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“The Affordable Art Fair Milan “, which is a leading showcase internationally for contemporary art under 5.000€, will be held  for the 1.st time in Milan between 3-6 February 2011.

AAF is the most established and successful contemporary art fair of its kind.  With 10 years experience, the Affordable Art Fair now runs successful fairs in London, Bristol, New York, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Sydney, Melbourne, and soon in Singapore.

More than 60 galleries from Italy and abroad will take part in this event.The fair is aimed both at visitors that has never bought original art before, as well as experienced art lovers looking to find new galleries and new or young artists. AAF is a young, fresh and accessible event that lowers the bar to buy original art, and it’s a relaxed and fun place where people can browse without pressure through a huge variety of paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures, by living artists, where compulsorily displayed prices range from €100 to €5,000.

Superstudio Più, via Tortona

from: http://www.affordableartfair.it/

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Ingredients:

1 stick / 112g butter, melted 
1 cup / 200g sugar, 
2 eggs, 
1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 cup / 130g all purpose flour, 
1 tsp baking powder, 
1/4th cup sliced almonds, 
½ cup / 100g blueberries

Equipment:

Cast iron skillet or Small loaf pan

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/175C.
  2. Butter a cast iron pan or a 9 inch cake pan generously – this helps attain the covered golden crust.
  3. Beat the butter and sugar together for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  4. Add one egg at a time, until you find that the mixture looks homogenous and the eggs are thoroughly incorporated.
  5. Add the vanilla extract.
  6. Sift together the flour and baking powder and fold it into the egg mixture. Stir in the blueberries.
  7. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, scatter the sliced almonds, and bake for 25-30 minutes (even lesser when using a small pan), until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Serve warm.

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Link: http://purplefoodie.com/blueberry-almond-cake/


We find out which is the best cheese to stuff in your sandwich!

Mozzarella A first-class sandwich stuffer with a great balance of protein and fat, and enough substance to stand in for meat.
Swiss It’s low in sodium and offers a good amount of protein. The best part about it? It pairs perfectly with any cold cut you place underneath it.
Cheddar This cheese contains about the same amount of calories as Swiss, but nearly three times the sodium.
Chilli cheese Looking to add fire? Put sliced jalapenos on your sandwich. You’ll dodge the 100-calorie overload of a single slice of this cheese.
Processed cheese slice These slices may look innocuous, but they’re high in salt, and  the  ingredient list reads like a chemistry quiz.

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Link: http://www.menshealth.co.uk/food-nutrition/what-to-eat/best-worst-cheese-338354

 ZADIG & VOLTAIRE
ha inaugurato in corso Vercelli, 3 a Milano il primo monomarca italiano. La nuova boutique Zadig & Voltaire ospiterà le collezioni uomo, donna e bambino sviluppandosi su 250 mq disposti su due livelli in una centralissima zona di Milano. La nuova boutique è caratterizzata da un design essenziale e minimal, dove predomina il colore bianco, per le pareti come per i banconi in lacca.

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Nella giungla di cemento tedesco, J. Mayer H. irrompe ad Amburgo ammorbidendo gli spigoli e le forme, interpretando al meglio il rapporto tra superfici lisce e ruvide. Con maestria gioca con la grafica e l’aspetto esterno, utilizzando sia forme raggiate che colori freddi. All’interno di questo complesso per uffici , si conservano molti elementi geometrici suggeriti già sulla facciata ma vige un rigoroso e puro bianco per pareti e pavimenti. Il progetto “Steckelhörn 11″ situato nel centro storico della città mostra come tradizione e innovazione possano coesistere gli uni attaccati agli altri. Sarebbe interessante poter vedere più esercizi di questo tipo anche in Italia.

CHE NE DITE?

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Devi organizzare una festa, un compleanno, un addio al nubilato/celibato o ancora più importante ti devi sposare? Non hai tempo, temi di scegliere dei fornitori che non siano in grado di capire le tue esigenze e di realizzarle, o che siano troppo cari? Vorresti una regia attenta e professionale in grado di realizzare un evento armonioso, elegante ma sopratutto unico. Se la risposta a queste domande è “SI'” non perdere tempo, chiamami.

Daniela Galimberti Cell. +39 347 3110379 Viale L. Majno 15 ,20122 Milano

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Tomorrow Tory Burch will be at the opening of her new flagship store in via del Babbuino, Rome.
There is an open bar party (only with the invitation).

Pitti Immagine Filati,  the key international event showcasing Spring Summer 2012 yarns for knitting industry is starting tomorrow! But let the knitwear manufacturers think about it:)

If you are looking for new creative ideas and inspiration from past , than the “not to miss” event for you should be “Pitti Vintage Selection”, which is Europe’s most important fair dedicated to vintage clothing, accesoiries and design objects. It will be held between 26-30 January 2011 at Stazione Leopolda.

If you will be around Firenze this week-end, don’t miss to look to the fashion of the past.

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