Best Sarasota Brunch: The Table Creekside


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 team and then he would quickly change and meet me.

Sarasota Restaurants: Carmel Food and Wine


  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 appeal to us so much because they have a lot

My Day at the Ritz Beach Club Sarasota


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 and just being a woman! So, that lovely Thursday morning,

Sarasota’s Best Restaurants: Eat Here


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 a place. I have been doing some restaurant visits and

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 is now on my list of top restaurant recommendations for

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 holiday decorations fill The Beginning and Fun Town with festivities

Two Days Alone in Cocoa Beach, Florida

Cocoa Beach Dunes

Last week, I had to head out of town for ANOTHER meeting.  This time, I was in Cocoa Beach, Florida and was so excited to jump in the ocean, run along the beach and sit in the hot tub at my hotel. I did none of those things. Instead, I relaxed in my hotel room.  I stayed at the Doubletree Cocoa Beach again.  It is

The Key Largo Princess


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 to get to Key Largo and then another 2 hours

Weeki Wachee State Park: In Search of the Mermaid

Weeki Wachee State Park

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 is a state park built on a crystal clear freshwater

Carmel Cafe and Wine Bar

Carmel Wine Bar

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 me…..I’m kind of a homebody.  If given the choice, I’d