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FINCA SA PEDRA – MALLORCA

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Italian artist Fabrizio Plessi has made one of his dreams come true on the sunny island of Mallorca, Spain, in the form of his summer retreat, Finca Sa Pedra.

The renovated and converted house is made of large, rough, yellow sandstone blocks and is surrounded by cornfields and olive trees. The stone also informs the flair of the light-flooded rooms, complemented by white walls and a minimalist interior design concept.

At Sa Pedra nature is an integral part of the architecture and enters into dialog with modern design elements. In the former barn, exposed stones on the floor lead to the seating, in what is now a lounge area. Through the old wooden door in the bathroom one can see a modern Corian washbasin and in the kitchen the 7.2 m long stainless-steel ‘Convivium’ island, by Italian kitchen manufacturer Arclinea contrasts starkly with the rough sandstone outer walls. Here, nature and technology harmonize.

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photos © Nicolas Matheus

 

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VALLODOLID – MESON DE MALLEVILLE

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This beautiful 16th century house, is a four-room sanctuary set right across from the historical Convent of San Bernardino de Siena in the colorful colonial town of Valladolid.

The former home of Coqui Coqui founders, Nicolas Malleville and Francesca Bonato, Mesón de Malleville lovingly opens its doors to guests in the spirit of warmth and family. The couple renovated this beautiful colonial house yet maintained the original moorish tile floors, walls and high ceilings with wooden beams from the 1600’s. Here Malleville and Bonato raised their two children and received friends and family from all over the world. It was a well-lived house always full of joy and love. With this mind, the couple decided it was time for their home to be open to the public and thus Mesón de Malleville was born.

It features Oficios Artesanos in a stunning boutique, an outdoor café serving freshly brewed coffee and tea and an indoor patio where guests can relax as if they were in the privacy of their own homes. Every room is decorated in the distinct Coqui Coqui style yet each with its own personality, showcasing the couple’s furniture from family heirlooms to those gathered from their travels.

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inspiration & travel

monastery son ru – mallorca

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Son Ru, a 13th Century Monastery set high up in the hillside of the UNESCO World Heritage Tramuntana range of Mallorca. A ten minute drive away from the village of Deia, known for its beauty and artistic residents. The property enjoys breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea, while surrounded by millennial olive groves. A thirty minute drive from Palma’s international airport, this unique family owned home, is available for rent throughout the year.

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interior

LA MAISON – MARRAKECH
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“La Maison is our headquarters, the heart and soul of The Secret Souk, where we, the founders Jasmien Hamed and Nicole Francesca Manfron, met in 2009 for the first time and where the idea for our souk concept was born. Situated in the eastern medina – the most local and authentic area of Marrakech – you can find our private space exclusively operating via the Airbnb platform. Sharing La Maison with travel souls, foodies & design lovers from all over the world.” – Nicole Francesca Manfron

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La Maison
132 Derb Arrab
Marrakech
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interior

CHATEAU DE MOISSAC

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A closely guarded secret.Set above a hill-top village in the Upper Var, a sanctuary for fans of old stones, the Château de Moissac-Bellevue was, in the early 17th century, a country retreat for a noble Provençal family. Revelling in its exemplary, prize-winning restoration, it surveys the valley where rolling countryside with vines and olive-trees stretches as far as the eye can see. Sobre, patrimonial, unique, with its monumental entrance hall, vast drawing-rooms and dining-rooms opening out to the gardens, its imposing kitchen, its bedrooms and boudoir-bathrooms rising up to the attics, the Château personifies a harmonious art of living in the sunlight of Provence.

Situated in Upper Provence, the Château de Moissac extends a warm welcome to photographers and stylists.
Photo sessions for advertising, fashion, interior decor. Launches of products and collections. Catalogue shoots, workshops…
And hire the château for private receptions and weddings, seminars and professional events.

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www.chateaudemoissac.fr

beauty & interior

MAISON LOUIS MARIE

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As a young girl, Marie du Petit Thouars grew up in Belgium making candles and experimenting with scents in her mother’s green house. With the creation of Maison Louis Marie, she has built upon the rich botanical history of her family with luxury candles and perfumes that focus on illustrious scents imbued with unique floral fragrances.

My favorite scent is the Eau de Parfum No. 4 Bois de Balincourt. It is a a sandalwood fragrance scent with a dominant cedarwood & sandalwood accord supplemented by a spicy cinnamon nutmeg complex with an earthy vetiver note. Top Note: sandalwood, cerdarwood, mid note: vetiver, nutmeg, cinnamon, base note: amber wood. The scent is paraben, sulfate en phlatate free.