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Visit at the Royal Palace in Belgrade

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The Royal Palace in Belgrade – Serbia

Visiting the The Royal Palace that was built between 1924 and 1929 with the private funds of His Majesty King Alexander I(the grandfather of HRH Crown Prince Alexander). The Royal Palace was the home of King Alexander I and King Peter II (the father of Crown Prince Alexander). Today The Royal Palace is the home of Crown Prince Alexander and his family.

The Royal couple...

The architects were Zivojin Nikolic and Nikolay Krassnoff of the Royal Academy. The palace is built in the Serbian-Byzantine style. Attached to The Royal Palace there is a Royal Chapel dedicated to Saint Apostle Andrew The First-Called, the Patron Saint of The Royal Family. The chapel was built reflecting the monastery Church of Saint Andrew on the River Treska in Macedonia where the Holy Place of the medieval Serbian King Vukashin is located.

The Royal Palace is surrounded with pergolas, park terraces, swimming pools, pavilions and platforms. There are magnificent views from the palace towards the ridge of Dedinje Hill, Koshutnjak Forest, Topchider and Avala Mountain.

The ground floor reception rooms are very beautifully appointed. The Formal Entrance Hall is paved with stone and decorated with copies of medieval frescoes from the Monasteries of Dechani and Sopochani. The Blue Drawing Room is decorated in the Baroque style; the Golden Drawing Room (Palma Vecchio) and Dining Room are in the Renaissance style with impressive wood carved ceilings and bronze chandeliers. These rooms are ornately decorated with paintings of old masters and Renaissance painted Florentine Cassoni from the Royal collections. The Greater and Lesser Libraries are decorated in the same manner.

The Serbian Royal family

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Travel to Serbia – Belgrade

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Belgrade’s long and storied history is known by its architecture, which varies from Byzantine and Ottoman to neoclassic and romantic buildings in the older neighborhoods, and from Art Nouveau to brutalism and neo-Byzantine design in New Belgrade and at the new Belgrade Waterfront. The city’s many theaters, museums, monuments and opera houses boast a deep and exciting cultural life while the beaches and rivers attract sunbathers, sports enthusiasts and partygoers on the popular floating river barges that serve as many nightclubs.

The airport of Belgrade is called Nikola Tesla and is located close from Belgrade City. You can reach the airport by the airport bus, regular bus and, of course by taxi.

The bus stop is at the big music fountain at the Slavija Square. There are very nice hotels of different standard, but we suggest you stay near the pedestrian street Knez Mihailova.

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Knez Mihailova is the main pedestrian and shopping zone in Belgrade, and is protected by law as one of the oldest and most valuable landmarks of the city. Named after Mihailo Obrenović III, Prince of Serbia, it features a number of buildings and mansions built during the late 1870s. Here you will find everything from famous designer shops to small towns and also some art. Near the pedestrian street lies Trg Republika, The square is located less than 100 meters away from Terazije, designated center of Belgrade, to which it is connected by the streets of Kolarčeva (traffic) and Knez Mihailova (pedestrian zone). Many people consider Square of the Republic to be the center of the city. Through Vasina street it is connected to the fortress and park of Kalemegdan to the west and through Sremska street it is connected to the neighborhood of Zeleni Venac and further to Novi Beograd, which is a bit of Belgrade’s heart, where there are several attractions, including the National Theater, the National Museum and the Statue of Prince Michael. Near the Knez Mihailova lies the Zeleni Venac area where Belgrade’s oldest market is located.

A nice suggestion where to stay in the center of Belgrade, newly built hotel in 2016 and near Knez Mihailova is the City Savoy Hotel. A first-class hotel including a small SPA.

Check the magnificent Sava Bridge that is a cable-stayed bridge over the Sava river in Belgrade, Serbia. The bridge crosses the tip of Ada Ciganlija island, connecting the municipalities of Čukarica and New Belgrade. The bridge pylon is located on the tip of the island, which has been reinforced with large amounts of concrete and has been slightly enlarged to provide stronger foundations. Construction began in 2008, and the bridge opened on 1 January 2012.

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To make an tour of Belgrade you must visit Ada and the Ada Lake, which is an artificial lake with lots of interesting water activities. There is a restaurant Ada Safari which offers fantastic food and home made Slivovitz 

Another nice area to visit is Zemun (New Belgrade), located along the Danube river. A lot of nice cobbled streets with nice restaurants, and bars where you can drink or eat lunch ore dinner. Suggested restaurant in this area is Saran.

