What? Did you not realize I was gone? Yes, we were actually on our family vacation last week, thus my appalling lack of posts. We had a great time, spent a lot of quality time together and got a Christmas card photo to boot! Don't worry, I won't spoil it by showing you that one. Here's one that didn't make the cut . . .
Thanks to the generosity of my in-laws (who were supposed to accompany us but couldn't due to health issues), we went to The Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Or, as I like to call it, the world's most expensive water park with a casino attached. 

Speaking of the Bahamas, at the airport on the way home I snagged the newest issues of Architectural Digest and Veranda, and both magazines featured homes in the Bahamas designed by the same interior designer, Andrew Raquet. Weird coincidence, I say. Here are some shots of the home in Veranda from the designer's website:
Both interiors also included a LOT of Quadrille/China Seas/Alan Campbell fabrics (which I love). Not surprising especially since the home in AD was that of the owner/creative director and marketing director of the venerable fabric and wallpaper firm. Here are shots from the Quadrille website from their home:
If I had to choose between the two, I would definitely choose the second home. More beachy for sure. It looks like a Quadrille showroom, of course, but that's fine by me.

And for a parting shot of the Bahamas, here's a little video my husband put together of our vacation. Don't worry, it's not long, but I must warn you the song will get stuck in your head. And, don't mind my bad posture please. I'm a slumper, but I'm working on it.
 
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