Alice & il Vino: Retro Bar in Rome’s Famous “Città Giardino”

Alice & il Vino is a delightful Bar-Bistrot-Cocktail located in the popular “Città Giardino” neighborhood in Rome. Developed by designer Gaetano de Lorenzo in 2020, the venue is full of character, combining a mix of classic materials, furnishings and wallpapers evocative of the bars-bistros of the 1920s with modern touches and open display elements.

The perfect spot for a night out, Alice & il Vino is sure to offer you an unforgettable experience!

The Alice & il Vino project brings the atmosphere of a French bar-à-vin to the popular Città Giardino neighborhood in Rome. Guests enter the venue through an outdoor space featuring seating, chairs and sofas. The left side of the room houses a large wooden cocktail-bar counter with iron stools. The opposite side holds a customized leather bench, wooden and marble tables, and reclaimed chairs.

A shaped wine bar cabinet with open shelves made of burnished iron profiles stands at the back wall. A central olive tree provides a connection and filter between the seating areas. The restaurant also includes customer services, staff area, warehouse, and a cold deli preparation laboratory.


French Polynesia

Polinesia Francesa, una colectividad francesa en ultramar, incluye más de 100 islas en el Pacífico Sur y se extiende por más de 2,000 km. Se divide en los archipiélagos Austral, Gambier, Marquesas, La Sociedad y Tuamotu, son conocidas por sus lagunas bordeadas de corales y sus hoteles bungaló sobre el mar. Las características de las islas incluyen playas de arenas blancas y negras, montañas, campos irregulares y altísimas cascadas. ― Google


Fundación: 1842


MonedaFranco CFP

Población: 304.032 (2021) Banco Mundial

Idioma oficialFrancés

David A. Hardy, artist

David A. Hardy, FBIS, FIAAA is the longest-established living space artist in the West, being first published in 1952.

David Hardy was born April 1936 in Bournville, UK. After working in a laboratory and two years in the RAF he worked in the Design Office of Cadbury’s, where he created packaging art and catalogues for the company’s confectionery. However, in 1950 at the age of 14 he had already started painting space art. Joining the British Interplanetary Society he met the space artist R. A. Smith, who was one of his foremost influences, along with Chesley Bonestell from the USA and early French astronomer-artist, Lucien Rudaux. He also illustrated his first book – Suns, Myths and Men, with astronomer-author Patrick Moore – in 1954 at the age of only 18. Dave’s book with Moore, Futures, won the Hugo Award and the Sir Arthur Clarke Award in 2005, and he has been nominated several times for a Chesley.

Dave’s first science fiction art was published in 1970, but he has gone on to illustrate hundreds of covers for books, and for magazines such as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF) and Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact. He is known as much for his non-fiction, accurate astronomical paintings in the tradition of Smith and Bonestell, as for his SF work, in which he created ‘Bhen’, the famous green alien which lent humour to his vivid astronomical scenes and has appeared on a dozen issues of F&SF. He also has a published novel, Aurora (Wildside Press, 2013).

He is European Vice President of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA), and a former Vice President of the ASFA. He usually exhibits his work in at least two SF conventions each year, including several in the USA and Europe, and has been Artist Guest of Honour at Eastercon, Novacon, Albacon, Stucon, Eurocon and several others. Dave is one of a handful of artists to have an asteroid named after him: in 2003 asteroid 1998 SB32 was christened Davidhardy; and in August 2015 he was awarded the American Astronautical Society’s Ordway Award ‘for Sustained Excellence in Spaceflight History’ in the category of Artist (the first to receive this).

Source: David A. Hardy, FBIS, FIAAA – Elsewhen Press

2024 Toyota Grand Highlander, 2023 Honda Accord top new car news

2024 Toyota Grand Highlander

February 11, 2023

The 2023 Chicago Auto Show kicked off this week, and showcased the reveal of several new 2024 crossover SUVs. The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander, 2024 Subaru Crosstrek, 2024 Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport, as well as the 2024 Chevy Trailblazer debuted this week. Additionally, we had a first drive in the 2023 Honda Accord hybrid sedan.

Here’s what made headlines at The Car Connection this week.

2024 Toyota Grand Highlander preview

The three-row SUV comes in two body styles for 2024 including a new, larger Grand Highlander with two hybrid powertrain options.  

2023 Honda Accord review

Redesigned this year to mark the 11th generation, the 2023 Honda Accord mid-size sedan sports a new look, updated cabin, and modern take, as well as an excellent hybrid model. 

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Perseverance rover marks 1 Mars year on Red Planet

NASA’s Perseverance rover took this selfie on Mars on Sept. 20, 2021. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is wrapping up its prime mission on the Red Planet. 

The car-sized Perseverance rover landed on the floor of Mars’ Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021, kicking off an ambitious surface mission designed to last one Red Planet year, which is about 687 Earth days.

That time is now up; the Mars calendar turned for Perseverance on Friday (Jan. 6). But don’t fret: The six-wheeled robot will transition seamlessly into an extended mission on Saturday (Jan. 7).

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What can exercise do to…

Exercise has many benefits to the brain as well as overall body health. You can achieve these benefits in as little as 20 minutes a day. These changes can be attributed to chemical changes in the brain caused by physical activity. Just one session of exercise can improve the brain’s ability to retain physical skills by enhancing your brain’s “muscle memory”. Exercise can also improve long term memory too.

