The Breakers is a mansion in Rhode Island that was owned by the Vanderbilt family. It’s not unlike Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California with it’s wannabe Euro-trash decorations. On my recent trip, I decided to see what the fuss was all about, and while I wasn’t a fan, it was certainly an experience I won’t forget. I didn’t like the gaudiness and pomp and circumstance that the house stands for, but it’s hard to deny that there were some beautiful pieces inside. They were very strict about not taking photos in the house, but you know me, I am not one that likes to follow the rules.