Incredible India in all her glory!
Needless to say that India was absolutely amazing, delightful,humbling and inspirational. Here’s just a few of our favourite moments captured, full Travel Story to come soon….03/02/2016
Le ‘a Vinson || A Guide To Summer
When two of your favourites collaborate to create some really beautiful imagery and all captured on the beautiful spanish island of Ibiza, well this personally ticks a lot of boxes for us. It’s no secret we are massive fans of All That Remains each and every season, loving every collection and hoping all the pieces will magically appear in our closet. You’ve got to love those 70’s inspired crochet bikinis by ATR which is so well complimented by Henrik Purienne style and work, colours and tones. We adore these two and were so thrilled when we heard of this shoot, a match made in heaven really! A Guide To Summer perfectly captures that eternal youth and endless european summer we all dream about, chasing the sun, salty hair, spanish beer and the Med, what more could you want?
– We hope you love this as much as we do, Salute!
All above photography was taken by Henrik Purienne with beautiful Model Alessandra Kirn
Hand Crafted | Limited Edition | Made To Order | Luxe-Boheme
Inspiration discovered in people | places & treasures found in travelling the world | celebrating the craft of artesians of another time
Get your hands on Henrik Purienne’s self titled book HERE!!23/01/2015
This is definitely one of those mind blowingly incredible places where architecture and landscape marry oh-so well, to create some sort of design magic! Floating above a treasured entrance, a unique rooftop infinity pool embellishes beautiful Tinos Island in Greece’s Cyclades archipelago. The largest of its kind, Tinos Island has recently become a focal point for architectural inspiration. Among the island’s derelict windmills and over 1000 artistic dovecotes, sculptors and painters have found inspiration and so did Athens-based studio Kois Associated Architects when creating the fascinating Mirage House.
All images sourced from freshhome.com for full story click HERE12/12/2014
Dreaming of a tropical island getaway surrounded by coral reef, a blue lagoon and white sandy beaches?
THE BRANDO – a luxurious ECO-friendly resort on the private island of Teti’aroa, 53km south of Tahiti in French Polynesia, comprises of 35 private villas on white-sand beaches surrounding a crystal blue lagoon.
Enticed by magical blue hues and turquoise for days?
Well the one and only Marlon Brando was back in 1960 when he ‘discovered’ this little gem while location scouting for the movie ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’. He purchased the atoll by 1967 for a mere $270,000, building a simple 12-bungalow village for friends, family and scientists to stay. The village later became a simple hotel that ran for over 25 years; Brando even had plans to later build a luxury resort on the island in the near future.
After Brando died in 2004, with no mention or instructions for Teti’aroa in his will, the rights to develop this exclusive resort was left to a Tahitian hotel brand, and so THE BRANDO was born! The island can only be accessed by private plane (to protect the reef), and the luxury eco-resort is an all-inclusive private getaway made up of 35 private villas (sustainably built with local materials of course), we LOVE everything about this place!
The Brando is seriously heaven on earth, cannot wait to visit one day!
check out our new Luxe Towels perfect for Summer and your next salty escape!14/11/2014
Guatemala Is like no other. It is inspiring, romantic, adventurous and amazingly colorful. We have both had the privilege of visiting this beautiful country on separate trips and definitely a place we keep close to our hearts. Easily a big inspiration for the birth of Dos Ombré and our love of home wares, we hope to revisit together in the future.
Antigua is a 45 min pictures’ drive through lush green mountains from Guatemala City. It is a colonial city in the central highlands of Guatemala, heritage listed and its beauty is incomparable. Antigua is a colonial city with colorful buildings, Spanish baroque architecture and surrounded by three large volcanoes, which dominate the dreamy horizon. Wake up every morning to crisp high altitude fresh air and local Mayan woman carrying bundles of exotic flowers and fruits on their heads through the streets each morning. An abundance of vibrant colours and handmade goods are everywhere.
Try to speak Española. Eat chocolate from one of the local chocolate mares. For coffee lovers, enjoy the amazing Guatemalan coffee beans. Take so many photos; it is seriously hard to get a bad photo. Meet the locals and smile with the street kids, they are beautiful people. Sneak peek into the many botanical courtyard gardens around. Walk the beautifully cobbled streets.
