hello Monday: a sweet escape and great inspiration

Hello Monday. 

I was lucky enough to sneak away with some friends this past weekend. The timing was perfect and helped recharge and reset my batteries after a crazy week.

We visited Greenport, New York, eating, tasting wine, laughing and enjoying this beautiful part of our island. 

We stayed at this gem of a hotel overlooking the harbor last year too. It's a fantastic find: comfortable, beautifully designed and fantastic service.

Hello Blue Canoe Oyster Bar & Grill, a fabulous find my sister-in-law recommended.

It was a hit on every level: great food, decor and amazing setting and the perfect way to start the weekend off.
This shot is from the restaurant's website. They were just getting the outside prepped so we didn't get to enjoy the fireplaces this trip, but how cool is this spot?

We enjoyed beers on the deck and watched the Shelter Island ferry pass to and fro for a good hour.

Hello attention to detail: even the light posts were charming.

 Hello great coastal style. Grainy, instagram photos, but you get the idea. I loved everything about the interior of the restaurant. I could live in this space.

Hello Spring in full bloom. We hit the winery trail on Saturday, and even though the sun was in and out, the gorgeous green that was everywhere brightened the day. The wine didn't hurt either.

 Some traveled by coach bus.

We hoofed it instead but the rewards were just as sweet.

Today it's back to reality.
Hello to a house in need of cleaning, purging, organizing and laundry.
Hello to a day filled with catching up on emails, bills and all that un-sexy real life stuff.
Hello and Happy Birthday to my best-friend since childhood AND my "little" cousin.
Hello to the sun trying to break through, a visit from our family and a short week.

Hello to you.

What are you saying hello to this week?