A little weekend recap.
Duck, North Carolina. Hands down my favorite place in the whole world. Chris' parents have a beach house there and for the past 4 years we have made so many memories in this little piece of heaven.
I grew up on in South Florida...home of palm trees, the whitest of sand, and sunshine everyday. Chris first took me to Duck March of 2011 and I was kind of hoping I wouldn't have to fake loving the beach there. No palm trees? March when it's about 50 degrees? Seriously? But we had the best time that weekend and I fell in love with the Outer Banks. Is it different than Palm Beach down in Florida? Absolutley, but it's perfect. To me it's got a kind of Nicholas Sparks feeling to it. It's a small town, family run business type of place. It has made North Carolina my favorite of all states and is the reason Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show is our song. You have the ocean on one side and the sound on the other. In the summer it's busy, like really busy. I'm pretty sure most of the East Coast packs up their cars and heads to the Outer Banks for the season. Which I still find hilarious as I used to go to the beach for an hour before class when I was in college. Now, it's a whole production.
In the Fall and Winter, it's almost magical. Ecspecially in Duck. You feel like you are the only ones there. The beaches are no longer packed and I might even like it better this time of year. We've celebrated so many things down in Duck. It's where we got engaged, celebrated Chris' cousin's wedding, spent July 4th with the family, and taken countless trips with our friends and a few just the two of us. Like we did this past weekend.
We decided it would be the perfect Valentine's getaway. Life has been a little crazy round here and sometimes I feel like days go by and I've barely talked to my husband. Duck was perfect timing for a little reconnecting and I wanted to share a few pics from our weekend away.
This is Sweet T's. I know I'm a Starbucks addict, but this place beats them hands down. My all time favorite coffee spot. it's located right outside of the neighborhood and I usually walk down to it-though this weekend it was about 20 degrees-so I obviously jumped in the car. Sweet T's offers wine and beer tastings too year round and let's be honest- It's the cutest little shop ever.
Thrift store shopping!
There is a great little thrift store on the mainland that we always go to. We've grown quite an extensive ugly Christmas sweater collection thanks to this store haha. It's so much fun to walk around and laugh at the ridiculous things we find here. On this trip however, I found the perfect little vintage silver tray to be a part of an upcoming styled shoot that will be held here in Duck next month. Stay tuned for that one friends!
Isn't it gorg!?
We celebrated Valentine's day with cinnamon rolls for breakfast...yum!
And a little date night at a nearby restaurant called Cravings where we splurged on lobster fettuccini and a few glasses of wine. And of course took a few table selfies
I know, they're not very good haha. We had so much fun though.
On the last day we were there we just relaxed all day and watched movies. Sometimes your body needs to do literally nothing. And that's exactly what we did.
And we ended our little getaway with the most beautiful sunset over the sound. Why are Winter sunsets the best sunsets?
Duck, North Carolina- You have my heart and I can't wait for the thousand more memories we will make with you over the years.