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Baby Elephant Gets a Bath at Anantara Resort Golden Triangle, The World Melts

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  Site Where: 229 Moo 1, Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai, Thailand, 57150
July 19, 2010 at 4:56 PM | by | Comments (2)

Need a cute reason to visit the Anantara Resort Golden Triangle in Thailand? A Baby Elephant! Need an even cuter reason to visit? Baby Elephant Getting a Bath!!*

The ellie was born on May 23 weighing 220 lbs and was nicknamed Nong 'Phil which is an abbreviation for the phrase "Little Curfew" since the baby was born past the elephants' bedtime. His formal name is Plai Pa Choke which means "to bring luck."

At Anatara Golden Triangle, they house houses 35 elephants, their mahout caregivers, and their families in their Elephant Camp, an extension of the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre. Guests can explore the Elephant Camp during their stay and they can even "drive" the elephant after some training (We think that's a bit unnecessary. Showing up for bathtime should be just fine. And you know the ellies love it!)

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Buy Some Louboutin Shoes and Save an Elephant With Four Seasons

May 5, 2009 at 9:11 AM | by | Comments (0)

Famous sexy shoe designer Christian Louboutin has dabbled with hotel partnerships before, making a One & Only Resorts line of sandals for One & Only Resorts, which we totally understand as well as covet. Happily, he's back at it again, but this time teaming up with Four Seasons to create an extremely limited-edition colorway of a stiletto sandal.

The "Rodita" sandal, a fashionista favorite of Christian's Spring 2008 line, has returned in hot pink specifically for the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle in Thailand, with all proceeds going to the GTAEF charity (Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation). Yes that's right: sales from the $895 shoes are going to save elephants from the streets in Thailand, but there's only 50 pairs of the hot numbers to sell.

They're real showstoppers, but at $895 for the togs alone, we're wondering exactly how much it costs to stay at the Four Seasons Tented Camp itself? It's just as we expected: plan to shell out 70,200 THB ($1,995) for a one-night, all-inclusive stay at the luxury retreat. Thanks, but we think we'll just take the Louboutins as consolation. For those interested, the 50 pairs are only available for purchase on FootCandyShoes.com until they run out forever.

[Photos: Four Seasons]