Vietnam A fantastic ’foodie’ destination and a feast for all senses

Vietnam is a paradise for connoisseurs of sea- food and fish. Fish makes up a large portion of the Vietnamese diet. You find all possible combinations on offer, from fresh to cooked, from sweet to spicy – all work together to cre- ate a burst of flavour. Everywhere at the markets you can find many small cook shops, littlestands that offer a great variety of meals. An absolute highlight in Hanoi is the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. This water doll theatre is unique in the world. Also unique arethe…

After a long winter, tired skin benefits from a kick-start into spring

Finally, the cold season is over and we can start to enjoy the first sun rays caressing our skin. The constant harsh changes between dry heated inside air and cold temperatures outside have strained the skin. After the cold season, the skin needs specific care in spring to prepare it for the warmer temperatures. Now the skin needs to adjust to the changing conditions such as rising temperatures and especially the increased UV radiation. This does not happen overnight, but specific care will help the skin to better manage the…

Top class olive oil: your ‘blue chip’ for good health and smooth skin

Usually, everything that tastes great will have a negative result on your waistline and often even on your health. The opposite is true for genuine Extra Native olive oil. Being a powerful seasoning, it adds a unique flavour to many dishes and can prevent a wide variety of diseases or even heal them – this has been proven beyond any doubt by countless scientific studies. In Mediterranean countries, heart attacks,arteriosclerosis, diabetes, atopic dermatitisand even the mortality rate with various types of cancer are significantly lower than in the northern countries.…

Coming in new colours, shapes and sizes, the ‘white gold’ turns into a lifestyle product

Coarse salt crystals melt over a prime piece of Kobe beef, the nutty flavour of Black Hawaiian Sea Salt gives new potatoes a unique flavour and tingles the palate of discerning gourmets. Lustrous green season- ing salt in beautiful little wooden boxes, blue salt from Persia in hand-sewn small linen bags, or healing salt from Buddhist monks coming in a pretty tin box. The world of salt has become colourful and very soon found eager consumers in ambitious amateur chefs, gourmets and health-conscious people who are happy to pay up…

Lucerne the beautiful city in the heart of Switzerland

Contributing to Lucerne’s cityscape alongside the world-famous Chapel Bridge and WaterTower are the Musegg Wall, the Mill Bridge, Swiss Museum of Transport, the KKL culture and convention centre, and a host of other sites of interest. Lucerne is a very pretty and exciting city, and there is so much to see. Constructed in first half of the 14th century as a part of the city’s fortifications and named after St. Peter’s Chapel, which is located nearby. The paintings that were added in the 17th century illustrate scenes of Swiss and…

It’s time to be critically about sugar

Sugar – sweet and delicious but highly dangerous to our health. Diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, tooth decay and obesity are the consequences of excessive sugar consumption over many years. To- day, the firm intent to abstain from having sugar in your coffee andto significantly reduce the intake of chocolate and sweets is no longersufficient. If you want to live a healthy lifestyle you have to increase your awareness about all types of food, since not everything con- taining sugar is actually labelled as such! Sugar can be found in vir- tually any…

Pearls – About the dew of the moon and the fruit of Venus

Natural pearls are very precious. Just like in old times, they are only brought to the surface from the depth of the ocean by pearl divers, a risky activity still today. Pearl lovers pay prices of several 10,000 Euros per pearl for the rarest and finest qualities. The people of the Arabian Peninsula already dived for oysters as far backas in early Neolithic times. This is shown by a pearl that French archae- ologists discovered in a grave in the emirate Umm al-Qaiwain in 2012. Experts dated its origins to…

Collaboration with universities promote young talents for the polo sport in China

The influence of the government in China is all-encompassing. Of course, this also applies to equestrian sports and thus also to the polo scene in China. In 2002, the Chinese Horse Industry Association was founded. Its structures and decision-making processes differ greatly from those of equestrian sports, as they are known, for example, in European countries, the USA and Australia. The owners of Polo Luxury & Country Life Magazine, Birgit Hügli-Herrmann and Christoph Hügli, met Gaofeng Yue secretary general China Horse Industry Association for an interview in Yanqing. Central themes…

Hawai Polo Life Power claiming U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship title

Edging their way past teams in bracket play comprised of the best women’s players in the world, Cabo Wabo and Hawaii Polo Life entered the Susan G. Komen U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship™ Final 3-0  at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) in Wellington, Florida. Relocated from Houston, Texas, to South Florida for 2019 the tournament faced some rain delays with preliminary games being split between Port Mayaca Polo Club in Okeechobee, Florida, and IPC. Showcasing strategic team organization and exceptional horsepower, the women of Hawaii Polo Life demonstrated…

POLO & LUXURY is media partner of the Chinese Horse Industry Association

The POLO & LUXURY is excited to announce the Media Partnership with the Chinese Horse Industry Association (CHIA). The CHIA was founded in 2002 and is the nationwide umbrella organization for all equestrian sports, horse breeding and the culture around the horse in China. Horses and the polo sport have a very long tradition in China. Polo was already played at the imperial court of the Tang Dynasty. The Polo sport came to a standstill during the period of the Cultural Revolution. Since the year 2000, polo saw a successful rebirth…