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TONIGHT! Bellevue Avenue Holiday Stroll

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Come one, come all, to this annual fun night out! Also tonight, The Apothecary on Memorial Boulevard hosts a holiday event with cocktails and hos d’oeuvres, a trunk show featuring jewelry by Katie Whittemore, a Stila make-up artist, raffles and more, from 4-8pm.

November 30, 2012 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

Clutches, Top Handles and Totes, oh my! Meet Tiffany & Co.’s Handbag and Accessories Collection

Whether it’s the thrill of receiving an iconic, robin-blue box on Christmas morning (or anytime!) or channeling your inner Holly Golightly at the flagship store on Fifth Avenue, there’s something magical about Tiffany & Co. I’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with T & Co. on  occasion, perhaps because the company and Newport have a long history together (read more about who wore the Tiffany Diamond–hello, 288 carats!–to the 1957 Tiffany Ball here in Newport and the Tiffany trophies in town by clicking here). This fall, Tiffany unveiled their newest new handbag and accessories collection, a line first introduced in 2010 meant to merge style and innovation.

Boasting deep, burnished colors and varied silhouettes and fabrications, each piece is finished with the hallmarks of Tiffany’s heritage including custom-designed hardware, Tiffany Blue leather interiors, Tiffany Blue enamel and subtle logos. Think clutches, satchels, top handles and totes! The Sabrina evening clutch (top photo), for example, is available in a variety of interpretations and comes in brilliant shades including Tiffany Blue®, bronze, graphite, indigo and antique silver. Then there’s the Tiffany Leather Reversible Tote which makes for a perfect travel accessory (just think: it can match twice the amount of outfits!) and from what I hear, lies perfectly flat when packed in a suitcase.

The collection’s accessories—wallets, wrist pochettes and card cases—function alone or tuck inside a handbag. Cleverly designed with a place for everything, the pieces shine in metallic gold, silver, leopard–even chevron.

The Tiffany Leather Collection ranges from $50 to $17,500 and is available at select Tiffany locations. See more below and at

November 28, 2012 at 10:26 am Leave a comment

Shop for a Cause (…warm, fuzzy paws!)


November 26, 2012 at 8:43 am Leave a comment

Your Ultimate Newport Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Guide! (Happy Thanksgiving!)

For many folks, aprés turkey shenanigans include plotting out the perfect Black Friday and Small Business Saturday trek to save the most on holiday shopping. Let’s cut right to the chase: here’s where to get it done–all for less–in Newport. AMEX card holders: Enroll your American Express Card by clicking here then shop at participating local stores on Saturday and purchase any item $25 or more and AMEX will credit you $25 on your statement. (Store owners: email if you have an offer to share!) Gobble, gobble.

A&A Antiques: Small Business Saturday- 10% off any purchase.

Anchor Bend Glassworks: Black Friday kicks off the 10th Annual Holiday Sale. Exceptional handmade glass up to 50% off.

The Apothecary: Black Friday and Small Business Saturday- 1 Hour Microdermabrasion Facial: Regularly $125, Friday/Saturday Gift Card Price $75! (limit 3 per customer). St Tropez Airbrush Tanning Session: Regularly $38 – Friday Saturday Gift Card Price $20 (limit 5 per customer). 1 Hour Enzyme Facial and 1/2 Hour Massage: Regularly $125, Friday/Saturday Gift Card Price $85 (limit 3 per customer). 1 Hour Makeup Lesson: Regularly $75, Friday/Saturday Gift Card Price $38. Brazilian Bikini Wax or Extreme Bikini Wax: Regularly $55, Friday/Saturday Gift Card Price $38 (limit 3 per customer)

Archbeauty: Black Friday- all retail 10% off. Also receive a free gift with purchase with any order over $50 (while supplies last).

Bellevue Beauty Walk: Friday only- 25% off any full priced item with coupon found on BBW’s Facebook page. CLICK HERE FOR COUPON.

Bellevue Wine and Spirits: Small Business Saturday- 15%off per case or mixed case, 10% off per bottle. 

Brick Alley Pub: Small Business Saturday-Any gift card purchases totaling $250 or more will receive 10% back in gift cards. 

Chace N’ Lulu: Black Friday and Small Business Saturday- Buy 1, get one 50% off cashmere. Buy a party dress at full price and get 50% off all accessories to go with it.

Deborah Winthrop: Black Friday- 20% off all sleepwear and 15% off all bras and panties. Small Business Saturday- 15% off all sleepwear and 10% off all bras and panties. 

Farmaesthetics: Small Business Saturday- 15% off every product purchase, including our new holiday gift sets and exquisite array of Linnea Lights Candles.

Fifth Ward Liquor: Small Business Saturday-Pick any 6 bottles of wine at 10% off, 9am until 10pm. Stop by and pick up their annual complimentary free calendar. 

