“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald,
The Great Gatsby (1974) was filmed in one of the “Summer Cottages” in Newport, Rhode Island. Leonardo DiCaprio’s was shot elsewhere but the original film which stars Robert Redford was shot in Rosecliff and Marble House.
I am a member of the Preservation Society of Newport County and up to this day, I have always been in awe of all the mansions. Perhaps, during my past life I was born with a silver spoon. This lifetime, I was born with a plastic spoon shoved on my mouth. (hehehe)
I cannot even count how many times I visited these mansions. But here’s ROSECLIFF:
The amazing bay view at Rosecliff’s backyard is possibly the highlight. You can rent this Mansion for an event, mostly weddings. Because who would not like to be married in a luxurious mansion, Right?
For the past years the Preservation Society was adamant of NO PHOTOS inside the mansions. Last year, they allowed cameras (without flash) and of course I just can’t let that opportunity pass.
Mandatory Lion pose (I’m funny like that)
I used to work in Newport for almost 2 years. Working in the Hospitality is crucial only if you are not knowledgeable of the area. So I made sure that I go to places (probe like a local with a tourist mentality) to further savor each experience.
There is absolutely more to see in Newport than just the Mansions. Their state parks has the best views. I am not a big fan of their beaches mainly because I was raised in the Philippines where most of our beaches has white sands. Anything less would be considered dirty. At least to me.
There is however a cute little beach spot called Gooseberry. This is where the locals go.
Or so I’ve heard.
Stay tuned, I will be starting a vlog soon. I may look awkward doing it the first time but I guess I have to start somewhere. Note to self: It’s difficult before it becomes easy. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
Keep smiling y’all! Xx