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The trip started off with some much needed Moscato. Cheers to great times and great friends!
The first stop for dinner was The Pier Cantina and Sandbar 412 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Had some pretty yummy enchiladas here. It overlooked the beach which was pretty cool.
The second stop - St. Augustine
I absolutely loved St. Augustine. It had a European feel with brick lined streets and little shops. I obviously had to stop first and get some fudge because you know some thing are priorities.
St. Augustine is one of the oldest cities in America. I got to see the oldest wood school house in the US. It has a cute little shop with teacher supplies next door.
While in St. Augustine we obviously has to stop and get some lunch and Sangria. I ended up having a very good shrimp salad and some white sangria. It was the refreshing lunch I was looking for.
The second night we went to a really good seafood restaurant called Blue Fish Restaurant and Oyster Bar - 3551 St Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205
You know you are at a seafood restaurant when…
Oysters Rockefeller. I know my mom is going to be disgusted by this photo and the fact that I ate these but I think they are good and I will try anything once.
We had a little… well a BIG dance party after dinner. It was a blast. Don’t think we stopped dancing for 5 minutes. However, this is how the night ended with a girl that no longer could handle her heels.
After our dance party we decided to TREAT ourselves Parks and Rec style. That means brunch at the national TPC headquarters. Can you say B-E-A-U-T-F-U-L.
After brunch we headed to the beach for a nice stroll. Look at that view.
Naturally after our walk we found this glorious restaurant on the beach. This was by far the best Sunday Funday I have had in awhile. It was perfect day we enjoyed some drinks in the sun. Also, there was live music playing on the rooftoop so I was in a euophoric state. Not to metion the guy playing the guitar was quite easy on the eyes :)
The view from our table on the roof!
My friend Diana caught me in the act of instagraming (don’t know if I just made that word up)? I tried to keep my phone put away but we all know that is very hard for me.
So the next stop was to visit my friends work at First Coast News. She is a reporter and does the weather. I felt like I was on Anchorman.
Even got to practice doing the weather. It was harder than it looks.
Well that wraps it up folks! We grabbed some coffee and brunch and walked around the square before being dropped off at the airport. I had grits for the first time so I knew I made it to the south. Overall the trip was a blast. Until next time.
The Lost Girls - 4 stars in my book
This was one of my favorite reads this year. I don’t know if it’s because I love to travel or if it was because I really could relate to these woman. I found some similarities as I currently work in Media , in my upper 20’s, and I dream to explore overseas. This book portrays the friendship between woman in their upper 20’s and how the changing times can be intimidating. It gives you perspective into how people lives can be very different during this transitional period. The moral of the story is people can really find their inner voices and come together as friends when in strange foreign lands. It also shows that even if your friends are in different stages of their lives everyone has different circumstances going on and sticking together is what true friendship is about. Either way I highly recommend this book especially if you are in your 20’s and love to travel. This is a memoir which makes it even more cool! More information on it below.
Amanda, Holly, and Jen are feeling the pressure of their upper 20’s by needing to find a solid relationship, get promoted, and pop out babies as soon as possible. Feeling frustrated and lost in Manhattan, they quit their coveted media jobs and leave behind their friends, boyfriends, and everything familiar to travel the globe. Naming themselves the Lost Girls, they start an epic yearlong search for inspiration and direction. The book takes them across over a dozen countries and each character discovers something unique about themselves.
Gone Girl - 4 Stars in my book
Gone girl was also a great read. It kept me flipping the pages faster than what I could actually read. I thought the beginning was a little slow but by mid book I was hooked. It also is going to be made into a movie which is another reason you need to pick up a copy and get to reading. More information from Good Reads below.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior.
This book gets better as Nick is having an affair with a younger woman and his wife is actually a lot smarter than he even imagined. The book has some pretty crazy twists. I won’t go into more detail as you probably need to get to reading.
The Perfume Collector - 3.75 Stars
If you like books where there are two separate stories that intertwine then this book is for you! I thought this was a great read especially if you like history and Paris. This is a story of two women coming from different backgrounds but their stories bring them together in very unexpected ways. More from Good Reads below
London, 1955: Grace Monroe is a fortunate young woman. Despite her sheltered upbringing in Oxford, her recent marriage has thrust her into the heart of London’s most refined and ambitious social circles. However, playing the role of the sophisticated socialite her husband would like her to be doesn’t come easily to her—and perhaps never will.
Then one evening a letter arrives from France that will change everything. Grace has received an inheritance. There’s only one problem: she has never heard of her benefactor, the mysterious Eva d’Orsey.
So begins a journey that takes Grace to Paris in search of Eva. There, in a long-abandoned perfume shop on the Left Bank, she discovers the seductive world of perfumers and their muses, and a surprising, complex love story. Told by invoking the three distinctive perfumes she inspired, Eva d’Orsey’s story weaves through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London.
Lean In - 4 Stars in my book
If you are a woman and you have a job you need to read this book. I thought it was a great read and it really made sense. Sheryl Sanberg is the COO at Facebook and goes into tips on how to move up at work while still balancing your life. A point I found interesting was that choosing a husband and life partner can impact your entire life. You need to find someone who is going to support everything you do and having someone that wants to act like a team can not only positively impact your life but also your career. I also thought it was interesting that research has been done that women start checking out the moment they become pregnant. Women still have another 12 months before the baby is on the way, however they mentally being to pull back and check out much earlier. A good tip was to not let this happen because this is how people fall behind. Keep leaning into your work until you no longer are able to. The only annoying thing I found about this book is that she came from a very privileged family and not everyone really wants to become a COO of a company. Therefore, I did find a few things hard to relate to. However, overall a great read. Goodreads link below:
Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? - 3 Stars in my book
5 words for you…. Mindy Kaling is my hero. I freaking love her. I have had several friends tell me I remind them of Mindy from the Mindy project. At first I didn’t know if this was a compliment or an insult because I never watched the show. However, after watching the Mindy Project I took it as a compliment because she is pretty badass. This book is a quick fun read and it justified my love for Mindy is real. If you are looking for a quick and fun read this books is for you. Goodreads link below
Sin in the Second City - 4.5 Stars
I thought this book was by far my favorite. If you love history then this book is for you. I looked into this book after finishing Devil in the White City and was very happy I did. Must say I was on a Chicago history kick. I feel like this book would also be a great movie.
This book takes you back in time to the 1920’s in downtown Chicago. It takes you into the world of the prostitution rinks in Chicago. The interesting thing about this book was that the most famous and upscale brothel was actually started by two sisters named Minna and Ada Everleigh. It was located downtown on Dearborn street and it welcomed actors, senators, athletes, and famous politicians.
However, with any underground business there were scandals, drug busts, and even deaths. There was an attempt to frame them for the death of department store heir Marshall Field, Jr.. There were also the reformers that wanted to shut down the club because it was against their moral beliefs.
This book takes a look into the girls lives in the club and the scandal /corruption behind one of the most upscale whore houses in the city. This is a must read.
Mindy & Danny ; story
I freaking love this show. I made the most god awful noise on the last episode when Danny and Mindy kissed. It was actually louder than when Florida State won the championship. Sorry I am not sorry.