Wednesday, 14 April 2010

*My Favourite Place*

Have you got a place that is really special to you, that you would go to right now if you could? Whether it be because it holds a special memory or simply because it is beautiful, it holds a special place in your heart and you often find your mind drifting there?

Well, my favourite place is a little hideaway hotel in Bel Air which we stayed in while in LA. We only stayed there for two nights as it was a special treat to ourselves on our honeymoon so I don't know if we'll ever get to stay there again;) The hotel is classical in style but understated, and the gardens are insanely beautiful & so was our room!
I just have to share these pictures cos they brighten up my day whenever I look at them! Hope you enjoy them too :)

Swan LakeMain hotel building

Our room

Path which links rooms
I just loved this little orange tree :)

Little fountain

Swimming Pool
All of the rooms rooms are accessed through corridors like this..

Where is your favourite place? :)


  1. Oh! darling what an enchanting place, you lucky girl. I am planning a trip to Los Angeles to visit my daughter, I will ask her to take me to this magical place. My favourite place is a little church and garden in South of France tucked away in the hills between Nice and Monte Carlo. To me this place is heaven on earth. I can sit there for hours and just stare at the beauty around me. Thanks for this post and for the memories it brought back to me. Have a lovely day darling.

    Love & Hugs

  2. what a gorgeous place, love all the trees and flowers!

  3. hello Catherine
    I've just discovered your lovely blog and am your newest follower!
    I love L.A. and your pictures are beautiful!
    xx Flaviana

  4. I love those pictures and the big round pool. It looks like a very special spot! I have a big place in my heart for the city of San Diego. I used to live there and miss it every day.

  5. Catherine, I'm happy you found my blog - it's actually my new one, the older one Across The Pond is still up and recalls the past three years of life between the US and Europe!

    I love the pics of the beach - your husband took some really good shots. A coastline in Winter is always spectacular! Your sweet pup pics are cute too!

    We share several decor loves - china and old books. Hope you show your home in Ireland some day - you are actually my first blog friend who lives there. My husband's paternal grandparents were from near The Ring of Kerry.

    Will stop by again - right now I'm off to work in my garden, busy time of year, and it's looking beautiful. Tomorrow I'll share pics of the blooming shrubs for PINK SATURDAY - you may want to join us as it's always fun and you can visit a couple of hundred bloggers.........if you have time, lol!!!!!!

    Happy weekend dear - and welcome to blogland.

  6. Beautiful images, it looks so restful and serene. :-)

    My fave place? Tough to pick just one, but right now, it would be inside the sanctuary of a very beautiful church I love to visit. I always have a sense of overwhelming peace there.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Hi! you have a lovely blog. I am your new follower. Follow me too?

  8. I'd have to say my favorite place is Hawaii or Ireland, no wait Paris, um New York, San Francisco, New Orleans....I'll have to get back to you...

  9. Hello my friend,i just found your site through duchess at rose tea cottage,i love your site,please stop by my site sometime.would love to have you..Cilla

  10. venice, hot tubs...

    :) xx

  11. I love an old castle hotel in Carithia (Osterreicht) which is wonderful!!! Have a nice day, Anita Camilla