Oceanfront Cottages of Key Largo

Published by USA Today Travel. Written by Alisa Marie Coccari. At the beach, time is marked by the ebb and flow of the tides onto the sandy dunes. It is no wonder travelers seeking respite are drawn to stay as close to the water as possible in oceanfront settings while on vacation — to let … Continue reading

The Gasparilla Inn & Club, Boca Grande

Published by Forbes Travel Guide. Written by Alisa Marie Coccari. Rewind back to a graceful and oh-so-relaxed Old Florida era simply by crossing over the three causeway bridges from the mainland to The Gasparilla Inn & Club on Gasparilla Island. As charming as sweet tea, the stately property sits in the historic and quaint barrier … Continue reading

St. Augustine, Florida | Pet-Friendly B&B’s

Published by the Arizona Republic News. Written by Alisa Marie Coccari. Some will do almost anything for their pets — including traveling with them on vacation. For pet lovers, finding pet-friendly accommodations can be a challenge especially in resort locations. However, in St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in America, there is a surprising amount … Continue reading

PARADISE FOUND | The Watercolours, Grand Cayman

Published in Real Life Magazine By Alisa Bowen Paradise Found You have arrived; welcomed home by the private valet ready to attend to your every whim. You step out of the car into the handsome porte cochére with its elegant white herringbone patterned stone design. Jazz music dances in the background, piped in through a … Continue reading


Published in Home & Design Magazine, January 2013. By Alisa Bowen Photography by Michael McVay There is the art of living, and then there is learning to live with art. It is a refined talent of curating one’s own collection, picking and choosing what stays and what goes. When a Midwestern couple purchased a high-rise … Continue reading


Published in Real Life Magazine By Alisa Bowen Photography by James Neal Villa Azura, Antigua Perched high on Antigua’s dramatic Long Bay peninsula, Villa Azura beckons travelers home. Set in the hypnotic balance between the sea and the heavens above, Villa Azura’s vertiginous cliff top promontory extends eastward, slicing boldly through the lazuline waters, like … Continue reading

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