Thursday, March 3, 2016

Palm Beach: Cruising

I'm back today with the final details of our getaway to Palm Beach.  (If you missed out on the first parts, you can find part one: here and part two: here)


Day Five: Boat Cruising
We love any change to be on a boat while traveling and many times include a boat ride, tour or cruise into our plans.  We'd actually done this same boat cruise previously and enjoyed it so why not do it again?  We didn't have to be at the boat until a little before noon so we took the morning to get a workout in (overlooking the pools and ocean) and hit the hotel shops - including a Lilly Pulitzer!



Different from our last cruise, the boat has a restaurant on board now so we each went for the caesar salad with blackened shrimp as well as a few cocktails (those they did have before!)  Storms were expected all day so it was a little windy on the ride out but we lucked out with less wind and still no rain for the ride back in.


We enjoyed time on the front deck as well as off the upper deck on the back of the boat and took in the scenery including lots of classic Palm Beach mansions.


Once we got back we were thrilled to see that the storms hadn't rolled in yet so we quickly got ourself down to the pool, which we pretty much had all to ourself! Late in the pool day the storms finally rolled in so we called it a day and spent some time back in the hotel shops and just relaxing around the place.


The Breakers has so many amazing dining options to offer so we didn't really see the need to leave the property and tested out the Italian Restaurant tonight (new to us!) and it didn't disappoint.  The portions were huge and we left very full (chicken parmesan for Derek and lasagna for me).  We grabbed some drinks at HMF in the hotel and visited with a friend before wrapping up the day.

The beach all lit up at night with the moon over top was a gorgeous view. 

Day Six: Biking & Pooling
Our last day of the trip, always sad to see it come! Today was definitely our coolest day - the storms brought in some chilly weather but it didn't matter to us - high 60's and full sunshine would be just fine for us to enjoy our last pool day.


We rented bikes at the hotel to take over and bike along Lake Trail along the water as well as some gorgeous homes.  We passed by a main strip in Palm Beach on the way (Kyle Richard's has a location of her Kyle by Alene Too store there) and Sprinkles Ice Cream shop.  Despite it being late morning, I felt a scoop of ice cream, or two, was in order after our ride!  The chocolate peanut butter did not disappoint!


After a delicious lunch at Ocean House we were off for a nice, long pool day.  The cooler temperatures made for some great hot tub time too.


An early dinner was perfect before heading off to catch our flight so we made our way into The Seafood Bar and opted to sit at the bar since the bar is basically a fish tank underneath with fish swimming throughout.  We split some calamari and both went with the seafood club which was a perfect final meal.


Oh, and meanwhile back at home, Stella was having a ball.  She absolutely adores my parents and sometimes we joke that we think she prefers it at their house with all their attention mixed with Nash's toys to play with (I love getting these photos when we are away!)


All in all it was a fabulous time away.  It wasn't our first time in Palm Beach and certainly won't be our last.  We're creatures of habit and when we find destinations we like, we tend to stick to them.  Plus Florida is such an easy flight from Philadelphia!

Linking up with Thoughts for Thursday today.

34 comments:

  1. Ah love this! Your posts are always filled with such color and wonderful photos of your vacations. It brightens this med student's day and takes my mind away from books and exams for a little while. Thanks so much for posting, I really enjoy reading!

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  2. Boat cruising is so much fun. Glad you were able to fully enjoy your time on vacay!

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  3. Love the boat cruise. Looked like a great time. I love that you guys make the most of the your trip and it's planned out already, so you can really do a lot. Love reading all about it.

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  4. Was the Lilly store down there huge? I would think since it's her home base that the store is much bigger than the flagships. So glad you had a great trip!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  5. Biking looks like so much fun! What a great way to get out and explore. The boat cruise looks awesome, too. I would love seeing all those classic homes!

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  6. I love that you rented bikes to explore the city! I would love to do that. You see so much more than on foot!!

