"It's not about luxury, it's about experience. To me, that is heavily influenced by the space itself and the people who created it, and ultimately, how it makes you feel."
I research extensively when I am planning a trip, determined to find those special places wherever in the world I may be heading. Admittedly, sometimes the best ones are those you simply stumble upon in your wanderings, but not having the luxury of time anymore means that I now have to be much more efficient of when and where I travel (read: less time to wander and stumble). I am drawn to those spaces of simplicity and understated elegance. More often than not it leads me to a boutique hotel or a private residence... ones created with the understanding of the effect a well-designed space has on the psychological well-being of the occupant.
The intention of this site is to create a collection of spaces based on thoughtful design and authenticity for the traveler that appreciates the value in simplicity. Not all these places are exclusive or expensive, in fact many of my favorite places are not. But they are all memorable. This website is about sharing special hideaways around the world and hoping you will love them as much as we did.
- Melissa Daly, Founder