I receive a lot of these queries in my inbox. Truth be told, sometimes when I wake up in the morning, I have to ask myself that same question. Where am I? Lately we have been living in three different places with numerous cross country road trips and plane flights in between. I'm either packing or unpacking.

When I started this blog, I thought it would be a great way to keep family and friends apprised of our whereabouts. Clearly, I have failed miserably! So, in an attempt to keep up, this is where we have been in the last couple of months:

Palm Beach Florida

We have been exploring the east coast of Florida to look for our own little spot in the tropical sun for the winter months. We love living by the ocean and are looking for the warmest climate we can on the mainland. That means Florida. After having lived along California coastline, we both agree, it's just not warm enough! We hadn't ever really considered buying in Florida, but now, with the price of real estate down so much, it's time to take a look.

A nice place to stay? The Breakers. Total Lux!

In many ways, Palm Beach reminded us of Montecito. Lush and tropical with beautiful Mediterranean style homes..........................................................................................

And, much to my frustration, just like Montecito, they are largely hidden behind gates and hedgerows.

The difference being that the water is warm enough here to actually swim in and there is less of a marine layer. More sunshine!

I've never seen so many empty boat slips in the Marina. A sign of the economic climate, no doubt.
My darling beach combing husband enjoying the warm white sand and turquoise sea.

Photos: Ryannan Bryer de Hickman
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