Italian yacht builder teams up with Hong Kong interior designers to create bespoke “floating villas” for wealthy Asians



a view of a city next to a body of water: Aerial view of the Marina Club in Discovery Bay in Lantau, where the developer has pledged to turn its marina into “Hong Kong's most exclusive” superyacht club. Photo: Roy Issa


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Aerial view of the Marina Club in Discovery Bay in Lantau, where the developer has pledged to turn its marina into “Hong Kong’s most exclusive” superyacht club. Photo: Roy Issa

An Italian luxury yacht builder has partnered with Hong Kong-based interior designers to create new bespoke “floating villas” targeting the wealthy in Hong Kong and Asia looking for an alternative form of holiday homes.

In an attempt to attract more buyers, the builder Sanlorenzo will be working with Hong Kong-based Steve Leung Designers to infuse luxury residential designs into the compact space of a yacht in an attempt to redefine and elevate the lifestyle among the region’s millionaires.

The new partnership will bring Leung and his team’s expertise to the rest of Sanlorenzo’s range of yachts through their “design to measure” style, according to Sanlorenzo, a shipbuilder founded in 1958 and based in Ameglia in northern Liguria region.

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“Yacht design has long been dominated by a Western lifestyle approach, which is very different from the way we live in Asia, especially in China,” said Leung, an architect and interior designer whose firm was engaged in the Novotel City project in Tung Chung and the Orchard Residences luxury apartments in Singapore, among others.



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Hong Kong architect and interior designer Steve Leung is teaming up with Italian yacht builder to create

Simpson Marine Group, which represents Sanlorenzo in the regional yacht markets, has doubled its sales in Asia this year, including nine yachts by the Italian builder in Hong Kong. They contributed more than 60 per cent of the group turnover, according to its managing director Mike Simpson.

The pickup suggests the economic crisis from the Covid-19 pandemic has not done much damage to the wealth of the richer segment of the population. The number of millionaires in Hong Kong rose 22 per cent this year, while China’s billionaires have this year rebuilt their net worth to the size of the Russian economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Leung has previously designed the interiors for Sanlorenzo’s SX88 yacht, which measures 27m in length with four cabins with en suite bathrooms. It features a flybridge with barbecue facilities, while the indoor area has a traditional Chinese round-table dining area.



a boat sitting on top of a table: An interior of Sanlorenzo's SX88 yacht. Photo: Steve Leung Designers


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An interior of Sanlorenzo’s SX88 yacht. Photo: Steve Leung Designers

“During the entire design process of shaping a villa-like yacht, we reimagined the spatial configuration of the yacht based on the owner’s lifestyle, utilising the yacht mainly as a ‘floating space’ for social entertainment,” said Leung. “We also added a subtle Asian touch, especially in the seating zone of the living and the dining rooms, ensuring a comfortable capacity for big groups’ gatherings.”

Leung hopes the venture can establish another new take on the yacht design by integrating international lifestyle with local cultural features, to attend to local tastes.

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Bloomin’ Vets Prep Mandola’s Italian Kitchen for Lift-Off

About a year and a half ago, Damian Mandola, co-founder of Carrabba’s Italian Grill, took a trip to Florida he won’t soon forget.

The intention was to handle business related to Carrabba’s, but the destination was Tampa Bay—home of industry veteran Paul Avery, a man Mandola admired. The relationship dates back more than a decade to when Avery was COO of Bloomin’ Brands (originally called OSI Restaurant Partners), the parent of Carrabba’s, Bonefish Grill, Fleming’s, and Outback Steakhouse.

Given the respect Mandola has for Avery’s business acumen, Trina Mandola, Mandola’s wife and business partner, saw an opportunity. She suggested Mandola present Avery with Mandola’s Italian Kitchen, an experiential fast-casual brand founded by the couple in 2006. The concept has since grown to four locations throughout Texas.

So Mandola and Director of Operations David Rosenberger traveled to the Sunshine State, bringing tales of Mandola’s Italian Kitchen, which offers daily prepared ingredients, homemade sauces, and upscale plates, flatware, and glassware.

“You don’t see that,” says Mandola, referencing the quality of his restaurant’s food and amenities. “Not many people can do that, and that’s what we bring to the table.”

After about a week, an intrigued Avery asked to visit a restaurant.

“He knows the business so well,” says Avery, who serves as CEO of World of Beer Bar & Kitchen. “His years of experience in building restaurants and bringing incredible flavors to life is an amazing talent that he has and that he’s been polishing for many, many years. So he has the utmost integrity and reputation in the industry. I’m just so honored that he asked me to look at his concept.”

As Avery took his tour, he was impressed with the commitment to quality and passion expressed by employees. The economic model appeared positive and the atmosphere proved lively, charming, and appealing.

Avery was convinced. Mandola’s Italian Kitchen needed to make its way to Florida.

