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Events in May 2010

Nalynn Dolan Caine |
From frangrances in Tuscani, to fine meals in a new Cuba Libre in Washington D.C., to Taste of Edinburgh and Grand Designs Live in Johannesburg - the whole month is celebration for your senses.

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Florence, Italy
May 6 - 9, 2010

If jewels are the girl's best friend, what are fragrances? The best lover? A long time ago the ancient Greek would tell you that smell of a flagrance is nothing else but a sign of God's presence. Tuscany, one of the most beautiful Italian region and its capital Florence, for which many will tell that you can die there of its beauty, hides one of the most beautiful legacies of famous the Medici family, Boboli Gardens. From 6th to 9th this month, Boboli Gardens will celebrate the art of fragrances hosting some of the best perfumers which will put on sale their most exclusive creations.

A smell of soaps, essential oils and extracts will spread and mix with smells of the garden's roses, jasmine and camellias, a true symphony for all your senses at the place were the Italian Renaissance was born. Visit includes entrance to the gardens of Boboli, the silver museum, porcelain museum and Palazzo Pitti's costume museum. It is the most beautiful place to celebrate God's presence and to buy famous Profumi di Boboli which stimulate the mind, body and soul.

Johannesburg, South Africa
May 21 - 23, 2010

Famous British TV show Grand Designs which presents building of household projects is coming live to Gauteng province, South Africa, starting on 21st this month. This time as Grand Designs Live which will take place in the capital Johannesburg at Coca-Cola Dome, situated some 20 km from the Sandton business centre. For everyone interested in building, design, interiors, kitchen, bathrooms and more, more than 500 exhibitors will provide you with plenty of amazing ideas for your home, show you the latest technologies (even the house of the future) and save your money along the way. But that's not all.

During the event you will have the opportunity to meet and hear Michelin-starred chefs, famous faces and celebrity speakers, to talk with some of more than 60 kitchen and bathroom specialists and more than 100 garden specialists, and to choose among more than 150 building companies. Don't miss the opportunity to attend some of the seminars and discuss your ideas with experts. Grand Designs Live could turn your dream home into reality. Be there.

Washington, D.C., USA
Opening in May

If you are living in Washington, D.C. or just have a plan to spend a few days visiting it, some of those days in May the cult of Hemingway and Che Guevara is coming to the city with the opening of Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar located at the corner of 9th & H Streets in Penn Quarter. All you need is to make a call, check the opening day, call you friends after that and spend a marvelous evening listening hot salsa rhytm and enjoying Cuba flavours. People who designed each of Cuba Libre restaurant did a fantastic job this time too.

They incorporated the traditional Cuban architecture (a blend of everything from Neo-Classical style to Art Deco) in the restaurant, and sucessfuly created little Cuba at your doorsteps. Chef partner Guillermo Pernot, "America's Best Chef" by Esquire Magazine, is a person in charge for fireworks of tastes and smells, while DJ will give his best to heat up the atmosphere with vibrant Latin rhythms. Choose between 15 varieties of Mojito and 75 flavoured varieties of favourite Cuban drink rum and have a wonderful evening.

Edinburgh, Scotland
May 28 - 30, 2010

The capital of Scotland Edinburg is well known by its great festivals. On May 28th, sharp at noon, Inverleith Park in Edinburg will be the most vibrant place in the city for Taste of Edinburgh is back to announce new summer season. For the two days one of the most picturesque city in Europe will celebrate Scottish food and drinks.

The new entries for this year's establishment of Taste of Edinburgh that will join some of the top names in cuisine in the capital are: a traditional Scottish restaurant Amber, Cucina from 5-star boutique Hotel Missoni, Hanam’s with its authentic Kurdish and Middle Eastern cuisine (one of the five best Kurdish & Middle Eastern restaurants in the UK by The Telegraph), Scottish Café and Restaurant and a modern bistro Tony’s Table. Taste of Edinburgh is divided in two sessions a day, booking fee is charged per ticket and a transaction fee per order. Big players in food industry, like Electrolux, will join the party and you will be able to stroll from one stall to another and shop until you drop.


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