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Hang It Up

10649556_897789813584334_8540772205314878198_nHow fabulous is this little sign spotted at Frazzleberries on Newport’s lower Thames Street?? They have the best signs, mostly tailored to the Newport lifestyle (Gone to Hazard’s, Gone to Bailey’s, Gooseberry Beach, If You’re Lucky Enough to Live in Newport, You’re Lucky Enough, Red Sox Fan, Just Married in Newport, etc.) plus owner Jerry and Katie can custom create signs with weddings dates, personal monograms etc. Love it!

Speaking of polo, we’re entering what might just be the best time of the year to catch Newport’s polo ponies. Now in it’s 23rd season, the Newport International Polo Series continues Saturday afternoons, starting at 4pm. Today, after the match versus Singapore, stick around for the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast & Trophy Presentation and witness the art of sabrage. Weilding a replica Napoleonic sword, the sabrage demonstration will be under the direction of former Moet Hennessy expert Jeffrey Pogash (he now is a consultant for Rhode Island’s own  Cocktail Guru. Raise a glass to the competitors, and the winner, with a festive toast. Veuve Clicquot is available by the glass or by the bottle from the fieldside Twisted Pony Bar. Cheers!

September 13, 2014 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

Deals & Steals: Come Snow or High Water Edition

Looks like everyone survived the “snowpocalypse” that arrived yesterday! With round-the-clock plowing and some old-fashioned elbow grease, a majority of the retail areas around Bristol and Newport counties will be opening at regular times.

Snow or no snow, Kristina Richards Studio in Newport’s Washington Square kicks off a big sale today featuring JBrand and other denim for $50, cashmere for $75, Vix Swimwear for $50 (hello, Florida-bound), Free People for $25 and other stylish finds marked down to a mere $20, $30 and $40. This means you’ll be finding some of the hottest lines at up to 75% off! Sale starts today and lasts through Monday.

The Linen Shop is hosting their White Sale, where crisp white linens including sheet sets, pillows and shams, bath sets and towels are marked down significantly.

Also, the 22nd Annual Newport Winter Festival begins on Friday and lasts for 10 fun-filled days. (First timers should check out my article that explains it all in the Jan. 17 edition of the Hartford Courant- click here to check it out.) Many area retailers are offering a Newport Winter Festival discount, usually from 15% to 20%, with a festival button including Cosmetic Cosmos, Bailey T’s, Beach Party, The Black Dog, Brahmin, Frazzleberries, Jason & Co., Karma, Laura Jean, Pan Handler’s, Wag Nation and more. (Click here for a full listing of button discounts.)

Event highlights this weekend include Friday evening’s Beatlemania concert, Saturday’s 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off, a city-wide Scavenger Hunt (believe it or not, very competitive and a great way to get to know the city), and by nightfall, the comedy show at the Hotel Viking featuring Comedy Central darlings Tony V. and Jimmy Dunn. For the first time ever, Newport International Polo will be hosting a match on Middletown’s Second Beach (Sat. and Sun., free). What to wear to an oceanside polo match? Dress for function more than fashion. You would think it goes without saying, but no heels (spotted a handful of ladies with heels or heeled boots at the Polar Bear Plunge– it wasn’t working). And at some point during the festival, check out the WINEterfest Wine Tasting & Outside Ice Wine Bar at Newport Vineyards, where you’ll find taste various vineyard vintages as well as cheeses, chocolates and spreadable edibles offered from local gourmet purveyors. For those who don’t have the luxury of jetting off to warmer temps right now, you can get a taste of island living at Sunday night’s Tropical Drink Contest at the Gas Lamp Grille.

Parents should make it a point to bring their little ones to Saturday’s Toe Jam Puppet Band concert and/or Sunday and Monday’s Children’s Fair at the Newport Marriott. The Stylephile will be highlighting events throughout the festival, but you should head to the Newport & Bristol Counties Convention & Visitor’s Bureau (33 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport) for a brochure with all the events or check out the day-by-day calendar at www.NewportWinterFestival.com.

