Friday, February 22, 2013

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Thailand





 
For centuries, the beaches of Koh Samui went unheralded - but their reputation has finally spread. Discover their virgin beauty while you still can - at the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Thailand.
 
Talcum-sand beaches, tall coconut groves, and the sapphire Gulf of Siam - this is the bare minimum of what you get upon arriving at Koh Samui. You can only imagine what luxuries the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Thailand added to such a pristine geographic canvas.

The villas of the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui are cut into a steep forested hillside that overlooks the ocean. The entire property goes from beachside to an altitude of 350 ft., where you'll find the Lan Tania rooftop restaurant floating above the highest trees and below the brightest stars.

 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Martha Stewart's Beach Essentials

“Big straw beach totes are the best!”


Martha Stewart has taken some time out to reveal what she takes with her
on a well-deserved trip to the beach. 
 
Is there anything that she has missed? What is your must-take item?
“I have a wide variety of music—everything from Susan Graham and Feist to P. Diddy and Usher,” Martha says.
Music

 

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 100+, $10.50; drugstore.com
Sunscreen


 
The Kindle is a major space-saver, especially for those who require multiple reading materials.
A Kindle, or good old fashioned book
 
Martha Stewart Fresh Portion 2-cup Chill Containers, $12 for a set of four; macys.com
Healthy snacks
 
“Fruit- and herb-infused lemonades are delightful beach beverages. Lemon Verbena is one of my favorites,” she says.
Icy-cold drinks
 
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater, $7, mariobadescu.com
Refreshing facial spray
 
Sandal in violet lizard, $990, Herms; usa.hermes.com
Sandals


“An oversize, good-quality cotton towel is so important,” Martha says.
An over-sized, good quality beach towel



 

Martha Stewart Straw Tote with Island Surf Stripe lining, $44; available spring 2010, macys.com
And a beach tote, to pack it all in to!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu, Hawaii





Hawaii's Kona District - home to radical sports such as surfing and triathlons, but also rejuvenating and relaxing refuges, such as the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu.  In addition to the standard amenities and services you'll find at other Hawaiian resorts, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu now offers an extra $40 million in enhancements.

You'll have access to the Hualalai Spa, which has undergone a massive 2009 expansion. Recline in the Water of Life garden, or "Waiea," while waiting for your treatment, or hop between steam rooms, whirlpools, saunas, and plunge pools - all outdoors, all under sun-dappled trees and blue skies.

One of the Four Seasons Resort's signature draws is its Hualalai Golf Course, a full 18-hole course stretching over 7,100 yards, designed by Jack Nicklaus himself. It ends by the beach, so as you finish the last few holes, you'll be revived by sea breezes and rays of sunlight bouncing off the ocean.

Once you're ready to go and explore the island, rent a car and head east or south - you'll quickly run into several national parks and reserves, where you can hike 'til your heart's content.
 
Take me there now.... :)
 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Adore Home Magazine

Check out the latest issue of Adore Home Magazine that you can read online now! http://www.adoremagazine.com
 
 
 
Adore Home invites you into inspirational homes, looks at the latest products on the market and whisks you away to gorgeous holiday destinations. 
 

 
The February/March issue also features Escape to Paradise Oasis Cushions in Palm Trees & Palm Trees Aloe fabrics. 

 
Head over to pages 14 and 185 to check them out, then purchase them online here ----> www.escapetoparadise.com.au ;)
 
 
 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Ginger Chicken Noodle Bowls

Ginger Chicken Noodle Bowls Recipe
 

Ingredients

250g packet of rice noodles
6 cups chicken stock
2 teaspoons peeled and grated fresh ginger
350g thinly sliced skinless chicken breasts
4 cups mixed sliced vegetables
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint, coriander or basil
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon fresh chilli

Method

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions and drain.
  2. Combine stock and ginger in a large pot, and bring to a boil over high heat. Add chicken, and cook for 3 minutes or until cooked through. Add vegetables, and cook 2 minutes or until just tender.
  3. Remove pot from heat, and stir in cooked rice noodles, herbs, and remaining ingredients.
  4. Serve in large pasta or noodle bowls and enjoy!