When antiquing down the Dixie Highway, we stopped at a lovely little diner to grab a bite to eat. Howley’s IS lovely, and that’s due to much more than their delicious dishes. If you want to experience a true bit of the West Palm Beach culture, stop in and enjoy the crowd as well as the eclectic atmosphere. Howley’s is located at 4700 Dixie Highway.
The menu includes such delectable delights as Belgian Waffles with a scoop of ice cream, a Portobello Sandwich topped with blue cheese, roasted peppers, grilled onions and pesto, and Fried Green Tomatoes served with a BBQ remoulade. It was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!
Our first stop was a romantic little shop that smelled like the lavender fields of Provence. Cote Jardin Antiques had just what the Countess ordered for a lazy afternoon in the garden.
With locations in both Washington D.C. and West Palm Beach, as well as a base in Provence, they have just the collection needed to set you up in a “maison secondaire” of your own. Through contacts in Paris and the South of France, Cote Jardin Antiques acquires unique French decorative pieces from all periods in history. Everything that we saw was delightfully charming, and the staff was warm and welcoming.
Lastly, we discovered “The Garden of Eden” at Mecox Home, Antiques and Design. I was astounded at the floral design work that abounds here. Taking beautiful photographs was easy when the composition had been so thoughtfully preplanned.
I stumbled upon the tumblr page “Frogs and Crowns” and fell in love, once again, with the dreams that I had as a little girl. I remember loving to read. And, in time, I began making up stories of my own, filled with castles, and queens and rides on the Orient Express, to exotic, far away places. My imagination, equipped with images from the books that I read, made up so much of who I was then…and I suppose ,had a great deal to do with who I have become. At 43 years old, I still believe in heroes and hold fast to the notion that fairy tales can indeed come true.
I’d love to hear from you!Last month, I found myself running through Charles de Gaul, late again, with hair hopelessly disheveled. My trench coat, having been removed, replaced, twisted around my waist, thrown over my shoulder, wrinkled and tucked under my arm, was now, trailing behind me, dragging across floor, like Linus in an incredibly insecure moment. Low and behold, even in my most disoriented state, I was able to channel my inner compass, and find that last chance newstand where I could grab a coveted copy of the current Paris Vogue. October’s issue was particularly lovely and included a supplement for”enfants” that inspired a yearning for the Alps and the post below.
Via:Chalet de Fermes de Marie
This one is only 1.600,000 Euros. 25 rooms, 10 bedrooms. Hmmm- Maybe it’s just a bit too
b ig grey.
Now, Normandy is nice. Lots of charme!
The cost is a mere 1,060,000 Euros. Very cozy. Maybe its too
expensive small. Only six bedrooms, where would all my princes sleep?
I love this one. It has such a sweet little chapel. It can be ours for 4,750,000 euros. Way too much
m oney gardening. Who would do that? Not me, I’m just a looker.
Now this is cute! For only 1,290,000 Euros we can swim. But someone might
skinny dip fall in.
Normandy again. This one looks enticing. Does it come
with a staff furnished?…Hmmm I just don’t think we’ve found the right one yet! We will shop again another day!
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