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My Favorite Spot — Dennis

People often ask me my favorite spot in New England, it’s impossible to choose! New England is so diverse and changes with the seasons. My favorite spot on the cape during the summer is totally different from my favorite spot in Maine. Today I’m happy to introduce a new series, My Favorite Spot, I will feature my favorite spots in various towns and New England getaways. This will be updated throughout the year so you can get an inside look at all the best spots throughout the seasons.

Today I’m happy to start with Dennis, Cape Cod. Dennis will always hold a special place in my heart, I grew up coming here every summer, just like my dad and granddad did. Cape Cod has a little something for everyone, beaches, hiking trails, golf, water sports, fishing, and so much more!

One of my favorite spots in Dennis is Sesuit Harbor Cafe. Located right on the water, sesuit harbor sits on the bay side of the cape. If you don’t know where to look for the cafe you will miss it, why? Because it is located behind the marina! Sit and watch boats get out in the water, watch people take off on jet skis and enjoy some of the freshest seafood out there.

I stopped by the other day for a mid day snack, I walked around the the raw bar and ordered some oysters. If you’ve never been you have to try their lobster roll! Sit outside at a picnic table and watch boats come and go from the marina. Sesuit Harbor is definitely worth a stop if you’re new to Dennis, or have been coming to Dennis for years and never been! After take a drive along the water and take in the amazing views!

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Hydrangea Heaven

My favorite flowers without a doubt are hydrangeas! I love the blue and purple shades that bloom all over the cape and islands in the summer. I especially love that they match my new Lilly Pulitzer romper!

Nantucket is so beautiful this time of year, between all the sea roses covering Sconset the sea salt filled air, and hydrangeas everywhere! If you only have one weekend to get away this summer I would highly recommend Nantucket. It is my favorite destination!

My romper is from Lilly, I love a Karlie Romper, it’s really light and airy, so even though it is long sleeve you won’t be too hot!

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Vineyard Vines Summer Dress

Vineyard Vines has long time been one of my favorite brands. All summer long you can find me in a casual VV summer dress. I hate shorts and skirts when its 80+ degrees out. Dresses are quick, easy, and keep me cool. I especially love this one shoulder gingham dress. It can be dressed up to wear to a wedding or a nice dinner, but it is casual enough to wear out and about for the day. Last week I spent some time on my favorite island, we strolled through the streets of Sconset and took in all the gorgeous sea roses that were in full bloom! Sconset in July is probably the most magical thing you can imagine. It’s like being transported back in time, sea shell roads, rose covered cottages, ocean views, and of course a chocolate chip cookie from Sconset market.

This adorable VV dress is now on sale! Grab it before it’s gone.

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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!

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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.