IROSOMMELIERS

A very popular and unknown world at the same time: that of mineral waters. Did you know that there are real “water charts”, even in restaurants, to understand which mineral water is best suited not only to your palate or even to the chosen dish. To think that there are also “idrosommeliers” who can help and guide in tasting. Italians are the largest consumers of mineral water in the world but, despite this, education in tasting is not yet widespread.

THE HOLES

At a time when the health emergency requires social distancing for common security, in Florence the managers of some clubs have thought of finding the ideal solution, making a symbolic leap back in time and reopening the so-called “wine holes” with their original function. Born during the period of the plague, they were used to serve customers without coming into contact with them. An architectural expedient adopted in the seventeenth century by the Grand Duchy of Tuscany to implement a sort of remote trade. Through the window, the customer could withdraw the wine while remaining outside. So here they are, small windows on the walls of the oldest city buildings, positioned at street level, which are now being rediscovered at a time when Covid-19 has literally upset the rules of sociability, the economy and everyday life.

INTOLERANCES

Lately there are many food intolerances and one of the many is lactose, a sugar naturally contained in milk and all its derivatives. The highest concentrations of lactose are found in milk, yogurt and fermented milks, ice creams, soft cheeses, cream and butter. However, it is also contained in many industrial products and baked goods in which milk is used. Even if it is traumatic, the first thing to do afterwards in the event of a positive test result is to give up pizza, buffalo mozzarella and cappuccino overnight, which is very hard but necessary. Eliminating all foods that are potentially harmful to the body is the first step to regain well-being.

ENJOY COCKTAILS

In the summer when the desire to finally enjoy a drink as it should be in the open air could clash with the distrust of traditional crowds at the counter, the coolest cocktails include canned cocktails. Among the latest ready-made Gin Tonic proposals in can signed by Bombay Sapphire, Jack & Coca and the can version of mojito one of the cocktails that symbolize summer.

HI-TECH SUN

The need to choose the right products to protect your skin is back, together with the desire to be exposed to the sun, accentuated by the months spent inside the home. The latest innovations launched by the cosmetic industry have two common denominators: the use of the latest generation technologies to prevent the harmful effects of skin exposure to the sun, but also sustainability. Environmental protection is becoming a priority in the purchasing choices of international consumers. The green orientation of the cosmetic companies is also seen in the packaging, designed to have a reduced environmental impact, limiting the use of plastic and increasing that of biodegradable materials.

FISHERMEN

When you pass through Caorle, a “ritual” not to be missed is the end of the fishing day, when the fishing boats return after the night of fishing to go and sell the fish directly to the market through an ancient and local custom: the auction by ear, a typical silent auction Caorlotta. Fishing in these places has always played a fundamental role, which has designed customs, customs and even architecture, as evidenced by the casoni, the ancient fishermen’s houses in the lagoon, which can still be visited today. Already in the first century before Christ the port of Caorle played an important commercial role. For some years now the “heart” of fishing life, harbor and market, have returned together in the ancient heart of the town, enhancing its role and the rites that accompany it.

GREETINGS

The first time it was presented to the public was at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1970. Fifty years later, the Beetle continues to be not only an iconic model in the collective imagination, but also a much loved car. Today it is a prey for collectors, who focus mainly on special editions such as the Big characterized by beige, green or light blue metallic paint and velvet seats with headrests and wooden finishes on the dashboard.

DO IT

A new week begins but the emergence of the coronavirus has upset our habits. It is possible, however, in the restart phase, to pamper yourself and relax, even by staying at home, setting up a small Spa. Waiting to return to attend the real wellness centers without fear. Small gestures that can make the difference, easy to prepare, even by yourself: lowering the lights and lighting some candles, filling the tub with water and adding a few drops of essential oils. Even the scrub can be done in “do it yourself” mode, with baking soda or olive oil and coarse salt.

ORWELL SHOW

Smartwoking is an experience that has changed the lives of families and businesses, the boom in online shopping has created new opportunities for producers and distribution and has created a new custom in consumers. The use of online tutorials has spread a new lifestyle in the acquisition of information for the management of the relationship with the good life and also the new way of studying online was another of the great discoveries that will certainly remain in the future . Analyzing the situation, with the excuse of the pandemic, we are entering the unpleasant world of the 1984 novel by Orwell, where the control managed by a few, will make us live with a technology that will follow us everywhere, entering deeply into our privacy, and unfortunately, even in the our fears.

LOVE STORIES

Here we are finally at the post lockdown that should begin to experience the physical rapprochement between people. But during the quarantine with “love” was experienced. In this regard, Fondazione Prada launches the “Love Stories. Obviously, the story polls are the center of the project.
The goal? Experience a new territory of sharing ideas, visions and impressions about love. Instagram users will be invited, story after story, to choose between two possible options, to stand in favor of one of the two proposed statements. A ‘light’ game only in appearance, which wants to force the “instantaneous” nature of Instagram by transforming it into a virtual place of social investigation.