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Property Magazine July 2018 Issue 17
Design & Cover Natalie Demetriou Publisher Imperio Printing RPM Lithographica lTD Writers Natalie Demetriou, Marina Foti, Nicolas Gavriel, Antonis Kakoullis, Elis Misirlis, Yiannis Misirlis, Martha Nagkoloudi Contributors Maria Stylianou Michaelides Limassol Tourism Board Michael Virardi www.michaelvirardi.com Angelos Gregoriades KPMG in Cyprus Translation & Proofreading Georgia Nicolaides ΙSSN 1986-2350 (print) ISSN 1986-2369 (online) No part of this magazine may be used or reproduced without the written permission of the publisher. All information contained in this magazine is for information only and is, as far as we are aware, correct at the time of going to press. Imperio cannot accept any responsibility for errors or inaccuracies in such information.
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WELCOME Welcome to the 17th edition of Exclusive magazine by Imperio. Smart in every sense, Exclusive gives its readers an unrivalled insight into the world of luxury lifestyle, while also offering the most compelling coverage of books, technology, travel, cars, properties and many more. In this edition you will find attention-grabbing articles ranging from the new big thing in luxury accommodation in Limassol to horizontal skyscrapers in Moscow. There is nothing as good as a tavern offering delicious food that makes your mouth water, so in this issue we have tracked down 5 of the best taverns with a twist so you can enjoy the ultimate food experience after a magical sailing trip on the mesmerising deep blue Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy reading and remember as Dr. Seuss said “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”.
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Life is a Beautiful Rideâ&#x20AC;Ś and Limassol Provides the Perfect Setting for it
The Very First Non-stop Flight Between Australia & UK Goes Down in History
The Icon: The New Big Thing in Luxury Accommodation in Limassol
Columbia Beach: Unparalleled Beach View
Skyscraper City 18 Horizontal Skyscrapers
Homeware by Recycled Waste Material
Fearless Free Diver Fred Buyle Partners with Ulysse Nardin
The Most Anticipated Buildings of 2018
Damien Hirst: For the Love of God
Beauty in Black
Amalfi Residences: Your Desire Defined
Sailing in Cyprus: A Great Life Path
42 Positive Thinking
74 Property & Tax
It's Never Too... Early!
Stretching design into the Z plane
50 Delivered Properties Limassolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Finest Apartments
53 Butterfly Foundation
Empowering Youth for a Brighter Tomorrow
Burgers & Hot Dogs of the Future
6 Books You Must Read
Top 5 Taverns with a Twist
Items with a Story to Tell
ASSET PROTECTION & the use of the Cyprus International Trust as an Asset Protection Vehicle
The Most Common Excuses for not Dieting!
Murals of Tibet
2018 Wardrobe Essentials
Cyprus Agrotourism: Discovering Kalopanayiotis
64 Interior Design Buzz
The 6 Most Iconic Chair Designs of All Time
Polaroid Originals Onestep 2: Physical Snaps are Back
Nokia resurrects bright yellow banana phone
Create your Own Story
A Suitcase Full of Dreams
This Art is Bananas
98 Interior Design Living in Style
6 of the World's Most Sustainable Buildings
Maria Stylianou Michaelidou Limassol Tourism Board
LIFE IS A BEAUTIFUL RIDE… AND LIMASSOL PROVIDES THE PERFECT SETTING FOR IT
Limassol is a cosmopolitan destination stretching along an extended sandy strip that melts into the Mediterranean Sea. It is the second largest town in Cyprus and has developed into an international business hub, a major maritime player, one of the largest ship management centres in the world and the largest in Europe and a fascinating tourist resort. The town is known for its party atmosphere, luxurious hotels and venues, beautiful beaches, exquisite restaurants and high-end spas. Besides the glamorous development of Limassol though, the town also offers opportunities that bring people closer to nature, in touch with the local culture and at the same time allow for a healthier lifestyle! The Limassol Tourism Board has developed a four-year plan to upgrade the walking and cycling infrastructure in the region, aiming to offer better quality of life in a greener and smarter environment. A number of measures are currently implemented in the framework of the European mobility project CIVITAS DESTINATIONS (Horizon 2020) including the development of new cycling lanes, the installation of bike stations and maps that provide information on nearby landmarks and special interest points as well as the
travel time by bike or on foot, the expansion of the town’s bike sharing system and the launch of the ‘Limassol Mobility’ app which contains comprehensive information about cycling routes and the bike sharing network, as well as an integrated trip planner with location search functionality to help you figure out the most efficient routes to reach your destination with expected duration of travel. This application aimed at residents and visitors includes all functionalities that may be needed to plan a sustainable journey.
The app is available free of charge in Google Play and iOS App Store under the name “Limassol Mobility”. So, get on your bike and enjoy the longstretched coastline or if you are more adventurous explore the beauty and tranquillity of the countryside, discovering charming villages and breathtaking view points and escaping from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! And the adventure begins…
NON STOP Qantas Airways now flies from Heathrow to Perth using the latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
THE VERY FIRST NON-STOP FLIGHT BETWEEN AUSTRALIA & UK GOES DOWN IN HISTORY
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The epic 14,484 km flight connecting the two continents takes 17 hours and 15 minutes; a trip that once took 12 ½ days to complete. This is 24% further than the UK's existing longest route of 11,708 km, operated by Garuda Indonesia between Heathrow and Jakarta. The new link between Perth and Heathrow will be approximately three hours faster that routes including pausing in the Middle East for refuelling. Trips to Sydney or Melbourne will become much quicker than having layovers in Dubai. Qantas Airways is very ambitious to enhance its global schedules, which will eventually include direct flights from Australia’s eastern seacoast to Europe. On this note, Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said that this kind of flights were “the last frontier of global aviation … the antidote to the tyranny of distance and a revolution for air travel in Australia”. The new Qantas flight has recorded very high demand, while the Qantas Head of Aviation, Justin Penny, said: “Flight Centre definitely feels that long-term the new
route is viable and we will see additional services being launched from Europe to Australia in the coming years”.
from Sydney to London as easy as it gets without any breaks, laying the foundation for even longer journeys to Europe.
Qantas has challenged both Boeing and Airbus to create a jet by 2022 that will make travelling
“It’s really just the beginning”, said Merkert at the University of Sydney.
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THE ICON: THE NEW BIG THING IN LUXURY ACCOMMODATION IN LIMASSOL
Pantheon Hill Residences
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The residential tower under construction, The Icon in Limassol’s Potamos Area will have plenty of opulent amenities to draw the moneyed crowd: the units, which start at €600,000, feature private elevator landings, 3.5m ceilings, separate servant entrances, heated bathroom floors and the option to buy additional climate-controlled wine cellars and guest apartments. The building will have a 25-metre-long pool on the tower’s 10th floor with unobstructed sea-views, a gourmet restaurant for residents and non-residents alike (also on the 10th), room service & catering, even chauffeur service. But for all of the overthe-top features of the Imperio-inspired tower, the one sure to get the most attention will be its height. The Icon will jut 125 metres into the air over Limassol upon completion in 2020. At that lofty height, the building, developed by Imperio, will be Limassol’s third-tallest behind ONE and Trilogy Limassol Seafront.
“People want views. This will be a gamechanger for the upper echelon of Limassol and Cyprus,” asserts says Yiannis Misirlis, chief executive of Imperio. The Icon is the latest example of a race skyward among luxury residential developers in Cyprus. With the housing market in full swing, developers are taking multifamily buildings to staggering new heights, vying for the title of tallest tower and the prestige that translate into larger returns on investment while delivering the breathtaking views buyers are seeking. On or near Limassol’s coastline, where a finite amount of land and increased demand have made vertical living common, the race to build the highest and most luxurious homes has heated up. For every tall residential tower that begins construction, another boasting more stories at higher metres enters the approval process. Once finished, the diamond-shaped The Icon will become the city’s 3rd tallest residential tower with penthouses on the 20th and 21st floors that are being marketed for €11 million each. “I believe that everyone wants to be at the top of every building… because of the view,” says
Mr Misirlis. “As you go up in The Icon, apartments get more expensive so we are trying to get as much of the space as possible out of the base that is locked in and has no view corridor and move it up to the top where it has more value.” Value, indeed. To begin financing the project, Imperio brought 10 of the roughly 60 units to market in mid-October 2017. All 10 units were reserved in one week, says Mr Misirlis. For the top floors, which will span roughly 250 m2 per unit, the catalogue prices per m2 are €15,000. In New York and Miami, where high-rise penthouses boasting palatial indoor-outdoor floorplans with expansive water views have been fetching record sums, a collection of new condo towers are in various stages of planning and development, most notably in Brickell and the downtown area. Developer Tibor Hollo recently announced plans for the Panorama Tower, a rental building to be finished in 2018 that will reportedly stand 250 metres tall. That height that will make it Florida’s tallest building. Earlier this month New York-based developer Property Markets Group unveiled its plans for a 220-metre, 60-story luxury condo building called Echo Brickell.
“For developers, it makes more financial sense to build a bigger project. Prime-location land is scarce and to increase profit the only way to go is up,” explains Mr Misirlis, chief executive at Limassol’s Imperio. He says building higher is a win-win for everyone: buyers will pay more for higher units with killer views and lofty seclusion, while developers ultimately increase their profit margins. But those 360-degree, miles-long views come at a tradeoff. Outdoor space like terraces and rooftop gardens are a bit of an experience at such heights. The Icon has large private terraces at all levels, but private rooftop gardens only for the penthouses.
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The super high-rise residential trend has taken root in cities abroad as well. In Dubai, the new mega-tall Princess Tower, which was finished in 2013, currently enjoys the title of world’s tallest residential tower at 412 metres tall with 101 stories above-ground overlooking the Persian Gulf. In London, the Shard, a mixed-use glass structure housing a five-star hotel, offices and 10 multimilliondollar residences, opened to the public in July 2012. At 308 metres tall, it’s Western Europe’s new tallest building. In 2012, the mixed-use Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto became Canada’s tallest residential building at 275 metres, including spire. And the 170-metre Tour Odeon in Monaco is the principality’s tallest structure, touting a 3,200 m2 mega penthouse expected to become the world’s most expensive. In Tel Aviv, Meieron-Rothschild offers 37 stories of luxury residences, including a €42 million penthouse peddling a private pool and a master bedroom with Jacuzzi. The 180 metre tower, designed by “starchitect” Richard Meier and developed by Berggruen Residential, is the Israeli city’s tallest building.
Developers in Cyprus have to take certain construction factors into account when building taller. Proposals can take longer to approve. In some cases, the Cyprus Aviation Administration has to vet the project to ensure that the building won’t interfere with airplane flight paths. There are also higher initial costs for developers. To go taller, first developers must dig deeper, building foundations that plunge as many as six stories underground. And tall towers, especially skinny ones on smaller footprints, tend to sway, which can be especially perceptible at upper levels. Expensive ultrafast elevators must be installed too, since regular models slow down as they move higher into the air, especially on windy
days. New buildings are including back-up generators that can keep lifts running in a blackout. Still wealthy buyers from around the world are plunking down record sums to pop their ears living at altitude. “To some extent there is a feeling of triumph to be very high up. It’s a status symbol,” muses Mr Misirlis. “This gives buyers a good feeling about their view and their self-image.” Yiannis Misirlis is the founder and director of award-winning property developer Imperio in Limassol, the Deputy-Chairman of the Cyprus Property Developers Association (LBDA), and a member of the Board of Directors of the Limassol Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), and of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCCI).
