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W Amsterdam
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W Amsterdam

Travel Mixing historic Dutch arhitectural elements with cutting-edge design right next to Dam Square, W Amsterdam is at the epicenter of this energetic and forward-thinking city. Marvel at dazzling views from our spot between the Royal Palace and the UNESCO-listed Singel canal.       The amazing city location   Lots of cultural and historic highlights, e.g. Royal Palace on Dam Square, Rijksmuseum, The Hermitage, The Anne Frank House UNESCO Canal District. Total of 44 museums housing 23 Rembrandt paintings and 201 Van Gogh paintings. Amazing Culinary experiences from charming local“brown cafes” to 12 Michelin-rated restaurants. Amsterdam hold 1,325 restaurants in total. Go Dutch and rent a bike or take a boat tour through the 165 canals to discover the city.     About the hotel and its facilities   300-Meter walk to Dam Square, 238 Rooms & Suites, 2 Destination Restaurants: MR PORTER & THE DUCHESS, with private dining possibility, Burger Bar THE BUTCHER, Rooftop W Lounge & WET Deck, Great Room, 414 square meters of Events Space, Wired® Business Center, WHATEVER/WHENEVER® Service, AWAY® Spa & FIT® 24/7 gym, XBAR, X BANK Concept Store, W Insider Team.       Make up of captivating views, integrates spaces and interesting lines that echo its previous role in connecting the people of Amsterdam. The Exchange building has 172 stylish rooms including 10 fabulous suites, varying from Cool Corner Suites to an Extreme WOW suite, and sets the scene for endless nights where the pulse is set high. Located on the sixth floor of the Exchange building, W Lounge will be at the heart of the hotel with unparalleled 360-degree views over the city. Do not leave without taking a dip in the one and only WET Deck, our heated rooftop swimming pool overlooking the Royal Palace. Make your event memorable in W Lounge. We can reserve a semi private area or privatize the W Lounge for an exclusive event.     Guests looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city can now check-in to the Bank building where the stylish rooms and sumptuous AWAY® Spa provide the ultimate city retreat. The Bank building offers a sophisticated sanctuary with 66 rooms including 13 suites and AWAY® Spa. The ideal space to detox, retox and repeat. Welcome to an escape within an escape, where the whirlwind of W winds down and AWAY® means a disappearing act from the everyday into an insider scene of surprising sensations.     X BANK is a 700m2 hybrid store in the centre of Amsterdam presenting the most comprehensive collection of predominantly Dutch fashion, art and design in the world. X BAR is your own boosting station. It’s a placewhere you can refuel for the day & night ahead or detox after a memorable evening.     Welcome to an escape within an escape, where the whirlwind of W winds down and AWAY means a disappearing act from the every day into an insider scene of surprising sensations. AWAY Spa at W Amsterdam is the go-to place for glamour. They offer: 7 treatment rooms, Facials, Massages, Waxing, general wellbeing, Hands & Feet, Hair treatments, Tanning, Guy’s grooming.     Experience an unforgettable night at The Duchess. Their restaurant within the historical atrium of the Bank Building offers an a-la-carte breakfast, lunch and dinner with Nouveau Niçoise cuisine. The Duchess enhances a shared dining concept and offers a wonderful tearoom providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea. The Duchess has graced Amsterdam with its presence since June 2015 and was awarded a Michelin star as of 2018. Their rooftop fine dining restaurant offers a unique international breakfast buffet and un unforgettable lunch and diner experience. MR PORTER offers a steakhouse dining concept with an amazing view over the city of Amsterdam. THE BUTCHER serves the best bloody delicious burgers in Amsterdam and specializes in haute fast food, available from early until late. Situated on the corner of W Amsterdam Bank building beneath X BANK.   "The hotel is based on the most spectacular location in the very city centre on Dam Square. Truly could not be on a better centre location, with all the best shops, restaurants, sigthseeing amongs other things around the hotel such as the Nine streets, Flower market, Royal palace and many more amazing places. W Amsterdam not only offers the best views, stylish design but also great fine dining at their restaurants THE DUCHESS, MR PORTER & THE BUTCHER, one beautiful outdoor pool on the rooftoop with mesmerizing panoramic views but also the sexiest, stylish and modern rooms. Not to forget the AWAY SPA which is my favorite in Amsterdam and both entry lobbies which already take your breath away when entering the hotel that also is truly memorable from the exterior design and of course its location which is noticable from the plane when landing in Amsterdam already.  All in all this has been one of the recent travel highlights definitely, and cannot wait to stay there again soon." - Timotej Letonja   W Amsterdam is a fantastic luxury hotel spread over two beautiful, historic buildings right in the center of Amsterdam. The hotel includes a rooftop pool, W Lounge, the incredible Spa Away, outstanding restaurants, nice terraces with stunning views over the Royal Palace, the Single Canal and more.  The trendy and warm ambiance with relaxed and friendly staff create a vibrant atmosphere that I love. Rooms are hip, edgy designed, modern, spacious and have special details incorporating Dutch culture.  