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8 Spotify Playlists to Relax at Your Home

09.04.2020

We have chosen acoustic, classical, meditation playlists that will relax you at home and take you on a journey to your soul and take away the stress of the day.

Sit back and immerse yourself in the breeze of these awesome Spotify playlists, because the sun rises differently every day.


1.Classic Acoustic



2. Hanging Out and Relaxing



3. Meditate to the Sounds of Nature



4. Ambient Relaxation



5. Chill Hits



6. Chilled Jazz



7. Creamy



8. Relax & Unwind



5 Best Daily Motivation Apps to Help You Keep Calm at Home

05.04.2020

Over the past couple of years mindfulness has exploded in popularity. Like many trends, it has faced questions about whether it’s just another health-crazed fad.

Finding motivation to pursue your goals isn’t always easy, especially if you’re struggling with  stress or negativity. But inspiration can come from surprising places — including the palm of your hand.

Here is the best 5-day motivation app we chose for you

 

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Find the motivation and positive mindset you need to succeed with daily encouragement. This app is designed to inspire you with positive affirmations and self-talk — a proven technique to make your mind work for you. Choose the ones that resonate for your goals and learn how to reduce negative self-talk now.

Fabulous: Self Care

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Find the motivation and positive mindset you need to succeed with daily encouragement. This app is designed to inspire you with positive affirmations and self-talk — a proven technique to make your mind work for you. Choose the ones that resonate for your goals and learn how to reduce negative self-talk now.


Motivate: Daily Motivation

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Motivate’s goal is to help you make the first steps toward a more driven, focused, inspired life. The app features thousands of handpicked motivational videos from mentors around the world. Use the customizable notifications to build your daily habit and start discovering what works for you.


Forest: Stay Focused

Price: $1.99 on iPhone; free on Android

The Forest app offers an innovative approach to help you fight your phone addiction and overcome distractions. Use the app to turn your focused moments into a lush forest by creating more positive habits. It all starts with a seed.

Headspace

Price: £9.99/month, £44.99/year, iOS/Android
Headspace is one of the best-known meditation apps on the market. Following its launch in 2010, it has accrued more than 60 million members across 190 countries – and it’s not hard to see why. The app is a great choice if you want to learn the essentials of meditation and mindfulness, with a free 10-part “basics” course and whimsical animations to help you find your feet


5 Top Netflix Series to Watch at Home

03.04.2020

That's what we chose our recommendation to Netflix series for you. Sometimes we will laugh and sometimes you will be surprised. But we sure about you will like our recomendation.

Peaky Blinders is a gangster family epic set in Birmingham, England, in 1919, several months after the end of the First World War in November 1918. The story centres on the Peaky Blinders gang and their ambitious and highly cunning boss Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy).



In every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a smartphone--a black mirror of our 21st Century existence. Black Mirror is a contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.



Wild Wild Country is In the early 1980s, a guru, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, moves from India to near the town of Antelope, Oregon, USA. He buys a large ranch and sets up a commune for his followers, building an entire city from scratch. The architect and implementer of his plans is his devoted secretary, Ma Anand Sheela.



Premise. Russian Doll follows a woman named Nadia on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City. She dies repeatedly, always restarting at the same moment at the party, as she tries to figure out what is happening to her.


Summaries. A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss. ... Except for the job of Marty, a Chicago financial advisor who also serves as the top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico



Bonus: Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, decides it's time to find a girlfriend, a journey that sets Sam's mom on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence. Atypical is a coming of age story that follows Sam, an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence.


Top 5 Movies to Watch at Home

01.04.2020

Here are 5 films that are most liked by you, beautiful and wonderful legends.


1- Shawshank Redemption: Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

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2-     Green Mile :The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

                    

                

                3-    Forest Gump: The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other historical events unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75, whose only desire is to be     reunited   with his childhood sweetheart.

                    


                

                4- Schindler’s List: In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

                


                 5-  The Intouchables: After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

                






Jewellery Care

12.03.2020

We know that jewelery is one of the accessories you value and care for. Claning should be very attentive for long-term bright and eye-catching use. The right solution to this situation will be to take it to your jeweler. The product you bought from Roberto Bravo has a lifetime maintenance service.

If we have to do jewelry cleaning at home, let's briefly look at the commonly known cleaning methods and their negative effects on jewelry before purest method.

