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Beach Day at Cape May, NJ

Last week Derek and I took a day trip to my favorite New Jersey beach, Cape May. The weather was perfect. It was hot and humid with a slight breeze in the air. We laid out on the beach for hours after spending nearly an hour in the water attempting to not get knocked over by the waves. Did I ever mention that I can't swim? Seriously. And the sad thing is I grew up 15 minutes from the beach in North Carolina. I know, it doesn't make any sense that I was never able to learn! Oh well, I still take the risk and "swim" in the ocean anyway. Plus, one of the best parts about being at the beach is laying in the sand, listening to music or reading a good book. We packed lunch and ate on the beach, enjoying the sunshine. Afterwards, we strolled through the little town. Stopping in shops that sold little knick knacks and the usual beach souvenirs. I stopped to buy fudge, because what's a trip to the beach without bringing home a little bit of fudge? I opted for peanut butter-chocolate and rocky road, my favorites. We also stopped for a bite to eat at the Blue Pig before driving home. We split a plate of fries and each got an appetizer. Derek went with the baked mac n' cheese (and I may have stolen for than a few bites...) while I decided on a fresh summer squash salad topped with feta cheese. It felt nice to have a little getaway, even if it was just for a day. Where is your go-to getaway place during the summer?

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  1. OMG! I've never been to Cape May but it looks like Disney World.

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    1. It's so close to Philly! And haha it sort of does! It's so colorful and cheerful!

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  2. I love spending a day at the shore in the summer, I wish it was just a little closer! I hate shore traffic on the weekends! On a side note about swimming, I used to teach swim lessons in college (I swam competitively for 9 years) and you'd be surprised how often adults can't swim! I would HIGHLY recommend taking adult group or private lessons as it really is a skill you can use forever, and it's like riding a bike once you learn you don't forget! Also, it's good for safety! Anyways, looks like you had a lovely day! Makes me look forward to going to the beach next weekend!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

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    1. That makes me feel a little less alone! Haha! I tried to take swimming lessons a few years ago as a teenager and still couldn't get the hang of it! But I might look into private lessons eventually!

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  3. You look beyond fab! Cape May is the cutest town, and it looks like you had the best day ever xo

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    1. Thank you!! :) It was definitely one of the best!

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  4. Such a cute little spot! I need to get out and check out cute little places nearby too. Cape May also looks like a Disney village, so that's cool.

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    1. It really does! Definitely one of the most adorable beach towns I've ever been to!

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  5. Oh my gosh, I LOVE those buildings! :) I definitely want to check out Cape May now!

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    1. You so have to, Julia!! So many great photo-taking opportunities!

      xx Chelsea
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  6. awesome pictures makes me want to go on vacation

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  7. What's summer break without a trip to the beach? :D My brothers and I always like a god mac n cheese! Our parents always let out a big sigh whenever we order mac n cheese at a restaurant; "We take you guys out for a meal and you choose mac n cheese?!" ;P -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. Haha so true! Beach trips are my favorite thing about summer! And haha, hey you can never go wrong with mac n cheese, right?

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  8. Looks like a lovely day, summer days at the beach is just simply the best! Xx

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  9. You look amazing, nice post..

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  10. Love this post, so much happiness in one article!

    -xx, Sia
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  11. your bathing suit is so cute and retro! Matched perfectly with the photos you took!

    G

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    1. Thank you! I am such a sucker for retro inspired swimsuits!

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  12. you look amazing!

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  13. What a cute place to spend the day, that beach looks so lovely
    xo
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