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Hot Air Balloon Festival

August 22, 2017

We LOVE an activity. I’m sure you can tell by now this is the case from our Instagram/blog (i.e. archery, jet skiing, snow mobiling… the list goes on.) So, when I knew we would be home in Massachusetts for a few weeks I decided to hit the internet hard and check out what was snappin’ in our old stomping grounds. The first thing that kept coming up was the Hudson Elks Hot Air Balloon Festival. 

This is something that has been on my bucket list for quite some time. I THINK I want to go up in one, but I don’t have the guts yet, so getting the view from solid land is as far as we’ve gotten. However, even from land this view was breathtaking. The balloons went up at 6am and 6pm. We choose the sunset session to get that amazing glow backdrop. We went a bit early to hit as many food trucks as possible before it began. Brownies, ice cream, beer, pizza… the works. There was some great blue grass music filling the field with fun tunes. (We’re big blue grass fans. I think I want to take up the banjo. Anyone else out there in this blog world a banjo fan?) 

After we came down from our sugar high we sat down on a big blanket and watched as the balloons took off one by one. It was so amazing to see all of them in the air at once. However, once they go up they take off really fast. This is definitely a great date night idea. It’s so romantic! 

Which was your favorite balloon? We decided if we become millionaires we’re going to get a black and white striped balloon or maybe one with a skull and crossbone on it. Would you guys go up in a hot air balloon? (I can’t decide if I feel comfortable going up in a wicker basket run by an open flame. Thoughts?! 

Xx, Emily 

 

 

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A Guide to Greenport, NY

August 15, 2017
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A GUIDE TO GREENPORT, NY

We spent two days in beautiful Greenport, NY, and we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite spots to check out during your visit! A very special thank you to Kori and Emily for showing us around, and to The Gallery Hotel for our awesome room with an incredible terrace overlooking their garden. Check out our recommendations below for sights, food, cocktails, and activities!

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Where to Stay: The Gallery Hotel

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Where to Eat & Drink: American Beech

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Where to Eat & Drink: Porto Bello

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Where to Eat & Drink: Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market

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Where to Eat & Drink: The Gallery Hotel Cafe

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Where to Eat & Drink: Bruce & Son

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What to do: VSOP art + design Projects

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What to do: Lavender by the Bay

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Foxwoods – Our Indulgent Home Away From Home

July 28, 2017

 

 

 

 

Is it obvious we love Foxwoods? Okay, well IF by some chance you weren’t able to tell… we are obsessed. This time we were happy that we were able to stay for two nights to really get a full experience. It’s amazing how many times we’ve visited, and yet every time is completely different.

This time around we tried out their restaurant Alta Strada, which was conveniently right next to our hotel in the Fox Tower. We indulged in some delicious apps and entrees, and several divine martinis. After some successful gambling (aka the Titanic slot machine), we danced the night away at Shrine with the lovely ladies of Effen vodka.

We were also thrilled to be invited to their brand new restaurant The Sugar Factory. Feast your eyes on the photos above. Those cocktails… holy moly. Not to mention their food was incredibly tasty.

The next morning we had a luxurious brunch at their restaurant perched on the 24th floor, aptly named Vue 24 (pronounced view.) This is the place to be for a high-end chef-prepared meal. White table cloths, breathtaking views, and unbelievable bites. So glad we met the chef, and he convinced us to try so many of his inventive dishes.

After stuffing our faces, we sauntered over to the Tanger Outlets for a shopping spree. We hit the style jackpot at H&M, Forever 21, and Express. We love having this new feature at Foxwoods, not to mention the new tattoo parlor we saw on our way in… will definitely be hitting that up next time.

Lastly, how could we miss Liquid Sundays. A pool party that will have you feeling like you flew to Vegas for the afternoon. The pool is packed, the music is bumpin, and the vibes are on point. All in all, it was an epic weekend getaway. Can’t wait for the next time, Foxwoods!

xx, Abigail