Another recommended restaurant is  Sofa restaurant. in the interesting area of Beton Hall close to the Sava river.

Another great restaurant is Mala Fabrika Ukusa, located in Belgrade, serving large dishes of tasteful portions of Serbian food, so you can try out a lot of everything.

You see most of Belgrade by walking around, there are some guided tours of course for the lazy one. There is some interesting Museums of course, my favourite is The Museum of Yugoslavia is a national history museum in Serbia, located in the Dedinje district of Belgrade. The institution goes back to a centre that was established by Josip Broz Tito during his lifetime. Much like the presidentail libraries in the USA,  Tito’s memorial centre was intended as a repository for preserving and making available the papers, records, collections and other historical materials relating to his life and work and the history of Yugoslavia. After his death on 4 May 1980, Josip Broz Tito was buried in the House of Flowers, set in the museum grounds. The museum has a collection of more than 75.000 items that illustrate the history of Yugoslavia throughout the 20th century, with the special accent on the life and work of Tito himself.

Then there is the Tesla Museum, a very interesting museum for looking at technical things of the inventor Nikola Tesla.

Dont miss the Belgrade fortress, it’s a good place to view the Danube and Sava river flow through the city of Belgrade.

Please visit the Church of Saint Sava when you visit Belgrade. It was built for almost 100 years ago, and it is still far from finished. This is the largest orthodox church ever built in the world.

 

Noppes sommarfest 2017

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Idag var det återigen dags för Noppes sommarfest. En årlig fest efter avlidna adelsmannen Noppe Lewenhaupt som alltid bjöd in till många festligheter, och ett absolut säkert tecken på att den svenska sommaren äntligen är här. Ikväll glittrade festen speciellt mycket i form av minnes hyllningar till allas vår Noppe Lewenhaupt.

Vi fick äran att medverka vid förfesten på Volvo Studio Showroom, samt senare på Café Opera. Det serverades kaffe ifrån fina Olins Coffe & Health som även kommer att finnas på Noppes Bar från och med Augusti månad berättade Alexander Olin Founder & CEO i Olins Coffe & Health.

Det samlades som vid tidigare år ett härligt gäng av mycket glada männinskor, som säkert vår käre Noppe Lewenhaupt i sin himmel uppskattade väldigt mycket.

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Filmpublicisternas sommarfest 2017

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Filmpublicisterna bjöd in till sommarcocktail för 3-året på underbara 102-åriga Rosendals Wärdshus den 20 Juni 2017. Då det bjöds på flera olika viner, samt flera supergoda snittar. Sedan 1937 har Filmpublicisternas förening funnits till. Det är en ideell förening som har till syfte att vara en mötesplats för personer som professionellt eller av intresse är engagerade i filmkonsten och vill utbyta sina erfarenheter om detta.

Vi har älskat film sedan 1937

Vi i Filmpublicisterna har roliga och intressanta träffar och arbetar aktivt med ”networking” för alla som har anknytning till film- och video branscherna.
Men vi gör annat också: Varje år delar Filmpublicisternas förening ut flera stipendier och utmärkelser.

Meg Westergren berättade om sitt spännande liv och skådespelarkarriärSe våra bilder ifrån 2017 sommarcocktail här:

 

Polarfisk släpper Pilgrimsmusslor…

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Polarfisk släpper sina unika pilgrimsmusslor Big Jim och Gigant Maximus på Oskars Veranda (Årstaängsvägen 11, vid vattnet)

KÖP DIN BILJETT VIA SWISH 0704473111 FÖR 299:- OCH SKRIV DITT NAMN. HAR DU INTE SWISH SKICKA VIA BANKGIRO 695-6072 OCH GLÖM INTE DITT NAMN. – INNAN DEN 25 JUNI.

Årets sommar event på Oskars Veranda vid Liljeholmskajen, adress: Årstaängsvägen 11.

Där fantastiska Jimmy Stening grillar färska Pilgrimsmusslor som sen serveras på tre olika vis direkt från Norges fjordar som ni sköljer ner med ett glas kallt bubbel och en härlig sommar drink som är gjord på rabarber. Under kvällen står DJ Camilla Brinck för den sköna stämningen.

Arrangemang: Polarfisk, Cawa Media, Anna Events PR & Marketing, Sturevodka, Oscars Veranda, Ofyr, Gillis, Mitas Mat och Jimmy Stening. DJ Camilla Brinck. Vi kommer bjuda på en oförglömlig kväll.

