Montblanc

21 Apr 19
UK fountain pens

I’m in the midst of looking hard at my collection again after a few additions, and planning a forthcoming “my favourite dozen pens” post. I’m thinking about selling the following to get as close as I can to a limit of 15 pens. I’ll see if there’s any early interest before I do a lot […]

21 Apr 19
Fountain Pen Quest

I started journaling again this week, so there was a slight uptick in my fountain pen usage. But, it has still been relatively low. I did ink up another pen, despite not writing any dry. I’ve been missing having a Pilot Vanishing Point handy, so I popped a Pilot Black cartridge into an XXXF nib […]

20 Apr 19
The Irish Sun
IT may be St George’s Day for us next week, but there’s a region in Spain where our dragon-slaying patron saint is celebrated all year round. I am on a road trip across Catalonia, where legend has it St George, known locally as Jordi, comes from. To truly celebrate St George’s Day, why not visit Catalonia where our dragon-slaying patron saint is celebrated all year round You can spot his flag and image proudly displayed everywhere in this north-eastern part of Spain. And when it comes to St George’s Day, the Catalans honour their romantic local hero with a little more panache than back home in England. Catalonia’s biggest draw is its capital Barcelona, but the region has so much more to offer. Just an hour from Barcelona is Tarragona — a beach resort with remarkable Roman ruins, including an amazingly preserved amphitheatre. Enjoy stunning views over the endless coastlines in Tarragona Then there is the ancient city of Lleida, with its enormous cathedral ruins inside a hilltop fortress, which clearly took a pasting during Spain’s civil war in the Thirties. My digs were just as historic — the 4-star Parador de Lleida is set within a 17th century church and cloister. For scenery straight out of Arthurian times, pay a visit to Montblanc and its 13th century city walls and streets. Catalans say this was where St George once lived and where he brought back his damsel in distress. Escape to the countryside in the Pyrenees mountains I visited during a medieval festival honouring him, which featured an impressive re-enactment of his legend. While in the town I went to a cheery local tavern called El Comerc del Mallol, which serves home-made tapas of seafood and meat, washed down with lager in brown ceramic mugs. This is a wine-growing region and one producer nearby is a Cistercian monastery in Poblet, a Unesco World Heritage site. Here in the foothills of the Prades Mountains, monks and nuns busy themselves with the noble task of making delicious vino, which is available to buy. Their ancient blond-stoned buildings — some of the most beautiful you’ll ever see — are an oasis of peace and quiet, all only 90 minutes away from boisterous Barcelona. Take a trip to La Sagrada Familia – an unfinished Roman Catholic church in the heart of Barcelona You can even stay at the monastery from about £60 a night. Exploring further north, I headed for the Lago Sant Maurici National Park in the Pyrenees Mountains. The Hotel Pessets in the village of Sort caters for Barcelona’s skiers and snowboarders in the winter and mountain trekkers and white water-rafters in the summer. The 3-star hotel and spa, located by the ferocious Noguera Pallaresa river, boasts cuisine as adventurous as the white-knuckle sports outside. My dish was a large squid stuffed with pork sausage meat. Sit and enjoy delicious home-made tapas on Las Ramblas [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TRAVEL” posts_category=”22″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] As strange as it sounds, this alpine surf and turf was a work of genius. It definitely fortified me for the next day’s trekking through tiny mountain villages, with giant vultures hovering above in the clear blue sky. Returning to Barcelona — a three-hours drive from the mountains — I was struck by how much lies beyond the capital. Catalonia has so much more to share than what the patron saint has already given us. [boxout headline=”Go: Catalonia”]GETTING THERE: Ryanair fly to Barcelona from Luton, Stansted, Cardiff and Liverpool with fares from £15 one-way. See ryanair.com. STAYING THERE: Rooms at the Parador de Lleida from £75 per night. See parador.es. Rooms at the Hotel Pessets in Sort are from £70per night. See hotelpessets.com. MORE INFO: See catalunya.com. [/boxout] Wander the beautiful streets of Catalonia’s idyllic towns GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
20 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
IT may be St George’s Day for us next week, but there’s a region in Spain where our dragon-slaying patron saint is celebrated all year round. I am on a road trip across Catalonia, where legend has it St George, known locally as Jordi, comes from. To truly celebrate St George’s Day, why not visit Catalonia where our dragon-slaying patron saint is celebrated all year round You can spot his flag and image proudly displayed everywhere in this north-eastern part of Spain. And when it comes to St George’s Day, the Catalans honour their romantic local hero with a little more panache than back home in England. Catalonia’s biggest draw is its capital Barcelona, but the region has so much more to offer. Just an hour from Barcelona is Tarragona — a beach resort with remarkable Roman ruins, including an amazingly preserved amphitheatre. Enjoy stunning views over the endless coastlines in Tarragona Then there is the ancient city of Lleida, with its enormous cathedral ruins inside a hilltop fortress, which clearly took a pasting during Spain’s civil war in the Thirties. My digs were just as historic — the 4-star Parador de Lleida is set within a 17th century church and cloister. For scenery straight out of Arthurian times, pay a visit to Montblanc and its 13th century city walls and streets. Catalans say this was where St George once lived and where he brought back his damsel in distress. Escape to the countryside in the Pyrenees mountains I visited during a medieval festival honouring him, which featured an impressive re-enactment of his legend. While in the town I went to a cheery