September 28th, 2012
New York designer, Cara Araneta, created new uniforms for the staff at Ka’ana. Check out her mood board and learn about the inspiration behind the uniforms!
“I wanted to create a uniform that did not look like a uniform. The concept was to pay tribute to Belize’s cultural heritage and Ka’ana’s explorer lifestyle.
I was inspired by ka’ana and its beautiful surroundings, vintage red cross uniforms, the masculinity of traditional uniforms and YSL’s ’67 safari collection.
I wanted to mix traditional workwear fabrics with more refined. And redefine vintage styling in a modern way. Just like Ka’ana.”
June 25th, 2012
We talked to Cara Araneta about her delicious meals while at Ka’ana. Here are picks of some of her favorite dishes!
Cochinita pibil is a traditional slow-roasted pork dish from the Yucatán Península. The sweet and savory pork was perfectly seasoned and melted in my mouth! The pineapple chunks added a great balance and a hint of citrus.
April 17th, 2012
We’ve been working with New York-based designer, Cara Araneta, to upgrade the interiors of our Balam Suites, King and Queen Casita Suites. Her vision was to combine Belize’s colonial heritage and indigenous crafts with expedition influences, scattering antiques like vintage binoculars, cameras, telescopes, and old, military medals. Also, placing English colonial portraits adjacent to local artists’ artworks and using warm, local textiles and patterned accents. Each suite is personally styled. “I wanted every room to tell a story – and feel personal.” Here are some work-in-progress snapshots.
Balam Suite – Detail
Bar Shelving – Expedition Finds
Beaded Shakers – Add Attitude To Headboard
Casita Suite – Queen
Casita Suite – Queen – Detail
Casita Suite – King
Casita Suite – King – Detail
Master Suite – Detail
Master Suite – Private Outdoor Deck & Shower