Yuri's list of Top Ten World's Best Hotel Bathroom With A View

Saturday, July 31, 2010

I love to watch those "10 best ....(fill in the blank) in the world" on TV, and then I thought hey, why don't I make those list myself and put it on this blog? Genius,right? (lol).. Anyway, I'm summing up this list from a couple of websites that already has those lists of their own, so I'm just listing up my most favorite best of the best, kinda like that.. ;p

Let's begin with Bathrooms now shall we? I originally intended to make Top 10 Most Unique Public Bathroom because I remember watching an episode of that on TV, but after several hours of browsing i found it hard to find the lists that makes my category, so I skipped it and decided to go with a new category which is Top 10 Best Hotel Bathroom With A View.

You know how hotel rooms must have a good view right? But how bout the bathrooms?
I love to check on the bathroom whenever I stayed at a hotel because to me bathroom is important. And it would be a great bonus point if the bathroom has an excellent view too! So I made this list of my personal favorites. Please note that this list is in random order so the first on the list doesn't mean it's my most favorite, et cetera.. et cetera.. Got it? Good. Now let's begin:


"YURI's list of Top 10 World's Best Hotel Bathroom With A View"



The Outpost Kruger National Park
South Africa


This luxury hotel is perched on a tree within a game reserve in South Africa. It is built on a hillside with a view on 180 ° to the Kruger National Park. Yes, this open bathroom is perched up high so there's no need to worry of any peeping tom.
With an open space that connects to the nature like that, one will feel as free as a bird (speaking of living in a tree too ;p). I bet at night the sounds of the forest and the starry sky will give a great bathing experience too.
The bath tub is unique and the rustic style of this bathroom really match the environment. With a clear wide view from a bird's looking point, this bathroom is one of the best in my list.



The Hotel Cipriani
Venice, Italy

Located on the island Giudecca, which is famous with its wines, this five-star and ultra-rich hotel with it's excellent services and (also) excellent bathrooms are one of my favorite too. The all-marble bathroom looks very inviting and the view it offers...i'm speechless.. You can view the famous Venetian canal as well as the amazing views of the delightful walled Casanova gardens and St Mark’s Square. And those tall windows?? Oh my... take me there please..



The InterContinental Hong Kong
Hong Kong


This is the bathroom of the Presidential Suite, the largest suite in Hong Kong. Who wouldn't want to spend time in this tub relaxing while looking over the well-known beautiful views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island. This master bathroom features a rain shower for two, a state of the art Jacuzzi and a separate toilet room complete with remote control, heated toilet seat and front/back washer and dryer features -- and don't forget that spectacular views of Hong Kong's skyline.



The Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay
Oman


Just look at those views! With that big openings surrounding your bath tub who would say No to this?? This bathroom has a spacious, personal environment to offer as view for its guests. The rustic style of the bathroom is a uniqueness itself, the bath tub and the general look of the bathroom offers "back to nature" experience and the views... oh the views...they're just spectacular.



Hufaven Fushi
Maldives, Indian Ocean


Oh how I always wish I could go to Maldives. It's one of my dreams to be able to spend a holiday there with my loved one. Maldives is juts to-die-for.
This bathroom is from the Lagoons Bungalows of the hotel. it sets on a long ovate pier off the island. Yes, it says OFF THE ISLAND. The room also has a plunge pool on your private terrace overlooking the ocean. Well, actually the ocean is right beneath your bungalows!
The massive glass right in front of the bathtub is like a wide screen TV that plays your favorite travel channel where they show you a clear blue sea and bright blue sky ^o^ It's hard to beat that.



The Standard Hotel
New York, USA


Just by looking at the pic above you'll see why this bathroom makes it on my list. It has everything great in it. Great spacious space, great tiles, great wide windows, great tub and great double views! You can see the water view at your left and the city view at your right, both through the massive clear windows. Fascinating! If this picture is taken at daytime, imagine what the view would look like at night time!



