All posts tagged: Design hotels

Casa Cook Chania

CASA COOK hotels have always been a great source of inspiration. Their latest addition to their collection of laid-back, luxurious design hotels in Chania (Greece) is no exception to the rule. With its beautiful concrete walls, natural material & handmade furniture, this place makes you feel you are in Bali or Sri Lanka. A place where we’ve just spent 3 weeks over Xmas and I would return to in a heartbeat! This kind of laid-back, minimalist, textured vibe is what I envision for CASA PYLA although I will probably aim for softer, lighter tones to reflect the surrounding sandy beaches. CASA COOK Chania is a minimalist’s dream and open to families (the one in Rhodes in for adults only). Designed by Lambs and Lions Berlin and K-Studio architects as a low-slung village of modernist villas terraced against the side of a low hill in Chania, the hotel is surrounded by the Mediterranean and tropical plantings. The interiors by Lambs and Lions, in collaboration with interior stylist Annabell Kutucu, subtly contrast with the brand’s predilection for a midcentury vibe with …

Grand Pigalle Hotel, Paris

Grand Pigalle Hotel in Paris

I usually stay with my sister when I go to Paris but last week I spent one night with my friend Catherine at the Grand Pigalle Hotel. I hadn’t spent some time in Pigalle since I moved to London 19 years ago so needless to say that the area had changed a lot. South Pigalle (now called SoPi by hipsters) is a great district that has a lot to offer. So if you’re looking to spend a few days in Paris or feel like trying a district you’ve never been before, I have created a handy Jauntful map for you with all my favourite addresses in South Pigalle (see below) including cool fashion and second-hand shops, design shops and places to drink, eat and sleep. You can also download my guide as a pdf here. If you want to see the other places I visited in Paris (I’m back there at the end of the month), you can also follow me on Instagram and check hashtag #bodieandfoutravelsparis SOUTH PIGALLE  Photography: photo 1 by Karine Köng, all the others by  © Kristen Pelou  | The night was sponsored by the Grand …

Bohemian luxury on the island of Mykonos

Bohemian luxury on the island of Mykonos

Dreaming of Summer by the beach? Let me take you to Mykonos…you won’t regret it! Spread across a peninsula flanked by Kavos and Paraga Beaches on Greece’s Mykonos, the Scorpios beach club has just landed at the top of my bucketlist. With its natural, boho vibe, the place exudes Summer and me-time at the beach. The wood and natural tones are simply gorgeous. I have been lusting after these Shezad suspensions since my last trip to the Maison & Objet trade show in Paris and while they are probably too big for the bedroom I want to revamp, this smaller suspension would be a great alternative to introduce a natural, carefree vibe to the room. So what do you think? Do you fancy going there too like right now!?