Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Our trip to Darien, Connecticut

Our friend Amber invited us for a weekend away to her family's house in Darien.
It didn't take much convincing and a short 40 minute train ride later, we arrived.

We ate many a good meal and enjoyed the smaller price tags away from our Big City.

Derian might as well be a postcard. Beautiful tree lined streets with colorful hanging baskets.
I've already decided we must go back in the winter to see this town covered in snow.

One beautiful home after another. 
I worked diligently to keep my eyes and camera and heart open to all the beauty surrounding us.

The beach and downtown fought for our love and attention.

As did the back porch.
I lost track of how many cups of coffee were consumed here.
Strong coffee and breezy porches are the things good friendships are made of.
And the Very Berry muffins from Upper Crust Bakery didn't hurt either.

Coffee, yes. Back porch, yes. Good friends, yes. Classic Molly-cutting-her-brown-eyes photo, yes.
Amber needed some strong coffee after I scared her half to death talking in my sleep.
I'm a great friend like that.

These steps beckoned us for photos. How could we say no?

We had a picnic on the beach as the sun sank a little deeper. And then we played like kids.
It was the perfect kind of night that didn't require a lot of planning. It just happened.
And I loved every minute.

Window shopping in Greenwich, just a few miles south of Derian.
I will take one of each, thank you, Madewell.

Probably a good thing we got to Greenwich after the shops had closed.
My husband's wallet thinks so at least.

We brought our weekend to a close with a hearty Sugar Bowl breakfast before we departed.

And a little blackmail, ahem, proof of J pulling off the hipster rollup.

Cheers to you, Darien. You are lovely and quaint and a postcard-come-to-life.

Thank you Amber + family for such a peaceful respite in the country.


  1. You guys have MORE fun!! Love the quaint countryside! Such a great getaway!

  2. looks so much fun! and the muffin looks delicious.

  3. Looks like a lovely little weekend getaway. CT is so cute!

  4. It was such a quaint little town. Thank you for sharing! I'm glad you had a weekend get-a-way.

  5. Looks so fun! I love these pictures xo

  6. You look so cute in our samesie chambray dress. Drew Jones does the hipster roll up too. :)

    Such great photos, I need a little trip like this. Looks like you had a fab time!

  7. Thanks, all, for the kind words.

    Candis- I always think I'm so fly when I wear our twinsie dress. Seems like J + Drew J might be samesies, too. :) Next time, join us.

  8. What an awesome "country" getaway! Loved the coffee cup too! Thanks for sharing the pics!

  9. kkd- It's not exactly the country as we know it, huh? :)

  10. Looks like you had a great time! the pictures are good. Love you and miss you a lot!

  11. Wow this place looks beautiful!!!
    Looks like such a fun time! :o)


good communication is as stimulating as black coffee,

and just as hard to sleep after.

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