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Konfekt is a sharp, elegant and well-turned-out new magazine from the creators of Monocle, which launched in December 2020. Edited between Zürich and London, and printed in Germany, it is a rich, sumptuous quarterly publication covering fashion, travel, design, drinking, dining and culture in both English and German. Issue two will be on newsstands on 1 April and is now available to order. It also offers an equally informed newsletter and monthly podcast.

With good humour, an exacting eye and a brave spirit, Konfekt celebrates a chic, understated glamour, seeks out lesser-known stories and opens closed doors. It’s an ebullient host, a mountain trek, a winter spin on a handsome bike and even a leap into an icy lake (with the promise of a warming Reisetbauer eau de vie).

Edited by Monocle magazine’s senior editor and former Paris editor Sophie Grove and with Marcela Palek as style director, Konfekt also calls on a roster of leading journalists, thinkers and photographers from Germany, Switzerland, France and beyond. Konfekt offers an authoritative voice with wit, wisdom and just the right amount of warmth and wonder.

1. Read: stay in touch

Our fortnightly newsletter delivers dispatches from the Konfekt editors and correspondents on the world of design, travel, food, fashion and culture. Whether it’s a family atelier crafting the finest products or a new restaurant or hotel, Konfekt Kompakt is a bulletin of covetable addresses and a fount of new ideas. With comment, analysis and interviews, it’s a not-to-be-missed addition to your inbox.

2. Listen: stay tuned

Hosted by Konfekt’s editor, Sophie Grove, our monthly podcast is like the dinner party you’d love to attend. Konfekt listeners can count on great conversation, insights, ideas and reports from the world of fashion, craft, food and travel – not to mention a sunny soundtrack.

The art of scent, high-altitude hobbies and an ode to the bath

Welcome to Konfekt Korner, a new podcast brought to you by the ‘Konfekt’ magazine team, hosted between London and Zürich. In this first episode, Sophie Grove, Gillian Dobias and Marcela Palek are joined by fashion designers Paula Gerbase and Kazu Huggler; Norwegian artist Sissel Tolaas tells us why you should consider scent when throwing a dinner party; and we head to Austria to cook up some new takes on the classic Viennese cake. Plus: we meet some of the people behind the first issue of ‘Konfekt’, including Egypt-based photographer Roger Anis, and the writer Lou Stoppard who muses on the sanctuary of the bathroom.

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3. PURCHASE: Join us

Konfekt’s launch issue offers inspiring, inviting interiors, intrepid reporting and elegant fashion reportage. We’ll take some winter sun in an old-world hotel and go ice-climbing in the Swiss Alps with brave and brilliant fashion designer Paula Gerbase. We’re cooking in Rome with diversity champion and fashion pioneer, Stella Jean and at home with Finnish ceramist Karin Widnäs in her remote wooden cabin.

Our launch issue is a celebration of the craft of print and the art of sound journalism on subjects from interior design to fashion and wellness. Here are five more things you’ll learn in issue 1:

We take to the road with Parisian brand Rier to meet the artisans crafting exquisite collections in the mountains of South Tyrol.

You’ll make new friends on a Wanderwege with artist Claudia Comte in Basel, at dinner with artist Sissel Tolaas in Berlin and shopping with Myung-il Song in Vienna.

How to drink and dine well from food scoops and recipes to entertaining tips and top tables to scope out.

How to argue (politely) and join the Konfekt conversation. We’ve commissioned writers to offer insights on everything from the future of travel to entertaining, entrepreneurship to self-care – not to mention a deft guide to winning discussions.

Where to go for a weekend off the beaten track: we mark out the must-sees amid the faded grandeur of Funchal.