martin. Absolute beauty can be created when you achieve a perfect relationship between each proportion of the car.     Reichman explains: “Proportionality defines every precise detail of designing an Aston Martin. We are constantly striving to achieve the Golden Ratio; the optimal of proportions.  And it is this force which guides the creation of absolute beauty. To achieve this, we must combine our skill, passion and experience. Coming together with Ron just brings a whole new perspective on this and is hugely inspiring and enlightening. This whisky perfectly and harmoniously brings us together to create a beautiful, yet powerful equilibrium.”     For Bowmore, proportions define character and shape flavour combinations; from cask selection and age to blending. Ron Welsh, Master Blender, Bowmore, explains, “For the first time with this whisky, we have adopted the Golden Ratio to inspire each of the elements bringing their own unique flavours and selecting the optimal casks to forge the desired character, taking inspiration from Marek and his team.  What seems totally contrasting is, in fact, perfectly balanced and proportionate. Working with Marek has given me a new lens from which to explore whisky making. This whisky serves as a celebration of our unified knowledge and experience; our shared passions, values and ideas.”      Taking inspiration from an engineered approach, this whisky incorporates the divine proportion of 61.8% formed from a base of 21 year old Bowmore matured in first fill Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks. The remaining parts are made up of exact ratios of each other, in line with the Golden Ratio theory, and include exceptionally aged Bowmore matured for over 35 years.      For this single malt, a powerful and complex yet sweet warming, the creators seems, on the face, to have created absolute contrast but in reality, they have captured perfect balance and proportion. With a clear nod to Aston Martin in the very creation of this Bowmore whisky, it exudes a sophistication and complexity which is truly considered yet promises a thrilling taste experience.     Powerful yet elegant; from sweet to spice; sherry to coffee; honey to pepper – the perfect proportions to achieve absolute depth and balance.   A shared commitment to heritage, craftsmanship and innovation unites the worlds of whisky making and automotive design with the creation of Bowmore®Masters’ Selection; the first single malt whisky to be made by Bowmore® Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky in collaboration with Aston Martin.     Imagined and defined by two Masters; Bowmore Master Whisky Blender Ron Welsh and Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman, Bowmore Masters’ Selection bridges two distinct worlds in a powerful, yet inspiring way. At its heart is a mutual trust and respect for one other’s worlds and a passion to discover and learn from each other. Each Master imparts their own creativity and character, but also makes an indelible mark, like leaving their own unique fingerprint, on every single creation     Marek Reichman, has often spoken about the concept of the ‘Golden Ratio’ – the mathematical ratio found in nature that creates aesthetically pleasing compositions -, which sits at the heart of the design of every Aston Martin. Absolute beauty can be created when you achieve a perfect relationship between each proportion of the car.     Reichman explains: “Proportionality defines every precise detail of designing an Aston Martin. We are constantly striving to achieve the Golden Ratio; the optimal of proportions.  And it is this force which guides the creation of absolute beauty. To achieve this, we must combine our skill, passion and experience. Coming together with Ron just brings a whole new perspective on this and is hugely inspiring and enlightening. This whisky perfectly and harmoniously brings us together to create a beautiful, yet powerful equilibrium.”     For Bowmore, proportions define character and shape flavour combinations; from cask selection and age to blending. Ron Welsh, Master Blender, Bowmore, explains, “For the first time with this whisky, we have adopted the Golden Ratio to inspire each of the elements bringing their own unique flavours and selecting the optimal casks to forge the desired character, taking inspiration from Marek and his team.  What seems totally contrasting is, in fact, perfectly balanced and proportionate. Working with Marek has given me a new lens from which to explore whisky making. This whisky serves as a celebration of our unified knowledge and experience; our shared passions, values and ideas.”      Taking inspiration from an engineered approach, this whisky incorporates the divine proportion of 61.8% formed from a base of 21 year old Bowmore matured in first fill Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks. The remaining parts are made up of exact ratios of each other, in line with the Golden Ratio theory, and include exceptionally aged Bowmore matured for over 35 years.      For this single malt, a powerful and complex yet sweet warming, the creators seems, on the face, to have created absolute contrast but in reality, they have captured perfect balance and proportion. With a clear nod to Aston Martin in the very creation of this Bowmore whisky, it exudes a sophistication and complexity which is truly considered yet promises a thrilling taste experience.     Powerful yet elegant; from sweet to spice; sherry to coffee; honey to pepper – the perfect proportions to achieve absolute depth and balance.  

