A Gin and Tonic tale

By Sergio González | 10:15

A dying Spanish countess,  a huguenot smuggler, a German jeweler, some stylish British Army officers and two centuries were needed to develop modern Gin and Tonic. At the begining of 17th century, the Countess of Chinchon fell ill with malaria in the Peruvian Andes. Her husband’s desperation for the life of his young wife -no […]

San Fermines: Going your own way

By Sergio González | 11:19

A few things in life claim adventure as Ernest Hemingway did himself. The audacious modernist American author was known to live life to its fullest and, luckily for us, he left his impressions of  his thrilling experiencies in several master pieces for us to enjoy.“The Sun Also Rises” (published in London as “Fiesta”) tells the […]

Interviewing MªJosé Huertas: “Casino de Madrid” sommelier, mother and sportswoman

By Sergio González | 10:57

A very hot June morning in Madrid; nicely, the majestic door of the historic Casino de Madrid opens up and the inner marbled freshness from one of the most classy Madrid buldings welcomes us. Today we are meeting  María José Huertas, renowned sommelier of Casino’s rooftop restaurant, one of the fanciest places NH Hoteles proudly […]

Mardi Gras, the carnival of New Orleans

That was it! February is gone so the Carnival season too. However, we didn’t want to leave this colorful and dreamy world without writing about New Orleans Carnival (a.k.a Mardi Gras). Mardi Gras, which means “Fat Tuesday” is the name of the carnival held in New Orleans (USA) the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras […]

The Rio Carnival

If we previously wrote about Venice Carnival now it’s time to travel to the American continent for one of its greatest celebrations: the Rio Carnival in Brasil, happening this year from 18 February until 21st February. Vibrant colours, samba dances and music, exotic flavours… It sounds like a good plan!

Venice Carnival: luxury, masks and a great spectacle!

Have you ever been to Venice? If the answer is no, start packing your stuff because this is one of the best times of the year to visit the Italian city. Venetian Carnival is one of those events to which you must go at least once in life, and there is no other place where […]

Are you up for a Halloween scare?

  Lisbon, dark night, only the rustling of leaves and a car in the distance by the roundabout Entrecampos breaks the silence in NH Campo Grande when the caretaker’s body is found at the entrance. This is the opening theme of “Who killed the janitor?”, the lastest challenge NH Campo Grande that has been launched […]

Oktoberfest, the beer’s festival

The Oktoberfest is a celebration held between the months of September and October in the Bavarian city of Munich since 1810. It is the largest festival in Germany and one of the largest in the world with an average of 6 million visitors every year. The first Oktoberfest was held from October the 12th to […]

A blind visual artist: Pete Eckert

Pete was not born blind. Because of a disease, he was gradually losing his sight. Since he was a child he felt he was an artist. Actually, Pete studied sculpture in Boston and San Francisco Art schools. However, his relationship with photography began when he could not see because he had a great need to let his creativity to get out of his mind.

Are you ready for the Davis Cup?

The Davis Cup is an international tennis competition, organized by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Unlike most tennis events worldwide, in the Davis Cup players do not participate as individuals, but as national teams players which are nominated by their national federation sports (similar to basket or football national teams). This competition, played since 1900, is a tournament for men only, with the Fed Cup as an equivalent for female players.