Me and my honey on the beach at sunset in Olde Naples, Florida.

I’ve just returned from the best vacation ever. My sweetheart booked us a condo for a week in Olde Naples, Florida, and from the moment we set eyes on the place we fell in love with it. Right now, it’s #1 on our list of places to retire to. Of course we need to return during the busy season and check it out, but I have a feeling it will pass muster and then we’ll be on the hunt for a place of our own!

Below is the Fifth Avenue Beach Club, where we stayed. Our condo was perfect and we were just two blocks from the beach.


And here’s the little chateau we fell in love with…

Maybe we can buy this beauty if Santa brings us a trillion dollars for Christmas!

We fell in love with the shops and restaurants on 5th Avenue.

There are sooooo many restaurants to choose from on 5th Avenue.

And the wine selection, too.

Best Vacation Wine Ever
Best Vacation Wine Ever
Mmmmm Meiomi Pinot Noir. Such a delicious discovery.

And made some lovely new friends.

With friends
Our new friends Cathrine and Eric, owners of Bellini on 5th. Just GREAT food.

And of course we loved the beach. The water was warm, waveless, and filled with all kinds of fish, some of whom jumped out of the water toward us. Yes, I screamed.

At the beach
Didn’t get any pics of the jumping fish so this will have to suffice!

We loved the palm trees and the lily pads and the incredible flowers we discovered in the Botanical Gardens.

Best Vacation Palm Trees
lily pads

The entire trip was magical and both of us are hoping we can return in March. Fingers crossed. xo

Our new friend Monica took the beach pics for us. I love this one so much.
memory lane

Thanks for joining me on my walk down memory lane!