Wednesday, August 9, 2017

I Love Saybrook in the Summer When It Sizzles


In black and white...

...and the same view in color.
 
 
With my apologies to both Cole Porter and to the beautiful and non-sizzling weather in Old Saybrook, CT today, I love this view in every season. It's the marina view of the Saybrook Point Inn. My friend Lonni's daughter was married here a year ago and Lonni and I enjoyed the time spent here so much we have returned in every season. Sometimes -- like today -- the marina is complete with boats and other times -- as in the photograph below -- the boats are waiting out the winter elsewhere.
 

 
Each visit brings changes and this visit brought the new wood carvings throughout the property.
 
 
With each visit Saybrook captures another tiny piece of my heart. I spent many summer days at nearby beaches when I was growing up and the visits bring up memories of childhood summers with family. So many of those loved ones I shared those days with are long gone, but their memories are vivid in shores and shadows of Long Island Sound. 
 
 When I was replaying "I Love Paris" before writing this post I thought the words weren't quite right for my experiences along the Connecticut shore. There was no romance and no romantic memories, so the phrase "because my love is there" just wasn't appropriate for this post. But love takes on many meanings and my love is definitely there with family and the dearest of friends. I love Saybrook every season because my love is there.   
 
Yes, this dessert was as delicious as it looks.  
 
There are memories, there is the view and the water and there is also the food. One of the highpoints of our visits are long, leisurely, delicious lunches. Today I discovered Gelato Giuliana, made in New Haven. I had vanilla and salted caramel. Both were delicious, but my favorite was the salted caramel. I'm on the lookout for finding this fabulous gelato in New York. If I'm unsuccessful I will just have to make more visits to Connecticut. I'm especially eager to try the signature flavor, La Giuliana, which is espresso, mascarpone and chocolate swirl. 

Tomorrow I resume my regularly scheduled life: yoga, Weight Watchers -- the scale may not be a friend -- and grocery shopping. How are you spending August?

As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care.

9 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

Saybrook looks like an incredibly charming place to visit. i can see why you love it.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

There is something about seaside villages/towns. Many wonderful memories are made and stay with throughout our lives.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Looks like the perfect place for an August Day. The water always has a cooling effect.

Chatty Crone said...

I can say that I see why you love it so much! It is beautiful. And the desert is not too bad either. sandie

Susie said...

Buttercup, I love the looks of the seaside town. Lucky girl, you got to spend summer days there. Oh boy I would love a bowl of gelato, and any thing chocolate and nutty on top would be better. Oh dang, you had to mention weight...well never mind the gelato. LOL. Blessings to you, hope you are loving this month. xoxo, Susie

BJ PUP said...

It was a perfect day for Saybrook.

Mevely317 said...

Saybrook ... if only in my dreams! These photos are wonderful, but I'm always drawn to black/white imagry.

Thank you for sharing your Happy Place!

Theresa said...

Peaceful, that's what I see in your pictures! OH AND YUM to that dessert:) Have a blessed day, I am spending my days enjoying the Grandkids as usual:) HUGS!

Dee said...

Dear Carol, I've never heard of Saybrook, CT, but after reading your posting, I'd like to see it! And also to have a taste of that dessert. One of the wonderments of growing older is all the memories we have. Our lives are packed with them. I hope your memories are, for the most part, good ones that bring you deep contentment.

As to my August: I still seem to be recuperating from my "seriously major operation" in March. I'm sleeping 9 hours a night and taking a nap or two each day. The body was weakened by months of pain and now I'm treating it tenderly, cherishing this body that has enfolded me all my life. Peace.