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AN & ANGEL Riga, Latvia
Riga, Latvia’s capital, and the crown jewel of the Baltics, is located on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava. With over 600,000 inhabitants, it is the largest city. Riga is a cultural center and is home to many museums and concert halls. The city is also known for its wooden buildings, art nouveau architecture and medieval Old Town. The pedestrian-only Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has many shops and restaurants and is home to busy Livu Square, lined with bars and nightclubs. The Latvian National Opera and Ballet brings together world-class artists and pop-up art galleries abound.
ANTOMOON Bologna, Italy
Bologna is the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in Northern Italy. Its Piazza Maggiore is a sprawling plaza lined with arched colonnades, cafes and medieval and Renaissance structures. Known as the “culinary capital”, its legendary food is arguably Italy's best. The Piazzola Market, a tradition for hundreds of years, features over 400 designers and artisans.
ANVI GLASS STUDIO Lancrans, France
BILLYBELT Bondues, France
Bondues is situated in the Northern region of France, just minutes from the heart of Lille. The quintessential “small, picturesque town”, Bondues was shaped by centuries of farmers and landscapers. It is brimming with rustic beauty and steeped in history, being home to the Musee de la Resistance, the beautiful Chateau du Vert-Bois, and the sculptures of Eugène Dodeigne. It is a region of rustic beauty and rich cultural life.
BONGUSTA Ebeltoft, Denmark
Ebeltoft is an old port town on the central east coast of Denmark with a population of just over 7,000. Known for its old town center with cobblestone streets and centuries-old houses, the charm of Ebeltoft is palpable, making it a summer destination for many. From hiking, to walking the quaint winding streets, or swimming and sailing in the water, Ebeltoft is a haven. Visit national parks, tour the longest wooden warship in the world, or browse one of the world’s first glass museums, there’s just enough to do in this sleepy vacation town. Pick your own strawberries and catch your own fresh fish for an authentic culinary experience.
MAEGEN, Chester, UK
Chester, a charming city nestled in the northwest of England, is renowned for its rich history, stunning architecture, and a unique blend of modernity and tradition. This city is celebrated for its well-preserved Roman walls, which encircle the city center and transport visitors back in time to the days of ancient Britannia. Its most iconic feature is the striking half-timbered buildings that line the picturesque streets, showcasing its distinctive Tudor heritage. Chester is also known for its stunning Gothic cathedral, an architectural masterpiece that stands as a testament to the city's spiritual significance. The Rows, a tiered shopping district, adds to the city's allure with its quaint shops and boutiques, making it a shopper's paradise. The city's vibrant arts and culture scene, including the renowned Chester Zoo and an array of festivals, further elevate its appeal.
CASA NATURA Marbella, Spain
Marbella is one of the best-known resorts of the Costa de Sol, the Spanish Riviera, in Spain’s southern Andalusia region. Situated on the Mediterranean Sea between Malaga and the Strait of Gibraltar, at the foothills of the Sierra Blanca Mountains , Marbella is a haven. Miles of sandy beaches, hotels, villas, golf courses, nightclubs, upscale boutiques, impressive estates and the famous Puerto Banus marina, filled with luxury yachts, make Marbella famous. It is one of the most important tourist cities of the Costa del Sol and is an International tourist attraction, due mainly to its climate and tourist infrastructure.
COUSU DE FIL BLANC Paris, France
MIRAVIDI Paris, France
SYLVAIN LE HEN Paris, France
Home to iconic global and groundbreaking fashion brands, and the world’s finest interior design and architectural houses, Paris is the quintessential style destination. The City of Lights, with its countless landmarks and centuries-old magnificent buildings, is a beautiful, history-laiden, pulsing city. Nestled between the 3rd, 10th and 11th arrondissements, The Place de la Republique, named for the First, Second and Third Republic, is an iconic Parisian destination.
As Audrey Hepburn famously said, “Paris is always a good idea.”
DUDUBAGS Pordenone, Italy
The province of Pordenone is located in the western area of Friuli Venezia Giulia, on the border with Veneto, surrounded by mountains, rivers and valleys. Pordenone, in the territory of Prosecco DOC, is the most famous sparkling white wine region in the world. Tracing its roots back to Roman times, it was once ruled by the Republic of Venice and the Habsburg monarchy, giving it a Central European feel. Home to many palaces, porticos and frescoes, It has recently become a dynamic industrial and economic center.
EVOLVE Kyiv, Ukraine
ROUSSIN Kyiv, Ukraine
Kyiv, the capital metropolitan city of the Ukraine is infused with a dynamic and vibrant culture. Kyiv is home to theaters, museums, religious sites, ancient ruins and modern buildings. Having survived the Mongol Empire, WWII, Chernobyl and Soviet rule, today, Kyiv is an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural center of Eastern Europe. Home of high-end tech industries, higher education institutions and historical landmarks, Kyiv is a port on the Dnipro River. Bursting with museums, contemporary art hubs and a burgeoning design scene, Kyiv designers offer a clean, modern and incredibly fresh aesthetic.
