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by habituallychic

12 . 28 . 09

The clock hasn’t even struck 2010 yet and I’m already thinking about where I want to go in the new year. I just ran across photos of the Uxua Casa Hotel in Brazil that are quickly pushing it to the top of the list. The property was developed by Wilbert Das, the creative director of Diesel, who bought it from a group of “Swiss hippies who’d been there since the 1970’s.” I love the rustic simplicity of the casas but since I don’t love actually roughing it, it’s nice to know that it offers 5-star amenities. They also give back to the area by maintaining a school for the locals whom they train and employ. The design was influenced by many of the different settlers who ended up in Brazil including the Portuguese. Maybe that’s why it remind me a little of Jacques Grange’s chic getaway in Portugal that I wrote about a few months ago. Since I don’t see Mr. Grange inviting me to join him on holiday, I am happy I found Uxua Casa Hotel! So what’s at the top of your travel list for 2010?

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  1. JoJ December 28, 2009 | 12:11 am

    Ooh, I’ll join you!

  2. Christina Love December 28, 2009 | 3:17 am
  3. A-M December 28, 2009 | 3:23 am

    It’s perfection. I need a break from ‘my break’! A-M xx

  4. Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself December 28, 2009 | 3:39 am

    I say book it. You only live once, eh?

  5. Karena December 28, 2009 | 4:09 am

    I’m ready, the perfect getaway, I really need this!

  6. Marcos Menezes December 28, 2009 | 11:04 am

    Excellent. Trancoso is THE place to be, and Bahia (the estate where Trancoso is situated) is one of the most interesting regions in the country – make sure that you visit the capital, Salvador.

    Also, if you ever come to Brazil, please come to Rio and visit our furniture boutique in the Leblon area of Rio – the name of the shop is Oficina Inglesa and we are launching a new website in January to celebrate the opening of our London office http://www.oficinainglesa.com!

    Will drop you a message when the website goes online!

  7. Jaime December 28, 2009 | 2:25 pm

    Oh so gorgeous- I wish I was there and not at work!

  8. AudreyMT December 28, 2009 | 3:11 pm

    How fabulous! Truly an oasis! Thanks for sharing in your blog.

    You may want to check out my book with Chase Reynolds Ewald “The New Western Home” http://bit.ly/7UKPEs

    Happy holidays!

  9. Modern Traditionalist December 28, 2009 | 6:37 pm

    While that looks absolutely inviting, I don’t know that an extended, warm vacation is in my near future. Instead, on the recommendation of Garden & Gun magazine, I think I’ll take a historical trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway which turns 75 years old in 2010.

  10. FancyPants-design December 28, 2009 | 7:15 pm

    Sigh… that looks soooo amazing!

  11. Katie December 28, 2009 | 9:55 pm

    ok…TDF!! Love it!

  12. stylecurator December 29, 2009 | 9:51 am

    Wow-Incredible! Definitely one to file away for later. Thanks for your comment on my blog-I was so excited.