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Last chance to visit Eurantica 2015

As for antique jewellery lovers, they will undoubtedly marvel at the Belle Epoque pearl and diamond necklaces or vintage pieces with precious stones by Van Cleef & Arpels, Nardi, Boucheron, Cartier and Mellerio, and Art Deco ladies' watches or retro …

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2 Days, 2 Nights in Rome

Fast-forward nearly two millennia for a glimpse of what constitutes art in contemporary Rome by visiting a cluster of galleries near Campo de' Fiori. Start at Galleria Varsi, a two-year-old space dedicated to graffiti and street art that also organizes …

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Eli Klein's rise as an art power in China

The critics are divided on this new Chinese art; the traditionalists insist it is a derivative fad, while progressives declare it a revolution. Sotheby's, the esteemed auction house, is doubling down on the revolt. It knows the nouveau global clientele …

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The smallest, the prettiest, the darkest

Imagine an art nouveau building, the cockpit of an airplane, or a huge fry shaped building. Click on the link below to see unique McDonald's restaurants. Click here for more strange McDonalds-restaurants. Publication date: 4/17/2015. email this article …

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Stellar Diamonds unveils significant diamond upgrade for Tongo project

Chief executive Karl Smithson pointed out that further potential exists as the project also encompasses three parallel kimberlite dykes which form part of the Tongo dyke swarm. This includes the one-kilometre long Dyke-4, which has previously been bulk …

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'Boiler room' fraud gang made £1.5m duping investors into buying coloured …

A fraud gang duped investors into buying diamonds for twenty times their value before using the £1.5m profit to fund lavish shopping sprees in Selfridges, Louis Vuitton and Harrods, a court has heard. Victims were allegedly lured into the 'boiler room …

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The hottest cook in the Hollywood kitchen

What, even shop-bought puff pastry? Surely not! Alex laughs. 'If Paul makes it for me, fine; if not, I have no qualms whatsoever about opening a packet. The same goes for pasta. Every so often he will say, “Right, I'm going to make ravioli,” and will …

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Lupita Nyong'o's $150k pearl Oscar dress STOLEN from her Hollywood hotel room

The custom made dress is by Calvin Klein, designed by Francisco Costa, which Lupita teamed with Nicholas Kirkwood heels and Chopard jewellery, cementing her status as a red-carpet pro once and for all. Ok, so we might not be able to get our hands on a …

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Julianne Moore kisses husband Bart Freundlich at the first of TWO after-parties

… night after Julianne amassed the Independent Spirit Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and SAG Award. The Non-Stop actress – who was nominated four previous times – wore a strapless Chanel gown and Chopard jewelry selected by her stylist Leslie Fremar.

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Topiaries spruce up Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival

It took 165,000 plants of six different species to create the woman inspired by a 100-year-old bronze art nouveau sculpture. Spirit of Spring weighs more than 25 tons and has its own internal irrigation system and reflecting pool. "But now I'm thinking …

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What to do Friday: Record swap and music for ALL (really)

Passionate songs from Joni Mitchell, Sting, Leonard Cohen and more are covered by singer Barbara Lewis in the intimate Richcraft Hall, 7:30 p.m., Shenkman Arts Centre. Tickets: $27.50, $20/seniors. shenkmanarts.ca …

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Real tennis: 'Sport of kings' survives the centuries

“It's the effervescent side of real tennis,” said Tim Batten, captain of France's squad for the Bathurst Cup, the equivalent of modern tennis's Davis Cup national team tournament. “You have to adapt to different courts.” With its Art Nouveau ceiling of …

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Paris homeless woman hits back at Vogue style editor after 'cruel' Instagram photo

She has rubbed shoulders with the great and good at exhibitions given by style houses including fashion designer Simone Rocha, vintage boutique Resee and jeweller Noor Fares. The princess' evening ended with a gala dinner hosted by luxury shoe …

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Tristan Boyer de Bouillane sets out his stall

The timepieces in the Turbine Skeleton collection are fitted with innovative black bi-material straps: calfskin leather with a polyurethane core to guarantee ergonomics and a comfortable feel on the wrist; or black rubber for a resolutely sporty look.

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Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2016: The Best Shows From Day 1

We've asked Keija Minor, editor in chief at Brides (you've met her before!), to be our guest writer for Bridal Fashion Week, which kicked off yesterday in New York City. Keep reading as Keija breaks down the biggest trends and most stunning looks of …

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'1900' was a most decorative year, Frye exhibit proves

Two local collectors share their collection of Arts and Crafts/Art Deco jewelry, housewares and books at the Frye Museum. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, artists in Europe and America embraced an aesthetic movement known for simplicity in …

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UPDATE – Stellar Diamonds says Guinea trial mining on track; opts for larger …

"The planned sale will be scheduled for later in January, when buying activity resumes in Antwerp after the end of year break,” said chief executive Karl Smithson. In the same announcement investors were told 2,145 carats have been unearthed from the …

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BBC's Laura McMullan reveals skin cancer battle after becoming addicted to …

