Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Onward we go!!! Mini Retreat that was sooo worth it!!


One of things I loved about this weekend was I literally dropped everything & ran off to a last minute vacation. New York to Rhode Island to be exact. Yes, I even made people laugh when I said, “How you doin?” with an accent like Joey from Friends. Gorgeous is the only word that I can use to describe what I saw. That above picture is me on a cliff overlooking the water & the beach. It’s kinda weird because I was gone for about 40 hours & I feel like I left for a month. Things are so different from state to state in the United States that it’s unbelievable. Apparently Rhode Islanders are obsessed with Dunkin Donuts too…there was one about every 2 minutes. There were wind turbines that were huge & randomly placed, bridges that Omg I don’t think I personally could have driven over them because they were soooo high up, & places called Sip n Dip. Hehe.

My friend’s friend had a graduation party up there so I jumped at the chance to go. I saw beautiful harbor towns like Newport & Bristol. The smell of the salt water just hits you & the sound of the waves crashing…music to my ears. And the Mansions…..OHHhhhhhh the Mansions were Gorgeous!!! I saw the Rosecliff Mansion & the Breaker Mansion. The Breaker Mansion used to be the Vanderbilt home. Yeah the Vanderbilts mentioned in Legally Blonde. Yeah know today wealth is measured in like phones, labels, fancy cars, apartments in Manhatten, but back in the early 1900’s…MY GOD!! I have never seen such beautiful & elaborate craftsmenship in a home. Everywhere some angel or design was carved into the house’s walls. I literally almost cried in the Breaker house because it was so beautiful. It was expensive to do the tours but I know it goes into preserving the house so it was okay.

This is cool for the ladies who read my blog: In these houses the stairs were made 2 inches shorter than normal stairs so the ladies in the gowns wouldn’t trip on their gowns!! Isn’t that cool!!


I fell in love with the Rosecliff Mansion. It’s the mansion where they filmed the famous tango scene in the movie, “True Lies” with Arnold Schwarneger. In my wildest dreams I would want to get married in that house. It would cost 40 thousand dollars but I think I’m going to start saving up now. Just gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous.


I want to get married in that hall one day. I really do!!


That's an indoor/outdoor sitting area. Enlarge the picture. See how beautiful that ceiling is inside! Gorgeous.

“I wanna be a billionaire so freaking bad…” Yeah, I totally understand that song now. I had such a wonderful time sight-seeing. Sometimes you really need a break from life. Just get away from it all. Everything was right where I left it too. Even that messy bedroom was left standing. I feel like I can go on now. I’m making new decisions & looking forward to positive things. Maybe just maybe I happiness is just around the corner. I hope I hope. For now I’m still going to dream….dream of the world.

27 comments:

Silver Strands said...

Wow Melanie ... sounds absolutely fabulous!
oxoxo
Denalee

Diana Mieczan said...

Sounds so beautiful and I love that feeling of just dropping everything and enjoying time off...Kisses my lovely and have a great day :)

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i've went on some "tour" thing once at all the RI mansion - INSANE - INSANE - INSANE - i wanna be a billionaire like no other!!!!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Bathwater said...

I remember vaguely taking the tour of the Vanderbilt mansion when I was a small boy. I haven't been back to RI since. I like those tours too. I need to get back there also.

Susan said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous, and sounds like a little break was exactly what you needed! xx

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Wow!!!! I'm so glad you got to take this little mini trip!! I know you needed it! That is so cool about the stairs! How thoughtful! Hahaha! Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures! :)

OneCraftyFox said...

Oh wow! What a great mini getaway. I love the stairs story, if only all architects thought like that. lol.

I dream of being a kajilionaire... when I dream, I dream big!!

Have a fantastic day :)

Little Ms Blogger said...

I love RI - it is such a small state jammed packed with a lot....

I did not know that is where they filled the tango scene in True Lies.

I'm envious of your mini vacation.

just call me jo said...

I'm so glad you had a blissful break. I loved the pictures. You're a lucky girl. You deserved respite.

woodlandsblonde said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! And I LOVE the stairs idea....hehe. I think all places should incorporate little details like that.

I want to see a picture of you and your new boy! I'm so excited for you :)

I have a date tonight! Hope it goes well :)!

tess said...

glad you got to get away, sometimes going on a mini break can be the best thing. Even though my NYC trip (we were only there for 3 days, so I'm back now) was a little stressful and I had a nasty cold for 3/4 of it, it was good to get away, in some sense it made me appreciate home more

I've always wanted to see one of those mansions!

Pop Champagne said...

sounds like you had a great time! and yeah I def want to be a billionaire and live in something like that! haha

C'est La Vie said...

how fun! good for you just getting up and giving yourself a little break. what a great idea too :)

ps if your ever a billionaire we should just go move to Europe. also you'll need to tell me how you because one so i can too

Heather Taylor said...

Those homes are jaw-dropping fantastic. I would never want to leave them!
I wish you could bring the love of Dunkin Donuts to the West Coast. You cannot find one out here no matter how hard you look!

Miss Vintage Vixen said...

That must be the funnest!
Dropping everything and just going on a last-minute adventure?

I know the feeling-- except it wasn't a huge trip like that.

I think I'm going to do this now...
...yay!

Melissa Blake said...

Wow, Melanie! After reading your earlier blog posts, it sounds like this mini getaway was LONG overdue. Sending you e-hugs! :)

nycgirl0501 said...

That's it! Rosecliff Mansion.

My cousin got married there! OMG it was beautiful. He's not a billionaire just a lawyer! LOL! His wife too I think.

I'll see if I can find some pics to scan. It was a great wedding! Glad you had fun. I definitely want to go back there!

BusyB said...

glad you got a mini break... I would love to get remarried in that hall : ) What great photos!

Sandy said...

good for you Melanie! everyone needs a little escape now and again. i feel like i've been living in a jungle lately ... will have to post pics of gardens ... they're INSANE! but even tho' I love my home and it's just where I want it to be, an escape now and again is a fab idea!

Jen said...

Oh my gosh I love your blog! It's adorable!!!!

What a wonderful vacation!!! I love that they made the stairs shorter for girls in dresses, that is so neat!!!

Happy Tuesday!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

What a fabulous little mini-vacay!! Rhode Island looks FABULOUS! I wish I could go there. Sigh.

That mansion is absolutely gorgeous and I don't blame you for wanting to get married there. I'm crossing my fingers you do! You deserve it. ;)

911 and the Randomness.. said...

I love those quick spur of the moment vacations!! I'm so glad you had a great time!!!! It's about time you got some good 'away' time for you. :)

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oh wow. I'm super happy that you got to do this mini vacation. It is absolutely well deserved sweetie

drollgirl said...

WHAT A FABULOUS TRIP!!! i would love to go see that place in person. i love doing that kind of stuff.

and you are right...it is good to get away, take a breath, and see new stuff!!!

Tights Lover said...

I love Newport. I was getting out there once a year for a while because I live so close...but the last couple of years I haven't made it. You've got me in the mood to go back though!

...and yeah, I don't get the obsession with Dunkin Donuts. Their coffee is an atrocity!

angel6033 said...

love the pictures thanks so much for sharing!! :) I am glad you enjoyed it, I am sure you needed a mini break!

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