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Do you ever dream about being really rich? I do, most recently when I got an email about a new luxury wellness resort—a stunning sea-side sanctuary where tension and fatigue melt like butter under the Mediterranean sun.
For the record, the news release was about ACRO Suites in Crete. Resting on the quiet, pebbly Mononaftis Bay, the site has 49 suites and villas, all with views of the Aegean Sea. Some fit neatly into cliffside, and are furnished with restful natural décor elements; others are contemporary villas with private infinity pools that seem to spill into the serene blue sea.
If I ever go, I’ll bring back a full report. In the meantime, I can dream about ways to channel a high-end spa vibe at home. Taking the textured stones of the Acro landscape and design as inspiration, top on my list would be to add side tables from Patricia Urquiola’s Plumon outdoor line for high-end brand Kettal.
They’re made with 3D-stoneware printing technology, which means that there can be variation between pieces. What they share is the washed, pebbled finish of sun-bleached stone. Kettal prices and availability through studio b.
Home Société, which houses several in-house and partner design brands under one roof in Toronto’s northwest corner, caters to various budgets for outdoor and transitional spaces. For the connoisseur of excellent seating, there’s an