Well, after we finished happy hour followed by a seafood bbq.. & by the way; Does NO ONE dress for dinner anymore? Lucie looked like a red-carpet candidate in comparison to the average punter. We're not in Paris that’s for sure but just as well since I left my Hermes scarf at home!(yes only one - a scandal by Parisian standards).
But after multiple margaritas, slouching on a beach banquette, sandals at my feet and the sun slowly sinking below the horizon (as am I).
Have I mentioned that motherhood has turned me into a lush? Anyway I'm feeling especially forgiving - happy hour tends to do that to me, fortunately.
Did I mention the fabulous pool? We cant get Lucie & her inflatable aeroplane out of it.
|Small but fab; Sala Resort's pool|
Sala is a lovely resort, despite the neighbouring banquette-babble. the villa is gorgeous, but we'll be relieved to say goodbye to our little private pool, clearly designed by Death-Traps-R-Us.
Not to worry- we're hitching our wagons at high noon so we'll see soon if we need to get outa Dodge (Melati) too. Maybe it will turn out & the villa upgrade will be worth the awkward logistics. ???
Lush and Eternal optimist, me.
Ok the foyer scared me, I looked at the garish tiled pillars and the gilt-framed paintings of Thai-royals over the entrance and I developed a nervous tick. (Too much kitschness can bring me out in a rather nasty rash actually) I thought, this ‘aint Philippe Stark (or even IKEA)
Hang on a minute...the penny drops and my smile turns into a mask of horror . Lucie's - sliding -bedroom door - opens - directly - over - the -flipping - pool!!!!
Another Death-Traps-R-Us product -gaaaah
We spend the next 30 minutes tampering with the lock so that sucker wont open... Ever again.
On the upside the little pool has gentle steps rather than an underwater, skull-cracking-body trapping shelf, which we consider a definite bonus.
Pool villas; equal parts luxe & danger. On one hand u don't have French & Italians confiscating the best shady pool-side-pozzies with a strategically placed towel & a hat FROM !!. (How bloody annoying is that?) On the other hand you & more importantly your offspring are eating sleeping & generally scurrying about 'inside' the safety fence.