Weekend

Fall on Block Island

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The perfect fall day = chilly temperatures and a brilliant blue sky.

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That is exactly what we had on Block Island this weekend.  Morning temps in the mid-30s, warming to the mid-50s in the afternoon.

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The perfect walking weather.

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We walked all over the island, enjoying no crowds and the stunning October scenery.

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The colors were beautiful.  Design inspiration everywhere.

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Pumpkins on stone walls.  On porches.

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A completely different feel from summer.

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We ate decadent lobster mac and cheese at Winfield’s and fresh halibut at Eli’s.

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The Empire movie theatre was showing The Martian and we almost went….

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But, after an amazing dinner, we opted for an evening in.

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At night, the stars were unbelievable.  Every constellation was visible.

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It was a fabulous weekend.  Something we will do again, very soon!

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Block Island Faves

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My laptop died on me last week, so the post I was planning on publishing today is locked in a dead MacBook Air.

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In the meantime, I am re-posting my favorite places to go on Block Island.  I posted it too late last year (August 28th) so this timing is actually better!  Next week I hope to be back up and running with my computer and will start chatting about the August 11th Block Island House Tour that I am on…..

Glass Onion

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Clothes, jewelry, home, garden, bath and body.  A little bit of everything in this adorable jewel box of a store.

Eli’s Restaurant

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Cannot stay away from this restaurant!  Go early or have a drink at the bar while you wait.

Twin Maples Bait and Tackle

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Favorite T-shirt on the island.  EAT FISH!

The Ice Cream Place

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Yup, we are probably here way too much in the summer.  But we LOVE it!

Block Island Club

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The vortex.  Where I met so many of my friends.  Where sailing and swimming lessons introduced my kids to their lifelong best friends.

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Anyone visiting the island can join for a week or more.  A true gem since 1963.

Payne Farm Stand

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Island owned, on Lakeside Drive, the cutest little farm stand ever.

The Atlantic Inn

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Our FAVORITE place on the island for a cocktail.  Outside, with a view and a sunset.  Can’t beat that.

The Empire Theatre

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Built in 1882, this historic theatre has a brand new digital projector and all of the current movies.  But I would see a movie here no matter what.  Charming and lovingly restored by Gary Pollard, this is a must see.

The Bagel Shop

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A staple.  Iced coffee, bagels, giant muffins, fabulous sandwiches.  You will definitely be here if you visit Block Island!

Crescent Beach

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Heaven.

Blocks of Fudge

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A good, old-fashioned candy store.

Abrams Animal Farm

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My daughter and her alpaca friends…..

The Farmer’s Market

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The Block Island Farmer’s Market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday.  Everything is either grown or made on the island.  If you are here and don’t visit the Farmer’s Market, then you have truly missed something!

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Block Island North Light

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Need I say more?

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the wry home

Block Island Faves

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My laptop died on me last week, so the post I was planning on publishing today is locked in a dead MacBook Air.

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In the meantime, I am re-posting all of my favorites places to go on Block Island.  I posted it too late last year (August 28th) so this timing is actually better!  Next week I hope to be back up and running and will start chatting about the August 11th Block Island House Tour that I am on…..

Glass Onion

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Clothes, jewelry, home, garden, bath and body.  A little bit of everything in this adorable jewel box of a store.

Eli’s Restaurant

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Cannot stay away from this restaurant!  Go early or have a drink at the bar while you wait.

Twin Maples Bait and Tackle

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Favorite T-shirt on the island.  EAT FISH!

The Ice Cream Place

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Yup, we are probably here way too much in the summer.  But we LOVE it!

Block Island Club

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The vortex.  Where I met so many of my friends.  Where sailing and swimming lessons introduced my kids to their lifelong best friends.

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Anyone visiting the island can join for a week or more.  A true gem since 1963.

Payne Farm Stand

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Island owned, on Lakeside Drive, the cutest little farm stand ever.

The Atlantic Inn

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Our FAVORITE place on the island for a cocktail.  Outside, with a view and a sunset.  Can’t beat that.

The Empire Theatre

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Built in 1882, this historic theatre has a brand new digital projector and all of the current movies.  But I would see a movie here no matter what.  Charming and lovingly restored by Gary Pollard, this is a must see.

The Bagel Shop

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A staple.  Iced coffee, bagels, giant muffins, fabulous sandwiches.  You will definitely be here if you visit Block Island!

Crescent Beach

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Heaven.

Blocks of Fudge

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A good, old-fashioned candy store.

Abrams Animal Farm

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My daughter and her alpaca friends…..

The Farmer’s Market

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The Block Island Farmer’s Market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday.  Everything is either grown or made on the island.  If you are here and don’t visit the Farmer’s Market, then you have truly missed something!

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Block Island North Light

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Need I say more?

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