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Treasures of the sea

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We dive head first into the world of water. Join us as we search for water phenomena around the world, try out summer fashion by the pool and learn about carlson rezidor’s water sustainability initiatives.

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“I have been fascinated by water for as long as I can remember.”

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49 contents A word from Rezidor 18 Celebrating water with Carlson Rezidor.

News 23

Travel, wellness, design, food, wine, fashion, watches, jewellery, motor, beauty, tech.

Water 49

Join us as we explore everything there is to know about water, with photography provided by freediver Paul Sundvik.

Discover 52

We take a closer look at three of the greatest water phenomena in the world

Gastronomy 58

The treasures of the sea make for a stunning culinary treat.

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Restaurant 67

Tareq Taylor is the Swedish chef who became an international TV star.

Weekend 69

Airlines 103

TAM Airlines and Air Berlin are gearing up for the summer holidays.

Fashion 108

We visit Stockholm, the Capital of Sweden, for a joyful and water-themed weekend.

Hot summer fashion by the water.

Interview 76

Smart Meetings and the World Travel Awards.

Making of 85

Thomas Engelhart is Carlson Rezidor’s new Area Vice President Nordics.

Bradley Cooper tells us about his latest films.

We travel to Tullamore to learn how to make whiskey.

Destination 91

South Africa has something for everyone.

Business Class 99

Water-themed lounges around the world.

Up & Coming 119 Interview 120

Design 123

Inspiration from luxurious hotel bathrooms.

Wellness 129

Three phenomena from three different countries.

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“I’m not an easy language for people to understand. Nobody understands me 100%.” Jaime Hayon, page 153

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Children’s sleep can make or break a holiday.

What’s on 137

We take a look at highlights from around the world.

Travel 142

We had a peek inside the suitcases of four individuals who share one passion: to travel.

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Responsible Business 151

Inge Huijbrechts, Vice President Responsible Business of The Rezidor Hotel Group told us about the hotel group’s focus on water.

Icon 153

Jaime Hayon has done more for design in the past 10 years than most designers do in a lifetime.

Architecture & Design 159

Carlson Rezidor’s first dual branded hotel can be found in the Alna distict in Oslo. Introducing the Radisson Blu Hotel, Oslo Alna and the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Oslo Alna.


Motor 163

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is truly a sheep in wolf’s clothing. Our motor editor James Holm took it for a test drive to find out why.

Book 169

Flash Boys, An American Odyssey, The VIP Room, Mr. Mercedes.

Movies 170

Transcendence, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Edge of Tomorrow, Frank.

Music 173

Sam Smith, Chromeo, Lana Del Rey, Damon Albarn.

Games 174

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Watch_Dogs, Trials Fusion, Transistor, Mario Kart 8.

Souvenir 178

Ole Kirk Christiansen’s invention became one of the most praised and famous toys in the world.



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This issue of Z focuses on the refreshing theme of water, which is something that everyone on this planet can relate to. We need to drink eight glasses of water every day to stay hydrated and water is vital to our health. Unfortunately, more than a billion people still lack access to safe drinking water, the majority of whom live in developing countries. As Carlson Rezidor is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, we are working hard to promote water sustainability in every way we can. Angelica Montez de Oca I am proud to be part of an organization that works Director PR & Communication, Nordic, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. actively to improve access to water and reduce our overall water consumption. Over the past seven years, many of our hotels have reduced their water consumption by 25% percent, but we are far from satisfied. In March this year, we organized the industry’s first “Water in Hospitality” workshop in Düsseldorf to address water sustainability in the hospitality industry. We discussed how we could improve on the designs and architecture of our future hotels and refit our current hotels to promote water sustainability. Furthermore, The Rezidor Hotel Group is the only hotel group in the world to have signed the UN CEO Water Mandate, the announcement of which was made by Wolfgang M. Neumann, the President and CEO of The Rezidor Hotel Group. Our guests care about the planet, and we will work hard to deliver on our promises and exceed their expectations. Thanks to our unprecedented Responsible Business initiatives and our employees who deliver their celebrated “Yes I Can” service, I am confident that we can help create a better future.

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”A great kitchen has a magic to it that transforms the physical room into a feeling. People are drawn to that kitchen, and they may not know why. The kitchen sings. It is my job to write the music.” Mick de Giulio, designer Chicago. Creator of SieMatic BeauxArts.

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news travel

Can’t stop, won’t stop

One of the most annoying parts of flying is when you have to switch off all your electronics before take-off and landing. Therefore, we are happy to learn that Finnair has received approval from the Finnish Transport Safety Agency to allow the use of handheld electronics during all stages of the flight, as long as they remain in flight mode. This means that you can listen to music on your smartphone or read a book on your tablet during take-off and landing! Keep in mind, however, that laptops are not considered a handheld device and as such have to be switched off at those times.

Dinner is served

Just in time for the World Cup, KLM have announced that they will be serving meals by award-winning Brazilian chef Rodrigo Oliveira on their flights from Brazil to Amsterdam. Rodrigo Oliviera, who has been voted Brazil’s Chef of the Year, has said that he was motivated by “the challenge to translate our cuisine to the world of aviation”. These new meals will be served not only in Business Class, but also in Economy Class, making the return flight from Brazil a treat for just about everyone.

Message from the future

The recent Skyscanner report “The Future of Travel 2024” has identified three trends for our future travels. First, we will make our travel plans with the help of an “e-assistant”, sort of like an advanced “Siri” that is kept in our watch or glasses. Second, we will be able to experience our destinations virtually before deciding whether we want to go there, using technology such as Facebook’s Oculus Rift or Sony’s Project Morpheus. Third, searching for information will be easier than ever before, using “semantic search tools” that collects all the relevant information in one place. In other words, you have a lot to look forward to 10 years from now.

Rhythms and goals

Although none of the Nordic countries managed to qualify to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, that won’t stop Nordic travellers from heading across the Atlantic this summer. In total, as many as 600,000 international tourists are expected to visit Brazil during the World Cup, looking to witness legendary football players from countries such as Spain, England, Argentina and, of course, Brazil.

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news wellness by max doherty




On the 24th floor of the newly renovated Radisson Blu Sky Hotel, Tallinn, you will find the brand new Babor Beauty Spa. Here, you can treat yourself to manicures, pedicures, facial treatments and body massages, as well as eyelash extensions and eyelash/eyebrow dyeing. Furthermore, the Babor Beauty Spa has an enticing sauna oasis, where you can enjoy a traditional Finnish sauna coupled with a panoramic view of Tallinn’s Old Town. Babor has more than 55 years of experience in the field of health and wellness, and is well known for its special focus on men’s health. In other words, you’ll be in very good hands.

Work it out

Fitness apps are all the rage right now, and are bound to become even bigger during the summer. Z has found a great, free alternative that can turn your iPhone into your own personal trainer. Argus tracks your movement, workout, food intake and even the amount of water you drink. A healthy lifestyle has never been easier.

Flexible Festival

If you’re in the mood for a vital and refreshing experience this summer, then you might be interested in the Bodø Yoga Festival, which is held in the Norwegian town of Bodø in June. This is the fourth time the festival is organized, and it has become a popular place for yoga teachers and practitioners to meet up and share their knowledge and experience. Tickets cost 200 euros.

Thinking outside the box

This summer, German bathroom furniture maker Duravit wants you to experience a bath out of the ordinary, with their elegant Blue Moon bathtub. The round design allows you to assume almost any position, giving you a nearweightless feeling. Available with acrylic or teak panels.

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Sensuous Reveal

+MODO We don‘t just look at kitchens, we live and feel them. Our +MODO introduces sensuous emotions to the world of the kitchen, the interplay of open and closed elements places your favourite objects in stimulating open spaces. Hide and reveal as the mood takes you to keep the attention on your furniture and treasures. The kitchen is now the platform for a journey of constant discovery.

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News design

Happy family

Italian designer Luca Nichetto took classic concepts such as the Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen and the Pollock chair by Charles Pollock and gave them a modern twist. The result is The Ladle Family, a comfy, modular set of chairs manufactured by Arflex. The name “ladle” comes from the fact that the chairs resemble large spoons.

Wonderful Wanders

When the Dutch interior design company Moooi unveiled its latest collection at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, the brand’s co-founder and superstar Marcel Wanders was, of course, one of the highlights. Among his new furniture pieces we find the Nest Sofa, a colourful patchwork of patterns and designs that is equally pleasing to the body and the eye.

On the bright side

At this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, Foscarini unveiled a brand new ceiling lamp concept, called Spokes. The designers sought inspiration from ancient lanterns as well as the spokes on a bicycle. Available in two shapes, two sizes and two colours.

Finnish flowers

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Marimekko’s most famous pattern, the flowery Unikko. The flower pattern was never actually meant to happen, since the company’s founder had strictly forbidden floral prints. However, one of her lead designers, Maija Isola, proved her wrong by creating a stunning collection of flower patterns, one of which was Unikko. This year, Marimekko is celebrating Unikko with events around the world and an anniversary collection.

Mightier than the sword Danish contemporary design brand Hay has teamed up with Ballograf for this special edition pen, available in the colours dusty green, light blue and rose.

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News gastronomyby max doherty

And a bottle of rum

Bacardi recently launched their new campaign “Untameable since 1862”, for which they have introduced a brand new bottle and logotype design. Nevertheless, the logo still sports the iconic bat and the content is, of course, still the same. Speaking of Bacardi, the prestigious cocktail competition Bacardi Legacy was recently held in Moscow, where England’s representative Tom Walker walked away with the gold medal for his cocktail “Maid in Cuba”.

Nordic gold

The Nordic countries proved themselves yet again at this year’s Bocuse d’Or Europe. Tommy Myllymäki from Sweden took home the gold medal, Kenneth Hansen from Denmark came in second and Ørjan Johannessen from Norway finished third. All three candidates will be present at the world finals in Lyon next year, where they’ll compete against chefs from 21 other countries.

Ice Ice Baby

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Magnum ice cream, GB Glace is introducing their most luxurious Magnus yet, the Magnum Marc de Champagne Limited Edition. As the name suggests, one of the main ingredients is champagne. The champagne-flavoured ice cream comes covered in a thick layer of chocolate with shiny silver coating, making it appealing on the outside and delicious on the inside – just like champagne!

Cherry on the cake Did you know that one of the world’s biggest cocktail competitions is organized by a Danish liqueur manufacturer? Peter Heering, best known for the Heering Cherry Liqueur, organizes The Peter F Heering Sling Award, an annual showdown where bartenders from around the world compete. The goal is to create the best reinvention of the Singapore Sling, which is made with gin, Cointreau, Bénédictine, lots of fruit juice and, of course, Heering Cherry Liqueur. This year’s finale will be held at the BCB Bar Convent in Berlin this October.

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Cool invention

Sometimes, the most exciting innovations appear where you thought you needed them the least. LG’s HomeChat selection of appliances is one of those, featuring a remote-controlled washing machine and an oven that has its own database of recipes. However, the most intriguing member of the HomeChat family is the refrigerator. Have you ever found yourself wondering whether you’re out of milk or eggs during your weekly grocery shopping? Thanks to LG, you are now able to check your smartphone for an up-to-date picture of the contents in you fridge, thanks to a wide-angle camera that uploads a new photograph every time the fridge is closed.

Gourmet oil

NOAN is a brand of organic, cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil, and this year they are launching two olive oils in the Nordics. NOAN has won a staggering number of awards, and is completely free from pesticides. Basically, this olive oil is as pure as it gets. In addition, for every purchase the company donates a share of the profits to charity.

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N 57° 37.54” E 11° 36.30” Vinga is the name of Carpe Diem’s new electric adjustable bed. Just like the lighthouse island lying ten nautical miles from the centre of Gothenburg, it’s the bed’s formation which makes it unique – as unique as the tiny mythical island which marks the opening of the Västerhavet Sea. The model’s extended mobility enables a wealth of new possibilities and formations, while we always stay focused on your comfort and well-being when considering the bed’s functionality and weight bearing qualities. Furthermore, Vinga comes equipped with a vibration massage system, lumbar support, enabling a high degree of comfort when sitting, and a handy night light which can be switched on when needed. Vinga presents in cooperation with Valerie Aflalo. Locate the nearest retailer to you on our website. WWW.CARPEDIEMBEDS.COM | INFO@CARPEDIEMBEDS.COM

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Ready, set, go!

With brilliant touches of colour and playfulness, sheer layers and Art Deco shapes, Fendi has delivered one of the strongest collections for spring/summer 2014 with their ready-to-wear collection. Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini have opted for a lighter collection, literally speaking, with fabrics such as laser-cut organza.

Elegance in a sandal Céline’s Espadrille Sandal in vegetal calfskin tan might look like a simple espadrille, but the design and the leather turns it into something much more refined. This is a great and elegant everyday shoe for women who are always on the move.

Pretty Ricky

The Ricky Bag was named after Ralph Lauren’s wife and quickly became a bestseller. This spring, Ralph Lauren wanted to spice things up with a reimagining of the original design, the mini Ricky. The bag is available in 31 different colours, allowing you to mix and match with your summer outfits.

Icy and


These cat eyed sun-glasses from The Row sport a minimalist icy tone for some extra edge. Exquisite leather details on the side makes these shades irresistible.


In addition to her line of jewellery, Yvette Hass has also designed an impressive line of fashion clothing, including this white leather jacket.

Cover up

This twill coat from Gant sports a double-breasted collar and gold buttons, and is great for chilly evenings out.

Kick like a mule

Maison Martin Margiela brings us the sexiest summer shoe in the shape of this earth-toned mule, which will enhance any day-to-day or evening look all summer.

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news fashion by Thomas Madsen

Homemade &

hand mAde The world of premium quality men’s shoes is headlined by brands such as John Lobb, Edward Green and Gaziano & Girling, just to name a few. Somewhat surprisingly, perhaps, Hungarian shoemaking has become a prominent part of the scene, not least thanks to a certain shoemaker named Laszlo Vass.


aszlo Vass was born into a Budapest-based shoemaker family and started out at one of the local fashion houses in the 1960s. After mastering the art of shoemaking, however, he began making women’s shoes. Since it was illegal to own a private company in Hungary at the time, Vass operated out of his basement. Several years later, in 1978, owning your own company became legal; Vass promptly opened his first shop on the street Harris Köz in central Budapest. His small 36 square metre shop is still open for business, and was recently joined by a second shop on the same street. What makes Vass’s shoes interesting is that they are still made in the basements of two ordinary houses in the suburbs of Budapest – the shops serve mainly as showrooms – and are almost completely handmade. Many of his competitors, on the other hand, only perform the finishing by hand. He is also one of very few artisans who does not mass-produce, making a modest 2,700 pairs of shoes per year. Nevertheless, in the rather small community of “shoe aficionados”, Vass’ reputation is everything but modest.

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news watch Watch Editor Kristian Haagen Our Danish contributor Kristian Haagen is Scandinavia’s foremost expert on watches. He writes about his passion in several international magazines, and his fifth book about watches hit Danish book stores a couple of months ago. He is also a dedicated watch collector.

The lost

diver is


When Rolex launched the DeepSea back in 2008, it marked the end of an era for the iconic Sea-Dweller. At least that’s what we all thought.


n the early days of deep-sea diving, Rolex was already seen on the wrist of many a diver. Professionals as well as amateurs chose the rugged Submariner as their trusted timepiece for exploring the seabed. However, divers from the French industrial deep-sea diving company COMEX (short for Compagnie Maritime d'Expertise) pushed Rolex even further; in 1967, Rolex launched their first Sea-Dweller, offering a water resistance of a whopping 610 metres. The Sea-Dweller ref. 1665 was fitted with a helium escape valve: a handy detail inspired by the COMEX divers. These divers descended to great depths, after which they had to stay in decompression champers to breathe a mix of hydrogen, helium and oxygen. With inner workings inspired by the decompression chamber, the Rolex helium escape valve releases helium from the watchcase as the gas expands during the decompression phase of deep-water saturation dives, while preserving the water resistance of the Sea-Dweller. In 1978, Rolex released an updated version of the Sea-Dweller, ref. 16660 (Triple Six in collector lingo), which offered a staggering water resistance of 1,220 metres – twice

that of the ref. 1665. Still sporting a modest diameter of 40 millimetres, the Sea-Dweller looked like a slightly bulkier version of the Submariner, albeit without the Cyclops eye on the date window. The ref. 16660 was succeeded by the slightly updated ref. 16600, and between 1977 and 1992, the Sea-Dweller was the de facto standard among the French COMEX industrial divers. However, the Sea-Dweller’s fantastic journey seemingly reached its end in 2008, when the chunky DeepSea was unveiled at the Baselworld watch and jewellery fair in 2008. The DeepSea (whose official name is the DeepSea Sea-Dweller) is water resistant to 3,900 metres and has a diameter of 44 millimetres, making it Rolex’s largest watch along with the Yacht-Master II. Many Sea-Dweller fans and collectors were disappointed to see the Sea-Dweller ref. 16600 replaced. Fortunately, at Baselworld 2014, Rolex revealed a revamped version of the Sea-Dweller, ref. 16600. At a glance, it resembles its predecessor, but a closer look reveals a 'maxi-case' as well as a rotating bezel of nearly scratchproof black Cerachrom with engraved indexes that have been PVD-coated with platinum. Moreover, the Sea-Dweller’s bracelet has received a makeover, and now comes with the Glidelock extension system (20 millimetres in increments of 2 millimetres) as well as a Fliplock extension link of 26 millimetres, which makes it possible to wear the Sea-Dweller on the outside of a 7 millimetre thick wetsuit. The line-up consisting of the two Submariners (with and without date), the newly revamped Sea-Dweller and the chunky DeepSea is a testament to Rolex's tradition of exploring deep waters. Furthermore, since Rolex’s dive watches look just as good with a wetsuit as they do with a tuxedo, the return of the Sea-Dweller is likely to become a hit with avid desk-divers around the globe.

