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from nyc: a weekend getaway

paige works in one of our nyc stores and sent along this lovely post about a weekend getaway to martha’s vineyard :)

I’m always dreaming of another land where my fairytale thoughts can come to life… and then I found myself in solitude on Martha’s Vineyard.

The beauty surrounding me in those four days was all the company that I needed. I’ve never traveled alone, and it was an incredible experience. I bunked in a hostel and took full advantage of the MV bus system, visiting every town, seeing everything the land had to offer. My days & nights spent adventuring through fields, trees and ocean. I walked through the State Forest in the rain, singing along to my own melodies, knowing in my heart that this trip signified so much growth for me. Knowing that I had taken myself to a place of isolation (no internet, no phone), knowing I had found that creative spark within myself; the spark that daily life sometimes burns out.

I documented my journey through a series of grainy film photos, a million scribbled words all over my notebook pages, dried flowers that looked up at me kindly before being picked; poignant songs that inspired, moved and compelled me to no end, and I even found ten beautiful seashells. It was wonderful.

Here is the playlist to accompany my journey:

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beautiful…thanks so much for sharing, paige :)


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shea -July 8, 2011, 9:52AM

these photos are gorgeous!! I’ve never been to martha’s vineyard but now it’s looking pretty amazing

stargirl -July 8, 2011, 10:12AM

Martha’s Vineyard looks stunning. The photos are lovely, Martha’s Vineyard is definitely on my list of places I want to visit.(:

alexandra -July 8, 2011, 11:13AM

This looks beautiful! And in some ways…kind of reminds me of Europe…just a tad!

alexandra -July 8, 2011, 11:14AM

These photos are brilliant! I’d love to visit.

alexandra -July 8, 2011, 11:14AM

This looks lovely, definitely would love to visit

Abby -July 8, 2011, 11:15AM

I love this post :o)
I just moved to Martha’s Vineyard for the summer and my time here so far has been amazing! Paige captured it perfectly through her photographs and playlist.

Reina -July 8, 2011, 12:08PM

this was lovely. very relaxing ;D

alyssa -July 8, 2011, 12:26PM

sooo beautiful. i’ve always been meaning to check out marthas vineyard. a good friend of mine went up there a lot last summer and had amazing things to say about it! inspired <3

Anonymous -July 8, 2011, 1:59PM

Such an inspirational post! The pictures are beautiful, the grainy effect adds a truly mysterious touch. What kind of camera did you take with you? Hope you had a great time

Anonymous -July 8, 2011, 1:59PM

Such an inspirational post! The pictures are beautiful, the grainy effect adds a truly mysterious touch. What kind of camera did you take with you? Hope you had a great time

Audrey -July 8, 2011, 10:56PM

Love it! I just added a bunch of pictures to my music post because i thought yours were so beautiful.

BohoQueen -July 8, 2011, 11:32PM

Love the picture of the FP shopping bag and the purse on the beach! xoxo

paige -July 9, 2011, 1:24AM

Thanks everyone :) It was so lovely. I used 2 disposable Fuji cameras. Go by yourself if you go! So much peace.

Shirene -July 10, 2011, 5:39PM

I LOVED this post and the photos along with it! They made me so happy! :)
The beach is indeed calm-inducing…There’s no place like it.

Dyana -July 11, 2011, 12:59AM

beautiful! ironic, because im on the island for the whole month of july right now! it truly is as beautiful and free feeling as explained!

Anonymous -July 11, 2011, 7:57AM

i figured FP would feature my little island at some point…we perfectly embody so much the company represents. next time check out Blissed Out in vineyard haven, the coolest new age organic smoothie bar ever! (and just about the only place you’ll find a truly healthy meal)

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