What inspires us these days? Something that offers comfort? Nurturing, Love or familiarly? Something free, a pathway to a gift or a product that we can identify with? A common thought or feeling that offers a sense of security and helps us get closer to the self? With so much information available where do you find what you’re looking for each day? Google, Facebook, Instagram or twitter? Is it an image that resonates with us somehow and transports us somewhere? Every medium out there is trying to create a network or group or just a passa paraola (pass the word) and so what is it that we will pass on or chose not too? When we pass something on to another what are we passing? A part of ourselves? Conde Nast Traveller has compiled a list of the 50 best hot s pots around the world and ChicFinds wants to share their 5 favourites;

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Palais Namaskar, Marrakesh; http://www.cntraveller.com/awards/the-hot-list/hot-list-2013/palais-namaskar-marrakech

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Botanique Hotel & Spa, Bairro dos Mellos; http://www.cntraveller.com/awards/the-hot-list/hot-list-2013/botanique-hotel-spa-brazil

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The Siam, Bangkok, Thailand; http://www.cntraveller.com/awards/the-hot-list/hot-list-2013/the-siam-bangkok-thailand

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The Leela Palace, Chennai, India; http://www.cntraveller.com/awards/the-hot-list/hot-list-2013/the-leela-palace-chennai-india

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Singita Serengeti House, Tanzania; http://www.cntraveller.com/awards/the-hot-list/hot-list-2013/singita-serengeti-house-tanzania

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Chicfinds inspiration to go from winter to summer

Beauty, fashion

ChicFinds inspiration this month from Gweneth Patrow’s blog. All categories are well worth a look and I can really relate to her sense of being, taste and style. I have really enjoyed the detox diets, the to BE newsletters and her fitness guru, Tracey Anderson. Her workouts are amazing! I have also been busy looking at summer pieces for a holiday in Thailand so there will be some posts to look out for including a beautiful five star hotel in Bangkok and more…. We will also have our top 5 ChicFinds for August so you must keep checking in.

For now checkout http://goop.com and if you want to feel the days for summer arriving start having a look at your next swimming costumes from the queen land of swimming costumes – Brazil. Favorites are Salinas and Rosa Cha http://www.salinas-rio.com.br/ http://www.rosacha.com.br/site_verao_2011/ Photography David Slijper for Marie Claire Italia June 2011