Monday, June 30, 2014

Harbor View Hotel | Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard



A row of rocking chairs painted a soft teal blue line the wide wraparound porch overlooking a pristine Edgartown Harbor, where a lighthouse in the distance is surrounded by a lush, beachy landscape. It is here where guests start their day and where they end it, rocking with cups of coffee in hand, and later sipping a cocktail like the San Tropez (house made rose infused vodka, raspberry violet syrup, Peychauds bitters, champagne, grapefruit twist) from Henry’s Bar. The Harbor View Hotel and Resort located on charming North Water Street is a short stroll away from the picturesque shops and restaurants of Edgartown, and proves a welcome seaside retreat to compliment a visit to Martha’s Vineyard. 



The staff is kind and hospitable, the grounds are well maintained with gardens in full bloom, and the rooms are clean and comfortable, as well as spacious and light filled. The cheese plate they generously delivered is top notch. The pool area beckons daily if even for a couple hours in the morning or later in the afternoon. After a day spent soaking up the sun on South Beach or venturing into Oak Bluffs or Vineyard Haven, returning here is always something to look forward to. The views inspire relaxation and so beautifully paint a picture of carefree and romantic Island life.  
 

*Harbor View Hotel generously provided a media rate of half off our stay. A standard king room with a small balcony during the second weekend in June is typically $300 a night. All opinions are my own*

 131 North Water Street
Edgartown, MA 02539

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

cape & islands spring

Cape Cod and the Islands in the springtime are a lovely place to be. I feel like I packed in an entire summers worth of favorite places after back to back weekends in May. There was lots of quality time with Mom - dinner at Brewster Fish House, grilling on her back deck and long beach walks in Dennis. Memorial Day Weekend saw opening night at The Beachcomber, a bike ride to Chatham Light and lunch at The Squire, and a spontaneous day trip to Nantucket to party with the Figawi Crowd

Also, I just spent four days on Martha's Vineyard, so, a lot of that coming up next....

1. The bar at Brewster Fish House (my entree below)
2. evening walk on Corporation Beach
3. Pan-Roasted Skate Wing w/ marcona almond puree, pea tendrils, maitake & curry vinaigrette
4. Blue Haired Ladys at The Tavern on Nantucket
5. treasures from Chapin Beach in Dennis
6. Harpoon IPA at Chatham Squire | Lobster Roll at The Tavern
7. Chatham Lighthouse Beach
8. a morning on Chapin Beach in Dennis
9. dunes at Chatham Lighthouse Beach
10. salad and grilled pizza on my mom's back deck in Yarmouthport


Friday, June 13, 2014

Outtakes, Nashville

Broadway area | American Steam Feed Co
Country Music Hall of Fame | Reba is a BIG deal
Broadway | Betty's Boots
The Grand Ole Opry | Kristen, Tricia, Erin, Laura, Eden
Broadway area | can't get enough of the charming brick warehouses
Country Music Hall of Fame| Record wall 
Patterson House | cozy speakeasy on Division St
Paradise Park | Eat Drink Rock
Broadway | late afternoon light

That's a wrap on Nashville. Until the next!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Marché | Nashville

We were told Marche offers one of the best brunches around, and they did not disappoint. Serving light seasonal fare with a variety of coffee & espresso drinks, teas, and breakfast cocktails in a comfortable and sunny space in East Nashville, definitely spend a morning here if you are in town!

Republic of Tea | Chamomille Lemon 
Pomegranate Mimosa | Prosecco, pomegranate juice
Streak and Eggs | two fried eggs, potatoes and roasted red pepper steak sauce
Scrambled Eggs | Parmesan cheese grits, applewood bacon

1000 Main St
Nashville, TN 37206
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