Cabin Porn

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If, like me, you spend a large amount of time daydreaming about all of the wonderful places in the world you’d like to escape to for a holiday – then chances are that you also appreciate a good cabin as much as me. Besides wanting to desperately visit a cabin the middle of rural America for a holiday, i also imagine myself retiring in Colorado somewhere in a beautifully modern cabin on a small-holding where i can have an entire farm’s worth of animals…. at least 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 foxes, and definitely a few sheep, goats, and chickens!

I digress! I came across a subreddit that will forever change the way i see cabins… reddit/r/cabinporn! A must for any cabin lover. I’ve collected some of my favourites from across the web, but definitely go and check out the linked page for even more cabin amazingness. It’s not updated as much as i’d like, this is quite a niche thing i would imagine, but it was nice to see some stuff i’d never come across before.

Owl Tree Cabin – Albion, California available to rent on AirBnB!

Stone Creek Camp – Big Foot, Montana

Yellowstone Club, Montana – a classic! I think this might have been the one that started my obsession.

Take a look at this breathtaking lake cabin’s interior:

Deer Cabin Reverie

A gallery of the interior:

Ralph Lauren’s Guest cabin, Colorado – no cabin gallery would be complete without making mention of this beauty. It’s like i’ve died and gone to cabin heaven.

Sun Valley Lodge, Vermont – this has got to be one of my favourites! Just look at it, i’m in love.

The beautifully designed interior:

Yellowstone Club, Montana – SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST!

Yes, another one in Yellowstone Club… seems like the place to be for cabin enthusiasts like myself! This one is more “lodge” than “cabin” though purely because of its size, but it’s cabin-y enough for me to add it in. This is by far my most favourite, i just wish it was closer to a vast body of water like the other one in Yellowstone Club – but let’s be real, i wouldn’t say no to a week here, or even early retirement :P

This interior will make you cry… also, i’m actually too poor to even be looking at these pictures. It is fun to dream though.

A Story With A Happy Ending

Kayla Harrity, 24, and her boyfriend, 25-year-old Matthew Picca, were on a vacation with her family in Southport, North Carolina when he decided to surprise her with a proposal. “I turned around and he was getting down on one knee,” Kayla recalled. “As he opened the ring box, the ring fell out of the box and fell through the cracks on the deck and into the water. I didn’t even get to see it before it dropped.” Kayla says everyone was in total shock and speechless. “I covered my face and began to cry because I knew my boyfriend was devastated,” she said. “Matthew did not even get to say anything to me before the ring fell into the ocean.” Almost immediately, Kayla says, several people went down to the boat slip underneath the bar and jumped in the water and started looking for the ring.

Kayla’s brother-in-law, sister and Matthew all jumped into the water, fully clothed, to search for the ring. “At the bar, there were three men who were enjoying a beer who saw the whole thing,” she said. “They must have felt bad for us and did not want to see our engagement end like this. They jumped in the water and helped look for the ring.” Kayla says her sister thought Matthew had a special case on his phone and stuck it under the water to use as a flashlight. It didn’t have the case. Now his phone is ruined. “I began running to the neighbouring restaurants asking if anyone had goggles,” she said. “I knew if we had some we could find the ring.” She says people were handing the group flashlights and a local ran home to get some goggles for the crew. “After ten flashlights, and five pairs of goggles and over 1.5 hours of searching in the water…the ring was found!” Kayla said. A man named Kyle Blusher found the ring and yelled out.

“Everyone at the bar was cheering. All of a sudden, everyone was chanting ‘Propose again! Do it again!’,” Kayla recalled. “It was the best feeling in the world. My fiancé, soaking wet, smelling like salty, fishing water, proceeded to get down on one knee and put the beautiful ring on my finger!”

“The energy of everyone at the bar was incredible. It was a total shock that he even found the ring,” she continued. “We walked upstairs and bought the men who helped us a round of shots. They were amazing and we are so grateful to have their help that night.” After staying at the bar for about an hour, the couple took a romantic carriage ride around Southport. “When we got back, people were still coming up asking to see the ring,” Kayla said. “They said everyone in Southport was talking about it. It was definitely a night to remember!”

source: http://www.wect.com/story/29887223/photos-charlotte-area-couples-proposal-goes-awry

Nat Geo Photo Contest Winners 2015

National Geographic received more than 17,000 entries, which were whittled down to 3 winners and 7 recognised on merit.

1)

The grand prize went to a photo titled “Whale Whisperers” – ‘This is an outstanding and unique place full of pelagic life so we need to accelerate the incorporation of this islands into Unesco as natural heritage site in order to increase the protection of the islands against the prevailing illegal fishing corporations and big-game fishing’

Photograph: Anuar Patjane

2)

This photo, titled Gravel Workmen, was taken by the second-place winner. “This gravel-crush working place remains full of dust and sand. Three gravel workmen are looking through the window glass at their working place. Chittagong, Bangladesh.”

Photograph: Faisal Azim

3)

Third place went to Camel Ardah. “Camel Ardah, as it called in Oman, is one of the traditional styles of camel racing between two camels controlled by expert men. The faster camel is the loser so they must be running at the same speed level in the same track. The main purpose of Ardah is to show the beauty and strength of the Arabian camels and the riders’ skills. Ardah is considered one of the most risky situations, since always the camels reactions are unpredictable and it may get wild and jump toward the audience.”

Photograph: Ahmed Al Toqi

MERIT AWARDS:

Nat Geo Merit Award Winners

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014

VS Candice

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows are in a league of their own – not only because of their unnaturally gorgeous models, but also because of the quality of the actual show. Over the years they’ve turned the show into more than just a parade of lingerie, always hiring the most on point musicians of the time and pairing them with spectacular backdrops.

This year – the performers were: Hozier, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift. Ariana did a mashup of her most recent hits, Ed Sheeran sang one of the most romantic songs of recent times (while looking slightly overwhelmed), Hozier ironically sang his song about worshipping at someone’s shrine – when all i want to do is devote my waking hours to the VS Angels! And finally, Taylor Swift came on twice (both times wearing VS lingerie) and was obviously perfect in every possible way. She didn’t look out of place on the ramp at all – she could definitely pull off being a VS model any day of the week.

In case you’re just as starved of coverage of the show here in SA like i am, let me save you the time of scouring the internet for footage. Below, you’ll find all of the best bits about the show and from the show. I hope you enjoy it as much as i did.

DISCLAIMER: i do not take any responsibility for feelings of inadequacy experienced after watching the following clips.

HOZIER – Take Me To Church

ED SHEERAN – Thinking Out Loud

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