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.
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The Trubrigs have a trained curatorial eye when it comes to sourcing both the established and the new-comers in design. The couples' strong bonds with creative talent and influential designers of the day have fostered the relationships to be always one step ahead of the curve.read more
An emporium of decorative pieces, glassware, jewellery and painted Ostrich eggs - it is filled with fabulous curiosities which headline this wunderkammer store of curatorial finds.read more
Travelling to Rome? Peek at this design, art and style guide to Italy's 'Eternal City', helping you browse, shop and eat all things 'La Dolce Vita'.read more
Gothenburg's pitstop for a mix of youthful design alongside the established patrons, Artilleriet fuses across the spectrum from furnishings, handwoven rugs, ceramics to the best in fashion.read more
Devoted to the crafts of Portugal, the emporium A Vida Portuguesa is your pitstop ceramics, hand-made woollen blankets, glassware to napkins, stationery to baskets - all made in Portugal.read more
Once considered the “rougher cousin” to Sweden’s pristine harbour-side capital, in the last decade Gothenburg - or Göteborg to Swedes - has become the country’s west coast hot bed for all things cultural; lovingly nicknamed, “Little London”.read more
A Lisbon shopping guide for those under-the-radar gems spanning fashion, antique tiles, vintage furniture, design den interiors & all things children's gifts.read more
Lisbon, Portugal's legendary capital simply bursts with heritage, azulejo tiles, Pastéis de Nata & art - this is a design guide you can shop, see & drink.read more
This summer sees the re-opening of the Pavilion Le Corbusier. Located in Zurich, architects Silvio Schmed and Arthur Rüegg took on the restoration of this iconic structure which pays homage to an architect who was the forerunner of urban design, a pioneer of sustainability, and a leader of modernism.read more
The winery of St Jodern Kellerei in Switzerland’s beautiful Brig, in the canton of Valais, has long been recognised as having the highest vineyard in Europe.read more
Palma de Mallorca's Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Es Baluard hosts a collection taken from the Serra Art Foundation, the museum’s permanent collection boasts works from Joan Miró, Picasso, Magritte and local contemporary artists like Miquel Barceló.read more
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