Last weekend Andrew and I spent a night down in gorgeous Newport at Castle Hill Inn to celebrate our anniversary. We lucked out with some glorious weather (mostly) and a fun day of touring the mansions and eating and drinking by the ocean. Some images from our very quick vacation….
The inn’s main house.
The Harbor Cottages.
Taking a walk up to dinner and the bikes you can borrow to tour the area.
The Lawn- where Adirondack chairs and blankets make for a cozy cocktail hour.
Our beach cottage- the most splendid location right on a private beach! Adorable!
The view from our porch was spectacular.
Complete with a cute mini kitchen (and Nespresso machine that we fell in love with). More views.
Waking up this close to the ocean is heaven.
Taking a walk up to the lighthouse.
The shale rocks are so beautiful.
The mansions- something I haven’t done since I was little and are just amazing!!
Andrew sizing up Rosecliff.
I ADORE the architectural details and pink and white stripe awning.
The Breakers- home to one of the most stunning bathtubs I’ve ever seen. One piece of marble, people.
This brings me to the topic I am considering making a repeat feature on this blog: Things I Make Him Wear. I bought Andrew this striped J.Crew shawl collar sweater a few weeks ago and he begrudgingly wore it this weekend because 1) we were in Newport and 2) it was our anniversary celebration and he saw the act of wearing it as “a gift”. He thinks I try to dress him as I would my gay male friends. And he already gets enough attention from his own gender, if you catch my drift. So I try to convince him that he looks very straight and very handsome. In this particular outfit, he said he looked like a sailor. I think the stripes really threw him for a loop. Kind of like the Men’s Cardigan Incident of 2010- which ended in some very nice sweaters being donated to Goodwill and me sulking in a corner. How many of you have to fight a battle to get your guy to dress “hip”???
I have gotten him into a slimmer cut dark denim though- these are Rag & Bone (he was HORRIFIED I paid more than $50 for jeans) and his other favorite pair I’ve gotten him are by Bononos (Slim Straight). They aren’t “tight” but not baggy either. A perfect slight bootcut that looks dressed up enough when paired with a blazer for dinner out but still looks casual with a sweater. Andrew’s 6’4″ and on the slim side and these fit great, FYI.
As for me, I was ALL about the seaside comfort of white denim, sweaters and Converse.