Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Saint Michaels, MD

Derek and I spent the first half of the long weekend in Saint Michaels, Maryland.  We'd never been before and we couldn't have been more impressed.  We wanted to take advantage of having Friday and Monday off but waited too long to pull something together so we brainstormed quick getaways that were within two hours driving or a quick train ride.  My parents had been and loved it - after mentioning to them that we might go, we were sold based off all the great things they had to say.

We left Thursday and made it down there in time dinner after a smooth drive.  We walked (we could walk everywhere) to dinner - seafood, of course.
Our hotel was right on the harbor so we had fun watching the boats pull up all weekend.  It was really nice getting into town before it got crowded.
Like any of our trips, I did some research of what was around before we left and spotted a cupcake shop and just had to go.  I love testing out a cupcake in any city because well, they are my favorite.  This little shop was the perfect stop - it was adorable AND the cupcakes tasted great :)
We went in for one, picked six (to bring some home), and left with an extra dozen.  The sweet girl was closing up and offered us one of her few extra boxes - of course I said "Yes!"  There was no way we could eat them all and it would be a waste to bring that many home so I figured we could give them to the desk at the hotel but… 
We went to a cute bar right in the center of town that apparently all the locals go to and everyone was so nice and welcoming that we gave the extra cupcakes to the bartender and he passed them around.  Everyone enjoyed them and I didn't have to wait to dig into one until we got back to the hotel! 
Friday we had some little breakfast tastes on the upper deck at the hotel and enjoyed the cloudless sky and warmer temperatures (the day/night before were abnormally  f r e e z i n g!)
We had some time to kill before a little boat cruise so we browsed the shops and wandered around the adorable little town.
Lunch as well as the rest of our meals while we were in town for the rest of the weekend was outside.
Lunch was right next to where we needed to board the boat so we walked over, got in line to board, grabbed a beer and claimed two seats near the front of the boat and in the sun.

We enjoyed a couple hours of relaxing and snacking at the pool and enjoyed getting our first suntans of the summer.
We made a quick little visit to St. Michaels Winery, which was conveniently right down the street from our hotel.  I tasted a few whites, Derek tasted a few reds and we left with a white for me, red for Derek and a red for Stella's babysitters as a thank you (aka my parents).
Did I mention that we biked to the winery?! And then to dinner?! This was honestly one of my favorite parts.  We don't really have anywhere to casually cruise around on a bike at home so it was a blast riding around on the quiet back streets.
We put our wine into the bike basket and headed out to dinner on the dock and drinks at a different dock before turning in.  We hit the town for some final shopping, lunch and ice cream the next day and headed home to enjoy the rest of our long weekend at home!
Some specifics and favorite places details tomorrow… 


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30 comments:

  1. That looks like so much fun. Cupcakes are the best and I love that you have them to he bartender to pass around. So fun and I bet people loves that.

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  2. WOW! Such a fun little getaway. It looked like such a cute town. I loved the pink walls in the cupcake shop. And I loved that you guys got bikes. SO FUN! We always try to rent bikes when we go places.

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  3. What a cute little town and you know I want all of the cupcakes! Trips where you dine outside for every meal and you can go wine tasting are the best :)

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  4. AHHH!!! You guys look like you should be straight out of a New England coastal magazine!! Love it! Those cupcakes look SO GOOD! I've been craving one for awhile but there isn't anywhere convenient to find one! This looks like the perfect summer weekend getaway!

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  5. Look at your little getaway to my home-state! Looks like you guys took advantage of the full weekend and had a blast! Love getaways with the hubs :)

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  6. What a perfect little getaway!! It looks like it was the perfect trip and I love all your bright outfits and that bag :) xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. Looks like a wonderful weekend trip. You were only one state away from me, let me know when you venture down to VA, okay?

    I love all of your outfit choices, y'all look like you stepped right out of a magazine. And of course, those cupcakes look amazing!

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  8. Pretty cupcakes! I also like to research places before we go to them. I try to rule out a couple of things that we don't need to see.

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  9. This looks like an adorable seaside town! Glad you got away for a couple days and got to enjoy some of the local spots.

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  10. Looks like such an awesome getaway! I love to go bike riding at the beach :) Glad you had fun!

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  11. This looks AMAZING! I love that pink necklace too :)

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  12. I totally want cupcakes now! haha I love your dress, too! It is so cute!!

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  13. What a perfect mini-weekend away! Love your outfits too!

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  14. You always have the cutest Lilly pieces, can I come shop your closet?! ;) Sounds like an awesome little getaway! Love that you biked to the winery too!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  15. Looks like such a fun & relaxing trip!

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  16. I love little weekend trips! So glad y'all had a great time!

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  17. What a great selfie at the end! That one belongs in a frame! I also love the blue top and pink necklace! I have been biking around lately myself for the first time since I was a kid and I am OBSESSED with it.

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  18. What a cute town - such a fun little getaway!

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  19. What a great weekend getaway. Love that y'all were able to bike to places!

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  20. That town sounds and looks like so much fun! And those cupcakes!!!

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  21. I loved this post! What a fun get away! I love the basket for your purse and your Lilly smocks!

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  22. That looks awesome! I would love to vacation in a cute little east coast beach town some day.

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  23. Such beautiful photos! I would love to bike around a small town on a beautiful warm day. So fun!

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  24. Well this post certainly made me want to book a vacation! And love that you basically served the bar cupcakes :) I love your blog, I found it a few link-ups ago and have been reading ever since! Are we still planning to own our crazy tomorrow? :)

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  25. Okay seriously...you look fabulous in all these pictures!

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  26. I love biking places in small towns! That trip looked like so much fun!

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  27. How fun!!! The last picture of y'all is perfect!! You look absolutely stunning!! Beautiful, friend!!

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  28. What a fun trip!! Those cupcakes look amazing!

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  29. I've never heard of Saint Michaels but everything about your trip sounded amazing! I think we may need to make a trip there sometime!

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  30. Saint Michales sounds lovely! What a perfect weekend, glad you got to enjoy yourselves so much!

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