Sarasota Restaurants: Carmel Food and Wine

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  We live in North Sarasota and sometimes we just want to go out for a good drink and good pupus (Hawaiian for appetizers) without having to trek all the way downtown.  We were just discussing it the other day and the only place we could think of close by was Carmel.  I think they… 

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My Day at the Ritz Beach Club Sarasota

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Recently I had the [rare] opportunity to spend my birthday at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Club with three of my amazing girlfriends- Ashley, Rebecca and Michaela. We had won the opportunity through a Spring Auction Dinner benefitting our kids’ school. We decided that it was a perfect chance to celebrate birthdays (mine and Michaela’s), Mother’s Day… 

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Sarasota’s Best Restaurants: Eat Here

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I love my job!  And, when I say job I mean my job associated with this blog.  When else do I get to dine out and be wowed by chefs and service alike?  I feel so special when I get to meet the chefs, to talk directly to the managers and really get to know… 

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Best Sarasota Brunch: The Table Creekside

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I was very excited for our brunch date at The Table Creekside.  Not only had I been reading and re-reading their online menus and was super excited to try their food, I was really looking forward to alone time to chat, decompress and drink.  The plan was for Aaron to coach his surf and SUP… 

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Best Sarasota Restaurants: Jalea–Peruvian Tapas

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    I was excited to try Jalea.  I knew they served Peruvian food, tapas style.  I knew they were new, hip and fresh.  Every time I would walk by the restaurant on Main Street, I would make a mental note to get in there and try it out.  I’m so glad I did. It… 

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Legoland Florida Christmas Bricktacular

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I just got this information about the festivities going on at LEGOLAND Florida for the holidays.  We plan on checking it out.  How about you? LEGOLAND® Florida is getting into the holiday spirit with brick-loads of family-friendly fun with its second annual Christmas Bricktacular and Kid’s New Year’s Eve. Sounds of the season and stunning… 

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The Key Largo Princess

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As a last hurrah before the start of the school year, we shipped the dog off the the kennel, packed the entire house into a rental car and headed down the road for a long, long, long drive to the Florida Keys.  You guys, Florida is huge!  It took us about 5 and half hours… 

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Weeki Wachee State Park: In Search of the Mermaid

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About two hours from Orlando, is this retro park that is worth the visit of the adventurous.  For those who are looking for a bit of old Florida.  For those that love mermaids and for those that want something to remember. Weeki Wachee State Park is a lot more than the typical state park.  This… 

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Carmel Cafe and Wine Bar

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Lately, I have been trying to focus on me a little bit more than usual. I’ve been working out, watching what I eat, trying to get enough sleep and focusing on building and expanding friendships.    In the past month, I have gone out with friends TWICE! This might be normal for most people but for… 

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