Do you have a place where every time you go there you truly feel like you are home? I have lived in the northeast, the deep south, even a short stint in Australia, and have now been in Virginia for nearly five years. Through all the years one thing remained the same, my grandmother’s small beach cottage on Long Beach Island, NJ. I love the island and our house so much I wish I could keep it with me all the time. Obviously that’s not realistic, so every time I am lucky enough to get back to the island I make sure I take a lot of photos. I even forced myself to get up for sunrise last time!
In addition to some of my beach photos, as a true Italian who loves food, I walked around and took shots of some of my favorite places to eat. Bageleddi’s has been a fixture on the island as long as I can remember cranking out the best bagels you’ll ever taste! So good in fact, a sea gull once stole a bagel right out of my hand!
Another of my favorite places to dine is The Sandbox Cafe. Family run, you will always see the owners there greeting guests and even cooking in the kitchen. If you ever make it to the island make sure you stop by there and “get sizzled” with their sizzler pancakes. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it. 🙂