Weekend Getaway to Connecticut

Looking to fit in one last weekend getaway before summer comes to an end? Whether you’re a family or a couple, Connecticut is the ideal destination. It’s the perfect place to relax, explore or wander. Here are my tips to get you started on planning your perfect summer weekend exploring this New England gem.

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Rent a House

Connecticut has countless breathtaking properties. There are hip places to stay in town, as well as waterfront homes if that’s more your style. Make your dream waterfront home for sale in CT yours for the weekend. Rent a place with multiple bedrooms and split the trip with close friends; or find a sweet, romantic one bedroom for you and that special someone to relax.

Hit the Water

253 miles of shoreline along the Long Island Sound is yours to explore. Numerous rivers and lakes are ready for you to discover. An impressive 23 lighthouses illuminate the Sound, some of which you can tour yourself. I suggest taking a calming cruise on the water to unwind with some delicious wine.

The Food

Connecticut is home to some amazing dining experiences. They have a Food Truck Festival which is something you don’t want to miss. There are more than 40 food trucks for you to enjoy, which is more than enough variety for whatever your taste buds desire. In addition, there are also many delightful outdoor restaurants – perfect for a romantic summer evening.

Coastal Drives

There are some coastal routes that will take you right to the water where you can take in the Connecticut coastline. Bring along your bikes to cruise a trail at one of the state parks.

Casino Night

Join the locals and other visitors at one of Connecticut’s casinos. Dress to impress and you’re sure to have a ball.

Towns and Villages

Brand new outlets have just opened at Foxwoods. Connecticut is also home to a bunch of quaint towns and villages. Putnam is the perfect place to go for antique hunting and you’ll love the restaurants and cafes in the town center. The Quinebaug River winds through the middle of town.

If you make the trip to Connecticut I hope you have a great time! Already visited? Comment below if you have any suggestions for places to see or restaurants to check out.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.

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A Pop of Color!

I love all the colorful street art around the city. So when I saw this beautiful mural in Soho, I thought it would go perfectly with my favorite casual little black dress that I got a couple years ago at Old Navy. Having always been one for extremes, I simply can’t get enough of neon on black.

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Just like the bright details make the painting magnificent, I topped off what started as a very basic look with my signature Kendra Scott Naomi Two Finger Ring and my favorite summer sweater that I actually got at Cosco.

If you’re wondering about the iPhone photo, yes, I totally have a cell phone case with my chandelier logo. My boyfriend got it for me for Christmas and I love it!

Photos by: Zarif Taufiq

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Saturday Socialite Link Up

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It’s been a hot week. Let’s cool down with some fab weekend reading with this week’s top links!

The ultimate preppy guide to dressing like a Gossip Girl (marieclaire.com)

How I got 1500 Instagram followers in a month (heartifb.com)

My friend Alex shared her take on rompers in The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Love these Ghillie Pointed Flats (topshop.com)

Britney Spears becomes a mermaid (usmagazine.com)

A cosmic dress sketch by the talented Emily Brickel (blog.emilybrickel.com)

We all have those days – get a free sample from U by Kotex (ubykotex.com)

The best cities for Millennials (forbes.com)

Goodwill opens upscale boutiques (nbcnews.com)

Kate Middleton goes casual (popsugar.com)

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Save Your Summer Vacation with U by Kotex!

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While there’s never a good time for leaks, getting one during a summer vacation is bound to steal your sunshine. Aside from spending almost every weekend at the beach, this summer I have back-to-back weddings that I’m turning into long weekend getaways. So I definitely don’t have time to be sweating the small stuff. As a U by Kotex #UnderWarrior, I refuse to let anything put a damper of my summer adventures. So I’m making it my mission to share just how easy it is to save your favorite undies this summer.

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You can join my efforts to Save the Undies by becoming a certified #UnderWarrior too! Before you start packing for your next summer getaway, visit UbyKotex.com to request a free sample of U by Kotex Security and/or CleanWear Ultra Thin pads with 3D Capture Core plus Xpress DRI for your road trip, beach getaway or weekend retreat. Both offer crazy fast absorption to help stop leaks and save your undies. Together we can all take a stand against undie loss both home and away from home.

So what are you waiting for? Get your free samples today!

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Socialite Summer Style

While summer is traditionally the time to make a much-needed pilgrimage to the Hamptons or the Jersey Shore, sometimes the most relaxing weekend plans are no plans at all. I’ve grown to love my relaxing unscheduled summer weekends in the city. This past weekend, I went to Roosevelt Island for the first time and fell in love with the wildflowers.

Socialite Summer Style

I’m wearing my casual summer uniform which consists of a Linen-Cotton Original Fit Shirt from Express paired with Dark Wash Denim Shorts. I absolutely love how light and airy this blue button up is for summer. I refuse to go anywhere without my purple Longchamp ‘Small Le Pliage’ Tote. My belt is from C4 Belts. I custom designed it from their incredible selection of colors and patterns. Being me, of course I picked the preppiest design, but you can pick one that best fits your personality. To top it off, I’m wearing my fav Juicy Couture sunglasses that I got back in 2009. I originally bought them because I loved Nicole Richie’s big sunglasses look and they fit my face perfectly.

Photos by: Zarif Taufiq

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