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30A Restaurant Reservations to Book Now

June 1, 2021

If you’ve tried to make 30A restaurant reservations, you probably know, they can be hard to find. The majority of the dining establishments around South Walton are first-come, first-serve and many have wait lines you just have to accept to enjoy the delicious dishes that await. That’s not to say you can’t enjoy an impromptu dinner out — we do that plenty — but you…

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Key West with Kids

May 25, 2021

When it comes to vacations in the Keys, there are a ton of ways to do it and this trip, we did Key West with kids. In the past, we’ve spent the most family time in Islamorada, and if you’ve visited Key West, you know it’s great for couples, bachelorette parties and bar-hopping. It may not be the first thought for family trips, but I…

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30A Wedding Guest Dresses to Wear This Season

May 11, 2021

It’s almost that time! Tis the season for all the gorgeous 30A weddings and events as we dive into a beautiful summer. It feels like everyone is ready to get out and about after skipping so many events for far too long. Judging by the number of visitors flocking to Florida to relax, celebrate and escape, you might be one in the crowd searching for…

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Friday Five

March 26, 2021

This week’s roundup includes a little bit of home decor, a few fresh arrivals and restocks in the 30A Mama shop and a brand new hot spot to enjoy on 30A. Personally, it felt like the busiest week and the least productive work week running errands, taking kids to appointments and in general, just being a chauffeur all day every day. But some weeks are…

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Disney World 2021

March 11, 2021

I’ll be adding to this post and sharing more soon, but wanted to go ahead and get up a few notes and links for now.A Few Notes on Visiting Now From what friends and readers have shared over the past few weeks and cast members we talked to, it seems like this March crowd is significantly higher than recent weeks at Disney World. We heard…

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Mommy and Me Date at the Cutest Pink Nail Salon

February 26, 2021

If you know me, you know how much I love all things girly and pink. It’s just part of my DNA. Places like Sketch London, SLS Baha Mar, The Greenbriar and The Colony Palm Beach are eternally on my list of things to love.So when a friend sent me a photo of a super pink nail salon a few towns over and said it was…

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Family Travel: Swim with the Manatees at Crystal River

January 26, 2021

If you’re looking for a laid-back family adventure and a taste of Old Florida, this is the escape for you. We set the destination to Crystal River and embarked on a road trip to swim with the manatees, delight in a change of scenery and make some pretty incredible memories along the way. In a time when we’ve all adjusted to slowing down and enjoying…

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

January 13, 2021

I’m so excited to share my favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas because this year they’re all from the 30A Mama shop! It’s the first time I’m able to share all these sweet things from my own boutique and let me tell you that’s a big deal over here.The girls helped me in picking out the most adorable things for your little valentines. From swimsuits and…

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Best of 2020: 30A Sunsets (and a Sunrise)

December 29, 2020

If you’ve been following me long enough, you probably know by now that my weakness is a cotton candy sunset. You might say I’m a little obsessed, especially our own 30A sunsets. When the bright blue sky melts into a rainbow of pastel colors and beautiful ombre, it’s one of my favorite things in life to see. Sunsets always feel like I’m in a storybook…

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Christmas on 30A – Favorite Holiday Photo Ops

December 15, 2020

30A has picture perfect spots for your Instagram and family photos all year long, but during Christmas time, it’s even more beautiful. In this post, I’m sharing a few of my favorite places to snap a holiday from Seaside to Rosemary Beach to Sandestin and beyond. There are really too many places to include in one post and one spot could inspire 1,000 different photos,…

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Hot Chocolate Dessert Charcuterie Board

December 11, 2020

You know charcuterie boards, but do you know cocoa-cuterie boards aka hot chocolate dessert boards? While beautiful and artful charcuterie boards continue to be everywhere this season, Emery and I decided to get in on the fun with a sweet spin on this trend. We put together a hot chocolate dessert board full of sweets, treats and delicious bites to enjoy along with your favorite…

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5 Dressy Holiday Looks to Try This Season

December 8, 2020

Maybe you’ve been living in loungewear all year long and haven’t had one reason to put together a “real” outfit since March. Maybe seeing the light at the end of the 2020 tunnel is reason enough to step up your holiday look and wear something fabulous. Maybe you don’t need a reason at all to dress up with your wardrobe this season.For those of you…

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Collins’ 3rd Birthday

December 1, 2020

We celebrated Miss Collins turning 3 over the weekend and it was as sweet as can be. She was thrilled to have her very own party and talked non-stop about having “franz” come over to play. We had a super small gathering with just a few people to celebrate our girl in person. December Birthday December birthdays can be tricky with so much holiday activity…

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My Favorite Red Lipsticks

November 25, 2020

There’s a stretch of the year when I love to wear red lipsticks and we are in the thick of it. A bold or bright red lip for the holiday season always feels so festive and chic, so this time of year, red is a frequent choice. I’m not sure why I don’t wear it more throughout the rest of the year, but it just…

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Christmas Cards with Minted

November 12, 2020

If you haven’t noticed yet, the holiday season is in full swing, perhaps even a bit early this year. You’re probably feeling a little like me and love the start of this period. Personally, I’m hoping to stretch as much of the last two months of the year out in an effort to savor the most joyous time a little longer. I think we can…

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