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Hellooooo from Martha’s Vineyard!!!


After a long drive on Friday, and an airplane ride on Saturday…. I’m here 🙂 Tim was already up here for work so we decided to make it a little vacation 🙂

Did I mention this was a kid-less vacation??! I dropped M off at her grandparents house. Rest-assured, she’s being very well taken care of… in fact… I’m pretty sure she’s being very spoiled at this very moment 😉

We’re staying at the Fallon Boutique Bread & Breakfast in Edgartown. IT. IS. GORGEOUS. Conveniently, they have a gourmet restaurant and bar on the first floor 😉

Here it is… So pretty!


The room decor is described as vineyard casual. I love the toile wallpaper. Very vintage.

Here’s the super cute bar downstairs. I love the feel of it and the decor.


The best thing about the bar is you can order your drink, walk outside, and enjoy it on the adirondack chairs…


This is the dreadful view from from the front yard…. 😉 Life is rough…


We walked a couple blocks from our B&B for lunch… We decided on The Wharf Restaurant & Pub.

It has your standard pub decor… very cozy…


Cozy decor and cooler temps outside made me crave soup. I ordered a bowl of their New England Clam Chowder for lunch. It was one of the best clam chowders I’ve ever had. It had a smoky flavor with bits of bacon in it.

Tim ordered the sirloin steak sandwich and fries. I had a few bites of his sandwich and a handful of fries. His sandwich was incredible!

Because I hadn’t had any veggies yet… I had a spicy bloody mary for an afternoon snack 😉

It was a great start to our vacation 🙂

In the past I’ve gotten some emails on how to eat/stay healthy when on vacation.

Here’s what I do….

I eat on vacation the same way I eat at home. I eat exactly what I want. I eat when I’m hungry… most of the time… and stop when I’ve had enough. I will be enjoying more cocktails then normal and will definitely be eating out more/daily. I’m not big on eating out for breakfast. Don’t know why… but I’m just not a huge breakfast person. We have a little fridge in our room stocked with yogurt and fruit. I normally have a small breakfast, eat healthy lunch out, and eat whatever I’m craving for dinner.

I also go for a five mile run every day and walk everywhere.

What about you? How do you stay healthy on vacation?

It’s a dreary, rainy day today on the Vineyard. Not sure what’s on the agenda today… We have no schedule so the day is wide open 🙂

Have a great Monday!

19 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on August 23, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Oh I had no idea M wasn’t with you! I am so happy that you guys get to take a little trip and relax. It looks beautiful!

  2. Kat said on August 23, 2010 at 9:38 am

    That place looks perfect! So jealous 😉 On vacayion I really try and focus on getting my fruits and vegies. When I dont, my energy level goes down, and who wants to feel tires on vacation?! I try and eat as clean as I can (with some indulgences of course!!) beecause I notice when I eat too much junk I just wanna sit in the hotel room!

  3. Ameena said on August 23, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Life is rough indeed…I am definitely going to take a trip to Martha’s Vineyard ASAP. This seems exactly like my kind of place!

    Enjoy your baby-free vacation!!

  4. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on August 23, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Oh beautiful!!
    You definitely deserve a baby free vacation 😀

  5. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on August 23, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I love the Vineyard. I saw your picture of The Wharf and was going to comment on the chowdah (gotta say it correctly here, you know!), but then you already had it. So good!

  6. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum said on August 23, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I love Martha’s Vineyard! It’s so romantic and charming! My favorite part was our little journey to Gay Head lighthouse/cliffs. I’d highly recommend it! 🙂

    And as for staying healthy on vacation… I try to double my exercise (60 minute run instead of 30) so I can feel comfortable eating what I want!

  7. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on August 23, 2010 at 10:44 am

    i want to go to martha’s vineyard! how beautiful!

    i think the thing i try to stick with is staying active by walking everywhere i can…i feel a lot better about indulging when we’ve been busy walking around and seeing the sites first!

  8. Mo@MommyRD said on August 23, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Oh, that looks so romantic! Love the beachy feel.

    I think we end up walking so much more on vacations, that I really don’t do worry about what I eat. That said, I eat similarly, except for more wine and more dessert!

  9. Coffee and a Book Chick said on August 23, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Ahhh. Martha’s Vineyard…I love it, so beautiful, pictures look great! I’m always a fan of staying at a bed and breakfast in certain towns, it’s much more quaint and more vacation-y. I walk a ton on vacation, so bring on the food!

  10. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on August 23, 2010 at 11:14 am

    M is definitely getting spoiled! That is great you two took some time together! It looks beautiful there. I totally eat like I do at home when I am on vacation. I may splurge a little here and there, but for the most part it is what I crave anyway. Have a great day!

  11. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on August 23, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I love it! We vacationed at the Cape every summer when I was growing up but we did stay at the Vineyard one year. I love it. It’s everything my childhood was. Have so much fun!

  12. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) said on August 23, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    What a beautiful location! Jealous!!

  13. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on August 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    What a wonderful start to vacation! I love that the bloody snack was because you needed veggies :)I’m going to start using that!

  14. Chicago Cuisine Critique said on August 23, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Looks awesome!

  15. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on August 23, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    How great to have a “grown up” vacation 🙂 We were in Nantucket last month, and it was beautiful! I’m sure Martha’s Vineyard is the same way!

    Have so much fun!

  16. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on August 23, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Have so much fun on your vacation with your hubby! Enjoy every second, I’ve never been to Martha’s Vineyard but I will get there one day!

  17. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on August 24, 2010 at 12:50 am

    “spicy bloody mary for an afternoon snack 😉 “—i am jealz b/c i love spicy bloody mary’s yum!!!!!

  18. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on August 24, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Oh my word…you just might be on my dream vacation. I love the charm of Martha’s Vineyard.

    Like you, I stick with my normal eating patterns when on vacation. I make good choices while trying out the local flavor all at the same time.

  19. Anne @ a daily slice said on August 24, 2010 at 9:18 am

    It’s absolutely beautiful!! I’m super jealous of your vaca 🙂

    I try really hard to be good on vacation. When hubby and I were in Michigan visiting family at the cabin, we got up and ran twice, which is way more than I was expecting myself to. It’s so hard when all you want to do is sleep in…