I’m really taken with this gorgeous modern beachfront hotel in beautiful Bali… could it be more perfect?!
Named Luna2 after the first spacecraft to land on the moon in the 50′s, it is a private 5 bedroom hotel with 23 members of staff on hand to make your stay as delightful as possible. Both the architectural design and interior decor is ‘remeniscent of great modernism of the past century, with a clear vision of the future’, hence the name Luna2.
The interior decor theme is clearly retro-modern, bringing styles of the past bang up to date to suit the modern world. I am loving the striking simplicity of the furniture and the fact there is a colour theme for each room, bringing the pieces together. The feature walls with patterned wallpaper and the modern artwork finish it all off so well, don’t you agree?
Conceptualised by Melanie Hall in collaboration with US based architect David Wahl.
posted by Emily.
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Our buyers here at Coco Målé had the unfortunate task last week of jetting off to Marrakech for ‘business’ purposes… I think I’m in the wrong job! Joking aside, the girls worked really hard whilst they were there, sourcing the best products for our customers (you lucky people!). It’s not an easy task and it can be quite daunting, especially when having to stick to a schedule and a budget!! How an earth do you resist buying everything?!
For that true Marrakech experience, the girls were booked into the amazing La Mamounia for the duration of their stay. It’s a stunning hotel; modern with traditional values, set in 20 acre gardens. You really get a taste of true Moroccan style there.
“This is a wonderful place, and the hotel one of the best I have ever used,” Winston Churchill said in a 1935 letter to his wife Clementine about the hotel, located on the fringes of the medina.
After three years and a 120 million euro upgrade (!!), guests can expect to be ‘wowed’ to say the least. The reopening of La Mamounia is huge news in the travel industry with it also being one of the most legendary hotels in the world.
Next year I’m going to hide myself in one of the girl’s suitcases… well it’s worth a try!!
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I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before (I try not to bore you with my personal life!!), but I’m getting married in less than a month (aaah!!!) and we’re going to the Maldives for our honeymoon… very original I know – I was voting for somewhere a bit more interesting like Vietnam or Argentina, but my darling wanted to make sure we went some place where I wouldn’t be able to work… fair enough I guess
Anyway, I digress… Amidst the stress of getting everything finalised for the wedding, I thought I’d take a breather and take a look at our hotel and relax in the thought that I’ll be there soon enough!
Boy am I glad we chose this place in the end!!! In case you’re wondering, it’s the One & Only Resort at Reethi Rah. We booked it through the Turquoise Holiday company who were really amazing, super helpful and give away a free Heidi Klein swimming suit worth £155 with every booking (not something to jump up and down about when you’ve spent so much money for a holiday, but it is a consolation nevertheless!!).
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It’s not often that I find an article in The Metro particularly inspiring but today’s piece on the World Art Ice Championships in the US was just magical! What’s more, Britain did excellently in the competition, with Martin King and Aaron Costic coming out with gold for their single block sculpture named ‘Spring’. I adore the intricacy of the Surfacing Kingfisher by Junichi Nakamura and Suguru Kanbayashi.
Reading the article made me want to research the art of ice sculpting a little further.
The most famous ice hotels can be found in Sweden on the Torne River and in Canada, just outside of Quebec City. To create an Ice Hotel, up to 45,000 tons of snow and 430 tons of ice are used over a five-week period to build a structure with ceilings as high as 18 feet. The walls are built to be four foot wide at times to account for the slow melting. In March, as the weather begins to warm, and the natural melting speeds up, ice hotels are manually thawed and removed until the following December.
This ice hotel near the village of Jukkasjärvi, Kiruna, Sweden was the world’s first ice hotel, first constructed in the late 1980′s. There are more than 80 rooms and suites, along with a bar, a reception area, a gallery, and a church. In addition to using ice glasses in the Kiruna ice hotel, the bar and room service also serves cold cuts on ice plates.
The hotel only exists between December and April, after which the work of art slowly melts into a pool of liquid… after all that hard work! Each room is unique and the architecture of the hotel is changed each year, as it is rebuilt from scratch.
Light inside the rooms is generated by fiber optic cables that run through the ceiling or by candlelight generated by candles encased in an ice candleholder. Forget plugging-in those hair straighteners!!
table, chair and wardrobe!
The Hôtel de Glace, situated in Québec, Canada, has visual 360 degree tours available online, take a look! Luxuries include two heated outdoor hot tubs, a sauna and spa. The hotel has more than 80 rooms and suites, a bar, reception area, cinema, theatre and church. The design layout of the Ice Hotel changes every year.
And finally, just for the ’wow’ factor is the stunning image below. These people are so talented!
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Well it’s here again, the most romantic day of the year is just a day away. And in the spirit of the day, we’re having a look at some beautiful and romantic settings.
First up, the fabulously decadent Mayfair Hotel in London…
Talk about co-ordinating… Even the shoes match the cushions! I have to say, I think the colour is just amazing. A paler pink would make it all very sugary. The darkness of this however adds a touch of sophistication.
Speaking of sophistication, I think I might be a little bit in love with the spa in the Watermark Hotel…
It just looks like the perfect place to relax with your partner. The muted colours, the plants, the candles… On second thought, it looks like the perfect place to relax on your own! And while we’re on the topic of bathing away the stresses of the day, check out the bathroom in The Bale hotel in Bali..
Now that is pure indulgence! Once again, it’s all about the candles and the flowers. Is there anything those little things can’t improve?! And fortunately, this little talk of candles brings us seamlessly (ahem…) to this little picture of paradise, courtesy of the Bucuti beach resort in Aruba…
I realise of course that this is not really interior design, but I just couldn’t help myself. This for me, is just the essence of romance. But I should probably stop staring at it and just post this!