Photography ideas – Potere Fotografico http://poterefotografico.com/ Thu, 07 Jul 2022 01:16:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://poterefotografico.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-28.png Photography ideas – Potere Fotografico http://poterefotografico.com/ 32 32 Why Apple’s Lockdown Mode Is One of the Coolest Security Ideas Ever https://poterefotografico.com/why-apples-lockdown-mode-is-one-of-the-coolest-security-ideas-ever/ Thu, 07 Jul 2022 00:08:07 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/why-apples-lockdown-mode-is-one-of-the-coolest-security-ideas-ever/ Apple Mercenary spyware is one of the most difficult threats to combat. It targets an infinitesimally small percentage of the world, which makes it statistically unlikely for most of us to see it. And yet, because sophisticated malware selects only the most influential people (like diplomats, political dissidents, and lawyers), it has a devastating effect […]]]>

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Mercenary spyware is one of the most difficult threats to combat. It targets an infinitesimally small percentage of the world, which makes it statistically unlikely for most of us to see it. And yet, because sophisticated malware selects only the most influential people (like diplomats, political dissidents, and lawyers), it has a devastating effect far out of proportion to the small number of people infected.

This puts device and software makers in a bind. How do you create something to protect what is probably well under 1% of your user base from malware created by companies like NSO Group, creator of no-click exploits that instantly convert iOS and Android devices fully upgraded to sophisticated listening devices.

No safety snake oil here

On Wednesday, Apple previewed an ingenious feature it plans to add to its flagship operating systems in the coming months to counter the threat of mercenary spyware. The company is upfront – almost in your face – that Lockdown Mode is an option that will degrade the user experience and is only intended for a small number of users.

“Lockdown mode provides an extreme, optional level of security for the very few users who, because of who they are or what they do, may be personally targeted by some of the most sophisticated digital threats, such as those NSO Group and other companies developing state-sponsored mercenary spyware,” the company said. “Enabling Lockdown Mode in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura further bolsters device defenses and Severely limits certain features, greatly reducing the attack surface that could potentially be exploited by highly targeted mercenary spyware.”

As Apple says, Lockdown Mode disables all kinds of protocols and services that work normally. Just-In-Time JavaScript, an innovation that speeds up performance by compiling code on the device during runtime, won’t work at all. This is likely a defense against the use of JiT spraying, a common technique used in malware exploitation. In lockdown mode, devices also cannot enroll in so-called mobile device management used to install special organization-specific software.

The full list of restrictions is as follows:

  • Messages: Most types of message attachments other than pictures are blocked. Some features, such as link previews, are disabled.
  • Web browsing: Certain complex web technologies, such as just-in-time (JIT) JavaScript compilation, are disabled unless the user excludes a trusted site from lockdown mode.
  • Apple Services: Incoming invitations and service requests, including FaceTime calls, are blocked if the user has not already sent a call or request to the initiator.
  • Wired connections to a computer or accessory are blocked when iPhone is locked.
  • Configuration profiles cannot be installed and the device cannot enroll in mobile device management (MDM) when lockdown mode is enabled.

It helps that Apple is upfront about the extra friction the lockdown adds to the user experience, as it underlines what any security professional or hobbyist knows: security always comes at a trade-off with usability. It’s also encouraging to learn that Apple plans to allow users to authorize authorized sites to serve JIT JavaScript in Lockdown mode. Fingers crossed Apple could enable a similar permission list of trusted contacts.

Lockdown mode is a big deal for many reasons, not the least of which is that it comes from Apple, a company that’s hypersensitive to customer perception. Officially acknowledging that its customers are vulnerable to the scourge of mercenary spyware is a big step.

But the movement is great because of its simplicity and concreteness. No safety snake oil here. If you want better security, learn to do without the services that pose the greatest threat. John Scott-Railton, a Citizen Lab researcher who knows a bit about advising victims of NSO spyware, said Lockdown Mode provides one of the first effective courses for vulnerable people to take, without completely shutting down their devices.

“When you inform users that they have been targeted by sophisticated threats, they inevitably ask ‘How can I make my phone more secure?’ he wrote.’ “We haven’t had a lot of good, honest answers that really have an impact. Strengthening a mainstream handset is really out of reach.”

Now that Apple has opened the door, it’s inevitable that Google will follow suit with its Android operating system and it wouldn’t be surprising if other companies are also lining up. It can also start a useful discussion in the industry about broadening the approach. If Apple allows users to opt out of unsolicited messages from unknown people, why can’t it provide an option to disable the built-in microphone, camera, GPS, or cellular capabilities?

One thing everyone should know about Lockdown Mode, at least as described by Apple on Wednesday, is that it doesn’t prevent your device from connecting to cellular networks and broadcasting unique identifiers like IMEI and ICCID. . This is not a criticism, just a natural limitation. And compromises are at the heart of security.

So if you’re like most people, you’ll never need lockdown mode. But it’s great that Apple offers it, because it will make us all safer.

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20 Inexpensive Date Ideas Calgary Couples Can Take Advantage Of This Summer https://poterefotografico.com/20-inexpensive-date-ideas-calgary-couples-can-take-advantage-of-this-summer/ Mon, 04 Jul 2022 21:35:51 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/20-inexpensive-date-ideas-calgary-couples-can-take-advantage-of-this-summer/ July is finally here and love is in the air – but it shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg to endure it all with someone special. Not sure where to start your romantic journey this season? We’ve put together a long list of fun, wild, cheesy and stereotypical things to do over the next […]]]>

July is finally here and love is in the air – but it shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg to endure it all with someone special. Not sure where to start your romantic journey this season? We’ve put together a long list of fun, wild, cheesy and stereotypical things to do over the next few months – all of which will cost you less than $25. From healthy competition to romantic strolls, here are 20 inexpensive summer date ideas for Calgary couples.

PICNIC BY THE RIVER

Food and fresh air? This summer, take someone special’s hand and head to one of Calgary’s parks for a romantic lunch in the sun. This is probably one of the easiest summer date ideas in Calgary, but also one of the cutest. There really is no better way to celebrate the warmer weather and the company of your favorite person than with a bottle of champagne on the grass… just make sure you do it legally!

