It’s a magic building

At the Neuer Zollhof 1-3 in Dusseldorf, Germany, you will find architectural magic. And who built it? Of course the legendary Frank O. Gehry in 1999. The outer material, the shining stainless steel, of the central building reflects the side buildings, the sky and the river Rhine, which creates a visual link between the entire environment:   Advertisements

Munich. My love.

Yesterday I walked through the streets of Munich. I saw the wonderful buildings, the wonderful blue sky and the wonderful people. To be part of this city has been my dream since a long time. And my dream came true:

Photo book review: SASSICAIA – THE ORIGINAL SUPER TUSCAN

Etienne Hunyady took great photos of the most delicious red grapes, awesome vineyards and beautiful landscapes under the Tuscan Sun. You will find them in the photo book: SASSICAIA and some secret impressions in this video: This book is the perfect present for any Tuskany lover. You can order this book direct via the teNeues online … More Photo book review: SASSICAIA – THE ORIGINAL SUPER TUSCAN

The new renovated Kaiser Wilhelm Museum

From 1894 until 1897 the architect Hugo Koch built the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum in the style of eclecticism at the Westwall in Crefeld (Germany). After minor renovations between 1966 and 1968 the town Crefeld decided in 2012 to modernize it completely according to international museum standards: In the inside you will find masterpieces of the … More The new renovated Kaiser Wilhelm Museum

Pop Art Paradise

If you love Modern Art, Pop Art, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, you have to travel to Cologne, Germany. There you will find the amazing Museum Ludwig with a unique Pop Art Collection:      

A-ha’s “Take on Me” without Synthesizers (but a full-blown orchestra)

What’s the first thing coming to your mind thinking about the 80s? Alf? Pogo-Balls? Or even Pac-Man? The first thing coming to my mind are great songs and an excessive use of synthesizers. But in the following video the Brooklyn Duo and Ensemble Connect are teaching us that synthesizers are not a must. Turn up the … More A-ha’s “Take on Me” without Synthesizers (but a full-blown orchestra)

The most sophisticated cake in the world: The Sacher Torte

There many great confectionery shops around the globe but only one who can create the most sophisticated, most delicious and most prestigious Sacher Torte: It is, of course, the Sacher confectionery in Vienna. The Sacher Torte, created in 1832, must be the most famous chocolate cake in the world today. The recipe for the Original Sacher-Torte is … More The most sophisticated cake in the world: The Sacher Torte

One of my favourite songs …

… just a song? No, even better – A musical phenomenon: let me introduce the one and only Parov Stelar, Austrian DJ and producer, the pioneer of Electro Swing!  Listen to his sophisticated music mix of jazz, swing and electro rhythms:   Parov Stelar – Booty Swing (2012) Featured Image: Illustration by Dodó    

Dolce&Gabbana: ‘Giving shape to an idea is a timeless art’

Milan, Italy. How to combine luxury fashion with an inspirational place to create a unique show to remember? Watch Dolce&Gabbana‘s ‘Alta Moda’ Fashion Show choosing famous ‘Laboratori del Teatro alla Scala’ as a location full of history, traditional design and sophisticated atmosphere. Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda Laboratori del Teatro alla Scala, Milan January 26th, 2017 #DGAltaModa Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda Laboratori del … More Dolce&Gabbana: ‘Giving shape to an idea is a timeless art’

1000 and one Sacher

Maybe it is the most beautiful Renaissance hotel in Central Europe: “The Sacher”, located in the Philharmonikerstraße No. 4, Innere Stadt, Vienna, Austria. It was founded in 1876 by the restaurateur and k.u.k. purveyor to the court Eduard Sacher. During all times many heads of state and celebrities resided in The Sacher: King Edward VIII., Wallis Simpson, … More 1000 and one Sacher

YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A SOPHISTICATED REAL ESTATE – We might have found something for you!

You have saved some extra $250 Million. Good, because that’s what you will need for this truly sophisticated secondary residence… There are noch words to describe this overwhelming luxury, so just have a look at this breathtaking video: 924 Bel Air Rd. California from Tri-Blend Media on Vimeo.

THE SOPHISTICATED FLIRT GUIDE (Part 3)

The last example is the most important one for The Sophisticated Flirt Guide. The human communication is running conscious or unconscious quite often faultily because the receiver misinterprets the message. Two famous communication scientists have analyzed the errors in the human communication process. The communication axioms: Professor Paul Watzlawick researched the fundamental communication mechanisms. He … More THE SOPHISTICATED FLIRT GUIDE (Part 3)

Tate Modern: The radical eye by Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John opens his collection to the public and shows photographic milestones from the classic modernist period of the 1920s-50s. Until 21st May 2017 you have the chance to see these masterpieces at Tate Modern, including works from Dorothea Lange, Brassai, Imogen Cunningham, André Kertész, Tina Modotti, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Berenice Abbott, Edward Steichen and Man Ray. The gallery … More Tate Modern: The radical eye by Sir Elton John

What about having dinner at Château de Versailles?

