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Open Air Channels for the Maldives and Mauritius

If you missed the news, travelers of Maldives and Mauritius are now able to fly directly between two of the world’s most beautiful islands. In late February, Maldives and Mauritius signed a bilateral air services agreement for the commencement of operating direct air flights between the two countries. Maldivian Acting Minister for Transport and Communication,…

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17 April 2013 10:38 am
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Veuve Clicquot’s Best Female Chef 2013: Nadia Santini

From studying sociology to being crowned the Best Female Chef of 2013 by Veuve Clicquot, Nadia Santini has long been a rapid rising star. Santini, head chef at Dal Pescatore in Mantova, Italy, was recently named the 2013 Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef, an honor that is part of the prestigious World’s 50 Best…

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16 April 2013 12:09 am

Chocolate Innovation

Creative thinking and design plus chocolate equals this completely absorbing video. Dutch designer Wieki Somers partnered with Freiburg based chocolatier Rafael Mutter, to create this amazing chocolate mill for the “Vitra Design Museum’s Confrontations: Contemporary Dutch Design” exhibition. Watch as this seemingly huge slab of chocolate (made up of smaller pieces of different types of chocolate,…

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8 April 2013 2:10 pm
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Shinta Mani’s Support of Gender Equality

Luxury boutique hotel Shinta Mani has made responsible tourism a way of life. This includes upholding their belief in equality for all — the acclaimed resort has recently trained and hired the first female remork (tuk tuk) driver in Siem Reap. Her motorbike and remork were both paid for by the Shinta Mani Foundation and…

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8 April 2013 1:50 pm
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TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2013

We are very proud and excited to share that four past 365Playground properties are listed as the top Traveller’s Choice 2013 on TripAdvisor! These properties – Four Seasons Hualai, Hawaii, Four Seasons Anahita, Mauritius, Baros Maldives and Four Seasons Kuda Hura, Maldives – all have a long history of excellence, and it is a pleasure to note their guests excitement…

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26 March 2013 11:49 am
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Blog, Travels, Resorts & Hotels

Capturing the Taste: Jason Michael Lang

We hope you’ve brought your appetite in order to view this showcase of food photography by 365Playground partner Jason Michael Lang! Much like our earlier post showcasing Jason’s finesse in capturing architectural design, here he captures the essence, taste and spirit behind each dish, displaying the passion for culinary arts. photo credit: Jason Michael Lang

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24 March 2013 9:43 pm
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Blog, Restaurants & Bars

Magna Children at Risk: 2013 Field Report & Update

Thus far in 2013, 365Playground partner Magna Children at Risk has been busier than ever in the field, performing life saving tasks, particularly in South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Cambodia. Most recently, the organization has accomplished the impressive job of helping vaccinate over 1,600 women and children in the region of Terekeka,…

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14 March 2013 9:33 am
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Evocative Food Design by Ayako Suwa

You may have heard the phrase “edible art”, but what about “food design”? As a relatively new area, there are several explanations and definitions for what encompasses this fascinating concept. For artist Ayako Suwa, “food design”, in terms of her artwork and food, represents a “design of the senses”, “design of emotions”, and “design of…

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5 March 2013 1:16 pm
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Interpreting Interior & Exterior Architecture: Jason Michael Lang

365Playground partner Jason Michael Lang has been working from Bangkok, Thailand since 1998, shooting for countless clients, brands, and media groups. His work with architecture, both interiors and exterior design, manages to perfectly capture the essence of countless buildings. As architect Julia Morgan once said, “My buildings will be my legacy… they will speak for…

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20 February 2013 2:36 pm
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Blog, Architecture

Thanyapura Grows and Welcomes Top Athletes Worldwide

It is always a pleasure to see how projects grow and build from the point of conception, and in the case of Phuket’s Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club, see our efforts awarded by top athletes utilizing the facilities we had an honor to have a part in creating. Congratulations to TSLC for their continued work with…

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19 February 2013 1:09 pm
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