Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
In one episode of the television series “Sex and the City,” two of the ladies ate cupcakes and triggered a nationwide trend. It led to two bankers starting the first cupcake bakery chain in 2005, Sprinkles – which promotes its wares with first-rate raw materials and celebrity cupcake nibblers such as Paris Hilton and Oprah Winfrey. These days, some U.S. cities have ATMs where you can “withdraw” fresh Sprinkles anytime, night or day.
No neon-lit tunnel, this, but a 40-meter-high bridge spanning the Des Moines River. Its web of blue lights has an almost mesmerizing effect on people crossing to get to the High Trestle Trail in the U.S. state of Iowa on the other side.
High-society wedding gowns and ballet stage sets are just two of the fields in which Jasper Conran has tirelessly demonstrated his talents – and now he’s opened a hotel. The aptly named L’Hôtel Marrakech in the medina has been extensively refurbished and boasts five exclusive suites. If you can’t stay there, you can at least enjoy the ambience of the adjoining restaurant (photo). Prior booking is a must!
You may find that you’ll need flippers and a mask if you want to post a letter in Susami, Japan. The fishing village’s mailbox is ten meters underwater – earning it a place in the Guinness Book of Records. Every year, around 1500 letters and cards are dropped off here.