Bermuda: The Pink Palace

Fashion Blogger Stephanie Hill featuring Bermuda The Pink Palace on The Style Bungalow

Stephanie Hill featuring Bermuda The Pink Palace on The Style Bungalow

Stephanie Hill featuring Bermuda The Pink Palace on The Style Bungalow

Having just returned from Merida and now landing in this slice of paradise, I knew I’d be re-inspired all over again. What I didn’t realize was how much old world charm inhabited this 26 mile string of islands making up Bermuda. I was surprised and inspired by its colonial style and history. I’ve realized that chasing and finding unique texture and intricate details within cities, buildings and homes have become something I truly enjoy and treasure.

My favorite was when we pulled up to a pretty pink palatial building warmed by lush palm leaves and smiles, the “Pink Palace” aka the Hamilton Princess, a place “where history meets modern sensibility.” It’s actually one of Bermuda’s oldest and most iconic resorts – the first to be part of the Fairmont hotel collection in 1885.

Earrings: Mercedes Salazar Swim(c/o) Bahia Maria

Stephanie Hill shares her Bermuda The Pink Palace on The Style Bungalow

Stephanie Hill featuring Bermuda The Pink Palace on The Style Bungalow

Stephanie Hill featuring Bermuda The Pink Palace on The Style Bungalow

Earrings: Jennifer Behr Swim: (c/o) Bahia Maria

Even after its recent renovation, you’re still able to appreciate the traditional Bermudan touches alongside a new exclusive Princess Beach Club, an infinity-edge resort pool, a world-class contemporary art collection…among many other refreshing, luxe amenities. 

Stephanie Hill shares her Bermuda The Pink Palace on The Style Bungalow

Stephanie Hill shares her Bermuda The Pink Palace on The Style Bungalow

Earrings: Jennifer Behr Swim: (c/o) Bahia Maria

Stephanie Hill shares her Bermuda The Pink Palace on The Style Bungalow

Stephanie Hill shares her Bermuda The Pink Palace on The Style Bungalow

Crop top: Rachel Antonoff Midi Skirt: Rachel Antonoff Sandals: By FAR Earrings: Jennifer Behr Lip color: Arty Pink 02 (c/o) Givenchy

I loved waking up early to take the jitney (shuttle service complimentary to guests) over to their beach club, which easily became part of my morning routine! This crescent shaped, private cove on Sinky Bay wasn’t just wonderful because of the weather and hospitality, but their signature water hammocks, glistening pink sands and crystal blue waters made for quite the vision. It’s the perfect spot to perch up and read, listen to some podcasts I’ve been meaning to catch up on…and, yes break for ice cream because vacation. Time definitely escaped me here and before I knew it, it was already time to head back to the hotel.

Stephanie Hill shares her Bermuda The Pink Palace on The Style Bungalow

Stephanie Hill shares her Bermuda The Pink Palace on The Style Bungalow

Blouse: Marysia Midi Skirt: Marysia Earrings: Jennifer Behr Hat: L*Space Sandals: By FAR

Confession: I actually was able to get a nap in, for the first time in a long time, during the middle of the day! I guess you can say I made myself right at home. 

And whenever I was slightly hungry or in need of a small treat or two, Fairmont Gold Lounge (with private check-in) had all the snacks ready throughout the day, breakfast, afternoon tea/beverages and evening canapés. It was my go-to in the middle of the day and right before dinner time! Because when you’re on vacation, snacks and calories don’t count, right?

Stephanie Hill shares her Bermuda The Pink Palace on The Style Bungalow

Swim: Marysia

I must say I’ve never been to a resort that’s housed so much artwork either (think: Andy Warhol, Banksy, Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami and more). In ways, I’d forget I was even at one because it felt like I was walking through a museum!

Stephanie Hill shares her Bermuda The Pink Palace on The Style Bungalow

Stephanie Hill shares her Bermuda The Pink Palace on The Style Bungalow

Dress: Mara Hoffman Bag: (c/o) Aranaz Sandals: By FAR

Our last dinner was spent at one of Hamilton Princess’ restaurants, Marcus’ by Marcus Samuelsson, a world-renowned chef. And wow, his fried cauliflower barbecue dish was delicious! I’d also recommend the sashimi starter for something healthy, fresh infused with island flavors. It was a memorable experience!

Stephanie Hill shares her Bermuda The Pink Palace on The Style Bungalow

Top: (c/o) Adriana Degreas  Linen Pants: Reveal Ten Earrings: Jennifer Behr

Sadly, it was time to leave.

Stephanie Hill shares her Bermuda The Pink Palace on The Style Bungalow

Swim: (c/o) MyTheresa Hat: L*Space

As we drove through the narrow, winding roads I noticed how most of the island was elevated – lined with beautiful cliffs bathed in turquoise waters crashing on pink sands, dripping in lush greenery and florals all year long. Almost every house shared a pastel color palette paired with white rooftops. And I’m convinced a majority of these homes have a view of the North Atlantic Ocean (yup, not Caribbean!). Sigh, “How nice!”

Stephanie Hill shares her Bermuda The Pink Palace on The Style Bungalow

Dress: (c/o) Waimari Bag: (c/o) Valena Sandals: By FAR

I’ve never seen the ocean quite like I have here; met such sweet locals and hoteliers. I was happy I decided to jet over and enjoy a brief weekend at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club…on island time. I loved the little details in all the interiors and the older historical buildings – I certainly picked up on the colonial style. Now, hopping on a quick 2.5 hour flight home to Miami; kicking things back into gear for August! Oh yes, and wedding details that I promised to share – coming soon!

Style Blogger Stephanie Hill shares her Bermuda The Pink Palace on The Style Bungalow

Skirt: (c/o) Silvia Tcherassi Bag: (c/o) Aranaz Sandals: by FAR Earrings: Shashi

Until next time, Bermuda. 

Cheers!

Xo, Stephanie

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