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As of May 1st  Encounter Mara in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy will be a part of the Asilia Africa portfolio. Rich game viewing combined with  community interaction and the freedom to walk and fly camp has made Mara Naboisho Conservancy one of the most exciting safari destinations in Kenya.

The Mara Naboisho Conservancy is a vital corridor for the little known Loita Migration that sees up to 5,000 wildebeest and 1,000 zebra move through the area annually. Naboisho is also a haven for elephant with more elephant per kilometre squared than in the Maasai Mara Reserve. Lion have also thrived within the conservancy as well as leopard, cheetah and the rare striped hyena. However the real magic of Naboisho is its sheer exclusivity with only a handful of lodges, ensuring a rare level of safari solitude in the busy Serengeti and Maasai Mara reserves.

Encounter Mara is a permanent camp of 10 tents, all with en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and traditional bush showers. The private verandahs boast views of the endless savannah. For families there are 2 tents that can fit a third bed. The main lounge area looks out to a salt lick that attracts a variety of game throughout the day, allowing guests to enjoy excellent game viewing from the lodge itself.

Local Maasai guides, many of whom are landowners themselves, will interpret the bush for guests on game drives, bush walks and night drives as well as introduce them to the communities who are living in harmony with the land.

With Asilia's leading role across the Mara Conservancies and now increased footprint in Mara Naboisho they intend to continue to build stability in the conservancies.
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de GRISOGONO Divine High Jewellery creations
For the 13th consecutive year, from May 13th to 24th 2015, the Geneva-based jeweller-watchmaker will be ‘divinely’ highlighting women’s natural beauty with outstanding and dazzling High Jewellery creations and making them glamorous icons in their own right. Fawaz Gruosi, a passionate gemmologist and gifted designer, has created a collection of one-of-a-kind High Jewellery masterpieces and Melody of Colours creations that will be presented for the first time at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Creations graced with exceptional stones whose cuts and colours are arranged in unique compositions embodying de GRISOGONO’s uncompromising creative approach. 

Among the ‘divine’ creations to be worn by celebrities on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, de GRISOGONO is providing a sneak peek of three compositions that encapsulate the aesthetic constants and distinctive signatures that have raised its creations to iconic status for the last 22 years. Created around sublime gemstones such as emeralds, the rarest variety of beryl ; blue sapphires – a variety of corundum meaning azure blue ; amethysts, the most sought-after mineral in the entire quartz family; and turquoises, the magic amulet stones, they showcase an array of dazzling hues recalling the thousands shades of blues and greens of the sea. Their enchanting and mesmerising character works its unique magic, through colour combinations testifying to de GRISOGONO’s perfectly trained eye for selecting gemstones and revealing their inner beauty.
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Louis Vuitton: The Capucines handbag
In this series of images taken by Peter Lindbergh, Michelle Williams perfectly embodies the refinement of Capucines. The ever stylish and timeless handbag is once again at the center of a Louis Vuitton campaign unveiling this time a new colour palette dedicated to the season. 
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2015 will be a rich year for Italy, full of discoveries. And it will be even more so for Milan, set to host the Universal Exhibition starting May 1st, where it will become the world's window to the beauty and way of life of the Bel Paese. An occasion not to be missed, Audemars Piguet has seized this opportunity to pay tribute to both Italy and the city of Milan, creating a special limited edition of the Royal Oak Chronograph.

The Italian touch is found in the details, such as the indices on the 30-minute counter; which borrow the iconic green, red and white of the Italian flag. Other special features not to be missed: the caseback bears the engraving “Swiss Made Limited Edition” and the material of the strap – rubber – is truly unique. In fact, in the past, a chronograph Royal Oak – the City of Sails model, created in 2002 – was the only watch to feature this material. The chronograph is permanently linked to the history of sports watches and holds a privileged position in the range of the Royal Oak collection. 

