InspirationNovember 17, 2014

I Want to Go To There: Babylonstoren

I’ve been dreaming of a getaway ever since returning from the book tour and came across the most MAGICAL place in South Africa that made me think that a stay there would change my life (granted, I also get that feeling sometimes at Whole Foods when loading up my cart with kale and organic face cream- a NEW LIFE!)
Babylonstoren is an one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms close to Cape Town. Renovated and made into a simply beautiful hotel, spa and working farm (not to mention the lauded restaurant and winery) it looks like a little slice of heaven.  Be prepared for some SERIOUS eye candy!

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I love the Dutch architecture and gorgeous vistas.

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The rooms and baths are modern and simple. The all white scheme makes you just say “ahhhhhh…”

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So much of the decor and branding here reflects the Delft Blue china that was found when excavating the gardens (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE)

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There are many spaces for events as well…

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I mean, wine and then farm animals? This is my kinda place.

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I just LOVE the large graphics in the restaurant.

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How beautiful is this???

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Yes, I’ll take a slice of this.

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The incredible gardens.

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An “insect hotel”. I’m serious.

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When exploring the gardens you can take a little respite in this “nests” (um, AWESOME.)

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The winery…

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And when your done eating, hiking, exploring the garden, tasting wine, sitting by the pool, watching them make break and olive oil and petting the animals, you can get a massage here.

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Hey Santa, note this one. ;)

 

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