BURBRRY PRESENTS THE IMAGINED LANDSCAPES JEJU
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BURBRRY PRESENTS THE IMAGINED LANDSCAPES JEJU

Design This week, Burberry unveiled the Imagined Landscape experience in Jeju Island, Korea. The first immersive brand experience in Jeju is connected to a series of inspirational pop-ups across the globe showcasing Burberry’s latest outerwear silhouettes whilst blurring the lines between nature and technology, the indoors and outdoors, the real and the imagined.     A pioneering spirit has been part of the brand’s heritage from the very beginning. Thomas Burberry invented gabardine and created iconic outerwear to help people embrace the outdoors and explore new spaces and places. This spirit is embodied by a quote from Thomas Burberry that continues to inspire and imbue the brand’s collections today: ‘Inherent in every Burberry garment is freedom’.     This sentiment takes a new form in Jeju, as a topographic mirrored sculpture rises from the landscape – an ephemeral brand space, dreamlike and futuristic, deeply connected with nature. Mountainous terrain is reinterpreted with modernity, as this imaginative structure is sculpted by architectural contour lines inspired by maps. Its shape and reflective surfaces seamlessly merge with the beautiful natural surroundings, sitting at the foot of the majestic Halla mountain. Overlooking Sanbang mountain and the South Shore, a viewing platform atop the design allows visitors to enjoy the breath-taking vista.     The experience continues inside, as visitors enter an innovative space where the digital and physical collide. In one room is an immersive experience featuring cinematic films by three artists Maotik, Cao Yuxi, Lia Jiayu. Visitors are surrounded by screens and can interact with the unique worlds the artists have created, each rooted in the great outdoors.   The journey of innovation is also reflected in the products available, in the latest iterations of the iconic trench coat by Riccardo Tisci – water-resistant gabardine alongside outerwear pieces crafted from the new revolutionary gabardine. Crafted in the UK, the gabardine is expertly woven in a compact twill with an increased lightweight hand, allowing it to feature fluidly across quilts and puffers. This new fabric is featured across a range of silhouettes including puffer jackets, T-shirts, skirts and trousers. Other styles include an Italian-made coat in double-faced wool, detachable sleeve hooded puffer jackets in black and dark peat brown and check panel cotton gabardine trench coats in honey and black.     A social experience in partnership with TikTok continues the connection with technology and global communities. Visitors scan a TikTok QR code to activate an augmented reality lens, creating a scene filled with sharks across the sky.     Alongside the experience, Thomas’s Cafe makes its first appearance in Korea. Named after founder Thomas Burberry, the cafe’s design reflects the house codes, with a light beige colour scheme and Burberry animal kingdom motifs throughout. Inside the cafe, pastry chef Justin Lee from JL Dessert Bar has created an assortment of treats with local inspiration and subtle brand references.     As part of Burberry’s ongoing commitment to lead positive environmental change for a more sustainable future, we will support the continuing preservation of Jeju Island through a five- year partnership with the non-profit organisation Jeju Olle Foundation. Burberry will invest in maintaining the island’s scenic trails to allow continued and safe access for the public, whilst supporting waste elimination programmes to help preserve the island’s natural beauty. This immersive experience will be certified carbon neutral in line with Burberry’s commitment to reduce the environmental impacts of its presentations.     