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© Foto: Aromenspiele | Dorit Schmitt Ganz ehrlich, manchmal habe ich richtig Lust auf ein gutes Stück Fleisch. Und eine meiner Lieblingskombinationen zum Spargel, der ja nun am Beginn seiner Saison steht, ist Kalbfleisch. Und...
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Greater Palm Springs is the New Fashion Capital
The fashion world has discovered what savvy travelers have known all along:  Greater Palm Springs is the perfect destination for sunshine, dramatic mountain backdrops and true blue skies, unique architecture, accommodations that range from cool and hip to understated and elegant, and a lifestyle unmatched anywhere in the world.

International attention will be on Palm Springs next week when Louis Vuitton debuts its 2016 Cruise Collection at the iconic John Lautner-designed Bob & Dolores Hope Estate in Palm Springs.  Inspired by the Palm Springs lifestyle and its architecture, Louis Vuitton's Artistic Director of Women's Collections Nicolas Ghesquiere will show his latest line to more than 500 international press, VIP guests and A-list celebrities on May 6.  The presentation is the highlight of several events planned in Greater Palm Springs during the week.  Last year, the Cruise Collection made its runway debut in Monaco.

Greater Palm Springs is also the fashion darling in May magazines around the world.  Harper's Bazaar is featuring the Waldorf Astoria La Quinta Resort & Club in an 11-page spread, and the Saguaro in Palm Springs is the backdrop for a full page photo of rising tennis star Nick Kyrgios in Vogue and named #1 Desert Hotel in the world by the editors at Elle UK. 

“The world has discovered what we already knew - Greater Palm Springs is a dramatic backdrop for fashion, and the energy in the destination allows for creativity,” says Susan Stein, fashion editor of Palm Springs Life Magazine and creative director of El Paseo Fashion Week, the annual event that celebrated its 10th anniversary in March.

All cities in Greater Palm Springs are sharing the fashion limelight - from Desert Hot Springs, where UK-based clothing company River Island filmed its summer television and digital campaign at Hotel Lautner, to Indio and the just-completed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival with its fashion-centric weekends with parties from fashion brands H&M, Lacoste, MAC cosmetics and industry advocate, Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).  In Palm Desert, The Body Deli's exclusive skin care line, Palm Springs Spa Collection was “discovered” by Louis Vuitton executives and, in a collaboration, will be gifted to media and guests attending the Cruise Collection fashion events next week.  For the entire destination, the love for Greater Palm Springs design can be seen in the new publication Palm Springs Style, a curated guide to fashion, design and more. 

For years, Greater Palm Springs has been friendly to fashion.  With iconic department store Saks Fifth Avenue, and boutiques by Gucci, Tiffany, Ralph Lauren and St. John lining the tony El Paseo in Palm Desert to a vast selection of international brands for outlet shopping at the Desert Hills Premium Mall in Cabazon. 

Fashion comes full circle:  in the late 1960's, Emilio Pucci debuted two collections at the Richard Neutra-designed Kaufmann House, then owned by Joseph and Nelda Linsk.  Nelda is also the one famously-pictured in Slim Aaron's legendary “Poolside Gossip.”  Now, 50 years later, Louis Vuitton debuts a collection at The Bob & Dolores Hope Estate, demonstrating yet again that great architecture and high fashion meet in Palm Springs.
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How did you end up near Alsace? After a long time of working in publishing and informatics in the Netherlands I wanted something different.  I decided to make my hobby my work.  Apart from the wines, it also gives me the possibility to meet many different k...
How did you end up near Alsace? After a long time of working in publishing and informatics in the Netherlands I wanted something different.  I decided to make my hobby my work.  Apart from the wines, it also gives me the pos...
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Programma wijnreizen 2015
Tourprogramma 2015 Onlangs publiceerde JSwinetours haar wijnreis programma voor 2015. JSwinetours/JSwijnreizen organiseert voornamelijk wijnreizen op maat voor kleine groepen.
Het bedrijf heeft zich gespecialiseerd in de wijngebieden van de Elzas, Bourgogne en Toscane.
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Tourprogramma 2015 Onlangs publiceerde JSwinetours haar wijnreis programma voor 2015. JSwinetours/JSwijnreizen organiseert voornamelijk wijnreizen op maat voor kleine groepen. Het bedrijf heeft zich gespecialiseerd in de w...
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So the Fresno area has its own Cosby story. Retired stockbroker Ralph P.* (, also an old and pityful man (but less rich than "uncle Bill") is known to have raped women and harassing girls over the years and now has recently sexually asaulted a 26 year young girl. 
He always got away with it ...untill now ... So girls, women, please go to the police, report him and just tell your story!
Tuscany tour I will be from 26-30 Mai
All luxury tours are 5 days and 4 nights. On each tour there will be about 10 exclusive tastings. Most meals are included, some at the wine estates and some of the dinners will be at Michelin starred restaurants of great fame. 
Detailed programs will be mailed on request.

For the Tuscany tours you will enjoy a 4* hotel in Siena.
Transport is always by a luxury private air-conditioned minibus.
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I am a dutch guy living in the french Vosges mountains (near the Alsace and Burgundy wine region) with two malamute dogs and a malinois. I enjoy the little things that make life worthwhile.

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