Friday, June 4, 2010

Escape to Bermuda

I just got back from a short vacation to Bermuda with my husband. We left the kids to reconnect and celebrate our 18 year anniversary!
Pink sand and turquoise water is a winning combination. As soon as we got to our hotel we immediately relaxed! These two photos are from Tucker's Point. It is a gorgeous hotel.
As soon as we settle in, we both always look at the real estate guides; we are always interested in properties. This particular home caught our eye. I guess you could say it's our hobby, because of course we could never afford to buy such an extravagant retreat.
This home was designed and influenced by renaissance architecture. If you look beyond the gorgeous furniture and notice the architecture itself, the room is quite grand. I love the fireplace and the french doors. But what really caught my attention was the ceilings - every room in this estate has interesting ceilings. The wood ceiling above really warms up the opulent space.
Perhaps the most impressive ceiling was in the dining room. The coved ceiling was illuminated in gold leaf.
The kitchen ceiling was also an interesting work of art. I loved the wood design and the way it was white washed and distressed. Of course the zinc hood made me swoon.
I just fell in love with this office! The doors, the view and the ceiling -stained the same color as the ocean. Just beautiful!
I really like the relaxed feeling of this guest room. It is has the classic wood/tropical ambiance. Another room with spectacular ceilings.
Overall the home is a bit too opulent for me but they seemed to get the bedrooms right! Here the view in the master bedroom takes center stage - and the coffered ceiling is nice too.
This is the lovely view off the master bedroom terrace - beautiful iron work on the railings. Again notice the ceiling, clearly no detail was overlooked.
Of course I could get used to cocktails by the pool...but its back to reality for me. If you want to dream a little, check out the rest of this estate here. End of the year school activities with kids are keeping me busy since I returned, but it was a wonderful anniversary trip!!
(all photos Tuckers Point and Sotheby's)


  1. Happy Anniversary! That second bedroom is lovely. xo

  2. I was wondering where you stayed! My husband and I usually stay in the Southhampton area, although it has been at least 14 years since we have been to Bermuda.

    Between 1st and 2nd year of business school, my husband interned for an entrepreneur in Bermuda. He stayed in the estate guest cottage, which was right on the water - both good and bad, because it tended to be a bit damp, and there were lots of bugs who liked to be near the water too!

  3. Happy Anniversary! Bermuda is a perfect place for a romantic getaway. That home is beyond spectacular! Fun to look at all those luxurious details and sophisticated designs! Thanks for sharing...:)

  4. Lucky duck! this is amazing!! How wonderful to celebrate 18 yrs! God bless! xxj

  5. Gina, so glad I caught your pics! We are going in 2 weeks to Bermuda to celebrate our 5th. It looks so gorgeous, this is one island we've never been to, so can't wait!

  6. Everything is quite grand. I do like the terrace.

  7. I've been looking for a Bermuda hotel that doesn't look like it's stuck in the 1970s. Thank you!

  8. What a beautiful hotel! Gorgeous hotels are one of the best part of traveling haha!! And congratulations on your anniversary!

  9. What a wonderful vacation!! Congrats on your anniversary!

  10. Hello Gina~
    Oh that looks like such a wonderful vacation destination! What a beautiful resort.
    I'm glad you had such a good time.

  11. Happy Anniversary, Gina! What a wonderful getaway! This is just what's needed sometimes in a busy marriage! I am sure you hade lovely time.
    Wishing you many more happy years!


    PS: That estate is so beautiful, I would be happy with a quarter of it....

  12. Sounds like this was a very good idea for the both of you Gina & what a fabulous place to reconnect sans infants. And that's the flashiest looking beach shack I've ever seen! MOTH would be banned for life from ever cleaning his fish in that kitchen sink!
    Millie ^_^

  13. Heaven....glad you had a wonderful time, xv.

  14. * What a SPLENDID was to celebrate 18 years!!! So happpy you had a great time!

    That SECOND BEDROOM???~~~ Would LOVE to spend a week just in THERE!!!

    ...Here's a TRUE CHUCKLE for you~~~
    Waaay back when WE were "brand-new-newlyweds", I commented to my girlfriend/neighbor about a DELIGHTFUL small pic in their powder room, of her n' hubby, assuming they were on their honeymoon in what was a MAGNIFICENT n' GRAND HOTEL on the beach, etc... It ended up it was her FAMILY'S SECOND HOME in Bermuda! I remember thinking, "HOLY ____!"... (I should have KNOWN, tho~~~ it was in a sterling Tiffany frame w/ a FAB monogram, a wedding gift from one of their servants!!!)...

    AGAIN, happy 18th~ Isn't life wonderful?!?!?!

    Linda in AZ *

  15. Tuckers Point is so lovely! I was fortuante to play several rounds of golf there last month. Gorgeous views, for sure.

  16. In a place like that, I wouldn't want to look at anything but the views! smiles.

  17. I haven't been to Bermuda in at least 20 years...(eek) Its time I return...these just reminded me why! Thanks!

  18. I woulldn't mind spending some time there! Whaqt a view! Glad you had a good time! Maryanne :)

  19. Happily I am pleased to let you know that I am the listing agent for this beautiful estate and I am so happy that this blog has reached out to people far and wide who may not have checked Sothebys site or our local Sothebys site in Bermuda. And I have lived here for many years and can't imagine a more beautiful place on earth.
    I also love Tuckers Point - the homes and the golf course - sometime I am not so happy about the golf course :-)

  20. Happy Anniversary!!! Looks like you had a lovely celebration!

  21. Welcome back Gina! And Happy Anniversary! Your husband picked the best girl!

    I have traveled all over the world, but I have never been to a tropical island! Forget the estates I want to dig my sand in the toes, relax and just take it all in!

    How fun that the listing agent found you!

    ox, from blog sis Mon

  22. Lovely pictures! Thanks for posting!

  23. Happy Anniversary, Gina! What a gorgeous and romantic getaway. Mmmm!
    xo Isa


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