Havana Chic in St. Pete

When Sandra agrees that letting ourselves into an abandoned building is a good idea, you know you’ve found the one! 🙂

The old YMCA building in downtown St. Petersburg caught my eye one day. And I was determined to get in there, somehow, someway!

Luckily we met a friend inside, and he was happy to show us around the property. It is currently being renovated for residential use.

Everywhere you look there are stunning architectural designs and unbelievable historical details dating back to its construction in 1926. It felt worlds away from the modern buildings downtown that surround it.

The Mediterranean Revival building is five stories and features a beautiful tiled-courtyard, balconies, bell-towers; even a basement with a swimming pool. I was in heaven!

This dress and mostly all accessories can also be found in St. Pete, at my favorite boutique in the Bay, Canvas Fashion Gallery.

This dress is pure romance and the color is just beautiful. The shade was identical to the main wall paint inside of the building…funny how that happens, right?!

I chose gold accessories and these delicate hoops to compliment the dress. The straw backpack was perfect for exploring this hidden gem.

No layered-look is complete without my Scorpio necklace! For all you other signs out there, no worries, Canvas is an equal-opportunist for the whole zodiac 😉

I am excited to see the development (and cleaning up) of this building and I hope someday soon Sandra and I can take another tour when it is complete.

One more shot of this balcony, those columns, and that dress… 😍

As always, big thanks to Sandra Morlet Photography and Canvas!

xx Hannah

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