This weekend I went to Newport, Rhode Island, home to the famous Gilded Age mansions overlooking the sea. The mansions get decorated for Christmas every year and it’s a major tourist attraction. I took a tour of The Breakers, the opulent summer house of the Vanderbilt family and the biggest mansion of them all.
One thing that surprised me was when doing the audio tour they read out a letter from a 14 year old Vanderbilt heiress who was complaining that she wished that she was a poor girl so that people took her at face value. It was interesting proof of the idea that the grass is always greener and that people will always compare their situations to others, no matter how fortunate they are! I thought that was an interesting idea, especially at this time of year (Thanksgiving). Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American readers.
You’re really here for the photos and you can find them below!