Puerto Rico

There was a little silence on the blog last week while I was on vacation with my husband and in laws in Puerto Rico!  We spent five days at the amazing Wyndham Grand Rio Mar in Rio Grand, PR. We spent our days laying by the pool (with iguanas swimming next to us) or body surfing in the ocean (while losing our Cole Haan sunglasses to rogue waves).

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Relaxing by the pool

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I loved these water holes on the street

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All of the Watson ladies in their matching AliKat tunics

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Our swimming buddy… eeeeek!

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A windy evening in Old San Juan

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Crazy sugary donut at Coco Sweet Bakery

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Action shot!

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OH yes we did!

Check out my Instagram for more Puerto Rico pics!

4th of July Weekend

There are some weekends where I really do have good intentions of taking lots of photos and documenting my experiences here on the blog, but sometimes I just get caught up in real life and forget. I like to think of this as a good thing sometimes. First and foremost, I am a person! I live to blog, and not blog to live. So this past weekend, although I lugged along my big camera and had plans to take lots of 4th of July weekend photos, I took none. None!  Luckily, I did capture a few moments on my iPhone and can share them with you….

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Last week I had enough of the heat and broke down and bought a fan at CVS.

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I escaped to the Cape house (with real AC) and got to see Chatham’s amazing 4th of July parade!

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Loved these guys!  Pirates from Connecticut!

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The girls from In The Pink rode through town in the cutest Lilly Pulitzer Jeep!

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Can’t have a parade without a local high school marching band!

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Had a little power outage commotion thanks to Hurricane Arthur!

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Of course, the sky looked amazing after the storm!

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I finally got to visit Mahi Gold and buy one of their amazing dresses!  Or maybe two….!

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Finished off the weekend with 2 bike rides, and a trip to Maine for some more kayaking gear!

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

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Dress: Loft / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Shoes: Zara, old (similar)
Bracelet: Charter Club / Necklace: Charter Club

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I spent the weekend home in Connecticut with my family celebrating Easter. I love being home and I really don’t get to go to Connecticut as much as I’d like. I took advantage of the sunny day and sat outside all morning with Doug on our back porch. Its so quiet at my parent’s house and we could hear birds chirping, squirrels and chipmunks rustling in the leaves, and even a woodpecker! I really believe spring is finally here too — so crazy, but I came home with a little bit of a tan on my face and arms!

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Of course, I called ahead and asked my mom for an Easter Egg Hunt and she was more than happy to plan one for us! All 6 of us has so much fun that next year we decided that we’re all going to pitch in so we can go all out with not only the candy, but nips, lottery tickets, and hidden $20 bills!

Dinner at the Red Pheasant

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Being a foodie, I love to try new restaurants wherever I go. When I found out that the family of Bauble Bar‘s social media manager and Stripes & Sequins blogger, Grace Atwood, owned the Red Pheasant Inn & Restaurant in Dennis, MA, I told my mom we needed to make a reservation ASAP!  When I headed to the Cape for MLK weekend, it was the perfect time to try it out!

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I loved my dinner, but I really loved this appetizer we shared — a white bean crostini.  It was kind of like a chunky version of hummus with a hint of lemon.  I definitely want to make my own version for my next dinner party! We had a great time at the restaurant and spent a half hour chatting with owner Denise Atwood (Grace’s super sweet mom!) about wine, Napa Valley, and blogging!  You can check out my Dad’s review of the wine we had during dinner here.

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Coat & Pants: J.Crew / Sweater: Lizology / Bag: K.Slademade / Scarf: Banana Republic, old