My family loves going to York Beach, ME in the summer. I grew up going there for vacations and weekends and still love hitting up Long Sands for the beach and Short Sands for the salt water taffy. I haven’t made a trip yet this summer, but hope to soon. In any case, I always associate beach roses with York. I’m not sure why, they exist all over the coast, but when I see the bright pink blooms and smell their heady aroma I’m taken right back.
The coast along the Eastern Promenade walking trail in Portland is covered with beach roses in bloom and it makes me so happy. So, I dressed to match. Obviously. Who doesn’t wear floral shorts to coordinate with the flora and fauna?
Floral shorts: Forever 21
White t-shirt (that you can barely see against my pasty, washed out skin): Target
Black flats: Steve Madden
Sunglasses: 80′s Purple
Watch: Michael Kors
Green bracelet: vintage
Puggle: Precious Pugs Rescue and Adoption
These photos were taken on Saturday, which was such a lovely day. We traipsed around the prom, hung out on the rocks and soaked up some sun (with lots of spf, of course). Franklin seemed to enjoy the day too.
We had a Living Social coupon to use up for The Salt Exchange before it expired at the end of the month so we enjoyed a luxurious lunch in their outdoor seating area. The lobster roll was incredible. They spread a thin layer of mayo on the bottom of the roll instead of mixing it in – genius! Since the coupon was for $50 we even got to enjoy drinks with lunch, yay for mid-day wine!
Are there any smells that remind you of summer or your favorite vacation spot?