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Pre-Holiday Getaway with Lark Hotels

The Holidays can be wonderful, but they can also be stressful! So this year Mike and I decided to get away for a weekend before the Holidays really ramped up. We checked in to The Hotel Salem, a fabulous Lark Hotel located in the heart of down-town Salem. It was perfect timing, the Halloween crowds were gone and things were still calm ahead of the Holidays. 4DF123E3-BEBF-44C7-8C54-9B501FA8B29E

The Hotel Salem opened just over a year ago. It is conveniently located, a bunch of great restaurants and cute shops are all within walking distance. The Peabody Essex Museum is just one block away and The Witch Museum is right next door! If you’ve never been to Salem I highly recommend doing both.

On Saturday we hit up Far From The Tree Cider and did a couple of flights to sample all their different ciders. On warmer days you can sit out on the patio, they don’t serve food but you are welcome to bring your own or have something delivered! Definitely try the seasonal cider, everything is made with local, freshly pressed apples for small batch cider.  BDBE0C89-84B2-44D7-B718-58E1C7D62B49_1_201_a.jpeg

The Hotel Salem has a restaurant located on the first floor of the building, The Counter. The staff was super friendly and the food was delicious! Friday night I had the Short Rib Grilled cheese, this thing was bigger than my head and it was amazing!! For breakfast in the morning I had the French Toast and Mike had the Chorizo Hash,  while we planned out our fun day of exploring Salem. When you stay at the hotel you get 10% off food at The Counter so definitely stop in for at least one meal during your stay.

Our hotel room was roomie and as with all Lark Hotels was uniquely designed to fit the location. It was the perfect setting to unwind and relax. Each room comes with all the necessary amenities; waffle robe, big screen TV, comfy bed, and most importantly a wine opener! There is also a coffee and tea station on each floor that you can help yourself to anytime of day. The station was also equipped with sparkling and filtered water. We had such a nice time, after a long day of exploring Salem we literally just crashed and took a quick nap before dinner. If you’re a light sleeper, try and request a room towards the back of the hotel, our room overlooked Essex St and it was definitely a bit noisy with all the bars and restaurants right there. 8B22BFFF-27FA-425A-9437-3C4AE745F35062CEFF46-6F25-4BB9-AADF-A4253727A52118287A47-CEC3-47B1-86B3-46C204DD84C7

After a weekend with The Hotel Salem I am feeling refreshed and ready for the holidays! What are you doing to relax and unwind before the holidays?

Thank you so much to Lark Hotels for hosing us for the weekend, as always all opinions are my own.
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Victory Cup Polo Match

This past weekend I got to attend the Victory Cup Polo Match in Westport Connecticut. If you’ve never attended a polo match, it’s a lot of fun! Westport was a bit of a drive from Boston so if you really wan to go but would like something more local check out the Newport RI Polo Club or the Hamilton MA Polo Club for public events.

Hats are a must, stilettos can stay home, and dress to impress! I wore a Lilly Pulitzer Maxi dress (that is unfortunately now sold out), a pair of my older Jack Rogers, and a hat, of course! We sipped rosé all day, had lobster rolls, and took in the match. There was also some great people watching! Thank you so much to Victory Cup Polo for hosting me.

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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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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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