Mítu shoes

Two girls are ready to thrill our feet

Mítu is a brand of shoes from the city of León in Mexico. It started out in 2010 from the creativity of two young students: Alejandra, a graphic designer and Angelika (Fuxaz), fashion and shoe designer.   Their shapes and colors are original, they are completely handmade and they unite aesthetics with the functionality of…

The Marchese del Grillo in Fabriano

A hotel and restaurant through history and poetry

It so often happens that I fall in love…. I’m sometimes the victim of love at first sight. Maybe because I’m an aesthete or simply because I’m an enthusiast. I see something and in a moment I’m totally and unconditionally captured by it. Once I happened to fall in love – and I am still…

Bow-tie or dicky-bow…

Elegant, ironic and adaptable for men as well as for women!

Not French but Croatian… it supposedly was the Croatians (and not the French, the name is obviously misleading) the first to use the bow-tie, or it’s ancestor if you prefer. During the 30-year war, men used to tie their shirt, probably button less, with a bow. Only later on this bizarre and iron little bow…

The Story of Caramel

by Eva Karayiannis

“I believe it’s possible to create a successful business, guided by intuition, creativity and passion.” This is how Eva describes her work, and she started it by creating children clothes, even before being a mother. Her first workshop was in her own kitchen, from where everything starts, and in 1999 she opened her first store…

Punta San Vigilio

A Paradise on Lake Garda

During one of my work trips last year, I discovered Punta San Vigilio, a small “borgo” (a name for a small village), built at the end of the 1400, famous for a special historical tavern. Since the 1500 this place has hosted – and still hosts – well-known people: Napoleon Bonaparte, the Tsar Alexander, Price…

Baracuta

G10: a new life for the raincoat

I must admit that sometimes husband are not only useful for changing light bulbs in the household; sometimes they surprise us and this time my husband really did surprise me. Maybe you already knew about it, but as I’m no fashion Wikipedia, I had never seen them before my husband took one home: Baracuta’s G10…

ABO

Hand made shoes that become designer pieces

Looking about the internet, I found the photo of these shoes… and I completely fell in love with them! So I decided to investigate and find out where they come from, and I discovered their story, that I’d like to share with you. Iva Ljubinkovic is a young architect from Belgrade (Serbia). In 2007 she…

L’Albero Nascosto

Discovering Trieste: sweet dreams in an 18th century building

A beautifully renovated building from the end of the 1700, in the heart of the city center, hides away a cute little hotel with 10 rooms and few small apartment. The owner, Aldo, is an art collector and he invested his love for vintage objects into his hotel, decorating it as if it was his…

Bellerose

Man, woman and child, a refined style for everyday life.

“We’re not only planning fashion for all the family: our plan is to condition people’s style, without imposing any definite choice.” This is Bellerose’s idea, a company founded in 1989 by Patrick van Heurck that started out with a line of men’s shirts. The clothing is designed in Belgium, and it has 16 company stores…

Mismo

A Danish brand that specializes in handbags, bags, wallets & Co.

It unites elegance and simplicity in a product that celebrates the excellence of manufacturing. The colors are sober and they vary, according to the collection, from navy blue to beige. The choice of materials, distinctive feature of the brand, range from traditional canvas and leather, to technical material. The “Full-grain leather” used by Mismo, is…