30A Getaway

It’s no secret that Drew and I enjoyed our time on 30A in Rosemary Beach, Florida on our minimoon! While “enjoyed” is a vast understatement… we basked in the sun on the beach, popped champagne on our hotel patio, ate absolutely delectable steak and lobster, moseyed our way into the most classic yet trendy boutiques, rode our bikes to and from a variety of neighboring beach towns, and took in the most breathtaking views from anywhere we stood.

Rosemary Beach, you outdid yourself.  We plan to go on a longer honeymoon in the Spring, but we are SO glad to have spent our first few days of marriage in a place where we envision bringing our kids and families to one day.

Here’s an idea of what we did and where we went!

30A and Rosemary Beach

30A is a State Road that runs along Florida’s panhandle where the beautiful white sand beaches abut into the Gulf of Mexico. 30A is home to quaint beach towns like Grayton Beach, Seaside, Watercolor, Aly’s Beach (to name a few) and Rosemary Beach, where we stayed!

Rosemary Beach is known to be a lifestyle center hub, where your surroundings are all aesthetically designed and everything is a 5-star experience. The streets are cobblestoned and treelined. The architecture is like a Mediterranean dream, meets a Mexican villa, with a Charleston charm. In Rosemary Beach, everything you could ever need is in walking or biking distance- A variety of shopping, dining, beaches and pools are all at your fingertips.

The Pearl

The Pearl, Main Street View
The Pearl, Beach View
The Pearl, Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge

Drew and I stayed at The Pearl, which is positioned at the end of Main Street, right before you reach the lawn area that leads you to the beach. It’s the big white building, with black and white striped awnings, salt and wind stained shingles, and bright yellow umbrellas.

It’s a sight to see.

What I loved about staying at The Pearl is that it was truly an experience of luxury, elegance, and comfort. Our room’s balcony looked out over Main Street, which was so fun! The hustle and bustle of Labor Day weekend was exuberant. We watched young families walk down to the beach in the morning, herds of teenagers biking together for a mid-day lunch, and groups of friends stumbling on home after a night out.

I noticed that our room was serviced 2-3 times a day. Each time, they would restock our refrigerator with complimentary soda, juices and water. And we always came home to new fluffy white robes, a lit candle at night, and locally made snacks! One night, we got gooey chocolate chip cookies and another night, jalapeño pimento cheese!

Much to my surprise, our bikes, beach chairs, floats, towels and sunscreen were also complimentary throughout our stay, which made our stay that much more enjoyable. The pool area was gorgeous, offering a fun yet serene atmosphere. Right above the pool was the Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge, that over looks the pool AND the ocean- Who would have thunk?!

Pescado

Pescado Pink Couch
Pescado Rooftop View
Pescado Rooftop

Right up the street from The Pearl is Pescado, where we had dinner on Monday night. We shared the Pan Roasted Shrimp, a Lobster Tail, a bottle of Vigno; and we each got our own Prime Filet Mignon. All of our dishes were incredible! But I must admit the buttery, bearnaise sauce with the lobster tail was hands-down my favorite!

We sat at a two-top table, on a peachy pink couch, with a view of the ocean in front of us and a seascape bookcase behind us. Aside from the food, ambiance and company (we met new friends here!), the view was one of my favorite parts of dinner. Before your eyes meet the turquois blue ocean, you’ll gaze over the beautiful white, residential rooftops, making you feel like you’re in a far off land.

The Daughters Kitchen

The Daughters Kitchen
The Daughters Kitchen, Coffee Sign
The Daughters Kitchen, Coffee Nook

On our last day in Rosemary Beach, we rented a couple of bikes and explored around town (And the 4 different pools we had access to)! We had no idea where we were going, but I was so excited to stumble upon The Daughters Kitchen for breakfast. We got bagel, egg and cheese sandwiches; donuts and cold brew… Are we surprise that the donut was my favorite?! Their menu offered ice cream, too, so that’s on my to-do list the next time we come back!

When we walked in, the interior was sprinkled in pink, gold and white, so I was obviously obsessed with everything about this place. They even had a gold foil wallpaper on the back wall. SO CUTE. The best part though is the giant, white, scalloped, installation hanging above you when you order, which ties in the whole vibe.

I got MAJOR, It’s a Small World, Disneyland vibes, which made my day!

30A, we’ll be seeing you soon!

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