Last weekend was the absolute best. My friend Gretchen (who makes the best belt bags) invited a group of us out to her beautiful home in Southampton. Honestly, we did all of the things. We went apple picking and picked sunflowers! We went to Wolffer for a little bit of wine tasting. Also, we topped it off with a fun birthday dinner (chocolate cake!!) at St. Ambroeus. It was the most fun.
While technically this was a work trip to learn more about Gretchen’s bags (hence the “hands free” element – Gretchen is all about empowering women with chic belt + holster bags that you don’t have to worry about fussing over). It felt more like a girls’ trip as it was just a fun group of good friends all hanging out. I have known Gretchen a while now and was already a fan. But I really just love it when work and friends line up like that.
I’m so lucky to have made so many great friends through blogging. These girls are some of them and this trip was one of those moments where you’re just like, “Wow, I have the best job in the world!” I didn’t post very much of this trip to Instagram stories (we were all just enjoying being hands-free from both our bags and our phones). But Gretchen had a photographer on hand to help document the trip which made this little trip diary possible!
Outfit Details (Look #1- Apple Picking): Anine Bing Blazer // Good American Jeans // Cami New York Camisole // Gucci Belt // Krewe Sunglasses // Hart Hagerty Necklace // Sarah Flint Emma Slingbacks // GG Maull Belt Bag (c/o)
Krystal, creator of This Time Tomorrow, Gretchen, Alex (one of my very best friends, owner of Le Brain, a boutique marketing/PR/events agency), and Blair, creator of Atlantic-Pacific. (Missing in action is our friend Mary of Memorandum!)
This car was definitely amazing to drive around in. A little fun fact for you: it was a prize for Mary Kay representatives, way back in the day!
Mary, Gretchen, and I – en route to wine tasting!
A fun dinner at St. Ambroeus!
I am not positive but I have a feeling that Blair is showing us selects from her new clothing line in the photo above. I could be making that up, though…
The next day we were up and at ’em (sort of – we were moving a little bit slowly after wine + birthday cake!). We rode bikes to The Golden Pear (my favorite) in Southampton.
Thanks to Gretchen! GG Maull for an amazing little trip and making my birthday WEEK so special!
Photography by Taryn Anderson.