When visiting Versailles, nearly everyone of us has a little dream that usually rarely comes true – having the palace for one’s own – if only for a few minutes. Now there’s a chance, to let this dream become reality! Alain Ducasse, mastermind of haute cuisine and Richard Geoffrey, cellar master of Dom Pérignon are inviting to … More What about having dinner at Château de Versailles?

The 10 best US National Anthem performances of all time

“The Star-Spangled Banner” is the official the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from “Defence of Fort M’Henry” a poem written on September 14, 1814, by the 35-year-old lawyer Francis Scott Key. He was inspired by the glorious American flag, the Star-Spangled Banner, flying triumphantly above the fort during the … More The 10 best US National Anthem performances of all time

Preview: JACKIE (2016) with Natalie Portman

Preview: The new official JACKIE trailer has been published and shows some great insights in the new Fox psychodrama. The movie is a portrait of one of the most tragic accident in American history “the assassination of President John F. Kennedy”, from Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy’s (Natalie Portman) point of view. The First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy has to … More Preview: JACKIE (2016) with Natalie Portman

Georgia O’Keeffe at Kunstforum Wien

After last year’s very successful exhibition at Tate Modern, the artworks from Georgia O’Keeffe are now on show at the Bank Austria Kunstforum in Vienna. O’Keeffe is known as a pioneer of American Modernism and creator of the most expensive painting, that was auctioned by a female artist. She was married to the famous photographer Alfred Stieglitz, … More Georgia O’Keeffe at Kunstforum Wien

THE SOPHISTICATED FLIRT GUIDE (Part 2)

1) Human communication and its errors The human communication developed parallel to the technical revolution. Today we are communicating faster and about a longer distance than 200 hundred years ago. Several communication channels like mobile phones, satellites and mailing systems, occurred recently, in which we don’t use the classical face-to-face position anymore. This leads to … More THE SOPHISTICATED FLIRT GUIDE (Part 2)

THE SOPHISTICATED FLIRT GUIDE (Part 1)

Introduction This flirt guide enhance you to become an authentic and genius flirter in the real world and in the world wide web. All theories and practical tips are supported by scientific knowledge by Prof. Watzlawick and Prof. Schulz von Thun about the human behavior. Especially the metaaxiom „you can not not communicate“ will be … More THE SOPHISTICATED FLIRT GUIDE (Part 1)

Flirting MasterClass with Craig Ferguson – How to flirt flawlessly with ladies Vol. 2

It is Sunday afternoon and you are probably chilling on your couch watching some Netflix series for the rest of your day. But there is something better you can do: rummage around in your smartphone, find those numbers of all the ladies you were brave enough to ask for their numbers this week and call … More Flirting MasterClass with Craig Ferguson – How to flirt flawlessly with ladies Vol. 2

The 10 most scary movies you have to watch on Friday the 13th

If you are anxious and superstitious, you shouldn’t watch the following movies today: 10. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) directed by Jim Gillespie 9.  Elisabeth: The Golden Age (2007) directed by Shekhar Kapur 8. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) directed by Luc Besson 7.  Rosemaries Baby (1968) directed by Roman Polański 6. The Ring … More The 10 most scary movies you have to watch on Friday the 13th

The 10 most nostalgic movies of all time

If you are movie fan or just a normal viewer, you should know these 10 historic movies, which create a wonderful nostalgic feeling: 10. Sissi – The Young Empress (1959) directed by Ernst Marischka 9.  Shakespeare in Love (1998) directed by John Madden   8. Il Gattopardo (1963) directed by Luchino Visconti 7.  Scent of a Woman (1992) directed by Martin … More The 10 most nostalgic movies of all time

Review: Suicide Squad (2016) with Will Smith and Margot Robbie

Intro: Suicide Squad is an American action film directed by David Ayer and it was published in 2014. The movie is about the recruitment of a suicide squad, which consists of the super villains Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) by the US secret agent Amanda … More Review: Suicide Squad (2016) with Will Smith and Margot Robbie

Review: Professor Love (2014) with Pierce Brosnan

Intro: “Some Kind of Beautiful” or “Professor Love” is an American Comedy directed by Tom Vaughan and it was published in 2014. The movie is about the English literature Professor Richard (Pierce Brosnan), who moves from intellectual England to the sunny Los Angeles due to his pregnant American girlfriend Kate (Jessica Alba). But Kate gets … More Review: Professor Love (2014) with Pierce Brosnan

Review: Kingsman (2014) is almost the new James Bond

Intro: The Kingsman: The Secret Service is an English action film directed by Matthew Vaughan and it was published in 2014. The film is about the Kingsman Harry „Galahad“ Hart (Colin Firth), who drills Gary „Eggsy“ Unwin (Taron Egerton) to become a Kingsman Agent, too. At the end of his training he has to stop the … More Review: Kingsman (2014) is almost the new James Bond

Golden Globes 2017: Designer, Director, Award Winner?

