Tampa Beach Dining and Shopping - Mini Vacation Recap
A wise woman once said, “Don’t wear your real studs to the beach.” This wise woman’s my super feisty mother! (smile)
Last weekend, I took a mini “mommy” vacation and flew to Tampa, Florida. The trip was long overdue because aside from this website my life has been pretty hectic. Due to this perspective alone, I grabbed a flight and my cute bags for some pre-summer fun.
I grew up visiting Florida and knew what to expect in terms of the beautiful scenery and coastal breeze. My mind was swirling because this trip gave me the opportunity to put a lot of things into perspective and relax near the ocean.
Aside from the meditation, I enjoyed delicious seafood from Oceancatchers Restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. Leading up to the restaurant was a walk-way of Palm trees (that light up at night) and customers can dine inside or sit near the coast.
The next day we ventured to Clearwater Beach. I grew up taking family trips to Pensacola, so this brought back several memories. The sky was crystal clear and the ocean was radiate! I’m not the one to shy away from the sun because I love a bronzed complexion.
I decided to wear a high-waist bikini which was totally out of my element. I wanted to show moms that you can be attractive and fashionable on the beach.
The reality is that giving birth is a beautiful process. It’s also an opportunity for self-love and personal growth. You may not look the exact same but internally you have been renewed in strength.
The trip concluded with a visit to International Plaza; walking around to view the local stores. I’m always fascinated with how people dress in different regions. Overall, I enjoyed my visit and looking forward to the next summer adventure!