Perfected paradise. That is how I would describe the Playa Grande Beach Club in the Dominican Republic. The boutique resort sits along the north coast of the island of Santo Domingo. From the imagination of investment manager Boykin Curry and his wife acclaimed interior designer Celerie Kemble, this island getaway delivers an idyllic fantasy experience. From the carved wood fretwork, to the soothing colors, to all of the charm and whimsy in the metalwork, amazing cement tile floors, beautiful vistas and the overall attention to design detail throughout, I have been awestruck since I arrived on Saturday.
My best of friend AM and her husband JE own a house and a guest house on the property along with a two of their friends. Feel very happy to be in this paradise with good friends…relaxing, catching up and enjoying the amazing views.
From a design perspective, the interiors are so charming that I have felt completely all over the place. Instead of focusing on my wonderful friends and our conversations, my eyes keep darting left and then right and then up and then down as I catch a design moment that is so well done. I know this is going to sound weird…but a place this pretty makes me anxious. It makes me anxious because I know I will never be able to tell the full story with pictures or words. I know I can’t capture it all so I start to get nervous. After blogging for this many years, you would think I would be able to make some editorial decisions about what to post. You might also think that I would artfully be able to tell an effective pictorial story. Well I cannot. There are just too many wonderful things to see. I am having a bit of a crisis. In this post you will just see random vignettes from Playa Grande Beach Club. The best I could do as I am having a design meltdown! Arghhhhh.
Anyhoooo, I left Los Angeles on Friday night…then my flight was delayed 3 hours…then I landed in NYC and flew here with best of friend AM, JE, our friend MR and their kids. So far…so good…in paradise perfected.
TE couldn’t be here as he is working in Europe this week. He would love it. I know my mom and sister would love it too. I will have to bring them all back…most definitely.
I will try to post more. Hope you enjoyed this glimpse. Must run. AM has just said the ocean is delightful and wants me to go swimming with her and the kids. Think I’ll oblige.
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P.O.S. To see even more fantastic photos, check out all my posts about my visit and view all of the design details at The Playa Grande Beach Club. Click on the links below:
Photos: Photos in this post by Coco of COCOCOZY