Happy Travels and Feliz Navidad!
South Beach is sultry- warm, sunny and breezy this Art Basel Miami morning. The yacht club is buzzing with parties and activity. It’s great to be home in South Beach during this most wonderful time of the year!:)
La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla Village is one of my favorite places on the planet.
Built in 1926 and named the “Pink Lady” the hotel exudes charm and old world elegance in the heart of La Jolla. We took photos of it today while we were enjoying a drink in the lounge. Christmas was abound creating cheer for all of us fortunate enough to bask in the loveliness of the settings.
The glorious Hotel del Coronado is fabulous throughout the year, but especially during Christmas, when it’s decorated outside and in with lights and Christmas trees – along with good Christmas cheer!!
Not only are the buildings and grounds spectacular, but the food and service are exceptional in all of their various dining venues. We dined at Sheerwater and were pleasantly delighted both times we’ve visited- lunch and dinner were both special.
Try to arrive just before the sunset, so that you can witness the spectacular show of colors as day turns into night.
Sunset last night in La Jolla Shores beach. Look closely at the rainstorm, complete with a rainbow, over the hills in the distance. The sky was every color of pink, purple, blue, mauve and magnified the electric quality of the light onto everything. As always, there were people watching the sunset with their dogs, people sitting by firepits with wine, children playing, kayaked, swimmers, surfers, hang gliders, hot air ballooners, etc….all celebrating another gorgeous end to another magnificent God-given day.
It’s a stunningly beautiful morning in Antibes, and I’m enjoying it with coffee and juice, before our day of swimming in the Med, followed by lunch in Eze. We arrived in Antibes yesterday from Turkey- which was such a fascinating destination that I plan to return for a longer stay and will write about in more detail later.
The Villa Cap D’Antibes is boutique-chic.
hotel Villa Cap D’Antibes
I love the simplicity, with splashes of international decor-as if from one’s travel collections. Breakfast is typically French: pastries, fruit, coffee and juice. Wonderful.