We asked on Facebook: How would you describe the Jimmy Buffett/Margaritaville lifestyle?
It is what I base my future retirement on. Love my saltwater therapy. Changes in latitude, changes in attitude nothing remains quite the same!
– Donnie Isenberg
Easygoing, island-loving, salty air, good music and flip-flops-go-with-everything kinda life.
– Lynn Nielsen
I’m too young to be a Parrot Head or whatever, but a margarita in hand, hearing waves crash and breathing in some salt air definitely speaks to me. That’s a feeling I need in my life regularly.
– Taylor Wilson
Laidback, carefree and literally intoxicating.
– Veronica Hugger
Beachy keen and chill.
– Tere French
It’s about embracing the unique sights, sounds and tastes of a home with its own special character. It’s about loving a place that has the strength and grit to face whatever storms Mother Nature throws its way, and being part of a community that comes together to revive itself.
The Margaritaville lifestyle is about loving a life that is a gumbo pot of eclectic style, spicy rhythms, sweet summer heat and unique characters that all mix together into a special kind of joy that must be savored.
– Felicity Dodson
Enjoying life, rolling past the bad stuff, friends, family all coming together to relax.
– John Collins
I’m looking for my lost shaker of salt.
– Stacey Gottlob
My daughter attended her first Buffett concert two weeks before her due date. People around me watched her dancing in my belly more than they watched the concert! She has been a Parrot Head since before birth.
– Susan Meads-Leahy
It’s the perfect beach lifestyle. You can never have too many flip-flops.
– Karen D. Etheridge
Live for the moment.
– Bix Rathburn
Beach life. Flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts. Drinking early. Fishing. Sailing. Swimming. Good food. Good stories. Fun with friends.
– Sharron Fehrle
A lot of it seems to focus on activities that are good for the soul. Surfing, sailing, feeling alive. I know some people feel it’s partying and drinking, but I think it’s much more than that. An island culture that focuses on balance. Many of these things we collectively link to happiness.
– Scott Pederson
Flips, casual beach attire, relaxed, no watch worn (island time). Living within means. Enjoying life for all its beauty and gifts.
– Kelly Flint
Think back, before Margaritaville, there was Bayou Vista!
– Mark Johnstone
Who wouldn’t love to live the Jimmy Buffett lifestyle?
I’m lucky enough to live on the water, as he says in a song. I agree with his “Math Sucks” lyrics. I love his lively Christmas songs. I enjoy being a big kid and decorating a Margaritaville-style hat and attending his concert so we can party with other Parrot Head concertgoers in the parking lot.
– Brenda Bumpas Johnstone