New England Trip

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw my husband, Joe, and I took a visit to the New England area this past week. We’ve always wanted to check out Boston and the surrounding area, and we were able to fit in everything we wanted to do.

We arrived on Thursday and spent the first two days in Boston going to Newbury Street, Boston Public Library, Freedom Trail… The Freedom Trail is a brick trail throughout Boston that takes you through all the major historic sights and proved to be quite incredible. IMG_3081IMG_3082

Saturday we headed out to New Bedford, MA and checked out the old whaling town, as well as, the whaling museum. The museum was very intriguing and rather well done. After exploring the town a bit more, we packed up and headed to Rhode Island for the night.


Sunday we spent the day in Newport and visited many spots including The Breakers, which is the Vanderbilt Family’s summer mansion. We also headed to Castle Hill, which you will recognize if you are a KJP fan. My husband loves Wes Anderson movies so we made sure to stop by a familiar spot from the film, Moonrise Kingdom. IMG_3085IMG_3086IMG_3087IMG_3088

Sunday night we had dinner with KJP & Sarah Vickers. I’ve heard that they are really cool people in real life, but now I know from firsthand experience that they are truly the best. It was so unreal to finally meet them after being a fan for so long. They are completely down to earth and both so incredibly kind and enjoyable people. Our evening together was simply fantastic in every sense of the word.

The next morning we were able to get a tour of the factory. The work that they have done on what was once an old, plain, empty building is nothing short of spectacular.  The authentic creativity and attention to detail are uncanny.  It was quite the experience to be in a building so full of life, charm, and great people. I greatly appreciate the hard work, impeccable style, and imagination it took to transform the place into what it is today. These two are the real deal, a genuine encapsulation of the American dream, and I couldn’t be happier for them. Here’s a few pictures from our visit:


Monday evening we headed back to Boston and Tuesday we went to Harvard. Joe and I are young enough to still look like students, so we were able to go pretty much anywhere we wanted. We even found the hall where Facebook was invented.


Before we left, we checked out Bobby’s From Boston, as suggested by Kiel & Sarah. It’s an incredible vintage store in which Ralph Lauren based the Rugby Ralph Lauren line from. Upon walking in, you could easily tell why this place was so inspiring.  Personally, I could spend hours in there.IMG_3095We had a great trip to Boston & Rhode Island and hope to visit there again soon. Thanks for reading about our adventures!


2 Comments on New England Trip

  1. Emily
    October 20, 2014 at 10:26 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi! I was wondering where your khaki pants are from in this post, they’re the perfect shade! Thank you!

    • thedressdecoded
      October 21, 2014 at 12:34 am (9 years ago)

      They are riding pants from the Ralph Lauren outlet a few years back. I’ve seen them bring the pants back year after year, and I highly recommend them. They have lasted me a long time so far and have no sign on wear!


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