Posts tagged vacation
Posts tagged vacation
soneva kiri, a peaceful retreat on koh kood – one of thailand’s largest yet most uninhabited islands. set amidst a lush tropical rain forest, the 102 acre, eco-friendly & zero emission resort boasts 29 luxurious villas & private residences — this place takes rest & relaxation to another level.
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week-end à rome. high waist pant & crop top is the perfect combination for a figure like lara stone’s. channeling the european bombshell from the 50s & 60s, her roman holiday is more brigitte bardot than audrey hepburn.
lara stone shot by mikael jansson, styled by anastasia barbieri for vogue paris.
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aria & aqua, the five-star floating hotels cruise along the amazon river to offer a spectacular journey. the ships were custom built by architect jordi puig to offer all the luxuries of a standard, non-floating five-star hotel. upon boarding either ship, guests are met w/comfort & adventure as they experience an unforgettable voyage in one of the world’s most remote destinations.
mara hoffman swim 2012 starts w/a palette of acid colours, hallucinogenic kaleidoscope patterns w/african & south american influences. ny based fashion designer mara hoffman updates bohemia-meets-tribal by merging the vibrancy of the city w/tribal embroidery, indian beading & macramé. swimsuit cuts vary from scant to modest & cover-ups vary from crop tops to floor-length caftans. hoffman delivers bazaar & bohemian aspects in an incomparable wearable way.
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a row of fountains in a garden of roses leads guests into peacock pavilions in marrakech, morocco. the treasures behind the front gates tell a story: masks from west africa, red furniture from morocco’s hippie 1960/70s ‘pasha pad’, vintage trays from fez, persian chandeliers, original covers of antique french newspapers representing the moroccan colonial period, handmade chairs from the uruba tribe in nigeria, curtains made of antique yemeni sari w/real silver work, hand carved moroccan pillars w/a mosaic of antique glass beads.
the atlas pavilion. the atlas salon has stunning lacy plasterwork that took weeks to complete & a soaring 18ft ceiling & pyramid shaped dome. atop the salon via the spiral staircase, guests admire the snow capped high atlas mountains from the private rooftop terrace. w/its 1,300sqft, the atlas pavilion includes two bedrooms each w/private fireplace, bathroom & 400sqft roof terrace.
the medina pavilion. accessible through the great horseshoe arch, a shape believed to protect against the evil eye, the medina pavilion is a 2,400sqft house w/1,225sqft of terraces & includes three bedrooms each w/private bathroom. two of three bedrooms include a fireplace. the upstairs bedroom leads out onto a private terrace. guests take advantage of the fully equipped kitchen & dining room.
there’s more. located in the epicenter of the peacock compounds, an 800sqft pool connects atlas & medina pavilions. here, guests cool-off in the glistening water under a star-filled sky. hidden in the olive grove is the outdoor cinema – an exclusive theatre w/huge screen, surround sound, deckchair seating & fire pit to warm up the cool evenings. flavors of morocco are served in the exotic dining tent where lush carpets create a cozy atmosphere & hand embroidered linens provide the perfect backdrop to the culinary art of marrakech.
for additional insight on peacock pavilions visit their website here.
it’s considered a vacation if…rule no. 7: i return w/at least one of two things: a suntan or chanel.
this photograph was taken in riviera maya, april 2011. i didn’t return w/a matching chanel beach bag & towel. i returned w/something better: a gorgeous suntan & memorable experiences. the best part? my bear was with me the whole way <3