Go on a journey of discovery, exploring infinite possibilities, escaping to a new reality, and boldly going beyond. This week, Burberry unveiled the Imagined Landscape experience in Jeju Island, Korea. The first immersive brand experience in Jeju is connected to a series of inspirational pop-ups across the globe showcasing Burberry’s latest outerwear silhouettes whilst blurring the lines between nature and technology, the indoors and outdoors, the real and the imagined.     A pioneering spirit has been part of the brand’s heritage from the very beginning. Thomas Burberry invented gabardine and created iconic outerwear to help people embrace the outdoors and explore new spaces and places. This spirit is embodied by a quote from Thomas Burberry that continues to inspire and imbue the brand’s collections today: ‘Inherent in every Burberry garment is freedom’.     This sentiment takes a new form in Jeju, as a topographic mirrored sculpture rises from the landscape – an ephemeral brand space, dreamlike and futuristic, deeply connected with nature. Mountainous terrain is reinterpreted with modernity, as this imaginative structure is sculpted by architectural contour lines inspired by maps. Its shape and reflective surfaces seamlessly merge with the beautiful natural surroundings, sitting at the foot of the majestic Halla mountain. Overlooking Sanbang mountain and the South Shore, a viewing platform atop the design allows visitors to enjoy the breath-taking vista.     The experience continues inside, as visitors enter an innovative space where the digital and physical collide. In one room is an immersive experience featuring cinematic films by three artists Maotik, Cao Yuxi, Lia Jiayu. Visitors are surrounded by screens and can interact with the unique worlds the artists have created, each rooted in the great outdoors.   The journey of innovation is also reflected in the products available, in the latest iterations of the iconic trench coat by Riccardo Tisci – water-resistant gabardine alongside outerwear pieces crafted from the new revolutionary gabardine. Crafted in the UK, the gabardine is expertly woven in a compact twill with an increased lightweight hand, allowing it to feature fluidly across quilts and puffers. This new fabric is featured across a range of silhouettes including puffer jackets, T-shirts, skirts and trousers. Other styles include an Italian-made coat in double-faced wool, detachable sleeve hooded puffer jackets in black and dark peat brown and check panel cotton gabardine trench coats in honey and black.     A social experience in partnership with TikTok continues the connection with technology and global communities. Visitors scan a TikTok QR code to activate an augmented reality lens, creating a scene filled with sharks across the sky.     Alongside the experience, Thomas’s Cafe makes its first appearance in Korea. Named after founder Thomas Burberry, the cafe’s design reflects the house codes, with a light beige colour scheme and Burberry animal kingdom motifs throughout. Inside the cafe, pastry chef Justin Lee from JL Dessert Bar has created an assortment of treats with local inspiration and subtle brand references.     As part of Burberry’s ongoing commitment to lead positive environmental change for a more sustainable future, we will support the continuing preservation of Jeju Island through a five- year partnership with the non-profit organisation Jeju Olle Foundation. Burberry will invest in maintaining the island’s scenic trails to allow continued and safe access for the public, whilst supporting waste elimination programmes to help preserve the island’s natural beauty. This immersive experience will be certified carbon neutral in line with Burberry’s commitment to reduce the environmental impacts of its presentations.     Go on a journey of discovery, exploring infinite possibilities, escaping to a new reality, and boldly going beyond.