COLUMBIA BEACH: UNPARALLELED BEACH VIEW It is noticeable more and more that Limassol has developed into the best and most cosmopolitan city in Cyprus. This is mainly due to the enjoyable quality of the everyday lifestyle, the culture the city holds and the high corporate investment that has been made into making the city evolve into a hot destination. One of these contributing companies is Columbia Restaurants, responsible for the Columbia Plaza, PizzaExpress in Limassol & Marzano restaurants in Larnaca and Nicosia, has become a major contributor to the gastronomy and entertainment sector of Limassol, with a very impressive newest addition to the group, Columbia Beach. From the moment you set foot at Columbia beach, you are amazed! The modern architecture and beautiful set up of this new seafront, all day venue is simply unique! What is most intriguing is that project is made up of 5 departments; the magnificent and alluring bar, the stunning outdoor pool, the unique grass area with its luxurious sunbeds, the restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating and of course the sunbeds along the public beach.
At Columbia Beach you can relax on the comfortable sunbeds from morning to evening whilst enjoying tasty treats from the snack menu. Alternatively, start your day at the cosy bar or by the pool and find your spot for the rest of the day. For indulgence later in the day dive into the signature cocktail list created by the in house mixologist whilst listening to great music beats brought to you by the resident DJ. With special nights and events, there are music styles to entice everyone. If visiting the restaurant, you will find a menu of wide selection to cover all tastes; from hot and cold appetisers,
fresh salads, homemade soups, meat, fish, sushi, pasta and risotto and not forgetting the final touch of homemade desserts and ice cream creations. A value for money destination that you can visit 365 days a year, this beachside venue remains open during winter waiting to welcome you into its beautiful bar as well as the restaurant with its fireplace to set the mood and quality food which you can enjoy whilst admiring the beautiful, endless sea view. Columbia Beach offers everything you could desire from a seafront venue! Open daily 9:00-2:00am. For reservations 25 321500
HORIZONTAL SKYSCRAPERS Herzog & de Meuron reveals plans for “horizontal skyscrapers“ in Moscow
Herzog & de Meuron has unveiled plans for two apartments blocks built on stilts, as part of its redevelopment of an abandoned brewery on the banks of the Moscow River. The Swiss architects plans to restore the Badaevskiy Brewery in the centre of the Russian capital will include building two residential blocks raised 35 metres above the ground. Dubbed as “horizontal skyscrapers” by the architects, the apartment blocks’ form results from the protected status of the former brewery and a local building height limit set at 75 metres. Described by Herzog & de Meuron as “a piece of city lifted up in the air”, the new platformraised structure is designed to be sympathetic to both the modern cluster of skyscrapers across the river and its historic location.
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Fully glazed facades will give panoramic views over the river and the city, and each residence will have its own private balcony. Eight “sky villas” on the uppermost levels will have access to their own rooftop gardens. Three underground levels beneath the complex will house parking. Along with the residential blocks the surviving clusters of 19th century industrial buildings are set to be renovated and repurposed. A new public park beneath the raised apartments will connect the historic site with the river. “Moscow is a city with a rich and controversial cultural and political heritage, with architectures reflecting avant-garde as well as conservative trends in the
course of history”, said Jacques Herzog, co-founder of Herzog & de Meuron. “Our project for the redevelopment of Badaevskiy factory inserts itself in this very history and tradition of Moscow urbanism – it respects and re-uses existing industrial buildings while adding and overlaying them with radically contemporary structures”. The design is reminiscent of the Wolkenbügel, or “cloud-irons”, which was a conceptual project of horizontal skyscrapers cantilevered from a central pylon designed by Russian avant-garde architect El Lissitzky in the early 1920s. “We were hesitant to come up with a building typology, which is so remindful of the Wolkenbügel, one of the
most heroic icons of the Russian avant-garde”, read the architects statement. “But here it didn't look heroic or monumental. The building does not fly; it rather sits on many slender stilts like an elevated lodge in the forest. The stilts connect the building with the ground and the park like trunks of trees”. The site's original brick buildings, some that date back to 1875 when a factory was founded on the site, will also be restored as part of the development. A pair of Russian romantic revival arcaded buildings on the eastern side of the plot are due to be turned into a food market, fashion store, co-working space with conference centre and gym.
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The cluster of English-style industrial buildings on the western side, including a neo-gothic water tower, silos and cupolas will be transformed into apartments, a traditional banya, or bath house, and an arts centre. A central building that is missing will be rebuilt in matching brick according to the original designs. It will house a grand hall space and a small local brewery. The area by the river will become a promenade lined with shops and restaurants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We found it extraordinary and especially appealing to use the opportunity to push such a radically different urbanistic approach in a city which has traditionally preferred tabula rasa concepts, in the Soviet as well as the post-Soviet periodsâ&#x20AC;?, continued the architects.
WolkenbĂźgel, El Lissitzky
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The innovative Swedish studio Malmö Upcycling Service has managed to give a whole new purpose to waster material, creating a variety of decorative homeware.
HOMEWARE BY RECYCLED WASTE MATERIAL Malmö Upcycling Service's Odds & Ends collection uses recycled materials from Swedish brick, glass, acrylic, stone, and sheet metal manufacturers. Presented at DesignMarch festival in Iceland, the homeware collection was aiming
to explore the use of recycled waste material into making new objects, ranging from a coffee table to a circular mirror. This initiative aims to change the society’s perception of waste in a way that it is seen more as a resource rather than a byproduct.
”Often it takes a lot of energy to produce the material itself and when its thrown away without having had the chance to be a product, we feel that it's the most wasteful way to use this planet's resources“, said the cofounder of Malmö Upcycling Service Anna Gudmundsdottir.
FEARLESS FREE DIVER FRED BUYLE PARTNERS WITH ULYSSE NARDIN
Swimming with sharks, Buyle photographs marine animals in their natural environment using non-invasive techniques. Buyle is wearing the Ulysse Nardin Diver Deep Dive, a diving instrument water resistant up to 1000 metres.
Ulysse Nardin, watchmaker of the oceans, is proud to announce its partnership with free diver and photographer Buyle. Underwater explorer, Buyle has spent most of the last three decades beneath the surface of the seas capturing images in the watery depths with just a camera, available light and one breath of air. Sunlight, water, air. Fred Buyle is using his underwater photography to change the way we see the seas. Thanks to his bold exploration, we can marvel at the icebergs of Antarctica from an orca’s point of view, swim with sharks, and look up from 60m below the surface at the sun shining through the water. Without disrupting the fragile marine environment, Buyle uses his artistic background to
capture little-seen animals of the deep on film, tagging them for biologists in the process. Able to reach 60m on one lungful of air with his camera, his images are taken with natural light and one breath of air. Belgian-born Buyle is specialized in capturing images of sharks in their natural habitats, without a protective cage, diving freely with iconic species such as hammerheads, tigers and even great white sharks.
Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Ulysse Nardin. Powered by the in-house UN-320 caliber it has everything a serious diver needs: a helium escape valve, removable titanium guard, an expandable, adjustable rubber strap and a large bezel with 12-nothed teeth for easy manipulation, even with diving gloves. Fifteen sharks adorn the dial and one more is stamped on the back – a reminder that man is only a visitor in the ocean’s
depths; the seas belong first to the animals. “Three things have fascinated me since I was small kid: bicycles, sailboats and mechanical watches. The three share one technical aspect, natural energy and a little bit of magic”, said Buyle. Bold, respectful and talented, Fred Buyle has not finished surprising us.
To accompany Buyle into the ocean depths, Ulysse Nardin has created the Diver Deep Dive, a robust, functional sports watch, water resistant to1000 metres. “At a time when our mobility is changing so much, it’s great to be able to carry an object with you all the time that says so much about who you are”, says Information: VE Very Exclusive Nicosia – Limassol – Tel: 22897361
THE 3 MOST ANTICIPATED BUILDINGS OF 2018 Over the past decade, the great advancements in computer technology were intense and reflective to the way cities have boomed into metropolises. As an effect, the role of an architect has altered. An architect no longer designs solely a building, but also creates an identity for a city. With an eye in the current architectural year, we cannot help but wonder which buildings will actually be relative to their location and capture the essence of the city. Below are the 3 most anticipated buildings for this year that will not just be completed in 2018 but will do so through an architecture that is relevant, intellectual and true.
National Museum of Qatar, by Jean Nouvel (Doha, Qatar) Following the opening of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, Jean Nouvel has once again invented a design for the National Museum of Qatar that looks like something out of this planet. The design is inspired by the desert rose and is made up of interconnecting discs that are almost the same colour as the desert that surrounds them.
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Nanjing Green Towers, by Stefano Boeri Architetti (Nanjing, China) A stunning example of green architecture comes to life once again through the inspiring work of Italian-born architect Stefano Boeri. The Nanjing Green Towers will be the first vertical forest ever built in Asia. This gives the project a very fundamental role considering the area is currently suffering from some of the worst carbon dioxide emissions on the planet. The towers will house a museum, a hotel, offices spaces, a rooftop club and an architecture school specialising in eco-friendly design.
V&A Museum of Design Dundee, by Kengo Kuma (Dundee, Scotland) Inspired by the outstanding cliffs that surround the country, the V&A Museum of Design in Dundee will be Scotlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first-ever museum dedicated merely to design. Created by the talented Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the imposing and abstract design is sharply angular allowing the visitors to walk into a space that is designed like no other before it.
DAMIEN HIRST: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD
Inspired by one of Damien Hirst’s most important artwork “For the Love of God”, the porcelain espresso cup and saucer set have emerged. The distorted anamorphic image that is printed on the saucer is reflected in the espresso cup creating the image of a platinum skull.
Damien Hirst is one of the most prominent artists who has arisen in the design scene in the 1990s. Hirst has played a very important role in establishing the widely-known group of the Young British Artists.
BEAUTY IN BLACK MASERATI LEVANTE – The Maserati of SUVs Nerissimo | Limited Edition
Black is infinitely immersive and profoundly absorbing – which is why Maserati has created the Levante Nerissimo, a special version that presents the luxurious yet exhilarating Levante at its most darkly intense.
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The Levante Nerissimo features deep, Solid Black exterior paintwork. This is complemented by imposing 20â&#x20AC;? alloy wheels in Efesto Dark Grey, while the boot accent and exhaust tips are also in a
seductively dark trim. The front grille and skid plates feature the striking Black Piano finish, and pure Black is reserved for the window trim, fog light rings and brake callipers.
