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SENSE OF PLACE

STYLE, STUNNING SETTINGS AND SUSTAINABILITY COME TOGETHER IN SIX SENSES’ LUXURIOUS HOTELS

WHEN IT COMES TO HONEYMOONS, an exotic location, super service and stylish accommodation are three essentials. At Six Senses, you can add ‘attention to detail’ into the mix. It’s the little things they do that spell romance: a VIP welcome, a never-ending supply of poolside snacks and locally-crafted gifts at turndown, all designed to make you feel extra-special.

Their resorts in Thailand and Vietnam are truly sublime — but how to choose? In Tna and. S x Senses Samui, nestle among palm trees on the northern tip of

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PHOTOSHOP ALTERNATIVES

With Photoshop CS versions moving to a subscription-only fees package, now could be the time to consider alternative image-editing software. Here are 12 of the best contenders…

WORDS • AUDLEY JARVIS

While Adobe Photoshop has long been the benchmark that all other image-editing software is judged by, it’s always been one of the most expensive applications on the market. That fact has been exacerbated in recent weeks with the announcement from Adobe that it intends to restructure its business model and the way it sells its flagship products.

In essence, Adobe has signalled its intention to license its industry-standard Creative

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Monticello Cabinets, Doors

In timeless transitional homes, classic ornate decorative schemes or sleek contemporary styles — whatever the project’s look and scale. Monticello Cabinets 8 Doors should be on every home¬owner’s list of contacts for outstanding renovations or upgrades.

Through the use of modern techniques and lasting craftsmanship in working with ecologically friendly components. Monticello’s experts create elegant contemporary and old world kitchens and doors, individual pieces that fit perfectly into a niche or stunning redesigns that transform a space into an unforgettably beautiful interior.

Monticello offers three superb lines of cabinetry: «Provence» features the fluid elegance of French Country and Mediterranean-style panels

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Indian OCEAN

WE’RE NOT SURPRISED THAT THE MALDIVES, MAURITIUS AND THE SEYCHELLES STILL TOP YOUR HONEYMOON WISH LIST. HERE’S WHO’S DOING IT BEST…

ST REGIS, MAURITIUS

Like its big sister Manhattan, the brand-new St Regis Mauritius is one classy lady. Thankfully, pretensions are few (no one bats an eyelid at our seen-better-days flip-flops) and its locations, on a 900m stretch on the south of the island, adds a breezy vibe to its refinement. All of the 172 rooms have the requisite view (sparkling Indian Ocean), best enjoyed with a signature La Belle Creole Mary cocktail. Most of the action takes place around

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GET FAR FROM THE CROWDS ON ONE OF THESE OF-THE-BEATEN-TRACK HONEYMOON TRIPS

HOSHINOYA KYOTO, JAPAN

It» you need an antidote to the stress of wedding planning, nowhere provides Zen-like calm better than Hoshinoya. Kyoto is another world, with narrow wooden streets, geishas, Shinto shrines and dry temple gardens made of rock and gravel, which are loaded with symbolic and historic meaning. The Hoshinoya Ryokan (inn) delivers an ‘authentic Japan with modern comfort’, and delicate interiors feature exquisite woodblock-printed paper and an aromatic cedar bath, which releases fragrance as it fills with water. A Michelin-starred restaurant tempts with soba noodles and matsutake mushroom soup, while beyond is the Oku-no-niwa zen garden.

WOW FACTOR

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Eurostars

WHO SAYS YOU NEED TO GO LONG-HAUL TO GO LUXE? DITCH THE IN-FLIGHT DINING AND FORGET ABOUT JET LAG. YOUR HONEYMOON IS JUST A FEW HOURS AWAY…

THE ROMANOS, GREECE

Set on the Peloponnese peninsula, the eco-resort of Costa Navarino is built over 10,000 acres of lavender and rosemary 3 HRS fields, dotted with thousands of olive trees. With swathes of deserted beaches overlooking the shimmering Ionian Sea, the area is famed for its natural beauty. The Luxury Collection hotel group has made a palace here, all gleaming, pillared and marble. Discreetly built into the hillside, The Romanos is designed

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Beachside BLISS

YOU’LL FIND SUN, SEA AND SAND IN MANY PLACES — BUT THESE ONES ARE THE BEST

BANYAN TREE KOH SAMUI, THAILAND

If you want your beach with a bit of a buzz, Koh Samui is the place for you. The third largest island in Thailand, Samui has also become one of the most sophisticated, with an impressive choice of luxe hotels, fashionable restaurants and bars at white-sand beaches. But you’ll find it hard to venture out once you’ve checked into Banyan Tree Koh Samui, hugging the cliffs of Lamai Bay. Chic villas range from a healthy 130sq m to the

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Results of the exhibition, LLC Dara

Ltd. "Dara", offering fogging systems, sums up the XI International Exhibition of the Hospitality Industry «EXPOHORECA», which took part. The exhibition was held from 1 to 3 March 2013 in St. Petersburg.   Ltd. "Dara" implements fogging systems for cooling and humidification. The exhibition showcased the fogging system COOLTUMAN. The systems offered under the trade name of DARA, is a complex set of pumps, generators and filters. The pump unit operates at high pressure and produces an aerosol which serves as cooling medium. Management is carried out by means of the computer unit. Proper installation of the system can

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In China, the dog put on the market to sell chickens

November 12, 2012 20:26

Labrador devotedly standing beside a tray of fruit and vegetables and offers everyone to get two cocks that are perched on his back.

Price question — 10 yuan or $ 1.6 (photo: liveleak)

Curious case could capture on camera on one of the witnesses to food markets in China.

Among the regular traders unexpectedly and yellow labrador, which offers visitors buy live chickens.

Faithful canine seller is a tray of fruit and vegetables, holding in his mouth a price tag. Perched on his back two colorful rooster.

According to the figures on paper, the

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Results of the exhibition, LLC Dara

Ltd. "Dara", offering fogging systems, sums up the XI International Exhibition of the Hospitality Industry «EXPOHORECA», which took part. The exhibition was held from 1 to 3 March 2013 in St. Petersburg.   Ltd. "Dara" implements fogging systems for cooling and humidification. The exhibition showcased the fogging system COOLTUMAN. The systems offered under the trade name of DARA, is a complex set of pumps, generators and filters. The pump unit operates at high pressure and produces an aerosol which serves as cooling medium. Management is carried out by means of the computer unit. Proper installation of the system can

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