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Country Life, House Envy, Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rental of the Week: Pixie Nook Cottage, Cornwall

August 12, 2015 • By

This week’s stylish vacation rental is Pixie Nook, a charming, 300-year-old luxury cottage located in Cornwall, England. Designed with indulgence in mind, you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets from the hot tub and wake to the sound of bird song at this romantic self-catering holiday cottage squirreled away on Bodmin Moor. Jewel hues, upcycled vintage finds and bold Designers Guild fabrics create a vibrant and contemporary cottage vibe that makes for an idyllic getaway for two.



Country Life, House Envy, Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rental of the Week: Dragonwood Boat House

July 29, 2015 • By

It is Wednesday, which means it is time for yet another Stylish Rental of the Week! Today I’m featuring a boutique boat house rental located near Oakham in Rutland, United Kingdom. The Dragonwood Boat House was designed solely with romance in mind and saw local craftsmen come together with Harlequin interior designers to create a traditional Victorian bolthole with a modern Italian twist. This lakeside home offers luxury self-catering breaks in the most magical of settings.



glamping, tent, beach house, camping, cabin
Country Life, Unique Stays

This Tent Puts the “Glam” in Glamping

February 24, 2015 • By

I’m a bit obsessed with glamping.  I love the idea of staying in a vintage-style safari camp with all the luxuries – a bathtub for instance, and a cushy bed, and folding chairs pulled ’round a fire at night while my adventurer friends tell tales and drink something serious.   That’s glamping – or glamorous camping.READ MORE

Country Life, House Envy, Interiors

Vacation Rental of the Week: Il Castello (The Castle)

August 1, 2013 • By

This is one of my all time favorite rentals – but I admit it is not for everyone.  My husband and I booked this ancient Italian castle for his birthday, gathering here with thirteen friends to enjoy a few evenings of opera at the Arena di Verona, do some sightseeing, swimming and relaxing with lots of homemade food and Italian wine.

I loved our vacation rental, but a couple of of our friends were less than enthusiastic about it.

I wanted to tell you about it anyway – and you can decide for yourself if this is the kind of place you’d stay. I highly recommend it, but with caveats (listed at the end of this post).READ MORE

Country Life, Interiors

Nostalgia – Christina’s World

July 9, 2013 • By

Remember when?  Remember the way the light came in…the sounds from the trees…and the car crunching up the driveway?  Nostalgia is sentimental, yes, a kind of melancholic memory of what was.