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TRAVEL DETAILS: OCEAN VIEW CLUB

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Talk about wanderlust.  This hidden gem is tucked away on Harbour Island, Bahamas.

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TRAVEL DETAILS: NAPA VALLEY

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For a couple that is known to be quite the little travelers, we still have an ever growing list of places to visit. From Portland to Cape Town, our wanderlust list stretches across the entire world. On the top of our realistic list is Napa Valley.  I have been to San Francisco a few times for really quick work trips, but I have never made it across the bridge.  I came across this great guide to Napa on Goop.  The online magazine is a daily read for me.  Maybe it has something to do with my 30 day alcohol free challenge or the perfectly blue skies outside, but Napa (and wine) is calling my name.

Our Wish List

STAY at Calistoga Ranch

EAT at the Fremont Diner and Bouchon

DRINK at Scribe Winery

TAKE a hot air balloon ride (bucket list item!)

WEAR this

or this

Have you been to wine country?  I would love any tips and recommendations to add to my wanderlust list.

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TRAVEL DETAILS: WEST PALM BEACH

PalmBeach_6PalmBeach_13Something new is coming to A Dash of Details.  Many of you have been asking about all of our frequent travels, so I decided to bring back my Travel Details series. I will feature our favorite places we have been, where to stay, eat and shop.

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I decided to kick off the new series with our recent trip to West Palm Beach.  Patrick surprised me with a trip for my 27th birthday.  I couldn’t believe he kept the surprise until we arrived at security in Dallas.  We landed in West Palm Beach in the afternoon and headed straight to the beach. Here are a few of our favorite places.

Where to Stay:

Four Seasons Palm Beach

The Breakers Palm Beach Hotel

The Colony Palm Beach

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Where to Eat:

AB&D Kitchen at the Four Seasons:  Casual outdoor menu overlooking the water. If you like sushi, you must try the Tuna Tostada. Just trust me!

Cafe Via Flora: This little café is hidden behind Worth Avenue inside one of the eight vias (or alleys). The italian style cafe has amazing sandwiches and salads, and of course no meal is complete without parmesan truffle fries. Calories don’t count when your on vacation, right?

Palm Beach Grill: Known as one of the hot spots on the island, this Hillstone restaurant did not disappoint and either did the people watching.  Bring your appetite, the portions are large.

Ta-boo: This classic Palm Springs spot is an iconic spot on the famous Worth Avenue shopping district! We popped in after shopping for a drink and happy hour bites.  Old school cocktails and black and white stripe decor scream Palm Beach style.  We loved the Fried Green tomatoes and pimento cheese.

Būccan: If you are going to make reservations at one restaurant, this one is a must! This was the most recommended restaurant by everyone we met. We decided to try the popular spot for my birthday dinner and it did not disappoint.  Known for its small plate menu, this restaurant takes you on an exquisite food journey.

HMF: Situated inside the historic Breakers Hotel and named after the famous Henry Morrison Flagler this bar/restaurant has you traveling back in time to the golden era of Palm Beach.  Get ready to be overwhelmed by the amazing wine wall and list.

Seafood Bar: We headed into the Seafood Bar for on last meal before heading back home. Sit at the bar and watch the fish swim by under your delicious bacon infused Bloody Mary.

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What to Do:

Take a beach cruiser down Ocean Avenue. Stop to take in the amazing homes situated right on the water.  Also, if you are staying downtown, ride your bike by the Flagler Museum (it is worth the trip!).

Shop on Worth Avenue (or window shop): This famous shopping area is filled with the most incredible selection of designer brands.

Relax on the beach with a cocktail in your hand.  I mean, what else could be better than that!

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