We had the pleasure of visiting Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod when we visited the Seaglass Inn in the beginning of the summer. What was truly spectacular about the trip to the winery was not the delicious wine tasting (although that was great too), but the overall experience of being spontaneous, which brought such joy to us both. Over the past few years everything we have done has been planned and carefully organized down to the minute. Let’s face it— when it comes to juggling a full course load and working practically full-time, it’s impossible to not utilize a detailed daily calendar that keeps track of every waking hour. While this helped us to stay organized, it also did not make room for living in the moment or appreciating just simply going with the flow.The start to our trip to the Cape was a bit rocky because Patricia had forgotten the outfits she had wanted to shoot and was terribly uneasy at the fact that she both didn’t know what she would wear over the weekend, and also that things did not go as planned. I tried my best to calm her down, but I could tell despite her excitement to sing-along with the tunes in the car, she was incredibly uneasy. Upon signing in at the Inn and unpacking our bags Patricia inquired if it would be ok if we found somewhere to shop. Instead of looking into the local shops, she urged that we go to a Simon mall for she felt she had a better chance of definitely finding the perfect outfit at the stores that she knew and loved.At first I was resistant because the mall was an hour away and we had already drove just short of four hours to get to Provincetown. That and I was feeling hungry for dinner and knew that going to the mall would postpone our mealtime by a couple of hours. All I can say is that I’m so glad we did go to the mall that night for so much happened to us both that we would have never expected. For one, on our way we saw that there was a winery and several seafood restaurants along Route 6. We also ended up finding a restaurant on Yelp that was by far the coolest dining experience we both had ever had. Good thing we called to make a reservation for I was not wearing the appropriate footwear and we were able to rush back into the mall. Patricia and I ran into Forever 21 for just under ten minutes and changed into new outfits, including two stunning maxi dresses and sandals. That night we treated ourselves to a five-course meal and wine pairing. After, we visited the beach by our hotel, where we enjoyed listening to the waves crash against the sand and watching the moonlight glisten over the water. In those moments, we were able to just appreciate and enjoy the simple gifts in life.The next day we went to a delightful seafood restaurant and split a lobster dinner and each had a dozen raw oysters. After we visited the winery, we were overwhelmingly grateful to spend time outside in the beautiful spotless blue sky and sip wine. It was so simple, but merely taking the time to actually take the day as it came was so freeing. We both laughed more than we had in a long time and so thoroughly enjoyed just being able to rest. Upon reflecting on our time spent on the Cape, we were left with the reminder to take time to put away the iPhones and just live in the moment. Whether it be sipping wine on the cape, floating in the ocean, or going for a walk in the woods, it’s so important to remove yourself from technology and the pressures of work (and family).
Hannah’s Outfit Ingredients: romper- J. Crew, wedges-Michael Kors, necklace- Express, earrings- Links of London
Patricia’s Outfit Ingredients: dress- Loft, heels-Express , headband- J. Crew, earrings- Express