New England Adventure – Newport 

From Newport, South Wales, to Newport, Rhode Island

A home from home

We checked in at the most elegant hotel I’ve ever stayed in, The Vanderbilt Grace. Its exterior captures the decadence of Newport’s gilded age, while the interiors are classically styled with the latest mod-cons. Check out this beautiful suite…

The lounge, complete with bottle of wine on ice for our arrival

and TWO bathrooms

On our first night in Newport, we headed for cocktails at Vanderbilt Grace’s amazing rooftop bar, for the best views over the harbour.

Watching the ships go by

Loving life

My husband and a manly drink!

Selfies at sunset

We headed back to our engagement spot, Castle Hill Inn after our cocktails. Last time we visited, the weather took a turn for the worst, meaning no sunset, and no lawn dining. We had champagne outside (shivering!) regardless, but this time, it was a pleasure to have a bowl of lobster gumbo while witnessing this view…

Lawn dining at Castle Hill Inn

Life is but a dream…

I mean…

Sailboats like swans

Can’t every day be spent drinking Marlborough SB on an adirondack overlooking ships in the sunset?!

Goodnight, may we see you again soon!

The next day, it poured down! But luckily for us, we discovered a billiard room at the Grace. Not so luckily for me, it was on a slight slant, which cost me, ahem, six games.

Using the downward slope to his advantage

Game face

On our second night in Newport, we ate buffalo wings and drank beer at the bar in Brick Alley. A casual, all-American place that we love.

Newport is one of our favourite places on earth, and we hope to be back at the Vanderbilt sometime soon.

The Vanderbilt Grace

Helen outfit details: striped tee, Boden; denim shorts, Hollister; sweater, Ralph Lauren; boat shoes, Sperry (top) /  jumpsuit, ZARA; wedges, Boden; necklace, Accessorize; blazer, ZARA (Castle Hill Inn) / shorts, GAP (pool).

Ollie outfit details: shirt, shorts, cable knit, all Polo Ralph Lauren; sunglasses, Ray-Ban; watch, Omega (top) / polo shirt, Rugby Ralph Lauren, shorts, Polo Ralph Lauren (pool).


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