Himalayan Asphalt

Himalayan Asphalt

Ladakh, India

Almost a lunar landscape endlessly filling the eye: this is Ladakh. An unpredictably varying surface which is an open book of geology and one of the highest natural border with the sky in the whole world…

Swaswara

Swaswara

Goa, India

‘Swaswara’ means listening to your inner voice. It is the name of the Ayurvedic centre where we spent eight days…

Hotel Schgaguler

Hotel Schgaguler

South Tyrol, Italy

The chestnut (Castanea sativa, Mill. 1768) is a stately and long-lived tree. It has always been a symbol of generosity, since its fruits can feed the mountain people. At Schgaguler Hotel, the warm and solid walls of chestnut wood refresh your sight and touch. The perfect embrace of their natural tone strikes you immediately…

Santa Clara 1728

Santa Clara 1728

Lisbon, Portugal

São Vicente, Lisbon, Portugal. “This is where our friendship begins”. This is the message we sent on WhatsApp to the owners of the Santa Clara 1728 hotel during our travels. That morning we were leaving Lisbon, driving over the Vasco de Gama bridge towards Arraiolos in the Alentejan countryside, to reach their farm for a few days…

Traveller’s picks

Traveller’s picks

by Eftihia Stefanidi

When few years ago Eftihia, a London-based Creative Director, Producer & self-taught Photographer, came to Greece – her country of origin – to scout for property, she planted the seeds for new horizons. Eftihia is currently the creative behind two upcoming Athenian boutique hotels that are re-imagining hospitality. MONA e SHILA, developed by New York-based group AUM, are set to launch in 2019.

Malga Gostner

Malga Gostner

South Tyrol, Italy

Franz Muller’s cuisine tastes like malga, meadows and woods. Each ingredient is either fresh or matured here. “We’ve got everything we need,” he often says..

Traveller’s Picks

Traveller’s Picks

by Emily Thompson

Emily was raised in the Northeast Kingdom, U.S. state of Vermont and travelled from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Pennsylvania, to UCLA, where she earned her MFA in sculpture. Her work as an artist evokes nature in “magnificent style” and it is deeply inspired by William Gilpin, the 18th century theorist of the picturesque…

Traveler’s picks

Traveler’s picks

by Adriana Bittencourt

Adriana and I met in Marrakech last September, on a magic rainy night auspicious for our friendship…

Sketch

Sketch

Lombardy, Italy

You may not know that the first successful hybrid by Nazareno Strimpelli was the Carlotta wheat, named after his wife and assistant Carlotta Parisani. Among the numerous Semente Elette (select seeds) that the revolutionary agronomist, politician and geneticist created, you can find specialities such as the famous Senatore Cappelli and the Ardito, a soft wheat rich in proteins and with little gluten…

L’Ambasciata

L’Ambasciata

Lombardy, Italy

If everyone has a gift, not all of us are free and fearless enough to foster it. Romano Tamani had both the liberty and the braveness to leave Quistello and go to work as a cook in London first, and then to come back to Quistello and create with his brother Carlo a cult place/temple of the Mantuan Gonzaga cuisine in the old family house…

La Clinica Gastronomica Arnaldo

La Clinica Gastronomica Arnaldo

Emilia Romagna, Italy

Saturday is market day in Rubiera. We cross the general gaiety that enlivens the routine of towns and neighbourhoods every week and go to Arnaldo’s for lunch. Therefore, we are in the right mood when we read the menu…

Paolo Atti e Figli

Paolo Atti e Figli

Emilia Romagna, Italy

Pushing the glass door of the shop at 7 Via Caprarie feels like turning the page of a tale that started in 1868. Back then, Paolo Atti came to town to work as a baker, still unconscious of the fate that would lead him to start the dynasty of Bolognese gastronomy that still boasts his name. On a Saturday morning, the phone keeps ringing…

Il Borgo del Balsamico

Il Borgo del Balsamico

Emilia Romagna, Italy

A late-October Sunday in the Reggio Emilia province, Italy, where genius and industries prosper. A gate opens slowly and reveals a place full of wonders: a noble late 18th century villa, an Italian garden and, not very far, a wood;  pointed windows, almost-ripe apples, and a box hedge; a century-old sequoia, a secluded swimming pool, late roses, and the path leading to the ice-house…

Mercado Sagrado

Mercado Sagrado

I stepped into the canyon with an idea of what Mercado Sagrado could had been. The peaceful atmosphere, the sky and the trees of the canyon, the feeling of western town flowers, hats, crystal, the crafty handbags, music…

Riad Mena & Beyond

Riad Mena & Beyond

Marrakech, Africa

Every time you walk through the rooms and courts of this nobiliary riad in the medina, you will feel like you are in a dream. The dream of a mother, who found her pleasant retreat here, and the dream of her daughter Philomena, who devoted this house to creative, intimate, authentic and happily unclassifiable reception…

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