Sunday, December 27, 2009

Yes Please!

The clock hasn't even struck 2010 yet and I'm already thinking about where I want to go in the new year. I just ran across photos of the Uxua Casa Hotel in Brazil that are quickly pushing it to the top of the list. The property was developed by Wilbert Das, the creative director of Diesel, who bought it from a group of "Swiss hippies who'd been there since the 1970's." I love the rustic simplicity of the casas but since I don't love actually roughing it, it's nice to know that it offers 5-star amenities. They also give back to the area by maintaining a school for the locals whom they train and employ. The design was influenced by many of the different settlers who ended up in Brazil including the Portuguese. Maybe that's why it remind me a little of Jacques Grange's chic getaway in Portugal that I wrote about a few months ago. Since I don't see Mr. Grange inviting me to join him on holiday, I am happy I found Uxua Casa Hotel! So what's at the top of your travel list for 2010?








12 comments:

JoJ said...

Ooh, I'll join you!

Christina Love said...

Love the blog!

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A-M said...

It's perfection. I need a break from 'my break'! A-M xx

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

I say book it. You only live once, eh?

Karena said...

I'm ready, the perfect getaway, I really need this!

Marcos Menezes said...

Excellent. Trancoso is THE place to be, and Bahia (the estate where Trancoso is situated) is one of the most interesting regions in the country - make sure that you visit the capital, Salvador.

Also, if you ever come to Brazil, please come to Rio and visit our furniture boutique in the Leblon area of Rio - the name of the shop is Oficina Inglesa and we are launching a new website in January to celebrate the opening of our London office www.oficinainglesa.com!

Will drop you a message when the website goes online!

Jaime said...

Oh so gorgeous- I wish I was there and not at work!

AudreyMT said...

How fabulous! Truly an oasis! Thanks for sharing in your blog.

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Modern Traditionalist said...

While that looks absolutely inviting, I don't know that an extended, warm vacation is in my near future. Instead, on the recommendation of Garden & Gun magazine, I think I'll take a historical trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway which turns 75 years old in 2010.

FancyPants-design said...

Sigh... that looks soooo amazing!

Katie said...

ok...TDF!! Love it!

stylecurator said...

Wow-Incredible! Definitely one to file away for later. Thanks for your comment on my blog-I was so excited.

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