Monday, June 28, 2010

Weekend Recap: Girls' Weekend

Hi All,


I just have to take a second to thank you all for your sweet comments and emails about my post on Friday. I know that I may not know each and everyone you, but you are my people and I knew you would totally understand why I was feeling a bit blue and lift my spirits! Kisses and hugs to all of you, because you really helped me out. :)


Now on to what I do best my weekend recaps!


After I spent Friday in the steamy NY city heat helping my sister move out we left for our girls weekend trip early Saturday morning!


Our eyes were set for Newport, RI, but when I saw a sign for Mohegan Sun I knew we needed to do a little detour.

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We ran into the casino like kids in a candy store. Who doesn’t love playing penny slots! We stayed for one hour and my $20 disappeared rather quickly.


My sisters on other hand by came home a little richer:

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After our detour we continued to Newport where we ate lunch at Bowen’s Wharf’s:

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So pretty. Me and Jon talk about retiring to Rhode Island all the time. With views like this I think you can understand why. Who doesn’t love the water, beach and old charms of Newport.

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Thames street is the main street in Newport and we made sure to hit all of my favorite shops.

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If you ever visit the area you must stop at Armory Antiques.


Take a peek at what I saw:


Lots of vintage furniture:

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Treasures, treasures and more treasures…

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A ginger jar that was practically as tall as me!

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I fell in love with these ginger jars, but for $325 they weren’t coming home with me.

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They had a whole blue & white set up.

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Loved this pierced lamp!

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Vintage prints you had your pick of maps, postcards, advertisements, flower plates, etc.

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When I was little purple was always my go-to favorite color so of course I loved all of these old bottles! Anyone know anything about purple glass?

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I know I had only been gone a couple of hours at the point, but I missed my husband so when I saw all these vintage fishing lures I thought of Jon immediately.

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For the beach house owner there was lots of nautical finds. Ximena was more than happy to model for me.

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Hee hee I art directed this shot and it makes me chuckle! All kidding aside I loved those Japanese Fishing floats. They were huge and ranged from $30-$37 a piece.

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This place was truly chinoiserie heaven. Look at all of these finds that I’m regretting leaving behind:

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After shopping in town and a drive along the coast to check out the mansions we headed to Narragansett. It is only 30 mins away from Newport and I good place to go if you can’t find hotel accommodations in Newport.


Here is a picture of the historical towers. People can actual hold their wedding receptions in there.

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We were tired when we arrived so heading to the movies to relax. We went and saw Grown-ups. It was enjoyed by all!


Next morning we woke up nice and early and headed to the beach.

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Then I had to take them to eat at my favorite place, Crazy Burger. Yum.

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Afterwards we also hit an art fair that is held every weekend in the center of town.

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We then hit the road back home. Of course we stopped at the casino again on the way home. What can I say it’s very addictive. No pictures on the return trip since we didn’t do so hot!


I hope you all had a lovely weekend. It was nice to get away and go to one of my favorite places.


Have any of you traveled to R.I? Any other places I should hit next time?



Blogger Courtney @ Project Pretty said...

So glad you had a wonderful weekend. I was off to the beach on Friday before I saw your post, so I just wanted to let you know that I said a prayer for you & truly hope that your spirits are lifted after a weekend away. *hugs*

June 28, 2010 at 8:44 AM  
Anonymous Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

Glad you had such a wonderful weekend, I have never seen purple glass before! Purple has never been my go-to in decorating, but that faded lavendar is lovellyyy.

June 28, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Looks like you had a fun weekend! Girls trips are a necessity!!

June 28, 2010 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I've never been...but I am coming to NYC in Aug for a few days...are you in the city at that time? I don't handle the heat that well, so it's not my favorite time of year in the Big Apple. I am planning all of my activities around air conditioning. lol

You all look beautiful by the way...I would look like a puddle!!

June 28, 2010 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

That antique store looks amazing!! I especially loved those Japanese fishing mind is racing with ideas on how to use them!

June 28, 2010 at 9:38 AM  
Anonymous Laura Casey Interiors said...

hi Camilla, I am so glad that your trip away made you feel better. I am sorry for all you have gone through. xo

June 28, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Kerry said...

