June 20, 2018

Daimler to produce electronic vehicles in France

Daimler Headquarters – Picture in public domain. Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg/Hambach, Moselle department:  Mercedes-Benz Cars is expanding its capacities for electric cars in Europe. The Hambach plant in north-eastern France is due to produce a compact electric car of the new product and technology brand EQ. “20 years ago we started an exemplary German-Franco project with the production of the smart in Hambach. Now we take the next step and for the first time in our more than 100-year old history we bring the production of Mercedes-Benz to France. With the compact EQ model from Hambach we continue our electric initiative,” said Dr. Dieter Zetsche,…

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Rolex at The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall in the namesake Emirate of the superlatives, located in the UAE, hosts a 850 m2 based concerning its design in the Rolex world.  Watches are ubiquitous, not simply in the display windows but also on wall shelves yet the store is characterised by its large free spaces giving the customer a sense of luxury when entering it. The décor is unique, even including a spider-formed lamp made out of Czech glass inspired by the cyclops. In the mezzanine, the details include ornate walls and leather appliqués with leather and gold leaf ornaments. Each element  refers to various models of Rolex…

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Lady Kitty Spencer represents Bvlgari

Lady Kitty Spencer has been working with Bvlgari for quite some time, however, the new partnership gives her an official role as brand ambassador. Spencer says of her appointment: “It is an immense honour to be working with the most iconic Italian jewelry brand in the world. Bvlgari has always been synonymous with creativity, heritage, beauty and glamour. I am, therefore, very excited to be part of the Bvlgari family, as it means experiencing their passion and magic first-hand”.  Lady Kitty Spencer is the daughter of the IX Earl Spencer, Charles Spencer and his first spouse, Victoria (née Lockwood). Thus she is…

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Louis Vuitton teams up with Grace Coddington

Creative Director of Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière and Grace Coddington – Picture by Louis Vuitton. 28 May 2018, Côte d’Azur, France: Louis Vuitton’s Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière and former Creative Director at large of American Vogue and erstwhile model of Welsh extraction, Grace Coddington, teamed up to to create accessories that reflected both directors’ enthralment of animals. Models carried bags in the shape of her cats, and his dog, all drawn by the stylist at the Louis Vuitton cruise show held at the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Chairman and CEO of Vuitton Michael Burke described the Fondation Maeght as “an extraordinary sanctuary where art and nature meet – epic…

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Les Aimants collection by Charlotte Casiraghi

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, Villa La Favorite, Cannes, France: Montblanc Brand Ambassador Charlotte Casiraghi unveiled a collection designed by herself focusing on the concept that opposites attract. Bracelets, rings and necklaces made of various materials and contrasting colours offer endless combinations in this collection. Hidden magnets allows the wearer to combine one, two or three bangles of different shape and texture to create simple, elegant or bold looks. The private launch took place during after an exclusive dinner and subsequent feast organised in the framework of the Cannes Film Festival. Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki was accompanied by the house’s creative director Zaim…

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Mayor Tigelaar opens location Zein International Childcare in Voorburg

Photo: F.l.t.r: Ngozi Uche (Managing Director), Jan van der Meijden (Co-Founder), Robbie Zein, (Co-Founder) and Mayor Klaas Tigelaar of Leidschendam-Voorburg International childcare provider now officially settled in “Huis de Werve” Voorburg – Mayor Klaas Tigelaar commemorated the official opening of the new childcare centre of Zein International Childcare in Voorburg by unveiling a plaque in the monumental property known as “Huis de Werve”. Among the guests were the heads of the international schools in the region, staff of multinationals and expat organizations and other business associates of the childcare provider. Zein opened its doors for the first children in early…

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Martina Mauschauer leads Bayern International

Martina Maschauer second from left to right – Picture by Bayern.de. April 2018, Free State of Bavaria: The exports and trade arm of the Bavarian Government, Bayern International, is to be led in the capacity of Managing Director by Martina Mauschauer. The Bavarian Society for International Economic Relations incumbent CEO Hans-Joachim Heusler is going in pension till the end of 2018. Till then both Mauschauer and Heusler are responsible for the organisation. Ms Mauschauer has a background working in Brussels for the European Commission as well as having been the Director of the Sino-Bavarian Liaison Office and Deputy Director of the Bavarian Representation…

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Bentley Bentayga

The Bentley Bentayga is a front-engine, all-wheel drive, five-door luxury sport utility vehicle being marketed by British car manufacturer Bentley since 2016, albeit the production takes place at the Volkswagen Zwickau-Mosel fabric, and is final assembly occurs at the company’s Crewe factory. Bentley unveiled the name “Bentayga” in January 2015. The name was inspired by Taiga, the world’s largest transcontinental snow forest, and is composed of the first four letters of Bentley and an altered spelling of Taiga. Bentley also drew inspiration from the rugged peak of the Roque Bentayga in Grand Canaria, the subtropical Canary Island. Bentayga likewise means “carried interest” in Swahili. The W12 Bentayga has a top speed…

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Buren Annual Legal Seminar for Embassies

By Sheila Turabaz. The first few months of 2018 have already passed and thus Buren – an internationally oriented Dutch law firm based in The Hague’s diplomatic quarter – decided it was high time to update embassies and diplomatic missions in respect of the newest rules and regulations that have come into effect this year in the Netherlands. Like previous year, the Crowne Plaza Hotel– adjacent to its office in The Hague – was the chosen venue for the annual legal seminar. Ambassadors and embassy diplomatic staff of African, Asian, European, Latin American and embassies from the Middle East participated…

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Scottish Hub opened in Berlin

Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Culture Tourism and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop and youth from Germany and Scotland in Berlin. Picture by Scottish Government. Monday, 23 April 2018, Berlin: The Scottish Government External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop was on a two-day visit in Berlin, where she ceremoniously launched a new Scottish Government Hub in the city alongside Her Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador to Germany, Sir Sebastian Wood. The Germany Hub is the latest addition to the Scottish Government network of offices outwith Scotland, adding to those in London, Dublin, Brussels, Beijing and Washington DC. The Berlin-based hub is housed in the premises…

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