For those traveling over Spring break, may you bask in the sun somewhere breathtaking. And for those staying at home, we bring you tropical inspiration from past Holiday Houses to warm your thoughts and help you say a definitive good-bye to winter!
In November 2014, Gary McBournie transported us to a Caribbean isle with his vibrant room for Holiday House NYC, which was entirely tented in striped fabric from Gary’s own resort-inspired line for Antilles Designs.
Bamboo furnishings, tropical plants, coral and even a fireplace full of conch shells made the NYC winter seem thousands of miles away.
At Holiday House Hamptons in 2014, Scott Formby created an “Poolhouse Lounge” inspired by Europeans’ relaxing August holidays. An evocative, large-scale painting of palm trees brought a little of the tropics to the Hamptons.
Wherever you may be, enjoy the Spring holidays and toast the tropics with a favorite of Gary McBournie’s:
“Pants Off Punch”
Gary’s friend entertainologist Lulu Powers shared this drink recipe that captures the free-spirited fun of a Carribean holiday.
- 3 cups pineapple juice
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
- 1 bottle dry champagne
- 3 cups Malibu rum
Combine and away you go ….