Cost: FREE

WALK THROUGH INGLEWOOD NIGHT MARKET

This sunny season, vendors from across the city will once again gather for the beloved Inglewood Night Market! Here you can experience their beer garden, food trucks, live music, and the many dogs that fellow attendees will parade through the area. Enjoy!

When: Friday August 12, September 9 and 16
Where: 925 11 St SE, Calgary
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

SKATE ON A RETRO ROLLER SKATE

Good times roll, Calgary! This summer, strap on a pair of skates and slide around the new retro roller rink at the third annual Block Party in partnership with forward-thinking organization PARK.

Where: 901 64th Ave NE, Calgary
Cost: FREE

DISCOVER THE GLENBOW MUSEUM’S TEMPORARY GALLERY

Take a leisurely stroll and support talented artists! This summer, visit Calgary’s Glenbow Museum’s FREE pop-up exhibition space at the Edison for Here to say: faces of Holocaust survivors, a commemorative photographic exhibition not to be missed.

Where: 150 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Cost: FREE

TAKE A HEAD

The summer is going to be long and hot and the best place to beat the heat will be underwater. This season grab your swimsuit, some SPF and the hand of that special someone, click the link above and take a refreshing dip in one of Alberta’s swimming holes.

Cost: FREE

DISCOVER A POOL PARTY AT HOTEL ARTS

This summer, head to Calgary’s top pool party destinations for sun, fun and the occasional live music! Now reopening to the public this summer (without its wintery roof), Hotel Arts is THE place to relax, have a drink and meet that special someone.

Cost: $20+

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REACHING A U-PICK LOT

Strawberries, raspberries and serviceberries? Later this summer, when the berries finally ripen, head to one of the many U-pick fields in and around Calgary and come home with a bucket full of fruit and a head full of memories. Could there be a softer way to spend a day?

Cost: Prices vary

SHOP 4TH STREET NIGHT MARKET

Hosted by the folks behind Inglewood Market, guests from across the city will be able to travel to the Mission community to shop, eat, drink and explore at a similar event. Shopping under the starlight? How cute!

When: Thursday July 9, August 13 and September 10
Where: 4th Street at Elbow Drive SW
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

TAKE A SAFE BIKE RIDE

Gear up and drop your walls this sunny season. From Fish Creek and Prince’s Island to Banff and Canmore, Calgary is blessed with hundreds of bike baths throughout the city, mountains and riverside. On your way, stop for a bite to eat, take 5 and watch the sunset or go wildlife viewing. The province is your oyster.

FUN IN THE SUN AT PET-A-PALOOZA

Described as “the social event for dogs and their people,” Pet-a-Palooza has become a West Coast sensation, hitting the city streets of Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary year after year. This year, of course, is no exception, with organizers announcing the return of the furry shindig this sunny season.

When: Saturday 23 and 24 July
Where: Eau Claire Market–200 Barclay Parade SW #202, Calgary

MAKE A SPLASH AT SYLVAN LAKE

Located just outside of Red Deer, Alberta, Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash Park is the perfect spot for those hot summer days. With launch pads, trampolines, obstacle course, slides, 15ft tower and more, this huge floating playground is truly one of a kind and will make for a memorable date night destination this summer. .

When: Opening July 1, 2022
Where: Bay #1, 5100 Lakeshore Drive–Sylvan Lake, Alberta

PET THE KANGAROOS AT COBB ADVENTURE PARK

This summer, cuddle a kangaroo or two, throw yourself an ax and bet on a game of mini-golf! Whether you visit them for one of their many adult nights out or just go during normal hours, you and yours are bound to have a blast at Cobb’s Adventure Park.

Where: 1500 84th Street NE, Calgary
Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets: $19.75+

ZIP THROUGH THE CACTUS COULEE LEISURE PARK

We love a little healthy competition! Rev your engines for a wild day this summer at Cactus Coulee amusement park in Drumheller. From go-karts to Eurobungy trampolines to their mini green, they have a little something for everyone.

Where: Box 388, Drumheller, Alberta
Cost: $13+

TAKE A PICTURE OR TWO AT BOWDEN SUNMAZE

Chances are you’ve seen photos of this iconic Sunmaze, and for good reason – there really is no other place quite like it! This summer, when they are in full bloom, stroll through the beautiful Bowden sunflower fields and snap some photos to celebrate the warm season.

When: August to be determined
Where: 34530 RR#14 Red Deer County, Alberta
Cost: $11+

WALKING THROUGH THE DOG PARK

They say one way to reach someone’s heart is through their stomach, but if you give them the choice between French fries and a pug hug, you’ll find out pretty quickly that’s just plain wrong. Whether you’re looking to bond with your partner or your partner’s furry friend, or just want some exercise, head to one of Calgary’s favorite dog parks.

GO STARBOOKING IN SUMMER

Whether you’re putting your feet up on the dash and pointing your peepers through the sunroof or really committing to a night out with snacks and a picnic blanket, stargazing is a great idea. go all the way. This summer, experience one of the many Dark Sky Preserves in and around the city, the best of which are listed in the link above. You can thank us later!

SHARE A DRINK ON THE PATIO

If you’re anything like us, then you’re more than ready to hit up one of the many amazing patios in and around town and we’d bet your date is too. Check out the link above for 10 of our favorite spots and enjoy!

WALKING THROUGH THE NIKKA YUKO GARDEN

Lethbridge’s iconic Japanese Garden is one of the most beautiful places in all of North America – and they have the awards to prove it. This summer, grab the hand of someone special and stroll through the fields of flowers, trees and beautifully cut grass of Nikka Yuko.

Where: Corner 9th Ave S &, Mayor Magrath Dr. S, Lethbridge
Cost: $8+

DISCOVER CALGARY’S GLOBALFEST

It’s back, Calgary! The city’s most explosive festival officially has dates set for 2022. As in previous years, Calgarians will be able to snuggle up close at Elliston Park under a sky lit up with stars and fireworks. It’s really magical.

When: Thursday 19, 21, 24, 26 and 28 August
Where: 1827 68 St SE, Calgary, AB
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Cost: $18+

LOCK IN FOR A PERFORMANCE OF A SHAKESPEARE CLASSIC

A Calgary classic! Theater Calgary is back for a summer of tragic, comedic and dramatic stories written by a literary genius – but with a twist! This season, catch the company on the run as they perform at various locations around town. For more information, check out the program above!

