The W hotel chain has chosen Verbier in the Swiss Alps to open its first alpine retreat. Located a few steps away from the slopes, W Verbier shows a chalet like exterior that perfectly blends in with the alpine surroundings, while inside the lively and festive W spirit takes over. Even in the Alps, design, fashion and music remain the three W favourites. Inspired by the ski trails in the snow, Dutch design firm Concrete successfully brought together the urban cool attitude with the Swiss alpine style. Carefully chosen details and artworks are spread across the resort. Recalling the ski tracks, the work of the tape artist, Buff Diss, adds a graphic touch to the walls and emphasized the laid back atmosphere of the five star hotel. On top, seven Swiss tales such as Heidi and Snow Queen have been reinterpretated by Dutch photographer, Marcel Van Der Vlugt, for W Verbier. Check out the making of here. Continue reading
Last weekend, Artgenève has attracted the art lovers to Geneva. Presenting national and international galleries, the show has delighted amateurs and connoisseurs of contemporary art.
Growing every year, the art fair has reached a higher level and established itself as one of the key art events in Switzerland. It offers a great setting to discover the work of Swiss and international artists in a friendly atmosphere.
Nature takes over! Little by little, it enters every room and adds a touch of sweet wildness to the atmosphere. Elegant and graceful, the deer is definitely the favourite this year. Home accessories, print, trophy and furniture, they all recall its gracious appearance.
Coming straight from a fairy tale, it seems almost tamed. However, watch out, it can disappear in a twinkling of an eye. Let it be your daily inspiration for the last winter months.
Situated in the Swiss Alps, the Whitepod is a place where breathtaking scenery and luxury nature experience melt into one. While I was heading to the resort, I tried to figure out the atmosphere of the pod and what I discovered was just beyond my expectations. After a short walk in the snow to breathe the fresh air, I entered in one of the “bubbles”.
Decorated in an alpine style, each pod is actually a cosy suite by itself with a large bed, a mezzanine, a modern bathroom, a small lounge corner and a wood-burning stove. Anyone with an adventurer’s soul will be happy to keep the fire burning, even at night, to wake up at sunrise and see this amazing view… probably one of the best ways to start the day. Continue reading
During my last stay in Stockholm, I had the chance to spend some relaxing time at the peaceful Day Spa. Located in Östermalm, this design-oriented concept spa offers a wide range of revitalising massages and soothing treatments. With its clean lines, the wooden interior creates the ideal environment to escape the urban hustle and bustle for a little while.
As soon as you step into this city oasis, the feel-good vibes spread around. Starting with a healthy vitamin cocktail at the bar, you can then choose custom-made beauty sessions lasting from 10 minutes to 6 hours.
Spread the news: it’s time to type it out loud!
Messages used to be all over our wardrobe and now, they are also taking over our homes. Hanging on the walls, notes add a personal touch to our interiors. Sweet, funny or philosophic, they can be adjusted to our mood to make us smile.