The innovative hotel group Ruby stands for Lean Luxury: reduction to the essentials, everything superfluous is abandoned, the really important things are made to perfection. Great: Each of the seven houses has its very own character - but what characterizes them all: the ideal location in the heart of the city, cool design, casual atmosphere, a bar that is open 24 hours a day, affordable prices - and the focus on sustainability.
June 23, 2019
June 11, 2019
An ingenious mix of old and new, plus the perfect place to relax for a few days: Since mid-April the VillaVerde Aparthotel in Algund near Merano welcomes its guests. A historic Art Nouveau villa from 1908 was carefully and stylishly extended with a modern new building. The result is a kind of Gesamtkunstwerk, enthroned in the middle of a park, with a panoramic view over the mountains. Three women from the Oberhofer-Kiniger hotelier family stand behind this gem. Heidi and her daughters Judith and Paula set tasteful accents throughout the house with unique finds from flea markets, antique shops and corner shops. Old gold-set mirrors and antique lamps, chairs and armchairs complement modern design classics, for example by Thonet, Nanimarquina and Vincent Sheppard. And the colourful wallpapers with plant and animal motifs were created especially for the house by the creative studio Peppis from South Tyrol.
June 09, 2019
Lipstick fans will eat around three kilograms of it in the course of their lives. So shouldn't the list of ingredients be as natural as possible? We talked to Christina Roth and Stephanie Dettmann, the founders of the natural cosmetics brand Und Gretel about the advantages of a purely natural makeup line.
June 01, 2019
In Germany more than 18 million groceries end up in the garbage every year. It's a disaster. This is why the zero-waste philosophy is on the rise. And Sophia Hoffmann is one of their pioneers. She is committed to sustainability and against food waste - as a vegan cook, cookbook author and entrepreneur. In her new work "Zero Waste Küche" (ZS Verlag, € 24.90), she shows us, in addition to recipes, a wide range of ways to consume more consciously and avoid waste: from purchasing to recycling and storage.