Memorial Day weekend is one of my favorite weekends of the year. It’s officially summer which means warm weather, brunching outdoors, walks through Central Park, travel, travel and more travel. Oh, and there’s so many great sales to shop (hoping to have my roundup for you guys tomorrow or Saturday so definitely stop back here!) Anywho, I’m currently on my way to Miami for a bachelorette party. I’ve only been to Miami once before (two years ago) and I loved it. The vibrant colors, the sleek hotels, the colorful lifeguard stands, and beautiful weather, it’s truly hard not to fall in love with Miami. Plus it’s such a quick trip from New York.
On Monday I shared my packing guide for Memorial Day so if you’re headed somewhere warm this weekend (or over the next few weekends for that matter) definitively check it out. And in case you’re just in a shopping mode today, I’ve included links to all of my spring product round ups. You’re welcome. Have a great Thursday, my friends!! Be sure to add me on Snapchat (laurennelsonny) + Instagram to see what we’re up to in Miami this weekend. Oh, and if you have any Miami recommendations, send them my way!!! Xo. Lauren
Hi friends!! I’m back from Seaside, Florida. UGHHHH. After a great couple of days at the beach with some of my girlfriends it’s quite literally back to reality for me. #takemeback!!! I haven’t yet blogged about Seaside but it’s been one of our favorite reunion spots to-date! I know I’ve mentioned on here before but I attended the University of Dayton and thank goodness I did because I met some of my best friends that I’ve had now for 10 years!!! My gosh how time flies. Anywho, Kristin’s family (in the orange!) has a house in Seaside which we have visited a few times now. I had never visited Seaside or 30A before going to Kristin’s family home but it is SO cute. You might recognize it from the movie the Truman Show and I swear it’s just as cute as you see in the movie. It’s such a great beach town – white sand, crystal blue water, colorful beach houses (#goals), fabulous restaurants and cute beach shops everywhere!!! If you haven’t been before, Seaside is a must visit beach town in my opinion!
Today I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite spots we visited this past weekend. Also known as 30a, there are also several other beach towns right next to each other so my spots I highlighted below cross into Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach and WaterColor.
Seaside Farmers Market
The Meltdown on 30a
Wild Bills’ Beach Dogs
Pickles Beachside Grille
Great Southern Cafe
Bud and Alley’s
Caliza (Alys Beach)
George’s (Alys Beach)
Edwards (Rosemary Beach)
The Pearl (Rosemary Beach)
La Crema (Rosemary Beach)
Fish Out of Water (WaterColor)
The Art of Simple
Willow and Woods
Raw and Juicy Cafe
What are some of your favorite spots in 30A?! Would love to know!!! Have a great week, everyone!! Xo. Lauren
If you’re looking for where to stay in West Palm beach for an upcoming trip, I’ve got you covered!! This past weekend Mackenzie, Jess and I had the opportunity to stay at the Brazillian Court Hotel (you can check out their website here). I had never been to West Palm Beach before so it was the first I really learned the difference between West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Island (PBI) which are literally two seconds away from each other. The Brazillian Court is located on PBI – walking distance from Worth Avenue and two blocks from the beach. Living in New York you get spoiled being able to walk everywhere but I am so happy to report that Palm Beach Island is very similar! It was so nice to be so close to Worth Avenue where there are multiple places to eat and shop! The hotel also has a signature restaurant called Cafe Boulud which is deeeeeelicious (New Yorkers, there’s also a location on the Upper East Side). Our room was so large, I wish I could have just moved right in!
Other highlights from our stay was doing a bike tour with Lilly Pulitzer on Friday afternoon. In case you missed it on Instagram or Snapchat, I rode around the island on the CUTEST pink bike. The Brazillian Court Hotel also has very cute yellow bikes you can ride around the island which I highly recommend doing! There are several paths along the water that also take you by various major establishments on the island too.
If you’re planning a trip to West Palm Beach soon, feel free to email me any questions! And I would highly recommend the Brazillian Court Hotel! I promise you won’t be disappointed. Happy Tuesday, friends!! Xo. Lauren
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Hellloooo! Andddd I’m back. Man, did we miss a cold weekend here in New York or what. As I mentioned last week, my friends and I planned a quick trip to the Bahamas for President’s Day weekend. We stayed at the Atlantis (which I actually didn’t love – way too big for my liking) but we had a great time exploring the island, swimming in the ocean, eating and drinking pina coladas of course.
A few of my favorite recommendations on where to eat include: Nobu (SO good, you guys), Olives, Carmine’s, Dune at the One and Only hotel, and Shark Bites if you need a quick bite at the Atlantis. We did a Catamaran on Saturday afternoon which I also highly recommend with the Flying Cloud crew. It was a 3 hour afternoon sail where we also had a chance to snorkel a coral reef. If I ever have a chance to go back, I’d love to stay at the One and Only Ocean Club hotel. We went for dinner one night and the property looked gorgeous. Have you been to the Bahamas before? What island do you have on your bucket list? Have a great Tuesday, friends! Love a good short work week. Xo. Lauren