Im neuesten Buch von Monocle erfährst du nicht nur, wo man die besten Hotels findet – sondern auch, wie man sein eigenes gestaltet oder leitet. Inspirierend und mit vielen Einblicken ist es ein Must-have-Leitfaden für alle weltoffenen Leute. Die Autoren von Monocle haben im vergangenen Jahrzehnt über viele Hotels berichtet – und in vielen Hotels übernachtet. Dabei haben sie alles getestet – von gemütlichen Pensionen in den Seitenstraßen von Beirut bis hin zu modernsten Angeboten internationaler Marken in New York, Tokio und darüber hinaus. Aber das Zentrum bildete immer eine einzige goldene Regel: Häuser zu finden, in denen die einfachen Dinge richtig gemacht werden und man den Wert aufmerksamer Gastfreundschaft schätzt. In diesem brandneuen Buch enthüllt Monocle nicht nur seine 100 Lieblingshotels, sondern gibt auch Anweisungen, wie man diese Liste selbst anführen könnte – mit zahlreichen Tipps und Einblicken darüber, was den Besitz und die Leitung eines perfekten Betriebes ausmacht. Mit eindrucksvollen Fotos und Abbildungen, unterhaltsamen Kurzgeschichten und scharfen Beobachtungen: „The MONOCLE Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways´´ liefert einen vollständigen Überblick von Absteigen für Aussteiger bis hin zu Third-Spaces für Unternehmer.
Monocle´s latest book will tell you where to find a top hotel-and also how to design or run your own. Both inspirational and packed with insight, it will be a must-have guide for the globally minded. Over the past decade, Monocle editors have been writing about-and staying in-plenty of hotels. They´ve put to the test everything from cosy inns in the backstreets of Beirut to cutting-edge offerings from international brands in New York, Tokyo and beyond. At the heart of everything has been one guiding principle: to find stop-ins that get the simple things right and understand the value of thoughtful hospitality. In this brand-new book, Monocle reveals not only its 100 favourite hotels but also how you could start number 101 on its list with a wealth of advice and insight into what owning and running a perfect establishment involves. From stunning photography and illustration to snappy essays and sharp observations, The MONOCLE Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways delivers a complete review of everything from escapists´ boltholes to third spaces for entrepreneurs.
Executives running the last outposts of humanity are going missing. Decades ago, certain cities lifted off from the surface of Earth, protected by fusion-powered shields. Their destination was the moon, to mine the needed resources to make the next phase of the journey. The culture in these city-colonies has separated into two - the ´´royals´´ and the ´´down-belows´´. Now someone is carefully reducing the royal houses - one by one. Who that someone or someones are, or how they are doing this is unknown. But not unwatched. The question is whether the watchers can solve the mystery in time. And do something effective to stop the disappearances. Before these city-colonies, and their hopes for rescuing humanity - die. Excerpt: Two lovers emerged from their secret tryst in the bowels of their city center. It was just below where the shields ended - more like, where they had an opening for the airlocks. Otherwise, the city building looked like it always did. Concrete pillars, walls, floors. Almost endless blank doors going to storage rooms - or to lover´s hiding holes. Yellow and white stripes of pealing paint told stories of exits, entrances, places to go, how to move. Black letters overlay these with symbols to define the subdivisions. Tonight, they only gave code to secret hideaways where royal lovers could sin in quiet, undetected for the few minutes of anonymous bliss they sought. These two were now satisfied for their urges. Arm in arm, they hugged their way back along the passageway between these lines of blank doors. Tousled, barely clothed again, mis-buttoned clothes showing the passion of their moments alone. At the airlock, she stopped them. ´´Shh - get in here, quick. They´ll see us.´´ Shoving her lover through the thick airlock door, he hid inside so they wouldn´t be seen together. She shut the door, what he thought was her knowing sacrifice. Then he heard a hiss as the seal was activated. That signaled to him something was very wrong. The only other door he could see in that small room was the one that went to the outside. Raw vaccuum of the moon. There were no air tanks in that room, no pressure suits hanging where they should be. This was a setup. He was going to die - unless that door he came in was unlocked and opened again. He lunged to the single window in that door and peered out. Through the dust and scratches, he could make out her face. Smiling. Goth lips and eyes. That mole on the right side of her face, just above her goth-black, full lips. The smile showed no teeth, just a knowing look that she´d accomplished something, for some reason he would never know. Then he saw her palm the large button and the air started being siphoned out so the outer door could open. She barely heard his frantic beating at the door, didn´t hear his screaming. Doors built to withstand zero pressure outside and livable pressure inside were too thick to pass any human sounds. Only those of beasts as they bruised and broke their hands pounding to try and save their own life. Futile. Final. Then she turned and walked away. As the hissing continued, the air being siphoned out of that tiny room between the massive doors... Scroll Up and Get Your Copy Now.
