The Blue Pages are curated for The Aficionados, 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.
Read on for inspiration, fun and insider travel tips.
Known as the 'Queen of print' - Vogue, Mary Katrantzou continually pushes the boundaries of textiles, visual drama and innovation, a pioneer of digital art crossed into fashion.read more
This is all about the mix of traditional Alpine style, synonymous with mountainous living and the contemporary hand of private hoteliers. We pulled together a cool style edit of those places that take the traditional dipped into urban sleekness adding a dash of modernity.read more
There is nothing more appealing than curling up after a day out on the slopes with a good page-turning book in hand. We've put together a ski holiday reading list of books for the slopes - inspired by the alps.read more
Imagine if you could distil the language of Greek coastline living filled with eternal summer and put it into creative textile design. Well, that's just what the Greek siblings Grigoris and Constantinos Samaras did – the founders of cult brand: SEA YOU SOON.read more
Exceptional, natural goodness sourced in Greece is what Neolea is all about following the mantra: 'love more, live better and get more taste out of life'.read more
Made from 90% Greek cotton, the socks depict heroes, and each one narrates a story: Kira-Xeni, Fisherman, Sailor, Pappa, Pappa's Girl, Merman,Tsolias (Evzone) and Rempetis.read more
Cue Zeus+Dione, a Greek resortwear brand that celebrates Hellenic culture and lifestyle. The brand, named after the ancient Greek goddess of love’s parents, looks toward the age-old knowledge of artisans all over Greece, who custom-make, weave, dye, embroider and cut the Zeus+Dione textiles.read more
Athens-based ceramist, art and design lab Maru Meleniou creates pieces in both the fields of sculptural artworks in the form of stoneware objects and makes 'everyday' a ceremony in tableware that is anything but ordinary.read more
Greece and herbary go way back in time to antiquity. Throughout its history, the aromatic and medicinal herbs described by Hippocrates, Theophrastus, Dioscorides and Galen have long been a part of their rich holistic culture.read more
Our first little wonders were two collectable findings: the unique honey from the island of Astipalea featuring 80% thyme pollen grains and the honey from the mountains of Crete with 60% thyme pollen grains.read more
Following their love and passion for the healthy Mediterranean diet and appreciation of the slower pace of life, GO.SLOW was founded some 40 years ago based in Kalamata.read more
My Greek Island Home by Claire Lloyd is always out of the bookcase, an ever-present friend that tells the tale of falling in love with a Greek island and finding that a simpler life is not so bad after all.read more