Oct 20, 2010

Escapade destination: Rainforest Retreat...

Imagine retreating to this special spot
- snuggled between beautiful beach and ravishing rainforest -
in a most unusual home near Bryon Bay in Australia. 
Sunlight and shadow playing happily...
This beautiful spot is called Intracole
and luckily for somebody, 
it is actually for sale.
The large kitchen would be fabulous 
for plating up huge platters
of fresh fruit from the garden...
custard apples, guavas & mangoes.  
Hand made basin in a truly rustic bathroom...
A grotto of ferns with a sense of mystery...
For those chilly nights 
- most rare in this part of the world -
there is a log fire...
And of course, an inviting pool, 
for those warmer days and nights...
Influences from India, Spain, Morocco & Mexico...
And if it is all too much space 
-being on 5 acres of beauty -
you can retreat with Candlelit Suppers in a barn...
with lashings of romance...

If you would like to move to this beautiful spot, 
{or would like to dream over more images of it}

Oct 6, 2010

Oh it's orange! Must be October!

What's not to adore about orange in all of its glorious vibrancy? 
Rusty tangerine; palest spring-kissed peach; 
deep, lusciously-dark spiced vermilion - all are full of life and spirit. 
And when combined with earthy greens and greys, 
with perhaps just a hint of golden glamour,
it has a sophistication all of its own.

Photo credits: 1 & 4: myvintagevogue.com; 2: Murmuri Hotel, Barcelona; 3 & 5: Legoretta, Spain, via 1st Option; 6: orange diy bow via howaboutorange; 7: Scarlet Hotel, Singapore; 8: clutch from Love Me and Leave Me; 9: The Tides, Southbeach by Kelly Wearstler; 10: unknown source; 11: roses from Blue Fruit's garden last summer; 12: Laduree le Bar, Paris.

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