The Spa Away is one of the best Spa’s I have ever been. It includes a sauna, steam room, fire bath, cold plunge pool, whirlpool and changing, relaxation areas. All made with high quality materials and so well designed. A perfect getaway to relax, recharge and to get inspired. - Bart Grein     Explore more about the hotel here: wamsterdam.com     Mixing historic Dutch arhitectural elements with cutting-edge design right next to Dam Square, W Amsterdam is at the epicenter of this energetic and forward-thinking city. Marvel at dazzling views from our spot between the Royal Palace and the UNESCO-listed Singel canal.       The amazing city location   Lots of cultural and historic highlights, e.g. Royal Palace on Dam Square, Rijksmuseum, The Hermitage, The Anne Frank House UNESCO Canal District. Total of 44 museums housing 23 Rembrandt paintings and 201 Van Gogh paintings. Amazing Culinary experiences from charming local“brown cafes” to 12 Michelin-rated restaurants. Amsterdam hold 1,325 restaurants in total. Go Dutch and rent a bike or take a boat tour through the 165 canals to discover the city.     About the hotel and its facilities   300-Meter walk to Dam Square, 238 Rooms & Suites, 2 Destination Restaurants: MR PORTER & THE DUCHESS, with private dining possibility, Burger Bar THE BUTCHER, Rooftop W Lounge & WET Deck, Great Room, 414 square meters of Events Space, Wired® Business Center, WHATEVER/WHENEVER® Service, AWAY® Spa & FIT® 24/7 gym, XBAR, X BANK Concept Store, W Insider Team.       Make up of captivating views, integrates spaces and interesting lines that echo its previous role in connecting the people of Amsterdam. The Exchange building has 172 stylish rooms including 10 fabulous suites, varying from Cool Corner Suites to an Extreme WOW suite, and sets the scene for endless nights where the pulse is set high. Located on the sixth floor of the Exchange building, W Lounge will be at the heart of the hotel with unparalleled 360-degree views over the city. Do not leave without taking a dip in the one and only WET Deck, our heated rooftop swimming pool overlooking the Royal Palace. Make your event memorable in W Lounge. We can reserve a semi private area or privatize the W Lounge for an exclusive event.     Guests looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city can now check-in to the Bank building where the stylish rooms and sumptuous AWAY® Spa provide the ultimate city retreat. The Bank building offers a sophisticated sanctuary with 66 rooms including 13 suites and AWAY® Spa. The ideal space to detox, retox and repeat. Welcome to an escape within an escape, where the whirlwind of W winds down and AWAY® means a disappearing act from the everyday into an insider scene of surprising sensations.     X BANK is a 700m2 hybrid store in the centre of Amsterdam presenting the most comprehensive collection of predominantly Dutch fashion, art and design in the world. X BAR is your own boosting station. It’s a placewhere you can refuel for the day & night ahead or detox after a memorable evening.     Welcome to an escape within an escape, where the whirlwind of W winds down and AWAY means a disappearing act from the every day into an insider scene of surprising sensations. AWAY Spa at W Amsterdam is the go-to place for glamour. They offer: 7 treatment rooms, Facials, Massages, Waxing, general wellbeing, Hands & Feet, Hair treatments, Tanning, Guy’s grooming.     Experience an unforgettable night at The Duchess. Their restaurant within the historical atrium of the Bank Building offers an a-la-carte breakfast, lunch and dinner with Nouveau Niçoise cuisine. The Duchess enhances a shared dining concept and offers a wonderful tearoom providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea. The Duchess has graced Amsterdam with its presence since June 2015 and was awarded a Michelin star as of 2018. Their rooftop fine dining restaurant offers a unique international breakfast buffet and un unforgettable lunch and diner experience. MR PORTER offers a steakhouse dining concept with an amazing view over the city of Amsterdam. THE BUTCHER serves the best bloody delicious burgers in Amsterdam and specializes in haute fast food, available from early until late. Situated on the corner of W Amsterdam Bank building beneath X BANK.   "The hotel is based on the most spectacular location in the very city centre on Dam Square. Truly could not be on a better centre location, with all the best shops, restaurants, sigthseeing amongs other things around the hotel such as the Nine streets, Flower market, Royal palace and many more amazing places. W Amsterdam not only offers the best views, stylish design but also great fine dining at their restaurants THE DUCHESS, MR PORTER & THE BUTCHER, one beautiful outdoor pool on the rooftoop with mesmerizing panoramic views but also the sexiest, stylish and modern rooms. Not to forget the AWAY SPA which is my favorite in Amsterdam and both entry lobbies which already take your breath away when entering the hotel that also is truly memorable from the exterior design and of course its location which is noticable from the plane when landing in Amsterdam already.  All in all this has been one of the recent travel highlights definitely, and cannot wait to stay there again soon." - Timotej Letonja   W Amsterdam is a fantastic luxury hotel spread over two beautiful, historic buildings right in the center of Amsterdam. The hotel includes a rooftop pool, W Lounge, the incredible Spa Away, outstanding restaurants, nice terraces with stunning views over the Royal Palace, the Single Canal and more.  The trendy and warm ambiance with relaxed and friendly staff create a vibrant atmosphere that I love. Rooms are hip, edgy designed, modern, spacious and have special details incorporating Dutch culture.  The Spa Away is one of the best Spa’s I have ever been. It includes a sauna, steam room, fire bath, cold plunge pool, whirlpool and changing, relaxation areas. All made with high quality materials and so well designed. A perfect getaway to relax, recharge and to get inspired. - Bart Grein     Explore more about the hotel here: wamsterdam.com    

