Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Bubble Room....in a league of its own.


Do you ever have plans to go away for the weekend...and a big part of your plan is to actually make no plans? To enjoy whatever comes your way....and take it easy? Well that was the intention for my Sanibel weekend in August. 

I purposely chose to not schedule too much of anything for my husband and I.  All I really wanted to do was three things:  

1) Shelling on the beach 
2) Trip to Cayo Costa for what else - more shelling on the beach 
3) Dinner at the famous Bubble Room on Captiva Island  

The Shelling part: Mission Accomplished.  So with that, I figured our last night was the best option for a visit to The Bubble Room.  Well, as luck would have it - things didn't turn out that way as the wait was too long (they don't accept reservations) and I had to get up early the next morning....so we didn't get the chance to go (for dinner, that is). We went to the Old Captiva House instead - which was quite nice (and a favorite of Anne Morrow Lindbergh). It's kind of like an "old Florida' style restaurant. The food & service was great.  

I was determined that I wanted to share photos of this interesting little historic restaurant on Captiva Island...so I shot these early in the morning leaving the island.  

If you have been to The Bubble Room - I hope this brings back some great memories - and if you haven't - this is a must visit if you ever make a trip over to the Gulf Coast.

A vibrant rainbow of colors.....  


There's alot going on here...

A very pretty waiting area....
Apparently, the restaurant is so popular ...
it has it's own souvenir shop.

So I am hoping that this post help's my friends.... Laurie from Heaven's Walk and Debbie from the LakeHouse keep the excitement going on the countdown for their spring trip to Sanibel!!!


11 comments:

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I love Sanibel! That's where the photo for my logo is taken. Where do yall stay when you go? We love staying at the Sundial.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love Sanibel and have eaten at the Bubble Room, we use to have one in Orlando, of course not the original.

Carol

Drawn to The Sea said...

Looks like great fun! I clicked over to their website... looks like great fish dishes (& fab desserts) too :-)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Looks like a fun place to go! I would love to go someday. I can't believe I've never been and I lived so close.

NanaDiana said...

Do they still have the waiters in the bubble scout costumes...or whatever they are called?
The other good place we liked was the KeyLime Bistro..it used to be something else but I believe that is what it is now.

Just relax and enjoy the island. I do miss Florida...hugs- Diana

Kaybe said...

The Bubble Room will put you on sensory overload. Every space, every nook & cranny is packed with vintage collectibles. The food is ok but the desserts are what I go for. The cakes are multiple-layers of yummy goodness so big 4 people could share. The place will make you dizzy there is so much going on.

Karena said...

How fun and as an artist, I adore The Bubble Room!!

I have a Giveaway from the French Basketeer I think you will love!

Karena
Art by Karena

Blooming Rose Musings said...

The Bubble Room looks like so much fun! I want the cupcake Kaybe is talking about! You certainly are making me want to visit Sanibel and The Bubble Room. Fun Post.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

That looks like a way FUN restaurant, Debbie! Sanibel just keeps sounding better and better every time I hear about it... :)
Have a great weekend!
~ Jo :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Debbie--how amazing!!! And love the colors!! So fun!
XO

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love Sanibel and The Bubble Room is the best! So much fun.