I still can’t get over my recent Rhode Island trip — we had so much fun and I already want to go back! We spent the first day touring the stunning Rosecliff Mansion (check out the blog post here) and downtown Newport, and on the second day, we started off by getting breakfast at the cutest little restaurant called Stoneacre Brasserie.
I was so in love with the decor and atmosphere of this place — friendly staff, excellent food, and great photo ops. I highly recommend visiting this restaurant if you’re ever in Newport. 🙂
Waiting for our foods to arrive . . .
We couldn’t resist snapping a few photos with this super cute swing chair as we were leaving the restaurant.
D E T A I L S .
I love wearing bright colors for summer. I got this yellow dress from eshakti five years ago — I’m glad it still fits me. My ring is from Azura Jewelry, beaded bracelets are from Kinsley Armelle, and my bangle was from the gift shop at the Rosecliff Mansion.
After a short drive, we finally arrived at The Green Animals Topiary Gardens. As we walked to the back towards the garden, we saw this cute nook and took advantage of the empty sitting area. I’m glad my sister is as much of a photo enthusiast as I am because we were each other’s photographers. We both wanted to capture the moment and take as many photos as possible at this gorgeous place!
And here is the beautiful garden! It was a lot bigger than I expected and there were so many things to see!
The Portsmouth estate was purchased in 1872 and has seven acres of land with a Victorian house that looks out to Narragansett Bay. The garden itself was created in 1905 and is the oldest topiary garden in the United States; it features over eighty pieces of topiary, including animals and birds, geometric figures and ornamental designs. Green Animals is now being preserved by The Preservation Society of Newport County.
I blended in with my surroundings and felt like a garden fairy. 💛
Stop and smell the roses . . . I didn’t smell these pretty roses, unfortunately, just took a quick photo and kept it moving.
I saw this garden arch and almost ran towards it . . . so pretty!
Look, a giant giraffe!
A massive pineapple!
Seriously, these living sculptures are so amazing! It was like walking through a garden by Edward Scissorhands (one of my favorite movies, btw).
Nature’s beauty makes me speechless.
White peonies — these must be a part of my future garden some day! So in love with them!
These flowers are called Allium Mont Blanc and they’re my new favorites! They were massive and looked just like gigantic versions of the dandelion fluff balls — so cool and unique!
A pretty red rose.
Meet me under the pergola.
Aside from hiding from the beaming sun, this walkway underneath the pergola was so dreamy. Sigh, this desperately makes me want one of my own (I want the tree hovering above too!).
A selfie with my sister / best friend. I love her so much! ♡
We made these flower crowns using real flowers and they took us three hours to complete. I’m glad my sister came up with this idea because they were so beautiful! We received so many compliments that day — they were perfect for our garden adventure. 🙂
My makeup look of the day. Neutral eyeshadow, voluminous lashes, and bright red lips.
Us, goofing around. I don’t remember what I was doing here, but we burst into laughter.
A lovely wood pergola.
There is something so serene about a water foundation.
The sun was out and shining bright — we got lucky that the weekend we visited had nice weather.
This little cute bamboo area had me wish I was visiting a real bamboo forest in China! How pretty! Major Asian vibes and I was living for it. 爱
Beauty was everywhere here — it was easy to fall in love with this place.
Queen of the Wooden Throne. 🙂
This adventure ended too soon, until next time . . .
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