There is something about going to a very new, freshly designed building in a very colonial old-world eclectic island like Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.
It fills you with a sense of cleanliness.
It fills me with a sense of “striving”. How I imagine the first industrialists creating the cities of the “New World” inspired a clean look, a modern break from the “Old Country”. (Maybe without all the naked Northern Europeans and extra-sweet Caparhinia’s!)
Raw wood, glass, concrete, hard lines and soft materials.
Although I sometimes wistfully remembered what I was used too with our Mauritius visits – Moroccan tiles, wrought iron balconies, painted wooden trellises, Indian fabrics, colonial interiors, deep cane chairs – it was a great new experience.
Pre-dinner drinks in a slick, open bar, with very un-modern, Indian traditional music.
The breakfast room (above) and the Italian restaurant (below).
Take me back to the Island!