Category Archives: TRAVEL

SUMMER WARDROBE INSPIRED BY GREECE

This week will be all about summer fashion! Today we are taken a virtual trip to Greece and this is in my suit case.

1. embroidered cotton-voile midi dress | 2. bow-embellished denim sandals | 3. striped triangle bikini top | 4. striped bikini briefs | 5. scalloped denim shorts | 6. printed silk crepe de chine jumpsuit | 7. denim wedge espadrilles (also available with white strap here in light denim and here in dark denim).

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THE BOHO CHIC WORLD OF CARLEY SUMMERS

The portfolio of interior stylist & photographer Carley Summers contains beautiful images of bohemian chic places and interiors, including her own home in North Carolina, USA. The vintage rugs and pillows give texture while the earthy colors and materials give warmth. A wonderful combination! The last images of this post are taken in Morocco where Carley staid is Riad Jardin Secret. You can see more of Carley’s shoots and trips on Carley’s instagram account.

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A FRENCH INSPIRED COUNTRY HOUSE IN AUSTRALIA

From the outside you might think that this home is located in the French countryside. But this beautiful home is actually in Victoria, Australia. The French House, as it is named, is a luxury country retreat, custom-built in a distinctly French provincial style. The house, which can be rented, comfortably accommodates 8 guests in a flexible configuration of king split beds, with spacious living and outdoor areas making it ideal for groups, couples or families. The interior features natural materials including rustic timber beams, oak flooring, a stone mudroom and sisal carpets. Beautifully decorated and furnished throughout to create an atmosphere of relaxed country elegance. More information is available on The French House website.

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RENT A CAVE HOME IN ANDALUCIA, SPAIN

This cave home in the Sierra Morena in Andalucia, Spain, was once used as a shelter. Andrés Moreno and Manuel Murillo of Ummo Estudio transformed this space into a 104m² rural design loft. The owner, artist Pilar del Pino, rents out this home for short stays so if you have ever wanted to sleep in a cave here is your chance!

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A LUXURIOUS RETREAT ON SALINA ISLAND, ITALY

Boutique Hotel Principe di Salina is located on Salina Island, one of the Aeolian Islands close to Sicily, Italy. This luxurious refuge with 12 rooms has recently been renovated. The elegant rooms are decorated with locally-made furnishings and rustic touches. Each room has a private terrace overlooking the Aeolian Sea where quests can unwind at the end of the day and experience the stunning sunsets, with the island Stromboli and Panarea on the horizon. Are you ready to jump on a plane to Italy? Then visit the hotel’s website for more information.

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A COZY HOLIDAY RENTAL APARTMENT IN MADRID

This lovely apartment in Madrid, Spain, is situated close to the city centre and therefore it is a perfect starting point for exploring the beautiful Spanish capital. The apartment has two bedroom and two bathrooms, it can sleep up to 6 people. The apartment is located in a old building (from the year 1874) and it has lovely old featured such as the brick wall and the original wooden beams. For more information you can visit Le Mambo’s website.

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THE TRAVEL FILES: BASSIVIERE IN LOT-ET-GARONNE, FRANCE

Just south of the Dordogne in the region of Lot-et-Garonne in southwest France, Bassivière are five boutique holiday apartments in an original 17th century farmhouse. The barn and the medieval tower now house luxurious loft apartments with contemporary industrial design. The entire property has a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere with lots of space. It’s embedded in nature and has all the comforts one could want. There are 5 loft-style apartments of which four are within the old barn and the fifth is in the original Pigeonnier. The apartments are about 100 to 140 square meters and each of them has a different layout with creative and fun sleeping areas for the kids. Bassivière sits on private 2.5 acre plot, and is surrounded by vineyards and fields of sunflowers. The apartments have access to an outdoor swimming pool and private terrace. I have visited this region of France a few times and I love it. For more information & bookings you can visit their website or Welcome Beyond. Unfortunately they are already fully booked in July & August (I know because I have tried to book one of their apartments) but they do have availability in June.

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