 Sir Joan, Ibiza – an urban oasis on the legendary Spanish island
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Sir Joan, Ibiza – an urban oasis on the legendary Spanish island

Travel 38 luxury maritime-inspired guest rooms and suites and popular Amsterdam-based Japanese restaurant, IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar.     The first Spanish property for the Sir Hotels is prominently located in the centre of Ibiza, overlooking the port and the old town. Consisting of 38 rooms and suites, including two penthouses and on the ground floor, a pool, cabanas, as well as two restaurants and a bar, the hotel is open throughout the year. The top floor penthouse suites, boast 80m2 wraparound terraces with 360 degree views of Ibiza, outdoor seating, a private cabana and an open-air kitchen. Penthouse guests can enjoy a private IZAKAYA dining experience with one of the restaurants chefs.     “As with all Sir Hotels, it is essential that Sir Joan reflects the ethos of the surrounding area. We were inspired by the marina, the ocean, but also by the people on the island. By combining contemporary design with nostalgic details, we aim to create a unique urban oasis at the heart of the world-famous island.” Liran Wizman, owner and founder of Sir Hotels.     The interiors are designed by award-winning architects and interior designersBaranowitz + Kronenberg, and pay homage to yacht-living and the ocean. Barcelona-based Architects Ribas & Ribas have created a unique and contemporary checkered façade in the heart of the island, just steps away from famous clubs such as Pacha and Lio. The property boasts a collection of curated artworks featuring work from Spanish art legend Joan Hernandez Pijuan, and Carlos Irijalba Inercia, alongside photographs from Ibiza-based photographer Landry A.     The ground floor public area evokes a ‘members only’ social club. Inside, vertical corrugated steel bars line up along the interior walls, resonating with naval ropes and the erosion of metal by the sea, while the outside area boasts a triangular pool, heated throughout the winter season, lined with cabanas and lounge chairs.     In the public space, the outside blends into the inside, and is home to one of theproperty’s two restaurants, IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar, set to be the island’s nexthotspot. Originating in Amsterdam, the iconic restaurant offers guests and locals a culinary experience of contemporary Japanese cuisine fused with Peruvian flavours.     The second restaurant, THE BUTCHER, is an award-winning, high end burger bar which is accessed through a separate entrance. The popular Amsterdam eatery willbe open throughout the night, ideal for the island’s late-night revellers. Both restaurants are founded and owned by Yossi Eliyahoo and Liran Wizman of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP.     "The hotel is based on the most spectacular location close to the beach and the city centre of Ibiza. Truly could not be on a better seaside location, with all the best shops around the hotel and some incredible restaurants as well in the area around the hotel including Izakaya and The Butcher which are both located in the hotel itself. Sir Joan not only offers the mesmerizing views, stylish design but also great fine dining at their restaurant IZAKAYA, one beautiful outdoor pool with  panoramic views but also the sexiest, stylish and modern rooms.  All in all this has been one of the recent travel highlights definitely, and cannot wait to stay there again on my next trip to Ibiza." - Timotej Letonja   A beautiful fashionable five star boutique hotel near by the Old town of Ibiza. Modern designed building that reflects it maritime surroundings. The hotel has the dashing looks of a luxury yacht: walnut flooring, stainless-steel ceilings and mirror-like wall-panelling that ripples like waves when you walk by. Rooms are modern, beautiful, clean, optical spacious and practical.  Professional, kind and good looking staff are making sure you feel very welcome. At Restaurant Izakaya, directly next to the beautiful modern designed pool, we had an excellent Japanese- Peruvian fine dining experience. The menu features fresh sushi, sashimi and a variety of exquisite meat and fish, prepared on a traditional robata grill or in a hibachi fire bowl. Presentation, quality products en service are on point. Everything together, Sir Joan Hotel is a great hotel that adds a special value to your stay on this beautiful island Ibiza. - Bart Grein     http://www.sirhotels.com/ 38 luxury maritime-inspired guest rooms and suites and popular Amsterdam-based Japanese restaurant, IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar.     The first Spanish property for the Sir Hotels is prominently located in the centre of Ibiza, overlooking the port and the old town. Consisting of 38 rooms and suites, including two penthouses and on the ground floor, a pool, cabanas, as well as two restaurants and a bar, the hotel is open throughout the year. The top floor penthouse suites, boast 80m2 wraparound terraces with 360 degree views of Ibiza, outdoor seating, a private cabana and an open-air kitchen. Penthouse guests can enjoy a private IZAKAYA dining experience with one of the restaurants chefs.     “As with all Sir Hotels, it is essential that Sir Joan reflects the ethos of the surrounding area. We were inspired by the marina, the ocean, but also by the people on the island. By combining contemporary design with nostalgic details, we aim to create a unique urban oasis at the heart of the world-famous island.” Liran Wizman, owner and founder of Sir Hotels.     The interiors are designed by award-winning architects and interior designersBaranowitz + Kronenberg, and pay homage to yacht-living and the ocean. Barcelona-based Architects Ribas & Ribas have created a unique and contemporary checkered façade in the heart of the island, just steps away from famous clubs such as Pacha and Lio. The property boasts a collection of curated artworks featuring work from Spanish art legend Joan Hernandez Pijuan, and Carlos Irijalba Inercia, alongside photographs from Ibiza-based photographer Landry A.     The ground floor public area evokes a ‘members only’ social club. Inside, vertical corrugated steel bars line up along the interior walls, resonating with naval ropes and the erosion of metal by the sea, while the outside area boasts a triangular pool, heated throughout the winter season, lined with cabanas and lounge chairs.     In the public space, the outside blends into the inside, and is home to one of theproperty’s two restaurants, IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar, set to be the island’s nexthotspot. Originating in Amsterdam, the iconic restaurant offers guests and locals a culinary experience of contemporary Japanese cuisine fused with Peruvian flavours.     The second restaurant, THE BUTCHER, is an award-winning, high end burger bar which is accessed through a separate entrance. The popular Amsterdam eatery willbe open throughout the night, ideal for the island’s late-night revellers. Both restaurants are founded and owned by Yossi Eliyahoo and Liran Wizman of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP.     "The hotel is based on the most spectacular location close to the beach and the city centre of Ibiza. Truly could not be on a better seaside location, with all the best shops around the hotel and some incredible restaurants as well in the area around the hotel including Izakaya and The Butcher which are both located in the hotel itself. Sir Joan not only offers the mesmerizing views, stylish design but also great fine dining at their restaurant IZAKAYA, one beautiful outdoor pool with  panoramic views but also the sexiest, stylish and modern rooms.  All in all this has been one of the recent travel highlights definitely, and cannot wait to stay there again on my next trip to Ibiza." - Timotej Letonja   A beautiful fashionable five star boutique hotel near by the Old town of Ibiza. Modern designed building that reflects it maritime surroundings. The hotel has the dashing looks of a luxury yacht: walnut flooring, stainless-steel ceilings and mirror-like wall-panelling that ripples like waves when you walk by. Rooms are modern, beautiful, clean, optical spacious and practical.  Professional, kind and good looking staff are making sure you feel very welcome. At Restaurant Izakaya, directly next to the beautiful modern designed pool, we had an excellent Japanese- Peruvian fine dining experience. The menu features fresh sushi, sashimi and a variety of exquisite meat and fish, prepared on a traditional robata grill or in a hibachi fire bowl. Presentation, quality products en service are on point. Everything together, Sir Joan Hotel is a great hotel that adds a special value to your stay on this beautiful island Ibiza. - Bart Grein     http://www.sirhotels.com/

Hotel Arts Barcelona
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Hotel Arts Barcelona

