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WELCOME TO GEORGIA, WELCOME TO THE CAUCASUS: travel report from Svaneti, the Kazbegi region and Tbilisi

The mutual love for mountains brought together a group of six like-minded old and new friends. All of us hiked through the Khumbu Valley, better known as the Mount Everest Base Camp or Three Passes Trek in the Nepal Himalaya (see blog post from Nov 2017). New adventure on the agenda: Georgia. Until now a … Continue reading

Cape Town: when you are still inspired by interior objects from South Africa

Summer time. Holiday time. The next travel destination is called Georgia. And while I started to research a little bit about the country’s must see-s and do-s, I realized I actually never shared my last big travel story, which brought me to South Africa end of last year. Especially because its’ vast range of breathtaking … Continue reading

Spring & summer, we are ready for you and welcome our new FRINGE EARRINGS!

This spring and summer, head-to-toe color is the aim of the style game. And accessories are always an easy way to lift your look. And your spirits. Even throughout a cold and overcast March, so it seems. Inspired by the easy, colorful lifestyle on Silvia’s favorite Indian beach Agonda in Goa our new fringe earrings … Continue reading

Behind the scenes: Cashmere Plaids from Nepal

Shining a light on the rare artistry found in various communities and to stimulate those local economies is my aim. I think, it’s super important that goods are produced under ethical working conditions and handcrafted in a sustainable manner. The concept of silviagattin.com and in general my brand is to promote fair labour practices by … Continue reading

Travel memories from Nepal & the Himalaya. They say, the mountains decide if they are ready for you…

10 years ago one of my closest friends and I hiked the Camino the Santiago, the famous, today unfortunately very touristic, pilgrimage path to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. We heard that the Camino del Nord along the north coast of Spain is even more beautiful. And we decided that we will hike this one as … Continue reading

Handknitted, luxury quality woolen goods for children: the story behind the new limited oochi poochi x Silvia Gattin collection

In times of mass production we can’t be happier to have teamed up with Austrian children’s brand oochi poochi standing for hand knitted, luxury quality woolen goods for children. Together we designed a limited collection of extraordinary pixie hats and organic cotton and cashmere triangle scarves with tassels and pom poms. Every single piece of … Continue reading

Fast life, slow age. Some thoughts.

Most of us feel a little crazy from time to time. Periods of high stress can make us feel like we’re losing it, as can being surrounded by people whose values are very different from our own. The symptoms of our state of mind can range from having no recollection of putting our keys or … Continue reading

This month’s Pinterest favourites

We neglected a little bit our monthly Pinterest favourites due to the whole hustle and bustle around moving in our new store in Vienna’s Hollandstrasse 9 and its’ opening. However, we did not stop to source inspiration from there, which we want to share with you. Follow us, get to know and connect with us … Continue reading

Croatian National Costumes – the inspiration behind the new collection of blouses and summer dresses

National costumes and traditional garments have a very special place within the miraculous world of folk art. Amazing and unbelievable is the beauty of some articles of clothing of the past. An immense abundance of forms and contents reflects deep-rooted connections and a primeval harmony between man and nature, which seems to be almost forgotten … Continue reading

Hotel Review: RIYAD EL CADI, Marrakech, Morocco

“What fills the eyes, fills the heart.” I am sure Herwig Bartels thought the same when he fell in love with all the art he was collecting while travelling through the Orient. And when he arrived in Marrakech, where he left his heart and decided to live after he retired. But let’s get back in … Continue reading

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