Hope you had a nice weekend and a wonderful Mother’s Day! We have this ritual in our family to do a cake cutting session at midnight on all special occasions and our cross-continent celebrations happen over FaceTime . I am a sucker for family traditions!
Last weekend, Amit and I took a mini vacation to Newport, Rhode Island and let me tell you it was hands-down one of the most relaxing, most luxurious vacations – definitely one for the books! We stayed at The Chanler and simply put, it is one of the most incredible places I have ever stayed at.
The Chanler is the only hotel on Newport’s Cliff Walk thus offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and has a ton of historic significance associated with it – from the owners to the previous establishments it was used as. We stayed at the Block Island villa and it was almost like being transported to paradise.
I’ve been excited to tell you about this place since the moment I stepped through its front doors.
When I shared the entrance to our villa on Instastories, a few of you said that it looked like a European destination and I couldn’t agree more! The room comes with its own courtyard garden, private outdoor hot tub and sauna, as well as a private upper deck overseeing Cliff Walk and the Atlantic Ocean.
That tub though – the gold hardware and the wall mural!
On our first night there, we dined at The Spiced Pear restaurant. I dressed up in this white lace dress – it was a fancy affair, exquisite four-course meal and the chef created some really delicious vegetarian dishes for me. And special shoutout for making me the best virgin cocktail =)) The dessert we ordered was prepared on our table, the sauce poured over a ball of chocolate to reveal scoops of decadent ice-cream hidden inside! I’d recommend ordering the Flambé for dessert and witness the gastronomic artistry come to life in front of your eyes!
Next morning, it had stopped raining and we took advtange of the complimentary bikes available at the hotel to take around town. The hotel can prepare a packed picnic lunch from The Spiced Pear for you to take along! Bikes, packed picnics and the ocean views , exactly what summer afternoons should be made up of!
Sleeping to the sounds of crashing waves outside the window and waking up to a breakfast spread with a side of the view – you know it is grandeur when all these words appear in the same sentence.
I love Newport for so many reasons – the mansions, the beach, ocean drive, bike paths, the vacation vibes, shopping, local eateries and to top it all, this stay at The Chanler .. lets just say it is the cherry on the cake or as in this case – berries on the pancake =)) xo Neha
A big thank you to The Chanler for the memorable stay
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