Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Summer Travel Series: Easton, Maryland

Wow. Oxford, Maryland has my heart. This tiny Chesapeake Bay town was such a hidden treasure. It's the perfect place to start the first of my Summer Travel Series mentioned earlier on the blog! It's just two hours from Washington, DC and Baltimore. Oxford is known as a "yachting town", with seven boatyards. It's said that there are more boats than people there, haha! I spent a week in the most beautiful and classic estate in Maryland. Canterbury Manor is a colonial mansion overlooking Trippe Creek. With minimal free time, it was hard to take advantage of everything the town and this property had to offer.

First of all, I could just stare at this house all. day. It is the epitome of perfection. And this is just the backyard! The front of the house had a mile-long driveway leading up to an even more grand entrance. The backyard overlooks a ton of land with trees, swings, a boat dock (stocked with a yacht, jet skis, and a Chris-craft), and Adirondack chairs overlooking the water. These pictures definitely don't do this place justice. The property was even featured on Traditional Home.

The formal gardens were my favorite part. To the right side of the property sits a pool house, dipping pool, and perfectly trimmed hedges. Pristine flowers and fountains adorned the estate. I spend most of my evenings relaxing pool-side with my Pellegrino and Nicholas Sparks. Pink Ralph Lauren pool towels? Yes, please

On our last night in Easton, we spent it exploring the town. Fun fact: down the road from Canterbury, there is a hotel called the Inn at Perry Cabin where Wedding Crashers was filmed. How cool is that??  I am a huge Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn fan. We then found ourselves in downtown Oxford, just a few minutes out of Easton. It was such a cute little seaside area. We also explored St. Michaels, Maryland, which was where the movie Failure to Launch was filmed. Anyone else a huge Matthew McConaughey fan?? Cutt's & Case shipyard was right next to our restaurant. 

It could not be a more perfect night. We ate dinner at Capsize. I had the buffalo oyster po-boy which could not have been more delicious, then enjoyed dessert at Scottish Highland Creamery. It was ranked Top 5 in the U.S by Trip Advisor. Of course I had to check it out!

Below are pictures from Talbot County Club, the golf course we were at that week. One of my favorite courses of the summer by far. It is a private golf and social club, but all of the members were so welcoming.