Sunday, 2 December 2012

Impressive Angel Falls, Venezuela

Image from here

My stunning picture of this Sunday is about well known 'Angel Falls' in Canaima National Park, Venezuela. The picture was taken at night by Jane Sweeney.

Water plunges more than 2,600 feet over the edge of the Auyantepui Mountain. With a total height of more than 3,200 feet, Kerepakupai Vená, also known as Angel Falls, is the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world!

Have a breezy Sunday,

Quote of the Week: Please be a Traveler

Have a breezy Sunday,

Friday, 30 November 2012

Stunning Capella Ixtapa Resort Spa in Mexico

Remember when I said to watch this space for more 'South America' posts? So here you go...For this weekend, we are heading to Capella Ixtapa in Mexico! :-) 

Capella Ixtapa is a five star hotel located in Ixtapa. The resort has the view of the beach and is full of the Mexican style that you will definitely enjoy. It is definitively a romantic retreat that will give you maximum relaxation!

The view of the beach is amazing, and you can enjoy sitting on the comfortable chaise lounges to enjoy the amazing view and the warm breeze. Hmmm...Lovely!

The whole hotel and its suites are made of wood, and you can see food and thatch everywhere which is really amazing and complements the natural style. Suites are luxurious and are furnished with the best designs. Thatch covers all ceiling, and all pieces of furniture are made of wood which reflects a cozy ambiance. 

Each suite has its private pool, and LCD. You will also find dining sets that overlook the beach, so that you can enjoy a nice dinner in this amazing atmosphere!

Plants and gardens are also widely spread in the hotel, even in the suites to give a nice decorative touch. One of the amazing decorative touches is the presence of coloured flowers that give a splendid nice touch to the place.

Images from here

Mexico has always been one of the best places that everyone wish to visit. It has its own spirit that is totally different from many other places.

If you are heading to Mexico in the near future and you are wondering about the best places to stay in there, then Capella Ixtapa resort & spa is one of the best hotels that you can stay in! 

Have a breezy weekend,

Thursday, 29 November 2012

The Perfect Beach Apartment

My today Interior Design post is about this East Coast Bachelor Pad. 

This gorgeous modern apartment is located on the East Coast of the United States, South Carolina in Myrtle Beach. I absolutely LOVE the concept, the tangerine color and the chosen decoration with a welcome touch of vintage for this pad! Great design! 

 Delightful Dining

The dining room used deceptively easy ways to boost the style. White floating shelves disappear into the white wall, making their contents and the large abstract artwork above them the stars of the show. What a beautiful artwork!

 The Entrance

Sandy feet are no match for the flooring in this entryway. Tile was the perfect choice here. I love the idea of keeping here the seasonal necessities, such as towels, goggles, and sunscreen, at the ready for beach-bound family and friends.

 Orange Decor

Aiming for a masculine color palette, a brown and white base with pops of bright tangerine was chosen. Love the fact flippers become stylish decor. Quite inexpensive beach decor to make ourselves, don't you think? 

 The Functional Kitchen

Look at the chandelier!! So beautiful! And I think the simple concrete floors make cleanup a cinch in this kitchen

Simple Storage

They use industrial-style metal shelving for additional storage space in the kitchen. The aluminum trash bin was powder-coated in orange to make it a little more fun. Great effect!

 Colorful Living Room

Decorative screens powder-coated orange create bold geometric wall art. Stunning patterned pillows and a retro-feel lampshade in the same color reinforces the theme. Love this room!

Sparkling Factor

Love the circle-theme wall art and the reflective end table. They bounce sunshine around and brighten the room.

Beachside Bedroom

The beach bedroom mixes grey, white, black, and tangerine for a masculine master bedroom. The black frame and white canopy create a modern yet relaxing vibe. 

I hope you enjoyed this beach apartment tour as much as I did.

Have a breezy day,

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Let's go to Slovania with a view from Smarjetna Gora

Image from here

My picture of the Day was taken by Mihael Grmek on top of Šmarjetna Gora. It is a solitary low mountain rising above Kranj on the right bank of the Sava River. The mountain is approximately 646 meters high (2,119 ft).

From this vantage point, we overlook Škofja Loka, a beautiful small town in Slovenia of about 12,000 inhabitants. Today it stands as one of the best preserved medieval urban centers in all of Slovenia and was proclaimed a cultural monument in 1987.

Have a breezy day,

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Chinese Gongbi Paintings by Zou Chuan An

My Art post of today is about Zou's Gongbi Paintings which are highly appreciated by many people in the world.

Gongbi Paintings, literally "detailed strokes", are paintings characterized by fine brushwork. Gongbi is a technique in Chinese painting.

Zou Chuan An is a well known Chinese painter and his works are marked by virtuosity and elegance with powerful vitality. He has captured the charm of expressionistic brushwork and meticulous details. 

He is the prominent representative of the Gong-bi style in flower-and-bird.

Bird-and-flower painting is a kind of Chinese painting named after its subject matter. Normally, most bird-and-flower paintings belong to the scholar-artist style of Chinese painting. According to Chinese tradition, bird-and-flower painting covers flowers, birds, fish, and insects. 

It can thus deal with a wide range of natural topics, including flowers (plants), fish, insects, birds, pets (dogs, cats) etc. My kind of topics!

Source paintings:

I think you can guess why I am a big fan of his work :-) Enjoy!

Have a breezy day,