Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sleeping with the stars

Beautiful skies, shining stars and colorful sceneries are the inspiration for these hotel suites. Decorated with perfection (by nature), these outdoor hotels offer something out of this world, well… if you know what I mean! They are the perfect excuse to go out, and enjoy the beauty of this planet. And I know, I'll definitely have the sweetest dreams in those beds . . .

Amangiri Resort
Lake Powell, Canyon Point, Utah
Lion Sands Private Game Reserve
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa
Las Ventanas al Paraíso
Los Cabos, Mexico

Blue Mountains Private Safaris
Blue Mountains National Park, Australia

Erbusco, Lombardy, Italy

Loisaba Wilderness Lodge
Nanyuki, Kenya

Loisaba Wilderness Lodge
Nanyuki, Kenya

Adrère Amellal Desert Ecolodge
Siwa Oasis, Egypt

Ol Donyo Wuas

Killa Bhawan
Jaisalmer, Rajastha

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Humble Bäco

We are always in the look for new restaurants, where food and ambiance are perfectly mixed.This time around we came across one of the top 10 best new US restaurants in 2012 from the foodie bible Bon Appetit magazine. Bäco Mercat - a hip and packed nook in downtown  LA by chef Josef Ceneteno (of Lazy Ox Canteen).

Bäco Mercat dishes are some of the most exciting food I've tried in months. The menu is filled with tapas style dishes with a perfect combination of flavor and textures. The 'baco' a flat bread creation is the most popular dish and it comes in many delicious combinations of organic meat and local produce. 

I will definitely recommend sitting in the patio area. The building and the feel of downtown LA is so charming!

We ended up ordering the vegetarian option of the Baco sandwich - The Fava fritter and it was amazing! 

Very filling but not heavy. The combination of the feta and the poblano was so good! 
I’m craving it right now.

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