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Facing the infinite blue of the Aegean, Athermi Suites is a sublime Santorini getaway with delicate Cycladic-inspired interiors, the largest swimming pool in the Caldera and impeccable personalized service. Guests can choose from 5 different types of suites, all of which exude an atmosphere of romance and gracious living, with their bespoke furnishings and sprawling terraces overlooking the sea. Expect fabulous touches such as an iron canopy bed, an outdoor Jacuzzi or a built-in bathtub with sensational volcano views.
Following reports of Italian art historian Germano Celant getting paid three-quarters of a million Euros (~$1 million) to curate a pavilion for the upcoming Milan Expo, The Art Newspaper conducted an investigation into the pay of independent curators. After surveying “around 40 international curators and biennial organizers,” they found compensation varied wildly, with the usual suspects on the international circuit being the best-paid gigs.
Conveniently located in the heart of Helsinki, Klaus K is a hip designer hotel themed around Kalevala - the Finnish national epic. In addition to its striking interior design that mixes cozy and classy Scandinavian style with folklore inspiration, this fashionable accommodation near the Esplanade prides itself with one hell of a dining scene and a stylish urban spa. In addition to the elegant Kalevala-influenced units, there’s a dazzling collection of playful rooms designed by Finnish artists and cartoonists, whose leitmotifs range from nature to art and cinema.
Overlooking the flickering Aegean Sea from its privileged elevated location in Imerovigli, Santorini, Angels & Stars Suites and Spa is a decadent concoction of exquisitely-designed suites, pools, soothing spa services and world-class cuisine. Featuring a striking combination of Cycladic architecture and stylish, contemporary design, all white-washed cave-style accommodation units come with luxurious bedding, state-of-the-art technology and majestic views. For the ultimate sense of indulgence, upgraded suites boast private infinity pools or outdoor Jacuzzis.
Idyllically located halfway between Rome and Florence, amidst the rolling Umbrian hills, Podere Palazzo is a gem of a country house surrounded by meadows, postcard-perfect vineyards and ancient olive orchards. The majesty of the landscape extends to the villa’s charming interiors, where sleek Italian furnishings gleam beneath the handcrafted chestnut beams. In addition to its 5 chic bedrooms, the villa boasts elegantly decorated living and dining areas, a gourmet kitchen with portico, and an infinity pool with glorious panoramic views.