Sunday, March 20

bubbling over


I am so excited. As a person who has never taken a "warm weather" vacation or experienced a "tropical getaway", my vacations are usually spent visiting friends and staying at their houses or going to cabins in the woods or staying in bed & breakfasts in quaint little neighborhoods, usually in climates even colder than my own. But after spending the last three years without an actual vacation (meaning one where I did not work at all) I felt it was time to take the ultimate vacation. The vacation where the hotel matters because you don't do much more than lay around in the sun, have cocktails delivered to you, eat amazing food and sleep like a baby. This vacation has been a long time in the making, I actually doubted whether it would ever happen, I thought maybe there was something wrong with me and I had become and working machine unable to separate myself from the shop, but the level of excitement I have surrounding the trip to Miami I planned just yesterday tells me there is hope, I might love 4 days of ignoring Dear Golden completely! 

Because the trip is short and because it's so hard won, I splurged, I booked our stay at The Raleigh, the hotel came highly recommended, everyone who responded to my tweet on Twitter about where to stay said to stay there. I thought, no way, can't - and then did. Thankfully I only have to wait just over a week before I find myself with in a lounger with a gin cocktail in my hand so if you'll excuse me I have to go try on all my bathing suits on this winter-worn body of mine...

16 comments:

VeganCraftastic said...

Wow, what an amazing pool! Have fun on your trip!

Zohar said...

wooooooow. That looks amazing. And I am no beach bunny :) Have fun hun!

Adelaide's Homesewn said...

hurray!! i'm so excited for you! you deserve it more than anyone.

BaronessVonVintage said...

good for you, L! that place looks spectacular!! We're trying to re-think warm weather vacation plans now that our cruise to the Med. fell through. Let us know how Miami is??

Amanda / Rust Belt Threads said...

that place looks awesome! have a great trip!

Debi said...

oooh fab! That will be so much fun!! Enjoy it!

Dashfield Vintage said...

You've never taken a warm weather vacation?! Wow I didn't know there was any other kind of vacation worth going on! The place you are staying looks absolutely amazing. I'm sure you're going to have a well deserved (warm) break!
x

Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing said...

Miami was one of the best trips I've ever taken! You MUST indulge in the seafood, it was one of my favorite things about the area. (Fresh ceviche, mmmm!) P.s. Flea markets in South Beach on the weekend are chock full of awesome vintage clothing AND jewelry. Have fun and share pics!

thatdamngreendress said...

way to go! I hope you get the most out of it, with gorgeous weather and some gorgeous soft florals...

Dulcie said...

Such a stunning destination, can I come too? :) I can just imagine you fitting in seamlessly in an enviable array of vintage swinwear and sunglasses... jealous! x

Silly Rabbit Vintage said...

You are going to LOVE the Raleigh, so glamorous, so chic, and totally amazing!
Best Wishes for a fantastic vacation!

Silly Rabbit Vintage said...

Oh, and do go to the Sunday morning flea market on Lincoln Road, you will not be disapointed!

Michelle Kendrick Hartney said...

The Raleigh is a gorgeous hotel! My husband and I have stayed there...breakfast at the outdoor dinning area is wonderful, the pool is gorgeous and the rooms are really lovely. (And of course so is the beach!) Enjoy!!

amy said...

The patio is dreamy. The ambiance and atmosphere sends me into summer lands.

Such lovely photographs..

love amy ^.^
www.amyflyingakite.com

Carys said...

I am rather jealous, how exciting for you!!! Hope you have an incredible time!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Jen said...

That looks HEAVENLY! I gasped when the first picture came up. Enjoy yourself immensely! I hope the weather is perfect and all the staff friendly and helpful. ;)

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