Seriously! This is not the place to be for a Northeasterner whose eternal quest is to be warm. The air conditioning is insufferable! It seems different than the air conditioning in the Northeast. Here it blasts hard and direct and only on me. That’s what it seems, at least. It’s like I’m always sitting just where the cold blast is directed. And it’s either only on my face or my shoulders or my lap. I know it’s only on me because I look around and everybody else seems comfortable. But when I change my seat, it’s as if it follows me and only me.
You know I’m only kidding, but it is a continous problem for me down here. I know other people must have the same complaint. So why is it so difficult to find jackets and sweaters here? If you’re cold, you can find a sweatshirt anywhere. It usually says, “Disney”, or “I love Florida”, or well, you know what I’m saying. But what about those of us who like going to nice places but don’t want to broadcast to the world where we’ve been the day or the week or the year before.
Here’s where I want to praise all the wonderful boutiques, like Brigadoon’s in Naples, who cater to me and all the women like me, who are freezing in Florida. There’s Peach Republic in Sanibel and Gallery Five in Tequesta. There’s Beth’s Boutique in Pompano Beach and Vero Beach Museum of Art. There’s Giving Tree Wood Gallery and also Key Casuals, both in Sarasota.
All these stores sell hundreds of beautiful women’s jackets because they all seem to know a very well kept secret. IT’S COLD IN FLORIDA!
If you want to know of a few more stores down here that sell clothing with the typical woman in mind, please write me. And if you know of any more boutiques that understand us, well please tell me because I’m back in my hotel room thawing out. Tonight I’m going to have to go to dinner somewhere and you know the AC is going to be directed at me and only me!