Though we had a warm winter and spring, the start of summer was pretty mild (read: 80 degrees) here in North Cackalack, but sometime in the past week, whoever’d forgotten to turn the heat on all of a sudden remembered the error and cranked it up to high. From about mid-June through September, it’s imperative to head east til you reach ocean as often as possible, and I took this creed to heart this weekend and we made our way down to Emerald Isle on North Carolina’s Bogue Banks. I’ve been making an effort to turn off – really disconnect – from the various media pulling me in different directions on the weekends, and I’m proud to say I somewhat succeeded at this the past couple of days by making almost zero plans, spending more time with my nose in a book than looking at a screen, and ticking some items off my summer to-do list.
We headed down to Emerald Isle, N.C., this weekend to catch a few rays and waves, and despite less-than-stellar weather forecasts and a tropical storm that popped up out of nowhere (um, last I checked hurricane season wasn’t due for at least another month), we had a near perfect weekend full of sun, sand and surf. Plus lots of eating and drinking. Hooray summer!
Clockwise, from upper left:
White wine sangria on the porch
Sun + live oaks
Marsh walks with Milo (Madewell sweater, Kenneth Jay Lane necklace, Gucci sunglasses)
Stand up paddleboarding
Beach bound (Urban Outfitters hat, Gypsy 05 coverup)
Anyone got any awesome summer plans? Fill me in and make me jealous.