Category: Travel

The Swiss Secrets (2): Victoria Steiner, Lucerne

Some people just have the eye. Stylist Victoria Steiner is definitely one of them. Describing herself as “a coffee addict” , Victoria’s Instagram manifests her love for everything beautiful and sublime. Today she reveals her favourite Lucerne City haunts.   Victoria, where do you live? I live in Lucerne, a…

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Travel: August Boarding House, Hamburg

It often feels a bit strange return to a city where you once have lived and everything seems so familiar but it’s just not your home? I have this thing with Hamburg, that’s why I like the approach behind the Boardinghouse August – your home far away…

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Travel: Hotel Bachaumont, Paris

Located in the Haut Marais the Hotel Bachaumont offers 49 rooms with a playful Art Déco vibe, designed by interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon with antique, handpicked furniture. The guestrooms are styled in hues of blues with herringbone floors, the beds with Meilichzon’s signature headboardswith are covered with rich cottons,…

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Travel: Casa Mimosa Barcelona

Just stone’s throw away from Gaudi’s Casa Mila the H10 hotel chain recently opened a new boutique hotel: Casa Mimosa. Designed by Tarruella Trenchs Studio, the idea was to design a timeless hotel that respects and integrates the original elements of the building, by blending them with contemporary and cosmopolitan components. You…

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Travel: Spend a night Chez Marie-Sixtine

There’s a two-room apartment above French fashion label Marie Sixtine’s flagship store in Paris’s 11th Arrondissement which is waiting for “special guest of Marie Sixtine”. Together with Art Director Sandrine Place and Architect Baptiste Legué the label created a candy-coloured cocoon, where this fashion label’s entire universe is reincarnated…

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A boutique home in Paris: the C.O.Q Hotel

Paris is the city with the most beautiful boutique hotels in the world, if you ask me. And C.O.Q Hotel is definitely one of them. C.O.Q Hotel – the name is an acronym of “Community of Quality” – is tucked away on a small street near the Place d’Italie. Designed…

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Travel: Senato Hotel, Milano

The old building was once the private home of the Ranza family: four generations of entrepreneurs. Now the property opens its doors as a boutique hotel with uniquely Milanese hospitality in 43 rooms. The welcoming interior is an assembly of marble, brass and wood designed by architect Alessandro…

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CasaCau – boutique apartements in Rome

In a lovingly converted 17th-century building, just a stone throw away from the Trevi fountain, CasaCau hotel offers six individually styled boutique apartments. You’ll find an eclectic mix of retro-chic furniture, modern features and quirky art pieces. Lovely details like fresco-printed headboards and vintage Olivetti typewriters…

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Casa Caiadas – an Alentejo boutique hotel

If you are looking for an authentic Portuguese getaway: Casas Caiadas might be the places. This luxury boutique hotel close to Évora, in the unspoiled Alentejo region, is designed for hosting couples and families up to 8 people. There are 3 independent houses available for rent, fully restored from a…

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Travel: Malmerendas Boutique Hotel in Porto

Porto is one of the cities on top of my “travel destinations list”. And I might consider a stay at Malmerendas Boutique Lodging. This small boutique hotel is located in the city center of Porto in a newly restored early twentieth century building. Each of the five available suites respects the…

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