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.
Even though it’s not always easy to spot, the architectural designs of Milan based Peter Pichler Architecture can be considered traditional in many ways. Their sleek, pointed and stark lines may not look it, but they are deeply inspired by nature and by the surrounding vernacular architecture.read more
Luxury fashion house Bally started life in a small Swiss village before becoming an international design giant - not bad for a former elastic factory.read more
Housed in the Widder Hotel Zurich on the historic Rennweg in the Augustine Quarter, AuGust Restaurant | Boucherie is a new, all-day dining & insanely popular locality, that even the odd prominent celeb stands in-line to await a table – it is the perfect pairing with the infamous Widder Bar and is again the brainchild of long standing management duo, Jan & Regula Brucker together with the iconic and long-time architectural partner of the Widder Hotel, Tilla Theus.read more
Genuizzi | Banal Architects studio based in Milano is synonymous with clear spatial design and a strong lineal aesthetic bound to the environment.read more
The Taubenkobel is famed for taking the humble ingredient and rethinking it, they also forage in the woods for lost herbs, or digging up indigenous roots found only in Pannonia, including a very rare truffle.read more
Conceiving of noa* as an ever-changing network of architects, interior designers, graphic talent to even psychologists and much more, noa* is able to incorporate a multitude of ideas and styles into its hotel projects.
Paired with more familiar favourites such as home-smoked mackerel, lamb from the local Ben, lemon tart dusted with marigold petals, Highland beef, locally caught and cured hake, freshly shucked oysters, the dining experience at Eòlach is one which is made for sheer enjoyment.read more
Paradise by Chez Vrony is the winter popup at the Widder Hotel in old town Zurich. The iconic alpine restaurant from the slopes of Zermatt have teamed up with the Widder to create another winter wonderland legend.read more
Beside the waters of the beautiful Goldegg Moor lake in Austria, just south of Salzburg, sits the quietly impressive HECHT! organic restaurant and Der Seehof hotel.read more
You may be familiar with industrial designer Ross Lovegrove for any number of his organically shaped products. Solar Trees or Car On A Stick, anyone?read more
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