I had the pleasure of attending a little blogger getaway in Portsmouth, NH last weekend and like I mentioned in my previous post, it was the inspirational trip the doctor ordered! I started the trip by carpooling with the lovely Kate of Domestikated Life after waiting on the snow storm to pass. Once we arrived at The Hotel Portsmouth, a Lark Hotels property, we started our day the best way possible…with a Lark Hotels breakfast. It’s beyond amazing and I keep trying to recreate it at home. Then we enjoyed some conversation by the fireplace in the parlor until it was time to head to our next adventure! You guys. I learned how to shuck oysters by Chef + Owner Jeremy Sewall at Row 34! And here’s my conclusion…shucking oysters is no simple task and I am so impressed with the guys that do it all day long. But it sure was fun and I am so glad I learned how! I feel like it’s a good party trick in the Northeast. 😉
We then sat down for a merroir & terroir class by Jess Fortin of Island Creek Oysters and Molly Woodhouse (GM of Row34). Man oh man, I was in heaven. I think my favorite oysters were the Moon Shoals from Barnstable, MA and of course, the Island Creeks.
Then we were treated to an amazing lunch! I’ve now had the best warm lobster roll of my life! I’m not kidding, I can’t even explain how incredible it was, you just need to get your butt to Row 34 asap to try one.
Before the day ended, we went to Strawberry Banke for a little ice skating and stopped by Gus & Ruby Letterpress.One of my favorite things about the Lark Hotels is their hint of unexpected quirky details to their beautifully-designed rooms in each of their hotels. And there is always amazing wallpaper! 🙂
Then, just when I thought the weekend couldn’t get any better, Cody and Evie joined me on Saturday night to stay one more evening in Portsmouth exploring the town! All in all, it was definitely a weekend to remember!