A Hidden Jewel in Trancoso - CASA TIBA

23 November 2012 Published in Where to Stay
I was struck by the beauty of design of the villa captured in this photo above. When I first came across this photo on an online interior magazine a while ago, the villa was introduced just as an example of beautiful architecture and interior design. I was like "wow, this is my dream house" . . .

Eco-Conscious, Laid-Back Hotel Created by a Designer - UXUA CASA HOTEL

09 November 2012 Published in Where to Stay
Restored fisherman houses, natural/reclaimed materials, Brazilian craftsmanship and antiques, a flowing transition of indoor/outdoor living, along with the concept of preserving the local traditions and environment… all of the elements in this hotel make me smile.

This lovely hotel located in 'Quadrado', the center of Trancoso, Brazil, represents laid-back southern Bahian lifestyle. It's not difficult to imagine that if you stay here, you will feel like local. That's what I want when traveling.

Rustic, Bohemian Chic, Designer's Vacation Villa - Casa Lola

09 November 2012 Published in Where to Stay
Rustic, chic, simple, natural… are the keywords I'm always drawn to. Every single element of this vacation villa in Trancoso, Brazil, pleases my eyes. The villa has warm welcoming atmosphere, yet sophisticated in details. No wonder. This beautiful house is completed by a New York based interior designer.

Ka'ana Belize, eco-luxury resort just steps from the ancient Mayan ruins

09 November 2012 Published in Where to Stay

Eco-luxury resort, just steps from the ancient Mayan ruins of Belize's jungle...

When I first came across the photographs of this vacation property on desiretoinspire.net, my heart started beating fast. I instantly fell in love with its stylish yet warm and welcoming interior design. I couldn't believe it's a boutique hotel, not a private property.