{stories and snapshots from my new york city life.}


Escape to Cape May

I have a real love-hate relationship with modern technology. I'm not into texting, or tweeting or fancy phones with an internet connection. Nothing irks me more than getting clotheslined by someone on the street because they're too distracted by the conversation they're having with their thumbs.

I may not get techy in public, but I more than make up for it in private and admittedly log way too many hours on the computer. Sometimes I sit like a zombie in front of it without remembering what I logged on for or spend a good two hours pinning pictures of red velvet bon-bons and pretty outfit ideas on Pinterest. It's a problem. Just ask my corneas. You can ask Vin's corneas too. He's even more addicted than me. We have five computers in our two-room apartment. Ain't nothing normal about that.

That's why we  place an importance on stepping away from all our little gadgets and who-whatsits every once in a while. Over the weekend, we booked a quick little impromptu trip to Cape May, New Jersey, about three hours outside of the city.

It's a town full of charming mom-and-pop shops,

beautiful victorian homes...

sandy beaches, 

And tons of charming inns. We stayed at a wonderful bed and breakfast called The John Wesley Inn and Carriage House. Our host Bonnie was warm, attentive and presses a homemade belgian waffle like nobody's business.  Running a bed and breakfast is truly a labor of love, and you can tell that she and her husband truly love what they do.

This was our suite; there were two flat screens in the room and we didn't turn either on once. We didn't bring computers either. Weird, right? Instead we asked each other questions and indulged in things that we often get too caught up in our daily lives to do.

Like tickle the ivories.

Catch up on our regular reading material.

And visit with one another in the parlour. 
Our sitting parlour at home is currently non-existent undergoing renovation.

We both found the little trip restful and restorative, so much so that we 
didn't even miss all the technology we've both grown so fond of.

And then I came home and blogged, tweeted and Facebooked about it. I told you. I have problems.


  1. This post makes me so happy! I grew up going to Cape May during the summers with my parents, and it will always have a special place in my heart. It's so, so beautiful; I wish more people thought of place like this when the hear the words 'Jersey shore', instead of the stereotypes they see on tv...

  2. My husband spent his summers there and it is gorgeous. I absolutely fell in love with the town. xo

  3. For the love of God, one could not INVENT such a picture-esque place to "get away from it all." All those dainty little Queen Annes! Looks delightful.

    Also: that picture of your dude reading Yachting magazine is priceless.

  4. It is a lovely place that I will probably never visit, but thanks to your blog I was able to experience it! Blog on!

  5. Mmm, that bed and breakfast looks divine.

  6. Those houses, that comfy fluffy bad - looks like just the ticket. I think my hunny would love it if I went tech-free for a weekend.

  7. I love hearing about your trips. You guys do such fun things! Miss you!!

  8. What a beautiful weekend! It's just important to sometimes unwind and just let things happen. Love that b and b you stayed in. So fun!

  9. so beautiful. that is about 30 mins from home and i rarely go. sometimes you take advantage of the beauty closest to you. when i was in sf all i could think about was the beauty of the painted ladies in cape may, i prefer them to those in SF. but im just a jersey girl! i dont know any better.

  10. Looks so cute! Yesterday I looked over and my husband was on the iPad, I was on my laptop blogging and texting on my iphone, and the TV was on. Sadness. I have a love/hate with technology too.

  11. I smiled all the way through your post....Awesome. I can totally relate.


  12. What an awesome getaway! I couldn't agree more, there is nothing better than completely unplugging for a few days and enjoying the one you are with!