San Marino Pavilion celebrates National Day at Expo Dubai with memorable events

Series of performances and activations held at Expo Dubai venues across two days

The Republic of San Marino planned a host of activities over two days to celebrate their National Day at Expo 2020. The National Days at Expo 2020 Dubai give country pavilions an opportunity to celebrate their culture and achievements while showcasing the special features of their pavilion and the San Marino pavilion highlights the country’s unique attractions, treasures, natural resources and heritage elements.

San Marino’s presence at Expo Dubai reinforces the country’s efforts to position itself as a resourceful country with must-see tourist destination nestled within Northern Italy and easily accessible via key airports such as Rome and Bologna. San Marino is an independent country founded more than 1700 years ago with 33.000 inhabitants.

The San Marino Pavilion, located in the Opportunity District is dedicated to the replica of the “Treasure of Domagnano” found in San Marino in late 1800. The most important piece of the treasure, the fibula is now at Louvre Abu Dhabi. The pavilion tells the History and tradition of the country as well as its modern economic system based on tourism but also in innovative companies.

His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence of the United Arab Emirates and Commissioner-General of Expo 2020 Dubai represented the UAE as the host country at the formal ceremony.

Officials attending the San Marino National Day at the Expo will be the two Heads of State, S.E. Francesco Mussoni and S.E. Giacomo Simoncini, the Republic of San Marino’s Minister for Tourism and Expo, Federico Pedini Amati, the Minister of Work and Sport, Teodoro Lonfernini, Minister of culture and instruction Andrea Belluzzi,Minister of Economy and Industry, Fabio Righi and GIAN Primo Giardi, The president of CONS – Sammarinese National Olympic Committee. Also attending will be the General Commissioner, Filippo Francini.

The celebrations on the 12th of February included the San Marino Flagwavers Show across different Expo Plazas (Arrival, Earth, Sea and Sun). The San Marino Crossbow Men’s Federation, an artistic ensemble founded in 1956 by Master Giuseppe Rossi, dressed in traditional medieval costumes performed a historical commemoration of a typical medieval show. 

This was followed by the San Marino Medalist Event at the San Marino Pavilion VIP Lounge to celebrate the first olympic medals for a small country in the disciplines of fighting and shooting. Present were Alessandra Perilli and Gian Marco Berti, winners at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics in the skeet shooting discipline who, together with Miles Amine, in the wrestling discipline, won the first three medals Olympic Games for the oldest Republic in the world. San Marino entered history as the least populous nation to have ever won the highest number of medals at the Olympics.

Another highlight on Day one was the Flagwavers and Medalists Evening Parade. An authentic and suggestive parade ventured around the streets of expo dressed in traditional medieval costumes, which included the crossbowmen along with noblewomen and noblemen, flag-wavers and musicians performing medieval songs and melodies using trumpets and drums along with the presence of the two olympic medalists. The elegance, the beauty, and the ability in their shows make the Republic of San Marino proud to be represented by them highlighting its oldest medieval heritage to the rest of the world.

San Marino’s National Day at Expo, 13th of February sees MSV + Giostremia Music in the Garden perform at Al Wasl Plaza. The ensemble was born from an all-female friendship story that binds the seven musicians of classical music education all together for the first time, for this extraordinary celebration of San Marino National Day in Dubai.

They interpret an unpublished repertoire of different musical genres, with strong theatrical combinations linked to Central European operetta, the French café chantant and Latin American rhythms. The proposed pieces are admirably adapted by the Master Marco Capicchioni who has exceptionally created a unique show performed for the first time at Expo Dubai.

The Official Ceremony at Al Wasl Plaza ceremony hosted by Expo 2020 Dubai was attended by delegations from San Marino and the United Arab Emirates. The ceremony, held at  the jewel of Expo 2020 included the flag raising and speeches by the San Marino delegates and UAE institutions. This Instrumental moment was followed by performances that saw MSV + Giostremia and The Flagwavers Cultural Performers enthrall the audience.

The flag and some videos of San Marino were projected on the most spectacular 360′ screen of the world with the anthem as a soundtrack followed by a Flagwavers and medalists Evening Parade to conclude the celebrations.

Running until 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 has invited visitors from across the planet in a six-month celebration of human creativity, innovation, progress and culture. The Expo has been an ideal platform for the Republic of San Marino officials to communicate and engage with partners, media and sponsors about the deep cultural and economic ties between San Marino and the UAE as well as helped strengthen crucial relationships to  encourage  more  collaborations between the different countries and the Republic of San Marino.

New Year, New Look

It is essential to start the new year with a new look. Natasha Dury is loving the gifting ideas from Givenchy that should cover you for a different look this season.

ALCHEMY BY GIVENCHY

Gold is deeply rooted in the origins of Givenchy beauty. Pure, dazzling gold, which Hubert de Givenchy used to encase the very first lipstick he imagined in 1989. In doing so, he began a dialogue with light, which went on to become an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the Maison.

