Let's take a trip

Lets Take a Trip

Five years ago my husband and I got married on the sandy shores of Inlet Beach, FL.  Even with 40+mph winds and impending rain, it was the most beautiful day.  

The reception was held at Anna's Veranda, a Victorian home just steps away from the beach.

Five years.  So much has changed since then.  Life is funny that way, I suppose.  To celebrate our anniversary, we're taking a trip and heading back to the Caribbean (we honeymooned in St. Thomas).  It's our first time out of the country since our honeymoon and our first vacation together in 2.5 years.  

This time we're headed to Turks and Caicos and will be staying at the Gansevoort Turks + Caicos on beautiful Grace Bay.  It looks so magical!  Sunday can't get here soon enough!

We've been told of a few restaurants we need to check out.  

 Beach House

Beach House

 And the renowned  Da Conch Shack .

And the renowned Da Conch Shack.

I'll be back with a full report and lots of inspiration I'm sure!  Until next time...

Let's take a trip: Hawaii

This cold front we are experiencing this late in the year has me jonesing for a beach get-away.

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Last summer my family and I visited Oahu for the first time and fell in love with the island. The lush scenery is breathtaking. The climate is always pleasant with little to no humidity and the vibe of the island is friendly and laid back. I found inspiration in the natural landscapes as well as some of the architecture and beautiful store fronts that line Waikiki Beach.

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  Kate Spade Honolulu. Beautiful Starburst light fixtures and awesome gold foil wall paper.

Kate Spade Honolulu. Beautiful Starburst light fixtures and awesome gold foil wall paper.

  Cute lighting and fun wallpaper in the dressing rooms.

Cute lighting and fun wallpaper in the dressing rooms.

  I love Kate Spade's color combos. Even the boxes behind the check-out were beautifully arranged.

I love Kate Spade's color combos. Even the boxes behind the check-out were beautifully arranged.

  Tory Burch. Such mid-century yumminess. The geometric print, stair runner needs to find its way to my home.

Tory Burch. Such mid-century yumminess. The geometric print, stair runner needs to find its way to my home.

  Love how the colors eggplant, pink, green, and orange work together.

Love how the colors eggplant, pink, green, and orange work together.

The next time we go back we would like to explore the island of Maui. While in Maui, I would looove to stay at the Lumeria.

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Jettsetter descibes it as "lovingly restored 1909 estate on six manicured acres, the 24-room Lumeria Maui, an adventure retreat, is focused on bringing that tranquility to its guests at every turn. In sync with Mother Nature, you’ll find natural wood, stone and metals with decor from around the world under soaring 12-foot ceilings. Get your blood pumping on a surf outing, and then recover with a meditation session, a dip in the saltwater pool or a massage in your suite. These luxe digs are surrounded by beautiful — and edible — gardens (used in the farm-to-table Harvest Cafe), yet they’re just minutes from the historic town of Paia and Maui’s legendary north shore surfing spots."

All the guest rooms are furnished with incredible spindle furniture.

  How beautiful is this bed?

How beautiful is this bed?

  Lobby. Beautiful textiles were used throughout.

Lobby. Beautiful textiles were used throughout.

After we wake up in our mountain-view room and enjoy fresh fruit that was grown on the premises, we can than have an Eat, Pray, Love moment by joining the yoga class on the front lawn.

  I would be the lady struggling in the second row.

I would be the lady struggling in the second row.

Followed by some paddle boarding in this cute number from Mara Hoffman.

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And finishing the evening with some fresh Ahi Poke.

Aah....

A girl can dream, right?