Ladies weekend in Block Island ~ August 2015.

I spent a weekend in August with my High School friends on Block Island. Since Block Island is small and hotels book up so far in advance, we decided to rent an apartment for our weekend visit.

Friday was spent on the beach at Ballard’s.  This beach is very crowded, but you have access to restrooms, waiter service, a restaurant, and bar.  I rented a lounge chair and umbrella to snooze under for the day in the shade.


On Saturday we decided to take a taxi tour of the island before spending the rest of the afternoon at a less crowded beach that was walking distance to our apartment.


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We had a lot of fun catching up over the weekend and getting to spend time together.

I would say Block Island is okay, but I personally prefer visiting Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket in the summertime.

Burke Mountain Vermont ~ August 2015

I went back to Vermont a second time over the summer for my cousin’s wedding near Burke Mountain.  We spent Friday at Lake Willoughby.
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Afterwards, we went to a post rehearsal dinner get together for the guests. It had drinks, pizza, and games and was very lovely.  I wore my Flynn Skye Bali print maxi dress available here. I got it on sale from, but it looks like they’re sold out now. This is currently my favorite dress in my closet and can easily be dressed up or down. It’s super comfortable, but I wouldn’t recommend it to busty ladies. I first spotted it on Katrina of ToneItUp on instagram and then found it on sale! I’ve come to love Flynn Skye and hope to add some more of their pieces to my wardrobe over time.  I paired it with a cardigan and my Rebecca Minkoff mini crossbody bag available here and here.


On Saturday, we headed to Hill Farmstead Brewery. I would recommend going here if you or someone you’re with is a beer lover and enthusiast.  Make sure to get there early. We went on a Saturday right when it opened and the line was already long. There was a three hour wait for growlers within the first hour of opening. Do your homework beforehand and make a list of beers you’re interested in buying. Get there early and put in your order as soon as possible.  Then you can have some small beer samples while you wait for your order. I heard the employees suggesting to come on a weekday if you live nearby.


After the brewery, we got ready for the wedding which was so beautiful and a lot of fun! The food and wedding cake were also very tasty.

Here’s a picture of me with my Dad and brother. After looking at this picture, I’m realizing I don’t like these shoes with my dress.  I tend to change into flip flops as soon as the reception starts, so I didn’t think too much of it.





The bride and groom’s first dance.


Me with the beautiful bride! Liz looked so gorgeous and her dress had a slight sparkle/shimmer to it that looked amazing when she was walking down the aisle with the sun shining.


It was a fun weekend in Vermont with family and I’m so happy for my cousin and her husband!

Burlington, VT ~ July 2015

Kraig and I spent a weekend this past summer with our friends Liz and Dave in Burlington, Vermont. Liz has been my friend since the third grade and is married to Dave. They’re such nice people and fun to spend time with. We went up the weekend of the Vermont Brewers Festival and rented an apartment off VRBO.

Friday – Lunch at The Red Onion and Dinner at The Farmhouse Tap and Grill.

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Saturday – Breakfast from Myer’s Bagels, Late lunch, appetizers, and watermelon beer from The Vermont Pub & Brewery , dinner was from various vendors at the Brew Fest. After the brew festival, we stopped by Lake Champlain Chocolates for ice cream and to purchase an assortment of chocolates to take home with us.


Sunday – Breakfast at Penny Cluse Cafe. This place is awesome to go to for breakfast and I highly recommend it if you’re in Burlington.

My other posts on Burlington, VT are located here and here.

A weekend in Nantucket ~ July 2015

Last year I had so much fun at my bachelorette party in Nantucket, so I decided I wanted to go again this year.  Kraig and I spent a long weekend there in July and stayed at The Barnacle Inn.  This is an affordable inn in a great location with friendly innkeepers. It’s walking distance to the downtown area where a lot of restaurants and shops are located.

We rented bikes on Friday and Saturday and biked to Cisco Brewery and a few beaches. You can get my striped long sleeve shirt here. It’s on sale for $24.99!



We spent Friday at Cisco Beach and then headed to the Cisco Brewery.

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My hat is available here and here.

Blue Polarized Sunglasses available here, here, here, and here.






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The second day was spent at my favorite beach in Nantucket. Surfside beach is the best because it has public restrooms, a big beautiful beach, and a snack bar with very good beach food. While we were eating our lunch, an older couple sat next to us and told us they came just for the burgers. So it’s not just beach goers eating here.




