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Sea Island & St. Simons
Monica Lavin of The Lavin Label shares her favorite places to stay, eat, and shop in Sea Island and St. Simons, Georgia. Check them out below!



The Cloister is elegance at it's best. This five-star resort is among the most beautiful hotels anywhere. Try to get a river view room when making your reservation, they're my favorite. While there, snag dinner reservations at Tavola, it's delicious!


This is my local coffee spot. It's a relaxed and inviting coffee shop that I just love. They are truly a place of community and serve only certified fair trade coffee. All of their artisan blends are great, but my beverage of choice when there is a Vanilla Chai Latte with cinnamon, it's the perfect pairing to a blueberry scone. 

Located mid-island, Delaney's has been a staple here for years. Their food is fresh and seasonal daily specials are always highlighted. They're a great option for both lunch and dinner. I personally love their shrimp scampi southeast Georgia shrimp is always a good choice! For my main dish I usually opt for their Daily Fresh Fish as it is cooked to perfection and seasoned just right. 

This is a great, mid-island restaurant. It's just minutes from Sea Island and offers a lovely meal while taking in their super crisp and bright white decor. Offering lunch and dinner, it's a spot I like to take guests that are in town visiting us. They also have a shop that offers home decor and women's clothing, so you can dine and shop all in one stop! When there, I like to get their Asian Chicken Salad with Jasmine Rice, it's fresh, flavorful and delicious! 


One of my favorite places to shop is Tibi because it has a wide selection of beautiful clothes that are well-made and always fit just right. I love everything from their Essentials Collection. It is also my go-to place when I'm looking for a great dress. 

The Vine is a local shop specializing in the most stunning garden accents for your home. They offer so many beautiful plants, among them are orchids, succulents, and beautiful arrangements. I really love their Green Box with a succulent planted inside of it. It's a great accent to any room. 

Located just minutes from my home, it has great clothing and shoes from all of my preferred brands. On my list when I stop in are Dolce Vita shoes and AG jeans. Also while there, be sure to snag some One Love Organics skincare products. Locally made in SSI, they are a great gift to bring back home. 

A few other favorites...