When: All August
Where: See locations above
Time: See times above
Cost: FREE

There you go, friends. No matter your style, we hope you enjoyed our list of 20 inexpensive summer date ideas in Calgary. All you have to do is choose your favourites!

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Big security ideas for small spaces https://poterefotografico.com/big-security-ideas-for-small-spaces/ Sun, 03 Jul 2022 05:02:14 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/big-security-ideas-for-small-spaces/ Whether you’re looking to move to a new place or moving into your first apartment, there are several simple steps you can take to keep yourself safe. “Living in an apartment building poses unique challenges to consider when considering security ideas. “Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to make sure no unwanted visitors can […]]]>

Whether you’re looking to move to a new place or moving into your first apartment, there are several simple steps you can take to keep yourself safe.

“Living in an apartment building poses unique challenges to consider when considering security ideas.

“Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to make sure no unwanted visitors can access your personal space,” said Charnel Hattingh, marketing and communications manager for armed response company Fidelity ADT.

Most crimes are opportunistic acts, she added. This means that criminals seek out what they perceive as easy or ‘soft’ targets.

In an apartment building, they could potentially make their way to your front door without anyone noticing their presence.


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“A key difference between a home security plan and an apartment security plan is the number of entry or exit points.

“The physical nature of an apartment means there are fewer entry and exit points to secure than with the average home,” Hattingh said.

Before moving into your new building, think carefully about where your apartment will fit in the building. A corner apartment on the ground floor, for example, is at risk of burglary from both sides of the exhibition.

Having neighbors on either side means you’ll probably only have to worry about your front door and windows as possible access points.

“The next step in protecting yourself against a criminal is to think like a criminal,” Hattingh said.

They are looking for easy opportunities, and so the advice is to suppress those opportunities.

Never leave valuables lying around the apartment, especially not near an open window where someone could easily grab them and run away.

A small bedroom safe can hide valuables out of sight. Many affordable security systems can be purchased from stores, which offer basic alerting and detection features.

“These systems will at least make noise if someone enters your apartment, whereas a professional system will alert armed response companies to come to your aid,” Hattingh said.

A CCTV camera or even a device that streams video to your cell phone can add another layer of security and potentially act as a deterrent.


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The same can be said for wireless video doorbells.

Your neighbor, Hattingh said, is also an important ally in keeping the building safe.

“This kind of ‘buddy system’ means you can look out for each other, especially if an apartment is empty during the day,” she said.

She also recommends contacting the legal person before moving in, to find out what other security measures have been put in place, such as access control at the main entrance.

If necessary, they could invite an armed response company to visit the building and conduct a security assessment.

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21 Best Friend Matching Outfits – Outfit Ideas for Twinning Best Friends https://poterefotografico.com/21-best-friend-matching-outfits-outfit-ideas-for-twinning-best-friends/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 14:52:51 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/21-best-friend-matching-outfits-outfit-ideas-for-twinning-best-friends/ Design by Yoora Kim Calling all besties! Whether you’re celebrating National Best Friends Day or just want to pair up on a regular Monday, we’ve got matching best friend outfits for you to take tons of inspiration and lots of photos. We’re talking about necklaces, shirts, rings, sweaters – all in shape. There is practically […]]]>

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Calling all besties! Whether you’re celebrating National Best Friends Day or just want to pair up on a regular Monday, we’ve got matching best friend outfits for you to take tons of inspiration and lots of photos. We’re talking about necklaces, shirts, rings, sweaters – all in shape. There is practically everything except matching tattoos! (which the K-Pop V singer shared that BTS might reunite at some point 👀)

These matching outfits won’t make you say “one of us is going to have to change.” Besides, that was 10 years ago. Pairing to show the world how tight you all are – take a look at Justin and Hailey in matching party outfits. We support showing your friendships as much as your heart desires because after all, everything is better together. These options will also work for sisters, siblings, or couples who want to rock matching outfits.

If you don’t like cheesy identical slogan tees, no worries – we’ve found ~aesthetic~ oversized hoodies, minimalist gold jewelry and even matching workout sets that are perfect for a while. matchmaking with your best friend. Or if you’re looking to outfit your entire squad with matching hoodies, we’ve got you covered with outfit options for three, four, or more besties. Can you say Instagram photo alert? ! Get ready to check out our range of simple jewelery for long distance best friends, iron-on patches, personalized denim jackets and even Harry Styles product choices you can buy on Amazon. Surely there is something that feels totally on brand for you and your friends.

Our top picks

Best Clothes for Three, Four, or More Best Friends: Etsy Matching Squad Sweatshirt
Best for DIY enthusiasts: 4HorsemenPatches 12″ Best Friend Back Patch
Best for the Fangirl: Allntrends Harry Tattoos Hoodie
Best for the long distance bestie: Personalized TwinkleAmi Best Friend Necklace
Great for IG Moments: Partner in Time, Partner in Crime Hoodies

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Partner in Time, Partner in Crime BFF Matching Hoodies

If your best friend’s birthday is coming up and you haven’t found the perfect gift, look no further. This comfy sweatshirt is both useful and comforting – your ride-or-die BFF will think of you every time they wear it!

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For the DIY enthusiast

12″ Best Friend Back Custom Embroidered Broken Heart Patch

These patches are so cute, they could practically fix a broken heart. Gather your BFFs and have a DIY party with denim jackets with iron-on patches, rhinestones and vintage pins.

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Text me when you get home Pullover Hoodie

Preppy aesthetic smiley face clothes

Let’s face it, that’s what we all say to our best friends before we say goodbye. Wear that love and care on a comfy, colorful hoodie you’ll find yourself searching for again and again…and again.

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For the fan girl

Harry tattoos Zipped Hoodie

Represent your favorite artist or the concert you saw with the corresponding merchandising! Go for something that looks like an inside joke for maximum IKYKY factor, like this hoodie with all of Harry Styles’ tattoos. Only real Harries will get it.

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Personalized Butterfly Wings Necklace

You can have your friends’ names written in beautiful script on these delicate matching butterfly wing necklaces. Pretty worn alone, but even prettier side by side!