THOMAS ‘TOM’ FORD, known as one of the top fashion designer worldwide, got 2 nominations for the Golden Globe Awards 2017. His movie ‘Nocturnal Animals‘ is nominated for the categories ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Screen Play’. It is his second time as film director after already adapting the novel ‘A Single Man’ into a movie in 2009. Designers, directors, awardees – … More Golden Globes 2017: Designer, Director, Award Winner?

Go on a Cruise and Earn some Money with Royal Caribbean UK & Ireland

You are interested in foreign countries and addicted to Instagram? You are 21 years or over and citizen of UK or Republic of Ireland. Then you should consider to apply to this once in a lifetime adventure. The winner will set sail for three weeks in June/ July on several luxury cruise ships, and get paid to post … More Go on a Cruise and Earn some Money with Royal Caribbean UK & Ireland

Flirting MasterClass with Craig Ferguson – How to flirt flawlessly with ladies

Flirting isn’t easy – at least not for everyone (and that is for many reasons). But do not surrender. The all charismatic Craig Ferguson, former Scottish-American host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, flirts unabashed with the stylish and most classy ladies of TV-history. Not in a bar, not in a restaurant, not … More Flirting MasterClass with Craig Ferguson – How to flirt flawlessly with ladies

Fight for women’s rights and share this song by Lesley Gore!

At the beginning the lovely Lesley Gore sings: “You don’t own me, I’m not just one of your many toys You don’t own me, don’t say I can’t go with other boys” and with a strong clear message at the end “I’m free and I love to be free, To live my life the way … More Fight for women’s rights and share this song by Lesley Gore!

Charles Pétillon at Magda Danysz Gallery / Paris

When thinking about Charles Pétillon, there is one prominent image, that will come to everyone’s mind – countless clusters of white balloons. No matter if you ask your friends in London, Lille, Shanghai or Sicilly – Pétillon is the mastermind of balloon installations all over the planet. In his series Invasions the photographer placed hundreds of these white oxygen-filled balls in spaces like playgrounds, … More Charles Pétillon at Magda Danysz Gallery / Paris

The sophisticated sports year 2016 in pictures

In January 2016 a big surprise: Angelique Kerber won the Australien Open in Melbourne, what a success : In February Adam Scott won the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens: In March won Nico Rosberg the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne: In April Danny Willett won surprisingly the Augusta Masters Tournament in Georgia: In … More The sophisticated sports year 2016 in pictures

Former World No.1 Ana Ivanovic officially announces retirement

Below the hashtag #ThankYouAna ,the tennis world pays tribute to Ana Ivanovic, who won the French Open in 2008 and 14 WTA tournaments between 2005 – 2014. Due to her natural beauty and sophisticated fashion style, she was an icon and a figurehead of the women tennis. Her marriage with the German soccer player Sebastian Schweinsteiger … More Former World No.1 Ana Ivanovic officially announces retirement

Must see: TMoCA collection and Hieronymus Bosch in Berlin

Without a doubt, 2016 was the year of Hieronymus Bosch. The manieristic painter died exactly 500 years ago and is one of the most impressive and enigmatic artists in the history of art. Born in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Hieronymus created artworks for the urban elite as well as for royal clients like Philip the Fair. In the … More Must see: TMoCA collection and Hieronymus Bosch in Berlin

The best George Michael songs of all time except Last Christmas

“George Michael is dead, long live George Michael” should sound the ultimate positive attitude of today. To keep his heritage alive, you should to listen to his best songs now : 1. FREEDOM Source: https://www.youtube.com/user/georgemichaelVEVO/about 2. KILLER (PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE) Source: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClanWannec/about 3. FAITH Source: https://www.youtube.com/user/georgemichaelVEVO/about 4. DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME Source: https://www.youtube.com/user/LiveAid1/about … More The best George Michael songs of all time except Last Christmas

Amazing Chanel Pre-Fall 2017 Fashion Show

The king of fashion Karl Lagerfeld has designed again a wonderful Pre-Fall 2017 collection for women and for men. The fashion show took place in the classy glamorous Hotel Ritz in Paris in front of the fashion elite and Hollywood stars as Lily-Rose Depp, Georgia May Jagger, Levi Dylan, Sistine Stallone and Willow Smith. The star … More Amazing Chanel Pre-Fall 2017 Fashion Show