'There was no warning signs in the shop of anything. A lot more education is needed, especially with young people.' With more than 11,000 new cases of malignant melanoma in the UK each year, Miss McMullan believes tanning salons are a significant …

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Kendall Jenner reveals the ultimate trick to lasting all night comfortably in …

There's no doubt Kendall Jenner has been the darling of Paris Fashion Week this season. The brunette reality star-turned-supermodel has been spotted at Chanel, Balmain, H&M and every glitzy fashion party thrown. And always wearing a pair of towering …

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A History of Tiffany Jewelry Design

Fame arrived in 1848, when co-founder Charles Lewis Tiffany traveled to Paris and obtained a large cache of diamonds from Parisian nobles fleeing France's second revolution. He was subsequently … Tiffany Designer: Louis Comfort Tiffany.

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Event cinema brings the world's greatest shows to us

Now millions across the world — and thousands in SA — go to cinemas to watch anything from a live filming of the Bolshoi Ballet to documentaries on art exhibitions at some of the world's best galleries. Event cinema has arrived. "(Pre-digital) cinema …

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Real tennis, 'sport of kings', survives the centuries

A fuzzy ball the size of an orange shunts along a slanted ledge before dropping to the floor and bouncing onto the strings of a waiting wooden racquet. Play begins yet again in a game of real tennis, a sport that originated in the Middle Ages and …

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Stanford scholar unpacks the rhetoric behind extremist politician's mainstream …

Alduy's word-for-word analysis of National Front political speeches, published in the book Marine Le Pen prise aux mots: Décryptage du nouveau discours frontiste (Seuil, 2015) has become a flashpoint of political discourse in France. The resulting …

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Sweet and Salty: Majorca's Traditional Cuisine

It was just a few steps to the Sunday market, which offered a bewildering mix of men's underwear, kitchen utensils, and the kind of ceramic jewelry you might see at a high school crafts fair. But the produce section was something else: … There were …

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Lincoln pub features in CAMRA book recognising heritage venues

The unlisted building sports two bars, once of which retains its old bench seating and Art Nouveau-style glazed panels. Crowns Nest Hotel on Balmoral Road in Cleethorpes also receives glowing praise for its "three original pub rooms, planned around a …

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Droughts in the Amazon are speeding up climate change

Worsening droughts in the Amazon – dubbed the 'lungs of the world' – are speeding up climate change, scientists have warned. Trees are absorbing up to a tenth less carbon dioxide from the atmosphere during droughts and the forests actually emit more …

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World's oldest jewellery made from eagle claws was worn by human relatives …

Neanderthals may have created and worn the world's first jewellery 130,000 years ago, according to scientists. Researchers examining eight talons taken from a white-tailed eagle found at Krapina in Croatia say they were used to create necklace or bracelet.

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Woman with leg weighing 2 STONE more than the other denied NHS funding

A grandmother has spoken of the agony of living with a medical condition that means she has one leg two stone heavier than another. Mary-Ann Wood's left leg began to swell after treatment for cervical cancer 17 years ago, but it is now so huge that her …

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How your STAR SIGN could dictate your dieting success: From ditching sugar to …

No-one comfort eats quite like a crab. This is the sign of the nurturer and of course food and nutrition are all part of being nourished and cared for. You are likely to use food to help you to deal with painful emotions and so the attitude you take …

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Hundreds of babies are now being born clinically obese in the UK, shocking new …

Hundreds of babies are being born clinically obese every year – including some weighing more than a stone. As many as 1,403 newborns have been classified as obese since 2011, according to shocking figures from a series of Freedom of Information …

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Real tennis, 'sport of kings', survives the centuries

"It's the effervescent side of real tennis," said Tim Batten, captain of France's squad for the Bathurst Cup, the equivalent of modern tennis's Davis Cup national team tournament. "You have to adapt to different courts." With its Art Nouveau ceiling of …

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Christie + Co instructed to sell 3 resort hotels

With their modern architecture made from natural materials, the hotels in Austria blend harmoniously into the Alpine landscape and are among the leading establishments in their respective regions. The historic Art Nouveau jewel in the Czech Republic is …

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Best restaurants for a posh supper after the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Built for the Michelin tyre company in 1909, the Art Nouveau building with its famous blue stained glass windows is now one of the city's most enduring restaurants. Hop in a black cab and head there for a half-dozen oysters and Champagne at the bar or …

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Kate Middleton 'hunts for bargain baby clothes during visit to designer outlet …

THE Duchess of Cambridge was reportedly spotted checking out pyjamas for Prince George at Bicester Village in Oxfordshire. Share; Share; Tweet; +1. Getty. Kate Middleton jewellery. KATE Middleton has reportedly been spotted hunting for bargain baby …

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Kim Kardashian reveals ample cleavage in plunging outfit for new Instagram snap

… missus appeared to go braless for the private photoshoot, pouting for the camera in the barely-there button-up. Wearing her hair loose and curly, it was a fairly natural photo for the selfie-loving stunner, as she opted for basic make-up and no …

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