Sunday, June 26, 2016

THE SEA NYMPH RETURNS

Hello everyone!
I've arrived safely back home...

It is always wonderful to return home, but I must admit, it does get very hard with the scale of service and accommodations one becomes spoiled with! While I was gone, the Casa was getting repainted and some updates done, so it was a perfect time for a get away. And boy oh boy, did a have a wonderful time. I shook my maracas but good. The first part of the holiday started in one of my favorite beach towns of Rehoboth Beach with Mistress Maddie's #1 Fan.  This lovely little spigot of land,Rehoboth never became synonymous with homo-hideaway the way Provincetown or Fire Island did; rather, it took a cornucopia-type route, merrily absorbing the latest strand of middle America and weave it into its laid-back,friendly, and increasingly diverse fabric: gay and straight, black and white, young and old, etcetera and one can't forget it's award winning taffy and fudge shops!!!! Or some cock-and-tails at the always lively Blue Moon.
Gratuitous MM#1 Fan shot warning......
Yes...we did take a ride together.....

Rehoboth was pretty relaxing, but there does tend to be much debauchery and late nights, and happy hours, and the social scene you know. Upon being back a day, Daddy Warbucks met me at the Casa and the next day it was off to Newport RI.

The Elms as seen on one of our walks.
I always loved visiting Newport, it was an old fishing port town before the wealthy decided that this was the perfect place to escape the heat of the cities… for just a few months a year. Then, they built… and built… mansions. Beautiful mansions with meticulously landscaped grounds.Their determination to outdo each other resulted in a collection of estates that rivaled the palaces of Europe.
 
Few Americans had ever seen such a display of wealth and opulence and few will ever see it again. These were palaces drenched with valuable furnishings, art and antiques and adorned with rich architecture. They called these places “cottages” and connected them via a Cliff Walk, so us passer bys could see them. The Cliff Walk wound from one estate to another on a path high above the ocean. I especially love walking Cliff Walk in the mornings, inhaling the fragrance of the wild shore roses and the brine kicked up by the waves hitting the rocks. To read about my first trip to Newport back in 2014 just click Newport in my labels for other entries. The main reason for a return for me was to go back and see Beechwood, the Astor's summer home...but alas, it is not open to the public anymore as it has been sold to a private buyer. But none the less, a good time was had by all. Daddy Warbucks had us beautiful lodging at the Ocean House Hotel
Ocean House was meticulously reconstructed to pay tribute to its storied past and offer exceptional personal experiences for guests, members and residents. Open year-round, Ocean House's celebrated hotel and residential accommodations, uncompromising service,and beachfront location all pay homage to New England's golden age of hospitality with timeless elegance.


While Ocean House offers a wide array of top-notch amenities, the two I decided to try was the Afternoon Tea and a spa day.I couldn’t have been happier with the ambiance, the atmosphere, the tea and spa. Afternoon Tea is served in the “Living Room”, which is centrally located. It’s certainly a formal setting, yet the stylish couches are comfortable, the stone fireplace makes it cozy, and the harpist who played throughout the duration of our tea added a celestial element that made the rest of the world fade away. Can't say I ever had a beach day and then took tea!!!
The massage, facial and body scrub was pure heaven. And don't get me started on the room. Warbucks did enjoy watching me take my baths....
One of the seclude beaches we found...and a hike down. Met some interesting people there.
Another day I was entertained by Warbuck's friend Jimmy on board Warbucks's boat he keeps docked up in Newport. I wasn't sure at first about this as yours truly can't swim, but after a gin and tonic or 8 ,who cared. I was just hoping he wouldn't tilt that damn boat on it's side.
The yacht Club
One can see the rooftop of the famous Vanderbilt house, the Breakers, in the background, among other "cottages"
In town one day for some exploring....
 
Loved this big fish above the bar at The Morring, one of two of my favorite places to eat....
And the other was Brick Alley Pub.....
I sooooo need this sign for the Casa!

There is no denying....this was a great first vacation for the summer on both trips, and as usual Daddy Warbucks wouldn't let me hardly pay for anything, which always manages to ruff me. But if your wondering, he was treated very well in my hands!!!! I still couldn't be more relaxed...it was much needed.
 
