Vacation is a state of mind

Hello SUMMER!! I haven’t wrote a blog post since February. That’s crazy how long it has been, so I decided to write a blog post about my vacation getaway to Anna Maria Island/Bradenton. I have been coming to Florida for about 8 years now. Last year my parents bought a little house in Florida near Anna Maria Island/Bradenton. It truly is a beautiful place to visit with family and friends. I have always loved the Gulf of Mexico, because it reminds me of the Caribbean ocean since the water is very clear with baby soft sand on your feet. I have came across a lot of sand dollars at Bean Point. Make sure you never ever take the alive sand dollars only the dead ones! There are many activities to do on the Island like shopping down Pine Ave, biking riding the island, grabbing some yummy donuts from the Donut Experiment, water activities, and of course the beach. I can never forget the Island Cabana Boutique, which carries Lilly Pulitzer, Island Company, Kendra Scott jewelry, HiHo Caribbean, Mud Pie, and many more amazing treasures. This island boutique has it all even down to decor for your beach house. There are plenty restaurants on the island, even having breakfast on the beach is one of my favorite things to do when I’m on island time. I just love walking along the beach searching for seashells in the morning. If you ever visit Florida you MUST visit a Lilly Pulitzer store. Lilly was created in Palm Beach, FL where it all started with a juice stand off Worth Ave. The designer created tropical-colored resort wear, which became a status symbol of the preppy culture. If you’re in the area of Hyde Park Village in Tampa, FL you must go to Sprinkles Cupcake ATM! We always need a sweet treat and their cupcakes are yummy! I’m just obsessed with the PINK cupcake ATM. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, because I know I am!

Cheers,

Kierstenicole

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