Postcards from 'Home in Paradise'

First, thanks to Kelly and Victoria at DesignTies for the beautiful blogger award. It's always nice to see other bloggers blog about you, but to receive an award, wow, I am truly honored:)
And I'd like to pass this on to some creative&stylish bloggers, who I follow from my other blog, L'Atelier. There are so many talented people, it's difficult to choose! Alright, these four are a beautiful mix of photographers, crafters& decor lovers, but who I particularly like for their artistic sensibility...De vraies âmes d'artistes...

Now as promised, the pictures showing off beautiful spots in Mauritius Island...
.:Maison de Carné:.

This is an atypic colonial house, since it's situated right in urban Rose-Hill(Colonial/Plantation houses of this size are normally found in rural areas). It used to house a cultural centre, and I used to pass in front of it every Saturday for some 4 years of my life. It never ceased to amaze me.

.:Jardin de Beau Vallon:.

.:Rhumerie de Chamarel:.

I had the utmost pleasure in visiting it once. They did a marvellous job of incorporating the sugarcane in the decor. After all, they produce rhum from it.

.:Les Vergers de Labourdonnais:.

One specialty, tropical fruits, which they transform into delish products. I had the privilege of visiting the production unit. I wish I had gone outside in the fields, especially if they look that pretty!

.:Maison Eureka:.

I've always loved the facade of Maison Eureka, Moka. Now am longing to visit the interior...

(Credit: L'Express Gallery)


  1. thank you for the award, sharon! you are so sweet! these photos of mauritius are beautiful and make me long to go somewhere warm and tropical. it's cold and rainy in new england today.

  2. You are too sweet! Thank you dear! :)

  3. oh i know these
    salut, new follower ;)

  4. You do have one beautiful blog!
    Thanks for posting the lovely pictures of your island home.

  5. yeah for you and the award:)
    What beautiful, beautiful photos!!
    Looks like an amazing place!

  6. wow! they are a beatiful houses!!!


  7. it seems so exotic yet so cozy and quaint at the same time. LOVE!

  8. I love these colonial houses, and it breaks my heart to see the abandoned ones. These houses are the island's history, so why can't they be preserved?! Lovely photos!
    Thank you soooo very much for the award! That is so kind of you!

  9. Beautiful, beautiful homes. Love the small cottage!

  10. Your slice of paradise is always a treat to see! And the award....Soooo well deserved!

  11. Thanks for taking us along to visit some beautiful homes in Mauritius. You're so lucky to live in such a lovely and interesting part of the world :-)