Summer is about to jump into full swing! Are you ready? Before you know it Sally will be selling her seashells by the seashore. Although these days Sally is most likely selling them in a charming little seaside shop in a tony little area known as Seaside Florida. The panhandle of Florida hasn't really been on the jet set radar for the last 100 years with the exception of those living within a five hour radius. But that all started to change with the development of Seaside in Santa Rosa Beach back in 1981. But things really took off in 1988 when it reached international acclaim as the perfect town in the Truman Show. It's still that charmingly perfect little seaside town but instead of actors it is filled with real people living the perfect seaside life. When you are not napping under your umbrella on the beach you'll be trying to figure out when you are going for more of that delicious smoked tuna dip, or at least some good ol' southern BBQ, or perhaps you'll be good and wait for another cup of that delicious gelato. Since they are all just a stone's throw from the pristine beach, you can decide while watching this:
Now that you are ready to go, remember that on Saturdays they have a farmers market. And on May 11-13 there is a nice art fair known as Arts Quest featuring local and international artists. If you can't make it down this weekend perhaps you should go in June and stop by Seaside's chic neighbor Aly's Beach on June 8-9 to see the Digital Graffiti Festival. It's definitely helping place the panhandle of Florida on the international jet-set map. Of course you already knew that...