Posts tagged ‘Bowen’s Wharf’
Looking for a way to be sassy this season without sacrificing comfort for style? Meet the Sam Edelman shoes I spotted at Active Sole on Bowen’s Wharf (which is, by the way, is all decked out in its holiday finery). These patent leather 4-inch, “Portney” stilettos (above) are undeniably feisty with the pointed toe and reptile-embossed heel inset. (Also available in blush). Another can’t miss showstopper? The sky-high suede “Javi” wedges which can be perfectly paired with casual flared jeans for a decidedly ’70s sass—don’t forget to pair with some multi-strand necklaces and bangles. (Sam shoes range from $120 – $150).
So it was hovering below 50° on Friday night, and today it’s a balmy 61° in Newport, pushing 70° in Providence. Is it any wonder coughs and colds are going around left and right?!?! I was at Bellevue Beauty Walk on Bowen’s Wharf after a delightful lunch at Diego’s (which, if you haven’t been, you’re missing out…hello, Baja aioli), and saw these adorable retro ice bags—perfect to perk up any of your infirmed family and friends (and they’re just 15 bucks)! Designed by Gal Pal and with more than a dozen adorable designs, these are just too cute. Considering the ramp up to Saturday’s Halloween’s parties, the pictured martini-themed version might be perfect to nurse those open-bar blues that might linger Sunday….
I also couldn’t help but notice the great Tepper Jackson weekend bag in the window! “Its’ generous size holds all of your necessary cosmetic and hair products that keep you looking fabulous while jet-setting. And don’t just keep it packed away in your luggage, take it out on the town and show off your unique sense of style,” boasts the designer’s web site about the (pictured) Aurora Gold bag, and frankly, I couldn’t have said it better myself. It can be yours (and hopefully mine) for $64.
Bellevue Beauty Walk, 2 Bowens Wharf (facing America’s Cup Avenue), 845-0800, www.bellevuebeautywalk.com
Memorial Day Weekend – the unofficial beginning of Newport’s “fun in the sun” season; when boats take to the bay, dining al fresco is divine and nights out on the town are filled with that unmistakable summer energy. With the promise of Mother Nature on her best behavior, enjoying the best the City-of-the-Sea has to offer should be a priority.
Today marks the beginning of the much-awaited Second Annual Bling Sale by JoJo’s at Bellevue Beauty Walk on Bowen’s Wharf. Here’s the deal: Mini Blings: 3 for $50, Blings: 3 for $60, Party Blings: 3 for $75. Mega Blings: 3 for $90 *Sale offered through May 31
The shops at Portsmouth’s Clock Tower Square are hosting a GIANT Tent Sale Saturday through Monday. At Pink Pineapple , you’ll find light cashmere sweaters for $99, madras dresses at $30 and madras skirts at $20, plus fun jewelry and other accessories on a $5 and $10 table. Rumor it this is a not-to-miss event. NOTE: CASH/CHECK ONLY. Lou Lou’s Décor, formerly of Tiverton Four Corners and now getting comfortable in their Portsmouth digs, is offering savings up to 75% selecting home accessories. Deborah Winthrop Fine Lingerie is promising 70% off select items (mention you are a Facebook Friend and receive 10% off one non-sale item)! The Groovy Gator and Stalise are also in on the tent sale with great deals all weekend long. (pictured right, accessories at the Pink Pineapple)
Whether you’re going for a casual chic ensemble for a barbecue or sunset cocktails at Castle Hill on the Adirondacks, Kristina Richards on Touro Street has the look for less with sale pieces marked up to 75% off.
French Source, purveyor of fine tablecloths by Amelie Michel in Provence, marks the holiday with linens including tablecloths, runners, napkins, placemats, bedcovers and shams as well as home accessories at drastically reduced prices. The warehouse sale runs Saturday, May 29 through Monday, May 31 and Friday June 4 through Sunday June 6. The French importer is located in Aquidneck Coporate Park at 127 John Clake Road in Middletown.
