Newport (Ocean Breeze Cafe), Westerly (Shelter Harbor Inn) and lots of food

by Nicole on June 14, 2010

I had one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time this past weekend. It was filled with a perfect combination of things to do and relaxation, which felt so good especially after coming off a week of being sick.

Friday night Danny and I left for Newport, RI. I wasn’t sure about leaving Friday because I really wasn’t feeling well (I’m sure it had nothing to do with the chocolate ice cream I ate seconds before we left…). But I wanted to get up there so we had the entire day on Saturday and I’m glad we did. I slept most of the way up there, which Danny likes because he gets to listen to Podcasts about real adult things like the news. We got up to the bed and breakfast around 11:30-12:00 p.m. which was kind of creepy, but there were lots of people out, so it didn’t feel that weird. Our room was really nice, we had a nice sitting room, big bedroom and a huge bathroom. We stayed at the Bayberry Inn on Kay Street.

Saturday morning we woke up, threw on our sneakers and walked…a lot. We were looking for a breakfast place and finally found one that looked cute, called the Ocean Breeze Cafe. We got pancakes and eggs and split them (and then had a pumpkin chocolate chip muffin). I have to say that from Thursday-Sunday I ate whatever I wanted. I had to choose bread/carb items because that was the only thing that felt good on my stomach. Normally, I would order eggs with whole wheat toast and not even think about pancakes or french toast. It was kind of refreshing to order things I usually don’t order, without the guilt because I knew I would be sick if I didn’t eat the right (or wrong) thing.

We toured Newport on foot throughout the day, doing most of the cliff walk. We really wanted to walk the entire thing, but it’s 3.5 miles each way and we had already walked a couple of miles in the morning. We turned back a little more than halfway and drove around to look at some more of the houses. If this isn’t something you have done, you NEED to. It’s unbelievable and magnificent. I may or may not have found a JCREW in Newport too…

Sunday I had one of my friend’s bridal showers. You may remember Lauren from here. The bridal shower was in Westerly, RI at the Shelter Harbor Inn. It was just so well done, her sister and mother did an amazing job. Lauren was so gracious and appreciative and just SO happy. She is, for sure, a glowing bride! It was also amazing to spend time with my girlfriends from college. I haven’t seen them in a couple of months, so it was great to catch up and laugh of course.
The candy bar were the favors. There were rock candies, m&m;’s, yogurt covered pretzels and more. It was so good, I helped my self to this! The bride and groom’s colors are black and tan-ish,creme.
I think this was the best cake I’ve ever eaten in my life. I wish I took a picture of the slice, but it was chocolate with a peanut butter mousse in the middle. It was something I imagine Jessica making. I think this cake is what cured my stomach.

Meg and I wore the same dress, unplanned. It was funny when we saw each other!

I have to say it was fun eating whatever I wanted for four days, but now I feel like I’m in sugar withdrawal. I went back to my normal eating today, but I was definitely looking for more throughout the day. I’m sure it will take a few days before I get back to not craving sugar.

To all you NYC’ers, what fitness/workout classes would you recommend taking? I’m looking to try new classes over the summer and open to any and all suggestions!

What do you eat when you eat anything you want?
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Meghan@traveleatlove June 14, 2010 at 8:40 pm

I love Newport! Looks like a lovely weekend. I eat what I want pretty much all the time haha. I usually just crave little bits of fattening foods, and luckily I actually often really want salad and veggies.


Jessica (Healthy Exposures) June 14, 2010 at 9:03 pm

so happy you felt better for your weekend and had a good time. you look gorgeous!!


pegasuslegend June 14, 2010 at 9:04 pm

wow what pretty pictures such a nice time too! love the cake~

Reply June 14, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Aw, I went to school in Newport. The cliff walk takes me back! Sometimes, I have weekends where my eating is polar opposite of a healthy lifestyle, but most times, even when I'm eating what I want, it's still pretty healthy!


Christine@Grub, Sweat and Cheers June 14, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Gorgeous pics! Awww you two look so lovely and Newport looks like my kinda place…I'm so drawn to the coast. Sigh.

Glad you were able to enjoy some lovely comforting meals and that your stomach is over the worst!


Samantha June 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm

What do I eat when I eat whatever I want? Candy! Sour keys are my absolute favorite but I like sour cherries (Cherry Blasters), sour jelly beans or just about anything sour really!!


Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen June 14, 2010 at 10:26 pm

What a great weekend! You deserved it after feeling so badly last week! I would love to go there some time! I sounds amazing! I don't usually go too crazy with food, but I think that is because I crave healthier stuff now. I didn't have oats for dessert tonight and it felt weird. I had cereal that I coated in peanut butter…I know, I am wild and crazy! I hope you have a great week!


Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 14, 2010 at 11:06 pm

That's so amazing you had a great weekend! That makes two of us! :-)
It sounds like you had a blast at the bridal shower! I love how to of you were wearing the same dress :-) very pretty by the way!


Kelsey June 15, 2010 at 12:40 am



Girl on Raw June 15, 2010 at 2:08 am

What a beautiful weekend! The location looks picturesque too. Nice you made it up there for the whole weekend.


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) June 15, 2010 at 2:49 am

what a beautiful weekend and the photos are gorg!!!


Simply Life June 15, 2010 at 7:43 am

I love newport – that's where we ran our last race and also stayed in an adorable B&B; for the weekend! :)


Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly June 15, 2010 at 10:27 am

That is too funny that both you had on the same dress. Of course you both looked gorgeous!


Susanne Day June 15, 2010 at 1:29 pm

LOVE that you had a great time Newport, and visited the Cliff Walk. On your next trip back pick up a map with details on terrain and points of interest–it's amazing!

Hope to see you again soon.

Reply June 15, 2010 at 1:46 pm

the pics are gorgeous! it does seem like you had a great weekend :) gosh that is a tough question-what do i eat when i can eat anything……it depends on my mood!


Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) June 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Your dress is adorable! I love it!
RI is also looks great, I don't think I have ever been there…


the actor's diet June 15, 2010 at 6:30 pm

that cake is gorgeous! glad it tasted delicious too


Jennifer June 15, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Glad you had fun girl!! I LOVE Newport, I just went for the first time last fall and now I am hooked! You look beautiful in the pic with your man!! You guys are so cute! xoxo


leesespeeces June 16, 2010 at 11:57 am

I'm a NYC girl during the academic year, and I'm going through Yoga to the People withdrawal. It's a very pretty yoga place at St. Marks. (But I'm sure you've heard of the hype already.) I actually sat two mats down from Mary-Kate Olsen during last year :)


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