The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
Cape Town, South Africa


The hotel stands at the very edge of the Atlantic, surrounded by acres of marine coastal nature reserves. The view from the bathroom is just WOW! Roman style bathroom with a sea and mountain view (I'd like to think of it as Vesuvius mountain ;p) would be enough to make me wants to stay as long as I can in that bath tub.. Just take a relaxing soak and enjoy the scenery.



Rayavadee
Krabi, Thailand


Located on white sand beaches and cinematic limestone cliff-sides, this hotel bathroom offers a stunning view of the cliff sides, the beach and the rest of the island. The lush landscaped gardens are an additional view for that all-out tropical indulgence.
The bathroom itself is really spacious with great lighting, beautiful wood and stone interior and a large couple's bath tub with a massive window in front of it. The bathroom also connected to the room and the private terrace. A tropical paradise of your own..



Tshukudu Bush Lodge
Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa


The windows over the bathroom open onto the grassy plain and rustic safari field, a view so different from what you see in your daily city life. Maybe you can see giraffes grazing on the savannah or maybe a watering hole swarmed with animals.
This bathroom has a sunken bathtub with water-conserving hardware, and a black slate floor. With an open window really close to your bathtub like that you can enjoy the scenery as if you are soaking in a bathtub outside the wall. This is a very private lodge because..errr...your closest human neighbor is nowhere nearby.



Khayangan estate, resorts and villas
Bali, Indonesia

And this last one is from my beloved country, Indonesia. Indonesia also has many places and islands that worth the visit. If you're looking for a holiday in a tropical country then you should consider Indonesia ^__^
Anyway, this bathroom is from a resort villa in Bali. The villa rests on the tip of a hill. Below it are white sands and rolling ocean waves. This bathroom views are very unique and might have the potential of making you wants to stay all day ;p
This bathroom has 2 different views. So while you're sipping champagne while soaking underneath all those flower petals in your bath you'll enjoy the green scenery right outside your window and of the ocean far beneath. And while you're washing your hand or brushing your teeth on the unique sink you'll find the scenery of the dense beds of grass and trees, gently swaying palms, and some paddy fields outside your window. I love the natural style of the stone-infused bathtub and the carved wood sink table. I also love the drapes on the bathtub window. Perfection!



So, that's it! Which one do you like? Or which one did you not like?
Please remember that this is just a personal choice of mine so the list may be subjective to me but I tried to be fair and include different kind of style and views (from ocean views to city views and forest views). So I hope you enjoy my list and feel free to add your favorite hotel bathroom with a view. Give me the link on the comment form if you happened to have a link to the picture.

Anyway, I always wanted to do this kind of lists on my blog and now that I finally did it, I didn't expect it to be a lot of fun! I really enjoy compiling the options and making this post so I might want to do it again in the future, maybe a different list, World Top Ten of something.. ^o^


Thanks for reading!

Sources:
Smith Travel Blog, Concierge, ABCNews/Travel, Home House Design, Apartment Therapy

SITE-WALKER: Cute CookBook !

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I used to have a post about food or cooking (or "me learning to cook") but I don't know why I never post about that again. I rarely cook nowadays but I still collect recipes and browse food blogs on the internet but never really had the chance (or the "will") to cook again ^o^
Maybe someday I'll re-publish those food/cooking posts but in the mean time I want to share you about something I found through blog walking the other day.



