Milan’s Finest Fashion Hotel

Milano is just one of those places where you really need to put on the dog, but come on now, it’s not like you’d expect to go there without having some of your hottest dresses and finest heels, right? Clarisimo. So, we here at Jaunt Magazine decided, what better way to travel in style than to stay in style?

Milan's Fashion Hotel: Maison Moschino

Allora… we’re talking about Maison Moschino. Developed from an 1840’s neoclassical railway station on Milan’s Viale Monte Grappa 12, the Maison Moschino is a small palace of a place where guests are invited to realise their dreams and entertain their fantasies. Yes, the newest concept hotel from the renowned Moschino creative team in collaboration with designer, Rossella Jardini, is a 4 floor building holding 63 rooms and 2 suites, each one unique (think candy light fixtures and ballgown headboards), as well as a bar, gourmet restaurant, spa and gym. We stayed at Maison Moschino and, when they say it “offers an alternative life, fabricated in a world of imagination and surrealism” we couldn’t agree more (right down to their heart shaped soaps and adorable little shampoos and conditioners). In the hotel’s entrance, you’ll be greeted by the image above – a lamp in the shape of one of Moschino’s famous lampshade dresses. As they say, “The common thread connecting the rooms is a fairy tale theme, because to sleep is perchance to dream, and dreams are fairy tales that we are allowed to experience first-hand, the fables of a fantasy world that we have created…”

Maison Moschino's Sweet Room

In one room, rose petals fall lightly from the ceiling down onto the chandelier and others cover the bed; in another, guests will feel as though they really are sleeping in the enormous ball gown that flowingly transitions from the bed board down; the theme is sewn into its scenic background in the forest room, echoing the enchanted forests of everybody’s dreams. Feel like a sweet tooth? Just rest your head on that tart right there. Yes, at some point in your life, you need to do something different and, if it’s not climbing Kilimanjaro, it best be throwing down those Euros for a few nights feeling like Alice in the Looking Glass. Just don’t forget your Gianmarco Lorenzi’s… stilettos look good in everyone’s dreams.

230-610 EUR/night

The French Countryside… for Lovers

Les Manoirs de Tourgéville - Deauville Normandy

Only two hours away from Paris and located just a few kilometers from the center of Deauville, France is a secret we’ve been waiting to share.

The perfect rustic, romantic setting for lovers or families looking to unwind and enjoy the fresh crisp air of France’s famed Norman countryside and nearby Norman beaches.

Formerly called Club 13 and owned by French Director Claude Lelouch, Les Manoirs de Tourgéville has reopened in June! The new property of the Groupe Floirat was entirely renovated and now features spacious, beautifully designed interiors with all the modern amenities: a gourmet restaurant (‘1899’), an indoor swimming pool, a screening room (since you can take me out of Hollywood, but you can’t take the Hollywood out of me) and… crackling fireplaces (to go with my vino, of course!). The hotel, located in a beautiful romantic park, truly maintains its traditional heritage in the heart of Normandy.

A Bird's Eye View - A French Countryside Retreat

To get to Les Manoirs de Tourgéville, you can go either take a train from Paris to Trouville-Deauville station or you can go by car.  For both, the trip takes around two hours. There are multiple daily trains run between the Gare St- Lazare in Paris and Trouville-Deauville station and sometimes the journey requires a change of trains in Lisieux so it’s a good idea to check this in advance.  Expect to pay between only 40-60 euros for a ticket.

FYI – For those unfamiliar with the secrets of France, Deauville is one of the most glamorous seaside resorts outside of Paris.

Double rooms start at a very reasonable 130€ (low season) and at 185€ (high season).

Obikà LA: A Mozzarella Bar!

Obikà's Mozzarella Bar

A Mozzarella Extravaganza!

Now this is a new restaurant to dine for. Obikà Mozzarella Bar opens at the Century City Westfield in September and we’re counting down the days.

There are currently 13 locations in five countries (can you believe?) and this will be Los Angeles’ first! The star of Obikà is that white, creamy madness we can’t live without… also known as Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP (Protected Origin Domination), flown in regularly from Italy’s Paestrum and Agro Pontino regions. Additional mozzarellas will include smoked Affumicata and sweet, creamy Stracciatella di Burrata.

Other usual suspects: salads, cured Italian meats, appetizers, pastas, and desserts. A sleek, contemporary design in a sophisticated, yet casual setting, diners can grab lunch, dinner, or, our personal favourite: “aperitivo hour” – Italy’s counterpart to happy hour, paired with a snack or light dinner accompanied by wine or a cocktail (or three). It was actually a visit to Obikà in Rome that inspired acclaimed Los Angeles Chef Nancy Silverton to develop her own mozzarella bar at Osteria Mozza.“I saw Obikà and said, ‘Perfect – a mozzarella bar,’” she told The New York Times.

Well, now there’s an Obikà in LA!

England On My Mind

Coworth Park

There’s nothing quite like a late summer, early fall jaunt to the English motherland.

The leaves are just about to change, the air smells of fresh fire and rain, and everyone starts to pile into the pubs at 6pm. Theater, food, and wine… England isn’t what it used to be.

In fact… it’s better.

And right now, new hotels across England are offering unrivaled luxury from which to explore the country’s most unique attractions with developments including York’s first five-star hotel & spa, Stratford-upon-Avon’s first boutique style hotel and London’s largest hotel opening in a generation.

Significant new openings, situated by some of the country’s most iconic attractions, are set to make the destination even more appealing for visitors looking to enjoy luxurious accommodation while exploring England’s unique history, heritage, culture and countryside. From chic and contemporary urban hotels to sophisticated countryside estates and manor houses featuring imaginative golf courses and spas, properties across England are being created to cater to the most discerning traveler.  New hotel openings include:

The Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa

The Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa: Station Rise, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6HT, +44 (0)845 409 6430

The Arden Hotel: Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6BA, +44 (0)1789 298682

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London: 200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7UT, +44 (0)844-415-6780

Coworth Park: London Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7SE, +44 (0)134 487 6600

ABode Chester: Grosvenor Road, Chester, CH1 2DJ, +44 (0)124 434 7000,

Casa Hotel: Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7JB, +44 (0)124 627 5302

The Halcyon: 2/3 South Parade, Bath, BA2 4AA, +44 (0) 122 544 4100

Rockliffe Hall: Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 2DU, +44 (0)132 572 9999

Heacham Manor Hotel: Hunstanton Road, Heacham, Norfolk, PE31 7JX, +44 (0)148 553 6030

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