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Embark on a Luxury Train Journey through Spain

January 2, 2018

Travel in style through some of Spain’s most spectacular landscape on one of the world’s most exclusive trains. Whether traversing the mountainous countryside of the north or setting out on a journey through the Andalusian hills, each scenic train journey through Spain provides a five-star experience with an introduction to the region’s cuisine and fine wine. By setting out on a journey from San Sebastián to Santiago de Compostela on the...

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LA County approves $40M makeover of The Music Center plaza

December 20, 2017

The reboot will be helmed by Rios Clementi Hale Studio A major makeover of the 53-year-old plaza between the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Mark Taper Forum in Downtown won approval from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, The Music Center announced today. “This new plaza will become a much-sought-after gathering space—Los Angeles’s town square—for all of our county residents,” Supervisor Hilda Solis said. The $40-mill...

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Twelve ways to get into the Christmas spirit in Spain

December 20, 2017

Christmas lights in Madrid's Puerta del Sol. Photo: AFP From the truly sublime to the downright bizarre, the festive season in Spain is an amazing experience. Read on to check out The Local's guide to the very best the country has to offer. Carol concerts, glittering lights and a healthy dose of consumerism: in many respects Christmas in Spain is a thoroughly familiar experience. The Christmas season fully gets underway this week, when...

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European retail giant to take over Westfield for $15.7B

December 20, 2017

  Bid from Unibail-Rodamco consolidates two of world’s largest mall operators Westfield Corp., the operator of the World Trade Center mall in Lower Manhattan, Garden State Plaza in Northern New Jersey and several upscale shopping centers in London, has agreed to a $15.7 billion takeover by another giant in the shopping center industry: Unibail-Rodamco.   The deal combines two of the biggest mall operators in the world at a time whe...

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Revealed: The mystery buyer of the world’s most expensive painting

December 18, 2017

Nearly a month after Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" was sold for $450 million, the buyer has finally been revealed. Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism confirmed Monday it purchased the most expensive painting in the world. The painting has been the topic of speculation since an anonymous buyer phoned in the record-breaking bid at a Christie's auction in New York on November 15. It is one of fewer than 20 authenticated da Vinci pa...

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Step inside the Museum of Ice Cream in Miami Beach

December 13, 2017

Tour the Instagram-friendly seven-room space Museum of Ice Cream officially opened its fourth location in Miami Beach ahead of Art Basel, welcoming visitors to an Instagram-friendly treat at 3400 Collins Avenue in the Faena District. Miami was chosen to “celebrate its diverse and culturally inclusive environment,” according to MOIC Founder and Creative Director Maryellis Bunn. Preview tickets can be purchased this week. Get a feel f...

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Sales and prices see strong growth in Spain with years of further rises predicted

December 13, 2017

Residential property sales in Spain have recorded a robust rise of 8.6% in the 12 months to September with prices up 2.4% over the same period, according to the latest figures to be published. By property type, apartment sales went up by 7.7% and prices by 8.9% but new build sales fell by 1.9% while detached home sales saw an annual increase of 12%, the data from the Association of Spanish Notaries shows. The average square metre price of pr...

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F.A.O. Schwarz Is Reopening in New York

December 13, 2017

New York's most famous toy store has finally found a new home! Hearts everywhere broke when the legendary F.A.O. Schwarz closed its doors back in 2015, but the iconic store is reopening with a new location in New York. F.A.O. Schwarz has leased a 19,000-plus-square-foot store at 30 Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, the Commercial Observer reports. The new location is significantly smaller than the 61,000-square-foot space on 58th and ...

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Extell’s Central Park Tower Gets Fresh Renderings, Nears Halfway Point At 217 West 57th Street

December 8, 2017

The last time YIMBY checked on progress at Extell’s Central Park Tower, rising at 217 West 57th Street, glass installation had just begun, and the building was several floors above its cantilever. Three months later, the supertall’s superstructure is pushing towards its halfway point, and stands over 700 feet above the streets below. New renderings for the project have also appeared alongside its partially-launched website, giving a better ide...

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Lamborghini joins the boom in supercar SUVs with Urus unveiling

December 7, 2017

MILAN — Supercar makers have long known that parked next to that snarling Lamborghini, racing-red Ferrari, or stately Bentley at some of the globe's toniest addresses is a practical SUV. With the sport-utility vehicle market growing by leaps and bounds, they increasingly want in on those profits. Lamborghini unveils the once-improbable Urus SUV on Monday at its headquarters in Sant'Agata, Italy, where the supercar maker owned by the Volkswage...

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