01 August 2007

Greetings from South Padre Island, Texas!

Hello from the tip of Texas! One week down and two more to go. This was the beautiful view outside my window today. Nice.

Ahhhhh, this is living, a few new magazines, reading glasses and a cell phone:


Photostyling doesn't take vacations. Check out the perfectly aligned monograms on the towels and the trendy LL Bean beach bag:

Over worked Husband doesn't know how to relax. Get off the cell phone and go get your legs tanned!!!


At least you don't have to pace up and down the beach. Show off:

Ok, enough of the beach, time for shopping. For years, there has been only one store on the Island worth shopping at. This year, I was very pleasantly surprised to walk into a new store, Park 100, that was actually worth shopping. Check out these darling hot pink and green pillows and throws:

Park 100 is an interior design shop that caters to all the condominium owners on the island. Very Palm Beach-y decor:

Check out this display and veddy fashionable lamp:

And one more table with jewelery and accessories. Very cute store, all in all.


Next, I head over to the old standby, design wise, Isla/Rica. Two stores under one roof, very chic, urban clothes at Isla, and Flax type linen clothes at Rica. Both stores are for sale, in case you are looking to own a laid back business in a laid back beach town. Here's the outside of Isla/Rica - all painted up in eye catching colors:

Dainty Lewis, the owner, accessories her stores with shabby chic type antiques. It's all very charming and original.




Outside, next to the store, the owners built this wonderful home. Not sure if the house is also for sale, but it probably could be for the right price.

And, finally, how do you keep a lonely 16 year old teenager happy at the beach? Why, have her picture taken professionally, of course. Except, this "professional" photographer gave us her Myspace address which advertises her Slovakian punk rock band! I kid you not. Actually, the pictures came out rather good, much more artistic than I expected:









18 comments:

  1. beautiful photos joni!! park 100 looks fab!

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  2. Adorable photos of your daughter! And what cute shops too! Glad you're having a good time.

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  3. Nice vacation! And the monogrammed towels are a kick! Great shops, great photos of your beautiful daughter. Looks like a good time!

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  4. Get rid of that cell phone! You are in paradise. If something is really important they can drive down to tell you. All kidding aside, this looks lovely!

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  5. Looks and sounds like you are having a great vacation!!! What a hoot those pictures of your husband are. Your daughter is beautiful...takes after her Mother!! Great photos, I am with you in spirit.

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  6. Hi y'all!~ Everyone is SO sweet!!! I just wanted to share my vacation pictures because who else will ever look at them? Thanks for all the sweet comments! You made my day.


    Joni

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  7. Love the black and white photos-they are stunning! Glad you are all having fun, it looks wonderful there!

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  8. Your blog looks very royal to me. Perhaps Lady Di had a visit to France or Texas you could write about. I've edited my post to expand the idea.
    I'm calling it 'The People's Princess' project. Thanks.

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  9. Wonderful "what I Did on my Summer Vacation" photos! My DH says he "recognizes" that cell phone "look" and those very white legs! LOL! Thats his fav way to spend a vacation too! LOVE love love the photos of your daughter -- just tres chic! And the stores look amazing too! What fun!

    Jan at Rosemary Cottage in Carrollton, Tx. Must get to South Padre someday!

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  10. Jan: how does one get in touch with "anonymous?" I wanted to thank you for your very sweet comment!

    Joni

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  11. Hi Joni,
    I thought I had the husband with the skinniest, whitest legs in all the land. I think your man might give mine a run for the money. I also have a gorgeous 17 year old daughter. I feel like you are my Texas doppleganger. Enjoy your vacation.
    Jackie

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  12. Your daughter is really lovely!

    And those stores look fab. I esp love that round gold mirror/frame.

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  13. I wish I was there with you my blogging friend!!

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  14. Thank you everyone! I'm glad you looked at my pictures. I'm gettin a little homesick though.


    Joni

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  15. oh also, i love the monogrammed towels. every year we do those.people think i'm a total geek.but, as you know, it's all about the details!

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  16. mom those arent even the good pictures! ahhahah i love u loser

    lizzy

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