|At the Emlen Physick Estate and Museum|
Before I became obsessed with Stars Hollow, I was in love with Cicely, Alaska, the equally fictional, equally charming setting of Northern Exposure.
This weekend our search brought us to Cape May on the southmost tip of New Jersey. With its colorfully painted Victorian homes and its pretty beaches, Cape May is a popular summer shore destination for Philadelphians.
Last weekend, most of the town's restaurants and hotels were preparing to shut down for the season. The streets were quiet, and we found ourselves surrounded by mostly locals, battening down the hatches for the long sleepy winter.
Homey and picturesque, with plenty of great places to eat and shop, Cape May is a little gem of a town.
Too bad it's not quite in commuting distance!