4.02.2009

Mr. Armani Goes Camping

I've never thought of Giorgio Armani as a camping kind of guy.
Just never pictured him sitting around a campfire with a bunch of guys
in plaid flannel shirts .. .. .. . drinking a Budweiser and eating hot dogs.



But,
I can easily see him here . . . Aman i Khas, a wilderness camp perched
on the outskirts of Rathambore National Park : Rajasthan, India.
Aman Resorts is a group of superb small hotels (usually around 20 rooms each)
whose focus is luxurious simplicity in extraordinary locations.

You'll find them in places like Indonesia, Bali, India & Morocco.
Their founder, Adrian Zecha, is also the very talented designer.

This group of 10 tents sits along a riverside and also encompasses
a lounge tent, a dining tent and a spa tent.
(aren't you relieved to know you'll be able to book
a massage after a day of photo safari?)
Not that you'll be roughing it ... . at ALL !

It just feels so very . . .... Armani Does Karen Blixen.
Lots of camp style folding chairs / desks and a perfect blend of caramel
leather with linens and crisp white cottons.
( I wonder if there's an Ironing Tent )



This giant tub would be a luxury in any home or hotel.



I love the mix.
The total incongruity of such a refined atmosphere in the midst
of the wilderness. Somehow, it seems to be a nice fit.

17 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

"Armani Does Karen Blixen"

ROFL

How gorgeous! This would be a wonderful camp out! I'll be happy to take the tent next to Mr. Armani - as long as he keeps all that club music at a minimal sound level!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

This seems surreal...but I do love the Armani style. Tristan's comment had me cracking up. The thought of club music in the wilderness! Have a fun weekend, Ms. J -
Catherine

Ingrid Mida said...

That's my kind of camping!
I love how you are always changing your header photo. They are stunning.

Chrisy said...

Well if you 'had' to go camping this would definitely be the way to go...so beautiful to look at, inside and out...oh...just a thought...hope they're 'tiger proof'...

vicki archer said...

This is my idea of camping too. Have a wonderful weekend, xv.

Leau said...

This is the way my mother would've camped...or maybe not. She thought back packing was carrying your won luggage and really roughing it was black and white tv. I, on the other hand, could very easily get used to this! Beautiful dreams...smooches

Carla said...

I would like to move in. what could be better. Carla

Paula Scott said...

I never know what to expect when I visit you at your blog! Where in heavens name do you find all these wonderful things that seem like a fantasy to me but is indeed someone else's reality?
Sigh...I'll be dreaming about soaking in that tub after a full day of a photo shoot! Perhaps I'll try it the way Cleopatra did with milk and rose petals...

Cote de Texas said...

I die. I mean, come on. this is just too wonderful.

My Castle in Spain said...

i've never been a camping girl but this is so ideal !!
yes to camping in style....
next to G. Armani and...Valentino, too...
:-)

Rekha said...

This is too gud, would love to be there any day!

Kimberlee said...

so MY kind of camping! (its called 'glamping' when it is this god, isn't it?!) x

paris parfait said...

Ah, now that's camping with style! (Even Mr. Berlusconi would approve). :)

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Never thought I'd say this not being a camper), but, that's my kind of camping..!
Thanks for sharing :)

J ..de Santa Fe said...

It would seem we have a few "camping converts" here !

So glad you enjoyed this little trek ...

Jjj

Courtney said...

This has been on my dream list of vacation spots for a while now! It just makes me sigh to look at it. One ticket to India please.

Di Overton said...

Oooh an Armani tent. How wonderful would that be?