BOW SWIMSUIT AT HORSESHOE BAY

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After our first evening in Bermuda, we woke up excited to explore more of the island and especially to see its famous pink sand beaches. My parents honeymooned on Bermuda thirty years ago (!) and told us not to skip a trip to Horseshoe Bay, where you can not only walk on pink sand but also climb up on the rocks for an insane aerial view of the water below. It was easily my favorite excursion of the trip!

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Our day started with breakfast in bed at the Hamilton Princess… basically the way I’d like to wake up every morning! I love a good matching PJ set and this one by Eberjey is one of my favorites!

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I’m not afraid of heights (remember this post?) but I do get irrationally nervous about other people falling off and there was a moment where I turned around and couldn’t see Amy and immediately jumped to the worst possible conclusion. Needless to say she was down a few rocks below happily snapping photos… I might have overreacted just a little.

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The beach was gorgeous from the very first glimpse but the view from above was truly something special. We were in photo heaven!

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I wasn’t planning on it being warm enough to go swimming (though plenty of people were!) but I couldn’t pass up a chance to wear my new red bow swimsuit from J.Crew. I originally wanted it in the navy (…shocking) but decided to branch out and go for bright red. I’m so in love with the bows on the shoulders that I just might need it in both!

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It’s incredible how clear the water was both up close and from above. Don’t get me wrong, I love the deep blue ocean surrounding Nantucket, but there’s nothing like bright turquoise water to make it feel like vacation!

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When your hair is cray but your suit is cute. 😝

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Channeling my inner Gray Malin. 😉

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I’m hoping this is the first of many trips with my brother Grayson! He’s looking to get into video production and has been interning in the city so it was fun to take advantage of his flexible schedule. He and I have been all over England, France, and Switzerland (#tbt) and have the most ridiculous stories from our adventures together. If you’re in CT or NYC and need photo or video help, shoot me an email and I’ll put you in touch!

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Beach hair, don’t care. ✌🏼 Would you not kill for this length?!

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After sufficiently exploring Horseshoe Bay, we followed our taxi driver’s advice and walked up to Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. It was about a 20 minute walk, mostly uphill, but with incredible views like this one that made it pretty hard to complain!

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Gibbs Hill Lighthouse was built in 1844 and is the taller of two lighthouses in Bermuda. It’s also sitting atop one of the highest hills on the island so the view from the top is pretty spectacular!

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We worked up quite an appetite after climbing rocks and hills all morning so we headed to the Swizzle Inn for a super healthy lunch of rum swizzlers and nachos. #bridaldiet

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Ray-Ban clubmasters  //  J.Crew bow swimsuit  //  J.Crew white jean shorts

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  1. This post is making my heart so happy!! My husband loved his time at the Hamilton Princess a few years ago– I’ll have to get him to take me with him soon!