My dear and close friend, Joan, came for a visit this past weekend and we had a grand day out last Friday to Newport, Rhode Island. Playground of the rich and famous New York Elite in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The Breakers, summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt. All I can say is WOW. The decoration is incredible, as in hard to believe and even look at too long. sorry, no indoor photos.
Here is the view of Long Island Sound from the terrace - not bad if you like this kind of thing :)
We also toured The Elms, a Coal Industrialists' summer "cottage". It was lovely and not so over the top. They had nice gardens too. Here is the side view. I loved the Pergola.
I've decided women over 50 shouldn't attempt selfies, lol. We were trying to get the house in the background.
Back here in Madison, CT, we went to one of our town beaches for a picnic. I always wonder why we don't do this more often. It was a lovely day and fun to walk the beach. Here is Joan and Mr. Fun.
It was a great joy to have Joan for a visit. I haven't talked or laughed so much in a long time.
Hooray! The gigantic media center was picked up and left my house on Saturday - Thanks Restoration Hardware, your service was great.