Director of Marketing, Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals & Real Estate
Being surrounded by all this natural beauty is humbling. Spending time on or by the water grounds me, helps me reset, and makes me appreciative of everything I have in my life.
When Nanbu opened earlier this year, I was like a kid on Christmas morning. The atmosphere is hip, coastal, and just my style. The food is spot on, and I honestly recommend ordering the entire menu.
2 Birds Coffee+Cafe in Miramar Beach is my go-to breakfast spot. Chef Taylor is passionate about food, and he gets pretty creative. I strongly advise you check out their monthly 1-night only Funky Fancy-ish Dinner. It’s a multi-course adventure!
Pickle Factory: When you first walk into this place, you may be confused about exactly what is going on. It’s a Pizza and Thai food restaurant with old school, fresh from your mom’s basement couch seating! Yeah, for real. Try their ultra-thin crust Kee Mao pizza, which is a special blend of ground beef, onions, garlic, chilies, Thai basil, and secret seasonings.
With so many great options here in South Walton, I am truly spoiled! If I had to pick one, right now it’d be the Limoncello cake from Amici 30A. It makes me weak in the knees.
Locally, I love events and live shows, and a few of my favorite include the 30A Songwriters Festival, Digital Graffiti, and the Mountainfilm Festival. For shows, you’ll find me at The Rep & Emerald Coast Theatre Company.
My family moved to the area in 1996 – I was a sophomore in high school. After my senior year, they moved on without me. I fell in love with the beach and decided that this is exactly where I wanted to be.