Gå in och köp era biljetter redan nu…KÖP DIN BILJETT VIA SWISH 0704473111 FÖR 299:- OCH SKRIV DITT NAMN. HAR DU INTE SWISH SKICKA VIA BANKGIRO 695-6072 OCH GLÖM INTE DITT NAMN. – INNAN DEN 25 JUNI.

Se hemsidan: https://oscarsveranda.gastrogate.com/

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L’OCCITANE – Sturegallerian

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Shoppingevent med fokus på manlig grooming. Torsdagen den 15 Juni, bjöds det på dryck och tilltugg i L’OCCITANE butiken i Sturegallerian. Grooming och doftexperten Alexander Catalan kom och berättade om sommarens maskulina dofttrender.

L’OCCITANE är ett unikt varumärke med fokus på välbefinnande för både kvinnor och män. Produkterna från L’Occitane är tillverkade med naturliga och aktiva ingredienser från Provence som alltid går att spåra till sin ursprungskälla, ofta ekologiskt odlade. Ett varumärke med respekt och engagemang för naturen, människan och djuren.

Utvecklingen av L’Occitane

Företaget grundades av Olivier Baussan i södra Frankrike 1976. Den första butiken och postorder tjänsten öppnades i Volx, Frankrike, 1980. Den nuvarande fabriken i Manosque grundades som svar på en ständigt växande distributionsnät. I mitten och slutet av 1990-talet, öppnades dotterbolag i USA, Hongkong och U.K.

… och nu

Det finns 1000 L’OCCITANE butiker i nästan 90 länder. Alla produkter och butiker återspeglar bolagets kärnvärden äkthet, enkelhet, sensorisk glädje och respekt för människor och för planeten. Från enkla, naturliga ingredienser, skapar L’Occitane slutmålet välbefinnande för oss själva och våra hem.

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L’OCCITANE är trogen till dess grundläggande principer. Sanna historier bakom utvecklingen av våra produkter. Och sant nöje i deras användning.

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Harderwijk ”Huszár – Amersfoort ”The Mondriaanhuis”

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Huszár van de Stijl
In the ‘100 Years of The Style’ Year 2017, the City Museum Harderwijk organizes an exhibition dedicated to visual artist Vilmos Huszár (Budapest 1884 – Harderwijk 1960), one of the founder of the art movement De Stijl. From the thirties he lived and lived in Hierden village near Harderwijk.

With Piet Mondriaan, Theo van Doesburg and Bart van der Leck, Vilmos Huszár was one of the prominent initiators of the world-famous art movement De Stijl in 1917. Not long after the establishment, he already made himself out of The Style, he went his own way.

Vilmos Huszár developed into a distinctive painter, draftsman, sculptor, graphic designer, advertising designer and industrial designer. The Stadsmuseum Harderwijk presents a wide-ranging exhibition that shows this artistic versatility. There are paintings and other art objects from Huszár exhibited from his heroic time. The works are from private collections, the collection of collections of the municipality of Harderwijk and collections of some museums including the Stadsmuseum Harderwijk itself. A number of paintings, which are privately owned, have never been exhibited.

Sjarel Ex, director of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is art historian and Vilmos Huszár expert. He advises, at the request of the Harderwijk City Museum, as a consultant in the composition of the exhibition.

At the exhibition there will be a book about Vilmos Huszár and his life and work in Hierden. The exhibition in the Harderwijk City Museum can be seen from 20 May 2017 to 7 January 2018.
The Mondriaanhuis in Amersfoort
The Mondriaanhuis is the birth house of Piet Mondrian and a museum experience for young and old alike. The Mondriaanhuis in Amersfoort is the birth house of Piet Mondrian (1872-1944). Piet Mondrian was born and spent his childhood here.
After the Mondrian family departed, for a long time there was nothing on this spot that reminded of the world famous painter, until architect Leo Heiderijk and his wife Cis made it into the Mondriaanhuis in 1994 and opened it to the public. From late 2016 onward, the Mondriaanhuis was temporarily closed due to an extensive reorganisation.
On 7 March 2017 the completely innovated museum was reopened.
Together with Kunsthal KAdE, Museum Flehite and Architecture Centre FASadE, the Mondriaanhuis is part of Stichting Amersfoort in C. Stichting Amersfoort in C has a cultural ANBI status. Enjoy pictures from Amersfoort and the Mondriaanhuis in Holland.

