9.10.2013

maryland seafood festival

howdy! this past weekend was amazing, but it feels good to be back in the daily grind. i visited anthony in baltimore and it was so good to see him. it'd only been a few weeks but i missed him like crazy. we planned a busy and eventful weekend, but made sure to leave time to relax and just hang out. on saturday we woke up and grabbed chick fil a breakfast (my absolute fave!!) and ran a few errands. then, that afternoon, we headed to sandy point state park for the 46th annual maryland seafood festival. i lived in maryland for 18 years of my life and this was my first time attending. it was amazing!

the weather was absolutely perfect on saturday in annapolis. the festival took place right on the water. there was a beautiful view of the chesapeake bay bridge, plus so many sail boats and cool ships out on the bay. the scenery really put you in the mood for some seafood! i am a huge seafood fanatic and crab has always been my favorite food. i guess that's what happens when you are born and raised in maryland, right?! well, this festival definitely appealed to the marylander in me.


the first thing we did when we got there was check out the craft beer/oyster tasting. anthony had already done his research online before we got there, and was super excited for this part of the festival! anthony is the planner in our relationship. he is the one that books our trips, finds fun activities to do around town, plans our vacations, etc. he is always super prepared with printed tickets and an itinerary and i just kind of get to show up. ha! it's pretty sweet for me. i'm too spontaneous/a procrastinator/crazy to be in charge of things. lol. so i guess we balance each other out :)



the beer was amazing and the oysters were even more amazing. you had to buy little tickets for a dollar each at the front of the tent and each ticket got you a little cup of craft beer and two oysters. talk about a good deal. we spent less than twenty bucks and basically drank and ate as much as we could. it was cool to get to try a bunch of different beers rather than just get one cup of miller lite. i even tried my first pumpkin beer! yum. it made me so excited for fall.



after we were done eating and drinking til we were about to explode, my mom, stepdad, and sister samantha (who you met in this post) came to join us! it was so nice of them to drive up to see me. i've missed being in the same state as them the past few weeks that i've been back at school. we walked around and visited the different shops and tents with fun little nik naks and cool art. it was a really awesome and well put together festival. there was tons to do, and the fact that i could step right over to the sand didn't hurt, either!


alright, how cute is samantha's outfit?! i was totally drooling over her fun tiger print muscle tee. she has such a cool, funky style. i love watching her grow up. she's the sweetest person i've ever met. and she's a free spirit, that's for sure! i'm a proud big sister. :) i wore these super comfy seersucker shorts i thrifted over the summer. it seemed more than appropriate to put these on for a day at the bay. paired with my favorite keds and a simple white blouse, i was prepared for a gorgeous day at the beach. 

spending time with my family and anthony made for the perfect day. but the cherry on top was definitely the delicious crabcake sandwich i had. hahah. have i mentioned i love food? it was so so so good. i couldn't have had a better saturday in maryland. it made me appreciate the beautiful state that i'm from! (plus, it doesn't hurt we have the best cuisine, if i do say so myself). the festival was a perfect farewell to summer.


enjoy the rest of your week! thanks for checking in.

xxoo,
n

outfit details
shirt: thrifted
shorts: thrifted
watch: antique 
shoes: keds


26 comments:

  1. Sounds like an amazing weekend, and the beach looks gorgeous!! I'm a huge fan of seafood, so I can only imagine what a wonderful tasting experience the festival was. And pumpkin beer?! Sounds perfect for fall!

    Your outfit is cute and chic!

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  2. i love seafood!!! this is one kind of festival that i would want to be a part of!!! :D

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  3. That's a cool festival! Whenever I think of festivals I always think music but I always forget food ones. Cute outfit too! :)

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  4. Such s cool atmosphere, you looked like you had an amazing time! I love this outfit so perfect for the festival!

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  5. Nice post! Love your shorts

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  6. looks so delicious and fun! loving your outfit!
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  7. How fun! These pictures are so wonderful - looks like you had a great time :)

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  8. you and samantha have great style. her tiger cutoff and copper belt are wicked. and i love your end of summer look, perfect for a seafood festival by the water. i'm partial to lobster myself, but would never (ever) turn down a crabcake. and pumpkin beer, whoa, my favorite. did it have a cinnamon/sugar rim? if not, put that on your list of things to try this fall, you won't regret it.

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  9. Love seafood! This festival is like my dream!

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  10. I would love to travel to Baltimore and this festival looks amazing!!!!!
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  11. Looks like you had a wonderful time! xx

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  12. Food festivals are always the best kind - it looks like the weather was lovely too!

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  13. Amazing photo!! Love this kind of festivals!!

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  14. I live near the PA/DE/MD border and this would have been right up my alley. Love Maryland crab!

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  15. I live in the city OF Seafood, New Orleans so im glad you are enjoying it! Looks like fun!

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  16. Love the idea of this!!! Looks like the perfect way to end summer. xx

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  20. would love to go next year. we used to live in maryland too but now we're in virginia!

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