Archive for April, 2015

Angela Moore’s “Fashion through the Decades” Coming This Summer

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Tickets are now on sale for one of the stalwarts of the summer season, the Angela Moore Fashion Show and Champagne Brunch. The theme of this year’s show will be “Fashion through the Decades,” celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Preservation Society. Each year, the talented team behind the locally based, globally loved lifestyle brand creates an exciting twist to keep the show fresh and new. This year, in addition to the one day exhibit in the salon of Rosecliff that is curated by the Preservation Society for that morning, there will be a selection of historic fashion from their archives (from 1945 forward) that will be worn by the models during the fashion show. Here’s the skinny:
The Angela Moore Fashion Show & Champagne Brunch
Thursday, July 9th
9:30am – 11:30am
548 Bellevue Avenue

The show will include fun resort fashions featuring new looks from Angela Moore, Manuel Canovas, Just Angela Moore fashion Show_5Madras and Jack Rogers. Plus, there will be selected historic fashions from the Preservation Society archives, dating from 1945 to the present, modeled on the runway by familiar TV and fashion personalities…something that has never been done before!

 Guests will also experience an exclusive one day only exhibit featuring fashion accessories and photographs from the Preservation Society’s collection.

Doors will open at 9 a.m. Guests are invited to have their picture taken on the “Red Carpet” staircase of Rosecliff and then enjoy cocktails on the terrace, overlooking majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean, before proceeding to the ballroom for the seated Fashion Show and Brunch.

Tickets are $90 for Preservation Society members and $100 for non-members.

Your ticket includes:
~ “Fashion through the Decades” fashion showAngela Moore fashion Show_1
~ exclusive one-day fashion exhibit
~ a scrumptious champagne brunch
~ a $25 Angela Moore Gift Certificate
~ a ticket to tour The Elms

Tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets online, visit or call 401-847-1000 ext 140.

All proceeds will benefit the Preservation Society.Angela Moore fashion Show_3

April 30, 2015 at 3:04 pm Leave a comment

All Cuffed Up: Ocean Meets Equine Style

3strapfeature_largeNewport is a place that celebrates the best of land and sea. It’s not uncommon, in fact, on a summer afternoon to be faced with the lovely dilemma of soaking up the sun with the sand between your toes or setting up a stellar tailgate at Glen Farm NauticalNeutralCuffsLEAD_largefor the Newport International Polo Series. Mack & Jane cuffs combine these two Aquidneck Island passions with their wide color-stripe leather bases crowned with equestrian or nautical themed gold- or silver- plated charms including horseshoes, hearts, bees, starfish and coins. Each bracelet in the equestrian and nautical collections is unique, come in a selection of distinctive colors and many have detailed wrap braid construction. All are secured by a stylish and sturdy magnetic clasp and average around $97.

As they say, it’s a small world, and I learned designer Jane Makransky grew up across the Potomac River from me in Silver Spring, Maryland (it’s a Beltway thing). Now based in Philadelphia, her designs are worn coast to coast— Mack & Jane cuffs were included in the 2014 Academy Awards and Emmy Awards gift bags. I’m loving my nautical theme cuff in black and tan featuring a delicate gold-plated starfish. It’s chic, striking and makes a subtle stylish statement. See the entire collection here:

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Disclaimer: I was provided a complimentary  Mack & Jane cuff to review for quality and style.All opinions are independent and my own.

April 24, 2015 at 7:32 am Leave a comment

Totally Wooed by Noodle & Boo

gift_newborn_starter_detail-600x356There’s a reason why so many people cherish the opportunity to hold and nuzzle a baby. Their sweet scent is hypnotizing and their soft, supple skin is perfect. The thing is, for some little ones, that new skin can be ultra-sensitive, which is what prompted Christine Burger, a mother of three, to launch Noodle & Boo, a natural, holistic skin care line. Derived from natural resources and certified organic (when available) each exclusive formula was developed to nourish, replenish and protect especially delicate and sensitive skin. Here’s the scoop at a glance:

  • Bisphenol-A (BPA) free
  • Made in the USA
  • FDA-approved
  • Packaging is recyclable
  • Products are nontoxic, biodegradable and developed with sustainable, plant-based ingredients

french_milled_baby_soap_detailEvery formula is hypoallergenic, clinically-tested, and pediatrician-tested (but is not tested on animals and does not have animal testing conducted on its behalf.

Soap and Water Newport on Bowen’s Wharf is the only local retailer to carry this celeb-mama loving line (Gwyneth Paltrow, Katie Holmes Jennifer Garner, Marcia Cross, Brooke Shields, Denise Richards and Britney Spears reportedly pamper their little ones in Noodle & Boo). The Super Soft Lotion, Ultimate Ointment, and Baby Balm are all available at Soap and Water and for a natural scent throughout the home, there’s the Reed Diffuser. I haven’t tried Noodle & Boo from Soap and Water just yet but I plan to ASAP. This week’s spring temperatures plus Newport Daffodillion festivities make it the perfect time to visit the shop on Bowen’s Wharf and try all the new spring arrivals! Will report back with a Noodle & Boo review!

This post was sponsored by Soap + Water Newport located at 16 Bowen’s Wharf in Newport. All opinions expressed are independent and my own.

April 14, 2015 at 12:26 am Leave a comment

Embracing the lifestyle–the look, the flavor, the style–of Newport, Rhode Island!

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