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Daysocial unisex set with several graphic prints in purple

Everyone needs (and loves) sweatpants. Rock them with your closest friends for fast food runs and midnight movie nights, because even a trip to Taco Bell is an excuse to dress up in matching gear.

This cropped sweater is perfect if you and your best friends go together like bacon, eggs and toast. The cheerful color is guaranteed to put you in a good mood. BRB, we want breakfast!

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For the Long Distance Bestie

Personalized Best Friend Gifts Birthday Necklace

Even if your BFF lives far, far away (for now!), you will always be together at heart. Stay close with these adorable personalized state necklaces.

Pro Tip: It’s also a great gift for mom when you head off to college – she can wear both of your states close to her heart.

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Besties group of friends sweatshirt

Tell it like it is, plain and simple. These casual crewneck sweaters are perfect for rocking out with, well, your best friends! We love the chocolate color, but the sweatshirt is also available in pink, blue, white, gray and green… so your favorite color is bound to be available.

If you and your BFF have completely opposite tastes in clothing, opt for matching jewelry instead. You can even take it a step further by researching forever bracelets that weld (safely) around your wrist!

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You are my person Bestfriend Aesthetic Preppy Hoodie

Cristina and Meredith’s famous words about Grey’s Anatomy pretty much sums up a BFF friendship. Give your person the gift of a daily reminder that they are loved.

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Best Matching Group Outfit

Matching Squad Sweatshirt Group Outfit

Looking for matching bestie outfits for your group of friends? These SQUAD crewnecks will have you rolling to school and strutting down the halls together in style.

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set with gemstones adorned with a blue faux feather border

Alright listen to us. If you’re having a birthday dinner or a big party together, go for something absolutely fabulous like this sparkly feather set and have a photo shoot together! You will have memories and images that will last forever.

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Tell your friends you love them Zipped Hoodie

Tell your friends you love them with these super ~aesthetic~ hoodies. You can throw them in your beach bags for all those summer roadtrips – imagine how cute your IG pics will be.

If you and your BFF love being active together, why not match them with your workout sets? The Lululemon Align collection is smooth as butter, so anyone would love to add it to their gym rotation.

The vibe of matching varsity jackets? Immaculate. These retro styles are perfect for back to school in the fall – you’ll be like the cooler version of the Pink Ladies from Grease.

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Simple stackable midi cuff rings

In honor of Dr. Taylor Swift! These adorable stackable snake rings are perfect for you and your BFF to rock together. It might not be the most obvious way to match them, but you’ll think of each other every time you wear your rings.

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Daysocial unisex oversized t-shirt with back doodle graphic print in white

Another cute matching outfit idea for you and your BFF? Stock up on cool graphic tees! Even if one of you likes jeans and sneakers and the other wants to wear the t-shirt with a strappy dress and boots, you’ll still match while rocking your own styles.

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Three Best Friends Necklace Set

This necklace is perfect for a matching moment between three best friends. The minimalist design is totally elegant and your BFFs will love the deep meaning behind the three connected circles.

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Oversized printed T-shirt

Represent your best friend’s future college on a graphic t-shirt to show your pride and support! Hosting a pre-college gift exchange where you give each other all your college shirts would be a super cute way to swap them out. The shirt is also available in “UCLA” and “Yale” prints.

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Friends TV Central Perk Adult T-Shirt

Representing Friends… with your friends, of course. Everyone’s favorite ’90s sitcom features the Central Perk infusion, and what better way to pair it with your BFF than with a Friends shirt? (Punny, we know!)

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Five romantic date ideas in Brisbane for this week, from budget to blast https://poterefotografico.com/five-romantic-date-ideas-in-brisbane-for-this-week-from-budget-to-blast/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 23:40:39 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/five-romantic-date-ideas-in-brisbane-for-this-week-from-budget-to-blast/ Tired of the classic nightly movie and dinner combo? U.S. too. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for new things to do, scouring the city for non-boring activities in Brisbane – ones that are guaranteed to take your next date way beyond the beers made before. at pub. Whether you’re taking someone on a […]]]>

Tired of the classic nightly movie and dinner combo? U.S. too. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for new things to do, scouring the city for non-boring activities in Brisbane – ones that are guaranteed to take your next date way beyond the beers made before. at pub. Whether you’re taking someone on a second date or making your 100th with your partner, we’ve got some awesome (and, yes, cute) ideas for dates this week, no matter how much money you have. spend. Just think of us as your cultural wingman. You’re welcome.

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DISCOVER A SUPERB PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

Each year, the World Press Photo Foundation celebrates the best in visual journalism and storytelling – and showcases it too. The group awards prizes, thanks to the most prestigious photography competition in the world, and also hosts an impressive worldwide traveling exhibition.

The latter, the World Press Photo Exhibition, is reaching its 65th edition this year – and it will be on display at Brisbane Powerhouse from Saturday July 2 to Sunday July 24, for you and your other half to experience. The winners of this year’s contest were chosen by an independent jury who reviewed 64,823 photographs from 4,066 photographers from 130 countries. Although the exhibition presents only a selection, prepare to discover the best of the best.

Winning Top Honors for 2022: Amber Bracken’s Image for The New York Times, with red robes hanging from crosses along the roadside to mark the children who died at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. This is a hauntingly striking photo.

This will be displayed alongside other finalists, along with eye-catching images in categories covering contemporary issues, the environment, general news, nature, portraits and sports.

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The light side

PLEASE YOUR LOVE OF ‘STRANGER THINGS’ ON THE DANCE FLOOR

Usually, we’re sure people at The Brightside love their location in Fortitude Valley. For the venue’s last late-night shindig, however, Brighty’s team must wish they were set in a graveyard. So that’s the bad thing about Running Up That Hill from the Warner Street spot stranger things To party. Still, given the theme, there’s obviously a lot of weird and awesome stuff going on.

If you and your plus one are already excited, that means you’ve watched stranger things season four – and probably did it in record time. It also means you’ve probably been obsessed with Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” ever since. Consider this your ideal event, then.

Starting at 11 p.m. on Friday, July 1, The Brightside will blast two genres of music: synth-heavy stranger things soundtrack, of course, plus anything related to Kate Bush. You will listen, you will dance, you will drink and you will know what you will watch next.

