Beefbar Mykonos

If you are looking for a more quiet dinner place with great food and a beautiful ambiance in Mykonos (there will still be music, but not as loud as at other places), I recommend BEEFBAR MYKONOS. Located in the Bill & Coo Coast Hotel on Agios Ioannis beach, you can find a wide selections of the finest quality meat cuts and contemporary Mediterranean cuisine. The menu offers also grilled fresh fish caught by local fisherman, ceviche, tataki and Kobe beef gyros. Don’t miss the amazing display of fresh vegetables inside the restaurant, it is a real foodie’s paradise.

The interior is beautiful and I enjoyed watching the enchanting view under the shade of the mulberry trees as the sun sank into the Aegean sea.

It is an all-day seaside restaurant that also has the Bill & Coo Beach Club next to it. I have not been during the day but got a lot of positive feedback from friends who went.

The plates are so cute. Designed in collaboration with French porcelain manufacturer Bernardaud, there is a broad selection of different starter plates that you can also order online here for your home.

Beefbar Mykonos is open for lunch between 1PM – 6PM, for dinner 7PM – midnight.
Bill & Coo Beach Club is open between 11AM – 8PM

ADDRESS Beefbar Mykonos – Bill & Coo Coast Hotel – Agios Ioannis – Mykonos 84600
PHONE +30 6956600169
EMAIL 

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Christian Lacroix for TohaaDesign

You know that I am in the process of furnishing my new house and am always on the hunt for special designer pieces as I dedicated each room to a fashion designer. Recently I came along the Maison Christian Lacroix collection for TohaaDesign, the brand that is revolutionizing the decor of your toilets and bathrooms by imagining «new generation» toilet seats through cutting-edge collaborations with renowned street artists.

To personalize this intimate zone with a touch of excellence, TohaaDesign joined forces with Maison Christian Lacroix, which is famous for its unique, exuberant and colorful style. For the collaboration, the iconic «Birds Sinfonia» motif that features the exotic hyacinth macaw, hummingbirds, and exotic flowers, served as the canvas. This figurative drawing comes alive with a flock of birds with shimmering plumage retracing the musical staves of their own song. This design is highlighted by an intense black background, for a chic and elegant look. One toilet seat costs around CHF 140.00. A great price for a fun design!

Located in Paris, TohaaDesign continues to diversify its offerings while remaining faithful to its mission, by glamorizing another poor relation of design, the shower curtain. The «Birds Sinfonia» motif is also available as a wallpaper design.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Christian Lacroix / TahooDesign
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Set the Scene – Swarovski x Rosenthal

Master the art of tablescaping with unique conversation starters. Tablescaping refers to the Instagram trend of beautiful, and sometimes heavily decorated, tables. The amazing collaboration between Swarovski and Rosenthal is living up to this trend with the launch of the new Signum Collection.

A fusion of porcelain and crystal, imagined in a range of moreish candy colors – green, pink, yellow, and blue – each piece delivers pure joy and celebrates the art of setting the table. With the Signum Collection, Swarovski introduces their new brand pattern for the first time. A translation of the iconic octagonal frame into a mesmerizing motif, the design is inspired by the Austrian art movements of the 19th century, while offering a fresh approach to art, craftsmanship, and a sense of modern sophistication for the table.

Expressions of togetherness and nourishment combine in each Signum table setting. Whether espresso hour, high tea, or full dinner service, each piece of the collection is designed to spark joy and add a sense of wonder to any meal.

A feast for the eyes ! To shop the collection, click here please.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Swarovski x Rosenthal
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Byblos by Trudon

Le Byblos St. Tropez is so much more than a hotel, it is a whole way of life. It is one of my favorite spots in the world and I always feel home away from home. What is the Gstaad Palace in winter for me, is the Byblos Saint Tropez in summer.

Finally, I can take some holiday feeling back home with the beautiful Byblos scented candle that is created in collaboration with the oldest candlemaker in the world – the House of Trudon.

The candle is made in a colour exclusive to Byblos and is limited to only 55 numbered pieces, an homage to the 55th anniversary of the Byblos. Each candle is a reflection of extraordinary know-how and is recognisable by the emblems of both houses as well as its highly unusual orange glass. The Cyrnos fragrance, with its lemon, lavender and pine notes, resonates with the joie de vivre that permeates life on the French Riviera. Available as 270g for CHF €130.

To shop the candle, click here please.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Byblos St. Tropez / Sandra Bauknecht
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Loewe Wax Candleholders


Evoking memories of Victorian botanical and vegetable gardens, Jonathan Anderson and in-house perfumer Nuria Cruelles, Spanish fashion powerhouse Loewe turns its prowess to homeware in its latest collection of beautifully wax candleholders. Their clean-burning vegetable wax is filling the room with a garden atmosphere. The best part? It’s shaped to a classic candlestick silhouette that’s perfect for the likes of tablescapes and mantle shelves.

It’s designed to be placed on a base when lit and comes in a beautifully decorated box that’s easy to re-purpose.

TO SHOP THE LOEWE WAX CANDLEHOLDERS, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra


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Queen of Cavalli Chair

I will be off to the Salon del Mobile in Milano this week. As I am in the process of furbishing our new home, this is something very exciting and fun for me. Something that has caught my eye are the 20 limited-edition pieces from Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors, the so-called QUEEN OF CAVALLI CHAIRS, designed by my lovely Fausto Puglisi, the Italian brand’s Creative Director.

