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A Gilded Getaway.

I had one of those *pinch me, is this really my life?* moments this weekend while being treated to a luxurious getaway by Lark Hotels at their newest property in Newport, RI. I was so lucky to be invited with a group of awesome bloggers and creatives to stay in the newly opened Gilded Hotel, participate in some fun activities, and cruise around the historic ocean town to learn a bit more about the area.
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The hotel was an absolute feast of eye candy, designed by  Rachel Reider. The tagline of the hotel is ‘A Clever Twist on a Golden Age’ and the decor certainly lived up to the moniker. Jewel tone paint colors, ornate mirrors, lacquered surfaces, and gold accents gave the whole space the vibe of a funky, modern-day Great Gatsby party. A few of my favorite details — the graphic pink wallpaper in the hotel’s lounge, the whimsical garden courtyard, and the over-the-top design of the front desk and breakfast area.

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When we weren’t ogling over the crazy gorgeous decor of the space, the Lark Hotels team had us busy with tons of fun activities. We toured some of the Newport Mansions, and got to see some of the historic opulence of the Newport area that inspired the hotel’s design. We had manicures on the hotel veranda, private croquet lessons in the courtyard, and took an afternoon sail boat ride around the harbor to tour the local area. And after dinner both nights, we ended the evening in the hotel’s pool room which had a moody library vibe for champagne, cookies, and some games.

Gilded Hotel Newport 3It was a hard adjustment to come back to real-life on Monday after such a luxurious weekend (I am still dreaming of the tapas-style breakfasts served at the hotel!). I’m so happy I got to spend the time with such an amazing group of fun, inspiring women, and grateful to Lark Hotels for truly treating us like we lived in the Gilded age. If you’re looking for a fun spot to stay in Newport, or want to getaway with some girlfriends for a relaxing weekend, I can’t recommend the space enough. Now, we are we going to travel next to and do this again?!rarebrick_20150501_9258For more pictures of the weekend and the hotel, be sure to check out the hashtag #GildedGetaway on Instagram.

Please note: Lark Hotels hosted us for the weekend and gave us complimentary stays at their property. All opinions are my own. 



8 responses to “A Gilded Getaway.

  1. onenessnow June 3, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    They really went full out .. delightful way to spend some time!! Took some big risks and pulled off something very young and fun in an old Hotel.. Ann Emerson

  2. Jaime Lynn (@laviejaime) June 3, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    so fun! all your & others pics looked fab. Newport is the best 🙂

  3. Kerri @ Haven Way June 3, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    The decor of the hotel is AMAZING – what a treat to stay there!

  4. Jenna at Boston Chic Party June 4, 2015 at 9:40 am

    The hotel looks so gorgeous- and pretty much like a blogger’s dream 😉 ! I’ll hopefully make a trip by when I am in Newport sometime this summer. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos, Kate!

  5. Moritz June 4, 2015 at 10:04 am

    That looks so incredibly cool. The design is so unique. I have to go there!

  6. shell chic'd June 4, 2015 at 10:55 am

    I CANNOT with this decor. It is the bright-whimsy-meets-nautical-New-England hotel of my dreams, and now I am totally adding it to my must-visit list! So, so fun.

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  8. The New England Life (@TheNELife) June 25, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Ah!! This looks like so much fun!!

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