/ˈflôridə/ /ˈärtist/ (noun)
Florida artist, impressionist painter, wife, celebrity, local historian, patriotic, colorful, energetic, business savvy, kooky, vibrant, marketing genius, Midwest transplant, animal lover, fisherwoman, devoted friend and did we mention colorful?
These are just some words one might use to describe the fun-filled gal that is Matlacha, Florida artist extraordinaire Leoma Lovegrove.
Take a step inside her color-filled island life and enjoy the ride.
Leoma Lovegrove T-shirts are available exclusively at select Bealls Florida stores and online.
Stay tuned as Leoma is fast and furiously creating an expanded exclusive collection of home goods and more for Bealls. Leoma's new Bealls line will launch just in time for the holidays.
The island of Matlacha (pronounced MAT-la-shay) is reminiscent of Old Florida. Chain restaurants and coffee bars are replaced with salty fisherman wearing white crabbing boots (referred to as “Matlacha Reeboks”), a plethora of fresh seafood, The Great Calusa Blueway kayaking trail, the world’s fishingest bridge (yes there really is such a thing) and an abundance of colorful wildlife. Here you'll discover beauty like no other. The sun drenched warm winter weather and white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico make this area one of the most amazing to visit in the U.S.
There's no better place to stay in Historic Matlacha than at Leoma's waterfront Lovegrove Island Cottage located on the property of her Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens. The Island Cottage is set in a lush mangrove setting with breath-taking sunrises.
The Lovegrove Experience
3-night stay includes:
* Welcome breakfast
* Island lunch
* Historic Matlacha walking tour
* Private access to Gallery & Gardens
* Accessible via boat with docking privileges
In-Season (Nov-May) | 3-night stay - $750
Off-Season (Jun-Oct) | 3-night stay - $550
Contact gallery curator Lou Ann Hitchens to book the Cottage.
Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens Matlacha Headquarters
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