The Siam Hotel


The Siam Hotel is a fascinating work of art. It is a hidden escape conveniently located in the city of Bangkok, Thailand. I remember entering the lobby and feeling immediately drawn to the space and curious about everything around me. It’s one of those places that is incredibly pleasing to the eye everywhere you look. It easily captures your interest because there’s so much to find within the details of this Art Deco/Thai antique infused property.

The Siam is designed by internationally acclaimed architect, Bill Bensley, which explains why everything comes together so harmoniously. There is a lot going on with different textures, shapes, objects, and plants. It easy to get clustered when there are a lot of details filling up a space but nothing feels out of place and it’s all one big perfect curation. It’s easy to wander and get happily lost while exploring this hotel. Antiques can be found at every corner and I often find myself stopping to admire something along my path.

We had a very warm welcome and even our own butler who kindly showed us to our room and helped us with everything we needed. My favorite part about the room was the high ceilings and I even enjoyed a relaxing night time bath. The food was simply amazing. The breakfast buffet has cold or room temperature items to pick and choose from. But everything hot was made to order.

Aside from the regular hotel features you would also find elsewhere such as the spa, bar, pool, restaurants, library/cinema, gift shop, etc, The Siam offers the unique experiences of a cooking class, Muay Thai boxing, Sak Yant tattooing, and a sunset cruise on the river.ย I think it’s safe to say that it’s very hard to get bored here. However if you want to leave to explore a little more of Bangkok, there is a shuttle boat service between the hotel and Bangkokโ€™s central Sathorn pier.

There’s so much rich history and culture in Thailand, I really admired how this place pays a tribute to that. My stay here was short and sweet so we didn’t have that much time to explore as much of the hotel as I would have liked. Therefore I included some photos at the end of this blogpost from The Siam’s image library because it’s such an amazing space and I feel as though my photos aren’t enough to do it justice ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Sri Panwa


The island of Phuket, Thailand has a beautiful rural landscape due to much of its natural terrain remaining untouched. Amy and I were lucky enough to find ourselves at Sri Panwa, one of Phuket’s top luxury resorts. The entrance is located right along the coastline, next to calm streets that were lined with the cutest little shops, restaurants, and a night market. The resort itself stretches across 40 acres and is hidden within the lush surrounding trees. Walking around it might get a bit tiring so luckily the resort offers a 24/7 tuk tuk ride service that is just a phone call away to go anywhere within in the resort. I took my first Tuk Tuk ride ever here and it was certainly not the last ๐Ÿ˜‰

The theme of Sri Panwa is very wooden with pops of yellow adding to the beautiful warm tones and serenity of the space. I fell in love with our penthouse. Really, I could stay there all day and be perfectly happy relaxing in such a lovely environment. A very interesting thing about it was the different mood lighting options. It’s the perfect place for a getaway with a lover and I feel like you can have so much fun here! Ambiance is everything! There were five different settings, we tested all of them, but the two I remembered was “sexy” & “romantic” ๐Ÿ˜‰

To top it off, we had an infinity pool with a gorgeous view of the water and the neighboring islands right outside of our balcony. We definitely took advantage of that and did quite of bit of swimming. Long chats with good friends are even better in a secluded place with an amazing view.

Within the resort you can also visit the spa, pool, different restaurants, bars, and the private beach. At the beach, there’s a white floating dock that leads far out into the water and it’s the perfect place for a photo opp. We even got the chance to go kayaking!

Overall our stay was amazing, the staff was so kind, and I left here with very happy memories of my short visit to Phuket.




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Hotel Grounds



Sofitel Sentosa Resort & Spa


My first stop in Singapore with Amy was at Sofitel Sentosa Resort & Spa. We arrived in the middle of the night around 3AM and I remember being fascinated at how elegant the lobby looked in the dim gold lighting. We were able to check into our room swiftly. Upon arrival, we found a little note card and some cupcakes… however we were taken aback when found our faces on them! Needless to say I was so thrilled at the very personal touch to our welcome.


