Wednesday, March 24, 2021

ISLAMORADA - FLORIDA GUIDE #1






Hey Friends! HAPPY THURSDAY! I feel like I go way too long in between blog posts! I am working on all the Florida guides, and I can't wait to continue sharing!!! The first one is on our first stop, which was Islamorada, FL. Our original plan was to stop in Palm Beach and stay at the Colony Hotel! S was doing so well, we just decided to continue driving! We randomly booked a place called The Islander. We arrived at 11 PM on Thursday night. Our first thoughts of the place when we pulled up was oh gosh, what did we do! It looked like an old Motel from the street. As we walked into the Lobby we were immediately relieved! The receptionist told us the rooms had all been redone post all the hurricanes a few years ago. To our surprise our room was absolutely precious!!! Our biggest surprise came the next day though! We stepped outside our room, and BAM, PARADISE FOUND! The beach was absolutely stunning!!! All the lounge chairs were spaced out at a COVID friendly distance. There were cabanas you could rent for the day! We did that Friday, and it was so worth it with a child! S napped under the cabana while we lounged in the sun! There is wait staff that serve you while out on the beach or by the pool! It honestly didn't feel like a 3-star hotel, more like a 4-star for sure! Quick detour... when we were reading reviews we noticed a lot of complaints about the restaurant at The Islander. We did eat breakfast there that morning, and I can see why there were lots of negative reviews! I hate even saying that, because I hate saying anything negative, but I want to be as transparent and honest with you guys! Our breakfast was wonderful, but our waitress was pretty rude, and our food did come out all wrong! It was all fixed eventually, and the food really was good! I did just want to throw that out there if ya'll are reading the reviews and wondering about it! Okay, back to the beach and pool part! We ate lunch in our cabana, and it was good! Also, the wait staff around the beach and pool were absolutely wonderful! S had her first virgin Pina Colada and LOVED it!!! My Mom, Dad, and I were completely blown away by this places beauty! It was a hidden gem that we are so lucky to have stumbled upon! We met the nicest family while we were in the pool and they mentioned they vacation at The Islander often! They rent the villas, and they talked highly of them! They also mentioned how wonderful all the food was off the resort! They told us to go to Square Grouper for dinner. We did and BOY was it DELICIOUS!!! It was half indoor, half outdoor, so my parents felt comfortable eating there! I will say either show up really early, or really late, because there was an hour wait at prime dinner time. I would highly recommend Square Grouper! It was phenomenal! Another place they recommended for dinner was Bad Boy Burrito, said it was the best burrito joint! For best view, they mentioned Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar (they did say the food was awful, but the cocktails were good). We only got to try the restaurants at the Resort and Square Grouper, but we wish we would of been able to try way more! For breakfast they mentioned Midway Cafe & Coffee Bar. We did attempt to go there, but they were way too packed for my Mom's comfort level. Must mean it's good though!!! Saturday morning we hung out by the pool for a couple of hours before we left for our next destination, Hawks Cay (which will be the next blog post). We would all 100% recommend staying at The Islander! We definitely plan on returning!!! Here are some fun pics from our amazing time spent at The Islander! Hope you enjoyed this post!!! xOxO, T














 


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

NEW THINGS HAPPENING

 Hi Friends! Happy Wednesday! This will be a long one, so thank you in advance if you read the whole thing! I’m so appreciative of you all!!! 

On Monday, I opened up about what’s been weighing heavy on my chest! I told you all that I’d share what this meant for Bows&Buoys moving forward! Don’t worry, I will definitely be sharing children & adult clothing with you, as well as home inspiration! I have a passion for fashion & design & I want to continue sharing pretty things with you all! I however made it a goal of mine to not buy anything February through April, for Scottie & I both (in regards to clothing that is). I did buy some Spring stuff this past month (up until Jan. 31st if I’m being honest) for the both of us & I will be sharing it as it comes in! Wanted to share that part because I don’t want to cause any confusion when you do see new stuff coming in the weeks to come (some was also preorder & won’t arrive until March)! I will also continue working with brands I love & that means wearing clothes I picked out, that were gifted to me! I only do collaborations with brands I truly love & have shopped with before! I’m forever grateful for brands that collaborate with me & give me the opportunity to keep sharing!!!


I will share a ton of outfit & home inspiration in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app, as well as let y’all know in my stories! It will be more of a “what I wish I had in my cart” posts! Or I’ll post mine & Scottie’s clothes, with something similar linked!!! I’m going to do more pic collages as well!!! 


I am also going to give myself a dedicated time to be on Instagram! During that time, I will post all content, respond to DM’s & engage! I’m not quite sure what that time will be, as I’ll be experimenting over the next few weeks. Idk if it will be during her nap time (since Taylor is also working), or night time once Scottie & Taylor have gone to bed! It might even end up being different times each day, depending on what we have going on! 


I have found myself on Instagram too much lately &  I want to focus more on God & Family! 


I hope you all understand & will continue following me on this journey! It is a dream of mine to hit 10k & give you all a swipe up, haha!!! 


Thanks for hanging around & reading this novel!!!! 



Lots of love, 

Ty