Copenhagen (Denamark) restaurant Höst has been choses as best restaurant by Travel & Leisure magazine. This beautiful restaurant designed by Norm Architects and Menu use local, organic and sustainable ingredients for their New Nordic cuisine. The decor is a mix of modern and rural farm style. Industrial lights, rough plank ceilings and tables, windows recycled from an old hospital, wooden cutting boards give the place a unique yet cozy feel. Dinnerware in white, grey and blue has been especially created by Menu. The place is definitely on my ‘places-to’go’ list!
I am definitely in vacation mood as I am searching for holiday destination to spend our 2014 vacation. This resort openend by contemporary furniture brand Dedon is not within our budget but I like to show it to you anyway as we need something to dream about don’t we. Dedon Island on the east coast of Siargao in the Philippines is created in collaboration with designers Jean-Marie Massaud and Daniel Pouzet. The nine-villa property epitomizes the brand’s devotion to eco-friendly barefoot living, utilizing only local materials and incorporating, naturally, many of its signature products. Dedon founder Bobby Dekeyser: ”More than just a hotel, DEDON ISLAND is a kind of a laboratory for us – an Outdoor Living Lab for bringing our barefoot dreams to life. Every experiment we carry out here, from groundbreaking outdoor design to organic local farming, brings us that much closer to achieving our vision of a truly sustainable paradise – a place to retreat, rejuvenate and return to the world in a barefoot state of mind.” Many of Dedon’s signature products such as the ‘Nestrest’ can be found in the resort.
This stunning hideaway in Andalucia, Spain, is perched on a hilltop with views over the Mediterranean all the way to the Moroccan coast. El Carligto, as the villa is called, sets a new standard for the private luxury villa rental, offering experiences to remember for life. Built on the site of a much older farmhouse, the villa maintains its rustic Andalucian roots but elegantly reveals modern comfort, unique sophistication and uncompromising eye for detail. Hand stitched Suzani tapestries, French and Spanish antiques, over sized indoor/outdoor fireplaces, and use of local, natural materials lend to the atmosphere of elegance while the sprawling interior, seemingly endless private terraces and beautifully landscaped garden spaces allow peaceful contemplation and leisure for all.
Convent SanFrancescu of Oletta is a magical place located on the island of Corsica in France. The Franciscan convent dates back to the Eighteenth Century. It was left in ruins and artist Candida Romero spent eleven years to restore the compound to its current glory. Nowadays San Francescu has a contemporary feeling while respecting the original functionalities of the convent. It is a lively place of artistic creation in all its forms (music, photography, dance, theater etc.). The monastery is available for hire and makes a wonderful place for photo shoots and movies.
A few weeks ago I featured a beautiful house in Brazil. Today an update on this house as I have some more images and information. The main news is that this beautiful summer house, which comfortably sleeps up to 8 people, can be rented. Casa Tiba is one of the rare houses that offers space and privacy. It is located in the best area of Trancoso, just a 5 minutes walk to the nicest beach. This hidden jewel is a bohemian chic house that mixes local material and furniture, commissioned pieces made by artists and craftsman. The open space allows the breeze to enter, and will stay fresh even in very hot season. The private infinity pool overlooking the luxurious nature is available to cool down on a warm day. More information can be found here.
This renovated traditional fisherman’s house is located in the historic town of Koroni in the Peloponnese in southern Greece. Situated just below the historic Venetian castle, the house is in a peaceful spot right above a small beach. It is set one house back from the water’s edge, yet has stunning views across the sea to Mani and the mountains beyond. The 220 sq metre characterful house has been restored with great style with the help of an architect. Many walls have been removed to give the house a feeling of space, light and airiness which is so necessary in this hot mediterranean climate. The beautiful garden has fruit trees and terraces to sit out and enjoy the sea views or barbecue freshly caught fish. Is this your dream house? Then there is good news as this lovely home is for sale! You can find more information here.
Thanks Carey for sending me the images of your beautiful Greek home!
Years ago when we were in Palm Springs (which was part of our Californian road trip) we stayed in a small hotel run by a friendly gay couple with a gambling problem. In the garden there were lots of plastic pink flamingos and other bright colored Paraphernalia. Now there a lots of stylish places in Palm Springs such as Korakia Pensione, a stunning resort and spa nestled next to the mountains in the Palm Springs desert. The hotel, which was recently named one of the “Sexiest Hotels in America by Forbes Traveler, is crafted after a Mediterranean-style pensione. It blends the silhouette of Tangier with a whisper of the Mediterranean.