This room is all about geometry, relaxation and serene finishes with a touch of whimsy. Inspired by a vintage tourism brochure of Catalina Island, the vibe of the space is casual, cool and so California for this Hollywood couple.
A ranch-style tented safari home sits on the banks of a river in the eastern cape province of South Africa. The 25,000-acre private game reserve operates as an eco-tourism offering, a photographic safari destination and a picturesque backdrop to "Big Five" game viewing.
The amazing property is located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape Province of South Africa as part of a 25,000 acre private game reserve. The reserve operates as an eco-tourism offering, a photographic safari destination and embraces two major rivers, which are navigable from the property into the Indian Ocean.
This modern, walk-in shower features textured walls, frameless glass and electronic controls, washing the space with style and luxury. Faux bois tile continues from the shower into the main room, harmonizing the space and creating a nice flow. The room, part of Cooking Channel star Tiffani Thiessen's master suite, was inspired by a vintage tourism brochure from Catalina Island.
This inspiration for this transitional, white bathroom was a vintage tourism brochure of Catalina Island. The beachy feel of Catalina Island is incorporated into the design with terrariums hung carefully above the oversized tub with thick, twisted rope Wicker Roman shades add to the casual, California design while complementing the lighter wood floors and bathtub caddy. Dark wood frames a large, leaning floor mirror and recessed lighting illuminates the room.
Saucer magnolia (M. x soulangeana) is the single most popular magnolia, and it’s easy to see why. Its showy pink flowers steal the spotlight in early to mid-spring. The tree quickly grows to its mature height of 20 to 25 feet. Large blossoms to 8 inches across exude a beautiful perfume. In regions with lingering late spring frosts, don’t plant it near the southern side of a structure because retained heat might trigger early flowering, which frost can quickly wipe out. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
Before taking your dog along to a local u-pick orchard, be sure to call first. Some orchards welcome dogs on leashes, while others don’t. If you do take your favorite pooch, don’t forget to take the necessary gear to clean up after him.
A pastoral, new urbanist deveiopment described as a "wellness community," where sustainability is a focus, Serenbe is about 40 minutes from Atlanta but a world apart in attitude. An array of beautifully built single-family homes make Serenbe a home for many, but it's also a great rustic tourism destination with an onsite Inn at Serenbe and plenty of farm, nature and cultural activities to keep visitors busy. The 40,000-acre bucolic planned community is home to farm-to-table restaurants like The Hil, The Farmhouse at Serenbe and The Blue-Eyed Daisy as well as a growing roster of smaller spots and cute retail offerings. The arts are a big part of the community, so see if your visit coincides with special Art Over Dinner al fresco meals with local creatives and check out the Serenbe Playhouse's schedule. This vanguard theater group has garnered national recognition for staging immersive theatrical experiences and fun, creative spins on the classics that often use the woodsy surroundings and outbuildings of Serenbe as stage sets.