“Fast-casual often connotes certain impressions to people, but this is a great atmosphere. It’s colorful, lively, the textures, colors, and finishes and furniture that [Trina’s] put in is really, really impressive,” says Avery, who notes Tampa, home to Bloomin’, has been an incubator for new restaurants for decades. “There’s nothing out there like this. There’s certainly nothing in Tampa like it. I’ve got a good sense of the industry, and I know that there’s nothing out there operating quite like Mandola’s.”

Fast forward to fall 2020, and the first Florida location is set to open in Riverview on October 26. Mandola and Avery will then direct their attention toward Tampa and other Florida markets, with the overall goal of opening four locations by 2022.

The 5,500-square-foot Riverview location will include indoor seating for about 120 customers and 1,000 square feet of outdoor patio space that can seat 50 guests—a feature that has become crucial for restaurants amid COVID concerns.

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Italian salon Patrizia Manias hair pins its debut central London site to Covent Garden

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Today, the Mercers’ Company has announced that the Milan inspired hair salon, Patrizia Manias, has opened its debut central London store in Covent Garden, following its current shop in Battersea.

Located at 20-22 Shelton Street in the heart of the West End, Patrizia Manias’ latest salon spans nearly 1,000 sq ft and pays homage to its bespoke Italian style; showcasing an elegant interior featuring highly polished floors, mirrored worktops and full grain orange leather massage chairs. Complete with a secret door leading to an inner beauty sanctum, the salon also offers exclusive T-Shape treatment for body remodelling and facial skin rejuvenation.

Continually recognised for dictating trends and cutting-edge hair treatments, Patrizia Manias originated from the heart of the fashion world, Milan, where it opened its first store back in 2002.

Stefano Gambatesa, Creative Director, Patrizia Manias, commented: “Covent Garden remains a key area for us to open our debut store in the capital. This a great opportunity for us to build our consumer following by offering Italian inspired services to dynamic Londoners looking for that extra level of luxury treatments. Opening a salon in the nation’s capital had always been a dream for us at Patrizia Manias, and we are excited to welcome visitors to experience our store; our ultimate goal is that we want all our guests to leave feeling good as well as looking good.”

Simon Taylor, Property Director at the Mercers’ Company, added: “We are always looking for brands that can bring something unique to our destination. As an established Italian brand, Patrizia Manias is a brilliant addition to Covent Garden and the array of international brands already on offer here. The salon will provide the ideal ‘retreat’ for those looking for that bit of luxury post-lockdown and we are confident the business will appeal to the capital’s Londoner base.”

Patrizia Manias joins an array of cosmetic and premium retailers in Covent Garden, including Blow Ltd, Boots, Russell & Bromley, Calvin Klein and Levi’s. Hanover Green acted on behalf of the Mercers’ Company and Patrizia Manias represented themselves.

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Juliet Italian Kitchen To Open 2nd Austin Site, Start Hiring

AUSTIN, TX — Even as other eateries are closing their doors after financially succumbing to the coronavirus pandemic, Juliet Italian Kitchen on Monday announced plans to open a second location with an accompanying hiring spree.

The second restaurant will be opened at The Arboretum along 10000 Research Blvd. by February 2021, officials said in an emailed advisory. The restaurant will be open seven days a week and serve lunch, dinner, happy hour and weekend brunch, officials said, with menus featuring Juliet’s classic dishes such as its 17-layer lasagna, a robust wine list and seasonal cocktails plus new options unique to the location.

In the spirit of its original location, Juliet’s second location will feature spacious outdoor seating and a relaxed atmosphere perfect for family dining, lunches, date nights and business meetings, restaurant officials said. What’s more, officials added, private dining will also be available. Restaurant officials plan to start the hiring process to staff its second location starting in November, according to the advisory.

“We are excited to expand the Juliet experience to a second location in our growing city,” owner Dan Wilkins said in a prepared statement. “The Arboretum area is perfectly located between downtown and north Austin, with easy access to the Domain and Cedar Park. We look forward to joining the neighborhood and creating jobs in our community.”

Added General Manager Emily O’Connor: “The new location will feature what guests know and love about Juliet Italian Kitchen—a locally-owned neighborhood destination for your favorite Italian-American classics, with great wine and cocktails in a uniquely Austin setting.“

ABOUT JULIET

Juliet Italian Kitchen, located in the heart of Austin’s beloved Zilker Park neighborhood, strives to be a destination for anyone seeking a relaxed Italian spot for a date night, business lunch or casual weekend brunch. Juliet embodies community and camaraderie through shared meals between friends and family. For more information, visit the Juliet Italian Kitchen website.

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Local Eats: Nipote’s Italian Kitchen offers 24 Italian wines to pair with classic food

MUSKEGON, MI – Jeff Church says that visitors to his restaurant often tell him that it’s a ‘hidden gem.’

