Sunsets & Sirens at Sri Panwa

90a83911-b92d-427b-8e5e-5f023c8e6a61.jpg

By now you must have guessed that I’m pretty passionate about Thailand, must be something about the exotic sights, the smiley locals and luxurious hotels.

Speaking of luxurious hotels, Sri Panwa was one that will never leave my soul & body & mind. While I was only there for a short time, it had left an imprint and impression on me forever.

Let’s start with the actual location of this paradise, it’s tucked away from buzzing Phucket city life and tourists, it even has its own stunning private beach, in Laem Phan. It’s right on the edge of the island that’s how you get sights like these,

0afea402-d58f-483b-a672-eb3094404431.jpg

 

*gasp* I know. When I took this shot I had to stare down at my camera for a good minute or two because it looked like a dream.

When we got there, the sky was already melting into sunset,  magic hour. The staff recommended to have drinks and dine on the rooftop, a place they call “Baba’s Nest”. And so – we did! After all, I saw so many photos of this mystical bar, that I had to check it out for myself.

120988b3-15ad-4f28-b24b-204eac9448ee.jpg

ede3f45f-21eb-4f35-a4a0-ba40739b43b3.jpg

 

77E48F2F-B227-4BCB-9C7A-4F9A0D63C749 (1).jpg

If you ever find yourself in this part of Thailand I would highly recommend booking ahead, sunset is their busiest time, naturally.

8D4A008B-441B-42F3-9D92-78DFF51D2C2D.jpgI seriously couldn’t get over the view. I had a moment of reflection, gratefulness from the beauty surrounding me and how blessed I was to be there in that moment.

As night fell, they dimmed the lights to match the setting.

Facetune_19-04-2018-23-23-17.jpg

 

The next day we indulged in the hotel’s room lavish amenities. We got a place with an infinity pool overlooking the lush surroundings. As soon as we entered the room, there was a lovely citrus smell lulling us, and a soothing iPod playlist that’s so perfectly matched and curated for the sights around.

602A360A-AE76-42E8-9FBC-37498E62BD59.jpg

We also abused the included mini bar filled with cooling mint scented towels, a Nespresso machine, soft + boozy drinks. They even had a bowl of fresh fruit and info cards laid out on the mini table beside the patio.

We then made our way to a breakfast buffet fit for royalty, with complimentary champagne. Our hearts + glasses full and we wished the day would never end.

2B7DD5FE-9EAA-4920-B416-F2A47D98790A (1).jpg

IMG_5726 (1).JPG

53A35E69-7FE3-43AD-A544-2282078F6ED7

I took a dip after having a bite, and the water was just perfect. Seriously;  it all felt like a dream! Everything we wanted and more was at our very fingertips with helpful staff and breathtaking views.

Even though we said goodbye, Sri Panwa will never leave my heart, and I will cherish the memories here forever & then some.

 

 

 

Mermaid Monday: Acqua Del Elba’s Oceanic Scents

 

image2 (2)

Last year I decided to take my fins on a short but sweet vacation to Italy in a little city called Rome…

And, of course, as most material merbaes do, one of the first things I did was explore and scour the city for some hidden treasures in the design district. I spent the whole afternoon checking out the boutiques, taking in the ancient streets and listening in on the foreign chatter of natives. I suddenly came face to face when a monument of teal goodness, the perfume store “Acqua Dell Elba”.

Ever since my first perfume purchase there, I’ve been hooked.

The craftmanship is stunning and the scents last for days (literally). When I spray the scent” Acqua” in my hair, it trails and trails even in the muggiest city walks. They’re all handcrafted on a paradise island called Elba (seriously need to go there, yesterday!)

Design:
-Super clean, modern glass design

-Blue colored fragrance (looks like the ocean!)

-Durable glass (but don’t drop it cause you never know!)

Scents:

Donna: Sweet, floral scent with a musky undertone to it. Made with, myrtle, gardenia, jasmine and Mediterranean shrubs + marine cistus. It’s the perfect scent for Spring with a touch of the sea.

image1 (7)

Acqua: This one I LOVE, it’s totally unisex as well. The scent transfers well on men as it does with women I’d say. It’s fresh, with lemon, musk and mediterrean shrubs + it has marine algae! Yes Merbaes you heard that right.  MARINE ALGAE.

image2 (3)

The company ships internationally, but if you happen to have a store near you, I would def recommend stopping by, it’s just such a soothing, minty experience!

image1 (6)

Have you tried their perfumes? Would you try them out? Let’s get the pod talking ❤

FULL Video will be posted here tomorrow!