WEEK-END TO ISCHIA

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Silent atmosphere. Postcard landscapes and a service with a d’antan taste. Hotel Mezzatorre Resort & SPA in Forio d’Ischia is the perfect location for those who want to pull the plug from grey metropolitan autumn.

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Converted from an old lookout tower built between the tenth and sixteenth century as a defense against Saracen raids, Hotel Mezzatorre, is surrounded by the Mediterranean, among  delicious flavors of the island and thermal water, a few minutes from Saint Montano bay. The Health & Beauty Center of the Resort is the main point for treatments and wellness cutting-edge programs. Three indoor swimming pools allow you to try the benefits of thalassotherapy and Kneipp, turkish bath, sauna, special showers and medical-aesthetic treatments. On top of this, the romantic Chandelier restaurant with a terrace overlooking the sea.

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Islands are ships constantly at anchor“, wrote Truman Capote when landing in Forio in 1949. “Setting foot on an island is like getting on a boarding bridge: you are taken by the same sense of magical suspension, it seems that nothing bad nor vulgar can happen to you“. Staying at the Hotel Mezzatorre is like remaining suspended in an inert state of apparent calm. Magical and unforgettable feeling.

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LANGUAGE OF ELEMENTARY PASSION

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Neo-baroque is now a well-established trend that plays between contrasts and opulence in design objects, jewelery and designer collections. It advances quickly and it is designed more for metropolitan people then for dusty bourgeois boudoir. Even fragrances as well as couturier collections follow precise  season trends. With the help of oxymoron, even the designer duo Dolce & Gabbana, condense their aesthetic another time, after the success of their past perfumes,  in a new fragrance, that combines tradition and modernity, sensuality and spirituality.

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Intense more than an Eau de Parfum is an exuberant super-concentrated ready to win even the most die-hard purist hearts. The olfactory harmony is a frut-juice of fresh and velvety notes,  enclosed in a burgundy bottle with a  bloody tone. Fragrance so angelic, thanks to raw delicate materials used in the first notes of head and heart, as dramatic, for the mise en scène of color. Noble white flowers of Neroli, Green Mandarin, Orange Blossom and Tuberose catch fire on a bed of Sandalwood and Guimauve for an impressive grand final. And it is indeed on the very last fragment of this fragrance that the result plays on the language of elementalry passions. Perverse enough, if it was a movie, it would surely be Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut.

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GUCCI MADE TO MEASURE

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From the intriguing packaging –  an heavy sculpture bottle-glass with a hand-finished cap made of brushed gold metal and decorated in high ground with the iconic clamp of the Maison, typical of Haute Parfumerie, that keeps what we want to preserve, watch and remember – to the eastern spicy bouquet contained, Made To Measure is the new men Gucci fragrance dedicated to Italian Tailor’s suits with a tremndous attention to detail.

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Exotic fragrance a well as snob and discreet. The peculiarity of this perfume is in the elegant notes of spicy leather, in its base notes, when they blend with skin warmth. It has to be used with caution because it cannot be perceived if not in the moment of a kiss.

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HONEY

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Playful and gourmand mood. Honey, new fragrance by Marc Jacobs, in all shops from august, is the latest creation produced by Coty Prestige. The olfactory harmony created by nose Ann Gottlieb is a low-calorie smoothie with honey, an offshoot of houte cousine. The secret of success of this fragrance is in the honey flavoured bouquet which has a close link with food: fresh notes of Pear, enlived by a fruity punch flavour and a juicy Mandarin sweetened by Honey and Vanilla in its base notes, from which this fragrance takes its name. An olfactory caress. It makes the wearer literally mouth watering.

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It is basically an olfactory abstract  dessert which is wafting in the air. A romantic and sweet fruit salad that breaks hearts, enclosed in a shiny bottle with stripes and dots taken from Marc’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection; it recalls a bee, halfway between a work of Yayoi Kusama and Jeff Koons’ cheerful sculptures. A very happy and irresistible fragrance!

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FAULT LINES

Fondazione Nicola Trussardi has invited this american couple, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, to produce an intervent for Palazzo Cusani, exstraordinary architectural jewel in the heart of Milan. Nowadays this Palazzo is the main centre of Comando Militare Esercito Lombardia, of Circolo Unificato del Presidio Esercito, as well as centre of representation of Comandante of Corpo d’Armata of Reazione Rapida of NATO. Fault Lines project literally means fault lines, meaning those fractures of ground which forms at the meeting point between two massive rocks in motion. Lines jagged. Fracture points, unstable, which hide deep fragilities. In this case Fault Lines become a starting point for an insight on the concept of border. Phisical and symbolic Lines which separate two worlds. The work of this duo of artist is focused on the exploration of psycological, political and social geographies of globalized contemporary culture and the sovrapposition of different languages: sculpture, photography, performance, music, sounds and videos. In a mosaic of unstable geographies and uncertain equilibrium, body is the instrument through which to connect with the rest of the world.

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Palazzo Cusani-s sumptuos baroque interns are transformed into a multicolored carillon in which demoniacal trumpet players move, pianists entrapped into their own instruments, sopranos and tenors locked in huge cocoons of  polyurethanes. Dancers marching and transforming themselves into doors, create a path in which sounds and music become metaphors of strenght relationships, conquest, resistence and seduction. Main point of exibition the new movie trilogy just realised by the couple for Paris Festival d’Automne, premiered in Italy for the first time, in which the artists investigate the history of music and in particular the relationship between our own primitive cultures, our origins and the function of sound. As in a real contemporary  etnomusicology experiment, Raptor’s Rapture study ways in which music and sounds can transform in carriers of legends, myths and values, becoming an instrument to get to know ourselves and our history, as well as starting the bases to change the future. With Fault Lines Fondazione Nicola Trussardi carries on the path with which since 2003 it explores Milano, revalueting hidden locations and precious jewels in the heart of this city, with contemporary art.

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