Category: Travel

Lido Key Beach

Lido Key Beach

This past Sunday, my husband and I ditched the kids and pups to enjoy some alone time at Lido Key Beach. Normally we try and get to the beach at least once a week. We like to switch between many of the area beaches but Lido is my husband’s favorite! We had not enjoyed a full beach day at Lido since May with red tide being in the area. Missing the beach as much as we did and with red tide gone, we couldn’t wait to get there.

Meet Mugsy

Meet Mugsy

A little over a week ago, July 7th to be exact, I brought home the sweetest little baby boy. Let me introduce to you Mugsy-Bear, a Yorkie-Chon weighing in at just 3.7 lbs and 10 weeks old. He’s mostly all black with just a patch of white on his chest and a few white hairs on his paws. His hair is silky with a beautiful wave. So why am I posting about my new puppy? Mugsy and me are going to help you know where to go in the Sarasota area with your best pet pal.

4th of July Weekend

4th of July Weekend

Time really flies, so before this month gets away from me, I wanted to share some of the things we experienced over the 4th of July weekend. Every area offers its unique things to do for the holiday weekend and Sarasota definitely delivers when it comes to choices.

Siesta Key Staycation

Siesta Key Staycation

Last Fall, my husband and I began thinking about what we were going to do for my upcoming birthday. This was to be a milestone birthday and we wanted to do something big. Initially we thought about a destination party but with Covid, travel restrictions, and the uncertainty of the future; to plan something like that seemed more of a headache than pleasurable. One weekend last October, we were strolling Siesta Beach as we so often do and I turned and looked at my husband and said, “Let’s have my birthday celebration here”!

Selby Gardens Historic Spanish Point

Selby Gardens Historic Spanish Point

Selby Gardens Historic Spanish Point with its 30 acres and waterfront views is beautiful and offers long windy paths through large trees with Spanish moss hanging from them. There are many shaded nature paths; some are paved, some are mulch, some are seashells, and some are sand that lead you through native coastal habitats and serene views. Along some of these paths you will spy unique statues nestled within the foliage. Well thought out benches are located throughout to take respite and appreciate each area’s view.