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. 🙂 

Turkey Talk: All You Need to Know about Thanksgiving Trivia

I love Turkey Talk and Trivia! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year – and we celebrate big at our house.  Thankfully, an entire day dedicated to eating and family time make the perfect holiday.  In our home, we start the day with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, then gather around the table to roll out lots of sausage cheese balls, a family tradition.  Then, we enjoy a casual lunch of the best ham and Swiss sliders, while continuing to prep for dinner. Everyone gathers in the kitchen to help – and I love the big family chaos that ensues.

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.  

A Gourmet Journey: The Best Food Guide to St Tropez

The food scene in St Tropez blends the essence of French cuisine with rich Mediterranean flavors.  The area offers so many options, from quaint cafes to Michelin star restaurants – and we wanted to experience as many as we could. One of our favorite parts of traveling to new places is indulging in novel foods and local specialties.  A distinctive feature about dining in St Tropez is that most restaurants simply offer two seating times, at 8 pm and 10 pm.  Depending on the restaurant, the latter seating often comes with a burlesque-inspired show, featuring dance and other forms of entertainment.  It’s also common to find establishments that host live music or feature DJs, creating wonderful ambiance to enjoy the evenings in style.   

The Gem of the Mediterranean: 8 Reasons to Fall in Love with St. Tropez

St Tropez has been on my dream travel list for years and I couldn’t wait to see it all. This charming coastal town is located in the southeastern part of France, in the French Riviera region. It is famous for its stunning beaches, luxurious lifestyle, and vibrant nightlife, making it a popular destination for both tourists and celebrities.  St Tropez was even MORE than I expected it to be.  We fell in love…and discovered that St Tropez was the perfect place to return to over and over again.