When you want to celebrate your birthday, go big! Here we are at the Breakers, the largest mansion in Newport.
But first? Food. La Forge was decorated beautifully and our lunch was delicious.
And then we drove further down Bellevue Avenue and toward the ocean cliffs to The Breakers.
Oh, do the Vanderbilts know how to throw a party! Okay, this is the work of the Newport Preservation Society, but still…
A huge poinsettia tree.
Every room held a Christmas tree and some had lovely Gilded Age ladies.
How about a glimpse of the tree topper in Cornelius Vanderbilt’s bedroom?
Once outside we strolled through along the many lighted pathways. There was a warming station, complete with hot drinks (hot buttered rum, anyone?) and fire “pits”.
We all agreed it was fantastic and we were glad we bundled up against the cold and had the adventure.
Celebrating a birthday in Newport could become an annual event. I certainly don’t mind getting older!