Ciao for now
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62 comments:

  1. YAY!!!!! I just happened by...I never thought you were returning! That trip looks amazing! I remember your other Newport post, they were excellent. And the Ocean House looks very nice. Sounds like you had a most excellent time....and I see you got so color too.

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    1. Thank you Josh! I did do a couple Ban de Soleil commercials while there.

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  2. Looks absolutely wonderful. I hope you have a visible tan line?
    JP

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    1. Visible tan line? I could be the Coppertone Baby as well.

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  3. I just knew this would be a delicious post just by your feet in the opening! welcome back! I see your trip was extraordinary! Newport looks so exhilarating.

    I'm envious. I so need to get out of Philly sometime.

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  4. Welcome back!!!!!! Haunted House ride?!? I'd been riding MM#1 Fan the whole time!!!!! That hotel and the trip looks amazing

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    1. I did ride him in the ocean....he insisted on take me deep...I can't swim...I clung to those pecs and torso for dear life.

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  5. I'm glad you're back!

    I have two homes, my apartment and my little bungalow my parents left me, and both are certainly "home sweet home", each for their own reasons. But I do believe I could call that hotel home for sure. Newport looks so amazing. I need to do a trip there. And looks like Daddy Warbucks and friend loved you dear!!!

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    1. well, The choice that day was coffee tea or me......

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  6. I said it once, I'll say it again. Marry him Mum, the minute he asks you!!!!

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    1. He has been known to keep the meter running even in a depression.

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  7. Now is probably not a good time to tell you , I love feet! Wonderful trip mistress.You gone a long time it seemed like.

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    1. *make mental note to become a foot model*

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  8. yay you're back!!! i'm glad that you enjoyed yourself! I can just bet your maracas got a real good work out!!!! Great pictures, fabulous hotel, and a fun time it looks. The only thing to change maybe would be for MM #1 Fan to loose the swim trunks!!!!

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    1. And here the one time in the ocean, I thought that was a buoy?

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    2. I was in P-Town with them both once...like a set of cute bookends.

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  9. oh darling,

    i'm so glad you are back! and glad to hear you enjoyed yourself! That Ocean House looks CRAZY elegant. And what a handsome boat. And handsome friend! You do summer so RIGHT!

    I missed all your posting!

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  10. I SO NEED you life for a year. I just hope I could hold that much gin.

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    1. Brwahahahahahahaha.....you act like three bottles a day is too much....

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  11. You are back!!!!!I hope that you had a splendid time, and it sounds like you sure did! I have always loved Newport, but haven't been for years.If one likes the beach and great architecture, this is a wonderful trip. Such lovely pictures and nice to see the Ocean House in still there. But I must tell you, Mistress Maddie's Fan has got me having heart palpitations.What great color you have too. I missed your posts. This made up for your absences....

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    1. Yes...he left a trail of broken hearts and wrappers......... I missed you too.

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  12. I am passionate about all things design and the peaceful and tranquil way of life by the beach. This trip sounds and looks dreamy! So glad your back.

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  13. What a great trip and traveling partner. I can just hear the slap and tickle with your friend MMF!!!! I know I would. And the boat is so cool. Looks like your bring pawed at!?!?!

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    1. He has a nice scratch post, what can we tell you?

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  14. Simply Marvelous!!!! With Dolles Taffy and Mistress Maddie # 1 Fan...I wouldn't know which taffy to pull first!!!! Did he get frisky in the Haunted House????? Newport...STUNNING!

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    1. Thank you for your query Betty. Yes he did get frisky. It must have been my new fragrance. It's a lavender...with salmon and heady notes of foie gras. It's called Diving Buddy.

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  15. You're back, and I'm glad you had soooo much fun! If I had a hotel room like that, I would likely stay indoors the whole time.

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  16. welcome back. magical Mistress is back.... so more interesting stuff to see. I'm so glad you always bring us with you...since I live through you. I agree with RJ....I'd never leave the hotel. Of course, I'd ben "hard pressed" to leave Rehoboth with MM#1F!!!!!