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News jewellery by max doherty



Traditionally, jewellery has been a female affair. However, Jessy Heuvelink, known for his work as a designer for Swedish fashion brand J.Lindeberg, wants to change this perception with his jewellery brand JH Nocturnal, which comes with a healthy serving of leather and gold.

Italian artisanship

This summer, Gucci has launched several new colours and styles for their Horsebit collection, our favourite of which is the Cocktail Blue Topaz line with a necklace, a ring and earrings. Each piece is handmade by Gucci’s own goldsmiths in Italy, and consists of 18-karat white gold, diamonds and a brilliant topaz stone.



Swedish jewellery designer Yvette Hass is the creative mind behind this irresistible masterpiece. The bracelet consists of four different wristbands, two of which are made of leather, one of stainless steel and one of pearls. As an added bonus, the bracelet comes with a discrete quartz movement timepiece.

Summertime gladness

Calvin Klein’s trademark design of thin, elegant shapes is perfect for the summer season. This bracelet is called Crisp, and comes in the shades of gold, silver and rose gold.

The Butterfly effect

Efva Attling launched her Miss Butterfly collection as a tribute to one of the first songs she ever wrote. The collection features rings, earrings and a headband, all in elegant silver.

C’est bon!

Family-run jewellery brand Pasquale Bruni was founded 17 years ago, but is already a classic member of the jewellery industry. This year’s edition of their most famous collection, Bon Ton, is a stunning tribute to the five-petal flower with which Pasquale Bruni is strongly associated. The brand is notoriously difficult to find at retailers, but the latest collection can be found at Nymans Ur 1851 in Stockholm, Sweden. We took a particular liking to these rings and earrings in 18-karat gold, adorned with diamonds.

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W W W . T H E W I N E A G E N C Y. S E



News motor motor editor JAMES HOLM Car enthusiast and editor extraordinaire James Holm has travelled the world and raced the fastest cars on the hottest tracks, Nürburgring in Germany being one of his favourites. In addition to Z, you can find his insightful articles and breathtaking photography in a number of international motor sport and car magazines.

hairdryers of 2014

Embrace the summer sun the best way possible: behind the steering wheel of a state-of-the-art convertible. Z Magazine picked out five models that should satisfy your every need. German power in topless design The new BMW M4 had barely left the factory before the new, roof-less version was announced. This display of German performance is guaranteed to keep your hair dry. With 431 horsepower and a lightning fast dual-clutch transmission, the car goes from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 4.4 seconds. And if you want, you can also get the M4 with manual transmission. In place of the previous V8 engine, the BMW M4 Cabriolet comes with a 3-litre V6 with twin turbo, which reduces fuel consumption considerably.

Pimp my (eco-friendly) ride

Newport Convertible Engineering, also known as NCE, specializes in turning existing car models into convertibles. They have previously worked on the Range Rover, Nissan GT-R and Cadillac Escalade, and their latest project is the Tesla S. Converting a Tesla S costs between 29,000 and 49,000 US dollar, depending on whether you want fabric or metal roof. Of course, that doesn’t include the cost of the Tesla S itself.

Come rain or shine

With a five-layer fabric roof, the new Audi A3 Cabriolet will ensure a comfortable ride even when the rain is pouring down, especially considering the optional heating fans in the neck rest. The Audi A3 Cabriolet can accommodate four persons comfortably, and as usual, there’s a long list of optional additions such as a Bang & Olufsen sound system and some very ingenious safety systems.

The Fast and the

FUrIoUs At this year’s Detroit Auto Show, Chevrolet unveiled a fresh new take on the Corvette Stingray, called the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Cabriolet. And it is their fastest one yet; the top speed is 320 km/h and the 100 km/h point is reached after as little as 3.9 seconds.

The MP4 12C

re-perfected If you seek absolute perfection in a convertible, the new McLaren 650S Spider should interest you. Equally hot in Monaco as on the racetrack, this is one of the best models around. What separates the 650S from its predecessor, the 12C, is that the front has been given a new look that resembles the hyper model P1. Diligent use of carbon fibre has resulted in a weight of 1,370 kilos. The twin-turbo V8 engine does 0-100 km/h in 3 seconds sharp, and goes on to reach a top speed of 329 km/h.

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Clear as crystal

Versace’s follow-up to their incredibly popular fragrance Bright Crystal is called Bright Crystal Absolu, which is a more intense version that is bound the please fans of the original. The sleek, pink flacon contains top notes of yuzu, pomegranate and iced accord; heart notes of raspberry, lotus flower, peony and magnolia; and base notes of acajou, vegetal amber and musk. EdP 30 ml, 50 euros. Refreshingly fresh

Bright Crystal Absolu was inspired by Donatella Versace's favorite fragrances.

Clever palette In a move that should satisfy all the minimalists out there, Chanel is expanding their Les Beiges line with two limited edition, three-in-one multi-colour powders: Les Beiges No. 1 and Les Beiges No. 2. Both editions come with a creamy powder, a light bronzer and a glowing blush, all in one slick case. 60 euros.

Do the two-step

Sensai by Kanebo’s new Prime Solution is touted as a two-step skincare product, having both a cleansing and moisturizing effect, and can be used as part of the morning and evening routine. Prime Solution comes in an exquisite glass bottle designed by Gwenaël Nicolas, a famous French product designer currently located in Tokyo. The inside of the bottle, however, is what really makes the Prime Solution shine. Sensai is proudly promoting their new cellular receptivity-increasing ingredients, which rejuvenate your skin and make it feel fresher than ever. 75 ml, 165 euros.

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Vichy Laboratories’ Aqualia Thermal is a water gel made with moisturizing thermal mineral water from Vichy, which is simply perfect for dry skin. Keeps your skin fresh for up to forty-eight hours. 30 euros.

Good things come in small packages The Luna Mini helps you reduce the time you spend on your skin to minutes a day. Together with a cleanser, the application of the Luna Mini will remove blemishes, dirt and make-up easily. And, of course, the device itself looks great. 105 euros.

Singapore Sling 15 ml Cherry Heering 30 ml Gin 120 ml pineapple juice 15 ml lime juice 7,5 ml Cointreau 7,5 ml Dom BĂŠnĂŠdictine 10 ml Grenadine A dash of Angostura Bitters Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into a sling glass. Garnish with a fresh pineapple and a fresh cherry.

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I am legend

Although the German luxury brand Montblanc started out as a manufacturer of fountain pens, these days the brand is equally known for its watches, jewellery, glasses and perfumes. A couple of years ago, Montblanc launched a fragrance aimed at capturing and embodying the soul of the brand, which is just as relevant today. Montblanc Legend is an intense and bold fragrance, with top notes of lavender and bergamot, heart notes of jasmine and base notes of Evernyl and sandalwood. EdT 50 ml, 50 euros. So fresh, so clean

If you have sensitive skin, it’s important to use a gel that doesn’t dry out your skin. Vichy Laboratories Homme’s Purifying Cleansing Gel is made of thermal mineral water from Vichy, and has been proven suitable for sensitive skin; with a fresh and clean feel. 18 euros.

MultiProtective John Masters Organics’ eucalyptus and agave 2-in-1 moisturizer and aftershave contains six organic ingredients and is made with an alcohol-free recipe. Therefore, this nifty multitasker is able to protect your skin from the sun whilst keeping it moisturized and refreshed. 38 euros.

Pure and simple Cleaning your skin has never been easier. Using Luna for Men for as little as one minute a day, preferably in the shower, lets you revitalize and prep your skin for your daily shave or as part of your morning routine. 155 euros.

Summer fave

Dolce & Gabanna’s Light Blue Pour Homme is a fresh fragrance with top notes of grapefruit, tangerines and bergamot; heart notes of rosemary, pepper and rosewood; and base notes of incense. Together, the notes create a citrusy scent that is perfect for the summer, especially on a sun-drenched beach by the shimmering sea. EdT 40 ml, 60 euros.

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Amazon has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Even though they are not officially established in the Nordics, Amazon UK is a prominent online vendor in the Nordic countries thanks to affordable shipping fees and overall low prices. Having tested the waters with Kindle e-book readers and Kindle Fire tablets in the past, Amazon is introducing the Fire TV, a set top box with some fun new features. For example, information from IMDB is displayed as you browse the listings for films and TV shows, and an integrated price comparison feature lets you know when more than one service provider sells the content you’re looking for. In addition, the remote can be used to operate the box through voice commands, and you can play Android games on your television using your remote or by purchasing the Amazon gamepad. 100 euros.

Mini me



Widely considered one of the best pocketable cameras in the world, Sony’s RX100 is about to become even better with the third iteration of the model: the RX100 M3. The biggest news this time around is the built-in viewfinder, which is great for when you are taking a photograph in bright sunlight or when you want to keep the camera extra steady. In addition, the viewfinder will automatically retract once you lower the camera. 850 euros.

The latest line-up of flagship Android smartphones have been hugely successful, but some consumers complain that the phones are simply too big. HTC sought to attend to these complaints with their mini-version of the HTC One, and now it’s time for the sequel: the HTC One mini 2. This smartphone comes with a 4.5-inch HD screen and a 5-megapixel camera, and sports HTC’s iconic metal casing. Available in the colours gold and metal. 470 euros.

Personal trainer

Keeping track of one’s daily workout, calorie intake and sleep pattern can be a daunting task. Fortunately, Fitbit has launched a new invention that will serve as a helping hand – or rather, a helping wristband. The Fitbit Flex is a wireless activity and sleep tracker that keeps you informed and up-to-date on everything related to your health. Having been a big hit in the US, the Fitbit Flex recently launched in the Nordic countries. As an added bonus, users are able to challenge their friends on various social media networks, which can serve as an additional incentive to reach one’s goal. 95 euros.

One for the books

Samsung’s sequel to the highly successful Chromebook is not only a looker, it also embraces two strong trends in the world of technology. The first trend is that an increasingly large share of our files are stored online. Last year, Google announced that their Google Drive has 120 million active users; Microsoft’s OneDrive has more than 250 million users; and Dropbox has 175 million users. In other words, the Chromebook 2’s 16 GB hard drive isn’t actually that small, since you are given a sizeable Google Drive account to boot. The second trend is that increasingly more programs are made for browsers such as Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. The Chromebook 2 uses Google’s Chrome OS, which allows users to surf the web and use Google Docs; however, with the new trend of browser-based software you can also use programs such as Spotify. Add to that a sleek design and a low price point, and the Chromebook 2 can definitely be worth your while. From 350 euros.

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source of life We drink it, we shower in it, we wash our clothes in it, we swim in it, and we pollute it. Our most essential molecule holds the key to all life, and our lives revolve around it. In this issue of Z, we visit a city with an amazing archipelago, learn more about waterthemed spa treatments, take a look at some classic bathroom designs and, most of all, celebrate water. By Max Doherty photography paul sundvik

Paul Sundvik skindiving in the shores of Hvar, Croatia.

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water This photograph was taken by Paul Sundvik while he was skindiving in the open sea.

We had a chat with Paul Sundvik – fine art underwater photographer, relentless skindiver and vintage watch aficionado. These days, he travels the world in search of the perfect diving spots, and is also in charge of designing the prestigious glass trophies for the Denniz Pop Awards, which are awarded to both new and established artists and is aimed at raising money for cancer prevention research through the Denniz Pop Foundation.

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What is your relationship with water? – I have been fascinated by water for as long as I can remember. There’s something really mesmerizing about its transparency, and it makes for some cool visual effects. Whenever I descend into the water I feel an incredible calm, no matter how stressed I was on the surface. Is underwater photography difficult? – There are certainly some difficulties associated with shooting underwater. It’s a lot harder to keep a steady posture, so you need to balance your entire body; it’s almost like a circus act. And you need to be good at holding your breath.

What can you tell us about the photographs? – These particular photographs were taken outside Hydra, Greece and Hvar, Croatia, at a depth of about 8-10 metres. The second one is part of my latest exhibition “A surreal journey into the blue”, where I capture air as it rises towards the water surface. I didn’t want to give the photographs names that might influence how viewers experience them, so I named them after the coordinates where they were taken. I enjoy listening to people talk about what they see when they observe the bubbles. I have heard people describe everything from sculls and turtles to eagles and bears – it’s almost like a Rorschach test!

water In the year 1990, three students at the University of California, Santa Cruz took it upon themselves to raise awareness about the dangers of the chemical compound dihydrogen monoxide. The list of hazards linked to this compound was staggering: dihydrogen monoxide reduces the effectiveness of automobile brakes significantly, causing an alarming number of traffic accidents every year; the compound can cause severe burns when it comes into contact with human skin; and it can be fatal when inhaled. Despite these hazards, however, we use dihydrogen monoxide in our industries, in our power plants and even in our food! Many similar awareness campaigns followed, and politicians in countries such as Canada, Australia and New Zeeland signed petitions to ban dihydrogen monoxide altogether. There was just one problem: dihydrogen monoxide is also known as H2O, i.e. the chemical formula for water. In other words, the politicians had signed a petition to ban water. The ingenious part of the dihydrogen monoxide campaign is that all the facts and arguments are true. Steam causes burn injuries, ice is a predominant cause of traffic accidents, and you definitely don’t want to inhale water. The reason why this hoax is so effective is not merely scientific illiteracy, but also the contradictory nature of water itself. Water is vital for our survival, but it can also be one of the scariest, most dangerous things in the world. This can be illustrated by the fact that some of the most widespread natural disasters involve either a lack of water, such as droughts, or an overabundance of water, such as floods. Both of these types of natural disasters have formed parts of our cultural and religious heritage. Native Americans would perform rainmaking ceremonies, commonly known as rain dances, to combat droughts; rainmaking ceremonies have also been traced to Africa and Eastern Europe. Conversely, one of the most famous pieces of religious literature, the Book of Genesis, tells the story of Noah, who brought two individuals of every species onto a massive ark to save them from a flood that lasted for 370 days. These days, science has sought to help combat water-related health hazards. Dams are perhaps the most effective and widespread invention; some cities are even named after this construction, the most famous ones being Amsterdam and Rotterdam. A more recent technique for altering the weather is cloud seeding, which involves spreading dry ice or table salt over clouds using aircrafts. This technique was used before the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics to ensure that it wouldn’t rain, for example. The significance of water in science is made evident by the fact that we have based many of our scientific measurements around water. Celsius, for example, is based on the boiling point and freezing point of water under a regular atmosphere, which is zero degrees and a hundred degrees, respectively. This is also true for kilograms (one litre of water weighs one kilogram) and metres (a cubic metre holds exactly one thousand litres of water and weighs exactly one metric ton).

However, water is also a major concern from an environmental and health perspective. According to the World Health Organisation, 1.1 billion people lack access to improved water supply sources and as many as 2.5 billion people do not have access to improved sanitation facilities. In other words, we still have a long way to go. On the other hand, things are improving. Since 1990, 1.9 billion people have gained access to uncontaminated water. Ironically, in many of the places where people have widespread access to improved water supply sources, people instead choose to drink bottled water. Bottled water is something of a moral dilemma. It is much healthier to drink bottled water than soft drinks, for example, but also much worse for the environment than regular tap water. Ironically, more often than not bottled water is tap water, some notable examples being PepsiCo’s Aquafina and The Coca Cola Company’s Dasani. Environmental flaws notwithstanding, the bottled water isn’t going away anytime soon. Taking the concept to its most extreme, Ray’s & Stark Bar in Los Angeles has a 20-item water menu as well as a water sommelier, akin to the wine menus at regular restaurants. Along with wellknown brands such as Perrier and San Pellegrino, the menu also includes the cleverly named 9OH2O and the trendy Norwegian VOSS. The most expensive item on the menu is the Canadian brand Berg, which costs 20 US dollars per bottle and is made of iceberg water. Another hot, or perhaps cool, trend at the moment is that of premium filtered water, which is tap water that has been filtered and purified on location. In countries such as the Nordics, were the quality of tap water rivals or exceeds that of mineral water, this concept is hardly new, but in the developing world it can have a substantial impact on overall energy consumption and carbon emissions. This brings us to the perhaps most important use of water: drinking it! According to the European Food Safety Authority, women and men should drink approximately 1.6 litres and 2 litres, respectively, of fluid per day. That’s about eight to ten glasses of water. Failing to reach the aforementioned levels can result in drowsiness and headaches, which is also true if the fluid contains diuretics like caffeine or alcohol. Drinking lots of water has many health benefits, such as preventing kidney stones. In general, drinking more than one litre per hour will put stress on one’s kidneys – conditions such as fatigue and fever can lower this threshold significantly. Thankfully, we are fitted with a nearly flawless instrument for gauging our water intake: thirst! It is clear that water is an unescapable part of everyone’s lives. We need it to live, and our bodies are made of it. It is also a source of leisure and relaxation, and has helped form parts of our culture. As with anything that’s vital to our future existence, it’s important that we take the steps necessary to ensure its quality and sustainability, so that everyone can drink and swim in the years to come. And hopefully, it won’t be banned anytime soon.