The first hour will be devoted to stranger things, the second will love Bush, while the rest of the night will love the witchy pop tunes in general. Themed cocktails will also be on the menu, and there will be a photo booth – with first-run tickets costing $12.25, then up to $15 and finally $19.

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LIVE LIFE LIKE IT’S SNOW WEEK – COMPLETE WITH IRL SNOW

It doesn’t snow in Brisbane, as you and your loved one know very well. Sometimes, if it is cold enough, the sky can whiten around the granite belt; however, it is not Brissie. For six days in Fortitude Valley, however, you can surround yourself with the best winter has to offer without leaving town – and there will actually be 50 tons of stuff.

Yes, all that snow will be real. You’ll find it at The Prince Consort as part of the venue’s Snow Week, and it’ll fall from the sky from Tuesday, June 28 through Sunday, July 3. The Wickham Street spot turns into a winter wonderland, as it is that time of year. And, it’s throwing a bunch of snow-themed festivities to help you make the most of the event.

Fancy a game of Snow (Drag) Queen Bingo? Have an ugly sweater you’d like to pull out at a party dedicated to ugly woolen goods? Want to pretend to be in a ski resort? These are all options throughout the week. Attend a shindig dedicated to Canada, to celebrate Canada Day — poutine included.

Also on offer are cozy nooks, art installations, live performers and DJs, and special menus tailored to the occasion. Hardening is recommended, obviously.

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TASTE ALL THE CHEESE YOU CAN HANDLE

You and your favorite person can never have too many chances to eat cheese, but this throwback Australian cheese festival isn’t just about showering cheese lovers with creamy goodness. A collaboration between Bruny Island Cheese Co cheesemaker Nick Haddow and the organizers of Pinot Palooza, Mold wants dairy lovers to explore and devour the soft, hard and soft bites that Australia’s best cheese wizards have to offer.

Returning for the fourth time in 2022 – after a chaotic few years, as all festivals have lasted – the nerdy event will paint Brisbane Showgrounds yellow from Friday July 1 to Sunday July 3. And there won’t be just a few cheeses on the menu. Over 75 artisan cheeses from across the country will be ready and waiting for you to devour, spanning dairy products from over 27 producers. This range includes Bruny Island Cheese Co, naturally, as well as Grandvewe, Milawa Cheese, Yarra Valley Dairy and Stone & Crow. There will also be products from Section 28, Red Cow Organics, Nimbin Valley Cheese and newcomers such as Dreaming Goat, Long Paddock Cheese and Second Mouse Cheese.

Alongside unlimited tastings of Australia’s finest cheeses – all for a $45 ticket, in four-hour sessions that run from 4:30-8:30 p.m. on Fridays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. on Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday – Mold will also feature tasty dishes from cheese specialists who have also been created especially for the festival. Think of it as a cheese-tasting trip to Australia without leaving town.

Of course, snacking on samples and buying slices and slices to take with you are just two ways to enjoy cheese. The festival will feature cooking demonstrations, masterclasses and lectures so you can expand your cheese knowledge as well as your cheese stomach. And it wouldn’t be a cheese festival without drinks to wash it all down, so expect a bar serving Aussie wines, whisky, vodka, gin, beer, cider, cocktails and sake – which go well with a little cheese.

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EAT AND DRINK YOUR WAY THROUGH THE SCENIC RIM

Sometimes even the most adventurous among us need a little nudge, a dash of motivation, or an extra push to reach a particular milestone. And, sometimes, that encouragement comes in the form of an unmissable event. So you’ve always wanted to take a walk in the Scenic Rim area of ​​South East Queensland, but never found the time? Well, consider the area’s annual Eat Local Week comeback as the reason you need it.

If exploring, eating, and drinking can’t get you in the car and on the highway, then nothing can. Unsurprisingly, this is just an overview of this nine-day festival. Promoting Scenic Rim products and the people who support them, the event marks its 11th year in 2022 – now running through Sunday July 3rd.

On the program: more than 125 events in 42 locations, all in an area designated as one of the best places to visit in 2022. So you will not be bored during this festival. A number of festivals take place as part of the larger event, to begin with – including a winter harvest festival.

Other highlights include picnics with alpacas among the vines, camel rides, boozy brewery brunches, sightseeing galore, and plenty of opportunities to eat, drink, and admire. view.

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10 creative birthday photo shoot ideas to consider https://poterefotografico.com/10-creative-birthday-photo-shoot-ideas-to-consider/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/10-creative-birthday-photo-shoot-ideas-to-consider/ Hosting a birthday party for a loved one or friend? Do you want it to be memorable for them? Create lasting memories for them with these creative birthday photoshoot ideas. Whether you are a seasoned photographer or a novice, listen to us. These ideas are simple and doable. Moreover, they are attractive and fun for […]]]>

Hosting a birthday party for a loved one or friend? Do you want it to be memorable for them? Create lasting memories for them with these creative birthday photoshoot ideas.

Whether you are a seasoned photographer or a novice, listen to us. These ideas are simple and doable. Moreover, they are attractive and fun for every party guest.

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1. Capture the emotion at a surprise party

There’s nothing more magical than capturing the real surprise on the birthday person’s face when you throw a surprise party for them. A surprise party is sure to please everyone, regardless of age. So go ahead and plan that perfect party. But make sure you’re ready to capture their expression at the right time.

This means not only being in the right place at the right time, but also setting up your camera correctly with the right lens and keeping the batteries fully charged.

2. Present the accessories

You know what birthdays mean to you: cakes, balloons, candles, hats, streamers, confetti and so much more. You must include them in your photos to bring out the fun and joy of the party. Have the birthday celebrant interact with the props and they’ll cherish the photos for years to come.

Is the birthday celebrant a child? Then, accessories are crucial to capture their personality. A child holding a bunch of balloons is a classic shot you can’t miss. You can even turn on the string lights and take portraits with beautiful bokeh in the background.

3. Have fun in the sun

A party becomes much more interesting if you do it outside, and your photos too. In addition, an outdoor party will appeal to everyone, from young to old. So book a picnic table in a park or pack a big blanket. Go to the beach or to a lake. Don’t forget to pack enough snacks and water for everyone.

Let the party begin, and you capture the candid moments of guests enjoying the relaxed atmosphere outside.

