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Big Sur Memories

By |November 29th 2018 travel story

Peony and African cocoa flower – on a base of Turkish rose, with hints of ginger. The perfume seeks that euphoria that explodes when in California, at the Post Ranch Inn, your eyes widen before a shower of shooting stars

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21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo

By |July 12th 2019 art design

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT opened in March 2007 in the Roppongi district of Tokyo, in a park-like setting within a vast commercial and residential development called Tokyo Midtown

Gabrielle Ammann, Cologne

By |July 11th 2019 art design

Gabrielle Ammann established Designer’s Gallery in 2006, following a career as an interior architect and consultant

Cooper Hewitt, New York

By |July 9th 2019 art design

Cooper-Hewitt is the only museum in the US devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design in its broadest definition

Galeries Yves Macaux, Brussels

By |July 9th 2019 art design

In the immediate vicinity of Yves Macaux’s gallery on rue de la Régence, visitors will find many of Brussels’ most celebrated tourist destinations

Clear Gallery, Tokyo

By |July 9th 2019 art design

Located in Shibuya, the central business district of Tokyo famous for fashion and nightlife, Clear Gallery was launched in October 2007

The Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam

By |July 9th 2019 art design

From industrial design labels to limited-edition ceramics, textiles and furniture, everything in The Frozen Fountain represents a high caliber of artistic expression

  • Daniele Rossi Restauratore

Daniele Rossi Restoration, Florence

By |June 28th 2019 craftsmanship

Daniele Rossi, born in 1958, has honed his skills on works of art for over thirty years, and now holds a position of prominence in the field of conservation in Italy

Big Sur Memories

By |November 29th 2018 travel story

Peony and African cocoa flower – on a base of Turkish rose, with hints of ginger. The perfume seeks that euphoria that explodes when in California, at the Post Ranch Inn, your eyes widen before a shower of shooting stars

Vivamayr

By |October 15th 2018 to be noted

Three meals per day to be eaten in silence, sitting at one’s table – alone - on a patio with a view of the lake. No talking allowed, no reading or writing. Maximum concentration as you eat

Grand Hotel Fasano

By |July 11th 2018 to be recommended

The Grand Hotel Fasano is one of the best hotels reviewed by this column. The rooms overlooking the lake to the east, the swans taking flight, the sunlight dancing around the sundial

In Italy, on the loose

By |July 4th 2018 travel story

We have looked for the most peculiar floorings. As of late, while the new trend on Instagram is to take pictures of feet over majolica or intarsia floors, we have been after the five most beautiful floorings that actually exist

Chateau d’Artigny

By |June 12th 2018 to be noted

The patio of the castle overlooks a precipice, difference in height without vertigo. Start from here, from Chateau d’Artigny. The chronicles among the flowers - every rose, every mulberry tree and raspberries in the streams

Palazzo Avino

By |April 28th 2018 to be suggested

The walls are pink. Palazzo Avino is a hotel opened since 1997, located in Ravello, between Positano and Vietri. At the entrance a flower cart, on the piano the pink hyacinths, the Creed’s perfumes in the boutique

Relais San Maurizio

By |April 4th 2018 to be noted

Perfumes are mixed in the days, before the seasons. The hills get rough, the tires climb and have fun in the Langhe. Castles, watchtowers – the Middle Ages remain fashionable

Aman Venice

By |March 17th 2018 to be suggested

In January there is stillness. At sunset of frost and there is silence on the Grand Canal. It seems strange. Venice in winter, without the Carnival and Christmas. The Aman Hotel has been housed in one of Venice’s historic buildings

Suvretta House

By |March 16th 2018 to be recommended

In Saint Moritz, behind the last hill on the water edge, the most beautiful hotel in the world appears in the midst of fir trees: Suvretta. It overlooks the Lake Silvaplana. It soars as stronghold before the Engadine villas

Portrait Firenze

By |March 2nd 2018 to be recommended

A hotel along the Arno overlooks the Ponte Vecchio – the Portrait of Florence. It turns to the east, in the morning the sun enters from a wide open window on the third floor room

Hotel MontChalet

By |January 13th 2018 to be suggested

On Monte Seceda there are secrets to discover: the botanicals. Among those of the Gin 8025, with zero sugar, there are stone and mountain pine cones. Down in the valley, in Ortisei, the last five-star Hotel MontChalet smells of stone pine

Nira Montana

By |November 24th 2017 travel story

Text Carlo Mazzoni. The valley, marked by these fortresses, was the entrance door of a land that gave birth to Italy’s Royal house. In a slope of winter shade and of summer chill, a new hotel is the destination of this journey along Aosta castles– the Nira Montana is a matter of details.

