All That Jazz Brunch & Other Reasons To Frequent This Place In PVD

Are you a fan of glamour (as in something out of a classic Hollywood movie or maybe an episode of everyone's fav show to replay again and again on Netflix, Gossip Girl; think vintage vibes meets big city meets Style with an S.) and outstanding food?

Then let's cut to the best part because I'm blogging about The Dorrance. We were there again yesterday for their Jazz Brunch and in short, it's marvelous darrrrling. That's precisely why I'm gushing about everything from the house-made blueberry muffins to the Walrus & Carpenter Oysters (A PattyJ Tip? If you ever get the chance to dine on W&C, run with it!) to the live jazz (Spy a clip over on the PattyJDotCom Instagram.) and the cheeky names of most of their signature cocktails. Not to mention the table of ladies beside us sporting sundresses and straw statement hats. (Don't hate, appreciate...anyone with some panache.) And the snazzy interior. I mean, the ceilings alone are frigging gorgeous! #glam

After chatting with their Executive Chef Alberto, and having done my best Breakfast At Tiffany's pose out front earlier, it was off to The Vault, at the back of the restaurant. It's a popular spot for #selfies and dates back to the old time-y days when The Dorrance was in fact a prominent bank in Downcity PVD. Nowadays, you can reserve it for a special romantic dinner. I hear some people have used it to set the stage for a marriage proposal. You don't have to be hearing wedding bells, or thinking brunch, to enjoy The Dorrance however. I've gone for cocktails and dinner in the evening with friends and it's equally as fab. 

Ciao for Now,

Patty J

 

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Don't Be Trippin, Staycation Here Instead

Inn Style

No doubt you're already pretty familiar with the Ocean House, but this week we stayed at the Watch Hill Inn on Bay Street, and it is equally deserving of some serious fangirling. With views of the harbor and boats (Be on the lookout for the Aphrodite, an antique wooden boat restored, and fastidiously maintained, by the OH. It's gorg!), you feel as though you're actually staying onboard a boat. You're also centrally located in town, an oh-so-short walk from perennial favorites such as Ten Sandwiches (They sandwiches are terrif and they have a raw bar now too.) and Rochelle's (In case you're in need of a Free People fix while you're in WH.). The interior (including the Sandy Point Suite below where we stayed) has also been completely updated. Think hardwoods, flat screen tvs, and clean, modern decor that's cheery.

The Suite Life

Spend your days chilling (literally) in the AC and listening to Pandora or out on the massive deck catching some rays and gawking at those beau-ti-ful boats. There's a full kitchen if you like to cook. (We got takeout from The Cooked Goose. Try their lemon pasta. It's scrumptious.) Another plus? Since the Inn is under the umbrella of the OH Resort, you can actually partake of all the amenities they offer, including access to the brand new Below Deck sweet shop (Their gelato and speciality coffee get five shining stars from us!) and the private guest/members only beach with pristine sand, snack bar (The Dune Cottage) and their signature yellow lounge chairs, light blue umbrellas, and bright white/navy blue striped towels. They even have drink service on the beach. #cheerstothat

 

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Photo Credits: Photo of the Watch Hill Inn courtesy of Ashley Farney, all others by PattyJ.com and the PattyJDotCom Instagram

 

Thirsty Thursday: I Like The Bartender

Dining alone? Let us be blunt...Why you should be sitting at the BAR instead of a TABLE:

1. Service

Location, location, location! At such close proximity to the bartender, you won't be forgotten about. And who feels like waiting on that waiter or waitress? More drinks without the annoying 'down' time.

*Also more face time if your bartender happens to be cute

2. Snacks

Get first dibs on all the picky bits. #nomnom

3. Mixology

You get to see your drinks being made, and how much alcohol is going into them. AKA, should I order my normal vodka soda, or is their pour weak? Maybe it's martini time. 

4. People Watching

Because what's more entertaining? Seriously.

 

Team Patty J

 

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