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chablis

17.11.2014 / Food & Leisure

Surviving war and tempests: the history of Chablis

The village of Chablis in Burgundy has given its name to a wine that has roots going back to the...

la-fine-mousse

11.11.2014 / Food & Leisure

Beer & Gourmet Food

Tasting haute cuisine matched with excellent wine is a great way to savour both of them, and to teach your...

rice-paddy-art

05.11.2014 / Food & Leisure

Rice & Art

Bright green rice fields meticulously cultivated and orderly like small vegetal armies ready to fight. When you think of Japan...


santeria-milano

27.10.2014 / Food & Leisure

Another Kind of Brunch

The golden age of the brunch may be over in Milan, but there’s still still room for some creativity when...

htl kungsgatan hotel stockholm

23.10.2014 / Food & Leisure

Less is more

We might have mentioned this before: for us at Slowear luxury is not a matter of price, it’s a matter...

champagne

21.10.2014 / Food & Leisure

Finding Your Favourite Bubbly Wine in Champagne

Champagne, the king of wine and the wine of kings, has long been associated with luxury and success. Some rare...


bianchi-cafe-cycles

15.10.2014 / Food & Leisure

Authentic Italian Style

Bianchi is a name that everyone knows in Italy. It evokes a legendary racing bicycle, the familiar faces of the...

fromagerie quatrehomme paris

14.10.2014 / Food & Leisure

A Foodie’s Shopping Guide to Paris

People in Paris are spoiled, for choice that is. Just look at the great ingredients available to gourmets and amateur...

5-picoli.alberghi-design

08.10.2014 / Food & Leisure

Five Small Design Hotels

If  you shun the usual starred hotel, if you are looking for something more sophisticated, if you think luxury is...


19 greek street cafe london

01.10.2014 / Food & Leisure

Tea & Design

A slightly surreal place, halfway between reality and comics, almost drawn by hand: 19 Greek Street Café, in London, is...

terre a terre brighton

29.09.2014 / Food & Leisure

Brighton Rocks

What’s the first thing thay comes to your mind when you think of Brighton? For us it’s a pebble beach,...

paulysaal restaurant berlin

24.09.2014 / Food & Leisure

Dining in the Shade of History

Tasting the very best of the so-called neue deutsche Küche, a.k.a. contemporary German cuisine, surrounded by a retro atmosphere in...


bisol prosecco

18.09.2014 / Food & Leisure

In the Land of Prosecco

Bubbles, a sweet scent of fruits and flowers and an intense, yellowish color. To a non-expert’s  eyes, Prosecco is pretty...

in-fabbrica-pampaloni

16.09.2014 / Food & Leisure

A Silver Oddity

A silversmith workshop, a Japanese chef, a menu including Japanese, ‘communist’ and ‘catholic’ dishes, a liveried waiter flaunting old DDR...

florence mercato centrale formaggi

09.09.2014 / Food & Leisure

A Celebration of Italian Excellence

After wandering through Florence’s historic covered market where stands are replete with basil, peaches, eggplants and every other produce imaginable,...


guinguettes

08.09.2014 / Food & Leisure

La Belle Epoque

Remember Renoir’s famous painting Le Dejeuner des Canotiers (“Luncheon of the Boating Party”)? It is set at a guinguette, a...

tavolo-vista

02.09.2014 / Food & Leisure

Four Tables with a Sea View

A smal harbour, the cool breathe of the ending summer and a gorgeous dinner of fresh fish. What more could...

ledomaine

01.09.2014 / Food & Leisure

A Foodie Retreat

An ancient 12th-century abbey surrounded by beautiful Spanish vineyard landscapes, set like a jewel among the string of exclusive wine...


gerst iss photo

21.08.2014 / Food & Leisure

A Taste of Exclusivity

Ever heard of the exclusive Soho House? Founded in London some 20 years ago by British enterpreneur Nick Jones, it...

agreco

14.08.2014 / Food & Leisure

Dining with the Gods

The beautiful northern coast of Crete offers amazing views and unforgettable sunsets, yet it is almost irritatingly tourist-friendly. Scattered with...

panama

12.08.2014 / Food & Leisure

An Authentic Italian Style Barber’s

There is a place in Naples where time seems to have stood still. It is an old and fascinating barber’s...


vacanza_relax

07.08.2014 / Food & Leisure

Four Destinations for a Relaxing Holiday

Have you ever been yearning for a totally relaxing summer holiday? A few days to be spent doing absolutely nothing,...

masseria

06.08.2014 / Food & Leisure

Experiencing Authentic Apulia

A beautifully renovated masseria – the typical 1800 Apulian farmhouse – located halfway between Ostuni and Ceglie Messapica, in the...

hamyard

23.07.2014 / Food & Leisure

That Pleasant Urban Village Feel

In the heart of bustling Soho and just a couple of blocks from Mayfair, Ham Yard is urban renewal at...


