It’s official, I’m never leaving Nantucket. This past weekend was non-stop fun! We celebrated Mackenzie’s wedding shower in Newport, had dinner and a few too many laughs at Ventuno (I would highly recommend!), explored Cliff Road and Steps Beach, enjoyed lobster rolls at Galley Beach and then ended the day watching the sunset at Ladies Beach.
“She loved the ocean because every time the waves left the shore, they always came back.”-unknown
As I laid in the sand with the waves crashing at my feet, a slew of memories rushed in. I don’t know if it was the sounds of the water or the sun shining down on my skin but I felt at peace. My anxiety washed away with each passing wave and I allowed my mind to wander. So many thoughts came to the surface. Thoughts about my goals, my relationship and where I see my life in the next 10 years. For the first time in a while, I allowed my mind to wander to creative places and found new inspiration. I know it is not just me, but I get so caught up in my daily routine that I don’t allow myself to fully let go. So as I sat there in the sand watching each wave leave the shore, I let those little things go, and made room in my life for something new.
We had the best day on Saint-Jean beach in St. Barth’s. Stay tuned for later this week, I will be sharing a guide to 5 hours on the island. Everyone had to drag me back onto the boat. I could have stayed on that island forever. I wore my new Marysia bikini the entire day with a high waisted maxi skirt and sandals. To say I am obsessed with my new suit would be an understatement. I have been lusting over Marysia’s designs for over 2 years now and I finally decided this girls trip was the perfect time to pick it up. I contemplated on getting this one piece, but Mackenzie talked me into the bikini with a quote from her Grandy- “You have your entire life to wear a one-piece, wear a bikini while you can.” She really is a genius.
As your reading this I am currently sitting on the beach (drink in hand, obviously) and enjoying the sandy beach in the Bahamas. I will be spending the week in the Caribbean with Mackenzie for a girls trip! We will be soaking up the sun, swimming with dolphins and boating to St. Barth’s. My goal for this trip was to pack for eight days in my new carry on suitcase and it was a complete success.
Be sure to follow me on Instagram (@adashofdetails) and Snapchat to see behind the scenes shenanigans from our trip.
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Anyone else over the cold yet? It really hasn’t been too frigid in Dallas (sorry Chicago friends) so I haven’t really minding going sans coat. However, in a few weeks I am headed somewhere warm and I could not be more excited. I don’t want to spill all the deets just yet, but it is going to be SO MUCH FUN. In order to get ready for our vacay, I obviously have been on the lookout for a new swimsuit. I have to say, I have never been a one-piece gal (due to my boyish figure), but recently they have been calling my name. Does anyone else love this trend? A few brands I have been lusting over are Marysia Swim. After trying on this bikini in West Palm Beach last summer, I have been regretting not making the purchase. I think it is going to be a top contender for this trip. Another brand I have been seeing all over my insta is Solid and Striped. I was first introduced to the brand by my friend Amy. She was wearing the cutest striped shirt from the brand and every since I have been in full stalking mode.
Are there any other swimwear brands I need to be on the lookout for?