Photography by Moritz Lips. Written by Oliver Lips.
Moritz and I grew up in Zurich and walking along the streets everything seems in a way familiar. I guess we all use the cities we live in as habitants and not as tourists, tending not to consciously notice the small details as you would when visiting a city for the first time.
We were able to be tourists in our own city and getting a different impression of places we saw hundreds of times before thanks to our weekend spent at the Widder Hotel along fellow bloggers from Austria, Germany and Switzerland, though we will get to the specifics of the weekend in the next article. For now let us take you on a trip to their Penthouse suite.
On Sunday we were shooting at the Penthouse suite, which is again so different compared to the other rooms (there is probably not a single room at this hotel that is alike). Its interior is quite modern, sleek and the room as such even more spacious.
We envisioned something minimalistic and Scandinavian inspired, working with the suites materials like the marble, wood, glass and leather. The colour of the outfit was very much in line with the colours of the interior and resembles a good mix between leisure and work, weekend and weekday, sophistication and elegance.
The most amazing feature of the suite though has to be the private rooftop with a lounge and dining area, let alone the stunning view! You are pretty much in the heart of Zurich, surrounded by its iconic churches like the St. Peter, Fraumünster and Grossmünster as well as other buildings like the observatory and Prime Tower. Discovering a city from atop just gives you a whole different impression on the city you grew up in.
Zurich, September 2015
I am wearing:
Oscar Jacobson suit
Bernard James necklace