I found these really cute recipes with adorable prints on Gramma's Cook Book website. The blog owner, Marcia is the one behind this really brilliant idea. All those recipes images on her blog are actually recipe papers that you can download and print to make a recipe book out of it!
If you wanna add recipes of your own into that cute decorative pages Marcia also has some blank templates that we can use and print as our own recipe scrap books. Isn't she a really generous lady or what? I love her blog! And I love collecting her recipes.
All of her graphics are free but ONLY FOR PERSONAL USE only! And that is fair enough. Let's start making a cookbook! ^__^













JUNE's Purchases and Freebies

Friday, July 23, 2010

Okay, this is a very late post, i should've post it in the first week of July but sometimes my schedule is a mess so please forgive me? ^o^

Off we go...
These are last month (JUNE)'s freebies and purchases. Unlike May's purchases post, this month I don't shop a lot, only necessary things. Maybe I want to cover up my guilt because last month I kinda shop a lot so this month I feel like I gotta step down a bit.
Anyway, I don't count the free samples which I got for review purposes though, I only count freebies that I got from souvenirs, goody bags, etc.. So let's start with the freebies, shall we?


FREEBIES:



I got invitation from ROXY to attend their Summer 2010 preview and got this goody bag full of ROXY goodies! All of the stuffs are packed inside the bag at the left picture above while the right picture is what's inside the bag. I got these from the goody bag:
  • ROXY Summer '10 LookBook
  • ROXY Summer '10 CD
  • ROXY pen, keyring and pink ROXY lanyard
  • Giant Mug (double-sided)
  • A cool black leather oversized bangle.
  • And a ROXY sailor tee (worth IDR 245.000)!
Click here if you want to see the full story and details of the goody bag stuffs.



PURCHASES:

  • Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lipstick in Chocolate Delight.

I need new lipstick so I went to Maybelline to look at some lipstick. Too bad the color I want is not available so I just grabbed what I thought would look good on me without trying it on. I chose this chocolate one because I never own a chocolate lipstick before and would love to try it. It turns out that it's not really chocolate or brown in your lips, it's kinda like between dark red and chocolate so it's actually wearable ^__^

  • Extraderm Lightening Soap

I read in one of the Female Daily beauty forum that one of the secret of bright skin is to use Extraderm Lightening Face Soap as a body soap. You leave it for 2 or 3 minutes before you rinse it off your body. I've tried the method but didn't seem to really see the difference, but some people do notice that my skin got a little brighter so maybe it works after all ^o^

  • Forever 21 Bow Shoes

I was browsing Forever 21 website when I saw this cute flat shoes on SALE for less than $5 (i think it's $4.99 if I'm not mistaken). So, knowing that my brother in law who studied in the US will be coming home for good that month, I decided to bought it and ship it to his address so he could bring it with him when he came here. I just couldn't passed up this offer, a $5 shoes with my size still available!

  • Tresemme Heat Tamer Protective Spray

Ever since I saw that almost all of the hair gurus on YouTube are using heat protectant spray before they stylize their hair I started thinking that maybe I should own one since I used hair dryers and curling iron as well as flat iron quite a lot. But I couldn't find it here in Jakarta, I don't know why all the beauty stores here doesn't stock up on it, some of the beauty stores attendants didn't even know what I'm talking about (sigh..).
So I ordered it online and ship it to my brother in law's address too so he can bring it here for me. Oh and it was on sale too! I bought it at drugstore.com and it was Buy 1 get 50% OFF for second item. So I bought two! ^__^
(read here for the full story on my F21 shoes and this Tresemme Heat Tamer)

  • Memorex iPod Dock

Hubby also wants to get something shipped to his brother's US address but didn't know what to get, we finally decided to get an iPod Dock for our iPod. Hooray, no more hogging the iPod now ;) We can listen to our songs on iPod together now, without having to fight over the iPod ^o^
We bought this one at BestBuy.com and it was cheap. We didn't have the money to buy those cool looking iPod docks from Apple so we just settled with this one. It's not so bad, it's very light and compact so we can bring it with us when we're staying at some place else. And it has alarm function where you could wake up by Muse songs or any other tracks on your iPod song list, set up as alarm sound. And it has LED display for night use and a remote control too so we can shuffle the songs without leaving our bed ;)


And that's about it.. my purchases and freebies for June. Yeay for not spending too much money this month :D
Click here if you want to read my previous months purchases.