Travel An iconic hotel with cutting-edge design.     The transparency of glass, the warmth of wood and the sophistication of fine fabrics come together in every room at Hotel Arts. They blend in different ways to lend each space distinct personality and character, always under the paradigm of contemporary and refined style. With the start of its construction in 1991, its unique design revolutionized the city’s urban landscape at a historic moment of transformation. More than 20 years later, the architecture of Hotel Arts is only one of the reasons why this landmark hotel is an unmistakable icon of Barcelona.     The Penthouses     What do you feel like today? Without even leaving the building, you can enjoy a wide range of options from breakfast until bedtime. Savor delicious Mediterranean cuisine at Hotel Arts’ five restaurants, designed for every time of day.       360° views   If there’s one hotel that lets you enjoy a complete panoramic view of the entire city, it’s Hotel Arts, offering 360° views. A stunning observation deck allows you to lose yourself in the depths of the Mediterranean, follow the horizon to the coast and then in take the unmistakable skyline of Barcelona, with all its iconic buildings, including the Sagrada Familia and the Collserola Tower.     Five incredible restaurants   What do you feel like today? Without even leaving the building, you can enjoy a wide range of options from breakfast until bedtime. Savor delicious Mediterranean cuisine at Hotel Arts’ five restaurants, designed for every time of day.     An oasis of gardens in vibrant Barcelona   Nature becomes a source of inspiration with endless green spaces and landscaped areas. A stunning, natural outdoor environment in the shadow of Frank Gehry’s iconic golden sculpture: El Peix. Amidst the green of the vegetation and the blue of the Mediterranean you’ll find the pool and the outdoor gardens, small peaceful refuges where you can get lost in a good book, relax in the sun or enjoy one of our many cocktails and culinary options.     Original works of art   We aren’t called Hotel Arts for nothing. Art is the hotel’s common thread and leitmotif: in every room and every hall you’ll find an original piece of art, all by Spanish artists, many of them Catalan.     A Spa at the 43rd floor   Forget everything you’ve seen so far. Only at 43 The Spa can you enjoy deep relaxation at a height of almost 150 meters (490 feet), while watching the Mediterranean fade into the horizon. The top two floors of Hotel Arts are home to this urban sanctuary devoted to personal wellness. In addition to losing track of time in its aquatic area with a whirlpool, ice shower, steam bath and dry sauna, you can also choose from different treatments starring products from the prestigious Natura Bissé brand.     Designed by architect Bruce Graham   The famed architect Bruce Graham was commissioned to erect this monumental project that forever changed the city’s skyline. Its construction began in 1991, for the occasion of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, but it didn’t open its doors as Hotel Arts until 1994.     "The hotel is located on a top location on the beach of Barcelona with spectacular views, magnificent facilities such as many delicious restaurants as well as several pools including an infinity pool and a graeat SPA. Definitely a great stay and looking forward to staying there again on my trip to Barcelona." - Timotej Letonja     Visit their website for more information:  https://www.hotelartsbarcelona.com/en/   And visit this link to explore the current  available offers: https://www.hotelartsbarcelona.com/en/barcelona-hotel-special-offers/ An iconic hotel with cutting-edge design.     The transparency of glass, the warmth of wood and the sophistication of fine fabrics come together in every room at Hotel Arts. They blend in different ways to lend each space distinct personality and character, always under the paradigm of contemporary and refined style. With the start of its construction in 1991, its unique design revolutionized the city’s urban landscape at a historic moment of transformation. More than 20 years later, the architecture of Hotel Arts is only one of the reasons why this landmark hotel is an unmistakable icon of Barcelona.     The Penthouses     What do you feel like today? Without even leaving the building, you can enjoy a wide range of options from breakfast until bedtime. Savor delicious Mediterranean cuisine at Hotel Arts’ five restaurants, designed for every time of day.       360° views   If there’s one hotel that lets you enjoy a complete panoramic view of the entire city, it’s Hotel Arts, offering 360° views. A stunning observation deck allows you to lose yourself in the depths of the Mediterranean, follow the horizon to the coast and then in take the unmistakable skyline of Barcelona, with all its iconic buildings, including the Sagrada Familia and the Collserola Tower.     Five incredible restaurants   What do you feel like today? Without even leaving the building, you can enjoy a wide range of options from breakfast until bedtime. Savor delicious Mediterranean cuisine at Hotel Arts’ five restaurants, designed for every time of day.     An oasis of gardens in vibrant Barcelona   Nature becomes a source of inspiration with endless green spaces and landscaped areas. A stunning, natural outdoor environment in the shadow of Frank Gehry’s iconic golden sculpture: El Peix. Amidst the green of the vegetation and the blue of the Mediterranean you’ll find the pool and the outdoor gardens, small peaceful refuges where you can get lost in a good book, relax in the sun or enjoy one of our many cocktails and culinary options.     Original works of art   We aren’t called Hotel Arts for nothing. Art is the hotel’s common thread and leitmotif: in every room and every hall you’ll find an original piece of art, all by Spanish artists, many of them Catalan.     A Spa at the 43rd floor   Forget everything you’ve seen so far. Only at 43 The Spa can you enjoy deep relaxation at a height of almost 150 meters (490 feet), while watching the Mediterranean fade into the horizon. The top two floors of Hotel Arts are home to this urban sanctuary devoted to personal wellness. In addition to losing track of time in its aquatic area with a whirlpool, ice shower, steam bath and dry sauna, you can also choose from different treatments starring products from the prestigious Natura Bissé brand.     Designed by architect Bruce Graham   The famed architect Bruce Graham was commissioned to erect this monumental project that forever changed the city’s skyline. Its construction began in 1991, for the occasion of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, but it didn’t open its doors as Hotel Arts until 1994.     "The hotel is located on a top location on the beach of Barcelona with spectacular views, magnificent facilities such as many delicious restaurants as well as several pools including an infinity pool and a graeat SPA. Definitely a great stay and looking forward to staying there again on my trip to Barcelona." - Timotej Letonja     Visit their website for more information:  https://www.hotelartsbarcelona.com/en/   And visit this link to explore the current  available offers: https://www.hotelartsbarcelona.com/en/barcelona-hotel-special-offers/

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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

Oumayma Boumeshouli captured by Aicha Abdoun
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Oumayma Boumeshouli captured by Aicha Abdoun

Fashion While traveling, we try to embrace and be aware of our surroundings with its unique characteristics as much as possible. Our road trip through Mexico is the backdrop of our visual story for Numéro Netherlands. Modelled by @oumaymaboumeshouli , wearing @casablancabrand and captured by me @aichaabdoun      (20.1401977, -87.4613265)  (20.1394867, -87.4611017) (21.3981436, -98.9970856) (20.7441703, -99.9427755) (20.7394979, -99.9388216)     Credits: Photography: Aicha Abdoun Styling & model: Oumayma el boumeshouli Fashion items: Casablanca Editor: Timi Letonja  While traveling, we try to embrace and be aware of our surroundings with its unique characteristics as much as possible. Our road trip through Mexico is the backdrop of our visual story for Numéro Netherlands. Modelled by @oumaymaboumeshouli , wearing @casablancabrand and captured by me @aichaabdoun      (20.1401977, -87.4613265)  (20.1394867, -87.4611017) (21.3981436, -98.9970856) (20.7441703, -99.9427755) (20.7394979, -99.9388216)     Credits: Photography: Aicha Abdoun Styling & model: Oumayma el boumeshouli Fashion items: Casablanca Editor: Timi Letonja 

SAINT LAURENT OPENS NEW STORES IBIZA MYKONOS
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SAINT LAURENT OPENS NEW STORES IBIZA MYKONOS