The 10 best German Christmas songs of all time on Youtube

Maybe you are from Germany, you have relatives from Germany or you like the German culture, than you are going to love these wonderful German Christmas songs on Youtube: 1. STILLE NACHT 2. O TANNENBAUM 3. O DU FRÖHLICHE, O DU SELIGE 4. LEISE RIESELT DER SCHNEE 5. ES IST EIN ROS’ ENTSPRUNGEN 6. KLING … More The 10 best German Christmas songs of all time on Youtube

HRH Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, will be the next patron of Wimbledon

As Queen Elizabeth II is stepping down as patron of Wimbledon, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, will replace her in 2017. All England Club chairman Philip Brook said “we would like to thank Her Majesty for her long and unwavering service to the club and the championships during her time as our patron.” Wonderful impressions of … More HRH Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, will be the next patron of Wimbledon

Discover the $850 Million Hamburg Elbphilharmonie on a Drone Tour

Patience is well-rewarded. Though the Hamburg Concert Hall will first be opened next month in January (with a delay of 7 years!), you can have a closer look at this unique monument right now thanks to drone technology. Check out the virtual tour of the Elbphilharmonie right here. And don’t forget to use your space bar … More Discover the $850 Million Hamburg Elbphilharmonie on a Drone Tour

Roger Federer will be back on the ATP Tour at January 2017

Roger Federer has been recovering from injury and will return to the Tennis tour starting in January at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia. Since it’s been awhile, he wants do something special for all his fans who’ve been supporting him this whole time. This Thursday, Dec. 22, at 2:00pm Dubai time,  he is going … More Roger Federer will be back on the ATP Tour at January 2017

The perfect Christmas gift for Royal movie fans

“The Tudors: The Complete Series” is now available on DVD at the different online shops. It could be the perfect the Christmas gift for your Royal addicted husband. Intro: This historical fiction television series, created by Michael Hirst, plays mainly in sixteenth-century England.  It is based specifically upon the reign of King Henry VIII of England, … More The perfect Christmas gift for Royal movie fans

Review: The Julia Stoschek Collection

Review: In the middle of Oberkassel, a suburb of Düsseldorf, you will find the Julia Stoschek Collection (JSC) in a modernised factory building with two exhibition floors with a total of 2,500 m² for public shows. Since 2007 the international private collection sets a focus on on time-based media art. Further more the Julia Stoschek Collection … More Review: The Julia Stoschek Collection

Review of the Gerhard Richter interview: In art we find beauty and comfort

Review: In his latest interview with the Danish museum Lousiana, Gerhard Richter talks about the fascination of coincidence, as in his opinion, almost everything is random – how we came about, where we are born and that we are born in Europe and not in Africa. Richter points out, that we have to deal with … More Review of the Gerhard Richter interview: In art we find beauty and comfort

Knigge – Niminy-Piminy or Philosphy?

Knigge – now it is getting niminy-piminy. At least it’s what everyone thinks when they hear the name of Freiherr Adolph Knigge (1752-1796), a German nobleman and author of the book “Über den Umgang mit Menschen” (in English: “On Human Relations”). But everything than finicking was he himself and he disapproved etiquette as defined by a certain … More Knigge – Niminy-Piminy or Philosphy?

David LaChapelle // ARA Modern Art Museum, Seoul

From 19th November 2016 until 26th February 2017 David LaChapelle’s exhibition Inscape of Beauty is shown at the ARA Modern Art Museum in Seoul. LaChapelle started his career in the 1980’s and became famous for his hyper-realistic photographic style, that is combined with social messages and art historical references. He worked for magazines like Interview, Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ or Rolling Stone. The exhibition Inscape of Beauty is an all-embracing … More David LaChapelle // ARA Modern Art Museum, Seoul

X-Men: Apocalypse is the best Marvel Comic Movie at the moment

Since a long time I have watched a movie twice, but why: The special effects in X-Men Apocalypse are overwhelming, brilliant, awesome, inhuman good. You can see Evan Peters as Quicksilver running through an explosion with almost lightspeed, an awesome surreal psycho-battle between Professor X ( James McAvoy) vs. En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac) and Magneto … More X-Men: Apocalypse is the best Marvel Comic Movie at the moment

10 reasons why you should visit the Wiesn in Munich

Intro: “Das Oktoberfest”, called the Wiesn belong natives, is one of the greatest beer festival in the world. Every year from late September till early October round about 5 million people visit the festival venue at the Theresienwiese in the middle of Munich (München). 1. You can get to know people from all over the … More 10 reasons why you should visit the Wiesn in Munich