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Sunday, March 19, 2017

A Special "Pink Lady" in Southern Florida

Over the years, I have enjoyed visiting and writing about hotels, mostly those in the United States, Canada, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. Several of the locations I've chosen have beautiful pink edifices. One of my favorites was the Vinoy, a "pink lady" in St. Petersburg, Florida that is featured in my coffee table book, Hotels to Remember. When I wrote about it, I was especially intrigued by the grandeur evident from an earlier era in time. Destinations with a history are wonderful places to visit, so those were the ones I chose to include when I wrote my book.

The next "Pink Lady" I found was the Royal Hawaiian on Wakiki Beach in Hawaii. After painting a picture of it, I planned to include it in Hotels to Remember. However, by then, the volume had grown too large, so I decided to keep this gorgeous destination for another book that has not yet come to fruition.

From Palm Beach Shores Website
A few years ago, we discovered another "Pink Lady", Palm Beach Shores on Singer Island in Southern Florida. This resort includes many of the features found in the hotels that hold so many happy memories for me, including its glorious ocean front location. However, what we like best is the wonderful Islander Grill and Tiki Bar.

This year, we especially enjoyed having breakfast outside on the Islander deck every morning except for a couple of very unusually windy days. Dining there was a special experience that made us want to stay longer. The Friday night lobster was another outstanding meal event we didn't want to miss during our visit.

"Palm Beach Shores, Windy Day" ©Mary Montague Sikes
Each year we look forward to St. Louis Cardinals baseball spring training in Jupiter, but we also look forward to our return visit to the "Pink Lady" of Palm Beach where we renew acquaintances with so many wonderful people there. Perhaps next time, I will plan to create a painting of another hotel star shining pink on the beach. It is a "hotel to remember".