Beautiful Betsy Hotel in South Beach

A beautiful boutique hotel is getting ready to reopen its doors on South Beach’s Ocean Drive. The Betsy (formerly the Betsy Ross) is a contemporary tropical colonial hotel with an interior design that is bright, open and connected. With its towering columns, expansive front porch, and tall windows, The Betsy evokes classic colonial architecture. Inside, antique plantation style wooden shutters, potted palms and white lacquered furniture add to the charm. Rooms will have a crisp look with four different nature-inspired color schemes: fields of lavendar in Provence, sunbathed Tuscan ochre, vibrant red coral or fresh Spring green. Glamorous without being stuffy, the Betsy is a boutique hotel we’d love to visit.

This kind of luxury doesn’t come cheap. Rates will range from $400 to $750; suites begin at $1,110. Reservations are now open for March. The Betsy Hotel website

January 21, 2017

Countless Glittering Stars Illuminate a Dreamy World Below

For those of us who live in a bustling, crowded metropolis, a glittering sky filled with stars is a spectacular sight we rarely get to see. Finnish photographer Oscar Keserci offers us glimpses of these astounding views and tranquil starry nights. His breathtaking images showcase dark skies fully illuminated by millions of brilliant celestial points.

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January 20, 2017

Floating Cabin Lets Nature-Lovers Sleep in the Treetops of Sweden

If you’ve ever dreamed of cuddling up in a contemporary treehouse, the 7th Room Treehotel may be your new favorite getaway. Designed by Snøhetta—a design office that dabbles in landscaping, architecture, interiors, and brand design—the floating bungalow is tucked away in Northern Sweden and perfectly positioned for a sweeping view of the Northern Lights. The 7th Room is elevated by twelve 10-meter stilts and is beautifully built around the towering trunk of a pine tree.

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