Enough of snow, sleet, cold, and a state of overwork exhaustion. I just needed a quick break to recharge the emotional and physical batteries.
My husband and I decided to visit his brother in Palm Beach. Breathtakingly beautiful, pristine with an almost too perfect quality, Palm Beach is a true respite from busy cold New York. However as my branding phrase...I love perfect imperfection... I needed a more exotic, real venue to let go of worries and fatigue.
On to Tablethotels.com (my favorite hotel search engine) and a last minute booking at Casa Morada on Islamorada Key that, apparently, just had a cancelation. After a drive and walk through the Everglades... (I had to see a gator!) we arrived at the well hidden Casa Morada. I suddenly felt light, free of worries and happy as a young child. This was everything I had hoped for, a secluded week end in a most informal yet perfectly designed boutique hotel, on the water.
I will let my pics speak for themselves but in 2 days I enjoyed myself more than I have in quite a long time... I swam in the ocean, freshened up in the pool, snorkeled, went biking, suntanned, ate exquisitely prepared fish two nights in a row at Pierre's restaurant (part of the Morada Bay Cafe complex).
If you are in need of a little "TLC" go and check out this little spot on the Floridian Gulf Coast. You won't be disappointed.
Pierre's restaurant: cocktail first
On to the brilliant fish dinner
As you watch the sunset from the Veranda
While snorkeling, I leave the world behind
He tried to escape my camera, but I got him!