I was only too aware that upon our return to Boston, we would be in for some dramatically different weather. The virgin white sands
would be replaced by drifting white snow (although today is it 60 degrees, so there’s that!)
would be replaced with tall evergreens bedecked in Christmas finery.
and balconies (which looked oddly out of place in this land of pastel blues…)
or a lighted palm tree (although I suspect this was a year-round part of the decor)
and an occasional surfing santa there wasn’t much in the way of holiday decor. So while I was hanging around the pool in between all of the wedding festivites, I found a few online suggestions for decorating your sea-side villa for the holidays. A simple seashell ornament could be the start of a dramatic tree design using blues and golds Or you could do an entire tree in seashells and starfish for dramatic tropical effect
multi-colored lights reflecting on the water make a dazzling display that will surely attract Santa’s attention!
One final tree image today…one of the most ridiculously scrumptious desserts I have ever tasted! Deep-fried Key Lime Pie. I know, right?!?
Take a big slice of pie, wrap it in what appears to be jelly donut dough, deep fry it and then dust it with sugar and cinammon. Add the fruity red and green drizzle for a holiday effect. AMAZING. And with that, I need to unpack (both my suitcases and the Christmas decorations-yikes!) Have a sunny Monday, no matter where you are! Susan