INDULGE IN SIMPLE PLEASURES
Welcome to Ploh Notes where we offer a taste of a connoisseur's experience. A delectable selection of topics touching on precious heritage, unique travel destinations, epicurean lifestyle and even artisanal handicrafts will tap into your deep appreciation for long-standing traditions and the simple pleasures life brings. We also entice you with bites of information on our premium bedding items and news about beautiful hotels around the world where discerning guests indulge in Ploh’s soft touches.
The Handwritten Note — As Welcome As Ever.
I love receiving handwritten notes. Email and SMS get points for quick delivery but rarely do they make me stop multi–tasking and really pause to take in and appreciate the message the way penned ink on paper does.READ MORE
Conceptual Gardens: The Art Of Making A Statement
While gardening has always been a form of art, conceptual garden happens when you merge gardening with art installations. A conceptual garden is exhibited with a narrative to a specific theme or message, just like a typical art installation.READ MORE
There's No Stopping
A Musician And His Music
Music is ever changing – evolving, merging, separating, creating new identities. Some may enjoy such fluidity created by musicians while others find it hard to keep up.READ MORE
“Over centuries, classical music has undergone addition, beautification, and improvement—always sticking to its traditional basis. Today, the difference is that the changes are faster.”
Tea Appreciation: Before The Infusion
The pleasure of enjoying a cup of tea goes back for millenia, with various parts of the world having its own distinct tea culture. China, Japan, India and Britain are a few tea-loving nations that quickly come to mind (with the latest news being that the average Briton drinks 876 cups of tea a year!)READ MORE
Heirlooms. The Blessing Is In The Seed.
If you are passionate about eating healthy or have a refined palate, you’ll appreciate knowing a little something about heirloom vegetables which are now enjoying the limelight not shared with common mass-produced ones. Largely unknown just several years ago, heirloom seeds have quickly gained popularity among gardeners and farmers and the fruits of those seeds have become popular with the culinary world.READ MORE
Travel Types And Itinerary Tips
(For A Splendid Summer)
Luxury travelers share the same high expectations, but activity preferences do vary. For this year’s note on summer destinations we’ve picked three choice locations to fancy very distinct travel personalities.READ MORE
"Stargaze and explore the islands’ flora and fauna through an ecological program, trek through virgin rainforest or snorkel to discover the islands’ reefs with the guidance of your own marine biologist."
Part 1 – The Luxury Of Telling Time:
Creativity Way Beyond Practicality
Once heralded as the highest technological achievement in the world of timekeeping, mechanical watches are now valued for their exacting workmanship and aesthetic appeal above their ability to keep time.READ MORE
Part 2 – The Luxury Of Telling Time:
Creativity Way Beyond Practicality
Creating mesmerising mechanical complications is one way watchmakers display their magic, but paying tribute to various forms of art has also been a focus – so much so that their creations qualify as pieces of visual art of their own.READ MORE
Sniff & Sip The Water Of Life
The simple pleasure of experiencing a good whisky requires slowing down the pace – a perfect reason to break from the holiday bustle or an opportunity to enjoy it more.READ MORE
“The most personal aspect of the nosing is perhaps how it affects each individual differently depending on memories the scents may evoke – does that woody scent remind you of your grandfather’s desk or spicy and sultana scents of a Christmas time?”
Bespoke Shoes: Survival Of The Finest
Plenty of traditional crafts are on the verge of dying out and for some the only way to survive is to bring it to the highest level for a very select group of clientele.READ MORE
Wood. A Masters Turn For Beauty.
The ancient hobby of wood turning can magically transform a log of wood into a smooth, shiny decorative bowl within just 90 minutes. In recent decades the art of, literally, turning a piece of wood while using a cutting tool to create various shapes and decorative patterns has been gaining popularity thanks to the likes of Rolly Munro and Richard Raffan.READ MORE