Saturday, September 19, 2009

I'm Baaaack!

So, I've taken a little sabbatical the past couple of weeks. I apologize to those of you that come here looking for Tuesday's with Dorie, Barefoot Bloggers, Craving Ellie, and Cooking Italy....I needed a break and wanted to re-evaluate what exactly I wanted this space to be. Unfortunately, I'm going to be quitting a couple of these groups....Ellie and Cooking Italy. I found that I was cooking more of what I was "supposed" to rather than what I "wanted" to cook and blog about. I want to get back to more of ME.

So I took one week off from cooking.....

And the next week, I just took off.

To Sea Island, GA with my girlfriends!

Yup...we've been here all week totally enjoying this beeeeeautiful place. We took up residence in one of Exclusive Resorts newest properties. They've, once again, really done things right.

There are 20 four-bedroom units and I predict these will become some of the hardest reservations to get.

There's something here for everyone and the grounds are absolutely stunning.

The Cloister hotel, itself, built in 1928 and renovated in 2006, is truly one of a kind and the quintessential Southern masterpiece. The only thing I can compare it to is The Greenbrier in West Virginia, but this just might be more impressive.

The interior lobby of the hotel...

The back patio of the hotel which backs up to the Black Banks River.....

Ahhh...and then there's the spa....

I could have moved in there......

And I practically did when I went to get my eyebrows waxed. Let's just say that my eyebrow waxin fella was quite thorough...

We played a LOT of tennis.

We also may or may not have purchased many items from the fabulous pro shop. I've got to hide those receipts from Mr. B.

Then there were the pools. That's right, plural. I lost count. We had one at the house, but there were about 37 other ones at the Beach Club. And this seemed to be a perfect week to come since we had all 37 pools to ourselves (except for one day when we had to deal with a really DRUNK, OBNOXIOUS father of three really well behaved kids.....felt sorry for that wife. But that's another story for another day)

Those are the BFF's enjoying a cold beverage and their own lap pool.

And there's the huge beaches...which were also pretty empty. Nice.

They went on forever.

But the real entertainment is just walking around the property and taking it all in.

This is the chapel. I'll bet there have been some beautiful weddings held there.

Thanks to my bestest girlfriends for spending the week with me. It was, as usual, a blast!

I promise to be back to regular posting next week. Hopefully I haven't lost everyone!!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to see you leaving CEimB. Hope you'll visit my blog and say hello. Remind me to come back here to see what you've been up to. If you keep posting gorgeous photos as in this post, I won't need reminding. Take care.