Tuesday, May 24, 2011











We're in sunny Fort Lauderdale for a few days this week.  When we were here in February, we found a great little spot, and in this financially-decimated part of America, we snagged it for a song.  The 2 bedroom condo closed back in April and we were desperate to get down here to confirm what we bought still existed.  And it does!

On the edge of Wilton Manors (the super-gay sub-city in the middle of Fort Lauderdale) our apartment is in this cute Melrose Place-meets-Dexter riverside development.  All around this part of Florida there are intracoastal waterways which run along the ocean.  You've seen them on TV, (David Caruso cruising for corpses or criminals, BeyoncĂ© and Jay Z yachting in Miami) and while they're not exactly natural, they do fill that need for something other than a pool to gaze upon.  And nothing gets Jeff going like the occasional boat passing by.

Ours is a corner unit on the bottom floor, so we have windows to spare and beautiful southern exposure.  And because we're accustomed to living in 613sqft, these 900 feel luxurious!  Its walls are in serious need of a paint job and the floors are atrocious.  We're going to hammer away at furnishing, renovating and decorating over time, searching out great items rather than packing it full of grab-and-go stuff.  So there won't be any interior shots any time soon.  (If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you might be getting a little sneak peek.)

If we're here only a couple of weeks a year, all of these projects are sure to take some time.  But if Tropical America teaches you anything at all, it's that time goes by verrrrry slowly.











11 comments:

  1. This post makes me want to paint my fingernails orange.

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  2. I love this place. It isn't how Kathleen described it all! Fl Summit here we come...

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  3. Tropical America? I love it. You're like a golden girl. Please tell me you have a lanai.

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  4. Welcome to Florida! :) Swing by Orlando and hang out with Ryan and me on the way out. And when is that Summit thing happening? ;)

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  5. That summit thing sounds amazing - can we all come and stay with you in the luxurious condo?

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  6. Thanks, all!
    Yes, FL Summit! It will happen in 2011. Mark my words. Maybe in November??

    Annika: Luxurious in SIZE, not in style! Hopefully someday it will look the way we want it.

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  7. YES! I'm in. I'll be painting my toes coral. I wanna wear white linen and drink Mai Tais. Will you provide little cocktail umbrellas?

    Beautifully captured, such the mood of summer.

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  8. I'm so jealous!

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  9. SO funny, my rich aunt from Ft. Laud was just telling us this morning through clenched teeth...the Canadians are buying everything!

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