Rhode Island (2018)

Just wanted to commemorate my beautiful female friends and our wonderful weekend together in Rhode Island for my bachelorette on this blog!

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For some, this was the first time they’d visited the state. For others, it’s a common weekend destination, especially for those in Boston who only needed to take a 45 minute commuter rail into Providence. Regardless, we all had a quintessential New England weekend, complete with lots of sea mist and fog.

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38943663_310935372976267_3442427712357007360_n38997026_279606289293202_7825557935185985536_nWe rented an antique house in Barrington, Rhode Island, which was 20 minutes away from Providence and around 40 minutes away from Newport. None of us rented a car, so we ubered everywhere (Ubers were quite sparse in Barrington – we often had to wait 20 minutes for a car, but we had no problems in Newport or Providence). Seaside houses are extremely expensive this time of the year – we were looking into a weekend on the Cape or in the Hamptons – but competing budgets resulted in a quaint little house in Rhode Island instead – complete with secret cat (there was apparently a cat in the house, but we never saw it…)39050609_266062627546679_3342910073113411584_n39032477_1399406853526601_8786303322861600768_n

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Huge shoutout to one of my MOHs, NT, and EB (one of my bridesmaids), who arrived early to the house to help decorate and grocery shop. They did an amazing job!

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the one thing I requested for the weekend was a ring balloon. the girls moved mountains to make it happen – who knew there would be a “nationwide helium shortage”??
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successfully blown up ring balloon

Once some of the group arrived, we headed over to dinner in Providence at Red Fin Crudo + Kitchen. While the ambiance didn’t scream bachelorette party at first, we were treated so well by our waiter and received so many free tequila shots. Thanks Jason!! I was pleasantly surprised at how wonderful the food scene in Providence was. Our food was affordable and delicious, and the rooftop we visited afterwards was reminiscent of a NYC rooftop (we don’t have any in Boston), minus the crowds.

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I suppose this is now immortalized. Thanks, NT!

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this bride has got no dance moves

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The next day, when most of the group arrived (IT missed her train…and ended up not making the weekend sadly) and after making breakfast & mimosas together, we started off to our first destination: Greenvale Vineyards. This was apparently a very popular bachelorette destination, as there were tons of other groups there at the same time.  You could bring your own picnic food, and it was a perfect (and classy) way to spend a rainy afternoon.

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After treating ourselves to some local wine, we visited some of the mansions in Newport and walked along part of the Cliff Walk!

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isn’t TX so glam?

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Newport Harbor is super cute and quaint – the definition of a New England Town. We had some time to spare before our booze cruise, so wandered around the town together before embarking on our bottomless booze sail around Newport Harbor.

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The rest of the time was spent having quality time with each other, whether with games (both wholesome and not-so-wholesome) until the wee hours of the night or brunch. I’m so lucky to have a group of girls who traveled from near and far (especially MF and TX who FLEW across the country to be there) to spend my last single weekend with! I was a little sad at the end of the trip because a bachelorette, even if it’s not filled with debauchery, is a once-in-a-lifetime event…but everyone promised each other that no matter what, we would still have plenty of girl trips in our futures, regardless of marital status. Perhaps just without the sashes and tiara 🙂

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