Summer = Sunglasses (+Giveaway!) -CLOSED

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Summer time means Sunglasses!
I always bring out my sunglasses during the hot summer months. The perfect sunglasses can make you look really cool without trying too much ;) And that's why today I bring you a sunglasses giveaway courtesy of Sunglass Warehouse! ^__^

Whether you prefer to follow current trends like oversized shades or shield sunglasses, or you'd rather choose a small tortoise frame to accent your best feature, well whatever your style is, you can count on Sunglass Warehouse to offer a great selection of Women's and Men's Sunglasses at unbeatable prices.
I've browsed their website and yes, they have a wide range of sunglasses, many selections to choose from! They categorized them in Men's & Women's style and then they also categorized them by Trend and Style. So if you're looking for a specific aviator style or maybe you saw someone wearing a polarized sunglasses and you want one too, then go ahead to Sunglass warehouse to browse it, you might find it there.
If what you need is a reading sunglasses or maybe a motorcycle sunglasses then you can browse the "Style" category for that.

After browsing their website, here are the top three in my wish list:


Aviator sunglasses in gold frame
This one only cost $12.71


Cat eye sunglasses in gold.
This one costs $13.56


And this Retro looking glasses in black frame.
This one costs $12.71

They also have a special category where they offer sunglasses similar to famous branded ones, this will come in handy if say; you saw Nicole Richie wearing a cool sunglasses in a website and that website said that Nicole is wearing an Ed Hardy sunglasses. Now all you have to do is go to Sunglass Warehouse and browse for Ed Hardy lookalike sunglasses which will be available in the "Compare Styles To" category.
You will get a similar one with a price less than the original Ed Hardy ones.


WIN! WIN! WIN! This is such a good news! I have TWO Sunglasses to giveaway to TWO Winners!
Each of the winner will get to choose their own choice of sunglasses!



Please pay attention to The RULES before you enter.


RULES :
(To be eligible for this giveaway contest you MUST do the MANDATORY below. You only need 1 Mandatory entry to enter, but you could also have Additional entries to maximize your chances, please remember to leave each entry in a separate comment box or it won't be counted)


To ENTER (MANDATORY) :
You must visit Sunglass Warehouse, take a look around at the website and then come back here and tell me in a comment on this post, which one would you choose if win. (1 entry)


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NOTE : Remember to include your email in the comment box so I can reach you if you win.Your entries will be visible after my approval so All entries that does not apply with the rules will not be counted and I will not published the entry!


This giveaway will end on August 3, 2010 at 24:00 pm.
Apology to my worldwide readers, this time the Giveaway is open for US & CANADA Addresses ONLY !
Winner will be announced here on August 4, 2010.


I will use random.org to pick the winning number. If the winner does not respond within 48hrs then I will have to choose another winner and will announce it again in my blog.


Good luck to everyone! ^__^


IMPORTANT!
The sponsor is the one who is fully responsible for sending the giveaway prize to the winners therefore I will not be held responsible for prizes that are not sent by the sponsors or for any lost shipment of the prize.

Cows..

Friday, July 16, 2010

I have mentioned before about how I love seeing cows, I actually love the black and white of cow prints hence that's why I kinda collected cow-related things ;p I don't know why I'm so into animal prints; cow prints, zebra prints, leopard prints, giraffe prints, they all seems to always makes me feel excited, it's like whenever I saw one of those prints I always drawn into it automatically.

Now I don't want to show you my "black n white cow prints collection" because I don't have that many to show off ;) so I think I'll just share what I found on etsy instead..





1st row: DownTown Paper Press, StickMan Jewelry, JennieBGoode
2nd row: CountrySquirrelsRUS (look at the rear look, so funny!! haha)
3rd row: JooSweetie, Blondes Backyard, Mommies Ink

Say mooooo......
Feel like I wanna get my hubby right over here right now to see above cows and buy it for meee, all of theemm, as in right noooww....
I just can't handle the cuteness (le sigh).

