9 May 2016

My Favorite Places In 30A

Juice Seaside Florida

Raw and Juicy Shop Seaside Florida



Shrimp Shack Seaside Florida

Raw and Juicy Seaside Florida



Raw and Juicy Turkish Towels Seaside Florida Shopping





Hi friends!! I’m back from Seaside, Florida. UGHHHH. After a great couple of days at the beach with some of my girlfriends it’s quite literally back to reality for me. #takemeback!!! I haven’t yet blogged about Seaside but it’s been one of our favorite reunion spots to-date! I know I’ve mentioned on here before but I attended the University of Dayton and thank goodness I did because I met some of my best friends that I’ve had now for 10 years!!! My gosh how time flies. Anywho, Kristin’s family (in the orange!) has a house in Seaside which we have visited a few times now. I had never visited Seaside or 30A before going to Kristin’s family home but it is SO cute. You might recognize it from the movie the Truman Show and I swear it’s just as cute as you see in the movie. It’s such a great beach town – white sand, crystal blue water, colorful beach houses (#goals), fabulous restaurants and cute beach shops everywhere!!! If you haven’t been before, Seaside is a must visit beach town in my opinion!

Today I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite spots we visited this past weekend. Also known as 30a, there are also several other beach towns right next to each other so my spots I highlighted below cross into Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach and WaterColor.




Shrimp Shack

Seaside Farmers Market

The Meltdown on 30a

Wild Bills’ Beach Dogs

Barefoot BBQ

Pickles Beachside Grille

Great Southern Cafe

Bud and Alley’s

Caliza (Alys Beach)

George’s (Alys Beach)

Edwards (Rosemary Beach)

The Pearl (Rosemary Beach)

La Crema (Rosemary Beach)

Fish Out of Water (WaterColor) 


The Art of Simple

Willow and Woods

Raw and Juicy Cafe 

Willow Boutique

Alys Shoppe



What are some of your favorite spots in 30A?! Would love to know!!! Have a great week, everyone!! Xo. Lauren


6 May 2016

Weekend Notes


Links I Loved

  • Loooving this home tour. – SF Girl By Bay

Sales & Shopping

  • A bar cart perfect for summer entertaining + it’s only $129.99 dollars.
  • I’ve been finding so much good stuff on Etsy lately and came across these leather pouf ottomans. Anyone else obsessed with them as much as I am?!

In case you missed it

  • Not sure how to start a redesign? I shared how I went about my redesign with Gray Malin!

Follow Along

5 May 2016

Pom Pom’s


Good morning from Seaside, Florida! I’m here for a long weekend hanging out with my old college roommates. Be sure to stay up-to-date with our vacation adventures on Snapchat (@laurennelsonny) and Instagram! In spirit of vacation, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite pom pom products. Have you noticed lately, especially shoes – have the cutest pom pom fringe on them!! Happy Thursday, my friends. Xo. Lauren


2 May 2016

May Mood Board


Hi chicas! Happy Monday. How was everyone’s weekend? And p.s. can you believe it’s OFFICIALLY May? Summer is only weeks away so I know life is about to speed up quite a bit with work, travel, events and so forth. It’s been quite some time since I last created a mood board so I thought it’d be fun to kick off May with a little inspiration board. You know… on Monday’s my mood is usually this but today I have a bit more pep in my step given that it’s a fresh month and summer is officially so so close.  Do you have any set Memorial Day plans yet?

Anyhow, I really want to get back in to curating a mood board each month. I feel like it’s a great way to help me stay inspired and roundup a few images that can help me (mentally) gather my thoughts for upcoming projects/blog posts. This month’s mood board is full of inspiring outdoor entertaining ideas, pretty flowers, stripes, and french blue (my current color jam). To give you guys a little more background (and I can’t wait to share more details soon) but I’m currently in the midst of planning two upcoming parties – one in May and one at the end of July. As a result, I’ve been searching high and low for creative and chic entertaining ideas.

SO. I need your guys’ help – what are some of your favorite websites or who are some of your favorite bloggers you follow for entertaining / table scape ideas? I already have a sense of direction that I’d like each party to go but it never hurts to stumble on more creative ideas! For example, I have been devouring Eye Swoon‘s previous parties, Style Me Pretty’s Pinterest Boards, and Camille Style’s tables capes. Hope you guys have a great week!! Xo. Lauren

Sources: Eye-Swoon, Who What Wear, Fashion and Style, Pinterest, Coco + Kelley