Rose to Roses x Oxford Exchange

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

As Summer drew to a close and Fall has begun, it is imperative that we enjoy this time and take on the adventure of life. I am a personal lover of road trips and exploring cities in hopes of finding hidden gems and making all sorts of memories. What better way then to document those memories, then with photographs. Our culture now a days is so focused on social media and images, which is a good way of forming a community, sharing experiences, and places. My friends and I went on a mini road trip to Tampa and explored some hidden gems. These photos document our adventure!

We arrived at our first destination called Di Coffee, a fairly new coffee shop on Davis Island. Super charming, aesthetically pleasing and delicious. We could barely keep our hands off the organic chocolate chip cookies, a must try! After snapping some pictures and filling our caffeine vein we ventured on to Ybor City. Ybor might be one of the oldest cities but it still has charm reminiscent of New Orleans. If you're a coffee lover make sure to stop by The Blind Tiger. After Ybor we headed back to West & Grand where we walked to University of Tampa. If you have never visited this campus, you need to! It's architecture is delightful and the view of the river and city is phenomenal. Needless to say, you can never leave Tampa without a stop at my personal favorite spot, Oxford Exchange. I would live here if I could, its so beautiful. You can fulfill your taste pallet's desires and be filled with the euphoric smell of their candles and coffee. Isn't it the most beautiful place in the city? There's just something about the white brick and history in the building. To be quite frank, if you do not find yourself taking pictures in every nook and cranny then you haven't fully explored all of OE's glory! 

I encourage you to feed your wandering heart and explore the cities around you. Grab your best gals or guys and make it a day or a night. Don't forget to document your adventure and share it with others! 

This post was made in collaboration with my favorite restaurant on place in all of Florida. Tampa to be exact. Check out their blog, West & Grand. Keep up with the latest by following their instagram: @oxfordexchange

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