The decidedly modern dimensions of the 41 mm stainless steel case conserve all the characteristics that made the Royal Oak a watchmaking legend. Like the 1972 model, this limited edition expresses a subtle play alternating between shiny and satin- finished surfaces, while the octagonal yellow gold bezel features eight hexagonal screws. Water- resistant to 50 meters and equipped with screw-locked crown, the case features a glare-proof sapphire crystal. The dial is decorated with the Royal Oak collection's classic "Grande Tapisserie" motif. Audemars Piguet crafts this decoration on antique machines according to the arabesque-making technique. This rare manufacturing process, which Audemars Piguet is proud to master and use, allows the cut of the dial and the mesh structure of the inserted slim grooves to be produced simultaneously.

The overlay of the two decorations, characteristic of the Royal Oak, lends the dial a unique brilliance. The watch, available in a limited edition of 500 pieces, will also include a hand-stitched "large square scale" blue alligator strap inside its presentation box. Specially made, the box features a metal plate that reproduces the watch's caseback with the colors of the Italian flag.
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Two ultimate versions of the Ferrari Testarossa will be offered at Silverstone Auctions’ May Sale, taking place at Silverstone race circuit on May 23rd.

Housing a 4.9 litre V12 engine pushing 390BHP, the Testarossa was capable of an impressive 0-60mph time of 4.7 seconds and top speed of 196mph. With Testarossa prices now rapidly rising, having increased by more than 50 per cent in just six months, these two cars present a fantastic opportunity for collectors.

The final incarnation of the iconic series, a 1994 Ferrari F512 M is estimated at between £280,000 and £330,000. One of just 501 made worldwide, just two owners from new have enjoyed this highly collectable, matching numbers and rare car. This particular left hand drive car was supplied new to the German market via their dealer, Tamsen, in 1994 finished in Giallo Modena with Nero leather upholstery. The car was then sold on by the first owner to Japan from where it has recently returned with a comprehensive service history.

It has covered a mere 11,000 miles from new and is supplied with three keys, service books, toolbox, flash light and Tubi Exhaust.

From one of the final versions to one of the first, also going under the hammer is an early 1986 ‘Flying Mirror’ example; one of the earliest and rarest of all Testarossas.

First delivered to Switzerland in 1986, the car was originally finished in Bianco, but was repainted early in its life in Giallo Fly Yellow, arguably one the best colours for a Ferrari. It remained in Switzerland until the current owner purchased it in 2004 and eventually registered it in 2006.

Its odometer reads just 45,000 miles and with only two previous owners, this car is estimated at between £80,000 and £100,000, and has a fantastic history. Having been maintained regardless of cost by a number of Ferrari specialists, most notably Autofficina, it has been consistently serviced to a very high standard. The interior has also been well maintained, with the 1980's Pioneer stereo intact as well as the three piece luggage set in a cloth bag.

Well known within the supercar world, this car has featured in a number of magazines including Evo, Octane, and Classic and Sportscar. One of the rarest Testarossa variants on the market, this model is a true iconic supercar.

Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions looks forward to the sale: “We are delighted to be offering supercars of such high calibre in our May Sale. The sale provides a valuable opportunity for collectors to view and purchase classics that are not just in fine condition, but are also the most iconic and rare on the market today.”

Two more Testarossas will be offered including a 1989 example, presented in Rosso Corsa, estimated at between £120,000 and £140,000.

For those unable to attend the sale in person, buyers can register to bid on cars online through two platforms including Proxibid and Live Auctioneers. Bidding can also be made via phone or by leaving a commission bid with Silverstone Auctions prior to the sale.
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A technology showcase for Ford Performance innovation and the technology and engineering expertise that goes into all Ford vehicles, the GT is one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020

“The Ford GT highlights the very best of what Ford can accomplish using our global expertise in design and engineering,” said John Lawler, chairman and CEO, Ford China. “It’s more than just a halo car. It’s a showcase of how the technologies and engineering approaches we use in all of our vehicles can come together to create the ultimate, no-compromise ultra-high performance car.”