A real winter forest on the roof terrace of the de Bijenkorf
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A real winter forest on the roof terrace of the de Bijenkorf

Things to do The festive season comes to life thanks to a special winter forest on the roof terrace of de Bijenkorf Amsterdam and in de Bijenkorf Eindhoven. The (most likely) smallest forest in town was created in cooperation with Staatsbosbeheer (the Dutch Forestry Commission). Visitors can leave a beautiful wish in one of the trees after buying a wishing ribbon. In doing so, de Bijenkorf raises funds for the work of NL Cares an organization dedicated to combatting loneliness in the Netherlands.     The Wishing Forest:   The Wishing Forest at de Bijenkorf Amsterdam will be open from the 12thof November in Amsterdam and in Eindhoven from the 13thof November until Christmas. At most sales counters in both stores, customers can buy a ribbon for €2.50 and hang it with a beautiful wish for someone else in one of the trees in the Wishing Forest. Just before Christmas, de Bijenkorf will make one of these wishes come true. The funds raised from the ribbons and a donation from de Bijenkorf will be gifted to NL Cares, which uses the money to fight loneliness in the Netherlands. Visitors can do a short walk in the forest, whilst listening to an audio tour. On Sundays there will be small performances from singer-songwriters and city poets, among others. The full program can be found here. The Wishing Forest is part of de Bijenkorf’s festive season campaign Amaze & Admire for which nature is the main inspiration.     Staatsbosbeheer (The Dutch Forestry Commission):   The trees in the forest were provided by Staatsbosbeheer, with whom de Bijenkorf has been working since this spring to save the wild bee in the Netherlands. After the 24thof December, the trees will be replanted, with the Bijenkorf doubling the number of trees. Staatsbosbeheer also provided fun and interesting facts about the smallest forest in town which can be listened to via the audio tour.    de Bijenkorf Amsterdam, 5th floor (roof terrace), 12 November - 24 December de Bijenkorf Eindhoven, 2nd floor (The Kitchen), 13 November - 24 December       The full programme can be found here. Naturally, all current Covid-19 regulations will be applied.         The festive season comes to life thanks to a special winter forest on the roof terrace of de Bijenkorf Amsterdam and in de Bijenkorf Eindhoven. The (most likely) smallest forest in town was created in cooperation with Staatsbosbeheer (the Dutch Forestry Commission). Visitors can leave a beautiful wish in one of the trees after buying a wishing ribbon. In doing so, de Bijenkorf raises funds for the work of NL Cares an organization dedicated to combatting loneliness in the Netherlands.     The Wishing Forest:   The Wishing Forest at de Bijenkorf Amsterdam will be open from the 12thof November in Amsterdam and in Eindhoven from the 13thof November until Christmas. At most sales counters in both stores, customers can buy a ribbon for €2.50 and hang it with a beautiful wish for someone else in one of the trees in the Wishing Forest. Just before Christmas, de Bijenkorf will make one of these wishes come true. The funds raised from the ribbons and a donation from de Bijenkorf will be gifted to NL Cares, which uses the money to fight loneliness in the Netherlands. Visitors can do a short walk in the forest, whilst listening to an audio tour. On Sundays there will be small performances from singer-songwriters and city poets, among others. The full program can be found here. The Wishing Forest is part of de Bijenkorf’s festive season campaign Amaze & Admire for which nature is the main inspiration.     Staatsbosbeheer (The Dutch Forestry Commission):   The trees in the forest were provided by Staatsbosbeheer, with whom de Bijenkorf has been working since this spring to save the wild bee in the Netherlands. After the 24thof December, the trees will be replanted, with the Bijenkorf doubling the number of trees. Staatsbosbeheer also provided fun and interesting facts about the smallest forest in town which can be listened to via the audio tour.    de Bijenkorf Amsterdam, 5th floor (roof terrace), 12 November - 24 December de Bijenkorf Eindhoven, 2nd floor (The Kitchen), 13 November - 24 December       The full programme can be found here. Naturally, all current Covid-19 regulations will be applied.        