Gossip (Newport and Wickford locations: FREE gift with any purchase this Black Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Spend $50 or more and get a $68 long-sleeved top, FREE!  Spend $200 or more and receive the coat just featured in US Weekly, with a suggested retail of $168 for FREE!  All while supplies last. Can’t make it in?  Don’t worry, call Gossip, purchase a gift card in any amount, and they will hold your free gift for you to spend at your leisure. 

Green Envy Eco-Boutique: Lower floor is 50% off, and spend $75 or more and receive a $10 gift certificate.

Island Outfitters: Black Friday-10% off North Face, 25% off Pink Pineapple Men’s Cashmere, 20% Holebrook, Buy one, get one free Reef flip flops, 60% off all sale merchandise.

Karol Richardson: All weekend- 20% off entire purchase of select full-price merchandise. With every purchase Fri./Sat./Sun., be entered to win a Hobo leather bag. 

Kristina Richards: Friday and Saturday: save 20% on all full price merchandise. 

Labels for Less: Friday- Everything in stock 50% off outlet prices. 

Michael Hayes for Kids: All weekend- 20% off toys (excluding all previous sales, special orders and clearance items). 

Potter & Co.: Small Business Saturday- Free gift cards with purchase over $100 (spend $100 get $10 gift card, $150 get $15 gift card etc. …Black Friday- gift cards doubled 8am-10am).Discounts storewide.

Sea Star Collection: Small Business Saturday- Debbie Brooks merchandise 1/2 off, new Christmas ornaments 15% off.

Sole Desire: Friday-20% off everything in the store from 7am – noon. Small Business Saturday- Spend $50 dollars or more and receive a free cupcake from Cupcake Charlie’s in Newport! Plus markdowns throughout the store.

Stillwater Spa at the Hyatt Regency Newport: Buy $100 in Stillwater Gift Certificates and receive $25 Stillwater Spa Cash to be used toward any regular menu spa or hair service Monday through Friday. 

Team One: All Weekend- Spend $100 get a $10 coupon, spend $200 get a $20 coupon, good towards a future purchase.

The Tennis Store: Friday through Sunday- 20% off on all whites (apparel, towels, hats and more). Friday- Refreshments and freeshirts for the first 20 shoppers.  20% discount valid in store and online ( discount code: blackfriday). In the pro shop: 20-50% off all racquets, bags, shoes and gear. Tennis clinics: Buy 5, get 1 free. Racquet Stringing: Buy 3, get one free.

Toci: Saturday- Raffi Cashmere Trunk Show with 15% off Raffi mens and women’s scarves and sweaters. 

Tyler Boe: All weekend- All cashmere and cotton sweater on sale.

November 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm 1 comment

The Study of Philosophy

When Philosophy arrived on the beauty scene in 1996, people took notice. But when Oprah named the line’s Hope in a Jar moisturizer one of her favorite things, the world took notice (she said, “Every time I massage in a dab of this moisturizer, I feel like I’m giving my face a drink of water. It exfoliates, it hydrates, it keeps hope alive.”).  A beauty star was born, and people instantly fell for the quality line packaged in bottles with uplifting messages, making them a perfect pick-me-up or present. Philosophy includes skin care, hair care, fragrance and bath products.

The Apothecary in Newport just added Philosophy to the shop, just in time for the holidays! Check it out!

November 19, 2012 at 8:47 am Leave a comment

Victoria’s Secret Holiday 2012: All Access Newport

In the peak of this past summer season, Victoria’s Secret Angels Lindsay Ellingson, Erin Heatherton, Doutzen Kroes, Behati Prinsloo and Candice Swanepoel descended on the City-by-the-Sea to shoot the company’s Holiday 2012 campaign. Famed director Michael Bay took command at the world-famous Newport Mansions, using the Gilded Age opulence as the setting for the sexy shoot. If you haven’t spotted one of the commercials yet, just wait–they’ll be in heavy rotation over the next few weeks.

Click the image above, below or click here to watch a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot and why the Angels think the Newport Mansions are the perfect location for the shoot!

November 15, 2012 at 8:47 am Leave a comment

Charmed, I’m Sure: Sweet Maddie’s Newest Addition

Almost a year ago to the day, I introduced Sweet Maddie’s jewelry and accessories to Newport Stylephile readers (click here to read). The collection of nautical chart pendants, earring and cufflinks, key rings, and wine charms had been warmly received since they debuted. More recently, Newport-based designer and photographer Madeline Polss has expanded the collection to include charms featuring beloved locales like Narragansett, Block Island, Gooseberry Beach, Second Beach, Newport, Nantucket, Cape Cod and as a nod to her warmer water sailing adventures (Madeline is on her sailboat in the Caribbean at moment), St. Thomas, St. Martin, Tortola, St. Barts and more. Each is made from an upcycled nautical chart and a small round glass droplet measuring about 3/4″ across, the charms, just $15, have a split jump ring that makes adding it to your favorite bracelet simple.

You can find Sweet Maddie’s in stores up and down the East Coast and on Etsy by clicking here.

November 13, 2012 at 7:24 am Leave a comment

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