Postcards for the Duchess

By |October 24th 2017

The Lady asked Piero Lissoni to design the new headquarter of Fantini Rubinetterie: a building of glass, gently surfacing amidst willows and brooms. On the edge of the park of the manor house, there is a small hotel like a diamond

Hotel Raphaël

By |March 30th 2017 not to be

I want to talk about the wisteria. It’s blossoming – lilac petals and branches only, the green leaves will appear soon, then they will take over. It’s the prelude of the future that counts, not the memory of the past

21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo

By |July 12th 2019 art design

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT opened in March 2007 in the Roppongi district of Tokyo, in a park-like setting within a vast commercial and residential development called Tokyo Midtown

Gabrielle Ammann, Cologne

By |July 11th 2019 art design

Gabrielle Ammann established Designer’s Gallery in 2006, following a career as an interior architect and consultant

Cooper Hewitt, New York

By |July 9th 2019 art design

Cooper-Hewitt is the only museum in the US devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design in its broadest definition

Galeries Yves Macaux, Brussels

By |July 9th 2019 art design

In the immediate vicinity of Yves Macaux’s gallery on rue de la Régence, visitors will find many of Brussels’ most celebrated tourist destinations

Clear Gallery, Tokyo

By |July 9th 2019 art design

Located in Shibuya, the central business district of Tokyo famous for fashion and nightlife, Clear Gallery was launched in October 2007

The Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam

By |July 9th 2019 art design

From industrial design labels to limited-edition ceramics, textiles and furniture, everything in The Frozen Fountain represents a high caliber of artistic expression

  • Daniele Rossi Restauratore

Daniele Rossi Restoration, Florence

By |June 28th 2019 craftsmanship

Daniele Rossi, born in 1958, has honed his skills on works of art for over thirty years, and now holds a position of prominence in the field of conservation in Italy

Big Sur Memories

By |November 29th 2018 travel story

Peony and African cocoa flower – on a base of Turkish rose, with hints of ginger. The perfume seeks that euphoria that explodes when in California, at the Post Ranch Inn, your eyes widen before a shower of shooting stars

Vivamayr

By |October 15th 2018 to be noted

Three meals per day to be eaten in silence, sitting at one’s table – alone - on a patio with a view of the lake. No talking allowed, no reading or writing. Maximum concentration as you eat

Grand Hotel Fasano

By |July 11th 2018 to be recommended

The Grand Hotel Fasano is one of the best hotels reviewed by this column. The rooms overlooking the lake to the east, the swans taking flight, the sunlight dancing around the sundial

In Italy, on the loose

By |July 4th 2018 travel story

We have looked for the most peculiar floorings. As of late, while the new trend on Instagram is to take pictures of feet over majolica or intarsia floors, we have been after the five most beautiful floorings that actually exist

Chateau d’Artigny

By |June 12th 2018 to be noted

The patio of the castle overlooks a precipice, difference in height without vertigo. Start from here, from Chateau d’Artigny. The chronicles among the flowers - every rose, every mulberry tree and raspberries in the streams

Palazzo Avino

By |April 28th 2018 to be suggested

The walls are pink. Palazzo Avino is a hotel opened since 1997, located in Ravello, between Positano and Vietri. At the entrance a flower cart, on the piano the pink hyacinths, the Creed’s perfumes in the boutique

Relais San Maurizio

By |April 4th 2018 to be noted

Perfumes are mixed in the days, before the seasons. The hills get rough, the tires climb and have fun in the Langhe. Castles, watchtowers – the Middle Ages remain fashionable

Aman Venice

By |March 17th 2018 to be suggested

In January there is stillness. At sunset of frost and there is silence on the Grand Canal. It seems strange. Venice in winter, without the Carnival and Christmas. The Aman Hotel has been housed in one of Venice’s historic buildings

Suvretta House

By |March 16th 2018 to be recommended

In Saint Moritz, behind the last hill on the water edge, the most beautiful hotel in the world appears in the midst of fir trees: Suvretta. It overlooks the Lake Silvaplana. It soars as stronghold before the Engadine villas

