Month: October 2013

Night at the foot of the glacier

Night at the foot of the glacier

Kleine Scheidegg, Switzerland

It’s a cool Friday of September at Lauterbrunnen station, a secluded village in Western Switzerland. While tourists get down from their carriages with a fresh glow, other travellers, who have just arrived, hurry on platform 3. The last train to Kleine Scheidegg is about to leave. The carriage starts moving uphill at unsteady pace, the same speed of a carousel at a fun fair…

HOBART, Tasmania

HOBART, Tasmania

by Ben Nolan

Hi, my name is Ben, and I was born in Hobart, Tasmania. I grew up on a small property outside of Hobart, which certainly contributed, along with adventurous parents, to my love of the outdoors. Said adventurous parents bought a 20 seater bus and decided to travel around Australia for several years when I was 7 years old…

LOS ANGELES

LOS ANGELES

by Avi Brosh

Avi is the founder, leader and creative force behind the Paligroup brands, established with the conviction that neighborhoods, unique experiences and inspiring places are integral to a life well-traveled. Avi has been actively involved in the real estate development and hospitality industry for over 20 years, He is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Business Management.

Story – Scout Hut Pizza

Story – Scout Hut Pizza

London, UK

You get here with the same excitement of a kid on a treasure hunt. You follow the first clue: walk to the dark grey door. Then a second one: “We are in, please knock or call” followed by a phone number…

Summary of Sweden

Summary of Sweden

Gotland, Sweden

In our lives there would have been a time before and after Gotland. While most people were spending their summer at the beach on the Mediterranean Sea, we flew to Stockholm, then to Visby. On a green oval shaped land on the freezing Northern Sea we found ourselves in a fairy-tale…

Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren

Cape Winelands, South Africa

At the beginning of every autumn, when the air gets cool and the light grows dim, we look on Google for Babylonstoren. Our eyes long to see once again the pure white Dutch façade, the white courtyard geese, the immense bright green vegetable garden, the light and the clear shadows of a South African summer. This is the kind of farm a globetrotter and foodie mum would draw for her daughter’s most beautiful dreams. In Cape Winelands, that is in paradise.

Palihouse

Palihouse

Santa Monica, USA

An extraordinary example of “beach chic destination”: a “lobby lounge” where to enjoy breakfast, original fresco ceilings, Malibu tile floors, a grand wood-burning fireplace and blown glass doors that open onto a private outdoor patio. With 36 rooms featuring a pied-à-terre layout and reminiscent of European style urban apartments, this hotel is located in a quiet residential neighbourhood of Santa Monica with immediate access to the beach. Keywords: beach house, vanity rooms, bespoke wallpaper (Abnormals Anonymous), Dean & DeLuca minibar treats, space, style, sophistication, individuality.

Hotel Fex

Hotel Fex

Val Fex, Switzerland

The owners will tell you: “It’s the last house”, meaning the hotel is located far up, deep into this glorious valley. At night, you are immersed in a magical silence, where the only noise you can hear is the wood floor creaking under the feet of someone who retire to their room last, never too late. At breakfast, the homemade strawberry and rhubarb jam with butter and mountain bread brings back memories of a happy childhood…

Piz Linard

Piz Linard

Lavin, Switzerland

Lavin wouldn’t be such a special place if it weren’t for the bright yet delicate pink of Piz Linard’s façade standing out from the few houses of the village…

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