Sunday, January 3, 2010

I'm Dreaming of a Warm Climate...

The Lilly Resort Collection, the beach, a margarita and me. That would do it.

So, I keep getting these e-mails from Lilly Pulitzer, telling me about their latest releases and updates on their resort collection. It just feels like a constant reminder that I'm in a very cold place and I should be elsewhere. So, to deal with the cold, dark days of January, I'm starting to research locations for our summer beach vacation.

We've traveled to the Outer Banks for the last several years and love it. But, we're thinking of a change. We've heard good things about Wilmington, N.C. and the surrounding beaches: Kure, Cape Fear, Carolina, etc. Has anyone been there and would you recommend it? If so, any particular rental agency? Or, should we look at South Carolina, perhaps Folly or Sullivan's Island? We like laid-back, lazy areas, but also within driving distance of other activities.

Any input on the beaches in those areas (or others you may be fond of) would be much appreciated. These cold days just aren't cutting it. I think I was destined to live much closer to the equator! Meanwhile, Hubby is a snow guy. Go figure. Oh, well. Maybe some day I'll move further south. We'll see. :)
Image courtesy of Lilly Pulitzer

16 comments:

teresa-bug said...

I LOVE Holden Beach, NC. But it is very quiet...it isn't too far from Wilmington or Myrtle Beach, but it would be a day trip.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

wow...you really are dreaming of a warm spot.....

i am sitting here with all the doors and windows wide open as i write this...wish you were here for supper tonight...

i think you'd like it and i'd love having you......

more later,
Kary
xxx

stephanie said...

hi- i live in Beaufort, SC and we have fabulous laid back beaches here. Our favorite is harbor island (we have a place there if you care for more info). Beaufort is a quaint little town with a lot of character and history. Also, we within one hour of Charleston and Savannah. Also we are in the same county as Hilton Head Island. good luck!!

QueenBeeSwain said...

laughed very very hard at this b/c that is how I feel too! a little pauper mouse that lives in the Tundra!!!!!

xoox

kHm :)

PS- the word verification is "healmi" which makes me think that a vacation somewhere Latin American and warm would heal me too ;)

The Blushing Hostess said...

I am a Sullivan's Island girl, and would never trade it. I hope, whatever you land on, it is marvelous. Happy new year! Catherine

bevysblog said...

My family has had a home at Pawley's Island for generations. So that's where I grew up in the summer. LOVE IT!!! And I was blessed to marry a man with a home at Edisto. Take your pick! They are both wonderful...

Emily said...

I know! It's so cold here in London as well and I'm just day dreaming about my next trip to the sunshine...panama in feb!:) woohoo! Lily Pullitzer should just sod off for a bit til we all have lovely sunshine holidays booked:) Happy new Year! LZ

Tickled Pink Talk said...

I'm a Nantucket girl myself, so can't help with any Southern locations. Good luck finding just the right spot, and I can't wait to hear what you end up picking!

Jackie said...

How about Sea Island, GA or the Gasparilla Inn in Boca Grande, FL for a taste of old school Florida chic?

Haven and Home said...

I have not been to any of those places but I am craving some warmth too!

JMW said...

Y'all are awesome! Thanks for such great suggestions. If only I could hit the beach tomorrow...

CRICKET said...

I am so over Winter! I actually just bought a summer dress on clearance for $3 at Old Navy.

Laura said...

Great minds sweetie! Yes SF is warmer then where you are BUT we have two seasons and I enjoyed our recent trip to the East Coast. (Come see the Winter Wonderland post) Happy New Year to you and to your family!

Jo said...

Wilmington is lovely ~ if you need details, let me know.

Jo

Southern Aspirations said...

Wilmington is lovely- did that after finishing business school. But you have lots of great options! For some reason, I'd be inclined to try South Carolina but I have no real knowledge!
(and I get the Lilly emails too and they're killing me!)

alanna said...

I love that lilly image! every single time I get those emails I dream of going to the beach too!