this long weekend was exactly what i needed: 

boat rides + cold beers. early morning runs followed by big breakfasts. endless hours in the sun + pizzas ordered poolside. gorgeous sunrises + sunsets. lots of gallivanting in the ocean + celebrating a birthday with cupcakes. too many drinks with [hot] friends at the beach bars + making new friends with a sweet dog named bentley. driving home for a sunday funday second date; complete with brunch + bottomless mimosas, beers by the pool, and a late sushi dinner

so thankful for this much needed escape, where i was able to unplug from the grid + put all the stresses from the week behind me. 

sometimes

your bff texts you at 3pm from her work conference at the beach + says you should drive down so the two of you can get into some trouble together. so you do the only logical thing + email your boss asking to take tomorrow off work. you set your away message, go home + pack a few things — and hit the road for a much needed long weekend with your bestie + the beach.