The all-new GT supercar features rear-wheel drive, a mid-mounted engine, and a sleek, aerodynamic, two-door coupe body shell. It is propelled by the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever – a next-generation twinturbocharged EcoBoost V6 producing more than 600 horsepower.

The GT makes extensive use of lightweight materials, including carbon fiber and aluminum – enabling outstanding acceleration and handling with improved efficiency.

Ford’s commitment to and capability in delivering technologies typically offered only in elite vehicles is evident in the GT. These include advanced active aerodynamics, such as a deployable rear spoiler, and a host of material and technology innovations to help better serve the driver, such as SYNC®3 – the latest version of Ford’s advanced connectivity system.

“What’s most exciting about the GT is how you can find the roots of the technologies and engineering expertise it displays in our existing product lineup, just taken to an extreme,” said Trevor Worthington, vice president, Product Development, Ford Asia Pacific. “Whether it’s advanced connectivity in the new Ford Focus or the painstaking aerodynamic work that went into the front undershield on the new Everest, all of our vehicles display something of the GT in them.”
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Embrace the LA swag with Guess spring/summer 2015 collection. Everything from the prints to the cuts recalls the City of Angels and illustrates Guess's vision of a playful wardrobe. "Feel free, act young and move fast" could be the motto behind this collection.

BACK TO LA. Los Angeles is the epicentre of casual cool and Guess spring/summer collection recalls simply that. A colourful wardrobe rich in beach-inspired prints give the tone and appeals to those who love summer's casualness and happiness. Young and beautiful, the fashion-forecasters walk on the wild side on Sunset Boulevard and dare to slip into some fifties' Grease inspired outfits, the neon-coloured and oversized billboards are the perfect background for a car race and an evening drop in front of a night club.

CHATEAU GUESS reflects West Hollywood lifestyles. It is about the rich and famous pictured in an understated environment and influenced by eclectic movements. Hence the clothes feature details inspired by bikers' uniforms, are cut in textured fabrics such as soft suede recalling rock'n'roll legends, they surprise us with tattoo-like patterns and romantic lace cutouts. Girly colours - daisy green, stage pink, amy pink- are accentuated by touches of jet black and deep blue.

HOLLYWOOD AND VINE. The Californian spring summer season wouldn't be magic without its music festivals and epicurean lifestyles. Guess's wardrobe pops out with its bold colours and flashy patterns. A rich paisley and some Japanese floral prints stand alongside phoenix inspired designs on loose or fitted cuts depending on the time of day.

Neutral and vibrant hues illustrate both adventure and happiness, no hill is high enough... To be chic and joyful, excited and free, wild and reasonable. Somewhere over the rainbow in Hollywood, dreams might come true.

Key trends: Back to Guess' roots, it is about the best of the nineties. A great focus on denims, strong attitudes underlined by various cuts. American casual wear made in California, a sense of cool that doesn't lack sophistication.

New fits and styles: Bombshell bodysuits are some of the major styles alongside Guess' iconic 1981 3-zip cropped denim and the new 1981 button fly retro fit. Materials/washes: Staying true to the famous GUESS fit, the key fabric this season is power stretch premium denim. It is available in a large range of washes, the stars being the bright peacock blues and true denim blues. Key treatments and finishes: The legendary acid wash denims are having a momentum, their texture and soft blue hues match the seasonal soft-colour palette to perfection. Black acid washed fabrics, graffiti prints, and textured denims have been designed to create bold silhouettes. The collection features a new laser-printed Guess Quattro-G logo.

Colour and patterns: A rich colour palette, flashy hues and neutral tones, to illustrate mostly some Californian inspired floral patterns.
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Azimut|Benetti Group: double triumph at the Asia Boating Awards 2015
The Azimut|Benetti Group has received more new major awards, rewarding its efforts to consolidate its leadership position on the Asian market, owed entirely to the experience gained in over 30 years of continuous presence in the territory.

