Simple and delightful pleasures for Florida living.


Robin's Journal

As a native Floridian, Robin grew up on the barrier island of Siesta Key, off the Gulf Coast of Sarasota. Blessed to have had a unique upbringing, Robin fondly remembers spending countless days on the beach, in the sun and swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.

Once Robin graduated from high school and college, she joined the Peace Corps and found herself assigned to an island in the Pacific Ocean – Ifaluk in Micronesia, a remote culture without electricity or modern conveniences.  Outrigger canoes were the primary mode of transportation, and home was a thatched hut. Bathing was in the ocean and rain provided the drinking water. Children went to school if there was an abundance of food, otherwise they were a part of the subsistence culture of fishing and gathering.

After two years overseas, Robin returned to the United States, married and moved to California.  California was another treasure in her life, but she was homesick for Florida for 20 years.  She and her family finally moved back to Florida only to rediscover the land she longed. Her childhood memories are of days gone by - but continue to inspire new and renewed discoveries.  This website is an homage to Florida, the home her heart has never left.  

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