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Hello from Rosemary Beach!

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I’m convinced that we are currently staying in paradise. With only a couple of days left to go, we’ve spent our summer vacation covered in sand from head to toe, swimming out in the sea, and leisurely riding our bicycles at dusk down the boardwalks lining the streets here in Rosemary Beach.

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We’re staying in a little carriage house above the garage of a very large (and gorgeous) main house occupied by a family with triplet boys(!). And while the carriage house size is fantastic for just the 3 of us, the furniture is severely lacking, oddly enough. We have a dining set, a futon for Jude, and then a kingsize bed for us. And that’s it. So weird. There’s nowhere to hang anything, wet towels included! I keep imagining how I would design the heck out of this little studio.jude-on-bike

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When we get back, I can’t wait to take you on a little architectural tour of a couple of great little communities, including Alys Beach. It’s a beautiful little gem of a town – and I’m so entirely filled up with all of the beauty here. Inspiration overload, to be sure.  I can totally understand how people can come here year after year. It’s insanely relaxing and so easy to get around.

All for now, friends! Hope your’e having a lovely week, wherever you are.

 

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  • http://www.braidcreative.com/ Kathleen Shannon

    We were just there! My whole family stayed in a great place just down the street from Seaside (did you know the same master architect who designed Seaside also designed Carlton Landing out at Lake Eufala?). Have fun you guys! I can’t wait to hear all about the stranded-with-alligators adventure. ;)

    • http://www.pencilshavingsstudio.com/ Rachel

      I’m obsessed w/ Carlton Landing. We went out there about two years ago but we need to go check it out again to see how it’s progressed. I really love the whole idea of New Urbanism – it was so delightful to walk out the front door, hop on the bike and roll on into the cute little town. Why can’t life be like that every day? ::sigh::

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