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Teardrop pearls cry for more days at the shore but alas we shall have to return another day. πŸ– Sunsetting beachside lounging at @anantaralayanphuket’s secluded private bay with the sound of soft waves lapping on creamy sleepy sands. Wearing #VIVACIOUS by @natashamoorcosmetics molten matte lip as bright as the sunset glows gold. πŸŒ…  Returning to our room to find a gorgeously touching gift- scroll to see! 😍❀️ Thank you @anantaralayanphuket
I’m an increasing fan of disconnecting to connect. While humans are stepping into the realm of tech-interwoven realities, our physical history is rooted in grounding to the earth and we mustn’t take that for granted. Tech can’t yet feed our bodies, so we need to nurture the human vessel with self care and solitude to ensure balance.
Thank you @anantaralayanphuket for a breezy vacation of pampering and ultimate relaxation. πŸ– Sunny days spent snoozing by the villa pool in @natashamoorcosmetics #CEO molten matte lip with silky Japanese straightened locks by @Kathyleeofficial πŸ˜πŸ’†πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Sipping on #V15 baileys-banana smoothies and getting gorgeously fat watching high tide kiss the shores. 🍹It’s been perfection! ❀️ #anantaralayanphuket #aviators #bulgari #serpenti
Truth. Goals. πŸ™πŸΌ
Deeply feeling the pale perfection of periwinkle blues this summer, not sure why... 😍🌌 Adored our unexpected indigo skies at @anantaralayanphuket and looking forward to being back. 🏝
My serene mood is perfectly captured by this exquisite ceylon sapphire : A enchanting sky blue hue with just a touch of violet and diamond-like clarity. The sapphire was originally featured in a fabulous Art Deco necklace from the 1920s-30s by the renowned French jeweler - La Cloche Freres. The bright blue emerald-cut sapphire weighs in at 33.06 carats, radiating brilliantly from within a platinum frame of custom-cut baguette diamonds. πŸ’Ž From @langantiques
We were given these gifts for a reason; to find and to follow and in doing so walk, live and create the path of our destiny. ✨
Loving my @anantaralayanphuket holiday perfect frizz-free silky hair by @kathyleeofficial and trim by @anantara_spa πŸ’‡πŸ» Ideal for balmy humid holidays and days by the beach, as well as easy care for everyday city life too. #favourite #japanesestraightening
β€˜One indeed is ones own refuge
Who else could ones refuge be? 
With oneself thoroughly tamed, 
One obtains a refuge hard to gain.’ ~Buddha
Indigo skies over the private beach at @anantaralayanphuket 😍 Our favourite boutique villa getaway for true relaxation. 😎😴 It’s so tranquil that the hotel owner built his own private weekend residence here and ensures all hotel staff meet his exacting international luxury standards. πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ³πŸ₯˜ Staff personalities are genuinely cheerful and friendly - even the room service is gourmet quality. πŸ˜±πŸ˜‹ Fave aspect apart from the white sand private bay? (Now with a mini mobile #mojito bar on it! 🍹) The healthy food selections for all needs; vegetarian, gluten free, sugarless- whatever our body wants. πŸ₯‘πŸ₯₯πŸ₯™πŸ½ There’s such an extensive selection of actually tasty gluten free breads, muffins, soy milk, goji berries and spirulina shots next to the rows of cereal, fruits, western and Asian foods and creations of the private chef at the open breakfast bar. 🍲🍌πŸ₯“πŸœπŸŽπŸ₯žπŸ₯—πŸ³πŸ₯πŸž
Great for fitness lovers and food lovers alike. (Also with spa, salon, gym, TRX, Muay Thai, paddle boarding/kayaking/water sports and an activity guru.) πŸ₯ŠπŸ’†πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ§–πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‡πŸ»πŸ„πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Boutique sized but big resort bang for your buck. πŸ€‘πŸ‘πŸΌ No wonder we keep coming back! πŸ–
 #notsponsored #wejustloveit #anantaralayanphuket
Madame Marthe de Florian was a little known French demimondaine (courtesan) during the Belle Γ‰poque. Her story resurfaced when in 2010 her belongings were discovered in her Parisian apartment, located at 2 square La BruyΓ¨re (in the 9th arrondissement), untouched for decades; a veritable time capsule of treasures. Among the many paintings discovered in the apartment was an 1888 portrait depicting Marthe de Florian herself in a beautiful pink muslin evening dress, painted by one of her lovers, the artist Giovanni Boldini. πŸ’‹