Elsewhere, elegantly contrasting Black Chrome finish is applied to the upper part of the grille frame and the Trident, the side air vents, the boot and the iconic
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Maserati badging on the C-pillars and at the rear. The Black Chrome finish also features on the model and version name badges. Privacy and laminated glass, heated windscreen washer nozzles and Bi-Xenon full Adaptive Frontlight System headlights are additional practical touches. Inside, the captivating theme continues. The heated front sport seats and rear bench, sport
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steering wheel, dashboard and headlining are all in black. This is perfectly offset by Black Piano interior trim on the centre console. The Levante Nerissimo also offers four-zone automatic climate control, power foot pedals and the Easy Entry system. And as you would expect of Maserati, the Levante Nerissimo can be extensively cus-
tomised to reflect your unique tastes and preferences. The Levante is a milestone model for Maserati's story and fundamental to the brand's future. The latest creation to enhance the growth of the trident, which embodies the perfect balance between luxury, style, Italian craftsmanship & finesse, as well as performance, is now available at the FLC Modena Automobile Showroom.
FLC Modena Automobile Official Importer & Distributor of Maserati S.p.A
Maserati Showroom: 4, Sotiri Tofini Street, 4102 Ayios Athanasios, Limassol, CY | T: (+357) 25 020 010 | www.maserati.com
AMALFI RESIDENCES: YOUR DESIRE DEFINED
Home of 7 elegantly-designed 3 bedroom apartments, Amalfi Residences sits in a quiet residential neighbourhood of Limassol, just 3 minutes from the coastline. Behind its contemporary facade, elegant
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interiors unfold; this polite property whispers luxury! Amalfi Residences extends the Limassol Skyline with iconic architecture by UDS
Architects. The signature interiors by Imperio bring an ultimate knowledge of hospitality to the clean modern lines of these seven light-filled residences at Amalfi, with a palette of rich materials and a host of thoughtfully designed details.
Meticulously crafted residences, expansive indoor and outdoor spaces, ample natural light, lushly gardens and the serenity of a communal swimming pool makes Amalfi Residences somehow special.
SAILING IN CYPRUS: A GREAT LIFE PATH Blue Space is a recently coined term in psychology referring to the feeling of peace and tranquillity that washes over you when you see a body of water. New research findings suggest that the sight, sound, feeling and even taste of water can reduce stress and have a healing effect on the mind, body and spirit. Cyprus offers very good, low cost and convenient opportunities to people that want to get involved with sailing activities and even race sailing.
Sailing is a sport that involves various formats, which are divided into two main categories: The dinghy sailing and yacht sailing. Both options can be easily found in Cyprus and be enjoyed by people either staying on the island or visiting for a short time. As a matter of fact, there is a considerable number of people that choose Cyprus as their home base due to the sailing opportunities that they can have in combination with their lifestyle and family life. Dinghy Sailing Dinghy Sailing is the activity of sailing small boats by using five essential controls, being the sails, the foils (dagger board or centreboard and rudder), the trim (forward/rear angle of the boat in the water), side-to-side balance of the dinghy by hiking (hanging out on a trapeze) or movement of the crew, particularly in windy weather, and finally the choice of route (in terms of existing and anticipated wind shifts, possible obstacles, other water traffic, currents etc). If someone wants to grow in sailing he needs to race! Only by racing one can
understand the mistakes he is doing and try to improve. The results of a race are clear and obvious as there is always another boat to compare and compete with, and then certainly the satisfaction of continuous improvement is there for someone to grab. Shared challenges and the variability of the weather and sea can make dinghy sailing and racing a fascinating and rewarding recreational sport, not only physically and mentally, but also in terms of personal development through social interaction and relations with other crew members, competitors and organisers. The Royal Yachting Association (RYA), which forms the regulating authority for sail training in the UK and Europe, states that â&#x20AC;&#x153;with reliance on nature and the elements, sailingâ&#x20AC;Ś is about adventure, exploration, teamwork and fun.â&#x20AC;? Dinghy sailing presupposes being on and in the water most of the time. Therefore, when the weather conditions get tough many boats can experience a capsize but even then, sailing can still be enjoyable in Cyprus given the warm and clean blue waters that the island is surrounded with.
In Cyprus there are a number of sailing clubs in the coastal cities that someone could have a lesson from a very early age (starting age of 6-8) to a very late age. Children start with training on optimist and then move to lasers and even 470s and sometimes Catamarans. Cyprus is proud to have Pavlos Kontides, a world class sailor on the laser class reaching within the best 5 athletes of the world and winning various gold medals and silver in the Olympics. At times, Pavlos also supports the training of young promising athletes in sailing. Yacht Sailing The term originates from the Dutch word ‘jacht’, which means ‘hunt’ and was originally defined as a light fast sailing vessel used by the Dutch navy to pursue pirates and other transgressors around and into the shallow waters of the low Countries. After its selection by Charles II of England as the vessel to carry him to England, it came to be used to mean a vessel used to convey important persons. Yacht Sailing is often associated with wealth and expense but it does not necessarily need to be so. In Cyprus, one can find either low budget yachts maintained by their owners and kept at low budget Marinas, or Super Yachts worth of millions with permanent crew members that sail and maintain them. Sailing Yachts require Marinas and in Cyprus we are currently seeing the construction of more and new Marinas that integrate the latest technology and infrastructure along with luxurious residential accommodation. Starting from the west side of Cyprus one can find Polis Fishing Harbour and then Latchi Fishing Harbour which are both capable of taking small sailing yachts. In Paphos, there are plans under development for a new Marina, while in Limassol, there is the Limassol Marina, the latest Marina built in Cyprus as of present. Limassol Marina is a very successful project taking in from small size boats to super yachts. A few miles further east of Limassol one can find the St Raphael Marina. Just outside
east of Limassol, Zygi Village has recently got its own small Marina, while Larnaca has a Marina for many years now, which the government plans to regenerate by inviting investors to build a new larger Marina and Port. On the eastern side of the island one finds Ayia Napa Marina, another very special project under construction with the Marina anticipated to operate before the summer of 2019. Lastly, Paralimni is also in the process of building its own Marina. Marinas can be paralleled with Golfs, you need a number of them in order to sail from one to the other to experience and explore different possibilities. In the very near future, Cyprus is to become an important sailing yacht destination attracting yachts from different parts of the world. It is of major importance that Limassol will host the ORC European championship: Regional offshore sailboat racing event organised annually in
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
a European city under the overall authority of the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC). ORC European Championship 2018: Organised by the Famagusta Nautical Club, September 8-15 Sailing Yachts from different countries will be arriving to Limassol to participate in this great event. To find the sailing clubs in Cyprus, check Cyprus Sailing Federation (Cysaf, cysaf.org.cy )
IT'S NEVER TOO... EARLY!
Michael Virardi Trainer | Speaker | Author www.michaelvirardi.com
Should public speaking be a skill that schoolchildren are taught? A friend of mine had her own first-hand experience of the positive effect of public speaking lessons in school when her 12-year old son, who is currently in Form 1 at the GC School of Careers, was given them as part of a project to help students gain good oracy skills. The school had identified a longstanding problem that needed a solution: the vast majority of its graduating students (Form 7) avoided applying to top-notch UK universities when they found out that an interview or oral exam would be part of the process. Even though they were the best in the school, the thought of having to verbally explain why they deserved a place at university was too much for them and they preferred to apply to institutions which did not require them to take an oral examination.
During their first term, Form 1 students (aged 12) are asked to prepare a spoken presentation on a particular topic as part of the English lesson. They are graded according to how well they perform. Next comes a difficult but essential part of the process: the students are asked to memorize their presentations, which means mirror time or camera time for the tech-savvy ones. Students may spend hours going over their speech again and again as they try to ensure that it flows well, will keep their eventual audience interested and, of course, earn them high marks. Before the final presentation, all the students are marked twice by their teacher in order to have an indicative grade and to fine-tune their performance. Finally, they make their presentations, not only to the School Principal but in front of the 18-year-old Form 7 students too.
A Proverb to the Rescue I love the wisdom of an old Chinese proverb, which states: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” The message I take from it, is that it’s never too late to start on the things you want to accomplish. I have a feeling that the GC School of Careers has also been inspired by the same proverb, hence the introduction of Public Speaking from Form 1, some six years before the students might need it. This is a very wise move, given the fact that, in today’s connected world, it only takes the click of a button on a smartphone for anyone of any age to find themselves speaking to an audience via popular social media channels.
As my friend pointed out that, in certain lessons like Religious Studies and History, the top GC School of Careers students will only attain the highest marks if they have the confidence, determination and ability to stand in front of a full class and present their arguments.
An Example Worth Following The Independent wrote about a report confirming that the alumni of private schools still control politics and many top professions in the UK. One reason why those particular people are so successful in later life is, of course, their shared history, which gives them privileged networking connections. Another reason is that they all tend to be very confident and fluent public speakers.
Remember the Chinese proverb I quoted earlier. It is certainly never too late to start something you wish to accomplish but it is never too early either. If we want to give young people the best possible chance to become successful adults, we should be developing their oracy skills now, rather than have them wondering later why we didn’t help them 20 years ago.
Employers around the world are united in their desire to find young people who can make clear presentations, work well in teams to solve problems and get things done. Excellent language and oracy skills are essential in today’s competitive world and it is never too early to start developing them. The ability to communicate and connect with people is becoming an increasingly essential requirement for success.
STRETCHING DESIGN INTO THE Z PLANE The time when additive manufacturing seemed like an apocalyptic vision from a sci-fi movie is now over. During the past two decades, the transition from analogue to digital technology and its pervading use in our everyday lives has radically reshaped our conception of design. As more and more artists are showing interest in exploring its potentials, additive manufacturing, or else widely known as 3D printing, is on the verge of becoming mainstream. From product and fashion design, to architecture and interior design, the power of this cutting-edge technology is ever more apparent. But let us first take a glance at its different applications so far and how these have revolutionised the world of design.
Introducing additive manufacturing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; aka 3D printing Despite the huge buzz generated about this technology in a lot of industries, the general public is still unfamiliar with its concept and capabilities since its end products have only recently become available to consumers. To begin with, additive manufacturing refers to the process of fabricating a 3-dimensional object by gradually adding successive layers of a material in a layer-upon-layer manner with the use of computer-aided design software and specialised equipment. The list of materials used in 3D printing grows longer and more appealing by the day, but plastic still reigns supreme. Further down the list there are several other materials including metal, ceramic, wood filaments and even concrete.
Formlabs is one of the most advanced and affordable desktop 3D printers available in the market today that uses stereolithography (SLA) to convert liquid materials into solid parts.
As a design tool, 3D printing has primarily provided an alternative to traditional model making to represent and experiment with complex forms in a much more precise and efficient way than previously possible. Over the years though, this technology has been gaining ground in the global marketplace of design as a method for manufacturing tailor-made retail products that range from small-scale jewellery, clothing and furniture to fullscale buildings.
Trans-Hematopoietic necklace from Doug Bucci, printed as one interlinked piece using acrylic resin and exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
3D printing and design In 2015, Maison 203 – an Italian brand that specializes in the design and production of contemporary jewels and accessories by means of 3D printing – awed the fashion world with releasing its first entirely 3D printed clutch in sintered nylon. The versatility of 3D printing allowed the designers to intertwine organic with geometric patterns creating a unique, elegant and high quality ‘piece of art’. Since then, Maison 203 and many other brands has unveiled a number of 3D printed collections, in which aesthetics and mechanics are combined to offer a fresh view about the future of design.
