Winter’s chill is still upon us, but that doesn’t mean vacation has to wait. Pack the season’s smartest fashions and head to the Andover Inn, the North Shore’s ideal staycation destination. Photographs by Conor Doherty, Styling by Janine Maggiore
The rush of the holidays-shopping, baking, merry making, scheduling, and socializing-is undoubtedly something most of us look forward to nearly all year long. But once the decorations are packed away, the last of the leftovers have been eaten, and relative normalcy has been restored, sometimes a quick and local getaway can be just the ticket, a mini-respite that gives us a second wind just in time to tackle a new year.
Our pick for the perfect “staycation” is the Andover Inn, a landmark on the campus of the town’s esteemed Phillips Academy (and the grounds where Harriet Beecher Stowe’s home once stood). The Inn recently reopened following a 15-month makeover-its first since being built in 1930-that left its interiors feeling fresher and newer than ever and sporting a profoundly modern look. An added touch that’s bound to appeal to area art buffs: Guest rooms feature impeccable replicas of original artworks that are housed in the Addison Gallery of American Art, which is just across the street from the Inn and reopened in September after enjoying its own major makeover.
The new-and-improved Andover Inn now features the restaurant Samuel’s (named for Samuel Phillips, the Academy’s founder), a tented garden perfect for hosting events, two private function rooms, an executive conference room, and 30 guest rooms, where our fashionable couple found solace-and donned the latest looks-between seasons. The Andover Inn, 4 Chapel Ave., Andover, 978-775-4900, acc-andoverinn.com.Â -L.L.
On Ruth, Stewart & Brown light pink shirt, $68, french + italian. White + Warren cinnamon cashmere sweater, $220, Amy Williams. Smythe black military coat, $864, gia ventola. Jimmy Choo brown leather boot, $290, Mint Boutique. Siwy jeans, $252, gia ventola. Tapestry carpet bag, $48, Modern Millie. Teardrop earrings, $475, J. Mode. Beaded necklace, $485, J. Mode. On Lakota, T Tech for Tumi olive wool jacket, $350, John Farley Clothiers. Leni R. black sweater, $225, John Farley. Jeans, $96, J. Crew. Navy striped scarf, $79, John Farley. Wigens plaid hat, $105, John Farley. Dents brown lambskin glove, $70, Peter Mark. Andrew Marc duffel bag, $165, John Farley. Wolverine brown boots, $250, J. l. coombs.
On Ruth, Relais knitware tunic, $156, dresscode. Joe’s jeans, $164, J. Mode. Volare leather cuff, $38, Coco Collections. Wool camp sock, $16.50, J. Crew. On Lakota, Borgo Ognissanti 28 plaid shirt, $145, Giblees. Tommy Bahama blue jeans, $110, John Farley.
On Ruth, Vintage pearl earrings, $10, Modern Millie. Diane von Furstenberg printed velvet wrap dress, $345, dresscode. Avant garde cuff, $70, French Lessons. Vintage bag, $48, Modern Millie. RJ Graziano bangle, $57, Coco Collections. Joan & David black-patent pumps, $200, Nordstrom. On Lakota, John Victor blazer, $400, John Farley. Levi’s red tab jeans, $54, Nordstrom. Cutter & Buck dress shirt, $80, John Farley. Leather belt, $45, J. Crew.
On Ruth, 27-24 by Jessie & Chloe black jacket with fur trim, $824, gia ventola. Christian Fischer navy sweater dress, $385, Amy Williams. Modern vintage black leather boots, $446, dresscode. Krochet Kids International black knit cap, $24.95, Nordstrom. Nordstrom black chevron tights, $14, Nordstrom. BFG black leather gloves, $49.50, Nordstrom. Earrings, $43, J. Mode. On Lakota, Alan G. gray vest coat, $795, Giblees. Alberto jeans, $185, Giblees. Tommy Bahama gray sweater, $128, Giblees. Blue plaid scarf, $48, J. Crew. Banana blue black leather boot, $120, J. L. Coombs. Cire black sheepskin gloves, $80, Giblees.
On Ruth, Callula Lillibelle chartreuse satin blouse, $243, gia ventola. Trina Turk black skirt, $211, French Lessons. Chan Luu necklace, $168, J. Mode. Gerard Yosca chain, $80, Helene m. Chan Luu cocktail ring, $148, J. Mode. On Lakota, Hugo Boss velvet sport coat, $595, Giblees. Bugatchi olive-green dress shirt, $125, John Farley. Seven jeans, $175, Peter Mark.
Credits: Styling by Janine Maggiore for Ennis. Hair by Michael Albor for Ennis and the Loft Salon. Makeup by Maryelle Orourke for Team Artist Representative. Models: Ruth Swift and Lakota Denton for Maggie Inc. Location: The Andover Inn, Andover.