12 August 2013

Spanish Style Sunshine

  Sinuous curves, stucco architecture, sunshine, sand...

and the essence of the West Indies.

Our week at Rosemary Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida was reminiscent of a trip to the islands or the Spanish Riviera.

The rustic almost primitive architectural wood details on the buildings throughout the village, striped awnings sheltering balconies and lanais, shuttered windows, al fresco dining, the soft and muted palette of sandy colours, villas, and driftwood bicycle paths are this town's signature.

As always, if we were not in the pool or at the beach, we were on our beach cruisers...cruising.

{Butterfly Bike}

Stopping often to snap photographs of the details...

Arched portals, outdoor showers, soft stone walls...

Gorgeous wrought iron gates opening into courtyards,

forged hinges

and scrolled wall sconces.

The neutral palette throughout Rosemary Beach is shown in almost every detail.

Love, love, these high gloss black plantation chairs perched on a Carrara marble terrace.

The beautiful tropical green foliage is striking against the black and white backdrop.

This simple rustic white door shimmers in the shadows of the canopy of olive trees above.

Then...some cabana colour surprised us with this colourful facade...

and I think, my favorite door of all ~ this cheerful kiwi green and white striped door at the end of a sandy path.

When we finally arrived at our destination of the day, it was perfect.

The Emerald Sea is named just that for a reason.

Waiting for the perfect wave.

This is what it is all about.

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Hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer, wherever you may be.  Thank you for your visit.

Ciao amici,

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Joining some of these friends this week.


Kristina Rust Photography said...

Wow what a gorgeous place. I would love to visit there one day. Your photos are lovely!

Suzanne ~ Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Thanks Kristina!

Jenny Short said...

Your gorgeous photos make me want to go there.

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