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wanderlust | mandalay beach resort

wanderlust | koh samui, thailand

today we go to koh samui, thailand where you’ll find some of the most captivating beachfront pool villas at the mandalay beach resort. there are seven beachfront pool villas all with their own private courtyard. surround by lush palm stands, the villas face the sandy white stretch of laem noi beach. this is definitely one of those ‘livin’ it up’ type of trips as the cost to stay in these villas is anywhere from $800-$1200 a night. but hey, yolo right?

i’d say this would definitely be a fun couple’s trip.. by couples i mean like a good two or three couple friends. all fly out to thailand and chill on this private resort together. for a trip like this it’s all about the bathing suits and evening dresses or whatever for dinner.

wanderlust | mandalay beach resort

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interior envy | modern sophisticated villa

interior envy | modern sophisticated villa

if you make you way down the sunset strip in west hollywood, california you may just come across this beautiful villa designed by belzberg architects. enclosed off to the public by grand gates this resort-like sanctuary consist of three distinct structures –a main residence, a wellness center and of course, a guest house. i’ve fallen in love with the modern architecture and the openness of all the rooms. although i’m unsure if i myself would live in a house that’s composed mostly of glass, i really love how much light it allows through the entire place. oh, and that shower.. to die for.

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wanderlust | cape town, south africa | The Native New Yawker

wanderlust | cape town, south africa

wanderlust: cape town, south africa | The Native New Yawker

september is a few days away. most college students have moved back into their dorms. some kids have already started school. ugh, summer is officially over. just because the warm weather is leaving new york, it doesn’t mean i can’t at least dream about it.

today we are going to make our way over to cape town, south africa to the discrete and elegant POD boutique hotel. the hotel is conveniently positioned so that all of its 15 rooms have extensive views over one or two of the following landmarks: camps bay beach, table mountain, lions head or the 12 apostles. each room is defined by an open space layout, with a color palette deriving from materials such as slate, timber and granite. surprisingly, the rates for the POD boutique hotel are reasonable ranging anywhere from $230-$793 a night. not bad. not bad all all.

this is would definitely be a nice fall trip for just the mister + i since we both haven’t been to africa yet. and apparently during the months of october and november there are wonderful flowers blooming, the beaches are relatively empty and hotels give some the best deals of the season. as you can see from above, as a lover of prints i would go HAM when traveling to africa. i’d make sure to pack mostly beautiful prints as well as african inspired jewelry.

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