Curated for The Aficionados, this is our travel & lifestyle inspired journal full of insightful blog posts from the realms of hotels, artisans, culture and products all highlighting our taste of the good life made simple.
We touch on culture, design, creativity, foodie pit-stops, neighborhood aficionados, where to feel healed in fabulous spas and wellness escapes, where to get all romantic, where to meet and do business in your sort of place or where best to ski - this is the journal of tales, adventures and tips - everything we simply love.
Norway’s Husky-sledding hotspot in Jotunheimen National Park is the perfect winter adventure across the ice packed snows of nature pure, here's why.read more
One for you travelling oenophiles - Switzerland's beautiful Valais holds the highest vineyard in Europe, and wines that are regarded as "the pearl of the Alps".read more
Learn to craft a piece of Switzerland's foodie Alpine culture yourself with lessons from a Raclette master in Vals, accompanied by a sip of local wine.read more
Bruno Bischofberger is a huge name in the art world, famous for his collections of Andy Warhol et al, is turning a factory into a spectacular complex with a dozen bespoke buildings surrounding a landscaped central plaza. We think, a must see when in Zurich.read more
For so long Poland’s fairy-tale expanse of dense woodland and its treasure trove of interconnected lakes upon lakes upon lakes was kept secret from many eyes. But now, the flight path to Poland’s quietly hidden Lake District, Warmia Mazury, has opened up and more eyes are beginning to look upon the wonder that is up to 2,000 lakes, surrounded by dense, verdant green forest.read more
Some design principles are so uncomplicated and understated that they can be found in different iterations, in different corners of the world. The value placed on craftsmanship is one of these; so is the use of natural materials that not only can last a lifetime, but also get more handsome with each passing year.read more
Samantha McCoach remembers her grandmother, a kilt maker in Scotland with 40-years’ experience, hand-making her a kilt not too long ago, and wearing it out and about in London.read more
Muck’n’Muffin: a sisterly venture of handmade goods in Dunfanaghy Ireland which champion the crafts from ceramics, furniture, toys, vintage finds and serve great coffee.read more
Has legendary architect Peter Zumthor's famed Therme Vals lost it's 'soul', as he claims, or is it still as beautiful as ever? (We think the latter in abundance..)read more
Saffron is known as the queen of plants. And the only place in the whole of Europe that still cultivates saffron using centuries-old traditional methods is in Mund, Switzerland.read more
Zurich has many striking features: the River Limmat winding through the city, historic architecture, and snow covered Alps as a picturesque backdrop. Only rarely does contemporary design get real attention in the city – and that’s usually in conjunction with events such as blickfang.read more