Having fun with this new collab feature. brianjohnsadventure here coming at you with an exciting collab post with smcc_photography from a trip we took in New Hampshire. I call her the goat 🐐 of photography haha. She will think this caption is hilarious 😆 based on all our conversations. But real talk you need to not only scroll and see her image samples here. Go to her gallery. It will truly improve your mood and life! Also shout to her sister jaclyn_gwyn who adventured with us for a few days. We all had a blast!
Downstairs at Marble House; the Newport, Rhode Island summer home of Alva and William Kissam Vanderbilt (please see previous post for more info, exteriors, and history). The downstairs rooms of a summer cottage are the public rooms. Large and ornate, they're meant to impress. And Alva Vanderbilt spared no expense in creating her palace. For reference, The Breakers (the Newport cottage of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, William's elder brother) cost $7 million in 1895. Biltmore House, everyone's favorite and the Asheville, North Carolina home of William's youngest brother, George, was also completed in 1895, cost $6 million. Marble House, completed before either of those palatial homes, in 1892, cost a whooping $11 million. All of these sums are astronomical, especially if you consider what they would cost today with inflation, but the price of Marble House is mind boggling. When you enter through the French Baroque styled doors the first thing you see is the two story stair hall of Siena marble. To the left is the dining room (photos 2 and 3) featuring pink Numidian marble, the library is towards the back and designed in a Rococo style (photos 4 and 5, the latter of which is the ceiling). The Gothic Room is the next two photos (6 and 7). This is probably my favorite room in the house because it's just so wild. When I babysit kids and they get overzealous collecting things and want to buy everything at once I always think of Alva, buying this whole collection and constructing this over the top room to house it. Finally there's the Gold Room (photos 8 and 9). Seen here with furniture, this room served as the ballroom when it was time to entertain. Finally, looking up the stairs towards the second floor (though there are two rooms off that landing), we can see some decorative plaques, one of which features the likeness of Richard Morris Hunt. Alva and Hunt were great friends. He had designed her New York mansion, called the Petit Chateau, at 660 Fifth Ave, and his son's would design some of her later abodes, such as Beacon Towers in Sands Point, Long Island and the house she built with her second husband, Oliver Belmont, at 477 Madison Ave in New York City....
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Let’s go SHOPPING!
Winner winner chicken dinner! In my world willowtreefarm is the gold standard for chicken salad. AND it’s local, the farm being right in Attleboro, MA! I felt like a kid in a candy store at their shop, except im just a hungry adult picking out yummy food!
Their shop (located in Attleboro!) not only has allllll of their house made chicken salads, macaroni salads, Cole slaws, gravy, sheesh the list goes on! They also make fresh sandwiches, incredible fried chicken, and hot meals. And if that’s not enough, they have a whole market selection of mostly local goods from bread + milk to pasta sauce and cookies!
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Bellevue Boards has partnered with MirabelleSelects for a Fall giveaway! Wine & Cheese, what more could you need for a beautiful Fall afternoon!
One lucky winner will receive a bottle of Domaine le Clos des Lumieres, Côtes du Rhône (blanc) from MirabelleSelects and a small charcuterie board from Bellevue Boards to share with a friend!
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