Celebrating Our Anniversary on Block Island

HAPPY JULY 15TH! Now, I don’t usually post on a Saturday, nor do I announce very specific dates, but July 15th is very special to us! July 15th marks Dan and my dating anniversary and by next year, our wedding day!! Well, minus a day. (Mentioned this fact on my latest Instagram post too. Did you see it?).

Just thought I would revive an old blog post about our fifth year anniversary spent in Block Island last year. Later this month, I’ll be sure to share our sixth year anniversary spent in Block Island from this year!

Let’s keep our Block Island tradition on going, shall we?


Many things can happen in five years, but the fact that Dan has always been a constant in my life is definitely something worth celebrating! We celebrated our fifth year together by spending the weekend at my favorite place to date, Block Island!

Settling into Aunt Susie’s House

Luckily, Dan has an aunt who spends her summers on Block Island, so we always have a place to stay when we visit. Aunt Susie has a lovely home with beautiful hydrangeas in front!

Hydrangeas on Block IslandSeagulls, hydrangea, Block Island

On my first visit to Block Island, I bought this ADORABLE seagull ornament. Oddly, it has been one of my favorite purchases of all time! So this year, I adopted another for my collection, totaling 4 seagulls now. Quadruple the happiness!

Map of Block Island

Usually we’ll consult with a map to plan our bike route for the day. Most coastal towns in New England offer these quirky, illustrated maps which I love to collect!

Block Island beach houseBlock Island Seagull Ornament

My favorite trinket again. Seagulls have a bad reputation but I’m willing to look past that. Watching seagulls at the beach is one of my favorite past times!


Mohegan Bluffs

Mohegan Bluffs, Block Island

We love venturing down at the Mohegan Bluffs, although we never stay long enough to sunbathe or swim, since there are so many rocks around! This day at the Bluffs in particular was foggy.


Southeast Lighthouse

My favorite of the two lighthouses on Block Island is the Southeast Light. Tours are inexpensive, if you’re interested in scaling the top, but honestly, I’m just as happy looking from the outside.

Southeast Lighthouse, Block IslandSoutheast Lighthouse, Block Island

Sometimes I catch myself staring at my feet, so I try to remember to look up from time to time!

Southeast Lighthouse, Block Island


Abram’s Animal Farm

Chickens of Block Island

My clucks weren’t fooling these chickens at Abram’s Animal Farm, so they shuffled back into their hiding spot.

Chickens of Block Island

Disclaimer: no chickens were harmed in the making of this photograph. This feather was ethically sourced.


Goodbye Block Island!

Sunset, sailboat, Block IslandSunset Block Island

We had so much fun and definitely recommend Block Island for beach lovers or those who want to experience New England at its finest!

Unfortunately, we didn’t document us exchanging anniversary gifts, kayaking on the Great Salt Pond during sunset, or playing in the waves on Crescent Beach. But no worries because we will be back on Block Island next summer to make more memories! A big thanks to Aunt Susie for being such a lovely and welcoming host, as always.

Interested in taking your own trip to Block Island? Check out, How to Visit Block Island on a Budget.

How do you like to celebrate your relationship milestones?

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  1. March 10, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    I confess I’ve never heard of Block Island – it looks adorable! I’ll have to add it to my list for if/when we move back to the States!

    • March 20, 2017 / 9:34 pm

      That’s understandable since Block Island is so small! If you ever visit the New England region, let me know and I’ll give you suggestions on where to visit! Although your life in Korea looks amazing! 🙂

    • July 20, 2017 / 7:11 pm

      Thanks Michael! You should definitely add Block Island to your travel bucket list!

  2. Gabrielle
    July 16, 2017 / 9:39 am

    How lovely he has an aunt who lives on the island – perfect access to the tranquil spot, so lucky! The boats against the sunset backdrop look SO gorgeous and atmospheric.


    • July 20, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      We are suuuper lucky! I love watching boats as the sun rises or sets!

    • July 20, 2017 / 7:42 pm

      Thank you! It definitely was 🙂

  3. July 16, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Ugh, the fog in these photos are so pretty!! Happy anniversary to you two, lovebirds!

    cabin twenty-four

  4. July 16, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    Happy Anniversary to you and Dan! I’m happy to hear your love staying strong as ever. It’s great that you two got to swing by Block Island and stay without a cost! Everything there looks beautiful! The rocks at the bluffs look so nice. The views you got looked great and glad you both enjoyed your time there :)!

    • July 20, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      Thanks so much, Nancy! We are super lucky to be able to come and go at any time!

  5. July 16, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    Block Island seems to be the perfect getaway! I’ve never been there but your pictures are so amazing I’m sure it’s worth to go there. Have a good start into the week

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    • July 20, 2017 / 7:44 pm

      Definitely! Perhaps someday, if you’re ever in the northeast!

    • July 20, 2017 / 7:45 pm

      Thank you! Visiting Block Island is always a dream come true!

  6. July 17, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Happy Anniversary! That’s so cute that you guys have traditions. Oct. will be my boyfriend’s and mine, 1 yr anniversary, and I’m thinking of a cute way to celebrate it. Nothing too fancy but something we both will enjoy. 🙂

    • July 20, 2017 / 7:56 pm

      Aw hope you think of something fun and memorable! Although to be honest, I forget what we did for our very first anniversary. Traditions are definitely the way to go!

    • July 20, 2017 / 7:56 pm

      Yes, do visit! Thanks for the comment!

