Restaurant Kook , an Osteria & Pizzeria in Rome, Italy , is designed by Mohamed Keilani and Luca Gasparini of Noses Architects. This contemporary restaurant serves traditional Italian food in an original setting. For the interior industrial materials such as concrete and steel are combined with traditional tiles and furniture pieces that look as they are vintage finds.
Boutique hotel Can Xuxu which means ‘House of Darlings’ in Spanish) is hidden on a hillside in Cala Tarida, near San Jose on Ibiza. This utterly chic and comfortable guesthouse is known for its impeccable aesthetic, laid back ambience and stunning sea and sunset views.
French owner Alexandre Narakas turned the 100-year old home, which has been in his family for over twenty years, into a luxurious retreat. In his former career as a fashion designer Alexandre had developed an eye for detail and great taste. This is reflected in the decor of the rooms; each room is beautifully decorated with handmade furniture from Indonesia, hand-stitched Egyptian cotton and with ethnic Asian touches.
La Maison Pernoise is a wonderful new concept store in Pernes les Fontaines in the Provence, France. The store is located in a beautiful industrial style building which is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area of Avignon. The collection offered is a combination of fashion, home decoration accessories, books and kids fashion, toys and accessories. All items are selected by owner Lau, who has great taste.
A lovely new salad and juice bar recently opened it’s doors in Amsterdam. SLA (which means salad in Dutch) serves healthy food such as salads, healthy snacks, juices and soups. They even have a chocolate cakes that contains no sugar! SLA’s aim is to bring you an abundance of healthy guilty pleasures that give you all-day energy, rather than a short sugar rush. They spot the purest ingredients packed with flavor, and turns them into delish dishes.
The beautiful interior, which is based on the idea of a glasshouse, is designed by Dutch studio Nicemakers.
Stach is a great (delicatessen) shop / restaurant / take-away with two stores in Amsterdam. The one in the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat (featured in the images) is a bit smaller than the store in the Van Woustraat. In the latter one you can also sit down and enjoy a meal. In both stores you can buy fresh take-away meals, coffees, sandwiches and delicous delicatessen products. Last weekend we enjoyed a delicious meatball sandwich at Stach in the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat - you can see my son and husband featured in the last image!
Dutch fashion label Yaya recently opened it’s first flagship store in Amstelveen (near Amsterdam), The Netherlands. This beautiful store, selling a combination of a fashion and home-wares, is designed by AnoukB, who is also responsible for the branding and the entire concept. Yaya’s collection can be described as relaxed with a luxury bite. Their home accessories collection reflects a mix of modern, never boring classics.
Situated near Vence at the foot of the Baou of St Jeannet in France, Graine & Ficelle invites you to come taste the pleasures of the farm. This gorgeous French farmhouse that has been turned into a bed & breakfast by owner Isabella Sallusti. It’s great location in the French country site (between Nice and Cannes) but still near the Côte d’Azur makes it a perfect holiday destination for children and adults. The property is still an active farm which offer lots of activities for children. Graine & Ficelle went straight on my list of places to visit!
Off to the side, away from the activities of the farm and vegetable garden, the guest rooms and cottages have spectacular view over the valley, where a generous breakfast is served.
Tiger Sushi is a beautiful looking restaurant in Espoo, Finland. Responsible for the interior design, which is a mix of Japanese and Scandinavian style, is Helsinki based interior architect and designer Joanna Laajisto. The combination of blond wood and a simple color scheme of black and white give the place a bright and clean atmosphere.
Renting a summer villa can be expensive. But often these villas are large, fitting two families or more. If you share a house with friends it can be less expensive than you think. Villa Achileas is beautiful villa located on the Greek Island of Mykonos.