CASA COOK, RHODES
Since we moved back from Asia, I’m not sure that we’ve really had a holiday. You know the kind of one where you stay in one hotel the entire time, read a million books, drink too much wine and snooze off the inevitable hangover in the sun, with the occasional dip in the pool. Normally we’re always driving from one place to the next, with never more than three nights in one spot. But after seeing Casa Cook all over Pinterest and some off my favourite blogs, I was desperate to visit, and stay for as long as possible.
Situated on the east coast of the Island of Rhodes, and tucked away at the base of a rocky hillside sits Casa Cook. The result of a collaboration between interior designer Annabell Kutucu, architect Vana Pernariv and design agency Lambs & Lions. The sharp juxtaposition of the modern, minimal and bohemian setting against the ragged backdrop of mountains and wild goats makes you feel like you’re a million miles from anywhere. The decor is on point, and it makes you want to go home, chuck out everything you own, concrete your entire house and only wear linen for the rest of you life. Or, you could just move there.
Everyone that you meet here cares a lot; about the food, the atmosphere, the experience, and about Rhodes itself. The wine is local, the fish is caught daily, and almost all of the staff were born on the island. Rightly so, they’re proud of what they’ve created, and it shows. I would go back in a heartbeat, and I am still dreaming about their tzatziki. Until next time Casa Cook….