Meet the traveler: Dionas Sotiriou from Maison Flâneur
If you are here, it means we have some things in common: we all love traveling, room service, sleeping in big beds at boutique hotels, and meeting new people along the way. We recently met Dionas Sotiriou, an inspiring entrepreneur who just founded Maison Flâneur. With them, we share our passion for souvenir hunting, discovering hidden gems and collecting passport stamps.
On Maison Flâneur’s story
I started thinking of Maison Flaneur after visiting one of my favourite Korean in Soho and wanting to buy this beautiful jug they had in the restaurant; the waiter had no clue of the brand neither did the manager - conclusion I am still looking for it. We see our hotels and restaurants as tastemakers, spending a lot of time and resources in creating exceptional spaces with exceptional objects. Maison Flaneur gives you access to this treasure trove of unique homeware and stories. Our mission is to put homeware back in the context of the trends and cultures that shape the new generation of customers.
ON HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH TRAVEL
Travel has to be one of my top obsessions. I spend all year looking forward to my next big trip. it is very important to take the time in a year to go on an adventure, disconnect from the routine. I see travel as an endless source of inspiration and self reflection.
ON HIS FAVORITE HOTEL
That’s a tough one - don’t want to make any enemies - the Four Seasons in Chiang Mai, Thailand was the first ever hotel that truly left me speechless.
An object HE would love to steal from A hotel room
Every single piece of the El-Fenn - you wish you could just steal the whole bedroom and put it in your house
Friday, 12pm and time for a midnight snack. Room service or go out and discover?
Definitely go out and discover - fulfilling midnight cravings has to be one of the best ways to discover a city. instincts take over ;)
Sunday, 10am. Where to find you?
In my bed!
On his favorite meal/restaurant in the world
The island of Sifnos in Greece has one of the best seafood restaurants in the world called Omega 3 - this place is just amazing very low key but world class cooking. Must try: the lobster carpaccio
on a book to bring on a long flight
The Master and Margarita - beware of evil cats!
his travel hacks
Relax! Travelling is part of the journey
ON WHAT’s always on his suitcase
My whole office … I could start a gaming convention with the electronics I carry around.
Best souvenir to bring home?
A piece of your hotel of course! Have you heard of Maison Flaneur?
ON HIS CITY - LONDON
London’s best kept secret?
The 20 seat Kitchentable tucked away at the back of Bubbledogs.
One place only locals know about?
In the winter try the Nags Head in Belgravia for a pint (no phones allowed!)
Underrated spots worth a visit
Little Venice - the one hour walk between Camden and Paddington is worth a visit