The Best Of Summer 2020

Getaway House Rebecca Piersol

I am not exactly sure when “Summer 2020” started, but despite the pandemic and everything else going on in the world, we were able to have a pretty darn good summer. We were lucky enough to get to The Homestead, Emerald Isle and Getaway house and I got away to the beach last weekend with Catherine to finally close out summer.  Well, that isn’t totally true. My mom and I are going to the beach this weekend s- o it’s clear I am truly holding onto vibes.

I don’t usually do monthly roundups, but I was going through my camera roll and realizing how many photos I loved from this summer, so I decided to do a summer 2020 post mostly for myself as a photo journal but I hope you enjoy it too! Lots of masks, lots of good wine, lots of sun and enjoying the outdoors. Moving forward, I know that we won’t take these local trips and moments by the beach or the pool for granted.  now that we are adjusting to this “new normal” I know that we will always remember these moments where we were actually able to vacation (in any shape or form) this summer.

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Blenheim Rebecca Piersol

We were so thrilled when one of our favorite Virginia Wineries, Blenheim, reopened! We ordered their wine for  pick-up a few times during quarantine, but it really was the best being able to go sit outside, drink our favorite wine and take in the vineyard views! We are hoping to visit again in a few weeks, as fall can be so beautiful in Charlottesville wine country.

blenheim rebecca piersol
blenheim rebecca piersol

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John and I got to get away to The Homestead to celebrate our five year anniversary, which was such a dream.  The hotel was operating at half capacity and it was so nice that we had plenty of space and felt safe the entire time! Sure we had to make reservations for the pool and we wore masks inside, but it was just as magical as usual.

the homestead rebecca piersol
the homestead rebecca piersol


the homestead rebecca piersol
the homestead rebecca piersol

the homestead rebecca piersol

rebecca piersol the homestead
rebecca piersol the homestead

~ See more of our 5 year anniversary photos by Halle Kennon HERE ~

emerald isle rebecca piersol

~ See the full Emerald Isle photo journal here

emerald isle rebecca piersol
emerald isle rebecca piersol

emerald isle rebecca piersol

emerald isle rebecca piersol

I loved using Rent The Runway this summer on our travels (even if the travels were just an hour away!) The above and below photos & dresses were some of my favorites and I have linked all of the looks on here that are from RTR below! If you have special events or occasions, or just want to change things up, use REBECCAPERK40 for a discount on your first two months. (More dreamy photos from an RTR piece here).



rebecca piersol river dress
rebecca piersol river dress

rebecca piersol getaway house

 In case you missed my post on our recent trip to Getaway House here, see the Photo Journal. Probably one of my favorites this summer!

getaway house

rebecca piersol bathroom

I finally finished our downstairs bathroom renovation and the full post us up on The Crystal Press. I would love to know what you think! Leave a comment 🙂 

the crystal press selfie

Finished out summer last weekend at the beach with Catherine and Phoenix and this photo pretty much sums up the trip.  Our vacations look a little different now, but definitely in the best way.

 

12 Comments

  1. September 15, 2020 / 2:23 pm

    These pics are absolutely gorgeous! Summer 2020 definitely had its ups and downs I feel like, but overall, I still think it was a great summer. It looks like you certainly made the best of it too! Loved reading this and seeing your pics! Xx.

  2. Lizzie
    September 15, 2020 / 3:37 pm

    Aww I loved seeing these! So glad you enjoyed your summer! I’ve been stuck inside for the majority but I’m definitely planning to go all out next year <3

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  3. Lee
    September 15, 2020 / 8:57 pm

    I love that you’ve found a way to safely travel / still have fun this summer! Have fun at your last summer beach trip next weekend! Sounds fun!

  4. September 16, 2020 / 1:20 am

    Looks like you made the most of this summer given the current circumstances! Love your cute matching tie dye mask too!

    • rebeccapiersol
      Author
      September 17, 2020 / 9:04 pm

      we definitely tried!!! and yes, thats the first mask I bought and still my favorite!

  5. September 16, 2020 / 2:36 am

    You had a pretty amazing summer. So many fun adventures!

    • rebeccapiersol
      Author
      September 17, 2020 / 9:04 pm

      i feel super lucky!!

  6. September 16, 2020 / 11:20 am

    This summer was a bust for me mostly…but beautiful shots and great to see you enjoyed your summer! xoxo, Sarah

  7. September 16, 2020 / 2:41 pm

    It honestly sounds like you had a phenomenal summer to me. I’m glad you got a chance to still travel and enjoy celebrating some bigger occasions. I’m pretty envious, I’ll admit. While I am a homebody through and through (and thoroughly detest summer), I still miss the concept of getting away during the season! Maybe eventually I’ll get to travel again haha!

    • rebeccapiersol
      Author
      September 17, 2020 / 9:03 pm

      it was really nice to be able to take our little trips!!! i would have gone insane at home, i think!

  8. Anna English
    September 16, 2020 / 5:16 pm

    I adore that bold green color in your bathroom! GORG!

    • rebeccapiersol
      Author
      September 17, 2020 / 9:03 pm

      ah thanks Anna! I was so happy with how it turned out!

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