Will and I met and married on Martha’s Vineyard so it is a very special place to us (check our our Martha’s Vineyard guide here). We had our first date here on a dock! I have been coming here every summer since I was 13 (thanks to my step mother) and Will sailed here on a wooden boat. We bumped into each other on a sailing trip back in 2011 and were married shortly thereafter. Needless to say, this Island is very special to us. We traveled up on Friday and celebrated our baby’s first birthday on Saturday — can’t quite believe how quickly this year has zipped by. Some of you might have seen my emotional slideshow on Instagram stories! The baby came up with us when he was 5 weeks old but it’s so different now that he’s aware of his surroundings and we can show him the sea, the dog, and everything else.
Being here as a family makes me feel very grateful; spending time here always reminds me of our whirlwind romance. Will and I had our first date on this dock. We stayed up talking until 5 a.m. and a comet flew overhead (I thought it was a bomb) which enhanced the magic of the night and the feeling of serendipity. These summer nights are my absolute favorite. Once the sun sets, the stars overhead are incredible and you can lie gazing at them for hours. We always make a huge effort to spend time here, the dock the perfect spot for a date after the baby has gone down — with a baby monitor of course!
The nippy night air is the perfect reprieve from the southern humidity and we are so enjoying the crisp sunny days up here. I even went for a run! Needing a sweatshirt when the sunsets is the best, and wanting a blanket on top to wrap up in is heavenly!! I love the new fall collection from Serena & Lily and had trouble selecting my favorites but these light blue and brown alpaca blankets are the perfect cozy additions to cozy up on a chilly night. Even Buster, my father’s dog, cuddled under the blankets with us on the dock!
I’m looking forward to showing you more of why we love this Island so much, and sharing our favorite spots and things to do — only if I can tear myself away from evenings like this which are my absolute favorite!! xx