September 6, 2016

MBAR



Lately there has been no shortage of fun new restaurants opening in our area. One of my favorites has been MBAR, in Mystic. What's not to love about an old run down gas station turned super chic coffee and wine bar? I stopped in over the weekend for a quick fix of caffeine.

September 2, 2016

Blueberry Lemonade







Cheers! It's finally the weekend and I managed to survive my first week at internship unscathed. So I'm celebrating with a fun cocktail I created.

August 30, 2016

The Elms, Newport



Recently I spent a girls' day in Newport with some friends. After a brief drive down Bellevue Ave to check out some of the mansions, we decided to tour the Elms. I've been into several of the mansions but this one was a first for me. The grounds were absolutely beautiful and felt like we had gone back in time. 

August 24, 2016

Wedding Cake Topper




I originally was hesitant about having a wedding cake topper. I always thought of the super traditional bride and groom on the top of the cake and I was never a huge fan of it. Originally I was planning on going with nothing at all or maybe a few flowers. But one day I was scrolling through instagram and found Parrott Design Studio and I fell in love with one of their designs.

August 20, 2016

Shopping the 2016 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale



It's almost here! The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is coming Monday August 22. It is the best time to score some of those Lilly items you've been eyeing but couldn't pull the trigger on at full price. Here are some tips for scoring some great deals.

August 15, 2016

Dinner Al Fresco






I love any reason to set up a nice dinner table, especially outdoors, so when a few of our friends were coming to visit from New York I seized the opportunity for an al fresco dinner on the deck.

August 11, 2016

Block Island


I absolutely love Block Island. It's one of my favorite places to visit in the summer. It's such a quintessential New England town with the classic hotels and ocean views. 

August 9, 2016

Sunday Scaries


Sundays are such a conflicting day. The morning is usually spent feeling like it's still the weekend but then Sunday evening rolls around and the Sunday scaries set in. All those feelings and anxieties about the work week that I pushed away all weekend are bubbling back up. I've found a few things that have really helped me enjoy my weekend while also keeping my worries about the week lower.

August 3, 2016

Four Tips for Picking Your Wedding Shoes



This weeks installment of wedding Wednesday is all about the shoes! When picking out your wedding shoes you should consider several factors.


August 2, 2016

Buttonwood Farm



It is impossible to frown while you are frolicking in a sunflower field. They are the happiest flower that ever existed and just really fun. Buttonwood Farm in Griswold, CT plants thousands of sunflowers in several fields.

July 29, 2016

It's Always Tea Time


I absolutely love all things girly and pink and sparkly. So when I stumbled upon this tea set at Goodwill I nabbed it. I will take an excuse to have a party and now I had a reason to have a girly high tea.

July 27, 2016

Five Tips for Hosting an Engagement Party

I think engagement parties are an awesome way to celebrate a couple without having to wait for the wedding. Here are five tips for planning your engagement party:

July 25, 2016

Tweedlee Dee




I absolutely love tweed. It's one of those fabrics where I instantly feel like an adult when I wear it. I initially bought this jacket to wear to work in the fall but it is so gorgeous I just couldn't wait!

July 22, 2016

Truro Vineyards


One of my good friends invited me to join her on the Cape for a few days. How could I say no to a condo on the beach with my bestie? You can't, just try. We started off the trip with a tasting at Truro Vineyards. Make sure you try the cranberry red! By far my favorite and it comes in an adorable lighthouse shaped bottle.

July 20, 2016

Our Engagement


Welcome to my first Wedding Wednesday Post! I thought I would start with how my fiancé finally proposed.

July 19, 2016

Summer Reading



I visited my alma mater Mount Holyoke College recently. Years after graduating the library is still one of my favorite places ever. It is full of secret reading nooks and I miss the days of searching the stacks for interesting history books or just sipping tea in the reference room. 

July 13, 2016

Whoever Said Orange was the New Pink...




I absolutely love Legally Blonde. It was/is one of my all time favorite movies and I could watch it on repeat. In honor of the 15th anniversary of the movie's release I wore the brightest item of clothing I had and embraced all that is pink and blonde.

July 12, 2016

Patriotic BBQ



I absolutely love any excuse to throw a party. This past weekend was Sailfest over in New London which means Saturday night was the big fireworks display along the Thames River. So before we all walked down to the fireworks, we filled up on burgers, dogs, and watermelon mojitos.

July 11, 2016

Highland Light


Highland Light was the very first lighthouse built on Cape Code. It also happens to be an ideal spot to catch a sunset. This Draper James jacket is a fun twist on a classic tweed. I love it paired with this lightweight navy dress but I imagine it will get a lot of wear in the fall with jeans or pencil skirts.

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