This past weekend, I had the fabulous opportunity to get outside the city for the day and explore the port towns north of Boston! We first stopped in Manchester By The Sea, an adorable town of 5,000 with gorgeous sprawling cliff views of the harbor. We then traveled up to Ipswich, stopping at Russell's Apple Orchard, where we picked/ate our way through the apple orchard. 30 pounds of apples later, we headed down to Rockport, where we shopped around the little nautical town. People who know me know that I am ALL about nautical things - decor, clothing, objects etc....so I had a field day. I might have overspent on buoys for my new room, but we don't have to talk about that. Overall, it was so incredibly amazing to get out of Boston, even just for a day.