The Surf Lodge in Montauk is one of those real life, 100% pinterest approved places (if you're into that sort of thing). Every nook is designed and ready to be photographed. I'd been there before last summer, but only for a drink, so when they agreed to host my friend Emma and I, we naturally both jumped at the opportunity to say yes. We escaped the wonderful insanity of Manhattan for a little midweek retreat to Montauk, just after I finished my last final. After 2.5 hours on the Jitney, we finally arrived in this little paradise. We took full advantage of our cute little room, complete with balcony and hammock, and even cycled over 18 miles to the Montauk lighthouse and to have lobster rolls at Gurneys Hotel. Despite the grey weather it was so lovely to recharge and spend so much time outside by the sea.