Tuesday, June 3, 2014

TWTW - Girls' Weekend Edition

Girls' weekend means many things to many people. This particular girls' weekend at the shore means: lounge attire, staying on the beach for a zillion hours drinking wine/water/beer/mimosas, eating whatever you want whenever you want, getting up and going to bed whenever you want, showering or skipping a shower, going with the group or going solo, real talk, talk about anything and everything, sharing funny stories, taking ridiculous photos, reminiscing, lots of loud and long laughing (some resulting in almost wetting your pants or choking because shit is so funny), and conversations somehow always ending up including the word poop. It means you're first and foremost yourself, with your friends who accept you for who you are warts and all, and you can drop the other roles you play in your life and the expectations that come along with them at the door and pick them up on your way out.

Lori and I went down Thursday night, had Manco & Manco pizza immediately, and spent Friday morning strolling, visiting our old stomping grounds (we grew up staying in Aunt Barbara's house at North & Ocean) and having breakfast on the beach at Ove's.
The sun came out, Jenn & Melissa arrived, and Peters came in straight from Scotland to complete the crew.
It was cool temperature-wise, but still lovely. 
We had great beach days Friday and Sunday, Saturday we got wind blown off the beach but made up for it by having drinks at La Costa in Sea Isle, then moving on so we could get back in the sand on the bay at the Deauville in Strathmere, where MFD and I got married. 
Gray sunrise Friday. I got up to see it Saturday and Sunday and phoned it in by photographing it out my window Monday.
My youngest cousin (35 year age difference!) was down for her first beach experience so we got to see Gabriella in the sand for a bit on Sunday.
Food exclusively from the board walk, including of course a famous Ove's donut not included here. I mainly existed on pizza with various toppings and iced coffee. Throw in some good breakfasts, Kohr Bros mint julep with jimmies, beer/mimosas/wine, and call it a day.
This year may also have included Melissa and I buzzed up in our pajamas on the Williamstown High School Prom video. It's also the third year in a row we've encountered a wedding.

And that's how this girls' weekend rolls. It was so luxuriously relaxing and low key that I didn't even give a shit that my nails have been chipped since Tuesday. No heels, no little black dresses, no clutches. Typically no makeup and very few pairs of pants that button. Just great girlfriends enjoying each other's company and relaxing at the shore. Cheers girls! Until next year.
Thanks for sharing your red carpet with us, prom goers. Clothing largely from Target or some other budget store. Kiss kiss.

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Short week, I love you.
Second week in a row, too.
Next week will be long.

Tomorrow: when I'm not going to be nice.

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  1. That sounds like the perfect kinda of vacation. The pants that don't button is the best part! ;) no makeup, lots of booze and lots of laughs, can't go wrong!

  2. What a great weekend! Love time with my gfs. Food, wine, laughs and love...what could be better? So much fun. :-)

  3. This looks like perfection! And those sunrises! Beautiful.

  4. Now this is my kind of girls weekend! All that food, and sand... heaven! Love that you got to visit your marriage spot! :D

  5. my kinda girls weekend!! who needs to get all fancy and dressed up? not this hag right here. i much prefer to sit around drinking in my yoga pants :) you took some amazing pics!

    Vodka and Soda

  6. Sounds so perfect! And delicious.

  7. Weekends like that are good for the soul. Looks like a blast, Steph!

  8. Weekends at the shore
    my girlfriends and I want more!
    We're quite overdue.

  9. That place looks so gorgeous & the food looks amazing!! What a fun weekend! I need one of those ha.

  10. If yo get dressed up for girl's weekend at the shore from your 30's on up you are doing it wrong....unbelievable photos absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the memories.

  11. Mint julep ice cream????

    Fucking Mack & Manco's... I better get some this weekend

  12. Oh yayyyy for girls weekends, it sounds absolutely perfect!!

    I really love sunrise pictures, the light is amazing. Some day I want to see (take pictures of) a west coast sunset too!

  13. is this heaven?! this looks freaking awesome. my perfect idea of a weekend is lounging with my girls on a beach. awesome.

  14. I am dying for a beach weekend/girls weekend. Sadly, I think that is going to have to wait awhile!

    I need delicious east coast pizza and ice cream. Michigan just isn't cutting it lately.

  15. This looks like so much fun!! your sunrise pictures are awesome - nothing is better than the jersey shore!

  16. I want all the food and lazies. It's so great that there's a group of you all interested in doing this and all able to take time away from real life to connect and make memories. You took some great pics!

  17. Perfection is key
    what the sea means to me
    and You
    Happy Haikuesday!
    Love your Momma

  18. sounds perfect and the pictures are awesome!!!

  19. Those beach pictures are insanely gorgeous! Definitely cracked up with worshipping to your one Summer Shandy ;-)

  20. Looks like an amazing ladies weekend! The sunrise photos are gorgeous!!

  21. Sounds like a great way to spend a long weekend! The summer shandy comment that be giggling ;) I always get a kick out of your haiku!!!

  22. So glad I wasn't hungry when I got to those pictures of food. Oh, wait. I'm starving and now I want ice cream.

    Those sunrises are beautiful and I love your pj pants.

  23. Your girls weekend sounds right up my alley- from the clothing to the dining choices. You got some incredible sunset shots. I'd trade places with you.

  24. Your weekend away sounds amazing! Your sunrise photos were to die for too!

  25. What an amazing weekend! Pretty, beachy, good food, good friends. I need something like that!

  26. Looks like you had an amazing girls weekend!!! I am loving all the sunrise pictures. Just beautiful! Sunrises at the beach are the best!!!

  27. Wow this looks perfect!!! Looks like you had a blast

  28. This looks like perfection. I wish I could get all my girlfriends out here for a weekend like that. Maybe someday... :)


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