Mouthing off

first_img“This is a first for Paris and maybe the world. I want to mix luxurious gastronomy and urban style to create an eclectic mash that’s different to anything else around, for the young and out of sync”Guillaume Sanchez, owner of the recently opened Horror Picture Tea on rue St Honoré in Paris, described as “a funky mixture of luxury dessert shop, music venue, bistro, urban art gallery and, yes, tattoo parlor””You have to be a bit Willy Wonka about which flavours you pair with which vegetable some vegetables enhance the flavours they’re with, such as parsnip and ginger, for example” Harry Eastwood, co-founder of Paris-based baker Petit Pois, which will be launching next week in Selfridges with a whole new cupcake niche: gluten-free vegetable cupcakeslast_img read more

Bonnie Tyler Performs “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” During The Solar Eclipse

first_imgWatch the original music video below:[H/T Rolling Stone] Most of America watched today’s solar eclipse, whether from a state in the path of totality or from the comfort of their own live stream. The song choices have been on point across the board, with nods to “Dark Side Of The Moon,” “Here Comes The Sun,” “Moonage Daydream,” and so many more. Of course, the karaoke favorite “Total Eclipse of the Heart” has been thrown into the mix, and was even performed live by the original artist Bonnie Tyler and DNCE on Royal Caribbean’s Total Eclipse Cruise.Hilariously, the 1983 classic was performed in two minutes and 40 seconds, the exact length of the 2017 solar eclipse. Now that the moon has officially passed across the sun, it’s a better time than ever to get down to the 2017 “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”last_img read more

PFA and Industriens target Danish ‘growth cities’ in real estate deal

first_imgDanish pension funds PFA and Industriens Pension are joining forces to invest DKK1bn (€135m) in residential property in Denmark’s “growth cities” outside of Copenhagen and Aarhus.The money will be invested via a new investment fund set up by privately-held property firm Thylander Group, called Danske Boligejendomme (Danish Residential Properties), the pension funds said.Peter Frische, head of real estate at Industriens Pension said: “This is going to be an investment with low risk, that will be able to give a stable, attractive return for our members.”PFA and Industriens Pension will each have a 49.5% stake in the fund and Thylander Group will own the remaining 1%. Michael Bruhn, director of PFA Ejendomme (PFA Real Estate), said the fund would build up a portfolio of residential properties in selected cities and towns outside the capital, Copenhagen. Cities such as Odense and Aalborg were identified as being growth areas, with regard to the expected development of “megatrends” and demographics.“In this way, we are involved in supporting a varied housing stock with attractive rental homes in the cities, and it is a good source of return for our customers at the same time,” Bruhn said.The Danish capital Copenhagen, and the country’s second largest city Aarhus, have attracted the lion’s share of interest from property investors in the last few years of the booming real estate market, but PFA and Industriens Pension cite research commissioned by Thylander Group to argue the case for investing outside these two urban centres.According to the new study from the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (Instituttet for Fremtidsforskning), there are 29 Danish cities and towns – besides Copenhagen and Aarhus – that are experiencing population growth and need more homes of different types.The newly-established fund will invest the DKK1bn that the pension funds are committing by 2019, Industriens Pension said.The two funds manage total assets of DKK607bn and DKK150bn respectively.last_img read more