Postcard from Florida

Florida travels.

naples forida photographed by sara delaney

As part of our summer adventure this year, we popped into Naples, Florida to see friends and take an overnight trip with them to Key West. Getting acclimatized to the change of heat in Florida was key to our enjoying the stay, and thankfully our buddies live right on the water, so it’s easy to get away from the oppressive high summer humidity.

magid hat by the pool worn by emma rickwood photographed by sara delaney

Before we took to the high seas, there was just enough time to head to one of my favourite stores in Naples – Marissa Collections. I used to frequent their website for designer duds while living in New York but visiting the store itself is actual heaven. Spaced out literally across a block, the store is chock full of gorgeous pieces to accommodate all sorts of price points. From high end to just about affordable it currently has a great edit for the new season ahead. I snapped up a cream cardi by Allude which then became the mainstay of my travelling wardrobe for the rest of the vacation.

marissa collections store naples florida photographed by sara delaney

dolce & gabbana collection in Marissa Collections Naples photographed by sara delaney

marissa collections

Check out this amazing Dolce & Gabbana Tile tote and scarf

After a little retail therapy had calmed our rising blood pressures, we set off for an overnighter in Key West on the fastest boat I’ve ever been on. Even the dolphins came out to play in the surf of this powerful Boston Whaler created.

boston whaler boat photographed by sara delaney

boston whaler boat photographed by sara delaney

florida dolphin photographed by sara delaney

Once the all important selfies had been taken by the kids, our valiant Captain eased our super sleek vessel into warp speed, and we were off at a pace heading to Key West for our evening rendezvous.

florida travels photographed by sara delaney

captain jim photographed by sara delaney

Luckily Captain Jim had a map to hand in case our hi-tech navigation system let us down.

florida palm tree photographed by sara delaney

Before long the palm trees began to look more tropical, and our idyllic destination of Sunset Key Island lay ahead of us. Based literally at the tippy end of Key West, this tiny island plays host to some gorgeous cottages and an amazing resort perfectly placed to watch the Florida sun go down.

sunset key island photographed by sara delaney

sunset key cottages photographed by sara delaney

sunset key cottages key west

Before we totally settled into island life, we took a quick flit for a snoop around Key West and it’s gorgeous old world charms.

ket west harbour photographed by sara delaney

key west photographed by sara delaney

key west photographed by sara delaney

key west photographed by sara delaney

It was then back to our little island for the golden hour…

florida girls photographed by sara delaney

sunset key island

dinner at sunset key island photographed by sara delaney

An amazing spot to visit – we had visited Sunset Key Island before but found loads of useful deets this time around on Trip Advisor.

Catch the Q&A we did previously with our lovely hostess design guru Emma Rickwood here.

Florida Travels… what we packed.

j.crew flip flops on a pier photographed by sara delaney

Florida being a whole lot more humid than the East Coast, our packing took more of a tropical turn… click on the images below to shop some of our looks from the trip and pieces we were drooling over in Marissa Collections.

 

 

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