In Amersfoort Kunshal Kade

6 May – 3 September 2017 Artists:

Piet Mondriaan, Theo van Doesburg, Bart van der Leck, Gerrit Rietveld, Georges Vantongerloo, Vilmos Huszár,

Barnett Newman, Josef Albers, Richard Paul Lohse, Jasper Johns, Yves Klein, Ad Reinhardt, Robert Ryman, Pier

Manzoni, Alan Charlton, Richard Serra, Joseph Kosuth, Poul Gernes, Olafur Eliasson, De Rijke/De Rooij, Katja

Mater, Jan van der Ploeg, Steven Aalders, Roy Villevoye, Fransje Killaars

Red, yellow and blue – the three primary colours have become synonymous with the art movement known as De Stijl.

But that single iconic colour combination has tended to mask the reality of the diversity of ideas advanced by its various members.

At the end of the day, Piet Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg, Bart van der Leck, Gerrit Rietveld, Georges Vantongerloo and Vilmos Huszár all formulated their own individual views on colour.

Villa Mondriaan

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Piet Mondriaan, nowadays a worldwide renowned and admired artist, spent his youth (1880 to 1892) in his parental home on Zonnebrink 4 in Winterswijk. His father had acquired a position as the Director of the School of Christian National Instruction and lived with his family in the villa directly next to the school building. Piet’s father and uncle Frits Mondriaan taught Piet basic knowledge on drawing and painting.

Mondrian to dutch design: 100 years the style

Exactly 100 years ago the art magazine and movement De Stijl was founded in The Netherlands. To celebrate this jubilee the Dutch Office for Tourism and Conferences organises ‘From Mondrian to Dutch Design’ in close collaboration with museums all over The Netherlands. Tourists and art lovers from The Netherlands and abroad are invited to get acquainted with all kinds of themes connected to De Stijl in a special tour through the country. For more information about these celebrations please go to this website.

Villa Mondriaan is proud to be one of the partners in the celebrations and will be devoted to De Stijl. Our permanent collection shows the early realistic and figurative oeuvre of Piet Mondriaan. Besides the special exhibition Figuration in Style will be launched during the annual event in honour of Piet Mondriaan’s birthday in early March. In the beginning of the twentieth century the art movement De Stijl caused a lot of commotion by enthusiastically championing abstraction. In order to reach universal harmony artist such as Piet Mondriaan, Theo van Doesburg, Vilmos Huszár and Bart van der Leck had a strong preference for geometric forms and primary colours. It is little known that these founders of De Stijl started their careers by painting realistic landscapes and portraits. Amongst others both Mondrian and Van der Leck kept painting realistic pieces besides their abstract work until their death. Our exhibition Figuration in Stijl turns the spotlight on the area of tension between realistic and abstract art forms which will be explored further in our museum.  Both the early and late figurative oeuvre of the pioneers of abstraction will be the centrepiece of our exhibition.

Especially for 100 years of De Stijl our Pavilion for Contemporary Art will be devoted to Dutch Design and young artists who have been inspired by Mondrian and his contemporaries. We will shed light on different aspects of Dutch Design by offering innovative designers the opportunity to exhibit their work in Villa Mondriaan. Dutch Design in Villa Mondriaan is made possible by Arco, an innovative furniture factory from Winterswijk with a long history. Arco, designs, develops and produces design tables and other furniture in their own smart way.

 

Villa Mondriaan

 

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Strandlodge restaurant

In a very special idyllic location we will let you enjoy again! ‘Think global, eat local’! For years, Mike Vrijdag van Sterren motto has been mottled by Strandrestaurant Strandlodge. As a fan of the ‘farm-to-table’ idea, Mike would prefer to cook with home-based products.

After the successful edition of last year, Ferdinand and Anja Eeuwes of ‘De Groene Schuur’ have invited him again as guest chef for the 5th edition of Sterren Koken in Kas.
A live cooking six course walking lunch for € 59.50 p.p.
(Including wine arrangement, water and sealing coffee service)

Strandlodge

Be quick because there is limited space in this crazy setting! See our pictures here:

 

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Aparthotel Havezate Marveld is named after the noble mansion of the fifteenth century, which once stood on this spot. A modern hotel with a clear reference to the history. Entirely appropriate in the context of Vestingstad Groenlo. Havezate Marveld comprises 36 luxury apartments, a romantic tower room, a breakfast room, a meeting room and a luxury Wellness.

