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Cape May

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When I was a child, this was generally the week my family went to Cape May New Jersey for vacation. If you’re not familiar with it, Cape May is a charming seaside resort that is like an architectural time capsule. There was a fire in 1878 that destroyed most of the town, causing a good bit of it to be rebuilt in the Victorian style. So, for me, seaside vacations are tinted in pinks and purples and teals, and shaped with fanciful swirls of gingerbread, turrets and widows walks, and wildly flowering gardens with images of women in long Victorian dresses. While my personal aesthetic is definitely not Victorian, I do still find myself drawn to these colors and shapes when I think of the sea.

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