Both brands of the Italian leading manufacturer of luxury yachts obtained significant recognition on the occasion of the 11th Asia Boating Awards organized by Blu Inc., publisher of the magazines "Asia Pacific Boating" and "China Boating" and serves as an important point of reference for the industry in the Asia Pacific area.

The top prize in the“Best Worldwide Production Motor Yacht (25m and above)” was awarded to Azimut Grande 95 RPH by Azimut Yachts, while the splendid Benetti "Illusion V" ranked first in the category "Best Yacht Design".

The 11th Asia Boating Awards were presented on May 1st 2015, during a luxurious gala at Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel on the opening night of the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show (May 1-3). 
 
The prestigious Asia Boating Awards were presented in 21 categories, showcasing Asian builders and international brands, as well as Asian regattas and marinas. The region, especially Hong Kong and Singapore, is continuing to grow as a major market for yachts, superyachts and related products/services such as marinas and service centres. 

“These prestigious prizes are not just an honor” – said Ms Giovanna Vitelli, member of the Board of Azimut|Benetti Group – “but also a confirmation of the important positioning of the Group in a strategic market where the Italian company plays a significant role thanks to a clear growth strategy that extends to entire Asia-Pacific area.”
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Hublot and Floyd Mayweather score a “knockout” partnership
Luxury Swiss watch brand Hublot had the honor of hosting a press gathering with 10-Time World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather to announce their sponsorship of the future Hall of Famer.

To mark the occasion, Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe presented a King Power WBC Full Pavé with Emeralds to the undefeated champion, who wore the Hublot brand name on his boxing trunks on Saturday night. In line with Hublot’s “First, Different, Unique” brand ethos, Mayweather has previously never had a brand adorn his boxing shorts. The Presentation took place minutes before the boxer took the stage for the highly touted Weigh In.

“Everyone knows I am a big fan of luxury watches and Hublot is one of them,” said Mayweather. “I am extremely grateful for their support and I look forward to adding the King Power WBC Full Pavé with Emeralds to my collection.” 

Hublot’s legendary relationship with the World Boxing Council, the governing body of the global sport, began in 2012 when Hublot took the fervor and art of the sport and fused it with the passion and history of the watch world. This synergy resulted in the creation of 12 unique watches, dedicated and signed by twelve legendary boxers. These timepieces were auctioned and raised over $1 million for the charitable initiatives of the World Boxing Council, including the beginning of the retired boxer’s pension and emergency fund in over 40 countries around the world.
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Baan Surin Sawan
4 Bedroom, Surin, Phuket, from $675
Set on the hillside with views of the Andaman Sea, Baan Surin Sawan is a tranquil retreat in an exclusive private villa estate just minutes away from Surin Beach on Phuket's west coast. Brimming with elegance and a fascinating collection of art and artefacts from around the world, this four-bedroom, fully staffed villa embraces easy, yet luxurious tropical living. 

Style and comfort abound both indoors and out with ample deck space, an infinity pool and richly-decorated living and entertainment areas. Families or small groups will relish the villa's serenity and easy access to Phuket's best beaches and leisure delights.      

Napalai Surin
4 Bedroom, Surin, Phuket,  from $675
This vibrant, modern holiday home offers magnificent sea views and an exclusive hillside perch on Phuket's west coast. Just minutes away from the white sands of Surin Beach and the island's best dining spots and leisure activities, the fully-staffed, four-bedroom Villa Napalai Surin is ideal for families and groups seeking a fun-filled tropical escape.

Imagine waking up to an ocean view, luxuriating by the pool or being treated to a private spa session. This Phuket luxury retreat features four spacious bedroom suites, a gym, spa and children's play room, plus a beautifully designed games room with a pool table and bar.

