July 20th, 2012

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Shelter Island

When visiting the Hamptons, my favorite place to go has always been Shelter Island.  It’s a magical little island… still relatively undeveloped and  removed from all of the hype and trendiness (unless you are at Andre Balazs’ Sunset Beach, which I also happen to love… if only for the day drinking and incredible people watching.)  Last weekend, Stefan and I realized that we didn’t have any real plans; so we decided to plan a mini-escape to Shelter Island.  We stayed at Le Maison Blanche (heaven,) went paddleboarding, had drinks at the Rams Head Inn, and dined at the Vine Street Cafe.  I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend away.  Pure bliss.  If you visit, I highly recommend each of the places I mentioned.

22 Responses to Shelter Island

  1. The Curvy Girl July 20, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    I used to go there all the time as a kid (I am from LI) and miss it!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 23, 2012 at 11:22 am #

      Oh, you are so lucky! It is such a special place.

  2. Alyson July 20, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    Wow, beautiful. Love places like this to take a break from life. So glad you got a relaxing weekend away! Going to VT soon and can’t wait for something similar. Happy Friday! 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 23, 2012 at 11:23 am #

      Thanks Alyson – I hope you are able to do the same thing up in VT!

  3. Elizabeth @ TheCornerApartment July 20, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Gorgeous! I usually stick to beaches in Florida and Mexico, but we went up to Newport and I fell in love with the Northeastern beaches. Love their nautical and preppy vibe.

    Cheers, Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 23, 2012 at 11:23 am #

      Aw, yes… I’m a big fan of the preppy New England vibe! xx

  4. Anne July 20, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    Was that in a movie!?  For some reason it looks so familiar!  Gorgeous!

    -Anne, http://www.hammer-and-heels.com

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 23, 2012 at 11:23 am #

      I’m not sure… it might have been!! Thanks!

  5. christin schindewolf July 20, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    crispy duck confit!? get out of town. this post kills me and i mean kills me in the way that i want to go but know the financier will be all “stop it, christin”. 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 23, 2012 at 11:24 am #

      Yup, pretty much positively scrumptious. I didn’t get the duck confit (trying to be healthy,) but I saw it come out and it looked beyond good.

  6. Becca Atwood July 20, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    Looks like a wonderful escape!!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 23, 2012 at 11:24 am #

      it was!! xo

  7. Frankie Hearts Fashion July 20, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    This looks like the perfect escape…so so cute! xo

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 23, 2012 at 11:24 am #

      thanks Nicole! I want to go back!!!

  8. Viviana Carmona July 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    Looks magical!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 23, 2012 at 11:24 am #

      it was! hope you had a great weekend, Viv!

  9. Clara Artschwager July 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    Mmmm looks heavenly, Grace! I’m dying to go there, I’m definitely taking note of the post you stayed at. xx

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 23, 2012 at 11:25 am #

      Thanks Clara! You have to go – absolutely just the best.

  10. sarah | chevrons & stripes July 20, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    That sounds seriously delightful. Love Shelter Island and Rams Head Inn! Have you tried the Pridwin?

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 23, 2012 at 11:25 am #

      I’ve never been to the Pridwin but now I’m going to have to check it out!

  11. Gina July 20, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    It looks so beautiful and restful! 

    http://www.eatblogpray.blogspot.com
    xo

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 23, 2012 at 11:25 am #

      Thanks Gina! It’s such a magical little spot.

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