4. Use flower power

Don’t like big parties or detailed planning? Then make it small in a flower farm or garden. No one will refuse to enjoy the sights and scents of a blooming garden. You may need to check with the farm beforehand, pay a fee, and reserve a time. But, we promise the airy, summery photos are definitely worth it.


Most farms have separate hours for professional photography, but it’s a good idea to check with them. You don’t want to fight for space when the farm is busy. Instead, choose early morning or evening to bring your images to life.

5. Play in the pool

A pool party is the way to go in the summer. It’s so much better than being locked in an indoor party. The bright blue pool, colorful pool rings, shiny drink glasses and other accessories will make your photos cheerful and contrasting.

Do you want to offer a unique photoshoot experience to your friend or loved one? Get an underwater housing for your camera or try a DIY solution for taking underwater photos.

6. Painting with light

Is the birthday party in the evening? Next, consider having sparklers at your party. Not only are they gorgeous props, but they’re perfect for light painting. Of course, you can also use a flashlight, but that’s not as fun as sparklers.

With light painting you can create fun shapes or even write a message for the birthday star. Don’t forget to bring a tripod so you can keep your shutter speed low.

7. Catch the action

Photography is about capturing a particular moment. So be present and take pictures of all the little things happening around you. Actions like blowing out the candle, popping the confetti, and opening the bottle of champagne are must-haves.

Images like dad twirling with his young daughter, mom tossing the baby in the air, and couples dancing in a storm will also be watchdogs. Walk around the party with your camera and you’ll find treasures to keep.

8. Include family portraits in matching outfits

Even if you want to focus on taking pictures of the hero of the party, take the time to include other important people in his life. Have parents, grandparents, cousins ​​and friends in photos. You can take images of different generations in matching pajamas.


If there are any furry friends in the family, spend some one-on-one time to get to know them and showcase their unique qualities.

9. Tell the story

Portraits are all good and nice, but if you tell a story through your photos, it will take your photography to another level. So go behind the scenes and find stories to tell. Describe stories like parents baking and decorating the birthday cake, cousins ​​hanging the birthday sign, friends throwing the party, etc.

Authenticity is key here – you don’t want posed photos or simple snapshots. Instead, you should opt for natural and relevant photos that the birthday celebrant will cherish forever.

10. Just Crush It

Who said smash cakes were just for one-year-olds? Break the pan and the cake for fun photos your birthday guy or girl will remember. When breaking a cake, the rule of thumb is that the more the better. So ask friends and family to adorn the birthday person with a cake.

You may want to order an additional cake for guests, so plan accordingly.

Have fun at the birthday photoshoot

When you go for a birthday photo shoot, it’s essential to be prepared. First, choose the right camera – you might want one with high ISO capabilities if the party is in the evening. Also pack a few lenses from wide angle to portrait to capture moments indoors and outdoors. Bring a flash with a diffuser just in case. Finally, don’t forget the tripod and spare batteries for your camera.

Once your gear is in order, keep looking for opportunities to find the right expression and unique accessories. Also, don’t forget to involve the family and don’t forget to tell the story.

Planning a special birthday photo shoot is the best gift you can give to someone you love. It’s way better than any material gift you can buy.

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Ideas to increase the value of your home – Bowie News https://poterefotografico.com/ideas-to-increase-the-value-of-your-home-bowie-news/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 22:53:38 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/ideas-to-increase-the-value-of-your-home-bowie-news/ 5 convenient upgrades to increase style, function (Family Features) Whether you’ve bought a new home or are just looking to invest in what’s probably your greatest asset, home improvements can make your living space more comfortable, functional and stylish. According to a Zolo survey of over 3,300 new owners and potential first-time buyers in 2022. […]]]>

5 convenient upgrades to increase style, function

(Family Features) Whether you’ve bought a new home or are just looking to invest in what’s probably your greatest asset, home improvements can make your living space more comfortable, functional and stylish.

According to a Zolo survey of over 3,300 new owners and potential first-time buyers in 2022.

Consider these popular upgrade ideas to create a space built for your family’s needs that can also increase resale value down the line.

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At the height of the pandemic, many professionals found themselves working remotely – a trend that continued as restrictions lifted. In fact, 46% of survey respondents indicated that dedicated office space is a must when buying a new home. When creating this space, keep function and efficiency in mind. Build your home office around a desk — standing or traditional — then consider additions like an ergonomic chair and keyboard, a soft-light desk lamp, mood-boosting plants, and a whiteboard to stay organized. Don’t forget to add touches of personality like artwork, trinkets, or photos of loved ones to make it your own.

Skylights
By improving the overall look and functionality of dark spaces, such as home offices where natural light can enhance creativity and productivity, an option like skylights can increase the value of a home, and 55% of first-time homebuyers rated skylights as desirable or essential, according to research from the National Association of Home Builders. For rooms that need brightening, skylights can free up wall space for storage while adding plenty of natural light and increasing ventilation. An option like the Velux No Leak Fresh Air Solar Skylights helps rid indoor air of bacteria, volatile organic compounds and carbon dioxide.

In the long term, high-quality skylights can also help reduce carbon emissions and household energy consumption, saving money on household bills, according to Urban Grade. Remote-controlled models can be opened to bring fresh air inside, and with light-filtering or room-darkening shades, homeowners have maximum control over exactly how much light they want. Additionally, solar shades are available in over 75 colors and patterns, giving homeowners nearly endless customization options. To learn more, visit whyskylights.com.

backyard retreat
Perfect for hosting friends, dining alfresco or simply relaxing with nature as a backdrop, 48% of survey respondents cited a garden retreat as a must-have amenity at home. Start with a deck or patio, then customize your outdoor living space to meet your family’s wants and needs. Weatherproof furniture can add comfort while features such as outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, fans and lighting can create a connection with your indoor spaces that add both style and functionality.

walk-in pantry
If you’re looking to add a pantry to your kitchen, you’re not alone. Walk-in pantries made 48% of respondents’ must-have lists. To start, consider your storage needs to determine how much space you’ll need, and don’t forget to vary the height of the shelves to maximize space. Open shelving can also be combined with additional counter space, cabinets, pull-out organizers, and other features to help match the design to the rest of your kitchen.

home gym
Another trend that has grown in popularity amid the pandemic, home gyms can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, utilizing available space in the garage, basement, guest bedroom or even the backyard. Offering more time to fit workouts into your schedule, home gyms can be customized with the equipment most important to your lifestyle. From yoga mats, jump ropes, and free weights to treadmills, ellipticals, benches, and racks, your space, budget, and goals can help you create or update a dedicated home workout space.


