August 31, 2011

Daydreaming about...

The Villa Pitons Retreat in St. Lucia.
View from the living room
There is something magical about this villa designed by American architect John DiPol. Nestled between the Pitons near the village of Morne La Croix, the home's open concept ensures every room has a spectacular view of the Pitons or the Caribbean Sea. 


View from the master bedroom

View from the master bedroom

Poolside
Poolside

The perfect haven.
Paula

All images courtesy of Oasis Marigot.

August 25, 2011

Tree Hotels

Growing up, I was often jealous of Brother Bear and Sister Bear; they lived in the coolest tree house on the block. I wasn't too interested in the lessons they were teaching, but rather, I was focused on recreating my own version of their home.


My interpretation failed miserably and usually consisted of a blanket, pillow and book on the highest branch I could sleep on. Sadly, I no longer climb trees to read or take naps.

I was beyond thrilled when I stumbled upon The Treehotel located in Northern Sweden. This is the perfect getaway for those who want something fun and quirky in the midst of nature. Quiet and serene, this is an ideal place to relax after a day of hiking or  fly fishing. The Bird's Nest may be my favorite - you can pull the stairs up via a remote and be all alone suspended amongst the trees. Perfect!

The Bird's Nest

The Cabin

The Mirrorcube

The Mirrorcube

The Blue Cone

With views like that, I could definitely spend a day, or week, napping and reading in one of those amazing tree houses.

Finally, a  tree of one's own - ha!
Paula