Ivy clutch by Maison 203, in collaboration with Italian designer Odo Fioravanti, officially launched at Design Supermarket during the 2016 Milan Fashion Week.
Pangolin and Harmonograph dresses from the threeASFOURâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fall 2016 Biomimicry collection, in collaboration with 3D printing company Stratasys and architect Travis Fitch.
Along the same lines, in the fall of 2016 the fashion trio threeASFOUR debuted its first collection of 3D printed clothing made out of a rubber mesh that can stretch and contract according to the movement of the human body. The designers have envisioned an advanced textile that is far more durable and flexible than conventional fabrics due to its 3-dimensional interlocking weaves, which are fused together in a manner wholly unlike the way traditional fibres are stitched and sewed. Although 3D printed clothing may not have proved a great success in terms of functionality and efficiency, it is certainly a new captivating reality for the fashion industry.
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Another major project is the ‘Re-Inventing Shoes’ by United Nude, which features an iconic 3D printed footwear series designed by some of the world’s most celebrated architects, including Zaha Hadid, Fernando Romero and Ben Van Berkel. Each shoe has its own distinctiveness, characterised by a great amount of sculptural freedom that takes shape through algorithmic patterns, pushing the boundaries of additive manufacturing and downsizing architecture to its most venerable scale; that of a woman’s foot.
Sofa So Good by Janne Kyttanen. A full-sized functional lounger printed in 6000 layers of just 0.0099 cm thickness each, creating an extremely strong geometrical structure, which measures 150 x 75 x 55 cm and yet weighs only 2.5 kg.
And there are even more extreme and provocative design aspects to the discussion surrounding this innovative technology. For example, Print the Future is a new start-up company that has launched a pop-up concept store in New York City, offering custom 3D printed furniture. Most remarkably, the store contains a section, where customers can watch the 3D printing process in real time. While there are no other particular stores retailing 3D printed furniture as of yet, there are many designers embracing this idea. As for example, Janne Kyttanen and Emmanuel Touraine, who are among the forerunners in the design of 3D printed furniture. The design capabilities of this technology do in fact allow for some incredibly intricate pieces to furnish oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house, since the material density and complexity of such furniture could never have been made possible with any other conventional manufacturing process prior to the advent of 3D printing. Additive manufacturing is undoubtedly a ground breaking and invaluable technological development that has paved the way for professionals of all kinds to develop new innovative and creative designs. As Aectual showcased last year at the Dutch Design Week, 3D printing can take XL dimensions with a robot-powered production process. Aectual in collaboration with engineering firm Arup have used 3D printing to fabricate a signature terrazzo flooring system with completely customisable patterns and shapes. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the framework of this flooring system is composed of a bio-plastic material and filled with recycled granite or marble chips, thus making for a sustainable and durable solution that substantially reduces wastes associated with traditional con-
Gaudi luxurious and limited-edition furniture collection by Emmanuel Touraine â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ventury Paris. Both furniture has a metallic base that is printed as a single piece and then coated in bronze.
struction. Current projects utilising this method include a bespoke 600 sqm. flooring for Schiphol airport in Amsterdam and the Loft Ginza Flagship store in Tokyo.
3D Print Urban Cabin by DUS Architects. A small-scale design-and-build
Robotic XL 3D printer and flooring by Aectual that combines the high mar-
project, as part of a broader research into new affordable and sustainable
gins of customisation with low-cost mass production.
housing solutions within urban environments.
Also, thanks to new XL 3D printers, it is now possible to build large scale structures with elaborated designs. What once began as a conceptual idea has now come to full fruition with DUS Architects replacing hand-laid bricks with 3D printed chunks that are stacked together like LEGO in order to build innovative and affordable housing. Likewise, CLS Architetti have designed a concrete house
as a temporary installation for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Milan Design Week, which was 3D printed on site within just 48hrs. While it is evident that 3D printing technology has already revolutionised the design industry, its full potential in the field of architecture and building construction is yet to be explored.
LIMASSOLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FINEST APARTMENTS
A NEW DEFINITION OF HOME Photography: Agisilaou & Spyrou Photography
Completed in February 2017, Elysia Residences is an exclusive residential design featuring 15 unique apartments with spacious verandas and a stunning common swimming pool.
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The design aspects of the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exterior are carefully studied and detailed, while the colour palette given to the appearance of the building is in a serene balance with the surrounding environment.
The minimalistic style and natural tones given to the interior design of each apartment allows the user to enjoy the calmness and ease of each piece.
Elysia Residences features two Imperio Show Apartments that offer the luxurious experience of an Imperio apartment.
Zenon Jepras was born in 1969 in Wales to Greek parents from Cyprus and Corfu. Consequently, he is the most famous Welsh-Greek artist in Cyprus. After reading Physics at University College London, he studied painting at Glasgow School of Art and Cultural theory at Goldsmiths College, London. He lives and works in London. Jepras is a storyteller who has come to dig into our past, to record our recollec-
tions and reconstruct them in order to offer us a form of archaeology of memory. Each work holds clues to deeper personal and social narratives, like skeletons hidden in the closet. His characters often take the form of animals for satirical effect; thus creating an ‘alternative world’ that serves to undermine socially dominant forces. What is particularly interesting is that his work is reminiscent of the post-expressionist movement of New Objectivism that emerged in the Weimar Republic of Germany and ended with the rise of Hitler to
power. As George Grosz, Jepras turns his satirical eye towards what has proven to be a kind of hypocritical patriotism; on the ignorance and even indifference of laymen towards what was happening; on the greediness and corruption of the decades that led to the fall. Jepras looks upon his subjects with empathy; with a kind of nostalgia brought to him by his own upbringing as an emigrant; with acceptance and forgiveness. [Εxtract from Effi Kyprianidou]
Paintings of Zenon Jepras are currently being exhibited at Morfi gallery in Limassol where there is a scheduled solo exhibition throughout June of 2018 | www.morfi.org
EMPOWERING YOUTH FOR A BRIGHTER TOMORROW In 2015, the Butterfly Foundation has dedicated its contribution to the Cyprus University of Technology (TEPAK) providing in the educational and research program while offering opportunities to 10 young students. Further on, in 2016 the Foundation has contributed to the Cyprus Paraplegics Organisation (Ο.ΠΑ.Κ) with the aim to make Limassol more accessible and receptive for all its citizens. In 2017, the Foundation has supported the Sirius Dog Sanctuary and the Friends if the Earth Cyprus, to contribute in this way to the welfare of stray dogs and protect the nature of Cyprus. Established by Imperio in early 2015, the Butterfly Foundation is a charitable organisation that supports initiatives in education, health, nature, wildlife and community giving in Cyprus. Acknowledging the needs of today’s society and as part of its corporate social responsibility, Imperio has set up the charity wanting to contribute back to the society.
At the beginning of 2018, the Butterfly Foundation has announced its cause supporting Anemone Day Care Centre, which falls under the Cyprus Society for the Protection of Spastic and Handicapped Children. Anemone is a daily centre that accommodates children with disabilities from two to fourteen years old; the disabilities vary from light to severe mobility problems, mental recantation, loss of hearing or vision and learning disabilities.
The first action of the year was the participation of the Butterfly Foundation at the 2018 Limassol Marathon on March 17th, with over 100 registrations. More events will be announced within the year! For more information, please visit our website www.imperio-group.com/butterflyfoundation, or like our Facebook page.
BURGERS & HOT DOGS OF THE FUTURE Developed by IKEA"s research lab Space10
tional menu was presented in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DesignMarch in Iceland.
Just two years after revealing the famous IKEA meatballs, Space10 has invented five new dishes with the aim to respond to the anticipated global food crisis. Space 10 is a Denmark-based research and innovation lab managed by IKEA.
Some of the latest revolutionary foods developed by the lab include a burger of mealworms and a hot dog made from dried carrots and algae. The menu also includes a salad and ice cream from leaves that grow in water, as well as two more meatball dishes. The unconven-
Space10 was founded by IKEA in 2015 with the aim of investigating and studying ideas that will influence the homes of the future. Space10 operates in a research hub in Copenhagen and has already produced a variety of futuristic ideas, including a 4-metre bioreactor dome for growing microalgae.
Drinklobby is a new modern and fashionable wine, beer and spirits store, located in a beautiful picturesque street in the heart of Limassol. At Drinklobby you will find exquisite wines, beers and spirtis from all over from all over the world that will suit all taste preferences. If we do not have the bottle you are after, we will try our very best to source it for you. Our goal is to create the best shopping experience for our customers, therefore should you wish your wine to be delivered to you or a friend, we will get it there as quickly and carefully as possible
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Story Driven: You don't need to compete when you know who you are, Bernadette Jiwa Publisher: Perceptive Press
Chaos Monkeys: Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine, Antonio GarcĂa MartĂnez Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Every one of us-regardless of where we were born, how we were brought up, how many setbacks we've endured or privileges we've been affordedhas been conditioned to compete to win. Ironically, the people who create fulfilling lives and careersthe ones we respect, admire and try to emulatechoose an alternative path to success. They have a powerful sense of identity. They don't worry about differentiating themselves from the competition or obsess about telling the right story. They tell the real story instead. Successful organisations and the people who create, build and lead them don't feel the need to compete, because they know who they are and they're not afraid to show us.
An adrenaline-fuelled expose of life inside the tech bubble, Chaos Monkeys lays bare the secrets, power plays and lifestyle excesses of the visionaries, grunts, sociopaths, opportunists and money cowboys who are revolutionising our world. Written by startup CEO and industry provocateur Antonio Garcia Martinez, this is Liar's Poker meets The Social Network. Computer engineers use 'chaos monkey' software to wreak havoc and test system robustness. Similarly, tech entrepreneurs like Antonio Garcia Martinez are society's chaos monkeys - their innovations disrupt every aspect of our lives, from transportation (Uber) and holidays (Airbnb) to television (Netflix) and dating (Tinder) all in search of the perfect business miracle.
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor, Adam Kay Publisher: Pan MacMillan
The Econocracy : The Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts, Cahal Moran, Zach WardPerkins, Joe Earle Publisher: MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking metre earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.
Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future, Peter Thiel, Blake Masters Publisher: Ebury Publishing The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won't make a search engine. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them. It's easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. Every new creation goes from 0 to 1. This book is about how to get there.
One hundred years ago the idea of 'the economy' didn't exist. Now, improving the economy has come to be seen as perhaps the most important task facing modern societies. Politics and policymaking are conducted in the language of economics and economic logic shapes how political issues are thought about and addressed. The result is that the majority of citizens, who cannot speak this language, are locked out of politics while political decisions are increasingly devolved to experts. Circe, Madeline Miller Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft. Breathing life into the ancient world, Madeline Miller weaves an intoxicating tale of gods and heroes, magic and monsters, survival and transformation.
