year marks 100 years since the opening of one of the most majestic
hotels in northern Italy, the Palace Grande Hotel Varese. Perched up on
the hill Campigli and surrounded by dramatic, mature pines, this hotel
oozes so much old world charm that you practically feel transported back
in time. It even boasts having its own funicular. You know, in case
you`ve had too much prosecco at one of the many charming cafes in town
below and the hill proves to be too daunting. I speak from experience
(P.S. Varese used to be my home).
Outside dining meets rural
Scandinavian farmyard in this urban and minimalist
restaurant in Copenhagen. Norm Architects of Denmark used industrial pendant lights, woolen
blankets and reclaimed wood to create rustic Scandinavian dining rooms. The designers created a collection of tableware
especially for the restaurant, which includes basic white plates and
dishes, alongside blue and grey pieces and slabs of granite. The effect is sparse yet cozy. Modern yet vintage. Yum yum.