Saturday, December 31, 2011

Beautiful Views

What a great day!

Laying out by the pool. 
Dinner at Sharkey's (coconut shrimp, lobster artichoke dip and a frozen mango drink - yum!) .
Followed by a beautiful sunset.

Definitely not tired of Sarasota just yet.

Spending the day at the beach tomorrow.


*~ Ina

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fun in Flo-Rida

The day after Christmas we boarded a plane and were Sarasota-bound.

Zach and I are here with his family for the week and LOVING it! Yesterday the biggest decision I had to make was which swimsuit to wear: the red one or the black one? 
This is the life. :)

Here are just a few snapshots of what we've been up to here:

1. My awesome husband let me have the window seat. 
2. Views of Florida from above. 
3. & 4. On our way to the house from the airport. Sunshine and 79 degrees!

1. Parrot I spotted in an antique store.
2. Beautiful decorative pillow we debated on taking home with us. Might still go back for it...
3. & 4. Displays of jewelry and other trinkets at a local shop in Sarasota. 
Safe to say, I love everything in there!

We were lucky enough to get a private tour of the Ca' d'Zan Mansion - a 56 room mansion built by John and Mable Ringling (of the Ringling Brothers Circus).

1. Zach and I on top of the tower of the Ringling mansion. 
2. & 3. The patio circles the back of the mansion and looks out into Sarasota Bay. 
Parts of the 1998 movie Great Expectations were filmed here. Just a little FYI. :)

The Rose Garden on the Ringling Estate - 
over 27,000 sq. feet of beautiful landscapes and the most fragrant roses! 

All for now. More adventure coming soon!

*~ Ina

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Decorating with Twinkle Lights

So, maybe I got a little carried away ...

Poor Skya.

*~ Ina