BY JANET STEINBERG
I claim there ain’t
As great as Valentine.
Ahhhh, the color pink! The color pink is symbolic of caring, compassion and unconditional love. This magical melding of the colors red and white exudes a passion that puts stars in lovers’ eyes and links hearts together. So, as we pay tribute to Saint Valentine, why not sweep your love off to a romantic pink palace, bathe in a sybaritic pink marble bathtub, or toast your love with the ultimate classic pink drink.
Cupid points his arrow at …
The Don CeSar Beach Resort & Spa is the crowning glory of Florida's Gulf Coast. You'll be tickled pink as you cross the causeway and catch your first glimpse of "The Pink Palace" majestically poised like a pink-iced wedding cake on the sandy shores of St. Pete Beach. Affectionately dubbed “The Don”, this historic resort on the Gulf of Mexico opened in the late 1920s as the playground for America's coddled rich and famous. In the early 1920s, this castle-by-the-sea was but a castle-in-the-air for Irishman Thomas Rowe who made his fortune in Florida real estate. The hotel's pink exterior is reminiscent of the rosy lime and mortar mixture Rowe observed as a child in Ireland. The hot pink color, known as "Don CeSar Rouge" is maintained partly to retain the Don's stature as an historic landmark in the National Register of Historic Places.