Venice is a theatre, then Hotel Cipriani is the Royal Box. It is a
resort: a way of life, an island apart, in every sense. It involves
all the senses that make a stay unforgettable. Four minutes by
private launch from San Marco, on the tip of the Giudecca Island, the
Cipriani is synonym for the dolce vita, Venetian style. There are 95
Rooms & Suites sharing a view to be seen nowhere else,
restaurants to please the finest palates and impeccable service await
Hotel Cipriani's heated Olympic size swimming pool (32 x 19
metres) is the only one in central Venice, and has filtered salt
water. The pool area is also the centre of attention for some
spectacular events at the Cipriani, like the Redentore Feast held in
July each year. An evening of dining and entertainment around the
pool ends with the spectacular firework display that can be viewed
from the Fondamenta delle Zitelle.
spring to autumn, the Poolside Restaurant serves alfresco,
buffet-style lunches and snacks, including an array of regional
specialities, grilled delicacies and a wide selection of beverages.
This informal snack restaurant is the ideal place to enjoy a
light lunch between one swim in the pool and a lazy afternoon in the
sunshine or exploring Venice - its location just on the lagoon
borders has an incomparable and relaxed view.
The Fortuny Restaurant features delicately blown glass, precious fabrics and amber-coloured mirrors, magnificent views of the lagoon as far as the eyes can see and architectural details reminiscent of St. Mark's domes. This atmosphere creates the perfect setting for a relaxed candlelit dinner. The Fortuny Restaurant has two terraces bordering the lagoon, the Fortuny and Antique Terrace. Both are set in lush, flowered gardens and can be reserved for special events or private parties.
Bars: There are 3 bars at the Hotel Cipriani: (1) The
is a brand new bar that awaits Cipriani's clients. It's one of the most famous meeting points in Venice and it is full of grand
style. Facing the most unique pool in Venice, the Gabbiano Bar aims
to become the landmark of the Hotel Cipriani, the gathering spot for
clients and venetians - the place to see and be seen. Enjoy an
aperitif before dinner, prepared and served by our head barman Walter
Bolzanella, or an after-dinner drink along with the stars and
celebrities in the romantic Piano Bar. (2) The Fortuny Bar
overlooks Cipriani's enchanting gardens and the lagoon.
skillful barmen will mix delicious seasonal fruit-juice based
cocktails and long drinks (Bellini, Tiziano, Roger, Mimosa) or
prepare your own choice of beverage. Music is played from early
evening by the resident pianist. (3) The Pool Bar
is open from spring
to autumn and serves delicious cocktails and a wide selection of
beverages on the patio or by the pool.
A refreshing cocktail is
the perfect way to enjoy the magnificent views between dips in the
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by Ankul Assavaviboonpan, the Stap Man is just waiting for your
squeeze and start stapling away. Put this whimsical stapler on your
desk and turn it into his battlefield. Once you get going, you will
find it hard to stop. You can find this fun stapler at Panik Design
Dead Diva puts a uniquely compelling twist on the age-old battle
between brains and beauty. The Lifetime series, beginning tonight at
9 pm ET/PT, is one of the few shows on television to cast an
overweight character with an actor who is actually overweight. On
series like "30 Rock" and "The New Adventures of Old
Christine," purportedly slovenly, overeating characters are
portrayed by petite, pretty actresses. Jane, the lawyer heroine of
"Drop Dead Diva," played by Brooke Elliott thinks like Elle in
"Legally Blond" but looks like more like Camryn Manheim on "The
tells the story of a beautiful-but-vapid model wannabe, Deb, who has
a fatal car accident and suddenly finds herself in front of Heaven's
gatekeeper, Fred, who declares her a self-centered "zero."
Outraged, Deb attempts to persuade Fred to return her to her shallow
existence but is accidentally relegated to the body of the recently
deceased Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliott). A brilliant, thoughtful and
plus-size attorney with a loyal assistant (Margaret Cho), Jane has
always lived in the shadow of her more comely colleagues, whereas Deb
has always relied on her external beauty. Now, by a twist of fate and
a bolt of divine intervention, Deb must come to terms with inhabiting
Jane's plus-size frame in the ultimate showdown between brains and
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five seasons, it seems as though the boys from Entourage are finally
ready to grow up. Vince, Drama, Turtle and E return this Sunday at
10:30pm for the Entourage Season 6 premiere, and maturity is finally
been more than seven months since we last saw HBO's hip crew, and
Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) spent his hiatus starring in Martin
Scorsese's Gatsby. As Entourage season 6 begins, the film is ready to
open and relaunch Vince's career.
as has always been the case, Vince isn't particularly interesting.
He's a surprisingly bland actor who is immune to the world. He has
fun, sleeps with sexy women in coat closets and cars, and lets
nothing alter his mood. The rest of the gang is a different story.
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Fun is at the forefront of Neil Cohen's designs, and perhaps never more so than in his spirited Lounge Chip and Dip for Nambé. Relaxed yet commanding and undeniably appealing, this precocious tray will serve you well no matter who you're entertaining. The chip end is generous and beveled; the other, a more structured hollow holding up to 2 ounces of dip. You'll find it equally at home with guacamole and tortilla chips as with caviar and crackers. Heated slightly, the Lounge is a showcase setting for crab cakes and warm remoulade; chill it and present a platter of cold shrimp and cocktail sauce. Playful and praised, this versatile piece earned a design recognition at the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Exhibition in 2005. The Lounge can be preheated to 500 degrees or chilled in the freezer.
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