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Lucio Palmieri pays tribute to La Traviata’s protagonist, the fallen yet loving Violetta buy synthesizing the story in 3 scenes, all with the lady wearing Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda.
The Office Christmas Party: the subject of many comedy sketches, real life nightmares and unplanned resignations, this is the one work related gathering where a faux pas may cause shame and derision for seasons to come. Here’s what not to do.
Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly
Oligarchs, Silicon Valley impresarios, Heiresses, Royals take heed: Swide has 10 great gifts that will make this Christmas one to remember that may set you back a few bob, but will definitely bring a joyous sile to your special someone.
Finally, after months of teasing, leaks and peeks, the trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been released, showing that it isn’t only Electro that our web-spinning hero needs to worry about.
With a whole lot of Ls releasing new music and videos this week, the likes of Lorde and Lana Del Rey have been taking over social media and England’s Leona Lewis is getting all Christmassy.
Every day Swide will choose one of the wonderful family pictures uploaded on the #DGFAMILY website, to share some of that love we’ve seen in family pictures with our readers.
Technology isn’t just for him, the more tech under the Christmas tree, the better. Swide prepares a Christmas technology gift guide for the whole family, for him, for her, the kids and grandparents.
If you haven’t seen and heard Dolce e Gabbana by the Italian group Power Francers yet, then do it straight away. Then you’ll want to read our interview.
A true Londoner, Alannah Sparks begins her reports on whats new in the Big Smoke by talking to the people with the bright ideas and the talent to realize them. First up, Jamie Rule one half of the duo behind Background Bars, the production company that brought Night Tales to Dalston.
Chedi Andermatt is the first GHM’s Swiss property: surrounded by the Swiss Alps and featuring 102 guest rooms and suites, the hotel is only a two-hours train ride from Zurich.
What’s the problem? In the light of Tom Daley’s revelations, today’s guy is wondering if YouTube is an effective way of revealing an important piece of his true identity.
If you're looking for a statement piece to jazz up your LDB for the party season look no further. This Dolce&Gabbana mosaic embroidered Dea clutch is exactly what you need.
Haven’t you forgotten something? Ah yes, the present for your special lady. The horror of the prospect of getting it wring is the cause of you putting it off? Don’t fret; Swide has 10 perfect gifts for whatever type of lady makes your day a better day.
Like everything Nelson Mandela did in his extraordinary life his last act was notable for its dignity. South Africa has lost its greatest son, the world has lost its last great statesman and truly great man.
With Christmas Day approaching fast, it’s high time you started making the most of the month we have left. For those that have that certain special guy in their lives, Swide has just the help you need, with 10 top Christmas gift ideas to suit every guy.
It’s Christmas time again! Crazy how time flies, isn’t it? If you find yourself not ready for it, worry not. Swide comes to the rescue with many ideas: no matter which type of Mother you have, she’ll be a very happy one ‘tis season!
This week has been inundated with new trailers for 2014’s upcoming blockbusters. Amongst them all, it’s the trailers for the Greek Mythology tales of The Legend of Hercules and 300: Rise of an Empire that are getting us excited.
With Christmas almost here its time to get thinking about presents, wrapping and cards. Swide has the ultimate Christmas gift guide for your nearest and dearest. This week, we start with Dad.
Everyone knows him as the NYC layabout hipster engaged to Lena Dunham in Girls. In real life he does live in Brooklyn, but he's a former Marine, married,with a passion for the theatre and sang a duet with Justin Timberlake; appeared in Vogue and will be working with one of Italy's best directors.
Claudio Arciglione, Gold Restaurant’s Executive Chef, tells us how to prepare a dessert for New Year’s Eve: a yummy toasted Pandoro that will surprise your guests. Follow his step by step recipe.
Nelson Mandela, affectionately known at Madiba, human rights campaigner, Nobel Piece Prize winner and one of the most inspirational figures of the 20th century passed away on the 5th December 2013 at the age of 95. Here are his most teachings which we should heed and carry with us in our hearts.
La Traviata is officially the most performed and possibly most well loved opera today. Here are the 10 best productions of the piece so far, in Swide's opinion.
Originally composed in 1852-53, when Verdi was inspired by the performance of Duma’s The Lady of the Camellias on stage in Paris, the beginning of La Traviata was not a happy one, just like that of the protagonist.
While Christmas is about family gatherings and extravagant homely meals, New Year’s Eve is where the glamour stakes real come into their own. You don’t want to start 2014 with a fashion mistake do you? Then take inspiration from Swide’s suggestions for a perfect NYE look.
Quinoa, Amaranth, Buckwheat and Chia have been providing essential nutrients, vitamins, energy, and fiber to humanity for centuries. Known as “Ancient Grains” they are not grains, here we will explain to you what they are and what to do with them.
Her new 27-minute short film for Tropico is here. Once described as something concocted in David Lynch’s dreams, the femme fatale Lana Del Rey has just released her eagerly anticipated Tropico film… as well as her second album Ultraviolence for 2014.
Proving that you don’t have to be flashing flesh to cause a online storm strong enough to break Vevo, Lorde’s video for new single ‘Team’ managed to crash her own Vevo channel.
2013 is the anniversary of two opera great’s: Wagner and Verdi. La Scala’s 2012/13 season opened with Lohengrin, by the former, but this year, the historic Milanese theatre pays tribute to the great Italian composer with one of his best loved operas: La Traviata.
Benedict Cumberbatch is looking hot wearing Dolce&Gabbana on the red carpet of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ premiere in Los Angeles this week.
Personalize your Christmas this year by making your very own Christmas decorations. Swide gives you some tips on how to make them, oh and lest I forget they’re a prefect treat too, as they’re all 100% edible!
Opera season is high and nigh, and about to be crowned by one of the most glamorous events of the season, the opening of La Scala in Milan.
After your ride, your motorcycle helmet is the single most important piece of kit you will own so it’s worth taking the time to choose the best model for you. Swide chooses the top 10 motorcycle helmets for 2014.
It’s hard to believe that it’s that time again; The Miami Art Basel 2013 is underway, showcasing the world’s best art and design. Here is Swide’s Guide to events you can’t miss, both art and party.
Swide takes you on tour with the best Italian restaurants abroad: let’s head to Paris at Il Carpaccio, 1 Michelin star.
From North to South, the diversity of Italy is expressed also by the variety of food served in one of the most important occasions of the year: Christmas. Here is what you will eat if you’ll spend Christmas in Italy- first courses- or primi as they are known in Italy.
Embrace Winter, try the Ice Ultra, a 230 km foot race that takes you into one of the most remote Artic regions to test your stamina and resolve. An ultra marathon on the Arctic tundra that is a supreme test of your physical and mental endurance, it is also a unique and life-affirming experience.
Monica Bellucci looked stunning at the opening of the Cartier Exhibition in Paris, like a black diamond amongst Hollywood starts and European celebrities.
Oh Instagram, you never let us down, do you? Madonna has shared a photo of herself, posing with the Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe. What’s going on here then?
This week follow our perfume expert to discover the truth about carnation, its vintage elegance and its dusky hidden nature
While waiting for La Scala opening season on December 7 in Milan with Verdi’s La Traviata, we’ve found this cute video re-enacting an aria from the opera using cream puffs and cake decorations made of plasticine.
Monica Bellucci in @dolcegabbana shines like a diamond at the Cartier exhibition opening in Paris http://bit.ly/1bcP2xq
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