“The cure for anything is salt water: tears, sweat, or the sea.” Karen Blixen

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The world is full of water phenomena, characterised by their fascinating origins and visually pleasing appearances. We brought out the world atlas and picked out three of our favourites. By Max Doherty

Victoria Falls At the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe,

we find the world’s largest waterfall, known as “Victoria Falls”. 108 metres tall and nearly two kilometres wide, visitors come here to go river boating, bungee jumping and swimming. During the dryer autumn months, it is actually possible to swim out to the very edge of the waterfall without falling over, at a section of the waterfall appropriately named Devil’s Pool. The first European to lay eyes on the waterfall was the British missionary David Livingstone, who later wrote the following about the area: “No one can imagine the beauty of the view from anything witnessed in England. It had never been seen before by European eyes, but scenes

so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.” Livingstone named the waterfall “Victoria Falls” in honour of Queen Victoria. However, many people before him were well aware of the waterfall and had already named it “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, which means “the smoke that thunders” in Tonga. These days, the names are used interchangeably. Vitoria Falls are surrounded by two large national parks – Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and Victoria Falls National Park – where visitors can gaze at elephants, giraffes and the occasional lion. The easiest way to get there is by flying to Lusaka, from where it is fairly easy to get to the town of Livingstone.

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The 124 metre deep Great Blue Hole outside Belize is at the top of the bucket list of many a diver. The Great Blue Hole Imagine find-

ing a giant hole, filled with crystal clear water, out in the middle of nowhere. That’s pretty much what the Great Blue Hole is. Thousands of scuba divers come to Belize every year to experience the most famous dive site in the country, made famous by legendary explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau in 1971. The site has been described by divers as a very different experience, as you don’t get to experience colourful coral reefs, but rather an eerie decent into

nothingness. Divers dive past the hole’s limestone edge at a depth of about 12 metres, and come across Caribbean reef sharks further down. In total, the hole is 124 metres deep – as you might have guessed, this dive site is not for amateurs. However, there are also helicopter tours for mere mortals, who prefer to experience the hole from above. Many of these helicopter tour operators are based in Belize City. belize

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Although the Blue Lagoon is considered fairly touristy, it is still one of the most popular attractions in Iceland. The Blue Lagoon Our third

ing effects on skin conditions such water-themed phenomenon is as psoriasis. located on the island of Iceland, The Blue Lagoon became a namely the Blue Lagoon. One of popular spot among Icelanders the most popular attractions in in the early 1980s, but it wasn’t the country, the geothermal spa until 1992 that it became a fullBlue Lagoon is located a short blown tourist attraction. The drive from the capital city of Rey- reason why the Blue Lagoon kjavík. The water here is rich in gained popularity only recently minerals and famous for its heal- is that it is man-made; the water

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comes from a nearby geothermal power plant that was built in 1976. Some visitors might prefer other, more organic geysers, as the Blue Lagoon is almost like a giant swimming pool. Nevertheless, few holidays in Iceland are complete without a visit to this steaming hot pool of mineral-rich water.



“When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain” – Mark Twain

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This summer’s most delicious treats have one thing in common: water! Join us as we enjoy delicious wine, sparkling champagne, shellfish and freshly caught fish. Bon appétit! Photography stefan jellheden Styling Ellen Hagberg

Plate, Pergola, Rörstrand, 22 euros. Bowl, Blue Fluted Mega, Royal Copenhagen, 80 euros. Plate, Blue Fluted Mega, Royal Copenhagen, 87 euros. Plate, Blue Fluted Mega, Royal Copenhagen, 63 euros. Plate, Carisma, Rörstrand, 25 euros. Cutlery, Dorotea Night, Gense, 90 euros for set of four. Champagne, Philippe de Nantheuil. Wine, La Salle Muscat Viognier. Whiskey, Tullamore DEW Phoenix. One of this summer’s most intriguing cocktails is made by Linus B. Morgan and goes by the name of Irish Spark. You’ll need 2.5 cl blended Irish Whiskey, 2 cl of lemon juice, 1.5 cl of honey and 8 cl of champagne.

Add two dashes of Angostura Orange Bitter and you’re good to go! Wine glass, Essence Plus, Iittala, 20 euros. Cups, Pergola, Rörstrand, 14 euros. Champagne glass, Intermezzo, 33 euros. Cake-dish, Mateus, 75 euros. Glass bird, Blue Bird, Iittala, 170 euros. Étagère, Blue Fluted, Royal Copenhagen. Vacuum sealer, Food Sealer Prestige, OBH Nordica. Sea mussels and shrimp, Hammarströms Fisk Södermalm. z lifestyle magazine | 59


Champagne, Alexandre Bonnet Perle Rosé. Swedish fashion designer Ida Sjöstedt teamed up with the smart folks at Alexandre Bonnet to create two brand new packaging designs, adorned with Sjöstedt’s characteristic lace pattern. Wine, Sancerre les Baronnes. Great with salmon and shellfish. Wine glass, Katarina Löfström, 44 euros. Yellow box, Vitriini Iittala, 55 euros. Orange box, Vitriini Iittala, 90 euros. Plate, Konsthantverkarna Stockholm. Shrimp, Hammarströms Fisk Södermalm. Vase, Salmon Pink, Alvar Aalto for Iittala, 145 euros. Lobster, Hammarströms Fisk Södermalm. Glass, Katarina Löfström, 22 euros. Candleholder, Iittala, 20 euros. Cherry liqueur, Heering. The iconic cocktail Blood and Sand became famous after it was featured in the 1922 bullfighter 60 | z lifestyle magazine

film with the same name. You can make it yourself by pouring 2 cl of Cherry Heering, 2 cl of Antiqua Formula, 2 cl of the Scotch whisky Red Ensign, 2 cl of freshly squeezed orange juice and ice into a shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and add orange zest for the classic look. Vacuum sealer, Food Sealer Prestige, OBH Nordica. Special thanks to: Konsthantverkarna Stockholm, NK Inredning. Hammarströms Fisk Södermalm.


“I only drink Champagne when I’m happy, and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. [...] Otherwise I never touch it unless I’m thirsty.” – Lily Bollinger

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“Fish, to taste right, must swim three times: in water, in butter, and in wine.” – Polish proverb

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Wine glass, Great, Cervera, 25 euros for set of four. Share your meals with these tapas plates, available at Savannahome, 8 euros. Vacuum sealer, Food Sealer Prestige, OBH Nordica. Cuttingboard, NK, 17 euros. Salt grinder, NK, 55 euros. Espresso cup, Mateus, 16 euros. Bowl, Svenska Rödlistan, Rörstrand, 75 euros for set of three. Plate, Svenska Rödlistan, Rörstrand, 55 euros. Bowl, Svenska Rödlistan, Rörstrand,

35 euros. We took a particular liking to this set of bowls and plates, adorned with images of insects. Wine, Château Bonnet. Wine, Gustave Lorentz. Ceramic vase, Frank Larsen, Konsthantverkarna Stockholm, 200 euros. Wooden plate, Savannahome, 15 euros. Wooden spoon, Savannahome, 5 euros. Wooden bowl, Savannahome, 10 euros. This charming set of wooden tableware will turn any meal into a special occasion. Mackerel, Hammarströms Fisk Södermalm. Although this delicious little fish is usually found in tin cans with tomato sauce, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you did not try it fresh, the way it is meant to be eaten. Great in salads and sandwiches. Fruit bowl, Mateus, 180 euros. z lifestyle magazine | 63


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“In victory, you deserve Champagne; in defeat, you need it.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

Oyster Bowl, Mateus, 70 euros. Oysters, Hammarströms Fisk Södermalm. Candlestick, Nappula, Iittala, 40 euros. Candlestick, Nappula, Iittala, 35 euros. Peppermill, NK, 75 euros. Peppermill, NK, 65 euros. Champagne, Deutz Brut Classic. Champagne, Deutz Blanc de Blancs. Glass, Iittala Essence, 17 euros. Wine glass, Karl Lagerfeld, Orrefors. The famous fashion designer is the brilliant mind behind this design. Remember to bring your sunglasses. 165 euros.

Plate, Dressed collection, Alessi, 30 euros. Plate, Dressed collection, Alessi, 22 euros. Plate, Dressed collection, Alessi, 28 euros. Napkin, NK, 17 euros. Vacuum sealer, Food Sealer Prestige, OBH Nordica. Spoon, Carl Philip for Mema/GAB, 180 euros. Fork, Carl Philip for Mema/GAB, 175 euros. Knife, Carl Philip for Mema/GAB, 175 euros. The Swedish prince surprised a lot of people when he unveiled this cutlery set a couple of years ago. Champagne, Amour de Deutz. Bowl, Dressed collection, Alessi, 22 euros. Common cockles, Hammarströms Fisk Södermalm.

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Tareq Taylor has worked as a chef for nearly 28 years, in countries such as Australia, Denmark and Sweden. Since the year 2000 he runs his own restaurant, and for the past seven years he has expanded his repertoire with a number of TV shows. Z was fortunate enough to have a quick chat with this friendly Swedish chef. By Max Doherty

Tell us about your TV career. – My first show, which we recorded in my kitchen, was on a local television channel. However, after a year I joined the Swedish channel SVT with the program Trädgårdsonsdag, which is Swedish for “Garden Wednesday”. We had around 500,000 people watching every week. These days I host Tareq Taylor’s Nordic Cookery, which airs on several channels including BBC Lifestyle and Fox International. In total, we reach 82 million households in 116 countries. The show is all about the Nordic cuisine. We have intentionally avoided the most expensive restaurants, instead focusing on the actual produce and the people who grow them. We recorded one of the episodes at the Radisson Blu Resort, Trysil, where I interviewed their Executive Chef Michael “Bobbo” Johansson about Radisson Blu’s unique culinary concept Brain Food. The episode will air in June. Do you also have your own restaurant? – I do. I run a restaurant in Malmö called Slottsträdgårdens Kafé, which is located in the Castle Garden of Malmö. It started out as a regular coffee house, but these days it is just as much a restaurant. Although the location is mere minutes from the city centre, we have a really calm and relaxed atmosphere. We are open from April to October and the place is really popular in the summer. We make everything ourselves, with produce from our organic garden; we even make our own ice cream!

Tareq Taylor doesn’t shy away from natural ingredients; he even records his TV-show outdoors.

What characterizes the Nordic cuisine? – The Nordic cuisine is all about simplicity. No matter where you go, be it a high-end restaurant or a family dinner, it is about taking a few ingredients and making them stand out – “Less is more”. The further north you go, the more you find the old, genuine, traditional cooking; the further south you go, the more people tend to experiment with creative fusions. In addition, since the northern parts of the Nordics have a much longer winter, they usually have more deeply rooted traditions of drying and conserving fish and meat. If our readers were to try a Nordic dish, what would you recommend they try? – That is not an easy question. I would probably recommend smoked or “gravad” fish or meat. The “gravning” entails conserving the fish or meat in a mixture of salt and sugar, which creates a unique and inherently Nordic flavour that you cannot find anywhere else.

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The late summer months are the perfect time to visit Stockholm. The capital of Sweden is the largest city in the Nordics, and one of its greatest tourist destinations. Join us as we visit a stunning city with historical treasures and a magical archipelago. by Max Doherty

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“The Swedish capital is home to many museums and art galleries. There is something for everyone and prices are fairly reasonable.”


Photography: Henrik Trygg/visit stockholm

tockholm is by far the most popular tourist destination in Sweden, with more than a million annual visitors from Sweden alone and hundreds of thousands of tourists from countries such as Germany and the United States. As such, you shouldn’t be surprised to learn that this city has a wide array of activities and sights, easily available for all types of visitors. For example, more or less everyone here speaks English, which should make any visit a breeze. Getting around the city is fairly easy. The city centre is small enough to explore on foot and the Metro runs regularly. In fact, on Fridays and Saturdays the Metro runs around the clock. Moreover, remember that Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea embrace in Stockholm’s archipelago.

you won’t ever need to carry cash in Stockholm, as everyone accepts credit and debit cards.

Sightseeing One of Stockholm’s most attractive and popular features is its beautiful, old architecture, and the best place to enjoy this side of Stockholm is undoubtedly Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town. This is probably the city’s biggest tourist attraction, with lovely restaurants, pubs and shops. The Old Town was once the metropolitan centre of Stockholm; up until the mid-19th century, it was referred to as “the city between the bridges”. Here you will also find the Swedish Royal Palace, which dates back to 1754.

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The late summer months are the perfect time to visit Stockholm Stockholm’s Old Town is a great place for exploring the city’s architecture.

A short walk from the Old Town, just across a small bridge, you’ll find Kungsträdgården. This is one of Stockholm’s oldest and most famous parks, and the centrepiece of Stockholm’s financial district. In the past, this area was restricted to the Royal Family and their guests – the name of the park is literally “The King’s Garden” – but during Gustav III’s reign in the 18th century, the public was given access to the garden. These days, Kungsträdgården is a popular spot for picnics and for simply enjoying the sun. In addition, the garden is host to many concerts in the summer.

Entertainment Right next to Kungsträdgården you’ll find the Royal Swedish Opera, commissioned in the 1890s by King Oscar II and in use to this very day. These days, however, the opera house is equally famous for the nightclub Café Opera, housed in the same building. Moreover, not far from here you will also come across the Royal Dramatic Theatre, where the Swedish acting elite puts on some breath-taking performances. If you’re in the mood for some more energetic entertainment, you might want to check out Stureplan, home to some of Stockholm’s most exclusive nightclubs.

Shopping As with many large cities, Stockholm is a great place to shop around for clothes and designer items, Swedish brands in particular. When you’re in Stockholm, you’re bound to come across Drottninggatan: Stockholm’s foremost shopping street with 1.5 kilometres of restaurants and fashion outlets. The street name literally means “The Queen’s Street”, which dates back to the 17th century when it was named after Queen Kristina. While you’re exploring Drottninggatan, you should take the time to visit Rob Engström. This prominent purveyor

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weekend Despite being a densely populated city, Stockholm has a lot of greenery and water.

The Old Town of Stockholm was once the city’s metropolitan centre. Back in the mid-19th century, people referred to this district as “the city between the bridges”. of luxury watches dates back to 1832 and is the official purveyor of watches to the Royal Court of Sweden. If you’re into more high-end fashion, then you should definitely head to NK, which is Stockholm’s most famous shopping mall. The revolving NK logo has cemented its place in Stockholm iconic skyline, and also makes the mall really easy for tourists to spot! Finally, you can combine shopping with sightseeing by visiting Strandvägen, famous for being the most expensive street in Stockholm. Here you can find Svenskt Tenn, a Swedish interior design company founded by Estrid Ericson, who later recruited legendary designer Josef Frank. This year, Svenskt Tenn celebrates its 90th anniversary with several exhibitions and other events, which should make your visit particularly rewarding.

Culture The Swedish capital is home to many museums and art galleries. There’s something for everyone, and prices are reasonable. Be aware, however, that many museums are closed on Mondays. Moderna Museet, “The Modern

Museum”, can be found on the Skeppsholmen islet, a short walk from the Nybroviken bay. Here you can gaze at their impressive collection of art from the past 100 years, and enjoy what is probably Stockholm’s most picturesque islet. Fotografiska Museet is a fairly new addition to Stockholm’s cultural scene. You can reach it from the Old Town or from the Slussen Metro station; just walk along the water towards the red brick building. Fotografiska exhibits collections from many famous photographers, including Lu Kowski, Lisa Ross and Dana Sederowsky, and there’s a nice bar on the top floor.

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Restaurants Stockholm is a great place for trying out the Swedish cuisine, and there are several high-quality restaurants, nine of which have been awarded Michelin Stars. We have picked out two of our favourites, both of them located in the Old Town. Restaurant Franzén is one of two restaurants in Stockholm with two Michelin Stars, and is immensely popular – book in advance! Once you’re there, however, you are in for a treat. Their 12-course taster menu costs 250 euros, and is said to be out of this world. The Flying Elk is a slightly more

down-to-earth spot. It is very popular among tourists for its laid back atmosphere, but also with locals. The name comes from an old legend about giant Elk that roamed the Swedish woods. Main courses cost around 30 euros.