local tavern called El Comerc del Mallol, which serves home-made tapas of seafood and meat, washed down with lager in brown ceramic mugs. This is a wine-growing region and one producer nearby is a Cistercian monastery in Poblet, a Unesco World Heritage site. Here in the foothills of the Prades Mountains, monks and nuns busy themselves with the noble task of making delicious vino, which is available to buy. Their ancient blond-stoned buildings — some of the most beautiful you’ll ever see — are an oasis of peace and quiet, all only 90 minutes away from boisterous Barcelona. Take a trip to La Sagrada Familia – an unfinished Roman Catholic church in the heart of Barcelona You can even stay at the monastery from about £60 a night. Exploring further north, I headed for the Lago Sant Maurici National Park in the Pyrenees Mountains. The Hotel Pessets in the village of Sort caters for Barcelona’s skiers and snowboarders in the winter and mountain trekkers and white water-rafters in the summer. The 3-star hotel and spa, located by the ferocious Noguera Pallaresa river, boasts cuisine as adventurous as the white-knuckle sports outside. My dish was a large squid stuffed with pork sausage meat. Sit and enjoy delicious home-made tapas on Las Ramblas [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TRAVEL” posts_category=”33″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] As strange as it sounds, this alpine surf and turf was a work of genius. It definitely fortified me for the next day’s trekking through tiny mountain villages, with giant vultures hovering above in the clear blue sky. Returning to Barcelona — a three-hours drive from the mountains — I was struck by how much lies beyond the capital. Catalonia has so much more to share than what the patron saint has already given us. [boxout headline=”Go: Catalonia”]GETTING THERE: Ryanair fly to Barcelona from Luton, Stansted, Cardiff and Liverpool with fares from £15 one-way. See ryanair.com. STAYING THERE: Rooms at the Parador de Lleida from £75 per night. See parador.es. Rooms at the Hotel Pessets in Sort are from £70per night. See hotelpessets.com. MORE INFO: See catalunya.com. [/boxout] Wander the beautiful streets of Catalonia’s idyllic towns GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
20 Apr 19
The Sun
IT may be St George’s Day for us next week, but there’s a region in Spain where our dragon-slaying patron saint is celebrated all year round. I am on a road trip across Catalonia, where legend has it St George, known locally as Jordi, comes from. To truly celebrate St George’s Day, why not visit Catalonia where our dragon-slaying patron saint is celebrated all year round You can spot his flag and image proudly displayed everywhere in this north-eastern part of Spain. And when it comes to St George’s Day, the Catalans honour their romantic local hero with a little more panache than back home in England. Catalonia’s biggest draw is its capital Barcelona, but the region has so much more to offer. Just an hour from Barcelona is Tarragona — a beach resort with remarkable Roman ruins, including an amazingly preserved amphitheatre. Enjoy stunning views over the endless coastlines in Tarragona Then there is the ancient city of Lleida, with its enormous cathedral ruins inside a hilltop fortress, which clearly took a pasting during Spain’s civil war in the Thirties. My digs were just as historic — the 4-star Parador de Lleida is set within a 17th century church and cloister. For scenery straight out of Arthurian times, pay a visit to Montblanc and its 13th century city walls and streets. Catalans say this was where St George once lived and where he brought back his damsel in distress. Escape to the countryside in the Pyrenees mountains I visited during a medieval festival honouring him, which featured an impressive re-enactment of his legend. While in the town I went to a cheery local tavern called El Comerc del Mallol, which serves home-made tapas of seafood and meat, washed down with lager in brown ceramic mugs. This is a wine-growing region and one producer nearby is a Cistercian monastery in Poblet, a Unesco World Heritage site. Here in the foothills of the Prades Mountains, monks and nuns busy themselves with the noble task of making delicious vino, which is available to buy. Their ancient blond-stoned buildings — some of the most beautiful you’ll ever see — are an oasis of peace and quiet, all only 90 minutes away from boisterous Barcelona. Take a trip to La Sagrada Familia – an unfinished Roman Catholic church in the heart of Barcelona You can even stay at the monastery from about £60 a night. Exploring further north, I headed for the Lago Sant Maurici National Park in the Pyrenees Mountains. The Hotel Pessets in the village of Sort caters for Barcelona’s skiers and snowboarders in the winter and mountain trekkers and white water-rafters in the summer. The 3-star hotel and spa, located by the ferocious Noguera Pallaresa river, boasts cuisine as adventurous as the white-knuckle sports outside. My dish was a large squid stuffed with pork sausage meat. Sit and enjoy delicious home-made tapas on Las Ramblas [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TRAVEL” posts_category=”324″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] As strange as it sounds, this alpine surf and turf was a work of genius. It definitely fortified me for the next day’s trekking through tiny mountain villages, with giant vultures hovering above in the clear blue sky. Returning to Barcelona — a three-hours drive from the mountains — I was struck by how much lies beyond the capital. Catalonia has so much more to share than what the patron saint has already given us. [boxout headline=”Go: Catalonia”]GETTING THERE: Ryanair fly to Barcelona from Luton, Stansted, Cardiff and Liverpool with fares from £15 one-way. See ryanair.com. STAYING THERE: Rooms at the Parador de Lleida from £75 per night. See parador.es. Rooms at the Hotel Pessets in Sort are from £70per night. See hotelpessets.com. MORE INFO: See catalunya.com. [/boxout] Wander the beautiful streets of Catalonia’s idyllic towns GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
20 Apr 19
USA Travel Photo

New Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph in bronze Six years after the ExoTourbillon Rattrapante, Montblanc showcases the prowess of Minerva once more with the new 1858 split Seconds Chronograph in bronze The post New Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph in bronze appeared first on LUXUO. Source link Authentic Pre-owned Birkin bag for sale View On WordPress […]

20 Apr 19
Whim WN

….. the first and foremost duty of a guardian knight is that we must never take our eyes off our masters…

19 Apr 19
Perfumesteal.com

This bold, unapologetic scent opens with bright and spicy top notes of pineapple and coriander, setting a comforting yet refreshing tone.

19 Apr 19
Perfumesteal.com

The aromatic notes of clary sage and peppermint, enhanced with cool spices (cardamom) and sparkling bergamot, set the fragrance’s fresh and lively tone.

19 Apr 19
Glittertindens Fountain Pen Page

This blog deals with two fountain pens in my collection. The Graf von Faber-Castell Classic Anello and GvF-C Guilloche Both pens represent the middle (Guilloche) and the middle to high level (Anello) pens of this brand. The Tamito is below and the Classic (without ›Anello‹) and the Intuition are the top range. Additionally, there are […]

19 Apr 19
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Anyreplicawatches is an online store website based in Guangzhou, China,  We have more than 9-years experience in wholesale and retail high quality replica watches online. We have the best Copy Rolex Watches (Rolex Submariner, Daytona, Datejust, Day-Date, Deepsea, Sky Dweller watches etc), Plus Replica Audemars Piguet watches, Copy Cartier watches, Knockoff Panerai watches, Replica Breitling watches, […]

19 Apr 19
Lux Exposé

A German manufacturer of luxury writing instruments, watches, jewellery, eyewear and leather goods, Montblanc launched its new Montblanc x Pirelli collection. The unveiling event took place inside the Benson Supercar Club, that was transformed into a high performance motor racing venue. Guests had a chance to witness the new lightweight trolleys created in partnership with […]

19 Apr 19
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18 Apr 19
Pele

Montblanc Limited Edition David LaChapelle Art Bag and Booklet Signed by Artist – Buy – Montblanc Limited Edition David LaChapelle Art Bag and Booklet Signed by Artist

18 Apr 19
9to5Toys
Jomashop’s Easter Event takes up to 60% off Ray-Bans, Oakley, Citizen and more accessories. Prices are as marked, although several items may require a coupon, as indicated on the product page. Get free shipping with code FASTSHIP at checkout. (Note: only one coupon can be used per order at Jomashop.) The most notable deal for men is the Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Sunglasses for $100, which is $93 off the original rate. Just use promo code MMRB10 at checkout. For comparison, this style is currently at Ray-Ban for $143. These sunglasses are sleek, stylish and perfect for everyday occasions. They also feature polarized lenses and a trendy logo. Even better, they’re available in an array of color options. Head below to find the rest of our top picks. Note: you may need to search for these items in order to view them. Our top picks for men include: Eco Drive Axiom Black Dial Watch $90 (Orig. $225) Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Sunglasses $100 (Orig. $193) Oakley Black Iridium Sunglasses $60 (Orig. $143) Oakley Prizm Jade Sunglasses $60 (Orig. $153) Montblanc Polarized Gray Sunglasses $100 (Orig. $425) …and even more deals… Our top picks for women include: Tory Burch Mini Ella Handbag $140 (Orig. $178) Ray-Ban Erika Sunglasses $80 (Orig. $143) Ray-Ban Aviator Gradient Sunglasses $99 (Orig. $198) Michael Kors Parker Blush Watch $157 (Orig. $295) Skagen Silver Dial Rose Gold Watch $80 (Orig. $145) …and even more deals…