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Monday, 12 November 2012 16:16

Admiration and Gratitude

1First of all, I'm thankful to this online-connected world where you can find so many talented, creative individuals including designers, architects, photographers, bloggers, writers and many others around the world, otherwise you never come across in the real world.

2I really admire these people who share their works and inspire people around the world.

 

3I'm so grateful whenever I receive their generous replies to my asking for their permission to include their works on this site. I can't express enough of my gratitude. (I wish I had better vocabulary...)

Thank you all for your generosity and encouraging feedback.
All of these make me smile!

Saturday, 10 November 2012 17:28

Making a dream come true: MyStyleVacation.com

I'm determined to . . . live my life. Just like flowers and trees in Hawaii. And . . . this is a first step.

I'm a little bit nervous but excited to finally announce the launch of MyStyleVacation.com.

This is where I share my love and passion for travel, interior design and photography, which hopefully will make someone's travel planning more fun.

I hope MyStyleVacation.com grows up to become one of many websites where people find inspiration, someday.

Anyway, this is just a start!

Friday, 09 November 2012 00:02

Blue + White on Mykonos Island

Selection of photos taken in Mykonos island, Greece.

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.
Beautiful photos of Trancoso captured by photographer, Grace Oda.
The picture above caught my eye and heart among many others. I'm glad I found her. Every one of her photographs makes me smile :)
Friday, 09 November 2012 01:30

Colorful, Cute Houses in Trancoso

Photos taken in Trancoso, a tiny fishing village in Bahia, Brazil.

These colorfully painted houses were originally fisherman houses and now turned into boutiques, bars and restaurants, and inns.
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.
This one of a kind vacation home located in the heart of Honolulu, Hawaii, which was originally a designer's private villa, is now available for rent for your own vacation.

 

I stumbled upon the pictures of this open, airy, spacious, simply and tastefully decorated bedroom years ago, and it's been on my wish list to stay here with a group of friends or family ever since. I just can't believe it's in Waikiki, and you can walk to the beach.
How about strolling around the city of Vienna on Vespa scooter or bicycle? I love to wander around the city just following inspirations my heart catch. You might find a lovely cafe or shops unexpectedly in that way. With bicycle or Vespa, I'm sure I'll enjoy much extended freedom beyond the city center :)
Sometimes, simple design and comfort is all what I need while traveling. Rooms at HOTEL DANIEL seem to be perfect in that sense. As in their concept "Smart Luxury", their rooms are characterized with simple stylish design and modern functionality such as free WiFi, Raindance shower, flat-screen satellite TV, all of which offer contemporary luxury. In addition, their design concept is not just simple, it makes my heart sing!
. . . Oh did I mention that the price starts from 92 Euros a night?
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