Monday, July 4, 2011

The Boston Family Lives It Up!

We are fortunate to live in a beautiful state with beautiful beaches. 
This 4th of July weekend was spent in Palm Beach County.

We rubbed elbows with the rich and famous (okay, I have no idea who those people were that The Maven and I saw during our undercover visit to "The Breakers", but they had a lot more $$$$ than the Boston Family.)  Room rates run anyhere from $300 a night to several thousand dollars a night.

Why were we even there?   
The Maven is a hospitality major and her latest assignment was to get certain information and pictures from a "full service" hotel. 

Where people with cars like this hang out...

Hey, since we were in "the area" why not check out The Breakers, a beautiful hotel that is a South Florida institution?

  And The Maven's and my sanctioned foray into "that" world was an experience of awe and yes, we will admit it: a little envy...


The welcoming fountain and lobby

For her project The Maven was required to photograph or document many areas, too many to put on here, but I am posting a sampling.

The Lounge

Outside Environment

Comfort to guests in all aspects (let's face it, the Ladies Room is IMPORTANT!)

 And our experience in "the loo" was exceptional:

The Breakers' level of quality is certainly reflected in this beautiful restroom area.

I enjoyed my paparazzi-styled visit to this beautiful, historic hotel.

Just, beautiful..

As I said, simply beautiful....

And, you may be asking where did we stay?  At one of our favorite dog-friendly hotels (not on the beach).

And what do I drive?

Hah! fooled you! 

 This is really what the Boston Lady gets around town in - and I love it!

Later this week I will post about the lovely parks and beaches they have in Palm Beach County.

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th!


Mr. Tennis said...

It was an fun weekend of sand and surf and some nice dining.

Chatty Crone said...

Poor daughter having to go check out all those nice places! teehee

Glad you had a nice weekend.


Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

oh wow, i always wanted to stay in that hotel. thanks for the pics, now i can at least know what it looks like inside. love the gardens! happy 4th!

Olive Cooper said...

Oh my, I imagine I do not have the funds to stay in the "loo" but it is stunning.

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Ohhhh I could live happily ever after just in the bathroom!

(Blair's Mom)

SueBee said...

Great post Ann! You had me fooled, I thought you stayed at The Breakers! What fun that would be.
See you when we get back(still here)..

The Thuglets said...

Corr... what a fabulous hotel!

Do you think they would let us in?

are you sure thats not your car?

Enjoy your 4th of July celebrations.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Janie Fox said...

It is beautiful but how much are you in a hotel anyway. That's what I'll tell myself anyway!

Mr. Connor said...

Snob appeal at " The Breakers" is also something. You can get package / group deals there for a very reasonable price.The rooms aren't that great when you get right to it.

Orlando Grandma said...

The Brakers is a Florida intitution,thanks for a visit to aRick and Famous spot, just lovely.The Maven should get an A in her assigment.

Claudia said...

What a gorgeous hotel! You're right - it is out of my budget but what a neat place to explore.