The Cloister, Sea Island Georgia

Sometimes I have to pinch myself ...

This is where I sat for a couple of hours this past Saturday morning ... A slight breeze, the sound of children laughing and people enjoying themselves on this beautiful October day.  In the background was  a guitarist singing and playing ... truly, one of life's moments to treasure.  It's amazing how a little fresh air, beautiful ocean views and gorgeous surroundings can feed one's spirit!

Don and I just had the good fortune to spend a few days at The Cloister.  We were there to experience the property and attend the McGladrey Classic Golf Tournament.   We were treated like royalty ... we didn't want to leave!  But here's the thing ... EVERYONE is treated like royalty at this beautiful and graciously Southern resort.

The Cloister opened in October of 1928.  Addison Mizner, a noted Palm Beach architect, designed the structure and also influenced the Sea Island Company into calling it The Cloister, the name of one of his resorts in Florida.  You might be familiar with the Boca Raton Resort and Club and their main building,  The Cloister, which was opened in 1926.  Here is how it looked then ...

And Now ...

This is probably my favorite spot in the world.  There are many places I still dream about visiting ... but if I never get the opportunity to go any where else, I am satisfied!  There is something in the air here ... it is "gracious" ... the people, the resort, every turn you take on the beautiful stone paths lead you to views even more glorious!

This Cloister was completely rebuilt and renovated several years ago ... but these windows, part of the original building were painstakingly removed and put back into place.  Although the property is basically "new" it still maintains the charm and soul of a much gentler time and life.

We were so fortunate to be here and I have so many more photos to share ... next Friday! You can't imagine the parties, the sites and the table settings ... can't wait to show you!

Have a wonderful weekend!