Summer is my absolute favorite season in Florida. You may ask, isn’t it summer year round in Florida? Well, my answer for those curious love bugs out there is sorta. For Northerners it is; however, for the rest of us Floridians we know the real best time to be in Florida is October-March. So you may now be thinking, well wait a second here–you said your favorite season is summer? Yes, it still is, and I will explain why. Summer in Florida is like living out a perfect beach day for 3 months in a row year over year. The water is crystal clear because the sky is the bluest, and the sun is the highest. Our pools and beach water are the warmest they ever will be (due to the extreme heat, and lack of pool heaters obviously–who needs them in Florida?), and the roads are clear of snow birds! Another great perk of the summer time down South is the lack of restaurant waits on Friday and Saturday nights! Being a frequent restauranteur, I truly enjoy this one. Of course, please take no offense to you snowbirds out there, I too LOVE being in Florida from October-March because it is our best weather and sunsets. I joyfully welcome your touristy dollars to continue enriching our Floridian economy…just stop going 35 in a 45. Thank you. I spent last weekend in my hometown of West Palm Beach visiting my amazing father for Father’s Day. We had a great day boating to Peanut Island and hanging out by our pool. I am truly blessed to have such a great, hardworking role-model in my life. I have never met anyone who works harder than him. He loves us so much and lives to provide a fabulous life for his family. For those of you who know me personally, you know I am a huge daddy’s girl. My dad is one of my best friends, my biggest fan, and gives me the truest advice known to man. He also has an impeccable sense of charcter, and can sniff the sketchy ones out right away. I still have a lot of learning to do from this man, but if I turn out anything like him, I am guaranteed a life of happiness and success. I also acquired my love of photography and traveling from him. We have big dreams, and we go after them each and every time.
We kicked the weekend off by playing with the GoPro in our family pool while enjoying delicious strawberry mojitos, compliments of my mother, who was a famous 5-star chef and mixologist in another life. Sean and I also taught Tucker, our courageous little pup, how to swim. If you were ever curious about the saying, all dogs know how to swim, Tucker successfully proved that theory wrong! Our little man only doggy paddles with two legs as opposed to four making him sink like a bag of bricks. Under water, it looks as if he is peddling on a unicycle. It is quite hilarious. We ended our weekend with a full day of boating all over Palm Beach and making a stop at the gorgeous Peanut Island. One of my favorite boating pastimes is enjoying a nice lunch on the water. There is something so wonderful about spending the morning on the glassy sea, and then docking the boat up to a perfectly delicious restaurant. We went to Frigates Waterfront Bar & Grille in North Palm Beach, and absolutely loved it. The food and drinks were great!