You Can Vacation And Sleep In A Giant Wine Barrel AND Drink Wine All Day- Nisha Designs

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Trying to attract tourists, restaurateurs build facilities where people can sleep in interesting forms. so, many winemakers have facilities that associate with grapes and wine. For example in Douro, Portugal in the facilities of Quinta da Pacheca sleep is organized in huge wine barrels.

Here, people who want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the cities can relax in these quaint and romantic barrels and savor their original wines.

The estate has existed for 280 years with a 140-acre vineyard. To be there and spend some time is a dream of every wine lover, and with great and original accommodation, this can be near perfection.

The giant wine barrels are designed to look like the actual wine barrels they use in the vineyards. The property owner Paulo Pereira and Maria do Céu Gonçalves designed and built them from pine.

Each apartment is 30 meters long and has a breathtaking view. It has a light window that makes the room feel much bigger than it is.

In this “wine room” tourists can use the shower, the bathroom, and the front deck. They don’t have to do anything but slow down and indulge in the beauty that surrounds them. The bed has a round shape that is rarely found in other tourist places and in real life.

KINDS OF WINE In QUINTA DA PACHECA

Their grapes grow along the river on steep hillsides. They produce beautiful reds, whites, rosé, and port wines.

KINDS OF FOOD

Excellent wine connoisseurs know that every wine tastes best when served with local food. In this tourist destination, visitors are also able to taste their wonderful wines with many local delicacies.

Also locally made jams and olive oil can be found here, which is a must-try. The property has a restaurant that offers all the services, so tourists do not have to go elsewhere.

THE DOURO WINE REGION

The valley of the Douro wine region is home to ports and enriched wines like Sherry. Mountainous terrains will delight anyone who learns about the region and are in itself a sufficient reason to put it on the list of next destinations.

This region is up to Barca de Alva, which is the oldest branched wine region in the world. It is characterized by a carved deep valley of the river, on the side of which, by the hand of man, mountain areas have been turned into soil and walls and planted with vines. The whole region is green in summer and blue in autumn.

The knowledge of grapes and wine is passed on from generation to generation. The landowners removed the terraces overtime to expose the vines to the sun and thus provide the necessary warmth for the grapes. This unique wine and landscape are created from the fruits of the earth and human labor.

 COST TO STAY AT QUINTA DA PACHECA

The price is similar to many other accommodations in the area, about $ 250 per night. As this is a great trip for most people, it is necessary to get tickets to Portugal, regulate everything regarding travel documents and head to that destination.

Source: https://healthylifeboxx.com/you-can-vacation-and-sleep-in-a-giant-wine-barrel-and-drink-wine-all-day/

Singapore leads the way with biophilic design, embracing nature in the construction of its buildings — Life & Soul Magazine

A new approach to design and architecture that involves the use of natural materials, natural light and plants to create a more pleasing and effective built environment is being adopted by Singapore. Known as Biophilic Design, the concept means architects embrace nature in their design, bringing nature into the city, replacing columns, walls and neon with […]

Singapore leads the way with biophilic design, embracing nature in the construction of its buildings — Life & Soul Magazine

FLAME RETARDANT OUTDOOR AND INDOOR FABRICS- Introducing Meridian- Nisha Designs

MERIDIAN — NEXT SUMMER WILL SURELY COME

DELIMAR fabrics of the Meridian collection impress with their distinctive weave structures in refreshing summer colours and classic non-colours. Fresh white runs like a red thread through the collection. This results in exciting, creative combination possibilities beyond the individual colour worlds. When you look at the fabrics, you feel a little closer to the sun. 

The Material

The fabrics of the Meridian collection are made of the innovative fibre Polyolefinic FR, whose positive properties are permanently anchored in the fibre. High lightfastness, resistance to chlorine and sea water and weather resistance are the characteristics of this special fibre. Of course, all DELIMAR articles are flame retardant. 
The fabrics can be machine washed at 40°C and dry quickly, so that mould and bacteria cannot grow. DELIMAR fabrics are free of harmful substances, antistatic and water-repellent.

