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.
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
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
White Line Hotels collaborator FREITAG LAB. opens their first flagship store in Vienna, we can barely contain our excitement watching two of our favourites come together.read more
Imagine a design trade show where you can meet the designers in person and buy their products on the spot. Better yet, imagine a design tradeshow that takes place at a carefully selected central location that reflects the design culture of the city, far from soulless trade halls.read more
Lars Fredriksson was no stranger to innovative skincare when he developed Verso, a brand that was launched in 2013. Minimizing skin exposure to unnecessary ingredients, Verso’s products are high quality and add easy to everyday life.
Wellness and the Alps have always been inextricably linked due to the abundance of fresh mountain air, crystal clear water and the proximity of nose-tingling pine forests.read more
Set among the wide streets and historic buildings of downtown Manhattan, for decades Tribeca has been an understated artist haunt, a fusion of easy-going European charm and New York ambition. Home to the iconic Greenwich Hotel, it is an artsy shopping district with its close proximity to both the city’s romantic waterfront promenades and the heart of many creative industries giving it the feel of a separate town within a major metropolis. Truly a design-lover’s dream for inspired shopping and the perfect place to stay when in NYC.read more
Ever wanted to know the background story about Sweden's cult brand Nudie Jeans of Gothenburg, from the way-ahead-of-its-time conception of Maria Erixon to the present day.read more
Meet Maria Svensson and Lisa Leierth, two wool-loving ladies from Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast. Based in an art-collective studio space with ten other designers and artists, they create the knitwear that they had always dreamed of wearing as spotted by the owners of the creative fashionista den of Gothenburg, HOTEL FLORA.read more
There are plenty of reasons for not wearing a helmet – it seriously messes up your hair, it’s way to big and bulky to carry around in a bar, and, well, let’s not go into the nerd factor. But, are any of these good reasons? Not really.read more
If elegance is refusal – to borrow from the oft-quoted Coco Chanel – then Polish label thisisnon explores the very far end of the refusal spectrum by eliminating all decoration and frills from its designs, even categorizing them, not by garment type, but by the garment’s very basic component: its fabric.read more