stylebriefs took a quick weekend trip to rosemary beach, florida, for a much needed jolt of vitamin d and an opportunity to unplug for a just moment. the weather was great and the coast was not crowded, which made for a very relaxing weekend. the opening of the pearl hotel has certainly helped solidfy the sense of place at rosemary — not only is it great that SOMETHING is operating (as opposed to the abandoned shell that the hotel was since its construction) — but it’s got a pretty fabulous groove going–at least as it looks from the outside.
by contrast, this place got it right. from the farm-to-table guarantee, to the beautiful veranda, to the “breakfast all day” portion of the menu, i was delighted with havana beach (straight off the beach) for lunch before we left town yesterday. the service was divine. the skinny margarita was an “of course” (and, then, delicious on receipt). and the food was super yummy! i had the frisee salad with added grilled grouper. . . . hubby got the burger, which I am assuming was good because there was not a bite left for sampling. the iced tea had a light note of “passionberry” and the go-cups were delivered without fuss before we got up to leave. seriously, i can’t wait to go back. . . .
so, all and all, a miss and a hit. i’ll take it! especially since havana beach just seemed to hit all the right notes. . .