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Bose goes wireless
The eternal question for every traveller wanting to concentrate on their music: Beats by Dre or Bose? Noise-blocking from headphones on a long-haul is necessity, and the latter has released their Soundlink Around-Ear Wireless II model in Dubai: light weight and with 15-hour battery life. Using Bluetooth, they work with two devices at a time: watch a video on your tablet when a call comes in on your phone, and they will pause the sound. Drawbacks? For sound quality, they’ve only scored a solid ‘8’ in reviews, but are still a leader among untethered offerings. Classic design means they’re sure to attract compliments (not that you’ll hear them). bose.ae Haven-ly Horizons
The newest Anantara: a Sri Lankan paradise
What you see above is the hotel’s perfectlyperched Il Mare Restaurant, overlooking the crashing waves on a palm-fringed shore... and the scene represents only the beginning of this resort’s sheer beauty. The March launch of Peace Haven Tangalle marks Anantara’s first hospitality foray into Sri Lanka, with the 152-villa property perfectly encapsulating exotic island life. Holistically-inclined guests can partake in beachfront or in-villa pilates, yoga and tai chi, and after working up an appetite,
opt for ‘Dining by Design’ at a bespoke dinner, munch on speciality Sri Lankan teppanyaki by the beach, or savour the colonial tradition of high tea. Of course, the highlight here is the spa that gave Anantara its reputation; Ayurvedic and reflexology treatments lead the way in its menu of wellness experiences. Off-resort, highlights of this southern province town (such as the monastery and lagoon) can be reached by tuk tuk: life is slower here; faster transport just wouldn’t suit the pace. tangalle.anantara.com Credit: Jason deCaires Taylor/ CACT Lanzarote
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Music Iggy Pop
Iggy’s highlyanticipated 17th studio album, Post Pop Depression, was created with Queens of the Stone Age front man and rock star Josh Homme.
Film Steve Jobs
A tremendous and inspirational film about all things Apple, with award-worthy performances from Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet.
Book Lady Midnight
The intriguing first novel in Cassandra Clare’s newest series, The Dark Artifices, and the sequel to the bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
Sleepily sat on the seabed off the coast of Lanzarote, British artist Jason deCaires Taylor has created an incredible series of underwater artworks. Museo Atlantico, the first underwater sculpture museum in Europe and the Atlantic, consists of 40 eerie sculptures. Taylor’s known for creating similar installations in Mexico, the Bahamas, and more recently, the Thames. Like many of his previous installations, Museo Altantico’s intended to spark serious international discussion. Motionless concrete figures representing refugees and selfie-obsessed tourists dreamily sit 15 metres under the sea’s surface.