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Friday, June 22, 2012

for the love of the weekend getaway - newport, ri edition

When John & I decided to get hitched in Newport last year we knew we picked a special part of New England that we would always adore. The seaside town of Newport, RI is so charming and filled with things to do from helicopter rides, mansion tours, exquisite dining, shopping and so much more. Since our wedding website {with printable pdfs for your travel plans} content was chock full of details on where to eat & what to do I will spare the full fledged tourist guide to this enchanting town and stick to our past weekend which was the most glorious 48 hours off of work that we have both had in a long time! 

We stayed.

Beach Cottage #27 - Summer Haven

Crab Door Knocker

Front Yard

Rear View with Private Deck on Beach

Stellar Views of Private Beach

Beautifully Decorated Beachy Interiors

I love you Carrera Marble & Farm Sink

Stocked the Fridge with the essentials

I Spy Anniversary Gift

Us Upon Arrival - So Happy!

Gift Giving

So everyone knows the one year anniversary theme is "paper". This left me a bit stumped on great gift ideas for the man who loathes paper. I mean if you know John he lives on his IPad and doesn't have a piece of paper in his office. All I knew is that I wanted to get creative and wanted it to be fun packaging all related to things he loves. I decided a paper pinata would be his packaging and I had it made from Pinata Mama to resemble the hubs IPhone with all his favorite apps. I then stuffed the paper phone with his favorite candy, gift cards to Johns favorite stores & envelopes with notes that had more fragile gift items set aside. Since my husband whole career is revolved around the love of all wireless communication and radio I went with a 1908 Scientific American with an article featuring the first wireless signals detected by the inventor of the radio. I also had some vintage Yugoslavian money with the other inventor of wireless communication face displayed on it.  Finally a limited edition Veuve Clicquot paper champagne bucket with the Veuve in tow. 

Voila - The Goodies Finally Came Out!

We ate.

Drinks On The Castle Hill Lawn

Pina Colada - Why Not???

Blueberry Lemonade Cooler

{love the idea of serving shrimp cocktail in a deviled egg dish}

We had to go to pick up our anniversary cake at a wedding at Rosecliff Mansion - so fun to see the mansion all dolled up for someone else big day.

(beautifully located in The Chanler Inn overlooking Cliff Walk

Butter Poached Lobster
(very low in calories)

Root Beer Float Dessert

Surprise from the Chef

Our second night we dined at the the fabulous Forty One Degrees North where we hosted our rehearsal dinner. I did the honor of not taking photos of our second meal to spare my husband the constant social media involvement. It was just about us that dinner & it was fabulous. 

We shopped.

{got the cutest summer sweater with asymmetrical hem}

Got my father in law a dads day present in this vintage nautical shop Scrimshanders

Other Favorite's

Heading Back to the Bean

Thank you so much for all the emails, texts & messages on FB wishing us a happy anniversary - it meant so much to us!

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