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  7. We love Florida, too! Your outfits were so cute on this trip and all of your pictures totally made me tell Brandon about us needing to book a visit there super soon! :)

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  8. It's snowing here today so someone take me to that beach please! Haha. Your pictures are great. I also love that navy floral dress that you wore to the Italian restaurant. It looks fantastic on you, very flattering!! :-)

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  9. So fun that y'all went on a fancy boat! You look absolutely gorgeous. And how amazing is that bar with the fish in it wow!

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  10. Girl!! Those stripes were made for you!! Is that Lilly?? Love it! You definitely convinced me to add The Breakers to my list of places to check out!

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  11. seriously you guys couldn't be more palm beach in the lilly and bright colors - love it! i love being on the water here in florida. it's just the best. ugh now i want to go to the beach!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  12. I'll have to check out the other parts of your trip! Your trip looks amazing. What a fun boat. I love all of your dresses as usual :)

    liz @ j for joiner

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  13. Your trip looked amazing! Boat cruises are always fun!

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  14. This looked like so much fun! I am so ready for a vacation it's not even funny. And I love all your outfits. They were all perfect for Palm Beach!

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  15. It looks like you guys had a blast. So glad that you guys were able to get away for a bit, and soak up some sun.

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  16. Yup. You plan amazing trips & excellent outfits to go along with the amazing trip. I'm ready for your next vacation so I can see what else y'all get up to! :)

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  17. Such a fun trip, and so many gorgeous pics! So glad the storms held off so you could enjoy the boat ride and some extra pool time before heading back home. And look at Stella enjoying her vacay too <3
    Green Fashionista

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  18. Looks like you had an amazing time! So jealous of the warm weather and sand! Loved some of your dresses - super adorable and colorful! Thanks for sharing!
    Kate :: A Little NW Charm

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  19. Oh goodness..what a fabulous trip! We had a wedding in Jupiter, Florida last fall, so we flew into Palm Beach and spent about half a day there. I so wish we'd had longer there and time to visit The Breakers!

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  20. What I would give to be on a boat in the sunshine right now... What an awesome trip! You guys definitely know how to pack in as much relaxing/adventure as you can :)

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  21. Looks like a fabulous trip! All of your dresses are so cute and perfect for vacation. I am ready for some beach in my life!

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  22. That pool looks like a dream!

    And I love that Stella loves her grandparents' house better than yours. Our little Maui is the same way. Isn't that funny?

    Glad you guys enjoyed your trip! I enjoyed following along!

    Lindsay
    Lindsay's Sweet World

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  23. i have so many comments but really all i can say is girl your outfits are amazing! that striped dress is fabulous. i feel like i need it in my life... seriously.

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  24. Boating, biking, pooling, shopping and lots of great meals....you really got the most out of your days there! i never really thought to visit Palm Beach for a vacation but it looks lovely and luckily only a 3 hour drive for us.

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  25. This looks like the best trip!! I'm in serious love with that floral dress! We are headed to Maui next month, and that dress would be perfect :)

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  26. That's so great that you didn't get rained out for your cruise! I'm really finding that boat rides are one of our favorite things to do when we visit somewhere near the ocean! I loved seeing all of your Instagrams of that bar at the seafood restaurant! It was seriously so cool!

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  27. This looks so fun! My husband and I totally need to have a weekend in Palm Beach, we're only about 45 min from there! The boat cruise sounds amazing!

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  28. You guys seriously had the BEST trip, this is awesome!!!! I think my husband is tired of hearing how bad I want to go to Palm Beach on a trip. I have a feeling that once I show him this post though, he'll understand even more now why.

    Erin, Attention To Darling
    www.attentiontodarling.com

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  29. Looks like paradise! Hope you had a great time

    www.michellespaige.com

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  30. This looks awesome! Love all your bright outfits! That cruise looks amazing! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  31. So glad you guys had such a great time! That cruise time looks lovely! And the beach looks gorgeous!

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  32. Such a great last couple days of your trip! I love that you rented bikes (I've always wanted to do that somewhere warm) and that you didn't let the cooler temps spoil anything. You definitely have me sold on Palm Beach!

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  33. What a great trip! Adding Palm Beach to my travel list!

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