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AMANDARI (link) (instagram) Location: Jalan Raya Kedewatan, Ubud Year built: September 1989. Architect: Peter Muller from Sydney, Australia Ethos: modern Balinese village, located around terraces and the only resort located close to a temple Bali is like an oasis for the senses – the scenery, the people, the food, and the pace, each have their own distinct, unique qualities, but together, act as a respite for the mind and body. This trip to Bali gave me focus and mental clarify by giving me the chance to completely immerse myself in nature (one of the best things about being in Ubud.) This time, I stayed at Amandari, which i...
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AMANKILA (link) (instagram) My latest escape has taken me to Bali, where I got to relax at the closest thing to paradise – Amankila resort in Manggis, Bali just off the east coast of the archipelago. Amankila means ‘peaceful hill’, which describes the resort in the most minimal way. Built in March 1992 by architect Ed Tuttle, the resort was inspired by the palaces of Ujung and Tirtagangga. Each suite is built like a beach house and is connected with pathways, each suite elevated on stilts to maximize sea views. It overlooks the Lombok Strait and everywhere you turn is a picturesque moment. The resort is a perfect mix of modern...
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AMAN VENICE (instagram) (link) My most recent trip to Venice was a feast for the eyes – from the hotel to the canals and the magic of the city, it was beautiful at every turn. Aman is one of the world’s most luxurious resorts, and their Venice property was amazing. Located at the Palazzo Papadopoli on the Grand Canal, the hotel is majestic and romantic (like Venice) with meticulous building details like gilded ceilings and leather wall coverings. Each room at the Aman Venice has original architecture from the palazzo’s heritage, making each one unique. It’s modern, minimal and refined all at the same time, and all the details...
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