Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lunch with Judith Auclair

Lunch on the beach !

The Turtle Club

Yesterday, William and I enjoyed a lovely long seaside lunch with old friends, Judith and Donald Auclair, at the Turtle Club. It was such a delight, as Billy and I had not been to the TC before, and seeing Judith and Don was the biggest treat of all. William worked for Judith for three and and a half years at her shop Maison Auclair Antiques, and he and I used to have lunch together there, before it closed. We had delicious Basta fish over caesar salads, and a Swanson Vineyards Pinot Grigio from Cissy the bartender. Finished up with choclate ice cream pie and key lime pie, all while looking out at the lovely gulf of mexico. Judith, a talented shell artist, is represented at the Bay Design Store in Naples, and now at the Elizabeth Rice Gallery in Sarasota. and and will be shown in the hamptons and Palm Beach next. Our respite was a delight, and lasted from 2:00 to 5:30 !!! The dining room was preparing for dinner as we were leaving. The Turtle Club, located between the Ritz Carlton and La Playa Resort on a narrow strip of land between the gulf and the bay is a great, almost secret place, and we really enjoyed our time there. Come to Naples and visit the TC, you'll love it ! DF ***** Dean's shirt, Tommy Bahama, belt, Vineyard Vines, shorts, Nat Nast ...