True, authentic, simple – some words to describe Hotel San Griorgio on Mykonos, Greece. Today’s travelers expect more than just the standardised comfort and convenience, they are looking for a true and authentic experience.
The idea of San Giorgio Mykonos is to bring like-¬minded people together in a laid-back atmosphere. The hotel is designed to encourage interaction and yet giving those who looking for a more private atmosphere the refuge to relax and recreate.
The San Giorgio hotel is designed for those who seek simple pleasures like waking up to views of the sea, sharing good food prepared with love and care, and feeling the euphoric energy of a crowd dancing under a starry sky.
Featuring a style of simplicity and comfort, the room’s interior is a collection of eclectic treasures and organic materials. Every piece of furniture is handpicked, has its spirit of simplicity and the power of craftsmanship.
Melding the carefree finesse of the ’60s bohemian life with a down-to-earth “gypset” approach, at San Giorgio, everything is about ease and enjoyment. Leisure is writ large and guests are encouraged to store or spend energy as they please. At San Giorgio, it’s like visiting the summer home of your coolest friend, who whips together a feast for the eyes and palate with as much ease and grace as he throws the island’s most talked-about fête. And you’re along for the ride.
San Giorgio is situated on one of the most scenic areas of the island between Paradise and Paranga beaches. Not only is Mykonos famed for its nightlife but the picturesque white houses, dazzling blue waters and quaint alleys are the picture of a Grecian paradise.
You can visit the hotel’s website for more information, rates and availability.
Kitchen by Mike is a beautiful canteen style restaurant located on the premises of Koskela, one of Sydney’s best design showrooms. No wonder that this restaurant/cafe is very stylishly decorated!
A lot of designer furniture and accessories have been used such as the oversize rattan lamps from Gervasoni (last image).
The unique tables are made from wood industrial stools.
Kitchen by Mike is a great place to have lunch or lunch when you are ‘in the neighbourhood’. More information can be found here.
Images by Jillian Leiboff (via Remodalista).
Hipaway Villas offers a unique portfolio of villas in Greece carefully chosen by a team of style-conscious travelers for like-minded visitors.
Hipaway Villas covers a wide range of styles, but each one is somehow unique. The villas are selected for their general aesthetic appeal but also for their architectural design, natural setting or distinctive character.
The villas are located on several islands. The Cyclades Islands are for many the epitome of the Greek island experience. Small white homes and blue domed churches, aglow with dazzling light, set like gems in a landscape of stark natural beauty, surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Aegean.
There are villas available in various sizes – ranging from one bedroom to five bedrooms. Renting a villa gives a lot of comfort and freedom but this has of course a price tag.
For more information about rates and availability, you can visit Hipaway Villa’s website.
MaisonNL is a lovely shop that recently opened its doors in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The shop is located in the Utrechtsestraat which is one of my favorite shopping streets in Amsterdam.
The shop can be compared with Merci in Paris, although MaisonNL is not that large. But just like Merci, MaisonNL also has some unique vintage items for sale.
You can find mostly interior accessories and furniture here but they also have a small collection of fashion items.
A lovely shop to visit when you are in Amsterdam. And when you are here, don’t forget to visit all the other great shops (and restaurants) in the Utrechtsestraat!
Address: Utrechtsestraat 118, Amsterdam.
CasasNaAreia in Portugal consists of four 30m2 self contained double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with fully equipped amenities ideal for groups of up to 8. The beautiful and unique cabins, designed by renowned architect Manuel Aires Mateus are close to the coastal town Praia and just one hour away from Lisbon.
The cabins are reconstructed with traditional methods using wood and a traditional stem. Also the furniture and accessories used for the interiors are made from natural and rustic materials. The floors in the kitchen and living area are covered with sand,connecting them to the beach and landscape outside.
An open plan / dining area offers state-of-the-art lighting and sound system and services such as microwave oven, ice machine, dish washer, coffee machine etc. A small utility room contains a washing machine and 4 bicycles for guests exclusive use. All bedding and linen is provided plus daily Mediterranean breakfast and midday maid service, they also offer free high speed Wi-Fi internet access.
For more information and reservations you can visit CasasNaAreia’s website.
(top image from CasasNaAreia, all other images from Cote Maison)
YOU ARE HERE is a new lifestyle concept aimed at women looking for a brand that is as smart, curious, creative, cute, inspiring and witty as they are. This beautiful concept store, located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, is worth visiting when you are in town.
In this store design is mixed with fashion and art. New talent is presented as well as the big, established names and brands.
Address: Kleine Berg 32, Eindhoven. Website: youarehere.nl