May 18, 2014

Weekend In Seaside, Part 2

Swimming Pool clear water in Seaside, Florida. #travel #florida #beach #30A

Welcome to Part 2 of our Girls Weekend Getaway to Seaside! Here’s Part 1 if you missed it. :)

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On Saturday morning we started our day with breakfast at Pickles. This is the cutest little diner right on the beach and right next door to our cottage!

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You guys. This french toast. We were all dying over this french toast. It was soft, sweet, and delicious. The sweet owner, Heavenly Dawson, told us her secret. The french toast is dipped in a melted ice cream based custard before it is grilled on the griddle!! Melted Ice Cream French Toast!! Of course, lol!! This is a must try if you are a foodie in Seaside! :)

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Sitting next to cute Gina from SkinnyTaste for breakfast! Gina’s new cookbook, The Skinnytaste Cookbook, was just released for pre-order and within the first day it already shot up to the #2 bestseller on Amazon!! Congrats beautiful friend!!

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The owners Bill and Heavenly Dawson were just the cute, cute, cutest couple ever. It was such a pleasure getting to meet and chat with them over breakfast!! :)

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After breakfast we all decided to hop on our beach cruisers and take a bike ride through the charming community of Seaside.

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Ali and I were dying over this cute tandem bike and totally wanted to give it a try! I had never ridden a tandem bike before, but it is actually a little harder than it looks, lol! We eventually got the hang of it, but I was kind of expecting to just be able to sit back and enjoy the ride since I was on the back, lol!

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We rode by The Truman Show house! The Truman Show was filmed in Seaside, and after our spending a few days there and getting a feel of the community, I can totally see why they picked it. Seaside really is just like it’s portrayed in the movie — a beautiful, charming, super friendly place to call home.

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After our bike ride, we came back to town and stopped by the Seaside Farmers Market. If you are in Seaside on a Saturday, the farmers market is a must see!!

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There were so many cute vendors with delicious treats!!

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Loved these berry-stuffed doughnut croissants!!

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Sweetest strawberries ever!!

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After thoroughly stuffing ourselves with sweets and strawberries, we just wanted to nap in the sun with our toes in the sand.

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Totally the life!!

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I love Seaside’s gorgeous turquoise waters! The sand is sugar white and the waters are crystal clear. You can see all the way down to the bottom even when the water is over your head.

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This cute little gaggle of birdies seemed to be totally loving their afternoon at the beach, lol!

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Okay. This was one of my favorite things we had in Seaside!! This cute little shaved ice airstream truck serves shaved ice and frozen custard. Perfect treat for a hot day after an afternoon of sun bathing!

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This is what they call the “Piggly Wiggly.” It’s frozen custard on the bottom, shaved ice on the the top, and drizzled with sweetened condensed milk. I got vanilla frozen custard with Wedding Cake flavored shaved ice. You must try this one!! It is so, so good! There are a million different flavors to choose from, so if you can’t decide, pick this one!! :) This was hands down the favorite of all the ones we tried. :)

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We heart Frost Bites in Seaside!!

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On our last night in Seaside we had a sunset dinner at Bud and Alley’s.

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Would you look at these sweet potato fries?? :) Such a great atmosphere for dinner at the beach.

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The next morning, our last day in Seaside, we all totally took it easy. We stayed in PJs, sat out on the deck, and did a little catching up on our blogs.

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Later we had a late brunch at Great Southern Cafe. Delicious food here!! We loved the Grits a Ya Ya, Biscuits and Gravy, Pancakes, Eggs Benedict, and more!!

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After a little after-brunch shopping (Seaside has the cutest boutiques ever!!) we popped into “It’s Heavenly” for some some decadently delicious gelato.

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So glad that Molly from Duchess of Fork got to come over and join us on our last day in Seaside!

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When it was time for everyone to head back to the airport, the wonderful folks at Sunshine Shuttle came and took everyone to the Panama City airport.

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I feel so lucky to have spent the weekend in such a beautiful place with this amazingly talented group of ladies. Click on the links below to check out their Seaside posts below for more pictures from our weekend! :)

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Now we want to give YOU your own chance at a weekend getaway in Seaside!! Today we are partnering with Seaside and Cottage Rental Agency to send you and your friends on your own 3 day, 2 night getaway to Seaside!!

The Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a 3-day, 2-night stay in a 3-bedroom Cottage (sleeps up to 5) from Cottage Rental Agency in Seaside, Florida.

 

How to Enter

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Contest ends June 1, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST. Winner will be contacted via email.

*Lodging certificate valid 8/17/14 – 12/20/14. Subject to availability; not available during major holiday or major event weekends; additional restrictions may apply.



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Janice May 18, 2014 at 1:26 am

The beach looks so beautiful with all the colors: blue, green and gold.

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Mary May 18, 2014 at 7:36 am

How do you stay so skinny??!!

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Holly Allred May 18, 2014 at 8:13 am

Everything about Seaside looks amazing! Thank you for the opportunity to win an amazing adventure!

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Janet May 18, 2014 at 8:39 am

It started around the low 40′s this morning where I live and it will get warmer but that beach is really calling my name.

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Stephanie DeArco May 18, 2014 at 11:49 am

I am originally from the Mary Esther/Fort Walton Beach area and never really explored Seaside. We are military (in TX) and hubby is leaving for a year deployment and before he leaves I want a date night out there and was wondering if you have any suggestions of a place to eat and must do at night? Love your posts!!!

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Amanda May 20, 2014 at 10:48 am

Bud and Alley’s or The Shrimp Shack would be great for a sunset dinner on the beach! :) xoxo

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Char Slawson May 18, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Never been, would love just to relax, enjoys the sites, and be with my sweet husband after all the infusion therapy he has been through……

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Sarah @ Will Run for Pasta May 18, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Looks like so much fun, the perfect weekend of eating, shopping, and beaching!

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KristinS May 18, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Amanda, love all of your cute outfits!

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Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch May 19, 2014 at 8:49 am

Looks you ladies had a great trip!!! We love Seaside – so gorgeous!!!

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Jessica [The Novice Chef] May 19, 2014 at 8:56 am

I love the photo of you and Ali on the bike! So adorable!

It looks like y’all had an amazing trip — so much fun! I am definitely entering the giveaway…this girl really needs a baby-moon vacay. ;-)

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Maria M May 19, 2014 at 9:13 am

Love Seaside!

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alyssa manno May 19, 2014 at 10:16 am

This place is now on my BUCKT LIST!

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Melinda May 19, 2014 at 10:32 am

What a perfect weekend! I’d love to do something like this with my besties!

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Heidi @foodiecrush May 19, 2014 at 11:08 am

Loved, loved, loved this trip. So grateful to you to be included in the gaggle of gals. What a weekend. I don’t think I’ll ever eat so well again. XO

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Angie | Big Bear's Wife May 19, 2014 at 2:39 pm

*Fingers Crossed* :) What a wonderful girls weekend! I’m falling more and more in love with seaside!

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Emily May 19, 2014 at 5:47 pm

What a fun trip! Your pictures are gorgeous! Would you be able to tell me where you purchased your orange and hot pink short-sleeved dress? I love it!

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Amanda May 20, 2014 at 10:46 am

Thank you Emily! I think I got it from Francesca’s. It’s been at least a year ago. The brand is Emmalee. Hope this helps! :)

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Mollie May 20, 2014 at 10:10 am

It looks absolutely beautiful and charming- very different from the southern New Jersey beach we go to in the summer. Looks like you had a blast!

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Andie May 20, 2014 at 11:07 am

We head down there every year, usually for Memorial Day/the week following. This year is our first year that we’re not going since we went to Disney World a few weeks ago and I’m so sad about it. We LOVE Seaside! Especially the Meltdown. :)

I am hoping we win the contest so we can take our trip soon. haha! :)

Seaside is probably one of my most favorite places on earth!

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Lindsay B. May 22, 2014 at 1:19 pm

What a fun girl’s trip! Seaside looks absolutely heavenly. I have to know where you got that white top with black stripes :) I love it paired with your lavender statement necklace and can’t stop thinking about all the fun statement pieces you could put with it :)

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Amanda May 22, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Thank you Lindsay! I got it from Gap this spring. :)

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Carol May 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Seaside looks like a gorgeous place to visit. You take some amazing pictures!