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Fab Refeshing Fourth: Meet Castle Hill’s Summer Cocktails

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Whether you are a local or you descend on Newport for the quintessential New England summer getaway, there may be no better place to sip aperitifs than on the lively lawn at Castle Hill. Pony up the the nautical-themed bar which resembles a seaworthy vessel, perch yourself on the patio or get a front row seat to stunning Narragansett Bay from the comfort of their Adirondack chairs.

Here are some lovely libations CH is serving up this heavenly season — with the recipes so you can bring he taste of Newport home!

More Champagne Peas

More Champagne, Peas (above)

Ingredients: Pea & Mint Vodka 2 oz. / Michelle Brut 1 oz. / Pea Tendril or Flower / Garnish Tag

Method of Preparation: Chill martini glass / In a Boston shaker filled with ice, add 2 oz Pea Vodka / Shake vigorously, strain into martini glass, then fill with Michelle brut /Garnish with pea tendrils, pea flowers, or other edible flowers (temp lemon & mint leaf)

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Bloody Shrimp Cocktail (above)

Ingredients: Tomato Vodka 1.5 oz. / Sambal-cilantro puree ½ oz. / Clamato juice 1 oz. / 1 Poached Shrimp / Lemon ½ Wheel / Garnish Tag

Method of Preparation: Chill martini glass / In a boston shaker filled with ice, combine vodka, puree, clamato, lemon juice / Shake vigorously, strain into martini glass/ Garnish with a lemon ½ wheel and shrimp on rim of glass

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Bermuda Rum Swizzle (above)

Ingredients:  Gosling’s Black 1 oz./ Gosling’s Gold 1 oz. / Pineapple Juice 2 oz. / Orange Juice 2 oz. / Bitters Dash / Falernum Dash

Method of Preparation: Fill Collins glass with ice / Add all ingredients, stir briefly

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Blueberry Lemonade (above)

Ingredients: Stoli Blueberry 1.5 oz. / Blueberry Puree 1 oz. / Lemonade To Fill / Lemon wedge / Garnish Tag

 Method of Preparation: Ice a collins glass / Pour in blueberry puree & vodka / Top with lemonade, stir lightly

Other fine choices:

 

French 1875[1]

French 1875

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Beach Rose Comber

July 1, 2016 at 1:47 pm Leave a comment

Horsing Around with Rockport at Polo

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I’ve watched the growth of the Newport International Polo Series over the past decade. The crowds have grown larger, the tailgates more elaborate, the enclosure more extravagant and the personal style more celebrated. The best thing about the style at polo is that it’s as laid-back or as “la-ti-da” as you wish–just leave any pretension at the gate. I’ve donned everything from my most comfy white skinny jeans and a casual tunic with flats to whimsical over-sized hats with a favorite Lilly shift.

The key, no matter what you’re wearing, is to don smart shoes. For one, you’re standing most of the day. Second: hello? Stomping divots is a bonafide tradition at polo — flip flops simply wont get the job done (tip: make sure what you’re stomping is a divot…). Lastly, you’re on a grass field — plan accordingly (I’ve seen spike heels sink into that grass quicker than a glamour gal’s ego).

rockport wedgeThat’s why I was psyched to partner with Rockport for a fun polo-infused collaboration. I was challenged to create my perfect look for “A Day at the Match with Rockport.” It was a warm summer say so my philosophy was tow fold: keep it simple. less is more. The look from head to toe: whimsy Madagascar raffia sun hat in lime green, 100% cotton Dobby V-neck fit & flare dress from the Gap in white, natural woven belt and Rockport’s Garden Court Perf T-Strap wedge in Valigia plaid. Oh, and with a little baby in the picture, I had about five whole minutes to pull it all together. The built-in ADIPRENE® by adidas sport technology helped provide shock-absorbing heel cushioning throughout the day while the 2.75 in. added a feminine lift mines too much height. Without further ado, voila! polo

(The true test of these sandals was on Sunday when I literally wore them to an early morning mass, pushing the stroller, all the way until 11pm. Literally. It was one of those go-go-go days.)

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There’s an amazing end-of-season sale happening right now at Rockport’s Newport location at 240 Thames Street but if you covet some kicks from the fall collection, and you might very well do so, here’s a 20% off in-store coupon — just in time for September shopping sprees (click on the pic and print out or if there are any issues, email me directly at newportstylephile@yahoo.com)

Also, the Newport International Polo Series continues through the end of September. Click here for a match schedule and ticket options and get your tailgating on!