Sofitel Sentosa is located on an island resort off Singapore’s southern coast. However we had no trouble getting there and it was quite close to the city. If I remember correctly it only takes about 20 minutes. Our local photographer friend Zippyย (who helped us take some of these photos) told us that Singapore is small and you can get from one side of town to the other in just 1 hour! I was in love with this resort and found it to be the perfect hideaway to recoup after a long day of exploring the city.

The hotel is decorated beautifully with a wood and gold theme. It reminds me of the 1920s and specifically the style of “The Great Gatsby”. There’s a charming luxurious old-school feel about this place. A notable feature of this resort are its peacock inhabitants. You can find many of them roaming around and simply minding their own business. We met a friendly little fella who hung out in our balcony for half an hour.ย And I was lucky enough to see one spread it’s feathers. It was such an amazing sight to behold! Click to see it live in my snapchat stories collection.


My absolute favorite part about this resort is the complimentary Fish Therapy Spa located right next to the bar. At first I thought it was just a sitting area for hotel guests to relax and dip their feet in the water. I passed by many times and thought it was a little strange that there was always people there. But I did not recognize this magnificent area for what it is until the morning we were leaving!! Haha but I am very grateful that I got to experience this for the first time here.

Swarms of fish will come nibble away the dead skin cells of your feet. It’s a very strange and tickling sensation at first and then it becomes a relaxing buzz. It’s very nice just to look at the fish and have an exchange where you’re mutually helping each other.

Lastly there is a long pathway that leads right down to the beach. Altogether Sofitel Sentosa was the perfect place for rest and relaxation. And oh, Universal Studios is located right next to it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Room Tour





Fish Therapy Spa


Hotel Grounds




Fusion Maia Da Nang

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The second hotel Amy and I visited in Da Nang, Vietnam was Fusion Maia. It’s located close to the main city but tucked away right alongside the beach, making it a hidden oasis and a separate world in and of itself. Everything is tailored around being mindful of the mind, body, and spirit and is designed to give you the most relaxing stay possible.ย I really appreciated the great attention to detail. The decor, service, food, spa, activity offerings, etc., all meshed together perfectly to give this place an absolute calming charm.

The energy of this resort felt very clean, soft, and tranquil. Maybe a significant part of this is due to the amazing staff. We were always greeted with warm friendly smiles and hellos from every passerby. Everyone whom we spoke with had a very calm and friendly demeanor about them. I don’t think I have experienced better service anywhere.

The most unique factor that follows Fusion Maia‘s theme of wellness and healthy living are the two spa treatments per day that is included with your stay. They have a variety of options ranging from different types of massages, body scrubs, therapies, and energy cleansing treatments.ย There are also exercise classes and activities throughout the day, every day, so there is always something new to try.

Often life can get so busy, I don’t think most people find the time to slow down and meditate or do things that really calms the spirit. I know I rarely do.ย Excuse me for getting a bit metaphysical here. After my spa treatments I was extremely relaxed. I was caught in that dreamy state where it felt like my mind had left my body and I was one with the universe, like a beautiful nothingness that is just simply existing and floating.

Do you guys ever get that feeling when you open your eyes and reality slowly sinks in and you’re bewildered that you’re you, a human that is alive and walking on this earth? It’s sort of like a natural high that makes you perfectly at peace with yourself and the world around you. Slowly that high will drift away and everything starts to feel normal again, but you feel a little calmer overall. I find it very hard and rare to reach this state so it is always a grand experience when I do. Even as I’m writing this now, I’m realizing how important it is to slow down. So I urge you to take some time to meditate or get a massage and clear your mind every now and then my friend!

Lastly, the food was AMAZING (see below). Definitely some of the best food I had over the course of my whole one month trip. There was a wide selection at the breakfast buffet and everything tasted light, healthy, and delicious. My favorite was the sautรฉed mixed mushrooms. We also tried the lover’s fondue dessert set which had a mixture of fruits and sweets.

I definitely had a very memorable experience staying here. Finding a place like this honestly inspired me to be more mindful of the health of my body and mind. It is definitely on my bucket list to come back again one day ๐Ÿ˜‰

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