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Friday, April 29, 2011

Dream Homes for Sale (MA)!

Happy Friday, everyone!
I'm a little late on this, but I do hope you all had a nice Easter--
Mine was full of yummy Greek food, sweet fragrant hyacinths,
and cheesecake-stuffed strawberries... yum

Most of you know I'm plannning on moving to Massachusetts
once I finish graduate school. As for locations: Cape Cod,
the islands, and Marblehead are my above all favorite options.
So naturally, every so often I search those areas' real estate websites
for any new potential "dream homes" to drool over and possibly plan for.
And the other day, I actually  found a couple that
were just so lovely I had to share them with you!:

Marblehead, MA ♥

"This lovingly restored 1760 antique home is nestled at the base of Crocker Park in the heart of Old Town, steps to Marblehead Harbor. This residence boasts magnificent original period detail which includes 3 working fireplaces plus modern amenities such as central AC, deluxe new gourmet kitchen with granite breakfast bar, top of the line baths, multiple decks and the most spectacular terraced, professionally designed gardens. New 3 zone heating system, updated electric. Can be purchased furnished."

Not a huge fan of the kitchen (a bit modern for my taste); I'd have to
remove the granite counter tops and replace it with oak.

Other than some modern features that would need to be
changed, this house is perfect, if not for the location alone!

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As for the dreamiest home. . . 

Vineyard Haven, MA ♥

"Greek Revival located one block from Main St. in the heart of the Historic District. All the charm of a bygone era with wide pine floors, multiple fireplaces and sunny interiors. Three bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms on Town Sewer which allows the expansion to 4 bedrooms. Detached garage and mature planting completes this wonderful home."

Look at that floor!

This epitomizes my ultimate dream home... it's absolutely flawless.
And the location... I am truly at a loss for words! 
Easily, I could picture myself living in this for the rest of my life.

(in case you'd like to surprise me with it! :p) 

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Susan Branch on my telling her how I long to live in New England:

"You dream it, imagine it, talk it, you write it; 
I bet when ladybug lands on you, you wish it; 
no doubt it will come true ♥"

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Vineyard Vines

Good afternoon, everyone ♥
It's a beautiful day on Long Island; the sun
is shining, the birds are singing, and flower buds
are sprouting (and blooming!) everywhere!

I thought for today, since Spring fever is currently beaming within
me, I'd introduce you to another lovely New England-based
company that, for a long time, I honestly tried to ignore!

Why did I ignore it?

Well, honestly, because I had known it to be a little pricey.
But! the other day, after seeing some photographs of their new
Spring collection, I couldn't resist any longer, and checked out
their website... then of course, the rest was history for me.

Oh! perhaps I should tell you the company already...

...Yep, that's the place!

So, as I was saying, I did find it to be a bit on the pricey side,
but after purchasing an exceptionally adorable tote bag of theirs
this one! on sale for $56.99
and witnessing the beautiful detailing of the product, 
the durable material, and well-constructed design, 
I thought:
Heck, it's worth the money!

Not to mention my great experience with their customer service team. 
I e-mailed them in search for their whale logo bumper stickers (I've seen 
them on cars before and think they're adorable!), and immediately
got a response from a representative telling me he'd personally mail 
a few over to me... for free! I just thought that was just fantastic.

Anyways, enough of my rambling... I'd like to show you some of the 
clothing and accessories they have to offer, and maybe (unless you're 
a true frugal New Englander) you'll fall in love and convert like I did!

(I'm getting this for Martha's Vineyard!)





(I'm also getting these to go with the dress!)


(I think this is beyond adorable... it's on top of  my wish list!)

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And that's just a little taste...
if you're craving for more, just head on over to their website!

Friday, April 1, 2011

L.L. Bean Shopping Spree!

Spring bouquet on my dresser
Happy April, everyone!

...Finally, a month that promises us Spring-like weather
(or so we hope!)

In order to prepare for these upcoming sunny months, I went
on a little L.L. Bean shopping spree the other day and
accumulated some really lovely things!

Want to see 'em?

And last but not least . . .

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So, there you have it...
All set for garden parties, golden evenings,
and just plain old fun-in-the-sun!

Has Spring Fever hit you yet?

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