Midweek Montauk Escape.

A Fall Weekend at Gurneys Beach Club. - Grace Atwood, The Stripe

If you follow along on social media, then you know that last week I headed out to Montauk to stay at Gurney’s for two nights with two of my really good friends, Jess + Julia. The only time I’d ever been to Gurney’s before had been in the summer… drinking… on the beach. This was an entirely different experience, in the best way possible. I mean, drinking on a beach is always fun… but this was a totally different experience – a mini wellness retreat, of sorts! We ate some incredible meals, went for long walks + runs on the beach, took a few workout classes, got massages at their spa… and were able to just unplug and relax a little bit! Truly, such a treat.

Today I am sharing a little photo diary of what we did. If you live in New York, I can’t recommend a Fall weekend escape at Gurney’s enough. They have workout classes every morning,Β three great restaurants (Corso Coffee for great coffee and a grab & go breakfast; Tillie’s for a casual lunch, and Scarpetta for fancier dinner + drinks). And I can’t say enough good things about the spa – I had one of the best massages ever (book Johnny if you get a massage)! Montauk shuts down a bit in the colder months but Gurney’s has everything you need.

Be sure to pop over to Julia + Jess‘s blogs to see their photos from the trip. And a big thank you to Gurney’s for an amazing couple of days!

A Fall Weekend at Gurneys Beach Club. - Grace Atwood, The Stripe

A Fall Weekend at Gurneys Beach Club. - Grace Atwood, The Stripe

There’s something so nice about being with girlfriends who just “get” you.Β Jess,Β Julia, and I all share similar world views, work ethics, political opinions (and right now politics are really all we are able to think/talk about). As a freelancer/full time blogger, it’s so important to have women in my life who understand what I do for a living… I’d go crazy otherwise! I’m so grateful for them!

A Fall Weekend at Gurneys Beach Club. - Grace Atwood, The Stripe

A Fall Weekend at Gurneys Beach Club. - Grace Atwood, The Stripe

A Fall Weekend at Gurneys Beach Club. - Grace Atwood, The Stripe

A Fall Weekend at Gurneys Beach Club. - Grace Atwood, The Stripe

Salad + french fries. The perfect balance… right? πŸ˜‰

A Fall Weekend at Gurneys Beach Club. - Grace Atwood, The Stripe

A Fall Weekend at Gurneys Beach Club. - Grace Atwood, The Stripe

On our first day, these treats were waiting for us in our room after our Exhale workout class. I mean, they kinda counteracted the benefits of the workout but they were too pretty not to eat. And the personalized tray was such a fun touch!

A Fall Weekend at Gurneys Beach Club. Scarpetta Beach Restaurant - Grace Atwood, The Stripe

This is Scarpetta, the main restaurant. It’s such a beautiful space.

A Fall Weekend at Gurneys Beach Club. - Grace Atwood, The Stripe

A Fall Weekend at Gurneys Beach Club. - Grace Atwood, The Stripe

A Fall Weekend at Gurneys Beach Club. - Grace Atwood, The Stripe

A Fall Weekend at Gurneys Beach Club. - Grace Atwood, The Stripe

Photos of me by Jess Kirby.

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  1. Ellen says 11.1.16

    I would love to visit Montauk some time! And that food is amazing. I’ve been known to order a salad and fries from time to time…so I’m totally on board with the “balance” thing.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

    • graceatwood says 11.1.16

      Salad and fries are the definition of balance. Such a yummy combo. πŸ™‚ Hope you are having a good week, Ellen! xo

  2. Tracy Schwartz says 11.1.16

    Looked amazing!

    I usually go to Montauk in the fall or early spring! Have to check Gurney’s out next time!

    • graceatwood says 11.1.16

      You must!!! It’s so special! x

  3. Marta says 11.1.16

    It seems like you had a great time! It’s a really beautiful place.

    • graceatwood says 11.1.16

      It is! I can’t recommend it enough this time of year. Stretches of empty beach, the resort to ourself, and barely any traffic getting out there – perfection!!! xx

  4. Brittany says 11.1.16

    this looks so beautiful and serene. like a breath of fresh air during such a busy season!

    happy november!

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    • graceatwood says 11.1.16

      That’s exactly what it was – the perfect breath of fresh air as things crank into overdrive during Q4!!

  5. Natali says 11.1.16

    Oh what a perfect and relaxing escape! Thanks for sharing with us!

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    • graceatwood says 11.1.16

      Thanks Natali πŸ™‚ Hope you are having a great week!

  6. How fun! This looks like a dream getaway!

    • graceatwood says 11.1.16

      It really was! Already thinking about how/when I can go back!!

  7. Lauren says 11.1.16

    salad + sharing fries with friends is the BEST combo. and those look really good πŸ™‚

    • graceatwood says 11.1.16

      Right? That way you don’t feel thaaaat guilty!!! πŸ™‚ These were really good!

  8. Andi says 11.1.16

    Looks like heaven!

    • graceatwood says 11.1.16

      Thank you Andi! πŸ™‚ xx

  9. Lauren says 11.1.16

    Looks like it was the perfect getaway! It is always nice to make time to unplug and enjoy other’s company!
    XO Lauren
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    • graceatwood says 11.1.16

      It really was!!! I’m so thankful to have had this little escape with friends! Hope you are having a great week, Lauren! x