Have never seen purple glass before (is that strange?)... but LOVE IT! Especially love those door knobs! So gorgeous!

June 28, 2010 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger A Perfect Gray said...

looks like you had a great glad you feel better!

June 28, 2010 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger liz @ bon temps beignet said...

My husband is from Newport, RI and when we went to visit the fam, they brought us to Fox Woods and Mohegan Sun... he won $500 and I got sick from the buffet. Good times.

June 28, 2010 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Starfish and Sundresses said...

Looks like it was the perfect weekend to cheer you up! I love those Japanese fishing floats. I never knew the official name. Time to do some ebay stalking! xx

June 28, 2010 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger LindsB said...

I was there a few weekends ago with my friends and loved it! They have so many cute stores but how did I miss that antique store?!? I need to go back soon so I can check that place out!!

June 28, 2010 at 11:14 AM  
Anonymous The Neo-Traditionalist said...

Looks like you had a fantastic weekend---so good to hear! I've only been to Rhode Island once a long time ago so I love living vicariously through you! Clearly they have a lot of spectacular antiques...sigh.

xx katie

June 28, 2010 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger cassie @ hi sugarplum! said...

What a fun needed and deserved that! I love your blog, mostly because it shows that you love writing it and creating projects for it.

xoxoxo, cass

June 28, 2010 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Lemondrop Marie said...

What a fabulous weekend for you... makes me eager to travel a bit this month,

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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June 28, 2010 at 12:11 PM  
Anonymous MaxxSilly said...

Newport is great. I suggest visiting some of the historic mansions next time you are there. The Breakers was home of the Vanderbilts. It is decorated beautifully and the grounds are too die for! There are lots of historic mansions to visit. You can find more here:

June 28, 2010 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger Averill said...

What great shopping! I had no idea Newport was so fab -- if I had known, I would've made the trek when I was in CT for four years during college! (And that Mohegan Sun is craziness! The few times we went there I was always amazed at it's size -- and how empty it usually was.)

June 28, 2010 at 1:28 PM  
Anonymous Laura@JourneyChic said...

What a great weekend! Mohegan and Newport are both so much fun. One of my best gals had her bachelorette party in Newport and oh my, did we have a good time!

June 28, 2010 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Susanne said...

We LOVE Newport and so glad you enjoyed your time here. Weather looks amazing for the rest of the week into the weekend and the best part here are the nights when the ocean breezes cool off the city streets. Come back soon : )

June 28, 2010 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Kiki said...

Looks like you had a great time on your mini the pics..


June 28, 2010 at 4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like your girls' weekend was a blast. I'm so glad you're feeling better...and I love that you always show us your fun trips!

June 28, 2010 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger ally4747 said...

I'm from RI...and if you plan on going again, let me know. I can totally give you my top recommendations.

June 28, 2010 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Brittany said...

surprised I didn't run into you - I spent the day at the beach then cruised the art festival as well!

June 28, 2010 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger clm said...

What a great trip, I wish my mom & sister lived closer so we could do the same!

I usually just lurk your blog, but wanted to let you know what I know about purple glass, which isn't much!

My dad used to go bottle-digging (yes, there is such a thing!), which is basically just digging in really old landfills or around old homesites. The purple bottles are old bottles that used to be clear, but have some component in them that turns them purple when they're exposed to sunlight. I think they are only really old bottles, and only the clear bottles, but not real sure. Pretty cool!!

June 28, 2010 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Hopeless Chest said...

Looks like so much fun.

The purple glass would look so pretty in a crisp white bathroom!

June 28, 2010 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger nycgirlygirl said...

Hi. I'm planning on going to Newport just prior to Labor Day... What are your recommendations for shops, tours, hotel, restaurants, etc... things to do. I think my mom and I will stay there 2 nights then head up to Maine for the remainder of the trip. Can't wait!!! Definitely have to stop at Armory Antiques... Thanks for the blogging... you do an amazing job.

June 30, 2010 at 11:14 AM  

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