lifestyle

Chappy Wrap

I love supporting local, woman owned businesses and this year Chappy Wrap really captured my heart! This mother-daughter founded company is dedicated to their mission of providing comfort. I love their origin story, they had an old blanket in their family that was loved by everyone and an integral part of their home. When the blanket was well loved and they looked to replace it they couldn’t find one of the same quality and comfort. So they began making their own blankets, made from natural cotton blends and high quality fibers.

Today I own two Chappy Wrap blankets, I love their nautical designs! They’re perfect for keeping me warm in the winter and bringing to the beach in the summer. Chappy Wrap just launched a whole fleet of new designs, including this one, Fair Winds in Turquoise. It’s reversible and will be traveling with me all summer! Thank you to Chappy Wrap for my new blanket!

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Sail to Sable by the Shore

Stripes and summer go hand in hand. I can’t even count how many navy and white striped items hang in my closet. But I love this Sail to Sable striped dress, it is perfect for everyday wear and will definitely be making an appearance on the 4th of July.

Me and the girls took a fabulous trip down to Watch Hill Rhode Island last week, we explored the charming little town, visited the Ocean House, and the Watch Hill Light House. The original light house was built in 1745 and after it was destroyed in a storm President Thomas Jefferson signed an order for it to be rebuilt in 1806. One of the things I love about New England is everywhere you go, every site you visit has a history. What you look at may be a restoration, a rebuild, or a redesign. But they always retain their New England charm, they are classics.

Might be why I love this preppy nautical dress, it is a classic. It will never go out of style, I will pull it out of my closet every season happy to see that it has stood the test of time.

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Outfit details: Dress- Sail to Sable, Shoes- By Paige Shoes, Sunglasses- vintage

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Ocean House Secret Garden

The New England coast is sprinkled with charming and extraordinary hotels and destinations. Since 1868 the Ocean House has sat in Watch Hill Rhode Island, known for its stunning yellow facade it is architecturally breath taking. But it is the stunning ocean views that always get me. The historic building closed in 2003 for renovations, today’s structure retains the victorian charm of the original but holds all the modern conveniences we expect from top-luxury resorts.

Now that summer has finally decided to arrive in New England the Ocean House Secret Garden has returned. Sip Veuve Clicquot while you take in the magnificent views of the Ocean House beach. The Veuve Clicquot themed garden is absolutely fabulous, relax on a couch and enjoy the ocean breeze. They have a delightful menu of snacks, from charcuterie boards to lobster rolls.

Me and the girls headed down to Watch Hill last weekend and had to check out the famed Secret Garden. Ocean House is always impeccable, in service, views, and menu! I stuck with a classic glass of Veuve but they have a fantastic cocktail menu available. Can’t wait to go back again soon this summer!

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By Paige Shoes by the Sea Shore

Back in the day when I was working as a sales associate at vineyard vines a few of the guys called me lobster girl, why because I loved anything with a lobster on it! I am so excited to be working the By Paige Shoes this summer to showcase so of her incredible designs! Paige Andrews has over 20 years experience, all of the needlepoint items are hand stitched! I love the vibrant colors and intricate designs By Paige offers! I especially love my new paid of Lobster and Crab loafers!

I don’t think there has ever been a more New England pair of shoes than these! The second I took them out of the box I was impressed by the quality, and when you slip a pair on you can tell these were made with care. They are so comfortable! The stitching is beautiful and the colors really pop. I can’t wait to wear mine all summer long.

They’re perfect for all your days spent by the shore, trips to the cape and islands, or a drive along the Maine coast! I wore mine up to Rockport, MA the other day for a little brunch and shopping. Rockport is one of my favorite coastal towns in New England. If you haven’t been I highly recommend taking a day trip, and be sure to do it in a pair of By Paige Shoes!

Thank you By Paige for my pair of loafers, as always all opinions are my own. Thank you to everyone who reads my blog, I love using my platform to support small business owners like Paige, be sure to check her out on Instagram!

lifestyle

A night with Zuma

Something very exiting happened in Boston this week! Zuma, located at the new Four Seasons One Dalton, hosted they’re soft opening! There are Zuma restaurants all over the world and now Boston has joined the list. I went with my friend Elissa, be sure to check out her blog Style Wire, and we were treated to one of the best meals I’ve ever had.

We tried a bunch of different dishes. The menu has everything from sushi, Robata grilled vegetables and fish, as well as traditional entrees. To say things exceeded my expectations would be an understatement. From the moment we walked we were greeted by the beautiful atmosphere and friendly hosts. There was even a live DJ playing the bar area!

We were so happy to be seated at the bar overlooking the Robata grill. Getting to watch the chefs at work was a real treat! The service was exceptional from beginning to end, our server was helpful, all the runners were able to speak to each dish we tried, and the manager was wonderful!

This was without a doubt my favorite dish! Seared Boston Scallops with sea urchin and black truffle. They scallops were so fresh, and the sea urchin and truffle all came together delectably as it all melted in your mouth. I almost considered ordered a second dish of these at the end of our meal they were so phenomenal!

Another scallop dish, of you don’t enjoy seafood you might be at the wrong restaurant. Zuma has plenty of other dishes to offer, but you are seriously missing out! These were the Grilled Scallops with pickled plum, shiso, and mentaiko. Behind the scallops is the Soft Shell Crab served with a wasabi mayonnaise, a classic and it was as delicious as expected! It was lightly fried but didn’t feel heavy at all.

If you love sushi you will love this Seared Tune with chili daikon and ponzu sauce.

Remember when I said you better like seafood if you’re visiting Zuma? Well I may have forgotten to mention all the amazing dishes out there for my friends who prefer turf to surf. These Robata skewers with beef and shishito peppers we incredible. I am not a big beef eater but these were cooked to perfection and the flavor and spicy were incredible!

With out a doubt the best part of the meal was the Roasted Boston Lobster. I love lobster and was thoroughly impressed by how well this was prepared, a perfect balance of butter and lemon. We ended the meal with some dessert. Honestly you can’t go wrong with any of the dessert selections, I had the Buddha chocolate mouse cake served with mango sorbet. And Elissa got the fruit platter. After dinner we stopped at the bar for a cocktail. Our bartender Alejandro was fantastic, he was able to tell us so much about the different drinks on the menu, order the “Burning History” for a real show!

Thank you so much adorable an incredible evening Zuma. I can’t wait to see what else One Dalton has in store for this city!

Zuma was kind enough to host us, but as always all opinions are my own.