Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Palm Beach, Baby


Last week, when I was on the brink of going bananas due to rain and the subsequent cabin fever that had set in, we set to the road and drove up to Palm Beach. I love going to Palm Beach, not only to perve on the grand beach-front houses, but also to soak up that ever-present holiday vibe. As soon as I get to a certain point, I can almost convince myself I am on holidays (even if I'm on my way to a meeting) and that I most certainly should be wearing some whispy piece of Indian cotton and Italian made sandals. Almost darling, but not quite.

So we showed the smalls the beach. It was raining so we stayed in the car. Very tame (and a little lame?). And then drove on to breakfast at the Beach Road Cafe where the smalls refused to have anything other than a hot chocolate. It was raining. It was cold. Matt enjoyed Eggs Benny. I enjoyed my rather large plate of blueberry hotcakes (what's not to love?). We left happy. Ready to adventure.

And my friends, here is where it gets quelle excitemente! Love, Loans and Linen is a small shopfront away from the main stretch of shops. Not far, close enough to walk. And I could have spent a long, long time in there, had it not been for Matt and the Doctor lurking outside. Tiny was handed a bottle of bubbles to keep her occupied, and then took over re-merchandising a small section while I bantered with the lovely owners, and oohed and aahed over the beautiful stock. If you're in this part of the world, drop in, they show local ceramicists (LOVE!), and a beautiful assortment of products (I loved the wish boats and the hot air balloon). Actually I loved it all!

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3 comments:

Umatji said...

I know what you mean about certain places that take your subconscious on holiday = wonderful - i wonder if you can get some sort of spray that if you close your eyes, just by smell you go on holiday! Still - the beach has other good qualities as well - to say nothing of the little shop...

eric.barton said...

I found your post via a Google search for Palm Beach in the U.S. Beautiful description you have here, and it's funny how similar the places sound.

Christina Lowry said...

I want some of those zinc garden picks! Super cute. Hope the weather is clearing up and the cabin fever makes way for more adventures!

I have been thinking too - shock I know - about what you asked about your blog. I love your honesty, your sense of humor, your sarcasm and irony. I love hearing about Matt's art and the amusing anecdotes about your children. I like your film reviews and I love seeing pics of your house and baking. I really don't know if that helps though?! :)