TOP 5 TAVERNS WITH A TWIST
Are you tired of all traditional restaurants and taverns? Looking for a more intriguing place that will bring you to another world? Or maybe you’re a professional foodie who’s already visited all the restaurants in Cyprus, and can’t seem to find your next target. With so many interesting restaurants and taverns in Cyprus, finding one that stands out from the crowd can be a tough job. But lucky you, we’ve found 5 unique dining places that are sure to wow your socks off!
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To Patrikon, Tersefanou village | Larnaca Tavern “To Patrikon” is a small, purpose built ‘family run tavernaki’ which opened in Larnaca in Tersefanou village in 2012, originally as a souvlaki shop. It is now a fine dining/traditionally rustic yet modern Cypriot kitchen which opens only on Fridays and Saturdays to feed up to 50 people per night. The restaurant is on the “main’ street of the village in a tiny, old school house. It's meze, but with a twist. “To Patrikon” infuses a modern-Med approach to classic Cypriot meze (minimum two people), adding touches of creative flair. Grilled meats get lashed with Commandaria (sweet wine); the halloumi is homemade; and the salads are inventive, fresh and full of herbs. Using fresh local ingredients, the chef works on offering original versions of well-loved Cypriot and Mediterranean cuisines. They offer an ever changing 21 dish meze including desserts; few plates are constant stables, whilst the others change weekly. Innovative takes are made on classics such as trahana keftedes with tomato relish, or cauliflower with a tahini dressing, artichoke tempura with a garlic sauce or tahini icecream. Service is stellar, and the bright, modern interior is cosy and welcoming. Tersefanou village, Larnaca | T: +357 24424831 | www.facebook.com/tavernatopatrikon
Tsimpimatouthkia, Kalopanayiotis Only from the name, you can very well assume that this place offers Cypriot inspired food in the form of breakfast/ brunch and lunch but in a very unique way. Lots of seasonal ingredients, plenty of fresh produce, and decent prices for what’s on offer. Each little dish is meticulously presented, and your taste buds can expect a real treat from anari, honeycomb, almond or even bee pollen. Surely you can also find some of our more traditional products, like Cypriot sausage, halloumi along with eggs but this time served as toppings to a tasty vegetable dish! We must emphasise that the menu does change according to the season so do prepare for surprises. Kalopanayiotis, Nicosia | T: +357 99 297544 | www.facebook.com/tsimpimatouthkia
Peiragmena, Lympia | Nicosia The name of Peiragmena itself means ‘tweaked’, and the owners are adamant about dishing up tavern treats with a real twist. So, what exactly can you expect? The dishes are a modern adaptation of Cypriot and Mediterranean cuisine inspired mainly by seasonal ingredients and high quality local produce. The menu changes each season, depending on the availability of ingredients to ensure freshness and the fullest of flavours and aromas to their dishes. This adaptation as well as the af-
fordable prices is welcomed by the regular diners and gastronomes alike. The two Chefs/Owners come from different backgrounds. Both have had years of experience in the field of culinary arts. Their passion and creativeness reflect in the menus they create each season for their restaurant. Lympia, Nicosia www.peiragmena.com T: +357 22 524333
Ta Piatakia, Limassol “Ta Piatakia” is an exclusive gastronomical boutique of the famous chef Roddy Damalis.
warm-heartedness typical of a traditional Cypriot tavern is there.
“Ta Piatakia” is a constantly evolving tribute to a lifetime in the food and people business and just one visit is usually all it takes to embark on your gastronomic journey. What you get is the delectable offspring of a passionate love affair between Roddy and the smorgasbord of fresh ingredients Cyprus has to offer.
Each dish is rooted in the national Cypriot cuisine but encompassing unique traits: spices, cooking techniques, wonderful combinations of tastes and textures that remind the guest that the restaurant in Cyprus is located in the middle of the world, where aromas of Africa and the Middle East linger and turn the feast into a culinary trip.
The main ingredients found in Cypriot cuisine are used but in a totally different way, combining ingredients in an unusual contemporary way, and yet the atmosphere of simplicity and
Nikodimou Milona, Limassol | T: +357 25 745017 www.facebook.com/Tapiatakia
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Dionysus Mansion, Limassol Dionysus Mansion is a venue that, from its name to its menu, is glorifying the Greek and Cypriot cuisine. While it remains focused on traditional flavours, this venue achieves to provide an ultimately extraordinary experience, combining fun with gourmet in a building of classic architectural design. Dionysus Mansion is a restaurant with its own philosophy, emphasising on local and fresh products, for most affordable prices during the times of crisis, with notable suggestions from the international cuisine and some special events, brunches and parties with exquisite musical background. The presentation of all dishes is simple, with a gourmet twist, adding to the excitement, and the portions are more than appetizing even to the most demanding customers. 16th June Street, Limassol | www.facebook.com/dionysusmansion | T: +357 25 222210
INTERIOR DESIGN BUZZ
THE 6 MOST ICONIC CHAIR DESIGNS OF ALL TIME Attractive and well crafted, the following chairs have endured the test of time by representing more than just a relation between form and function, but a careful combination of engineering with aesthetics. With the rise of Modernism, technological innovations and cultural changes drove some of the most influential architects and designers of the time to reinvent furniture design. Each chair has its own story to tell, looking as contemporary and masterfully beautiful as it did when it was first introduced. While there are many more modernist chairs that can be justifiably termed ‘iconic’, these are the ones we believe that anyone should be aware of.
Lounge and Ottoman Perhaps the most iconic of all is the ‘Lounge and Ottoman’ chair designed by the architects and married couple Charles and Ray Eames in 1956. Its permanently reclined plywood mould with sleek leather padding has a warm receptive look that epitomises masculinity and ultimate comfort, making it one of the most instantly recognisable furniture pieces of the 20th century.
Barcelona Chair If there is a runner-up to Eames’ lounger that would be the ‘Barcelona Chair’ designed by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929. Its cantilevered seat is supported on each side by two chrome-plated flat steel bars and upholstered in leather with welt and button details, achieving a pure line with refined proportions and materiality.
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Resting Machine Among the most iconic chair designs, the ‘Resting Machine’ chaise longue could not be missed. Designed in 1928 by one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, Le Corbusier, the chair design excited a furore on its debut as part of an avantgarde furniture collection for the Paris Salon d’Automne. Devoid of superfluous ornamentation, its minimal shape is a testament to the praised axiom ‘form follows function’ that prevails modernist architecture. The chair is simply composed of a steel frame with an ergonomic swing, cushioned in leather, animal skin or canvas.
Butterfly Chair On the contrary, for the boho-chic lovers, nothing could compete the ‘Butterfly Chair’ designed by the collaboration of the architects Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy in 1938. The chair features a lightweight tubular frame with a raw leather sling hung from its highest points, creating a suspended seat. What is particularly beautiful about this chair is the natural imperfections on its leather surface, as it gains depth and lustre with aging. The design has become extremely popular in the US for portable recreational seating, but in Europe is used both indoors and outdoors.
Tulip Chair In the list of iconic chair designs, one could not have failed to include the ‘Tulip Chair’ designed by the architect Eero Saarinen in 1955. Its design embodies the pure lines of modernism in a futuristic style, resulting to a majestically fluid single-form chair, which seems to have come out of the ‘space age’ and blown up the conventional impression that a chair has to stand on four posts.
Egg Chair Last but not least, anyone with an interest in the topic should be aware of the ‘Egg Chair’ designed by the architect and designer Arne Emil Jacobsen in 1958. The chair was initially designed for the reception areas of the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, but nowadays can be found in the living rooms of many private houses. Its molded egg-shaped form with high cocooning sides is a pop interpretation of a traditional armchair that creates a cosy nest of privacy in otherwise public spaces.
POLAROID ORIGINALS ONESTEP 2: PHYSICAL SNAPS ARE BACK
When everything went digital, older physical formats looked like they might go the way of the dodo. However, it turns out that not everyone wants everything stored as 0s and 1s, and physical formats are fighting back. We’ve seen book sales increase and vinyl is enjoying a huge resurgence. Now, it could
be the turn of the Polaroid photo, if the OneStep 2 has anything to do with it. Based on the original Polaroid camera, the OneStep 2 takes the same film cartridges and outputs the same style photos as the original model, launched back in 1977. The only real concession to the modern era is that there’s a micro-USB port in the back for charging the integrated battery.
So, why now? The truth is that digital photos all too often end up buried in cloud storage or hidden away on a smartphone. Printing out a picture and sticking it on the wall isn’t something that a lot of people do anymore. With the OneStep 2 giving a real photograph in a matter of minutes, you get something that you can share, stick to the fridge or give away; this is sharing at its finest.
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The OneStep 2 is a new Polaroid camera that blends classic design with contemporary style. It’s inspired by Polaroid’s original OneStep, but updated to create a simple, easyto-use instant camera that works straight out of the box – just pick up some i-Type instant film and you’re good to go. It's got a high-quality lens and a powerful flash to give you great photos every time, and this newly improved Viewfinder model makes framing your photos even more intuitive than before.
NOKIA RESURRECTS BRIGHT YELLOW "BANANA PHONE"
Nokia's new 8110 is a feature phone in a slider form factor. The Nokia banana phone cost €79. It is also available in black – the version seen in The Matrix. Nokia has relaunched its 8810 phone from the 1990s, complete with its original curved, bright yellow cover often likened to a banana. The 8810 made its comeback at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) – 22 years after its original release in 1996. The phone, which was likened to a banana thanks to its curving shape and vibrant yellow cover, shot to popularity in 1999 when it was used by Keanu Reeves' character in The Matrix. Available to purchase from May 2018, the phone follows on from Nokia's first retro rerelease – the 3310 launched at last year's event.
As Nokia no longer makes phones itself, the revamped version will be sold under licence by the Finnish start-up HMD Global. Nokia and HMD Global described the new 8110 as "an icon reloaded" and, similarly to the 3310, intend it to be a modern update of the original device. Its operating system has been updated to allow for app downloads and 4G coverage, but the design remained largely the same and features a similar appearance. As with the original device, calls can be answered and ended by moving the phone's sliding cover. Users can also play Snake – the game often credited with the success of Nokia's 3210 model. While the original 8110 featured a monochrome screen, the new phone will have a colour screen
as well as a camera. Its battery is expected to last up to 25 days. "With a familiar and easy to use interface, the Nokia 8110 features intuitive tactile mechanics, with slide to answer and end calls, as well as an addictive helicopter-style spin on its axis," said the two companies. "It comes with the craftsmanship you expect from a Nokia phone, delivering durability and reliability as standard." Other designers embracing the back-to-basic trend when it comes to mobile phones include Serbian studio Alter Ego Architects, which designed a concept for a 3D-printed phone with an interface that only features numbers and symbols.
Here's a sentence I didn't think I'd write: my favourite new Apple Watch feature is one that turns the wearable into a walkie-talkie.
On the receiving end, you'll hear a quick beep and then the message. It all happens pretty much instantly, and it works whether you're on a Wi-Fi or 4G.
I'm talking, of course, about the new "Walkie-Talkie" feature for the Apple Watch, which Apple showed off at its World Wide Developer Conference.