To see our whole collection visit: https://www.delius-contract.de/en/function/delimar-outdoor-1

For samples please contact nisha@nishadesigns.com or call 702.622.8321

Fifty Shades Greener offers free training course for hospitality workforce wanting to be green leaders in their workplace — Life & Soul Magazine

Green consulting firm Fifty Shades Greener is offering a free online training programme for anyone in the hospitality industry who wants to be a green champion in their workplace. The Ireland-based business has opened the training course, Become a Green Leader in Your Workplace, to anyone worldwide who works in the hospitality industry. The programme, […]

Fifty Shades Greener offers free training course for hospitality workforce wanting to be green leaders in their workplace — Life & Soul Magazine

Prestige Care Concept furnishing fabrics- Nisha Designs

Antibacterial fabrics & Fabrics suitable for hygienic washing

These furnishing fabrics are perfectly suited to the high requirements of the health care sector, both in quality and in function. They are hygienically washable at 72°C They are permanently flame retardant. They offer typical colour concepts for a hospital they are easy-care, crease-resistant and stable they protect against sunlight and offer privacy they offer a great selection of qualities and colours.

more about Prestige Care Concept

DELICARE – anti-microbial furnishing fabrics prevents the growth of bacteria (hospital bugs, staphylococcus aureus which cause MRSA)reduce odours caused by microbes are conducive to a better hygienic standard in rooms are suitable for industrial washing have a long lasting wash resistance conserve energy due to longer washing intervals and a lower washing temperature are certified by the Fraunhofer Institute Are JIS 1902 certified.

Do you require samples or do you wish to be  contacted personally? Then send an e-mail to nisha@nishadesigns.com or call  +1 702 622 8321.

Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Banasura Hill Resort, Kerala, India

Life & Soul Magazine’s Travel Guide to Eco Spas will whet your appetite for a vacation that brings healing to holidaymakers in accommodations that work in harmony with the planet.

21. Banasura Hill Resort, Kerala, India

One of India’s greenest resort and spas, Banasura Hill Resort, is applauded for being the largest “earth” resort in the country.

Constructed entirely from natural materials – mainly mud known as rammed earth, recycled wood, and bamboo and coconut palm leaf roofs, Banasura Hill Resort sits some 3500 ft above sea level nestled on a 35-acre eco-friendly farm in Kerala’s Wayanad district.

The earthly, rustic charm of the resort, constructed using mud excavated from the very site that it stands on, blends harmoniously with its lush green surroundings which include gushing mountain streams, spectacular waterfalls, and coffee, tea, pepper and cashew plantations.

Using sustainable archictecture techniques, “earth” architecture was chosen in the building of Banasura Hill Resort as it would cause the least amount of ecological damage in this biodiversity hotspot, which is part of the Western Ghats UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its mountainous range sprawling with forests, the Western Ghats is believed to be older than the Himalayas, and indigenous tribes of the region have long been familiar with the rammed earth method of building.

An indigenous tribe from the nearby Kurichiya village played a significant role in contributing their skill and expertise in the construction of Banasura Hill Resort, including creating a bio-fence by planting thousands of bamboos of different varieties around the resort’s perimeter.

Since Banasura Hill Resort stands in the middle of a tropical forest, all views from the resort’s naturally cooled earth huts and cottages are awe-inspiring, including a view of Banasura Hill which looms majestically behind the resort. The natural terracotta-coloured walls of the accommodations are largely left bare so guests can marvel at the craftsmanship gone into Banasura Hill Resort, while bamboo furnishings enhance the natural look and feel.

The resort also has a rejuvenating Ayurvedic spa where guests can experience massages which make use of traditional herbal preparations and medicated oils. It also has an outdoor pool.

Banasura is committed to sustainable practices throughout its operations including harvesting rainwater, and a biogas plant which recycles organic waste into manure and kitchen fuel.

Banasura Hill Resort is likely to appeal to people of all ages, however it’s nature lovers that are to benefit the most from a stay at the Kerala-based resort given that stunning greenery such as cascading waterfalls, plantations, caves and a national park is “on your doorstep”.

