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Photos By: Mattie J | Location: Tara Point

Dress: Las Vegas (old) similar; Modcloth, Nordstrom | Shoes: Chinese Laundry (no longer online) similar; River Island, Sam Edelman, Aldo | Necklace: Cherry Pick | Watch: Fossil


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 I went to my best friend Kelly’s family bed and breakfast this weekend and it’s absolutely gorgeous! Tara Point opened in 1990 by her grandparents and when they passed, her mom took over in 2008. Aren’t these views just to die? Alison (Kelly’s mom) was gracious enough to let me come up and take a few photos. These pictures don’t even do the place justice, they have one of the best sunset views in America. Tara Point overlooks the Mississippi and Illinois river filled with boats around this time of year. The most unique part is that you see where the Missouri and Illinois river meet when standing on the back porch. This is the perfect small weekend getaway because it’s quiet and best of all, relaxing!

You would be surprised how many amazing things you can do in Grafton, Illinois.  Zip lining, visit ice cream shops and bars, and best of all there are a few wineries to try. Raging Rivers is down the road, Eckert’s Farm around the corner for apple and peach picking, eagle hot spots, and more!

I am obsessed with this pink dress. It’s an old gem that’s been hidden in my closet and I’ve only worn it once, don’t ask me why. Hot pink has always been a favorite of mine, especially around this time of year. I was going to wear it to a wedding this weekend, but decided not to because I don’t want to accidentally match the bridal party.

I hope you decide to take a trip to Grafton, especially Tara Point! You won’t regret it 


2 thoughts on “Tara Point

  1. Great photos and a lovely model but I have to correct you. Tara point overlooks where the Illinois river empties into the Mississippi river and it does have WONDERFUL sunset views.

  2. You would think after living in St. Louis for over 24 years I would know the difference by now. The correction was made, thank you!

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