Current Events: Girls Weekend!

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I hope everyone had a great weekend! (And happy Father’s Day to all the papas out there!!) My weekend really started Friday morning since my firm had it’s summer outing– sailing in Boston Harbor for the morning! Any work day where I’m not in the office is a win.

Then I drove straight to my hometown in NH and met up with my BFFs from high school. 5 of us girls (last together in Boston a month ago) met up at Catie’s house and had an old fashioned sleepover. Catie is home from NYC for her sister’s high school graduation (CONGRATS EM!!) and we were recruited to bring the fun for her graduation party on Saturday.

Friday night we went to La Carreta and celebrated being together again. How else to cele but with gigantic margaritas a Mexican food because.. is there really any other way?

Fast forward to Saturday and basically, Catie’s mom is a picture-perfect Pinterest board IRL. She is beyond chic and creates the most stunning parties for every event. We couldn’t stop telling her that she needs to write a book, plan events, etc. She is magical as you’ll see from the following snapshots of the day.

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The “Burger Bash” for Em was outside in their amazing backyard. I mean any party called a Burger Bash is bound to be a hit, right?

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Picture homemade sangria, fancy lemonade for the kiddos, the chicest popcorn ever, pulled pork, chips & salsa (aka my weakness, someone hold me back) and of course, lots and lots of burgers. And I don’t mean frozen patties. We witnessed Catie’s mom/party extraordinaire hand forming and WEIGHING 64 perfect patties the night before. I mean… she doesn’t do anything half way.

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I didn’t even know there was a way to display toppings in a pretty way?

 

And if you didn’t know which kind of burger you were feeling.. there were suggestions on display.

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Her mom makes the most gorgeous ornaments and sells them on her Etsy page too! Link here if you’re interested!

 

You could find me monitoring the sangria section.. The fresh grapefruit slices were just calling my name. I’ll just leave you with a few more pictures (including the dessert buffet featuring homemade lemon squares aka crack). I got a little snap-happy.

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It was a perfect day to celebrate Em and be with all of my best friends who I hardly get to see anymore. And seeing her mom in action as a domestic goddess definitely makes me want to step up my hostess game..

It finally felt like a summer weekend, and a perfect one at that ❤

 

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Local Eats: The Martingale Wharf

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Last night was date night! Double date night to be exact. It feels like forever since we’ve gone out to eat in Portsmouth, especially with friends, so last night felt even more special.

The bf and I headed downtown about 45 mins before we were scheduled to meet our friends & we grabbed some drinks and an appetizer outside on the deck. I’m not talking just any outdoor seating, the deck at the Martingale Wharf has the dreamiest views in town. They also have the coziest and chicest fire pit tables that keep you comfortable even when it gets chilly on the water. Sadly, they only had one of these tables out last night and we didn’t get there in time to get one. Looks like we’ll have to go back soon..

 

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I had the rosé (dry only,  never sweet) and the bf had the usual- jack & ginger. In a strange turn of events, he ordered a salad as an appetizer and I ordered the french fries?

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Definitely not my typical order, but somehow these fries are abnormally good. I probably don’t want to know why.. ignorance is bliss, right? Plus they come in a cute little basket so I feel like somehow this changes the fact that they’re still deep fried potatoes.

When my best friend (since 4th grade!) and her bf arrived, we got a table inside and continued drinking the date.

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On one side of the restaurant, “the lounge”, the bar seats are right against the window and you feel like you’re hovering over the water. I don’t know what it is but there is just something about the water views here that I will never get enough of.

My go-to meal at the Wharf is the lobster roll, but last night the surf & turf caught my eye. And I was not disappointed.. I mean.. (I know, I know, more potatoes)

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Everyone else’s food looked so delish too.

 

If you’re on the seacoast I highly recommend the Wharf for date night, lunch, or brunch!! (My favorite activity ever)

Or bonus: go to date night and then go back for brunch in the morning? You can’t beat a bloody mary here while enjoying these views. I’m telling you from experience ❤

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