Behind the scenes, it's all powered by FaceTime Audio, which allows the messages to come through pretty much instantly. It also means that you're not limited on length — the message can be as long or as short as you want (at least in the current prototype version of Walkie-Talkie).
The feature, which won't launch until later this year, works pretty much the way it sounds: it lets two Apple Watch owners send real-time "watch-towatch" audio messages with just one tap of the wrist. So, you know, kind of like Inspector Gadget, or those Boost Mobile phones from 10 years ago. Apple Watch owners who want to chat via Walkie-Talkie must first accept an invitation to chat before the feature is enabled. Once the invite is accepted, you can pull up Walkie-Talkie, tap the Talk button, and say your message.
It's not hard to imagine all kinds of handy use cases for the feature, which feels much less awkward and cringey than trying to make an actual phone call from your wrist. But it's also not difficult to imagine scenarios where it goes hilariously wrong, too. The Walkie-Talkie feature for Apple Watch reminded me why those gimmicky-seeming flip phones were so popular in the first place: it's actually kind of fun. And it might actually make sense to have on your watch.
Drop Flip Seasons There's a ball. There's a bucket. How hard could this be? Many hours later, we can confidently tell you that physics puzzler Drop Flip Seasons gets very hard indeed.
Drops: Learn 30 new languages Drop is all about wordplay. It gamifies the process of learning a language; choose your discipline from a dropdown of 29 languages, pick a mission – enthusiast, traveller, business student or romantic – and let the games begin. You can switch your mission any time.
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CREATE YOUR OWN STORY LOUISA ORPHANOU is a Cypriot artist and the creative director of her own brand Louisa Orphanou.
Louisa Orphanou avails a great variety of different styles of hand-painted Straw Panama Hats, exclusive bags as well as other fashion items. The Creative Director of the brand has previously collaborated with one of the most popular and prominent boutiques in Limassol, designing an exclusive and limited collection of hand-painted panama hats. Louisa launched recently a new project involving the creation of a series of hand-painted handbags. Her artistic way to breathe new life into different materials led her creativity thrive on both luxury designer bags and other exclusive products.
In addition to the above, Louisa creates hand-painted denim designs as well as she redesigns leather sneakers. She has also collaborated with well known Cypriot company of denim shorts as she was chosen to create a set of custom made designs exclusively for them. Louisa Orphanou is currently located in a fashionable studio right in the heart of Limassol. Both old and new collections are unique, colourful and stylish, and are designed for females and males. Numerous celebrities and socialites from Greece, Cyprus and other countries choose to complete their signature style with one of her elegant creations.
ITEMS WITH A STORY TO TELL
PHOTO OF THE FOUNDERS Ioanna Achilleos Zavitsanaki & Thea Angeli Anayiotos
JO & TIM aims to offer to its customers carefully selected vintage and contemporary furniture and home accessories through a series of exhibitions, each one with a distinct concept or twist. JO & TIMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s philosophy supports that luxury lies in the use of beautiful materials borrowed from nature, in excellent craftsmanship and in attention to detail, combined with comfort and practicality. The collection includes exceptional vintage, reproduction, contemporary and some antique furniture. It also includes a wide selection of vintage and contemporary home accessories.
The collection refers to furniture and decorative items that the founders of the company have chosen. Seasonal furnishings have been restored with unique aesthetics, transforming them into vintage masterpieces. The new pieces are designed to frame the old ones in a fresh and modern way.
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“We take inspiration from all sorts of things, like a slab of magnificent emerald green marble, a perfectly aligned row of old cashmere fabrics, an abandoned but masterfully turned table leg... The list is never ending and if you check out our Instagram account, you will see that we love to share some of these lovely images with you.” Combining excellent craftsmanship with immaculate design
A lot of thought and effort has gone by JO & TIM professionals into sourcing, restoring and styling every one of their vintage items to ensure the preservation of their beauty as well as their relevance to this day and age. All of their vintage and antique furniture is expertly restored by JO
& TIM’s professionals of skilled local craftsmen, being treated and repolished or rewaxed when necessary. Upholstered items are completely stripped back and rebuilt with great care by master upholsterers.
feel that they complement the vintage ones perfectly. All furniture executed by JO & TIM professionals can be tailored according to client’s needs, choice of colour, upholstery etc.
In the collection, you could also find a number of reproduction and contemporary items, which we
For more information visit www.jo-and-tim.com
PROPERY & TAX
ASSET PROTECTION & THE USE OF THE CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL TRUST AS AN ASSET PROTECTION VEHICLE Asset protection involves the adoption and implementation of advance planning strategies which place one’s assets beyond the reach of future potential claimants in a legal and efficient manner. Although asset protection is essential in the planning strategies of any high income/high net worth individual whose business activities expose him or her to potential claims to protect his or her assets, nonetheless asset protection planning strategies are an available tool to anyone who wants to protect his or her assets from creditors, forced heirship and matrimonial rules. A key asset protection tool for safeguarding wealth is a trust, which is an efficient and flexible instrument used to hold, protect and manage assets for the purpose of asset protection planning at the international level. A trust is a settlement created by a person known as the settlor, who places assets under the control of another person, the trustee, to hold and manage the property under a trust deed for the benefit of any person including the settlor, known as the beneficiary. It is, in essence, a private arrangement established by a trust deed and governed by the applicable legislation, as specified in the deed itself. The assets are legally held and registered as owned by the trustee who is under a duty to hold those assets and any income arising therefrom for the benefit of one or more beneficiaries. Cyprus law on international trusts, offers a modernized legal framework which reflects recent changes in the global business environment and provides maximum protection and flexibility. Under the legislation in force, a trust qualifies as a Cyprus International Trust if the settlor and beneficiaries are not residents of Cyprus in the year preceding the year of creation of the trust. However, at least one of the trustees (either legal or natural persons) must
at all times be a permanent resident of Cyprus.
creditor would qualify and if so when such a claim would crystallise.
A trust may be set up to implement investment structures, asset preservation for future generations, protection from creditors and as a means of succession and inheritance planning.
Protection from Forced Heirship Rules and Succession Planning Some countries including Cyprus have forced heirship provisions in their succession laws reserving a specified portion of the deceased’s estate for relatives. Many people do not want their assets to be passed to the heirs prescribed by law, or may want to avoid the probate procedure on death which is lengthy and expensive. The inheritance and succession law of Cyprus and those of any other country do not in any way affect the transfer or disposition of assets by the settlor or the validity of the trust. The law provides that a Cyprus court has exclusive jurisdiction and will not enforce the inheritance rules of any country so as to upset the validity of the trust and thus an asset protection trust ensures freedom of testation. Additionally if more complicated arrangements are required such as providing a source of income for life to someone or putting money aside for children’s education then the trust is the ideal tool to achieve this.
Protection from Creditors The trust provides asset protection from prospective claims. It is of unlimited duration unless otherwise expressly provided and it is not void or voidable in the event of the settlor’s bankruptcy or liquidation, notwithstanding any provision under Cyprus law or the laws of any other jurisdiction. There is a very strong presumption against avoidance of a trust. A trust or transfer of assets to a trust can be set aside only if it is proved to the court that the trust was made with intent to defraud persons who were creditors of the settlor at the time when the transfer of assets or disposition to the trust was made. The burden of proof of the settlor’s intent to defraud lies with the person who is seeking to annul the transfer. The right to take action is lost when an action is not instituted within two years from the date of the transfer of the asset to the trust. The requirement to prove intent to defraud makes it very difficult to set aside a transfer to the trust. In practice the claimant would need very strong evidence to demonstrate the settlor intended to defraud a creditor, as he would have to establish he was a creditor of the settlor at the time the asset was transferred to the trust. The law does not elaborate on the definition of creditor and is not clear whether a contingent or prospective
Flexibility The trust has flexibility in its management and administration as Cyprus law allows for change of the governing law of the trust to another jurisdiction provided the applicable law of that jurisdiction recognizes the validity of the trust and the respective beneficiary interests. Furthermore, the settlor enjoys great flexibility and may reserve powers to himself, retain a beneficial interest in the trust property, act as protector of the trust and may even explicitly
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The Icon by Imperio provide that the trustee’s powers are exercisable only with the settlor’s consent or any other person specified by the settlor in the trust deed. The trust provides flexibility as an investment structure as a trustee may hold, retain or invest in movable and immovable property both in Cyprus and overseas including shares in companies incorporated in Cyprus or any other jurisdiction. The trust may include one or more companies the shares of which will be held by the trust and segregation of business and personal assets may be achieved. Confidentiality Asset protection through a trust may be achieved with confidentiality as there is generally an obligation on the trustee, protector and any other person not to disclose to any person not legally entitled thereto any documents or information that discloses the name of the settlor or beneficiaries, or information and documents that form the accounts of the trust. There are limited exceptions to this general rule if the trust document provides something to the contrary or the court issues an order in any legal proceedings and the court is satisfied that such document or information is of paramount importance to the case. Additionally if a request is submitted by a beneficiary to the trustee for the disclosure of the accounts of the trust or any documents or information relating to receipts and payments by the trustee that form part of the accounts,
the trustee has power to disclose such accounts, documents or information to the beneficiary but only if in the opinion of the trustee such disclosure is necessary and secures the lawful interests of the trust.
if located abroad and is not subject to estate duty or inheritance tax. Adding to these tax benefits, any dividends, interest or other income received from a Cyprus international company are neither taxable nor subject to withholding tax.
Moreover, the Cyprus law regulating companies providing administrative services which regulates persons who offer services of management and administration of trusts provides for a sound regulatory system of accountability offering protection for the settlor and beneficiaries of a trust. The information on the settlor, beneficiaries and trust property kept in the records of the service providers involved in the administration and management of a trust is not public. Additionally information kept in the register of the relevant competent authority under this legislation, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, for all trusts governed by Cyprus law, is not publicly available and in any case does not include the identity of the settlor or beneficiaries or information on the property of the trust.
Cyprus has an extensive and expanding double tax treaty network and although the trust does not benefit from the double tax treaties itself, it could constitute a valuable tool for the international tax planner, taking advantage of the availability of such tax treaties along with the favourable tax status in Cyprus using the same in investment structures, through a Cyprus Holding Company which enjoys tax free capital gains and dividend receipts and benefits from such double tax treaties network. A trust is an important and useful tool for asset protection as a firewall is placed around the settlor’s assets to protect them from claims that may subsequently arise from creditors and other claimants. Therefore if it’s to benefit from tax and investment planning or whether it’s to benefit from succession and inheritance planning, a Cyprus International Trust is of great benefit to asset protection as long as it is properly constituted and is established to provide prudent protection against potential claims rather than an attempt to fraudulently deprive existing claimants of their legitimate rights.
