Monday, April 13, 2009

Land of the lotus=eaters'...

On the sultry Mediterranean just off the coast of Africa is the tiny Isle of Jerba.

It is believed this little slice of the Sahara in the Mediterranean,

was the inspiration for James Joyce's mythical lotus-eaters' land...

which seduced Ulysses into staying forever.

Nestled deep in this exotic isle is the beautiful


Inside is an oasis of calm.

With only ten rooms, it offers a bevy

of ways to slip into serene state of being...


..two pools


A Moorish cafe



Reading rooms with a fireplace,

Turkish baths


a rustic authenticity...



Go ahead...taste the lotus flower...


you may not want to go home.
Find the sumptuous hotel and some panoramic pics here.



29 comments:

abeachcottage said...

sigh it looks so dreamy...

Sarah

Coconut Girl Connie said...

...funny thing to focus on with all that beauty, but i am so on a search for an unusual and old door knocker to dress up my front door...i want that one!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. (and so clean and peaceful...)

Deborah said...

There is something so peacefully simple about the first picture ... essential. I like that. **blows kisses** Deborah

Mango Gal said...

So dreamy and peaceful looking! I love that little cafe, I can just imagine sitting there all night talking and enjoy the night breeze.

Pro Art Market Think Tank said...

Wow! What a beautiful, elegant hotel. I would love to do paintings there.
Love,
Linda

Laura Trevey said...

I definitely would not want to go home ~~
Thanks for stopping by :)
I love dogwoods too... Now I need to paint some Palm Trees... my other favorite!
I know I have mentioned this before, but your blog is so entertaining, and your photos are just beautiful... I love visiting :)

Katie said...

oooh...all your posts put me in vacation mood...especially if a moorish cafe is involved! Love it!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wow! That's all....just wow!

joan said...

Beautiful! I want to go there right now and STAY......

Renee Finberg said...

i am loving this !

and i wanna be there !

dancing doc said...

am loving this tropical
sun splashed hotel- thanks for sharing!

Ivy Lane said...

Ahhhh....oooooooo...ahhhh! SWOOONNN!

amy@flyingakite.blogspot.com said...

oh wow so so so so beautiful.

Hudson Goods said...

I want to be in warmer weather right not! Thanks fro stopping by!

Blue Muse said...

When can we leave?
I could live there forever. All the elements that my heart desires!
xo Isa

Ms. Tee said...

So lovely! I'd love to spend hours in that little cafe area with a good book. :)

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

the walls are so amazing & a pool would be wonderful!! :)

Linda Lou said...

very cool, very relaxing, love the colors and the exotic feel...blink..I am there!

Ry @ Sotto Il Monte Vineyards said...

I love your posts. They are mini vacations that allow us to dream.

OLIVEAUX said...

It would be a relaxing place to spend the weekend.

vicki archer said...

If I managed to get there I think I would not want to leave, xv.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I wonder if Ulysses had it this good??

Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home said...

Thanks for posting something for me to dream about!!!

Fifi Flowers said...

You're soooo right I may not want to go home... lovely chaise there by the pool to lounge!
ENJOY your weekend!
Fifi

Renee Finberg said...

just checking............where are you ? are you ok ??

Laura [What I Like] said...

I may not want to go home? I would definitely not want to go home!

g. said...

So peaceful. So weekend!

Ann said...

What a place ....
so idyllic and dreamy...
so much just like in a fantasy...

I'm there ....

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