a summer getaway | block island

 
For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.
— E. E. Cummings

We live in a city where the summers are hot and unforgiving. There is a continuous pulse, as the city is always alive. The energy is intoxicating and I find myself addicted to it. But it can be overwhelming at times and I crave the peace that being by the ocean brings.

This year we chose Block Island as our summer getaway. It is a small, quiet and cheerful little island located about an hour off of Rhode Island. Michael has spent his summers here for 25 years so you can imagine the joy it brings him to watch Olive reliving his childhood memories. There is a sense of nostalgia that just kind of lingers in the ocean air --

I found myself walking slowly, smiling a lot, and soaking in my family. It is important to me to create happy memories for Olive. I want her childhood to be inspiring so that she grows up knowing that there is so much beauty out there -- you just have to go find it.