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Acclaimed International Muralists are in Puerto Rico contributing to the vibrant art scene.

Recognized Talent Join Local Artists for Discover Puerto Rico’s “Blank Canvas Initiative”. Puerto Rico’s local art community and Discover Puerto Rico, the Island’s Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), welcome international artists Maya Hayuk and the 1UP Collective, who responded to the call for international artists to visit the destination and contribute murals to Puerto Rico’s street art scene. They join notable Puerto Rican artist and founder of the Santurce es Ley street art festival, Alexis Bousquet, and other notable Puerto Rican artists Celso González, Vero Rivera and Bob Snow, whom identified wall spaces throughout the Island to serve as larger-than-life blank canvas invitations. This announcement comes as the Puerto Rican artists complete their walls, which visitors and locals are encouraged to see and enjoy. This adds to the robust art scene that Puerto Rico offers, comprised of an assortment of historical and contemporary art museums, an incredible variety of galleries, independent collectors, curators, wide ranging art events, skilled artisans, and a street art experience unlike any other. The Island has become a haven for arts and culture given its …

Royal Brunei Airlines releases new sale fares from as little as £429 return Best value return fares in the industry.

Book a flight with Royal Brunei Airlines before 31 January, for travel until the end of October and enjoy low fares to destinations across the airline’s entire network.  Prices start from as little as £429 return and all fares are inclusive of a minimum 20kg hold luggage allowance, allocated seating and fully catered food/drink service. Perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day, why not whisk a loved one across to the beautiful Island of Borneo, where return flights cost from only £529.  Similarly, a beach break on the island of Bali will cost from only £529 return. For those planning other holidays, whether that be a summer 2020 break or planning ahead to spend winter 2020/21 ‘down under’ fares across the board offer exceptional value for money. Amongst the full range of destinations serviced by Royal Brunei Airlines are: Australia ·        Melbourne – return fares from £649 ·        Brisbane – return fares from £659 Indonesia ·        Bali – return fares from £529 ·        Jakarta – return fares from £479 ·        Surabaya – return fares from £489 Malaysia ·        Kuala Lumpur – return fares …

Save The Date – The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia

Thursday 18th – Sunday 28th June 2020 The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia, the capital’s longest-running and most respected vetted art and antiques fair returns for a 48th year in June. It will be running from Thursday 18 until Sunday 28 with a Private Preview on Wednesday 17th June in association with their Charity Partner, Maggie’s. It is expected to attract art and antique enthusiasts from across the globe looking for that inspirational, one of a kind piece. 130 leading art galleries and antique dealers from the UK, and beyond, will be showcasing specially selected pieces for the fair. Many objects for sale will have been kept back just for this event.  There will be an inspirational variety of furniture, art, sculpture, design and decorative objects on sale, alongside jewellery, stunning textiles, glass and ceramics, clocks and silver – ranging from BC to the present day.  Dealers with decades of experience will be on hand to offer top tips and advice on buying original works – especially when being purchased for the first time. Independent …

The House & Garden Festival

Wednesday 17 – Sunday 21 June 2020 at Olympia London The House & Garden Festival – the ultimate event for inspirational living – will return to Olympia London from Wednesday 17 until Sunday 21 June 2020. The Festival will incorporate the House & Garden Fair, Spirit of Summer and The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia – offering an unrivalled summer shopping experience to find that original, individual piece either for your house, yourself or as a gift. With more than 450 exhibitors across the Festival, visitors will have the opportunity to see a huge number of not-on-the-high-street, boutique, artisan and leading luxury brands, carefully selected by the expert team at House & Garden.  Whether it’s shopping for indoor or outdoor living, The House & Garden Fair section will have hundreds of brands that will inspire and help bring your house to that next level of style and sophistication. From flooring to furniture, wall coverings to accessories, lighting to luxury candles – the Festival will have an eclectic array of handpicked items that reflect skilled craftsmanship and …

Valentine's experiences from Corinthia

Exquisite surroundings, luxurious experiences and the finest service imaginable. The Corinthia experience lends itself perfectly to a special occasion. This Valentine’s, Corinthia Hotels will be putting on extra special packages, dinners and experiences for guests to revel in sublime time spent away from the busy pace of life. From a city stay in London to a coastal retreat in Malta, there are romantic breaks to suit every couple. Romance in the city at Corinthia LondonNot satisfied with just one day to celebrate true love, Corinthia London is offering guests the chance to embark on an extra-special experience with their Valentine’s in London package. Laurent-Perrier Champagne on arrival, daily English breakfast and a romantic turndown service are some of the exquisite extras during the stay. Guests will also have access to the award-winning spa facilities at ESPA Life at Corinthia. Valentine’s in London costs from £650 per room per night (two sharing). Valid for stays from 7 – 23 February 2020. For more information, visit corinthia.com/london or call +44 20 7321 3000. The magic of Malta at Corinthia Palace Hotel & SpaAny stay …

Visit The USA highlights eight incredible emerging American destinations to check out in 2020

The U.S. is teeming with awe-inspiring bucket list destinations and experiences, but beyond America’s most notable cities and regions are some truly remarkable emerging hotspots which look forward to welcoming European travellers in 2020. ‘Undertourism’ is a growing global travel trend, seen on both a local scale—for example, exploring up-and-coming neighbourhoods and boroughs in popular cities—and on a larger scale, where travellers are considering lesser-known destinations. From low-key beach breaks to culinary-focused city stays, here Visit The USA highlights eight alternative destinations in the U.S. that are waiting to be explored too, through, and beyond the gateway… For modern art and an award-winning food – Baltimore, Maryland While Baltimore may have made its name as one of America’s most important port cities in the 1700s, today the Charm City is experiencing one of the most massive millennial booms in the country, with a growing class of entrepreneurs and artists. As a result, the city has a thriving food, drink and art scene. Art lovers should head to the Baltimore Museum of Art, home to the …

Independent London hotel opens a ‘country cousin’ in the Lakes

The team behind Georgian House Hotel in Pimlico, London, is opening a ‘country cousin’ in the Lake District. The hotel, to be called Victorian House Hotel, nestled in the town of Grasmere, will open its doors in February 2020. The hotel was sold in September 2019. Victorian House Hotel will have 19 individually designed bedrooms, a Shepherd’s Hut and several open-plan shared guest spaces designed by Laura Fulmine, as well as a tranquil riverside garden and a range of outdoor facilities. The new venture will see a classic Victorian building injected with modern and romantic design elements and eclectic details to complement the building’s original features. The informal yet welcoming environment will be perfect for couples, families and outdoor adventurers looking for a countryside retreat. The 19 spacious bedrooms will be made up of a range of ensuite twin and double rooms, as well as two suites and one two-bedroom suite. There will be four special Stargazer rooms which will have dual aspect hip-to-ceiling windows. The windows will join at the corner of the room, …