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Welcome, wanderers, to a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Gulfport, Florida – Peninsula Bed & Cocktails a historic hotel with an edge. Picture this: a charming boutique hotel exuding coastal vibes, where every corner whispers tales of relaxation and rejuvenation. Today, we embark on a journey to uncover the magic of this delightful haven, where comfort meets cocktails in the most enchanting way possible.

As you step through the doors of Peninsula Bed & Cocktails, you see a beautiful lobby bar that can make any cocktail your heart desires! The best part is each room is themed a different cocktail. If you are an espresso martini fan there is a room for that, Old Fashioned fan? No worries they have you covered! Our room was the Cosmopolitan room so I felt like I was right in the middle of Sex and the City with Carrie Bradshaw. The lighting in the room was stunning and the pink details just brought the whole room together. Not to mention the bed was so comfortable! It was like sleeping on clouds.

One of my favorite parts of Peninsula Bed & Cocktails was the elevator that takes you to your room. There elevator was made into a speak easy bar! Yes you read that right. No the cocktails are not drinkable in the elevator but it makes the perfect spot for some fun pictures and videos! You feel like you are teleported back in time. Such a fun addition to the hotel.

Gulfport is brimming with activities to suit every taste, from kayaking through mangrove forests to exploring local art galleries, fun bars and boutiques all in walking distance from the hotel. And when you return to Peninsula at the end of the day, you can unwind with a soak in the tub or head in to the lobby bar for a night cap.

I honestly fell in love with the hotel and the city of Gulfport. I will definitely be back soon to explore more! If you are looking to book your stay you can use my Code: laurielivinlife for 20% off your vacation. I can't wait to hear how much you fall in love with Peninsula Bed & Cocktails and the city of Gulfport like I did!

Book your stay HERE.


Hey there, wine enthusiasts and brunch aficionados! If you're looking for a delicious way to support a great cause while indulging in some exquisite wines and delectable bites, look no further than the Florida Winefest Brunch & Auction at the stunning Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota on March 16th, 2024 from 11am to 4pm.

Picture this: a sunny Saturday morning, gentle breeze from the Gulf of Mexico, and the tantalizing aroma of freshly brewed coffee mingling with the scent of blooming flowers. That's the perfect setting for the annual Florida Winefest Brunch & Auction.

Now in its 34th year, this event has become a highlight for both locals and visitors alike. It's not just about wine (although there's plenty of that!), but it's also about community, philanthropy, and, of course, having a fantastic time.

Let's start with the wine, shall we? Prepare your taste buds for a journey through vineyards from around the world. From crisp Chardonnays to robust Cabernets, there's something to please every palate. And let's not forget about the bubbly! Champagne and sparkling wines will be flowing, adding an extra touch of elegance to the affair.

But what's a brunch without delicious food? Fear not, foodies, because the culinary offerings at the Florida Winefest Brunch & Auction are nothing short of extraordinary. Picture a spread of gourmet delights, from fresh seafood to artisan cheeses, decadent pastries to savory brunch classics. Whether you're craving smoked salmon on a bagel or a made-to-order omelet, you'll find it here.

Now, let's talk about the main event: the auction. Get ready to bid on an array of exclusive experiences, fine wines, and luxury items, all generously donated to support local charities. From private wine tastings to vacation getaways, there's something for everyone. And the best part? Knowing that your winning bid is making a meaningful difference in the community.

But the Florida Winefest Brunch & Auction is more than just a fundraiser. It's a celebration of Sarasota's vibrant cultural scene and the spirit of giving back. As you mingle with fellow attendees, sharing stories and raising your glasses in toast, you'll feel a sense of camaraderie that's truly special.

So mark your calendars, gather your friends, and get ready for a brunch experience like no other. The Florida Winefest Brunch & Auction at the Van Wezel is a must-attend event for anyone who loves good food, great wine, and giving back to the community.

Cheers to a day of indulgence, generosity, and making a difference. See you there!

Welcome, foodies and wine enthusiasts, to the ultimate gastronomic celebration in the heart of Florida – the Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival! Prepare your palates for a journey through a symphony of flavors, aromas, and experiences that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Enjoy 5 days of culinary experiences as we celebrate the Tampa Bay area's leading restaurants with curated events April 9th - 13th!

Picture this: a sun-kissed afternoon set against the backdrop of Tampa Bay's picturesque skyline, with the salty breeze mingling with the aroma of gourmet delights. As you step into the festival grounds, you're greeted by rows of vendors showcasing an array of culinary delights and vineyards offering the finest wines from around the world.

The beauty of the Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival lies not only in its exquisite offerings but also in its vibrant atmosphere. Imagine wandering from booth to booth, sampling delectable cheeses, artisanal chocolates, freshly shucked oysters, and succulent BBQ ribs, each bite a revelation of flavor and craftsmanship.

Of course, no wine festival would be complete without, well, wine! Whether you're a seasoned sommelier or a curious novice, there's something for everyone to sip and savor. From crisp Chardonnays to robust Cabernets, and everything in between, the festival is a treasure trove of vinous delights waiting to be discovered.

But the Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival is more than just a feast for the senses; it's also a celebration of community and culture. Throughout the event, you'll find live music performances adding a rhythm to the festivities, local artists showcasing their talents, and culinary demonstrations led by renowned chefs sharing their tips and tricks.

One of the highlights of the festival is the Grand Tasting, a culmination of the finest wines and culinary creations curated by experts in the field. Here, you'll have the opportunity to indulge in unlimited tastings, engage with winemakers and chefs, and immerse yourself in a world of epicurean delights.

As you navigate through the bustling crowds and vibrant stalls, don't forget to take a moment to soak in the beauty of your surroundings. With the shimmering waters of Tampa Bay as your backdrop, every sip and every bite becomes a moment to cherish and remember.

And let's not forget about the sense of camaraderie that permeates the festival grounds. Whether you're striking up a conversation with a fellow foodie over a glass of Pinot Noir or sharing a laugh with a vendor as you sample their signature dish, the Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival is a place where friendships are forged and memories are made.

As the sun sets on another day of gastronomic bliss, you'll find yourself reluctant to leave, already counting down the days until the next festival. But fear not, for the spirit of the Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival will stay with you long after the last sip has been savored and the final bite has been enjoyed.

So, to all the food and wine lovers out there, mark your calendars and prepare your appetites for an unforgettable experience at the Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival. Cheers to good food, great wine, and even better company!

Make sure to Follow Tampa Wine & Food Festival on instagram to stay in the know of all the events! Also use my code: LAURIELIVINLIFE10 for a discount on any of your tickets!

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