Tax Planning The benefits of a Cyprus International trust also extend to tax planning. For instance the trust income is not subject to any income tax in Cyprus if it results from sources abroad and only Cyprus source income will be subject to Cyprus income tax. Moreover, the property of an international trust is not subject to capital gains in Cyprus
Angelos Gregoriades Chairman, KPMG in Cyprus T +357 22209000 | D +357 22209245 Angelos.Gregoriades@kpmg.com.cy www.kpmg.com.cy
THE MOST COMMON EXCUSES FOR NOT DIETING! We regularly find ourselves falling into the trap to make various excuses for not following a healthier lifestyle. Which are the most common excuses we use? The following tips will prevent you from quitting your diet and help you adopt a healthier lifestyle!
“No diet plan suits me. I’m tired of trying…” Avoid the fad diets that lead to transient effects! Instead, aim for, more achievable goals and targets, and incorporate the “healthy eating” pattern to your lifestyle. Don’t be strict with yourself, slipping of the program at times, does not mean that
you have failed. There will be good days and there will be days that need improvement. Just make sure you get back on track by staying committed to your goal. By adopting a healthy behaviour your eating preferences will gradually change. Over time you'll notice that some "unhealthy" foods will become less “desirable” and unconsciously you’ll go for healthier choices.
“Diet food is tasteless.” To follow a healthy diet plan does not require buying special "diet foods". The key to a healthy diet is the correct distribution of servings. Keep enjoying your favourite foods, but always in moderation. At the same time various spices such as oregano, garlic, paprika and thyme can add a special flavour to your food and prevent the use of additional fat and salt. Experiment with differ-
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ent methods of cooking such as grilling and steaming instead of frying.
“Healthy food is more expensive!” The secret to a healthier and more cost-effective solution is simple… Imagination and creativity! Use a particular ingredient in order to prepare various meals. For example, a relatively expensive fruit such as fresh pineapple can be eaten at breakfast with oatmeal and yogurt, at lunch in a curry and as an afternoon snack in a fruit salad.
and experiment using your favourite ingredients. However, if you still don’t manage to cook there are loads of healthy choices in rotisseries and restaurants that you can choose from.
“Holidays are coming”, “I’m starting the plan on… Monday”
This does not need to happen, because what you eat should not necessarily be very different from the rest of the family members. For example, if in some cases the rest of the family choose to eat fast-food such as fried chicken you can have a small portion of it and accompany it with a salad or you can have a grilled chicken wrap instead.
Do not wait for the perfect time to make changes in your life, because that time will never come! There will never be a perfect time because you will always have to attend “that” party or you will be passing through a “difficult period”. Anxiety for the future is what stops many people from making positive changes in their lives.
“I do not know how “I do not have the time to to cook…” prepare different meals Cooking is an art! This means that you for me and the rest of don’t need to follow recipes 100% in order to create something delicious. the family.” Combine some recipes that you like
Limassol | Nicosia | Paralimni T: 77 77 77 51 www.changeeat.com.cy
MURALS OF TIBET
SUMO-SIZED COLLECTOR’S EDITION LIMITED TO 998 COPIES, EACH SIGNED BY HIS HOLINESS THE 14TH DALAI LAMA
Deploying new multi-image digital photography, Laird compiled the world’s first archive of these artworks, some walls as wide as 10 metres, in life-size resolution. This breath taking publication assembles Laird’s portfolio in extra-large format with six fold-outs, printed in five colours including gold. Featuring both complete murals and copious details, it immerses readers into these precious, extraordinary masterpieces.
A World Heritage Landmark, this SUMOSized publication presents the most precious surviving murals of Tibetan Buddhist culture. For the first time, these astonishing and intricate masterpieces can be appreciated in blazing colour and life-size resolution.
For more than a decade, photographer Thomas Laird travelled the length, breadth, and far-flung corners of Tibet’s plateau to capture the land’s spectacular Buddhist murals in all their sublime vastness, intricacy, and their spiritual, emotional, and psychological enrichment.
In recognition of this World Heritage landmark and preservation of Tibetan culture, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has signed all copies of this Collector’s Edition. In the 528-page scholarly companion book, Buddhist writer and academic Robert Thurman takes us through this transcendent journey with detailed text on the murals' spiritual significance while captions from experts Heather Stoddard and Jakob Winkler shed light on the storylines and artistic context of each image. The book can be ordered upon request at The Shopkeeper & Co.
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Limassol as a modern city offers many activities, performances and events all year round. Here are some of the options offered by the city.
July musical present, with common origins and influences. The festival presents a series of events, mostly music, which draw their inspiration from the tradition of each country around the Mediterranean. In this framework emerge proximity and differences, and of course Cyprus serves as a bridge between them. International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama 2018 (4-28/7/2018) Twice honoured with the prestigious EFFE label as one of Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest festivals, the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama attracts theatre troupes from across the globe, which all perform their adaptation of plays by the Great Greeks in their own unique way. www.greekdramafest.com
Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival The ethnic festival welcomes every year groups and musicians who share a rich cultural past and develop a contemporary
Pyx Lax (28/07/2018) Pyx Lax, one of the most popular Greek bands of all time, reunite for a single concert in Cyprus which will take place at Tsirio Stadium in Limassol on the 28th of July. shop.tickethour.com
Lavender Festival (7-8/7/2018) The Lavender Festival takes place every first weekend of July. The event includes seminars on the healing properties of Lavender, entrepreneurship and tourism, workshops for Lavender distillation and bouquets, culinary delicacies, arts and crafts based on Lavender, organic cosmetics and guided walks with herbalists in Lavender plantations around Platres. Platres Cultural Centre
LMF Loud Music Festival 2018 It is really loud. This great three-day party returns to Potamos tis Germasogeia renewed, bigger and even more impressive.
13th Lemesos International Documentary Festival (1-8/8/2018) Lemesos International Documentary Festival returns to the big screen for the 13th consecutive year, presenting human stories and subversive documentaries. The Festival showcases creative documentaries from Cyprus and the world on the first week of August, every year. It aims at engaging the audience with its wide array of films and subject matters, offering a unique opportunity for alternative access to information and a creative dialogue on issues that concern the contemporary citizen.
Hasel Tree Festival Platanistasa (5/8/2018) At the Annual Hazelnut Festival in the beautiful village of Platanistasa, visitors can try the year’s freshly cut hazelnuts. Guided walks through the hazelnut forest and visits to the Byzantine church and other monuments. Local gastronomy, and traditional sweets will be accompanied with live traditional music and dancing. mytroodos.com
Windcraft Music Fest 5 (11-12/8/2018) The music of the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean meets with the tradition of jazz and modern electronic sounds at this year’s Windcraft Music Fest! Get ready for a two-day music fiesta, in which the winds have the leading role; where tradition and modernity co-exist. The 5th Windcraft Music Fest will take place on 11&12 August 2018 at the lovely village of Katydata, Lefkosia region. windcraftmusicfest.com
Cyprus Jazz & World Music Showcase Musicians present their original works to the public of Cyprus and international festival organisers, producers, reporters and many others from the jazz and world music scene. The aim of the Showcase is to increase the international exposure and visibility of Cypriot musicians and their work. Aside from this, an archive of audiovisual records will be created.
Made in Cyprus (21-23/9/2018) Now in its 5th year, this 3-day event is organised by the World Trade Centre Cyprus to showcase local products and services and exhibits the largest display of Cypriot products on the island. Visitors can explore food, handicrafts, culture, business channels and much more during the weekend. made-in-cyprus.org
Wine Festival Limassol has a history of wine making in Cyprus dating back to thousands of years. The famous festival takes place every year in September in the Municipal Garden of Limassol on the coastal road. Today’s wine festival is the equivalent of the celebrations which took place in ancient times, dedicated to the god of wine, Dionysus, and to Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. limassolmunicipal.com.cy/wine
The “Rainbow” Festival The aim of this anti-racist multicultural festival is to bring together people of all tribes. It is organised by KISA (Movement for Equality, Support and Anti-Racism) and takes place on the Molos waterfront in Limassol where various organisations, such as immigrant organisations of asylum-seekers and refugees together with Cypriot organisations gather to defend human rights.
Lemesia With innovations and new sports being at the centre of attention, the Limassol Municipality organisses “Lemesia”, one of the major international sporting events in Cyprus, for the 16th consecutive year. During the 10 days of “Lemesia”, athletes from several countries compete in a number of disciplines such as boxing, karate, triathlon, marathon, shooting, rhythmic gymnastics, and cycling.
Apple Festival, Kyperounta (13-14/10/2018) The two-day festival takes place in Kyperounta, and includes an open air market with fresh seasonal apples, traditional products, fresh apple juice, apple pies, apple vinegar etc, an apple exhibition featuring all the types of apples that grow in Cyprus, competitions for the best apple pie, and many more. There are also seminars about the beneficial properties of apples, as well as a full folklore entertainment show. mytroodos.com
Christmas Limassol enters the festive mood of Christmas and New Year in December with the illumination of the large Christmas tree in the square of Grigori Afxentiou outside the District Administration building. Events take place in many parts of the city, including Santa Claus handing out gifts to children and the Christmas train of Limassol Municipality travelling on various routes.
Cyprus International 4 day Challenge The Cyprus International 4-day Challenge is a staged running event, successfully combining a 6k time trial, an 11k mountain trail run, a multiterrain half marathon, and a 10k City Run over four consecutive days, covering a distance slightly longer than a marathon. The event takes place in the area of Paphos, and for the most part of it, participants have the opportunity to compete in the AKAMAS Nature Reserve Park, in some of Cyprus most scenic routes.
Limassol Carnival (28/2/2018-10/3/2018) The Carnival is a great popular festival which has been celebrated in Limassol and all over Cyprus for more than a hundred years. The most exciting period of the year comprises of several Carnival celebrations that last for 10 days.
Limassol Marathon (23-24/3/2018) The Limassol International Marathon GSO, the biggest athletic event in Cyprus, will take place along our coastal road, and athletes from around the world will participate. The marathon includes Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km Health Race, 5km City Race, 1km Student Race.
Cyprus Contemporary Dance Platform The contemporary dance platform is an event organised by the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture in collaboration with the Rialto theatre. After a selection process, modern dance groups based in Cyprus present their new pieces by Cypriot choreographers.
Cyprus Film Days International 2019 Cyprus Film Day is the official competition feature fiction film festival and it proudly holds the EFFE Festival label. It is co-organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre. It consists of two main programmes: the International Competition section -Glocal Images- and the non-competitive section -Viewfinder-, which presents films that have been screened and awarded at major festivals over the past year. The festival also includes a National Competition Section, exclusively showcasing Cypriot productions. Special tributes, parallel screenings, master classes, workshops and musical events complete the program of the official International Film Festival of Cyprus.
Street Festival The Street Festival is the biggest event taking place in the streets of the city centre of Limassol and has been organised for 12 years now by Gifts and Gadgets and The Copy Shop. In the streets of Saripolou, designated walls will become the canvas and the inspiration for many street artists from all around the world. Impressive and colourful graffiti art make the streets stand out in the crowd.
Anthestiria Cypriots celebrate the spring return and the beauty of nature with Anthestiria, a festival inspired by the ancient celebration that was held in Athens in honour of Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility. The event features exhibitions, flower markets and shows. The main focus of Anthestiria is the flower parade with beautifully decorated floats and pedestrians carrying flowers.
