It’s All About the Little Things: Martha’s Vineyard Edition

You know the saying “It’s all about the little things in life”? Well, I completely agree. I love snapping photos of the little things. The little snippets of life that are so easy to overlook but are so beautiful and often times the most meaningful. It’s the little things that make me feel lucky and make me appreciate what I have. It’s the little things that help me realize that beauty is all around us… we just have to be open to seeing it.

This weekend, I headed to Martha’s Vineyard with my family. We did not get lucky with the weather. At all. It was raiinnnny all weekend. Going into the weekend, I was determined to try to capture “the little things”– the things that made us happy and appreciate being able to explore this quaint, picturesque town all weekend, despite the rain and bad weather. Here are a few of them:

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I’m a sucker for cafes and coffee shops. My friends know that I would really really like to own a restaurant someday, preferably a cafe serving breakfast/brunch with refillable really good coffee (hate when they charge you for a refill!). One of my favorite jobs I ever had was being a waitress in a tiny breakfast cafe where I grew up. I loved getting up at the crack of dawn on Sundays to go run around like a crazy person, covering way too many tables than I should have been, but serving incredible food to people who had waited in over an hour line sometimes just to sit down. The job was tough. I was yelled at multiple times everyday. But I loved it.

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Local smiles 🙂

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I found a really really tiny bench outside of the Black Dog Cafe. I thought it was really funny.

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This is where we had our first lobster roll of the trip! Delicious. Black Dog knows how to do this right.

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Adorable Bed and Breakfast that we stayed at. Another idea I’ve tossed around in my head is either working at or owning a B&B. If I ever do, I’d want it to be just like this one. Informal, welcoming, and cozy.

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Dinner at Atria. I hardly ever order Veal, but this was danngg good. Veal Chop with Polenta and Roasted Root Vegetables.

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One of the best meals I’ve had in a while.

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My family sneaking into the B&B kitchen when we got home at night to steal cookies from the cookie jar. Typical.

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Quality food obviously makes me happy. Good, local ingredients.

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I had to wake up early each morning to do work, but I got to do it overlooking a garden. You don’t get that in NYC.

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Cool houses. I used to want to be an architect when i was younger. I’ve always loved looking at houses, or illegally going into half-built houses to explore, and looking at floor plans.

This is the style of houses in the town of Oak Bluffs. It’s an old Methodist town and the houses here were unlike any I had ever seen. Filled with color and intricate design.

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Martha’s Vineyard Chocolate. Enough Said.

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One of many many many ice cream shops we passed. We settled on going to Mad Martha’s, which is a famous shop here in Martha’s Vineyard. You ask for a small cone and they give you literally like 5 scoops on a cone. It was seriously good ice cream though.

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My Dad and I went for a walk right before it got dark out one night. We walked down to the fisherman’s village where they bring all of their fish in at the end of the day to get weighed. Cute boats. Cute little beach. Ahhh, so peaceful!

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One of the highlights for me– watching the fisherman bring in their fish at 8pm and get them weighed. There is a big competition everyday and leader boards all over the weighing station. Then these guys cut the fish and take out all the guts and give it back to the person who caught it. Gross but so cool to watch!

This weekend was definitely all about the little things and it all added up to be a great weekend. Now back to the grind! Two big tests this week… eek!

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