Images source: Banasura Hill Resort Facebook page

Banasura Hill Resort

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

Hotel Taselotzin: All female-run Mexico-based hotel “with an indigenous heart” empowering Nahua women- Life & Soul Magazine

Hotel Taselotzin, located in the Sierra Norte mountain range of Puebla in Mexico, is a sustainable hotel run by indigenous Nahua women.

Taselotzin, which in Nahuatl means “small plant or shoot”, started life as a hotel “with an indigenous heart” in 1995 as a result of the collective effort of the female-led organisation Masehual Siunamej Mosenyolchiacuani (“Indigenous women who support one another”).

Masehual Siunamej Mosenyolchiacuani was originally set up in 1985 to empower women within the community whilst protecting their indigenous heritage and traditions. Created and managed by more than 100 Nahua women of the region, many of whom are crafts people, the aim of the collective was to help indigenous women sell their crafts at fair prices and to improve their quality of life by creating jobs so to limit the number of community members needing to emigrate.

By 1987, the women’s collective realised that it was not enough to obtain income, and so on the advice of a student from the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM), who told the indigenous women that their embroidery could turn profitable beyond their home community of Cuetzalan, the idea of a community-owned hotel arose.

Cuetzalan, nestled in the northern mountains of Puebla, is a small village rich in indigenous history and heritage that is known for its coffee plantations, greenery, cobblestone streets, waterfalls, and caves.

More than 80% of the town’s inhabitants are of Náhuatl origin and live under customs of ancestral community management. These customs are based on conservation and respect towards nature, which have helped prevent the arrival of mining businesses into the area. The remote village has also become popular with conscious travellers looking to experience indigenous customs and traditions.

Hotel Taselotzin – which came about to provide work, preserve culture and halt migrations to big cities and other countries – is preserving the region’s indigenous way of life. Located a 10-minute walk from the city centre of Cuetzalan, Hotel Taselotzin offers basic accomodation decorated simply with Nahua symbols in the 14 bedrooms, a restaurant serving native dishes, traditonal crafts and herbal remedies sold at the hotel, and spa services which include a temazcal sweat lodge and massages.

Rufina Edith Villa, the Nahuatl leader who manages Hotel Taselotzin, said: “In a council meeting we considered this dream [Hotel Taselotzin]. What we wanted was to have our own resources, and not depend on any institution.”

More than 100 indigenous families benefit from the profits of the hotel, which enables indigenous women to be empowered. All profits are distributed among the community members, depending on their participation, during the annual meetings. The crafts are sold under a fair-trade policy and these profits are invested into a fund established to encourage continual product development. In addition, the hotel has its own microcredit system, which is accessible to all members in case of need.

The women say that each room at Hotel Taselotzin and each space is embedded in the pacha mama, the mystical earth mother. The spirit of the pacha mama is said to sip into the rooms, blessing the mountains and Cuetzalan.

Sustainability is a natural part of everything the women’s collective do at Hotel Taselotzin. The hotel participates in composting, and the women also support and partcipate in the conservation of green spaces.

Rufina Edith Villa added: “This place is rooted in nature and our hotel is like a plant, if we do not take care of it, it can wither. It is up to us.”

Hotel Taselotzin does not currently have its own website but rooms can be booked via Booking.com and other online travel companies

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

Colorado is our New Faux Leather- Nisha Designs

Colorado is our new Faux Leather. It is available in 60 colours and due to its product properties it can be used in many different ways. Extreme durability is paired with a natural feel. The product is available from mid-January 2020.

Please contact Nisha Desai for further information at nisha@nishadesigns.com or 702.622.8321

We have many new products coming please visit our whole collection available online at https://www.delius-contract.de/en/

2020 to see sustainable travel continue to go mainstream with the rise of “slow travel”, industry experts say- Life and Soul Magazine

2020 is set to see sustainable travel continue to go mainstream with the rise of “slow travel” and conscious travellers, according to ABTA, the association for travel agents and tour operators.

The rise of “slow travel”, a shift towards electric aviation, and an increased focus by travellers on the environmental and social impacts of travel are among five key travel trends for 2020 highlighted in an ABTA research report.

