Since its discovery as a desirable destination in the 1930s, Ibiza has been an escape: for artists and intellectuals fleeing oppression, Hollywood stars seeking privacy, hippies during the Summer of Love, and eighties rock stars like Pink Floyd and Freddie Mercury. Today, many come for the explosive house music scene, which thrives in clubs like Pacha and Amnesia; others prefer the peaceful yoga retreats. For decades, Joni Mitchell, Kate Moss, David Bowie, Jade Jagger, Jean Paul Gaultier, and countless other creative minds have explored and enjoyed this hippie-chic atmosphere, the perfect backdrop for artistic freedom, spiritual soul, and international glamour.
Ibiza is an island of contrasts. It is both a haven for hippies as well as for the international rich and famous, a destination for dropouts as well as for party-goers. They all love the island's charms, its beautiful beaches, and scenery, where they can savor the salty air as it drifts up from the salt fields and enjoy parties with the most renowned DJs in the world. Exciting and stimulating contrasts also define the island's architecture. From centuries-old fincas in the typical Spanish style to uniquely modern houses-- the islanders maintain an exclusive and cosmopolitan style of living. Whether futuristic or classically elegant, all the interiors are unique and exude a warm, inviting charm. Living in Style Ibiza showcases the best of these interiors, where stylish design and exceptional materials form an exciting blend.
Influenced by her cultural roots and with a creative gift for healthy recipe development, Taline Gabrielian is passionate about food, health and family. She uses whole, unprocessed ingredients to produce plant-based, vegan recipes that are packed with a powerhouse of goodness. Founder of Hippie Lane, which has a growing international following on social media, Taline is fast becoming a foodie rock star. Her first book features breakfasts the family will love: exciting and innovative lunches, nourishing snacks, power salads with gorgeous creamy dressings, beautiful bliss bowls, weekend meal inspiration, dinners for week nights and date nights and the most amazing sweet treats. Taline's food is delicious, easy to make and inventive; she takes nutritious eating to a whole new level of feel-good sophistication.
Take a tour of the world’s most beautiful hotels with your favorite actors, writers, musicians, and models in Chic Stays. From Jeremy Irons’s historical Palacio Belmonte escape in Lisbon, to the beaches of Kate Winslet’s secret Sco ish hideaway of Eilean Shona, to Kate Moss’s favorite beach in the Maldives, each of these thirty-five personal tales of the loveliest spots around the globe is packed with anecdotes and lyrical descriptions to transport readers. The photography bursting across each page--from Parrot Cay to Sri Lanka to Oregon--inspires a new desire to discover these beloved corners of the world.
Happiness today is not just a possibility or an option but a requirement and a duty. To fail to be happy is to fail utterly. Happiness has become a religion--one whose smiley-faced god looks down in rebuke upon everyone who hasn't yet attained the blessed state of perpetual euphoria. How has a liberating principle of the Enlightenment--the right to pursue happiness--become the unavoidable and burdensome responsibility to be happy? How did we become unhappy about not being happy--and what might we do to escape this predicament? In Perpetual Euphoria, Pascal Bruckner takes up these questions with all his unconventional wit, force, and brilliance, arguing that we might be happier if we simply abandoned our mad pursuit of happiness. Gripped by the twin illusions that we are responsible for being happy or unhappy and that happiness can be produced by effort, many of us are now martyring ourselves--sacrificing our time, fortunes, health, and peace of mind--in the hope of entering an earthly paradise. Much better, Bruckner argues, would be to accept that happiness is an unbidden and fragile gift that arrives only by grace and luck. A stimulating and entertaining meditation on the unhappiness at the heart of the modern cult of happiness, Perpetual Euphoria is a book for everyone who has ever bristled at the command to "be happy."
Author : Steven Poole
ISBN : 9781628722246
Genre : Games & Activities
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The Edge calls Trigger Happy a "seminal piece of work." For the first time ever, an aficionado with a knowledge of art, culture, and a real love of gaming takes a critical look at the future of our videogames, and compares their aesthetic and economic impact on society to that of film. Thirty years after the invention of the simplest of games, more videogames are played by adults than children. This revolutionary book is the first-ever academically worthy and deeply engaging critique of one of today's most popular forms of play: videogames are on track to supersede movies as the most innovative form of entertainment in the new century.
Once a free man, now restless, tied down by a system he used to strive against. Bernardo has settled down with his family, and is confronted with new and tough realities. After going through an unusually rough spell, frustrated, and desperate to find relief, he turns his attention back inwards, towards his soul, and seeks a break via a renewed focus on spirituality. With the help of new friends, and his wise daughter Jasmine, his search takes him much further than he had ever imagined or hoped for. This novel brings to the reader all the dialogue, introspective soul-searching and deep communication, which they might expect from Sereno Sky. Through true-to-life experiences, fused with tangible magic, the reader is drawn into the role of Bernardo and his friends, reflecting over many issues which still matter to a generation that has yet to find its bearings. Besides pondering over some of the most fundamental questions of existence, Sereno takes the reader on an incredible journey of discovery and adventure, reminding us all that there is still much beauty to be found in this so often confusing world. This book does not provide answers, but escorts you on a magical journey you alone must take. Lonely Traveller (Part 2), first published in November 2016, is a continuation of the first novel by the same name, which was published by Swiss author Sereno Sky in June 2014.