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.
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
Bruno Bischofberger is a huge name in the art world, famous for his collections of Andy Warhol et al, is turning a factory into a spectacular complex with a dozen bespoke buildings surrounding a landscaped central plaza. We think, a must see when in Zurich.read more
Muck’n’Muffin: a sisterly venture of handmade goods in Dunfanaghy Ireland which champion the crafts from ceramics, furniture, toys, vintage finds and serve great coffee.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
When thinking of Italian architecture, what’s most likely to come to people’s minds are the iconic Roman structures and ruins Italy is strewn with. But contemporary Italian architecture is not to be underestimated – on the contrary, one of the world’s most famous starchitects is Italian: Renzo Piano.read more
When dealing with one of the oldest buildings in Salzburg, it takes the architect’s clever manipulation of architecture and design to create an exciting, inspiring atmosphere that coverts the old and the new to extreme yet complimentary dimensions.read more
It’s a risky manoeuvre, starting a watch company from scratch in a country with a long history of family run watchmakers, without a family name to pass the business on to you. Daniel Dreifuss, who runs the Zurich based Maurice de Mauriac, decided in 1997 to do just that.read more
Contemporary art continues to find its way into the Alpine villages of Engadin – surely, a reflection of the cosmopolitan and cultured crowd that seizes upon these rural locales each holiday season.read more
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
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
Ellen von Unwerth's HEIMAT, a photographic ode to her homeland, Bavaria, has the whole world talking, and we can sure see whyread more
Paris, the most romantic city on earth, and considered by many the most beautiful, too. But if beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then what is in the nose…? The nose is a truth-teller – it knows beauty when it smells it and boy does it smell it at the newly re-opened Le Grand Musée du Parfum.read more