One session can improve long term memory by 10%! You can reduce the risk of depression thru exercise as well. Physical activity also has shown to cause the brain’s white matter to become more fibrous and compact. This allows your brain to think faster and more efficient. Research has shown that activities like walking can increase creativity. Another benefit of exercise is good cardiovascular health, which also contributes to healthy brain functions. One would conclude that there is no reason to wait; get up and get moving today!

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What can exercise do

Villa AZ, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Villa AZ is a contemporary house located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, designed in 2022 by MMA Projects.

Villa AZ is a private residence designed by MMA Projects on the exclusive Palm Jumeirah, one of the three artificial islands built off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.
With a sophisticated and essential elegance, Villa AZ stands out for its simple lines with references to the Arab style. The exteriors have been cleaned of excessive decorations and redundant elements, opting for a few high-quality materials.

As a tribute to Arab culture and to be consistent with the context in which the villa stands, some elements in bronzed metal have been added. The delicate geometric designs of the panels that adorn the façade are reminiscent of the mashrabiyya, a natural forced ventilation mechanism typical of the architecture of Arab countries.


Webb reveals an exoplanet atmosphere as never seen before

The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope just scored another first: a molecular and chemical portrait of a distant world’s skies. While Webb and other space telescopes, including the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, have previously revealed isolated ingredients of this heated planet’s atmosphere, the new readings provide a full menu of atoms, molecules, and even signs of active chemistry and clouds. The latest data also give a hint of how these clouds might look up close: broken up rather than as a single, uniform blanket over the planet.

Source: European Space Agency

Citation M2 Gen2

Perfect for corporate, charter or private use, the M2 Gen2 jet features enhanced cabin lighting, upgraded cabin technology and a GARMIN G3000 flight deck with touchscreen avionics suited for a single pilot. Two powerful Williams FJ44 engines facilitate a cruising speed of up to 404 knots for serious jet performance. Trips are fast and efficient with exceptional range at 1,550 nm.

This aircraft features a Fresh Air System to keep cabin air clean. This system operates by bringing fresh air from outside into the aircraft through the engines. The engines compress and heat the air killing pathogens and germs. The air is then cooled and enters the cabin as cold or warm air before exiting aft.

The M2 Gen2 jet is equipped with a fully digital, dual-channel autopilot system with many features for added safety, redundancy and reliability. It maximizes aircraft performance with precise lateral and vertical navigation guidance for all phases of flight. Integrating data from the avionics system, the AP is built to inspire confidence while ensuring optimum smoothness and comfort.

Features such as the Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT), standard Garmin GWX8000 STORMOPTIX weather radar and optional Enhanced Vision System (EVS) camera provides a clear, concise picture of your environment during flight.

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«Wine Drinking» by Sobha Singh, c. 1935

Sobha Singh

One of the greatest Indian artists of twentieth century S. Sobha Singh was born on 29 Nov. 1901 at Sri Hargobindpur (Gurdaspur), India. it was here where S. Sobha Singh learned to draw and sculpt. In 1905, his mother Bibi Acchran died. His father S. Deva Singh died in 1917.

He learnt and mastered painting by self practice. In 1919 he was present in Jalianwala Bagh at the time of firing. Later , he joined the British India army as a draughtsman and was posted at various places in Iraq. He studied European Paintings and got inspiration from the works of English painters.


2023 Volkswagen Golf

The 2023 VW Golf GTI and Golf R are two takes on a sporty hatchback with impressive turbocharged power and real-world utility thanks to a spacious cabin. Shop it against the Subaru WRX and the Hyundai Elantra and Kona N models. 

The Golf GTI and Golf R laugh in the face of bulky SUVs. These low-slung hatchbacks contain enough retro cues to link them to the original Golf that replaced the iconic Beetle the better part of a half-century ago. We appreciate the consistency, so we give them a 6 on the TCC scale.

It’s plenty quick. Base GTIs come with a 241-hp, 273 lb-ft of torque version of the company’s venerable 2.0-liter inline-4, which is smooth and strong after a hint of low-speed lag. The manual gearbox is sublime, while the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission works even better for rapid-fire shifts under pressure. Less impressive is the dual-clutch’s propensity to stumble at lower speeds, which can exacerbate the turbo’s immediate lag off idle. 

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2023 Nissan Ariya

The Ariya is new for 2023, and it represents Nissan’s second and best electric vehicle behind the aging Nissan Leaf hatchback that started this whole electric thing more than a decade ago.

Nissan welcomes electric vehicle shoppers with a five-seat crossover meant to behave as familiarly as an internal combustion car but without all the tailpipe emissions. Sized like the compact Nissan Rogue, the Ariya has a cabin as spacious as the mid-size Nissan Murano, and it takes advantage of the clean sheet approach afforded by its electric platform. With wood trim, twin 12.3-inch screens, and an uncluttered dash, it’s also the nicest Nissan interior on the market. 

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The Sun 1911 – Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch was a Norwegian Symbolist painter, printmaker and an important forerunner of expressionistic art. His best-known composition, The Scream, is part of a series The Frieze of Life, in which Munch explored the themes of life, love, fear, death, and melancholia. His work often included the symbolic portrayal of such themes as misery, sickness, and death.