Fashion Saint Laurent opens new stores in the Balearic Islands, in Ibiza, Spain and in Mykonos, Greece.     Located in La Marina in Ibiza, the new store embodies the Saint Laurent store concept and re ects the minimalist and timeless sophistication of the Art Deco style. The store features white statuario marble walls, concrete oors & walls and structures in nickel-plated brass with extra clear glass. The boutique offers a wide selection of products from the women’s categories, including ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, sunglasses and jewelry.     The Mykonos store is located in the well-known “Nammos Village” , using local technique, the walls and oors are composed of gray and white tadelakt. Signature features found within the new store include nickel-plated brass structures with extra clear glass, as well as exotic frayed wood. The store features a terrace which includes white and black marble tables and a seating area under a pergola.     The store offers a wide selection of products from the men’s and women’s categories     A selection of unique African artworks and vintage furniture will also complete both spaces. These two new stores offer a complete vision of the brand and an original shopping experience that re ects the identity of Saint Laurent.     Saint Laurent currently has 4 stores in Spain and 2 in Greece.     The store in Ibiza is located Marina Ibiza Passeig Joan Carles I, 20 Bloque 5 - Local 4 07800 Ibiza Spain   The store in Mykonos is located Nammos village Psarou beach Mykonos 84600 Greece Saint Laurent opens new stores in the Balearic Islands, in Ibiza, Spain and in Mykonos, Greece.     Located in La Marina in Ibiza, the new store embodies the Saint Laurent store concept and re ects the minimalist and timeless sophistication of the Art Deco style. The store features white statuario marble walls, concrete oors & walls and structures in nickel-plated brass with extra clear glass. The boutique offers a wide selection of products from the women’s categories, including ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, sunglasses and jewelry.     The Mykonos store is located in the well-known “Nammos Village” , using local technique, the walls and oors are composed of gray and white tadelakt. Signature features found within the new store include nickel-plated brass structures with extra clear glass, as well as exotic frayed wood. The store features a terrace which includes white and black marble tables and a seating area under a pergola.     The store offers a wide selection of products from the men’s and women’s categories     A selection of unique African artworks and vintage furniture will also complete both spaces. These two new stores offer a complete vision of the brand and an original shopping experience that re ects the identity of Saint Laurent.     Saint Laurent currently has 4 stores in Spain and 2 in Greece.     The store in Ibiza is located Marina Ibiza Passeig Joan Carles I, 20 Bloque 5 - Local 4 07800 Ibiza Spain   The store in Mykonos is located Nammos village Psarou beach Mykonos 84600 Greece

In conversation with Yossi Eliyahoo
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In conversation with Yossi Eliyahoo

