30a Part Two

One of our favorite spots we went was the Airstream District in Seaside, a little street with lots of food trucks & the most delicious food. Everything was awesome, we loved the grilled cheese & the BBQ especially, so much that we ended up coming back a second time before we left. Afterwards we drove over to Rosemary Beach for ice cream at The Sugar Shak and it was just as good as everyone said! It was full of vintage candy and chocolate, the girls tried walking out with a two foot gummy snake but we convinced them that ice cream would be a better choice. I am usually not a fan of strawberry ice cream but theirs was soooo good! We came back home for a sunset swim & listened to the live music from across the street. Bonus, even though all three girls slept in the same room, it took them approximately thirty seconds to fall asleep. 😉 All that sun & swimming paid off.

Saturday we started the morning at our favorite coffee spot, Fonville Press in Alys Beach. Not only was the shop itself so beautiful, but the coffee was amazing & they had the BEST macarons! The girls went nuts for them, they were blue & purple with sparkle sprinkles, so fun!! If you ever head to the area, add this as a must visit! We explored lots of Alys & Rosemary for a while and then had brunch at a cute spot called Grits & Grind. We sort of stumbled upon it (turns out it is relatively new!) but it ended up being delicious, it had a super cute, quiet patio & an amaaaaazing monte cristo! We went to Rosemary Beach where we spent over an hour walking up and down the shores collecting seashells. The girls were determined to collect enough to bring home & make necklaces! We stayed until early afternoon, then made our way back to our house for lunch, a round of naps & more fun at the pool. For dinner we hit up the highly recommended Red Bar in Grayton Beach, which was everything we hoped it would be + the best jazz music, and then came back to the Hub for ice cream (and margaritas). Our friends arrived at sunset to start filming our video, so we got to have a fun night out without the kids with them to catch up which was a blast. We had every intention of doing a double date night at Caliza but we were all exhausted, I am determined to make this our very first stop on our next trip.

Sunday we visited the Donut Hole for an early breakfast & then headed to Inlet Beach, where we spent most of the morning. More sandcastles, digging out a pool for the girls to play in & listening to the Moana soundtrack on repeat. We were home early in the day to play in the pool one last time (the girls were so sad to say goodbye!) and then wandered back over to Bud & Alleys for tacos & grilled cheese! It started to storm in the afternoon, so we packed up most of our stuff and let Claire nap a bit before our last adventure to the shores of Alys Beach. The grey skies and rain made the beach SO beautiful (surprise, I loved the grey) and we got to see some super big waves coming in from the storm!!

How cute are those little tan, sandy knees?!

We were so sad to say goodbye to the beach but knew it wouldn’t be long before we would make our way back. This place is magical, if you ever have a chance to visit, you will absolutely love it!!! XO

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    May 31, 2017 at 5:48 am

    Your photo’s are looking SO AMAZING! What do you use to edit them? Do you use presets? Which ones?


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    Kristine Bryant
    May 31, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Your parents are PRECIOUS!! That is such a good picture of them and the girls. The picture of Eloise is darling! She’ll be breaking hearts before too long. PS, Can I get those overalls in my size?!

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    May 31, 2017 at 10:29 am

    We love the food trucks in Seaside! You can’t beat a quick, but still delicious, meal with little kids. And then they can run around in the grassy area. You’ll have to try the ice cream place in Seaside next time, its right by The Great Southern. We’ve still yet to visit Alys Beach – that coffee shop sounds like a must do for our next trip.

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    May 31, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Oh my goodness! I love everything and am now trying to plan a trip there!!! The girls looked like they had so much fun and I’m in need of their sunkissed glow!

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    May 31, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    30A is life! We have vacationed in Florida almost every summer for my entire life and 30A is hands down the best! We are so spoiled to it and won’t go anywhere else. We just got back from there this past Saturday and I can’t wait to go back! It really is a little piece of heaven on earth! Next time you are there, add The Bay restaurant and Hurricane Oyster Bar to your must visit list! 🙂

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    Ashley Green
    May 31, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Everything is so beautiful! What a fun vacation, we can’t wait for our first trip to Seaside this summer!

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    June 2, 2017 at 7:38 am

    LOVE the pictures–looks like you got a new lens! Would you mind sharing which lens you shot with?

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    June 2, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Where did you get your husband’s swim shorts?

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    June 3, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I loved that white top from your video! And Ellie’s overalls are just too cute!

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    June 29, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Adorable pics! Which dot leo is Ellie wearing with those overalls – bubblegum or grapefruit? It’s hard to tell!

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      Jessica Garvin
      June 29, 2017 at 5:43 pm

      grapefruit! XO

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        June 30, 2017 at 5:44 pm

        Thanks!! 😉 I just got the overalls in the mail today. So cute!!

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    Hannah Martin
    April 30, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Really great photography!

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