Month: June 2014

Monte D’Oro

Monte D’Oro

Corsica, France

Once more, just like in the latest masterpiece of Wes Anderson, we walk through the door of a historic hotel that hasn’t changed in years and that brings us back to the start of the century, to a time of black and white photos. We’re embraced by thick walls, wooden furniture and creaking staircases; hotel Monte-Oro is embraced by Vizzavona forest, a twine of branches, leaves, secular trunks, rays of sun and uninterrupted bird songs…

Traveler’s Picks

Traveler’s Picks

by Elizabeth Graas

Travelling, discovering new horizons, local artists and fashion designers are Elizabeth’s passion. Luxembourg born, with a real background in luxury brands, she decides after her communication studies in Brussels and a first work experience, to open, with her husband Christophe Vanderfelt, her own shop Muse by…

Casa Musicale

Casa Musicale

Corsica, France

Every time I flirted with the idea of a trip to Corsica, I would think about this place and look at the images on the website once again. I remember this detail while I walk along the courtyard of Casa Musicale, the delicate colours of a late May sunset in the background. We’re in Pigna, in the heart of the magical Artisans’s route, a craft trail that connects small villages of the Balagne region. Casa Musicale is one of those places that cannot be told through images or probably with words. Only by experiencing it you can truly understand it. Music, from the violin of an artist practicing in the nearby auditorium or from the speakers among the dinner tables, constantly permeates the air and everything around: walls, stairs, chairs and glasses…

Traveler’s Picks

Traveler’s Picks

by Andrew Totter

Born in 1972, Colne, Lancashire, England. Andrew studied interior design at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia, then worked for Alessi, Anouska Hemple Design, Yohji Yamamoto and Michiko Koshino all in London, then at Persuade in Bilbao. After moving to Barcelona in 2011, he launched Openhouse…

Carlo e Camilla in Segheria

Carlo e Camilla in Segheria

Milan, Italy

Carlo e Camilla in Segheria is a place where to experience (in this order) the excitement of discovery, the surprise of wonder, the feeling of happiness and the pleasure of sharing. You walk through a milk white door into the courtyard. There are four rows of old cinema chairs and large wooden tables. On your left, you get a glimpse of the chefs working in the kitchen…

Zazà Ramen

Zazà Ramen

Milan, Italy

Take an iconic Japanese dish – ramen – and cook it with all the freshness and simplicity typical of Italian food: pasta home made daily with stone grounded 00 soft flour, a delicate broth with three flavours (shoyu, shio and miso) and a rich and fragrant garnish composed of three elements: meat, seafood and vegetables. Serve your customers quickly and politely and you will have conquered them…

Traveler’s Picks

Traveler’s Picks

by Veronique Lievre

Veronique strives to make design accessible through the vacation experience. Together with her partner Heinz, she has been designing, building and decorating boutique hotels and vacation homes for over 12 years. From Verana in the jungles of Mexico, to Far Meadow in the High Sierras, they have built extraordinary vacation homes from the ground up and welcomed guests from around the world…

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