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…

Traveler’s picks

Traveler’s picks

by Alix Verley-Pietrafesa

When Alix started handmaking clothes, she was a student at University in Scotland. From then on, she never stopped making clothes, inspired by mid-century Parisian Bohemians and by the Bloomsbury Group…

Pioneertown Motel

Pioneertown Motel

Pioneertown, Usa

Pioneer town, Yucca Valley California. I travelled in space and time. Immagine to stay in cosy, warm modernized western, with design rooms where all the details make you feel it is now:  looking outside your window you may worry that your horse it is gone wild and left you all alone, to follow the Navajo trail, but no worry! The warm super cool blankets will fill your night with love…

My springtime

My springtime

by Giorgia Eugenia Goggi

We admire Giorgia’s cooking skills and her being in-house chef at one of our favourite places, Masseria Moroseta. There is no menu, each dinner is unique and depends on her daily inspiration and on the vegetable garden’s yield…

Hija de Sanchez

Hija de Sanchez

Copenaghen, Denmark

Whoever decides to tell Rosio Sanchéz’s story will have to start from the phone call during which René Redzepi offered her a job as Noma’s confectioner. She begins, instead, from her childhood in Chicago and her precocious passion for sweets, which has its origin in a family kitchen where Mexico and the USA met…

Leon’s Oyster Shop

Leon’s Oyster Shop

Charleston, United States

To us, Charleston is a bridge over River Ashley, a storm in the Southeast, a dusty cloth shop, and a sage-green Victorian façade. And also a Saturday night at the corner between King and First where young people from the neighbourhood drink beer together at the pub while a team of thirty-year-olds prepares and serves perfect bowls of Raw/Grilled Oysters, Fried Chicken, Shrimp Roll and Cole Slaw in an old garage renamed Leon’s.

Broholm Castle

Broholm Castle

Fyn, Denmark

Thirteen generations of the same family. Seven hundred years. Nineteen rooms, six hundred and twenty hectares of vegetable garden, forest and gardens. Apricot-coloured bricks, high clouds and woods. Quiet ducks, busy insects, waterlilies…

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