The Color Green

Last night, we had a Mother- Daughter dinner with a few of Emmy's girlfriends from BC and their mothers.  The reservation was for the fashionable time of 8pm which is late for me.  I was a little worried that I wouldn't be able to summon up the energy to be engaging and charming after a long day at the pool!  But, when one of the other mom's said to me, "I have been so lazy here- all I do is sleep, lie around and eat. I hope I can cobble together a personality for tonight!", it broke the ice and we all had a great time.  This morning's post is late because I slept until 8 which is ridiculously late for me.  Anyway, here it is:

Most people associate turquoise, teal, coral and orange with Miami.  The bright turquoise ocean, the coral tropical flowers are what jump out at you here in South Beach.  But look closer.  There is another color that is also present.  It is the best supporting actor to the bright flashier colors.  It is the green of all of the foliage.  From deep emerald to bright chartreuse,  green feels fresh and cooling in this hot humid climate. 

 

Green and white at the Delano

Green and white at the Delano

Bottle green glass creates the feeling of being deep underwater in the lobby of the Royal Palm Hotel.  I almost expect to see a mermaid swim up and  here in South Beach, it really wouldn't surprise me.  Toto we aren't in Kansas anymore!

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The floral arrangement on the glass counter is a beautiful example of how important green is in the tropics.

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Green pairs well with almost any color as it really is natures neutral.  It looks particularly chic with brown and white.

Love this porthole!

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My favorite table looks fabulous here with tans and bottle green!  

I think I am going to look at green differently when I return home and expect that it will pop up in an upcoming project.  That's all for now.  Off to see more of this electric city.  Have a great day!