Back From The Living

I spent the past week in Newport and what a letdown it is to return to the honking hullabaloo of New York. I can see why people find the transition from vacation life to normal life so jarring. Perhaps we’re doing something wrong in life and only get it right one or two weeks a year.

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My pun on “back from the dead” is illustrated above by skull-and-bones neckties available at Royal Male. I was too busy having fun to take many pictures, but here are a couple more of the charming Anglophilic shop:

And, in closing, a few shots of heaven and earth. — CC

9 Comments on "Back From The Living"

  1. @Christian,

    You’re writing and photography has really improved over the years. I would love to see a coffee table book come out titled “Ivy Style.” Maybe a collaboration with G. Bruce Boyer or the Sartorialist.

  2. Christian,

    Looks beautiful. My family got away with two other families for a camping trip in Charlottesville over the weekend. Tidewater Virginia isn’t anywhere near as much of a madhouse as New York City but the first day back does take some getting used to for sure.


  3. Charlottesville | September 27, 2017 at 2:55 pm |

    Christian — Lovely photos. Thanks for posting them.

    Will — Glad you enjoyed your camping visit out this way. You certainly had great weather for the weekend. Were you here for the Dave Matthews, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, et al. concert?

  4. “Perhaps we’re doing something wrong in life and only get it right one or two weeks a year.”–CC

    Yes, you are doing something wrong. You are attempting to actually live in New York. New York is a place for working and visiting (for shows),

    not living.

  5. Charlottesville,

    We were there for camping, relaxing, apple picking, wine tasting, beer tasting, letting the kids run themselves ragged, swimming in quarries and, now, considering a second home in Charlottesville.


  6. Charlottesville | September 27, 2017 at 4:49 pm |

    Excellent idea, Will. I can highly recommend the area. I can see the backside of one of the local vineyards from my back porch, and there is an excellent brewery about a mile down the road. But then again, I don’t have a beach nearby.

    S.E. — I dearly love my New York visits, but I agree that it is not a place I would want to live unless my income were more in the Bloomberg range. Green Acres is the place for me.

  7. Henry Contestwinner | September 27, 2017 at 6:21 pm |

    Hear, hear! I, too, have lived in a megalopolis, and still enjoy my visits to such. While living in one can be done and can be fun, it is more for the young and family-free. I find in my not-yet dotage that a small conurbation is much more to my liking. Having a beautiful seascape I can enjoy any time is a plus, too.

  8. My wife and I have been to Newport several times including our honeymoon 33 years ago. We were also in NYC this past weekend for the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit at MOMA and lunch.

    As much as I love NYC, on the whole, I’d rather be in Newport

  9. Buy Barbour coats at Royal Male from anywhere in the US and save at least $100 each. Also off season stay at The Viking Hotel for as low as $35.

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