Outer Banks, Week One

I can’t believe we’ve been here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a week, and we still have almost another full week to go. Heaven I tell you! My parents have been renting a house here on the northern tip of OBX for as long as I can remember. The water has been (mostly) very warm, the beach is incredibly beautiful, and Henry has been a dream compared to his 18 month self when we went 2 years ago. He’s so much fun to play with and is getting much more daring in those waves!

My sisters and I bike around everywhere on these fun beach cruisers. My favorite spot is to wander around the Whalehead grounds and historic Corolla

Sporting my new hat I picked up at a little beach boutique. I’ve been getting a bit too much sun so it’s been the perfect accessory. Do you have a favorite straw beach hat?

Setting up crab lines on the sound

Henry’s little cousin Gigi has the most kissable cheeks. She’s adorable and she and Henry have been getting along great (phew!)

Every night is a serious feast. My dad’s specialty is sushi rolls. Delicious!


I grew up going to the Outer Banks with my family every year (my first trip was when I was 6 weeks old). We haven't gone in a few years, but I miss it desperately. I hope you had a GREAT time!

Looks fantastic! Great hat! And your dad's sushi looks amazing!

look like a fabulous time! I actually just picked up a hat myself at the Goorin Bros! Love it.

my family of 15 is heading down to Nags Head for the first time (from NYC!). We're all very nervous about enjoying ourselves down there but you seem to be having fun! Any "must do's" please let me know- we're rather unsure about this trip!

Looks like an awesome time, and I love your sun hat! I would love to be biking the beach on a cruiser right about now!

M and E, we're as north as you can get before you hit the 4×4 area. where have you stayed?

Oh wow, Gigi looks a lot like one of my former students. Such a cutie! Glad you're having an awesome trip so far.

So jealous! My whole family did a week in the Outer Banks last summer, and it was the best vacation ever. We stayed at a house in the Pine Island neighborhood (which we thought was absolutely perfect). I'm curious– where do you guys stay??

These are such great photos, Liz! Good work and safe travels 🙂

Analisa, the striped neon shirt is from the JCrew sale 🙂

Love OBX. So jealous you get to spend two weeks there. Your trip looks awesome.

Awesome memories! and where did you get that fabulous striped cardigan?

lovely kids. Great beach too. I especially love the chubby little girl, looks so adorable!Lorex lw2702logitech alert 750e

Looks perfect! I'd really like some of that sushi and the beach right now. 🙂

cute hat! this vacation looks so dreamy and summery! xoxo jillian:: don't miss my fishs eddy dish giveaway!

It's such a great spot and the only activities you need to plan is who makes dinner every night. We just all swim, bike and build sand castles all day!

What a beautiful place. It sounds like the perfect fix for a family rest. When I need to de-stress we hit the lake or ocean! So calm and peaceful.Have a wonderful time!

This is also our family vacation spot, so these pictures look so familiar! We were there over 4th of July, and I wish we had stayed two weeks. Next year, next year.Enjoy your last week!

This pictures make me want the beach and not fall. & They're reminding me it STILL is summer and I should appreciate it!

that sounds like heaven right now. San Francisco is still pretty chilly and I'm wishing I were on a warm beach too!

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