Cipriani’s Hotel Mr C

 The Cipriani’s in New York and London that you may know and love has decided to expand their brand and open up a hotel in Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, called Mr. C.  Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani are setting the stage with this new chic and classic hotel that features 138 rooms and even 12 … Continue reading

Mystique Hotel, Santorini

I’m in dire need of  a little sunshine today. And since I cannot hop on a plane on a whim, I am going through the photos of my favourite hotels around the world. The Mystique on the Greek Island Santorini is the perfect pick for a little visual-comfort and musing. Built into a cliff, Mystique’s … Continue reading

Les Marquis de Ladurée Easter Chocolate Collection

  It is this time of year again; the time to go on a hunt for the most stylish, chic, cool and pretty Easter Egg. You will have to agree with me that there is no better place to do so than Ladurée. For its first Easter chocolate collection, Les Marquis de Ladurée has created … Continue reading

The Fantastic Vander Urbani Resort in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana’s romantic, medieval streets and bridges along with its Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture create the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous Vander Urbani Resort. The  latest member of the Design Hotels‘ (follow the link, you won’t regret it) architecture and interior design was assigned to one of Ljubljana’s best local design practices, Sadar+Vuga. With their vision … Continue reading

Focus… Fifty Shades of Grey Hotels

Bestselling novel Fifty Shades of Grey doesn’t need an introduction anymore. The racy novel is sold in over 37 countries and over ten million copies of the book have been sold worldwide. For all those who loved and enjoyed the novel Fifty Shades of Grey can live some of the rather enticing moments of the book. Basking in the popularity … Continue reading

Focus… The Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, New York

Located in the heart of Brooklyn, on the Williamsburg waterfront, stands the Wythe Hotel proudly location. This former textile factory from 1901 has been meticulously converted into a 72-room hotel in this trendy New York borough. Following its opening on May 1st 2012, the Wythe Hotel has received an abundance of praise, for successfully conserving the building’s industrial roots … Continue reading

Focus… La Suite Rio

Tucked away on a cliff only 10 minutes away from Ipanema Beach, in one of Rio’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, the seven-room boutique hotel La Suite is a fantastic luxury boutique hotel, with the lovely feel of a private residence. Offering a 180° view on the ocean, La Suite offers very spacious and luxurious suites, decorated with antique furniture, pop art, … Continue reading

Focus… The Mysterious Umbrellas of Agueda, Portugal

Now, this is an interesting and mysterious affair… Public art installations are always a lovely find, and this outdoor incorporation of ‘floating’ umbrellas is most certainly a fabulous one. Floating above the shopping street of Águeda, a small town in Portugal a whole slew of umbrellas in various colours looming above the streets in a vibrant … Continue reading

Focus… The Sheung Wan Hotel, Hong Kong by Thomas Heatherwick

Thomas Heatherwick gets a lot of love from this blog, and deservedly so. The designer has a streak of genius that amazes and fascinates (click here and here for previous post on Thomas Heatherwick and his studio). The British architect/designer designed the forty-story Sheung Wan Hotel in Hong Kong, a structure which unlike other hotel projects has … Continue reading

Focus… AMMO Restaurant in Hong Kong

The source of inspiration for the famous AMMO restaurant was derived from a science fiction film noir masterpiece directed by Jean-Luc Godard known as ‘Alphaville’, with its ver particular 1960’s influence. Interior designer Joyce Wang chose to have both a dramatic and dynamic approach to the place, where the 6m high ceilings and atmospheric presence represented somewhat … Continue reading