Saturday, 25 June 2016

CASA TIBA - TRANCOSO BRAZIL BY TERRY MORICEAU REAL ESTATE



























Today I'm taking you on a journey to the Bahia coast of Brazil to a beach town called Trancoso.  There you will find Casa Tiba a beautiful beach house in white and wood with triangular louvres and pieces of Aventurine line the pool.

Terry Moriceau fell in love with Trancoso and here you'll find his first home Casa Tiba
Formerly the studio of ceramist, Joao Jose Calazans - the spaces were muffled, almost no windows and 2 burning ovens.   Architect Daniela de Oliveira redesigned the house in order to create more open spaces which are at different levels and connected by and separated by steps.  The triangular louvres were preserved and reintroduced to allow more natural light flow within the home....

Leading a simple life in paradise - the owner said 'I'm quite happy here'

Another beautiful property to add to my staycation wish list 

Images via TERRY MORICEAU REAL ESTATE
and casa abril


Saturday, 18 June 2016

UMA UBUD HOTEL, UBUD, BALI - DESIGNED BY STUDIO JENCQUEL

a Ubud Hotel, Ubud, Bali

Overlooking the beautiful Tjampuhan Valley, Uma Ubud Hotel is a luxury boutique resort designed to reflect the beauty and tranquility of the Balinese landscape.
When Uma Ubud decided to grow, Studio Jencquel collaborated with architect Yew Kuan Cheong to design 17 new rooms and villas for the resort, taking the existing concept and freshening it with a modern spin. Walled with tropical gardens and nestled in the hills, the space emphasises the lush tropical vegetation surrounding the property.









IMAGES AND TEXT VIA studio jencquel

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

WHAT IF ...


"What if our religion was each other. 
If our practice was our life. 
If prayer, our words. 
What if the temple was the Earth. 
If forests were our church. 
If holy water the rivers, lakes, and ocean. 
What if meditation was our relationships. 
If the teacher was life. 
If wisdom was self-knowledge. 
If love was the center of our being." 

~Ganga White

Image via Pinterest

Monday, 13 June 2016

CASA IMPALA - HOLBOX ISLAND

















If you are looking at planning your next vacation abroad -  'Holbox Island' in Mexico should be top of your list - from what I gather, it is the next Tallum

This is Casa Impala - which you can book via AirBnb here  - first spotted via Pinterest and all images are via AirBnb

I've never been to Mexico or South America - yet my dream list of holiday spots are growing by the day ... Drift in San Jose, and now Casa Impala ..... feels like the America's are pulling me by the hair - with so many friends now living, or moving there.

Imagine doing your sun salutations on that terrace - or hanging in the hammock as the sun settles for the day with a freshly made chilled caipirinha in hand

https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/10750745

Monday, 6 June 2016

NO MORE BLUE MONDAYS


'She was a lost bird in a deep blue sky.
But when she spread her wings, she remembered how to fly'

Atticus


Friday, 3 June 2016

DAKOTA LEE BY STUDIO A











Stumbled upon this amazing project today - designed super talented South African Interior Designer, Tristan Du Plessis from Studio A

He was also short-listed for the restaurant and bar awards last year - so definitely one to keep an eye on - if design and strikingly beautiful spaces is your kind of thing!

And if you're anywhere near Gauteng pop down to Kramerville in Sandton and you can get your fix at lifestlye brand Dakota Lee - be it a Jack and coke at the Rockabilly bar or a tattoo or new piercing or a bit of retail therapy.  Looks like this is the place to get your body art done,  if that's your kind of thing or swoon over the beautiful interior design... is probably more likely where you'll be finding me than in a tattooist chair.  Be that as it may - they also have monthly live bands ... who would not want to be in the know!  Pop down and let me know what you think

Superbly striking interior design


Images via Studio A

http://www.studioa.co.za/portfolio/dakota-lee/