Exotic destinations have fascinated me since I was a child. I even dreamed of having my own private island, lost somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, away from the hectic lifestyle, away from chaos, pollution, rushed people and last but not least, from the hours that passed fast like the wind. Despite the fact that I didn’t get the island of my dreams, I am still a dreamer who pays a special interest in looking for staggering getaways, that flood the senses and make you literally scream : “I want to break free. Now!”
I bumped into the island of Saint-Barthelemy, “deserted” in the heart of the Caribbean, while looking for a comfortable shelter, ideal for relaxing the body, mind and soul. A piece of paradise “dressed in emerald notes, adorned smooth lagoon blue shades and with a beautiful beach with silky sand, that awaits you to sink your senses into the deepest relaxation. Le Sereno is composed of 37 exquisite villas and suites, restaurants, bars and even a spa. The project has been defined by the French designer, Christian Liaigre, as a breathtaking resort destination. Saint-Barthelemy is a magical contradiction, combining luxury with simplicity, which makes it the ideal spot for days of leisure, daze and pleasure. The beaches, the view, the warm people and the impeccable services make Le Sereno a wonderful vacation destination.
As winter approaches, there’s nothing like the warmth and ambiance a fire creates. For many, a wood-burning fireplace isn’t always an option. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a collection of the best electric fireplaces (as well as some bioethanol options) on the market in every size, style and price range so you can enjoy the warm glow and even the crackling sound of a real fire. The fireplaces featured below offer more than just a pretty image. Most have built-in heaters and blowers to circulate heat in a room. Some use state-of-the-art infrared heat, which is a less drying, more efficient heating system. And they come with a remote so you can control the heat, the flame or both from anywhere in the room.
Fab Rugs World Tangier Pouf Ottoman at wayfair.com is a colorful piece that can be used as a cocktail table (add a tray), extra seating or a footstool. Jonathan Adler First Lady Needlepoint Throw Pillow by the king of kitsch adds a little vintage fun to a room. DENY Designs Miss Penelope Throw Blanket at allmodern.com has all the vibrant colors in fashion now, blended in one pattern. My Art Outlet Tile Tic-Tac-Toe Painting at allmodern.com has nine hand-painted canvases that can be hung in any configuration. Jonathan Adler Happy Needlepoint Throw Pillow has happy words like cash, puppies and sunshine for some retro chic.