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Stunning Pool Design at Hotel Encanto

Hotel Encanto in Acapulco, Mexico :: pool at night

Hotel Encanto in Acapulco, Mexico :: pool at night

Wow! I am in awe with the pool area and the overall hotel design. I loved to stay there for a week of vacation. This is a night view of the pool area at Hotel Encanto, which is a new hotel in Acapulco, Mexico that was designed by Miguel Angel Aragones.

Hotel Encanto :: views of big pool and villa

The hotel’s 44 rooms and suites all have private terraces facing the ocean. They were designed based on a novel concept of total privacy. It could be an ideal intimate spot to host an upscale destination wedding.

+ photos: Hotel Encanto
+ via Contemporist

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Universe Beach House by the Mexican Architect Tatiana Bilbao

universe beach house rooftoop swimming top designed by architect tatiana bilbao

I love this sight. I imagine hours of pleasures swimming on this rooftop pool in Mexico designed by Tatiano Bilbao. This beach house is unique. It is build to not disturb the coastal scenery. We can see that countries have different rules regarding safety since they are not railing.

universe beach house on a coast of Mexico :: design by tatiana bilbao

The floor plan is quite unique. This beach house designed for the artist Gabriel Orozco’s family is out of the ordinary. The house is organized around the concept of camping. Like a tent, you must exit each room to the exterior in order to get to another room, such as the toilet or kitchen.

Plus it is not the first time that Tatiano Bilbao plays with multilevel spaces and strategically block and uncover views along the way. We can see it in the exhibition pavilion for the 2006 Jinhua Architecture Park in China.

tatiana bilbao architecture work

Tatiano Bilbao has an impressive portfolio. Many of their buildings are innovative and very creative. They do residential, commercial and institutional buildings. Architecture Record did a nice interview with her.

+ Tatiano Bilbao
+ Via Top Design News
+ Thanks to my friend Gabrielle Chalifoux for tweeting me this fabulous summer home


Three Easy Living Chefs for my Gastronomic Wednesday

three easy living chefs for everyday cooking and entertaining

With more people eating at home, we need tested and proven recipes. Chefs deliver that. An emerging trend is that the celebrity Chefs are more embracing Web 2.0. They all wish to build a community. Here are three Chef sites that are worth a visit. These chefs with kids all favor cooking for the easy living. By the way, did you know that Jamie Oliver got parent for the third time. His wife Jools gave birth to a beautiful baby girl April 3rd, 2009.

cooking mexican with chef marcela

Marcela who lives in The States has served the Spanish community in the past. With a new English-speaking cookbook coming at the end of summer, chef Marcela just launched a new Web site. What I like is that you can preview, test and comment recipes from the book. In fact, you can do that for all her recipes. They built the recipe section as a blog.

Marcela brings a modern twist of authentic Mexican cooking. Have you ever taste Date and Mexican Chocolate Ricotta Fritters? I never but I am intrigued to try.

jamie oliver\'s cooking empire

Jamie Oliver is becoming more and more a lifestyle brand about cooking. As the empire of Jamie Oliver keeps growing, he centralizes all his ventures into one URL. Clever move! I wish to go to UK just to be able to eat at one of his restaurants and book a cooking session at his Recipease shop. Plus, you will find many recipes from his books online.

ricardo cuisine in French :: the chef of ricardo and friends

Even if the site is in French, I could not pass the newly launched for its features. What I like about his new Web site is the menu and shopping list part. You can plan your menu for the week or for a party and based on the menu, create a shopping list. You can send the shopping list by email. It is eco-friendly and you won’t risk to realize that you forgot your shopping list as you enter the grocery store. We want an English equivalent, Ricardo.

Ricardo Larrivée is very popular in Quebec. He hosts his own TV show, published several cookbooks and has his own magazine. Fans of discovered Ricardo with a different TV show titled Ricardo and Friends.