Summer Vacation

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For the past eleven days, my boyfriend and I have been exploring Long Island. It was our first real vacation–  up until this point we had really only gone on 3 or 4 day trips together. We started out in Westhampton for a wedding on the beach with Shawn’s family. The next day we drove to Northfork, spent some time at Orient Beach State Park and had an amazing dinner in Greenport at Northfork Table and Inn. In the morning we took the ferry to Shelter Island where we immediately settled into a rosé and oyster-filled lunch at Sunset Beach. After a long nap and the most perfect sunset we went to Vine Street Café for a late dinner (if you go, you must get the calamari salad). Early the next morning we left for Block Island. There we stayed at Spring House Hotel and played tourist for a couple days. On Thursday we went to Montauk and spent two days with my boyfriend’s parents at their house. We had the best time watching the surfers at Ditch Plains, vintage shopping at Melet Mercantile, and eating stuffed lobster at Dave’s Grill. We even had time to go to Duryea’s one last time for lobster rolls and watch the sunset from Montauket. On Friday we went back to Southampton for the long weekend. It was only a week, but it felt like such an adventure– one that I was sad to see end.

More of my favorite places:

Workout: Pure Barre in Southampton and Total Body Challenge at Body Tech in Montauk

Coffee: Iced Dream Coffee out of the tap at Sylvestor & Co in Sag Harbor

Lunch: Silver’s in Southampton (you have to get the crab cakes)

Breakfast: Wraps and chia seed pudding at Joni’s in Montauk

Frozen Yogurt: BuddhaBerry in Sag Harbor (it’s amazing)

Shopping: Tenet in Southampton

 

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The perfect day in Brooklyn

 

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Lately I can’t get enough of Brooklyn. We’ve been exploring different neighborhoods and eating at the most incredible restaurants. If I were going to plan a perfect day there, here’s what it would look like:

The morning would start at Toby’s Estate for coffee. Then we would head down to Dumbo to sit beneath the bridges and admire their statuesque beauty. Elle, Joe, Megan and Stephan would come meet us with their beautiful babies and we would walk along the waterfront up to Brooklyn Heights.

At this point we would be hungry so we’d go to Bushwich to have pizza at Roberta’s. This place has been around for awhile and I thought that there was no way it was going to live up to the hype. I was strongly proved wrong the second the duck prosciutto came out. Their bread and pizza is where it’s at.

After that we’d head to Catbird in Williamsburg to buy some new delicate jewelry. I’d replace my threadbare ring since it is misshapen from all the wear, most likely I’d scoop up a new earring or necklace and then stock up on little presents for my friends (like their love potion and Mermaid shampoo).

We’d walk around, maybe stop at the pool at the McCarren Hotel or the roof top at the Wythe Hotel, and then get a pasta dinner at Marco’s in Flatbush. This place is so good it’s almost too good. Starting with the anchovy sandwich and ending with the Tagliatelle with prosciutto di parma. We’d save room for ice-cream at Amble Hills Creamery, where’d I’d get half The Munchies and half The Raw Deal.

I’d love to know what your favorite spots in Brooklyn are! Where are do you love to go? Please send your you recommendations.

 

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