2018 WARDROBE ESSENTIALS
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Eye-catching, an absolute must-have, the Dior Book Tote is a spacious bag in embroidered, crafted with soft canvas. The Oblique is embellished all over the body and even on the handles.
Red Candystud Leather Top Handle Bag First spotted on Gigi Hadid in the Valentino Spring ’18 campaign, the ‘Candystud’ bad is inspired by “a new allure of glamour” and it features the house’s signature stud embellishments.
Fendi Fall 2018 Ready-To-Wear Playful and chic, Fendi is all about the iconic beige-brown logo pattern this season. From tights, to fur sweatshirts, trench coats and iconic handbags you should invest in the Italian’s house Fall 2018 collection.
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Jennifer Lawrence Dior Fall 2018 Ready-To-Wear Campaign Hollywood’s darling, Jennifer Lawrence fronts the Dior pre-fall 2018 campaign that feature effortless looks, the epitome of Parisian elegance, making J’ADIOR everything!
Valentino SS18 Ad Campaign Gigi Hadid for Valentino Spring 2018 campaign Captured by Inez & Vinoodh, supermodel Gigi Hadid stars in the Spring 2018 ad for Valentino, showcasing the house’s iconic stud handbag in a bold hue.
Dior Fall 2018 Ready-To-Wear Maria Grazia Chiuri knows how to turn heads and for Dior Fall/Winter 2018 she went for an effortlessly elegant look. For Fall/Winter 2018 the Dior woman has a ’60s vibe and she’s in crochets, embroidery, patchwork and Chiuri’s signature sheer tulle all with an elegant Dior twist.
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CYPRUS AGROTOURISM: DISCOVERING KALOPANAYIOTIS The picturesque village of Kalopanayiotis, with its restored traditional architecture, the cobbled streets and footpaths, the numerous chapels and churches and the healing sulphur rich thermal springs, is an example of a genuine traditional community of Cyprusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Troodos Mountain Range.
The village of Kalopanayiotis is one of the 14 villages of the Marathasa area, located in the midst of the Setrachos Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Valley, on the North side of Troodos Mountain range at an altitude of 700 metres. At a distance of about 70km from either city of Nicosia or Limassol, the visitor can easily reach the village through a modern and wellmaintained road network.
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The small mountainous village of Kalopanayiotis represents an excellent model for the development and the regeneration of a rural community. Rehabilitated houses with tiled rooftops, picturesque balconies, courtyards with vine trees climbing on the walls offering visitors their shade, are the main characteristics of the village. During the past few years, maintenance and renovation of the facades and interior of buildings and stone houses took place, in an attempt to restore the village to its past traditional beauty while taking into consideration all the appropriate measures for easy access to disabled people. All these, are stunningly framed by the mesmerizing flora of the Setrachos Valley and the water sounds of the year-round running Setrachos River. Kalopanayiotis is of great interest because of its valuable cultural assets. The most important monument which stands since the Byzantine era is considered to be the Monastery of Ayios Ioannis Lampadistis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Museum
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of Byzantine Art next to the Monastery, along with the Museum of the National Martyr Bishop Lavrentios and the Cultural Centre which hosts meetings and events during the year, create a combination of old and new catering for all visitorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tastes. Visitors can participate in guided tours along the water path following the Setrachos Valley, crossing the new and the old Venetian bridge, reaching a watermill and natural fountains, or follow a nature trail starting from the Monastery going through the forest to reach a number of panoramic view points. Through these paths, the sightseers can enjoy the nature gaining a unique feeling of wellness and relaxation. Throughout the year, festive events are organized depending on the day: Epiphany, Green Monday, Orthodox Eastern Monday, summer events including theatre and concerts and the Palouze Festival where visitors can watch and participate in the making of this traditional Cypriot, grape juice based dessert. The Venetian bridges, the six Byzantine era chapels, the restored traditional architecture houses in the old neighbourhood of the village, the abundant surrounding natural beauty of the village and all the remarkable recreational events that take place in Kalopanayiotis combine a most beautiful destination for a visitor seeking a unique and unparalleled experience.
A SUITCASE FULL OF DREAMS
Eleana Nicolaou, the owner and founder of Suitcase, has created a collection based on the latest fashion trends making every woman feel special and unique. The S/S 2018 collection 2018 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miss Mad-Chic & Chaosâ&#x20AC;? combines a reflection of femininity, explosiveness and chaos. The collection is synonymous with glamour with one shouldered dresses and draped shapes in delicate shades. Nude, salmon, lilac, lemon, emerald green, grey, are included in the pastel collection. One can find anything from flawless haute couture dresses, cocktail dresses, feminine jumpsuits and much more in sequins, precious stones and glitters. Through the Suitcase designs, one can discover a world of digital prints, textures and unique designs. Suitcase is famous for creating timeless designs such as trade mark backless mermaid dresses. The brand is also well known for their custom made dresses. Suitcase takes the art of sewing to another level by creating custom made pieces one can only dream of. The great expertise at the Suitcase atelier strive to help each customer find a piece that perfectly suits the silhouette while advising on which of the fabrics and colours would work best to create a completely unique garment. The custom made process creates impeccably fitted, tailored and unique designs for any occasion featuring customisable details such as lace and exquisite beading. Available at the Suitcase store are ready-towear dresses from the collection, as well as am exclusive collection of gorgeous wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, semi-formal dresses and jumpsuits. Suitcase is located in the heart of Limassol. Everything from the cutting, sewing, designing, beading, marketing, communications and more is done in store. Suitcase Chrysanthou Mylona, shop 3, 3030, Limassol. Tel: +35725388889 | http://suitcaseonline.shop
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Suitcase has been actively involved in the fashion industry since 2013, with the aim to offer a combination of quality and uniqueness through their designs but also identify and satisfy all customer needs. The brand is well known for its glamour, modern approach and efficiently combines quality and affordable prices.
THIS ART IS BANANAS
The fine-art scene is hungry for something new. Something fresh. Something bananas.
Until now, you've probably thought of bananas as a solid, dependable fruit and a good source of potassium. However, they are also an amazing canvas for creating artwork as displayed by the work of Dutch artist Stephan Brusche.
Working out of Rotterdam, Netherlands, Stephan has been making banana art for nearly seven years and the results are mind-blowing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I draw on the banana with a regular ballpoint pen," Brusche explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After that I strategically cut away pieces of the peel
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to give it a more 3D look and feel. To hold pieces of the peel up I stick toothpicks in the banana behind the peel. Sometimes I also use paint." When the banana's ready he snaps it on his iPhone, adds a filter and uploads it to his Instagram account. (@isteef) Brusche tumbled into the world of banana art almost by accident.
â&#x20AC;&#x153;My wife had been pushing me to use Instagram for a while, saying it would be great for promoting my illustrations and comics I'd been doing in my spare time alongside my work as a graphic designer," he explained. One day during his lunch hour, he decided to try it out. As he was in the office, though, interesting photograph opportunities were tricky to find.
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“I then noticed I still had a banana left from lunch and figured it would make a fun picture if I just drew a little happy face on it," Brusche said. “I discovered how pleasant it actually is to draw on a banana — there is just something about how smooth the ballpoint pen flows on the structure of the banana peel". “I made another 'fruitdoodle', as I like to call them, the next day. One with a grumpy face, for balance sake. And after that I just kinda challenged myself to see what else I could come up with to draw on a banana, and I never stopped since."
After awhile, Brusche noticed that his banana art was getting more likes and attention than his other work. From then on, he began to focus on it more and more. Brusche's Instagram page is filled with hundreds of “fruitdoodles" — mostly they involve bananas, but a few — like the “pearguin” and the creepy homage to It — bring in other fruits, too. www.isteef.com | www.instagram.com/isteef
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6 OF THE WORLD'S MOST SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS The world’s best buildings are not only measured by their security or design, today sustainability plays a vital role in the longevity and attraction of office space. In fact, the sustainability trend is here to stay. From the entry point where energy consumption and carbon footprint are minimised to waste management, water recycling and light fittings, buildings are now built with five and six-star sustainability design factors in mind. According to the World Commission on the Environment and Development, sustainability is “a form of development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
1. One Angel Square
Manchester's One Angel Square is the headquarters of the Co-operative Group. Housing 3,000 employees, it has been awarded an "Outstanding" Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) rating. According to the Co-op, the building is "powered by a pure plant oil fed Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system and utilises rapeseed oil which is grown on The Co-operative's own farm land." Excess energy is sent back to the grid. Other features include LED lighting and a system to recycle waste and rain water.
2. The Crystal 3. Bahrain World Trade Center
With both Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum and BREEAM Outstanding ratings, the Crystal, in London's east end, offers a fossil fuel free vision of the future. Run entirely on electricity – the majority of which is generated by photovoltaic solar panels – the building is lit by a combination of LED and fluorescent lights, which are switched on or off depending on the amount of daylight present. The building's roof collects rainwater, while sewage is treated, recycled and re-used onsite.
Currently home to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in the Middle East has become a hotbed for innovative, stunning skyscrapers. In Bahrain, it's impossible to ignore the Bahrain World Trade Centre's clean energy credentials. Three huge wind turbines – 29 metres in diametre– are sandwiched between two vast 'sail' shaped towers, generating clean energy for the building.
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5. Bullitt Center 4. Apple Campus 2
Apple CEO, Tim Cook, is calling it the greenest building on the planet. Apple’s strategy is to power the entire campus with 100% renewable energy and it promises to plant at least 7,000 new trees and use recycled materials. Apple projects its maximum energy use across the entire 548,000 m2 campus – including office spaces, research centres, parking structures and other buildings – to be around 142,000,000 kilowatt-hours per year. Based on the total area of all the buildings on site, Apple Campus 2 will have an energy use intensity of about 257 kWh per m2 per year. That easily beats typical office buildings in the United States, which use around 500 kWh per m2 a year.
The Bullitt Center is the greenest commercial building in the world. Nestled into Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighbourhood, it used only about 32 kWh per m2 in its first full year of operation. Producing more electricity from rooftop solar than it consumes in kilowatt-hours per year, the Bullitt Center is unique even among the greenest buildings in the world.
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6. Shanghai Tower
Shanghai Tower stands 632 metres tall and is the second-tallest building on the planet, after Dubai's Burj Khalifa. Wind turbines located near the top of the structure power its outer lighting as well as park areas, while transparent inner and outer "skins" will allow natural light to flood the building, cutting down the need for artificial lighting. Smart controls will monitor everything from ventilation to heating and lighting, helping to cut energy bills in the process.
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Levante Residences Elysia Residences is designed to reflect the prestige of a high quality development boasting 15 marvellous apartments. The two buildings will bear an impressive long green garden that will lead to the communal swimming pool.
The Icon Standing at 125 m, The Icon will be among the tallest buildings in Cyprus, boasting uninterrupted exposure to the panoramic views of the city and coastline of Limassol. All 54 sophisticated residences are delivered fully finished with inspired interiors and outdoor living spaces designed by Imperioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s award-winning team. Each of the towerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residences, ranging from one-bedroom apartments to penthouses and full-floor homes, is instilled with gracious proportions and attention to detail.
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