Flora-Bama . . . something for everyone


Happy Friday, everyone!

Here’s my latest article from Gulf Coast Newspapers. It’s about a very famous beach bar that sits right on the Florida / Alabama state lines. Can you believe I’ve lived here most of my life and never been there . . . until now?



The giant brassiere collection strung across the main room of the Flora-Bama.


I grew up to the east of it. Now I live to the west of it, but I promise (Mom), until last week, I had never even once gone to the Flora-Bama. In high school, it was in the middle of nowhere and we assumed it was for old folks. You know — twenty-five or thirty year olds. In recent years, we’ve had small children and thought it was no place for toddlers or even pre-teens, so we stuck to tamer beach establishments like Dairy Queen and The Waffle House.

But last week my husband and I were hanging out in the Orange Beach vicinity and decided, “Hey, let’s give it a try.” So off we went to the famous state-line beach bar made famous by the annual Mullet Toss.

Let me just get it out of my system and say, “oh – my – gracious – mercy – daisy!” I quickly realized the Flora-Bama put the “honk” in . . .  CLICK HERE to read more.


“Southern with a Gulf Coast Accent” can be found in these fine newspapers: The Courier, The Foley Onlooker, The Islander, The Baldwin Times and The Independent.


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