WOODFORD RESERVE CELEBRATES ICONIC COCKTAIL DURING OLD FASHIONED WEEK
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WOODFORD RESERVE CELEBRATES ICONIC COCKTAIL DURING OLD FASHIONED WEEK

Things to do Woodford Reserve, the world's best-selling super-premium bourbon whiskey, is celebrating the versatile and iconic Old Fashioned cocktail from November 5th through November 14th. The timeless #1 cocktail classic will be celebrated in specially selected cocktail bars and restaurants nationwide - during the annual, global Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned Week.     Only 3 ingredients make the traditional Old Fashioned cocktail such a classic; bourbon, sugar and Angostura Bitters. Because of the simplicity of the cocktail, possibilities for variation are endless. During Old Fashioned Week, Woodford Reserve invites everyone to discover flavorful combinations on this inspiring classic, experiencing the versatility of this cocktail icon.      Woodford Reserve is inviting bartenders and their guests to go on an adventure during Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned Week and explore the world of Old Fashioned at the best cocktail bars in the country. Among others, The Duchess, Tales & Spirits, Cielo, Door 74 and Super Lyan are putting their own spin on the Old Fashioned this week. A list of other participating bars and restaurants can be found at the bottom of this press release. Explore the various Old Fashioned cocktail recipes at these locations.     Both Woodford Reserve and the Old Fashioned are originally from the U.S. state of Kentucky. According to cocktail historians, the name of the cocktail was first used at the Pendennis Club in Louisville in the 19th century. The name became popular when Colonel James E. Pepper introduced it to New York high society at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in 1881. Today, it is the world's most famous classic cocktail.      Old Fashioned Week started in Paris in 2015 and quickly became a global event. Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned Week is now an annual celebration for bartenders and anyone who enjoys classic and masterfully prepared cocktails.     Experience this glorious cocktail celebration and visit the bars and restaurants that turn out with their ultimate cocktail creations during Old Fashioned Week. Will you be there? Let them know with the hashtag #OFSpectacle and tag or follow their socials; WoodfordReserve, oldfashionedweek and RedCarpetSpirits.   Amsterdam; Bar 27, Baut, Bluespoon, Branie, Cocktails, Duke of Tokyo, Feijoa, Flying Dutchmen, Freddy's, JD William's, La Rocca, Labyrinth, Law&Order, Lotti's, Malabar (hotel Jakarta), NJOY, Pikoteo, Pulitzer's bar, Rosalia's Menagerie, Rumah, Salmuera, the Tailor & Vesper   The Hague; Brick's, Café Annabel, Speakeasy, the Court & Voco   Maastricht; Mr Smith   Rotterdam; Ox, Spikizi & Botanero Woodford Reserve, the world's best-selling super-premium bourbon whiskey, is celebrating the versatile and iconic Old Fashioned cocktail from November 5th through November 14th. The timeless #1 cocktail classic will be celebrated in specially selected cocktail bars and restaurants nationwide - during the annual, global Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned Week.     Only 3 ingredients make the traditional Old Fashioned cocktail such a classic; bourbon, sugar and Angostura Bitters. Because of the simplicity of the cocktail, possibilities for variation are endless. During Old Fashioned Week, Woodford Reserve invites everyone to discover flavorful combinations on this inspiring classic, experiencing the versatility of this cocktail icon.      Woodford Reserve is inviting bartenders and their guests to go on an adventure during Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned Week and explore the world of Old Fashioned at the best cocktail bars in the country. Among others, The Duchess, Tales & Spirits, Cielo, Door 74 and Super Lyan are putting their own spin on the Old Fashioned this week. A list of other participating bars and restaurants can be found at the bottom of this press release. Explore the various Old Fashioned cocktail recipes at these locations.     