Thursday, April 17, 2014

Eat: Flying Fish, Memphis

One of my favorite spots to grab a Po'Boy back in Memphis is at Flying Fish. Located at 105 South Second Street, Come see Billy Bass from all over the world draped onto the walls for your viewing consumption as you chow down on the tasty bread and fried goodness. 

Start On: Seafood Gumbo and the Hula Poppers

Salad On: Tilapia 

Basket It: Shrimp, Oysters, or maybe the Frog Legs!

Fish Tacos? Yes... light on the dressing though... light!

Po'Boy: Come on, Shrimp of Course!

Dessert: Key Lime Pie


8 Salty Dresses

Spring has sprung and with that means DRESSES! Who is so ready to hang up the jeans for a bit and float around in a pretty, whimsical dress? I am. Here are my top 15 dresses of the season I have seen so far!








Morow Pinestripe Open Back: ShopBop

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Visit Windermere Island: Stay at Surf Song

Visit: Windermere Island in the Bahamas
Stay: Surf Song


Windermere Island is a small, five and a half mile long island located in the Bahamas. Connected to the large island of Eleuthera by a short bridge protected by a guardhouse. The five mile beach of Windermere is protected by a five mile reef rich in fish and flora. Jacques-Yves Costeau, famed French conservationist, was said to have considered this to be one of the most beautiful in the world. 

Surf Song offers a casual atmosphere to vacation where it is said British Royalty is helicoptered in when they visit. Designed for maximum viewing pleasure, all four bedrooms and living quarters of Surf Song open to a wide veranda steps from the ocean. All of the bedrooms are en-suite so no need to share with others. Winnie, the housekeeper, provides daily housekeeping services.

Because of your stay in the exclusive community, you are welcome to access to Club at Windermere. During peak months, dinner and lunch are served in the dining room. Often buffets and barbeques are set up at the pool. A game room, lending library, large pool and two tennis courts offer year round enjoyment.




Visit Bahamas: Gregory Town at The Seahorse

Visit: Bahamas
See: Gregory Town at The Seahorse
The Seahorse is a charming waterfront cottage outfitted with a tropical plunge pool! A private dock for easy access to the water for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing or just to sun your skin is steps from your door.

The Seahorse cottage is located on the Gregory Town Cove within the confides of a large, private estate- you can feel like Magnum P.I minus the investigation. The estate provides a tiki bar, plunge pool and tropical garden to lose yourself in after a couple of cocktails. 

No need for a rental car- everything you will need is within one block of your reach. Groceries, a surf shop, gift shops, a Surfer's beach, local cuisine, the post office and a clinic is within this block making this your most relaxing retreat ever.

Your cottage is equipped with a fully stocked kitchen, a large queen bed, air conditioning, and free wi-fi. The kayaks are free at your disposal whenever the time arises to explore the crisp, cool waters of the Caribbean. Don't forget to use the outdoor shower- the 'best way to get clean on the islands.'

Do:
 Bring your Passport
Swim, Snorkel, Dive the tidal current at Current Cut in North Eleuthera
Fish: Paul Petty
Explore: Hatchet Bay Cove- bring a flashlight.
Swim with the fishes in Ocean Hole in Rock Sound
Attend: "Friday Night Fish Fry"

Get Here:
By Plane: ELH
By Boat: Bahama Ferries

Monday, April 14, 2014

Visit Arrington Vineyards; Nashville


 What a perfect way to spend the afternoon while in Nashville; Arrington Vineyards is quaint, picturesque and a hop, skip and jump away from downtown. Owned by famed, country music artist Kix Brooks, winemaker Kip Summers and entrepreneur John Russell, Arrington Vineyards is bringing Nashville an experience unlike any other. An influx of people looking for new traditions and experiences have infiltrated Nashville in the last couple of years. Come out to the countryside and see what is happening. 

To make a weekend special why not come out on Saturday nights in April for live music? Music in the Vines is a reoccurring even that picks up speed in the summer months to include Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

We had a great time visiting my best friend Tori and her husband, Jason and her children, Parker and Jayden. The girls had a great time visiting the friends they have known since they were pretty much born and I had a wonderful time catching up with my To-To.




Thursday, April 10, 2014

Isla Mujeres: Mexico

Visit: Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Stay: Casa Paraiso


Today we are going to Mexico! Where the breezes are welcoming, the waves are glistening and palms sway to the beat of the people who it surrounds. Casa Paraiso has a private pool facing the Carribean. With views of the entire island, you can enjoy the rooftop palapas (thatched roof) with a sectional couch and poolside table. 

With high speed internet available to keep up with recent news or to discuss local cuisines, you will feel connected to the outside world during your stay. The house has two bedrooms and two and half baths and will sleep up to six people.