Thx NH for #kickingoffsummer

New Hampshire

Each time I travel I feel more exhilarated than ever by the awe inspiring moments that make up my road trips.  I couldn't wait to start blogging about my weekend away to a magical town called Portsmouth in New Hampshire!  We were invited by close friends to visit their beautiful home a couple of months ago and, as most can relate, "life got in the way" and our trip kept getting postponed.  Although Spring can wreak havoc on family calendars with sports, school activities and other obligations... I took it upon myself to put "life on hold" and drive up with the boys (yes that includes my dear husband) and finally make this long overdue visit happen.  Well goodness me... am I #superpumped we did! (that's me and hubs #superpumped)  ;-) NH Shark

Although I pride myself on having traveled most of the United States, I hadn't ever visited New Hampshire and was encouraged that our road trip only took 3 hours to this quaint yet bustling town called Portsmouth.  Blooming season was about two weeks behind Westport and the abundance of colorful fruit trees made our journey even more jaw dropping.  Even this little #portsmouthpeony was excited to come #playinthedirt!

NH Peony

Each coastal town brings its own set of unique treasures and Portsmouth is no exception.  Some of these lobster traps got me thinking how I could use them as fun planters for some shoreline clients (no I didn't steal any after all)!

NH Lobster

The fact that Portsmouth is on the ocean (and yes of course I took the driftwood finds on the beach) and that one can hear crashing waves at all times of day (oh did I mention the deep breaths of ocean air to cleanse my soul?) made this road trip #justwhatthedoctorordered.  But bottom line is the good company and laughs we had with these friends of ours that left Fairfield County not too long ago made our first road trip of Summer THE most memorable and heart warming.  Can't wait for school to let out and strap on that paddleboard and go surfing with the boys #portsmouthnewhampshire!

In conclusion, although my husband is slightly concerned about the fact that I've now booked a ton of weekend road trips to other towns I #mustsee,  it's memories that create inspiring lives and a getaway isn't a getaway without leaving and being more driven than ever to share these new design aesthetics with clients up and down the coast!

#newhampshireforever - May 19, 2015