Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Chandeliers On The Beach....

This past Friday, we were lunching outside in at a quaint cafe on the Orient Beach on the French side of St. Maarten. The wind suddenly picked up and a rain shower moved in forcing us to move under cover. I was so glad as I would have missed seeing these beautiful chandeliers hanging in the pavillion! I love the contrast of the white, shell like chandelier against the rustic wood beamed ceiling..don't you? I'll bet in the evening after sunset this place looks magical.
Below is a picture I snapped of the view from our table under those fab chandeliers after the rain shower cleared away. Ahhhh..... the fresh grilled Mahi Mahi and French Chardonnay...and that view.....

I was walking along the beach at Payne's Bay in beautiful Barbados and literally stumbled on the light fixture below..almost stubbing my toe on a big piece of coral... I am usually looking down at the sand searching for shells, coral and sea glass...but on this day I found this gorgeous red light fixture that resembles red coral..I immediately thought of Courtney from Stylecourt
It reminds me of the chinoiserie and pagodas that she often blogs about. I tried to get a wider shot of the building but the water is so close to the front, and the waves were a little rough. We were later told by a local catamaran captain that the building is actually not a hotel, but condos that START at $12,000,000....yep..that's 12 MILLION dollars!

Hope you enjoy! Happy Tuesday!

1 comment:

beachbungalow8 said...

chandi love indeed. But don't you just love the patrician appointed homes in the islands? I love the mix of grandeur with simplicity.

It looks like you guys had such a great time! that sand! that water!