Olive Oil / Hazelnut Oil and Vinegar

In this method, half a cup of hazelnut oil or olive oil is mixed in an oil filled bowl and mixed. Jewelery is put into it and left overnight. The next morning, with the help of a brush, it is cleaned using soda.

The first prominent problem here is oil and vinegar, albeit slightly acidic. If it is kept as long as one night, it may seriously damage the jewelery.

Another factor is related to our brush selection. The toothbrush to be used for cleaning should be chosen as new and very soft.

Salt, Soda and Dishwashing Detergent

Again, one of the frequently used methods is to put the jewelery into these products, which are placed in a container, for 10 minutes.

Then it is dried with a towel and prepared for use. In this method, salt and soda have the potential to seriously damage jewelery.

Hot Water and Soda

It is important to remember the potential for harm in this simple solution. Gold is a soft mineral. The water may be hot and can cause acidic damage.

DIY Jewelry Cleaning

Warm Water and Dishwashing Detergent

The formula that will not harm the jewelery you can make at home, is placed in a bowl of warm water and dish detergent in a way that does not exceed a few drops.

After waiting for a minute, it is put in another container that is not too cold from warm water to rinse. Then it is cleaned with a paper towel.

The important thing to consider in this simple solution is that the water is not too hot or too cold and the amount of detergent is not too much.

Jewelery History - I (Sumerians, Egyptians, Aegean Civilizations, Phoenician)

20.02.2020

We believe that the jewellery that we use today as a part that sometimes complements our status, decor and elegance, will try to understand the history of humanity and try to understand the view of art and aesthetics. We will mention on summary of Sumerians, Egyptians, Aegean Civilizations, Phoenician, and Etruscan civilization and in second part of this article, we will speak of Ancient Greek and Rome in terms of their history of jewellery.

Before the discovery of precious metals, pearls, fish skeletons, teeth, and colored pebbles that people removed from the sea were easier to use for coastal civilizations. These situations were very effective when moving from nomadism to settled order. People began to their settlements became water resources, it became easier for them to come across gold and precious stones. 

After gold was found and processed, it was used as a status after being presented as a gift to the rulers.  As metal extraction and processing techniques evolved, the tools indicating the decoration, protection and status used became even more complex.

Precious stones used in tombs to respect the dead and it began to differentiate and become personal. These jewelry, obtained from limited sources, continued to be processed to fit all parts of the body. This process that started with embellishing kings, crown, ruling seat, buckle, comb, earring, nose ring, lip ring, brooch, corset, belt, watch strap... etc. These jewels buried with their owners were buried to accompany them in the next world. Here the jewels obtained in archaeological studies come from these tombs. In addition, it has been observed that plastic and precious jewels are used in works such as painting, sculpture, and mosaic.

Sumerians

The tomb of Puabi, the queen of the Sumerians, is at the top of the ancient jewelry samples. BC in the city of Ur, in the cellar, the upper part of the body was made of silver, lapis lazuli, agate, agate, while in other parts there are amulets, crowns and gold with flower figures. These uses give important clues for jewelry in these years


            Queen Paubi's crown and necklace (Image Source: britishmuseum.com)



Egytians

The legendary mausoleum of Tutankamun (1341-1323 BC) is on display today in the Cairo Museum. It is considered the largest jewelry store in the world. The innermost coffin in this cemetery is completely covered with gold and the mummy is big gold. Diadems, necklaces, pectorals, amulets, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings are of superior quality and have a high degree of refinement, which is rarely exceeded or even equal in the history of jewelry. The use of gold in Egyptian jewelry is dominant and is usually complemented by the use of tricolor carnelian, turquoise and lapis lazuli or glassy pastes that mimic them. Although there are a number of rather limited decorative motif repertoires in all Egyptian jewelry, artist craftsmen created a wide variety of compositions on rhythmic repetition of shapes and colors, mainly in jewelry made of strict symmetry or beads.


                     Tomb of King Tutankamun (Image Source: dailysabah.com)

Aegean

The Minoan Civilization was the transit point for important trade routes and their wealth was increasing due to these trade. He emphasized the importance of Minoan Civilization in terms of jewelery history with its aesthetic value and gold business. and jewels of this value were first imitated and developed by other civilizations. Peloponnese, Mycenae and other Greek islands followed this aesthetic development. By creating clothes, crowns and gold necklaces; pomegranate, half-moon, female breast tightening hand, history, lotus flowers are frequently encountered. By creating clothes, crowns and gold necklaces; pomegranate, half-moon, female breast tightening hand, history, lotus flowers are frequently encountered.

