island beach.




So, we have these really great friends- Maggie and Myron- who are always up for an adventure, and somehow it ends up being slightly nautical. (The deep sea fishing trip was a Myro+Mae creation, to celebrate Myron's birthday.) They live up in Stamford, CT- which we have come to discover is only a 45 minute train ride out of the city. So, last month they invited us to spend the weekend in their beautiful loft apartment, and gave us the grand tour of Connecticut. It was the our first time in the state, and the whole time I had that guy from Holiday Inn in my head saying, "How can I stop him sir if I don't know which was in Conn-ect-i-cut!?" Because for real, it is so geographically embarrassing and Manhattan-y of me not to know where Connecticut actually is.

If you ever find yourself in CT (Greenwich, Stamford area):
1. Stew Leanard's- Yes, it's a grocery store. But, imagine the Disney Land of grocery stores. Every kind of food you can think of- farm fresh, free samples at every corner, animatronics and walking mascots. Ok, it sounds a little creepy when I write it down. But, it was one of the absolute highlights of the trip.

2. Island Beach- We took a little ferry out to this island, and fell in love a bit. It was small enough that you could walk across it in less than 10 minutes, and covered in picnic areas and camp sites. One side of the island was smooth, pebbly beaches, and the the other was surrounded by soft, tall grasses. It was Moonrise Kingdom. Maggie's sister had the great idea to collect mussels right off the beach and we went home and made the biggest pot of seafood linguini. Except, right as we were about to eat it, Sam's got his iPhone out researching the deadly effects of eating fresh shellfish out of the Long Island Sound. After that, everyone was too scared to eat them and we chucked the rest of the mussels. But, I ate the pasta anyway, and it was darn good.

1 comment:

  1. You didn't hear about the Connecticut pasta recall? ;-)