Saturday, April 4, 2015

an afternoon in seaside, florida

we love spending long weekends at the beach over the spring and summer, usually we stay pretty low key at the beach and pool all day. if we work up the energy to leave the house, we'll definitely venture over to seaside for a few hours especially to catch the sunset at bud and alley's.

seaside is a master-planned community, complete with its own school and church - and was the site of filming for the truman show. the picturesque town of seaside is always bustling with people during the spring and summer months. and for good reason, this charming town has a lot of offer. my family has been visiting seaside for over 15 years and it's definitely a special place. here's how to waste the day away along the beautiful streets of seaside, florida.

swingy stripe dress, anthropologie, similar
geometric scarf, target, cute alternative
shoes, jack rogers 'lauren' in cork

ready for a leisurely day in seaside with laid back, comfortable spring pieces


1. admire the view with mojitos + sweet potato fries and a mahi sandwich on the deck at bud and alley's. if you prefer to venture next door, you can dine in a beachfront pavilion at the shrimp shack.

2. shopping at perspicasity outdoor market, go early when it's not too hot. this is definitely a tradition for the women in my family. this shop has the most well-curated, effortless selection of clothing, cover-ups, swim, shoes, jewelry, hats, accessories. buy a few gorgeous things and seriously consider becoming a [super chic] beach bum. during this trip, I was loving the assortment of tassels, tassels, and more tassels. cover-ups with tassel trim, tops with lariat tassels, tassel necklaces... I decided on a blue and white infinity scarf with tassel trim.

3. check out the various airstreams stationed around the post office - frost bites for snow cones, the great meltdown for grilled cheeses

4. browse the shelves at sundog books, one of my favorite book stores. if I lived here full time, I would totally spend saturdays starting at amavida for a coffee and ending up with stacks of books from sundog. their staff recommendations and generally well-edited, relevant offering just sucks you in. they also have a selection of beautiful, beach-themed coffee table books, cards, and other gifty accessories.

5. walk back into seaside to see the chapel and community school + the shops at ruskin place

6. great southern cafe for lunch or dinner + tons of flavored mojitos

7. visit the seaside farmer's market when it's in season

8. enjoy a treat! coffee at amavida, frozen yogurt and fudge from dawson's, or shortcake from heavenly's

9. explore the unique architecture of the town, wander into the back roads and get lost. check out the seaside motor courts, collection of architectural pavilions, and beautiful beach cottages.

seaside architecture, perspicasity, chapel photos via respective websites and

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