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SPLENDIDO Magazin, the Food Magazin!

“Focus on your true strength and find a niche. Don’t do it for the fame or your ego but for the matter. Convey value, ideally timeless value. Know what you’re writing about and don’t ever be seduced to become superficial or careless because the internet is quick and trashy. Be tyrannical when it comes to detail. And then: keep posting.”


Splendido Magazine, why did you start?!

Mercedes is mainly a writer, Juri is mainly a photographer. But for Splendido we switch roles all the time – sometimes Mercedes is behind the camera and Juri writes, and the next day it is the other way around. We are used to working together for years now and thats because we got to know each other while working together as freelancers for newspapers and magazines. But Juri started the blog that later became Splendido on his own at first, that was in 2015. He has always been a great cook and just started writing down what he was cooking. Since Mercedes loves cooking too and we both enjoyed cooking and eating together from the moment we first met, she got envious of his blog pretty quickly and was allowed to join. Eventually we decided to focus our magazine on Italian cuisine. Not only because it is the one cooking style we prefer and always come back to. Also it is a food culture with an almost infinite amount of local traditions, recipes and specialties to explore. Plus we have an apartment in Lombardy, Northern Italy, where we live up to about six months a year and travel a lot throughout Italy to learn more about Italian food and to find great spots to eat and shop local specialties. Pretty quickly we saw the interest for the blog grow bigger and decided to professionalize it.




How did you start and what kind of work/preparation behind Splendido?

After we decided to professionalize Splendido in 2017, we hired an agency to help us with the visual concept and the programming of a website that resembles no longer a blog but a profound magazine with a look and feel that fitted our needs and intentions. The new website went online in the end of 2018 and immediately it was well worth the hard work and money that went into it. The website is growing steadily since and by now it really became a job rather than being a nice hobby. We put a lot of work into the content of our website and work constantly on growing our audience. But it is still worth every minute of it, because a) we get to cook, eat and travel a lot and b) there is no better feeling in the world than being a creator and work on the behalf of your own business.


What’s so special in it?

A lot of people tell us they love not only our photos and recipes, but especially our writing. We try to write from a very personal perspective and we don’t just give instructions on how to cook something but always tell a little back story about a recipe too. Be it some witty or funny thought about life and cooking or some interesting fact about Italian food. Also we rarely give exact quantities in a recipe but rather encourage the reader to trust his own gut and develop his own sense and intuition for tasting and quantities.

We love the Italian principle of „quanto basta“, which means: no one can tell you how much of an ingredient you really need because you have to feel and taste for yourself whether its enough salt / flour / egg for your taste and also for the circumstances you’re working in.


How do you get inspired?

We travel a lot, read a lot, talk to people. Especially while on the road and when eating out in restaurants or visiting farmers. One of our favorite things to do is also to go for huge walks in a city like for example Milan and look at every single restaurant menu in the streets. Thats when we always come up with new recipe ideas or simply ideas for new combinations of ingredients. But inspiration can really hit you anywhere. We just launched our fashion collection (, we also ship to Italy), and therefore we collected photographs of Italian typography in the streets which we now worked with to design T-Shirts and Caps.



Where does your passion come from?

Good question. I guess we have both always loved food, loved Italy, loved traveling and look at the world and learn about traditions, cultures, design and daily human life in general, but also loved being artists and follow our talents in the fields of writing and photography. We have always been searching for some platform to combine all of these things in a fruitful and focused way so that it could also become an independent business and source of income for us.


Difficulties you had to face and goals.

The goal is definitely to grow and to be able to keep exploring Italy as well as our own capacities. We have a lot of plans for the future, our fashion collection was only the beginning.


Suggestions/advices to someone who wants to start a blog?

Focus on your true strength and find a niche. Don’t do it for the fame or your ego but for the matter. Convey value, ideally timeless value. Know what you’re writing about and don’t ever be seduced to become superficial or careless because the internet is quick and trashy. Be tyrannical when it comes to detail. And then: keep posting.


Projects for the future?