IMG_3187 thumb_DSCN3007_1024thumb_DSCN3008_1024So many places to grab lunch, ice cream, coffee, etc. are CASH ONLY in Nantucket. Make sure to pack lots of cash with you for your trip because they don’t have many ATMs there.  It was Kraig’s first time visiting Nantucket and he loved it too. Looks like we’ll have many more trips there together throughout our marriage. :)

The Details. I have to preface this by saying that I loved the food at all the places we ate at.

Bike Rentals from Youngs.

Lunch – Something Natural on Friday, Beach Bar on Saturday (so good), and Provisions on Sunday. Provisions is right near the ferry, so it’s a perfect place to grab a sandwich before you get on your ferry ride home.

Dinner – The first night was at The Proprietors. The food and service were great. They had innovative dessert that I didn’t care for, but the rest of the food was delicious. The second night was at Company Of The Cauldron.  This place was scrumptious and a very romantic atmosphere.

Drinks – Cisco BreweryThe Slip and Cru.

Ice Cream – The Juice Bar.

I can’t wait to go back to Nantucket next summer! :)

A weekend in NYC ~ June 2015

Kraig and I were attending a Sunday brunch wedding celebration in New Jersey, so we decided to make a short weekend of it in NYC. We grabbed dinner from A4 Pizza in Somerville before beginning our drive to New York City after work.


We rented this apartment off Airbnb which suited our needs for the weekend. The couch and bed were so comfortable.

We arrived in New York late Friday night and spent Saturday going out to brunch, walking around Central Park, catching up with a friend over drinks/oysters, and then having a lovely dinner with another friend. After dinner, she took us to a small bar/venue with live music.




Places we dined at in NYC that we enjoyed:

Brunch Saturday: Maialino

Afternoon Drinks/Oysters: The Standard Grill

Dinner Saturday: Lafayette Grand Cafe

I only took pictures with my cell phone, so a lot are blurry. The wedding celebration on Sunday was a lot of fun. It seems like we were spending so much time catching up with people and having a good time that we forgot to snap pictures. I hate when I do that.

On a completely different note, who is excited for Walking Dead to return soon?!?!!!!  I’m not really loving the spin off show and can’t wait for the original show to come back.  Happy Friday!

What to pack for Iceland.

I went to Iceland in late May and googled the crap outta what to pack for Iceland.  You really need to dress in layers and be prepared for anything nature related. I knew the weather could be unpredictable there so I wanted to make sure I knew what to wear on my trip.

Here is my packing for Iceland list.

A waterproof, wind-resistant jacket. I wore my Merrell coat that is great for this type of trip. My style is no longer available, but I found a similar Merrell one available here and here.

Waterproof pants. I used my North Face Prolix pants which appear to be sold out. I found similar ones here, here, here, and here.

Long Underwear. I got mine from REI. Bottoms available here and top available here.

Polarized Sunglasses. I packed my Ray-Ban reflection ones available here and here.

A hat. I got these Neff hats off zappos in neon purple and magenta. You can get them here.

A big blanket scarf. I got my cute herringbone scarf from Asos. Available here.

Compression socks and cozy warm socks.

Sweat-wicking underwear for any long days.

A bathing suit for the hot springs. I steered away from packing my favorite swimsuit in case the chemicals of the Blue Lagoon caused any damage.

Hiking shoes. I have an old pair of Merrells that I brought with me. REI has a great selection and of course the Merrell website.

Your favorite pair of sneakers to walk around in.


Black leggings.

Long sleeved thermal.




A GoPro and a selfie stick!

Comment below with anything I may have left off this list. Thanks!

Iceland in May 2015 ~ Day 5. Back to Boston.

Our last day in Iceland was spent checking out of Hotel Búðir.  We snapped some photos of the Budir Church located near the hotel before beginning our drive to the airport.


We stopped at 66 North on the way to the airport so Kraig could get his coat repaired. They ended up fixing it for free in a short period of time. The people that work there were extremely nice and accommodating.  We had to go to a special location in order to have he repairs done.

We returned our car rental, grabbed some Joe & the juice, and then were shuttled at the airport to our WOW airlines flight. WOW is right. This airline is very budget and my knees were pressed up against the seat in front of me the whole flight home. We took WOW on the way out to Iceland too, but had seats with more space which were nice. Nothing is free on this flight except using the bathroom. The cool thing about the flight home is I heard numerous conversations about how much fun everyone had on their trip to Iceland. It’s a great place for adventure and beautiful sightseeing. Do not go if you want fine dining or clothes shopping.