Typically, I’m not one for Winter sports. I don’t ski. I don’t snowboard. In fact, I don’t really even like to go outside when it’s snowing. What I do love about the Winter is cuddling up with the boo, sipping on spiked hot chocolate & getting it in with Netflix. Movies all day. Although I’d probably opt for somewhere warm to avoid the New York City Winters, I’ve always wanted to get a bunch of my friends together & rent a ski lounge somewhere Upstate. I’d dabble in a few snow sports, but I’m really all in it for lounging in the lodge.
I came across The Villa Ski Lounge which is part of the exquisite Copperhill Mountain Lodge in the Åre ski region of Sweden. The Villa is a private ski lodge that offers exclusive accommodations for up to 16 people. The services provided at The Villa are tailored to your stay and can include helicopter transfers, private ski tuition, mountain guides, catering.. and of course, spa treatments. This private chalet oozes glamourous alpine charm, without losing anything in terms of comfort and intimacy. With the stylish furnishings and sophisticated interior design by Anemone Wille Våge, it’s no wonder this place can cost you approximately 45000 SEKS (appx $6900 USD) a week. Definitely a splurge trip to save for with friends.
It’s been a rather hectic week for me. I can’t wait until the weekend to just relax and catch up on some things I’ve been wanting to do around the blog. I wasn’t going to post anything today, but there are times in life when I come across things that are so wonderful, I have to stop whatever I’m doing to share. And that’s exactly what I’m doing.
When you’re successful with a bunch of money living in New York City, you can do a lot of things. Things like… combining five raw apartment spaces to create on gigantic triplex totaling 8,600 square feet, with an additional 5,500 square feet of outdoor space.. kinda things. That’s exactly what entrepreneur, Michael Hirtenstein spent three years doing with architectural designer Thomas Juul-Hansen and decorator, Amy Lau. I cannot get over the dazzling array of luxe surfaces, textiles and fixtures, especially that outdoor space in New York City. My goodness. You can check out the full article over on Architectural Digest, but they were kind enough to share some Design Wisdom if you’re thinking about ever decorating your space like this:
Work With Scale. Lau tempered the size—and hard edges—of the vast glass-box living room by installing soft, rounded carpets to create more intimate seating areas defined by sensuously curved Vladimir Kagan sofas. The large chandelier helps fill the void overhead.
I’m always looking for an escape out New York City.
I yearn for quiet places with beautiful spaces. Earlier this Summer, my boyfriend & I took a trip to a lake house in the Catskills and it was absolutely magnificent. I live for the days where I can just disconnect from the world and be at peace with nature. Speaking of being at peace with nature, I recently stumbled upon the beautiful Villa Extramuros located in Arraiolos, a small town just outside Evora, in the middle of Portugal, and had to share.
Villa Extramuros provides plenty of great experiences that you’d want while in the rural areas of Southern Europe from picnicking in olive fields to dipping into a crisp clear pool. The ground is surrounded only by meadows, olive fields, oak forests, ecologically protected, where sheep flocks grow. Diverse sports, wellness or cultural activities can be organised for you on site or nearby, such as massage, gym with a personal trainer, visits to wineries and farms cross country bicycle rides, horse and carriage rides and boat trips and aquatic sports. And we must talk about the interior design. Simply breathtaking.
A French couple who opened Villa Extramuros after their own move from Paris to Portugal describes it as “a mix between a hotel and a country guest-house.” Furnishings comprise a mixture of designer pieces and traditional local textiles and objects. The warm woods and cowhides soften the bold color contrasts and the tasteful artwork and sculptures add personality to a clean space.
For the first time in like ever.. I’m planning to vacate to a warmer climate for Christmas. Although I love Christmas in New York City, I absolutely hate being cold. I’ve never been to Mexico, mainly because of all the craziness going on down there with drug lords and all, but it’s definitely a trip I’d love to take. Christmas in Mexico has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?
The Mister & I would pack up our things and head down to the beautiful Rosewood Maykoba Riviera Maya resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Surrounded by emerald jungle and pristine white beaches, Rosewood Mayakoba is a Riviera Maya resort that defines a private world of rare luxury and refined beauty with its own signature restaurant, exclusive spa sanctuary and no less than 130 exquisite suites. The resort’s refined design combines natural elements such as limestone, rich wood and water with contemporary décor and fittings, creating a sophisticated but unpretentious atmosphere. As a result, each suite is a unique and stylish refuge with high-quality finishes, modern comforts and delightful outdoor features.
This is definitely another one of those splurge trips since rooms cost anywhere from $475-$1200 a night ($8500 if you’d like to ball out of control with the Presidential Suite).. but look at this place, it’s so worth it.
it seems like within these last few weeks, i’m starting every post with a quick apology from my absence from the blog. but then i realize, you guys are humans that have your own lives and totally understand that shit happens. life gets hectic, blogs get forgotten. my bad. i’ll make it up to you with a beautiful interior you’ll envy. i stumbled upon this old warehouse turned super stylish london home yesterday and had to share. i’m a huge fan of people taking buildings that aren’t usually built for residential and turning them into just that. one of my dreams would be to convert an old church into a popping home. my favorite things about this home would be the the overall interior decoration and the use of bricks and stone throughout the place. i need that dining table in my life pronto.