1928 - Running on the LeCoultre 17JSSCCRVQ Calibre, this watch is one of the rarest and most prestigious in the history of fine watchmaking. Its skeletonised dial and its sapphire back reveal a mechanism offering a minute repeater, a fly-back chronograph and a perpetual calendar
Relais Blu Belvedere - Italy
With its 11 charming sea view rooms, exquisite cuisine and fabulous location in the heart of the Natural Marine Reserve of Punta Campanella, Relais Blu offers a one-of-a-kind experience for the discerning visitor to Italy. Nestled between the picture-perfect Amalfi Coast and the Sorrento Peninsula, on one of the most spectacular stretches of Italian coast, the boutique hotel organizes cooking classes and a plethora of excursions to the nearby towns and beaches. Its beautiful rooms and suites are filled with natural light and charmingly decorated in crisp whites, marine blues, and refined nautical accents. The well-curated mix of old and new furnishings, eye-catching designer details, modern technology, sumptuous Jacuzzi baths, and breathtaking sea views make this hotel a warm and classy coastal retreat.
Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena - Ibiza, Spain
Perched 180 m above the sea level, Hacienda Na Xamena in Ibiza is a stunning clifftop hotel with five-star comforts, wonderful interiors, dramatic sea views, and spectacular cascading pools. Rooms are stylish and characterful, with decoration themes that span a variety of indigenous styles and cultures from around the world. Devoted to fresh and savory local cuisine, the on-site Eden Restaurant & Lounge, with its magnificent terraces, vibrant atmosphere, and panoramic sea views, takes alfresco dining to the next level.
Actual Japanese Workwear
Check out these absolutely stunning Japanese firemen coats. Known as Hanten coats, these were worn by Japanese firefighters in the 19th century. At the time, the technology to spray water at a high-enough pressure hadn’t been invented yet, so Japanese men had to fight fires by creating firebreaks downwind. Doing so, however, put them in danger of catching on fire themselves, as hot embers can travel up to a mile. To make their coats more protective, they were continually doused with water.
The symbols and designs you see are for several things. Some are just for decoration, of course, while some signal the fire crew that the wearer belonged to. Others are lucky symbols or refer to a heroic story, giving the wearer encouragement to be strong and courageous.
You can see these coats in person (along with many other awesome things) at Shibui, a shop in New York City for Japanese antiques and collectibles. They’re moving at the end of September and are having a sale right now to lighten their load. Select items are discounted by up to 50%, including lots of boro fabrics, which is a kind of heavily patched and mended Japanese textile. You can see examples of boro here.
For those of us outside of NYC, Shibui has a Google+ page you can admire (they’ll take phone orders, if you’re interested). There’s also a book titled Haten and Happi, which is all about traditional Japanese work coats.
Sun Kissed Villa (Bengal Beach, St. Ann)
This luxury villa is a beautiful new 4 bedroom, 4 ½ bathroom, beachfront villa completed in the spring of 2014. Situated on the North Coast of Jamaica on the shores of Bengal Beach, just east of the small town of Rio Bueno and west of Discovery Bay,
Sun Kissed offers guests the benefits of a lovely house and setting, but also the convenience of being a reasonable distance from both Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. A half-hour drive will take you to the main attractions of Ocho Rios: Dunn’s River Falls, Dolphin Cove, Mystic Mountain for zip lining and bobsled rides and vibrant nightlife. An hour in the other direction takes you to Montego Bay and its famous Hip Strip with its concentration of night spots and other activities. Many other attractions await you between these two main destinations.
While at the villa, you can enjoy being pampered by the wonderful staff of cook, housekeeper and gardener/pool man. Swim in the large 30 x 30 pool, lie on the beach, swim in the Caribbean, or play a lively game of pool in the entertainment room.
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The Hermitage (Bluefields Bay, Jamaica)
In building The Hermitage, major emphasis was put on using local workers and Jamaican materials (stone, marble, mahogany, cedar) to reproduce features of authentic and traditional Jamaican homes. Superb craftsmanship creating mahogany armoires and arches, handmade curved-top 8’ tall glass French doors and classic West Indian louvers marks this testimonial to the continuing richness of Jamaican building traditions.
Set on 4 acres of beachfront land, this villa has two spacious master bedroom suites and two smaller bedrooms. Each has breathtaking views, western-facing terraces perfect for sunsets, gorgeous canopy beds, and other special furnishings.
The Hermitage’s Jamaican furniture is part of a larger collection assembled by the Moncure family to be enjoyed here in Bluefields. Below is a 1000’ long private waterfront with many “hideaways” where it is easy to enjoy seaside seclusion. The site opens to the 1/2 mile long Bluefields Beach. The combination of our Jamaica luxury all inclusive villa with its adjacent beach is what keeps bringing our guests back.
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