Wednesday, June 4, 2014

DOWN BY THE SEASIDE


I must admit, the Mistress doesn't usually have my first vacation till June, but when the Professor asked me to go on a impromptu trip to Newport,  I checked with accountant, who gave me the green light and it was ships ahoy!!!! He thought me being a lover of architecture and interior design I would love to go, and was he ever right. The trip was spectacular and one of my favorite trips to date. The first day alone I could have just stayed a recluse in my room and not gone anywhere, but one knows I can't stay put for long. The hotel he booked was The Chanler at Cliff Walk....



A charming boutique hotel full of history and European flair, The Chanler at Cliff Walk is one of Newport’s most elegant mansions, and of all the great Newport Rhode Island hotels, only the Chanler is fortunate enough to be situated right on the breathtaking Newport Cliff Walk and the hotel is surrounded by lavish manicured gardens and breathtaking ocean views.  The hotel from what I understand has 20 guest rooms, each individually designed to evoke a different historical period and style. Set in an area renowned for its extravagant summer manors,  it’s no surprise the hotel exudes grandeur and glory through every detail. I tell you, the Mistress was ready to move right in and become a hotel squatter!!! Dining at the restaurant there, The Spiced Pear, is equally prestigious, with the emphasis on seasonal New England fare. They are also famous for their signature cock-a-tail, the Spiced Pear.

Our GLORIOUS room...LOVED the blue... this room was right up my alley.... I felt dirty doing the dirty in this bed.....


 
While talking to the point person to our room, Brant informed me of the history of this cliff side mansion which I'd been wondering. The Chanler is a legacy of the Newport Gilded Age. Built in 1865 as a summer home for New York Congressman John Winthrop Chanler and his wife Margaret Astor Ward, it was the first mansion to be built on the famed Cliff Walk and has hosted numerous dignitaries including the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and President
Theodore Roosevelt. History is manifest in the hotel’s twenty rooms. Since then several businessmen have owned the hotel as a home till it finally became a hotel in 2000.
 

Most mornings we were up by 8:30 to 10.... had a very nice breakfast or brunch and then did a daily walk on the historic Cliff Walk.

 
Our table most mornings....so much detail... I could so get used to eating like this every day... And they must have known that Ranunculus is my favorite flower......
 
The stunningly elegant lobby....
 
 
 
The Bar in Spiced Pear....
 
The Chanler is a mix of casual elegance and opulent refinement. He also said the plan was to provide a unique experience in each of the rooms, ranging from contemporary New England casual to timeless European sophistication. Each of the 20 rooms in the mansion’s main building are decorated and named for an historical period based on the furniture design and architecture of that time. The rooms are extraordinarily exquisite with a myriad of historic furnishings, antiques, d├ęcor and fixtures. The hotel is a history lesson in itself, as some of the furniture from the original Chanler Museum is sprinkled throughout the mansion.Named to Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List in 2012, The Chanler was voted #4 Hotel in the U.S. and in the top 100 in the world by the magazine’s readers. And after this visit and our top notch service, I could see why. One day we even had in room spa services of massages and facials which were heaven!!!!

Anyone ready to go back with me and becoming a live in squatter?!?!? I get the bed!!!!
 
 
 
 
 

36 comments:

  1. How fabulously luxurious, Mistress. The professor has very good taste. William and I have styed there and will again. Last time we stayed at another location and were very disappointed. We will go back and stay all the time at the Chanler. Their attention to detail is unparalleled. Enjoy!!! LOVELY POST!

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  2. un-fucking-believable! you are one lucky girl!

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  3. I've stayed at the Ritz before and enjoyed it, but this looks even more amazing! It is breathtaking! That room and in room spa services.......that sounds soooooooooo like heaven to me. So glad you enjoyed it. Newport is quite an amazing and expensive place.

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  4. Good Lord..... You must have put out every night for this.!!!!!!! Spectacular.

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    1. honey...morning noon AND night I guessing.

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  5. I have no words except absolutely glorious!!!! Can I borrow the professor for a week?????

