Italy’s second-largest region is also one of its best-kept secrets. Join us as we explore the northern region of Piemonte in the pages of the newly released fall issue of Bellissimo,
A Smorgasbord of French-American Talent
A table! This October, we invite you to a dinner party – a roomful of transatlantic talent like Thomas Chisholm, the French-American chef shaking things up in Paris, New York-based French philanthropists Olivia and Jean-Pierre Chessé, and the team at Bragard, the French house that has been dressing chefs since 1933!
Also in this issue, read how Rousseau inspired not one, but two revolutions; travel to Camargue (“the French Wild West”); and meet French vanlifer Ben Quesnel, who left his job at Facebook to travel up and down the West Coast in a Volkswagen bus and turned his itinerant lifestyle into a company.
Walk this way
Katy Birchall consults trainer Ben Randall about how to get your dog to focus on you and stop disappearing on walks
As a difficult shooting season begins, Simon Lester considers the state of the sport amid its many modern challenges
If I only had a brain
Confusing to dogs and a star of horror films, scarecrows still fulfil their traditional bird-scaring role, discovers Jeremy Hobson
Mary-Ann Dunkley’s favourite painting
The design director of Liberty Fabrics picks a bright patchwork
Jack Watkins is diverted by the story of Shaw’s Pygmalion
7 million liters of beer are drunk on average during Munich’s Oktoberfest . A tough job for the waiters who are serving the tables in the festival tents. Especially, if you’re an absolute beginner like Euromaxx reporter Brant Dennis. His challenge: to work as a server for one day, carrying 10 one-liter-mugs of beer at a time like the pros. Will he make it?
Country Life’s 21 September 2022 issue is a Cotswolds special, looking at gardens, homes and Oxford’s brief stint as the British capital.
Our great good fortune
Long live the Kings and Queens, says Carla Carlisle as she marvels at the balancing act of our enduring monarchy
A Cotswold capital
Simon Thurley explains how Oxford was fortified during its brief spell as Charles I’s capital city during the Civil War
A concentrated Arcadia
Tilly Ware lauds the dedicated restoration of the many buildings and features of a historic Cotswolds landscape garden
Stella Ioannou’s favourite painting
The artistic director of Sculpture in the City chooses a vivid and compelling British work
Following a two-year break, Munich’s Oktoberfest is back! Dhruv Rathee and partner Juli visit the world’s largest Volksfest. The 17-day event kicks off with the traditional ‘parade of Wiesn landlords and breweries”.
Video timeline: 0:00 Intro 0:47 What is the Oktoberfest? 1:48 Parade of Wiesn landlords and breweries 2:58 A brief history of the Oktoberfest 3:39 Getting there 4:50 Dirndl and lederhosen 5:52 O’zaft is! – the opening tradition 7:10 Beer tents 8:28 Food 10:17 Rides and attractions 11:29 Tips for families
Dressed in their dirndls and lederhosen, they explore the many rides and attractions on the Wiesn – the field where it all takes place. Along with sampling some culinary delights, they of course have to drop in to one of the famous beer tents.
Iran’s mountainous terrain has always been an important part of people’s lives. Years ago, these mountains were populated by legendary horsemen. Today, they are the subject of scientific investigation. This film provides the viewer with stunning arial views of these mountains. It unfurls the rich tapestry of Iran’s history, from the legendary Order of the Assassins to the Mongol invasions. We also get to know Iran by meeting some of the fascinating people who live there. Take Ali, a world champion of mounted archery. Despite its waning popularity, the sport has endured in Iran due the importance of horses throughout Iranian history. We get to explore the historic Tabiz bazaar, which is still a bustling market and kaleidoscope of cultures today. There, we meet Dschebrael, a stall owner who speaks Azeri, the official language of Azerbaijan. In fact, Azeri can be heard throughout the market, which serves as a meeting place for Iran’s many ethnic groups, and thus as a microcosm of the country’s cultural diversity. The film introduces us to beekeepers and violinmakers, as well as young people living in Iran who want to travel and express themselves freely on social media — even though it is forbidden.
Discover Germany, Issue 97, September 2022
The September issue of Discover Germany, Austria & Switzerland starts off with a special focus on exploring the mountains in a wheelchair. It further includes a feature about Switzerland’s Whisky Trail, a whisky hiking trail that winds and weaves its way through scenic Alpine terrain, while exploring the warming drink. Further topics covered in our brand-new September issue are a focus on caravanning holidays through the eyes of actor Simon Böer, great products made in Switzerland, a focus on mindfulness, a look at Germany’s software industry, top travel tips, hotel recommendations, and much more.
Country Life 24 August goes on a Scottish pilgrimage and celebrates the bicentenary of The Queen’s Body Guard for Scotland, The Royal Company of Archers.
Jack Watkins falls under the spell of The Lady of Shalott
In the first of two articles, Clive Aslet tours Ardfin on the Isle of Jura, a Victorian sporting lodge reimagined for the 21st century
When the saints go marching in
Retracing the Highland route of St Columba to Iona, Joe Gibbs and his fellow pilgrims conquer hill and glen, until sickness hits
Bring me my bow
Royal Archer Jamie Blackett dons his green coat on the bicentenary of The Queen’s Body Guard for Scotland
There’s something about the Lake District – something that sparks the imagination and soothes the soul. A picture-perfect expanse of rugged peaks, placid waters and rolling farmland, neatly divided by dry-stone walls and dotted with stone-built villages, northwest England’s Lake District has the double accolade of being both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Park.