We, the Gaddys, are on the move again! Peace out DC. While I loved DC, I’m happy to be out of the matchbox that we called an apartment. It was a small space for two humans and two dogs to say the least. Our lease ended early September and we knew there would be some overlap before we moved on to the next adventure (more coming soon). So, we’re back in the land of the pines for a few weeks. Hallelujah for some real barbeque and a fenced in backyard. Did you know that in DC we went on SIX to EIGHT dog walks a day?! [cue gasp here]. Add “fenced in yard” to my list of next-house-priorities.
Although the transition to our next home is taking a little longer than anticipated, we’re lucky to be able to spend some extra time with our friends and family in Raleigh. We’ve also been able to pack in a few trips – we’re in Morehead City (the beach!) this week thanks to some very generous family friends (thank you, Meg & Ken!). And a week at the beach plus a hefty supply of Coastal Living magazine has me dreaming and scheming all kinds of coastal, laid back design for our new place.
Which reminded me (!) of a little hotel tucked away on the Australian coast. Sisters Elisha and Siobhan Bickle bought a rundown motel and hired one of my favorite designers, Anna Spiro, to completely transform it. Halcyon House has certainly been added to my list of places to visit. I’ve done some math and my thirtieth birthday is in 797 days. That means if Ben saves $1 a day, we can afford to stay for approximately one night. Maybe two if we stay in the cheap room.
all images here.