on friday morning, i drove out to montauk with a few girlfriends who were going out for the weekend (thank you to those who gave us great recommendations on my last post!) i’d never been to montauk or really any of the beach towns out on long island before this trip and now i’m looking at the calendar like, when can we plan our return trip?! while i stayed just one night and came back on the train saturday evening, it was the perfect amount of time to really relax and sleep and just enjoy the beautiful beach with incredible weather. the food was out of this world amazing as well (see some pics below), and of course i always come back from time away with girlfriends so refreshed and rejuvenated because these ladies listen and love and motivate and encourage in all the right ways, and i always walk away feeling so thankful for them.
my friend morgan came all the way from california to montauk for an event for her cute kids swimwear line, minnow swim, and it was the perfect excuse to make a girls weekend out of it. (also loved seeing her in her element with minnow and so proud of what she is accomplishing!). i know i mentioned in my last post but i didn’t think i could swing time away when my friends originally started planning, but on wednesday, the text messages got really convincing and josh is such a great husband in the way he really pushes me to go and get away and have a break. he actually had beautiful sunflowers waiting in the hotel room when we arrived with a little note telling me to enjoy my time away and the gesture seriously made me start to cry. little things like that go such a long way with me and i ended up carrying those flowers all over the beach on friday because they meant so much.
anyway, below are some photos from our stay in MOMtauk (between the four of us ladies, we have 10 and a half kiddos between us), which is probably why we all crashed and couldn’t stay up any later than midnight on friday. truly, one of my favorite parts of this trip were the nine hours of uninterrupted sleep i got on friday night. that is definitely not the norm at our house even still, so i felt like a new woman on saturday!
my friends found a cute little hotel on the water called hero beach club and they had these beds by the water that made beach naps a dream.
stopped by the montauk lighthouse on our way to the beach.
for those who have asked, my dress is by mara hoffman and still available here.
yummiest lobster roll at the lobster roll restaurant which i think is mostly known as lunch. lobster rolls are my favorite so i was in heaven this entire trip.
on our way to dinner we noticed the hotel had bikes and decided a bike ride to the candy store was a much smarter decision. ;) speaking of, has anyone ever had chocolate covered swedish fish? because they were amazing, and we definitely went back for more on saturday.
besides discovering chocolate covered swedish fish for the first time in here, they had a lot of great old fashioned candy among other fun treats so i got a few things to bring home to eleanor, samson and conrad the next day.
on our drive to montauk on friday morning, we pulled over to target (i think we originally went in there to use the bathroom) but i walked out with this amazing ruffle wrap dress that made my day! it’s only $36.99 so that sort of made my year. my sunglasses are from here, my hat is from here (bought a few years ago and i don’t see it available anymore) and teva sandals in tan from here.
my favorite meal of the trip was our lunch on saturday at 668 the gig shack where i had a lobster roll on a croissant that was out of this world. also worth noting was their tropical rice which we all loved (had coconut milk and mango in there, so naturally!)
at the lighthouse on the way to the beach again! (my dress is on sale here!)
it was so strange but it felt like we had the beach to ourselves for the most part on friday. didn’t mind one bit, made it feel all the more special.
my white cover up dress is from here.
pulled out the old popsicle suit (still one of my favorites!) it’s not available anymore because it’s from a different season, but from here.
dreamiest stay, exactly what i needed and so thankful i was able to go and have this. hopefully i’ll see you again soon, montauk! thanks for an amazing time, ladies! and josh, for holding down the fort back home so i could swing it!