Summer Kick Off on Cape Cod

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This past weekend, I took a road trip with two of my best friends to celebrate the official kick off of summer with my parents on Cape Cod! Memorial Day weekend is when beach season begins, and we all felt ready to get some sand in our toes, smell that refreshing salty air and spend a few days away from the grind of the city. Driving down the road to my parent’s house, you turn a corner and can see the ocean up ahead of you and I swear, every time I turn that corner I can feel the tension falling away from my shoulders!

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Of course we did a little shopping, There was no way I could take a trip to the Cape without visiting my favorite shop, Chatham Threadworks! I have featured this charming store before, and a return trip confirmed its’ status at the top of my list! They have all sorts of new merchandise for the summer (like these adorable straw bags with pom poms on the handle-gimme!) and everything in the store is monogrammable. My girl Ashley went nautical picking up a couple of bags in navy and white with hot pink monogramming; see the photo below! Too cute. If you are drooling over the collection as much as I am and aren’t nearby, you can give the store a call (and tell Beth that Catherine from Charlebois Chic sent you!) and she will ship your customized items to you! For more monograms and beachy style, follow them on Instagram.

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Like mother like daughter! My jacket is a new favorite from Vineyard Vines.

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The majority of the trip was spent here. My parent’s house is right around the corner from the ocean, so we took walks every day down to the sand, had lunch out on the deck, followed by cookies, and then wine and cheese and crackers and more wine and then dinner…By bedtime every night we were full, sun kissed and had stomach aces from laughing together all day.

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Rosé all Day! With my favorite Karen Walker sunnies.

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This sweet beach bum! He loves this corner in the house; if I leave without him, he hangs out on this perch until I come back around the corner and his fluffy little tail goes crazy.

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The three stooges. Can you feel the relaxation radiating from us?! I am so lucky to have these two in my life. The long weekend made this week fly by, and I have to admit, I am really glad it is the weekend already. Hope you are going somewhere by the water or can take a few minutes to do something special for yourself this weekend!