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A wine-themed river cruise always sounds so right, so seductive, no matter what the season. There are many wine-themed cruises offered from numerous river cruise brands, but there is something unique abut Ama Waterway’s wine-themed cruise, probably because the DNA of AmaWaterways exudes a unique attention to culinary detail that goes beyond the tasting of wine and the creation of cuisine. This wine-themed cruise also becomes an adventure in culinary cruising, combining onboard international wine experts that often transform the guests into burgeoning oenophiles and sous-chefs. Our experience on an AmaWaterways wine-themed cruise, even though it was months ago, still resonates in both mind and taste, mainly because of how the wine education, and the destination experiences were distilled into the terroir of our souls, and never left. We traveled up the Rhine, from Basel to Amsterdam – basically, learning as we went, about the wine created in the regions…

Art de Vivre has launched a meticulously curated collection of the world’s top designer homes for rental. Think innovative design, minimalist space and inspiring craftsmanship; all with a modern twist in the most elite locations. In short the finest designer villas and chalets for rent worldwide. The collection gives access to rare architectural design and offers a new kind of cultural experience for those who love art and design and who wish to be inspired. Aside from their architectural visions, many of these homes also house the superb art collections of their philanthropic owners. Whether the property will be host to a celebratory party or a successful corporate retreat, the art and design edge of each space and their unparalleled hospitality will push these experiences to the limit. Each property, from the heights of the Swiss Alps to the eco sanctuaries of Mexico is utterly unique and located in an…

The Ottoman: A quintessential piece of furniture for your luxury lifestyle and it is versatile too. An ottoman consists of a bench or seat, padded and upholstered seat,…

Since 1904 Rolls-Royce has created instantly recognisable motor cars that have made the marque an enduring icon all over the world. Inspired by some of the most evocative cars ever built. History of Rolls Royce Rolls Royce motors was founded in 1906 by Henry Royce and Charles Rolls, but the first Rolls Royce car was created in 1904 by Henry Royce. In 1998, ownership of this brand shifted after various disputes occurred regarding trademarks, licensing, and rights between Volkswagen and BMW. In the end, the ownership went to BMW, however from 2003, BMW would only be able to name their cars “Rolls-Royce”, where VW’s former Rolls-Royce/Bentley division would only be able to build cars and name them “Bentley.” Most known for their highly recognizable motor car, Rolls Royce has been an icon in the luxury car industry for over 100 years and for many more future years to come. VIDEO…

Baskets and basket weaving have been traced back to Egypt, at least 4,000 years ago. For a substance that is not as indestructible as stone or clay, the influence and appearance of wicker baskets in society has been long-lasting. Today, wicker baskets hold our choice of flowers and fruit at the farmer’s market, and fashion magazines at home but for our ancestors they played the important role of carrying the goods that were to be traded. Origins of Wicker Baskets As the materials used to make the baskets do not withstand weathering, it is hard to trace the origins of this product. Nonetheless, the dry air of the Egyptian pyramids has preserved some, and has afforded modern Archeologists the opportunity to discover them. Over time, as baskets were traded between tribes, the weaving methods were exchanged and different cultures adopted new techniques. This is why you can see Asian weaving…

Hungary can evoke images of shepherds in fields, dusty roads and farms of paprika and while these are notably evident, there is so much more to Hungary. Think…

Modern. Historical. Romantic. Cultural. Words to describe this fascinating city. Madrid, Spain has been occupied since pre-historic times and the origins of the modern city, starting with the…