Some properties inspire interior designers to dig a little deeper. The particular history, architectural heritage or cultural cachet of an establishment can demand extra special care and attention to ensure that a contemporary interpretation reflects both its past status and future glory.
Cementing a reputation built on the prestigious Le Calandre restaurant, in Rubano, northern Italy, brothers Max and Raf Alajmo have spun a web that shines brightly in Italy itself and dazzles across Europe. Woven through it is the secret of their gastronomic success: the intensity of family spirit.
The history of Venice tells a story of a city that stretches far beyond its iconic islands and canals. From the 16th to 18th centuries, it expanded across the waters of the lagoon, to the mainlands of Veneto, where it became equally renowned for the majestic villas built along the Brenta river.
Normally accustomed to a constant flow of tourists, the Covid pandemic has allowed Venetians to reclaim Venice for themselves. Alain Bullo, Maître de Maison of the Londra Palace Hotel and a Venetian by birth, reveals some lesser-known gems of this remarkable island city.
Hotel B in Lima plays on its contrast with this bustling metropolis by providing each client with a tailored art of living fostered by the presence of contemporary art on its walls.
Beyond its culinary appeal, a meal at a restaurant must carry the meaning of hospitality as it is conveyed by the chef and maître d’hôtel to each patron. Some experiences are so filled with personalized attention that one feels pampered in an exclusive way.