Friday, 27 April 2012

Asian Hotels - Oriental touch

Mansion Hotel
"The Mansion Hotel once belonged to one of Shanghai's most notorious gangsters before the Communists took over in 1949. But since the colonial-era villa was transformed into a hotel in 2007, visitors can relive the glory days of Shanghai's yesteryear." (Businessweek) Love it!

Chiang Mai: Boutique Hotel 137 Pillars House Opens
137 Pillars House Chiangmai, Thailand

Built in 1889 to accommodate the manager of the British East Borneo Company, this residence has now been restored into a 30-suite boutique hotel. While the stately teak-wood building has retained its oriental elegance, the hotel delivers the level of comfort one would expect from a high-end establishment of its caliber. Elements reminiscent of days gone by such as tiled verandas, cane shades, rattan furniture, and free-standing Victorian baths are complemented by modern facilities such as flat screen televisions, wi-fi, and outdoor garden showers. Two of the hotel’s Louis Leonowens Suites feature private infinity pools.Rajah Brooke Suite Bathroom

East Borneo Suite BedroomRajah Brooke Suite Green Room
Hotel Rooms

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Sakura in New York Spaces

living rooms - white chairs curved arms black caster legs sakura cherry blossoms  Jenna Lyons  Gorgeous sitting room with white chairs with curved 
A Cherry Blossom Wedding... 

A Cherry Blossom Wedding in Brooklyn, NY via


Thursday, 5 April 2012

Flavors of Morocco in Hua Hin- Villa Maroc

Villa Maroc
165/3 Moo 3 Paknampran
Pranburi, Prachuap Khirikhan
77220, Thailand
Tel: +66 32 630 771
Fax: +66 32 630 791

Set on the gulf of Thailand, Villa Maroc is just a 3 hour drive away from Bangkok. Tucked away in Pranburi, (20-30 min drive from Beach town Hua hin) this resort is my wishlist.

Location Attraction:
Namtok Pa La-uLocated in Kaeng Krachan National Park is a fantastic 11-tiered waterfall surrounded by dark, pristine forest. Visitors can easily get to the waterfall by local transportation from Hua Hin, 63 km away. Visitors can view each level of the waterfall by walking up a trail which runs parallel to the stream. The national park is home to an interesting variety of birds and butterflies, many of which are most visible between 7am and 10am.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Witness Taylor Camp in Bangkok

In 1969, Howard Taylor, brother of actress Elizabeth, bailed out a rag-tag band of thirteen young Mainlanders jailed on Kauai (island northwest of Honolulu) for vagrancy and invited them to camp on his oceanfront land. Soon waves of hippies, surfers and troubled Vietnam vets found their way to Taylor Camp and built a clothing-optional, pot-friendly tree house village at the end of the road on the island’s North Shore. In 1977, after condemning the village to make way for a State park, government officials torched the camp — leaving little but ashes and memories of “the best days of our lives.” Powerfully evocative photos from the seventies reveal a community that rejected consumerism for the healing power of nature while the story of Taylor Camp’s seven-year existence is documented through interviews made thirty years later with the campers, their neighbors and the Kauai officials who finally got rid of them. Bhutan

Serindia Gallery

OP Garden 4, 6 Soi Charoen Krung 36

Unit 3101, 3201
Charoen Krung Road, Bangrak,
Bangkok 10500

Image above from Serindia. Spotted Serindia when i went for the opening of the OP Gardens.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Getaway: Khao Yai , Thailand

Each villa has a private pool villa facing the forest....

Bathroom is accessible via the living room and the master bedroom.

Each villa had its own private pool....right in the middle of a forest!
The Mist Bar at Kirimaya.
Khao Yai is a mountainous area, known for its great weather and greenery. It was a pleasant birthday surprise K gave to me. Thoroughly pampered! Possibly one of the most relaxing trip ever. There is just something about Khao Yai that makes you want to slow down and enjoy every bit of it. Images above: Kirimaya resort : Muthi Maya( pool villas)

A random artsy boutique hotel we spotted while searching for food.
A cafe/ vineyard/ restaurant in Khao Yai! We enjoyed some Italian flavors in Thailand. The owner of this vineyard loves Italy hence the idea of bringing some Italian flavors to Thailand. Made me want to return to Rome/ Florence.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Monday Blues......

Working onShop -Wallpaper
Wall papers. Love the ones with birdies...
Via this site... very much inspired by the images here. Definitely a library of inspiration for my new home.