Monday, November 30, 2009

Vacation Recap (and even some Turquoise!)



I'm back!! What a vacation I had! I thought I'd share some pictures with you since all your advice was so helpful. We spent the first 3 days by the beach in Montauk (the very east tip of Long Island), but since we had a rental car we spent a lot of time in nearby Southhampton and East Hampton. What an absolute dream! All the houses you guys....whoa, I seriously could not handle all the coastal gems on the most gorgeous property I'd ever seen. It was insane. Way more beautiful than I imagined! One of the days we drove through East Hampton so I could do a drive-by of Grey Gardens. Because a lot of the leaves had fallen, I caught a great view of the beautiful home. I felt like I was meeting a celebrity! Nearby I also saw Martha Stewart's Lily Pond home, which I had blogged about before. So cool. We also made it down to Tate's Bake Shop in Southhampton to eat some delicious cupcakes, ate some amazing pizza at Sausages Pizza & Pastabilities in Montauk, and checked out the W├Âlffer Estate Vineyards just outside Bridgehampton and drank some of their tasty wine. We also spent a lot of time just walking along along the beach. I truly belong by the ocean! *sigh* It was such a relaxing, never-ending few days. So different than our non-stop, energetic next few days in NYC where we stayed in the Upper East Side in an apartment of a couple that was vacationing for the holiday. Very cool (and cheap!) alternative to a hotel! Highlights in NYC included ABC Carpet and Home (you guys were so right...that place is entirely magical!), dinner and frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity, Scott's Pizza Tour, the MoMA, Central Park of course, window shopping (drooling) on 5th Ave, Bloomingdales, a Crumbs cupcake, the Union Square Holiday Market, burger and malt at Stand, Fishs Eddy, Battery Park, Gracious Home, financial district and WTC area, tree/skating rink in Rockefeller Center, Times Square at night, walking around Greenwich Village and some fab shopping in SoHo. And to top it all off I ate a New York Bagel, Hot Dog and Pretzel (not all at once!). I can't even remember what else we saw...we were non-stop walking around all day and taking the subway all over the place. I loved it (my feet didn't!). Oh and we also saw the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. We got there at 5:30AM to secure a good spot, and boy was it! So much fun. Those balloons are huge!

And because this blog is dedicated to turquoise (and in real-life I DO point out every single turquoise thing I see), of course I took some turquoise pics to share with you!

37 comments:

Mandy-Jo said...

Welcome back! Wow what a whirlwind holiday you have had; great you could share it with us. Some great photos to show too, inc the turquoise ones. Ah Tiffany!

Cristin said...

looks like you had a great visit to NYC. I missed seein the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade - thanks for throwing in a couple shots.

xo,
cristin

Symone's Mommy said...

Are you kidding me?! Those pics are unreal! Sounds like a great vacation. I can't wait to go in Jan. BTW - I gave your blog a shout out on my post today. I recreated the turquoise and gold wreath you posted last week.

Down and Out Chic said...

gorgeous photos1 looks like a wonderful vacation. glad you're back safely.

Sarah @ Dream In Domestic said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time; I'm glad! It's really interesting to look for a certain color to take pictures of - you realize how the color is used in many more ways than one would imagine.

froulala.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous photos Erin especially the turquoise bit since I can't get enough of turquoise. Looks like it was a truly an amazing holiday!

Morning T said...

Wow Erin- you took some amazing photos! Sounds like an incredible trip...thank you for sharing it with us. I'll be sure to visit the ABC Home store when I'm in NYC next weekend.
Happy Monday to you.

micah @ the yellow front door said...

Wow, great photos! Love all your turquoise sightings. You even made a dumpster look good!

Lovely Scribbles said...

Welcome back, Erin!!! It looks like you had an amazing trip. Oh, and the historic houses and all the sites you got to see...how exciting! Thanks for sharing all of the fun details!!

Abbie said...

I'm SO jealous!! Love NY. It looks like you had a fabulous time. I can't believe you scored such a great spot for the parade!!

