make-believe: new england road trip.

August 3, 2016




Summertime in New England comes with a special kind of rejoicing. Even on the muggiest days, it’s hard not to be thankful that the sun’s shining and glinting off the water and maybe crisping up your shoulders. (Just a touch, not too much.) 

Lately, I’ve been dreaming of a weekend trip, just for me and James. I’d soak up the smells of fried seafood and fresh blueberries and salt air all mixed in with sunscreen. Today marks our fourth wedding anniversary, so here’s to daydreaming about a getaway, just the two of us. 

A few daydreamy things to extend the fantasy:

A pair of red shoes for propping on the dash.

guide to New England for making sure we hit all the best spots.

checkered sun dress for flouncing around in.

market basket for filling with farmers’ market finds and flea market treasures.

A nod to the nautical life with this knot-shaped bangle.

picnic blanket for beach-y breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and everything in between.

A pair of shades for staying incognito.

A handful of oyster crackers for staving off hunger between lobster rolls.

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  • Reply Claire August 3, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Happy anniversary, Erin and James! Here’s to that beachy weekend; I hope you can share one together soon. 🙂

  • Reply Sarah August 3, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Sounds like the most perfect weekend…

    • Reply Erin Boyle August 4, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Erin August 3, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Those shoes. I want to love them and be their best friend. But, alas – I cannot wear flat soled footwear. So sad…

  • Reply Katherine August 3, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Wildsam guides are the best. Happy anniversary!!

    • Reply Erin Boyle August 4, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Alix August 4, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Ooooh, I love those oxfords. Have you worn this brand before, Erin?

    • Reply Erin Boyle August 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      I’ve never worn Zuzii shoes, but I’ve heard only wonderful things!

  • Reply Amanda August 4, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Yay New England! I leave California for a trip to Maine on Saturday…this post just got me even more pumped!

    • Reply Erin Boyle August 4, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      So glad! Enjoy your trip!

  • Reply Rita August 4, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Oh Happy Anniversary Erin and James! Here the 4th wedding anniversary symbols are flowers and fruits. My sister I belive had a picnic with her husband to celebrate. This year they celebrated the 5th anniversary which is wood and we’ve send them gifts all made in wood (including two wood handamde maracas which was just for fun but since THEY are fun they loved it!).

    Here’s to a beautiful year of yours filled with flowers and fruit, two things that I might say are very readingmytealeaves indeed 🙂

    • Reply Erin Boyle August 4, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Alix August 5, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Happy belated anniversary! I am a long-time reader and remember distinctly when you got married because our anniversary is 8/6/12 (we got married on a Monday!). Crazy how time flies.

  • Reply Cussot August 7, 2016 at 11:31 am

    When I read the line “A pair of red shoes for propping on the dash”, I thought to myself (affectionately), oh that Erin with her fancy modern slang talk, I’ll have to Google that … then I slapped myself on the forehead.

  • Reply Akino August 7, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Happy belated anniversary! This post is so cute, and I love the dress!

    • Reply Erin Boyle August 8, 2016 at 9:21 am

      Thank you!

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