Monday, June 29, 2009

In celebration…

… of my favorite Mom’s 80th birthday this Sunday…

okay, okay ONLY Mom...but still favorite

My brother completely surprised us by flying down from NYC, and we all

headed further south to the Sundy house and Taru Gardens

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in Delray Beach.

We had an amazing brunch among the tropical flora and fauna

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Cool Mimosas and bloody Mary's flowed freely

Never left to get below half of a glass

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After several courses of lovely delectables like smoked salmon and curried pasta...

florentine eggs benedict and Crepes bananas foster…

Mahi mahi and wood smoked pork

Oh....it just went on and on and on...

We took a break to stroll through the secret gardens

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Where we stopped at the natural rock bottomed pool,

and dipped our toes in amongst the colorful small fish

dancing in the crisp water…

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With Mimosas in hand we continued to wander through the acre garden…

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...Back at our table for another round of tropical smogasboard...

Oy...I’m still full.

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The food was spread out through many different parts of the historic Inn

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Can’t think of a better place to celebrate 80 amazing years…

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To many, many more….

and we’ll keep the mimosas flying!

okey dokey?

44 comments:

Lorrie said...

gorgeous...your blog is like a visual holiday. I have a little award left for you over on mine under Sunday. I know you aren't gonna post it because visually it would clutter your blog...but I left it for you anyway...since I stop by here every chance I get! Thanks for having a great blog!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!

What a gorgeous place. Stunning. And I love that you can wander around the grounds while sipping a mimosa. That's my kind of place!

Anja said...

I guess you spend a wonderful day in this paradisiac area. happy birthday to your favorite mom.

My Castle in Spain said...

absolutely...such a glorious place to celebrate!
luxurious and oh my the food looks so scrumptious
Happy birthday to your mom!

Vix said...

Wow, what a magical place!!! By the way....I love, love, love your blog

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Ah. It looks like you celebrated on a secluded island somewhere in the tropics. Happy Birthday Mom!

Renee Finberg said...

that is quite a trek for you !!

and happy b-day to the mommy.
btw, she looks MARVELOUS.

xxxxxxx

see that coral walkway ?
my fave !!

simpledaisy said...

Happy 80th to your mom!! What a beautiful place..the gardens are so luch and inviting!! Looks like you got your fill of yummy food and drink!!

Stephanie Clayton said...

heavenly!!
i'll take one of those chocolate-covered strawberries right now, thank you. : )
happy birthday to your mom!

Maya said...

This place is wonderful!!! I never ever came across anything like that when I traveled in FL..., and I actually was in Delray beach! I just assume it's fairly new..., because I don't like the idea to having missed it (...six years ago).

Hibiscus Moon said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! That photo of the coconut plam looks like a fmaous painting that I've been coveting for a while. DH and I will have to swing by the Sundy House soon. Thanks for the heads up about it!

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

oh WOW WOW WOW...happy birthday to your mum....what a fabulous way to celebrate a birthday !!! xxx

Ry @ Sotto Il Monte Vineyards said...

I'm with you on the Mimosas! What a beautiful place to celebrate. Happy Birthday to your Mom!
Cheers!
Ry

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Happy,Happy Birthday to Mom! She deserves the best!I hope she had a sh1t-load of mimosas.At 80,she deserves it!
And that place looks to die for!!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Happy Birthday, Linda's Mommy!!

Looks like a delicious and beautiful time was had by all. I was hoping for a glimpse of YOU along the way. . .

blushing rose said...

Blessings & Happiness to your Mother ... what a beautiful time you had. Love the lush tropical setting & those gorgeous mimosa's. Um-hmmm! TTFN ~ Marydon

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Linda, it all looks and sounds fabulous. Your mother is gorgeous. Happy B'day to her!!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

What a blessing your mom saw 80. Hopefully she'll have many more years to come. Great way to spend the day. That dessert looked heavenly:)

Teacup Mosaics said...

AHHHHHH thanks for the mini vacation.

