Archive for February, 2017

Run. Swim. Shimmy. Shake. Tuck. Stretch. Exhale. Repeat.


Enclothed cognition is impressive sounding name “to describe the systematic influence that clothes have on the wearer’s psychological processes.” In other words, your clothing can impact your attitude, mood and behavior, and is there any better time to get the right gear to encourage a confidence builder and performance booster than during your workout? Balance on Thames is a women’s active lifestyle boutique dedicated to providing fun, trendy, performance apparel designed with the modern athlete, in mind. The lower



Thames Street shop also stocks swimwear and accessories. “Our goal is to stock quality active fitness gear and stylish everyday sportswear that supports a comfortable, fashionable, and efficient lifestyle,” said owner Jackie Hopkins.


Enjoy active/yoga apparel from: Alo Yoga / Onzie / Spiritual Gangster / Maaji / Electric & Rose / WITH (Wear It To Heart) / Hard Tail

Lifestyle apparel and swimwear from: Billabong / RVCA / Amuse Society / Maaji

Accessories from: Stance Socks / Tavi Noir socks / Toe Socksspirtual-gangster

Yoga Accessories and mats from: Alo Yoga and Jade Yoga Mats.

Plus you’ll find cool jewelry, gifts, headwear and wood mosaic art.

Check out Balance on Thames at 429 Thames Street in Newport.

February 23, 2017 at 12:46 am Leave a comment

Shaken, Not Stirred: The Pink Sky at Night, Sailor’s Delight Newport Gimlet


I admit it: I’m a sucker for classics. Classic silhouettes, classic film, classic accessories, classic shoes, classic bags, classic sunglasses and yes, a classic cocktail.

Gimlets date back as early as 1852- perhaps because of it’s (literally) refreshing simplicity. A basic gimlet only requires gin, water, ice and lime juice. Today, craft cocktail culture has produced numerous renditions of the gimlet, and nautical-gin-largeI’ve partnered with Nautical Gin to bring you my twist on this perennial classic. May be you’ve noticed how Nautical Gin has been making it’s way to local Newport hotspots (Salvation Cafe!) and package stores (like Vicker’s Liquors), quickly becoming a City by the Sea staple—and it’s no wonder. Newport is the epicenter of all things nautical and fabulous. So without further ado, may I present the Pink Sky At Night, Sailor’s Delight Newport Gimlet

Pink Sky at Night, Sailor’s Delight Newport Gimlet

  • 2 oz. Nautical Gin
  • 4 oz. grapefruit seltzer or grapefruit sparking water (My recommendations: Polar Seltzer Ruby Red Grapefruit Seltzer or Perrier Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Natural Mineral Water)
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 1 tbsp Rosemary simple syrup
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar (to taste)
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 cup of ice

Add Nautical Gin, rosemary simple syrup, sugar and ice to cocktail shaker. Squeeze juice of all four lime wedges into shaker. Shake vigorously. Strain into a glass. Add grapefruit seltzer or grapefruit sparking water and garnish with rosemary sprig.


February 7, 2017 at 2:11 pm Leave a comment

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

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