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  6. Soon as I finish leaving this comment, I'm packing and be on mu way to this hotel hopefully!!!! Talk about being spoiled. But after all, we all deserve to be spoiled from time to time. Very beautiful post.

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  7. What an amazing place! It just reeks style and comfort and pure bliss! Hope you enjoyed yourself there while I was in my sweltering shack.. lol!

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  8. SPECTACULAR! You lucky bitch! This hag could use some R&R like this. And welcome back darling.

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  9. OMG, talk about spoiling, you are going to be so spoiled. I swear, I would think I had died and gone to heaven. What a beautiful place to call HOME away from home.

    Leaving you big hugs and kisses Handsome. Hope your getting ready for Amsterdam? I can't promise this kind of venue though. LMAO

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    1. I plan on just living our of my suitcases fro the summer.

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  10. So that's where the 'magic' happened the 'making love' & French kissing in a down filled pillows magic...I can't say I blame you for not wanting to leave the room!!! The views are stunning.

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  11. WHAT!!!! All this luxury? It is jaw dropping eye candy. Oooooh, beautiful! Sounds like your trip mini vacation went very well...love that you are taking us with you:) I saw this hotel featured on a show about top hotels last year and remember thinking "add that to your list" . Weclome back Mistress!

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  12. Wow!!!!!! That looks just like heaven....I think. I too love ranunculus! Its so colorful and makes me happy. I could sit and sip cocktails all day on the terrace alone.

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  13. I assume this bed didn't accept coins & vibrate? Well not with coins anyhow. This trip was a good one I can tell , looks very decadent!!! But how was the in room massage and facial different from the ones at the Casa?

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    1. Well for starters there was champagne and wet wipes.

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  14. What a gorgeous hotel. Looks like heaven. They'd have to cart me out of there, handcuffed!!!! I swear you need a reality show next with all these trips and antics and men your involved with, BWAHahahaha!

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  15. I am to assume you couldn't run around naked there?

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    1. Why that would explain the drafts. No more gin after midnight for me

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  16. Beautiful!!!!!!! Was that closing line a informal invitation to get into bed with you?

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    1. Not clear enough? Maybe ill act it out in shadow figures next time.

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  17. "i felt dirty doing the dirty in this bed"

    and a little newport douche cleared that up?

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    1. Truth be told, the salt water did wonders

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  18. You have me all a-flutter with that last paragraph. I'd love to join you there! It is amazing looking. I can only imagine the walks.

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  19. This post is absolutely delicious!!!! I too love ranunculus!!!! You got to love Newport for up holding fashionable standards and beautiful locale. That room and lobby are stunning. For being a queen, you should be living like one, oh wait.... Thanks for sharing Mistress Borghese

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  20. GOOD LORD you are living the life! that hotel looks amazing! So much beauty to behold...what a grand place you are in. hmmm...how I'd love to have one of those drinks. And my goodness, you must be dreaming some sweet dreams in that room..........

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  21. Now that is my idea of a nice trip, although, id been spoiled in that room! You sure do love the life Mistress. Can't wait to see the rest.

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  22. I absolutely love Newport for these reasons of pure luxury and indulgences!!!! I assume you toured the homes??? I can picture the mistress sipping cocktails on the terrace like patsy stone! Then wondering how you got there!

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  23. Gorgeous; like a step back in time!

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  24. Oh. Wow. It's quite breathtaking!

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  25. Hi Maddie.

    Thank you for sharing your trip; what an exquisite place to be pampered, to let the world roll off your shoulders.

    I imagine, from your words and pictures, that the gardens and cliff walk are magnificent, the terrace splendid with sea sounds, the Spiced Pear a tantalizing wetness for the lips.

    I wonder if they'd let me in wearing my mosquito suit.

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    1. I'm sure with all your talent they wouldn't mind having you! Just imagine the possible settings you'd have!

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  26. You get the bed, I get the cocktail.

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  27. Ahh - no beer bottle pockets for you, my love. What a charmed, charmed life! Envy is the best compliment. Sparkle, dahling... Sparkle! - Uptonking from Wonderland Burlesque

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  28. OH MY GOD! Marry him Mum, the minute he ask you!!!!

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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