 Bees surrounding the sun - Minos Gold Necklace (Image Source: historical-museum.gr)

Phoenicians

It was a great place for both trade and production. It was transferred to places such as Spain, Italy, Sardinia and North Africa as it is a trade transit route. It has been imitated in Greece and Italy in the Mediterranean countries. Especially in the period known as Orientalism Period, it became famous for animal motifs and was imitated in Italy and Greek Islands.


 A golden necklace from the Phoenician  (Image Source: openedition.journals)


Etruscans

They made the greatest contributions to history in terms of jewelry by developing the gold motifs they received from Fenike. They had an entirely new concept in which the goals of greatness, impressive size and a great wealth of decoration led to some of the most important achievements in the history of jewelry. Like ornaments such as necklaces and needle heads, fibulae are often decorated with gold dust of opaque grained figures like mountain goats, chimeras, sphinxes, winged lions, centaurs, horsemen and warriors, almost all southwest Asian derivatives come to the fore.



 

A golden necklace from the Phoenicians (Image Source: openedition.journals)



Sources:

 Britannica “Jewelley” https://www.britannica.com/art/jewelry/The-history-of-jewelry-design

Victoria and Albert Museum https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/a-history-of-jewellery

History of Jewellery http://www.historyofjewelry.net/

Britannica “history of Jewellery design ” https://www.britannica.com/art/jewelry/The-history-of-jewelry-design

Fashion History Love to Know https://fashion-history.lovetoknow.com/fashion-accessories/history-jewelry-fashion







Venice Festival - Madness Club

08.02.2020


(Image Source: https://www.teleambiente.it/)

The Venice Festival, which is visited by more than 3 million people every year, will be celebrated this year from 8 to 25 February. Visitors who come from all over the world to experience the colorful and excitement of the city's iconic historical atmosphere will make their mark on carnival with their costumes and masks.

Venice Festival, which is a typical example of public celebrations, is one of the extraordinary festival examples that stand out with its costumes and masks as well as street parties, parades and entertainment. At the festival, where the best costumes and masks will be chosen by the fashion icons, there is no doubt that the people will reflect the fantasy world and the revel of color.

Although it is said that the most activity of the Venice Festival is the last week for the participants, they will experience a never-ending fun and colorful atmosphere for twelve days. Visitors will witness Martedi Grosso (Big Tuesday), Giovedi Grosso (Big Thursday) and Halloween Parade in last week.


(Image Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/erwinjenni/33089373795)

Short Notes from History of Venice Festival

It is thought to have started in 1094 with the first document signed by Doge Vitale Failero, and the word "carnival" (the name of the great feast period celebrated before the Great Lent in Christianity) was mentioned in this document for the first time. The mask was worn for the first time after this period. The use of masks has been reinterpreted from the Roman and Greek form, for hiding the nobles' concealment, so they was opening the door of the party. The celebrations reached the climax with the liberation of Venice from Germany.

In 18th century, splendor of the Venice Carnival has spread all over the world and visitors was living in fantastic atmosphere without borders. The fact that it was a gambling center in these years. Venice has become the pleasure of the world and the Venice Carnival, which has become the symbol of hedonism, lasted 6 months with its wild parties, illegal gambling and bloody bull shows.

After conquering Venice in 1797, Napoleon was could not belive the landscapeof Venice and he decided to ban the carnival. This ban continued until 1979 and it was tried to be revived by the Venetian natives. The festival now meets its participants in a family-friendly way.

When you walk around the city, it makes unique with costumes, masks, enthusiasm, entertainment, music, pubs, street performances, theatrical and dance performances, and the performances of professional artists portraying in a historical texture.


(Image Source: https://nuovavenezia.gelocal.it )

In particularly, the St. Mark's Square is one of the iconic values of the Venice Festival. This year will live there Angel's Flight, Eagle's Flight, the best costume contest and many more events will take place and we will be at No: 65 in St. Mark's Square.

We would be delighted to welcome you at Roberto Bravo Venice.



The History Of Gold:Tears of the Sun

22.01.2020


This metal, which affects all of people for thousands of years, is not exactly known when it first appeared before humanity. However, BC. It is suggested that gold dust was found in caves dating back to 40000. It is the first metal known with this aspect. It was found before iron and steel.

Gold was first found around rivers before in history. It is attributed to the royal, god and demigods in terms of brightness, naturalness, easy shaping and difficult aging. Gold, which still exists today as a symbol of beauty, power and elitism, was used in the construction and decoration of tombs and idols in its early years. Golden Calf is one of the best examples of this.