Nature Despite being a very densely populated city, Stockholm has a surprising amount of greenery. In fact, 40% of the city consists of parks. One of the most famous ones is Haga Park, where you can find Haga Palace, home to Victoria Bernadotte, Crown Princess of Sweden, and her husband, Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland. If it is your first time visiting Stockholm, then you should definitely consider going on one of the many archipelago ferry tours. Head down to the Nybroviken bay and choose from a Smorgasbord of destinations and routes. One of the most popular destinations is Vaxholm, an islet with a famous fortress that was built on the orders of King Gustav Vasa in the 1540s. These days, Vaxholm serves mainly as a peaceful place for experiencing the archipelago.

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Central Stockholm is densely populated, with most of the popular sights within walking distance. Therefore, we have found three centrally located, water-themed Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels that are bound to make your Stockholm adventure as pleasant as possible.

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm is located just minutes from the Central Station. In trendy Hammarby Sjöstad we find a Park Inn by Radisson with the best view in southern Stockholm.

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm

Carlson Rezidor’s most spectacular Stockholm hotel is beautifully situated by the water, right next to the City Hall, which you probably recognize from the annual Nobel Prize banquet. Just a couple of minutes from the Central Station, this hotel is an ideal base for exploring the Swedish capital, as well as its surroundings. Right next door, you will find the Waterfront

Congress Centre, which is host to many international conferences, concerts and trade shows. Radisson Blu Strand Hotel, Stockholm

Radisson Blu Strand Hotel, Stockholm is located in an historical building that dates back to the year 1912.

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This is one of Stockholm’s most famous hotels, dating back to 1912. The hotel’s location is second to none; it’s right next to the Nybroviken bay, from where you can explore the archipelago on one of the many ferries. Our favourite feature, however, is the sauna located on the top floor, from where you have an unrivalled view of the city.

Park Inn by Radisson Stockholm Hammarby Sjöstad

Located in trendy Hammarby Sjöstad, just south of the city centre and within walking distance from the bohemic Södermalm district, we find the Park Inn by Radisson Stockholm Hammarby Sjöstad. Carlson Rezidor’s mid-market hotel brand is a great choice for anyone looking for an affordable stay coupled with great service. The hotel is very close to the Ericsson Globe Arena and the Tele2 Arena, where you can find some of the best concerts and sports events Stockholm has to offer.


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Bradley Cooper makes no secret about the fact that he is having the time of his life. Having earned two Oscar nominations in the last two years, he’s arrived at a place in his career where he has both star power and sex symbol charisma. He’s also a unique figure amongst top Hollywood actors in that he holds a university degree in English literature and is fluent in French. Cooper is a true gentleman and scholar. By Jan Janssen photography Bill Phelps

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You and the rest of the production team were shooting in and around Boston at the time of the marathon bombings. How did that affect you? – It was shocking to all of us. You can’t believe that such things can happen and it was very disturbing because we had spent a lot of time in the city and the attack really hit home. I could easily have been in the area where the bombs went off had we not been shooting outside the city that day. It was one of those eerie feelings. You visited several Boston-area hospitals during that time? – I felt it was important to show some support and I was very happy to visit with some of the people who suffered terrible injuries. However, I was also impressed by how strong people were in the face of what happened to them. In American Hustle, you’re also working with Jennifer Lawrence again. Are you close friends, now? – Jennifer amazes me each time we work together. She’s so naturally gifted as an actress and she can bring so much to every role. I’ve worked with her on three films now (they also co-star in Serena together, a film set in the Depression) and we get along so well. She’s very uninhibited and she always tells you what’s on her mind and it’s a joy to be around someone like that. How would you describe her performance in American Hustle? – She plays this wild character. She’s also very funny in this film and it’s a different role from what she’s done in the past and I think audiences are going to be blown away by her – again! (Laughs) She’s incredible. David O. Russell describes you as an actor who is able to constantly transform himself in every role...? – That’s very kind of him... Every movie I’ve done since “Limitless,” I’ve been out of my comfort zone – except for “Hangover 3.” Every day you’re thinking, “Oh my God, this is not safe.” But a film like American Hustle or A Place Beyond the Pines is going to push you to face up to your own fears of what you can do as an actor. When you’re offered a role that challenges you, it’s one of those moments when life says, “Are you ready to walk the walk?” As an actor, you like to tell yourself that all you care about is working with great directors and not playing whatever kind of character you think is going to be good for an image or something. So, when you’re asked to do these kinds of films, you ask yourself, “OK, buddy, do you really mean what you’re saying?” You also helped finance a very personal project – The Words – which you produced and starred in? – Yes. That was a project I was waiting to do until I had enough of a name to help get the film made and where I could play the lead. I also saw my character as someone who is flawed in several ways and that’s always more interesting for me to play. It’s the same with the FBI agent I play (in American Hustle).

“I’m also not the type of person who let’s himself get carried away with attention and awards.”

have a lot of curiosity about life. I haven’t stopped reading literature and philosophy just because I’ve become an actor. I also love travelling and studying other cultures because that’s the kind of experience that gives me a more interesting perspective on the world, Cooper says. His most recent film, American Hustle – soon to be released on DVD in the Nordics – saw him play arguably the most interesting role of his career – that of an unorthodox and neurotic FBI agent leading a sting operation against corrupt politicians. Set in the 70’s, and based on the actual federal investigation into links between government officials and organized crime, Cooper sports curly hair and a beard while running an undercover operation that enlists the services of a con artist couple (Christian Bale and Amy Adams) who get mixed up with a political power broker ( Jeremy Renner) and a wild housewife ( Jennifer Lawrence). The offbeat tale was directed by David O. Russell, who was anxious to team up with his Silver Linings’ stars Cooper and Lawrence. The result was one of the most entertaining and sexiest films last year, with Cooper delivering another Oscar-worthy performance. Cooper, 39, has also completed work on another film, Serena, directed by Danish Academy Award-winner Susanne Bier (Love is All You Need, After the Wedding). What was it like reteaming with David O. Russell for American Hustle? – I love the way he works. David creates a very inspiring atmosphere on his sets. He loves to let your imagination play with your character and pushes you to dive into things. There’s this feeling of controlled chaos and it forces you to deliver under tension and time pressure. I love it.

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interview He’s not your conventional guy. He’s falling apart at the same time as he’s behind this major federal corruption investigation. Audiences are much more interested in a guy like that than someone who just goes by the book. I grew up watching all these incredible auteur movies where the characters were always flawed and complex and unknowable in certain respects. Those are the roles I aspire to. You seem very together at this stage in your life and career. But you once had a wild side? – I may still have a wild side, but I keep it quiet! (Laughs) I stopped drinking about ten years ago (at age 29) when I realised it was getting out of control and it wasn’t the kind of life I wanted to lead. It was a time in my life where I felt very isolated and wandering around and not very self-confident. I saw that I was going to ruin my life if I kept heading in that direction and so I just decided that I had to sober up. Have the Oscar nominations changed you? – I don’t think so. The biggest difference might be the way I’m perceived in the business, because most people knew me from The Hangover and I’m not sure I got a lot of respect for that as an actor even if those films did very well. I also know that winning an Oscar wouldn’t change anything about me or how I perceive myself. What was more important was being part of Silver Linings Playbook and playing a character who had different edges to him and wasn’t necessarily that likeable. Those are the kinds of roles that inspire you and give you the recognition that will lead to working with the best directors and playing in the most interesting films. The main thing that the nomination did for me was being placed in the same company as an outstanding actor like Daniel Day-Lewis. There comes a level of respect with that and I’m very grateful for it. Are you happy with where you career stands now? – Getting to this point has been a fairly long process, and I know how fortunate I’ve been. I just had to keep working and believing in myself and see where that would lead me. I’m still driven mainly by the desire to grow as an actor and continue to work with great actors and tell great stories. I’m also not the type of person who let’s himself get carried away with attention and awards. I have the attitude that I have to keep proving myself and that’s probably the best motivation you can have.

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You’ve stated in the past that you enjoy spending a lot of time alone. Is that still the case? – There are times when I need to be alone. As a child I was usually surrounded by friends and family, but at university I found myself spending more time reading and thinking and being by myself. Then I went through a wilder period where I was partying a lot with friends. But in recent years, I really value the times where I can get away and be very solitary, not answering emails or phone calls. I had a chance to spend a week in Paris by myself last year, and I loved being able to sleep until noon, walking around the centre of Paris, and just taking in the beauty of that city. I would also explore the city on a motorcycle late at night until two or three in the morning when the streets are much quieter, but where you can still stop at some café and sit by yourself and read or just watch people. Friends have described you as someone who has a serious and reflective side, but also someone who works very hard and has a lot of discipline. Were you always that way? – Growing up, I was a hard-working kid. I always knew where I came from, and idolized my father and what he achieved, and I felt, from a really early age, a real need to take whatever progress he had made to the next level. I didn’t really know what that meant, but I always had a huge engine inside, a real work ethic. Since I was 15, I’ve always had a job. I worked as a busboy at a Greek restaurant while I was going to high school, just because I wanted to have my own money, and work, and whatever that gave me, that sense of fulfilment. And I think it ties into what I always thought it was to be a man. Your father passed away a few years ago (in 2011). What kind of mark did his passing leave on you? – It was a very hard time for me. It was the kind of sad experience that changes you forever. I still have difficulty talking about him. When I was a kid we lived across the street from a movie theatre and my father turned me on to all the great auteur films from the 70’s and 80’s. I owe so much to him. Do you think about starting a family of your own these days? – I would love to be a father, and I know my own father would be very proud of me when I would start my own family. Raising a family was his greatest joy in life and that’s my next step in my evolution as a man.

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The Soul of Lugana and the Heart of Valpolicella

making of The Tullamore Dew tour and visitor centre is housed inside the former 19th century whiskey distillery.

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The tradition of whiskey making is deeply rooted in Ireland, influenced by centuries of politics, legal restrictions and, of course, imbibing. Z travelled to the town of Tullamore, one hour outside Dublin, to learn how make a triple-distilled, tripleblended whiskey. by max doherty

Ireland’s reputation as The Green Island is definitely not a marketing ploy. The road from Dublin to Tullamore is lined with lush, impeccable greenery, interrupted only occasionally by charming brick houses. The country was hit hard by the financial crisis of 2008, and has yet to fully recover. However, as a sign of better things to come, a whopping 35 million euros have been invested in the construction of a massive, state-of-the-art distillery just outside Tullamore, with hundreds of locals seeing newfound employment. Our primary destination today is the building that originally housed the Tullamore distillery, and which currently serves as the Tullamore Dew tour and visitor centre. The original distillery was housed in this 19th century building located right by the Grand Canal. The proximity to water was important not only because it is a main ingredient, but also because the Grand Canal would serve as a transportation route down to Dublin. The town’s distillery received an impressive overhaul in the 1890s when one of the distillery workers, Daniel E. Williams, took over as the general manager. Williams helped introduce electricity, telecommunications and motorized transportation to the town,

and he also added his initials D.E.W. to the whiskey’s name. These days, Tullamore Dew is the world’s second largest brand of Irish whiskey, and the number one brand of Irish whiskey in the Nordics. As we arrive at the Tullamore visitor’s centre we’re greeted by Tullamore Dew’s Global Brand Ambassador John Quinn, who knows a thing or two about whiskey. Born and raised in Dublin, he has worked in the whiskey industry for more than 30 years, both at the Irish Distillers Group and later as the Regional Export Director for Tullamore Dew. John Quinn is here to teach us everything he knows about whiskey. The name whiskey comes from the Gaelic “uisce beatha”, which means “water of life” – a direct translation of the Latin “aqua vitae”. The spelling differs depending on the country: in Scotland and Canada it’s spelled whisky, and in Ireland and the US it’s spelled whiskey. In general, you use the spelling that corresponds to the beverage’s country of origin. Regardless of the spelling, however, whiskey refers to spirits distilled from a mash of fermented grains. To complicate things further, there are different types of whiskey. The single malt, arguably the most famous type, is made from a single mash of malted barley and often has a more pronounced taste.

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making of A massive 35 million euro distillery is being built outside the town of Tullamore. The copper stills have already been installed.

The recipe for whiskey consists of three main ingredients: cereal grain, water and yeast. Blended whiskey is simply a blend of different whiskey types, which makes it very palatable as a straight drink, but also offers an adaptability for use in cocktails and importantly Irish coffee. Usually the whiskeys in the blend are sourced from different distilleries and the art of the blender is to ensure the right consistency of blend is achieved. In Ireland, some of the blended whiskeys are distilled at the same distillery, but this is not the case for Scotch blends. The recipe for whiskey is simpler than you might think. There are three main ingredients: cereal grain, water and yeast. You can get fairly different results depending on which cereal grain you use, and you can achieve results that are even more complex by blending several whiskeys. Here in Tullamore, they use three whiskeys in the blend: Grain, Malt and Pot Still. The malt whiskey

The first part of the blended whiskey is made of malt, which is malted barley that has been “tricked” into sprouting. A characteristic trait of Irish whiskey is that the malt is rarely peated, so it doesn’t have that smoky flavour. Once you have your malted barley, you grind it into grist to release the sugar hidden inside. Hot water is added to the grist to make a sugary liquid called wort. Finally, you add yeast to the wort to ferment the

sugar, creating that necessary compound known as alcohol. This process takes a couple of days. After the fermentation process is completed, we have what is commonly known as beer, albeit not very tasty beer, with a low alcohol content. In order to get this alcohol content to reach the high double-digits, we need to distil the liquid. This distillation is achieved using copper stills; three copper still to be precise. This is an inherently Irish trait used for triple distillation. Scotch whiskies are generally double distilled. The distilled liquid will come in three different stages – the heads, the heart and the tails – and it is very important that you separate these from each other. The heads are very strong and at times can have some unpleasant flavour notes, whereas the heart tastes and smells a lot better. Therefore, once the heart reveals itself you turn a lever to pour it into a separate container. This process will be repeated once you get to the tails, which are too weak. Deciding where the heart begins and ends is done by measuring the alcohol content, but also by using the human senses. Therefore, this process is only carried out by a small number of individuals, and can be described as an art. The grain whiskey

The second part of the blend is the grain whiskey. The grain whiskey at Tullamore is made of corn, an ingredient you

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making of probably recognize from American bourbon. This ingredient creates an entirely different flavour, and has an entirely different distilling process. Instead of copper stills, you use a tall contraption of columns, wherein the liquid is distilled continuously through a vertical tube. The column still was patented by an Irishman and former excise tax collector named Aeneas Coffey, the pronunciation of whose first name often brings a smile. At the time, excise tax collectors in Ireland would exercise strict inspections of distilleries, and it wasn’t uncommon for distilleries to be shut down. Needless to say, the tax collectors were not particularly liked; many of them were even physically attacked. The column still had a couple of advantages to the pot still. It could be used continuously, instead of having to be cleaned and refilled, and it produced larger quantities of alcohol at a higher concentration. What’s interesting is that the column still is mainly used with clear spirits, such as vodka or gin, where purity is given a higher priority than unique flavours. For whiskeys, however, the pot still is often the better choice as it retains more of the flavour. The pot still whiskey

Pot still whiskey is a very Irish phenomenon, and is made from a mix of malted and unmalted barley. You might be asking yourself why anyone would think to use anything but 100% malted barley. The answer is that distilleries were taxed according to how much malted barley they used, so The casks have a significant impact on the flavour and the colour of the whiskey.

As the label proudly states, the whiskey is triple distilled and triple blended.

by adding unmalted barley, the distilleries could pay lower taxes. This is the most uniquely Irish part of the blend, and some distilleries are now returning to selling pure pot still whiskey just as it was sold in the days before blending. The casks

Unbeknownst to many, the colour and much of the flavour of the whiskey comes from the cask, in which the whiskey is to be aged for a minimum of three years – most whiskeys age for a much longer period of time. The age of the whiskey is the time between distillation and bottling, and some whiskeys are actually aged in several casks, before finally being bottled. By using different types of casks, you can achieve different tastes. Tullamore Dew uses Bourbon and Sherry casks for its blends and also uses Port and Madeira casks for its 10yo Single Malt. These casks add flavour notes such as caramel and vanilla to the whiskey. It is only after all three parts have finished aging that the whiskey is finally blended. A single person is in charge of this blending process, in order to guarantee a consistent taste and flavour. Glasses up

The blended whiskey carries the flavours of all the three blends. The malt whiskey is very fruity and citrusy; the grain whiskey is sweet, sugary and creamy; and the pot still whiskey is spicy and peppery. By blending them, you get a smooth and complex whisky that can be enjoyed straight, on the rocks or with a couple of drops of water. Glasses up!

