Monday, 25 June 2018

Croatian Perfume House made something that delighted everybody – special Croatian collection, bringing the scent of Croatian regions, cities and islands! This special collection is something that they are really proud of (who could blame them) and they emphasize that it was inspired by the beauty of every corner and every place in Croatia.

-That beauty was the inspiration for us in Croatia Perfume House to translate fragments of our cities, islands and regions into fragrance bottles, so that anyone who visits Croatia could take some memories of our beautiful country. People remember most of the scents, so it said that the scent is what awakens memories. Guided by this idea, we have created fragrances that characterize the place they are attached to – it’s written at the Croatian perfume house official page, saying that every perfume is special, different and unique.

For the moment, 8 cities got their perfumes - Dubrovnik, Opatija, Split, Pula, Zadar, Sibenik, Osijek and Varazdin, then 9 islands - Krk, Cres, Losinj, Rab, Pag, Hvar, Brac and Vis and 4 regions - Dalmatia, Istria, Slavonia and Kvarner.

As we said, every perfume is unique. For example, Dubrovnik perfume was inspired by the Trsteno Arboretum, where you can see many park terraces with numerous species of palm trees, laurels, eucalyptus, cactus and various exotic trees and shrubs whose seedlings were brought by seafarers from their distant journeys.

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At the symbolic small ceremony, held at the restaurant Mimoza Dubrovnik's Tourist Board awarded longtime guests of the city of Dubrovnik.

It’s sort of tradition of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board to symbolically award guests that are coming to Dubrovnik for many years, who are also the best promoters of tourist offer. One of many are married couple Uli and Renate Kwetkat from Herne, Germany,that have been loyal to Dubrovnik for 21 years.

Their first arrival to Dubrovnik was in 1997, when they came to help and support Dubrovnik after the Homeland War. With Don Péter's help from Saint Peter's Parish, they connected young people from Germany and Dubrovnik. During their numerous arrivals and stays in Dubrovnik, several times a year, they made life lasting friendships, especially with Anko and Branko Danicic and Dubravko Cacic.

On behalf of the City of Dubrovnik, gifts were handed to the couple by Sandra Milovcevic and Aida Hadzic, who thanked the Kwetkat couple for their loyalty and expressed their hope that they will continue their tradition of visiting Dubrovnik.

For Dubrovnik, the guests that come back year after year are especially precious because they are loyal to our region and they proudly share their connection with Dubrovnik in their homeland.

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John Cleese, one of the most famous comedians and actors in the world, is coming to Croatia for the first time! 

That fact delighted the fans of the famous face of Monty Python – so the first show, that will take place on June 15th in the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb, was completely sold out.

However, Cleese is generous and he doesn't want to disappoint the others that want to visit his 'Last Time To See Me Before I Die' show, so he added one more: on June 17th.

Fans will surely be delighted by the show that will take them trough the acting life of John Cleese – it will start with the montage of some of the most popular clips, followed with the story about early days of his career in comedy. In the second half of the show, he will tell the stories about filming some of his most famous movies – such as Life of Brian and give the audience the opportunity to ask him some questions.

For those who don't know, John Cleese is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus and the four Monty Python films: And Now for Something Completely Different, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life.
In the mid-1970s, Cleese and his first wife, Connie Booth, co-wrote and starred in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers, with Cleese receiving the 1980 BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance. Later, he co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis, and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures, both of which he also wrote. He also starred in Clockwise and has appeared in many other films, including two James Bond films as R and Q, two Harry Potter films, and the last three Shrek films.

You can buy tickets here, but hurry up, because the first show was sold out really fast. 

 

Condé Nast Traveler, one of the most famous lifestyle travel magazines in the world, has recently published an article titled 'WHERE 'MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN' WAS FILMED IN CROATIA'. It brings details about filming locations on the island of Vis.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the sequel to Universal's movie hit Mamma Mia, has been filmed on the Croatian island of Vis during the September and October last year. Just few days ago, the final trailer has been published. And it's lovely to see the scenes made on this beautiful island.

The filming of the Croatian part of a new sequel of the popular romantic comedy hit from 2008, engaged more than 270 filmmakers and statists from Croatia. ‘’Mamma Mia’’ producers were extremely satisfied with their experience of filming in our country. All the crew members were enchanted by the island of Vis.

