The Montgrí bears witness to the history of this family-owned business, considered one of the greatest shrines dedicated to ice cream in the world. Their best ingredient has always been a commitment to tradition, artisanry, and creativity.
It's been almost 100 years since two cousins combined their talent and efforts to found an espadrille workshop in Banyoles, in Pla de l'Estany. They surrounded themselves with a good human team, looked for the best raw material and designed exclusive machines to join the fibers. Luis Castañer and Tomàs Serra chose the name Castañer for the company without imagining that, a few decades later, intellectuals and artists would elevate the brand to the Olympus of design and fashion.
A couple in love with Cadaqués and the Cap de Creus is embarking on a tourism project focused on quality and refined taste with the aim of making guests feel right at home, and they make it incredibly easy for us to do so.
Interior designer Susanna Cots has been creating spaces for over 18 years, with offices in Begur and Hong Kong. She mainly works with emotion arising from detail—light and colour, texture, aroma… A range of what she calls ‘invisible elements’ that create peaceful and welcoming spaces.
We’re speaking with Pablo Rovira, creator of @viu_emporda. VIU is a fresh, elegant, and inspiring proposition that offers stays in unique homes and experiences straight from local experts in the Empordà. When I spoke with Pablo, I got to know a curious individual, one who is interested in people, vibrant, and ambitious. All these attributes are transmitted in VIU. During our interview, I wanted to find out what led im to start developing this project that offers a different way of experiencing the region, of re-evaluating and connecting with what we have nearby.
TRADITION AND SUSTAINABILITY ADAPTED TO ARCHITECTURE OF THE 21st CENTURY
By Azucena MoyaPhoto Javi Almar
"If you tell me an indigenous architect, you are flattering me." The indigenous mason is the one that works with the vernacular architecture. We are increasingly aware of the ecological, social and health problems that lead to the current productive system and we are inclined towards tradition.
In the foothills of the Cap de Creus, the village
of Vilajuïga has been proudly guarding its sought after water for more than 100 years. Vilajuïga’s naturally sparkling water is one of the best in the world.