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South Africa

Where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic Africa’s second most affluent country is also one of its most popular tourist destinations. Once marred by a troubled past, South Africa has seen a strong recovery in the past two decades. With lush nature, picturesque villages and countless beaches, South Africa has something for everyone. By Max Doherty

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Destination Cape Town


The most popular tourist destination in South Africa is surrounded by majestic mountains on the one side, and the Atlantic on the other. There are some exciting things to see and do in central Cape Town: there’s the famous, brightly coloured houses in Bo-Kaap, the popular restaurant Mzoli’s in Gugulethu and the beach in Camps Bay just west of the city. However, most of the popular sights are located outside the city centre. West of the city is the famous Table Mountain, from where you can get an amazing view of the city and the Atlantic. We recommend that you hike your way up the mountain and take the cable car down. Further south is the Cape Peninsula, and at its lowest end, Cape Point. Contrary to popular belief, this is not the point where the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet. On your way back from Cape Point, you should stop by Fish Hoek, where you will find a picturesque and family-friendly beach. Nearby you will also find the fishing village Kalk Bay, where you can enjoy the salt-water pools and the many restaurants. South Africa is also famous for its wines, and you can find out why by visiting Stellenbosch and Paarl, just east of the city, and Franschhoek, slightly further east, which is also known as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa.

From Cape Town, it is very popular to drive east towards the city of Port Elizabeth.

n April 1994, South Africa saw its first democratically held election where people of all colour were allowed to participate. After all the votes had been counted, Nelson Mandela was elected president and Apartheid was officially ended, after nearly 50 years of state-sponsored segregation. Fast-forward twenty years, and South Africa is a very different country. International trade embargos are long gone, the economy is growing and tourism is being embraced like never before. Consequently, there is no better time to visit South Africa. Tourism to the African continent is growing rapidly. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently predicted that the number of international tourists to Africa will reach 1.8 billion by the year 2030. Many of these tourists will travel to northern Africa, to countries such as Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco, but increasingly more will also visit the southern parts of Africa in general, and South Africa in particular. In this article, we will guide you through Cape Town in the south, along the coast towards Port Elizabeth in the southeast, and then further inland to Johannesburg. When you visit South Africa, keep in mind that most places accept credit cards, and there are cash dispensers just about everywhere. However, getting around can be somewhat tricky. In Cape Town you’ll see a lot of taxis. They charge approximately one euro per kilometre, and it’s fairly common for tourists to rent a personal driver for a fixed fee.

The Garden Route

From Cape Town, it is very popular to drive east along the coast towards Port Elizabeth, which will take you on a stretch of road called the Garden Route. This route has the second mildest climate in the world, after Hawaii, and is ridiculously popular with tourists. On the way there, you can stop by Cape Agulhas, which is the southernmost point in all of Africa. It is also here that the seas truly meet. Port Elizabeth

At the end of the Garden Route we find Port Elizabeth, also known as “The Friendly City”. This is one of South Africa’s biggest tourist destinations. Many people come here just to enjoy the beaches and go sightseeing for places such as the Campanile bell tower. The city is also home to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum and the elephant park Addo. Furthermore, Port Elizabeth is a great place for whale watching; there are regular boat tours that let you view these magnificent creatures up close. Johannesburg

South Africa’s largest city, called “Jo’burg” by many of the locals, is perhaps more popular among business travellers than tourists, due to the many businesses located here. However, the city is also a goldmine for museums and historical sights, and the best place to learn more about the era of Apartheid.

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The colourful houses in Bo-Kaap are but some of the many sights in central Cape Town.

The most famous of these museums is the Apartheid Museum, where South Africa’s dark past of segregation is illustrated in great detail. By seeing examples of the inequalities and political oppression first hand, you get a better understanding of the country as a whole. Keep in mind that the museum is closed on Mondays. The second stop on the history tour is Constitution Hill, which is a former fortress that served as a prison during the apartheid era; these days it serves as a stark reminder of how far South Africa has come. Another important historical site can be found in Soweto. The name is an abbreviation for South Western Townships and used to be regarded as separate city. In Soweto, you can visit the house where Nelson Mandela lived between 1946 and 1961, as well as for 11 days just after he was released from prison. In addition to museums and historical sights, there are also plenty of hip districts in Johannesburg, such as Newtown, Braamfontein and Maboneng, where you’ll find lots of bars, shops and restaurants. Many tourists are also drawn to the Rosebank African Craft Market, where you can go bargain hunting for antiques and arts. Finally, not far from Johannesburg you’ll find South Africa’s largest national park, Kruger Park, which has excellent safaris and tours.

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Elizabeth has a front-row view of the surrounding Indian Ocean


South Africa

No holiday is complete without quality accommodation. Z took a closer look at four excellent Carlson Rezidor hotels in South Africa, each of them located in one of the major tourist destinations.

Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town is the only hotel in the city that is located right by the Atlantic Sea. There are 177 rooms and suites to choose from, many of which have a view of the sea or of Table Mountain. Try some of South Africa’s famous wines at Tobago’s Restaurant and Tobago’s Bar & Terrace, and why not treat yourself to some pampering at the Amani Spa. The 173 rooms and suites at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Elizabeth all have a front-row view of the surrounding Indian Ocean, and are just a couple of minutes from the nearby golf course. In addition, the hotel is just a short drive away from the city centre. Once you return, you can find some well-deserved relaxation at the Camelot Spa, and round off the evening at the Tabú Grill and the Tabú Bar & Lounge. Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg is a great place to stay whilst exploring the city of Johannesburg. The hotel is situated in Sandton, which is South Africa’s premier financial and business district, and is host to one of Sandton’s best restaurants, Central One Restaurant. Our favourite aspect of the hotel, however, is the swimming pool located at the Outdoor Bar & Sun Deck. Moreover, the hotel can help organize tours to Soweto and other nearby sights. The Park Inn Sandton Hotel offers 273 comfortable rooms right in the financial centre of Johannesburg. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi internet, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and an outdoor swimming pool.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town The rooms and suites at the Radisson Blu hotels in South Africa are famous for their unparallel views, as they are often located right by the beach.




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A great lounge can make the difference between a stressful stopover and a relaxing break. Z searched out three refreshing, water-themed lounges around the world. by max doherty

ne of the worst things about flying is having to wait for a transit flight at an airport. Having already completed one flight, your body is dehydrated and tired, so you’re usually not in the mood for several hours of waiting. However, some airport lounges have sought to extent their repertoire beyond the usual coffee, snacks and magazines, instead offering spa treatments and refreshing swimming pools, which should make your wait more bearable. In March 2006, Virgin Atlantic opened their flagship lounge, the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, at London Heathrow Airport. With a budget of nearly 14 million euros, this gigantic lounge spans across three entire floors, and has everything from a luxury restaurant to a barbershop. Celebrities and other affluent travellers from the Nordics have been known to fly via London Heathrow for the sole purpose of getting to hang out at the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse. Our favourite spot in the Clubhouse is the Poolside Lounge, where one of the walls is fitted with a ceiling-to-floor Japanese waterfall, which runs gently into the nearby pool. Add to that a swimming pool and a spa, and you could easily forget that you’re at an airport.

The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at London Heathrow Airport.

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Singapore Changi is famous for its tropical settings, such as the Green Wall in Terminal 3.

Our favourite spot in the Clubhouse is the Poolside Lounge, where one of the walls is fitted with a ceiling-to-floor Japanese waterfall. Our next water-themed lounge is found on the other side of the world, literally. Guests at Qantas’ first class lounge in Sydney can treat themselves to a complementary day spa, which offers several treatments that take about 30 minutes and a full body massage that takes 50 minutes. Keeping in mind that long-haul flights to and from Australia are among the longest in the world, this lounge might just be the perfect place to prepare for take-off. As an added bonus, first class travellers are contacted in advanced and asked when they would like to schedule their spa session. Our final water-themed lounge is the Rainforest lounge at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1, which features a modern rainforest theme and provides well-needed refuge from the stress associated with long-haul travel. In addition to the regular services you would expect at a lounge, they also have a spa, a swimming pool and even a Jacuzzi to freshen you up. In fact, the entire airport has long been regarded as one of the best in the world, and has some great places outside the lounge too, such as the tropical garden in Terminal 2 and the 300-metre long “Green Wall� in Terminal 3.

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airlines The on-board menus on TAM and LAN’s premium classes are designed by top chefs in Latin America.

From near and far

The summer holidays are upon us, the time when many of us pack our bags and fly off into the sunset. Be it a long trip across the Atlantic or a short weekend in Europe, there is always something new to see and do. In this issue, we have become acquainted with two of the summer’s hottest airlines. Allow us to introduce TAM Airlines and Air Berlin. By Max doherty

TAM Airlines

Brazil’s most prominent airline, TAM Airlines, was founded in 1976 and has been growing ever since. In 2012, the airline merged with Chile’s LAN Airlines and formed the LATAM Airlines Group; in the process it became South America’s largest airline group. Martin Modarelli, LATAM Airlines Group’s Commercial Director for the UK and Northern Europe, told us more about the merger: – We have focused on growing and developing better services and benefits for our passengers and, by joining our two networks together, have been able to offer seamless transitions across South America. We currently fly to 135 destinations in 22 countries, and we employ over 53,000 people worldwide. Brazil is all the rage this summer, as the country hosts the biggest and best sporting event in the world. Unfortunately, none of the Nordic countries managed to qualify, but that won’t stop football fans from following the games religiously. And what better way to follow the World Cup than to do so on location? Indeed, 600,000 international tourists are expected to visit Brazil during the month-long tournament. Martin Modarelli, explained how the airline will operate during the World Cup: z lifestyle magazine | 103

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airlines – The World Cup is a big opportunity for Brazil and South America as a whole, and TAM Airlines is the only airline to serve all 12 of the World Cup host cities, so it’s a very exciting time for us. While we foresee big events like the World Cup attracting more leisure passengers than business passengers, we forecast that the knock on effect of a big tournament like this will essentially result in an increased interest in the destination on both the leisure and business front. We have been working hard to ensure we support demand for this huge event and in Europe will be reinstating our direct London-Rio de Janeiro flight three times a week for the World Cup in June and July. This forms part of a wider plan to introduce 350 new international flights during the World Cup this summer. TAM and LAN Airlines don’t fly directly from the Nordic countries, which is why you probably haven’t seen many of their aircrafts around your local airport. Nevertheless, the airline group is targeting Nordic travellers increasingly more. Martin Modarelli elaborated further: – The Nordic market is extremely important to us and one that we hope to grow over the next few years. We have a dedicated team based in both London and Stockholm who work full time on serving this market. Our passengers normally fly to Frankfurt with SAS or to London Heathrow, from where they can connect very quickly and easily onto one of the daily direct flights to Sao Paulo with TAM Airlines. If you prefer travelling in business class, then you might be interested in TAM Airlines’ new “head of on-board service” position, which they will introduce in November this year. By having a mem-

ber of the cabin crew oversee the overall level of service on the aircraft, TAM Airlines aims to ensure that the airline’s business class maintains a consistent high service level. Furthermore, their on-board menus might entice fans of the Latin American cuisine. Martin Modarelli explained: – The on-board menus on both LAN and TAM’s premium classes are designed by top chefs in Latin America who incorporate natural products and dishes typical to the region. Likewise, the wine lists are updated regularly and are curated by leading Brazilian wine specialist, Arthur Azevedo, and Latin America’s only Master Sommelier, Hector Vergara. Air Berlin

Our second airline is perhaps best known for their low-cost flights within Europe. However, Air Berlin, Germany’s second largest airline, flies to 171 different destinations on five different continents. They entered into a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways a couple of years ago, and their membership in the global airline alliance Oneworld has resulted in codeshare agreements with 17 other airlines. Of course, Air Berlin also operates a large number of flights to and from the Nordics. Jan Anderstedt, Area Manager Nordics at Air Berlin, told us more: – We operate nonstop flights to and from five destinations in the Nordics. Travellers from Sweden can choose from up to four daily flights from Stockholm to Berlin as well as up to three daily flights from Gothenburg to Berlin. Furthermore, we operate six weekly frequencies from Stockholm to Vienna. Over the past year, the LATAM Airlines Group has opened five new VIP lounges.

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airlines Air Berlin flies to 171 destinations on five different continents.

“We operate nonstop flights to and from five destinations in the Nordic countries.” Danish travellers can choose from 55 weekly flights from Copenhagen to Berlin, Düsseldorf or Vienna. From Helsinki, we offer up to three daily connections to Berlin. In Norway, we currently operate up to three daily flights from Oslo to Berlin. Air Berlin is based in the German city of Berlin, where you can find many of the airline’s connecting flights. – No need to mention that Berlin itself is one of the most attractive destinations in Europe and always worth a visit, Jan Anderstedt adds. With regard to Air Berlin’s business class offerings, the airline recently updated their service substantially. Jan Anderstedt explains: – Business travellers benefit from excellent connecting times on flights to the main business destinations in Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia and the United States as well as Abu Dhabi. This spring, Air Berlin just finished the refurbishment of our new business class on our Airbus A330-200 long-haul fleet. The new configuration with 19 seats offers flight guests even more privacy and provides direct access to the aisle from every seat. The new full flat seats can be fully reclined into comfortable beds and they even have a massage function. The economy class is also equipped with in-seat monitors and new ergonomically shaped seats for comfortable traveling to long haul destinations. In other words, despite its low-cost roots, Air Berlin has created a business class service that rivals those of their premium

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competitors. Furthermore, their economy class foregoes many of the negative aspects commonly associated with low-cost air travel. Jan Anderstedt concludes: – Our guests can choose between web- and mobile check-in and one piece of luggage is always included in the ticket price. On board of every flight our cabin crew serves a drink, a snack or a meal and will always have a smile for our guests. The red chocolate heart made of the finest cacao from the German chocolate manufacturer Rausch is an Air Berlin trademark and is presented on many of our flights as a farewell gift to guests as they exit the aircraft.



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Winner takes it all

Radisson Blu hotels from all the Nordic countries were among the nominees for the prestigious World Travel Awards. The nominated hotels are: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen; Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki; Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, Reykjavik; Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik; Radisson Blu Hotel, Alesund; Radisson Blu Resort, Trysil; and Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm. The award ceremony will be held on 2 August.

Pleased to meet you

Park Inn by Radisson’s brilliant concept Smart Meetings & Events is currently being introduced in several European countries, including the Nordics. The concept puts a lot of emphasis on having the right type of food and drinks, and on using the latest technology to improve the meetings. The Smart Meetings & Events concept focuses on Connectivity, Choice and Community, offering free Internet access, flexible spaces and the unique Smart Food menu, which in turn features low-fat, high-protein food that is rich in Omega 3.

New recruits

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group recently announced the first member hotels of their new luxury brand Quorvus Collection: the May Fair Hotel London, the G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh, and the Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait. Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of The Rezidor Hotel Group, had the following to say about the three new hotels: “We are delighted to welcome three iconic hotels to Quorvus Collection, our latest luxury brand. Each property has its own unique style, personality and heritage with one essential factor at the core – a five-star luxury hotel experience.”

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The talented

Mr Engelhart His drive to entertain people has taken Danish-Norwegian Thomas Engelhart to Hollywood, Europe, South-East Asia and back to the Nordics again. Z had a chat with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s new Area Vice President Nordics. What did you do before joining Carlson Rezidor? What are your responsibilities as Carlson Rezidor’s new Area – My background is rather unorthodox. I have worked in the Vice President Nordics? – The position of Area Vice President Nordics entails hospitality industry for most of my professional life, but I also responsibilities for all of Carlson Rezidor’s business activities and have experience from many other industries. For example, I have operations in the Nordic countries, with Radisson Blu and Park held management positions at companies in the finance industry, namely Klarna and American Express, as well Inn by Radisson being the most established Thomas Engelhart as the Coop supermarket chain. I also have brands in the region. In addition, I will also Title: Area Vice President Nordics, experience from private equity and show oversee any future introduction of Carlson The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group business. Rezidor’s new brands Radisson Red and Age: 47 Resides in: Stockholm, Sweden You used to work in show business? Quorvus Collection. Family: His 8-year-old daughter Stella – I did! I used to be performing in musicals What are your goals for Carlson Rezidor Motto: Everything is possible and such. In my youth I travelled to Hollywood, in the coming years? – We are the leading and only international hotel operator of any convinced that I would become a splendid character actor. Unforsignificance in the Nordics, but we must not take this position for tunately, Hollywood did not share my belief. I subsequently left the granted. This is a highly competitive business, and we will have to work US and travelled around Europe and South-East Asia, and later hard to stay in pole position. Therefore, we will focus on delivering our found myself stranded in Singapore. In order to get money for a brand promises and accelerating new product and service innovations. ticket home, I worked as a shoe-cleaner outside a luxury hotel. This The beauty of the hospitality industry is that it encompasses people, hotel had red carpets, chandeliers, celebrities and glamour, and as experiences and business – it is the experience element that really I was sitting outside this fabulous hotel polishing shoes, I realized makes the difference and triggers storytelling, which is what we will that the hospitality industry, and hotels in particular, was where I focus on through the product and service innovations. wanted to be – it became my very own Hollywood stage.

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Bringing home

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Every stay at a hotel is a new opportunity to take in a new style and find inspiration from the latest design trends. Z searched far and wide for the hottest hotel bathrooms and the coolest bathroom trends, and learnt how you can bring home the hotel style. By Max Doherty

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The Tower Suite bathroom at the Radisson Blu Strand Hotel in Stockholm is elegantly decorated with marble and a beautiful, natural light source.

