Category Archives: TRAVEL

SANTA CLARA 1728 BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN LISBON, PORTUGAL

Santa Clara 1728 is a beautiful 18th-century palace that has been transformed into a romantic boutique hotel. Perched atop one of the city’s seven hills, overlooking the Pantheon and the Tagus River, the hotel has been designed by local architect Manuel Aires Mateus. The modern, clean design contrasts beautifully with the ancient walls and limestone stairs. The six spacious suites are suited with minimalist wooden furniture by designer Antonio Citterio and linnen bed textiles, all in a neutral color palette.

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A BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY HOME ON MALLORCA, SPAIN

Villa Son Font is located in the Son Font area of the city of Calviá, this is one of only 18 areas in Mallorca (Spain) that is UNESCO protected. This four bedroom holiday home (that can be rented) is in many ways a classic Mallorca villa with polished facades, natural stone and terracotta tiles. And yet, the house is renovated with micro cement floors, built-in stainless steel fixtures and Gaggenau appliances. In order to soften it all, a little Ibiza mood has been added with soft white shapes on the built-in furniture, lounge environment, indoor lighting, illumination lights and more. The style is relaxed, laid back and cool, and inspired by the wa???rm atmosphere and ambience of the Balearic Islands, combined with Nordic elements. Visit Villa Son Font’s website for more information about rental options.

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A BEAUTIFUL BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN THE HEART OF PARIS

The Doisy Hotel in Paris enjoys an exceptional location right in the very heart of Paris, just a few steps from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées. This boutique hotel recently underwent a complete renovation, which was executed by BR Design Interieur. All 33 rooms offer a cool-chic and warm, welcoming decor. Soft hues and colourful tones combined with a wide range of different exotically designed wallpaper. This hotel will definitely go on my list of places to visit!

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A RELAXED SUMMER HOME ON ANTIPAROS IN GREECE

This beautiful house on the island of Antiparos in Greece is perfect for a relaxed summer holiday. Casa Nigri is nestled in the fertile valley of Kampos, surrounded by a rural environment of intense natural vegetation. The design of the house has successfully preserved the traditional rural architecture of the island, enhancing it with interconnected outdoor living spaces and lounge areas. The exterior walls of the house are a combination of white washed and locally sourced stone walls. The stylish interior features wooden beams, custom made furniture, vintage tiles and sinks, and marble accents throughout, making the old and new co-exist in this charming space. You can contact Antiparos Escape Villas for more information about rental options.

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A WHITE WASHED HOLIDAY HOME ON A GREEK ISLAND

href=”http://www.nisyrosinfo.com/” target=”_blank”>Nisyros is a volcanic Greek island and municipality located in the Aegean Sea. It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands, situated between the islands of Kos and Tilos. A place of wild beauty, as Nisyros was formed by volcanic eruptions. The island is one of the lesser known of the Greek islands but it draws arty crowd to its black-sand beaches and hilltop villages. Sterna residence is a beautiful house on the island that can be rented. Originally built as a two-storey tower in the mid-17th century, the residence was the first to be restored in the medieval castle after its collapse in the devastating earthquake of 1933. The restoration work has been meticulous, with the use of traditional materials and on the basis of historical documentation. The tasteful decor of the interior is characterised by whitewashed minimalism and enhanced by the intriguing sculptures of Sterna’s resident artists.

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A PRIVATE CAMP SITE IN URUGUAY

When Geoff, an Australian, and Sarah, originally from the United States, found a beautiful plot of land in a small coastal town near the town of San José in Uruguay they decided to settle here. On their premises located between the sea and a lagoon and surrounded by pine and eucalyptus forests they created a private camp site with several cabines and tents so that family and friends can come over to enjoy their piece of paradise. How lucky their guests are!!

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BON BON FAIT MAISON ON KYTHIRA, GREECE

Bon Bon Fait Maison is an innovative concept of fast gourmet food on a Greek island, where the Ionian, Aegean and Cretan seas meet under the Greek sunlight. The story begins a few years ago when some friends from Paris got together on a Greek island named Kythira. The island’s strange energy, the flavours, the aromas and the authenticity of the place made their hearts beat loudly. This intense love for the island evoked their need for creation. This is how BON BON Fait Maison (homemade) was designed, shaking things up gastronomically on the island. The soul of the endeavour is Chef Kriton Minas Poulis from Paris, he is the man who envisioned the gastronomic philosophy behind BON BON Fait Maison. The interesting menu includes homemade ice creams and sorbets that smell like Greece, French galettes and crepes from Brittany with black buckwheat flour, fresh juices of unique combinations and a strict selection of Greek traditional products.

The Interior Design Laboratorium is responsible for the design identity. This Greek interior design company was asked from the beginning to conceive of a design identity which could travel to other Greek islands as well as major European cities. The first BON BON Fait Maison is located in the town of Kythira, in a traditional two storey building from the 1860s. The design is inspired by Greece, the Greek summer and the life of the people living on the Greek islands. The intention of the design study was to create a space that would subconsciously awaken to the visitor memories of their childhood summer innocence; much like the warm feeling of the summerhouse that keeps you coming back. The careful selection of materials and elements, such as the traditional mosaic floor, the white marbles from the island of Naxos, the built-in benches and the wooden ceiling which was carefully restored and preserved, are familiar images tied to Greek island houses. The furniture and all the wooden constructions were custom designed for the project, highlighting both the uniqueness of the project and the design philosophy of Interior Design Laboratorium. The decorative lighting fixtures made from brass, porcelain and glass project impressive sparkles of design on the white plaster walls. The design outcome features a mix of old and new elements that emit a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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