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Elshofweg 6, 7141 DH Groenlo The Netherlands | T: +31544466000 | E: info@havezatemarveld.nl

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The Kröller-Müller Museum

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THE KRÖLLER-MÜLLER MUSEUM

The Kröller-Müller Museum boasts the second-largest Van Gogh collection in the world: almost 90 paintings and over 180 drawings. The Van Gogh Gallery displays varying selections of about 40 works by Vincent van Gogh. Furthermore, you will also find masterpieces by modern masters such as Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondriaan.

One of Europe’s largest sculpture gardens

In the sculpture garden, one of the largest in Europe, you can enjoy both sculptures and nature. Distributed throughout the garden are over 160 sculptures by iconic artists, from Aristide Maillol to Jean Dubuffet, from Marta Pan to Pierre Huyghe.

Located in Holland. Bus 108 from the railway stations of Apeldoorn and Ede-Wageningen. From Arnhem railway station with bus 105 (direction Barneveld). For both routes, you need to change in Otterlo to bus 106 for the museum.

Adress: Houtkampweg 6
6731 AW Otterlo
T +31 (0)318 591 241
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VAN GOGH GALLERY – The story of his life and work

The Kröller-Müller Museum is Vincent van Gogh’s second home. With almost 90 paintings and over 180 drawings, the museum has the second-largest Van Gogh collection in the world. The Van Gogh Gallery is a gallery in honour of Vincent. The gallery displays varying selections of about 40 of his paintings, which tell the story of his life and work, from his novice years in the Belgian Borinage to his untimely death in the French village of Auvers.

ARP: THE POETRY OF FORMS

Exhibition between 20 May 2017 – 17 Sep 2017

Anyone who has visited the sculpture garden of the museum is familiar with Jean Arp from his Cloud shepherd (1953). This iconic sculpture has been stealing the show ever since the garden opened in 1961. Now, for the first time since Jean Arp’s death in 1966, there is a major retrospective of his work. A unique opportunity for lovers of art, nature and poetry.

Jack of all trades

Jean (Hans) Arp (1886-1966) is one of the most innovative and influential artists of the European avant-garde. He began his career as a poet and later worked as a painter, sculptor and graphic artist. The exhibition reveals the interaction between visual art and poetry and the humour and playfulness in his work.

Over eighty works

Arp: The Poetry of Forms showcases the full gamut of Arp’s work: sculptures, reliefs and works on paper, poetry, writings and publications. The exhibition comprises some eighty works from the three Arp foundations in Berlin, Paris and Locarno and from museums including Kunstmuseum Basel, Tate London and Centre Pompidou in Paris.

ARP Video

 

Panos Emporio – Beach Party

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Det blev en underbar sommarkväll på fina Patricia båten, då Panos Emporio ordnade ett beach party tillsammans med Subito Events & PR den 9 Juni, 2017. Vi fick prova på Panos Parfym. Se länken här:

Panos Parfym

INNOVATION, KVALITÉ OCH STIL
Historien om varumärket PANOS EMPORIO är i stor utsträckning historien om grundaren, Panos Papadopoulos, och det är en berättelse om passion och viljestyrka. När Panos tvingades fly från sitt hemland Grekland på grund av hans politiska ståndpunkt skapade han ett badklädesimperium i hans nya land Sverige på rekordtid. Genom att introducera en vinnande kombination av innovativ design, skickligt entreprenörskap och banbrytande marknadsföring lyfte han snart märket till en världsledande position.
VARUMÄRKET
Varumärket PANOS EMPORIO är baserat på koncept av innovation, stil och kvalité. Vi tillämpar dessa värden i varenda detalj i allt vi gör; i utseendet och känslan av vårat mode, i uppvisningen av våra kollektioner, i riktningen av våra modeshower, och i sättet vi bemöter våra kunder på.
MODET
Genom blandning av klassiskt couture och modern stil skapar vi ett distinkt mode för smarta och medvetna individer med integritet och ett öga för lyx och kvalité. Människor som gillar att utrycka sin personlighet, sin livsglädje och sin sensualitet. Vi kompromissar inte på material eller passform och utgår vår design utifrån känslan att hos bäraren. För att uppnå högsta elegans arbetar vi med att nå perfektion i de renaste, ljusaste färger och de mjukaste, mest exklusiva tygerna. Designen av PANOS EMPORIO är aldrig oengagerad, aldrig likgiltig och aldrig vardaglig.

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