FAZEEK Melbourne, Australia
Recently named the third most liveable city in the world, Melbourne is the coastal capital of Victoria. It is the second most populated city in Australia, best known for landmarks such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Royal Exhibition Building. A highly cultural city, it has been recognized as a UNESCO City of Literature and a global hub for street art, live music, cinema, and theater. A major sporting city, it gave rise to Australian rules football and hosts major international events such as the Australian Grand Prix, and the Australian Open.
FLAMINGO CANDLES South Wales, UK
South Wales is a region of Great Britain lying west of the Bristol Channel. It contains the Welsh capital Cardiff, whose landmarks include Cardiff Castle and the striking Wales Millennium Centre arts complex in Cardiff Bay's waterfront development. The Taff Trail walk/cycle path links Cardiff to the Brecon Beacons National Park. Tracing Welsh history, St Fagan's National History Museum is northwest of the city.
FLAMINGO EYEWARE Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain’s central capital is a cheerful and vibrant city, famous for museums, busy streets dotted with all kinds of shops, restaurants and unbeatable nightlife. Madrid will surprise you with its tranquil historic spots that charm with authenticity. With elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks, it is renowned for its European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters.
GUNES SWIM Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia, is the capital of New South Wales. One of Australia’s largest cities, it is bright and modern, embedded in nature, where gallery-hopping, surfing, and fine-dining prevail. It is famous for its harbourfront Opera House with its distinctive sail-like design. With an active waterside life, the Harbour Bridge and Royal Botanic Gardens are nearby sites. The Sydney Tower Skywalk offers 360-degree views of the city and suburbs. This city is so singular with cliff walks from Bondi Beach to Cooge, everything is connected.
REHATS BERLIN Berlin, Germany
HEY LENOCHKA BERLIN Berlin, Germany
FUNDAMENTAL. BERLIN Berlin, Germany
Berlin is the capital and largest city in Germany and highly cosmopolitan. An International city of culture, politics, media and science, its economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a range of creative industries. Berlin is a continental hub for air and rail traffic and the metropolis is a popular tourist destination. It boasts a burgeoning design scene with a reputation as one of Europe’s most important fashion centers. Berlin is home to world-renowned universities and its Zoological Garden is the most visited zoo in Europe. The city is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, and contemporary arts.
HADAS SHAHAM CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY Tel Mond, Israel
Founded over 80 years ago, Tel Mond, Israel, has developed into an intimate suburb. Located east of Netanya and approximately 30 minutes outside of the bustling city of Tel Aviv, it offers the best of all worlds. Residents benefit from being a stone’s throw away from the tech world, shopping centers and the beach, while being able to enjoy the calm and luxury living of suburbia. Over the last decade, its community has grown from a small town to a self-sufficient mini city and is expected to have a population exceeding 25,000 in 2030.
HÜBSCH Herning, Denmark
Herning is a Danish city in the Jutland peninsula. Established in the 1790s as a commercial center, it remains a booming industrial market today and has twice been awarded the title of Danish City of the Year. Known for its many small furniture and textile businesses, Herning is home to Messecenter Herning, the largest exhibition center in Scandinavia, which hosts many International trade fairs. The city also boasts a robust sporting life including a professional ice hockey team, soccer team, and is the hub of Danish cycling. It has hosted many professional sporting events including World Championship events..
KAPIM by MM Comporta, Portugal
Comporta is a blissful village on the west coast of Portugal, about an hour outside of Lisbon. The name Comporta translates roughly to a gate that holds back water… like a lock; named so because of the significant number of canals that exist there for the purposes of rice-paddy production. Here, one will find the biggest fields of rice in all of the country stretching down the coast and sheltered from the Atlantic winds by immense sand dunes. Surrounded by beaches, nature resorts and swim clubs, Comporta is a vacationer’s dream. Quaint restaurants, cafes, bars and shops line the main street with the ever popular and famous outdoor market featuring the designs of local Portuguese artists and designers.
ELISHA ABARGEL, Tel Aviv, Israel
KATIA ALPHA, Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv is the cultural and commercial capital of Israel. The New York Times named it the “Mediterranean Capital of Cool”, with a young and diverse population. The city of Tel Aviv enjoys a robust nightlife as well as beach life and hugely successful corporations. Known for cuisine and culture, the city is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on one side, and glass towers and tech giants on the other. Museums and historical neighborhoods such as the ancient Port of Jaffa, Neve Tzedek and Bauhaus style buildings, make this city a gem to explore.
LE PARMENTIER Florence, Italy
Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. Masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture make this charming city iconic. From the famous Duomo cathedral to the Uffizi Gallery and the Galleria dell’Accademia, one will find historic works from Botticelli to Michelangelo. The streets are lined with cafes, trattorias and wine bars while the leather markets and shops on the Ponte Vecchio are a shopper’s dream come true.
