Saturday, 30 July 2011

Infnity Pools

Infinity Pools can be true works of art.
They can frame an ocean view like nothing else, showing off a kaleidoscope of Blue.
Here are a few beach house pool daydreams ... somebody pass me a cocktail please.

   Pammukale, Turkey

Westin at Langkawi

 Banyan Tree, Seychelles

Nusa Lembongan in Bali

Stunning Infinity Edge Pools Around The World 
 Hotel Caesar Augustus, Italy

Stunning Infinity Edge Pools Around The World
Dreams Resort, Mexico

Angsana, Maldives

I know it's not on a beach but oh my this is pretty!
Stunning Infinity Edge Pools Around The World

Golden Triangle Resort, Chiang Rai, Thailand

And a city alternative at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel Towers in Singapore!

Hayman Island Re-opens on August 1st

Ahhh, the Whitsundays. The ultimate in white sand beaches and crystal clear blue water. Hayman Island has been closed for renovations and is re-opening tomorrow with a fresh new look, with outdoor spaces designed by Jamie Durie. Not that it matters much, I'd be spending all my time in that amazing pool!

THE finishing touches are being put on Hayman Island's resort ahead of its re-opening next week.

Hayman Island

The Hayman Pool At Sunset.jpg

Aerial Overview of Beach Villas

Couple Relaxing In A Hayman Beach Villa.jpg

Sailboat Exploring The Whitsunday Region.jpg

Thursday, 28 July 2011

This weekend I'd like to go to...... Yalta, Ukraine

I guess the Ukraine is not on the top of the list for great beach house getaways, but the little beachside town of Yalta certainly would make for an interesting weekend. It once was the Russian equivalent of the Cote D'Azur of the Tsars and Tsarinas and was also where Churchill, Stalin and and Roosevelt discussed Europe's postwar reorganization in 1945 at Livadia Palace.
And now it is a pitcuresque spot on the black sea with amazing architecture including Swallow's Nest - a beautiful castle perched over the sea straight out of a fairytale!



The Vorontsov Palace - The blue room

alupka-palace.JPG - Inside the Alupka palace.

The Vorontsov Palace - Fabulous style
Vorontsov Palace

Dior Cruise Collection 2012

Beautiful colour combinations and exquisite details. Cruise anyone? 

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

The Ultimate Spanish Sun-Worshippers Home

OK so it's not near the beach, but I could definitely spend a few days in this beautiful Spanish Casa in Cadiz.

Colin Heaney amazing silk Kaftans, Silk Scarves, Headbands and Homewares

Thank you 1970's for giving us the Kaftan! And thank you Colin Heaney for making these amazing creations. So comfortable and chic, especially in silk.

Designer kaftan - Harlequin

Designer kaftan Odyssey

Designer kaftan - Marrakech

Designer Kaftan Atlantis

Designer kaftan Aisha (satin)
Designer kaftan Grace Light

Monday, 25 July 2011

Sunshine Beach Home featured in Australia's House and Garden

I really like the way the colours in the materials and finishings reflect the stunning views.

Exterior elements such as beech, concrete, river pebbles and basalt pavers offer earthy appeal as well as durability in a coastal setting. Landscaping by Sparks Architects and Sap Design. Interior designer Dawn Schaffer created the home’s soft furnishings.

The creek at North Sunshine Beach

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Miami's Soho Beach House Hotel

Palms are so pretty. The bigger the better I think! The Lobby of the new Soho Beach Hotel in Miami has taken the Palm look to the max. I like it and I'd love to stay in one of the sumptuous suites designed by Martin Brudnizki. I think you need to be a member to stay in some of the rooms, it is tres exclusiv!