Follow Mercedes and Juri here but also in FB and Instagram


It’s time to celebrate the 100th article published!


We (Dona&Imo) started the project “Déshabillé Magazine” on January 2014 after discussing how we envisioned our future-to-be digital platform. Digital yes, but we wanted something warm that could represent our passions: people, fashion, trips, food, culture. Four years later, we are still here, we attracted a universe of special talents and met a lot of beautiful souls around the world. New people are working together with us with passion and enthusiasm, and it is also important to stress that we are all strong, beautiful and passionated WOMEN… Is this another PINK WAVE?
Never mind… we are ready for the next challenge!






ImoI am a freelance social media manager and a copy writer but that’s a small part of my life, it’s just what I do. I love being dynamic and active. I love laughing and be easy, not superficial tho. Let’s say that life wants us to be happy, so when it’s possible I try to give HER the best of me. Déshabillé Magazine gave me the opportunity to meet a lot of talented young people, while bouncing from one corner to the other of this wonderful planet we have, who need definitely more exposure, so this is our next goal… grow the audience and connect more souls!






DonaThat’s me in my ideal environment: traveling around the world, at one with nature and animals, discovering new cultures. I do travel for pleasure everytime I can, and also for work. I love evertyhing that is far away phisically and culturally from my world. Another great passion is writing, above all for Déshabillé Magazine, our little darling! My specialty are second- hand shops: it doesn’t matter where I am, I always look for one, they provide me the key joke to understand the people. Second- hand fashion is sustainable, and I love to think that my joy can also help the environment.




Chanoa Tarle
Freelance Contributor


ChanoaI’m a copywriter (and occasional magazine contributor) specializing in fashion and luxury goods/ lifestyle.

I love contributing pieces to Déshabillé Magazine, especially emerging designer interviews. For the next 100 articles, I hope to see more views, more traction, more exposure! The Déshabillé team is a passionate and inspired group- the more people who know about their work, the better.




Editor and Graphic



Well who Am I? I must say this is one of the most difficult answer i had to give. I’m a global citizen, a passionate photographer and a graphic/digital content optimizer. My biggest passion (beside photography obviously) is travelling cause it broadens the mind and feeds the soul, I feel all the humanity’s power and the nature’s grace while connecting with both, discovering and sharing new cultures. I firmly believe that DM will be a new way to look at fashion, style and design  evolving  a respectful, conscious and open minded interpretation.

Oh, and plus with a girl team 😉





Ida (1 of 1)I am an Epidemiologist based in Dallas, where I investigate infectious diseases. When I’m not being a detective, I love to explore new places, hang out with friends, binge on a great TV show and listen to good music – I love music from all parts of the world as long as it sounds good! Occasionally, I review articles for Déshabillé, this gives me a great opportunity to read about great people doing amazing things all around the world.

I’m excited to see all the talent that Déshabillé will uncover!




Food Blogger Contributor


Lyn I am based in Kuala Lumpur and having previously lived and worked across 8 countries, owner of a chain of Chinese Restaurants, Ruyi & Lyn, YU and a Western eatery Monte Carlo in Kuala Lumpur. I am currently incubating a local startup project for culinary students, and building an online platform for the global food community.

Relationship status? Married to food and champagne this is why I love writing about everything connected to the food industry at Déshabillé Magazine.





A special thanks to the following women who are special for us. They wrote, shot and hunted talents for Déshabillé Magazine in the one-and-only jungle of London.



Photographer and Marketing Manager Contributor


I have an eye of photographer and the mind of marketer. Absolutely passionate about art and believe that artists should always stay together supporting each other. Déshabillé magazine always gave me support that I needed and I tried to give my support to it as much as I could.

Even though now I cannot participate in the magazine I will always feel for it and hope to provide support in the future again!




Azuka Wayfora
Videographer and Editor Contributor


AzukaMy name is Azuka Wayfora I’m 31 and currently work in a photo and film studio as a booking manager but I’m working on  making my debut in the film industry as a screenwriter-director. Needless to say, movies are my passion and have always been since I can remember (literally). However, there is another aspect of my life that will pop out inevitably once you get to know me, which is my passion for the Japanese culture. Oh and lets not forget music in general that just the blood that flows through the body of life!



