As often is the case, a group of friends that were fed up sat together one night over a few bottles of wine and started to formulate a plan to embark upon a quest. We wanted to create a company that, at its core, believed in individuals, being human and having fun along the way.
We "glue" together a community of selected hotels, products and people we like, forming a kind of haberdashery, a "store", a point of reference, that is vibrant and rich in emotion. Each with a strong spirit of location. the soul of the place can be seen, touched, felt and sensed. we strongly believe in the self-made, passion and determination - after all we are also dreamers...
Hotel star ratings, or how much money the hotel cost to create has little credence for us, it is rather more the soul or even the simplicity of the place. Original artworks or the cheeses and freshly baked breads served for breakfast, the local soaps in the bathroom, the handmade rug and bespoke furnishings or the intelligent use of the building – these are crafted elements that depict difference and importance.
Getting back to the roots, cutting the bull and being honest and trusting - these are just some of the attributes that not only we believe in, but is mirrored in our hotel partners.
INDIE HOTELS, PRODUCTS & PEOPLE
THE SOUL FACTOR
The bijou Lešić Dimitri Palace, Korčula is a much hot listed luxury pad framed by aged medieval walls in the old town, birthplace of Marco Polo no less.MORE
Cappadocia, Turkey is perhaps one of the most intriguing places in Central Asia and we have partnered with the fabulous place brimming with lovely artefacts, knotted Kilims, original frescos depicting Islamic floral scenes and a scattering of antiquities that root the concept.MORE
Clasping to the bedrock amidst heady scents of thyme, lavender & almond, this creation of subtle, sweet rawness, plays the cubist card against a monastic icon at the heart of this deliciously chilled Spanish retreat close to Teruel, bordering Aragón. ¡Catch you poolside Amigos!MORE
Cool-cat of Mediterranean style – yes indeed this farmhouse is simply hotter than the beating sun, tune your thoughts to lumpy unwaxed lemons, sun bleached walls (white-washed of course) and a theatrical set of twisted olive trees framing the blue yonder of the Adriatic…MORE