Hosting A Beach Lobster Bake On A Budget

May 13th, 2019
Location  •   Groton Long Point

Thank you Christmas Tree Shops for sponsoring this post. Nothing sums up summertime in New England quite like a lobster bake! Truth be told, it has been a very long and rainy May so far. So when warm weather appeared on the radar, I wanted to take advantage of it by planning something fun. I took the opportunity to finally hit the beach, and to celebrate, I decided to host a lobster bake! But first, I needed to update my beach and outdoor dining essentials. I was over the moon when Christmas Tree Shops reached out to partner with our crew because…

5 Ways To Wear A Silk Scarf This Summer

May 8th, 2019
Location  •   Clinton, CT

  Lately, I’ve been embracing silk scarfs! Whether I’m wearing it to add a pop of color to my outfit or tie back my hair back, I always keep a silk scarf closeby. When it comes to pricey designer scarves, Gucci, Hermes, or Burberry silk scarfs are dream-worthy.  Spending $500 on a scarf doesn’t suit my current lifestyle, so I brainstormed a few ways to embrace the trend without breaking the bank. After searching, I scored some gorgeous silk scarfs for just under $50!  1. The Necktie // Start by folding the scarf in half to make a triangle. Continue to fold your scarf…

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Basket Bags For Summer In New England

May 6th, 2019
Location  •   New England

I carry a basket bag all summer long! Whether I’m taking a day trip to Newport, Rhode Island or exploring my favorite lighthouses one thing is for sure – a basket bag is in tow. This year I decided to add a pop of color to my basket bag collection with this blush number. Fun fact: When I’m not carrying my basket bags – I display them as decor in my home! Below I’m sharing how I style my basket bags during summer in New England:  Hopefully this post inspired you to incorporate basket bags into your summer wardrobe too! Are…

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Antique Trail Part 2: Connecticut’s Western Shoreline

May 3rd, 2019
Location  •   Westport, Connecticut

New England is home to so many antique shops filled to the brim with historic treasures! Whether you’re looking for something specific like moderately priced transferware platters or a high-end colonial piece New England has it. Once I saw a portrait of George Washington painted by an artist during his presidency worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. With so many good shops to hunt, our crew decided to split Connecticut’s shoreline Antique Trail into two posts. Our first post focused on the Eastern Shoreline towards Rhode Island, check out the post here. This post will focus on Connecticut’s Western Shoreline! Below…

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Tiered Silhouette Dresses: A Closet Staple

May 1st, 2019
Location  •   Niantic, Connecticut

With summer around the corner, it’s finally warm enough to break out dresses! I live in dresses and skirts all summer. While recently unboxing my summer wardrobe, I realized I have multiple tiered silhouette dresses. This got me thinking: why was the tiered silhouette dress such a favorite of mine? The answer: tiered silhouette dresses are feminine, flowy, and forgiving! Whether you’re traveling to a sunny destination or feeling a little bloated after one too many lobster rolls – a tiered silhouette lets you breathe, move, and enjoy every summer activity – like fishing on the dock! I’m a…

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Exploring Essex, Connecticut in Spring

April 29th, 2019
Location  •   Essex, Connecticut

  Essex is easily one of my favorite towns in Connecticut. It’s a unique coastal town highlighted by a Main Street lined with colonial homes – for true historic New England charm!  With its shoreline proximity, you’d think Essex was only a summer hot spot, but visitors travel to the town all year-round! The locals are deeply rooted in the community. Every store, coffee shop, and restaurant thrives straight through each season, which isn’t the case for many seaside New England destinations. From Nantucket to Mystic, many coastal towns resort to ghost towns come Autumn until Spring.  Essex is…

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Where To Spot Daffodils In New England This Spring

April 26th, 2019

This Spring, it’s hard not to love New England! Usually, we New Englanders are served up difficult weather this time of year, ranging from snowstorms to days in the high-eighties. This year mother nature blessed us with a tame winter – and an even tamer early spring – which has made for the most gorgeous spring blossoms!  Daffodil blossoms are the most popular spring plant in our region. You’ll often see fields of daffodils adorning front yards and wooden-built fences this time of year. They’re wicked easy to grow because they require low mantience.  With bright yellow petals and…

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Move-In Day Q&A

April 23rd, 2019
Location  •   Niantic, Connecticut

The day has finally arrived – it’s officially move-in day! Well, for our stuff at least. Matt and I have a few more projects to complete before we can commit to next week’s occupancy inspection. Our original move-in goal was mid-February. But, here we are a few delays and one last minute project later. However, when all is said and done it has all been worth it! To celebrate move-in day, our crew pulled some of your most requested home and relationship questions from Instagram for us to answer!  What took you so long to move in?  Valid question….

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Antique Trail Part 1: Connecticut’s Eastern Shoreline

April 22nd, 2019
Location  •   Essex, Connecticut

I’ve always had an odd obsession with antique stores. I used to walk through quaint vintage shops and dream of how I would style a home of my own one day. As a new home-owner exploring antique shops is a guilty pleasure. Currently, I have a very limited budget left to spend on home decor and furnishing. That isn’t stopping this girl from dreaming! Doing research and knowing what you want is just as valuable as going in with the intent to buy if you ask me. I enjoy window shopping by snapping images of pieces I like. Creating a…

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Our House, The Story Of A New England Fixer Upper: Picking Paint Colors

April 17th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

This week we are bringing you inside our home to discuss a topic that’s been highly requested: paint colors!

From picking a paint brand to choosing a finish, a lot of time goes into contemplating and swatching to find a color that is just right. Since I live and breath New England aesthetics, I was determined to stick to a colonial color pallet for our home using five shades maximum.

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