32viadeibirrai

22.07.2014 / Food & Leisure

Slow Brewing the Italian Way

Audace, Oppale, Admiral, Nectar… We truly love the charming names of the 100% Made in Italy beers from 32 Via...

bonwei

21.07.2014 / Food & Leisure

A Taste of Authentic China

Forget almond chicken and Cantonese fried rice. Oh, and spring rolls too. Because the truth is, these “globalized” Chinese dishes...

langhe-roero

17.07.2014 / Food & Leisure

The Vineyard Landscape, a World Heritage

It is a landscape of gentle hills coated with vineyards and scattered with castles and fields, a land of wine...


marais_plage

14.07.2014 / Food & Leisure

Marais on the Beach

The French sure know how to add a touch of class to everything they do, and there’s no denying they...

docastaway

09.07.2014 / Food & Leisure

Beautiful Loneliness

If the proverbial desert island is more than an abstract idea or a cliché to you, then here’s the good...

brochner

03.07.2014 / Food & Leisure

Bohemian chic

Copenhagen’s Latin Quarter doesn’t have much to do with the Paris neighborhood of the same name – except for the...


corsica

02.07.2014 / Food & Leisure

Wild Corsica

Sometimes simplicity is what strikes us the most. And that’s undoubtedly true speaking of U Capu Biancu, a resort located...

antica_osteria

25.06.2014 / Food & Leisure

Out of Town

Hopping on a chaffeured Venetian motorboat at Milan’s Darsena, sailing on the canal for 31 miles along fields, villages and...

Buongiorno Milano

09.06.2014 / Food & Leisure

Buongiorno Milano!

Although the ritual Sunday brunch is growing more and more popular, in Milan your regular weekday breakfast is still pretty...


burger-map

05.06.2014 / Food & Leisure

Stylish NYC Foodie Guides

If you ever get hungry in New York City, here’s something that might come in handy: Neither Fish Nor Fowl’s...

mics

29.05.2014 / Food & Leisure

A Roman Tapas Bar in Milan

If the title of this post has you somewhat confused, don’t worry: this is actually something pretty unique. Take the...

train_therapy

27.05.2014 / Food & Leisure

Train Therapy

Some people know better than to travel sitting three abreast in airline seats. Among them is Ed Ellis, president of...


streeat

20.05.2014 / Food & Leisure

Milan Celebrates Street Food

There has been a lot of talking about food trucks, lately. These travelling restaurants selling (often amazing) street food in...

taglio

08.05.2014 / Food & Leisure

Taglio, The Bistrot Milan Was Missing

A café, a restaurant, and a grocery store, Taglio (10, via Vigevano) is a comparatively new presence in Milan’s Navigli...

venissa

05.05.2014 / Food & Leisure

Venice As You’ve Never Seen It

Have you ever heard of ‘Venezia Nativa’ (native Venice)? It is the name given to three of the islands of...


farine

29.04.2014 / Food & Leisure

Paris Meets Shanghai

Can Shanghai feel like Paris? It certainly does at Farine, the Ferguson Lane boulangerie-pâtisserie owned by French enterpreneur Franck Pécol....

rossana_orlandi

15.04.2014 / Food & Leisure

Bread, Water and Design

A former tie factory, an old tobacconist’s, and a quiet backyard. In Milan, beauty often hides behind closed doors –...

nabi

13.03.2014 / Food & Leisure

Ha(r)mless Burgers

If burgers are gradually turning into a gourmet dish, why shouldn’t they become a healthy option? That’s what the guys...


choux

11.03.2014 / Food & Leisure

Gourmet Street Food

If you should bump into an unusually futuristic kiosk near the Eiffel tower, it might be worth stopping for a...

bangkok

06.03.2014 / Food & Leisure

Bangkok in Boutique-Style

It is hard to imagine a quiet, intimate place amidst the chaos of Bangkok, and yet the new Sala Rattanakosin...

