Tuesday, November 30, 2010

3D Chalk Drawings

Julian Beever is an English artist that creates surreal chalk drawings on pavement surfaces. His art is sometimes so convincing that people avoid potholes he has drawn on a pavement. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Octopus Resort, Fiji

Octopus Resort is situated in the Yasawa Islands and is located on the first island of the group, Waya Island. Octopus Resort boasts some of the warmest, friendliest smiling faces anywhere in the world. Guest tell us that the children thrive in this environment, you will find the kids exhausted, happy, sun-soaked.....somewhere around here.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Escape To Paradise Photoshoot

Eve & Lisa were the lucky winners of the Escape To Paradise model search (you can see why!) and are now the faces for the collection this summer. Check out these stunning photos from the shoot at the Shore Club.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Meet the designer....

We recently quizzed the lovely Sacha Alagich, founder and designer of Escape To Paradise to see what else we could find out about her….

I grew up in ...Beautiful Manly Beach, NSW. I have lived here all of my life and just love the lifestyle being near the beach.

One day I would love to ... Be happy and fulfilled knowing that I am creating something wonderful for the world.

I am at my happiest when ...It is a beautiful warm sunny day!

When I'm not working ...I am exercising! I like to train every day…healthy body = healthy mind! I like to surf, run, do yoga, play tennis and swim as often as I can.

The people that I admire ...There are so many amazing people in the world! I am really inspired by people who are living their dreams, aren’t afraid to giving something a go and who are giving back to society. If I had to name a famous person I admire it would have to be Richard Branson for the above listed reasons.

The best meal I've had ...One that particularly stands out in my mind was when I was in Vanuatu a few years ago and I was in this tiny restaurant on the water and they cooked the BEST garlic prawns ever….they were so good that I ordered a 2nd helping!

My favourite restaurant is ...I love Thai food…so any Thai restaurant will keep me happy.

My favourite holiday destination is ...Of course any tropical island would be my favourite place! If I had to name my top favourite destinations I have been to, they would have to be Bali, Japan, Fiji and the Croatian coast.

When I was growing up I wanted to ...be a marine biologist!

I couldn't live without ...my health…it is so important to be healthy and to have lots of energy to get through the day. Most people don't know this about me, but ...I was a NSW finalist in Miss World Australia a few years ago.

My greatest achievement is ...there are so many achievements I have had along this journey called life I wouldn’t know where to begin. Every day there are new achievements to be proud of no matter how big or small they are! I think this quote by Jonatan Martensson sums it up quite well “Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now”.

My most annoying habit is ...being too indecisive! In five years time I hope to be ...sitting under a palm tree.

What makes me laugh out loud is ...anything that helps me to see the lighter side of life…I like to laugh at least once a day…it makes me feel good.

My hidden talent is ...tandem surfing…yes I can do acrobatics on a surfboard!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Live the life in Spain!

Characterised by its unique futuristic seagull design and quality craftsmanship this stunning villa enjoys magnificent sea views. The accommodation comprises large living and dining areas, 2 large bedroom suites, an en suite double room as well as a self contained guest suite (with kitchen), all rooms lead to terraces. The unique design captures the essence of indoor and outdoor living as the attention to detail in both these areas is second to none. Split level terraces with BBQ area wrap around the infinity pool. Needless to say the property boasts a designer kitchen, sauna, ample secure parking spaces, sound system, surveillance cameras and state of the art climate control technology.

This villa is on the market for just over $17,000,000...better start saving!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

"At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun."- Anonymous

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mexican Holiday Rental: La Casa Palapa, San Pancho

This spectacular new home is perched on the edge of the cliff right over the Pacific Ocean with the most incredible view in the area. Your days can be filled with activities such as swimming, fishing, surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, whale watching, horseback riding, bike riding, and hiking, or you can just lounge by the pool or on the white sand beach and wait for the colorful sunset as the sun drops into the beautiful, blue Pacific.

La Casa Palapa is a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home and it can be yours for about $3000 a week...wow!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Calabash Cove Resort & Spa on St. Lucia

Nestled on a lush, tropical hillside sloping gently toward the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Calabash Cove takes romance to new levels with a secluded white sand beach and custom-designed boardwalk that's perfect for candlelit dinners or romantic sunset strolls. The resort's charming and unique accommodations include handcrafted teak and mahogany Water's Edge Cottages right on the beach, Swim-Up Suites and luxurious Sunset and Ocean View Junior Suites. All accommodations feature private Jacuzzis and many offer private plunge pools, hammocks and outdoor rain showers.

This beautiful resort is also the setting for the 2010 series of "The Bachelor."

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Brighten up your day!

Brighten up your day with these gorgeous handbags, cushions and clutch purses. Escape the troubles of the modern world in favour of a place that's relaxed and worry free, where life is one long weekend.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Miami Beach Resort

Restore your body and spirit in the quiet shade of South Florida. Overlooking a pristine ribbon of powdery sand, Miami Beach Resort showcases an exclusive location among Miami beachfront hotels. Begin your day in glorious fashion by watching the sun glide above the Atlantic Ocean. Indulge in soothing naps on the beach while waves gently lap the sand. Or enjoy an early morning stroll along the coastline then retire to your restful guest room or suite. Moments like these are what draw visitors to the stunning Miami Florida beachfront hotel – the "Gateway to the Americas" as near to the water as you can get without getting wet.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Marigot Bay Hotel, Saint Lucia

The Marigot Bay Hotel is an award winning 5 star resort and recognized as one of the leading luxury hotels of the World. This exclusive hotel and spa is set on the beautiful and enchanting island of Saint Lucia. Located alongside Marigot Bay, once described by the novelist James A Michener as ‘the most beautiful in the Caribbean', and with its internationally renowned Marina, The Marigot Bay hotel is truly a luxurious and sought after destination.

The hotel is the ideal location to discover the delights and natural beauty of Saint Lucia, from the lush rainforests to the iconic Pitons to taking part in a variety of outdoor pursuits and activities, including water sports, horse riding, fishing, hiking and climbing.

Monday, November 8, 2010

One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas

One&Only Ocean Club is legendary in its reputation for entertaining the world’s elite for more than 45 years. Here, service is elevated to a fine art form by a gracious staff welcoming you into their colonial plantation home. Warm and inviting accommodation and residential-style villas are ideal for couples and families alike. One&Only Ocean Club is a playground of world-class golf, tennis, spa, and of course, water-sports. The elixir of Bahamian life and spectacular blue waters of the Caribbean are explored with a rich roster of activities, including diving, snorkeling, sailing, and wind-surfing.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa, Bermuda

Nestled on a private peninsula with 30 lush, secluded acres to explore, Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa features cottage-style rooms and suites, four private beaches, an acclaimed European wellness center, the Ocean Spa, a putting green, croquet and internationally recognized gourmet cuisine.

Bermuda has been described as the Switzerland of the Atlantic because it is a first world country, with all of the attributes of a tropical Island. While only 21 miles long, it is an island rich in history, culture and activities. it's often described pink-sand beaches are nothing short of spectacular.