It’s the 45th anniversary of one of the most celebrated rock ‘n’ roll records ever made: the appropriately named The Velvet Underground & Nico – since it was recorded by The Velvet Underground and, guess who, Nico.
Everything has been said about this seminal album that, in a way, defines like no other the place of its birth, New York City; so I won’t go into detail about its legacy in the music, fashion and arts’ world. Instead, I will list some curious facts with which you can impress your friends or perhaps win a pub quiz.
La Dolce Vita
What links an arty Italian film from 1959 to a noisy New York band from the late 1960s? Certainly not its soundtrack, which is mostly based on blues-jazz and swing themes, but a tall German blonde: Nico. Christa Päffgen, that’s her birth name, was a fashion model and actor before joining Lou Reed and company for the Velvet Underground’s début album . She plays herself in the “party of the nobles” scene of La dolce vita. Legendary actor, Marcello Mastroianni, in sunglasses, appears in the film too.
Sorry, I’m busy at work… checking out a 5-star hotel in the Bahamas. That’s Stuart for you – an expert agent for the Caribbean at Kenwood Travel who has a really demanding job, as you can see.
But the thing is, someone has to go all the way over there, experience an authentic Bahamas holiday and learn everything about the hotels we work with. That’s one of the secrets of Kenwood Travel customer service. We have first-hand information, so you get the best advice.
There are more than ten reasons to visit Cancun, that’s for sure. The thing is, if I use them all, instead of having a nice and concise infographic like this one, you’d end up looking at an awful mess of a picture. Still, if you want to know more reasons to visit Cancun you can always phone any of our holiday experts at Kenwood Travel or visit our website for Cancun Holidays.
Check out Kenwood Travel’s special offers on top winter holidays. Whether you’re looking for a glamorous destination to do your Christmas shopping, a tropical resort where to warm up during the coldest months in the UK, or the best festivals for a city break, here we show you some of the hottest destinations for this winter.
Can you imagine how convenient would be to phone up someone and say Hello, make my trip. Organise every aspect of my holiday because I have no time for checking a million websites and because I trust you?
Well, that someone is us, Kenwood Travel. With over 35 years worth of experience in providing personalised, tailor-made holidays at very competitive prices, we can proudly say we’re in the best position to help you organise your trip. From plane tickets and hotels to insurance and attraction tickets, everything will be looked after by our team of agents.
We know how frustrating is being faced with an overwhelming number of options and online services that promise you the best deal on, say, a holiday to Mauritius. So we go straight to the point and give you what you need. Just give us your planned dates and budget. Simple. You’ll get a hassle-free, dream holiday in the Indian Ocean.
Now contact Kenwood Travel or dial 0207 7499 220. Pick up the phone and imagine you’re Harry Callaghan and in need of a holiday fix. Go ahead, make my trip!
If you are one of those who cringe when reading something about Christmas shopping in the summer, don’t read this. Although, it’s not like we’re having an amazing summer anyway, are we? It’s wet and miserable, so stop pretending it’s hot and put some warm clothes on.
Also, there is not much to read in here. It’s an infographic, which means that you’ll get spoon-fed the data. If you want to save some money on your Christmas shopping – as well as having an amazing city break – this is the time to book your New York holiday with Kenwood Travel.
But, why New York? Because it’s cheaper than London! I told you, read on…