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NIMN 2022: Avoid Old Models, Reinvent New Ideas, Experts Charge Captains of Industry, Business Owners https://poterefotografico.com/nimn-2022-avoid-old-models-reinvent-new-ideas-experts-charge-captains-of-industry-business-owners/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/nimn-2022-avoid-old-models-reinvent-new-ideas-experts-charge-captains-of-industry-business-owners/ Business owners, captains of industry, and brand guardians eager to stay relevant and improve their business results have been tasked with reinventing their businesses to take advantage of new opportunities brought about by advances in technology.Charging the Lagos weekend at the 2022 Annual Marketing Conference organized by the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN), […]]]>

Business owners, captains of industry, and brand guardians eager to stay relevant and improve their business results have been tasked with reinventing their businesses to take advantage of new opportunities brought about by advances in technology.
Charging the Lagos weekend at the 2022 Annual Marketing Conference organized by the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN), the experts, drawn from the various sectors of the national integrated marketing communications space, have argues that it was becoming increasingly dangerous for proprietary companies to continue to stick to old business models, in a rapidly changing technology-driven space.
Speaking on the theme “Fostering Business Sustainability in the Age of Data and Technology”, keynote speaker Mr. Kola Oyeyemi said that contrary to the traditional belief that the advent of technology will improve the lives of many people to the detriment of a “smaller”, technological advances have continued to weigh on many companies, due to the inability of these companies to take advantage of the advantages inherent in these technologies.
He therefore argued that with the explosion of data and highly aggressive disruptive technologies, it has become imperative to discuss corporate sustainability from a performance fundamentals perspective.
Describing the issue of disruptive technologies as “troubling”, the managing director of Axiom Intel Limited noted that while technology can improve operational and financial efficiency, it can also accelerate a company’s decline and extinction, if it is not exploited.
“It’s like riding a wild tiger. Any mistake can be very fatal. Technology can help you improve your operational and financial efficiency. It can make you leaner, fitter, smarter and more profitable. It can help you make it more innovative and enable faster market access. However, technology can also accelerate your extinction,” he said.
Oyeyemi also warned that such disruption could negatively impact businesses, although this is not necessarily due to intra-company competition, but as “barbarism from outside” the industry.
Using the advent of smartphone technology as an example, he argued that the introduction of the first smartphone device by IBM in 1992 and the advent of the Internet had caused smartphones to change the face of business interactions forever and personal.
“It is one of the most visible examples of creative destruction. The smartphone has taken the mobility of life and business to a whole new level and created a convergence of industries in this powerful device,” he said. -he adds.
According to the former President of the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN), convergence has led to the untimely death or mutation of many industries, with more than 14 classic industries changed or being changed by the smartphone.
Some of the industries affected, he added, included music production and distribution, video production and distribution, banking, insurance, watch, print production, broadcasting, games, retail chains, cards, credit, cinema, advertising, photography, hospitality. , transport, logistics, education and medical practice.
Oyeyemi attributed such disruption to the fact that technologies take no account of existing rules of engagement or old competitive advantage factors.
“They are barbarians who have torn down old structures and systems and created a whole new framework for competitiveness beyond industries,” he said.
The keynote speaker therefore urged business owners to beware of organizational rigidity, as such a strategy undermines innovation and ecosystem thinking and could therefore lead to the extinction of these businesses.
In her contribution, Marketing Coordinator, Allied Foods (Burger King), and one of the conference panelists, Joyce Ibukun Adeyemo, emphasized the need for marketing practitioners across the country to take disruptive marketing seriously.
“It’s because it helps you freshen up your products in the eyes of your customer and creatively gives you a competitive edge,” she said.
Also speaking at the event, the Institute’s President and Chairman of the Board, Mr. Idorenyen Enang, described the conference as a means of creating a platform for stakeholders in the national marketing space to ‘to exchange ideas.
He explained that the 17 prominent practitioners, some of whom were from sister professional bodies, was a way to further improve the practice and collaborate with sister professional bodies, with the aim of bringing more benefits to its members.
The institute elected Prof. Michael Kupolati and Ms. Ebisan Onyema as First and Second Vice Presidents respectively.
Announcing this at the institute’s annual general meeting (AGM) held on the second day of the marketing conference, the institute’s president, Enang, said the newly elected leaders would replace the duo. composed of Dr. Kasuwar Gambo and Mr. Chuka. Eborah, the former first and second vice presidents, respectively, who had served their terms on the institute’s board.
Congratulating the duo, Enang expressed the belief that the newly elected officers would put to good use the vast experiences they had gained over decades in the field of marketing.
He also expressed the institute’s gratitude to the past first and second vice presidents for their contributions to the growth and development of the institute over the past few years.
Responding on behalf of the new officers, Kupolati assured them of the duo’s commitment to contributing their own quota to the development of the marketing institute.
Kupolati and Ebisan emerged victorious after the online manifesto evening and voting exercise, conducted by the institute’s electoral committee, between June 8 and June 17.
While Kupolati was elected unopposed with 293 votes out of 450 registered votes, Ebisan beat Ayoade Adeyemi with 241 votes against 180 for the latter.

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8 Gift Ideas to Celebrate Father’s Day in Sanya – Thatsmags.com https://poterefotografico.com/8-gift-ideas-to-celebrate-fathers-day-in-sanya-thatsmags-com/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 08:30:28 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/8-gift-ideas-to-celebrate-fathers-day-in-sanya-thatsmags-com/ Father’s Day falls this coming Sunday, June 19, so don’t find yourself empty-handed that day to celebrate all the amazing men in your life. If you’re struggling to find something, or if he’s the jack of all trades, check out some of our gift ideas for that dear old dad. Show him your cooking skills […]]]>

Father’s Day falls this coming Sunday, June 19, so don’t find yourself empty-handed that day to celebrate all the amazing men in your life. If you’re struggling to find something, or if he’s the jack of all trades, check out some of our gift ideas for that dear old dad.

