cool places : the annandale hotel in pigeon bay, nz

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Did you ever dream of getting away where no one can bug reach you? This would be my kind of place to do this… just for a week or so, what do you think?

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picture source mr and mrs smith



bird & knoll

bird & knoll 0 The meeting of a fashion mind and a creative eye, bird and knoll was founded by Macayla Chapman and Natalie Knoll in 2013.  Each of their luxurious oversized cashmere-blend scarves is printed with a photograph of an iconic and exotic destination – a narrative of the modern woman’s contemporary lifestyle and travel aspirations. Beautiful…

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cool places : azur hotel in new zealand

The whole point of New Zealand, from an outsider’s perspective, is the outdoors — there’s city culture there, of course, but what’s worth going on and on about are the natural gifts of the place. So a hotel like Azur plays to all its location’s strengths; it’s urbane and sophisticated, just a few minutes from the center of Queenstown, but mostly it’s just immersed in natural splendor, with views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkable mountain range, and easy access to all the activities, from water sports to heli-skiing, that both entail.

all pictures via azur hotel