I had a total “pinch me” moment last week. Well, it was actually a “pinch me” couple of days! Last week I went on a little getaway to The Ocean House, one of my favorite resorts ever (Marlowe and I first went there on a mother/daughter trip this past summer, and then our family spent Thanksgiving there!). It’s gorgeous in the Summer but even more special in the colder months.
Ocean House is right on the water and has the most spectacular beach. There is something magical about being bundled up with your feet in the sand, and the views are beyond! The best part of the trip, was that I got to spend it with another blogger babe: my friend Julia of Lemon Stripes!
Julia and I are both Moms (she has a 16 month old daughter, Amalia) and both in our craziest season of the year. We both had been feeling a bit burnt out, and when Ocean House invited us to come check out their cool Fondue Express activation with Veuve Clicquot we couldn’t say Yes fast enough! We realized this little holiday getaway couldn’t be coming at a better time, and both of us were looking forward to hanging out, drinking some delicious champagne, and enjoying some girl time!
It was so nice to be without the kids for a couple days and not worry about feeding anyone or bathing anyone besides myself. It’s amazing how used to doing everything on a kid schedule you become…I almost didn’t know what to do with myself without them to think about! Don’t worry though, guys, I figured it out pretty quickly. LOL.
The Fondue Express was truly ADORABLE also. They transported a real gondola car and set up the sweetest little alpine scene right on the Ocean House property. The inside was so cozy, and perfectly styled for the holiday season! The Fondue Express is open to reserve, and when you do there is a choice between a few different fondue dinner options. All come with the yummiest Veuve Clicquot champagne!
I think its such a fun holiday date night to go on with your main squeeze…and I was happy to go on it with my main Blogger Bae. LOL. But seriously, we had such a blast and it was fun to do something we hadn’t done before! Both of us are allergic to cow dairy so we couldn’t do the actual fondue itself– but there were lots of other things to eat for us on the menu.
Julia and I explored a bit one day– and went to see the local lighthouse on Watch Hill. The town of Watch Hill is so quaint and totally fulfills all my small town fantasies. LOL. We even hit up the spa at Ocean House, which is amazing if you haven’t been!
We were a little tipsy in our jammies one night when we decided that we wanted to do something fun for all of you, with a bit of nostalgia mixed it. Julia and I have such different approaches to the holiday season (our style is so different also) that we thought it would be fun to come up with a Holiday Persona Quiz for our followers to do with their friends and family! Remember those quizzes we used to do in the teen mags when we were young?! Same idea. We had such a hilarious time coming up with this quiz, and I hope you have as much fun taking it!
Since it is the holiday season after all, Julia and I want to gift two lucky winners a set of Flannel J.Crew pajamas and a knit pom hat of their choice– just like the ones we wore in these pictures at Ocean House!
To Enter: take our Holiday Quiz, and COMMENT BELOW with which “type” you ended up being. You can comment on my blog post here or on Julia’s. Extra entries for commenting on both! We will choose one winner from each blog post on Sunday at 8pm EST. Giveaway open to United States only!
Have a beautiful Holiday season!
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Photographs by Julia Dags