Vitznauerhof: lots of smiles and a touch of magic

The scenic cruise across Lake Lucerne set the mood for the weekend ahead. Glorious sunshine, blue skies and glistening water against a stunning mountain range and picturesque villages got us equally excited as the Chinese tourists onboard. The Vitznauerhof, a building like from a fairytale, caught our […]

Milan Design Week 2018 – colours, jungle fever and more

Colours, lots of colours and jungle were the dominant themes of this year’s Milan Design Week! For a design addict like me Milan Design Week is the most anticipated design event of the year and it never disappoints. However, this year’s buzz was almost intoxicating and as […]

At home at The Capra Saas-Fee

As I walked into the Capra Saas-Fee I felt a strange sense of familiarity and was overcome by a feeling of relaxation, thanks to the soothing design and the warm welcome. The hotel manager greeted me, took my coat and led me to the lounge, where I […]

Home Detox: more than a spring-clean

“Spring is in the air” – or at least it was when I started writing this post… With the official change of season in March, people living in the Northern Hemisphere are eagerly awaiting spring. Personally, I’ve been ready for spring since the day after Christmas, but […]

Mood board: the right style for your home

As an interior designer and particularly because I offer Interior Design Coaching sessions, I get to see dozens of homes – apartments and houses – every year! My clients contact me because they either don’t know where to begin or they get stuck along the way […]

Hotel Nomad: a hip place for 21st century nomads

Today we live in a society, where terms such as ‚digital nomad‘ or ‚Citizen of the World‘ are commonplace. If you fall into one of these categories or consider yourself someone with a global mindset, then the Nomad is just the place for you. It’s a place where hip […]

How to avoid costly mistakes when building a home

Having lived on 3 continents and in 7 countries, I am lucky to call many places ‘home’. The Caribbean, however, is by far my favourite place on earth.  There is something very unique about these small islands. There is that sensation of ‘home’ the moment I step off […]

Les Trois Rois Basel: Reise durch die Epochen

Die Stadt am Rhein, wo die Schweiz, Frankreich und Deutschland aufeinandertreffen, mag zwar Hauptsitz vieler grosser Pharmaunternehmen sein, ist aber auch für ihr vielfältiges kulturelles Angebot bekannt. Während der «Baselworld» und der «Art Basel» wird die Stadt jeweils internationaler Treffpunkt für Uhren- und Schmuck, beziehungsweise für die […]

Penha Longa Resort: history, nature and luxury

At the end of my holidays in Portugal I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days at the fabulous Penha Longa Resort in Sintra. Penha Longa literally translates to ‘long rock’ and is associated with the large-scale rocks that were piled up by nature forming a […]

The Dolder Grand Spa: spa holiday without the jet lag

The city of Zurich is far more than a financial hub and there is plenty to be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. A broad range of culture, entertainment and gastronomy are on offer as well as lots of activities in and around Lake Zurich. Only minutes from […]

Before and after interiors: bathroom renovation

As an interior designer I may be biased, but I truly believe that our homes have a great impact on our health and wellbeing. I like to refer to it as «Wellbeing through Design». The best way to demonstrate this, is with before and after images. In […]

10 highlights of 3 years of blogging

One of the perks of being an international interior designer and blogging about design and lifestyle is that I get invited to some of the most fabulous design exhibitions, restaurants and hotels around the world. I love staying at these hotels, not only because I enjoy getting […]

Talking about the home with FunkyForty

Have you ever wondered how successful people live and how important their home is to them? For those of you who have been reading my posts, follow me on Social Media or have attended one of my workshops, you will know that I often talk about wellbeing […]

Hotel Chetzeron: adventure and luxury at 2112 meters

As the old saying goes, the journey is the destination. The more challenging and the more unusual the journey, the more we appreciate the destination and the more it will stick in our memory. The Hotel Chetzeron sits high above the clouds in the region of Crans-Montana, […]

6 benefits of hiring an interior designer

Some say starting a new year is like having a book with 365 empty pages. It somehow feels like we can start afresh. We are filled with hope, set goals and maybe make some resolutions. One of my resolutions or rather goals this year is to be more […]

The Chedi Andermatt: 360 degrees of indulgence

Be prepared to be swept away! When you enter The Chedi Andermatt it is like stepping into a different world. It takes a moment to take it all in. There is the grandeur, the sheer size of the building, in particular its height and on the other hand […]

Hotel.D Basel: urban design in the old town

Having worked in the luxury hotel industry around the globe for many years during my first career, I was lucky enough to experience some of the most magnificent hotels. Most of these hotels were 5-star properties. However, over the years, I have realised that regardless of the number […]

Designers‘ Saturday – a must for (Swiss) design enthusiasts

At Designers‘ Saturday it’s not so much about the product itself, but about the experience created with the product. We are not just shown a chair, we are invited to experience the chair and its story and learn more about the brand’s identity and philosophy. This year there was […]

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