Home From Home is more of a brochure than a fully-fledged magazine, but considering all the activities on tap at the COMO properties, we will forgive them this. Who has time to read an entire magazine when you could be doing downward dogs on the beach?
The spread above lists all the COMO Shambala Yoga Retreats for 2010, but if you're more interested in eating than stretching, you should skip back to the story on Aussie-born chef David Thompson, who opened another outpost of his Thai restaurant nahm at the Metropolitan Bangkok last week. (He first launched nahm at The Halkin in London.)
The piece tells us that the menu resembles Thai food eaten at home and includes grilled mussels (golae hoi malaeng puu), quail eggs topped with mint, and a jungle curry with snake-headed local fish known as pla chorn. Hmm, snake head!
Our favorite feature of Home From Home, however, is the feature titled "Room 409: Deconstructing The Perfect Hotel Room." This story breaks down a room at The Halkin, designed with Milan-based Laboratorio Associati, zeroing in on what makes it so user-friendly.
After cataloging 10 Annoying Hotel Room Designs recently, we appreciate this description of idiot-proof ceiling lights with simple up-down dimmer buttons and the hidden wardrobe that holds a tie-hanger, 8 wooden hangers, 4 trouser-clip hangers and 4 silk hangers for dresses. Now, that's more like it!
If you're looking for a fat magazine to get you through an afternoon by the pool, pack a copy of the September Vogue. But for a quick flick through paradise, you'll be all set with Home From Home.
Now... when can we move in?