L'EFFET PAPILLON Roanne, France
Roanne is a river town with a pleasant marina on the Loire. A tourist getaway, and gastronomic center, most people visit Roanne for the famous archaeological museum, which has a top Egyptology department. The Loire is part of Roanne’s charm, with a big lake and a scenic gorge where green, vine-covered hills roll down to the water. Rich in architectural heritage and plentiful with shopping and restaurants, this little jewel in the south of France is perfect for strolling and hiking.
LINDASIETO Budapest, Hungary
A city in a stunning natural setting with the majestic Danube in the middle, Budapest is the capital of Hungary and the ninth largest city in the EU. The Danube divides it into Buda, with its romantic sweeping panoramas on one side, and Pest, a dynamic cultural center on the other. With strengths in commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, technology and education, Budapest was recently ranked as the second fastest developing urban economy. It offers a rich architectural history and an unparalleled combination of culture, cuisine and spas.
LOOM WEAVING Yerevan, Armenia
The Republic of Armenia is a land-locked country located in the Armenian Highlands of Western Asia. Armenia is known for its beautiful landscapes, its cuisine, culture and history. The first country to officially adopt Christianity, Armenia is home to some of the world's oldest churches and monasteries located in the extremely beautiful natural settings. One of the first wine producing countries in the world, Armenia is situated in the fertile valleys of Mt Ararat. A developing country with a burgeoning design industry, Armenia is rich in natural minerals.
MARIA LA ROSA Milan, Italy
One of the world's fashion capitals, Milan is a gem of a city in Italy’s Northern Lombardi region. Legendary design houses like Prada, Missoni, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Moschino are established in Milan. Home to the national stock exchange, it’s a financial hub also known for its high-end restaurants and shops. From the iconic Duomo di Milano, the world's largest—and perhaps most stunning—Gothic cathedral to the impressive museums, such as the Pinacoteca di Brera, there is culture everywhere one looks. Not to be missed, a performance at the iconic, opulent La Scala opera house.
PEPER HAROW Burgess Hill, England
Burgess Hill is a town and civil parish situated in the midst of the beautiful West Sussex country-side, within an hour’s train ride to the city of London and to the beaches of Brighton. Here one finds the burgeoning cultural scene of Burgess Hill, complete with sport, arthouse film, the Sussex Band, a symphony orchestra, a pantomime theatre and outdoor nature preserves. It was recently named a Fairtrade Town and is the quintessential picture of an English landscape.
Perle d'Arte Monastier di Treviso, Italy
Monastier di Treviso is a municipality in the Province of Treviso in the Italian region Veneto, located about 16 miles northeast of Venice.strong>
REMEMBER Krefeld, Germany
PINK STORIES Murnau am Staffelsee, Germany
Murnau am Staffelsee is a market town located on the footprints of the Bavarian Alps, settled on the motorway that connects Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Bayern region. Murnau (as it is known) became world famous by the Russian painter Wassily Kindinsky, who lived there in the early 1900’s. Inspired by the diverse picturesque landscape, numerous works of art have become famous here. Murnau is a charming old town where culture meets natural beauty. From hiking, to museums and castles, to shops to cafes, it’s a thriving destination.
SAPONISPHERE Neidernai, France
SMITTEN Meerbusch, Germany
Meerbusch is located in Northwestern Germany, near Dusseldorf. Known for its quality of life and lush environment, it provides a great balance between work and home life. There are many international corporations based there and its proximity to Dusseldorf airport makes it a significant economic center. The population is among the wealthiest in Germany and Meerbusch is often described as the “city of millionaires.” More and more, people are making Meerbusch a tourist destination. Between biking and hiking tours, performing arts productions in the famous Water Tower, the charm of the old town, Meerbusch is gaining in popularity.
STUDIO SPIRALI, Rosh Pina, Israel
ThornCPH, Kolkata, India
Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of India's West Bengal state. Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India's capital under the British Raj from 1773–1911. Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. It’s also home to Mother House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, whose tomb is on site.
WELL KEPT Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theater and music scenes. With plans to become the “greenest” city in the world, Vancouver is one of the most livable, yet expensive cities globally. Vancouver has hosted countless International Events, from the 1954 Commonwealth Games, to the Women's FiFA World Cup in 2015. Interestingly, in 1969, Greenpeace was founded in Vancouver and the city became the permanent home to TED conferences in 2014.
WXY Cheshire, UK
Cheshire is a historic county in northwest England, between Greater Manchester and the Welsh border. It is known for its picturesque English countryside, rolling hills and green meadows, but also boasts some of the country’s most impressive historic structures as well as some of Britain’s grandest houses. Cheshire is primarily rural and is recognized in the UK for agriculture and chemical production.