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CN Traveler: Inside Icehotel 365
Dec06

CN Traveler: Inside Icehotel 365

CN Traveler: The tiny Swedish locality of Jukkasjärvi, site of the original Icehotel since 1992, then little more than a well-crafted igloo, is the perfect location for the permanent 20-suite hotel, art gallery, and bar, set to open December 1. Interiors—ice-sculpted suites ranging from 323–430 square feet, built on reinforced pillars, snow, and everything snice—will be conceptualized by a handpicked collection of international designers. Nine suites are deluxe, 11 art-driven, each room will be carved as bespoke artwork with wacky names like Hydro Smack and Oh Deer! As if this wasn’t tempting enough, the midnight sun shines for 100 consecutive days, making it possible to catch a glimpse of the mystical Northern Lights from September until late March...(Full Story) Published at Conde Nast Traveler on Dec 1st, 2016 Cover photo: Art Suite 365 – Dancers in the Dark. Design Tjåsa Gusfors & Patrick Dallard. Photo Asaf Kliger...

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VICE: Surreal Cookbook Turns Food Into Works of Art
Sep02

VICE: Surreal Cookbook Turns Food Into Works of Art

A collaboration between a self-taught chef and a self-taught photographer, Papalosophy is a stunning, 210-page cookbook of 80 recipes and a collection of whimsical, bizarre imagery.

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Rhapsody: Alpine Wine
Sep01

Rhapsody: Alpine Wine

  RHAPSODY: The Swiss are known for a lot of things: cheese, chocolate, watches, neutrality … but wine? Believe it or not, Switzerland boasts six main wine regions and more than 220 indigenous grapes, but the country has kept its viticultural tradition mostly secret since Roman times. But now, despite strict regulations, low production, and even lower export rates—just south of 2 percent—standout vintages are emerging as a must-have indulgence for wine aficionados…(Full article) Published at Rhapsody on September 1st 2016 Photos courtesy of © Sierre-Anniviers...

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Hemispheres: Vermouth or Dare
Jul24

Hemispheres: Vermouth or Dare

Vermouth—a botanical-infused fortified wine that ranges from dry to syrupy sweet—has come a long way from being the preferred post–Mass aperitif for Catalonian seniors. While the mystery mix of herbs and sugar is still considered an acquired taste by many, Barcelona’s most creative mixologists are reviving vermut (as it’s called in Catalan) with inventive drinks far removed from your grandpa’s Negroni…(Full article) Published in Hemispheres on July 1st 2016 Photo Credit: Diego...

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