I’m back! That was kind of a long break, wasn’t it? I really didn’t anticipate to take so much time off. I even toted my laptop down to Harbour Island last week thinking I would get some blog posts done there. Well, that didn’t happen. Once I arrived, I felt my time was better spent swimming in the ocean, playing endless games of Rummikub (it’s my favorite!), and drinking beachy cocktails. You understand.
We stayed at The Dunmore which is my most favorite place on the whole island. It’s a tiny little place with only 13 cottages – each of which is decorated with textiles from John Robshaw and Quadrille. It’s easily one of the most colorful places on island. There are punches of pink, coral, sunny yellow, and turquoise (the hotel’s signature color). It’s basically everything you want out of a beach house. It has this cabana-cozy feeling to it that makes you feel like you’re staying in someone’s home and not a hotel. The food was delicious and the drinks were even better.
We spent our days lounging by the pool and playing in the ocean. I alternated between my two new favorite leopard swimsuits – this one and this one – and I fell in love with Tkees sandals. They’re the perfect beach flip-flop. I managed to squeeze in a little exercise (I bought these in neon green right before I left) by partaking in morning walks with my mom and playing some tennis with my husband. We also did a little island shopping at the Sugar Mill and The Blue Rooster where I picked up this fab coverup from Juliet Dunn. I started this book and finished catching up on episodes of this (anyone else hooked on this show, too?). Sounds pretty much perfect, doesn’t it?
I have to admit that taking that break was exactly what I needed. It felt so nice to really disconnect (if you don’t count my time spent on Instagram), and I returned home feeling so relaxed and ready to tackle 2014. That also means I’m a little behind on blog posts. While I get caught up on those, here’s a little peek at what I was doing when I wasn’t blogging last week.