Friday, 8 March 2013

Let's go to Viceroy Bali Luxury Resort

For this weekend, we are heading to Viceroy Bali Resort & Spa in Indonesia. A paradise on earth in the mountain foothills of Ubud...

The gorgeous valley location of the resort is highly regarded for its warm light and harmony with nature, its views and its quiet and unhurried ambiance witnessed at very glance. Perfect!

This incredible luxury resort and spa consists of 25-villas majestically situated on a secluded ridge of the Petanu River gorge along Bali’s “Valley of the Kings,” an appellation given by locals for the generations of Balinese royalty who have resided in nearby villages.

It is actually an all-villa estate, each villa with a private pool. The common areas of the property offer serenity and natural beauty along its private paths connecting villas with public facilities.

The resort is well known by sophisticated international travelers as one of the world's secret tropical hideaways and respected by its many repeat guests as a destination that places emphasis on the best of privacy and comfort.

Images from here.

With amazing hillside views, the most tranquil and scenic spa, some of the best food in Bali and immaculate service, this is a truly beautiful getaway, don't you think?

If you are heading to Bali in the near future and you are wondering about the best places to stay in there, then Viceroy Bali Resort is one of the best places that you can stay in! 

Have a breezy weekend,

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Stylish bathrooms inspired by Nature

How about sinking into a bathtub set amidst a natural ambiance? 

Nature has brought inspiration to the new collection of bathroom features and fittings of Neutra.

Indeed, the Italian company has a very unique collection of stylish bathroom furnishings and fittings that combine the purity of water, energy of stones, and the warmth of wood. 

Does that say it all? Nature seems to be what drives this line of products that would make your bathroom an experience in itself.

All the furnishings, including the sink, bath tub, shelves and shower floor are made of stone, wood and aluminum. They evoke the feeling of nature and create a holistic atmosphere to the maximum, and prove themselves to be alluring to the core. 

This unique collection of bathroom furnishings would provide you with a rejuvenated bathing experience. Sleek!

Images from here.

So, do you like those bathrooms inspired by nature? 

For more products from Neutra, you can visit here.

Have a breezy day,

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Fashion Photography: 'Wonderland' by Kirsty Mitchell

Today, let’s take a walk in the mystical ‘Wonderland’ of Kirsty Mitchell, a storybook without words, an unexplained collection of strange and magical characters, set in the woodlands and landscapes that surrounded her home in Surrey.

Kirsty Mitchell, fashion photographer from Kent, is one of the fashion photographers I truly admired ever since I first saw her works. Following Maureen's death from a brain tumour in 2008, Kirsty channelled her grief into her passion for photography. She retreated behind the lens of her camera and created 'Wonderland', an ethereal fantasy world.

She wanted to mix together her backgrounds in fashion design, costume making, her love of art history and film, as well as her passion for the natural beauty of English landscapes. In short, a melting pot of all her everyday interests, channeled into a very personal tribute to the memory of her mother, and the fairytales she read to her constantly as a child.

This is 'The Storyteller': A reference to Kirsten's English teacher mother, a model sits elegantly on a carpet of bluebells enveloped by books.

Kirsty developed a deep bond and respect for the locations in which she was working and strove, through her pictures, to remind others of their forgotten magic and beauty.

She became fascinated with pockets of wild flowers such as the bluebells that would appear for only a few brief weeks of the year. In some cases, she would wait a full 12 months so she could shoot costumes matched to the vivid colours of nature! 

She said her 'aim was to portray time passing, an unsaid journey through four seasons, incorporating every colour in the rainbow'.

This is 'Spirited Away': Blooms stand out against a snowy forest backdrop, a promise of the spring to come.

Here: the Beautiful Blindness of Devotion sees a painted girl with eyes closed in prayer.

Images from here.

The Briar Rose is a human rambling rose appearing to grow from the stonework.

For more of her work, you can visit her website. To read more about the journey behind each photo shoot, you can check her blog where she goes into detail about the development of each of her imaginative concepts all the way through production.

Very inspiring work! Unlike anything I’ve ever seen! What do you think?

Have a breezy day,