Friday, May 27, 2011

16 Beach Street: A Vacation Slide Show

Ogunquit, Maine was the destination of my latest travels and it was wonderful. I have never been to the New England area and was absolutely blown away by this quaint little town.

 

We stayed at the 16 Beach Street bed and breakfast and if you ever happen to be in Ogunquit I would very highly recommend it. The innkeepers, Dick and Linda, were incredibly hospitable and made us feel right at home. Not to mention that the breakfast was to die for every single morning and they set out hot tea and some kind of delicious sweet treat every afternoon. AWESOME!


I was blown away by all of the gorgeous scenery in the New England area. Being from TX the plants and flowers have to be a lot more sturdy because it gets so hot, they have to be able to withstand the weather. In Ogunquit, there are delicate flowers like tulips blooming everywhere and our innkeepers told us the tulips would last most of the summer. In TX tulips are pretty for about 3 weeks ... 

Skirt: Anne Segal
Cardigan: Love Zooey
The B&B where we stayed was just about a block from the beach so we spent a lot of time by the water. It was cold so we weren't sun bathing and swimming but we did go for runs on the beach in the mornings and then we would walk on the "Marginal Way," which is a gorgeous paved walking trail that runs the complete length of the coast from Ogunquit Beach to Perkins Cove, all throughout the day.
We were most enthralled by the drastic differences between high tide and low tide. I have never been to a beach where the tides were several hundred feet different depending on whether it was low tide or high tide. We loved to go down in the afternoons and see that were we had run on the beach that morning was now one hundred feet or more from the start of the water.


If you have never had first hand experience with New England sea food, take it from me, you can believe all of the good things you have heard. I am not a huge sea food eater but the lobster and chowder in this part of the US is outstanding. It is all caught fresh everyday so when we ordered lobster it had literally been caught that same morning. YUM!

Jacket: Joie
Shirt: Velvet
Jeans: Genetic Denim
Purse: Urban Expressions


Sweater: Beyond Vintage
Dress: Madison Marcus
Wedges: Jeffrey Campbell
Surprise! Surprise! I am wearing my blue wedges yet again. I still can't get enough of them. They take an outfit that is fairly monochromatic and give a big punch of color. Love!


Jacket: Nike
Leggings: Nike
Shoes: Keen
On our last full day, Dick drove us about 15 miles up the coast to another small town called Kennebunkport and we rented bikes and rode around the whole town. We stopped and had lunch right on the pier. We biked all through the residential areas and the more commercial parts of town. We rode all along the coast and got to see the place where George Bush Sr. and his wife summer. It was beautiful. It was 52 degrees that day so we were all bundled up in our cold weather work out gear but it was totally worth it. Riding a bike is a great way to really admire everything around you.



Shirt: Vince
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity
Wedges: Steve Madden
And now after a wonderfully relaxing trip and a crazy weather plane ride ... we are home and back to real life.



2 comments:

  1. it looks like you had an amazing time. and those jeffery campbell wedges are yummy,


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  2. loving those blue wedges xxx

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