This weekend also kicks off the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and the American athletes will be sporting some fashionable duds for the opening ceremony by Ralph Lauren (the shawl cardigan and opening ceremonies knit hat are must-haves). Tune in to NBC-10 for all the snowboarding, skiing, ice skating and winter games you can handle (set your DVRs now so you don’t miss a beat while at the Newport Winter Festival).

February 11, 2010 at 11:40 am Leave a comment

Veteran’s Day

DSCN0629The Newport Stylephile would like to thank all the brave men and women who have served, or are currently serving in the American Armed Forces- and so do a host of area businesses. The Newport County Chamber of Commerce and the Rhode Island Defense Economic Planning Commission (along with other area chambers) created the Rhode Island Salutes Military Family Discount Program featuring restaurants, retailers, lodging, services and attractions across the state. Just a few local favorites offering military discounts include Brick Alley Pub, Canfield House, Bangkok City Thai Restaurant, Ben &  Jerry’s and shops like Annabelle, Arnold Art, Bellevue Wine and Spirits, Cosmetic Cosmos, Frazzleberries, Island Sports, One Stop Building Supplies, Rib & Rhein, Deborah Winthrop Fine Lingerie and much more.


Simply click here for a list of year-round discounts!

November 9, 2009 at 11:15 am Leave a comment

This Weekend: Annual Lower Thames Street Stroll

In a toast to autumn’s arrival, Lower Thames Street comes alive this Saturday and Sunday with music and entertainment, dining deals, and discounts at more than a dozen unique shops and galleries. The heart of Newport’s working waterfront, Lower Thames Street is also home to five marinas, historic properties, museums and bed and breakfasts. Below is a list of some of the deals and steals not to miss during this weekend’s much anticipated stroll:

Thames Glass Glassblowing Studio & Gallery (668 Thames Street): Watch glassblowing or make your own hand blown glass ornament.  Mention the stroll and get $10 off a $50 purchase of hand blown glass vases, ornaments and more. Open M-Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5.

Frazzleberries (475 Thames Street) Celebrating 13 years in business, the country store with housewares, candles, custom signs and nautical knickknacks is offering storewide savings of 13% off.

Patagonia on Thames (468 Thames Street) Mention the stroll and get 15% off purchases $100+ and 20% off purchases $250+, on full price, current retail products (discount excludes items already on sale). Open Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5.

All Fired Up Pottery (452 & 662 Thames Street) Watch pottery being made, enjoy a cup of hot cider and take 10% off your entire purchase.

Gioni Originals (452 Thames Street) Check out the artist onsite creating original works from vintage and contemporary Swarovski crystals and semi-precious stones, and take 10% off store-wide.

Erica Zap (477 Thames Street) Cider and refreshments all weekend at the  shop of contemporary, eclectic and ethnic finds. 15% off giftware and handbags (excludes sale items).

echo of the dreamer seahorse bracelet

echo of the dreamer seahorse bracelet

Down Under Jewelry (479 Thames Street) Find homemade seasonal treats and savings at this jewelry store that carries famed lines including Alexis Bittar, Echo and the Dreamer, Me & Ro, Wendy Mink and more. Mention the stroll and receive 20% off your entire purchase (excludes sale items). Open Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5.

Cabbage Rose (493 Thames Street) Tops, bottoms, dresses, Paul Frank t’s, denim by Dollhouse, shoes and accessories—take an extra 10% off all merchandise, including sale items.

Island Pursuit (364 Thames Street) Nautically-inspired frocks for and men and women reduced for the fall sale! Open Sun.-Thurs., 10-6, Fri. and Sat.10-9.

Tropical Gangsters (375 Thames Street) Funky fashion and accessories for women offered with a 15% off stroll discount Open Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-6.

NRF Museum Store (415 Thames Street)You may not be an heiress but you can own something inspired by one here. 10% off regularly priced merchandise.

International Yacht Restoration School (449 Thames Street) The legacy of


Shipwrights in training at IYRS

Shipwrights in training at IYRS

shipbuilding past and future lives at IYRS. Receive 20% off merchandise at the Visitor Center, open from 10-5.

Revel in family friendly entertainment and events for all ages all weekend, not to mention a host of savory dining deals at some of the best restaurants in the City-by-the-Sea. For a full (printer -friendly) line up, click here.

October 21, 2009 at 10:38 am Leave a comment


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