Archive for the ‘+ ARCHITECTURE’ Category

NEW HOTEL in Saanen-Gstaad, Switzerland at the Hotel Spitzhorn

The essence of Swiss Ski resort Saanen in the Canton of Berner Oberland, is, despite rubbing shoulders with glitzy village of Gstaad, all about the fusion of Bernese chocolate box allure dating back to the 16th century and cultural sophistication, a sort of Alpine menagerie of Bergkäs, fab wooden clad restaurants and concerts by former local resident, Yehudi Menuhin. Read the rest of this entry »

MOUNTAIN HOPPING at Brücke 49, Vals, Switzerland

Vals is a mountain village that sits snug in the deep verdant valley in Grisons (Graubünden) some 1250m above sea level. A natural beauty, the Jurassic landscapes carved by the glaciers never ceases to entertain the eye. Read the rest of this entry »

Everything Alpine in BIANCO Alpine Lifestyle Magazine

BIANCO Alpine Lifestyle Magazine is the first Swiss magazine dedicated to the modern Alpine lifestyle. Whether you’re a ski or snowboarding junkie, or someone who gravitates towards the slow lane, White Line Hotels collaborator BIANCO is packed with engaging features and spectacular photo spreads catering to the most discerning of tastes.

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Last Wednesday of the Month Architecture: Panagia Paraportiani

There’s one thing that you don’t always hear about the Greek island of Mykonos: they love their churches! So much so, in fact, that around the end of World War II people liked to say that there was a church for every day of the year, but even that wasn’t enough; the estimated number of churches on Mykonos is now close to 800, or enough for one per local family. Read the rest of this entry »

The four corners of South Tyrol – where Italy kisses Austria

The South Tyrol/Alto Adige is all about a marriage of culture, language, tradition and nature, for this small pocket of Northern Italy shares more than just a border with Austria, this is an Alpinista lifestyle that flirts with Dolce Vita, where extreme sports junkies fuse with foodie aficionados and mother nature cradles the spectacular of the Dolomites.

If you’ve never been, then plot a break here, we have our usual smart edit of four places that capture the spirit, vitality and lovin’ soul that epitomises the South Tyrol/Alto Adige rich in vineyards, apple groves and hay baths. Read the rest of this entry »

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