Saturday, July 30, 2011
Our favorite high flying tree hotels around the globe:
Ariau Amazon Towers Hotel - Brazilian Amazon
One of the largest commercial treehouse hotels in the world, located 35 miles from the Amazon gateway city of Manaus. Private balconies, plunge pools, and Jacuzzi's - Oh, my!
Tranquil Resort - Wayanad, Kerala, India
Located on a private 400-acre estate/coffee and vanilla plantation in the Kerala rainforest. The 500-square-foot treehouse, built from coffee wood, has the trunk of a Royal Poinciana growing through the bedroom... Straight treehouse style!
Tsala Treetop Lodge - Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Overlooks the Tsitsikamma Forest with 10 secluded tree suites.
Umm... infinity-edge pool in the treetops? Amazing!
Tree House Lodge - Limon, Costa Rica
Sustainably built from fallen trees on 10-acre beachfront property in the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. Shower with the roots of a massive 100-year-old Sangrillo tree!
Hinchinbrook Island Wilderness Lodge - Hinchinbrook Island, Australia
Maravu Plantation - Matei, Fiji
Built into an ancient rain tree, Maravu sits on Fiji's Taveuni Island, offering stunning wide-range views of the South Pacific.
Sanya Nanshan Treehouse - Hainan Island, China
"Big Beach in the Sky", this tree hotel is built into a stand of tamarind trees, steps away from the blue waters of the South China Sea.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Put on by Paris' Maison Rouge Gallery, "My Winnipeg" is the first in a series of exhibitions exposing undiscovered art scenes in smaller towns and cities around the world. This particular show, featuring 250 works from 70 Winnipeg creators, highlights noteworthy artists inhabiting the world's coldest city in Manitoba, Canada. Painting, video, installation, photography, performance art, film and music: all media reflecting the similarities between each unique Winnipeg artist and the influence of Winnipeg history, geography and climate within their works.
Running through September, check out more here.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Cube by Electrolux, designed by Park Associati of Milan, takes fine dining to new levels-- literally! Over the course of 2011, Electrolux is traveling across countries of Europe and Russia where two high level restaurants will pop up on a series of Europe's most legendary landmarks offering 18 guests per seating once-in-a-lifetime experiences. For three months at a time, the 140 square meter portable all-white structures will be seen atop renowned buildings, monuments, and water platforms in Belgium, Italy, Russia, Switzerland and Sweden. Each country will carefully select a resident chef at each Cube with menu's featuring locally sourced ingredients all prepared on state-of-the-art Electrolux appliances. Currently, the Cube sits atop the Parc du Cinquantenaire arch in Brussels. So innovative-- can't wait to see where they crop up next!
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Heading to Singapore anytime soon? Check into their new (affordable) contemporary boutique hotel Wanderlust. Each room, all designed differently (no two rooms the same) with rocketships, overgrown typewriters, and bright pantone shades (complete with Kiehl's toiletries!) will evoke the inner child need for discovery. A handy book-like itinerary, in the form of a boarding pass, is given to all of the guests. The booklet includes useful information about the hotel, a helpful city guide including modes of transportation, restaurant recommendations, and maps. The rest of the pages are left blank for your own notes, serving as a personalized keepsake for later. CUTE! Don't forget to mozy on down to the lobby restaurant Cocotte for some french cuisine and communal dining.
Check it: www.wanderlusthotel.com