Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Seaside Lovin

I am a fresh-water girl at heart, but am slowly learning to love the salty Atlantic. Being pummeled by waves is never my cup of tea, and sand can be irritating, but this week helped to warm a little place in my heart for the ocean. Besides,

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." -Neale Donald Walsch

My wonderful roommate invited me with her family to Nantucket, so I snuck away from Boston in between work, and got to relax in that soothing place.
Eats and Drinks
Mona Lupe" @ corazon del mar- blanco tequila, grilled pineapple, serrano chili, cilantro and agave
waitin in line for the ridiculous reservation system at Blackeyed Susans
but worth it for a front row seat to their entire dinner preparation.
They didn't have many vegetarian options, but the place smelled amazing, and I loved being so close to the chefs and watching their intricate dance.

A trip to Barlett Farms: Nantucket's original and only family owned organic farm
Their Triple 8 vodka is quite delicious-they use local berries in their blueberry and cranberry flavors, and they are superb. All you need is a little soda water and the vodka just speaks for itself.
how would you like some gazpacho vodka??
Twitter Friends are Real Friends
before my crackberry crapped out, I saw Megan tweet that she was in Nantucket, and of course, we HAD to meet up!
I just love the internet world! you get to know so much about people's lives pre-meeting them, you're already guaranteed to "hit it off" We had a fun night out, and it was great to finally meet her!
I love running on the beach. I shrug off my shoes and just go. It's slower but you can definitely feel it the next day! A little extra toning never hurts. When I include the beach in my run I go by more of a "timing" method rather than logging miles.

It was great to have a couple days to relax and really unplug. As much as i adore the internet and social media, it's good to take a breather every once in a while. It may even make us smarter. There was a great article in the NYtimes about turning off your phone to increase productivity

It's a joy having foodie friends
I got off the ferry in Hyannis and was treated in an amazing dinner by Jessica.
She had just hit up the farmers market, and everything was fresh, simple and delicious.
love summer grilling
{she takes REAL photos-check out her post here}

Surfs up!
I just couldn't stay away from those ocean ways, so I convinced Julia to try out a surfing lesson with me in Marshfield, MA
don't let our smiles fool you. surfing is difficult. I DEFINITELY need more practice
We got coffee at MaryLous (so many flavors to choose from!!!) and had some girltalk
She just got back from an amazing trip to Italy so we talked about all of our favorite things: food, travel, and boys.

Twas a lovely week being seaside, relaxing with friends. Trying to catch all these last rays of summer before school starts (Sept 2nd-gasp!). Perhaps I'll stay land-locked this week, but who knows! The world is our playground, and comfort zones were meant to be pushed.

Have you ever met someone you only knew via blogging or twitter? I've done it a couple of times and only have positive things to say. I find it funny that's it's always kind of like a blind date.
Do you agree that it's good to "unplug" everyonce in awhile, and that it actually helps you get things done?
What has been your favorite memory of this summer??
Enjoy the weekend!


Emily said...

It looks like you had an awesome weekend!Makes me want to go to Nantucket :)

butternutbackpack said...

I'm so honored to make it onto your blog! woot woot!

Anonymous said...

Sounds so fun!! So glad you tried surfing!! Now I have to convince you to try snowboarding... unless you already have, lol :) Good Luck starting school!