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Oh how jealous I am right now! I'm glad you were able to have such a lovely time and celebrate your mom's 80th!

annechovie said...

very cool place, Linda! Your mom looks great! Thank you for the sweet and supportive comment. :>)

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

I feel like I go on vacation when I come visit your blog. :) Sounds like you had a wonderful time with family in this heavenly place.

Happy Birthday to your mom!

xoxo

anita said...

thanks again for sharing another slice of paradise! that food spread was gorgeous, and thanks to you..i now have my next so. florida getaway idea!

happy bday to mom! looking great for 80 btw!

Deborah said...

I NEED to live in Machete Land!!! Those blue window panes popping out from all that green. **swoons** OMG. My head is seriously spinning! Tell Mommy she is stunning. Oh the food! Sadly, I am off to eat my Fiber One. With a Mimosa.

dec0r8or said...

Stop it! You're making me HUNGRY! Hey, your mom looks AWESOME! I hope I look that purty when I'M 80! Thanks for sharing your lovely day--I felt like I was IN that tropical wonderland with you. Now I have to go eat breakfast! ;)

karina Manghi said...

Wow!!!
Dreamy place!!!!

Maria Killam said...

That's wonderful, happy birthday to your mom! What a lovely place to be with her! And it so matches your blog as well :)

for the love of a house said...

Happy Birthday to you mother! Can not believe she is 80! She sure doesn't look it!
The Sundy house and Tara Gardens are gorgeous! Thanks for the tour. And a never ending mimosa?! Perfect!

Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home Y said...

What a way to spend your 80th birthday! Happy Birthday to your mom.

MissBliss said...

Happy Birthday, Mama Lime!

Cheers!

Will have to check out this beautiful place...

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Good to hear from you! Happy Birthday to mom! Sounds like a wonderful time....the food alone, yum...you made me hungry but of course, it's doesn't take much! We ate at Kelly McGinnis's place called Kelly's in Key West that her ex-husband actually owns now and this reminded me of it very much! Fun! Luanne

Chris said...

I. am. drooling!!!! What a treat for your mom. How about I call you when I turn 80, and we can celebrate the same way? :)

Cote de Texas said...

wow - she's amazing looking! so beautiful!!! 80 - wow!
you've got great genes. Happy Birthday Mom!

thanks for your comment, I LOVED it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rhonda Roo said...

Mom rocks, I can just look at her and tell, and she does *not* look 80, nor does she give off an 80's vibe. Hmm, I think i better start getting my recommended daily allowance of mimosa-er, I mean, magical youth dew elixir. ☺
(Hanging out in a place like that certainly couldnt hurt one's skin either! Gorgeous!)
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Linda Lou said...

What a great 80th birthday party in a magical place, we just celebrated my mother n laws 75th in San Francisco...next year I want my party at THIS place!

Ms. Tee said...

Happy birthday to your Mom! She's gorgeous. What a beautiful place to celebrate. :)

Karen Deborah said...

Oh lawdy I wanta go there, incredible!!!!!

tincupchalice said...

Happy belated birthday to your mom! That place looks amazing ... I'll have to travel that way one day and check it out. What beautiful pictures ... sometimes I can't believe I live surrounded by all this tropical beauty! Have a wonderful Independence Day weekend!

onceinabluemoon... said...

oh what a beautiful post! looks like such a fun way to celebrate, happy belated bday only mom, you got one heck of kid!

Heidi said...

Why, oh why do I live in the desert! I love all the flowers and plants and greenery.

Suzanne said...

Hi,
Sundy House...one of my favorites! Happy Birthday to your Mom...and I am crazy about your blog!:-)

Daisy Cottage said...

Linda, what an amazing place of paradise!! I've never been here - we really must get over to the east coast more! Gorgeous and speaking of gorgeous - YOUR MOM! Wow! Happy Belated Birthday to her and I'm so glad you all had such a special time together!

xo,
Kim

katiedid said...

You just live in Paradise! And Happy B-day to your mom!!

I feel like I was on a mini vacation here. :)

Sassafras said...

I've stayed at the Sundy House and was lucky enough to have Sunday Brunch there. It's an amazing place! Love all your gorgeous pics. Happy Birthday to your mom. She looks so young!

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