July 25, 2013
August 6, 2013


Throughout the year since we moved into our new space, clients new and old have expressed delight in the mod lime shade of our office.

Travel is a fun industry and our lime colored office is conducive to conjuring up images of the tropics, the scent of lime trees, and icy cold margaritas.

  • The color of lime is three-quarters of the way between yellow and green on the color wheel and complements many other colors.
  • The first reference of “lime green” as a color in English was recorded in 1890 and Crayola introduced a crayon in the color of “electric lime” in 1991, a hundred and one years later.
  • British sailors acquired the nickname of “Limey” because they were able to ward off the fatal effects of scurvy with the daily consumption of limes.  Sailors bring to mind sailing, which leads me to cruising and proof that many yellow-green brick roads lead to travel.

I asked Julie why she chose “lime” as the color to paint her new office and she told me that she was looking for a color that was shocking and rogue. A color that might inspire clients to think outside the box and consider all the possibilities. Something fun.

When one of our clients walked in and exclaimed with a smile, “I love your new margarita-colored office,” she gave me the idea to share a fabulous Margarita recipe nabbed from one of the bartenders at the fabled Villa Vera hotel in Acapulco, the go-to hotel for Hollywood’s great movie stars of the 1950’s.

Add 2 parts freshly squeezed lime juice to 2 parts white tequila to 1 part Triple Sec. Give ingredients a good shake in a martini shaker filled with ice.  Discard the ice (you don’t want to water down your margarita) and pour into a margarita glass with a salted rim. Enjoy!