In a Country filled with divorce, crass commercialism and cracker box homes – Rick and Kay Ronveaux’s French Caribbean home on Amelia Island in Florida is an oasis of style and good taste. To visit them in their loving home is an inspiring reminder of how sweet life and companionship can be.
Rick Ronveaux’s background is French and he is a passionate French speaking Francophile. Knowing his love for all things French, I knew he would enjoy Soraya immensely. Watching them speak French and laugh together I knew the feeling was mutual.
Rick is a formally trained jazz drummer who worked in marketing for MTV in its early days. He’s passionate about music and promotes a rock and roll band that he loves just for fun. I’ve always known him as “Rock and Roll Rick”.
Dolce Vita in Florida
Amelia Island – the Northern Atlantic Coast of Florida
I got to know Rick and his wife Kay through Rick Jr. I met Rick Jr. in Costa Rica (see Ricardo the Gringo) and he always spoke with great admiration about his father Rick and his wife Kay. Having gotten to know Rick and Kay, I now know why.
Rick’s lovely wife Kay worked for Delta Airlines. This has given Kay and Rick a free ticket to explore the world, often in first class. They’ve been true jet setters for many years, with frequent trips to France and St. Bart’s Island in the Caribbean.
They live a cultivated life in their hand crafted home, with Fernandina Beach a short stroll away. Rock and Roll Rick trades investments online and write and rants for a financial publication online called “Fortune Bound Happiness” After a couple of glasses of French wine we inevitably fall into ranting about the shearing of the mass populous by the government and the ruling elites and the impending collapse of the fraudulent financial system.
But come what may, the Ronveaux’s always have great food and wine and charming hospitality for those who are lucky enough to be invited into their home.
Nearby St. Augustine, Florida - the oldest city and port in the USA (P0p. 12,157) founded by the Spanish in 1565.
Next Stop – Forest Gump Land