So many families are now planning their summer vacations – is yours one of them? Whether you are going to Paris as Leslie Hendrix Wood and her husband are with their children to expose them to great art, to the slower pace of a culture that defines pure, unfiltered beauty or just simply going on a staycation in your own home.. today’s post is meant to inspire you to breathe deeply and listen to what your heart and body needs to feel rested and refreshed.
Some of you may be getting your families ready for a trip to Italy…..to stay at this hotel…which is widely considered to have the most beautiful swimming pool in the world. Do any of you know the name of this hotel, overlooking this magnificent view and 1th century Italian ruins on the Amalfi Coast in Italy? This is the morning view and below it is the sunset view.
Which view do you prefer? I’ll take both! When you’re on a luxury vacation.. you can have it all..and then some. For instance, when you begin to float in the gently heated water of the Belmond’s Hotel Caruso on the Amalfi Coast, featured above, your pool concierge can bring you your favorite cocktail, an iPod pre-loaded with your choice of music, a fresh fruit appetizer, an Evian vaporizer or whatever your heart desires. Talk about pure, unadulterated, luxury summer vacation indulgence! #swoon
However, if you don’t like to travel or don’t have the time, you might want to invest in creating a year round summer vacation at your own homes – with furniture and a floating pool island like this one.
Is your idea of a luxury summer vacation, though, to get away, far away, from it ALL? Then perhaps renting a private estate on Fregate Island, off the coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, close to the country of Seychelles, is for you, or renting the entire island, shown below, which you can do , here.
Close by Fregate Island is the island country of Seychelles and on FLIPKEY, a sister site to Trip Advisor, that just honored Hadley Court by naming us one of their Top 25 Home Design Blogs For 2014, here, you can find many gorgeous rental homes in Seychelles..or anywhere else around the world your family would like to go for summer vacation.
And if your summer vacation might mean staying closer to home, remember… a vacation can be as simple as a day like this with your children in a swimming pool close to home…or
a moment like this in your own private master bathroom sanctuary, your home’s vacation getaway, some ideas for which we featured on an earlier post, here.
and most of all, please do this
and I leave you with this thought today…
Leslie Hendrix Wood
Founder, Editor In Chief
Gracious Living. Timeless Design. Family Traditions.