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.
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
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
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
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
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
Although they are currently closed for the winter season, the stunning (and ever so sunny) designer den in Mallorca, Son Brull Hotel and Spa, is still doing its bit for sustainability.read more
Riedel started as a family trading luxury glassware in northwest Bohemia, then a world center in the trade of crystal glass, Johann Christoph Riedel traveled around until 1723, when he was tragically murdered. His sons and grandsons took continued the business, married into wealthy glass families and ultimately settled in Austria.read more
For the ultimate in local fare that’s “still” organic — as in “it was never anything but” — Chez Vrony in Zermatt, Switzerland serves up time-honored recipes that have been handed down generation to generation, like the restaurant itself.read more
It is un-deniable; those behind Arthotel Blaue Gans in Austria's Salzburg definitely know a thing or two about taking something ancient like St. Martins Goose feast, nurturing it and giving it the respect it deserves, and then creating something truly wonderful out of it.read more