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Oct042010

Welcome to beyond paradise

I think I need a holiday. I have spent the past 2 days in bed with a migraine. Too much stress, too many deadlines, not enough time to breathe. I'm dreaming of running away to a piece of paradise somewhere special. Welcome Beyond hand picks the most beautiful and unique vacation properties around the world. I lost my heart in Florence on my first and only visit. A truly magnificent city and beautiful people (perhaps that is why I lost my heart!). My fantasy return involves this beautiful hotel, Riva Lofts. The trouble is there are too many stunning properties on Welcome Beyond's books as you will see when I share two more after the jump ...

Still dreaming of a getaway. Perhaps Locanda al Colle in Camaiore, Tuscany. Stylish and well appointed with an eclectic yet luxurious decor with hints of the 40s and 50s. A relaxed retreat for international travellers. Even better this is not an hotel but a home open to guests. Perfect base for exploring a part of Italy that I can never forget.

And as much as I love the easy elegance and luxury of the above properties (hardly rustic I think you would agree) the property that tugs at my heart is The Beachouse in Vendays-Montalivet, Medoc, France. Memories of lazy family holidays in a shack right on the beach come flooding back. A house that is not too precious. Where it is all about family and friends, fun and days spent lost in the sand dunes. Bliss! Want to join me?

Reader Comments (7)

I loooove Florence! My fiance proposed to me there last year, such a beautiful, romantic city! :)

4 Oct 2010 | Unregistered Commenteralison

Oh, Florence... I used to go there twice a year for fairs and also fell in love with the city... Just saw a travel show of Florence last night on TV and started to dream of a long weekend there... Maybe in Riva lofts?...

4 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLumo

Calgon, take me away!

4 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPriscilla

So elegant and serene!

4 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErica Cottrill

I love the room with the wood burning stove overlooking Tuscany! I want to live there!

JO, you missed an "L" in the title! Imagine all the interpretations I went through with my English as a foreign language! Sooo funny!
I'm so into that Tuscany mood these days... Oh so beautiful! Now, you my friend deserve to come to Trancoso (Bahia) here in Brazil. get better!

4 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdriana

Thanks for pointing that out Adriana. I fixed the title for Jo as she's at work (so she can pay for her new house!).

4 Oct 2010 | Registered Commenterkim

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