Both Woodford Reserve and the Old Fashioned are originally from the U.S. state of Kentucky. According to cocktail historians, the name of the cocktail was first used at the Pendennis Club in Louisville in the 19th century. The name became popular when Colonel James E. Pepper introduced it to New York high society at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in 1881. Today, it is the world's most famous classic cocktail.      Old Fashioned Week started in Paris in 2015 and quickly became a global event. Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned Week is now an annual celebration for bartenders and anyone who enjoys classic and masterfully prepared cocktails.     Experience this glorious cocktail celebration and visit the bars and restaurants that turn out with their ultimate cocktail creations during Old Fashioned Week. Will you be there? Let them know with the hashtag #OFSpectacle and tag or follow their socials; WoodfordReserve, oldfashionedweek and RedCarpetSpirits.   Amsterdam; Bar 27, Baut, Bluespoon, Branie, Cocktails, Duke of Tokyo, Feijoa, Flying Dutchmen, Freddy's, JD William's, La Rocca, Labyrinth, Law&Order, Lotti's, Malabar (hotel Jakarta), NJOY, Pikoteo, Pulitzer's bar, Rosalia's Menagerie, Rumah, Salmuera, the Tailor & Vesper   The Hague; Brick's, Café Annabel, Speakeasy, the Court & Voco   Maastricht; Mr Smith   Rotterdam; Ox, Spikizi & Botanero

BULGARI IS OPENING THEIR NEW HOTEL IN PARIS IN DECEMBER
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BULGARI IS OPENING THEIR NEW HOTEL IN PARIS IN DECEMBER

Travel A new Bvlgari Hotel is scheduled to open in Paris, on December 2nd, 2021. Following the opening of Beijing and Dubai in 2017 and Shanghai in 2018, with Paris in 2021 the Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts collection will grow to seven properties, including Milan, London and Bali.     The Hotel will be located at 30 Avenue George V. This Avenue forms with the Champs Elysees and the Avenue Montaigne the famous “Triangle d’Or”, one of Paris’ most exclusive and distinctive areas offering a wealth of luxury shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions.     The Bvlgari Hotel Paris will offer 76 rooms, most of them suites, and a full range of luxury facilities including a spa with a 25-metre pool and a Bvlgari restaurant and bar opening to a charming courtyard garden.     The Bvlgari Hotel Paris is being designed by the Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, and the renowned Parisian architects Valode & Pistre.     The restyling of the building has been conceived as a transition to modernity: while both the use of the typical Parisian limestone and the respect of the ‘alignment’ criteria recall the 19th century Haussmanian urban patterns, the completely renewed façade evokes a rationalistic style that is an expression of the most contemporary architectural design. A new Bvlgari Hotel is scheduled to open in Paris, on December 2nd, 2021. Following the opening of Beijing and Dubai in 2017 and Shanghai in 2018, with Paris in 2021 the Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts collection will grow to seven properties, including Milan, London and Bali.     The Hotel will be located at 30 Avenue George V. This Avenue forms with the Champs Elysees and the Avenue Montaigne the famous “Triangle d’Or”, one of Paris’ most exclusive and distinctive areas offering a wealth of luxury shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions.     The Bvlgari Hotel Paris will offer 76 rooms, most of them suites, and a full range of luxury facilities including a spa with a 25-metre pool and a Bvlgari restaurant and bar opening to a charming courtyard garden.     The Bvlgari Hotel Paris is being designed by the Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, and the renowned Parisian architects Valode & Pistre.     The restyling of the building has been conceived as a transition to modernity: while both the use of the typical Parisian limestone and the respect of the ‘alignment’ criteria recall the 19th century Haussmanian urban patterns, the completely renewed façade evokes a rationalistic style that is an expression of the most contemporary architectural design.

