To all my wanderesses,
I promised this next review almost two weeks ago, and I'll be honest: time is careening by at the speed of light and I truly haven't had a moment to reflect. It's important to me that these reviews give you inspiration and ideas for travels so I truly haven't wanted to rush to get these out.
So here we are in the summer months. And, I have to say - taking a look back at the summer has me yearning for warmer weather. I had the fortune of being back in New Orleans this past week for a beauty business conference and it was a great reminder of why being in the tropics in the winter is just the best. Le sigh. Anyways - Carnival season is also underway and if that's not reason enough to get back down there soon I don't know what is.
Best Place To Play Dress Up Like the Kennedy's
Keiko and I took off for a trip up the Eastern Seaboard, ate a bajillion lobster rolls (I swear I counted and that's the real number) and cruised along saltbox cottage lined roadways in the breezy Maine air. We started our trip in New York and took to the road with Cape Elizabeth being our final destination. Each little inn along the way was as wonderful as the one before and I can't wait to share all the specifics of that in the book this fall.
Best Place For a Homecoming
After our trip up the Eastern Seaboard I traveled back to New Orleans to prepare for the move. It was a wonderful time to be back home, and so bittersweet too, visiting with friends and family enjoying those hot summer days before taking off for Nashville.
The shot above from Hermitage Cafe was snapped the day we made the offer on our house, a few days later we would get word that we officially had a home in Nashville.
Best Place for an End of Summer Vacation
At the end of the summer. so many things were coming to a close. Ben played his last show of the Grace Potter Tour at Red Rocks (what a magical trip that was btw!). I wrapped the final chapters for my book at the same time and all of a sudden we both truly had a moment to take a little break. As someone that travels for a living, it's often strange to be in a place and slow down.
Honestly, I'm planning to do more of that this year - slow living is going to stay at the top of my vocabulary - reminding myself again as I type this... Rocky Mountain National Park is such a tremendous place to have that sort of time. Highly recommended you guys.
photos by Keiko Lynn, Ben Alleman and myself