If you like DM, follow us on Instagram and FB

See you there!



“I don’t see myself as a disabled but as a brave young man differently skilled like anyone else in doing some things well and others badly”



K-Lab is a very special differently creative laboratory, which develops high profile design and communication projects thanks to the unexpected skills of differently able young people, recognising their professional value, channelling their recourses productively toward the business world and giving their talent the dignity and economic recognition it deserves.

A project where different becomes a resource.


The project has emerged from a mum-designer in love with the mind and heart of her special kid, an art director with the desire of shaping a dream, plus a bunch of other sensitive people that were able to listen, to see beyond the appearances and believe in the project.

It was born from the desire to not let down and not leaving alone the families and the kids, but most of all,  the will was not waste their professional talent.


To promote the culture of the uniqueness of the individual and promote diversity as a resource. To give a voice to the rich and profound inner world of those who had been forced into silence due to different disabilities.

To economically support the activities that these special young people do: philosophy groups, publishing of their work (written with the use of the Facilitated Communication technique), theatre projects, sport activities, assisted homework and training courses. The dream is to create a social cooperative that can become a workplace worthy of these differently special young people and to give them a daily life that is full, creative and stimulating.

This projects gives back to the economy and business a new ethic soul. It is not charity nor assistance but a financial investment that is reflected in credibility and transparency. It is a working project but also a human growth path. Working alongside these kids fill the heart and the soul.


All the design projects are thought of and written by K-Lab young people. They are a group of young people that can’t speak due to motor handicaps or behavioral disturbances and who are able to express themselves and tell their story only through writing thanks to FACILITATED COMMUNICATION. This is an Alphabetical Augmented Communication Language technique which allows them, after training, hard work and a lot of practice, to break their silence. A staff of designers, architects and professionals coordinates the creative management, the graphics and the projects.


A COMPANY: work with us in the production of design objects o special communication projects.

AN INDIVIDUAL: you can purchase a product, you can make a donation or become friend with K-Lab.


Ask information or send an email to:

Photo credits: all the pictures are property of K-Lab


Pure & Simple

Munich is a big city that offers many shopping opportunities, nevertheless it is not so easy to find shops with exclusive clothes. Furthermore many of them pretend to sell Italian dresses but unfortunately most of the time they are not. Our goal is always to help you to find the most fancy item for the best price!

If you are looking for a special and lovely spot where you can buy also clothes from Italy… then here you can’t go wrong!
The first time I stepped a foot into “Pure & Simple” was about two years ago. My sister- in- law Elena, who was visiting me in Munich, saw it first.  At that point I was not used to walk around that area so often that is why I never noticed it. Already the outside you really realize that it can be so precious and once you are inside, you definitely are sure about it! It is a small universe but incredibly exquisite.
They sell some of the best Italian and international brands, from Lanvin to Missoni (and if you love Italian style you know what I mean), items that can be afford because (here at least) they are not so expensive even though they look wonderful and elegant.


“Pure & Simple”

They also have a special corner where you can purchase some pre-owned clothes. I go there most of the time without thinking whether I need something special, just to have a glance and eventually allow these beautiful things, I accidentally see, to seduce me and win my love!
If you prefer to have a look without help, you can just do it.

The shop is in Munich, in the wonderful Glockenbackviertel neighborhood, in the heart of the city.

I have lost the count of how many people I have suggested to stop by “Pure & Simple” to get a glimpse, even when they weren’t looking for anything in particular they have been captivated, and nobody, up until now, no one has been disappointed. The upside is that you can find casual clothes or even formal dresses to wear for a special event. You better not forget that it is a first and also a second hand, so there isn’t an endless choice of sizes; it is more like “First-come, first-served”, I would say that it is more a matter of chance (this is always the case with outlets and second- hand shops).

“Pure & Simple” provides also shoes (upstairs they have a big selection) and accessorize, like sunglasses or bags.