Archive for the ‘Varia’ Category

Natural History Museum ice rink returns

Natural History Museum ice rink returns

The Natural History Museum in London is to once again open an ice rink on its lawns for the festive season.

The Kensington museum first opened its doors to the public in 1881, and its dramatic German Romanesque architecture makes an impressive backdrop for skaters. (more…)

A new view of the Hoover Dam

A new view of the Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam by-pass, built to rescue one of America’s most revered and valued Art Deco engineering achievements, was set for completion this week. The new bridge, which overlooks the dam and also straddles the states of Arizona and Nevada, was built because of costly traffic congestion, and fears that a major accident could happen on the dam itself. (more…)

Advent at the Andaz

Advent at the Andaz

Guests and locals who visit the Andaz Liverpool Street hotel can see the unusual work of Beta Tank designer Eyal Burstein as he brings together ceramic bric-a-brac and tasty treats to create a ceramic table advent calendar. (more…)

The full Nelson

The full Nelson

The director of the new Mandela film reveals his behind-the-scenes secrets.

Justin Chadwick, director of the Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, spent three years researching in South Africa before undertaking the biggest film ever made on the continent. (more…)

Wellness cruise launches in China

Wellness cruise launches in China

Steeped in culture and history, the Three Gorges region is also one of the most beautiful in China. And a new cruise from Sanctuary Retreats promises to be the best way to explore the Yangtze River. (more…)

Help conserve water by surfing

Help conserve water by surfing

Water sports enthusiasts can now help conserve water by taking part in a new event launched by Six Senses Laamu.

Six Senses Watermen will see a host of surfing icons and divers join forces with water conservationists to inspire and educate guests through ‘how to’ clinics and talks. (more…)

Tree house music

Tree house music

Move over Paul Oakenfold, there’s a new woodland DJ in the (tree) house.

To mark the beginning of spring, UK natural beatboxer Jason Singh has been commissioned by the National Trust to recreate the nation’s favourite songbirds in an album of ‘tweet music’. (more…)

Royal Wedding…In Manhattan

Royal Wedding...In Manhattan

Royal watchers who haven’t scored an invite to the wedding of the year may be tempted to cross the pond to celebrate the big day, thanks to the extravagant package being laid on by the Trump International Hotel & Tower on Central Park West in New York. (more…)

Standard literature

Standard literature

Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie has teamed up with The Standard to mark the hotel’s partnership with PEN World Voice Festival of International Literature in New York.

Rushdie, the chairman of the festival, which runs from 25th April to 1st May, is curating a special collection of American classic books for the hotel, to be placed permanently in guest rooms for travellers to enjoy. (more…)

Treatments on tour

Treatments on tour

Beauty favourite Elemis has taken its award-winning treatments and products on a tour of the UK with 15-minute facial and body spa therapies available on board its SpaBus.

The bus has travelled across the UK, stopping at events including the Wireless Festival, Marylebone Summer Fayre, and Clothes Show Live. (more…)

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