8.11.2009

mystic, connecticut




I went away to the country for the weekend with Elly and Joe. We met up with Elly's husband Doug and daughter Tova at Doug's parents' house in Mystic. I've never been to Connecticut before and really had no idea what to expect. It was very quaint. All of the houses were incredibly old, somehow in a charming, non-"decrapidated" way. (Sorry, that's my sister's made up word for a mixture of decrepit, dilapidated, and crap. She's really cute when she says it.) I was almost expecting to see Benjamin Franklin peek his head out of a window.

Doug and his dad Dave took Joe out on the ocean for some fishing, and we ate the fish they caught for dinner. At dinner I accidentally said "That's what she said" in front of Doug's parents. Doug's mom Judy let us go through all her vintage knitting patterns (so fun!), and Elly and I walked around town during the art fair. My favorite memories are of running around the backyard with Tova, roasting marshmallows, and playing pinball in the basement.

If you're reading this, Elly, I really miss you already! And Doug and Tova too.

19 comments:

modaspia said...

wow, what a gorgeous dress. great photos too..elly is really pretty.

Suzy said...

haha oh i remember my accidental dirty joke telling in front of my boyfriend's parents. my life simply is not complete without that moment.

Jennifer said...

Looks idyllic...and I'm so glad you weren't sick for your visit!

Elly is wearing a gorgeous dress- looks like one of hers, or your- designs?

xo

jenny gordy said...

thanks, jennifer! yeah, it's one of my fall designs. it does look like something she would make, doesn't it? i don't know, it just really reminded me of her, so i made her model it for me.

montague said...

Sounds like a wonderful little break...

Melissa said...

Oh my! It sounds and looks like you had a marvelous time.

As soon as I saw the picture of Elly in that fabulous dress, I couldn't wait to find out if it was for sale. I am now waiting anxiously for your fall collection! :-)

cristalle said...

Her dress is amazing! I was wondering if either of you made it!

I love Mystic (and Newport and all of the old New England seaport towns). My boyfriend and I pass Mystic everytime we go to visit his family in Rhode Island and we always want to stop for pizza but never do...

Have you been to City Island? It's a quaint little New England style seaport town in the Bronx! You'd think you were on the coast in CT or MA! I highly recommend going for a nice day trip if you get a chance.

my name is elly said...

holy crap, you posted the dress picture!!! i have been so excited about you telling everyone since i first saw it! this dress looks like something i would WANT to be able to make, but couldn't. the detail of the dress is so incredible and the design is my dream dress.

oh jenny, i miss you so bad already, too. this post makes me want to live those four and a half days all over again.

Enchanted Royals said...

Your sister's word reminds me of Kirsten Dunst in "Little Women"..."I'm so degraditated!"

What a beautiful dress. Inspiring as always!

Hello Lindello said...

What a lovely time. That dress is SO CUTE!

abby try again said...

Sounds (and looks) like a lovely visit.
And how sweet that she let it go...;D

debbie said...

aww, you guys have the cutest friendship ever!

Prosecco said...

Elly looks so lovely in the dress. And is that the Mystic of the movie "Mystic Pizza"?

Lyn said...

Mystic is lovely. I miss the east coast in the summertime. Looks like a wonderful visit. Another great piece. I can't wait to see more!

Modern Crush said...

And you didn't stop for pizza?! Oh man, I hear Julia makes them herself... ok, bad joke. Wonderful pictures though! <3

jessica said...

that looks like such a nice trip! i've never been to mystic and now i really want to go. you always have such wonderful photos and that dress looks beautiful!

Amelia said...

'decrapidated'- i love it, it says it all.

Eileen said...

I'm from Mystic. Glad one of my fav bloggers had a chance to enjoy it's many splendors!

Capricioustraveler said...

Beautiful dress! I love that.