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2 Jul 2015

THE CELLAR

On our second night at the Conrad, Koh Samui, we booked The Cellar for dinner. This isn't your average resort restaurant. For starters, The Cellar only takes one reservation per evening, up to a total of 8 people per booking, and is located in their private wine cellar, which holds over 3,000 vintage bottles.

From the moment you enter, there is an imposing sense of quiet formality and mystery. It almost feels quite serious. Of course, the cellar must be kept at a cool temperature for the sake of the wines, so do remember to bring a shawl or light jacket! Something I didn't even think to do, considering the humidity outside.

Their set menu features the decadent and luxurious truffle, from the frothy, moreish artichoke and black truffle veloute to Gulf of Thailand prawn risotto bursting with flavour, all the way to truffle panna cotta, chocolate truffles and a cheese plate the size of my head. 

Having already enlisted Jarv's help to finish the steak, we - both stuffed to the brim -  had to ask for the chocolates and cheese to be wrapped up for us to nibble on later. Far too full to even walk back to the room (to be fair, The Cellar is located at the highest point of the resort, a bit of a walk away from the villas), we flopped onto a golf buggy to be whisked away, spending the rest of the evening wallowing in the pool like hippos. 

A night well worth experiencing, if you find yourself at the Conrad anytime soon.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Missguided nude skirt, white lace crop top at the Conrad, Koh Samui. Dinner at The Cellar.
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Missguided nude skirt, white lace crop top and Dolce Vita wedges at the Conrad, Koh Samui. Dinner at The Cellar.
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | dinner at the Conrad, Koh Samui. Dinner at The Cellar.
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | dinner at the Conrad, Koh Samui. Dinner at The Cellar.
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | dinner at the Conrad, Koh Samui. Dinner at The Cellar.
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | at the Conrad, Koh Samui. Dinner at The Cellar.
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | at the Conrad, Koh Samui. Dinner at The Cellar.
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | at the Conrad, Koh Samui. Dinner at The Cellar.
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Missguided nude skirt, white lace crop top and Dolce Vita wedges at the Conrad, Koh Samui. Dinner at The Cellar.
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | at the Conrad, Koh Samui. Dinner at The Cellar.
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | at the Conrad, Koh Samui. Dinner at The Cellar.
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | at the Conrad, Koh Samui. Dinner at The Cellar.
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | at the Conrad, Koh Samui. Dinner at The Cellar.
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Missguided nude skirt, white lace crop top and Dolce Vita wedges at the Conrad, Koh Samui. Dinner at The Cellar.


Wearing: 
Vintage lace crop top from my mother, similar here and here
Missguided nude skirt, similar here and here
Dolce Vita wedges
Dark grey beaded choker from France, worn as bracelet

27 Jun 2015

RED HOT

With a major amount of our time in Koh Samui spent in our villa's infinity pool, I couldn't resist taking advantage of the privacy and incredible setting. I am such a water baby, I dream of one day having a pool of my own...or at least living near a gorgeous beach! 

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | red bikini at the Conrad, Koh Samui
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | red bikini at the Conrad, Koh Samui
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | red bikini at the Conrad, Koh Samui
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | red bikini at the Conrad, Koh Samui
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | red bikini at the Conrad, Koh Samui

24 Jun 2015

CONRAD KOH SAMUI - OCEAN VIEW VILLA

We arrived, as we usually do, late at night, when the resort was dark and quiet, the only sound being that of the waves down at the beach, a good few meters below, gently lapping the shore, and the tinkling of soothing Thai instruments playing in the background. We were handed refreshing towelettes and welcome drinks (lemongrass and lime) and checked in. The Conrad, Koh Samui, is located high, high on a secluded hill, an hour's drive from the airport, a peaceful hideaway on the southwestern tip of Koh Samui island. 

A golf buggy carried us up to our room. We excitedly inspected every inch, as always, before stepping out from the air conditioning into the humid night air. Our private infinity pool glimmered in the low light - the view would have to wait until morning.

Euriental | fashion and luxury travel | Conrad Koh Samui, ocean view pool villa

And what a view it was! 

Euriental | fashion and luxury travel | Conrad Koh Samui, ocean view pool villa
Euriental | fashion and luxury travel | Conrad Koh Samui, ocean view pool villa

Aside from Alila Uluwatu, this is probably the most photogenic villa I've ever stayed in. Full disclosure: gleeful, giddy prancing around was a regular occurrence.

Euriental | fashion and luxury travel | Conrad Koh Samui, ocean view pool villa
Euriental | fashion and luxury travel | Conrad Koh Samui, ocean view pool villa
Euriental | fashion and luxury travel | Conrad Koh Samui, ocean view pool villa
Euriental | fashion and luxury travel | Conrad Koh Samui, ocean view pool villa
Euriental | fashion and luxury travel | Conrad Koh Samui, ocean view pool villa

Have you ever seen a hotel provide a novel in the room for your reading pleasure?

Euriental | fashion and luxury travel | Conrad Koh Samui, ocean view pool villa
Euriental | fashion and luxury travel | Conrad Koh Samui, ocean view pool villa
Euriental | fashion and luxury travel | Conrad Koh Samui, ocean view pool villa
Euriental | fashion and luxury travel | Conrad Koh Samui, ocean view pool villa
Euriental | fashion and luxury travel | Conrad Koh Samui, ocean view pool villa
Euriental | fashion and luxury travel | Conrad Koh Samui, ocean view pool villa
Euriental | fashion and luxury travel | Conrad Koh Samui, ocean view pool villa
Euriental | fashion and luxury travel | Conrad Koh Samui, ocean view pool villa
Euriental | fashion and luxury travel | Conrad Koh Samui, ocean view pool villa

I've found my retirement home (please, please, please!).