Portrait Firenze

By |March 2nd 2018 to be recommended

A hotel along the Arno overlooks the Ponte Vecchio – the Portrait of Florence. It turns to the east, in the morning the sun enters from a wide open window on the third floor room

Hotel MontChalet

By |January 13th 2018 to be suggested

On Monte Seceda there are secrets to discover: the botanicals. Among those of the Gin 8025, with zero sugar, there are stone and mountain pine cones. Down in the valley, in Ortisei, the last five-star Hotel MontChalet smells of stone pine

Nira Montana

By |November 24th 2017 travel story

Text Carlo Mazzoni. The valley, marked by these fortresses, was the entrance door of a land that gave birth to Italy’s Royal house. In a slope of winter shade and of summer chill, a new hotel is the destination of this journey along Aosta castles– the Nira Montana is a matter of details.

Postcards for the Duchess

By |October 24th 2017

The Lady asked Piero Lissoni to design the new headquarter of Fantini Rubinetterie: a building of glass, gently surfacing amidst willows and brooms. On the edge of the park of the manor house, there is a small hotel like a diamond

Hotel Raphaël

By |March 30th 2017 not to be

I want to talk about the wisteria. It’s blossoming – lilac petals and branches only, the green leaves will appear soon, then they will take over. It’s the prelude of the future that counts, not the memory of the past

Palazzo Avino

By |April 28th 2018 to be suggested

The walls are pink. Palazzo Avino is a hotel opened since 1997, located in Ravello, between Positano and Vietri. At the entrance a flower cart, on the piano the pink hyacinths, the Creed’s perfumes in the boutique

Aman Venice

By |March 17th 2018 to be suggested

In January there is stillness. At sunset of frost and there is silence on the Grand Canal. It seems strange. Venice in winter, without the Carnival and Christmas. The Aman Hotel has been housed in one of Venice’s historic buildings

Hotel MontChalet

By |January 13th 2018 to be suggested

On Monte Seceda there are secrets to discover: the botanicals. Among those of the Gin 8025, with zero sugar, there are stone and mountain pine cones. Down in the valley, in Ortisei, the last five-star Hotel MontChalet smells of stone pine

Grand Hotel Fasano

By |July 11th 2018 to be recommended

The Grand Hotel Fasano is one of the best hotels reviewed by this column. The rooms overlooking the lake to the east, the swans taking flight, the sunlight dancing around the sundial

Suvretta House

By |March 16th 2018 to be recommended

In Saint Moritz, behind the last hill on the water edge, the most beautiful hotel in the world appears in the midst of fir trees: Suvretta. It overlooks the Lake Silvaplana. It soars as stronghold before the Engadine villas

Portrait Firenze

By |March 2nd 2018 to be recommended

A hotel along the Arno overlooks the Ponte Vecchio – the Portrait of Florence. It turns to the east, in the morning the sun enters from a wide open window on the third floor room

Vivamayr

By |October 15th 2018 to be noted

Three meals per day to be eaten in silence, sitting at one’s table – alone - on a patio with a view of the lake. No talking allowed, no reading or writing. Maximum concentration as you eat

Chateau d’Artigny

By |June 12th 2018 to be noted

The patio of the castle overlooks a precipice, difference in height without vertigo. Start from here, from Chateau d’Artigny. The chronicles among the flowers - every rose, every mulberry tree and raspberries in the streams

Relais San Maurizio

By |April 4th 2018 to be noted

Perfumes are mixed in the days, before the seasons. The hills get rough, the tires climb and have fun in the Langhe. Castles, watchtowers – the Middle Ages remain fashionable

Big Sur Memories

By |November 29th 2018 travel story

Peony and African cocoa flower – on a base of Turkish rose, with hints of ginger. The perfume seeks that euphoria that explodes when in California, at the Post Ranch Inn, your eyes widen before a shower of shooting stars

In Italy, on the loose

By |July 4th 2018 travel story

We have looked for the most peculiar floorings. As of late, while the new trend on Instagram is to take pictures of feet over majolica or intarsia floors, we have been after the five most beautiful floorings that actually exist

Nira Montana

By |November 24th 2017 travel story

Text Carlo Mazzoni. The valley, marked by these fortresses, was the entrance door of a land that gave birth to Italy’s Royal house. In a slope of winter shade and of summer chill, a new hotel is the destination of this journey along Aosta castles– the Nira Montana is a matter of details.

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