New styles, new destinations

Culinary delights at the highest level and shopping in delicate pastel shades

Style blogger Costas Voyatzis spends his year travelling the world. In this column he turns the spotlight on new places, exhibitions and buildings that are worth a visit. This time round: six destinations that each define luxury in their own special way.

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A concept store in pastel shades: the Monk House Design in Melbourne

With its pastel shades and vintage chic, the Melbourne boutique, designed by Flack Studio, provides a setting of minimalist elegance for ladies’ fashion and accessories, with bags from hand-picked labels and exclusive ceramics.

Downtown splendour: the Beekman Hotel in New York

The Beekman in Nassau Street is the place to stay in downtown Manhattan. The interior of the 135-year-old building is a celebration of the past, enriched with contemporary design and refined with meticulously selected works of art.

Iconic lodgings: the Barceló Torre de Madrid

An iconic hotel in the legendary Torre de Madrid, built in 1957. For the interior design, Spanish artist Jaime Hayón created a compelling blend of tasteful colours, geometric patterns and deftly arranged artwork extending over nine floors of the 142-metre tower.

Edible architecture: New York Sweets in Cyprus

The dessert creations from the refurbished New York Sweets patisserie in Nicosia are like precious gems. This shop for upmarket sweets was designed by the Greek studio Minas Kosmidis. Some of the style elements take their cue from famous skyscrapers.

Culinary delights at the highest level: the Botanist restaurant in Vancouver

A wonderful sense of lightness pervades the Botanist restaurant in Vancouver, Canada. An array of plants makes the interior spaces designed by Ste. Marie Design and Glasfurd & Walker an unforgettable experience. Gastronomy for gardening enthusiasts.

The height of good taste: the Oberholz restaurant in the Dolomites

You get to it by cable car: designed by Peter Pichler and Pavol Mikolajcak, newcomers on the architectural scene the restaurant a top Oberholz Mountain near Bolzano in Italy delights with the sensual minimalism of its natural wood and concrete architecture. The panoramic views from the three large dining rooms are equally breathtaking.