Saturday, June 26, 2021

Summer Style From Target

Hi everyone!

I can never walk out of Target without a few new pieces for my wardrobe. Their summer collection this year has been absolutely adorable, and SO affordable. I'm always looking for casual outfits to wear when I work in the greenhouse and this floral graphic tee couldn't be more perfect. I paired it with this pair of denim shorts that I could not believe were only $15. The quality and fit of these shorts is so great and I know I will be wearing them all summer. Everything I styled for this look was under $20 and are quickly becoming staples in my summer wardrobe. 

A straw hat is always essential for me in the summer! I found this one and absolutely love the fit and how versatile it is. I styled it a little dressier in the second look with the most adorable Wild Fable sundress. In the summer easy dresses are always a must and I've been finding so many at Target this year! I love how neutral the color of this one is because it is so fun to accessorize with it. How fun is this straw bag and tortoise sandals? I hope you guys enjoy the post and find some summer style inspo! Everything I'm wearing is linked below!

Linking my greenhouse look (all pieces are $20 or less)!

A special thank you to Target for sponsoring this post!

Summer sundress look:

Monday, June 21, 2021

A Weekend at Keuka Lake

 Hi everyone! This past weekend my friends and I took a road trip to Keuka Lake and had such an incredible time. This past year I've spent a lot of time in the Finger Lakes and I fall more and more in love with the area every time I take a trip. It's only about two hours away from Buffalo and if you're in NYC its about a five hour drive. We stayed at the beautiful Glenn Scott Manor which is the most charming farmhouse in Hammondsport, NY. The house is tucked away with a beautiful yard, but I also loved how close it was to town and local wineries. Here's a recap of what we did on our trip along with some photos! I also shared a lot from our trip on my Instagram- @belleoftheball45!

I'm super excited to be offering a package exclusive to my readers to enjoy a wonderful weekend in The Finger Lakes with all of the amazing experiences we did! Click here to see the package and book your Glenn Scott Manor getaway! 


We arrived to Glenn Scott Manor in the afternoon and got ready for a wine tasting at Point of the Bluff Vineyards. It was so close to the house and absolutely beautiful. We had a private tasting with Tammy who was so knowledgeable and fun. Everything we had was incredible- my favorite was the red wine paired with a delicious salted chocolate. Tammy put together so many lovely pairings! I loved that everything was locally sourced and had connections to a lot of local families. We had a delicious charcuterie board as well with so many local cheeses and jams. My friends and I ended up picking up some goodies to bring home to share with our families! 

After wine tasting we went into town for dinner at The Park Inn. I included a bunch of photos below of what we ordered- wow was everything delicious! The Park Inn focuses heavily on farm to table which is something we loved especially since our meals were so fresh. They even source from the Glenn Scott Farm where we were staying! We all loved of our meals and can't wait to go back. 

Winery Look:

Dinner Look:




I ran to the store on Saturday morning to grab some ingredients for breakfast at the Manor. The Glenn Scott Manor has an incredible kitchen and so much space to entertain. It would be perfect for a family getaway, bachelorette party, or a relaxing weekend away. Click here to book! We cooked breakfast and ate out on the porch which was lovely. The yard is full of plants and has such a beautiful view! After breakfast, Sydney met us on the farm to give us a tour and tell us a little bit more about it. The Glenn Scott Farm provides their crops to a few local businesses as well as the local farmers market- so fun!

In the afternoon their was a BBQ and live music at Point of the Bluff Vineyards which was amazing! The food was incredible and we all loved the event space. They have events happening throughout the summer so definitely make sure you check it out while you're there. It's such a beautiful venue with the best view since its up on a hill. 

In the evening we planned on having a picnic dinner followed by a fire, but had to adjust our plans because of the rain. We ended up having a lovely dinner at the house and a cozy night in. It was the perfect way to spend a rainy evening. 



BBQ Look:

They have a polaroid camera available for guests to use and we had so much fun taking photos throughout the weekend- such great memories! 


On Sunday we were heading out a bit early to be with our dads on Fathers Day, but before we left we stopped at Crooked Lake Ice Cream Parlor for coffee and breakfast. We got some delicious breakfast sandwiches for the road- it was the perfect way to end our trip. They also have amazing ice cream here which is the perfect treat after dinner at The Park Inn. 

