We took a quick weekend getaway to the nearby island for an escape from the busyness of the holiday season. Once you're over the bridge, and onto the small roads that lead you to the heart of the charming downtown, it's as if all stress and schedules swiftly melt away...you're on island time. Its been unusually warm, and this was no exception, as shorts, sandals and chiffon tank tops were the weekend uniform. I loved to wander about the hotel, admiring the Christmas decorations and the charm of coastal living. With beautiful bouganvilla bushes all in bloom around every corner, and all roads leading out to the beach, we enjoyed exploring the side-streets on our bikes. Oh the bliss of the island life.