A very special getaway!

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A very special getaway!

You know how the most spontaneous things in life turn out to be the best things in life? Well, after last weekend I can confirm this again! After a very stressful week, my husband and I jumped in our car at 7:30pm on Friday night to drive up to the most special and historic hotel in Louisiana. From Houston, that is a 4,5 hours drive, but what can I say… It was so worth it as we arrived at 1pm in the most romantic, beautiful and unique place to stay the night. It is called Nottoway Plantation, home of the South’s largest antebellum mansion.

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Nottoway Plantation is the perfect getaway with deluxe accommodations. It is a majestic property next to the Missisippi River, which used to be the Road River. For that reason, the Nottoway family chose to build their sugarcane Plantation here in 1859. Today it is part of the Historic Hotels of America, stunningly restored to her days of glory. It is situated right between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. It takes your breath away when you see the massive white columns and grand balconies of this enormous Mansion for the first time. And that is why this place is worth a visit alone, especially when you find out about the fascinating history and the warm hospitality of Nottoway.

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To be honest I didn’t expect this beautifulness and that is why I think that I was dressed a little too casual for this great Mansion (trust me, I think my wedding dress would have been most appropriate here and therefore I totally understand why so many couples want to get married here!). However, it was very comfortable as I was wearing my Florakini Bathing Suit, which was very convenient when it is 100 Fahrenheit; yes Louisiana gets hot in summer!! My Ms. Little Bag was perfect for the day as it fits my wallet, phone, sunscreen, lipstick and keys. These fringe boots were perfect to walk on in the Mansion as well as out in the garden. And of course I never forget my Polette Sunglasses with my coolest Sunny Cords.

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After waking up in the attractive and charming bed, a delicious Southern Louisiana Cuisine-breakfast was waiting for us with lots of fresh fruits and berries, eggs, sausages, bacon, biscuits and – my favourite – pastries! Meanwhile, we enjoyed the most beautiful view over the garden, with big sweeping oaks and fountains.

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After another tea (and chocolate muffin) we were ready to do the tour. Our guide leaded us through the Mansion’s fabulous rooms and shared the details of Nottoway’s expensive construction and the stories of the family that lived here, the sugarcane practice and her survival through the Civil War. The hand-carved Italian marble fireplace, the great white ballroom and the large 11-foot doors were my favourite features of this 53,000 square foot luxurious mansion.

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After the tour we went for a little dip in the pool, which was also very beautiful decorated and relaxing. I could have stayed here all day as I expect that the dining at Nottoway is fabulous. However, we had to make our way to New Orleans but we can’t wait to come back here soon.

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  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    You look absolutely amazing, Sussane! I can’t believe your top is actually a swimsuit. How cool is that!!
    That place is incredible! Looks like you had a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing! :=)
    Have a great week!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

    • Thanks Len!! I seriously hope you can visit this place one day! Xx Susanne

  • Celine

    Supernice!!! This place and your outfits!! Love it! 😍

  • That place looks amazing! And I love your top 🙂 So cute!

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  • This looks like the most amazing place! I would love to stay there!
    I love your swimsuit (and how you styled it as a top and your sunnies are gorgeous
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

    • Thank you so much babe!! I really hope you can go here one day as well! Xx

  • Beautiful place, amazing pictures and that swimsuit is so lovely!

    jointyicroissanty

    • Yessss this place is so romantic! And love my swimsuit as well (especially because it looks like a top)! Xx

  • Such great photos and love your outfits! Looks like fun!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

  • Yvonne

    Looks like an amazing place! The photos are so beautiful and love the swimsuit and details!
    xo Yvonne
    http://www.aproposh.com

  • Rina Doria

    This mansion would be perfect for a weekend getaway with the hubby. I love the classic decor and white (I’m a sucker for any and all white decorated spaces). So nice they had a pool you could cool off at too!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • Ahh thank you so much Rina!! You really have to go here with your hubby! It is so romantic! Xx Susanne

  • I love your road trip adventures! There is so much to explore in the states a lot of people never think about it. I’ve never heard of Nottoway Plantation but Plantation in the South are beautiful. They aren’t appreciated as much because people instantly think slaves when you say plantations, but that’s part of American history. Wow you are heading to New orleans next? That’s one of my favorite places, I try to get there a few times a year.

    • Thank you so much sweetie!! I know, it is a little bit sensitive for many people, which I completely appreciate! Hope you have a great Monday! Xx Susanne

  • Omg! This place looks sooooo incredibly beautiful babe!! Love all these photos!! I’m obsessing over that white living room and all this amazing interior decor..<3

    XO, Jessi
    http://www.mywhitet.com/new-in-satin-trousers/

    • Thank you so much Jessi!! That is super sweet! Hope you can go here one day with your fiancé! Xx Susanne

  • Wow! I’ll have to check this beautiful place out next time we’re in NOLA!

    District of Chic

  • merel

    This place is so amazing! Stunning.
    I love reading about your roadtrips!

    X Merel
    http://www.andathousandwords.com

  • AngeliePangilinan

    The place looks stunning! It is filled with glam and class!

    Angelie // Gabe’s Homegrown Dishes

    • Ahh thank you sweetie!! It is truly a dream! Xx

  • Sounds like so much fun! Great idea and amazing place. Love that suit.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Wow it looks so gorgeous there! Have a lovely weekend.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  • La Veine

    Now THAT’s a dream house! It’s so beautiful!

    la veine chronicles

  • Kara Aragon

    Wow! What a gorgeous spot! The first photo is caught my attention right away. Great photos. And I love the swimsuit girl!

    Kara Aragon
    http://www.thekaragon.com

    • Thanks sweetie!! That sounds amazing! Xx Susanne

  • Wow, stunning pictures you decided to share with us!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  • WOW, what an amaying place. I can see how one can have a great time.
    X
    Miri
    http://currentlywearing.com

    • Thank you Miri!! It truly was!! Xx Susanne

  • What a great place to escape to! Love it.

    ANOUK

    • Hahaha yes it was truly an amazing place to escape, haha! Xx Susanne

  • Dominique

    WOW that house is amazing! I reallyyyy want to visit Louisiana, I hear it’s amazing! So glad you enjoyed your spontaneous trip xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

    • Yes this place is a dream!! Hope you can visit one day! Xx Susanne

  • That place looks so amazing, I want to go so badly
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • Yes, take my advice!! Go go go! Xx Susanne

  • Sheryl Segura

    Wow! That place really looks amazing! I love your outfit too, especially the swimsuit… ❤❤❤

    xo,

    Sheryl
    http://www.SeguraAndCo.com

    • Thank you so much; that swimsuit is the best in this hot weather! Xx Susanne

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