Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Chatham Dining

Every summer on the Cape, we celebrate birthdays of my husband’s family at the Chatham Bars Inn. This is a gorgeous old inn, dating back to 1914, with a wrap-around porch for drinks, and an elegant dining room (jackets required!) with a lovely ocean view.

I find the formal dining room a little too, well—formal—and much prefer Chatham Bars’ more laid-back beachhouse restaurant just across the Shore Road.

That’s where we went this year and had a sumptuous buffet of mussels (I can’t get enough), swordfish, and risotto. And—oh—the desserts: tiny apricot tarts, mini cannoli, strawberries with crème fraiche.

So what did I wear? Comme toujours, I like to subvert native style, and donned a short coral tunic with brown bugle beading around the neckline (by Michael Kors), stone-colored shorts cut to show off my pumped quads from the great hill jogging (yes, I have leg vanity too), and my Chie Mihara gray sandals.

Hippie/boho luxe, if I had to attach a label.


Deborah said...

This seems like a lovely place to dine. I love the wraparound porch too. How elegant.

Also, your outfit (esp. the coral tunic) sounds very chic.

K.Line said...

I want to be taking this vacation...

enc said...

The location, the food, the outfit, I want to be there. How lovely!

MR style said...

it seems like a wonderfull place !! nice holiday

pve design said...

chatty good time here! love the locale, the vista and the new england fashions. Surely you will come back re-vived, full of mussels, and tiny treasures to share.
please show us the outfit and the legs " iron miss cavendish!"