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    1. Trust me.....he was all over me like a cheap slut, I mean suit.

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  17. Yay so nice to have you back!!! Beautiful post....loving that street sign,lol,lol,lol

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  18. I NEVER thought you'd be back!Fantastic getaway Mistress! I must take a trip to both of these places sometime. Feel free to bring the boys with you when you come up in August.

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    1. You know I travel with every contingency and man available.

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  19. Glad a good time was had by all and really enjoyed all the pictures. Now I am putting on my mother hat and my former swim teacher and life guard hat --- get thee to a pool and learn to SWIM.

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    1. Yes mother!!!! Actually I did have some lessons....i should say I know enough to save myself and I can do a mean back float.

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  20. Absolutely perfection from start to finish! That is one swell vacation I say. I have been to Rehoboth twice and loved it, but never been to Newport. I would love to see those houses sometime. I remember your last posts well.

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  21. Naughty boys gone wild....the clean parts?

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    1. That was the day we took Paradise Ave.

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  22. Welcome back! Oh, travelling on the North eastern beach fronts...., is simply divine, and nothing like it in the US. Others are nice, but just don't have the quaint, historic and chic beach feel. What a great trip. The Ocean Hotel is calling my name

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    1. I agree! While California is nice , there is just something not the same. Never been to a southern beach point yet, except Virginia Beach once.

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  23. The back and afternoon tea?!?!? Boy you have the life. Now after seeing that picture of your friend in the speedo, we could use a drink and cigarette.

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  24. COMPLETELY CHARMING and what GREAT VIEWS!! Fun times. Good friends. There is nothing not to like about this exquisite trip.

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  25. Welcome back you cute thing!!! I am sooo ready for your return because ALREADY, such a great post!!! you do such a great job of showing/telling a story, just like when you show and tell your....oh this is on isn't it?

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    1. I love a good game of you show me yours, I'll show you mine!

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  26. I'm delighted you're back and I'm envious of your beach-side excursion. The photos are spectacular!!!!

    Purgatory Rd.
    Paradise Ave.

    I love it!!!

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    1. Thank you Jon......which road will you be taking?

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  27. oh how I have missed your snark! did you catch mark's legends show at the blue moon? and I have never been to newport.

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    1. I didn't. I had to many people with me, but in August would love to meet up with him. I would love to see his show.

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  28. Yep.....this settled it. I need a beach vacation.

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  29. Looks wonderful, sure beats my family obligation trip to central Florida.

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  30. Family visit are most welcome, but its fun to escape and have some good ole dirty debauchery too!

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  31. This post is why one enjoys the pleasures of summer. You sure do a vacation the right way. Newport is an incredibly beautiful town.

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  32. Your maracas must be exhausted! Glad you had fun!

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  33. This serves as a reminder that I still have much of this country to see and experience.
    So happy you enjoyed yourself! As you, I treated myself to a spa day with a body scrub and massage, then lying around chatting with another guy as we watched the scenery.
    No "secluded" beach for me, though. It would take a good several hours drive, then an hour's hike.
    Happy returns!

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  34. I hope you got a room with a view, Mistress. And I'm not talking about the bellboy's pert behind! Wonderful location for a hotel and I'm glad they serve tea in the traditional way.

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    1. Bell boys perk behind? Its like you were there! I could see the ocean, but not full on....but sure could hear it. Slept so good. Except for when daddy warbucks apparently thought my testicles were stress balls in the middle of the night.

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  35. I lived in Boston and Connecticut for years and never made it to Rehoboth Beach! Look what I missed (well, not much I guess; you weren't born yet). But, Newport. I loved those quaint summer cottages, although my mother thought there was just "too much to dust."

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    1. LOL,LOL,LOL Flattery will get you everywhere!!!!

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  36. Boy, I thought we had a good time, but the rest of your trip was magnificent. Nice to see I could get some dates here.

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  37. WHAT A TRIP!!!!! Daddy Warbuck's has a very handsome boat. And yes, you need to get swim lessons!!!! And your #1 Fan.....I'd be alllllll over that! hint hint hint

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