Archive August 2017

Belgrade’s floating river clubs

On a Friday night in late June, the air along the Sava River pulsed with a panoply of music and competing bass beats. Belgrade’s city lights danced on the water like molten gold, with ripples from passing boats creating a trance-like effect. Across the way, the centuries-old Belgrade Fortress snaked along a hill, marking the Sava and Danube confluence. Anchored on the banks of Belgrade’s rivers, around 300 rafts (called splavs or splavovi) lined the waterways – a mix of restaurants, bars and clubs. The river is our seaside On the other side of the river...

Five Tips for Special Event Photography

Event photography is something that may not always make the photographers leap with joy. Special galas, company parties and non-profit fundraisers all fall under this category. Creatives have a bad reputation about corporate event photography. This is mostly because it is an unglamorous type of photography. Though it is true that many aspects of corporate photography can be repetitive, but keep it in mind that these events also offer the advantage of more creative expression. The reasons for this can be many. There is always an almost undeviating set schedule and structure to corporate...

Five Tips for Special Event Photography

Event photography is something that may not always make the photographers leap with joy. Special galas, company parties and non-profit fundraisers all fall under this category. Creatives have a bad reputation about corporate event photography. This is mostly because it is an unglamorous type of photography. Though it is true that many aspects of corporate photography can be repetitive, but keep it in mind that these events also offer the advantage of more creative expression. The reasons for this can be many. There is always an almost undeviating set schedule and structure to corporate...

Why people are obsessed with Fair Isle

When David Brackenbury was six years old, he was given a Fair Isle jumper as a gift. Curious, he looked up Fair Isle on the map. Hailing from the industrial English town of Derby, “the furthest you can possibly get from the sea,” he found himself seduced by the idea of living there. About 10 years ago, he made it happen. And while the detail that drew Brackenbury to this 3-sq-mile island may seem particularly idiosyncratic, he is far from the only person to have chased a dream here. Marooned halfway between the Shetland and Orkney archipelagos, Fair Isle is one of Britain’s...

4 Strategies to Help You Save for Your Next Family Vacation

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4 Strategies to Help You Save for Your Next Family Vacation

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The Swedish word that’s displacing hygge

Move over hygge, there’s a new Scandinavian lifestyle trend to embrace. Popularised over the past few years, the Danish ethos of hygge denotes momentary bliss and cosiness, but at its core aims for contentment at specific moments. But the lifestyle industry has moved on, and the Swedish principle lagom (pronounced: laaaw-gum) – with its virtue of moderation and balance – has been crowned the next ‘it word’ by the likes of Vogue and ELLE. Lagom allows people to enjoy themselves, but stay healthy and content at the same time It makes sense that lagom is...

Why Stainless Steel Cabinets are the Best Choice for Your Outdoor Kitchen

As the weather starts to cool, we all know the season is about to change too. Football is coming. And what’s more fun on a Sunday during NFL season then lighting up that fancy grill and cooking up your favorite Game Day food? But why stop at just a grill? Create yourself an outdoor kitchen the includes grilling smoking, and game day dining amenities to your heart’s content. Add in a refrigerator for some cold brews or soda, and include stainless steel outdoor cabinets to keep your favorite spice rub plus some condiments and chips too. Photo by Southview Design So why stainless...

Why Stainless Steel Cabinets are the Best Choice for Your Outdoor Kitchen

As the weather starts to cool, we all know the season is about to change too. Football is coming. And what’s more fun on a Sunday during NFL season then lighting up that fancy grill and cooking up your favorite Game Day food? But why stop at just a grill? Create yourself an outdoor kitchen the includes grilling smoking, and game day dining amenities to your heart’s content. Add in a refrigerator for some cold brews or soda, and include stainless steel outdoor cabinets to keep your favorite spice rub plus some condiments and chips too. Photo by Southview Design So why stainless...

The secret world of Granada’s Alhambra palace

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