    • July 20, 2017 / 7:57 pm

      Thanks! You should visit sometime!

    • July 20, 2017 / 9:12 pm

      Thank you! New England is definitely a unique and beautiful region!

  7. July 17, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Whenever I visit your blog I’m reminded that I’ve NEVER been to New England before. It looks like so much fun!

    • July 20, 2017 / 9:12 pm

      You should visit New England in the fall when the leaves are changing! Really a beautiful time.

    • July 20, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      Thanks for reading!

    • July 24, 2017 / 1:44 pm

      Thank you! The water views on Block Island were gorgeous, indeed!

    • July 24, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      The island was definitely really relaxing and quiet. The perfect place for our anniversary! Thank you!

    • July 24, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      Not many people have. The most popular islands nearby are Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Glad you liked the photos though!

  8. Amy
    July 18, 2017 / 12:13 pm

    This looks like a wonderful place to celebrate your anniversary!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • July 24, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      It sure was, thanks for reading!

  9. July 18, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    omg it’s beautiful there and I’ve never heard of it! I saw that little ornament on your Instagram and I think it’s just so cute. 🙂


    • July 24, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      Yes I am truly obsessed with that little ornament, haha. Thanks for reading!

    • July 24, 2017 / 1:50 pm

      Block Island is definitely a memorable place for us, since we visit every year. Seagulls are the cutest animals (in my mind, haha) glad you liked the ornament too!

    • July 24, 2017 / 1:50 pm

      Nature is super photogenic, isn’t it!

    • July 24, 2017 / 1:50 pm

      Thanks! We were happy to be on such a beautiful island!

    • July 24, 2017 / 1:51 pm

      I know right, who doesn’t love how relaxing the ocean looks?

  10. July 19, 2017 / 8:23 am

    congrats! I happen to love that date too, it’s my birthday 🙂 those hydrangeas…. SWOON.

    • July 24, 2017 / 1:51 pm

      That’s great! I’ll remember that day as your birthday too, Lauren!

    • July 24, 2017 / 1:52 pm

      Thank you so much!

  11. July 19, 2017 / 11:26 am

    This looks so fun! Those flowers are beautiful and so is that light house! That’s nice you have a place to stay so you don’t have to get a hotel!
    Courtney || https://courtneylivin.com/

    • July 24, 2017 / 1:58 pm

      Thank you! Their lighthouses are particularly photogenic. We are super lucky to have family on the island!

    • July 24, 2017 / 1:58 pm

      Thanks so much, Shivangi! Block Island was a dream!

  12. July 19, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful place to celebrate. My boyfriend and I had our anniversary on the 17th! July is a wonderful time to fall in love! Wishing you both the best. XO, Ellese


    • July 24, 2017 / 1:58 pm

      Aw, happy anniversary to you too! Totally agree, summer love!

    • July 24, 2017 / 1:59 pm

      Thanks for reading!

    • July 24, 2017 / 2:01 pm

      Block Island is SO peaceful. There’s hardly any cars on the island and no stop lights either!

  13. July 19, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    You’re such a beautiful couple. I am so happy for you. Happy Anniversary and many more to come. Looks like you had a fantastic time. It was well deserved!

    • July 24, 2017 / 2:01 pm

      Aw what a sweet message. Thank you so much, Brandy!

  14. July 20, 2017 / 4:49 am

    I used to hate seagulls but now when I hear them, I can only think sea or other huge areas with water, I love so that feeling so much! And happy anniversary!

    Heidi 🍓 | Heidi’s Planner | Instagram

    • July 24, 2017 / 2:02 pm

      I think most people hate seagulls, which is why it’s weird that I love them so much! Perhaps I love them because I associate them with the sea and I’m a crazy bird lady? Anyways, thank you for visiting my blog!

    • July 24, 2017 / 2:17 pm

      Thank you! We are super blessed!

  15. July 20, 2017 / 6:11 am

    The photos are amazing, the place looks beautiful and serene. Anyway, happy anniversary! 🙂

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

    • July 24, 2017 / 2:17 pm

      Thank you! Glad to have captured the island for what it really is, serene!

  16. miri
    July 20, 2017 / 9:07 am

    Ohh happy anniversary. I love the way you celebrated it. And in one year you will be already married by this time!

    • July 24, 2017 / 2:23 pm

      Yes! This year will go by so quickly, I know it!

  17. July 20, 2017 / 10:49 am

    Everything about this is so cute! I’ve never heard of Block Island before, but it looks beautiful. Happy anniversary to the both of you, and I can’t wait to see this years post!

    xx Kara | http://karascloset.net/

    • July 24, 2017 / 2:26 pm

      Thanks Kara! This years post is in the making. Just 200 more photos to edit, gah!

  18. July 20, 2017 / 11:52 pm

    Gorgeous photos, as usual, Kim! And happy anniversary to you and Dan. 🙂 Your wedding is in less than a year. How exciting!

    • July 24, 2017 / 2:26 pm

      Thanks, Teesh! And it’s pretty unbelievable. Already getting jitters for the big day!

  19. July 21, 2017 / 8:02 am

    Block Island looks like such a wonderful place. Congratulations on your anniversary. I hope the weather this year was just as nice as last year, and I’m looking forward to see more beautiful pictures from Block Island:)

    • July 24, 2017 / 2:27 pm

      Thank you! The weather is pretty unpredictable in Block Island, but it’s always beautiful nevertheless.

    • July 31, 2017 / 1:36 pm

      I know, right? I love Block Island!

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