Northwood

Having being given the opportunity to visit the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium to view the “Our Body, The Universe Within” exhibit, its only natural that I wanted to make a weekend out of it. I highly recommend visiting the bodies exhibit.  It is not a huge exhibition, but I found it to be enough to comfortably walk around and be happy with the education it provided.  I find the inner body to be very intriguing and seeing what it truly looks like; is very eye opening (quite literally) and can certainly teach us all a lesson. Please bare in mind that no photos are allowed to be taken so I am not able to share anything here but I do however recommend you go to this exhibit when it comes to your town.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”

Nelson Mandela

Started breakfast at Harolds Cafe in Northwood Village.  Cold brew coffee is brewed in house, homemade Kombucha and Organic Teas, as well as fun nibbles. Vegan options are here too. Not only are the food & drinks great, but the setting of the cafe supports local art and artists by hanging their artwork on their walls, and once you step out back you can admire the murals too.  A very laid back environment, which was a wonderful start to the day. 


Trees with socks (and a bra!) and tiny doors on lamp posts and buildings (artwork by Tiny Doors).  By adding colour, it gave Northwood Village a fun and arty experience.

In October of 2016, the people of this area from local businesses, schools & neighbourhoods, dressed the trees in colourful yarn to raise donations for Northwood Village Main Street.  You can even adopt your own tree!!  More information can be found here.

Please feel free to follow their mural artwork by clicking this.


We had an amazing lunch at a place called Darbster which i found through the Happy Cow app.

Only a 10 minute drive from the science center; Darbster is a fun, local business on the corner of a lovely neighbourhood.  A very tasty plant based bistro that appeals to all appetites. Natural and organic but it runs deeper than that.  Darbster is a foundation that concentrates on animal welfare & rescue, and 100% of the all profits from Darbster Food go to the Darbster Foundation.  The foundation has no paid employees and operates entirely through volunteers (I’d say a tip is highly appreciated by the wonderful people here).  It really is peaceful sitting outside, and the photo above proves just how beautiful it was on a sunny Sunday afternoon. 

The food below; Tarragon Chicken salad wrap, Tofu egg Benedict and the Chocolate Ganache cake.


Following our short stop in Northwood and Darbster, we made our way to the beach area.

It was not at all what I expected and infact I don’t know what I had anticipated but I didn’t think it would remind me of home (Europe) quite as much as it did. Please click here and follow on to read all about it.

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