This week’s Deals & Steals is all about bettering the mind, body and spirit. Let’s start with shopping for a cause: Alex & Ani is doing their part for Haitian relief by offering one of their signature expandable bangles, the Cornelian, at a discounted price of $18 (normally $28), with 100% of all profits donated to Project USA. Project USA, a private 509a foundation, was started by the creators of Alex and Ani to give back to the local and world community by providing offering aid to those who need it the most. With the money raised from the Cornelian Expandable Wire Bangle, Project USA will donate all profits to Doctors Without Borders to help those affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti. It features a Russian Gold or Russian Silver finish plated over a brass base and is adorned with a Cornelian stone. While we adore the Bowen’s Wharf location, this “Charity by Design” bangle is being offered exclusively online. Visit www.alexandani.com to get yours today.
Green Envy Eco-Boutique in Newport’s Brick Market Place is also stepping up to the cause. From February 1st through 14th, Green Envy will donate 10% of the proceeds of all fair trade items sold to Haiti Relief and Development through the American Red Cross. Fair trade items there include clothing, jewelry, accessories and house wares−and the majority of them are organic and eco-friendly as well. Help the earth, help mankind.
At both the Newport and Portsmouth Pink Pineapple locations, for every person who donates $5 or more at the shop or over the phone to the American Red Cross, the Pink Pineapple will add another piece of clothing to the shipment headed to those in need.
You can even get beautiful for a cause thanks to the ladies at Ki-Ra Salon. The beauty hot spot is hosting their annual Pay it Forward Food Drive now through February 13th (get glam for Valentine’s Day!) and will offer 30% off services over $25 and all products to clients who donate a bag of non-perishable food or unused personal hygiene products. Stock up on Aquage, Bilolage, Moroccan Oil, Nioxin, Redken for Men, flat irons, OPI nail polish, brushes, and more. Have you been thinking about a mid-winter beauty boost with highlights, extensions, keratin treatments or other services? Reward yourself by supporting a great cause! All donations are made to local food pantries and shelters.
Finally, downward dog at a discount at Newport’s Soma Yoga, where right now you can get 20% off on all class cards (and gift certificates). The zen-like studio is cozy and calming, promising to help you forget the frigid temps outside while you work up a sweat inside.
Alex & Ani, 1 Bowens Wharf, Newport, alexandani.com
Green Envy Eco-Boutique, 223 Goddard Row in Brick Market Place, Newport, (401) 619-1993, greenenvyshop.com
Pink Pineapple, 380 Thames Street, Newport (401) 849-8181; and 106 Clock Tower Road, Portsmouth, (401) 293-5490, pinkpineapplecashmere.com
Ki-Ra Salon, 6 West Marlborough Street Newport, (401) 847-5472, kirasalon.com
Soma Yoga, 2 Pond Avenue, Newport, (401) 846-7662, somayoganewport.com