Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A LIttle Bit of Paradise

Just because I have friends and family both headed to the white beaches of Panama City, Florida soon, I thought I would share my trip with you today. In May, I met up with 2 very special gals,

one who owns a condo on the beach for a girls' getaway.

The beach was beckoning,

the weather delightful,

and the white sands with crystal blue waters in perfect form.

We cherished our beach time,

enjoyed some regional cooking at Great Southern cafe in Seaside: crab cakes and fried green tomatoes,

with cheese grits shared between friends,

while a crab martini and collard greens were the choice of my healthy-eating companion.

Shopping along the seaside towns is a must for any girls' trip, so we enjoyed the little towns and their individualities: Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Watercolor and many more,

where we found beautiful clothing,

a touch of Paris,

and bright accessories along the way.

Did I mention we ate a lot on this trip--sharing along the way, of course, so we could try more things. We found several food trucks on the main drag of Seaside,

and tried the recommended Melt Down on 30 A,

where the Three Cheese grilled cheese hit the spot!

Dinner was a little further down the road at the ever popular and crowded (i.e go early) Stinky's Fish Camp where we enjoyed Unka Duke's BBQ shrimp

and Blue Crab Stuffed Squash Gratin,

but the real reason for dining there was the Key Lime pie which has been voted the best in the area and was definitely worth the drive.

Shopping, eating, beach time....

I think this chair is calling my name!

What are some of your favorite places along the panhandle of the Florida/Alabama coast?


  1. Debi, I saved the beach chair photo on my wallpaper rotation. I will daydream that my toes are in that water. Hope you don't mind.~donna p

  2. Your pictures make me miss Destin! Maybe next summer. :)

  3. What a beautiful review of our precious time together! Love the pictures. You must come back ... SOON! We have lots more food and fun to discover together up and down our coastline, sweet friend.

  4. Gorgeous beaches and tempting food!!! I want to be there right now.

  5. YIKES!!!!!!!! That fish dish and the shopping, how could one not enjoy themselves?

    That mannequin as well, with the shells? Instant fun for any of us who enjoy crafting!

    Thank you my dear for coming to walk along side me on the shore of my memories. Anita

  6. Oh, my that seafood looks delicious! And I expect to see you decked out in the shell bustier the next time I visit.

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