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The Best year-round skiing
It’s March, and the mountains of the northern hemisphere are poised on the edge of spring. Sunlight is melting the snow, and by late April ski resorts will have closed, and be re-energising themselves for a more modest influx of summer hikers. But passionate skiers and snowboarders needn’t despair: the southern hemisphere awaits the winter. For an experience of eternal snow and year-round skiing, here are some top destinations.
The undisputed centre of the circus universe is Montreal’s Cirque du Soleil. Local writer Patricia Gajo traces the meteoric ascent of history’s most famous big top, from its first steps in small-town Quebec to world domination.
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lifestyle - Winter Wonderland
December in the northern hemisphere can be a delightful month for any adventurous traveller willing to brave the big chill. With the arrival of the first snow of the season, skiing awaits: beginners can have their first wobble on skis, while off-piste challenges and even heli-skiing will thrill the experts.
lifestyle - Glamping
The trend that wont go away, glamping – glamorous camping – allows you to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors with all the comforts of luxurious accommodation.
Interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBEs signature style can be found imprinted on homes, yachts, private jets, hotels, and restaurants across the world. She tells Anna Tobin what inspires and motivates her.
A guide to global spa trekking
With more exotic and unusual spa treatments to choose from than ever before, 2014 is the year of the spa trek. Award-winning spa reviewer Jessica Baldwin gives us a whirlwind tour of this year’s must-visit wellness destinations.
lifestyle - Trends 2014: Couture and beyond
The spring 2014 couture collections offered up plenty of inspirational trends that promise to make their way into our wardrobes during the coming months.
A tile of two cities
The tale of the traditional blue pottery of Pakistan, known as Kashi Kari, mirrors the set-up of what is today’s Pakistan.
On the one hand, it is a tale of excellence derived from centuries of generational workers in the craft toiling in the same manner as their forebears did centuries ago, learning via apprenticeship yet eschewing modern methods, designs, and experimentation for ‘what has worked true’. On the other hand, it’s the tale of a young Pakistan emerging on the global scene with a promise of newness, modernity, and – dare we say – even playfulness.
Interview with Revive Customs, New York – The sneaker revolution has been unstoppable since Michael Jordan lent his name and legend to Nike. Crazed fans of MJ lined up for blocks to be first in line when a new sneaker dropped. Things haven’t changed much, but Nike has diversified and has signed a small army of elite athletes to fill in the gaps and keep Nike ahead of the competition.
Colour of the Year: Radiant Orchid
Its official: the colour set to define 2014 is a particularly vibrant shade of violet. Dubbed Radiant Orchid, its the hue that promises to impact on all elements of design during the year ahead.