One Waterfall Bay
6 Bedroom, Kamala, Phuket, from  $1,300
Waterfall Bay Villa is an elegant five-bedroom retreat set in a peaceful hillside estate with expansive sea views. Just minutes from Kamala Beach, the villa offers total privacy and rejuvenation with generous indoor and outdoor living areas, a cinema room, spa room, swimming pool and sea-view jacuzzis. 

Each bedroom suite is large and elaborately furnished with private bathrooms and entertainment units. Relaxation is assured with a Thai chef on hand to prepare every meal in the villa's professional kitchen, plus a villa manager and concierge service, while private chauffeured transport allows you to explore the island with ease.  
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Montblanc Metamorphosis II the Transforming Alchemy of Innovation and Tradition
Metamorphosis II is one of the most complex movements ever developed and designed in Montblanc’s manufacture workshops in Villeret.

The most striking feature of this new Montblanc timepiece is its "metamorphosis" concept which is driven by a highly complex mechanical movement with 746 components and protected by various patents that took over 4 years in development. It was at SIHH 2010 when Montblanc first introduced connoisseurs to the astounding concept of overlaid dials, which open majestically like a theatre curtain. The aim of this unique complication is to offer a spectacular change of design and function of the timepiece from classic time to chronograph and back using the same movement. 

A bold, creative and innovative way to combine the characteristics of traditional fine watchmaking with revolutionary principles of innovation.
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Simone Zeffiro is an Italian photographer born in the Year 1979 in a small city close to Milan.
Around the Year 2004 he officially joined the photography field and started his long “travel”, his deep research through the feelings and the sensations that can give an image, always considering and showing his private and personal idea of artistic image.

His interpretative ability bring him to study different photography fields, from fine art to portraits, from street to land and cityscapes, with a particular interest to black and white, nocturne pictures and nature.

In the Year 2008 he participated to the realization of the Official FOTOARTS Calendar 2009, showing one of his best works in “August”. In October 2008 and April 2010 one of the best specialized monthly magazines in Italy, FOTOCULT, published his works with interesting results.

For two Years, 2008 and 2009, he participated as official photographer to the Italian Sailing Cup MINI650, increasing his experience in this specific field.

His last works are referred to interesting travels and a direct cooperation, in July 2009, with one of the most quoted fashion photographers in Italy.
 
In June 2010 he exhibited his works at The Brick Lane Gallery of London.
 
In the Year 2010 received a FIAF Accreditation at the Biennal Internacional de Fotografia in Spain.

In September 2012 received two Honorable Mentions at the IPA - International Photography Award 2012:
 
Honorable Mention in Architecture Interior Category
 
Honorable Mention in Fine Art Landscape category

Always in 2012 received three Honorable Mentions at the IPA - International Photography Award ONE SHOT PRO 2012:
 
PRO Honorable Mention - The Space Inside
 
PRO Honorable Mention - The Space Outside

PRO Honorable Mention - The Space Between
 
In September 2013 received two Honorable Mentions at the IPA - International Photography Award 2013:
 
Honorable Mention in Architecture Industrial Category
 
Honorable Mention in Fine Art Landscape category

December 2013 - Hasselblad Photographer Of The Month

In September 2014 received two Honorable Mentions at the IPA - International Photography Award 2014:
 
Honorable Mention in Architecture Interior Category PRO
 
Honorable Mention in Fine Art Portrait Category PRO

In October 2014 received one Honorable Mentions at the MIFA - Moscow International Photography Award 2014:
 
Honorable Mention in Fine Art Portrait Category PRO

In January 2015 received Finalist Award at the One Eyeland International Awards 2014:
 
Finalist in Fine Art Special Category PRO

In February 2015 received two Honorable Mentions at the International Monochrome Awards 2014:
 
Honorable Mention in Professional Landscape Photography

Honorable Mention in Professional Architecture Photography


Always searching for something different Simone Zeffiro periodically publishes his works on the official website www.simonezeffiro.com.
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