I know this is quite a bit out of sequence, but during these hot summer days of summer, isn't it a bit refreshing to see a bit of snow? :-) As I mentioned earlier, I am playing a bit of catch up on my posts that were unfortunately put on the back burner due to circumstances beyond my control. But I always say... "better late than never!"
On a chilly February evening, I jumped in my car and drove south towards Rhode Island so that New England Fine Living followers could enjoy a stay at the Hotel Viking for the weekend with me, while exploring Newport and some of the grand Newport mansions that were still open during the winter season.
Sorry for the dark photos, but it was snapped with my phone at dusk (can you see the glow of the sunsetting outside my window?), but trust me, the bed was super cozy and comfortable!
One of the nights, I carried a martini up from the bar to enjoy while I wrote in my notebook. Do you know how hard it is to take two elevators, walk down several hallways, while in high heels? I was super impressed myself if I do say so myself. I did it all without spilling one drop!
Each morning as I sat in this chair to put on my shoes, I felt a bit like royalty.
The interior of Hotel Viking was a beautiful blend of old and new with accents of wallpaper, molding, and brass and crystal lighting fixtures.
Oh look, a little secret door to the back of the bar has been left open just for me! :-)
The soft blue walls were set off by crisp white woodwork setting the tone that we are in a hotel near the ocean.
During my stay, the restaurant was being remodeled, so we dined for breakfast, lunch and dinner in one of the banquet rooms. They did a wonderful job during the whole remodeling process.
Here was our morning omelette station, but there is also a full breakfast menu and buffet.
A little shrimp cocktail before dinner.
Now it's time to walk off the amazing food!
Heading out through the courtyard to tour a few of the Newport mansions that were still open during the winter months.