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7/27/11

Beat The Heat

In the middle of last week, in the middle of the summer, in the middle of a heat wave, Mr. Zhush, (as he's fond of saying) called an audible.  With the forecast showing triple digits for the tri-state area, plans to head into New York City for a mini-vacation were eschewed in favor of scoring the last room at the newly renovated (and new to us) Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.  A short two hours later and we were in breezy, beachy heaven.  The rooms were lovely and impeccably clean, the service, quietly attentive and the beach, divine.  Heading out to explore the small surrounding village proved just as satisfying...ditto the excellent cocktails and fresh oysters on the veranda.  Watch out Watch Hill...we'll be back for sure!

35 comments:

  1. I have always wanted to saty at one of these grand old seaside hotels! It looks wonderful!

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  2. That looks like a fantastic place for a little vacay! Very well done, Mr. Zhush!

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  3. this place looks ah-mazing! *bookmarking*

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  4. What a great call. I have been wanting to get away to this beautiful place....and even more so after getting raves from you!!

    Love those instagram photos!
    xoxo E

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  5. Beautiful pics…we love your camera app that was used its one of our favorites and the subject makes it even better!
    Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
    XO,
    Renee and Angela

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  6. I have been wanting to check this place out! Now it's a must on my list! xo

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Looks like the perfect summer getaway

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  8. Looks like perfect to me!! Would love to visit the East coast beaches, Kathysue

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  9. I have been wanting to go there! You made the right decision, it was miserable in the city last week.

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  10. such an american vibe, love it!

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  11. Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~7/27/2011

    u GOTTA tour all the HUGE mansions when u go - it's SO interesting to see how they lived and the decor and everything - it's AMAZING!

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  12. Bravo Mr. Zhush. Looks like a gem of a place!

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  13. Looks fabulous. We were in Newport about 10 years ago for my brother in laws weddding and stayed there it is just gorgeous and such a picturesque spot. I like the way Mr. Zhush thinks!

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  14. What a lovely place to go to beat the NY heat.

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  15. This looks like paradise! I love the broad open space and those oysters at the end looks so refreshing. Thanks for the little pick me up!

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  16. Wow you are so lucky! I've been dying to go there. I love Rhode Island and this place looks unbelievable. Thanks for sharing the pics. R.I. is so pretty. I try to go at least once every summer. Perhaps for a babymoon this year.

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  17. Wow that looks like an incredible getaway! Love your use of instagram! :) xoxo (ps-you may like my giveaway!)

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  18. What a beautiful hotel! It reminds me of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI. Totally dreamy and such an escape!

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  19. Beautiful and a perfect way to beat the heat! It reminds me of a larger version of Castle Hill Inn in Newport.

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  20. I see you're loving your instagram!! I've been dying to check out Ocean House. Glad to have the endorsement!!

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  21. Mr. Zhush is quite possibly the most adorable nickname of all time.

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  22. Looks fantastic. Wish I could escape this Atlanta heat!

    xoxo MyStyleVita.com

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  23. Such a lovely place!!

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  24. Life is good isn't it!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  25. what a gorgeous place!!!

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  26. Great I must check out. Always looking for new cool places to go. And I love Rhode Island!

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  27. I've been wanting to stay at this place, so glad to hear from someone who has great taste that it is a fabulous as I thought it would be! Kudos to Mr. Zhush for knowing when to change course and head in another direction! Miss you bunches. I think we need to get our September date on the calendar.

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  28. What a charming little getaway, it looks beautiful. :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  29. dying! we did some wedding invites for a client who got married there, and i was so jealous... now i'm having flashbacks to that same envy. :)

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  30. Lucky you! Watch Hill is such a beautiful town...I have been wanting to check out the Ocean House. It looks incredible! I hope you had a great trip!

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  31. Now this looks like my kind of place!

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  32. Watch Hill is a magical place! Thanks for the post as I was not familiar with this stunning retreat!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Xo
    Jamie Herzlinger

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  33. You were very wise to switch your plans. We ended up in NYC (a graduation trip for my niece) in the middle of the worst heat wave in history. It is always great to be in NY but the heat was out of control - eeesh.

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  34. I received the scarf I won in Debbie's contest over at Inspired Design and I love it. Thank you.
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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