The Golden Calf, according to the Old Testament, is an idol made by Harun to please the Israelites when Moses ascends Mount Sinai. The calf was the physicalized version of Israel's God. - (Visual Source: Admiration of the Golden Calf, Nicolas Poussin, Text: Wikipedia)
Then, it continued to be used in areas such as vases, plates, glasses and decorations for royal families.
It is believed that gold, which was perceived as an indicator of wealth and prosperity in the distant period, was seen as a social status in Ancient Greece. Contrary to popular belief, the use of gold medals in the Olympics belongs to modern periods.
One of the most important indicator to understanding its value is a map showing the gold mines known as the “Turin Papyrus” in Egyptians.

Turin Papyrus Map - BC 1160
(Visual Source:Vici.Org)

In addition, the Phoenicians, Egyptians, Chinese, Indians, Hittites, prisoners of war and criminals were sent to the mines as captives in their efforts to find gold. This was before money, and it is stated that the value of gold is in the direction of the evidence.

B.C. In 2450-2600, King Priamos Treasures (Trojan Gold), known as the treasures of Hellenic Trojan, which is the subject of the Iliad Epic of Homer, were reached, and some of them are exhibited in the Pushkin Museum and the other in Troya Museum.
In addition, Egyptians brought a new understanding to trade by using the ratio of gold to silver. One
unit of gold was worth two and a half units of silver.
Gold coins BC It was used by the Lydians in the 700s. In fact, the use of gold coins beyond what is perceived today is not a cause but a result. It was revealed by the need for a government-approved unit of merchants. The gold particles known as Electrum are made official by being stamped on the state.

An example of the money used by the Lydians Source: Sixbid

This has caused the Lydians to trade much easier and faster. B.C. There was a great deal of gold accumulation in the period of Lydian King Croseus between 570 and 546, and this is why we still use the phrase "to be as rich as Croseus".

Plato and Aristotle stated that gold was obtained from the combination of intense sunlight and water. The transoceanic civilizations Aztek and Inka described it as "tears of the sun". He spoke of Homer as a symbol of wealth in Iliad and Odysey.
As a result, gold, which has reached the same quality even if it is not in the same form until today, has been one of the most important mines that distinguishes one class from another for all civilizations.




Roberto Bravo Strategy and Development Summit was Made

27.12.2019


A strategy development summit was made with Roberto Bravo employees at Elite World Sapanca Hotel for 2 days. The founder of Global Magic Brand Ömer Senguler, Psychological Counselor Fulya Egrioglu and Manager of Human Resources Gulbeniz Akduman made a significant contribution to family of Roberto Bravo with their speeches on strategy and management.

We thought about what we did at in 2019  and what we can do in the new year at Elite World Sapanca Hotel for our brand. We talked about combining our young and dynamic staff with the experiences of our CEO Mustafa Kamar and valuable mentors by most efficient way.

Ömer Senguler has told us what the important for our brand journey to his experience.  Dr. Gülbeniz Akduman added valuable information to our sectoral and intellectual accumulation with his speech named at Living Luxury. Fulya Egrioğlu talked about how to increase awareness with mindfulness techniques in her speech on Neuroscience Based Stress Management.

We have added vast experiences to our young and energetic staff. We look forward to being able to serve you better.

Roberto Bravo and Ömer Şengüler Meeting in the Book

24.12.2019


Roberto Bravo resumes to meet to the reader and the world of literatüre and art.

Brand architect Ömer Şengülers new book Marka Ol E Mi? sponsored by Roberto Bravo. In the launch of the book Ömer Şengüler stated that the insterest in the book was high.

Launched of the book is made in Join + Idea Kanyon. There were many successful and famous names from art world and marketing sector, in Turkey.  Brand consultant Prof. Ömer Sengüler made statement about “Marka Ol E Mi?”. “Marka Ol E Mi?” will help to reader for  raise of marketing awereness and processes of branding. I preferred to use with custom visuals and a plain language to my personal experience in this book.

CEO of Roberto Bravo Mustafa Kamar stated about book, “this book is occured from consolidation of most important part of marketing. Everybody can read easily when they took the book. This issue caught my attention and now the book was my bedside, anymore. Visuals and plain language had caused easily reading, sincerely.” Mustafa Kamar added to end of his own word “Marka Ol E Mi” appeals to a large mass.”