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In order to learn more about the inspiring styles and designs found in luxurious hotel bathrooms, Z caught up with stylist and interior decorator Maria Nordin, who lives and breathes interior design. Last year, she decorated the Garbo Suite at the Radisson Blu Strand Hotel in Stockholm for the hotel’s 100th anniversary, and when she isn’t out decorating homes and hotels, she runs the blog

up The modern bathroom series Mano from Kvick allows you to plan your own hotelstyle bathroom. The modules are handleless and movable, and the basin in dark-grey concrete creates a sense of harmony. right Award-winning bathroom design from Alessi, with round, feminine shapes that add a pleasant touch. Alessi’s Laufen series

sports tall edges and soft shapes, giving the bathroom an unmistakably elegant feel. down The modern bathroom makes use of the digital revolution with Smart Water from Dornbracht. Adjust the water flow and temperature from the waterfall-inspired tap at the touch of a button.

How do you capture the atmosphere from a hotel bathroom? – The vibe and atmosphere of hotel bathrooms are a great source of inspiration. The best way to achieve that atmosphere is to use lots of exclusive materials, such as marble, and to invest in premium mixer taps for the basin and shower. In terms of colours, you should use two matching hues such as white and grey, with black details. Another important trait of the hotel bathroom is to have both a bathtub and a shower. Hotel bathrooms are generally not used for storage, so they can incorporate minimalist touches such as not having a commode under the basin. You can emulate this feel by having a chrome towel bar underneath the basin, and by using high-quality towels made of Egyptian cotton. Keep premium soaps in a basket made of natural materials for some extra bonus points.

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left A luxurious shower is the cornerstone of any bathroom. This chrome showerhead from Vila is minimalist, wallfitted and has an adjustable water flow.

What are the current trends in bathroom design? – There is a lot of talk about going back to all white bathrooms, but I doubt that will happen anytime soon. In my opinion, we will see a lot more use of clinkers and tiles with a rustic and natural feel to them, as well as more concrete and limestone contrasted with marble. This trend is in many ways inspired by hotel bathrooms, where marble has been used for decades. We are also seeing a lot of copper details and rose gold hues. Overall, we are moving away from the glossy look and towards matte tiles and materials. Another fun trend is the use of wooden materials in the bathroom, such as a wooden wall. All the small details are important too: using the right textiles, having lights that can be dimmed, achieving the right scents. Every little detail counts. Most people don’t think twice about the floor drain, but a different design can make an enormous difference. Similarly, having built in taps and mixers gives everything a more luxurious look.

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up The exclusive series MEM from Dornbracht is now available in a brand new metallic colour: Cyprum. This mix of copper and gold really brings a sense of warmth into the bathroom. down The Vero series from Duravit is based on rectangular shapes. The basin with tall edges on top of a commode in stunning walnut creates a natural atmosphere in the bathroom.


“The vibe and atmosphere of hotel bathrooms are a great source of inspiration.�

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water Of life

In this issue of Z, we have studied Finnish, Turkish and Japanese spa treatments, each of which have their own unique history, traditions and etiquette rules, and all of which have a connection to water. by max doherty

japanese bath

Japan is famous for its hot springs, known as Onsen, and its communal bathhouses, called Sentou. The country’s tradition of bathhouses spans thousands of years, and is connected, in part, to Japan’s widespread volcanic activity. An Onsen can be located both indoors and outdoors and uses naturally heated water from geothermal hot springs that often contains minerals such as sulphur, sodium and hydrogen carbonite. In the past, these hot springs served as public baths, but these days they are mainly used for weekend getaways. The Sentou is a communal bathhouse that doesn’t use water from hot springs. However, they are still very popular in the cities, where authentic hot springs are few and far between. If you haven’t been to a Japanese bath before, you’d be wise to read up on the etiquette rules before taking the plunge. The tradition is deeply rooted in Japanese culture, and failing to adhere to the rules can be considered very rude. First of all, you must remember to remove your shoes when you enter the bathhouse. In addition, you are expected to bring two towels – one for washing and one for drying – and soap. Fortunately, most bathhouses sell these at affordable prices. A Japanese bathhouse will generally consist of a large bath or pool, as well as several separate showers for washing. Before you step into the bath, you are to wash yourself with soap at one of the showers. It is incredibly important that you have rinsed off all soap before stepping into the bath, as failing to do so is arguably the biggest blunder you can make in Japan. The Senso Wellness Centre at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City has an extensive menu of relaxing treatments.

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sauna This inherently Finnish phenomenon, consisting of wooden planks and heated stones, has become popularized around the world, but nowhere is it as popular as its country of origin. Nearly every home in Finland has a sauna. In fact, with a population of 5.4 million people, there are upwards of 3.2 million saunas in the country. Before access to public health care became widely available in Finland, most Finnish mothers would even give birth in saunas, due to their sterile nature. Modern saunas use electricity to heat metal bars, which in turn heat the stones on which you pour water to create hot steam. The temperature in a sauna can approach 100 degrees Celsius, which would have been unbearable if it wasn’t for the relatively low humidity. In addition, sauna-users can adjust the heat by choosing a between different levels of benches. The further up you go, the hotter it gets. Finns also like to use birch twigs to stimulate the skin whilst in the sauna. The sauna culture is widespread in all the Nordic countries, although in Sweden it is mostly referred to as “bastu” – the word is short for “badstuga”, is Swedish for bathhouse. Saunas can also be found at many gyms, swimming pools and hotels around the world. Keep in mind that if the sauna is

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adjacent to a swimming pool, it is important not to wear swimming trunks inside the sauna. The reason for this is that the heat will vaporize the chlorine, which can cause breathing problems. In addition to being a pleasant, relaxing experience, saunas have also shown to have many health benefits. For example, the sauna has shown to help against rheumatic pain and depression, and it helps the body rid itself of toxins and waste products. The VIP Sauna at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki, has a thrilling view of the city centre.


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The Turkish bath, or Hammam as it is called in Turkish, is incredibly popular among tourists in Turkey. Unlike the sauna, which aims to reduce humidity, the Hammam uses large quantities of steams. The Hammam tradition is closely linked to the custom of praying in many Muslim countries, as you must wash your face, hands and feet before praying. When you visit a Turkish bath, keep in mind that many baths will offer either self-service or traditional service, the latter of which includes a massage and scrubbing. You are also expected to keep a cloth wrapped around your body at all times. The Hammam usually consists of three rooms: a warm room, a hot room and a cold room. The first room you enter is the warm room, where warm, dry air helps you relax. Next up is the hot room, which is a lot warmer, and also where you will receive your massage if you chose the traditional treatment. Lastly you enter the cold room, where you can relax, enjoy a snack and, in some cases, dip into a pool of cool water. Sometimes, tourists in Turkey struggle to find a suitable

Turkish bath. The authentic Hammam is not always suited for non-Turkish speakers, and the more tourist-friendly Hammam can be overpriced and lacking in quality. The best solution is to visit a Hammam at a premium hotel. In fact, many Radisson Blu hotels in Turkey, especially in Istanbul, have excellent Hammams that cater to international visitors. The beautifully decorated Hammam at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Istanbul Tuzla provides an authentic insight into the Turkish spa tradition.

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child´s play family editors is a Norwegian website about travelling with children. The website was founded by two mothers, Charlotte Edøy and Jannecke Weeden, who wanted to create a place where people could share their experiences about destinations, attractions, places to stay and general tips for making travelling with children easier and more enjoyable. In addition to, you can also find Charlotte and Jannecke in Z Magazine with their vignette Child’s Play.

A good night’s


Sleeping in new places can be both scary and challenging for children, but it can also become an adventure. Norwegian website has found a couple of clever methods to make your holiday nights just as pleasant as the days. By Charlotte Edøy & Jannecke Weeden

where to stay Family room in Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Cork, Irland.

There are many ways to ensure a pleasant night at the hotel, even when sharing it with your young ones. Of course, these methods differ somewhat depending on the children’s age. For example, if you have a toddler, then it is a good idea to ask the hotel for a travel bed, or bring your own. Be sure to bring a sarong or a light scarf, which you can use to turn the bed into a cosy cocoon. Explain how you are on an exciting adventure and that you have just set up a tent; make it into a bedtime story and be sure to emphasize the importance of “the tent”. If your child is still using a stroller, then it is a good idea to bring it to the room. The stroller is a safe and familiar place that will make bedtime easier. A UVscreen is great for this occasion: not only does it protect the baby from the harmful sun during the day, it can also make the stroller into a dark, cool place to spend the night. This means you won’t have to turn off all the lights or the TV in the evening. However, if your child demands total darkness and a soundproof environment, you can instead organize a “date night” for mum and dad. Bring your laptop or tablet computer and a splitter for two headphones to your bed, turn off all the lights and enjoy a good movie together. Moreover, if your hotel room has a balcony in the summertime, you can use it as an extra room when the children are asleep – this can be both relaxing and romantic. The older the kids are, the easier it gets to stay at hotels. When they are old enough to sleep by themselves, ask for connecting rooms or a family room. The kids get their own bed, bathroom and TV, which makes them feel grown up and proud – it is a joy to behold.

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Swiss luxury watchmaker Baume & Mercier, famous for timepieces such as Clifton and Capeland, recently hired photographer extraordinaire Peter Lindbergh to shoot their new “Life is About Moments” campaign, which is based on the brand’s philosophy that giving someone a watch is more than just a gift; it is one of the many moments that make our lives special. The black-and-white photographs symbolize important moments in life such as Photographer the birth of a child, a marriage and a birth- Peter Lindbergh day. According to Baume & Mercier’s CEO Alain Zimmermann, the photo shoot with the mother and the child was particularly touching as the child fell asleep during the shoot, and the photograph captures the moment right after he is woken up by the sounds of the camera. Peter Lindbergh has truly mastered the art of photography. Having worked with publications such as Vogue and Vanity Faire, his photographs have inspired the world for more than 35 years, not least thanks to his strong focus on narration in his works. So if you happen to come across the campaign, take some time to appreciate the craftsmanship that went into making the photography. L I F E




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Tate Modern in London is putting on a cutting-edge exhibition with Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs. Henri Matisse was a French painter and a legend in the world of modern art. The Tate Modern describes this exhibition as a once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness Matisse’s work all in one place. The exhibition’s name “The Cut-Outs” is meant to be taken literally; after falling ill in 1948, Matisse became physically unable to paint. Instead, he would cut out coloured paper shapes and instruct his assistants on where to place them on the canvas. The result was truly something unique. Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs includes 120 of Matisse’s works from the period 1936-1954, and is open until 7 September. Dinner TO gO

The famous Orient Express passenger train service is being honoured with its own exhibition at the Arab World Institute in Paris, titled “Il était une fois l’Orient Express” (Once upon a time, the Orient Express). Coinciding with this exhibition, French chef and Mich lin star recipient Yannick Alléno is recreating the train service’s luxurious culinary experience in a pop-up restaurant, which is installed inside the train’s carriage and placed outside the Arab World Institute. Everything has been made to stay true to the original, including the plates, the cutlery and the interiors – and, of course, the food. Open until August 31.

Like there’s no tomorrow

Once a year, the Danish town of Roskilde transforms into a behemoth of live music and massive audiences. Founded in 1971, the Roskilde Festival has since become Northern Europe’s largest; it’s an annual highlight for music lovers in all the Nordic countries, not to mention Germany and the UK. More or less all legendary rock bands and artists have played here. In accordance with tradition, the nearby campsite opens on the last Sunday of June, with performances beginning in the first week of July. This year’s festival features an impressive line-up to say the least, with acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Outkast, Stevie Wonder and The Rolling Stones. From 29 June to 6 July.

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Prestigious parade

What does luxury watchmaking and polo have in common? According to luxury watchmaker JaegerLeCoultre, more than you might think.


he Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso has been a favourite among polo players for 84 years, and the watchmaker has returned the favour by sponsoring polo competitions around the world. The Reverso has also become a popular collector’s item, available at exclusive vendors such as Nymans Ur 1851. This June, Jaeger-LeCoultre organized a polo tournament at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium featuring two Swedish teams, a German team and a Swiss team. The tournament was preceded by an impressive “Polo Parade” through the city. Although polo isn’t particularly common in the Nordics, the sport has gained a loyal following around the world. Historical figures such as Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan were fond polo players, as were contemporary political figures such as Winston Churchill. Its prestigious ties notwithstanding, polo is a physically demanding sport – you need to manoeuvre a horse and a heavy club simultaneously.

Polo dates back thousands of years, and is still practiced around the world.




Marianne Bernadotte, here seen with Prince Carl Philip.

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Once a year since 1982, the Marianne and Sigvard Bernadotte Art Awards have helped support young scholars in the fields of art, music, theatre and design. So far, more than 150 artists have seen the professional outlook improve substantially thanks to grants awarded by the foundation. In addition to the monetary support, the awards ceremony gives the artists platform for introducing themselves to an audience of influential attendees, many of whom are art aficionados themselves. The Bernadotte Art Awards 2014 featured an eclectic mix of up-and-coming artists. And the winners are… Art: Tilda Lovell Fashion design: Leonard Kocic Acting: Shima Niavarani Performance: Methinee Wongtrakoon Music: Rimma Gotskosik

Audi VIP shuttles take attendees to and from the awards.

All packed up and ready tO gO

The tickets are bought, the passports have been renewed and the e-mail accounts are set to auto-reply. Z Magazine had a peek inside the suitcases of four individuals who shared one passion: to travel. We met a sports fan who loves freediving, a career woman on her weekend getaway, an organized business man and an adventurous party girl by the beach. Photography stefan jellheden Styling Ellen Hagberg

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Travel Suitcase, Salsa Multiwheel, Rimowa. With great mobility and a nearly indestructible shell, this suitcase will protect your most precious of valuables, 440 euros. Bracelet, Omega Aqua Sailing. This charming bracelet is available in a multitude of different colours, 265 euros. Watch, Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600 M. Omega’s watches have found themselves on the wrists of many an adventurer, 7,000 euros. Swim shorts, Hugo Boss, 85 euros. Camera, Olympus Tough TG-850. This waterproof camera can withstand just about anything you throw at it, and is great for underwater photos, 300 euros. Perfume, Lacoste Live, EdT 100ml, 65 euros. Shirt, Morris Orange, 110 euros. Shirt, Ralph Lauren Polo, 130 euros. Trousers, Ralph Lauren Polo, 165 euros. Shorts, Woolrich, 90 euros. Diving flippers, Subgear, 55 euros. Sunglasses, Burberry, 200 euros. Headphones, Bowers & Wilkins P3, 200 euros. Special thanks to: Stockholms dykcenter, Hi-Fi Klubben

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“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to

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Travel Suitcase, Samsonite Firelite Curv. This trendy 4-wheeler will keep your packing safe and organized, 440 euros.

find it.” – George Augustus Moore Duvet cover, Lexington Superior, 760 euros. Pillowcase, Lexington Superior, 140 euros. Pillowcase, Lexington Superior, 190 euros. Bedspread, Lexington, 240 euros. Lexington’s iconic New England style looks great on bedding. Eye shadow, Les 4 Ombres, Chanel, 45 euros. Lipstick, Rouge Coco Shine, Chanel, 250 euros. Watch, Ladies Automatic World Heart Federation, Frédérique Constant. This timepiece is beautifully adorned with two hearts, 2,650 euros. Facial cream, Superdefense SPF 20 Daily Defense Moisturizer, Clinique, 45 euros. Perfume, Light Blue, Dolce Gabbana. Dolce Gabbana’s

summer fragrance is a beautiful blend of citrusy and musky nuances, EdT 50 ml, 65 euros. Champagne glass, Mami, Alessi, 20 euros. Sunglasses, Gucci. Bracelet, Story by Kranz & Ziegler, 425 euros. Ring, Story by Kranz & Ziegler, 90 euros. Ring, Small Princess Ring, Emma Israelsson. Swedish jewellery designer Emma Israelsson has become a name to reckon with on the Nordic scene, 255 euros. Wallet, Louis Vuitton. Keep your money safe in style, 550 euros. Striped blouse, by Malene Birger, 290 euros. Finish cream, Sachajuan, 15 euros. Skin Oil, Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil, The Body Shop, 29 euros. Blue blouse, Greta, 220 euros. Suit jacket, Ralph Lauren Blue Label, 500 euros. Dress, by Malene Birger, 320 euros. Kimono, Filippa K, 190 euros. Jacket, Club Monaco, 240 euros. Special thanks to: NK Inredning

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“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but

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Suitcase, Damier Cobalt Zéphyr 55, Louis Vuitton. Elegant and lightweight, all at once! With its four

to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson multi-directional wheels, this design classic will make travelling a breeze, 2,400 euros. Perfume, Artisan Acqua, John Varvatos. This fragrance from John Varvatos comes in a handmade flacon covered with hand-knit rope. Inside, we find top notes of mandarin, heart notes of lavender, coriander and basil, and base notes of musk, patchouli and fir resin. EdT 75 ml, 70 euros. Shoes, Morris, 330 euros.

