Hamilton Park at The Blake

Last week I ventured into New Haven to celebrate the grand re-opening of Hamilton Park, the restaurant at The Blake Hotel. This being my first time there, I was immediately impressed with the grand space, high ceilings, hugs windows flooding the space with natural light, and plenty of comfortable seating. Additionally there was a large outdoor patio which offered feelings of seclusion few outdoor dining areas in New Haven do. There is also a rooftop bar, the High George (a fun play on the intersection of which the hotel is located) that I didn't get to check out, but I can't wait to!

The cocktail list was full of some old favorites, such as the Bee's Knees (gin, lemon, and honey), but also offered some unique drinks such as Smoke on the Water, a rye drink with a fun presentation in a glass box filled with applewood smoke, and my personal favorite, the 1724 Tonic, similar to a gin and tonic, but with the additions of vermouth, sage, and a cucumber lavender syrup.

I also sampled a number of appetizers, most of which were very unique, such as a tapioca clam chowder, smoked bluefish dip with trout roe, and a tomato tart with melted onions. Every bite I had was delicious, and I may have eaten more than a couple of the tomato tarts, along with quite a few oysters, when we were reaching the end of the event and was told to take as many as I'd like!

If I were planning a stay in New Haven, Connecticut, The Blake Hotel would be at the top of my list, and I will definitely be dining at Hamilton Park again soon!

Thanks to Splash PR and Hamilton Park for inviting me!

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White Ribbed Midi Dress Mango
Pearl Sandals Ann Taylor
Black Straw Bag Zara similar
Pearl Earrings "Sailor" Maris Pearl Co.
Layered Charm Necklace c/o Grand Avenue Jewelry
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  1. Ooh how fun! It looks really cool inside, always an important factor for me since I usually just go for ambiance instead of alcohol, haha

  2. This looks like such a fun spot! And the food sounds and looks delicious!

    xo, Caitlin

  3. ah, this looks like SUCH a fun experience!!

    xx rebecca // the crystal press

  4. Love that white dress on you - you look great! Seems like a lovely place for a drink too - the food looks so delicious! :) Thanks for sharing!

    I just posted my weekday wear linkup, I'd love you to join! :)

    Hope that your week is off to a great start!

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  5. It looks really beautiful there, and I love the white dress you wore. You always make white look so effortless.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. Looks like such a beautiful place and I am loving your outfit! Your dress and sandals are so cute!

    cute & little

  7. This place looks amazing and those cocktails sound so fun! I love that dress and those sandals on you!

  8. I love seeing this dress out on the town, it just makes me all that much more excited to take it with me on our trip next month and take it out myself. Although I will most likely skip oysters, I will definitely indulge in some cocktails while wearing it and hope to get to do that somewhere just as gorgeous as Hamilton Park, which looks just to die for. I know it's silly and doesn't impact the food or drinks, but there is something about a restaurant or bar that pays attention to design as well as what they serve that will always make me love them more.

  9. Oo I love the ambiance of this hotel! It's so sleek and modern! And I am obsessed with your ribbed dress. It's so simple yet so chic! I love it!


  10. This looks like such a fun and beautiful place!! And can we talk about how perfect your dress is? LOVE!

  11. I really really love this white dress on you! It fits like a glove and shows off your beautiful figure!

    And the hotel/restuarant looks amazing! I would love to grab a drink there :)

  12. Everything looks so yummy! You look amazing in the white dress and your shoes are super cute!

  13. All those apps sound great!! I'm a huge fan of just ordering a bunch of app's for my meal!

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  14. Gosh these photos are so gorgeous! All of the appetizers sound amazing and the venue looks great too. What a cool event!

  15. Your dress is killer and this all looks so good! I think I need a staycation there, or at least a cocktail :)
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  16. Wow this is such a gorgeous space! The drinks and appetizers all look so tasty!

  17. Ah that dress is so chic! I loved seeing it on instagram. Those drinks all sound and look amazing!


  18. What a nice venue, the shots are great, I think I would try everything but the oysters. I've never tried them before but have decided I dont like them.
    Oh that white dress Lydia, you look phenomenal.

  19. What an adorable place indeed. Love your look dear, such a chic dress you have here.
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  20. Very nice article keep it up to the good work Wonderful! Thank you for posting.

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  21. Visitors staying in hotels in Hamilton really can expect to enjoy an exciting break, no matter how long they are staying for.
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