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.