Holidaymakers are choosing to slow down the tempo and make more genuine connections with local people and cultures on their travels, according to The Travel Trends 2020 report, based on market information and consumer insights collated by ABTA.

“Slow travel” is as much about enjoying the journey as it is the destination, and a less packed itinerary takes the pressure off having to visit all the usual tourist hotspots. With more time in one destination, it can potentially reduce the journey footprint and provide travellers with the chance to support more locally run businesses – resulting in a positive impact on the local economy and community.

Another trend for 2020 forecast by ABTA is a shift towards electric powered aircraft, as advancements in technology and increasing demands for more sustainable modes of travel have made the concept of commercial electric flights a very real prospect for short haul travel. With aviation under increasing pressure to improve its carbon footprint, “the future for electric aircraft looks bright, both for leisure and business travel” the ABTA report states.

With sustainability on the rise and climate change in the spotlight throughout 2019, industry experts are predicting 2020 will be the year of conscious travel.

Mark Tanzer, ABTA Chief Executive said: “Sustainability issues are now firmly in the minds of holidaymakers and are a continued thread throughout the report – from cruise industry initiatives to influencing three of our five trends. The travel industry continues to develop plans and initiatives which support local communities, their economies and the environment, so that tourism is a benefit to everyone.”

Other key trends expected to shape holiday choices in 2020, identified by ABTA research, include adopting digital customer service methods and personalised touring.

ABTA also revealed its “12 destinations to watch” which include Basilicata, Chicago and Lake Michigan, Georgia, Grenada, Madrid and its surrounding cities, Morocco, Namibia, South Korea, Singapore, The Netherlands, Uruguay and Vienna.

ABTA

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

The Cartoon Network Hotel Is Officially Opening Summer 2020- Travel and Leisure- Nisha Designs

Cartoon Network Hotel
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If you’ve ever dreamt of spending a night surrounded by your favorite cartoons you’re in luck — the Cartoon Network Hotel is (almost) open for business.

The Cartoon Network Hotel, located in Lancaster Pennsylvania, right next to Dutch Wonderland, is now accepting bookings for its June 2020 opening. The resort is just as over-the-top as you might expect from the people that brought you the Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time, Johnny Bravo, and more.

Cartoon Network Hotel
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Cartoon Network Hotel
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“From the moment you enter the lobby, you’ll realize this is unlike any place your family has stayed before,” the hotel explains on its site.”With our character-themed guest rooms and Dream Suites, it’s like having a sleepover…in a cartoon.

The hotel will feature 165 rooms, an indoor pool, an outdoor water park, a play area, a game room, a cafe where guests can dine with characters, a Cartoon Network store, and more.

“The Cartoon Network Hotel will be unlike any other property in the region,” Rolf Paegert, chief operating officer of Palace Entertainment said in a statement. “Cartoon Network characters and theming will bring the property to life and offer magical, interactive experiences around every turn. This hotel is going to set the standard for guest-focused, themed lodging immersion.”

Cartoon Network Hotel
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Beyond the rooms, the Cartoon Network Hotel will also partner with Dutch Wonderland, the amusement park next door, where guests of the hotel receive special admission discounts to the park and its 35 family-friendly rides.

Though the hotel’s precise opening date isn’t set just yet, cartoon fans can start planning their late summer vacations to the park now. Standard rooms start at $289 a night and the hotel’s Dream Suites start at $489 a night.- BY STACEY LEASCA 

Link: https://www.travelandleisure.com/hotels-resorts/hotel-openings/carton-network-hotel-dutch-wonderland-opening?utm_source=smsshare

Finest Fabric Collection- Studio 10

I love this book collection. Our finest fabric collection book is here. Beautiful color combinations, textures, patterns. All of our fabrics are Inherent FR, passes NFPA701, IMO, CAL117 and high double rubs with excellent functions. The collection is a combination of our upholstery, acoustic, outdoor, indoor, drapery, furniture fabrics. It is fresh and trend forward. Our fabrics are in stock. Good delivery time. A must have collection for your library.

To get your book call or email Nisha Desai at 702.622.8321 or email to nisha@nishadesigns.com