Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Coming Home

Over the long weekend Kim and her boyfriend Brian came out to visit me at my parents house. We spent a lot of time at the beach, hiking around, and relaxing inside. I'm so glad they were able to visit and that I was able to show them some of my absolute favorite places. 
I love taking people around this area. I've been lucky enough to do my fair share of traveling over the years, but there's something so special about it there. These are the spots I hold most near and dear to my heart. One of the reasons I enjoy showing people these places is because, I'd like to think, it gives some insight into who I am and what I truly value in my life. 
beach  beach
Being twenty-somethings trying to find footing in our lives and figure out who we want to be, it's easy to loose sight of where we came from. Coming out to these places always helps me re-evaluate the things that are really important. It's why I tend to retreat here when I need to start fresh. 
Sunglasses from Sucre, Ugg Gloves, Scarf from NYC Street Vendor
Borrowed Sweater, Shirt from Madewell, Vest from Madewell, Citizens of Humanity Jeans, JCrew Belt, Socks from Madewell
My Mom's Thermolite Boots, Necklace from Clyde's Rebirth

When I take new friends out it gives this place a different feeling all together. It becomes even more special because I'm able to share the amazing places that I'm so protective of. I can show them why I'm always gushing about it and why I never mind taking the extra time out of my weekends to drive away from the city to get there.
We took these pictures on Friday after the drive out. I'm very happy Kim and I were able to reunite so soon after seeing each other for New Year's. The more time we get to spend together, the better. I'm just happy that Philly is so close. 
Photos by Kim and Brian
Needless to say I had a wonderful time this weekend! Thank you so much to Kim and Brian for being extremely patient and taking many, many pictures. It's always nice to have friends around that share the same hobbies and interests as you do. Makes for a very pleasant, easy going time. 
You can check out Kim's post (including some pictures I took) from the same day here.



Between Laundry Days said...

Such pretty pictures! It's been wonderful watching the friendship between you and Kim grow.

sparkle is a color (Katrina) said...

I love the beach in winter. Heck, I love the beach any time of year. Being near the ocean always makes me feel calm and helps to put things in perspective, I think.

You look so cozy comfy here! I love the picture where your shadow is stretching out behind you, lovely!

xx, Katrina

marcella said...

I'm loving those boots :)

Terri said...

Oh, Morgan, the setting is beautiful and the sweater vest with ruffles is a classic. I very seldom envy an item in another blogger's wardrobe, but that vest is one of the few.

Caroline said...

I love that necklace of yours!!!! said...

You look great, pretty colors. I'm a sucker for a ducky boot. I would say bean boots (I do live in Maine) - but those ain't beans :)


Rachel said...

that place looks gorgeous! totally reminds me of home. dang, i miss the beach. the wind and the waves and the peacefulness of it all. love the outfit!

The Daily Fashionista said...

What a pretty beach! May I ask what state your parents live in? It just seems like a fantastic place to grow up:)

northwest is best said...

Lovely photos, and lovely outfit! It's always good to take time to reevaluate.

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CAITLIN said...

i feel the same way about my hometown--i always love taking people out to my house and showing them around, because i feel like they can really see where i came from (literally) and why i am the way i am.

i love going to the beach in the wintertime. wish i could convince my boyfriend to drive to the coast in the snow!

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

Based on the picture on your life...You live a pretty freaking rad life! The scenery is breathtaking!

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