We spent some time at Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island this weekend.
|I used to visit Ocean House in its older, somewhat rundown state, which had its own charm, and had taken this picture in 1986.|
|It was also the maiden voyage for my new Eliza B. medium sized Brit Bag which Eliza and I designed together earlier. I am very pleased with this bag - from the khaki cotton canvas, to the olive and red surcingle straps, to the perfect leather trim. (Here is the link to the large Brit Bag.)|
In their lobby we found a model of Aphrodite, a boat we were lucky enough to inspect in person down on Connecticut's Mystic River this past summer. The boat, not coincidentally, had a history itself that could serve as a microcosm for the whole building.
Even in the December chill, the porches and outside are inviting. The view is still incredible.
|I wore for the first time a nautical bracelet sent to me by a new company, launched this year, Sailormade. This is the Camden Wrap, in Navy, from their Brummel Collection, and aptly named for the great sailing town of Camden, Maine. These bracelets are New England made - the materials are sourced from Massachusetts, and constructed in Rhode Island.|
After several hours, we headed back.
We gathered everyone up...
...and said good-bye to Ocean House...
...and enjoyed some of the concomitant architecture on the way out.