It started like this, I got a phone call from my friends in Florida and they invited me to spend a few days with them….I looked out the window and this is what I saw…
I don’t have to tell you that I had a Revelation….
I got a West Jet flight with my Visa points and flew for a change of view…
This is what happened in a land far far away….
The weather was 80 to 85 degrees F, I thought I would share with you a bit of my sunny days. It was a short visit, so don’t expect a grand tour but I will show you just a few places I really liked that you might also enjoy.
On the Canal daytime….Lauderdale by the Sea…
View from my friends’s screenporch, so peaceful and relaxing…
My first day…I had to unpack my one month supply of clothes for 5 days..I don’t know why I always pack for one month if I go away for a year or for 5 days my suitcase looks the same, I think the problem is to have to choose all these summer clothes in the middle of winter….
View on the Canal at sunset taken from the screen porch..
Dinner in the screen porch….
Going to South Beach for the day,
Visiting downtown Miami en passant by car, I had not been there for a long time, it is quite a beautiful City now…
Twisting my head around 180 degrees to get this photo, I looked a bit like Linda Blair in the movie
”The Exorcist” veeeery scaaaaary….
A fantastic idea….
The Children’s Museum Miami…Great cheerful building designed by the firm Arquitectonica International… The Museum is located on Watson Island, 980 MacArthur Causeway Miami…Plan your visit…
Arriving in South Beach, we parked the car and went directly to the famous
Italian restaurant/Hotel Casa Tua (Your Home) located in a Beautiful old home at 1700 James street Miami Beach
The gate at Casa Tua, so romantic….
The Casa Tua restaurant dining room The Library with the long banquette….Absolutely delicious, warm and charming…
Photo Via mrandmrssmith.com
The garden at Casa Tua….
Photo via concierge.com
Photo via eats
You can also eat at the Kitchen counter, very sympathique….
The private Club of Casa Tua….
Photo Mr. and Mrs. Smith Via telegraph.co.uk
One of the five bedrooms at Casa Tua…I did fall in love with ”Your Home” and the people are very nice…
South Beach Smith & Wollensky, if you want to eat on a table by the sea, it is a great location right in front of Fisher Island, I flipped the photo a bit….I think it was taken crooked to start with, so I might as well go all the way…..sorry http://www.centsationalgirl.com/
, if you are interested you can get great advice on photo enhancing on her blog…
decogirlmontreal’s deep thought at Smith & Wollensky
Photo by Donald C.
decogirlmontreal as a Sherpa getting ready for the beach, the chair is from Tommy Bahama a little heavy but great pockets and easy to install and close….
Driving to Palm Beach and looking at Ophra Winfrey’s home on the way…..
Photos Via The Breakers Hotel, the old grand Hotel…
A Beach cottage at The Breakers
One of the bedrooms at The Breakers….
Photo by a friend
Yours truly at The Breakers…One advice when you go for a visit and not a stay at The Breakers, there is a long driveway with a guard, he will ask you this question ”What will you be doing at The Breakers” and the answer is ”We are meeting some friends for a drink”….We did have a drink….
Walking towards the sea at The Breakers….
Dreaming at The Breakers…
Photo Via The Colony Hotel
Back in Palm Beach, looking at all the gorgeous homes and getting inspired….
lunch at The Colony by the pool…OK food… great set up…and going to the beach….
I had a terrific few days, regret not taking more pictures to share with you…..