For the Holiday 2021 collection, Givenchy wishes to pay tribute to this golden genesis, to create the most Couture products in existence. Spanning from rosy champagne tones to more assertive coppery shades, Givenchy has explored all the facets of gold in the form of matte, satin and metallic textures. Formulas are presented in limited-edition luxurious and exclusive golden boxes adorned with intense black velvet.

PRISME LIBRE HIGHLIGHTER Limited edition

The season’s must-have is Prisme Libre Highlighter No. 10 Organza Or, which is presented in a unique case with a mirrored lid for easy touch-ups, no matter where you may be.

Givenchy unveils an exclusive and limited-edition creation, Prisme Libre Highlighter. Two loose powders in harmony leave the complexion instantly fresh and light for a radiant and festive glow. Its two pink and golden shades merge to capture and reflect even a glimmer of light, while its soft-focus pigments fuse with the skin to magnify and sculpt the complexion, cleverly highlighting where the light hits naturally with no build-up effect.

PRISME LIBRE Limited edition

Prisme Libre, Givenchy’s iconic loose powder quartet, is given a new and universal harmony of shades: No. 11 Sparkling Lilac. The first ever ultraviolet complexion enhancer. The perfect chromatic balance of Prisme Libre Sparkling Lilac can sublimate all skin tones: its bluish nuances freshen and unify the complexion, while its pink tones revive radiance.

LE ROUGE Limited editions

Givenchy presents its iconic lipstick in a new gold and black velvet case. Two shades of Le Rouge are treated to this unique limited- edition design. First, the most emblematic shade of Le Rouge Deep Velvet: No. 37 Rouge Grainé, a Couture crimson that dresses the lips in a powerful matte colour in just one coat. Then, a unique variant of Le Rouge: No. 501 Copper Nude, a satin, rosy nude with coppery glints, made even more exceptional with the profusion of 4G logos engraved on its bullet.

LE 9 DE GIVENCHY Limited edition

Nine richly pigmented eyeshadows, three finishes (matte, satin, metallic) and a multitude of possibilities… Givenchy presents 9.07, a versatile palette infused with golden and pink undertones that enriches the Le 9 eyeshadow line for one limited edition.

The bronze, golden, brown and pink tones work together instinctively and in perfect harmony to enhance the radiance of the eyes. Both sensory and highly concentrated in pigments, their texture glides delicately over the eyelids, dressing them in powerful shades that last 12 hours without creasing.

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Timeless Elegance

The Langham, London

Shereen Shabnam

London is always a good idea for a holiday and selecting the right hotel depending on what you want to do in the city. On my top three favourites for hotels in London is The Langham. Creating exceptional guest experiences since it opened as Europe’s first grand hotel in 1865, The Langham, London continues to enhance its offerings more than 150 years later.

My favourite activity at the hotel is try an afternoon tea while people watching as it is indeed a hotel that gives you the best of history, luxury and a regal vibe that leaves one with a sense of gratification.

The exquisitely appointed guest rooms and suites are classically styled and evokes a warm residential feel with renowned service that bears the hallmarks of the hotel’s rich heritage that spans three centuries.

The rooms at The Langham are exquisite. The Terrace Suite vaunts imposing views of bustling Regent Street and beyond with its extensive balcony perched on the hotel’s fifth floor. This unforgettable suite, with separate lounge and bedroom, is ideal for longer stays. The airy space fits up to three guests between the bedroom’s king bed and living room, and additional beds are available upon request.

Brimming with comforts for the discerning traveller, the suite includes a full-size work desk, the Langham Blissful Bed, marble bathroom with separate shower and bath, and a bottle of chilled bubbles upon arrival.

Guests in the room will want for nothing thanks to butler service to assist with personal requests such as unpacking suitcases, colour-coding your wardrobe, or organising bespoke itineraries and 24-hour full-service in-room dining.

Bathed in a refined colour palette of regal jewel tones and soft neutrals, summer’s light pours through the terrace’s glass doors into the suite’s living area, creating one of the best destinations for a getaway for families or special occasions.

Palm Court is famed as the birthplace of the afternoon tea tradition, an indulgent ritual that continues today. Artesian is a glamorous bar designed by the acclaimed late David Collins and is a social hub for chic Londoners conjuring up classic and innovative cocktails.

The Landau restaurant offers classically constructed dishes using the finest seasonal ingredients with a contemporary style of presentation. Chuan Spa is a pampering haven and is London’s first luxury hotel spa to incorporate the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine into its signature treatments and ambience.

The Langham, London was opened in 1865 by HRH The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), as Europe’s first “Grand Hotel”.  From the outset it boasted an unrivalled location at the top of Regent Street and this is still true today with an enviable address in the heart of the West End. And with incredible city views, the plush atmosphere of a grand hotel and Langham’s impeccable hospitality, guests can expect an unforgettable experience.

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