dasstue

24.02.2014 / Food & Leisure

A Danish Living Room in Berlin

Cool, young, affordable and much loved. Berlin is still the city young people adore, and yet it is also trying...


bsc

11.02.2014 / Food & Leisure

What’s in your Soap

Reading the ingredient list on the label of your bodywash is often a alienating experience; uness you’re a chemist, all...

fogo_island

05.02.2014 / Food & Leisure

The Inn at the End of the World

Defying the laws of nature, venturing to the extreme borders of the earth, clinging to a strip of rocky land...

trailers

30.01.2014 / Food & Leisure

Vintage Camping

A small, compact, streamlined and light trailer, a teardrop-shaped movable home that used to be popular in the US back...


dimsum

27.01.2014 / Food & Leisure

Dim Sum comes to Milan

Dim sum is an ancient ritual - small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served with tea in the countrysides...

duemori

16.01.2014 / Food & Leisure

A Post-Industrial Microbrewery

An abandoned hydroelectric power station turned mine warehouse, a team of enterprising and enthusiastic friends, and a very determinate goal:...

ufogel

14.01.2014 / Food & Leisure

Inhabitable Sculpture

Ufo + Vogel (the German word for ‘ bird’) = Ufogel. And this small yet extraordinarily comfortable vacation home in...


beard

13.01.2014 / Food & Leisure

The Bearded Japanese

It is one of Tokyo’s most beloved restaurants, and it gets regularly crowded on Sunday mornings when a tasty brunch...

ion

09.01.2014 / Food & Leisure

Ice & Fire

A unique backdrop of majestic mountainous lava fields, hot springs, the northern lights, and Iceland’s unparalleled natural landscape. The location...

ecork

02.01.2014 / Food & Leisure

Cork and Olive Trees

Local materials, revisited traditional architectures and an eye for energetic efficiency. Recently completed in Évora, in Portugal’s Alentejo region, Ecork...


faro

27.12.2013 / Food & Leisure

In Perfect Solitude

Sleeping inside a lighthouse 25 meters above the sea and enjoying a gorgeous view of the Breton coastline, from Groix...

panettone

18.12.2013 / Food & Leisure

The Quintessence of Italian Christmas

A couple of days for getting the sourdough ready, a couple more days for the dough and at least one...

de_kas

12.12.2013 / Food & Leisure

Fresh from the Garden

What do you mean by “fresh food”? Your idea will probably change once you get to know one of our...


gift_guide

11.12.2013 / Food & Leisure

The Slow Christmas Gift Guide 2013

What is the essence of a Slow Christmas? First and foremost, a December spent away from the herds of last-minute...

slow_africa

09.12.2013 / Food & Leisure

Slow Africa

There are places on earth where slowness is natural, and the Swahili Coast in south-east Africa is one of them....

street_food

05.12.2013 / Food & Leisure

The Best Apps for Italian Street Food Hunters

Street food is not a synonym for fast food anymore: people hunt for it, carefully select the best options and...


5_destinazioni

04.12.2013 / Food & Leisure

Four Destinations to Escape Christmas

There’s no use in ignoring it or in pretending you are not noticing: that time of the year has come...

961

26.11.2013 / Food & Leisure

Story of a Beer

961 beer, Lebanon’s most famous beer, is literally the produce of what you would call a microbrewery. It al began...

ostelli

20.11.2013 / Food & Leisure

Hostels Reloaded

As we observed sometime ago, hostels are not what they used to be anymore. Well, luckily. Their past second-rate reputation...


volkshaus

12.11.2013 / Food & Leisure

A Little Bit of Everything

After a brilliant renovation work, the new Volkshaus Basel designed by Herzog & de Meuron studio reopened its doors last year...

carton

07.11.2013 / Food & Leisure

A Recyclable Restaurant

Corrugated cardboard: that’s basically the only material allowed at Carton Restaurant,  a Taiwan eatery where everything from the furnishings, to...

foodtruck

29.10.2013 / Food & Leisure

The Food Truck Wars

Suppose you’re on your lunch break on a warm, sunny day and you don’t feel like eating indoor. Well, if...


easy-tiger

28.10.2013 / Food & Leisure

Contemporary Thai

The people banqueting on spicy specialities at Easy Tiger‘s communal tables are well aware of the fact that the guy...

going-solo

21.10.2013 / Food & Leisure

Going Solo

There are probably more pros than cons to travelling on your own – a total freedom of choice, the chance...

nesplein

16.10.2013 / Food & Leisure

A Home in Amsterdam

An old industrial building close to Dam Square in Amsterdam, with brick walls and exposed pipes. A deliberately retro atmosphere...


