Chic Camping, Cabanas, Outdoors-y Living Styles (Cont'd.) and grilled pineapple with brown sugar rum sauce bonus recipe

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Darling, Please Put Up The Tibetan Tent

The Tibetan Tent And Mount Everest - Sandy Hill has been climbing since she was a teenager, and with her Everest ascent she became only the second American woman to have climbed the Seven Summits.

In Chris Casson Madden's book,  "A Room Of Her Own," Sandy Hill is profiled for her tent private sanctuary and her accomplishments.

Sandy Hill is a former cable television executive, contributing editor at Vogue, and uses her Tibetan tent located on her Connecticut home property to unwind and work. For more info on her climbing accomplishments, click here.

Darling, I'll Be Out In The Bungalow Doing Yoga

These tent/houses from Sweet Water Bungalow rock!

  • They're hugely attractive
  • You can put one just about anywhere
  • In comfortable weather it can serve as a guest house, or get-away
  • Otherwise it can be used as a yoga retreat, studio or whatever your space needs require. 

Can you get over these?

They run about $25 per square foot (not including the platform), the Sonoma Bungalow runs about $4,700.

Their lack of insulation makes this a poor choice for someone looking for a year-round home.

To see more photos of these sweet bungalows, click here.

Shall We Sleep In The Tree house Tonight Okay, Meet You Up There.

Chic Luxury Tree House 100' Up In Banyan Tree, $240/Night

Check out this hideaway fort almost 100 feet up in a banyan tree, among the chattering monkeys.

  • The tree house is more chic than shabby
  • Has comfy double beds and a full bathroom
  • At breakfast time, guests call down like a cuckoo, and omelettes and baked bananas are hoisted up by a pulley system

Doubles from $240 per night, including all meals, at Green Magic Nature Resort.

Anthropologie And Chic Cabanas For Glamping

Glamping How To's: Think cocktail tumbler instead of canteen, mood light instead of flashlight,
sleeping oasis instead of sleeping bed.

The  80" H  72" W  38" D Sumatra Cabana is a fun example of Anthropology's outdoor entertaining and chic camping style. See both styles Sumatra Cabana colors here

Camp Stool (For Your Tent Or Home) In Vibrant Peony-Print Seat And Brightly Colored Frame - So Camp Chic!

A camp stool that is so-o-o-o-o---- cute for your home or for camping, $23.50 from Pearl River.

Check this out - "The Glamping Book" with MaryJane.  This book is the gotta have it book of the year.  It's full of glorious glamping photos, great tips for how to camp, travel and be a road warrior in style. From the original "Glamper" Mary Jane Butters, an outdoors woman, an entrepreneur, a lover of the land and an all around woman that we love. This book is a classic. You will love it and it makes the perfect present, too.

Grilled Pineapple With Brown
Sugar Rum Sauce Bonus Recipe

This dessert comes together in minutes. The buttery, sweet sauce is brightened by a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and made more "adult" with a splash of dark rum. Make a virgin sauce by leaving out the rum or get down to business by adding another splash or two. Either way, the warm sauce turns the edges of the vanilla ice cream into rivulets that spill over the stacked grilled fruit.

Yield:  4 Servings
Serving Size:  2 pineapple rings plus 1/4 cup sauce (plus any leftover sauce)


The Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
The Pineapple:
  • Canola oil, for brushing the grill
  • 1 4 pound pineapple, skin removed, cut into 8 (3/4 inch) rounds, core removed
Vanilla Ice Cream


  1. The sauce:  in a large skillet or medium sauce set over medium heat, melt the butter. Whisk in the brown sugar and flour. Cook, whisking constantly, for about 2 minutes to eliminate the taste of the raw flour.
  2. Pour in the half and half and whisk in rum, fresh lemon juice and vanilla extract. Keep the sauce warm over the low heat until ready to use, whisking occasionally.
  3. The pineapple:  preheat grill to medium-high heat. Brush grill with canola oil. Lay the pineapple on the grill and cook, about 5 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.
  4. Remove the pineapple from the heat and serve with ice cream and the brown sugar rum sauce.
Recipe From "Cookin' Canuck"

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