It is snowy a lot down here so I feel that a piece of sunny paradise is in order. These pictures were taken from the Six Senses luxury resorts, which are absolutely stunning vacation places.
Luxury and Romantic Accommodations
Guests at any of the Six Senses resorts stay in their own villa with generous personal space. Although the villas respect the country traditional architecture, their style displays a hint of modern architecture. These resorts are unique and remarkable.
But even though you do not live in such an idyllic place, you can still throw a fabulous romantic picnic. As I checked how Six Senses designed the private dining experience for their guests, I can see that the same elements are reused and adapted to the surroundings.
The Basic Recipe
If you wish to host a romantic dinner, find a beautiful secluded spot, bring up lots of deep cushions, rattan stools or even a table and chairs. Add candle lights, throws and serve a bunch of appetizers. Bring exotic looking trays in earthy materials. Hire a caterer and ask them to set it properly so it is easy to display on site.
Even on your backyard, you can create a sentiment of intimacy and grandeur. If you live in the city or the crowded suburbs, enclose the dining space with drapes, small trees, vines and dividing walls. Use a small waterfall to cover the noise. Play your favorite romantic music or go with a spa mood with the relaxing sounds of sea. The idea is to set a time and place, away from your busy life.
If you have children, hire a babysitter if the picnic is not at home. Otherwise, organize for them to sleep at grandma. Make sure you and your partner close the cell phones. Enjoy your time together!
About Six Senses Resorts
The first two rows are pictures from Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay, located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman. The place is magical if you wish a real change of scenery.
The bottom pictures were taken at Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay located in Vietnam. In 2007, Six Sense Spa at Nha Trang was one of the Top 50 Hotels from the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Award.
The Six Senses Spa at Hua Hin, Thailand was awarded the Best Rooms by Condé Nast Traveller The Gold List 2007. I will stop because the list is too long. If you are looking for luxury accommodations in Asia, check out the Six Senses Web site before finalizing your travel arrangements.
Learn more: Six Senses Resorts & Spas
IsabelleMarch 5, 2008 at 22:53
Hello Kim, great job with the new blog design. Looks very nice!
Jenn LeeMarch 6, 2008 at 08:53
just the other day i told my husband that i’m going to start a vacation fund so we can travel at least once a year together – this post totally makes me want to go to Six Senses Resorts 🙂
At Home with Kim ValleeMarch 6, 2008 at 09:17
Jenn Lee: I told my husband that I want to go to. I will pass along the idea of a fund. Vacation makes great memories for you to cherish all your life.
Oh! I am glad you like the new look. Thanks!
beaMarch 8, 2008 at 11:49
I would love to visit one of these spots in a heartbeat!
sophieJuly 7, 2009 at 19:01
Fun and excitement is the name of the game when you go on picnics. In this economy, people are always looking to save money on family activities. A good old fashion picnic is a superb way to save and have fun.. What�s so great about a picnic is that children typically like them just as much as adults. Dont for get to bring your picnic baskets and be delighted.