Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Houses of Seaside

If you've ever been to Seaside in Florida, you know it is a magical place. 

And much of that starts with the houses, each unique in its own way. Seaside is a beach town, so the houses portray their environment with sturdy shutters and porches galore.

Each house is kept in such pristine condition, with colors so bright and beautiful.


 The houses are just one of the many reasons that it makes perfect sense to film a movie like The Truman Show in Seaside. Recognize the Truman house?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dockyard, BDA

A visit to the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda is a step back into history with all the splendors of the present. 

Whether it be the shops, the food, or the ferry, whatever brings you to dockyard, the views will not disappoint. 

Dockyard is filled with beautiful boats:

And a fine looking boat ramp:

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Beignets and Cafe au Lait

It's hard to match the coffee and French donuts at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans.

Consumption tip: Dip the beignets into your cafe au lait inclusive of the powdered sugar. It makes the drink that much more decadent and an overall experience that's hard to beat. 

Talk about a good start to your morning!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Breakfast at Walton's

Being a patisserie, there's nothing wrong with keeping it simple. Order up a cup of steaming hot coffee and start the morning off right, with a delicious macaron

But if you bring a bigger appetite, there's plenty to choose from:

The creme brulee French Toast is out of this world!  It truly melts in your mouth.

Or get the American breakfast - classic scrambled eggs and bacon with Walton's delicious house made bread. 

A side of fresh fruit comes atop a bowl full of complimentary berry yogurt.

All around I find nothing but compliments for this lovely bakery. A smile to start my day.

609 West 6th Street
Austin, Texas

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

St. George's, BDA

Some accidents happen for a reason, and the shipwrecked founding of St. George's is a welcomed accident. 

The ship was Sea Venture. Set forth from England to the Americas, it became caught in a storm, tossed ashore, and thus was the founding of the Town of St. George.

Entering the city by way of the water is still most common (and beautiful) today.

Fresh off the Ferry awaits White Horse Pub for all of your Rum Swizzle needs. Sit out back on the deck, kick back, and relax, or...

Take delight in all of the fish!

But watch out, they'll jump! Especially if you toss them a treat...

Like Hamilton, St. George's offers fine shopping, including one of my favorites, The Island Shop.

The Town of St. George is lathered in rich history. From its early founding, despite much by mistake, to the impact the island has had, both on locals and visitors alike. St. George's respects and epitomizes this history, displaying both in model and reenactment form.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Shiner's Ruby Redbird Summer Beer

They aren't kidding when they call it the perfect Summer brew. Just as it sounds...

a Ruby Red Grapefruit bubbly with a hint of ginger to perfectly offset the tartness.

Stay thirsty.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Wine and Tote

Look what they've done with the Boat and Tote. Kudos!

Currently available in Red, Navy, Pink, and Blue.

Above photos courtesy of Land's End

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hamilton, BDA

Pulling up to Hamilton ocean side from the Ferry, one might think they have pulled up into paradise. And truly, from my personal opinion, it may be pretty close.

Just looking and walking around the city of Hamilton is a joy in itself. 

Pictured above is Front Street, Hamilton, BDA.

Well preserved, like most things Bermudian, is one of Bermuda's first post offices, named for William Perot who began his postmaster days by unofficially greeting ships at port, tucking their letters under his hat, and riding them around town to each recipient.

This Salvation Army is a perfect example of Bermudian architecture, and care and quality.

And you don't get much more Bermuda than this... scooters lined up outside the big banks and financial institutions. Just your typical Bermudian commuter.