Ken said...

I love NY! Fun photos and story. Thanks for posting!

Shannon www.OldWorldCharm.info said...

Vacation? I wouldn't call a trip to NYC a vacation. No, seriously...I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself in and around the Big Apple. It is, without doubt, the style capital of the USA. It's great to have you back. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Anonymous said...

As little edie might say-"Erin darling, your post was absolutely terrific, honestly!"
I am so happy you went to ABC and the Stand ...NOW I want to do everything you did on L.I. WOW!
Great words and photos!
Sara

Greet said...

You had some wonderful holidays I can see! And unbelievable that you have found all these elements with the turquoise colour!!! Stunning!

Greet

Southern Aspirations said...

Oh my gosh I am dying over these!! What a fantastic trip you had!! And such great images.

More please!

Lauren said...

So glad you had such a fun time!!! I'm bookmarking this post for my NY to-do list- WOW you saw a lot!!!

loved your turquoise pictures & i can definitely imagine you pointing out all the turquoise you see!!! :)

xoxoxo,
lauren

Anna said...

What an amazing little adventure you had..and you certainly have an eye for all things beautiful and creative..thanks so much for sharing. Anna xx

ana said...

OMG you took such pretty photos!!! your trip looks amazing! I'm glad you had a great time but also I'm glad that you're back!
thanks for your comment ;)

Design Wanna-be said...

You're so cool! I love all of your turquoise and I LOVE NYC during the holidays!

Laura Trevey said...

looks like an AMAZING time!!!

xoxo Laura

isla said...

Love all your touches of aqua in these! So fun and love them all!

La Dolfina said...

WOW...definitely a trip to remember!!

sealaura said...

wonderful update what a great time you had! I love your turquoise pics. LOVELY pictures!

VictoriaArt said...

Love all your picks. Good to see that you hade such a wonderful time!
XX
Victoria

Sarah B said...

Wow, what a great holiday! I loved your piccys - NY is a place I'd really really love to see but it's sooooo far away from Tasmania! Have a great week :)

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Wow, so action packed! Totally enjoyed all the great photos!!

Anne said...

Yay! I'm glad you had a great time! And you did an excellent job at picking perfectly turquoise pics for us! I've decided I love turquoise painted ceilings and have decided to do every one in my house...okay, maybe not as the hubby would most assuredly kick me out, but a girl can dream!

Glad your back safe!

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Welcome back! Wonderful pictures!

I have a little something for you over at my place today. Come and get it...

Christina
Fabulous Finds Gal

pk said...

pk @ Room Remix
Welcome back! Sounds like you had an awesome trip. I love all of the images. Thanks for sharing them - kind of a like a little mini trip for me without going anywhere. Of course, I'm impressed that you also managed to find so many TURQUOISE images! :-)

The Cottage Cheese said...

Wow, what a fantastic vacation! Your pics are incredible, I want to go all of these places (I may have to copy your itinerary, tee-hee). New York is so much fun during the holidays. I haven't been in a very, very long time and I'm due for a trip.

Amanda said...

Wow! That sounds like one action packed NY vacation! Love all the pictures! It's so pretty there in the fall! Makes me want to go right now!!

Petergaye S. Kisielewicz/ Yahgie said...

I am loving all these photos. So beautiful.I loved living in New York. Looks like you had lots of fun.

Shorely Chic said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip to NYC!! Serendipity is probably my favorite holiday restaurant - tell me you got the frozen hot chocolate!!

Vicki said...

I love the enthusiasm and zest for life in your writer's voice. It's infectious!

honey living said...

i agree with vicki - it's wonderful to read a longer post from you - you have a wonderful "voice."

i'm so glad you enjoyed your trip!

City Living Girl said...

Sounds like you had a great trip and hit many favorite hot spots - you did good! This is my favorite time of year in NY and I miss it...Happy Holidays, Erin!

Anonymous said...

Where is the Tiffany & co store located? the photo at the top of this post? Mel

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