Monday, March 28, 2011

DIY Oar Railing


Here is a great idea for a railing at your beach house...Give an old oar a fresh coat of white paint and fix it to the wall with brackets from a hardware store. Simple and stylish!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

qualia Resort, Hamilton Island, Australia






qualia, pronounced Kwah · lee · ah, is a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury, situated on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island, Queensland.

From one-bedroom freestanding pavilions to the privacy of a secluded retreat, qualia offers three types of accommodation to suit your individual taste. The 60 spacious one-bedroom freestanding pavilions provide an indulgent space to relax in and unwind, with either a sundeck or private infinity edge plunge pool. Or, there’s the uncompromising luxury and privacy of the Beach House with its own guest pavilion, private full-size pool and breathtaking views.

This resort immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere, offering personalised and intuitive service. qualia is a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. It’s what they refer to as the ‘qualia effect’.

...talk about an escape to paradise!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Seashells





“I have the world's largest collection of seashells. I keep it on all the beaches of the world... perhaps you've seen it.” - Stephen Wright

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Royal Hawaiian, Hawaii






Once a playground for international royalty, Hollywood elite, and heads of state, this legendary pink-hued retreat is ushering in a new era of Hawaiian-style luxury on Oahu’s golden Waikiki Beach with striking d├ęcor and unmatched service.

Breathe in the salty air along an endless stretch of sand, or take sanctuary in a private beachfront cabana. The innovative Abhasa Spa soothes the soul, while Azure, the island's seafood mecca, delights the senses with fresh and innovative fare.

Classic Hawaiian design pays homage to a majestic heritage, while contemporary appointments lend a subtle sleekness to 529 expertly furbished guestrooms and suites, each one aglow with the rays of the island sun streaming through open windows.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tropical Flower Bouquets






Are you planning a beach or tropical themed wedding? These gorgeous tropical flower bridal bouquets might be just what you need to set the theme off. Happy planning!

For more tropical themed accessories check out our online store: http://www.escapetoparadise.com.au/

Aloha!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Hawaii






The Kahala Hotel & Resort is Hawaii’s reigning luxury resort, set on a secluded beach just ten minutes from the world class shopping and entertainment of Waikiki. This legendary hideaway resort in Honolulu's plush Kahala district is a favorite with presidents, international royalty and celebrities. From the moment you arrive, you will know that you are truly somewhere special.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is renowned throughout the islands for the sheer opulence of its rooms and suites; for the innovation of its restaurants; and the grandeur of its facilities. But above all, it’s dedication to discreet and thoughtful service that sets it apart.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Plumeria Coastal Home




Plumeria Coastal Home have just launched their online store. They have the most beautiful, unique and quality coastal homewares to make your house a home. From gorgeous tropical cushions, to luxurious day beds and dining ware - they certainly have everything covered!

There collection is sourced from all over the world, reflecting the beauty, luxury and ease of living by the sea.

Check out Plumeria Coastal Home today!
http://www.plumeriacoastalhome.com.au/

Sunday, March 6, 2011

10 Little Ways to Love Your Life & Home


1. Offer undeserved kindness.

2. Cover your walls with framed memories of life and love.

3. Surprise yourself with flowers.

4. Open your blinds to let the sun shine in.

5. Laugh louder.

6. Practice patience, mercy and forgiveness.

7. Give away 20 free smiles a day.

8. Surround yourself with positive reinforcement of what you know its true.

9. Break all the home decorating rules. Because you can.

10. Take a 10 minute holiday every day.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa, North Queensland





The Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa proudly boasts awards from around the globe including 'Best Spa in Australia and South Pacific' recently awarded at the Conde Nast World Spa Awards. Enter a peaceful and tranquil world. Unwind in the seclusion of your treetop villa or explore the resorts 4 1/2 star facilities. Let an indigenous guide unravel the mysteries of this unique part of the world or book in to the 'award winning' day spa for an unforgettable treatment. Later, dine at the Bilngkumu Restaurant as the moon settles over the rainforest canopy.

This sounds like a very tranquil and relaxing place to be...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tropical Pavlova


This melt in the mouth pavlova has a soft, marshmallowy centre and a thin, crisp and fragile outer shell...yum! yum! yum!

Ingredients (serves 10)
6 eggwhites
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
250g whipped cream
1 mango, thinly sliced
1 banana, thinly sliced
2 passionfruit, pulp removed

Method
Preheat oven to 120°C. Draw a 24cm circle on a sheet of baking paper. Place onto a baking tray, pencil-side down.

Using an electric mixer, beat eggwhites in a large bowl until soft peaks form.

Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat for 10 minutes, or until sugar has dissolved.

Spoon meringue onto baking paper in the shape of a circle. Bake for 1 to 1.5 hours, or until dry and crisp. Cool in oven.

Top pavlova with cream and fruit. Serve and enjoy!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

End of Summer Sale


Escape to Paradise are having a HUGE warehouse sale. Samples, factory seconds and end of season designs all must go. Prices start from only $5!

This is a rare opportunity to buy limited edition designer bags, clutches, coin purses, cushions and homewares. Hurry, 2 DAYS ONLY! Thursday 3rd March 11am - 6pm and Friday 4th March 11am - 6pm.

For all of those that can't make it to the warehouse, we will be having an online sale with 30% off all bags, clutches and coin purses from Thursday 3rd March through to Saturday 5th March - just enter that code MARCHSALE when you checkout.

We look forward to seeing you there.

ALOHA!

Escape to Paradise Warehouse
16/108 Old Pittwater Road (Warringah Business Centre - up the ramp)
Brookvale, Australia