Love is Life
The long weekend spent with the entire extended family, celebrating love, was epic. I had visited Newport only once before, years ago, but this time around I was afforded enough time to truly experience everything the beautiful coastal town had to offer.
We frequented the local restaurants, The Midtown Oyster Bar, where I tried my very first oyster!! And then spent our evenings before the wedding festivities began, listening to live music at the The Speak Easy and the Newport Blue’s Cafe where we listened to the Felix Brown Band (side note, incredibleee!). We walked downtown during the afternoons, found a couple pairs of shoes at the cutest boutique that I was very surprised to fall upon, Tropical Gangster. Trendy, chic and affordable. We got ice cream at the Ben and Jerry’s…the aroma of their homemade waffle cones almost made me forget about the actual ice cream entirely. We spent down time lounging on hammocks in our back yard of the house we rented for the 5 days (if you’re on a budget or not-this is the perfect idea!).
Any time I go to a new place, I love exploring…we found this incredible cliff area, the water almost looked tropical from our view from up top. And lastly, I always bring my daily route of staying fit with me (it’s light weight and easy to pack), so I enjoyed multiple runs along the stunning Cliff Walk and through the “quaint” side streets that housed many very, very large homes. To my surprise, the majority were no longer “homes” but rather a spectacle for people to admire (or drool over).
The forecast looked dismal at best for the 5 days we were expected to be there, but the Bride and Groom must have had the weather God on their side for their special weekend because we lucked out! Their wedding was a site to be had, exchanging their vows on the grass tennis court at the Tennis Hall of Fame. They took the reception back to the Atlantic Beach Club by way of trolley, where we ate recently caught Lobster and danced the night away, to yet, another live band.
I love, love and was so happy to celebrate our newest family member in such a wonderful New England town.
May you both live happily ever after!
Click here to see what I wore to the wedding in Newport, Rhode Island!