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A trip to the 1900’s

With a tiny taste of beautiful weather yesterday- and I mean a tiny taste… (currently in bed in a hoodie under my comforter) Cecilio and I were able to be outside in the sun enjoying  the weather. I’m pretty thankful and lucky to be with someone who loves exploring as much as I do- so when Cecilio suggested going to Old Westbury Gardens– I was all for it.

Here is a ton information and beautiful photos for you to see just incase you and your bae, family, or friends decide to go, too!

 

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Me standing awkwardly beside the mansion


OLD WESTBURY GARDENS
Cost: $12.00 adult admission
$10.00 student admission
Time Span: About 2-3 hours
Perfect For: Explorers, Vintage/Antique Lovers, Garden/Flower Enthusiasts
Rating: 8/10 (keep reading for why!)

“Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children.  Completed in 1906 by the English designer, George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes.  Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family’s residence.” (source)

 

 

These were some photos from inside of the house. This house was built in the 1900’s so everything inside was super vintage. The dining room was the first room we walked through, and it was breathtaking! The deep green really made the wooden dining table and chairs stand out. The bedrooms were all different containing their own unique hand painted murals/walls, beautiful wooden furniture, gorgeous bedding, unique desks/nightstands and more. The bathroom was probably my favorite. It was cute, but sort of funny and odd to us that there was a couch in the bathroom. I also really liked to imagine the woman of the house sitting at the vanity putting on makeup. Cecilio and I also thought the bottle containing the mouthwash and lotion were super cool.


The grounds were also breathtaking. The reason I gave it an 8/10 was because a lot of the garden areas were closed due to construction because of all the storms we had this year. So if you plan to go, maybe call beforehand to make sure all of that is settled! I’m sure it will be by the summer time, though. Keep in mind that we went on the FIRST beautiful day of the year (that wasn’t 30 degrees or less for once!) so things there will probably be even more beautiful towards summer time because more flowers will have bloomed.


Thanks for reading. I hope that you enjoyed this post and the photos. Let me know if you plan to visit the Old Westbury Gardens or have any suggestions on fun budget friendly day trips. Stay tuned for more posts like this!

Alyssa

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