Post No. 9 INDIA

We had been planning for a long while to go to India, so when the opportunity to visit both the east and west coast came up we couldn't say no!

We landed in Mumbai, where we stayed for a few days at the majestic Taj Mahal Palace. The Taj was the first of many built by Jasmetji Tata, whom decided to build it after he was refused entry to one of the city's grand hotels of the time, as it was restricted to "whites only". When it opened in 1903, the hotel was the first in India to have: electricity, American...


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CDMX is a modern metropolis shaped by many great artists and designers over the centuries. From the once dominant Aztec city-state, it emerged as a global architectural capital in the 1960s. Mexico City based and beloved architect Luis Barragan, was even awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1980 for his contributions. Modern architects like Alberto Kalach, whose portfolio includes the Biblioteca Vasconcelos, carry on this legacy today. We recently had the opportunity to stay at Reforma 27, one of Kalach's rare endeavors into the residential. Like our own designs, the building follows the classic principles: beauty, strength, and utility. Our favorite...


Our spring break in Cabo could not have been more relaxing. We were excited to stay at the Grand Velas, a new hotel, wonderfully decorated by our friend Melin Castro. Set on the last sliver of undeveloped beach, right by Playa el Chileno, the hotel's luscious and colorful landscaping overlooks the very tip of the Gulf of California.

This was the perfect setting for some sunset margaritas on white sandy beaches. At night we were able to catch some of the most incredible blood moons melting warm light over the nocturnal waves.

The true highlight though, was joining the whale watching boat ride,...

Post No. 6 BAHAMAS

We just got back from the Bahamas -- a journey of 3 planes (one of which was a 19 seater prop plane), a boat and a golf cart. When we finally jumped off the boat onto Harbour Island we knew it had all been worth it. A tiny Island less than a 1/2 mile in width, Harbour lies just northwest of Eleuthera in the turquoise Caribbean Ocean. Here we got to celebrate our dear friends wedding and explore the island's small town of Dunmore. We stayed at the most wonderful hotel, the Ocean View Club, situated on a hill above the long pink sand beaches of the eastern shore. 

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Post No. 5 YUCATAN

Last week we spent time in a true dream landscape, the Mahekal Beach Resort, our favorite hideaway on the Riviera Maya. This is one of the oldest resorts in Playa del Carmen and the only one with traditional palapa palm leaf roofs!

Exquisitely decorated and with a cheerful staff, the Mahekal is exactly the kind of retreat space we treasure. We spent the week visiting ancient Mayan ruins, walking on palm lined white beaches and swimming in the crystal clear Carribean Sea. 

So long Mexico, hope to return soon to your mystical and colorful land.