Travel Agenda: La Dolce Vita at Olympia; Officially Unofficial: Inspired Art for Obama; World Kalalu Music Festival
Saturday 28 March 2009
La Dolce Vita celebrates all things Italy-related at Olympia, London. The event, which concludes tomorrow, features top Italian chefs, a food market, cookery school and a wealth of inspiration for trips to the peninsula (ladolcevitaevent.co.uk).
On Wednesday, Officially Unofficial: Inspired Art for Obama opens at the
Chicago Tourism Centre, until 15 May (explorechicago.org). Another smattering of chic digs is opening across the globe. The all-inclusive Lily Beach Resort opens in the Maldives on Wednesday (lilybeachmaldives.com), whilst in London, the sleek Sanctum Soho welcomes its first guests from Thursday (sanctumsoho.com) and One&Only launches in Cape Town on Friday (oneandonlyresorts.com)
In the diary...
The World Kalalu Music Festival takes place in St Lucia over the Easter weekend and brings together artists from the island as well as Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, Congo, Madagascar and more (kalalufestival.com). Closer to home, the low-cost carrier Iceland Express is launching a daily service between Gatwick and Reykjavik on 1 May, replacing the airline's current Stansted route (icelandexpress.com).
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