I played hooky and went to Cape Cod to visit one of my best friends, Denise. She lives on a pond in Sandwich and this was my view every morning:
She lives only a few miles from the ocean (and the ocean is the best cure for any distress or ailment!)
We ate and drank our way thru the town as we laughed and walked down memory lane together. Hemisphere is on the bay side of the Cape, right where the canal begins, and we began Happy Hour at the bar overlooking a sun glistening sea.
The Daniel Webster Inn was our next stop for a few more cocktails:
Right down the street is the Belfry Inne, an old church, where the the back of the bar is in the confessional area of the church!! The rooms upstairs are lovely:
Next door is the Painted Lady, a lovely victorian home that was once the "rectory". The tiny bar is very "homey" and the dining rooms are in each room on the 1st floor - so quaint!
One day we had lunch at Beth's Tea Room - quiche and salad - and they have the best Cape Cod cranberry vinaigrette!
And you can't go to the Cape without a stop in Centerville at 1856 Country Store for "penny candy" - my favorite are candy cigarettes!!
We ended day two at Kettle Ho in Cotuit- and as the story goes, the town of Cotuit was purchased from the Indians for a kettle and a hoe:
We ate and drank some more at Tomatoes in Sandwich:
On the way to the Cape, I stopped at the Wrentham Country Store where the Cottage Muse has a booth. It was very easy to identify her area in the store after visiting her blog many times! She has a wonderful display of "shabby chic/paris flea" items, many of which she has painted or hand-made herself.
On the way home I stopped in Natick at Anthropologie, Crate and Barrel and The Container Store. There are many links in this post, but if you are planning a trip to Cape Cod, you'll certainly want to visit some of these links.
A wonderful 5 days - what I refer to as "CAPE COD THERAPY" - lovely scenery, lots of laughs, great food, mouth-watering cocktails, great shopping, sunshine and the ocean breeze, all spent with a great friend!Imagine waking up to this beautiful view every day? I get to do it a few times a year, lucky me!