Bonjour tout le monde, Andrea from Andrea Reh here. Being somewhat of a hotel fiend (okay, a complete hotel fiend), I was super excited when Jillian suggested that for our first blog swap, we share our ultimate staycation and our ultimate vacation. I knew immediately that it could only be Mollies for my staycation - a boutique hotel set in the heart of Auckland, New Zealand, I have wanted to stay here for as long as I can remember. Auckland's ultimate "boho-bolthole", the airy dining room is the setting of frequent daily operatic recitals for uber-stylish guests (a la Jay Z and Beyonce on their recent trip down under).
For my dream vacation (or holiday, as we call it here in New Zealand), it could only be Paris - the City of Light and my eternal obsession. Few hotels epitomise Paris more than Le Petite Moulin - a century-old bakery reconcieved by the renown Christian Lacroix. With each room inspired by a different aspect of the Bastille, Lacroix meant the the hotel to "remind us of doll houses, or of the cut-through views of buildings found in 20th century encyclopaedias, where the atmospheres were very different from one floor to another." Exquisite.
thank you to andrea for stopping by! officially adding new zealand to my travel wishlist! and be sure to hop over to andrea reh to see my dream staycation and vacation plans.