Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Postcards From Paradise & My Wednesday Wish

Just another day in paradise....

The private Fairmont beach is just spectacular!

We loved the rock formations off of the beach. We often swam out to it and it was a great place to scope out some pretty cool fish.

Not a bad way to spend the 4th!

The property is sprawling so the Fairmont offers free trolley service to the private beach and some of the restaurants not attached to the main hotel

Room with a view

Happy

Independence

Day!

I just love that magical time of the day when the sun begins to set and everyone leaves the beach. Now that's paradise!

Back to the room for another day of sunset scoping

Au revoir Bermuda! I most definitely will be back :)

Happy Wednesday, lovelies. Can't believe it's been a week since I've been back from vacation already. My mind is still there...walking along the smooth pinkish tinged sand, frolicking around in the crystal clear turquoise water, and watching the gorgeous sunsets, one of my only "tasks" of the day, just feeling completely and utterly chillaxed. Can you really blame me?

We stayed at the Fairmont Southampton, a wonderful resort set atop a hillside that looks upon the gorgeous aquamarine sea. The views were really spectacular. The landscape is beautiful, set between the South Shore beaches and the Great Harbor, with a pristine golf course in between. There's a luxury spa, The Willow Stream, to take care of all of your pampering needs and the dining choices at the hotel and in the area are outstanding. We ate at the majority of the resort restaurants. They were all amazing but our favorite was the Waterlot Inn, one of the best steakhouses I've ever dined at.

It was a truly amazing vacation. It's so close to NYC, the flight is only an hour and 1/2! I knew it was a short trip but not THAT short. The beaches are breathtaking and the dining was outstanding. It's like a little piece of paradise in my backyard and I'll definitely be going back the next chance I get.

So in honor of my Wednesday Wishes series, today I am really wishing I was back there right now :)

Hope you're all having a lovely week! Do you have any wishes this Wednesday?

Images: The Alternative Wife

37 comments:

Tanvi said...

Oh! It does look like paradise :) You looked so happy there!!!

I like Fairmont. They have some amazing properties.

As for my wish, I really wish I was at a beach right now! :(

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Spectacular photos! I cannot get over the color of the ocean. It's so pure and beautiful. The room from the hotel room is amazing too! It looks like such a fun and relaxing vacation. Thank you so much for sharing your pictures!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Ooo honey, I'm just loving this so much. Really would love to be close to that place for sure, it's heaven. I just love the pic's of the beach and you look just gorgeous!!!
xoxo DJ

Diana Mieczan said...

Can you pack me in your suitcase? Awww...that is truly a paradise:)
Those photos of the sunset,beach,views and you are amazing:)
I am so happy you had a wonderful time:)
Now I am making a note about this place....and I am off to my dreamland:)
Happy, Dreamy Wed!
Muah,sweetie

F (The Very Subjective) said...

so, now I finally see how YOU look like! and, girl, damn, you're pretty! :)

Lana said...

Oh lucky you, those pics are amazing!
Ps your wishlist is up today too x

http://lanaloustyle.blogspot.com/2010/07/blogger-wishlist-dawn-mariah.html

Krystal said...

those pics are so beautiful, especially the sunsets!! i'm kind of wishing i were there too :)

SabinePsynopsis said...

OMG Dawn, this IS paradise! It's been so long since I've been to the Carribean and your pictures remind me of beautiful sunsets and pristine turquoise waters... And just look at you - glowing! xoxo

Café Bellini said...

WOW what an incredible beach! The colour of the water is just beautiful, so 'pure'! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures! I definitely want to go there someday. If it's only 1.5 hrs from NY you could go for a weekend every now and then, no?!

LifestyleBohemia said...

Gorgeous shots! That beach looks amazing. My favorite is the first photo of you!
xx

OneCraftyFox said...

Gorgeous photos, incredibly dreamy and definitely paradise!! You look beautiful, must have been a spectacular time :)

CHANTELLE said...

awwwwww, my gosh! sounds and looks like the perfect summer :) you are gorgeous, sweetie! pink skies are my favourite & the fireworks are stunning! wow, what a holiday :)

Copious Couture said...

Those pictures are amazing!!!! Aren't the Fairmont hotel chains so luxurious!!!!! My cousin has worked for Fairmont for years now and I just love getting the family discount! So far the my favourite place was the plaza in NYC! How was the 4th of July? Did they do a big BBQ??? So cool!



Carissa

Jen said...

Paradise is right!! Girl, what a beautiful place! Did you even want to come home?? Next time, take me with!! ;-)

Happy Wednesday Lovely! xo

Andrea said...

Just gorgeous, and you look stunning!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

LOVE ur sunglasses in pic 1! .. and LOVEN' the vacay love !!!

SMK said...

wow wow wow - gorgeous photos! Looks like a blissful vacation!

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Thank you for sharing your photos! How beautiful! It looks like a lot of amazing "chillaxing" could be had here. I hope thrilled you had a good time. And thanks for the info as I will keep it in mind for future vacations. =) (By the way, you look stunning content and happy.)

SogniSorrisi said...

Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing. And, really, how cute are you?!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Omg paradise, indeed!! Take me there...glad you had a fab trip!

Great list on Lanalou Style today, too! :)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oh how amazingly pretty!! and you look gorgeous honey of course xoxo

Nikki said...

Looks like paradise!



xx
Nikki

SPLENDEROSA said...

It looks like heaven & you look so happy & pretty. Adore your photos, Dawn...the composition of the water/sky is wonderful. I will keep these in my inspiration file. I've always wanted to go to Bermuda, but never have.
Dreaming now. xx's

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Fantastic photos. Amazing. What a bright vibrant smile too...

Taj Acosta said...

lovely! I can't wait to begin my vacay this friday!! I'm headed to the Keys and Miami! Girl I need a vacation bad ;) hugs

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Wow. These photos are amazing. Take me there with you please :) I think I need a vacay really bad... xo

Okie said...

Absolutely gorgeous pictures. I'm super jealous. That looks like a great time. :)

anna and the ring said...

Oh the jealousy. What more can I say?

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hi,darling Dawn!-)))*
What a marwelously great days you has!!!
And Oh my...how beyond nice is you photos:-)))*

Just amazing,absolutely dreamly place,I am SO happy for you!

Love,
***Violetta***

hélène said...

I cannot even begin to express the level of jealousy i'm experiencing right now!!! I can't believe that's where you were you are soooo lucky. Ah man...

xxx

Sarah Klassen said...

What a beautiful vacation spot! My word... and I love the pictures you shared—such beauty. Also, you look so well-rested, lovely and happy :)

Great memories*

xoxo

Kristen said...

Can I join you, please? That is definitely paradise! Such beautiful pictures! It's making me dream..

Emily said...

What an absolutely dreamy place. Very beautiful. Who wouldn't want to go here.

honey my heart said...

i am drooling over your photos! you were most definitely in paradise :)

Punctuation Mark said...

I love the color of that water... so blue and crystalline... i absolutely love it!!! here in Miami there are no sunset on the water and those are my favorite because of the colors and the peaceful feeling you get...

Punctuation Mark said...

i'm linking this post to my friday links!!!

beingdena said...

oh my .... this is the best post ever. I love your photos, looks incredible and you look so beautiful. x