Feeling Rosie

With the first official day of Fall behind us, I am more than happy to jump full-force into all things Autumn. I don't know about you, but instinctively I feel ready for a fresh start (that school year schedule will forever be ingrained in us won't it?). I love getting organized, feeling cozy and of course refreshing my wardrobe! Here's to a wonderful weekend. 

Loved this vignette at Sweet Violet, this past weekend. 

One week from today, I will be off exploring Maine. Stay tuned for many coastal pics!

In case you missed it, click here to see Michael Penney discussing Fall decor on Marilyn. 

Made this Barefoot Contessa French Onion Soup recipe. Yummm. 

One of my favourite looks from the 2015 Emmys. 

Travel Diaries

This month's Travel Diaries is featuring Nantucket Island. I promise you, a quick search on Pinterest and you will be packing your bags to this picture-perfect beach town. In the American State of Massachusetts, not far from Cape Cod, to me, Nantucket is the ideal vacation spot. Stunning coastal-style homes, wide sandy beaches, restaurants full of fresh and local ingredients, picturesque lighthouses, even a small night life (see The Chicken Box). Nantucket looks like the kind of Summer vacation you only see in the movies. 

When I go, here's what I would do (for a comprehensive guide, click here):

  1. Watch the sunset at Madaket Beach 
  2. Enjoy a post-beach bevie at Cisco Brewery 
  3. Rent a bike and tour the island
  4. Rest my head in the gorgeous Gate House in The Roberts Collection 
  5. Eat the Westender Tacos at Millie's
  6. Walk and Shop on Main Street 
  7. Tour the mansions along Sconset Bluff Walk 
  8. Enjoy the day on the North Shore Beaches, taking in views of the Brant Point Light House
  9. Brunch at the White Elephant 

Get inspired by my Pinterest photos below, and let me know if you will be adding Nantucket Island to your vacation diary! 

Travel Diaries

I thought it would be fun to share my Travel Diaries with you. I have so many places to visit on my bucket list, and it is constantly evolving. Traveling is such an important part of life. It opens your eyes to new cultures, foods, religions, climates, governments and values. And let's not forget the unforgettable, lifelong memories you come home with. In the last couple of years, my focus has been turned towards my career, and traveling quickly got moved to the back burner. So here's hoping my now public travel diaries, will help me make traveling a priority once again! 

The first instalment of the Travel Diaries is the kind of backdrop you imagine for a steamy Summer romance novel. In fact, it is the location for arguably one of the greatest fictional romantic stories of our time, The Notebook. A true hollywood romance also began on a gorgeous planation here--Blake Lively and Ryan Reynold's wedding (designed by none other than Martha Stewart to boot!). 

Click here, for a comprehensive list of what to do and see in Charleston.

A background: Charleston is a city in the American State of South Carolina renowned for it's cobblestone streets, civil war history and picture-perfect pastel architecture. I imagine walking around in an a-line summer dress, sipping peach-flavoured iced tea, holding the arm of a Southern gentleman. The warm, southern weather and gorgeous waterfront are welcome bonuses! 

If I go (scratch that to WHEN): I would definitely start by touring the many gorgeous historical mansions (like the Aiken-Rhett House) and plantations. I would stay at the Planters Inn, because it is simply dreamy, and shopping on King Street and strolling the French Quarter are on the must-do list. Last, but definitely not least as I spend 90% of an average day thinking about what to eat next, I would mow down on shrimp creole at Hominy Grill.

I would love to hear from anyone who has been before, and make sure to let me know what destinations are in your travel diaries!