New Jersey Shore | Summer 2020

August 19, 2020 Spring Lake, NJ 07762, USA

In mid July, my family drove to the Spring Lake, New Jersey to enjoy the beach and beauty of the area. We have been going to Spring Lake for years now, as my mom grew up nearby and we have family in the area. In the past we have always visited in early June since most kids are still in school and thus the beach is much less crowded, however that simply was not feasible this year due to the pandemic.

It was our first time traveling since being in lockdown, so we were a little wary and wanted to ensure that the destination we visited adhered to social distancing guidelines and required the usage of masks. Thankfully, the hotel we stayed in, The Hewitt Wellington, was very strict with regards to its guidelines to ensure guests and staff members took the necessary safety precautions, and the beach also limited capacity by requiring visitors to wear beach badges. All of the restaurants also had take out options and reduced outdoor seating, though we still opted for the locations that were the quietest and felt safest. Though it was a relatively short trip, I wanted to share a few of the photographs I captured, from the central lake of Spring Lake surrounded by lush greenery and the pink and purple sunsets over the ocean to the delicious restaurants of Asbury Park.

Love Positano Boutique in Ocean Grove.
Comfort Zone in Ocean Grove.
Green Machine pizza from Talula's in Asbury Park.
Oatmeal for breakfast from The Starving Artist at Day's.
Pumpernickel bagel with avocado from Dune Donuts.

Iphone Shots
Green Machine & Margie pizza from Talula's.
Israeli salad from REYLA
 & Viva La Diva Salad from On Third Cafe.
Greek yogurt bowl from PJ's Pancakes
Avocado toast from The Turning Point
 & veggie rolls from Taka.


  1. Oh the Jersey Shore is so nice and not quite like the show lol. I like to get out to the east end here on LI. And I read that book when it first came it out. It is very good.

    Ah love this look! You look great :)

    Allie of

  2. This looks like such a delightful summer getaway! I love the victorian-esque house! I'm glad you were able to get some vacation time safely. I really miss traveling... I hope you are enjoying "Reading Lolita in Tehran". That is such a good book <3