Bijagua de Upala, Costa Rica – If you’re still trying to find a getaway for the cold winter months, Costa Rica is the place! The best time to visit is between December and April on its Pacific Coast when the weather is at its driest and brightest, and between March and September on the Caribbean side. The Origins Luxury Lodge by Mantis is a sustainable dream for travellers and a top tip from us…

Maslina Resort, Croatia’s very first mindful luxury property, is delighted that Stari Grad has been named as one of the three top Croatian destinations in the category of ‘Best Sustainable Tourism Destinations – Innovative and Smart Destinations’. The city of Stari Grad is dedicated to protecting the environment, promoting sustainability, and improving the quality of life in the local community – a philosophy that Maslina Resort has held since it opened in the summer of 2020 …

Autumn is finally here and winter’s just around the corner. It’s getting dark earlier, it’s cold and misty outside and we’re spending more time within our own four walls. It’s the perfect time to rearrange your home a little, redecorate and make yourself comfortable – until spring comes back around, at least…

A design “grandmaster” was chosen by the Persian Gulf emirate to create an institution that celebrates its cultural heritage and landscape: the National Museum of Qatar in Doha. For this project, Pritzker prize-winner Jean Nouvel produced an avant-garde building inspired by the desert rose, an ornate formation of crystal clusters with overlapping discs primarily found in dry desert regions. And architect Koichi Takada continued this analogy with nature for the interior design of the gift shop.

Previously on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art until September 5, 2022, an exhibition of “vignettes” tells the story of American style and culture. Bonaveri mannequins were selected to accompany the garments on this journey through culture and beauty…

Surprising, authentic, with its finger on the pulse – in the Linz boutique BLUMA, artistic ambience and stylish design meet fashionable zeitgeist. In harmony with the constantly changing aesthetics of the boutique – coordinated with the respective collections – Karin Hofecker and her daughter Mila create a unique shopping experience that conveys an inspiring attitude to life…

Spectacular architecture coupled with sustainable building is usually at home in urban settings. But Norway’s towering mountains are now the backdrop for contemporary architecture that is a welcome retreat after a long hike. Tungestølen is found on a plateau at the foot of Jostedalsbreen, Europe’s highest mainland glacier. These mountain cabins have far more to offer than the usual food and lodgings with a dormitory full of mattresses. And so it is no coincidence that the project was designed by Snøhetta, one of the world’s most prestigious architectural firms. Their client was Luster Turlag, a local branch of the Norwegian National Trekking Association.