About a year ago, we started collaborating with the phenomenal Berlin-based organization, Cucula, a workshop and educational program that teaches refugees to design and build furniture—much of it based on the modernist Autoprogettazione designs of Enzo Mari, who granted Cucula the rights to redesign and sell his work—while also providing general education, language assistance, and legal advice.
Continue reading “Our team runs for Cucula”
If you’re like a lot of people, the Alps bring to mind steep ski pistes, snow-covered peaks, and lounging around the fire sipping an après-ski aperitif. But in-the-know travelers know that one of the best times to visit the Alps is summer. Continue reading “The perfect summer escape? Try a ski resort.”
Once upon a time, the building that now houses Hotel Liberty was the antithesis of what it is today. Instead of contemporary French cuisine served from an open grill helmed by Michelin-starred chef Jeremy Biasiol, it served simple meals of water and bread (a staple diet that also inspired the name of the current restaurant, Wasser & Brot). Continue reading “Sneak Peek: Hotel Liberty”
Here is the second part of our series of book-and-hotel pairings for the literary traveler, a look at some of our favorite hotels that are connected—either historically or conceptually—with a classic work of literature. A few weeks ago, we recommended Guy de Maupassant on the Left Bank of Paris, Edith Wharton and Richard Price in New York, and Evelyn Waugh in London’s East End. Continue reading “What to read, where to stay”
With the help of our lovely friends at Nakar Hotel, a stylish 57-room hideaway on Palma’s lively Avinguda Jaume III, we’ve compiled a list of five fascinating facts about the Balearic capital, a destination so rich in history and culture, we can’t help but feel bad (but not that bad) for spending all day at the beach. Continue reading “Who knew? 5 amazing facts about Palma de Mallorca”
As June slides languidly into July, it’s time to take a look at that golden yearly ritual, the summer music festival. Whether you’re looking for a civilized, time-honored jazz gathering on the shores of Lake Geneva, or a down-and-dirty L.A. dance fest with a name so obscene we can only print the acronym, our essential guide to summer music festivals—with helpful hotel suggestions plucked from the curated global collection of Design Hotels™ properties—has a little something for everyone. Continue reading “Our essential guide to summer music festivals”