Food We had a pleasure speaking with Yossi Eliyahoo about IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar in Ibiza.       What is your focus when creating a new menu? How often do you change the menus at IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar?   A menu is quite excessive. It is not a typical menu with starters and mains, the dishes are designed to share. 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. We have a broad menu with around forty-five to forty-eight dishes with a daily or weekly menu of the chef which will add new dishes to the menu. The core and the structure of the menu remains unless we cannot get the best ingredients for it. But the way we have built and started it is what IZAKAYA is now after nine years.     What inspired you to open IZAKAYA in Ibiza?   Ibiza is such a cosmopolitan island, such an international and cosmopolitan place. Nearly anyone is landing there once a year in summer. Billionaires, celebrities, or backpackers everyone is stopping there. People come here for the love of music and the love of life. Even if it is a short season with five months it is a great place to put your flag in. It's very intense for a couple of months but it is really powerful. And it's a great place to showcase your brand.     Where does the name IZAKAYA come from and what does it mean? Is there any particular connection to it?    IZAKAYA is best translated as ‘pub’ – a place deeply rooted in Japanese culture. It's socializing, an eating and drinking place. It’s a place where people go after work. There is a lot of food, it’s fun and it’s noisy. I took this concept of socializing, eating, drinking and of course the name and made it much more high end with modern design and food. IZAKAYA usually represents more traditional food. I took the idea of it but played with it and made it much more playful and much more contemporary.     What makes IZAKAYA Ibiza so unique and different than the ones here in the Netherlands and the one in Germany as well?   Because the vibes and consumers are completely different compared to cities like Munich and Amsterdam or other cities like Barcelona. In Ibiza it's all about the holidays, the resorts, everybody's on holiday and in a more relaxed mode. People come to eat in the later hours because they're going out, they don’t need to wake up in the morning. What you eat and what you drink deviates from your normal habits and when you are on holidays you are also in another kind of spending mode. But the biggest difference is the weather. Most of the restaurants in Ibiza are outdoor, around the pool. So you have all the greenery, the trees, the blue sky and the swimming pools, it’s completely different than sitting in a building in a cold city.      Can you describe the atmosphere, the vibe at IZAKAYA Ibiza? What’s vibe, the atmosphere, the design of the restaurant in Ibiza.   We always connect a new location and brand to a city. We don’t have templates. So when we open a location in a new city, we try to match the location with the atmosphere of the culture. So the DNA of an existing concept always stays the same. We don’t change the menus completely, but we add a few dishes to the menu which we think that belong here. When we're talking about the interior of IZAKAYA Ibiza it’s much more summery, much more open spaces, much more outdoor. We have materials like wooden floors, floating above it all is a stainless-steel polished lamella ceiling that mimics water reflections and everything’s surrounded by a 360 swimming pool. So there’s a lot of water, wood, tiling and a lot of greenery as well outside. So it's really tropical.      I have one question that's quite important to me and to the cuisine itself and our magazine, especially with sustainability in mind, and given that our next issue that's coming up is going to be called elements of nature. So we're trying to really look into all perspectives and including the cuisine section. What would be your perspective, on more sustainability in cooking and having all these restaurants. What's your point of view on sustainability nowadays with having a restaurant?   Sustainability and a sustainable focus are very important to us so we do as much as we can. Having less waste and using recycled materials, is something that we always do. All our suppliers become more and more aware of it and all our restaurants are built on sustainable systems.     How do you think we can better our way of living and eating when talking about the future that has to be more plant-based for everyone.    I think it’s important to have a good balance which is the key to everything in life. It’s about a balance whereby we try to eat less meat mixed with good fish and vegetables. I think changing completely to eating plant-based or meat-based would be difficult for your body.     Do you have any additional plans to open or develop more of your concept this year or whether, it's hard to ask for plans when we're living in a pandemic.   We are trying to keep super positive and very creative. We took this time of pause to be more creative, to do a lot of things on a pipeline, to take this time and to take the opportunities that will come. So a lot of positivity will come out of that.     Explore the restaurant here: https://www.izakaya-restaurant.com/ibiza/about We had a pleasure speaking with Yossi Eliyahoo about IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar in Ibiza.       What is your focus when creating a new menu? How often do you change the menus at IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar?   A menu is quite excessive. It is not a typical menu with starters and mains, the dishes are designed to share. 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. We have a broad menu with around forty-five to forty-eight dishes with a daily or weekly menu of the chef which will add new dishes to the menu. The core and the structure of the menu remains unless we cannot get the best ingredients for it. But the way we have built and started it is what IZAKAYA is now after nine years.     What inspired you to open IZAKAYA in Ibiza?   Ibiza is such a cosmopolitan island, such an international and cosmopolitan place. Nearly anyone is landing there once a year in summer. Billionaires, celebrities, or backpackers everyone is stopping there. People come here for the love of music and the love of life. Even if it is a short season with five months it is a great place to put your flag in. It's very intense for a couple of months but it is really powerful. And it's a great place to showcase your brand.     Where does the name IZAKAYA come from and what does it mean? Is there any particular connection to it?    IZAKAYA is best translated as ‘pub’ – a place deeply rooted in Japanese culture. It's socializing, an eating and drinking place. It’s a place where people go after work. There is a lot of food, it’s fun and it’s noisy. I took this concept of socializing, eating, drinking and of course the name and made it much more high end with modern design and food. IZAKAYA usually represents more traditional food. I took the idea of it but played with it and made it much more playful and much more contemporary.     What makes IZAKAYA Ibiza so unique and different than the ones here in the Netherlands and the one in Germany as well?   Because the vibes and consumers are completely different compared to cities like Munich and Amsterdam or other cities like Barcelona. In Ibiza it's all about the holidays, the resorts, everybody's on holiday and in a more relaxed mode. People come to eat in the later hours because they're going out, they don’t need to wake up in the morning. What you eat and what you drink deviates from your normal habits and when you are on holidays you are also in another kind of spending mode. But the biggest difference is the weather. Most of the restaurants in Ibiza are outdoor, around the pool. So you have all the greenery, the trees, the blue sky and the swimming pools, it’s completely different than sitting in a building in a cold city.      Can you describe the atmosphere, the vibe at IZAKAYA Ibiza? What’s vibe, the atmosphere, the design of the restaurant in Ibiza.   We always connect a new location and brand to a city. We don’t have templates. So when we open a location in a new city, we try to match the location with the atmosphere of the culture. So the DNA of an existing concept always stays the same. We don’t change the menus completely, but we add a few dishes to the menu which we think that belong here. When we're talking about the interior of IZAKAYA Ibiza it’s much more summery, much more open spaces, much more outdoor. We have materials like wooden floors, floating above it all is a stainless-steel polished lamella ceiling that mimics water reflections and everything’s surrounded by a 360 swimming pool. So there’s a lot of water, wood, tiling and a lot of greenery as well outside. So it's really tropical.      I have one question that's quite important to me and to the cuisine itself and our magazine, especially with sustainability in mind, and given that our next issue that's coming up is going to be called elements of nature. So we're trying to really look into all perspectives and including the cuisine section. What would be your perspective, on more sustainability in cooking and having all these restaurants. What's your point of view on sustainability nowadays with having a restaurant?   Sustainability and a sustainable focus are very important to us so we do as much as we can. Having less waste and using recycled materials, is something that we always do. All our suppliers become more and more aware of it and all our restaurants are built on sustainable systems.     How do you think we can better our way of living and eating when talking about the future that has to be more plant-based for everyone.    I think it’s important to have a good balance which is the key to everything in life. It’s about a balance whereby we try to eat less meat mixed with good fish and vegetables. I think changing completely to eating plant-based or meat-based would be difficult for your body.     Do you have any additional plans to open or develop more of your concept this year or whether, it's hard to ask for plans when we're living in a pandemic.   We are trying to keep super positive and very creative. We took this time of pause to be more creative, to do a lot of things on a pipeline, to take this time and to take the opportunities that will come. So a lot of positivity will come out of that.     Explore the restaurant here: https://www.izakaya-restaurant.com/ibiza/about