When Althea Leary abandons her nine-year-old son, Jasper, he´s left on his uncle´s farm with nothing but a change of clothes and a Bible. It´s 1952, and Jasper isn´t allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He´s lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle´s good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she´s coming back. Desperate to see her again, he must take matters into his own hands. From the farm, he embarks on a treacherous search that will take him to the squalid hideaways of Detroit and back again, through tawdry taverns, peep shows, and gambling houses. As he´s drawn deeper into an adult world of corruption, scandal, and murder, Jasper uncovers the shocking past still chasing his mother - and now it´s chasing him too. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008242/bk_brll_008242_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here´s what you´ll get with this three-book package: Charleston, South Carolina Travel Guide 1 Miss passport mini three-day unforgettable vacation itinerary. Charleston, South Carolina - portal to the low country. If you have ever wanted to experience Southern hospitality and early American history firsthand Denny Miss passport; portal to the low country, mini three day unforgettable vacation itinerary is a guidebook for you. Charleston South Carolina is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the continental United States. Founded in 1670 (it was part of the original 13 colonies. But later split into two separate states, south and north) Charleston is often referred to as the ´´South Carolina low country´´ because of its proximity to the coast and abundance of marshes and islands. All of which has its own story from lost colonies to being hideaways for escaping slaves and renegade Indians. Washington DC Travel Guide - Miss Passport mini three day unforgettable vacation itinerary (Washington DC Part three) Washington, DC, also known as the District of Columbia, the nation´s capital is a magnificent and culturally diverse city with many groups present. Almost every national and ethnic background imaginable, from Japan to China to Greece, France, Italy, and Germany, the District is a microcosm of the entire planet housing territory in the form of embassies. For most of the recognized nations around the world, a visit to Washington, DC, is as close as you can get to achieving Phileas Fogg´s goal of traveling the world in 80 days. What makes Washington, DC, and even better proposition is that you don´t have to worry about a passport or exchanging your money or a language barrier (unless of course you are a foreign national). Aside from the obvious things like national monuments, and the Smithsonian Institution, visit the White House located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gwendolyn Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100071/bk_acx0_100071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mykonos has always had a romantic reputation, until the body of a blonde female tourist is discovered on a pile of bones under the floor of a remote mountain church. When the island´s new police chief - the young, politically incorrect, former Athens homicide detective Andreas Kaldis - starts finding bodies, bones and suspects almost everywhere he looks, he´s forced to admit that the island paradise is harbouring a ritualistic serial killer. Mykonos´s character is at stake, but political niceties no longer matter when another blonde vanishes. Andreas must delve into ancient myths and forgotten island hideaways as he races against a killer intent on claiming a new blonde victim - who is herself determined to out step him... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Koullis Kyriacou. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000459/bk_twuk_000459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This stylish and light-infused design book offers a glimpse into 20 aspirational bungalows, coastal cabins, boat houses, and hideaways in California, Montauk, Baja, Australia, and more. Surfing is a lifestyle that embraces a sense of adventure, a zen attitude, and, for many, life near the beach. The remarkable homes proflied in Surf Shack epitomise this surfing sensibility, partly because they´re all homes crafted or owned by professional and amateur surfers. Lush lifestyle photography depicts rooms that prioritise communal socialising and break down barriers between indoors and outdoors. The images highlight just how sophisticated and inviting these homes are, with personal accents (like handmade surf boards, cactus gardens, or Mexican blankets) juxtaposed with dreamy architectural details (outdoor showers, plunge pools, and skylights). Just as readers bought Cabin Porn for the vicarious enjoyment of simple, rustic, small-space living, so, too, will readers come to this book for the laid-back lifestyle of shown in these homes.
A Cottage in the Country:Inspirational Hideaways Jane Eastoe
- Ein luxuriöses und bildgewaltiges Einrichtungsbuch mit jeder Menge Einrichtungsideen - das perfekte Coffee Table Book für Interior-Design-Liebhaber und Architektur-Fans - Von opulent bis minimalistisch - sämtlich Einrichtungsbeispiele wurden sorgfältig von der französischen Interior-Designerin Caroline Sarkozy kuratiert - Mit informativen Begleittexten und Detailinfos zu den Designern und Designer-Möbeln Ob Chanel oder LVMH: Als Modemetropole ist Paris nicht nur während der Fashion Week Gesprächsthema Nummer Eins. Doch spätestens wenn die renommierte Möbelmesse Maison et Objet wieder ihre Türen öffnet, um die angesagtesten Designer-Möbel und Eirichtungsideen zu präsentieren, entpuppt sich die französische Fashion-Hochburg auch als Stilbarometer und Magnet für das Who´s who der Interior-Design-Welt. Eine, die genau weiß, wie man Wohnungen - von der Diele, über das Bad bis hin zu Wohn- und Schlafzimmer - das ´´Je ne sais quoi´´ verleiht und Räume stilvoll dekoriert, ist die in Paris lebende und arbeitende Innenarchitektin Caroline Sarkozy, deren Expertise und einzigartige Handschrift luxuriöse Interieurs weltweit prägen. In den USA, dem Mittleren Osten und Afrika aufgewachsen, entführt uns die Kosmopolitin zusammen mit dem französischen Fotografen Jean-Francois Jaussaud auch im zweiten Band von Living in Style Paris in die schönsten Wohnungen der schönsten Pariser Arrondissements. Von zeitlosem Understatement über elegante Art-déco-Apartments bis hin zu luxuriösen Wohnungen am Stadtrand - eingefangen in opulenten Bildern und sorgfältig kuratiert, erlaubt dieses Einrichtungsbuch intime Einblicke in die Arbeiten von Designern wie Muriel Brandolini, Juan Montoya, Joseph Dirand, Christian Astuguevieille, Luis Laplace, Olivier Dwek und Chahan Minassian, Studio KO sowie all jene exklusiven Hideaways der Seine-Metropole, die ansonsten ein gut gehütetes Geheimnis sind.