Thursday, April 30, 2009

A soul of tamarind and saffron....

It all begins with a striking saffron wall

that runs the perimeter of

the Kahanda Kanda Boutique hotel

in Sri Lanka


Saffron ....the new mimosa.
or is mimosa the new saffron?
keep movin'.
An infinity pool overlooks the palm fringed jungle beyond...

Built as a private villa in 2000 by George Cooper
It has been turned into a chic and sassy boutique hotel
surrounded by a 12 acre tea estate.
Oh. how lovely
When you arrive you are welcomed with a chilled tea towel and a
refreshing tropical fruit drink.
...and why I ask does this not happen in my home...when I arrive?
I'm gonna research this! Pronto.




George...relaxing in his hand built paradise...
I'd be smiling too, by George.

Each
of the five suites with names like Mango and tamarind suite are simply
and beautifully adorned
with Asian art work, antiques, romantic netting and private gardens...

One of the most beautiful features are the his and hers baths
adjoining each suite.
They house showers....that open to the starry skies above.
Nirvana...
As close to nature as you can get without sleeping under a palm!



They offer some wonderful looking health and well being programs
Yoga retreats...wellness retreats and weekends.
Um. Yes please.



'We use only fruits, vegetables and herbs grown on the estate along with a selection of the freshest local produce to create simple, fusion dishes and classic Sri Lankan curries to pamper our guests' palates with good health'



...Or just hang
between the palms...
pondering the mysteries and beauty of life...

..And nature
on the other side of this amazing world.

Who's In?


44 comments:

Laura said...

Me! I'll go just for the bathroom... indoor/outdoor heaven!

Julie said...

How beautiful is this place. Gorgeous. Oh I can't tell you how much I wish I were there now and it's not only for the drink

Millie said...

Just divine - great post Linda! That word Mimosa does have a real something doesn't it! Let us know how you go with tabling the idea of the same welcome at home at your next Management meeting with Mr. Mixologist. We'd all want tips on how to instigate that!
Millie ^_^

Melissa said...

Oh, my gosh! I'm in!

I'll be dreaming about that infinity pool. Wowza.

Terry said...

Chilled tea towels! I never knew I needed those. I love the saffron. Don't see much of that in my neighborhood, wish we did.

STEPHANIE CLAYTON said...

These photos look like a couple of resorts around here, wow! I could swear you've been in the BVI snapping pictures.
Lovely post..this one says "home" to me!

Sharon said...

heavenly!! i want i need an indoor-outdoor bathroom *sigh*
am off to have some fresh juice:)

Joyce said...

Count me in! Excuse me, would you please move over a bit so I can share that hammock and drink with you?! Linda totally beautiful. Have a golden weekend! xoxo

The Fun Fairy! said...

Amazing!

Coconut Girl Connie said...

WOW! Gorgeous..so zen! The towels and juice, that makes such a wonderful impression, it's the little things, I swear!

Üdo Ümami said...

I am so there!! XOxo <3 Üdo

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

I love the treated concrete floors.

Happy Derby weekend, Linda :)

OLIVEAUX said...

This looks like the perfect place to relax! Ax

Ivy Lane said...

I am definitely in!! WOW, loving all the interiors and the nature..!! gorgeous!

Dragana said...

THIS is paradise! It's the most beautiful saffron color I've seen.

Deborah said...

Oh I am SO in. I, too, have asked that very question - why am I not greeted with a drink! Clever and beautiful post, my dear. **blows kisses** Deborah

mary said...

I am IN! Of course, I would love to be any place right now that is "done". Oh I 'm not complaining(much) - but I do have overwhelmed moments.....thanks for taking me away just when I needed it.

Happy May Day.

anita said...

this gorgeous place IS nirvana...it has all the elements that make my heart sing!
and you know he gathers up tropicals from right outside his doors for his arrangements.
heart be still...no, on second thought pound wildly!
thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

First off..., oh yes we should all get the royal treatment. Then..., a yoga retreat sounds really good. I once over-wintered in a yoga retreat center on Paradise Island (Bahamas), it was awesome, not as luxurious (at all), but under palm trees too.

Amy said...

Me, too. I've always had a love of taking showers outdoors. Sounds weird, but then I think many people probably share my little peccadillo (is that the right word?).

Susan S. said...

ME TOO!....when do we leave? That looks like heaven!

Pat said...

Gorgeous place!!

amariaf2000 said...

Totally IN! The only down side is the flight over. I've been to southeast India...it's a long haul.

~angela @ peonypatch

Pam Kersting said...

I'm in! Love the post and your blog!

Christine said...

Me, me, me!! Sign me up! I've already purchased my plane ticket!

DesignTies said...

I'm definitely in!!!! Let's go right now!!!! I'd love to take dip in the infinity pool then lounge about in the hammock, sipping a glass of lemonade and enjoying the beautiful scenery :-)

*Sigh* I SO live in the wrong place!!!!

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MetaJewelryDesign said...

What inspiration! I would love to live there, too....

Renee Finberg said...

i could definitely 'do' this place!

xxx

Linda Lou said...

Looks like heaven on earth...we all could use a break right now, maybe we can get a "group" rate for bloggers...I still want to know where you find these amazing spots??

Lindsay @ Peacock Blue said...

I'm in for sure! These places look amazing! Your blog is fun and lets me get away for a bit! Thanks!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Holy Moly, I'd like to be there.

And as Donovan said, "I'm just wild about saffron."

Velvet and Linen said...

George isn't the only one smiling after that! :)

xo
Brooke

abeachcottage said...

oh yeah, I'm going for that bathroom!!

sarah

farmhouse wares said...

Hey Linda, count me in! I nominated you for an award. Check it out at my blog.

Maria Killam said...

Love the yellow building! Stunning!

Renee Finberg said...

THE NEW BANNER IS THE BOMB !!
I LOVE
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ARWAV said...

....take me away. I absolutely love your blog, thanks for the hard work in making it so worth coming back to.

Ana B. said...

What a wonderful place, Linda!
Love to go there..
Have a nice weekend!

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, all of it's so pretty - but those bedrooms are *divine*. :) I'm in, definitely.
P.S. Your new header is lovely!

Cote de Texas said...

just gorgeous!!!! new header!! Pretty!!!! I"ll miss the old one I liked that one too - it was so atmospheric, it always made feel like I was on the beach!!!!!

Porchlight Interiors said...

How I wish I were spending my weekend here instead of organising a 10 yr olds birthday party! Slightly more relaxing I would imagine! Tracey xx

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