Show him your cooking skills

The saying goes, “The best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” So put on an apron and get in the kitchen! Whether you’re making breakfast in bed or going out of your way to cook his favorite dinner, I’m sure you’ll leave your dad grinning from ear to ear.

For international delights, head to the fifth floor of the Summer Mall to Corner delicatessenwhere you can find a range of products from almost every country including delicious meats and cheeses or visit and add Gourmet Sanya (WeChat: gourmetsanya) at the same resort for the best grills, including amazing steaks and fresh vegetables.

Book an evening at his favorite restaurant

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There are many amazing places to dine in Sanya, so why not book a family night out or even book a special night out for dad and his favorite wife without the kids! For a more family-friendly experience, head to the Dolphin Bar where kids can stock up on pizza and pasta and dad can satisfy his “meat tooth” with their Sunday deal: buy any steak and get a Ofred bottle of wine and dessert for free after 6pm.

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For something a little more upscale for mom and dad to spend an evening alone, try Latabella. This restaurant and wine bistro has just what the doctor ordered for a romantic evening and a perfect gift to boot!

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Scan the QR to discover their offer:

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Take him to a local football game

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The 2022 Chinese Football Association Super League season has kicked off and you can watch them live in Hainan; buy your dad a ticket to the game, or take him to your favorite pub or sports bar, grab some food and drink and stay up to watch the action-packed games together.

Tickets can be purchased via WeChat by going to Services, then Event Tickets:

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Spend a day of fun and sport in the sun

Pick a sport you both like or are new to and play it together. Experience an outdoor adventure by horseback riding, diving or surfing. Who knows? Maybe this day of fun will turn into a hobby that you will share together for life.

Paddle board lesson in Houhai: 2 hours +1 on 1 coach + photos: RMB680

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Riding lessons: 380 RMB

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A day at the spa

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When we think of a day of pampering, we usually only think of moms, but dad needs #selfcare too! Book her a facial, a massage or even a manicure and pedicure (we saw your feet guys, you need them!) to give her a moment of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Single spa package: 468 RMB

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Buy him a gym membership

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Sports and fitness are the lifeblood of some men, so why not support their healthy habits and buy or extend their gym membership or workout class. Our fathers are always a strong figure in our lives, so let’s help them continue their good work.

Monthly 24-hour fitness pass: 498 RMB

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Make her a photo book

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It’s a great idea to involve the whole family. Take a few of your favorite printed photos and give Dad a gift that won’t bring back all your fond memories. Write quotes or notes under the photos to let him know how much you care about him.

Go on an adventure in Hainan’s hinterland

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From white-water rafting and waterfall hiking to carts and water parks, get out of Sanya for the day and see what’s in your own backyard. Just two hours away in Wuzhishan is the Red Canyon tourist area. Rafting, aerial obstacle courses, pedal boats and canyoning, it’s fun for the whole family! You can also head north to the Atlantis Water Park or Aquarium – a day of fun and adventure awaits, and you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime.

Check out the Red Canyon Tourist Area website:

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READ MORE: 3 Hainan Inland Getaways: Rainforests, Waterfalls, Canyons and More


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Jeremy Irons and Laurie Anderson star in an eclectic mix https://poterefotografico.com/jeremy-irons-and-laurie-anderson-star-in-an-eclectic-mix/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/jeremy-irons-and-laurie-anderson-star-in-an-eclectic-mix/ Borris – a picturesque village in County Carlow – is off the beaten track and nestled between the Blackstairs Mountains and Mount Leinster. At its heart is Borris House, the ancestral home of the MacMurrough Kavanaghs whose family heritage includes former Irish kings. This royal estate is where culture vultures descended on this weekend for […]]]>

Borris – a picturesque village in County Carlow – is off the beaten track and nestled between the Blackstairs Mountains and Mount Leinster. At its heart is Borris House, the ancestral home of the MacMurrough Kavanaghs whose family heritage includes former Irish kings.

This royal estate is where culture vultures descended on this weekend for a niche festival. The Festival of Writing and Ideas focuses on words in various forms – storytelling, poetry, books with a dash of musical events.

Ben Andersen, Lemn Sissay, Alan Yentob and Jon Ronson at the Festival of Writing and Ideas in Borris. Photo: Frank Smith

Sunday’s events kicked off with a packed marquee for a mix of Ukraine-themed music and lyrics. Hot House Flower, Fiachna O Braonáin, played Sliabh na mBan on a low whistle followed by readings. I enjoyed ‘One Armed Chef’, Giles Duley’s description of how to make borscht, the Ukrainian sour soup; Lindsey Hilsum from Channel 4 News told a political joke and John Illsley from Dire Straits closed the proceedings with a rendition of Brothers in Arms.

Fiachna Ó Braonáin and Laurie Anderson in Borris.  Photo: Frank Smith
Fiachna Ó Braonáin and Laurie Anderson in Borris. Photo: Frank Smith

Other musical interludes include restaurant critic Jay Rayner, seated in front of a small white grand piano, delivering a mellow jazz set with his wife. He also included a good thread on the scattering of his parents’ ashes.

“As kids, we were all encouraged to invent stuff with a certain amount of reality to drive it forward — that’s my legacy,” said Laurie Anderson, who was a compelling storyteller in conversation with Alan Yentob.

John Illsley (Dire Straits) and Fiachna Ó Braoináin (Hothouse Flowers) at Borris.  Photo: Frank Smith
John Illsley (Dire Straits) and Fiachna Ó Braoináin (Hothouse Flowers) at Borris. Photo: Frank Smith

My favorite storyteller of the day was filmmaker David Puttnam, who told stories that made his audience laugh and cry in equal measure.

Around the weekend’s events, husband-and-wife celebrities Sinéad Cusack and Jeremy Irons, dressed in outfits suggesting he could pull out a wrench and fix the boiler, marked the centenary of TS Eliot’s epic poem The Wasteland , in a crowded ballroom. All in all, a stimulating weekend in an enchanting setting.

Lenny Abrahamson (Normal People) and Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Luther) in Borris.  Photo: Frank Smith
Lenny Abrahamson (Normal People) and Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Luther) in Borris. Photo: Frank Smith
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