Fausto Puglisi with me at the Cavalli Club in Milan a few years ago.

The chair’s neoclassical structure is sculpted out of carved wood with a matt black finish and upholstered in fabrics printed with the artwork, focus on recent collections.

Animal print motifs representt the United States of Cavalli, celebrating the brand’s DNA alongside prints that explode with bright hues of sunshine yellow, fiery red, deep purple, the indispensable black and white, and a striking emerald.

Behind the backrest, a metal plaque with a brushed gold finish carries the name and series number of the chair, marking an extraordinary item that straddles the boundaries between art and design. The limited edition brings the synthesis of classic rigor and irreverence to the finest in Italian furniture, conveying the maximalist yet multifaceted style that disguises the brand collections.

The QUEEN OF CAVALLI CHAIRS will be officially presented as part of the Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors stand at the Milan Salon del Mobile. The limited edition may also be admired at the Roberto Cavalli Boutique in Via Montenapoleone, where it will star sth the centerpiece of a special installation.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Roberto Cavalli, © Sandra Bauknecht
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The Cutest Doorstop

Are you looking to lighten up the mood at your office or home? Then look no further than to this playful doorstop from Loewe which is designed to look like a cactus, complete with colorful handcrafted textured flowers. Weighted with a stone at the center, it’s wrapped in woven leather and has a braided handle at the top so you can move it around easily. It makes a fun housewarming gift and is definitely a conversation starter.

To shop the cactus woven leather doorstop by Loewe, click here please.

LoL, Sandra

iconPhotos: © Loewe
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New Gucci Store in Zurich & Gucci Cosmogonie

Gucci opened the doors to its fully renovated store in Zürich, Switzerland this month at a new location. The boutique spans over 746 square meters across two floors and a terrace and showcases a full array of Gucci’s products including men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, handbags, luggage, small leather goods, shoes, jewelry and watches, silks, eyewear as well as Décor and Lifestyle collections.

With a look that invites customers to feel welcome and relaxed, the interior design is discreet. It is a new concept, first presented in Zurich. Contemporary luxury is suggested not only by the employment of beautiful and idiosyncratic materials, but also through a determinedly spare use of space. In keeping with the elegant and contemporary eclecticism that characterises Gucci’s collections, the store sees the combination of traditional and modern, industrial, and romantic. This reflects in the refined marble staircase contoured by Bronzed aged brass railing and Salvia Green satin panels.

On the terrace of the new Gucci store in Zurich, dressed head to toe in the Italian brand.

The terrace on the first floor pays tribute to the original architectural features of the store. The existing historical window frames are complemented by dark green metal aviaries, inviting customers to take a seat and enjoy the outdoors, surrounded by the greenery. The concept effortlessly complements the product-offer from the House.

The mood within the store is one of discretion, where understated drama is created by the surprising and unexpected combination of materials. Juxtaposition of this sort, where opposites forge a new connection, is repeated ubiquitously: technical, mechanical display contrast with the softness of the rich fabrics that adorn the rooms; round tables offset rectangular ones; Salvia Green and ivory satin panelling elegantly complement the optical marble flooring. Throughout the store, one finds sumptuous chairs and sofas while vintage oriental rugs are layered over each other for a textured effect. The result is a space that entices, surprises and feels personal to Gucci.

Gucci Zurich
Location: Bahnhofstrasse 39, 8001, Zurich, Switzerland
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 19:00, Saturday, 10:00 – 18:00

Mark your calendar! The Gucci Cruise 2023 show will take place on May 16, 2022 at 8.00 pm CEST at Castel del Monte in Puglia, Italy. You can watch it live here. It will be full moon and the invitation revealed a cosmological theme, so stay tuned for #GucciCosmogonie. On behalf of each guest, the House has adopted a star and registered it under their name. How cool is this?

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Gucci
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Dolce & Gabbana Furniture

Last fall, Dolce & Gabbana presented their first line for furniture and needless to say, it was an immediate success. The Italian fashion house that is well known for its vivid colors and vibrant prints, presented over 300 pieces, from tables to sofas, with colorful Sicilian cart motifs and animalier lovebeds.

You can now discover the exquisite Carretto, Blu Mediterraneo, Leo and Zebra collections at the new Dolce & Gabbana Casa boutique dedicated to furniture in via Durini 23, Milan.

I am totally in love with this new line. As I am dedicating every room in our new house to a fashion designer, I have just realized that I will also need a Dolce & Gabbana room.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Dolce & Gabbana
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Designer Vases

Whether as a showcase for flowers, or a stunning centrepiece all on its own, look no further than below for the finest array of designer vases. This edit boasts beautiful vases for your home from premium luxury fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton and Versace. Below you’ll find classic designs, fashionable styles and chic modern variations of designer vases that are sure to look the part in any home.

LoL, Sandra

Porcelain Noé BB bag vase by Louis Vuitton

Medusa head vase by Versace

Colombo bubble vase by La DoubleJ

Cycladic ceramic pottery vase by THEMIS Z
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Joe Brainard marquetry leather vaseicon by Loewe

Snake vase by Gucci

Small vase in matte white with faux pearls by Completedworks

Ceramic vase by Brunello Cucinelli
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Serpentis ceramic vaseicon by House of Hackney

Gilded gala vase by Jonathan Adler

Nodaleto shoe vase by Anissa Kermiche

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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