Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Las Alamandas, Mexico

 A luxury boutique hotel in Costalegre and Mexico's most private resort, Las Alamandas is a romantic retreat on the Pacific Coast ideal for a honeymoon, family get-together, corporate retreat or the ultimate beach getaway. This secluded haven is located midway between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, along the famed "Costalegre" coast of the state of Jalisco.

Managed as an elegant, private estate where guests are accorded the highest standards of hospitality, this exclusive beachfront hideaway is situated on over 1,500 acres of unspoilt tropical Paradise with only seven villas accommodating a maximum of 42 guests.

I just LOVE all of the bright tropical colours! x

Image Source: Kiwi Collection

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tickled Pink Tropical Island Iced Tea

Tickled Pink Tropical Island Iced Tea
  • 30 mls Spiced Rum
  • 30 mls Gin
  • 30mls Vodka
  • 30mls Tequila
  • 30mls Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 60mls Guava Nectar
  • 60mls Soda Water
  • 30mls Fresh Lime Juice
  • Lime wedges to garnish

Pour all the ingredients into a tall, large ice-filled glass. Top with the soda water and gently stir. Garnish with lime wedges and enjoy...responsibly of course! ;)

Source: Pinterest

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Blogs we Love

There are so many amazing beach, coastal and tropical living blogs around these days that it's very easy to get overwhelmed with them all.  Here are some of my favourites that I have stumbled across in the blogosphere.  Enjoy! x

Celebrating the best of breezy island life and cool coastal living on the shores of Oceania, Oceania Island Living welcomes you to their beautiful island of inspiration, where relaxed barefoot elegance and natural South Sea living offers you the ultimate island experience.

Squeezed Daily is written by the lovely Sarah, a 30-something interior designer living on a boat in Brisbane, Australia with her family.  It is all about Tropical Decorating, Decor and any thing else with a Tropical Vibe!

 If you've been looking for the style, luxury and relaxation of a coastal interior, then you've arrived Plumeria Coastal Home.  The very talented (and funny!) founder of Plumeria Coastal Home, Sam Manauzzi wanted to combine the relaxed chic of coastal decor with the luxury of beautiful pieces to make your house a home - and this she has certainly achieved!  Think Aussie Beach house mixed with Hawaiian glamour and a nod to the British Colonial Era.

Check out Completely Coastal for inspiration for decorating and crafting, bringing great home decor stores and products together in one place, as well as to showcase books of interest, show movies filmed by the sea and have a little fun with food too. Definitely one of my favourites for great little DIY projects!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Shangri-La's Boracay Resort & Spa, Philippines

Dramatically situated on a lush hillside within an eco-reserve, Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa is a spectacular hotel offering sensational luxury to its discerning guests. Rich with sprawling grounds and secluded beaches, this Boracay hotel is a destination all on its own with an impressive variety of restaurants and leisure facilities, including a tranquil spa village.

One of the first deluxe Boracay resorts to open on the island, Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa brings new levels of luxury to this fabulous tropical destination, with 219 room, suites and villas in a classic-yet-contemporary style infused with local cultural influences.

Located in the northern part of the island, the Resort's secluded setting includes 350 metres of pristine beachfront and 12 hectares of grounds that are home to a number of interesting and rare species of wildlife.

The Resort, with its fun-filled Entertainment Centre and child-friendly Adventure Zone, is an ideal vacation spot for families, while Shangri-La's signature CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La is a sanctuary for those desiring to be pampered and indulged. An impressive selection of restaurants and bars also makes the Resort the island's foremost dining destination.

Image Source: Kiwi Collection

Friday, May 11, 2012

At Home With Dr Andrew Rochford

We were a tiny bit excited to discover that Dr Andrew Rochford has our
Palm Tree cushions in his home!!! 

The guys at AUTHENTICCA together with Scott Ehler Photography spent a day 'At Home With' televisions hottest doctor, Dr Andrew Rochford and have shared with us a snippet of his tastefully decorated Sydney Home.

Get your Escape to Paradise Palm Tree cushions online now from HERE!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Coastal Charm Bedhead

I came across this gorgeous idea for a bedhead on Pinterest and had to share it with you all!  I would love to make one of these but it seems that the vintage oars are very hard to come by.

Image Source: Bees Knees Bungalow

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Amanpulo, Pamalican Island, Philippines

Amanpulo is a serene retreat offering the pure white sands, turquoise seas and endless blue skies for which the Philippine archipelago is famed. The entire island of Pamalican is dedicated to Amanpulo, fringed by seven square kilometres of pristine coral reef and lapped by the tranquil Sulu Sea.

 Amanpulo on Pamalican is part of the Quiniluban Group of Cuyo Islands, situated in the north of the Philippine province of Palawan. Located 288 kilometres south of Manila, Pamalican is five kilometres long and only 500 metres across at its widest point.

 Amanpulo’s facilities enjoy a spacious layout complementing their natural surroundings. The resort’s casitas are situated on the beach, amongst the treetops or on the hillside overlooking the Sulu Sea. Each has its own private buggy allowing independent travel on the island.

 Skirted by white smiles of sand, clear blue waters and a coral reef 300 metres from the shore, Amanpulo is the epitome of an island paradise.

Image Source: Kiwi Collection