Hippie & Happy In Portsmouth

It has been a while since I've written up a good travel post for y'all and one of my new blogging goals is to get back into blogging about my travels as well a fashion. Since traveling is another passion of mine and I do it fairly often, it shouldn't be too hard. My latest adventure was to Portsmouth, NH. A definite recommendation of mine. Being right on the water gave me all the homey feels with a quaint downtown vibe. With Kittery, Maine right over the bridge, tons of chic boutiques, to die for food and gorgeous scenery you will not be bored and you will most certainly be pleased with your visit. Since My roommate lives in Portsmouth we got the ultimate personal tour and were able to fit so much into one day. These are some of my favorite places, with fashion details at the end.

Maison Naviere

 Peach Macaroon Ice Cream Sandwhich - Cherry, Lemon, Black Raspberry, Blueberry

CALLING ALL MACAROON LOVERS!! Maison Naviere is a must! I am still drooling over the ice cream sandwich macaroon I devoured! Peach macaroon with vanilla bean ice cream, can I get a heck yeahhh! 

Breaking New Grounds (BNG)

Iced Latte w/ Cherry Shot

If you wanna be one with Portsmouth and you're really looking to fit right in with the locals go to what they call BNG. Breaking New Grounds is the local coffee shop with all your coffee and pastry needs. They even have some gelato which was out of this world, the mango gelato tasted like a freshly pureed mango, it was amazing. BNG is also a lovely spot to pop a squat and crack open your book, or (one of my favorite activities) people watch.

Prescott Park

Prescott Park is the perfect place to sit and enjoy that coffee from BNG or read your book. The flowers here are beautiful and they surround a water fountain perfect for just sitting and relaxing by, reading, a picnic or pictures! Sometimes you can even catch a play or live music in the park, grab a snack or a drink or how about both and enjoy yourself and the amazing community. 

Flatbread

Pizza lovers, this ones for you, but in flatbread form. Undoubtably one of my favorite places ever. One of the first places that caught my eye was a restaurant called Flatbread. I non stop bugged my family about it all day so naturally we had to have dinner there, and oh my goodness was it worth it! All their food is organic and absolutely delicious. We opted for a meat lovers flatbread and one of their specials, a buffalo chicken flatbread. SO GOOD!! I would drive all the way to New Hampshire, just to get me some flatbread from here. 

Old Ferry Landing

What would a trip to Portsmouth be without some seafood from the oldest waterfront restaurant in town. I ate my caesar salad with shrimp so fast I forgot to take a picture but trust me it was good and nothing beats lunch on the water.

Strawberry Banke

The perfect photo op location. I look at Strawberry Banke and think history. The old fashioned houses and the little village they create send me back in time, it's a blast from the past, but a beautiful site thats for sure.

Shirt: Forever 21  Pants: Aerie  Shoes: Jessica Simpson  Sunglasses: Ann Taylor Loft  Bracelet: LuLu's

When your outfit screams free and alive thats how you live life. A last minute trip to Portsmouth and a quick visit with my roomie was how I fulfilled this. Feeling super hippie-esque in these pants and sunnies but loving every minute of it and it's your lucky day because you can feel just as hippie and happy since these pants are on sale for only 16 dollars! I cant stop wearing these shoes, one of the comfiest pairs of block heels I have ever owned. They are just enough to give you some height but can still get you through a long day of walking around. Now thats a good pair of shoes.  And is my statement bracelet not adorable as well!? I swoon over anything with a turquoise stone, so this was a must.

Portsmouth isn't all beautiful water front views and food, I have to say I did a number on my wallet browsing through the downtown shops. Gus & Ruby and Serendipity were two of my favorites, reccomended to me of course by my friend Hannah, (also known as roommate) she knows shopping is my weakness - I got the cutest white lace dress from Serendipity which is sure to be making an appearance on the blog sooner or later, preferably sooner! And Gus & Ruby has all your nick nack needs, from planners, pencils and pens to wall decor coffee mugs and pins.

Next time you're looking for the perfect day trip, a place to go with your girlfriends or you're just bored jump in the car and head to Portsmouth, NH (that is if you live close enough to drive) but even if you aren't close enough to drive make sure to put it on your travel list. It is definitely a spot you wont want to miss. I know I will be back soon, maybe we will even bump into each other! 

xx mack

p.s Head over to my travels page to see some more picture from my time spent in Portsmouth!