Last week, my sister and I took a girls’ trip (no boys allowed!) to Kennebunkport, Maine, to visit our aunts and to check out Hidden Pond, a luxurious yet rustic resort (we had our own bungalow, pictured above) that we’ve been wanting to visit for a long time. While there were so many beautiful things to see there, I wanted to enjoy the vacation, so spent most of it with my family instead of snapping photos. I promise that my next trip (in two weeks to Nantucket) will be better documented for you guys.
I did wake up early on one of our mornings there to get a couple of shots with Chris on the property so you could get a good feel for what it was like, although I don’t think any photos could possibly capture the magical feeling of this beautiful place that lets you borrow bikes for as long as you want, brings you coffee and The New York Times along with homemade muffins every morning, and shuttles you privately to the Tides Beach Club whenever you want. I can’t wait to go back with Anel one day.
It was so nice to travel alone with my sister. My husband (and her boyfriend!) are usually with us so we aren’t able to connect on a deep level every time we see each other. If you have a sister, you know what I mean. There is a bond so strong and profound in every situation, but when you get long stretches of 1 on 1 time, you’re reminded of how special that bond really is. And we had plenty of time with two four-hour drives and stretches of time at the beach.
Kennebunkport is adorable, and I can’t believe it took me this long to go there. I got so many great recommendations for things to do and places to eat, but we ended up spending most of our time either on the property or at our aunts’ home nearby. The highlight of the trip was a dinner at Earth, Hidden Pond’s ridiculously incredible farm to table restaurant. We went with our aunts and split a bunch of dishes from beautiful salads topped with edible flowers to mussels in garlic broth to pork ribs that quite literally fell off the bone, to fennel sausage pizza to tuna tartare. Even the drinks were beautiful!
All of my outfit details below, but note that the sweater in the photo above is 100% cashmere and on sale for under $100 this week, and still available in five colors.
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