“Leaf me alone, I’m eating.”
“My life is better than yours!”
La Suite Hotel & SPA - Procida, Italy
La Suite Hotel and Spa is a stylish retreat on the tiny verdant island of Procida, in the glamorous Gulf of Naples. Taking advantage of the sensational location on this secluded enclave full of history and traditions, the 5 star design hotel features bright and luxurious rooms and suites, a magical spa equipped with all the cutting-edge facilities, an elegant gourmet restaurant, a lovely pool area and various outdoor spaces designed especially for leisure and relaxation. The white dazzling interiors are perfected with the latest technology and bold ornaments, creating an enticing contrast with the surrounding Mediterranean gardens.
It is in fact, a design study by a chap called Alex Imnadze, a student of the highly regarded IED Torino (who were 2005 winners of the Ferrari World Design Contest and runners up in 2011), and proud fan of Alfa and Pininfarina’s rich design heritage.
He says he cooked up this rendering - which is no way real at all, unless you’re in The Matrix - as a competitor for the new Chevrolet Corvette; “an Italian muscle car, if it’s possible to say”, he tells us.
And it certainly looks striking. Front-engined (no word, probably the 450bhp 4.7-litre V8), rear-wheel-drive and with hints of the Alfa Romeo Montreal at the front, together with snippets of the rather delectable Alfa 2uettottanta concept, the gorgeous 8C and of course, the original Alfa Romeo 6C. Shame there’s no whisper of the bite-the-back-of-your-hand beautiful Alfa 33 Stradale, but we’ve always got the upcoming 4C for that.
Have a click through the pictures and let us know: reckon Alfa should build something like this 6C?
Polar Bear’s Snow Addiction Is ‘Out of Control’
In what is an all too familiar tale, celebrity polar bear cub Siku has fallen victim to the scourge of addiction. His substance of choice? Snow.
“The pressures of being a celebrity are just too much to, uh, bear for many young polar bear cubs. Sadly, they often turn to substance abuse,” explained certified bearologist Toby Park. “Snow is readily accessible where Siku lives.”
According to sources close to the situation, Siku plays in the snow almost every day.
“The stuff is basically free here,” said one insider who wished to remain anonymous. “And Siku has money, so he’s buying the white stuff by the pound. He’s out of control.”
On a serious note, it’s International Polar Bear Day! Celebrate by taking part in the “Thermostat Challenge,” and adjusting your thermostat up or down a few degrees (depending on where in the world you live) in an effort to lower carbon emissions and help save polar bears. Learn more at Polar Bears International.