Category Archives: CT

Apple Picking in Fairfield County, Connecticut

September 17th, 2018

You haven’t experienced a true New England fall until you’ve ventured out to one of our many apple orchards to partake in the longstanding tradition of apple picking. This past weekend my sister, Mom and I headed into New York City to look at colleges; and decided to make a pit stop at an infamous apple orchard in Fairfield County. We aren’t often down in Fairfield County, so I was eager to take advantage of our location and taste test a couple freshly baked cider donuts.  We drove from Stamford to Shelton and easily found the farm sitting upon…

Strolling Through Stonington

August 27th, 2018

Last Friday my sister, mom and I decided to take a spontaneous road trip down to a town we’ve all been dying to explore, Stonington Connecticut. This specific town has been on my, to-do list for a while because you all know I love exploring the nooks and crannies of New England. In fact last summer we drove all the way down towards Stonington in hopes of shooting summer content, only to find ourselves lost and in Rhode Island, equally scenic enough. Soooo map in hand and ice coffees in cupholders we embraced on an hour ride towards…

Come To, Lavender Pond Farm, In Killingworth Connecticut

July 18th, 2018

Today I’m bringing you all to one of my favorite places to visit this time of year, Lavender Pond Farm. You might remember seeing Lavender Pond Farm in this blog post from a few years back, and oh how the farm has grown. I’m a huge fan of lavender, and how versatile the plant is, in fact, I’m such a huge fan I had Tessie plant a few lavender bushes in our garden, which you can see in our ‘what to plant in a New England summer garden’ video here.  Okay now I’m a huge consumer of lavender whether I’m spraying…

Blueberry Picking in New England

July 11th, 2018

  Blueberry picking is a longstanding summer tradition for my family and I; and to be honest, nothing is more rewarding than grabbing an empty pail and heading into the fields. On this particular day, the Rose’s Berry Farm crew was kind enough to let me squeeze in some last minute scavaging time for ripe berries before shutting down for the afternoon, due to heat. I climbed the blueberry hill with Tessie until we came upon the plumpest and fullest blueberry bushes we could find. Now while raspberries are my official favorite summer berry, blueberries are a close…

The Best of Connecticut’s Scenic Summer Routes, Fourth of July Road Trip

July 6th, 2018

I can’t believe this week marks the first of July, and with so much going on, and with big travel plans in the works, I’m looking forward to taking a step back and enjoying the best scenic routes Connecticut has to offer. This past weekend,  I was bogged down with the summer bug, so I’m extra eager to make the most of the beautiful weather we’ll see and hit the open road to explore. Whenever I’m feeling stressed or overwhelmed,  I like to get outside of myself and hit the drive the quaintest of Connecticut’s Scenic Summer Routes with…

A Day At Groton Long Point & Jack Roger Giveaway

June 27th, 2018

 I am so excited about today’s post! First off, I’d like to thank Country Club Prep for making this exciting giveaway possible but before I go into any more details on that, let’s jump into a little behind the scenes and what a day at Groton Long Point looks like. I get countless questions from you all, about my favorite picturesque beach towns in Connecticut and I’d have to say Groton Long Point is at the top of my list. No matter what time of day or day of the week, each time I visit I’m guaranteed to look…

5 Pizza Places to Visit in Connecticut

April 20th, 2018

I was inspired to create this post, last week when Matt and I were in Dallas. We were chatting with some friends and they wanted to know, besides seafood, what was the best dish to order in New England. Valid question right and  I quickly realized no one does pizza like New England, well besides Chicago, so I told her to give me a week and I’d report back with a whole list.  Once I finalized my list, I decided I might as well share it with all of you and all I can say is, I miss New…

History & Cultural Heritage of New England

January 19th, 2018

New England is deeply rooted in history and cultural heritage, which has made capturing it on the TCC all that more fun. I mean, from the pilgrims that came ashore in Massachusetts to the summer homes of America’s infamous business moguls and heirs of the Gilded Age in Newport; New England is bursting at the seams with untold stories and colonial homes to be explored. The historical towns of New England, with each passing photoshoot, have proven to be deeply rooted in the start of our nation and the hopes of a new life. To be honest, I…

Best Pond Skating Spots in New England

January 12th, 2018

I always find it odd that some of my first memories include winter activities, that to be honest, I’m really not that fond of. In fact, one of my very first memories is bundling up and walking with my dad and brother, to our local town pond to ice skate. To this day, I’m really not one to step onto a pond, lake or any body of water frozen solid; if I have to ice skate I much prefer a freshly zambonied rink, is that too much to ask for?  Now while I’m not a fan, Matt and…

5 Reasons Why You Should Use All Your Vacation Days in 2018

January 5th, 2018

I will always be a high-strong and slightly over ambitious person when it comes to running The Coastal Confidence. I honestly think the fact that I can admit that is a huge step in the right direction. Naturally, I’ve been known for not delegating enough out to crew members, while double-booking myself, as I desperately try to cram in as many photoshoot sessions as possible, while in New England. I often feel like I don’t want to burden others, so I just shove more and more onto my plate until my plate shatters, and boy did it fall…