Shaffy Restobar opens its doors on Keizersgracht
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Shaffy Restobar opens its doors on Keizersgracht

Food Felix Meritis opened the new catering hotspot Shaffy Restobar on September 28, named after actor and singer Ramses Shaffy, known for his Dutch songs and controversial lifestyle. The fine dining Felix Restaurant is therefore moving out of the beautiful building. Clayde Menso, director of Felix Meritis, is happy with the choice. “Both Shaffy Restobar and Felix Restaurant are now a perfect fit for their location.”   Corona and reflection In March 2020, a few successful weeks after opening, Felix Restaurant had to close due to the pandemic. “We took advantage of this difficult period to take a close look at the existing concept. We came to the conclusion that fine dining was not entirely in line with the low-threshold Felix Meritis and its young programming," says Clayde. Shaffy Restobar And so Shaffy Restobar was born.   Clayde explains: “We wanted to create an accessible place where everyone feels welcome at any time of the day, whether you are walking by or attending one of Felix Meritis' programs.” The restaurant therefore received a small make over. “You can now sit in the conservatory with a cup of coffee and there is an attractive bar for special cocktails and bar bites. And of course there is the restaurant area with resto-bar dishes, where you have a view of the canal. In short, a place where anything is possible.” Chef Floris van Straalen Where Floris van Straalen previously held sway in Felix Restaurant, he is now also responsible for Shaffy Restobar. “The small dishes are all guilty pleasures for me. Familiar dishes, but just slightly different than you expect”, according to Floris. The chef has already earned his spurs at Oud-Sluis, Vinkeles and Pure C.     "Starting with the incredible location and interior of the restaurant which is truly mesmerizing. The restaurant offers a fun and delicious menu with a variery of great and innovative cocktails that go along with the food beautifully. We highly recommend it as it is a cool chic new hotspot in Amsterdam."      Fun fact: Felix Restaurant will reopen next year in the new Pillows hotel at Oosterpark in Amsterdam.      Shaffy Restobar is open from Tuesday to Sunday for coffee, lunch, cocktails and dinner. Every Friday from 5 p.m. the weekend is ushered in with changing DJs. On Sundays, there is a monthly lunch with a special theme, such as lobster or spare ribs. Reservations are already possible via the website.  Felix Meritis opened the new catering hotspot Shaffy Restobar on September 28, named after actor and singer Ramses Shaffy, known for his Dutch songs and controversial lifestyle. The fine dining Felix Restaurant is therefore moving out of the beautiful building. Clayde Menso, director of Felix Meritis, is happy with the choice. “Both Shaffy Restobar and Felix Restaurant are now a perfect fit for their location.”   Corona and reflection In March 2020, a few successful weeks after opening, Felix Restaurant had to close due to the pandemic. “We took advantage of this difficult period to take a close look at the existing concept. We came to the conclusion that fine dining was not entirely in line with the low-threshold Felix Meritis and its young programming," says Clayde. Shaffy Restobar And so Shaffy Restobar was born.   Clayde explains: “We wanted to create an accessible place where everyone feels welcome at any time of the day, whether you are walking by or attending one of Felix Meritis' programs.” The restaurant therefore received a small make over. “You can now sit in the conservatory with a cup of coffee and there is an attractive bar for special cocktails and bar bites. And of course there is the restaurant area with resto-bar dishes, where you have a view of the canal. In short, a place where anything is possible.” Chef Floris van Straalen Where Floris van Straalen previously held sway in Felix Restaurant, he is now also responsible for Shaffy Restobar. “The small dishes are all guilty pleasures for me. Familiar dishes, but just slightly different than you expect”, according to Floris. The chef has already earned his spurs at Oud-Sluis, Vinkeles and Pure C.     "Starting with the incredible location and interior of the restaurant which is truly mesmerizing. The restaurant offers a fun and delicious menu with a variery of great and innovative cocktails that go along with the food beautifully. We highly recommend it as it is a cool chic new hotspot in Amsterdam."      Fun fact: Felix Restaurant will reopen next year in the new Pillows hotel at Oosterpark in Amsterdam.      Shaffy Restobar is open from Tuesday to Sunday for coffee, lunch, cocktails and dinner. Every Friday from 5 p.m. the weekend is ushered in with changing DJs. On Sundays, there is a monthly lunch with a special theme, such as lobster or spare ribs. Reservations are already possible via the website. 

