October 5, 2016

A Day On The Pond

Last week I was lucky enough to spend the day with friends at a camp on a fresh water pond in Dedham, Maine. The weather was perfect. Sunny, yet cool and crisp. And as you can see, things are starting to change color around here.  

This print says it all! 

It was a beautiful day for people to take their docks in. In Maine we have to do that, because the docks would get ruined by the ice and snow during the long, cold, dark winters. But we won't talk about that right now.....

{This photo was taken on my Snapchat. Hence the word "snacks" in the upper left.}

We enjoyed snacks and margarita's, took a walk and sat on the deck. We pretty much did nothing except savor the view all afternoon. For dinner we had lobster rolls. I wish I had taken more pictures. I didn't really anticipate writing this blog post ahead of time. I should have planned better! Sometimes you just have to enjoy the day with your friends and forget about documenting every second. Just soak in the friendship and the fun and enjoy the lovely experience. 

Just look at that view!

Bean Boots

Maybe I was jumping the gun a little bit by putting on the Bean Boots a bit early. But I was excited to finally put them on after sporting sandals all summer.

 Tiny earrings trend

Lately I have been wearing this tiny earring trend and I love it! I got these ones at Target.

SHOP my cozy & casual look!

September 28, 2016

Autumn Romance

Autumn is such a romantic time of year. The weather begins to get cool and crisp. It's the absolute perfect time to cuddle!

This September my husband and I felt honored to attend the wedding of a dear friend. The ceremony took place at the gorgeous and historical Imago Dei Anglican Church in Bangor, Maine.

Of course a wedding is all about the bride and groom. But we can't help but begin thinking about what we might wear as a guest to such a special occasion. Autumn is a quirky time of year in Maine. It's still quite warm, but it's definitely not summer. This proposes a challenge in choosing the proper attire. I decided on this simple yet gorgeous Tweed Fit-and-Flare Dress from Talbots

Soft make-up that doesn't call too much attention.

My husband chose to wear a brown jacket with no tie, and I was totally okay with that for this laid back romantic afternoon. A pocket square from The Maine Square was all he needed to look perfectly polished.

The gift. A wooden cutting board in the shape of the lovely state of Maine.
Find it HERE.

Amy, the beautiful bride, is escorted down the isle by her proud father.

And here is what I wore and how I wore it.

SHOP My Wedding Gift Idea & Outfit!

September 21, 2016

Here's What I Did Last Summer....

I decided to take the summer off from blogging, in case you didn't notice. I forgive you if you didn't. I understand that life is busy. Which is precisely why I took the summer off from blogging. 

I have always taken my birthday week off in July. And this July my dear sister treated me to an overnight stay in Belfast, Maine at the fine AAA Four Diamond Belfast Bay Inn Boutique Hotel. If you have never been to Belfast, Maine, you must make time for a visit. It's quiet and quaint. Nothing like the hub-bub in Bar Harbor, which is also one of my all-time favorite places to visit in Maine when I feel the need for more action. Belfast is for people who want to be quiet for a minute and just breathe. Why do we have to do something wild and crazy all the time? Why can't we just be? Well, my sister and I did. We calmly relaxed in suite 301 at the Belfast Bay Inn.

{This is the front view of The Belfast Bay Inn from Main Street. See the tipy top where the black iron balcony is? That's our room. Suite 301.}

Of course we didn't stay in the room the whole time. Although, I would have been quite happy to. We took a walk around Main Street and did a little shopping. I always love to stop at Cyote Moon and find something eclectic to add to my mostly preppy wardrobe. 

{Welcoming red doors at the entrance of The Belfast Bay Inn}

{The courtyard in the back}

{The living room}

{Another view of the living room. I love how she had Maine Magazine's displayed on the coffee table. How perfect!)

{The view of Main Street from the balcony in our room. Lot's of people and traffic, yet we didn't hear a thing! The room is extremely well insulated.}

{Sorry. Kind of messy. I should have taken this photo before we started eating our snack! But you get the idea. Gouda cheese & a baguette that we purchased from The Belfast Co-op dipped in Vinolio blood orange olive oil and raspberry balsamic. And of course, my sister didn't forget the champagne! 

CHEERS from my sweet sis and I! 

{The kitchen}

{Learning to sail in Belfast Bay}

{The most beautiful impatient's I've ever seen!} 

{My birthday dinner at Delvino's on Main St. in Belfast, Maine. Lobster tortellini!}

{My birthday cake made from scratch by the pastry chef at The Belfast Bay Inn. A white raspberry filled double layer cake with the lightest buttercream frosting you've ever tasted. Delicious!}

{Time to wash up for bed! This is the luxurious bathroom in Suite 301.}

{King size bed. I think this might have been the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on in my life.}

{Breakfast was served by the owners themselves! Such a wonderful surprise treat!}

{Judy Hemmingsen and I. Judy owns and runs The Belfast Bay Inn Boutique Hotel with her husband Ed. They made me feel like a princess during my stay on my 42nd birthday this past July. I will never forget this most wonderful experience! Thank you to my sister and my brother-in-law for giving me this very special birthday gift.}