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| A first drive in the new Range Rover Evoque
| Mid-century modernist architecture in Germany
| George Bamford on what makes true luxury
| Meet moon-walker Charlie Duke
| Carnival subculture in Brazil
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PHOTO: BLUE LAGOON ICELAND The Blue Lagoon has been an Icelandic icon for decades – and in the Instagram age, its gently steaming pools of milky blue water, heated by the natural, geothermic energy that powers much of this beautifully rugged island, remain a surefire winner. But the Blue Lagoon is not just a pretty sight; the mineralrich water and mud is said to impart health benefits too. Now, the original facilities, including a spa, restaurant and Silica hotel complex, have been expanded with a new hotel: The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland. The luxurious new digs GETAWAY offer a tastefully minimalist BEAT THE BLUES experience. The structure nestles into the surrounding volcanic landscape, incorporating natural features like flowing water and bare lava rock for visual harmony, textural richness and low environmental impact. The 62 suites are tranquil spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows, not least the 60m 2 Lagoon Suite (priced from £1,950 per night) with its vast terrace and private lagoon access. End your day at the hotel’s gourmet restaurant, Moss, where famously fresh, local, seasonal ingredients make fine dining a celebration of purity. www.bluelagoon.com 9
Land Rover Magazine showcases stories from around the world that celebrate inner strength and the drive to go Above and Beyond.
In this issue, New Defender is put through its paces by two inspirational young adventurers as they prepare for an expedition to the South Pole. We also celebrate 50 years of Range Rover by taking a journey of discovery to Dubai. As well as looking back, we look to future as a group of visionaries explain the technologies that could change the future for all of us.