5_alberghi

15.10.2013 / Food & Leisure

Five Hotels that Dare to Differ

Apparently, turning the most diverse buildings into unusal hotels is a very intriguing challenge for architects and interior designers. Of...

refeitorio

14.10.2013 / Food & Leisure

Meat-Free Rio

Finding vegetarian food, not to mention vegan food, in Rio de Janeiro is a hard  job – that’s probably why...

east_london

08.10.2013 / Food & Leisure

Go East

Until a few years ago, thinking of East London as a foodie heaven would have been impossible, and yet today...


pujol

03.10.2013 / Food & Leisure

New Mexican Gastronomy

If Mexico City is a meeting place of diverse cultures, the Polanco district, north of Chapultepec Park, certainly reflects this...

agricole

26.09.2013 / Food & Leisure

Rough & Stylish

There’s a new restaurant on an industrial block of San Francisco’s SOMA district which has become very popular among foodies:...

gourmet_viaggio

25.09.2013 / Food & Leisure

The Flying Gourmand

Sooner or later, every frequent flyer has to face a lonely airport lunch or dinner. Eating a tasteless sandwich at...


david's

19.09.2013 / Food & Leisure

The Real Taste of Shanghai

David’s was born 15 years ago from a small tea store on Chapel Street in Melbourne, founded by Shanghai-born David...

gotham

18.09.2013 / Food & Leisure

Cargo Effect

They look like old fruit crates hoisted onto your bike and yet behind their casual and authentic appearance hides true...

casa_talia

09.09.2013 / Food & Leisure

Slow Sicily

Natural materials, local handicrafts and traditional artifacts: exposed brickwork, lime plaster, thatch roofs and stone or polychrome ceramic tile floors....


vantigo

05.09.2013 / Food & Leisure

Hitting the Road in San Francisco

Travelling around San Francisco and the Bay Area on a red and white Volkswagen Van. Now, does this not sound...

ace

04.09.2013 / Food & Leisure

A Taste of Shoreditch

Shoreditch is London’s latest hot spot – the city’s most creative, engaged district, a hub for galleries, theater, design and...

trabocco

21.08.2013 / Food & Leisure

A Table with a View

Scattered all along the coastline of the Abruzzo region, the old trabocchi always seem on the verge of falling apart,...


starclipper

19.08.2013 / Food & Leisure

Rethinking Cruise Vacations

Huge unfurled sails, clear skies and the Ocean wind. Getting on board of a Clipper vessel is like going back...

vacanze_selvagge

14.08.2013 / Food & Leisure

Swept Away

The notorious desert island may be a cliché or a utopia, and yet what’s wrong with trying to find a...

saffire

13.08.2013 / Food & Leisure

Sapphire Blue

A deep blue, like the sea tha washes the Tasmanian beaches, like the clear sky reflected in the pure waters...


mezzano

12.08.2013 / Food & Leisure

The Art of Everyday Life

Mezzano is a small mountain village at the foot of the Pala group mountain range in the Dolomites. The winter...

ubarba

06.08.2013 / Food & Leisure

Genoa in Milan

An authentic Genoese trattoria in a city like Milan, where the sea is nowhere to be found. Could that be...

vacanze_cavallo

23.07.2013 / Food & Leisure

Horse Riding Holidays

Travelling the 1800s way – slowly, in close contact with nature, without frills, and with a genuine desire to discover...


hote_veronesi

22.07.2013 / Food & Leisure

Stone, Steel, and Wellness

An ancient monastery turned into a hotel harmoniously mixing the original building with new hyper-modern glass and steel additions. Hotel...

galleria24

17.07.2013 / Food & Leisure

In Praise of the Cicchetto

The small town of Dolo, close to Venice, is a lovely village crossed by two branches of the Naviglio del...

pakta

15.07.2013 / Food & Leisure

Pakta, a Union of Tastes

Another unique restaurant has opened its doors in Barcelona, the city whose food scene is definitely one of the most...





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