With all the Barcelona shopping guides available on the internet, you’ll be wondering what’s so different about this one. We’ve wanted to get away from the typical lists of “the best shops in Barcelona” and we’ve taken the plunge to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Because life…Continue reading "A DIFFERENT BARCELONA SHOPPING GUIDe"
Let’s discover the curious tales about a graffiti scratched on the wall of Palazzo Vecchio: did you think it was an act of vandalism? Not at all…this scrawl of a man’s face was drawn by Michelangelo Buonarroti, no less! Strolling through the very heart of Florence, passing by the…Continue reading "Florentine Graffiti: the tale of the “Annoyer” by Michelangelo"
From the point of view of the user, comfort levels were improved, as was energy efficiency. Sound insulation was increased in the walls by means of introducing an extremely dense rock wool filling inside, and by adding extra sound-proofing sheets on each side. Despite this taking an inch off the…Continue reading "THE HISTORY BEHIMD ROOM MATE WALDORF TOWERS: A New Phase in the Life of Waldorf Towers"
The building was completely renovated between 2009 and 2010 by Room Mate Hotels and its owner. The renovation project was very complex and meticulous, but above all, it was respectful. The aim was to enhance the original elements and update the hotel, improving its facilities to make them in line…Continue reading "THE HISTORY BEHIND ROOM MATE WALDORF TOWERS: The Renovation"
A renovation project is never easy. Approaching any kind of art work that needs to be enhanced requires analysis, study, humility and, above all, respect. But in addition, when it comes to buildings, the process gets more complicated because the renovation and maintaining of the original architectural elements has to…Continue reading "THE HISTORY BEHIND ROOM MATE WALDORF TOWERS: A UNIQUE ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT"
If there’s one thing Madrid can boast about, that would be its gastronomy. Tapas, traditional recipes, vanguard cuisine and internationally renowned chefs make Madrid the “Tower of Babel” in gastronomy. And there’s something new each year. That’s why we’ve made a list of the latest restaurants in Madrid that will…Continue reading "THE TRENDIEST RESTAURANTS IN MADRID FOR 2018"
There are two types of people in this world: Those that like to put on costumes and those that don’t. If you’re in the second group, don’t continue reading. Well, actually, go ahead and keep on reading. You’ll most certainly pass over to the dark side when you see what’s…Continue reading "THE BEST CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS IN THE WORLD (TO GIVE IT EVERYTHING YOU’VE GOT)"
Maybe you think Valentine’s Day is holiday invented by retailers –just an excuse to buy cards and gifts. Be that as it may, it’s still a great time of year for a romantic getaway with that special someone. And that special someone can even be a friend. Why not? It’s…Continue reading "ROMANTIC GETAWAYS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY 2018"
The Lord Balfour Hotel was designed in 1940 by the architect Anton Skislewicz and is a fine example of a Miami Art Deco building. Born in Dubrovnik in 1895, Skislewicz graduated in Architecture from Columbia University in 1929. In 1934, during the Great Depression, he moved to Miami to take…Continue reading "BEHIND LORD BALFOUR"
Room Mate Giulia is located in a 19th century palace in the heart of the historical centre of Milan and it is incorporated in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II compound. The Duomo and Piazza della Scala, with the world-famous theatre, are really just around the corner, but also the luxurious…Continue reading "ROOM MATE GIULIA’S BUILDING: A HISTORIC JEWEL IN THE HEART OF THE CITY"