Take a stroll through central park, and visit the Cathedral of San Jose lit up in all its beauty at night. Get lost in the cobblestone back streets and secret lanes that lead you to the most incredible ruins and ancient cathedrals. There is so much to find in this beautiful city. Go on a local chicken bus. Gaze at the former El Carmen Church, it is incredible! Stroll up to the hill to the Cerro De La Cruz where you’ll have the most incredible view of the city below and dominant volcano De Agua behind the cross monument. Wonder the rooftops of the old colorful buildings, here you’ll have an amazing birds eye view of this accent city and the volcano De Agua.
Walk to 5th Ave North, one of the most popular streets in Antigua lined with cafe’s, shopping and restaurants and the most distinguishable landmark in the city, the yellow Santa Catalina Arch. Iconic and picturesque with Volcano De Ague as the backdrop.
Pacaya Volcano is alive and active. This by far, has to be one of the most outrageous, incredible and bizarre experiences to date in our travel dairy. Have you ever toasted marshmallows on flowing lava from a live volcano? Pacaya Volcano has two hikes per day, Sunrise and Sunset delivering out of this world landscape and the closets we’ve ever felt to landing on Mars. Handing hint: buy the sticks!
If you are brave enough, the street food is where it’s at, the best homemade tortillas known to man kind. The exotic flavors and so cheap, you’ll find vendors lining the street all over Antigua, particularly near the parks and churches. If you’d prefer something more civilize, you can eat at one of the many restaurants in Antigua, with the romantic outside courtyards and terrace dining, some even peering into ancients ruins of nearby cathedrals.
Antigua street Market filled with Mayan trinkets, treasures and colorful textiles, both lining the streets outdoor, plus Mercado de Artesanias in the west end of town. If you have more time, head to Lake Atitlan for peaceful pleasures and ultimate yoga retreats, plus Chichicastenango where you’ll find the world’s larges handicrafts flea market, held every Thursday and Sunday.
Black Cat – BLACK-CAT-GUATEMALA | Includes complimentary organic breakfast and chilled friendly vibes.
Cirilo Boutique Hotel – hotelcirilo.com | Absolutely divine, you will never want to leave
After many amazing adventures around the world, we have come to conclusion that the most special and truly magical secret spots are THE hardest to get to! Semuc Champey is no exception, taking an 8 hours chicken Bus (local bus) from Antigua through bumpy roads, it is no doubt worth the roadtrip. Semuc Champey roughly translate to ‘ where does the water hide’ true to name being buried in the Jungle of Alta Verapaz of northern Guatemala, close to Mexico. Calcified limestone with interconnecting waterfalls, make these lagoon-like jade pools a pretty special swimming hole and would happily transport there again in a heartbeat! Tree house accommodation and local guides to limestone caves and viewpoint hike looking over the spectacular valley of the pools below.
Put GUATEMALA on your bucket list must!
Check out our story on The VIsta HERE and other beautiful travel adventures xoxo24/10/2014
Where would you go if you let your heart run free?
‘THE VISTA’ is your global treasure map. When planning a trip it can sometimes seem daunting. What should I do on my own in Tokyo? Where should I stay in Mexico, a tree house or a yurt? Where is the best place in NYC to shop for vintage Chanel? The best information comes direct from the source.
Creator, Julia Ashwood is the beauty behind this gypset life, after years of travels and amazing adventures, now willing to share her insight to like minded people, whom enjoy the insider treasure spots, local knowledge and on the money recommendations.
Hamptons || New York || USA
The Surf Lodge || Montauk || USA
Santorini || Greece
A gypset traveller is seeking unique experiences which are both exotic, luxe & adventurous.
‘The Vista’ features the places Julia has been & the travels she is yet to take with first hand travel tips and advice from a gypset perspective. The inspiration behind ‘The Vista’ came from a lack of good, like-minded travel information.
Searching blogs and travel sites for hours, found Julz in need to create a platform to share her experiences and help make others travel experiences better. ” Travel to me means freedom and independence, and it’s an important part of growing up and a great way to spend your ‘Saturn Return’ period too!”
