Sunday, May 23, 2010

Love New England because of towns like this

Like I said, I love living in New England because of quaint adorable towns like this one.  My mom and I took a trip to shop and spend the day roaming around Newburyport, Massachusetts.  The weather was perfect and only enhanced the loveliness of this special place.  {Newburyport is a small coastal city in Essex CountyMassachusettsUnited States, 28 miles (61 km) northeast of Boston.}  I was so busy having a relaxing day that I didn't spend much time taking pictures.  I think I actually got lazy about it.  Enjoying the view without having to drag out my camera was what I wanted to do.  There are many cute coastal towns scattered up and down the Massachusetts coast.  This is one of my favorites because it has great shopping and good food.

Bobbles & Lace is always on my list to stop in.  This boutique carries beautiful inexpensive jewelry.  You can always find something affordable to walk out with.

Shop window

We were starved and found a place to sit outside and enjoy the water views and all the pretty boats.  I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious the food was at Not Your Average Joe's.  I had a perfectly grilled blue cheese and bacon burger and my mom had chicken oscar.   Once again, too caught up to stop and take a photos for you!  My favorite thing to do is dine al fresco!  What a lovely day!

Wonderful unique shopping along State Street.

My imagination always gets the best of me when I am roaming historic towns.  I like to imagine what it was like then and who lived there.  Of course, I completely romanticize that time!
Right outside of the town is Plum Island.  To me this island is quintessential summer with its raw beaches and wind blown grasses.  There are many beach houses for rent there.  So New England!  {Plum Island is an 11-mile long barrier Island off the shore of Newburyport and Newbury. Once largely a summer getaway, Plum Island is increasingly a year-round community. The island has many residences, a national wildlife refuge, restaurants, an inn on the beach, and of course miles of beautiful sandy beaches.}

The water and beautiful sun made me want to just jump in.  I need a boat asap!
Ahh, finally summer is on its way and here to stay!  For more information on Newburyport please go here.

Are you as excited as I am about summer?


Images taken by living it at home

20 wonderful comments:

Kathysue said...

That was a fun virtual trip for this Calif girl. I would love to live on the East coast in a little Village in the summer but snow is not for me so I would want an East coast and West coast home. I am dreaming big here!!! Summers get beastly hot here so I am loving our Spring weather and flowers. But I reallllly want a trip to the beach, the Ocean is calling my name. I noticed how all the buildings had cute little awnings I love that, Happy Sunday,Kathysue

nkp said...

I loved this post so much, Jamilyn. I have always wanted to visit this part of the country, but have never been. You make me want to go today. Like now.

KatyO! said...

i love newburyport! Can't wait to make it up there this summer.

Anonymous said...

I love Newburyport and especially like it when I hit it at the right and the town has live music outdoors! xo

Anonymous said...

I love your shots. Especially the white church. It reminds me of the movie Peyton Place!

shari @ little blue deer said...

That's it. I'm moving back to New England. Ahhh, you make me miss it so much, Jamilyn! Hope you have a fabulous day!

Mary Ann said...

hi jamielyn! i always love to visit quaint towns, you are so fortunate to be a driving distance from lovely towns. as you know, california is also known to have beautiful little shopping towns. i just love the relaxing feel, for me that's the real vacation. you have wonderful photos from your antique trip. thanks for sharing. have a great day! verbena cottage

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Just looks like so much fun. Glad you all had a happy day. Have a great week ahead.

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SogniSorrisi said...

Looks like such a charming town!

Design Esquire said...

I love Newburyport! I took my mom there two years for a very similar day trip. It's gorgeous, and I love all the little shops. The flower lined streets are gorgeous too.

Scientific Housewife said...

My husband's has relatives in New England and I would love to go sometime!

paula said...

you are making me miss my old home:(

VictoriaArt said...

Oh yes, YES! SUMMER! What a lovely tour! I loved reading your thoughts on small towns in New England and I would so wish to have my mom near to do a little exploring here and there! You clearly enjoyed yourselves!
I am intrigued: What is Chicken Oscar?


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Annelie said...

Love New England for the same reasons.
Looks like a great day with your mom.
Also saw that you got to go to Brimfield. I am so jealous. Really wanted to go, but it didn't happen. Keep thinking that maybe next time. Although, July is probably a really hot and muggy time to go. Perhaps in September.
A friend just told me about Duxbury beach + town. That's where I will head next time for some sand and sun... I think.


Jesse said...

What a beautiful place, makes me want to come visit. =)

Deliciously Organized said...

I've lived in Boston for a year and a half but have yet to make it here! I need to go! Looks like you had a lovely trip!

My Notting Hill said...

Looks like a wonderful day. I used to love to go to Newburyport when I lived in Boston.