Turks Review and Backyard Inspiration

My husband and I got back home from beautiful Turks and Caicos late last night.  We had a wonderful trip and had a lot of sun and relaxation.  I also used this trip to make a little announcement...

beach pregnancy announcement

That's right.  Baby number 2 is on the way!  We'll be adding another little human to our brood in early October/late September, and we're so excited!

Knowing that our lives are about to get more hectic (and more wonderful), it was great having this time to simply enjoy each other without any interruptions or early wakeup calls.

The Gansevoort Turks + Caicos was the perfect spot to do just that.  The beach was something you can only dream of and the pool was a little slice of heaven.

gansevoort turks beach
gansevoort turks pool
gansevoort turks pool 2

It's easy to see why we didn't want to leave, isn't it?  

The pool area was a favorite of mine.  The mix of white, aqua and wood was done so well and the palm tree and flower backdrops just made it perfect.  But if you can't get to paradise yourself, you can create your own backyard oasis with these items.

gansevoort backyard oasis mood board .jpg

Until next time...

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...