Monday, June 14, 2010

The Greenbrier Part 1

I learned something about myself this weekend..I do like fancy.

The Greenbrier was fabulous!! We stayed in a 3 bedroom cottage that was perfect! My favorite part? The two gentlemen who came in every morning and set the dining room table with pink linens, fresh flowers, scrambled eggs, bacon and Diet Coke. Heaven!


And talk about perfect! The hotel was over the top. If I had to use one word to describe it, it would be over the top. O.K. That's three words but you get the picture.

It is hard to get an idea of scale, but this lamp is over 3 feet tall. I know because I tried to stuff a similar blue and white ginger jar lamp in my bag.

Everywhere you turned was a fabulous, over the top detail.


These light fixtures? Over 5 feet round.

More dramatic details. Even Peanut is impressed.

If you like subtle and subdued, this is NOT the place for you.

Treats like this were around every corner. Love it!!

We went horseback riding, swimming & hiking...

Played shuffleboard and bowled.

Took a tour of the bunker and did falconry.

Oh, and we ate. And ate. And Ate. We even got to eat on the top of Greenbrier Mountain. It was amazing. Here we are dining outside looking out across the valley. Not a view you get too often living on the coast.


(I had to post this picture. Cricket rarely wears a skirt and Peanut is in seersucker pants and a jacket. That never happens!!)
These two kids had a ball!!!


We all did! Thank you Papa John & Gigi!!! The glamorous life is over..back to reality!

Have you been? If not, go. Go now!!

25 comments:

  1. I have always wanted to go there. Guess I will live vicariously for now. Handsome family!

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  2. FAB-U-LOUS!! That mirrored sconce inside elaborate moulding?! Oh my. I haven't had a chance to look at what you sent me, but I'm going to right now...

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  3. Looks like heaven on earth! A place that I would LOVE, right down to the diet coke for breakfast. You look stunning, and your lovely family could be in ads for this amazing resort!

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  4. looks wonderful and your family is beautiful... the diet coke breakfast cracked me up!

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  5. I loved it - went for a GF weekend and we had the best time! The food was delish, the decor beyond belief. I've been to many posh establishments but I have to say - this was one of my favorites - it had such a light and cheery design to it! I'm so glad you had as much fun as we did - it was a splurge for us but I'd do it again! Jennifer jennsthreegraces

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  6. Oh my this place looks fabulous!

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  7. It looks amazing, I'd love to see it! Glad ya'll had a wonderful time!

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  8. It is on my list! Looks amazing-- so happy you got to experience it!

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  9. Wow! What a great place! Glad you & your family had a great weekend!

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  10. I have always wanted to go. Looks really wonderful - looks like you had a wonderful time.
    Best,
    Colleen

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  11. Great post! Such a treat to see. I have never been there but now I am in love.

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  12. I want to go! Looks like a wonderful spot for a beautiful memory!
    Cherish your family and vacations! (I do)
    pve

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  13. That is fancy! I've never been so I'll it to my growing list of places I'd like to visit. Can't wait for part 2!

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  14. hahaha unfortunately I learned I like fancy much too early!! It makes such a difference doesn't it? Money can't buy you Love... but it can buy you a helluva lot of really nice stuff!

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend Love!
    B.

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  15. What a fun weekend & a fun post!! This has to go on our must visit list!

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  16. looks like a blast! such a pretty setting!

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  17. love to post the photo of you in your tunic...with your permission.
    I love tunic tops.
    pve

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  18. looks fantastic - so pleased the high life suits you! KG

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  19. You need to give me some blog schooling :) do I answer questions on my blog or email the person? Okay, so the silhouette is from allpopart.com I found this resource years ago from Better Homes & Gardens. Thanks Sissy!

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  20. Cannot believe Butterball was blackballed from this outing! And "Gigi" looks fantastic!!

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  21. Posh is sooo much better than it's opposite. Honestly who wants a tent when you can have the butler set the table w/fine linens etc etc etc. Looks like heaven and you all look very happy and relaxed! Can't wait to go....

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  22. I die when I see pics of the fabled Greenbrier. I fear I will never get to go since I'm a West Coaster! It is fabulous!

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  23. Looks like it was an amazing trip and I love your gorgeous blue tunic!

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  24. after seeing jamie's post on this place i wanted to go and this just rammed the knife in deeper...
    it seems so perfect!!

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