Uncommonly Coastal

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. 🙂 

Navidad en la Playa: Christmas in Beautiful Venezuela

Beyond the palm-fringed shores and beneath the bluest skies, Christmas in the coastal paradise of Venezuela is a captivating blend of long standing customs, culinary delights, and lively music. Join us as we explore the Christmas traditions that grace the shores, where the warmth of the season is not just felt in the sun, but also in the hearts of its people.

Christmas in Greece:Celebrating in the Heart of the Mediterranean

Christmas in Greece is not just a holiday but a magical celebration steeped in rich traditions and cultural heritage. From the twinkling lights adorning picturesque villages to the tantalizing aroma of traditional Greek delicacies wafting through the air, Christmas in Greece is a time-honored affair that seamlessly weaves together ancient rituals and modern festivities.

Christmas Traditions on the Coast: Day 1 North Pole

Meaningful Christmas traditions on the coast play an important role during the holidays.  Decorating the tree, exchanging gifts, attending church, and enjoying delicious food – just create those special moments to remember. Traditions bind us together in families, in communities and within our cultures. 

As we anticipate the upcoming season, we thought it might be fun to explore the unique traditions in many coastal communities around the world.  Join us as we celebrate the 12 days of Christmas, highlighting culture, customs, and recipes from interesting coastal areas. 

Pumpkins in the Center: Ideas to Make It A WOW!

Welcome to Day 3 of Pumpkin Week, where we’re diving deep into the world of pumpkins, sharing creative ideas and delicious recipes. But today, we’re kicking things up a notch with an astonishing world record that will blow your mind.  It’s been fun to explore everything pumpkin-related, from coastal art to underwater pumpkin carving, and there’s still more excitement in store. 

Meet #23 Michael Jordan.

Dive into Pumpkin Week: A Sea of Unique Pumpkin Ideas

Have you ever wondered how to take your pumpkin carving ideas to a whole new level? As Pumpkin Week (Day 2) rolls in, we’re diving into the depths of creativity, quite literally! Forget the traditional pumpkin patch; we’re carving pumpkins a WHOLE new way this year.  Join us for a splash of inspiration, a touch of whimsy, and a sea of innovative pumpkin carvings that will leave you breathless – in more ways than one. 

Yes – we are going UNDERWATER!

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice: Autumn on the Coast

Pumpkin Week at the coast is HERE!   For the next 7 days, we are blending the charm of the coast with the cozy delights of fall.  Join us as we begin a journey filled with pumpkin recipes and autumn fun. This is a taste of coastal fall that you won’t want to miss!

Discovering Monaco: The Glamorous Jewel of the French Riviera

Monaco is the world’s second-smallest country, located on the French Rivera, between France and the Mediterranean Sea. It is tiny, with only one major city and loads of luxury, all squeezed into less than one square mile. Monaco is considered to be one of the most expensive places to live in the world, with average real estate prices hovering around $8,,000 per square foot.  It has the highest GDP per capita and over 70% of the population are millionaires, most from generational wealth.  

Coastal Scents: The Vacation Collection by Bella Vela

Are you one of those people who opens and sniffs all the candles while standing in line to check out? I am.

There are some pleasant smells, but none just exactly “it.” I put them back, disappointed.

I want to walk into my home and be immediately welcomed by a beautiful scent – something fragrant, yet clean. I want to be greeted by the scent of being stretched out on an island somewhere, anywhere. Is this too much to ask? You know the scent. There’s a little floral sweetness to it, and maybe orange? Coconut? Definitely some sea.

Well, I found it and I’m happy to share. You can thank me later.