So this is how the other half lives (or the 1% if you wanna look at it like that).
All kidding aside, our time at the Ritz Carlton was lovely. I was so smitten I just had to share this with you all. B, his mom, and I went to Amelia Island (not too far from Jacksonville) for a quick getaway before she had to leave. When we arrived, the staff greeted my formally by my married name, and we were served champagne in the lobby. Now THAT’s the life!
The lobby had some of the most fragrant and beautiful flowers. Their scent traveled through all the hallways.
The view from our balcony was absolutely breathtaking!
Our room was gorgeous! B even received a personalized note, a bottle of wine and snacks for his birthday…straight from the General Manager. What a thoughtful gesture. I guess this is one of the things that sets the Ritz Carlton apart–the amazing hospitality! I just loved it!
We had lunch on the terrace below. Oh what a treat! I enjoyed a Raspberry Lemon Drop, while B ordered his gin + ginger, and his mom ordered a Blueberry Lemonade. We got very…happy, to say the least! I even went “blueberry” fishing in her cup. I swear the blueberries were marinated in moonshine. They were strong! The asparagus and sausage pizza was one of the best pizzas I have ever had. And the shrimp…OH the shrimp cocktail! For the first time in my life, I tasted freshly caught shrimp. People, these were never frozen! The difference in taste is unbelievable! The BBQ pork sliders looked amazing, although I can’t vouch for them as I didn’t try them.
Then we enjoyed a walk on the beach. Brr! It was chilly!
I stayed true to the kid at heart and, amazed at the size of the sea foam, I did what any crazy normal adult would do…play with it as if it were a bubble bath!
We later had a wonderful dinner, followed by creme brulee and key lime pie. I didn’t get any pictures of that! We had a great time playing casino! This morning, we had breakfast in their dining room, and I went around taking pictures like a fool!
The glass sailboat was definitely my favorite piece of art decor in the dining room!
Happy Birthday, my love. Here’s to many more!
Kelsey Eaton says
Looks like so much fun! Great photos. Especially love that one of you, super cute!!
bailey j says
sounds like such a lovely time!! i have to say – born and raised on an island, grew up literally right on the beach and i’ve never seen foam like that! it looks so cool and i want to play in it! aha. i actually thought it was snow at first. too cool aha.
Paige Brown says
Beautiful photos! What a treat :)
Emily @ Newlywed Moments says
Looks like sooooo much fun!!!!
Sounds like an awesome trip. :) Love the boat and the beach looks like fun.
Krista Hansen says
Foam!!! Love the pics, I am going to have to add this to my travel bucket list.
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Sounds like you had a great time. We have stayed at a Ritz Carlton a few times. It is so amazing! It is so wonderful to be treated like somebody important.
Sunae Reilly says
Sounds like a great little trip away! I love fancy hotels, but always feel like I didn’t have enough time there afterwards haha – I wonder why, huh?
I’ve stayed there before! It was wonderful! I’ve also stayed at the Ritz in West Palm and John and I got engaged at the Ritz in Naples. We love the RC!
Ashley @ LocalPostcards says
That’s definitely fancy!! It’s gorgeous :) When I first saw that picture of the sea foam I thought “holy big sea foam!” I definitely would have been playing with it too :)
This all looks so amazing!
Kenya @ Life with Giggles says
Looks awesome! Glad you had a good time.
Amanda Joy says
So fun. What a gorg place!
Nadine Mathews says
Sounds like a wonderful little get away. I love all the pictures, so beautiful! That food is making me hungry!
Andrea @ Mostly Happenstance says
That looks amazing, I’m glad you guys had such a great time celebrating your hubby’s birthday!
I’ve never even been in the lobby of a Ritz! That is so cool. Service like that does not come cheap. How nice to live like the 1% for even a little while.