Monday 26 August 2019

Global village: Enjoy an espresso wherever you go

Heidi Klum
Vivienne Westwood
George Clooney in Up in The Air

Anna Coogan

Fancy an espresso while on the go? The Minipresso is a compact espresso machine which you can slide into your bag or backpack, and means you'll never be hostage to an espresso craving ever again.

Compatible with Caffitaly capsules, this mini machine allows you enjoy your morning espresso whether you're holidaying in a hotel, in a hostel or in a caravan.

The Minipresso weighs less than a pound, and includes a built-in cup and fits easily in a backpack or carry-on.

It doesn't require compressed air, N2O cartridges or electricity for operating. Instead it is hand-operated, and you can enjoy multiple quality espressos, going from ristretto to cafe lungo. It costs in the region of €36.

Heidi has fun in Disneyland

Supermodel Heidi Klum recently treated her four children to a fun-filled holiday in Disneyland Park, where they were spotted enjoying fun rides in the sunshine in Anaheim, California.

The only theme park designed and built under the supervision of Walt Disney himself, the attractions at Disneyland (changed to Disneyland Park in the 1990s) include Alice in Wonderland, where the White Rabbit disappears down a rabbit hole into a topsy-turvy world where cats disappear into thin air, and the Queen of Hearts oversees an army of playing cards.

Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955, and rides for adventurous children include a thrilling bobsled down an icy mountain, plus a cruise around a model of the world.

For family entertainment, there are fireworks, spectacular parades and singing and dancing shows.

Children can hang out with their favourite goofy characters in the park.

Vivienne styles a Hollywood hotel

British national treasure and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, right, has made her debut as a hotel suite designer at the London West Hollywood Hotel located in West Hollywood, California.

You'll have to have a lot of dosh, as a stay at the Westwood-designed penthouse will set you back a cool €22,000 a night.

Working with the firm Richmond International, which specialises in hospitality design, Westwood co-designed the new lavish penthouse which has two bedrooms, large marble baths, and a full working kitchen.

Westwood's scarves are framed as artwork throughout the penthouse, and a rug features her signature squiggle pattern.

Sunday is a day for searching has come up with some ideas for making us more savvy travellers.

1: Apply for a travel rewards card - or switch the one you have so you can put your points toward any type of travel, rather than being limited to a single airline or hotel chain.

2: Check your miles. If you bank your frequent-flier points with a single airline, review its latest policies.

3: Sign up for every major loyalty programme (including car rental firms). They're free and may provide perks.

4: Search on Sunday. Sunday is the best day of the week to find low airfares.

5: Pick your day. Choose the cheapest departure day. That is often Friday for domestic trips, and Tuesday or Wednesday for international.

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