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Flying High: Nicole Kidman takes to the skies for Etihad

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Published 06/04/2015 | 02:30

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Nicole Kidman is the latest celeb taking to the skies.

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The Oscar-winner has made an extracurricular career out of endorsing high-end products such as Chanel perfume and Omega watches, so perhaps it's no surprise to see she is the "face" of a global advertising campaign for Etihad Airways.

In recent years, Lionel Messi and Kobe Bryant have starred in ads for Turkish Airlines, Ronaldo and Pele have starred for Emirates, and Barcelona stars have togged out for Qatar Airways.

The Etihad TV advert was shot with Kidman on board the UAE carrier's new Airbus A380 and in locations around the world, including various landmarks in Abu Dhabi (below).


Nicole Kidman flying high for Etihad

Kidman is seen watching TV in the plane's spacious First Apartment, and finally falling back into the double bed in the bedroom of the three-room The Residence by Etihad - the only such private living space in commercial aviation.

Interestingly, it also features a digitally created scene of Kidman in the interior of the soon-to-be opened futuristic Louvre Abu Dhabi.

The airline's chief commercial officer, Peter Baumgartner, said: "Nicole Kidman, as a globally respected artist, was the perfect voice and face for our story."

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Sun protection is always at hand

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The JUNE bracelet from Netatmo

You'd think those of us who get sunburnt easily would know better than to go out in strong sunshine. Yet if you're someone who every so often gets caught out without enough sun cream on, the JUNE bracelet from Netatmo could be just the thing to stop you from going an unattractive shade of red.

The JUNE bracelet is a sun sensor which measures how much UVA and UVB exposure you're getting. It aims to protect you from skin problems such as sunburn, discolouration and wrinkles, and the much more serious problem of skin cancer.

The sensor communicates with your smartphone, giving you advice on sun protection. The sensor is cut to resemble a diamond, and comes in three colours - gold, platinum and gunmetal. The bracelet costs €95. netatmo.com

It's wild and beautiful out West

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Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way has been proven to be a fantastic tourism initiative, and last year was credited with increasing the number of tourists visiting here by more than half a million.

So what's not to love about our new drive to promote our coastline from Malin Head right down to the Old Head of Kinsale, with everywhere from the Cliffs of Moher to Dursey Island in between?

Carsten Krieger, a photographer based in the west of Ireland, has captured the beauty of our west coast in his latest book which is published by The O'Brien Press, and is called Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. So beautiful does Keem Strand, Achill Island, Co Mayo look, you'll want to hit the road immediately. The photography book costs €12.99. obrien.ie

Saying "I do" in magical Malta

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Magical Malta

Fancy getting married abroad, and looking for ideas on where to say "I do"? Stephen Chircop and Mary Grace Lynch of Dreemz Planners are hoping you'll choose to get married in Malta, and will avail of their services for organising a romantic day.

They offer high-end venues whether you want a city location or a beach setting, yet perhaps their most unusual option is Popeye Village - a group of rustic buildings located at Anchor Bay in the north of Malta.

It was built as a film set for the production of the 1980 live-action musical Popeye, produced by Paramount Pictures and starring Robin Williams. So spinach would have to be on the menu, without a doubt. dreemzplannes.com

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