“But we’re a bright yellow building in a shipping container, so I don’t know,” the owner and chef at Nipote’s Italian Kitchen told MLive in a recent interview.

The unique downtown structure opened to the public in July, 2019, offering a range of Italian favorites, from appetizers like bruchetta, caprese salads and garlic shrimp, to salads, soups, paninis, chicken cacciatore, eggplant parmesan, and, of course, pastas.

There is also a full bar, including a rotating list of 24 Italian wines.

It has been a year full of “ups and downs” for the business, located at 98 W. Clay Ave., Church said, as they went from bright and busy beginnings to shutting down for three months during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Business is picking back up, Church said, and while it’s “not back to where we should be,” he is optimistic after a beautiful summer that saw many customers out on the patio, even after plans to hold an anniversary celebration in July were dashed.

“Social distancing isn’t ideal for a social establishment, but there’s nothing we can do about it, so we’re rolling with the punches,” he said.

Church, a Reeths-Puffer grad and Muskegon native, said he’d opened the business – his first brick-and-mortar – inspired by family trips to Italy. He wants prospective customers to know that they are welcome regardless of whether they’ve had Italian food before, or whether cacciatore trips easily off their tongue.

“I get fresh food in every day, keep everything fresh, fun and approachable,” he said. “(I want customers) to not be intimidated by any Italian words that they might not be able to pronounce…we’re very casual.”

The restaurant can be reached at (231) 725-5100. It is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and is closed on Sunday and Monday. Check out the menu here.

Visit the website for wine and dine events and other information.

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Online Friendly Communication Between Experts of Chinese Classical Lion Forest Garden and Italian Boboli Gardens

On September 11, 2020, at 09:30am CEST, the online friendly communication between experts of Chinese classical Lion Forest Garden and Italian Boboli Gardens was successfully held. Suzhou Municipal Bureau of Landscape and Forestry, leaders of Lion Forest Garden and Italian experts of Boboli Gardens gathered on the Internet to exchange views on the cultural characteristics, heritage protection, tourism services and youth education of Lion Forest Garden and Italian Boboli Gardens.

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At the beginning of the meeting, Chinese and Italian experts first introduced Lion Forest Garden and Italian Boboli Gardens respectively. The Lion Forest Garden has been built in the Yuan Dynasty and has a history of more than 670 years. It is one of the representatives of Chinese classical gardens, which is located in Suzhou, a famous cultural city with a history of 2500 years. Besides, Lion Forest Garden covers an area of 14 mu (almost 9333 square meters). Its elaborate design reflects the profound artistic conception of Chinese culture. At the 24th UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting in 2000, Lion Forest Garden was formally inscribed in the World Heritage List.

During the meeting, both Lion Forest Garden and Boboli Gardens demonstrated their unique charms as representatives of classical gardens in China and Italy. The communication was pragmatic and efficient with fruitful results. Zhang Jie, the director of Lion Forest Garden Management Office, said: “We have established a friendly garden partnership with Italian Boboli Gardens, we have discussed and exchanged management experiences on heritage protection, strengthen publicity and try to hold exhibitions in each gardens, for introducing the precious historical and cultural heritage shared by mankind.” At the meeting, both sides have enhanced mutual understanding and deepened friendship by issuing mutual visit invitations and exchanging gifts with local characteristics.

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Italian Decor – Exceptional Italian Home Decor Tips For Your Home

Italian life is full of enjoyment, lots of refined leisure, and plenty of tokens of love combined with social pleasures. The Italian home décor and the designs in Italy reflect the harmony that it brings into the home. Despite the great variety in Italian décor design there is no discord.

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Floors in rustic nation decor and cottage fashion properties are made with stone or wood supplies. The design of rooster dwelling decor comes in varieties however every thing could also be integrated into totally different themes in the course of the different months and seasons of the yr. Rustic country decor is about handcrafted objects, simplicity, furnishings that you simply take pleasure in and connecting back to nature. A rustic country decor lavatory has impartial tones or comfortable coloured partitions, antique-trying lighting, and wood antiques or antique replica cupboards and vanity. This may include any number of areas within the occasion (room, table, buffet, auction tables, entrances, etc…) and I suggest it does cowl all these areas and every other where any kind of decor might be needed. These refreshing colours showcase the splendor of nature and totally complement an Italian decor type, so go shop!

Decor is usually a sub-committee that deals with the decor planning for an event. These varieties of components give cottage type homes the type of rustic country decor that’s less complicated, very private and warmly inviting. Colors utilized in rustic nation decor or cottage style houses are impartial tones ranging from white to bone, earth tones, pink barn, blues and greens. For example: In autumn you need to use a home decor themes equivalent to a bedspread with autumn leaves and pillows in autumn colors. Rooster decor is greatest …

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