Destination: Virtual Vacation

January 11, 2011

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope each of you enjoyed the holidays and have entered January with a fresh outlook and renewed excitement for life.

Lucky for us, our Christmas in High Point turned out to be a white one.  That evening when we got home from spending time with family and loved ones – the front of our house looked like a winter wonderland.  Take a peek:

Yet I will admit, as beautiful as it was and it is today, I find myself longing for warmer temperatures (sand and surf would be nice too).  Since it has snowed again I went cruising on the internet in search of a virtual vacation.  Take a look at the places I chose to visit:

I could seriously lounge in this chair at the Rockhouse in Jamaica.

Who wouldn’t want to wake up in this thatched roof cottage complete with mosquito netted bed?

The Turks & the Caicos are graced with the presence of this lovely resort:  Amanyara.  The reflection pool show above is surely a spot any of us could sit and count our many blessings.

This is a room any girl could love…

This poolside terrace at Isle-de-France in St. Barth has one of the few views to both the beach and the islands beyond.

I love the all-white entrance to Isle-de-France:  it further accentuates how blue that water really is.

The view of Eden Rock in St Barth is magnificent.  The lobby and restaurant are perched on top of the hill and the rooms are scattered around the property like hidden treasures waiting to be discovered.

What a great place to hang out with friends after a long day in the sun.

This spectacular view is at Le Sereno in St Barth.  The hotel is a small intimate size – only 37 rooms total.

The recent renovation was completed by famed Parisian designer Christian Liaigre. Bedroom suites overlook the aqua blue waters of Sereno beach.

What a place to enjoy a cocktail!

And even better….a place to enjoy your dinner!
When planning your next getaway – be sure to check out one of my favorite websites:  Mr. & Mrs. Smith

This site specializes in finding boutique and luxury hotels, especially when it comes to taking a trip with your loved one.  Mr. & Mrs. Smith has a team of specialists that after exhaustive research finding the best of the best: provide detailed information, great photographs and now provide booking services as well.  I love the concept for the name:  Mr. & Mrs. Smith – A wink to couples everywhere, who fancy checking into a fabulous hotel under this classic dirty-weekend pseudonym.
Resorts featured:  Rockhouse in Jamaica, Amanyara in Turks & Caicos, Isle de France in St Barth, Eden Rock in St Barth, Le Sereno in St Barth
Sometimes dreaming, discovering and planning a trip can be just as fun as taking one!
XO Christi


4 Responses to “Destination: Virtual Vacation”

  1. barbourspangle Says:

    I’m daydreaming of my future honeymoon in August while look at these beautiful pictures! What about everyone else? Don’t be shy. Come on you know you want to comment. 🙂


  2. Julie Says:

    Looking at all of these beautiful locations makes me wish I were in a warmer location than beautiful, snowy, Winston-Salem! Turks and Caicos looked especially awesome!

  3. Lee Nunn Says:

    When do we leave? I am not picky any of
    the locations you mentioned are fabulous! Just let me know the dates!

  4. Caree Says:

    It would be so nice to be some where warmer right now!!! I will definitely dream though!

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