This past weekend, four girlfriends and I traveled to Newport, Rhode Island. Newport is a place I have wanted to visit ever since I read Edith Wharton’s “Age of Innocence” in high school. I assumed it would be grand and charming, and it was all of those things plus more. Today’s Newport is a quaint New England town with many National Historic homes. There are also the mansions- which are really more like palaces. They are sprawling, and “grand” does not begin to describe them. We toured the Vanderbilt family home, “The Breakers”, named after the waves that would crash onto the cliffs just outside the home. Oh, and these were just summer homes. Newport is also home to some amazing food and nightlife. We ran into many bachelor / bachelorette parties, and even more weddings on Saturday. We walked the gorgeous Cliff Walk, we visited Second Beach, and we grabbed honorary drinks at the famous Castle Hill lawn. There was something so luxurious about drinking a blueberry vodka lemonade as we watched the ships sail by.
For the weekend getaway, I wanted to dress like it. I had a feeling that Newport would be preppy, similar to Nantucket (another favorite), so I packed my “uniform”. Jack Roger sandals, a simple Tory Burch dress, Ray Ban aviators, and my favorite Panama hat. The look was versatile, comfortable, low-key, and I felt very relaxed. When I travel, I like to “blend” in my outfit to match the location. It’s fun!
Enjoy the pics from highlights of our trip!