Design concept for Heston Blumenthal’s new The Perfectionists’ Café at Heathrow T2

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Heston Blumenthal’s new restaurant, The Perfectionists’ Café, for which leading London-based restaurant and hospitality design specialist AfroditiKrassa conceived the concept, is now open at Heathrow’s newly-redeveloped Terminal 2.  AfroditiKrassa’s design concept for The Perfectionists’ Café is taken from the menu itself  – Modern British signature dishes of the 1960s and 1970s that distinguish Great Britain … Continue reading

In love with Hotel Palazzo Manfredi, Rome (Italy)

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I have felt in love with Rome already many many years ago when I visited the eternal city for the first time. Since then I am regularly returning, because love has to be taken care of and because my heart loves what Rome represents. Now I have another motive to return. I have felt in … Continue reading

Sleeping in London: hotel Baglioni, Kensington

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Even if most of in London living Italians live in Chelsea, has the Italian luxury hotel chain chosen the prestigious Kensington as location for their boutique hotel. Kensington is now, when the young royal couple lives there, becoming even more aristocratical and Baglioni, which embodies the Italian charm and glamour, is taking good care in … Continue reading

Sleeping in London: Metropolitan hotel, Mayfair

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Spaciousness, airiness and lightness, view open at the vastness of Hyde park and proverbial kindness with obligingness on one of the most famous streets of Mayfair –  the renowned Park Lane – mark the prestigious Metropolitan hotel, in which resides also the famous restaurant Nobu. Mayfair is one of the richest areas of the central London, … Continue reading

Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo is turning pink this October

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This October, like nearly 40 countries around the world, Monaco will turn pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In collaboration with the charity ‘Pink Ribbon Monaco’ and in celebration of a new breast cancer screening center in the Principality of Monaco, Hôtel Métropole will show its support with a ‘Pink October’ theme running throughout the … Continue reading

The Best New Hotels, Spas and Restaurants of 2012 by Condé Nast Traveler

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From Condé Nast Traveler : “We all know what makes a good hotel good: impeccable service, excellent food, beautiful grounds (and let’s not forget a bed so plush that you dread going home). But for all of us here at Condé Nast Traveler, a good hotel is more than just a blissful temporary roost: It’s also … Continue reading

Sweet Alchemy Pastry Shop

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  A pastry shop in Athens looking mysterious adds extra flavour to sweet treats. According to principal architect Kois Stelios, the Sweet Alchemy shop design was inspired by ancient mysticism practiced in laboratories to uncover the powers of rare crystals and potions. Read more: http://psssst.net/  

London’s Hedonism offers ‘pinnacle of wine retail’

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    A new wine store in London’s well-heeled Mayfair wants to become the ‘pinnacle’ of wine retail and the best shop of its kind in the world. Hedonism Wines, which opened last week (16 August), stocks around 1,000 spirits and 3,500 wines, focusing on what it calls the ‘creme de la creme’ from each … Continue reading

Dining on a Terrace, a Worldwide Experience

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  See on Scoop.it – Food, wine and other pleasures Stunning views, amazing dining experiences and great landscapes: Relais & Châteaux selected a number of outstanding and unique terraces from all over the world. With one terrace overlooking the sea on the island of Capri, another plunging you into invigorating luxuriant green countryside in France … Continue reading

Santambrogio glass house

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  If you treasure privacy, this may not be the house for you. And the house proud among us could only imagine how long it would take to clean. But what a view. These striking artist impressions reveal how an entirely glass house, designed by architect Carlo Santambrogio, would look. From changing to bathing, sleeping and eating, the blue … Continue reading