Hollywood Beach and the Versace Mansio

Hollywood Beach and the Versace Mansio

And that's a wrap on my 40th birthday weekend! Still in disbelief that it has come and gone, but enjoyed every second of our getaway to South Florida. I chose the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort because I wanted to end the weekend with lunch at the Versace Mansion, but didn't want to stay in Miami. So, we stayed about a half hour north with beautiful beach views on one side and the intracoastal on the other. We also had a view of the giant guitar hotel (the Hard Rock in Hollywood) and of the cruise ships setting sail from Ft. Lauderdale. 

I love a good combo of resort fun + being right on the beach which we don't get at the resorts in Orlando. There were 3 pools, a waterslide, multiple restaurants and bars, and a water taxi for the intracoastal. We were also right on the broadwalk and were able to walk to several restaurants and enjoy live music at night. 

We had a partial ocean view room, and I loved how they handed us a welcome margarita (usually it's a glass of bubbles at resorts, but at Margaritaville it's of course a margarita). 

Bathing Suit {available in 8 colors} | Swim Cover-Up

*Brunch on the intracoastal*

*Embracing the humidity and Monica Geller frizz*

After checking out, we drove south before heading north to go home. Why? Because we had lunch reservations at the Versace Mansion in South Beach. Did you know their lunch menu is a three course meal for only $36?! Fine dining in South Beach with that pool view?! Yes please! 

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Glamping and Speakeasies

Glamping and Speakeasies

Hello birthday week! It's a milestone this week which I'm honestly not sure how I feel about it. I'm feeling much better about it than I was earlier this year, but let's just say it. 4-0 we are here folks. I'm incredibly grateful for entering a new decade, surrounded by so many loved ones, and am just plain ol' happy. Daily stressors aside, life is good. 

Ruffle Swing Dress {available in 10 colors} | Wedges | Camera Bag

The weekend before school started, we were hosted at the most darling glamping site. If you are visiting Central Florida or are local to the area, definitely check out Temple and Glamping for a night or two. You can choose to sleep in the air conditioned tent or the adjacent one bedroom temple that also has a full bathroom and a kitchen. There's also lots of outdoor seating, a grill, a hammock, and a hot tub to take a dip in. 

Upon walking in, we found so many sweet surprises from a charcuterie board, bottle of bubbles, balloons, flowers a pickleball set, a cake in the fridge from a local vendor and lots of notes of encouragement everywhere. The owner truly takes the time to make sure your stay is amazing and no detail is left unturned.

Before we knew it, it was already time for "Meet the Teacher" and the first day of school. Where did summer break go? I feel like we were just going to the end of the school year celebrations and jetting off to Colorado to celebrate H's 40th birthday (Colorado trip recap found here). Lil' Miss is very excited for 1st grade and to be reunited with some of her kindergarten friends. I especially enjoyed the coffee and mini donut trucks outside which were a nice treat. 

Last weekend, we were able to get out for a quick date night and we decided to check out a new speakeasy called Crown Alley. You enter through a phone booth in the back of the building with a code you dial in, and are greeted to the beautiful hidden space. We enjoyed their handcrafted cocktails and the chef's selection charcuterie board. 

We spent the rest of the weekend in the pool (hello heat index of 107 degrees!) and went out for Cobb Salads and for me - mimosas. I broke out my new sparkly cuff bracelet that I used my 50% off birthday discount at Kendra Scott for, and couldn't stop swooning. Isn't she so pretty?!

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