SALT & TURF – A travel edit of 10 small designer hotels of creativity wonderfully lost in Mother Nature.

Pico do Refugio, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal, White Line HotelsConsolacion, Matarrana, Aragon, Monroyo, Spain, Sylt, Vivere Suites & Rooms, Arco, Italy, Heggenes, Valdres, Herangtunet, White Line HotelsInis Meain Restaurant & Suites, Aran Islands, Ireland, La Bandita, Tuscany, Val d'Orcia, Follonico, Montefollonico, Juvet, Alstad, Norway, White Line HotelsOstseebad, Ahrenshoop, Baltic Sea, Germany


Rural base camps and coastal outposts headline this travel edit featuring designer cubes lost in Aragón, glazed cabins from Ex-Machina in Norway, a cool-cat Tuscan, thatched modernism on posh Sylt and artsy den up on the Baltic Sea , lushness tamed in Heggenes, a sleek architectural gem close to Lake Garda , an elemental outpost on the Aran Islands , romantic rough lux in Montefollonico and modernist hub of style on the Azores.

Be prepared to put your visual settings on WOW – each of these little style nuggets has a location that will remain in your thoughts for an eternity (well at least until you return home).

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Joan Miró – Wall, Frieze, Mural – Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland.

Joan Miro, Peinture femme se poudrant, Nahmad Collection


‘Joan Miró – Wall, Frieze, Mural’ is already being hailed as a groundbreaking, must-see, art exhibition at the Kunsthaus Zürich Switzerland – 2 October 2015 until 24 January 2016.

Where to stay – plan a trip to Zurich, make reservations at the Tilla Theus designed, luxury Widder Hotel on Rennweg – just over a 10 mins walk from the Kunsthaus and get yourself tickets to the forthcoming exhibition that presents some 75 of Miró’s large-scale mural works from public and rarely seen private collections from Europe and the US.

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Alpine Mountain Biking in the Dolomites – Cycling adventures by the Lagació Hotel Mountain Residence – South Tyrol, Italy.

Stefan Voitl for Maloja Clothing

Adventure cycling through the Alps is in itself a wondrous experience – pedalling the heights through the UNESCO Dolomites is the peak (no pun intended) and is surely on every cycle-adrenalin-junkies’ bucket list.

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The Culture Kids – 12 creative hotels of coveted art, well-turned books, music & theatrics – meet the cool boho dens of Europe.

Villa Flor, S-Chanf, Engadin, Switzerland


The Culture Kids­ rallies those thoughtful dens of creativity (12 in all) that have a strong beating curatorial heart, they are locals that have been cast just for their neighbourhood, these hotels are playfully eclectic and crafted with oodles of personal style.

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Hotel in Brig Switzerland reopens – Sneak interiors preview of the all-new design: Hotel de Londres.

timorous beasties, wallpaper, tower bridge, gherkin, london


We love that combo of old crusty heritage and sleek modern urban styling and we couldn’t wait any longer to share a sneak preview of the mood-boards. Opening in just a couple of weeks, this new hotel is all about Belle-époque demure meets edgy design playing on the history of the hotel being once popular with English Gentlemen climbers (hence the unusual name of the hotel).

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