Easter in LBK

April 16, 2015

I was lucky enough to spend a long weekend in Longboat Key, Florida for Easter this year. The weather could not have been better and getting to spend time with my family and one of my best friends was just what I needed in the middle of a hectic semester!

The Easter Bunny was on vacation too!
I had a lot of fun breaking out my warm weather clothes for this trip (I even got to crack open my two new pairs of Jack Rogers!), but my ultimate favorite accessory has to be this wide-brimmed straw hat from Joe Fresh!

I barely took it off the entire trip. I think it was the perfect combo of vacation and chic without making me look like too much of a tourist. It was great at the beach and to wear shopping or out to breakfast.

Speaking of breakfast, I had the best Belgian waffle of my life piled with strawberries at some random diner. Wish I knew the name so I could share but it would be really simple to DIY at home with a waffle maker, some fresh fruit and powdered sugar.

We went to another fantastic restaurant called Mar Vista in Longboat Key. It had the best blackened Mahi-Mahi, a mean strawberry daiquiri, and the most beautiful lit patio and dock.

It was so great to spend some quality time with my family. I have learned to appreciate them so much more since being away at school. I had so much fun taking goofy pictures with my sister (she had a sun hat too).

 My best friend Paige goes to college in Florida so she joined in on our Easter festivities, I hadn't seen her since Ireland so it was great to be reunited, if only for a few short days.

If you remember from my post on Ireland, Paige is an amazing photographer. She snapped these awesome shots of me and my family which were too pretty not to share.

Ignore my brother's expression, he's in a "too cool for posed photos" phase
Yes, I set this as the background on my computer AND my phone.
If anyone's interested in learning more about Longboat Key, let me know! Its up there as one of my favorite places on earth.

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