One of my best kept travel secrets until today is a small town located on the northwest coast of the Istrian peninsula. 500km south of Vienna you will enter a fin de siècle jewel by the sea. Being architecturally well preserved it is a feast for the eye for someone who lives in Vienna and has a crush on light tone painted Art Nouveau and Belle Époque Villas in between huge green trees and the air scented with salt. The combination is unique. Small Cafés like you would find them in Marseille. a landmark like Copenhagens mermaid: the Madonna del Mare – a maiden with a seagull. Monte Carlo feeling at the St.James park and the Crystal Ballroom at the Kvarner Hotel.
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Hubertus Hohenlohe presented his latest artworks recently at the viennese Museum of the 21. Century (21er Haus). The exclusive photo shoot was arranged by Eveline Eselböck – delegate of Relais & Châteaux Austria, Northern and Eastern Europe – for the campaign REVIVE, which will start an exhibition-tour through ten houses of the hotel group in summer 2015, reflecting the essence of hospitality and slow hosting. The star photographer Hubertus von Hohenlohe captured vivid portraits with prominent Relais & Châteaux hotel guests and their hosts.
Continue reading Slow Hosting – the appreciation of art and cuisine in Austria