Central America

  • Virtual Vacation at Nicaragua’s Mukul Resort

    By Sara Bliss on March 12, 2013
    With unspoiled beaches, miles of pristine rainforest, and a new crop of gorgeous eco-friendly boutique hotels Nicaragua is not going to be an under-the-radar destination for much longer. Especially with the much buzzed-about opening of Mukul. The new 37-room luxury boutique resort on over 1600 acres flanks a 4-mile stretch of Nicaragua’s stunning Pacific Coast. Mukul’s 18-hold gold course designed […]
  • Christene Barberich Checks Into Matachica

    By Sara Bliss on May 10, 2012
    When I started out in publishing in the late 90s, my first “articles” were 100 word news pieces at House Beautiful where I was an assistant editor. Of course, I wanted to be tackling bigger word counts and cooler topics (for a while I covered not-so-exciting subjects like the Hearth Expo and new roofing materials). Thankfully, I connected with Christene […]
  • Christiane Lemieux checks into Coqui Coqui in Tulum, Mexico

    By Sara Bliss on March 30, 2012
    Design guru Christiane Lemieux‘s DwellStudio line has earned her a devoted following who eagerly snap up her hip prints and groovy furniture.  One of the reasons for the brand’s success is that Christiane has an incredible ability to not only tap into what’s next when it comes to design, but she also truly understands how people really want to live. From […]
  • Virtual Vacation at the Imanta in Mexico

    By Sara Bliss on September 24, 2011
    It’s been raining all week in New York. Today it was raining so hard that I couldn’t see out my window half the day–just a depressing grey haze. Definitely a day to be dreaming of being on a beach somewhere–and if I could be anywhere right now it would be the stunning under the radar Mexican resort Imanta. Located where […]
  • Design Lessons from the Condesa DF Mexico City

    By Sara Bliss on September 1, 2011
    Tucked away on a leafy street in the hip Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City is the Condesa DF hotel. Located in a charming French neoclassical building , the contemporary interiors have been beautifully renovated by architect Javier Sanchez. The pitch perfect interiors were the vision of Paris-based designer India Mahdavi, whose work you might recognize from the glam Connaught Bar […]
  • Divine Destination: Costa Careyes Resort, Part 2

    By Sara Bliss on February 18, 2011
    Yesterday I featured the unbelievable gorgeousness of the Costa Careyes resort community on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The stunning villas, bungalows, and residences, paired with idyllic views, make it an incredible destination whether you’re just taking a virtual vacation (like me) or lucky enough to jet down there. Today, I’m posting a few additional pictures of two extraordinary private […]