Mystic, CT

Hello everyone, welcome back!  Last weekend B and I found ourselves in the charming seaport town of Mystic, Connecticut and had a great time eating and exploring our way through it.  From Massachusetts it makes a great weekend getaway or even just a day trip!

Things To Do.

Mystic Aquarium.  This is perhaps the most obvious answer, but the Mystic Aquarium really knocks it out of the park.  Whether you have kids or are just a big kid at heart, I think everyone can enjoy a few hours here.  They have a pair of beluga whales, a penguin colony, and a sea lion show; amongst much more.  It can be a bit pricey, but if you live in New England you can try to find discounted tickets through your library or AAA office!


Mystic Seaport.  The seaport is a reimagined 19th century village complete with a settlement and historic ships!  It has an amazing location and you could easily spend hours here.

Olde Mistick Village.  Essentially a large shopping center, Olde Mistick Village has tons of great options for food and shopping.

Mystic Museum of Art.  The location of this museum cannot be beat.  It’s right on the water near historic downtown Mystic.  The coolest thing in my opinion is how many local artists it features.  I love getting to see how natives view a place!


Charles W. Morgan.  This amazing creation is the last wooden whaling ship left in the world… Need I say more?

Argia Mystic Cruises.  We didn’t do one this past weekends, but from past experience I can say that the sunset sails cannot be beat. The boat is a perfect size to bring a small group and still not feel like you’re taking up the entire boat.  And the views are exquisite.

Historic Downtown Mystic.  The downtown area is filled with shops and great places to eat.  It seems to be quite congested at times, but the waterfront boardwalk and unique drawbridge certainly make up for it.

Places To Eat.

Vault Coffee Roasters.  Conveniently located next to the Mystic Aquarium, Vault has a cute little setting and a strong community vibe.

drwb @ 24.  In the shadow she f the drawbridge lies this little gem of a bistro that B and I stopped in for brunch.  It’s so affordable we almost went back for a second round!


Engine Room.  If you’re looking for a burger or a cool spot with exposed brick walls, this is definitely your spot.

Sea Swirl.  This little unassuming clam shack serves everything from jalapeño poppers and clams to ice cream and fish tacos.  Grab something to go or pull up a picnic table to enjoy!

S&P Oyster Company.  You definitely pay for the river view and the romantic, cafe-light induced ambiance… But boy is it worth it.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Do you have any favorite places in Mystic?

xo, C

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Newport

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Happy Hump Day friends!  Last week I tacked a much needed staycation onto the long weekend and managed to take a little trip out to Newport, Rhode Island-one of my favorite spots in New England!  It’s incredibly popular for girls’ weekends, bachelorette trips, and the like.  I’ve gone down with my family for reunions, business trips, and even to see the mansions decked out in their Christmas best!  I wrote a couple posts about my time there last year here and here!

First stop is the Cliff Walk.  Nestled on the coast between the Atlantic and the famed Newport Mansions, it is a beautiful and scenic walk that everyone can enjoy!  The tours of the Mansions (aka ‘Summer Cottages’ for the wealthy) are fascinating and offer breathtaking views of the Cliff Walk and beyond.

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J.Crew Factory is my favorite stop for casual weekend pieces.  I always find myself reaching for a pair of their shorts for weekend trips like Newport or the zoo.  The patterns and colors are always fun and cute while being incredibly comfortable for lots of walking and some possible climbing!

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Outfit Details – Tank: J.Crew Factory | Shorts: J.Crew Factory | Jacket: Lucky Brand | Shoes: Sperry | Watch: Fossil | Bracelet: Chan Luu | Necklace: LC Lauren Conrad | Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James

Thanks for reading!  Hope you all have a wonderful day!

xo, C