SOMETIMES THE HOLIDAYS MAKE YOU JUST ACTUALLY WANT TO TAKE A HOLIDAY! WITH ALL THAT SIPPING AND SCHMOOZING, SOMETIMES YOU JUST CRAVE AN ESCAPE FROM IT ALL TO FEEL ANONYMOUS AND DECOMPRESS! So when you’re short on time, but longing for cool experiences, we’ve got you covered with five New England getaways with our friends at Lark Hotels!
WHO: YOU AND YOUR GIRLFRIENDS
WHAT: A SIPPING & SHOPPING GETAWAY
WHERE: GILDED AT NEWPORT
WHEN: WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 8th
Head down to the city by the sea and get ready ready for girls escape in Rhode Island! Stay and play at the bright, bold and Gatsby inspired GILDED, which is an insta dream in my blACKbook AND just moments from the downtown and walkable to many of the best restaurants and bars! Speaking of walking, get your exercise in with a walking tour of the extraordinary Newport Mansions, shop along the harborside and then get dolled up and grab a bite at Stone Acre or White Horse. (And then enjoy a little late night action in at the Cook House!)
GET STOWE-KED FOR A SKI VACA
WHO: YOU AND YOUR ADVENTUROUS BUDS
WHAT: SKI WEEKEND IN THE GREEN MOUNTAINS
WHERE: FIELD GUIDE in STOWE
WHEN: WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 15th
Stowe is my Vermont Happy Place and there’s no better place to stay and play than in the heart of the village at Field Guide! Their hot restaurant PICNIC SOCIAL is a dining favorite amongst tourists and locals alike and after a day on the slopes you can easily apres at your chic hotel bar and then soak in their hot tub! INSIDER TIP: By heading up the weekend before Christmas, you’ll be able to escape the craziness of the holiday crowds and savor more of that mountain to yourself!
SEACOAST FOR TWO, PLEASE!
WHO: YOU AND BAE
WHAT: ROMANTIC WEEKEND FOR TWO
WHERE: HOTEL PORTSMOUTH IN PORTSMOUTH
WHEN: WEEKEND BEFORE CHRISTMAS
We all know that Christmas often sneaks up on us… so how bout relish the days before the big holiday with a romantic escape for two? Drive up to the great Granite State and savor a weekend at The Hotel Portsmouth in the heart of (you guessed it!) Portsmouth. This sweet seaside town is easy to get to from Boston and offers endless fun the New Hampshire Seacoast. (BONUS: you’re also just minutes from Kittery, Maine for some last minute outlet shopping!) Grab lunch at Surf, stroll the cobblestone streets, relax by the fire and try a beer tasting at Portsmouth Brewery. Take a little time for you and your honey before the holidays really kicks in!
NYE on ACK!
WHO: YOU AND THE TUCKET CREW
WHAT: A New Years Escape
WHERE: 21 BROAD ON NANTUCKET
WHEN: NEW YEARS EVE
Did you know… the first place to see the sunrise in the US is the best island in the world? Yep, kick off 2018 on your favorite little island out to sea and enjoy the last weekend of 21 Broad for their 2017 season! By staying and playing at this downtown hotel, you and your best friends are just moments to all the best dining as well as front row to the amazing sales that come after Christmas! There’s also a Nantucket New Years Festival put on by the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce with performances, gatherings and even a New Years Ball!
SAVOR A SOLO VACAY IN 2018!
WHO: YOU… yes, you!
WHAT: SOLO RETREAT ALONG THE MAINE COAST!
WHERE: Captain Fairfeld Inn in Kennebunkport
WHEN: FIRST WEEKEND OF JANUARY
Ahh, 2018… the new year has arrived and you’re ready to take some time for self and savor a little me-escape up to Maine. (The way life should be!) Do some nature bathing and relax in the comforts of the Captain Fairfield Inn which is set amongst the Elms and Maples in a quiet netighborhood overlooking the river green. You’re an easy five minute walk to the Kennebunkport restaurants and shopping and when you just want to hang out and just be, you’ll be in the comforts of the the CFI in KPT!