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 the shoreline.
We decided to set our final destination for Noah’s, a very famous restaurant within Stonington’s historic downtown. Now, whenever Tessa and I head out to shoot in a town we’ve never been too; we often find plugging in a restaurant, located near a historic downtown, being the best bet because they’re usually located within the proper of a historic Main Street area. With that in mind, we drove for quite some time, took a few backroads and after a right turn, found ourselves in the historic district of Stonington which I now know is called the Stonington Borough. Before even reaching Noah’s we quickly turned off the GPS, parked the car and started walking. It was as idyllic as a New England coastal town could be.
As I walked on the historic brick streets of Stonington, I couldn’t help but feel giddy as we passed well-manicured lawns and perfectly preserved homes. My yellow maxi dress from Dolan caught the wind and just cascaded behind me as we admired historic home after historic home. Strolling through Stonington was just what the doctor had ordered, after weekend after weekend of rainy days. I felt good and finally had a chance to style some of my longer dresses without the fear of running into a puddle. I styled this maxi dress, which mind you is the most comfortable maxi dress of all time, with a scarf and a classic red lip. I’ve been loving yellow at the moment, it’s such a fun summer color and really brings out the gold tone in my hair.
My sister, Mom and I walked up and down the historic streets until we were famished and made our way back towards the car and Noah’s. This restaurant had a large variety of food to offer, but I’d highly recommend visiting on Wednesdays for their lobster special. It was a wicked good deal, and nothing is more enjoyable than a mid-week lobster date night. Anyway, it wasn’t Wednesday so I went with an Asain noodle bowl, which was amazing and just enough to fill me up for the car ride back.
All and all it was the perfect day in Stonington, which actually reminded me a lot of Essex. Which, I often prefer over the hustle and bustle of Mystic and other summertime coastal destinations stations. Oh, and the best part is while I was there so many of you reached out to inform me that you were or are in the process of getting married in Stonington! I love hearing about your New England wedding plans, and I promised you all I’d head back soon to do more photoshoot location scouting. So please comment down below if you have visited Stonington and have any suggestions.
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