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.
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
For so long Poland’s fairy-tale expanse of dense woodland and its treasure trove of interconnected lakes upon lakes upon lakes was kept secret from many eyes. But now, the flight path to Poland’s quietly hidden Lake District, Warmia Mazury, has opened up and more eyes are beginning to look upon the wonder that is up to 2,000 lakes, surrounded by dense, verdant green forest.read more
A wedding on Tinos? As one of the best-kept secrets of the Cyclades, the tiny Greek island of Tinos is a breath-taking spectacle of natural vistas visited by a truly authentic, Greek lifestyle - away from the hustle and bustle of more tourist-driven perches it is the ideal romantic spot for a party, and what better kind of party is there than a wedding?read more
Maybe, like us, you had no clue that Sweden has a thriving surf culture, but I’ll bet you that, considering the Swedes’ reputation for relaxed perfection, it’s totally awesome!
Monocle, the global affairs and lifestyle magazine founded by Tyler Brûlé, highlights South Tyrol in the Italian Alps for it's Travel Top 50 Awards - see where.read more
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
Whether you’re a seasoned visitor or planning on your first trip, the charming town of Brig in Switzerland is sure to surprise. Located close to the Swiss-Italian border, in the sunny Upper Valais, Brig is an accessible gateway to the Alps, ski resorts and mountains, even more, Brig is a magnet for thrill-seekers and those with a passion for culture and history.read more
For anyone who enjoys a challenge, spending their days in the snow and having the world at their feet, the famous Haute Route across the Alps is a dream come true; let us introduce you. The Haute Route is a true Alpine adventure in which you traverse the Alps on foot, from Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland, in just 10-12 days.read more
Wildland is one of Scotland's largest conservation projects, returning the Highlands back to nature and re-growing the pine forests.read more
The tiny hilltop Pico do Refúgio on the lush volcanic island of Sâo Miguel in the Azores plays host to a creative palette of art, design and heaps of nature.read more
Located in the stunning setting of São Miguel, Açores, the Pico do Refúgio is a place with art in its blood. Once the home of sculptress, Luisa Constantina de Ataíde da Costa Gomes, the farm at Rabo de Peixe has been run by the family of current owner Bernardo Brito e Abreu since the Seventeenth Century.read more