Season’s fine watches

A beautifully crafted watch is a keepsake to treasure from one generation to the next. Whether your taste tends towards the classic or modern, high-impact or understated, a watch forms a talking point and acts as a full stop to your personal style.

With timepieces from Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, Montblanc, Breitling, Piaget, Tag Heuer, Longines Hublot and Rolex, Selfridges has the perfect timepiece to treat yourself or a loved one to this Christmas.

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The Wonder Room

The Wonder Room at Selfridges Oxford Street, London is dedicated to showcasing one-of-a-kind pieces from the world’s most desirable brands, including Cartier, Chopard, Rolex, Tiffany & Co. and Van Cleef & Arpels – to name a few.

This winter sees The Wonder Room become even more captivating as Selfridges introduces more beautiful boutiques and additional services, such as complimentary Champagne while you shop. For a precious gift that will be treasured, The Wonder Room is the ultimate destination.

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5 Great Museum Restaurants

1.- The Hermitage Restaurant, St. Petersburg, Russia.

St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, founded almost 250 years ago by Catherine the Great, is home to a grand restaurant (located in the General Staff building) serving authentic Imperial-era Russian recipes in rooms fit for, well, a czar. The menu offers Russian specialties like chocolate babka, as well as international favorites like soups, salads, and deep-dish-style pizzas. Choose to dine in one of 10 rooms, including one with a spectacular view overlooking Palace Square.

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2.- Nerua at the Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

At Nerua, modern Michelin-starred Spanish cuisine makes a smart match for Frank Gehry’s undulating glass-and-titanium architecture at this Bilbao outpost of the Guggenheim Museum. Situated next to a massive Richard Serra installation, and overlooking the river it was named for, Nerua’s interior dining space is minimalist and serene, while the kitchen, helmed by El Bulli alum Josean Martínez Alija, turns out creative dishes that stand up to the museum’s collections.

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3.- The Ludwig Museum Café, Cologne, Germany

Perched above the Rhine with an open glass facade facing the city skyline, the restaurant at this contemporary art (Picasso, Warhol, Lichtenstein) museum has been described as a “Rhineland paradise for epicures” with a menu renowned for its focus on locally sourced ingredients. Even the Ludwig Café’s famous sausages come directly from its own slaughterhouse.

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4.- Musée d’Orsay Restaurant, Paris

While the 112-year-old Musee D’orsay Restaurant—once the glittering jewel of the famed Hotel D’Orsay—still delights with its sparkling chandeliers and richly muraled ceilings, fans of the modern can dine in the museum’s companion Café Campana, pictured, opened during the D’Orsay’s recent renovation. The menu at both eateries is classic French cuisine, the perfect pairing for the vast Impressionist (Renoir, Manet, Degas, Cézanne) collection housed in the museum’s galleries.

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5.- Café Sabarsky, Neue Galerie, New York

Authentic Viennese is on the menu at the Neue Galerie, a museum dedicated to modern Austrian and German art and design, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Done up in period furnishings (Josef Hoffmann lights, Adolf Loos furniture), this café evokes turn-of-the-20th-century Austria, and tastes like it, too, with classic dishes like Wiener Schnitzel devised by chef Kurt Gutenbrunner.

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The photograph of Jody Mcdonald

Jody Mcdonald is a Canadian photographer who currently resides in the city of Bristol.

He specializes in documentary, sports, adventure and nature photography.His images have been awarded in many international contests and have worked for National Geographic, Red Bull, Out, BBC, Islands, and Men’s Journal among others.

He currently collaborates with Leica Camera AG published on his blog and is represented by National Geographic Creative.

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Swagger – Trailer

The documentary Swagger was released on 16 November, after being selected in Cannes for the ACID. The movie directed by Olivier Babinet exposes us 11 portraits of children and teenagers leave in disadvantaged neighborhood in France.

This teenagers give us their thinking, feels and dreams. The documentary is close to the fiction and videoclip, we travel across the lights et locals of the city.

‘Beauty and the Beast’

In the new film, which will be released next year and is produced by Disney, Emma Watson is in charge of playing the protagonist and Dan Stevens to the beast.

They complete the cast figures like Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stanley Tucci and Josh Gad.

New Bonobo album: ‘Migration’

Simon Green the name behind Bonobo has revealed his plans for 2017, the British producer will release his long awaited album “Migration”, only three years after releasing The North Borders. Bonobo shared the dates of his next tour to share this new project during 2017.

The formula that has to involve nature and elicit a euphoric feeling in us through the study of space and people is the magic behind his two previous productions “Black Sands” and “The North Borders”. The album will go on sale on January 13, 2017.

An album titled Migration, from which he revealed the song Kerala, in an unexpected and beautiful video clip where the movements of a woman synchronise on the beat.

Art Station : Montpellier

A French art collective replaced ads with artworks in Montpellier tramway stations in June 2016.

The goal was to create a truly democratic art gallery. They now suggest to repeat the action in Paris metro stations.