by The Traveling Gentleman

The Traveling Gentleman

Welcome to my world. Since a young age I have been traveling the globe in search of enchanting places, classic style and old world charm. I have always been fascinated by the Golden Age of Travel: Grand Hotels from the Belle Époque, cocktails at five, dressing for dinner, palm courts, wardrobe trunks with hotel luggage labels, midnight blue dinner jackets. We are living in a fast paced world that is rapidly changing. Especially the last few years people are favoring comfort over elegance and many historic hotels, restaurants and cafes had to close their doors. Fortunately there are still many beautiful places that withstood the test of time and since I am nostalgic at heart I will always try to find locations that feel as if time stood still. Even though I do enjoy living “the good life” I will always choose authentic and picturesque over mere luxury. 

On my Instagram page @travelinggentleman https://www.instagram.com/travelinggentleman/ I share my travel photos that will include many classic cocktails (especially my favorite Italian aperitivo, the Negroni), celebrated Italian destinations (Capri, Portofino, Lago di Como), gentlemen’s shops of Mayfair London and much more. What else will you find on my page? Nostalgic photos of the great actors of the Golden Age of Hollywood and European Cinema, especially in a private setting or even better related to my travel destinations. Joie de vivre on the French Riviera, Italy’s post war “La Dolce Vita” years of the 1950s and 1960s and part of my collection of travel ephemera and sartorial style (preferably from the period 1930s – 1950s) illustrations. Join me on my journey through life.