Trousers, Daki trousers, Oscar Jacobson, 155 euros. Shirt, Oscar Jacobson, 121 euros. Tie, Oscar Jacobson, 66 euros. Shirt, Morris Heritage, 165 euros. Watch, Timewalker Chronograph, Montblanc. Timeless artisanship will never go out of style, 5,050 euros. Pen, Montblanc, Le Grande Rollerball pen. Before becoming a force to be reckoned with in accessories, watches and fragrances, Montblanc took the world by storm with their pens. 470 euros. Camera, Fujifilm X-E2. The sequel to the X-E1 features a number of upgrades, including a faster auto-focus and a better screen, whilst keeping the same, irresistible style as its predecessor, 950 euros.

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“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a

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Suitcase, Björn Borg. The brand named after Sweden’s foremost tennis player is not only known for their

change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard underwear, but also for their wide selection of quality bags and suitcases. Strong, lightweight materials make this a great choice for travellers, 110 euros. Blouse, by Malene Birger, 200 euros. Bikini, Cut Out Triangle, Phax, 110 euros. Sunscreen, Ambre Solaire Dry Mist, Garnier, 15 euros. Lip gloss, 35 Lovely Candy, Max Factor, 10 euros. Sunglasses, Ray-Ban, 265 euros. Smartphone, Iphone 5C. Apple surprised the world by introducing the plastic-covered Iphone 5C series when most of their smartphones

had been made with brushed aluminium and glass. Nevertheless, the new material allows for a selection of bright colours, 525 euros. Perfume, Escada Taj Sunset. Escada’s popular fragrance Tag Sunset comes in a flacon with a lotus flower engraved on the glass. The fragrance has top notes of mango, nectarine and blood orange, heart notes of aquatic flowers with raspberry and base notes of coconut, sandalwood and musk. EdT 30 ml, 40 euros. Body sorbet, The Body Shop, 18 euros. Shorts, Samsøe Samsøe, 90 euros. Jacket, Levi´s, 125 euros. Blouse, Filippa K, 100 euros. Earrings, Silver Britt, Gucci, 400 euros. Bracelet, Toggle Heart, Gucci, 195 euros. Sandals, Filippa K, 155 euros. Watch, Seiko Sportura. As the name suggests, this timepiece is tailor-made for everyone who loves sports, 300 euros.

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Are you looking for a stately, elegant piano to be a centerpiece in your home, or a compact, stylish instrument that will fit easily into your apartment? Or maybe you need a piano with advanced education features that can be enjoyed by your entire family, from young kids to adults. For any need or budget, you’re sure to find your perfect piano from Roland’s extensive selection. / / /

by max doherty

responsible business

A refreshing

commitment As the fastest growing hotel chain in the developing world, it is incredibly important to take responsibility for the business’ impact on the environment, not least when it comes to water. Inge Huijbrechts, Vice President Responsible Business of The Rezidor Hotel Group, told us about Carlson Rezidor’s commitment to water sustainability around the world.


t this year’s IMEX exhibition in Frankfurt, Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & Chief Executive Officer of The Rezidor Hotel Group, announced the Group’s commitment to UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate. The CEO Water Mandate is a public commitment made by CEOs of large corporations to pursue corporate water stewardship with regard to six “focus areas”: Direct Operations; Supply Chain and Watershed Management; Collective Action; Public Policy; Community Engagement; and Transparency. This will mark an important addition to Think Planet, which is one of the three pillars that make up Carlson Rezidor’s responsible business programme. Inge Huijbrechts, Vice President Responsible Business of The Rezidor Hotel Group explained why the hotel group’s focus on water is so important: – The reason why our focus on water is so important is because we are growing so fast in emerging markets such as Africa and the Middle East, where access to safe drinking water and water scarcity are widespread problems.

Radisson Blu Resort, Gran Canaria.

Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso Hammamet in Tunis. By 2030, water scarcity will have increased dramatically in emerging markets as well as mature markets such as Western and Southern Europe. Our commitment to the CEO Water Mandate is a natural step following several years of water-related initiatives. Since 2007, we have reduced the water consumption at our hotels – measured in litres per guest night – by 25% percent, and we are set on reducing this number even further. For example, just a couple of months ago we organized the industry’s first Water in Hospitality Workshop in Düsseldorf. Together with various industry partners, we started a common journey to optimize water use in our hotels. A short video from the workshop can be found on How is Carlson Rezidor working to reduce water consumption? – We have introduced a number of technical innovations to reduce the amount of water used at our hotels. For example, we have installed flow regulators and aerators in 79% of all our guest rooms. These solutions guarantee guest comfort and reduce the water used by as much as 5 litres per minute. If you consider that the average person showers for ten minutes, that is a lot of water! Flushing toilets with drinking water also uses up a lot of water. Therefore, we use dual flush toilets or water saving tools in the cisterns as much as possible. For example, at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel in London, the installation of these flushes saved 11 million litres of water in just one year. Will Carlson Rezidor be introducing any new measures following the commitment to the CEO Water Mandate? – There are several new measures on the horizon. At the recent IMEX exhibition, guests could taste our new, premium on-site filtered water. After a pilot period with feedback from our guests, we will consider serving filtered water at our hotels instead of bottled water. Although this does not necessarily reduce water consumption – people are likely to drink the same amount of water – this helps reduce carbon emissions. Of course, in the Nordic countries people are fairly used to this type of solution, but in many other markets this will make a huge difference. In addition, we will also introduce grey water re-use installations more widely. Grey water installations purify water used to wash hands or brush teeth and re-use it for irrigation and toilet flushing. We have already introduced these installations at many of our resorts, for example in Northern Africa and the Middle East, and are currently considering the latest grey water solutions for our city hotels. Finally, to celebrate our commitment to the CEO Water Mandate at IMEX Frankfurt, Carlson Rezidor will make a lifetime donation of clean water to 360 children – one for every Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort in operation or development worldwide.

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Jaime Hayon

Somewhere between

Art DecOratiOn & Design

A soon-to-be-40-year-old from Madrid has done more for design in the past decade than most designers do in a lifetime. This is the story of the creative genius that is Jaime Hayon. by max doherty

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aime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. He grew up with the skateboarding lifestyle and graffiti culture, which would leave an impression on him for many years to come. He studied industrial design in Madrid and Paris, after which he joined the design academy Fabrica in 1997. He was soon put in charge of the design department by Oliviero Toscani. Hayon’s first commercial collection was “Showtime” for BD Barcelona, and consisted of funky cabinets and vases with bunny ears. He stayed at Fabrica until 2003, after which he decided that he would dedicate all his time to personal projects. His breakthrough art installation, and first solo show, was called Mediterranean Digital Baroque, and was exhibited at the David Gill Galleries in London in 2003. This exhibit featured brightly coloured ceramic cactuses and “supersonic pigs”. The imaginative exhibition would soon be followed by many more, such as Mon Cirque and Green Chicken – the latter is literally a large, green chicken in the shape of a rocking chair.

One of his most famous art installations, The Tournament, was unveiled during the London Design Festival of 2009. Jaime Hayon set up a massive chessboard right in the middle of London, in front of The National Gallery at Trafalgar Square. The two-metre high chess pieces were handcrafted and handpainted by Hayon himself.

Many of Hayon’s works were showcased at a recent large-scale exhibition called Funtastico, which was hosted by the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands. The exhibition included previous works such as Mediterranean Digital Baroque and Green Chicken as well as the iconic chessboard – the exhibition was a reflection of Hayon’s past ten years as a designer. These days, Jaime Hayon lives and works in London, and has offices in Spain and Italy. Although immensely famous for his art installations, he is even more renowned

Jaime Hayon designed the FAVN Sofa for Fritz Hansen in 2011. To the right you can see the Ro Lounge Chair, which Hayon created in 2013.

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Jaime Hayon’s first Candy Light model was praised by critics and design lovers alike. Hayon created the piece for Baccarat in 2011, and later added new Candy Light pieces available in different sizes.


“The table is an underrated piece of furniture. In my eyes, the table is the heart of the home, the heart of the office, the heart of the restaurant.”

for his furniture pieces and interior decorations. Self-described as “anti-plastic”, Hayon works a lot with glass and ceramics. Some of his most popular items were made for French crystal manufacturer Baccarat, including The Crystal Candy Set and The Baccarat Zoo. Other companies featured on Hayon’s résumé include Moooi, Metalarte, and more recently, the Danish furniture design company Republic of Fritz Hansen. In an interview with London-based magazine Disegno, Jaime Hayon had the following to say about his collaboration with Fritz Hansen: – I’m not an easy language for people to understand. Nobody understands me 100 percent and some people ask me how I can work with companies like Fritz Hansen, which are appreciated by minimalists, yet also make a green chicken rocking chair. They think there’s something wrong with my brain.

At this year’s Salone del Mobile Furniture Fair in Milan, Jaime Hayon showed off his latest design for Fritz Hansen, the Analog table. The name refers to the importance of human interaction in the digital age. Jaime Hayon describes the table as follows: – The table is an underrated piece of furniture. In my eyes, the table is the heart of the home, the heart of the office, the heart of the restaurant. At the table, we share our greatest joys and sorrows, and at the end of the day, some of the greatest things in life happens at the table. What makes Analog unique is its shape. It’s neither square, round nor oval but something in between, which supports dialogue and intimacy. I have worked a lot with the shape of the table and the way in which it is simultaneously heavy and light, so that it exudes quality and possesses that special Fritz Hansen DNA. z lifestyle magazine | 155

icon Arne Jacobsen was given a carte blanche when he was hired to design the SAS Royal Hotel (currently the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel) in Copenhagen.

The Drop Chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen.

Arne Jacobsen designed the Drop Chair in 1958 as part of the décor at the legendary Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. Coinciding with the unveiling of the Analog table, Fritz Hansen also unveiled a redesigned version of Arne Jacobsen’s Drop Chair. Arne Jacobsen designed the chair in 1958 as part of the décor at the legendary Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, at the time called the SAS Royal Hotel. This redesign is made out of moulded plastic, and comes in six different colours: black, white, storm-blue, stone-grey, firered and sand-yellow. In an interview with Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen’s grandson Tobias Jacobsen explained how whenever a piece is to be redesigned, they always look up the original blueprints to ensure its authenticity. However, the blueprints for Drop Chair couldn’t be found, and without a blueprint, all you’re left with is subjective opinions on how the piece is supposed to look. Fortunately, they had access to an original piece, but, of course, they were not allowed to take it apart. The solution was to x-ray the chair, to find out exactly how it is constructed. The final result is a faithful recreation of Arne Jacobsen’s original design, and matches Hayon’s Analog table perfectly.

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Explore the many colours and change the look of your piece of Changeling. Elegant, feminine, powerful, sensual, sophisticated, casual, delicate or fun creative

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DENMARK SJÆLLAND: Frederikssund: Carlo Christiansen, Müllers Guldsmedie Herlev: Aage Holmer Holbæk: Christinas Guld og Sølv København K: Stenstrup Juveler København S: Anni Jensen Lyngby: Boutique d’Or Roskilde: Andersen & Enig, Müllers Guldsmedie FYN: Ringe: Bona Dea, Odense: Surel A/S JYLLAND: Haderslev: Poul Normann Herning: Koral Guld & Sølv Horsens: Mørup Ure-Guld Kolding: Lykkes Guld & Sølv, Randers: Randers Storcenter: Mørup Ure-Guld Århus: Guldsmed Bent


Alingsås: Smycka Guld i Alingsås Borås: Smycka Guld Gnosjö: Ur & Guld Göteborg: Guldsmedsmästarn / Wranges Juvelerare Halmstad: Guld & Silversmide Höganäs: Guld-shop Karlstad: Guld & Silverdesign Malmö: Prahls Guld & Juveler Skellefteå: City Guld, Uppsala: Smyckeboden Ystad: Reutners Guld

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Skagen Rev Fyrskib, 1892. By Carl Loche, one of the Skagen painters. Belongs to the Skagen Museum (detail/collage).

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architecture & design

TwO Of a Kind

The Alna district in Oslo is home to Carlson Rezidor’s first dual branded hotel: the Radisson Blu Hotel, Oslo Alna and Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Oslo Alna. Inside the modern building, we find a tightly knit organisation, orchestrated by General Manager Olav Brommeland. Z took a closer look at one of Carlson Rezidor’s most interesting concepts in recent years. By Max Doherty

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slo is Europe’s fastest growing capital city, with 624,000 inhabitants, of which more than 30% are immigrants or born to immigrant parents. Consequently, Oslo’s businesses are expanding rapidly and the demand for modern meeting and conference locales is at an all-time high. It makes sense, then, for Carlson Rezidor to launch its perhaps most ambitious concept here, in the heart of the Nordics. Olav Brommeland, the General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Oslo Alna and Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Oslo Alna, told us more about the hotels and their booming surroundings: – Alna is the fastest growing district in Oslo and a popular choice for businesses, and we view our hotels as an important part of this district’s future growth. The location entails a lot of traffic – we are located near one of the busiest roads in Oslo – but just on the other side of the hotel, we have one of Oslo’s largest natural reserves! Therefore, many of our rooms have a great view of the Norwegian landscape. We are also really close to the city centre; just eight minutes by car. Although the dual branded concept is marketed as two separate hotels – a premium Radisson Blu and a mid-market Park Inn by Radisson – the rooms are served by a joint staff with a joint reception desk, lobby and meeting rooms. In other words, people

staying in one of the 142 Radisson Blu rooms or one of the 206 Park Inn by Radisson rooms will encounter the same staff, wearing the same uniforms. Olav Brommeland explained: – It simply would not have made sense for us to have two separate organizations. Our guests enter through the same entrance and check in at the same reception desk. In addition, we have several electronic self-service desks, similar to those found at airports. Of course, the transition towards using these self-service desks will take time – it took a lot of time for the airlines too – and it will be interesting to see how people get increasingly more used to them. What can you tell us about the construction of the hotel? – The Radisson Blu Hotel, Oslo Alna and Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Oslo Alna is constructed in accordance with the strictest safety standards, not to mention energy-efficiency standards. This has helped us reduce our energy consumption by as much as 50%. Everything here is eco-friendly, and the hotel is certified by the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. In particular, we have become masters at recycling: you name it, we sort it. Why did you decide to have two different hotel brands within the same building? – Radisson Blu is our best-known brand in the Nordics, and Park Inn by Radisson is becoming increasingly popular too. When we gained access to this incredibly beneficial location in Alna, we

“All our guests enter through the same entrance and check in at the same reception desk.”

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Carlson Rezidor hired Swedish architecture firm Lundwall Architects to design the interiors of the dual branded hotel in Alna, Oslo.

wanted to use this opportunity to improve the brand recognition of both brands. In addition, dual branding means we can offer the greatest price-flexibility possible. There are two wings housing the two different brands, with the joint entrance and facilities inbetween. The dual branding idea came from our business development department in Brussels, and we have received a lot of support from them in implementing this concept. How were you able to incorporate the two brands and their themes within the same building? – We made the two different themes more apparent in the wings, and kept a more unified theme in-between. The rooms are where you will find the biggest differences; the rooms in the Radisson Blu wing have a very modern, urban theme and the rooms in the Park Inn by Radisson wing are in line with the traditional Park Inn theme and colours. Of course, all the rooms are fitted with all the latest technology and gadgets, such as free high-speed Wi-Fi, high-definition televisions and Jensen beds. However, what we are most proud of is the unified theme found in the lobby and restaurant, called Norwegian Wood. This theme was designed in collaboration with Swedish architecture firm Lundwall Architects, which has worked on several Carlson Rezidor hotels in the past. The theme makes use of natural materials, including the furniture and textiles. For example, our curtains have motifs of the surrounding nature. What can you tell us about the restaurant? – Our restaurant is named Betula, which is Latin for oak, and it

incorporates the same Norwegian Wood theme as the lobby. We collaborated with some of Norway’s top chefs when we designed the menu, which will give our guests a great taste of the Norwegian cuisine. In addition, Betula serves a great breakfast every morning. If you are more in the mood for snacks or cocktails, the excellent Bar Birk is located right next door. Are many of your guests business travellers? – Currently around 60% of our guests are here for meetings or events, while 30% are business travellers and 10% are tourists. However, we are certain the number of business individuals will increase this autumn. In addition, I really want to emphasize our meeting and conference facilities, all of which are located on the same floor. These facilities can accommodate as many as 800 people, and since they are all on one floor, our other guests won’t even notice – it is an incredibly smooth system. We have the second largest conference space of all hotels in Norway. With our 21 meeting rooms – each named after a different Norwegian tree – we have capacity for 800 delegates at conferences and 490 delegates at banquettes. What has the response in Alna been so far? – We have received some great feedback so far. In particular, there is a lot of interest in our brands not only as service providers, but also as employers. Our position as a large and rapidly growing international employer, not to mention our Yes I Can service philosophy, means that we can satisfy our guests’ needs as well as those of our employees.

