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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Stunning Stonington

Hello, dear friends.  I hope that your week is going well.  It's been a soggy one around here.  


Our sweet little Chili has had some tummy issues and hasn't been herself for the past few days.  She had blood work done yesterday, and the results were inconclusive.  The Dr. recommended x-rays and a sonogram so that's where I will be today.  I'm hoping for a diagnosis and a speedy recovery.  
It breaks my heart to see her so out of sorts.

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Last Saturday, the Mister and I drove to the beautiful town of Stonington, Connecticut to meet Sista and her Mista for lunch.
Sista chose the waterside restaurant, Breakwater.  It had the perfect setting, and the service and food were top notch. 




Such a gorgeous view!



Our Men didn't even notice because they were mesmerized by this view!



After lunch, we walked into town to do some shopping.
Correction:  Sista and I did the shopping, and the Men followed us around and talked about guy stuff. 


Here is your Geography lesson for the day.






Stonington is the epitome of New England charm.








Most of these homes are on the water. 





The woman who owns this consignment shop told us that her storefront was used in the movie Hope Springs with Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones.








We stopped in Tucci Design, and we were happy that we did.  Not only did we find some lovely jewelry, but we made a new friend as well. 


One stand is empty.
I have a feeling I know who bought it.
I'll give you a clue:  
Her name begins with moi.








This is Mary who not only owns the shop but also owns the building.  She has an apartment on the second floor as well as a home in Wilton, CT.




Tucci Design is chock full of chic costume jewelry and awe-inspiring accessories for the home.




Mary's Wilton home was featured in one of my favorite magazines several years ago.







If you're ever fortunate enough to visit Stonington, stop into Tucci Design and browse the fabulous inventory, and meet Mary - she's one hot ticket!







Sista and I were so sad that this kitchen/garden/market store was closed.  We peeked in the windows and it looked like it had great things!












On the way out of town, I took a pic of this darling house.


Until next time...




This pretty girl is Miss Lilly.
Her sweet Mama hosted Book Club last week.

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I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.

17 comments:

  1. If I did not love the south so much, I would live in New England. Thanks for sharing this adorable town, Katie.

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  2. Oh, sweet Chili, sure do hope he is faring better this afternoon. I have that exact same jacket your sister has on and I love it! This looks like a place I would enjoy visiting, just so quaint and welcoming looking.

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  3. One of these days....I really want to visit your neck of the woods. :)

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  4. The town is totally adorable...I loved those acrylic hoop earrings, sadly I never change my studs. I may need to branch out.

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  5. I am sorry about Chili. I hope it is nothing serious and maybe just some little doggy-glitch. Keep us posted.
    I was actually in Stonington in 1996! Wow- where has my life gone? It is a delightful little town and at that time some of the stores were just being refurbished if I remember it right.

    I am so glad you have a sistah to hang out with--what a blessings- xo Diana

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  6. New England charm at it's best and well, you're pretty Charming too. I sure what Chili to be back at his best soon too! xo

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  7. I love New England architecture! When we visited in Boston in 2004 I took a lot of pictures of the homes and their front doors! Your photos are gorgeous!

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  8. I love those charming homes and the quaint village. What a great day with your Sis!!

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  9. I hope Chili feels better soon and that it is nothing serious. Stonington is so charming and I always like the stores you feature. Nothing like them in nothern NJ.

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  10. Loved the tour of Stonington. I needed the geography lesson. It is such a pretty little town with all the character of the houses. We will need to see your necklace soon. I hope Chili is recovering from surgery. Poor thing. The things they get into.

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  11. What a lovely and charming town, it sound like a very fun day! I hope your pooch feels better soon!
    Jenna

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  12. I'm CALLING MARY TOMORROW!!!!!!!!I SEE A HANDFUL OF THINGS THAT ARE VERY ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    DID YOU NOT THINK OF ME???????
    I LIKE THE LOOKS OF HER!!!!!!!
    CAN I MENTION YOU WILL SHE REMEMBER YOU AND SISTA..........!!!?!!!
    XX

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  13. What wonderful photos and a great day! And boy, you can tell you and Sistah are related! All that shopping, cute stores. I'd be in heaven!

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  14. I don't think I've ever stopped and shopped in Stonington though I know we've driven through it many a times. Looks like a fabulous afternoon!

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  15. Hope your pup is on the mend! Stonington has been added to my list - looks lovely, and not too far from home!

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  16. Great tour of Stonington! You always look like you have the best time on your getaways! Thanks for sharing at the October Take Me Away party! Always great to see where you've been!
    Shelley

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