Thursday, June 17, 2010

Flordia Moments - Finally!

I know, I know... I've been a bad blogger lately, and I am truly sorry! I know I miss my fave blogs when they are away. I need to be better about saving posts before I leave and travel all over the place! :) As you know, I was in FL the week before last visiting my little honey while he's recovering from an injury. Here are some of the highlights! I love to travel and do so a lot because of my fiance. I will always share restaurants, shops, etc. that I find in the cities I visit. I love reading about that on other blogs, so I hope to inspire you to try new things and go to new places! Going to Chicago next excited! Hope everyone has had a great week!

I have wanted to go here since I went down in Feb. We finally did...
And I LOVED IT!!! It's in Bradenton, FL. You must go by if you're in the area!

It's walk-up only. So cute!

Chocolate covered cherry "blizzard" w/hot fudge. Delicious!

Casual day outfit for the extremely hot weather!
This James Pearse skirt is soo versatile!

My favorite bronze Old Navy flip flops. SO comfy!
These things have been all over NY and Boston and are still comfortable!
Louis Vuitton scarf was a gift from my little honey :)

Amazingly unique wrap bracelet from my Aunt Carol.
Love this piece because it's really all you need to make an outfit!
My favorite parts are the orange coral mixed with pearls and turquoise beads.

After a day at the beach, we stopped here for burgers upon recommendation
from a good friend. It was amazing!!

Top 3 burgers I've ever had.
(After Rotiers here in Nashville & In-n-Out Burgers)

His and hers :)

When I travel, I make sure I am comfortable.
This white dress can be worn with flip flips during the day -
but dressed up with heels and funky accessories for night.
Very convenient!

Toasted coconut & cashew crushed Grouper w/ red pepper papaya jam.

Affordable wine to try: The Grappler "Twenty Rows"

Thai Coconut Martini w/ toasted coconut around the rim!

Double date sushi night at Pacific Rim.
This is an amazing, fun sushi place in Sarasota.
Go here if you're a sushi lover!

After dinner sangria at Ceviche's rooftop bar -
the place we went for dinner after we got engaged in Feb!
(Seen here)

There are some great Bradenton/Sarasota, FL area food and drink recommendations! 
ONE follower away from 150 followers!!! Be looking forward to my giveaway once that happens!
Will also unveil the big "surprise" from my little honey soon!! :)


  1. this all looks soo delicious!! and on top of that I'm super hungry right now, sushi is soo my favorite!

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & Passports

  2. That looks soo good! Love the skirt :)

    Have fun in Chicago!

  3. Great James Perse that color. Coming to Chicago next week, eh? I live there! Let me know if you want some shopping tips :)

    Anna Jane

  4. This post just made me so hungry! ; )

  5. So much to say about this post! Amazing, amazing photos. My faves are your bracelet (did your aunt make that?!), and that beautiful sushi :) Can't forget the burgers, though (yum!)...Please post one about Chicago! I'm moving there next summer with my boyfriend and would love some recommendations!! xoxo

  6. Looks like a fab time away! I love seeing new places to go.

  7. That sushi looks INCREDIBLE! Have fun in Chicago - that is one of my top 3 favorite cities!

  8. Looks like you had a great time!

  9. such fun pics, looks like a good time lady!

  10. This post was tailor-made for me, my dear! I'm SUCH a burger-and-shake girl, and all of these restaurants look positively delicious! And I love your outfit -- isn't everything James Perse just so wonderfully soft?
    xo Josie

  11. This looks yummy girlie.

  12. Love it all, Linds...esp that martini!! xoxo

  13. Looks like you had an awesome time!! I love that skirt of yours!

  14. Restaurants: Mercadito, Sunda, Graham Elliot, The Bristol, Le Colonial, Publican
    Brunch: Bongo Room, Toast, Milk + Honey

    Shopping: The obvious Michigan Avenue but also be sure to check out the renovated Barneys and new Marc Jacobs store on Rush + Oak St. Also - cute boutiques start at Damen + North in Bucktown (Nanette Lepore, Cynthia Rowley, MBMJ, a place called Tangerine)

    Have fun in Chicago!

  15. i love seeing the "hole in the wall" restaurants and spots in cities across the county! love it! i like your white dress too! (i believe i am your 150th follower!) xoxo

  16. these pics are making me hungry! :) That shake pit looks amazing!! xo

  17. Hey!!!!!!! I live in Clearwater! aka 10 min from where you were... and it's all bc I notice the ceviche glasses... tell me that's not the best sangria ever!!!


  18. The food looks great! Love the bracelet and the white dress.

    If you want to have a great coconutini you have to try one from Asia De Cuba on Madison Ave (NYC) or Bar 89 in SoHo.

  19. Gorgeous accessories! Adore that LV scarf so much!

  20. i love trying unique restaurants-and ice cream!-in new places while travelling!

  21. Looks like a great trip! Glad you're back!x

  22. Just rediscovered your blog from the post over at Iconic - very cute! I'm actually from the Sarasota area...didn't you absolutely love it? Very quiet compared to Fort Lauderdale/Miami where I live now, but can't beat Siesta Key beach. Glad you had a good time! xxSAS

  23. Great photos, looks like fun!!!

    Best wishes from Germany<3

  24. great pictures! I love your skirt

  25. Yum! Everything looks so good!! I'm starving now :D