Negril || Jamaica
Playa Del Carmen || Mexico
Palm Springs || USA
Julz says, “It’s important to research your trip. I encourage women to ask me questions before or whilst they are on the road. They may be packing for a week in Bali, or searching for a fun hotel in LA or an amazing treehouse in Turkey. I know how magic it is to find treasures along your path, whether it be a festival in the Californian dessert, a great flea market in NYC or a cafe in Nicaragua with the best chai tea. ‘The Vista’ will provide a map to help you find that treasure.
Travel is all about getting out of your comfort zone, exploring new adventures and the beautiful souls you will meet. There’s an incredible world out there, it’s hard to stop traveling once you start. That may explain why I haven’t unpacked my bags in nearly 4 years now!”
Tasmania || Australia
Marrakech || Morocco
Playa Del Carmen || Mexico – Miami || USA
Big Sur || California || USA
If you’re planning an adventure near or far, Followthevista.com is sure to help guide and inspire you, with the insider tips and local knowledge, on your next destination. We cannot wait to see where Julz will go next!23/10/2013
A very amateur film I made a few years ago for a uni assignment. Every time and again I happen to watch it, and it puts a little smile on my face, from some seriously great times & incredible memories! Hope it distracts your mind, the way it does mine, if only for a couple of minutes | drea07/05/2013
We thought we’d introduce you to one of our all-time favourite photographers, Slim Aarons.. THE MAN! Born and raised in New York in 1912 he was regarded as one of the most influential magazine photographers of his time. Aarons enlisted in the US army at 18 years old as a war photographer, later serving as a combat photographer in World War II and earning a Purple Heart, he quickly learnt that the only beach worth landing on was one “decorated with beautiful, seminude girls tanning in a tranquil sun.”
Having moved to Hollywood California after the war and becoming a personality himself, he began photographing the more superficial things in life “attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.” “I knew everyone,” he said in an interview with The Independent in 2002. He photographed socialites, jet-setters, the rich & famous, nobles and celebrities, usually in their own lavish settings, and he never used a stylist, or a makeup artist. His ability to portray the people he photographed in a positive light meant he was welcomed at these high-society gatherings for this reason. “I knew everyone, they invited me to their parties as they knew that I would not cause them any harm”. “I was one of them”.
Keep Your Cool | Acapulco | 1978
Eden Roc Chat | Antibes France | 1976
Cat-Shaped Pool | Miami | 1955
Armando’s Beach Club | Acapulco Mexico | 1975
Catherine Wilke – 1980 | Underwater Drink – Acapulco Mexico – 1972
What we love most about his work; peeking into the luxurious homes, pool areas and backyards of some of the most famous and glamorous celebrities and notables over the years, you’re left wondering what it would have been like to be apart of their opulent and extravagant worlds.
Acapulco Villa 1968
El Venero | Marbella Spain | 1971
Eleuthera Pool Party | Bahamas | 1970
Kaufman House | Palm Springs | 1970
Penthouse Pool | Athens | 1961
Eden Roc Pool – Antibes France 1976 | Pool At Las Brisas – Acapulco Mexico – 1972
Flinstone Home | Arizona | 1973
To get a little piece of Slim in your home, you can purchase one of his incredible books HERE – definite coffee table must!29/04/2013
With COACHELLA fast approaching we find ourselves reminiscing of previous adventures to the West Coast, USA.
We’re dreaming of sunshine, palm trees, cali breeze, Mexican food, sandy toes, RV’s, road trips, live music, Highway One, Big Sur, desert heat, cheap motels, palm springs, hotdogs, boardwalks, thrift stores, In & Out, good tunes, great friends & dreamy sunsets.
If you’re lucky enough to be heading over this year, stay cool and have fun Peace + Love | Dos Ombré HQ xxox
COASTER | LA – SAN DIEGO
SANTA MONICA | LEMONADE STAND | REDONDO | VENICE BEACH
COACHELLA INSTALLATION 2010
SANTA MONICA LIBRARY | GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE | LA PALMS | BIG SUR
BIG SUR | HIGHWAY ONE
HIGHWAY ONE | SAN FRANCISCO – LA
LA JOLLA | CALIFORNIA26/03/2013
Dos Ombré > Travel Adventure