Where: Newport’s Bowen’s Wharf
Why: In the panic of what to get the person who has everything this holiday season, you’d be hard pressed to find an unenthusiastic recipient of a beautifully wrapped, heavenly scented, thoughtful box of rich, handcrafted chocolates. Destination Chocolate on Bowen’s Wharf from the outside is reminiscent of a Parisian storefront with a bistro table for two outside and elegantly displayed confections in the window. Inside, the charming chocolatier emits a sugary scent of sweet delight. From truffles to turtles, creams to caramels, nuts to nonpareils, there’s something for just about everyone in this enchanting shop.
Posh Italian sailing and crew wear company Murphy & Nye set up shop on Bowen’s Wharf last year much to the delight of discerning sailors and enthusiasts alike. Sporty but chic pieces for men and women include knitwear, jackets, trousers, tops, shoes and accessories. delight of discerning sailors and enthusiasts alike. This week, the outpost of fashion and function has slashed everything to 60% off. Not to worry, this is not a “going out of business sale,” but rather, an attempt to make more room for inventory, before heavier winter gear moves in.
The company was born in Chicago back in1933 as quality sailmakers and in the 1970s was sold to today’s Italian owners who added a dash of European tailoring for a more flattering cut. Fabrics are treated and dyed with special processing techniques designed to recreate sailing fabrics of old, and cutting edge materials keep wearers warm on the water or off.
PS: Stayed tuned this week for an exciting Newport shopping event!!!
One of the newest additions on Newport’s shopping scene is Alex and Ani, a hip jewelry store featuring precious metal pieces at every price point.
Owner and designer Carolyn Rafaelian, who named the shop after her first two daughters, takes an eco-friendly approach, ensuring each piece is manufactured in the U.S. and often re-uses and recycles exiting elements to craft fashionable, affordable designs. “Every design is created to reflect the inner beauty of all who wear an Alex and Ani piece,” is a part of Rafaelian’s philosophy. The innovative “expandable element” is the cornerstone of Alex and Ani designs. In lieu of a traditional clasp, wire bracelets, rings, expandable chain necklaces and hoop earrings include a sliding mechanism, making each piece adjustable and able to be customized to fit. Many of the pendants, bracelets and more feature delicate designs from inspiring spiritual symbols like crosses, cherubs and ankhs to more lighthearted ones including hearts, animals, fleur-de-lis and zodiac signs. They’re alluring and intriguing, and have been noticed in the pages of Marie Claire, Lucky, In Style, Glamour and Nylon magazines.
The addition of Alex and Ani to Bowen’s Wharf is a welcome one, nestled among the clothing, beauty and artisan shops in addition to an array of eateries. Stop in to find the piece that best suits your unique taste!
This week (from Thursday, Sept. 17 through the 20th) the annual extravaganza that is the Newport Boat ShowBannister’s WharfBowen’s Wharf, the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina and the Newport Yachting Center, all of which are accessible by land or by free water taxis service. In addition to the array of sail and power boats, the largest in-water show in the Northeast features a ton of exhibitors and handful of seminars helpful to boat owners and those looking for the right vessel to suit their lifestyle. comes to town taking over the a host of waterfront facilities including Oldport Marine, parts of and
With boats on the brain, today’s Stylephile takes a look at Newport’s
own Re-Sails, a shop you’ll find on lower Thames Street featuring their own line of bags, apparel and accessories fashioned from old, retired or recycled sails (there’s a second location in Annapolis, Maryland). With signature sail features, including zig zag stitching and sail numbers, this veritable “green” outfitter keeps fashion and function on the forefront. Jackets, vests and bags are waterproof, made with resin-coated Dacron sailcloth (or laminated Kevlar/Mylar) and urethane-coated nylon, which has an added benefit; the nylon contains UV sunscreen which keeps the fabric from fading or degrading in the sun. As sails are the lifeblood of ocean-crossing racers, its durability inspires the company’s lifetime guarantee (save for normal wear and tear). Learn more at: www.poshyachting.com
Re-Sails, 400 Thames Street, Newport, (401) 849-8622