W Barcelona
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W Barcelona

Travel W BARCELONA BEYOND THE LIMITS OF THE LUXURY SCENE FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE     Flagship of W Hotels and part of Marriott International group (NASDAQ: MAR), W Barcelona keeps redefining the luxury concept and breaking boundaries of the hospitality industry with an original leisure offer for unique and bold experiences, from day to night, throughout the year. And this year, W Barcelona goes one step further, inviting locals and international travelers alike to break out and immerse in a world of exclusive experiences that will take them out of their routine of the new normality.     Since its opening in 2009, W Barcelona has been established as one of the references of the Condal City, from forming an essential part of its skyline to redefining the luxury and leisure industry by pushing the limits of conventional hospitality concept & fueling lust for life through offering innovative experiences and catering to the endless appetite of local and international trend setters and jet-setters.     Designed by the world-renowned Barcelonese architect, Ricardo Bofill, W Barcelona is considered an icon of the avant-garde design. Located right at the beachfront of Barceloneta beach and offering the most spectacular views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea, the hotel provides the ideal scenario for unforgettable stays and out-of-the-ordinary experiences.   However, location and design are not the only elements that turn W Barcelona into an extraordinary place. In fact, the hotel marks the difference with its Whatever/Whenever® philosophy –that means, whatever the guest wants, whenever he wants it– or with its famous W Insiders who, always up to date with the latest fashion, music and design trends, are those who connect each guest with the coolest experiences both inside and outside the hotel. And so it is because, as part of the W Escapes portfolio of W Hotels, at W Barcelona the possibilities are limitless and set the stage for guests to own the moment, go further and never get bored.   Designed as an authentic urban resort, the hotel features two expanding terraces. On one hand, there is WET DECK®, a terrace connected to W Lounge that is the perfect spot to steal the scene by the pool during sunny days. On the other hand, SUN Deck that is located in a more private area of the hotel and features an infinity swimming pool, is ideal place to soak in relaxing summer days by the Mediterranean Sea. Additionally, W Barcelona is the only hotel in the city with direct access to the beach and an exclusive sunbeds area next to its own Salt Beach Club.   Talking about Barcelona is synonym of gastronomy and at W Barcelona either clients or locals have the opportunity to choose amongst various options to tantalize their taste buds: FIRE, one of the city’s most sizzling insider spots, where skilled chefs play age-old techniques to reinvent modern flavors with an anything-goes vibe, an inspired marriage of farm and flames where the primal element of fire is central; LA BARRA by Chef Carles Abellán, a Michelin Star awarded Chef well known for its Mediterranean seafood cuisine prepared on a charcoal grill and served around a design curved bar; or SALT Restaurant & Beach Club that, opened during the summer season, is the best option to enjoy any of its local tapas & refreshing cocktails and spend summer afternoons with the feet dipped in the sand.   For those that want to keep it fun and welcome the night 26th floors above the Mediterranean, ECLIPSE is the perfect spot. This cocktail and sky bar, with panoramic views over the sea and the city, is ideal to enjoy any of the signature cocktails created by the expert mixologists of W Barcelona, taste any of its original DIM SUMs, merging authentic flavours with local ingredients, or take on the night while dancing to the rhythm of electrifying beats by its resident DJs.   Design is an important part of the hotel’s DNA and is reflected in each one of the 473 rooms and 67 suites –including the Premium Suites EXTREME WOW and WOW– that have been recently renovated in collaboration with the well-known and recognized London-based design studio, Bowler James Brindley.   For said renovation, the study has taken artistic and cultural influences of Barcelona as a reference in the use of different decorative elements. Such is the case of the EXTREME WOW Suite that, decorated with metallic and dark blue color palette and an integrated DJ booth, takes inspiration from the vibrant night and musical scene of the city.   And because Barcelona is one of the most important cities in the electronic music scene, W Barcelona celebrates every summer its now legendary Sunday parties called WET DECK® SUMMER SERIES. Those House and electronic music happenings by the pool and the beach, featuring some of the most relevant DJ’s worldwide -such as GREEN VELVET, DUKE DUMONT, PURPLE DISCO MACHINE, MK, KERRI CHANDLER and MAMBO BROTHERS, among others-, is the place to be for local and international trend setters and jet setters who want to end up the week with style while dancing to the best rhythms of the moment.   In addition, the hotel has a professional recording studio, the first W Sound Suite in Europe. This recording studio is managed by PIEM –the Music Curator of the hotel– and besides being an essential element of W Records, the record label recently launched by W Hotels, is also available either for producing and recording by emerging or established artists or hotel guests passionate about music.   While there are countless opportunities to live it up to music beats, with a cocktail in hand, under the motto RETOX. DETOX. REPEAT, the hotel invites guests and local public to take care of themselves through their FUEL program.   This program includes different workout proposals, such as Urban Gorillas, the urban boot camp with high intensity interval training exercises; Pilates SUP & Beach lessons, an innovative sport discipline that combines Pilates and Yoga techniques on a Stand-Up Paddle boards on the water by the instructor Ely Merino. Likewise, for those who prefer training individually, the hotel has FIT®, a completely equipped gym, open 24/7, that also counts with a personal trainer service.   All those training routines can be completed at SPA by W Barcelona, partnered with Comfort Zone this season, whose menu includes a wide variety of treatments to recover the energy after intense workout sessions, or at GETAWAY, an additional spa area ideal to detox your body at the sauna or the steam bath, relax yourself in the Jacuzzi or just swim against the current, while enjoying the views over the Mediterranean and the city.   However, W Barcelona is not only an urban resort with a unique and privileged location, but it is an active part of the city opening its doors to the local public and supporting different projects and initiatives.   Specifically, the hotel has collaborated with the Madrid brand Muroexe -that created a limited edition sneaker’s collection featuring a design inspired in the location of the hotel created by the recognized artist and muralist Ricardo Cavolo-. The hotel has also created programs such as W Suite Talks, conversing about Design & Fashion or W Sound Suite Talks, focused on Music, aimed as platforms to generate visibility for local artists and bring them closer to the local audience.   Besides, W Barcelona is also committed with other causes such as the fight against AIDS or the support to the LGTBI+ community through the program Queer Me Out that, two summers ago was part of PRIDE BCN official programming and brought together some of the most relevant opinion leaders to discuss about the role of media in the visibility LGTBI+ collective.   For all these reasons, W Barcelona has not only became an essential part of the Barcelona skyline, but also a hot spot of the city thanks to its eclectic and vibrant ambiance, created through an innovative entertainment offer that attracts local, national and international trend setters and jet setters looking forward to living it up, from day to night, throughout the year.   Designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill, W Barcelona is the ideal setting for an unforgettable stay.    "The hotel is based on the most spectacular location on the beach. Truly could not be on a better seaside 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 in the area around the hotel. W Barcelona not only offers the best views, stylish design but also great fine dining at their restaurant FIRE, two beautiful outdoor pools with mesmerizing panoramic views but also the sexiest, stylish and modern rooms. Not to forget the SPA and the entry lobby which already takes your breath away when entering the hotel that also is truly memorable from the exterior design and of course its location which is noticable from the plane when landing in Barcelona already.  All in all this has been one of the recent travel highlights definitely, and cannot wait to stay there again on my next trip to Barcelona." - Timotej Letonja   "EXCITING, MEMORABLE, SEXY, STYLISH, MODERN, FUN AND MORE."     