bits of inspiration – #95. 

First December snow in Boston before it turned to rain this morning. Photo credit @brianmcw

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jules besch stationers – truro, ma.

Another post from my most recent visit to Cape Cod. Jules Besch Stationers was formerly located in Wellfleet center, and now occupies a charming cottage-like space in Truro. The shop specializes in all kinds of paper goods including cards, notebooks, calendars and wrapping paper. On the day I visited the owner happened to be hosting his 18th annual afternoon tea which meant there were lots of delicious treats (and tea of course). There are so many beautiful and unique things to see at this store. Sharing some photos of the shop below.

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atlantic spice co. – truro, ma.

Visited the Atlantic Spice Co. shop in Truro, Massachusetts for the first time this past weekend. Somehow in over 20 years of visiting the outer cape, I had never made it to this gem. The shop sells every spice imaginable, along with loose-leaf teas, nuts, seeds, botanicals, essential oils, and much more – all at wholesale prices. I would have bought more but their products tend to be sold in pretty large quantities since they are a wholesale retailer. Their prices are really reasonable and they have a great selection. I highly recommend stopping by their store if you find yourself in Truro. And if you can’t make the trip, you can shop their inventory online at their website. Check out some of my photos from the shop below.

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bits of inspiration – #88.

While I am an avid HGTV viewer, it was not until recently that I first had the pleasure of watching Island HuntersIf you’re not familiar, it’s basically House Hunters but for people looking to purchase their own private islands. As someone who likes their TV programing to be aspirational, I was instantly addicted. Coincidentally, this week it was announced that a private island in Orleans, Massachusetts has become available to purchase for $12.5M. Sipson Island offers 25 private acres, located in Cape Cod’s Pleasant Bay. It’s location in an area of the Cape where most beachfront land is protected by the National Seashore makes Sipson Island’s listing a particularly rare and valuable opportunity. Check out some of my favorite photos from the listing below.

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labor day weekend in mystic, ct.

“To me the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim–the rocks–the motion of the waves–the ships, with men in them, What stranger miracles are there?”
– Walt Whitman

Sharing some photos from a lovely long weekend spent in Mystic, Connecticut. The forecast looked pretty dismal going into the weekend due to the impending tropical storm, Hermine. We had some overcast moments but overall the weather was great and I loved spending time in another seaside town. Lots of eating, drinking, shopping and recreating iconic scenes from Titanic – a perfect Labor Day weekend.

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