Earlier this week, my friend and blogger babe, Chelsea Scott of The Millennial Miss, and I took off on a quick retreat to Martha's Vineyard. Neither of us had been before, so we were both excited to get there and explore the island. We instantly fell in love when we arrived at the Summercamp hotel, a Lark Hotels property. I remember saying to Chelsea that my senses were overstimulated with the amount of "cuteness" going on in every corner of the property. I think I snapped the two pictures below before we even checked in. It's honestly the epitome of "summer" in one place. From the massive porch lined with rocking chairs, to the swings hanging in the lobby, and canteen stocked with snacks, it's the perfect place to getaway for a few days and recharge. After unpacking our 374723648 outfits and grabbing a quick coffee, we made our way to Vineyard Haven to have breakfast and plan out our day.
We're both pretty easy going so we didn't have much of a plan besides hitting a few different areas of the island that our followers had recommended. Luckily, we connected with Slate boutique in Edgartown over Instagram and coordinated a visit to their store and it was the highlight of our day. We not only shopped their amazing selection of some of our favorite designers but also stopped in their sister location Salte. If I could move into this store, I would. From the outdoor patio complete with a ping pong table, to the massive hand-painted surfboards, and swings hanging from the ceiling, it's literally a dream house.
After shopping, we were able to hop on a few bikes thanks to Salte's neighbor, Wheely Happy Bike Shop (cute name right?). We rode around Edgartown and fell in love with the tree lined streets and cobblestone sidewalks. MVP of our trip definitely went to our photographer, Jill Rollins of Jillian Rollins Photography, who chased us up and down the street while we goofed off and tried to look coordinated riding bikes. She put up with half our shots being ruined by us dying laughing but captured everything perfectly while we had fun.
Behind the Bookstore came highly recommended by a lot of you so when we finally forced ourselves to return our bikes, we made our way to this adorable hideaway for lunch. Obviously we both had to order lobster rolls (because what else do you get for lunch in New England) and had the bartender make us some fun cocktails that tasted like vacation in a glass.
After lunch we made our way back to Oak Bluffs and found ourselves at Mad Martha's for some dessert. We thought we had time to leisurely grab some pics while we ate our ice cream but mother nature didn't cooperate. Definitely an Instagram vs. reality moment for us after we were both covered in ice cream and had half of the street laughing at us and offering napkins to clean up our mess.
After a busy day running around the island, we were happy to be back at Summercamp to relax on the porch and catch up on girl talk. I'm so thankful that this industry has connected me with people I wouldn't have otherwise met in my typical day-to-day. However, I feel like whether it was through blogging or fate, Chelsea and I's paths would have crossed because we were meant to be friends. From showing up unintentionally matching (hats and all) and being able to be on the same page without saying much, its truly rare to find a girlfriend you just click with. Chelsea truly is a gem and I read her blog daily for advice (and also follow-up with a million questions for further advice). Make sure to give her a follow and check back for more of our inevitable travels together.
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Photography: Jillian Rollins Photography