This month, we took a little trip with our favorite gals--daughters Viva and Tilly and their grandmother/my mother BeBe (of Deb line fame)--to visit our other favorite gal, Nana (of June line fame) while she wintered in the sunny south of Florida.  We have the most special place in our heart for Delray Beach--it's like the most welcoming, warming, and comforting spot, with memories upon memories for everyone in our family.  We could go on (and on,) but we'll spare the family history details and just say that we've all spent many many seasons in this happily growing beach town, and it is always a magical and happy treat to go back.   I'm already planning our return.  (In fact, I was on the flight home...)

Though we try to treat our time there as a true vacation, I couldn't help but snap a few photos to share.  Hope you'll enjoy the "postcards" from the trip!  (That's BeBe with the bebes above...Viv in stripes retrieving a lost goldfish snack, no doubt...and Tilly in the bamboo bundle.)

Our grandparents were avid travelers and collectors, and the touches of Asian and tribal art tell such a sweet (and adventurous) story of their life together...and are infinitely inspiring in both sentimental and aesthetic ways.  (And Viva found them entirely fascinating, too.)

A few of BeBe's additions to Nana's collection...displayed in a cupboard she restored and painted.

The park next door has the most amazing vegetation--sprawling sea grape and bougainvillea...and pines.  There is something so relaxing about Florida sunsets, especially when the view is unobstructed and unspoiled.  (Love green spaces.)

Though I'm sure this is NOT allowed anymore, the facade of Nana's building is adorned with locally-harvested coral rock.  Beautiful texture and only looks more beautiful with age.  

And talking about getting better with of our favorite spots in Delray is Doc's All American.  Clearly they're doing something right, as they're celebrating their 60th birthday this year.  Delicious burgers (our go-to is the blackened dolphin), fries, and, of course, the BEST soft serve.  With sprinkles.  Add fresh air and no-fuss seating, and you've got a perfect meal.


Though we did sneak over to one of our top spots for antique-ing in the area (and discovered this goooooorgeous 1940s brooch!)...

...the rest of the time, we could be found here...digging in the sand, looking for shells, and reapplying sunscreen.  

I would live in one of these cabanas if I could.  Besides, aren't stripes supposed to be big this season?

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