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Whitehall

Pink floral dress

Pink floral dress

Pink floral dress

Pink floral dress

WhitehallFlagler Museum

Flagler Museum

Flagler Museum

Flagler Museum

Flagler Museum

Flagler Museum

Flagler Museum

Flagler Museum

Flagler Museum

Bobel dress

Happy Tuesday! My apologies for the lack of posts lately; it’s been a super busy (and rainy) week, so I didn’t have much time to get pictures taken. That being said, I decided to treat myself this past weekend and took myself on a date! I’ve always admired people who go to the movies and to fancy restaurants by themselves, but since this was only the first date, I decided to be unorthodox and go to a museum instead.

Once Henry Flagler’s winter retreat, Whitehall in West Palm Beach is now an award-winning museum and literal dream house. It’s got a gorgeous facade, rooms decorated to look like they were from different time periods, central heating and electricity that was actually there when the Flaglers were in residence, a breathtaking view of the water, and enough art to make your head spin. I want it to be the backdrop for a Lana del Rey music video — that old-fashioned, tropical aesthetic that she has would fit perfectly with this location. Despite its huge size and grand installments, it only took a year to build due to the entire structure being made of concrete and then painted over to look like marble, wood, etc. Because of that, the house has been able to withstand multiple hurricanes and tropical storms, with the worst damage being displaced roof tiles. I like the idea of something being beautiful and fragile-looking on the outside, yet tough and unbreakable on the inside.

I wore a pink-and-white floral dress and prepped it up with a set of pearl earrings and a gold monogram necklace. If you’re looking to add instant Southern charm to an outfit, I strongly suggest investing in these two accessories. They may be costly at first, but wear them enough — they seriously go with everything — and you’ll be getting your money’s worth.

I thoroughly enjoyed my self-date at Whitehall. This will be the start of many more 😉 Have you ever treated yourself to an experience alone? Where did you go, and did you enjoy yourself?

Mimi