Monday, January 4, 2010

Come away with me...

In reality I’m sitting at my desk starting my first day back at work after a couple of days off.


I’m my own boss, but even I was dragging this morning. What it’s not a 3 day work week anymore? When I am going to pencil in all of my lifetime movie watching, or laying in bed till noon with a book, which knowing me has a hot pink book cover?


So why don’t you all join me and let’s pretend that we are not at work, but on holiday in Edinburgh, Scotland!


Why Scotland? Well Jon’s half Scottish so I’ve always wanted to go, but now I have even more of a reason to go, because I need to step foot in Hotel Missoni. My foot will probably be the only part of me staying at Hotel Missoni, because it’s a bit pricey per night, but since we’re pretending let’s check it out.



edin[1] {Imagine bumping into one of those massive vases? I’m quite clumsy so I’ve certain I would do major damage here!}



{Since we’ve all just arrived from a long plane ride I think a stop at the bar is more than well-deserved. Love all the lighting and pink bar chairs!}



{I can never turn down anything good to nosh on so we must make reservations at the hotel’s restaurant.}




{ I quick ride in the elevator and will be in our rooms in no time.}


Guest room:

{Then due to jet lag we would all go to our rooms for a little nappy-nap.}


I love the bold mix of color, pattern and texture plus I've even heard that the doorman wear chevron kilts! What a feast for the eyes.


What’s not to love?


P.S.: Dear DG who made a comment on my TJ MAXX post on Jan 2  I totally need your help. Dragged Jon to 6 TJ MAXX’s and left empty handed! Missing 3 polka dot plates in brown and white. SOS!



Blogger Emily said...

Happy New Year Camilla! What a gorgeous hotel. Loved that quick getaway (in my mind that is).

Also LOVE those plates in your other post. I may be running to TJMaxx tonight!

January 4, 2010 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Henley on the Horn said...

FAbulous hotel! Can I go too? :)

January 4, 2010 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger I am Stacey... said...

That's the coolest hotel ever! I should have stayed there when I was in Edinburgh, instead of in a crowded hostel!

January 4, 2010 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger ~Chandelier No. 4~ said...

Was it the pinstriped elevator - or all of the drinks under those ultra cool lights that made me so dizzy?

VERY cool hotel pick!

~ Joanna

P.S. Thanks for your kind comments... I posted my very 1st BEFORE and AFTER today!

January 4, 2010 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Miss Wendy said...

My bags are packed for that get away. Such a cool looking place to stay.

January 4, 2010 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

Hotel Missoni? Amazing- would love to stay there :)

Happy 2010!

January 4, 2010 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow said...

Cool hotel...chevron kilted men in a funked-out elevator...a must see! Thanks for the adventure

January 4, 2010 at 2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Camila,
I love this idea.... since we are both "working" now, can we use the trip as a discovery trip or inspiration journey or something like that????
Oh, I can check my TJMaxx tomorrow for plates ....

January 4, 2010 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Lauren Jade said...

I'm that in Scotland!? I've been there so many times because my whole family is from scotland/england. I want to go THERE though! that hotel is absolutely fantastic. Rachel Zoe would DIE in that hotel!? xoxo oh and I've started a new blog: Young Sexy Rich! at

Do hope you will check it out and let me know what you think, thanks. xox happy new year

January 4, 2010 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Thanks for such a dear sweet comment on my recent post about the new year. It's amazed me how lovely and humble the women in blogland are. Seriously, friends, even if only through the computer. :)

As for this hotel... wow, thanks for the quick get-away daydream.

As for those cute dishes, I saw someone offered to help you in your hunt, and TRUST ME, I know what this is like so next time I'm at a TJ Maxx/HomeGoods/Marshall's (I'm a regular at all of the above) I'll look for them for you. I would he thrilled to help someone (you) find something you're dying to have. I, just today, FINALLY found THE coffee table I've been wanting. Be sure to stop by and check it out... I'll have a warm cup of coffee ready. ;)

January 4, 2010 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

i need to get away so bad right now- I know we are supposed to come back to work this week being all rested and ready to hit the road my boss says. But this sucks, I hate this right now- I dont want to "hit the road running" anywhere I want to crawl back into bed right now :)

January 4, 2010 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I'm down. I'd go just to visit that gorgeous bar!

January 4, 2010 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger Anna See said...

What a fun and funky hotel!

January 4, 2010 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Averill said...

I love a good virtual vacation and this is a great one! Dave and I are actually going to Scotland this coming summer and I would KILL to stay at the Hotel Missoni...but unless it goes on serious discount, I may just have to content myself with a drink at their bar!

January 4, 2010 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

wow I would love to stay there--so chic and not a plaid in the bunch!

January 4, 2010 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Sabbe said...

so fun! I think vacations would be more fun if we always stayed at a place with super cool interiors!

January 4, 2010 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

I've been to Edinburgh, Scotland in the winter and trust me you're better off where you are. It's awfully cold there this time of year (or at least it was when I was there). But, in the summer it would probably be lovely. Sadly, it's no longer in my budget...

January 4, 2010 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger Melissa Y. Allam said...

I want to take a ride in that elevator and those vases, totally awesome! Happy New Year!

January 4, 2010 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger Southern Aspirations said...

AHH! i love it! Fabulous bar and elevator, especially!!

January 4, 2010 at 9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooo i totally blogged about this hotel last month! love, love such fun, bright colors!

January 4, 2010 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Lavender and Lilies said...

Darling! I love that hotel. So much eye candy. I have been trying to convince my husband to move Edinburgh up our travel bucket list.

January 4, 2010 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger inhabit said...

Sister, I hear ya on being your own boss and not motivated to work AT ALL today! Hence, I am still working at 8:32. Love the Missoni post and am drooling over the photos.

January 4, 2010 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger Cyma said...

Wow such an amazing hotel, thanks for sharing :)

Love your blog!

January 5, 2010 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Great hotel...I'd love to still be on break there!!

You asked a question about the planner yesterday. I was going to answer but then deleted your comment in my email. I love it! Though it doesn't fit in my purse, it fits in my bag I carry around my materials in for meetings, so works. Plus it was a gift from my husband, so I have to love it right? Just enough places to make notes...

Have a wonderful new year!! Janell

January 5, 2010 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Bailey said...

Urmmm, how fabu! The bar and that elevator are by far my love of neon knows no bounds.

January 5, 2010 at 10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

This hotel looks just downright scrumptious. Maybe if I win the lottery I can stay there some day! :)

January 5, 2010 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger DG said...

If you e-mail me at and give me
your address, I will send them out tomorrow. Packaged extra careful for a safe delivery!

January 5, 2010 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Christen said...

These pictures are so great - the rooms have so much personality! And I wish I was my own boss... Enjoy your freedom :)

January 5, 2010 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger The Inspiration Post said...

My friend just came back from a weekend there, and said it was a great hotel, but could have done with a few antique type pieces reupholstered in Missoni fabrics. It is all modern which is nice, but apparently lacks a bit of something something. Like a Louis IV chair covered in a beautiful knit. Great post though, love the photos.
I always enjoy reading your blog, its lovely.

January 7, 2010 at 4:09 PM  

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