W BARCELONA Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents, 1 – 08039 Barcelona      Visit their website to find more information: www.w-barcelona.com W BARCELONA BEYOND THE LIMITS OF THE LUXURY SCENE FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE     Flagship of W Hotels and part of Marriott International group (NASDAQ: MAR), W Barcelona keeps redefining the luxury concept and breaking boundaries of the hospitality industry with an original leisure offer for unique and bold experiences, from day to night, throughout the year. And this year, W Barcelona goes one step further, inviting locals and international travelers alike to break out and immerse in a world of exclusive experiences that will take them out of their routine of the new normality.     Since its opening in 2009, W Barcelona has been established as one of the references of the Condal City, from forming an essential part of its skyline to redefining the luxury and leisure industry by pushing the limits of conventional hospitality concept & fueling lust for life through offering innovative experiences and catering to the endless appetite of local and international trend setters and jet-setters.     Designed by the world-renowned Barcelonese architect, Ricardo Bofill, W Barcelona is considered an icon of the avant-garde design. Located right at the beachfront of Barceloneta beach and offering the most spectacular views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea, the hotel provides the ideal scenario for unforgettable stays and out-of-the-ordinary experiences.   However, location and design are not the only elements that turn W Barcelona into an extraordinary place. In fact, the hotel marks the difference with its Whatever/Whenever® philosophy –that means, whatever the guest wants, whenever he wants it– or with its famous W Insiders who, always up to date with the latest fashion, music and design trends, are those who connect each guest with the coolest experiences both inside and outside the hotel. And so it is because, as part of the W Escapes portfolio of W Hotels, at W Barcelona the possibilities are limitless and set the stage for guests to own the moment, go further and never get bored.   Designed as an authentic urban resort, the hotel features two expanding terraces. On one hand, there is WET DECK®, a terrace connected to W Lounge that is the perfect spot to steal the scene by the pool during sunny days. On the other hand, SUN Deck that is located in a more private area of the hotel and features an infinity swimming pool, is ideal place to soak in relaxing summer days by the Mediterranean Sea. Additionally, W Barcelona is the only hotel in the city with direct access to the beach and an exclusive sunbeds area next to its own Salt Beach Club.   Talking about Barcelona is synonym of gastronomy and at W Barcelona either clients or locals have the opportunity to choose amongst various options to tantalize their taste buds: FIRE, one of the city’s most sizzling insider spots, where skilled chefs play age-old techniques to reinvent modern flavors with an anything-goes vibe, an inspired marriage of farm and flames where the primal element of fire is central; LA BARRA by Chef Carles Abellán, a Michelin Star awarded Chef well known for its Mediterranean seafood cuisine prepared on a charcoal grill and served around a design curved bar; or SALT Restaurant & Beach Club that, opened during the summer season, is the best option to enjoy any of its local tapas & refreshing cocktails and spend summer afternoons with the feet dipped in the sand.   For those that want to keep it fun and welcome the night 26th floors above the Mediterranean, ECLIPSE is the perfect spot. This cocktail and sky bar, with panoramic views over the sea and the city, is ideal to enjoy any of the signature cocktails created by the expert mixologists of W Barcelona, taste any of its original DIM SUMs, merging authentic flavours with local ingredients, or take on the night while dancing to the rhythm of electrifying beats by its resident DJs.   Design is an important part of the hotel’s DNA and is reflected in each one of the 473 rooms and 67 suites –including the Premium Suites EXTREME WOW and WOW– that have been recently renovated in collaboration with the well-known and recognized London-based design studio, Bowler James Brindley.   For said renovation, the study has taken artistic and cultural influences of Barcelona as a reference in the use of different decorative elements. Such is the case of the EXTREME WOW Suite that, decorated with metallic and dark blue color palette and an integrated DJ booth, takes inspiration from the vibrant night and musical scene of the city.   And because Barcelona is one of the most important cities in the electronic music scene, W Barcelona celebrates every summer its now legendary Sunday parties called WET DECK® SUMMER SERIES. Those House and electronic music happenings by the pool and the beach, featuring some of the most relevant DJ’s worldwide -such as GREEN VELVET, DUKE DUMONT, PURPLE DISCO MACHINE, MK, KERRI CHANDLER and MAMBO BROTHERS, among others-, is the place to be for local and international trend setters and jet setters who want to end up the week with style while dancing to the best rhythms of the moment.   In addition, the hotel has a professional recording studio, the first W Sound Suite in Europe. This recording studio is managed by PIEM –the Music Curator of the hotel– and besides being an essential element of W Records, the record label recently launched by W Hotels, is also available either for producing and recording by emerging or established artists or hotel guests passionate about music.   While there are countless opportunities to live it up to music beats, with a cocktail in hand, under the motto RETOX. DETOX. REPEAT, the hotel invites guests and local public to take care of themselves through their FUEL program.   This program includes different workout proposals, such as Urban Gorillas, the urban boot camp with high intensity interval training exercises; Pilates SUP & Beach lessons, an innovative sport discipline that combines Pilates and Yoga techniques on a Stand-Up Paddle boards on the water by the instructor Ely Merino. Likewise, for those who prefer training individually, the hotel has FIT®, a completely equipped gym, open 24/7, that also counts with a personal trainer service.   All those training routines can be completed at SPA by W Barcelona, partnered with Comfort Zone this season, whose menu includes a wide variety of treatments to recover the energy after intense workout sessions, or at GETAWAY, an additional spa area ideal to detox your body at the sauna or the steam bath, relax yourself in the Jacuzzi or just swim against the current, while enjoying the views over the Mediterranean and the city.   However, W Barcelona is not only an urban resort with a unique and privileged location, but it is an active part of the city opening its doors to the local public and supporting different projects and initiatives.   Specifically, the hotel has collaborated with the Madrid brand Muroexe -that created a limited edition sneaker’s collection featuring a design inspired in the location of the hotel created by the recognized artist and muralist Ricardo Cavolo-. The hotel has also created programs such as W Suite Talks, conversing about Design & Fashion or W Sound Suite Talks, focused on Music, aimed as platforms to generate visibility for local artists and bring them closer to the local audience.   Besides, W Barcelona is also committed with other causes such as the fight against AIDS or the support to the LGTBI+ community through the program Queer Me Out that, two summers ago was part of PRIDE BCN official programming and brought together some of the most relevant opinion leaders to discuss about the role of media in the visibility LGTBI+ collective.   For all these reasons, W Barcelona has not only became an essential part of the Barcelona skyline, but also a hot spot of the city thanks to its eclectic and vibrant ambiance, created through an innovative entertainment offer that attracts local, national and international trend setters and jet setters looking forward to living it up, from day to night, throughout the year.   Designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill, W Barcelona is the ideal setting for an unforgettable stay.    "The hotel is based on the most spectacular location on the beach. Truly could not be on a better seaside 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 in the area around the hotel. W Barcelona not only offers the best views, stylish design but also great fine dining at their restaurant FIRE, two beautiful outdoor pools with mesmerizing panoramic views but also the sexiest, stylish and modern rooms. Not to forget the SPA and the entry lobby which already takes your breath away when entering the hotel that also is truly memorable from the exterior design and of course its location which is noticable from the plane when landing in Barcelona already.  All in all this has been one of the recent travel highlights definitely, and cannot wait to stay there again on my next trip to Barcelona." - Timotej Letonja   "EXCITING, MEMORABLE, SEXY, STYLISH, MODERN, FUN AND MORE."     W BARCELONA Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents, 1 – 08039 Barcelona      Visit their website to find more information: www.w-barcelona.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

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

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