28 of My Favorite Memories This Summer

28 of My Favorite Memories This Summer

28 of My Favorite Memories This Summer

In between the daunting task of searching for a new apartment and spending countless amounts of days packing, I did manage to have some memorable summer moments. Last year my family purchased a beach house at the end of August, but because of Covid there wasn’t a lot we could do in terms of entertainment. This year, I wanted to make up for it so I created a bucket list of all the things I wanted to do before Labor Day approached. As I look back, I accomplished a ton of the activities on my list. Some of which remind me of my childhood spent in Westbrook, like getting ice cream from Daisy’s ice cream truck and going mini golfing at Saybrook Point. I documented a lot of it on my IG highlights but here are 28 summer memories that stood out the most.

Memories of the summer: evening beach strolls

This stunning view from Old Kelsey Point.

Memories of the summer: dessert from Laduree

Afternoons at Ladurée eating French pastries.

Memories of the summer: brunch attire

Lost and Wander skirt (similar here and here) | Show Me Your Mumu bodysuit | Rebecca Minkoff purse | Chloe shades (similar here) | Vince Camuto sandals (similar here)

Getting dressed up for Sunday Brunch at Water’s Edge Resort and Spa.

Memories of the summer: hanging out with Lulu

Hanging out with the most adorable kitten, Lulu!

Memories of the summer: seashell decor

Decorating my beach house bedroom with seashell decor.

Memories of the summer: Amtrak NYC

Taking the Amtrak to and from New York City.

Memories of the summer: fireworks over Long Island Sound

A stunning display of fireworks over Long Island Sound.

Memories of the summer: Little Free Library

Setting out and discovering new things like this Little Free Library that’s filled with books to borrow.

Memories of the summer: Mistick Village General Store

Old fashioned general stores. (This one is in Olde Mistick Village which you can read about here).

Memories of the summer: vintage family photographs

Looking at vintage photographs of my family in Westbrook, CT. This one is of my grandparents circa 1957, taken just a few streets over from my parents place.

Memories of the summer: beach days

Tularosa button down | Aqua swimsuit (similar here) | Levis cutoffs  | City of New York tote bag (similar here)| Quay sunnies (similar here) | Birkenstocks

Sunny beach days spent floating in the ocean.

Memories of the summer: pie from Oyster River Market

Pies from Oyster River Market. (Not pictured is key lime which happens to be my favorite.)

Memories of the summer: family trivia night

Game nights with my family. (When I purchased the Totally 90’s Trivia, I had no idea it was a British version. That made for some interesting and entertaining moments. Also pictured, 1980’s Music Trivia.

Memories of the summer: salmon colored roses

Finding these salmon colored roses on one of my beach walks.

Memories of the summer: rainbow over Long Island Sound

This summer I saw a ton of rainbows (in both Connecticut and New York City) but this one was by far the most stunning.

Memories of the summer: colorful street art in NYC

Daydreamer muscle shirt (similar here) | Levis cutoffs | Beis backpack (similar here) | Chloe shades (similar here) | Birkenstocks

While apartment searching, discovering vibrant street art.

Memories of the summer: campfire s'mores ice cream

Campfire s’mores ice cream from Bill’s Seafood.

Memories of the summer: hoodies from Old Glory

Purchasing one of these hoodies from the hippie shop, Old Glory. As a teen my friends and I would stop there regularly.

Memories of the summer: the Manhattan skyline

Sky high views that overlook Manhattan.

Memories of the summer: a festive centerpiece

Colorful and festive summer centerpieces.

Memories of the summer: playing mini golf

Daydreamer hoodie | Superdown denim (similar here) | Birkenstocks

Going miniature golfing on a warm summer night at Saybrook Point.

Memories of the summer: Impossible burgers by the beach

Grilling Impossible burgers and then sitting down for lunch while looking out at the ocean.

Memories of the summer: watching the sunset

Taking a walk to a nearby beach to watch the sunset. (I took this on Labor Day so it was my last one of the summer.)

Memories of the summer: The 1918 Victory Arch

Relaxing in the park and photographing historic architecture like the Washington Square arch.

Memories of the summer: hanging out with my cousins

Meeting my baby cousin Levi for the first time and getting to hangout with my cousin Kendall.

Memories of the summer: caprese sandwiches

The best caprese sandwich from Oyster River Market.

Memories of the summer: ice cream from Daisy

Trina Turk cover up (similar version here) | Ray-Bans (similar version here) | Birkenstocks

Waiting for Daisy’s ice cream truck to go by (like I did daily throughout my childhood on summer vacation).

Memories of the summer: our new NYC apartment

After weeks of preparing to move, ending the summer by walking in the door of our new place!!

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