Friday, July 29, 2011

seaside livin'

I am sad to say that my vacation has come to an end.   I had a wonderful time relaxing with my family and enjoying the beautiful surroundings.  Here is a peek into my week in Seaside...

Now, back to the real world...

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

the red bar

Yesterday we visited one of my favorite local restaurants, The Red Bar.  The food and drinks are excellent and the atmosphere is better...  

A favorite among locals and visitors, The Red Bar is a must-do when in the Grayton Beach!  It is one of the most popular destinations in the area.  It is the place for fun with friends and family while taking in all of the eclectic decor, listening to the live music and enjoying great food and cocktails.

The simple but varied menu includes pasta with crawfish and shrimp, panne chicken and mashed potatoes, stuffed eggplant, crab cakes and fish of the day.  Oh, and dont forget about the salad -- it is the best anywhere on the Emerald Coast!

The Red Bar Jazz Band plays almost nightly.  The party gets cranked up a notch after the dinner crowd thins creating a more funky atmosphere.  Dont be surprised to spot celebrities here late at night.  But please, everybody just wants to chill at The Red Bar.

I couldn't help but snap a few shots of the funky and eclectic decor...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

seaside shopping

We had a rainy day at the beach yesterday, so after some indoor time filled with card games, puzzles and lunch I decided to check out the local shops.  Here are a few favorites that I try to visit every year...

ono surf
artful eye

There is a little something for everyone...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

beach tunes

I am so enjoying my time by the ocean.  We have even had a few beach dance parties!  My awesome UF (Uncle Frank) put together this lovely seaside mix, so I just had to share.  Hope you enjoy our beach tunes!

i love beach music - the embers
firework - katy perry
i can't help myself - the four tops
sweet home alabama - lynrd skynrd
all i wanna do - sheryl crow
my girl - the temptations
two princess - spin doctors
five o'clock somewhere - alan jackson
i gotta feeling - black eyed peas
good vibrations - the beach boys
brick house - the commodores
ain't too proud to bed - the temptations
all summer long - kid rock
you shook me all night long - ac/dc
something like that - tim mcgraw
margaritaville - jimmy buffett
sugar, sugar - the archies
pour some sugar on me - def leppard
dog days are over - florence and the machine
jack and diane - john cougar mellencamp

Have a great day!  It's 5 o'clock somewhere...

Monday, July 25, 2011

iced coffee (cubes)

The trouble with iced coffee is....the ice melts when combined with hot coffee and your are stuck with a watery drink.  And, no one likes watered down coffee.  While at a local coffee shop last week I had an "ah-ha" ice cubes!  Brilliant!  Why didn't I think of this?  (who knows!)  I am just glad someone thought of it, and I now know the secret!  Although, I couldn't possibly keep this a secret, and I had to make them for myself (and all of you) immediately.  My barista (hubby) whipped up some french press coffee for my ice cubes.

Say good-bye to watery iced coffee...and hello to ice cold caffeine!

     perfect summer coffee!
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