Thursday, July 14, 2016

Coastal Diva's at Dog-Friendly Lola's Place

During our weekend adventures we found a unique, hidden gem in the heart of Wilton Manors, Florida – Lola’s Place. It is a gated artist community where you will find an eclectic mix of creativity from culinary creations to antiques and artwork and every inch of it is dog-friendly.

Oz at dog friendly Lola's Place Wilton Manors Florida

According to Aunt Mary Lou, who lives in Wilton Manors, the land that is now Lola’s Place was once a nursery and/or lumber yard. Not that you would ever realize that walking through the yard today. There are beautiful hand-painted sidewalks and art and antiques on display everywhere you look.

Lola's Place, gated artist community Wilton Manors Florida

It is so dog-friendly, that dogs can even go into all of the buildings including the three dining establishments and the building with Lola’s Market. Inside the Market, I was greeted by a very nice lady who is the owner of Coastal Diva’s. She sells paintings by a local artist as well as her own, hand-painted shabby-chic furniture that definitely has a South Florida flair.

local artist display at Lola's in Wilton Manors Florida

Coastal Diva’s specializes in custom dog beds. We love how she repurposes old furniture so that dogs can have cozy beds that double as real furniture. Ma even saw a piece that she swears was the end table her grandmother had in the living room. Although it was repainted in fun colors, Ma recognized how the doors on the table would open to the compartment inside.

Coastal Diva's custom dog beds at Lola's Place

We really enjoyed wandering among the art and antiques at Lola’s Place. The Mexican Café had yummy snacks as well. The nice lady at Coastal Diva’s said they are hoping to start a Yappy Hour and we would definitely go back for that! She took our email address so she can invite us to the very first one.

If you are ever visiting Fort Lauderdale, you should definitely give Lola’s Place a visit. Wilton Manors is not far from Fort Lauderdale and it has a great Main Street as well with fun shops, restaurants and cafes.

Do you have a dog-friendly artist community where you live?


  1. Do you have a bird-friendly place?

  2. That looks pawsome! I bet you and your Ma will have a lot of fun at Yappy Hour there.

  3. What a pawsome FUNS place to visit!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. My peeps love browsing places like that.
    Hey Oz good buddy are you managing ok in the sweltering HEAT. We expect 98 today real temp
    no telling what the feel like will be
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. How fun! We wish we had a dog friendly artist community here
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  6. NO Iowa is WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY behind the times. stella rose

  7. You were right in our backyard, Oz and Gina! So sorry we didn't get together. Lola's Place is fun; glad you had a great time!

  8. That sounds like an awesome place to shop! We don't have anything like that here. 😑

  9. we are planning our next vacay down to Florida Keys so will probably drive through there on the way - we will add it to our list of places to visit.

  10. What a very interesting place! We don't have anything like that around here BUTT we do have 60+ painted horses!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. What a cool spot to have discovered

  12. You are lucky Oz!!! That looks like a cool place and we think that most of Florida is dog friendly!!!! Unlike Michigan!! DakotasDen

  13. Those kinds of places are always fun to wander around!

  14. This looks awesome, thanks for the share.

  15. What a cool-looking place! You go on the most interesting adventures!

  16. AnonymousJuly 14, 2016

    What a fun place to visit. You got to see all of it, O. That's really dog friendly!

    Love and licks,

  17. THAT is a Real TREASURE to have found... We love ART Stuffs... and Esp. thingys where DOGS are WELCOME.

  18. What a cool place and gated too
    Lily & Edward

  19. What a cool place! The mom has been to Ft. Lauderdale, but never there. If she ever gets down there again, she'll make sure to check it out.


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