Here we are in July! One of the most beautiful months to enjoy in New England. New England summer is in full swing and we are loving the ocean breezes, blooms aplenty, and the Americana charm. Summer here is truly special and we are ready to get our fill of clam bakes, days spent on the water, and early morning beach strolls.

We are gearing up for our 4th of July festivities here in Connecticut, and after that our Summer Travel Series really takes off! We have so many good things in store to share with you in the weeks ahead. One thing I love about living here is that you never run out of new places to explore. We have some forever favorites that we will be sharing, but also some really beautiful places that may not be on your radar just yet.

Here’s what we will be sharing the month of July…


T R A V E L

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NANTUCKET | If I had to choose only one place to have a summer vacation in New England—Nantucket would win every single time! It had me under its spell the first time I rounded Brant Point on the ferry. There is a kind of summer magic there that I have not felt anywhere else. Not that there aren’t other wonderful places to visit here in the summer, but Nantucket has that je ne sais quoi that makes you want to come back year after year. We will be staying at Woof Cottages, one of the properties in the White Elephant portfolio, since we are bringing our pup, Zoey. These cottages are pet-friendly and all right on the water at the Boat Basin. Such a great location.

www.thecottagesnantucket.com

WATCH HILL & WESTERLY | I think Rhode Island beaches are some of the prettiest in New England. They have the softest white sand and beautiful waves. Watch Hill has some beautiful ones and The Ocean House sits on one of them. The Ocean House is always so amazing to visit, what a gem of a property! I am excited to extend my travels to Westerly this trip too and check out a new inn and explore more of this region.

NEWPORT | Newport, Rhode Island is one of Topher’s favorite places in New England, and we will be heading there for a very special day on the water. We can’t wait to share this private sailing experience with you and how you can get yourself out on the water in New England this summer!

MYSTIC | Mystic, Connecticut is one of those places that the more I visit, the more I love it! I’ll be there for a special photo shoot and staying at The Spicer Mansion. I can’t wait to check out this hotel and share the fun things we have planned this trip!

KENNEBUNKPORT | Back to Maine we go to share an inn right on the water and some of our favorite things to do and see in this idyllic coastal town. It’s one of our favorite New England places to visit in any season.


S T Y L E

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One of the things I love about the New England sharing that I do here is the ability to spotlight the brands I use and introduce you to new emerging brands that I think you will love too. I have some really good fashion, accessories, and shoe brands lined up to share with you this month.

ISLAND TIME | While we are visiting Nantucket, I will be spotlighting some local shops and I have packed up some ACK essentials to share with you. From sun hats to shoes, I’ve got you covered this month.

SAILOR SAILOR CLOTHING | I have been a huge fan of this New England clothing brand and I am so thrilled to share them in a way I never have before. They make the perfect dresses to be active in all summer long!

MY FAVORITES BIG & SMALL | I’m partnering this month with my favorite apparel brands big and small that fit perfectly with our travels this summer.


L I V I N G

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BEACH GEAR | I’m sharing some great beach gear this month from chairs to beach blankets and everything in-between. All easy to pack and perfect for a day in the sand.

DINING AL FRESCO | I love a good dinner outdoors in the summer and I’ve got some beautiful entertaining pieces to share with you.

PUP GEAR | Zoey will be sporting some cute coastal pup gear this month. Nautical collars, pup totes, and more.

WINE | As you know, we are wine people and I love a good summer sip. I’ll be sharing from one of my go-to wine brands this month and sharing a NEW emerging New England wine brand that just got on our radar.


That’s a glimpse at what we have lined up to share with you this July in New England. The island’s calling and we can’t wait to get out and start sharing our beautiful New England with you once again!

Until next time,

Kristy

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