-Most of the island appears in the film, but the action was centred on the village of Komiza to the west, particularly little Barjoska Bay, where a new road was specially built to bring the production to the rocky coast. Its co-star was the island’s most famous landmark, Stiniva beach on the south coast, with its white pebbles and dramatic cliff entrance to the sea (best visited by ferry rather than by the steep climb down from the road). For Kalokairi’s jetty – the venue in the first movie of a dancing parade of hunks in flippers and Speedos – they moved to the far western tip of Barjaci, home to a gun battery, while Jastozera, a waterside restaurant well-known for its lobster, was converted into a Greek tavern, and pizzeria Pansion Dionis into a village market - Condé Nast Traveler writes.

They also bring information where celebrities spent their nights – for example Amanda Seyfried was luckyy to move into Palaca Jaksa, a 17th century stone house, while Andy Garcia was at the Villa Serena, a luxurious three floor house.

-Given the run of the island, all made the most of their time off. Pierce Brosnan, in residence with wife Keely, was particularly active, visiting Vatrica in the Kut area of Vis town for seafood on the shore and taking a daytrip to nearby island Budikovac, known for its blue lagoon, where the single resident runs a menu-free restaurant serving local specialities - Condé Nast Traveler shares with readers.

If you want to see the full article, click here.

The Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again premiere is announced for July 20th with the original film crew - Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper as well as with Lily James, Josh Dylan, Jeremy Irvine, Alexa Davies and Jessica Keenan Wynn. We can't wait!

The 112 Emergency Center received a call for help from the Saint Ilija Mountain above Orebic on Sunday around 9 pm. The call was sent by an American citizen who went hiking.

The night came with the low temperature and he felt endangered. The help was provided by the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS), station Orebic. With their rapid intervention, three members managed to locate the lost American, find him and bring him back to the foot of the hills without any injuries.

Fire Department was opened yesterday at Osojnik! The investment was realized because of the selfless help of a longtime honest friend of Dubrovnik and humanitarian Olga Stoss from Dubrovnik twin town - Bad Homburg.

With the donation of the humanitarian association "Kroatienhilfe", of which Stoss is the president, in the amount of 1,745,943.18 kuna including VAT, the City of Dubrovnik participated in the project with the amount of 489,762 kuna (excluding VAT). Olga Stoss also donated the necessary furniture and equipment.

The building consists of ground floor and floor. On the ground floor there is a garage for firefighters, office and accompanying rooms, such as wardrobe, bathroom and kitchen. On the ground floor there is a multipurpose hall, office space, bathroom and kitchen.

 

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Photo by Zeljko Tutnjevic

 

Our resident "Style Guru" has been scanning the streets of Dubrovnik this week for the latest and greatest in fashion. Summer is just around the corner and the streets of the Old City of Dubrovnik are certainly warming up.

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Korean Airlines has been granted approval by the Ministry of Transport to operate five flights a week to Croatia this year. The airlines currently only operates charter flights to Zagreb but this latest decision gives them the opportunity to introduce a regular scheduled connection.

Although the permission has been granted it is still unsure as to whether Korean Airlines will actually take up the offer. Speaking to the specialised website EX-YU Aviation the airline commented that "The Balkan region is an important market for Korean Air, and we are currently considering various possibilities to expand our destination network there."

Zagreb is already the most served destination in Korean Air's European summer charter program, followed by Oslo, Glasgow and Marseille.

And as Croatia is trying to expand the tourist season from the traditional summer months into the winter and spring the introduction of flights from South Korea could seriously aid this development. Korean tourists tend to arrive in Croatia outside of the normal tourist season and then travel the whole country, from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Last year, 444.132 Korean holidaymakers visited Croatia, representing an increase of 20.2 percent on 2016.

The traditional Ston Day of Strawberries was held today in the centre of the Old City of Dubrovnik.

Organised by the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and the City of Dubrovnik delicious strawberries from Ston, a region famous for its sweet strawberries, were on sale in front of the St. Blaise Church this morning and they were quickly sold out.

Punnets of strawberries were on sale at promotional prices all produced by small family businesses from Ston and a brass band made sure that the atmosphere was cheerful. With the blazing Sunday and plenty of tourists in the historic Old City it was a hugely successful morning.

Check out our photo gallery by Ivana Smilovic. 

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Who needs Photoshop when you have a bag of crisps and an imagination. This photo certainly caught our attention on Instagram after a visitor to Dubrovnik used a crisp bag to recreate the Argentinian football legend Lionel Messi.

It is almost spooky how well the bottom half of the Messi face fits and when you consider that the top half of the face is a woman’s face it makes it even more like Twilight Zone. Well done for the creativity, even though it spooked us out a little.

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