Did you have yourselves a Merry Little Moonlit Night? We certainly did; a homemade Christmas dinner under the stars with close friends, our island family, last night. We are thrilled to soon see this couple celebrate their one year mark! He hosted at his Hemingway-esque cottage on the beach, a place we have so many incredible memories of and in over the last decade. We ate island style; carrot soup, steamed green beans, smoked gouda pasta, and lobster so tasty it could dismiss the melted butter sauce. We could not have asked for a more perfect evening; great company, nonstop laughs, and an exchange of favorite Christmas childhood memories over a hearty homemade meal.
So despite my heart wandering to Wyoming these last few days, to my brothers who have made the trek (near and far) home for the holidays, to familiar places blanketed in winter, I have much to be happy for here in this tropical place we call home. For now we will enjoy the sunshine and the sea, and soon enough we will play in a winter wonderland like pictured here.
Image via Book of Secrets
In the spirit of today here are some creative inspirations I wanted to share.
Image above and below via belges
Fleur de Lys would like to wish all of you Happy Holidays! We hope you are enjoying some rest & relaxation with friends and family, wherever you may be. Special thanks to our current guests, the Seabloom family, we wish you a wonderful week of joy, peace, sunshine, seaside, and many memories!
A little holiday cheer; vignettes from around the villa . . .