In a few weeks, I'm heading back down South for a family vacation. I've been looking forward to this since I found out about it during my first New York City winter. We're staying on a boat in Charleston, so it will be a week full of sunning, fishing, and bopping into town to shop on King Street.
I'm packing my favorite summer pieces with plenty of bathing suits and breezy dresses. A few things making the trip with me are this swimsuit from Solid & Striped, my perfectly worn-in Canfora Sandals, these retro chic sunnies, a great sun hat, and a stylish and practical beach towel.
Last Friday we hightailed it out of the city and headed to The Hamptons for a weekend escape.
Our itinerary was filled with lunch at the Clam Bar, Levain Bakery for a mid-afternoon snack, drinks at Montauket to toast the sunset, and dinner at Muse in Sag Harbor.
I managed to pick up a few pieces of art for my apartment. Oh and and we stopped by Serena & Lily…wish I could’ve just moved right into their showroom!
The weekend flew by, but it was so nice to get some vitamin sea and feel the last bit of the hot summer sun.
We’ll be back, Montauk!
Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday in New York? Venture into Brooklyn and try out all of the infamous foods you see in your Instagram newsfeed. Lauren and I are always bookmarking restaurants to try-out and Smorgusburg was the perfect place to knock a few off our list. We met up with Drew and his friend, Pete and made our way into foodie heaven. First on our list was to try the Ramen Burger. Man, that was delicious! Lauren went for the Wowful ice-cream next and I managed to sneak a few bites...
Next time your wondering what to do on the weekend, give Smorgusburg a try. The line for the Ramen Burger goes by quicker than would you think, I promise!
Besides watching the tournament, every year I look forward to the tasty pimento cheese sandwiches and the peach ice cream sandwiches. My mouth is watering just dreaming about them right now!
Meet Frank and Jewels!
We couldn't pass up the opportunity to chow down on cheeseburgers at Poe's Tavern on Sullivan's Island.
One of my favorite things to do in Charleston is to just wander around the city. It's like walking through a real life Tumblr newsfeed with all of the colorful houses and architecture. It wasn't named one of the top vacation destinations for nothing!
After winding around the marshes in the Folly Creek in Asheton's boat, we hopped off to explore Morris Island.
I loved showing off beautiful South Carolina to my friends! It gave me a greater appreciation for the place I've called home my whole life. Y'all come back now, ya hear?
With Labor Day around the corner it's sad to think that summer is almost over. I've been home from my summer adventure in New England for a few weeks now and I'm slowly starting to get back into the swing of things with school. I've enjoyed being home with all of my friends and filling them in on the fun things that this summer entailed. It's so hard to pick out my favorite memory because they each hold something special to me.
The friends I met and spent my summer working beside were some pretty incredible people. I sure am going to miss them!
Now it's on to my next adventure. Can't wait to see what's in store!
Out on Siasconset Beach in Nantucket, we met up with Elliot for a little lesson on shark catching. It was amazing to watch Elliot catch the shark and wrestle him to the beach to be tagged and released back into the ocean.
Now all of the sharks I've caught in the past look like minnows compared to this 8 foot Sandbar Shark. Kind of link the Bonnet Head Shark I caught when I was 9 at the Isle of Palms with the help of my Dad and John Wierman.
Happy Shark Week! Sorry for all of the sharkasm, but isn't it always a jawesome part of the summer?
We ventured to Matunuck to go clamming with the crew. It was nice to get our feet wet and experience all that goes into clam digging!
With the amount of clams that I found, it looks like I'll be having linguine and a clam. Maybe I'll have better luck next time...
One thing that I love about summer is spending time on the water. Whether it's water skiing, tubing, or just enjoying time with friends, boating tops the list of my favorite things to do. I was in heaven when we spent an afternoon aboard Temma! We couldn't have asked for a prettier day to enjoy the summer sun and take in the beautiful Jamestown coastline.
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Today we're heading to Nantucket to for a weekend getaway! We're all looking forward to some rest and relaxation. Our summer together is quickly coming to an end; I can't believe it! Someone please tell Summer to stick around a little longer.
We had the day off on Saturday, so Hartley and I decided it would be nice to explore Newport a little more. We ate a delicious lunch at Midtown Oyster Bar, shopped in a few of our favorite stores, and grabbed some iced coffees at Coffee Grinders.
Look at that view!
Then we made our way to Quonset View Farms to pick some strawberries. There were rows and rows of berries and the air was filled with sweetness from those little guys.
After we picked the ripest ones we could find, we met up with the guys and ate dinner at Speakeasy Bar and Grill. We all took a chance and ordered the same thing after one hamburger in particular caught our eyes. The Speakeasy Hamburger: bacon, peanut butter, and jelly all on top of a burger. Man, it was good!
Hope y'all had a nice weekend! I'll fill you in later with the details of our Sunday afternoon spent at the Tennis Hall of Fame with Brooks Brothers!
What a week we had in Martha's Vineyard! We're back in Newport and already reminiscing. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from last week!
Minnie the dog jumped into the picture at just the right time!
We wandered through Edgartown one evening before dinner.
We threw a pool party one night.
We spent an afternoon exploring the Cape Poge Lighthouse.
And even though our Fourth of July plans were washed out by Hurricane Arthur, we made the best of it!
On Saturday, we boarded the ferry from Quonset for our much anticipated trip to Martha's Vineyard! We spent the afternoon exploring the island and taking in the georgous sights that Martha's Vineyard has to offer. We ended the night grilling out and playing ping pong on the screened in porch.
I can't believe that the month of June has come to an end. I'm looking forward to a week on the Vineyard, especially the Fourth of July! The beach, the weather, and friends will make for the best celebration!
Today we went to the beach for a little bit and then popped into a few shops while wandering around Edgartown.
Here's to a week ahead full of adventures and hard work!
Last night was quite the seal-abration! As the new ambassador for the Stranding Program, Sarah hosted an event at Mystic Aquarium to support the Seal Rescue Center and Mystic Aquarium Stranding Program.
Before the event, Hartley and I helped put together the silent auction. We enjoyed getting there early to set up and then watching the aquarium magically unfold into a summer soirée! Everything about the night was perfect− the tasty hors d'oeurves, the music, and the dancing.
I should also mention the weather because being from the South, I'm used to swelteringly hot and humid summer nights, but last night I fell in love with New England even more! It was just the right temperature.
Check out this video! We're whaley good dancers, don't you think?
As I look back on the first week of my summer adventure, I can't believe some of the amazing opportunities that I have experienced. It truly makes a difference when you are involved with something that you enjoy doing!
We spent our Saturday afternoon catching up on lost sleep from the camping trip the night before and then decided to take a leisurely tour of Ocean Drive. We stopped at the Castle Hill to take pictures of us sitting in the iconic Adirondack chairs and then we made our way to the Cliff Walk to climb the rocky coast and admire the seaside view.
Today we are heading to the beach to wrap up the weekend and relax! We've got a busy week ahead!
Today we ventured to Blue Shutters Beach for the release of Puck, a two-year-old Harp Seal. Mystic Aquarium nursed him back to health after they found him alone and wounded at the beginning of March. It was such a great experience to watch Puck waddle back to his home in the ocean!
Afterwards, we headed to the Kiel James Patrick Factory to finish the plans for tomorrow's adventure!
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