The interior design features inspiring shapes and colours, for equally inspiring meetings.

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First in North Cyprus

Many people dream of moving abroad when they retire. North Cyprus is only 4 hours away and offers a pleasant climate with approximately 300 days of sunshine per year. Cyprus also has a favourable tax code, with some of the EU’s lowest taxes for individuals and companies. Furthermore, the northern part of the island, with a population of around 350,000, has a strong legal system, a low crime rate and good infrastructure. Come with us to North Cyprus, and let our Swedishspeaking staff give you a personal tour. We will help you find the home you’ve been dreaming

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A sheep in WOlf’s clOthing –

With 740 horsepower and a whine that makes children cry, the F12 Berlinetta looks anything but friendly. However, appearances are deceptive. This beast can be soft and cosy like a fluffy sheep. By James Holm

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Transmission: Front engine, 7-speed automatic, rear-wheel drive. Basic price: 270,000 euros. Engine: 6.3 litre V12, 740 hp. Torque: 690 Nm. Acceleration: 0–100 km/h in 3.1 seconds. Maximum speed: Over 340 km/h. Mixed fuel consumption: 1.5 litres/10 km. Weight: 1,700 kg. Warranties: 3 year new car guarantee, unlimited mileage and 7 years of free service.

F12 Berlinetta is without a doubt the most mindboggling car to roll out of a Ferrari production plant.

Whenever you sit in a Ferrari you get a very special feeling, which cannot be found in any other car. The feeling is almost religious. The Maranello-based company is known to have one of the strongest brands on the planet; the yellow logo with the black stallion is recognized by almost everyone, even in the most remote parts of the world. The new, bombastic F12 Berlinetta, fitted with a V12 engine with 740 horsepower, is one of the most potent “street legal” cars produced by Ferrari. Only the supercar LaFerrari is more powerful; it has the same engine as the F12, but is also fitted with an electric engine. Ferrari’s model lineage is fairly easy to keep track of, as long as you have paid some attention to the previous red Italian cars. The new F12 Berlinetta is the successor to the 599 GTB Fiorano, which in turn succeeded the 550 Maranello. These are Ferrari’s GT models, sporting naturally aspirated engines with 12 cylinders in V configuration. These cars were made for long drives through Europe and on twisty roads in the Alps, always with great comfort and lots of power to spare. The new F12 Berlinetta doesn’t disappoint in that regard. However, there are quite a few differences between the F12 and the 599, including the size. The F12 is shorter, lower and narrower. The result is a more compact car, but also a significantly more powerful one. The 599 GTO,

which was one of the last 599 versions to be produced, had 670 horsepower. As previously mentioned, this number has been increased to 740 in the F12. Maximum power is reached at 8,250 rpm, which is guaranteed to give you goosebumps. The seats in the F12 are available in a comfort version or in naked carbon fibre with thin, but comfortable, padding. It goes without saying that the latter option is the one most buyers will choose. On the other hand, there are some Ferrari buyers who have no interest in taking the car to the race track, but to merely use it for comfortable motorway driving. The steering wheel has a new design that takes some time getting used to. The new design has the indicator controls on separate sides of the steering wheel, so you have the left indicator on the left side and vice versa. The full and dipped beams are also accessed from the steering wheel, as are other functions that otherwise are found on levers behind the steering wheel. That section is now fairly empty, with the exception of two large gear shift paddles in carbon fibre. In addition, there are displays on both sides of the large revolution counter in front you. Like a modern video game, these displays can be filled with information showing anything from navigation, infotainment, customizations, speedometer and mileage counter, among others.

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“If you know what you’re doing, you can enter the two final modes: ‘CT off’ and ‘ESC off’.” In addition to these controls on the steering wheel, there is also a “manettino”, which is a dial used to select the car’s character. The different manettino positions alter the strength of the ESC and the speed of the transmission, among other things. On the opposite side of the manettino dial we find the start button; you still have to insert and turn the key, but after that you press the start button to kick the 6.3 litre V12 engine into action. The lion has awoken from its slumber, and it doesn’t sound happy about it. For everyday driving the manettino should be in “Sport”, or “Wet” if it’s raining. In these modes, the car is calm and harmonic; the double circuit transmission is silky smooth. The comfort is further improved by an active suspension system. At the press of a button on the steering wheel, the suspension immediately jumps into a softer alternative. It almost makes you forget about the immense power located just an inch from your right foot. The road leaves the city and is replaced by a motorway. I push the accelerator as far down as it goes. It feels like the V12 reacts before I even touch the pedal. All the power is available in the rear tyres, which do their utmost to maintain their grip. It’s a futile struggle, like an injured gazelle against a hungry lion. When the ESC lamp is on you can barely feel the car moving. On the other hand, if you turn the manettino to “Race”, things will become very different. The system will still keep the brute force in check, but it will let loose a bit. In this mode, the transmission shifts gears faster than the speed of light. Make haste! If you know what you’re doing, you can now enter the two final modes: “CT off ” and “ESC off ”. At this point, you’re basically driving without any assistance whatsoever – you’re on your own. With 740 horsepower in the rear tyres, you are now entering a world that makes heavy demands on the driver. And to be completely honest, the F12 Berlinetta is an incredible driving experience even in the “Race” mode. If you would like to see how car performs in the most advanced modes, a Youtube search for “Chris Harris + F12 Berlinetta” is highly recommended. Prepare to have your mind blown! F12 Berlinetta is without a doubt the most mind-boggling car to roll out of a Ferrari production plant. They have managed to create a car with a power supply that puts nuclear power plants to shame, but also one that anyone can drive. Many others have tried, but they have always had to compromise. Another thing that separates the F12 Berlinetta is its religious vibe, which grows stronger every minute you spend in the cabin. Hallelujah!

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Varför behöver man ett nyckelhanterings system? Nycklar skall förvaras på ett säkert ställe Nycklarna bör användas av rätt person Kontroll på nycklar och användare Spåra nyckelanvändningen Inventering av nycklar Alltid aktuell information om samtliga nycklar

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Nyckelhantering ”Vem tog nyckeln och när?” Problemet med nycklar


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“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” Douglas Adams

The VIP Room

Jens Lapidus (Wahlström & Widstrand)

Flash Boys Michael Lewis (Allen Lane) Michael Lewis is the former Wall Street banker who left the world of banking and wrote the bestselling book Liar’s Poker about his experience. The book portrayed the dark secrets of the banking trade, and gave the world an insight into a fastmoving world of money. He is currently a contributor for Time Magazine and Vanity Fair and has written books about the 2008 financial crisis (The Big Short) and its impact on European economies (Boomerang). In Flash Boys, Michael Lewis has learnt that the alpha male hierarchy of Wall Street is dying and the new king is called high-frequency trading: transactions made by computers at the speed of light. Almost no one knows how the system works, and those who do are busy making a fortune.

An American Odyssey Sabine Arqué, Marc Walter (Taschen) Taschen’s latest title is a massive, 600-page hardcover that illustrates the United States at the turn of the 20th century. “An American Odyssey” is an exstensive collection of the first colour photographs of the North American landscape, stretching from California in the west to New York in the east. Sabine Arqué and Marc Walter have searched the archive of the Detroit Photographic Co. for hundreds of photochroms, which are the first colour photographs of North America. The beauty of the United States comprises massive cities and majestic nature, as well as Native American villages, Wild West saloons and Atlantic City’s boardwalks.

Lawyer-turned-author Jens Lapidus became one of the Nordics’ fastest rising stars with his Stockholm Noir Trilogy, especially his debut novel Easy Money. This summer, Lapidus is back with a brand new story about the former criminal “Teddy”, who has just served an eight-year prison sentence. He wants to leave the world of crime behind, but finding a job turns out to be a lot harder than he thought. However, he is offered a job by a prestigious law firm to help track down a kidnapped businessman, which he reluctantly accepts. Together with up-and-coming lawyer Emelie, he embarks on an increasingly hostile journey into the Swedish underworld.

Mr. Mercedes Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton) The king of horror, Stephen king, is undoubtedly one of the most productive authors of our time. Less than half a year after finishing “Doctor Sleep”, the sequel to the classic “The Shining”, he is back with “Mr. Mercedes”. The story follows Bill Hodges, a former homicide detective who is haunted by an unsolved case where an unknown assailant stole a Mercedes and drove it into a large crowd of people. When Hodges receives a letter from a person claiming to be the one who drove the car, and who also threatens to kill many more, he knows he will have to put his retirement on hold.

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by Max Doherty

“It’s human to lie. Most of the time we can’t even be honest with ourselves.”


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Transcendence Action Thriller Whenever Johnny Depp is attached to a project, everyone starts paying attention – and with films like “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” on his résumé, who can blame them? In “Transcendence”, Johnny Depp assumes the role of Dr. Will Caster, an artificial intelligence researcher who, in the aftermath of a terrorist attack, uploads his mind to a computer in order to save his own life. This is the directorial debut of cinematographer Wally Pfister, who has previously worked on Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on “Inception”. The cast is equally noteworthy, featuring the aforementioned Johnny Depp alongside Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall and Kate Mara.

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The original “Planet of the Apes” from 1968 has become a classic, not least thanks to the iconic final scene with a deteriorated Statue of Liberty and an equally broken Charlton Heston. The series had a successful reboot in 2011 with “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, starring Andy Serkis – famous for his portrayal of Gollum in “Lord of the Rings” – as the ape Caesar. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is the highly anticipated sequel, which is set 15 years after the first film and depicts a war between humans and the increasingly more intelligent apes.

Frank Comedy

Edge of Tomorrow Sci-fi Action One of this summer’s biggest blockbusters is based on the Japanese science-fiction novel “All You Need is Kill”. Aliens known as “mimics” attack planet Earth and humankind is struggling to fight back. We see lead actor Tom Cruise as a soldier who dies on the battlefield, only to wake up and find himself reliving that same day repeatedly. He finds himself becoming increasingly skilled every time he relives the events, and soon becomes humanity’s only hope to defeat the alien threat. Tom Cruise has been on a roll latetly with Jack Reacher and Oblivion, and Edge of Tomorrow might be even better.

Music-themed films are often a recipe for success, at least when you consider classics such as “This is Spinal Tap”, “Almost Famous” and “The Doors”. In the Irish film “Frank”, we meet the young musician Jon, partly based on author Jon Ronson (“The Men who Stare at Goats”) who is asked to join the band Soronprfbs (that’s not a misspelling). The band has an eccentric leader named Frank, played by Michael Fassbender, who almost always wears a comically large papier-mâché head. The character is based on the British TV personality Frank Sidebottom, created by the late comedian Chris Sievey. Frank is directed by Lenny Abrahamson, who happens to be one of Ireland’s foremost directors.

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By Max Doherty


“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Bob Marley

Lana Del Rey

Ultraviolence (Interscope/Polydor)

Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour (Capitol Records) English singer-songwriter Sam Smith made his first major appearances as a featured artist on tracks by Disclosure and Naughty Boy. The latter, titled “La La La”, reached the No. 1 spot in the UK and has more than 300 million views on Youtube. Sam Smith had his big breakthrough as a solo artist in December 2013 when he won the BRIT Critics’ Choice Award and the BBC Sound of 2014. Since then, he has performed in Europe and the United States whilst adding the final touches to his debut album. Fast-forward a couple of months and his single “Money on My Mind” has already topped the UK Singles Chart and his debut album “In the Lonely Hour” has launched worldwide, featuring deep, melancholic themes and one of the most soulful voices this side of the Atlantic.

Chromeo White Women (Big Beat Records) Canadian electrofunk duo Chromeo is back with their fourth studio album, intriguingly titled White Women. It has been ten years since the group entered the world stage with their smash hit “Needy Girl”; this time around, Dave 1 and P-Thug have sought to reinvent themselves whilst maintaining their characteristic sound. Their new album comes packed with hits such as “Jealous” and “Come Alive”, proving that disco is alive and well. Some critics are even predicting that the track “Jealous” will be this year’s biggest summer hit, akin to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” last year. The album comes packed with a healthy dose of funky beats and playful lyrics, which are sprinkled over an excellent playlist of dance-friendly tracks.

Lana Del Rey released her breakthrough album “Born to Die” three years ago, which went on to sell more than 5 million copies and receive countless platinum certifications. Her style mixes a wide variety of genres, with the common thread being her captivating voice. Her biggest hit, the remix of her single “Summertime Sadness”, was frequently played at clubs around the world last summer. Her third studio album “Ultraviolence” has been in the works for over a year, and is described by the singer as “a little more stripped down, but still cinematic and dark”. The album was produced by Dan Auerbach, also known as the guitarist and vocalist of “The Black Keys”.

Damon Albarn Everyday Robots (Warner Bros/XL) Damon Albarn surely is one of Britain’s foremost artists. Not only was he the frontman of the acclaimed rock band Blur, he was also the vocalist and co-founder of the “virtual band” Gorillaz. So when Damon Albarn announced that he is releasing his first solo album, titled “Everyday Robots”, fans around the world understandably lost their collective mind. The title “Everyday Robots” refers to how people these days tend to pay more attention to their smartphones than to the people around them. In a radio interview, Albarn explained that he thought of the name whilst being stuck in traffic in California. “I was just watching everyone around me and everyone is so lost in their little worlds: on the telephone, listening to music”. Albarn calls the album his most personal yet, having sought inspiration from folk music, indie rock and soul.

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by max doherty

“A true master is an eternal student.” League of Legends

Watch_Dogs Adventure (Ubisoft) Everything around us – communications, infrastructure, services – is becoming increasingly connected and our modern lifestyle is more or less dependent on this interconnectivity. However, this also means that our lives are becoming increasingly vulnerable to hackers. What if someone was able to access data records, manipulate computerized systems and track anyone who carried a smartphone? That’s the premise of Watch_Dogs. We assume the role of Chicago-based computer hacker Aiden Pearce, who is able to manipulate everything that connects to a computer. He can hack traffic lights, access people’s personal information and even shut down the energy grid, rendering the city pitch black. Taking the hacking concept even further, some missions actually involve you entering and spying on other people’s sessions! Available on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. 50 euros.

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Mario Kart 8 Racing (Nintendo)

Trials Fusion Racing (Ubisoft)

Trials is about getting from point A to point B, on a motorcycle, through increasingly tricky and dangerous courses. The series was hugely successful with Trials HD on Xbox 360 in 2009, and the latest iteration “Trials Fusion” brings the fun to the PS4 as well. The best feature is probably the track editor that allows you to create and share your own sets of trials online. Available on PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. 20 euros.

Transistor Strategy (Supergiant Games) Californian indie studio Supergiant Games released their debut title Bastion in 2011, which was praised by critics and consumers alike and went on to sell more than 1.7 million copies worldwide. Transistor is the studio’s much anticipated second game, which sports a more futuristic style than its predecessor whilst retaining the same gorgeous, hand-drawn look. The story centres on the female lead character Red, a singer who is attacked by a robotic force, and who has to fight her way through hundreds of enemies in a futuristic, hostile world. Thankfully, she has a giant sword to assist her on this quest, known as the Transistor. This is dynamic turn-based strategy at its finest. Available on PS4 and PC. 20 euros.

Get ready for a healthy dose of mushrooms, banana peels and turtle shells, as the newest entry in the Mario Kart series is launching around the world! Most of us have played a Mario Kart game at some point in our lives; the playful and colourful racer has charmed the world since 1992, with as many as seven console games and three arcade games on its résumé. You know the drill: it’s go-kart racing at its finest – or ugliest, depending on who you’re racing against. Last time a Mario Kart game was released on a home console it sold a whopping 32 million copies, so expectations are pretty high for the sequel. Mario Kart 8 is the first in the series to feature high definition graphics, and is also introducing anti-gravity as an important new feature; many of the levels sport mind-bending twists and turns. Available exclusively on Wii U. 50 euros.

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Piece by piece

In 1932, Danish toymaker Ole Kirk Christiansen founded the toy company “Lego”. The name is a portmanteau of “leg godt”, which is Danish for “play well”. His first toys were all made of wood, and he later expanded his repertoire to include plastic toys. During the latter half of the 1940s, Christiansen began experimenting with injection moulding, which he used to create small construction blocks. Christiansen’s son Godtfred Kirk saw a lot of potential in the construction blocks, and patented the invention in 1958 – the blocks would soon become Denmark’s most successful toy. Surprisingly, the iconic Lego Minifigure wasn’t introduced until 20 years later, in 1978.

Lego has managed to stay relevant by always reinventing itself. In 1968, Lego launched the Legoland theme park, and the following year, the company introduced the child-friendly alternative Duplo. More recently, as children became increasingly infatuated with digital entertainment, Lego created a highly successful line-up of digital content. The Lego videogames have sold more than 85 million copies and the first Lego feature film, The Lego Movie, has grossed more than half a billion US dollars on cinema tickets alone.

Cut out and keep

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BEAUTIFULLY SPACIOUS Take a look at the new Civic Tourer and you’ll love its unique and stylish silhouette. But there’s more. Go inside and you’ll discover an interior designed to be so flexible, it can adapt to your lifestyle.

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