ABUSE IS NOT LOVE
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ABUSE IS NOT LOVE

Culture Yves Saint Laurent Beauty has announced local partnership with Blijf Groep as part of the global program to combat intimate partner violence: Abuse is Not Love. The brand will be supporting the education and training programs of its non-profit partner. IPV is a major societal issue: approximately 1 in 3 women will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime and only a small proportion of survivors will obtain justice.      Intimate partner violence (IPV) is one of the most common forms of violence against women and includes physical, sexual, financial, and emotional abuse, as well as controlling behaviors by an intimate partner. Globally, more than 600 million women are living in a country where intimate partner violence is not considered a crime. Intimate Partner Violence affects individuals from all socioeconomic, religious, and cultural groups;however, women are most at risk, with the highest rates seen among young adults aged 16-24. In the Netherlands, 200.000 women are victim of severe domestic violence and more than 63.000 cases are reported to the police yearly.      Intimate partner violence prevalence rates have increased by 30 to 60 percent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many women have been living in lockdown with an abusive partner and have been unable to seek support from expert organizations, friends, loved ones and colleagues. In the Netherlands, 3% of the women has avoided their own home for fear of violence from a partner.      Research shows that IPV comes with key warning signs. If these signs can be detected earlier, we may be able to recognize it better and seek or offer help. YSL Beauty aims to do its part in raising awareness of these common signs.     Abuse is Not Love is built around three key pillars: funding academic research on the topic to develop thought-leadership around youth and prevention; educating at least 2 million people on the common signs of IPV through international partnerships; and training YSL Beauty employees and beauty advisors on intimate partner violence in the workplace.  Through these partnerships, YSL Beauty aims to raise awareness of the seriousness of IPV in order to contribute to meaningful change. By 2030, YSL’s objective is to educate two million people around the world on IPV through its partnership with local non-profits.       “As we began to engage, we really wanted to take action in a concrete, immediate and significant way.  Besides supporting our partners, what we can do, is offer our voice and our large and international audience to do our small part in helping to prevent intimate partner violence. We will use our voice to amplify the actions of Blijf Groep so that more people are aware of their services. says Stephan Bezy, International General Manager, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty. Yves Saint Laurent Beauty has announced local partnership with Blijf Groep as part of the global program to combat intimate partner violence: Abuse is Not Love. The brand will be supporting the education and training programs of its non-profit partner. IPV is a major societal issue: approximately 1 in 3 women will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime and only a small proportion of survivors will obtain justice.      Intimate partner violence (IPV) is one of the most common forms of violence against women and includes physical, sexual, financial, and emotional abuse, as well as controlling behaviors by an intimate partner. Globally, more than 600 million women are living in a country where intimate partner violence is not considered a crime. Intimate Partner Violence affects individuals from all socioeconomic, religious, and cultural groups;however, women are most at risk, with the highest rates seen among young adults aged 16-24. In the Netherlands, 200.000 women are victim of severe domestic violence and more than 63.000 cases are reported to the police yearly.      Intimate partner violence prevalence rates have increased by 30 to 60 percent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many women have been living in lockdown with an abusive partner and have been unable to seek support from expert organizations, friends, loved ones and colleagues. In the Netherlands, 3% of the women has avoided their own home for fear of violence from a partner.      Research shows that IPV comes with key warning signs. If these signs can be detected earlier, we may be able to recognize it better and seek or offer help. YSL Beauty aims to do its part in raising awareness of these common signs.     Abuse is Not Love is built around three key pillars: funding academic research on the topic to develop thought-leadership around youth and prevention; educating at least 2 million people on the common signs of IPV through international partnerships; and training YSL Beauty employees and beauty advisors on intimate partner violence in the workplace.  Through these partnerships, YSL Beauty aims to raise awareness of the seriousness of IPV in order to contribute to meaningful change. By 2030, YSL’s objective is to educate two million people around the world on IPV through its partnership with local non-profits.       “As we began to engage, we really wanted to take action in a concrete, immediate and significant way.  Besides supporting our partners, what we can do, is offer our voice and our large and international audience to do our small part in helping to prevent intimate partner violence. We will use our voice to amplify the actions of Blijf Groep so that more people are aware of their services. says Stephan Bezy, International General Manager, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty.

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