March 21st, 2010

Perfect vacation

Photo courtesy of Cookie magazine

Last week was a “Perfect Storm” of events for my family topped off by a real storm that knocked out our power and sanity. Although my girls are on spring break, my husband is crazed at work so we had waffled on going away. By day five of no power I called The Breakers in Palm Beach and booked a room and the girls and I were packed and at the airport within hours.

My college hall-mate Lisa was down there with her son who was training with an Olympic sailor for the week and I decided to meet up with her. In the end, all the awful things that had transpired led us to the best vacation ever! I have fond memories of multi-family ski trips as a child where kids of all ages hung out together and had a blast. Our mothers would have a glass of wine at night by the fire while the gang of children would watch movies and play games.

Without planning it, our Palm Beach vacation turned into such a trip. The Breakers is the perfect hotel for families. They have game rooms, a playground, restaurant, camp, basket ball court and swimming pools just for children. It is walking distance to town and right on the beach. Lisa and I let the kids loose and we sat by the pool at night drinking tea and catching up. An earlier post on Palm Beach was my guide and was spot-on with the restaurant Pizza Al Fresco, we ate there twice. Bice is also yummy. Don’t tell my mother who winters in Naples, but we plan on many returns to Palm Beach!

SHOP

what's new

PIPPA SMALL

18-karat gold turquoise ring

EVE DENIM

Kalia denim jacket

VETEMENTS

Lighter-heel leather mules

KHAITE

Carolina single-breasted wool-twill cocoon coat

J. CREW

Demi-fine 14K gold-plated hoop

CHLOÉ

Oversized-lapel double-breasted wool-blend coat

CHLOÉ

Quincy shiny ballerina loafer mule

BURBERRY

Pleated checked wool midi skirt

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

Checked wool blazer

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

High-rise straight-leg jeans

MONCLER

Blanche leather ankle boots

SAINT LAURENT

Bellechasse medium leather-trimmed canvas bag

view all

Please be courteous. All comments are moderated. Preachy comments about body weight, age, smoking, and furs will not be posted.

Name :

Email (will not be published) :

'Belle De Jour'
'Ton Sur Ton'
'Strap In'