Are movies and films inspired by life or is life inspired by movies and films? This question does not always have a definite answer because in creativity and in great stories there is always a bit of truth. However, it is also true that in real life we draw, consciously or not, positive influences of various kinds from the works that have touched us and left a mark.
A great classic becomes timeless, but the Lovell Health House has recently returned to the spotlight in 2020 when it was put up for sale on the real estate market for “only” 10 million dollars (a more affordable price than one might think).
Architecture, design, and lifestyle are continuously intertwined in shaping not only the places where we live and spend most of the time of our lives – the place we call home – but also the culture, beauty, and the idea of aesthetic expression for any time.
A pearl shielded by its mother-of-pearl shell. That is how Portofino presents itself to the visitors arriving from the sea. A small, sheltered bay, both for its configuration and mount Portofino which overlooking the sea, forms a long cliff with Punta del faro as its eastern end.
Man has always had a strong connection with the sea. We are made of water and by the water we are attracted too. Water is life and sustenance. Communities and cities have always settled and formed near rivers or on the coast, where ports favored trade and made civilizations flourish. Even today it is like that.
Do you hear its call? Golden beaches and crystal clear water, summer days and hammocks hanging among the maritime pines, aperitifs on the lounge chairs watching the sunset with a good glass of wine. When we think about the call of the sea, we imagine a blue expanse with a thousand reflections that is lost to the horizon.
French cuisine is the result of great historic tradition and is based on many successful ingredients including primary products of excellence, producers, taste gurus, wine makers and last but not least chefs, among whom we find gastronomic icons from past centuries to the present, like Escoffier, Bocuse, Ducasse, to name but a few.
Spanish cuisine is one of the most loved, especially in recent years, since its great chefs have appeared on the international stage and been recognized as among the most important in the world. Barcelona is perhaps the most interesting hothouse for innovation and gastronomy, as Ferran Adrià demonstrates.