Saturday, July 4, 2009

Musings from the Cape

V brought me to the Cape this weekend. Yesterday we spent the whole day on the Vineyard and it was super. We went to Oak Bluffs where we ate at a Thai Food restaurant and walked around. We went to the beach. Then we took the bus to Edgartown. I got fudge and we did some shopping. I was hoping to get this red strapless dress from the Vineyard Vines flagship store but they were all out. I went to In the Pink and found this incredible clutch. It was white a gold on the outside and hot pink on the inside. It was a li ttle pricey so I passed. I went to the cutest little boutique called Nell. It had a lot of cute clothes and accessories. I got the white lacoste headband I had been wanting.

Nell had such a fabulous assortment of designers that it inspired me to start thinking more about the boutique I would love to own some day. I would call it pink and greenlee. My boutique would consist of 5 primary sections divided by the clothes in the colors of pink, green, yellow, blue, and white. I might have some denim on shelves in the back but primarily these color groupings would define my shop. I would try to have Lilly, Kate Spade, and Vineyard Vines consistently available. Other brands I would rotate through would include CK Bradley, Molly B, Elizabeth McKay, Shoshanna, Tory Burch, Diane von Furstenburg, and Tulle. I was wearing the Lilly blue monkey dress yesterday and I got more complements in one day then I would get in a month living in the city. I realize that I am much more inspired by the clothes of the girls I grew up with in Augusta than with the fashionistas of the city.

Finally, we headed from Edgartown to Vineyard Haven where we ate at the Black Dog Taven. I had the gnocchi and I have to say it was tasty. Spike Lee was eating there too. He walked by our table on the way out and was wearing a Michael Jackson t-shirt and a Yankees cap. That was cool.

Today we rented bikes and for the first time in my life I actually rode a bike. Albeit I rode through grass and not that far, but I actually pedaled several times without falling off. It was incredible. It's sad that I never learned as a child (my parents never bought me a bike nor did they attempt to teach me), but I am glad that after all this time I am conquering my fear and learning.

1 comment:

molecularshyness said...

I am so super-proud of you riding that bike! One step at a time.

And I love your idea about the shop. L O V E!