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Welcome to Newport Stylephile, lifestyle blog that celebrates the Newport, downloadRhode Island way of life. From the runway to local boutiques, designer interviews, national trends, deals and steals to where and what’s hot, you’ll find the scoop here.

Newport is more than just one of the most storied cities in the world; it’s a state of mind. It’s crisp white pants paired with a French boat neck top boasting navy nautical stripes. It’s sipping a Dark n’ Stormy on a hot summer day overlooking the sea. It’s embracing the salt water spray cooling you during an afternoon sail spent perched on the bow and asking, ‘Is there anywhere else in the world I’d rather be?’ (The answer, of course, is no.)

There’s a reason why Newport’s inspired style has been featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, W, Coastal Living and countless other top magazines, but we’re more than just canvas totes, anchor embellishments and boat shoes, and that’s the dish I’m here to share. Enjoy the blog, which has been featured in Conde Nast Traveler on Rhode Island Monthly’s RI Daily and more, and post your comments to let me know what treasures you uncover in the City-by-the-Sea!

The Newport Stylephile is written by me, Andrea E. McHugh. I’m a media manager and freelance writer specializing in lifestyle topics including travel, fashion and beauty, homes, weddings and health and fitness. I’m also a regular style contributor on The Rhode Show on WPRI CBS Providence because I love to share my finds!

My work has appeared in Family Circle, the Hartford Courant, Classic Boat Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, Cape Cod Home, Daily Candy, Design Sponge, Northern Virginia Sun Gazette newspapers, Ocean Avenue, New England Gala Weddings, Providence Monthly, ArtisansList.com and more. I’ve previously served as an editor for Newport Life and Newport Weddings magazines, and for more websites than I can count. In various roles, I’ve appeared on Good Morning America, in CondeNastTraveler.com, NBC 10, at The Women’s Expo and I’m a regular correspondent on The Rhode Show. I reside (and shop) in Newport.

Contact me at newportstylephile [at] yahoo [dot] com





29 Comments Add your own

  • 1. cynthia at the daily basics  |  February 17, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Looking so good – this is a great comprehensive way to find out what’s happening .

    • 2. Andrea McHugh  |  February 17, 2010 at 3:01 pm

      Thanks! And I adore thedailybasics.com

  • 3. suegray  |  March 9, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    love your blog! I do like to know what is happening in my own backyard!

    • 4. Andrea McHugh  |  March 9, 2010 at 4:47 pm

      Thanks, Suegray! Your work is fabulous!

  • 5. Carol Bryant  |  March 23, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Your blog looks awesome and I am learning so much here. Great content and I am bookmarking this now.

    • 6. Andrea McHugh  |  March 23, 2010 at 9:34 pm

      Thrilled to hear that! Many thanks!!!

  • 7. Gwen  |  March 28, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Hey Andrea,

    Just realized you write this–I will come back often! I agree with your review of Tallujahs! Outstanding.


    • 8. Andrea McHugh  |  March 29, 2010 at 9:08 am

      Hi Gwen! Thanks, and it’s been too long! Would love to feature your clothing too soon- will email you:)

  • 9. Rich Conley  |  March 30, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Hi Andrea….I saw your Facebook on Uncle Wayne’s site. I’m Phyllis’ son. We met several times in Virginia a long time ago. I’m so sorry about Aunt Pat. She was a favorite of mine. I miss her dearly. Your blog looks great…So do you…Take care…Rich

    • 10. Andrea McHugh  |  March 30, 2010 at 3:38 pm

      Hi Rich- will email you- so nice to hear from you! Aunt Pat was a favorite of just about everyone she met I think- dearly missed!

  • 11. Annie McMullen  |  June 15, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Please add me to the e-mail list

  • 13. Melanie  |  July 19, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you! I’ve always wished to visit Newport. A friend of mine from the sailing team at Cornell is from Newport, and I’ve always wanted to see the America’s Cup there 🙂

    • 14. Andrea McHugh  |  July 20, 2010 at 12:42 pm

      The best part about Newport is it’s beautiful all year long!

  • 15. Must have looks for the summertime  |  August 1, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    […] Fashion writer Andrea Mchugh joined the Rhode show to help you decide what to where to all your summer soirees. […]

  • 16. publicitycrew  |  October 1, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Great steals and deals – we are hooked!

  • 17. tyrone  |  February 15, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Being a native Newporter, Its so good to know that Newport is in good handsvia Stylephile.
    Tyrone Spencer

    • 18. Andrea McHugh  |  February 16, 2011 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks so much Tyrone- isn’t it great blogging and social media can keep us connected the the places we love?! xo

  • 19. Lara Cullen  |  February 13, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Hi Andrea! I met you the other night at the FILM party. I had to come and visit your blog after our conversation. I had been here before, but wow….I love it! It is such a great resource for people to get an idea of what Newport’s style really is. I hope you swing by my blog as well sometime….if you can’t remember it you can find me on facebook. Otherwise, I will be visiting again, and thanks for all the info. It was really fun chatting with you Saturday.

    • 20. Andrea McHugh  |  February 17, 2012 at 1:20 am

      So enjoyed meeting you and hearing about your blog (it’s awesome!)… Can’t wait to see your most recent photo shoot images!!!

  • 21. Pam  |  February 18, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Hey Stylephile,
    I am opening a new store in April on Bellevue Avenue called The Sea Star Collection. Check me out on Facebook and let me know if you would like to get together to talk about it. The store will feature coastal home furnishings, gifts and jewelry with “high seas style”. The website has a very small representation of what I will carry. I am very excited about it!!! Pam

    • 22. Andrea McHugh  |  February 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm

      I’d love to chat about your new store! How about next week? I’ll shoot you an email, and thanks for reaching out!

  • 23. Blog Round Up: Rhode Island Style | Stitch Fix Blog  |  June 4, 2012 at 10:49 am

    […] destination. It offers a unique dose of east cost style. Luckily bloggers like Andrea McHugh of The Newport Stylephile  are bringing Rhode Island’s beachy flair to us, no plane trip […]

  • 24. cb smith  |  June 29, 2012 at 9:20 am

    i just discovered this blog on the eve of moving across the country to seattle… i’m so bummed, i’ve loved living in newport and love the style of the city–glad i can visit virtually!

    • 25. Andrea McHugh  |  June 29, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      Thank you so much for the sweet words! Honored Newport Stylephile can deliver a little City-by-the-Sea to the Northwest!

  • 26. Marty Morgan  |  August 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Andrea, Do you also write freelance articles? I saw your name on an article in the Hartford Courant. We’re interested in having someone in CT write about our upcoming 30th anniversary studio tour on Cape Ann, MA. Check us out at http://www.capeannartisans.com. Sigrid Olsen, the fashion designer, was one of our founding members and now has a gallery on Rocky Neck in Gloucester. You can respond to me at http://www.martymorganpots.com Hope to hear from you!

    • 27. Andrea McHugh  |  August 9, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      I do, thank you. I’ll be in touch~

  • 28. Emily Hirsch  |  October 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Hi! I would love for you to check out my new shop in Newport on Franklin St! It features my handcrafted one of a kind jewelry and other artisan work. You can also find my new pieces on my Facebook page. Facebook.com/athaliaofnewport and Facebook.com/athaliaoriginals.
    I look forward to hearing from you!

  • 29. Nancy Isherwood  |  November 20, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Hi Andrea, Thanks so much for featuring Isherwood & Company on the Rhode Show. I’ll be in touch once we can reveal our new location. We should have lots of new material for you. Happy Holidays!



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