The proximity of New England’s charming coastal towns makes them the perfect spot for a day trip. Today I’m sharing all my favorite spots and the footwear that is essential for each adventure. It’s no surprise that these nautical locations will always involve a gentle sea breeze, and probably a find a charming lighthouse nearby. You’ll be sure to find good food, great beer, and experience the charm of New England with this list!
This is the cutest pattern I’ve seen on a dress, probably ever. And my absolute favorite part? Is I designed and made it myself. That’s right. With the help of the interface on Sprout Designs, I used their collection of literally thousands of fabrics to create a one-of-a-kind summer number. I just love prints that are almost disgustingly nautical, ones that spark a conversation.
There is nothing like finding a beautiful fabric. However, as a seamstress and designer often times finding the fabric to meet the vision for your next project can prove to be very difficult. Often times, I will go to the fabric store to something very specific and have a lot of trouble finding what I want. For this project, I knew that I wanted a chiffon floral pattern and while I had amazing fabrics nothing seemed to fit my ‘vision’.
A few weekends ago we had the pleasure of traveling to Bennington, Vermont. Our first stop? The endlessly charming Four Chimney Inn, a charming 11 arce estate tucked in the mountains of Vermont. My family and I used to travel through Bennington, on our way to visit relatives in New York. We admired the charm of the this rustic little town from the car window. However, we never had the pleasure of stopping until Lynn, from the Four Chimney Inn, invited us to stay at her beautiful bed and breakfast.
We travelled to the Four Chimney Inn for Maple Sugar Weekend, a time when all the sugar shacks welcome visitors to the beginning of maple sugar season. People come from all over the country to visit and learn about the delicious tradition of making maple syrup. While we visited some local sugar shacks, we also visited other local artisans, like Bennington Potters. From our wonderful weekend trip we compiled a few favorites to share for when you travel to Bennington.