Uncommonly Coastal

A FOODIE’S GUIDE TO GALVESTON: A SURE THING

We agree – Galveston’s beaches might not be postcard perfect, but let me tell you, the food? Unbeatable. And how do I know? Luckily, we are close enough to frequent the island on a whim. Nothing pleases this foodie more than steering others to the best spots. They’ll become your favorites, too. So, we’ve made this food guide to Galveston for you to make the most of your next island visit. You can thank me later.

Galveston TX Is FULL of Hidden Gems: Here Are 50 of The Best!

At first glance, Galveston may not dazzle you with its tired exterior. The beaches might not boast the powdery sands of the Caribbean, and, yes, as Charles Barkley recently stated, the water might not win any awards for its clarity. But don’t let those initial impressions fool you. There’s so much more to Galveston, TX than meets the eye. It’s a place where hidden gems are all around, just waiting to be uncovered by those willing to scratch beneath the surface.

Coastal Couture: I Want – and Need – Tara Grinna for Sure

ARE YOU THERE YET?

I have reached the stage in life where I needed to upgrade my wardrobe from cut-offs to couture.  You could say that I am a consummate shopper.  It’s a gift and a curse, but I do know my stuff. I’m that friend that you call on when you need to know where to get what you want.  You want high-end style and quality at a reasonable price.  And you do not want to see 3 other women wearing the same swimsuit either. Relax. I’ve got you. For coastal couture, there’s only one name you need to know: Tara Grinna.

How to Bring Coastal Elegance Home, No Matter Where You Live

Coastal Elegance

Do you love the feel of coastal elegance in your home? Have you ever dreamed of bringing the relaxing vibes of the coast into your space, no matter where you are?  Yup, me too!

I adore the colors and the feel of coastal design in general and it infuses such a peaceful feeling into my interiors.  I’m not particularly fond of the “kitschy” atmosphere, but I do lean towards a more casual-elegant feeling overall. 

However, embracing the tranquility and charm of coastal living doesn’t require a beachfront property. Instead, it simply begins with the thoughtful infusion of coastal home decor. Coastal decor brings the serene ambiance of the seaside right into your home, whether you’re miles away from the shoreline or lucky enough to have an ocean view.

The Shark Whisperer: Daring to Live His Dream

“Follow your passion and you’ll never work a day in your life.” The Shark Whisperer took these words to heart.

When you meet someone who is truly living their dream, you’ll know it immediately. They’re full of joy and boundless energy. Their enthusiasm is contagious. And – they are committed to providing top-notch service. 

One such devoted person is Reese “Chip” Michalove, aka “The Shark Whisperer.” He owns and operates Outcast Fishing in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Seasoned Captain Chip has piloted these premier fishing charters for nearly 20 years.

Beyond Chocolate Bunnies: Happy Easter from Around the World

While chocolate bunnies and colorful eggs may steal the spotlight, different coastal regions around the world offer many unique and intriguing stories. In these seaside countries, the celebration of Easter goes beyond the treats to reflect on the events of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. These coastal communities have combined their own cultural rituals with those traditional religious customs to make it their own.

Spring Fashion Vibes: Casual and Classic On the Coast

I don’t know about you, but I am definitely ready to pack away my warm and cozy layers from winter. The temperatures are beginning to rise, and flowers are starting to bloom. This tells me that it’s time to revamp my wardrobe and embrace the new spring fashion vibes for this year. 

Turning A Dream into Reality: My Fearless Monumental Move!

Still unpacking, I have just returned from a relaxing week with family at the beach. This wasn’t my usual hot and sunny weather, so I didn’t return with a tan this trip. However, I returned with something far more lasting. I’m turning my dream into reality!
NO TURNING BACK

I have made the monumental life-changing decision to MOVE to the beach. The undeniable allure of the beach has been nearly all I talk and daydream about for years…I just couldn’t imagine such a drastic move…

Coastal Chic – Embracing 2024’s Hottest Color of the Year

Guess what’s making waves in 2024? Coastal colors are taking the interior design world by storm! Homeowners are trading in neutrals for whiter, brighter tones, and the blues – oh, they are predicted to be huge this year! In fact, many manufacturers have declared shades of blue as their Color of the Year, and it’s no surprise. These coastal colors bring a soothing, sophisticated, and calming vibe that’s perfect for transforming your space into a coastal haven.

Savoring Love by the Sea: Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner

As you know, a Valentine’s Day dinner can be the perfect way to express your feelings. Why not celebrate the occasion of love with an intimate romantic meal for two? Entice your taste buds by setting the mood for an unforgettable evening.

Every year, I start the search for ideas about Valentine’s Day and eagerly look for new ways to include creativity and meaning. Ultimately, there is a special joy in discovering innovative ways to turn this day into a fun celebration. Following, here are FIVE WAYS ways that you can take your celebration to the next level and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Thankfully, we’ve also included some wonderful recipes at the end too. 🙂