La Bella Vita Studios Opens!
We’ve always loved the Cape Winelands, with so much to explore, it’s the perfect area for a culinary journey, a spa retreat, a stay in the calm and breathtakingly beautiful surroundings. Our love for this special area inspired us to create La Bella Vita Studios – a series of bespokely designed studios in a secure and beautiful lifestyle estate. But for us it was about so much more than that. La Bella Vita is a place with purpose, where a percentage of your stay is donated to a cause close to our hearts.
Just far enough out of Cape Town to feel like an escape from the city and just close enough to feel connected to wineries, cultural routes, charming small towns and unique experiences.
Our special place needed a very special design element, one that would adequately reflect the exquisite beauty of the surroundings and make guests feel exclusive. Each studio was carefully designed by Elsjé Schonken, from Schonken Interior, who breathed life into six themes for six studios; Misty Forest, Mare, Blush, Ebony, Rhino and Simply Serene. Each with its own signature feel, each giving back to a relevant cause.
Our brief was simple:
“Design contemporary rooms that would create unexpected delight to all that experience them”.
And that she has delivered. Small, special touches abound, letting those who stay know that we are dedicated to detail, to making their stay exceptional, in every way.
Beautiful themed books are there to read as you relax, local products are in the bathroom welcome tray. Another one of our ideals was to create a caring space. We realised that many guests arrive from far and do not necessarily want to venture out immediately to one of the amazing surrounding restaurants or great food stores, and so we created a welcome basket that will at least provide a bite on arrival.
Here’s a gallery of our journey. We hope you come and stay at La Bella Vita Studios soon – we can promise, with all our hearts, that it’s simply sublime.
Elsjé Schonken – Schonken Interiors | Colin Jackson – Installation | Elmarie Van Zyl – Web Development | Melissa Van Niekerk – Project Management