Florida Sunshine

Well they call it the Sunshine state for a reason. Last week I escaped the Nor’easter and headed down to Florida. Stay tuned I’ll be doing another post all about my time at Disney and Universal, I had never been before!

It was so nice to get away from the cold and enjoy some warm weather. I got to lay by the pool, relax, and even get a little sunburnt. I am in love with this gingham cover up dress from vineyard vines! It is so preppy and perfect to wear on your way to the pool or beach. I’ll be wearing this a lot this summer, now I just need to wait two months for the sunshine to come to Massachusetts!

I am wearing my classic Jack Rogers, a sun hat from Nordstrom and my sunglasses are by Diff Eyewear.

I received this dress as a gift from vineyard vines but as always all opinions are my own.


Lillying around Newport

I love summer for the sole reason that I get to wear all the cute Lilly Pulitzer pieces I have. Sometimes wearing Lilly in Boston in the middle of winter just doesn’t make sense. I love breaking out my brightest outfits during the summer because come Fall they get tossed in the back of my closet and I don’t see them again until Memorial Day.

Last weekend I went to Newport with one of my good friends Elyssa. We decided to go for the Newport Flower show hosted by the Newport Preservation Society at the Rosecliff mansion. Rosecliff is so beautiful, fun fact the old Great Gatsby movie featured Rosecliff in some of their scenes! We started the day with brunch and then strolled around downtown Newport for a little while. Thames Street is so great for shopping and people watching! We stopped at the Smoke House for some mudslides before heading over to the Flower Show. (BTW please excuse the ever present hair elastic on my wrist in all of the photos 🙄)


The Flower Show was fabulous! There were tons of vendors sent up and you can’t beat the view! We strolled through the ball room taking it all in.0C0921B5-30A4-42A4-9BBC-C214BD221BE000433523-C1E5-43AE-BF85-DE042F91868114B46B8F-0E7D-4EBB-8A9A-34E62CE811DBIMG_1319608E020F-E8A8-453F-A1EB-0EF78F2AA21ADA7ADEDB-8E4A-42E8-96F1-0E9BBE2BFCC3F15C2F92-F414-49DC-B80A-AED8BC95F1EB5506D1DF-B23E-4E28-AA64-71AA576D83E1

After the Flower Show we headed over to Newport Vineyards to do a wine tasting. I love doing wine tastings, and Newport Vineyards is one of my favorite wineries in New England! We had a great bartender Brenden who was so helpful and fun. One of my favorite wines there is the Great White, it is the perfect crisp white wine for a summer day. It was Elyssa’s first time there and she loved the Dry Rose!5784C6F8-0C04-4B6C-9779-30CB564EAE4E137201D6-CBE0-46F7-B8DA-979A7578836E46F01980-D618-4BE0-B98B-A803B14CED91

To end the day we headed over to my favorite spot in Newport, Castle Hill Inn. It is an absolutely stunning property and the view over the water can’t be beat. They have a gorgeous lawn with adirondack chairs that you can hang out in and have a cocktail. We grabbed dinner out on the patio. The food is delicious, but it wad the sunset that stole the show! We go there about an hour before sunset and it was so breathtaking to watch while we enjoyed a delicious dinner. The bartenders here know what they’re doing and make some of the best cocktails in Newport! I got a dark and stormy which didn’t disappoint.  330EAC94-3476-413A-9A7A-5198E2CD4BA97C6CC300-3F88-42BA-8061-18476198E1C557DFBF4F-69EA-409F-9FF8-93BD31903332B14080E3-25E2-4DDE-BF29-F6580705554FIMG_1277

It was a perfect day in Newport. Its just a short drive from Boston but when I do make the trip down I like to fit as much as possible into the trip! Newport has so much to offer, I can’t wait to go back.


Outfit details: Romper- Lilly Pulitzer, Sunglasses- J.Crew (old), Purse- Kate Spade, Shoes- Jack Rogers




Is it summer yet? 

I know, I haven’t posted in a while. I got the winter blues. Winter in Boston is long, dark, and cold. I know we haven’t had too much snow but walking through the wind tunnel that is Boston makes it hard regardless of how much snow there is. Towards the end of the season I always get a little down, my motivation tanks, and I just want to curl up and hide until summer. I have so much planned for this summer I really can’t wait! But I guess I have to get through the next few weeks of the bitter cold. In the mean time here are a few pictures from last summer to remind me of the warmth. 


Blowing into Chatham

The other day in was just insanely windy! There was no way I was headed to the beach to get whipped by sand all day, the beach is my happy place and I’m not trying to put myself in a situation where I’m going to hate the beach! So I hopped in the car and made the short drive from Dennis to Chatham!

Chatham is one of my favorite spots on the Cape. There are so many cute little shops to check out while you stroll through town and plenty of restaurants to grab a bite to eat! I stopped by In the Pink, the Lilly Pulitzer signature store and picked up a new dress. Chatham is right on the “elbow” of the cape so no matter where you’re staying it is not to far of a drive!

Drive along Shore Road and check out all the gorgeous houses lined with hydrangeas! Stop at Chathams Bar Inn for a drink if you have the time, definitely one of my favorite spots to meet friends for a quick cocktail! I was in the neighborhood and I came across an adorable little girl having a lemonade stand “Paws for a Cause” she wash icing all the money she made to a local animal shelter, so precious! Before you head home for the day stop and see the Chatham Light. It was a crazy windy day, not great for pictures but it was definitely a lot of fun and we did get a few shots in!