My Postcard Printing Giveaway -CLOSED-

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Need some postcards for your business or events? Need a quick easy practical way to design and order it online without you never having to leave your seat? Well, say hello to My Postcard Printing!

My Postcard Printing offer online postcard printing services that is cost-effective for small-to medium-scale businesses. As we all know, postcards are effective marketing tool to reach customers so you don't want to ignore this one. There are a lot of designs to choose from that suits your needs, from Automotive post card, fashion/Apparel post card to other postcards specific to various industries. You can customize your postcards according to your needs or style, you can choose the colors, sizes and papers so everything is customizable there.

The price? It's quite affordable! Check it out for yourself.
They deliver high-quality postcards with their offset printing and digital printing facilities. My Postcard Printing is great for corporate or personal use. Their services also include bulk postcard printing for affordable wholesale prices, as well as direct mailing postcard to target audiences.

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You can create your design online using their user-friendly tools or you just choose from one of the many designs they offer. Here are some of their great designs:




Or maybe these ones?




And lucky for you, I have collaborated with My Postcard Printing to give you a very cool giveaway! And here we go...


WIN! WIN! WIN!
One very lucky Tigerlily's Book reader will win a free 100 pcs of 4x6 Flat Postcards!!
The postcards will be 14pt Cardstock Gloss with 4 Color Both Sides Printing



Please pay attention to The RULES before you enter.


RULES :
(To be eligible for this giveaway contest you MUST do the MANDATORY below. You only need 1 Mandatory entry to enter, but you could also have Additional entries to maximize your chances, please remember to leave each entry in a separate comment box or it won't be counted)


To ENTER (MANDATORY) :
You must visit My Postcard Printing, take a look around at the website and then come back here and tell me in a comment on this post, which design would you like to try. (1 entry)


For Additional entry :
  • Follow Tigerlily's Book with Google Friend Connect (must be a visible follower). Look for it in my sidebar. (2 entries) - put each entry in a separate comment box
  • Subscribe to my Email subscription (find link at the lower part of the sidebar) so you won't miss out on the giveaways again! (2 entries)
  • Follow me via Subscriber or Twitter (find links in sidebar) -- tell me your id or email. If you're already a follower then just tell me your id/email and which subscription are you using. Don't forget to write in separate comment box for each of your subscriptions. You can find all subscription links at the right side bar. (1 entry for each subscription)
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back here, leave the URL of your post in a NEW separate comment box. (2 entries)
  • Enter my other giveaways here on Tigerlily's Book (tell me which one) - look in the sidebar under "Current giveaways". (1 entry for each)
  • Comment on my "Non-Giveaway" posts in this blog and tell me which post ("Review only" post is okay). (1 entry for each post)
  • Tell me where did you find the link to this giveaway? either you found it because you subscribed to my blog or you found it via other website or twitter, please let me know. (1 entry)
  • Add my link to your blogroll (give me the link where you put it). (2 entries)
  • Grab my badge and post it in your blog's side bar or homepage (find my badge in the side bar, just copy the html provided and paste it in your blog), don't forget to give me the link. (3 entries)


NOTE : Remember to include your email in the comment box so I can reach you if you win.Your entries will be visible after my approval so All entries that does not apply with the rules will not be counted and I will not published the entry!


This giveaway will end on July 27, 2010 at 24:00 pm.
Apology to my worldwide readers, this time the Giveaway is open for US Addresses ONLY, 18yrs old and above !
Winner will be announced here on July 28, 2010.


I will use random.org to pick the winning number. If the winner does not respond within 48hrs then I will have to choose another winner and will announce it again in my blog.


Good luck to everyone! ^__^


IMPORTANT!
The sponsor is the one who is fully responsible for sending the giveaway prize to the winners therefore I will not be held responsible for prizes that are not sent by the sponsors or for any lost shipment of the prize.

 
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