Coffee Run Look:


Thanks so much for reading! Click here to book your stay!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Fourth of July Ideas | Outfits & Entertaining

 Hi everyone! The Fourth of July has been my favorite holiday for years and I'm so excited to be back celebrating with friends and family this year. We always have our party outside and with vaccinations we are thrilled to be celebrating together. In today's post I'm sharing some affordable outfit ideas as well as some items great for entertaining. I'm working on another blog post with some fun and easy recipes so stay tuned for that!

Affordable Fourth of July styles:

A few of my favorite looks from last year:

Let's Have a Party:

Last year's spread:

Thanks for reading! 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Cape Ann, MA | Trip Recap & Travel Guide

 Hi everyone! I am so thrilled to be fully vaccinated and back to traveling. 

A few weeks ago I went to Cape Ann with a few of my favorite brands including Chappy Wrap, Vineyard Vines, and Sperry! The trip was the best way to start summer and I'm so excited to share more in today's post.  I would highly recommend Cape Ann for a weekend getaway- there is so much to do in this charming fishing town.  It was so relaxing and absolutely beautiful. Here's what we did while we were there and a bunch of great recommendations to plan the perfect trip.

Where we stayed!

We stayed at the beautiful  Beauport Hotel which was beyond beautiful. I got there a little earlier than everyone else so I had a relaxing lunch on the porch at 1606 Restaurant and Bar. The views and food were incredible! I had my first lobster roll of the summer and it was the perfect way to kick off the trip. The Beauport Hotel has so many incredible accommodations, I can't wait to go back and check everything off my list! There's a rooftop pool, bicycles available for guests to explore the area, a beautiful beach (my fav spot for morning coffee), a shuttle to get you around town, the best restaurant and bar, and so much more. They also had the cutest store in the lobby with such great brands. I took a bike ride along the water and it was absolutely beautiful. The entire hotel is impeccably decorated too! 

Fun Experiences:

Noelle and Annie at Cru of Two PR always puts together an amazing trip and find so many unique experiences! Here were a few of my favorite things we did while in Cape Ann:

Glass Blowing at Bubble Factory 

Have you guys seen Blown Away on Netflix? My brother and I are huge fans of the show so this experience was so exciting for me! It was so hands-on and incredible to see everything they make at Bubble Factory. Everyone working there was so talented and it was so fun being able to create something to take home with us. 


Sailing on The Thomas Lannon

It's always a treat to get out on the water and we lucked out with the perfect weather for a sail with the Sperry team! We had cocktails made with POM Wonderful and Hardshore Gin that were delightful. Jordan from  JorDécor and I both brought our Chappy Wraps and loved using them as it got cooler. We wore the cutest looks from Vineyard Vines and Sperry that were perfect for an evening sail. If you're looking to book a sail you can find all of the information here!


Boat look:

Cape Ann Museum Tour 

I had an early flight so I wasn't able to spend as much time at the museum as the others but I loved every second I spent there! It was so beautiful and it's always great to learn more about the history of a town. It was such a quaint museum full of so many treasures- hoping I can go back for a more in depth tour soon!

Places to eat & drink:

Breakfast & Coffee - Castaway Vintage Cafe, Sugar Magnolias, Lone Gull, Cape Ann Coffees, Mom's Kitchen

Lunch - Stones Pub and Eatery, Great Marsh Brewing Co, Virgilio's Bakery, Passports

Dinner & Drinks - Tonno, Minglewood Harborside, 1606 Restaurant and Bar, Blue Collar Lobster House, Drift, Seaport Grille

Sharing more about where we ate & drank below!

The first night we had cocktail hour with  Hardshore and dinner with  Hanacure at Tono which was divine. Everything we ate was so delicious and it was so lovely to be dining with new friends!


After Bubble Factory we spent the afternoon at Great Marsh Brewing Co. and it was such a great time! They make delicious and and refreshing seltzers (@spassbev) perfect for a summer day. 


After sailing we ate at Miglewood which was adorable! We had the most beautiful table outside and it was the perfect end to the night. They have a lot of sushi and seafood options which were all so fresh and delicious. 

Thank you so much to Cru of Two and all of the sponsors for such an incredible trip! 
Thanks for reading. 

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