Maybe with the exception of London
But a few trips to Rhode Island this summer have put me in near danger of having an affair with the Ocean State. We had the best day in the sweet town of Little Compton a few weeks ago, driving around the harbor, visiting a local farmers’ market, and stumbling onto a vineyard. I wouldn’t say it’s walking town–very few shops and restaurants in a confined area–but if you have a car, it’s the best mix of rural and seaside.
Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard was the highlight of the day. We drove by a sign and figured we’d check it out, assuming we’d run into a small tasting room and wine shop and maybe a daily tour or two.
False. This place was bumpin’. We drove up to live jazz music on the lawn, picnic lunches and wine flowing. Didn’t even bother with a tasting because we had so much fun wandering the grounds and lounging in the sun with glasses of their Sacred Rosé and Rhode Island Red. Next time we’re definitely bringing some cheese & blankets and buying a bottle.
Their summer concert series is drool-worthy; check out the calendar here.
[ travel summary ]
who:: You’re all invited on my next trip to Sakonnet Vineyard at least. That place is just screaming for a rosé-by-day party.
what:: Despite its tiny size, I could have driven circles around this gorgeous area for hours. Visit on a sunny day, and get out of the car whenever possible. And drink wine, did I mention that? [Just assign a designated driver!! #thankshubs]
when:: I’ve been gushing about how much I love this state to just about ever RI resident I’ve met recently, and the unanimous response they have given is, “yeah, it’s really great this time of year.” So I’m going to go ahead and guess they suggest summer too.
where:: Coffee + art at the incredible little tucked-away Art Cafe. Sit-down lunch at The Commons Lunch or sandwiches and Del’s to go at Wilma’s at Walkers. Wine, music, and food at Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard. We didn’t make it there, but have heard nothing but good things about Sakonnet Garden as well.
Seersucker Dress, Lilly Pulitzer [similar] | Toucan Wide Bow Sunhat, Tuckernuck | Tortoise Sunglasses, Target | Lemon Bag, Kate Spade [similar] | Navy Espadrille Wedges, J.Crew [another]