Sarasota – Siesta Key Vacation Recap {Part One}

Good Morning!

I spent this past weekend with my absolute best friend in the entire world, Stacey, in beautiful Sarasota, FL. Coming back to Houston was a little bit difficult because I got so used to the powder sand beaches, turquoise water, and the non-stop laughter when her and I are together.

I flew into Tampa, FL on Thursday night, where I met Stacey and her parents at the airport. After a quick bite in the Tampa Airport, we were off to Sarasota. I’ve known Stacey’s parents since I was in elementary school, and I so appreciate them opening up their condo for us to stay for the weekend.

Friday morning, we woke up to sunny skies and the need for Vitamin Sea. Stacey and I got our beach bags ready, then we were out the door to Siesta Key Beach. In case you didn’t know, Siesta Key Beach is the number one beach in the United States by TripAdvisor.

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Seriously y’all, the beach was BEAUTIFUL! The water was so calm that you are able to relax instead of fearing that you will be swept away by a riptide.

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I could not be happier with these tumblers from Shop Ellie Belle on Etsy. They were perfect for our beach vacation and the Lilly print is adorable.

After our beach day, we got ready to head to dinner at The Lobster PotStacey and I split a lobster roll and mussels. The lobster roll was cooked perfectly, and wasn’t covered in mayonnaise or celery. I would highly recommend the lobster roll.

 Once we finished dinner, we walked around Siesta Key and did a little shopping. I bought an adorable kitchen towel, which is pictured below.

IMG_2345[1]Anyone else pissed that they aren’t a mermaid, or is it only me?

That was day one, check back tomorrow for part two.

Xo,
Heather

Oporto Fooding House & Wine

Happy Tuesday ya’ll!!

These past few weeks have been a little hectic between work and life, which is why the amount of blog posts have been lacking. This week, life should be back to my normal schedule or at least a better balance. With that being said, let’s talk about Oporto Fooding House & Wine.

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Last week Brandon and I wanted to have a little happy hour date before we went to see Entourage. We’ve heard good things about Oporto Fooding House and Wine and wanted to try their happy hour tapas menu. Upon walking in, I fell in love with their simplistic yet, eclectic decor. Each booth has different mid-century modern couches, there are wicker chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and our water glasses were once wine bottles that they converted.

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Brandon and I love to order different items and then share them so no one feels left out. #sharingiscaring. We ordered tomato ricotta pizza,  piri piri chicken wings, and happy hour prego sandwich. We were impressed with everything we ate, but I think the pizza was our favorite. Of course, I enjoyed a glass of their house red wine with my dinner.

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They are SUPER spicy, even with the dip. I thought my taste buds were singed off. However, Brandon LOVED them.

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During Happy Hour the quartino is only $7!

We forgot to take a picture of the happy hour prego sandwich, looking back maybe that was our favorite since it was gone in the blink of an eye.

If you are near Midtown Houston, I recommend checking out Oporto, for happy hour with your girlfriends, or a romantic date night on the patio, as long as its not 105 degrees outside.

Thanks for stopping by!
Xo, Heather