5 Reasons you should visit New England.
HONEY I’m hoooooommmeee! But really, I just got home (as in a month ago, yikes) from my whirlwind adventure back east, and was reminded (as if I’m not daily when I get upper lip sweat walking from my car to my office) why Texas summers are the worst and why I need to be rich and have a home up North for the summer and fall months #workingonit.
Let’s start with summer and more importantly, the beaches. I realize that anyone that wasn’t raised in New England could never actually swim in the ocean water because they're used to bath water, but the beaches are INCREDIBLE because you can spend all day on them and not die of heatstroke or sun poisoning afterwards and still get a nice tan, cool right?
The blooms. OKAY BUT CAN WE TALK ABOUT HYDRANGEAS?! I know that this is not everyone’s favorite, lord, it’s not even mine (peonies future husband, peonies) but the hydrangea blooms that litter the New England coast in the summertime are absolutely breathtaking and worth EVERY gram.
The food. Okay not all the food. New England will never get Mexican right, but boy will they tackle seafood. I’m not a fish eater but I swear I ate shrimp everyday for 9 days straight and was never once disappointed. In Dallas you can only trust Whole Foods, also known as whole paycheck according to my cousin Chris, to provide you with “fresh seafood”. After spending 9 days by the actual ocean and not a lake (aka a dirty body of water that not even bottom feeder fish enjoy living in) I realized you don’t always get what you pay for. If you ever make it to Newport, RI (which don’t die before you do) try out Flo’s Clam Shack, thank me later.
The attire. My favorite possible outfit ever, like bury me in this kind of situation, would be an over sized comfy sweatshirt and jean shorts (tied with the jean jacket dress combo I'm sporting in these pictures). The only possible time to wear that in Dallas is maybe March or October, but even that's not a guarantee. In New England that is the GO TO outfit for any perfect beach bonfire night and it satisfies that comfy cute/incredibly basic desire we all feel the need to fill. Don’t lie to yourselves people.
The promise of a fall. Summertime in New England is everything, but who are we kidding? It’s just a precursor to the best season in the entire year and New England is the only spot in the WHOLE WORLD where you can guarantee that all of your basic betch desires will come true. Pumpkin spice lattes, apple picking, oversized sweaters, tall boots, the list goes on. Just think of it as Disney world, but for fall, you'd buy a ticket now right?! Here in Texas, we have fall for all of two days, thrilling. In New England, when fall hits everyone is truly living their best lives, and what other kind of life is there to live?
So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and go live out your gilmore girl fantasy in good old New England (Connecticut). STAT though because then it will be winter and you’ll gain ten pounds from all the indoor activities (eating) you’re forced to do when it snows every day. Until next time, BYYEEEEE.