#MyDailyAdventure #PoweredByRockport

rockport couponDisclosure: I was provided a pair of Rockport shoes “solely” for purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.

August 14, 2015 at 9:33 am 1 comment

Labor Day of Love: Merci Beaucoup, Saint James

St James boatneck topI’ve featured the classic striped boat neck top, also known as a French sailor shirt or Brenton stripes, on Newport Stylephile in the past (here and here are just some examples). Fashion icons including Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel and Newport’s own Jackie O boatneck-jackie-ohave sported the timeless stripes, and as we transition from summer into fall, this ever ageless style is one to embrace.

The SAINT-JAMES Company has been touting the look since 1889, perhaps even being credited with “inventing” it. Established in Lower Normandy in the commune of

Bridgitte Bardot

Bridgitte Bardot

Saint-James, the style was originally intended for deep sea fishermen, then adopted by known seafarers, and amateur yachtsmen. The “genuine pure new knitted woolen Breton seaman’s sweater” was originally pure wool and it soon became a global phenomenon. Today, there are SAINT JAMES boutiques found in Paris, Nice, Le Mont Saint-Michel, Saint-Malo, Strasbourg, Lyon, Granville, Biarritz, Tokyo and more, but you don’t need a passport to find the century-old brand.

Island Pursuit on lower Thames Street carries select SAINT JAMES autumn collection pieces for men and women including sweaters coats jackets, tops, dresses, and accessories like scarves, tops, belts, totes and umbrellas. SAINT JAMES is known for top quality and longevity and are priced on par with upscale brands (a women’s long-sleeve top, for example, typically starts around $89, scarves around $40). But with coupon code: NEWPORTSTYLE, get 20% of your entire purchase. The fine print: 20% off applies to in-store and online purchases from now until November 1st. Offer is only valid on regular price items and cannot be combined with any other offer. When shopping online, get free shipping on all orders over $100.

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Coco Chanel, ca. 1917

Coco Chanel, ca. 1917

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SAINT JAMES, Autumn 2014

This post has been sponsored by Island Pursuit. All opinions expressed are independent and my own. For sponsorship opportunities, click here.

September 1, 2014 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

Super Sale Stunners from Newport on The Rhode Show

ImageIf there’s one sunny side to summer heading towards it’s final weeks, it’s the end-of-Imageseason sales here in Newport. These are just some of the fabulous fashion and accessories I found in the super-chic City-by-the-Sea that’s ON SALE so I had to bring the loot to The Rhode Show this morning:

From Michael Hayes

Isaac Mizrahi Janis pumps in linen, was $145, now $101.50

Trina Turk dual layer case for iPhone 5, was $40, now $28

ImageTrina Turk tablet case, was $40, now $28

Diane Von Furstenberg dual layer case for iPhone 5, was $40, now $28

Vegan purse by Cornelia Guest, was $163, now $81.50

Via Spiga Paula pumps in nude patent leather, was $198, now $99

From Sara Campbell

Dupioni silk stripe dress, was $298, now $98 PLUS an additional 40% offImage

Printed graphic top, was $118, now $79 PLUS an additional 40% off

Rose Jacquard dress with ¾ sleeves, was 338, now $229 PLUS an additional 40% off

Dupioni silk double wrap dress, was $378, then $99, now $239 PLUS an additional 40% off

ImageFrom Island Outfitters

Jack Rogers Bahamas Navajo jelly shoes, 25% off

Lilly Pulitzer dress, was $298, now 50% off (LEFT)

Men’s polos by Vineyard Vines and Johnnie-O’s, buy one get the second half off

Men’s shorts by Krass & Co., buy one get the second half off

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CLIP!

August 16, 2013 at 10:36 am 3 comments

Former Vogue Editor and Fashion Week Fixture André Leon Talley Headed to Rhode Island

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dan·dy n. 1. A man who affects extreme elegance in clothes and manners; a fop.

RISD’s eclectic, inventive and extraordinary fashion exhibits have become one of spring’s most anticipated, and this year’s Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion promises to continue the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art’s enviable reputation. Focusing on the persona and history of the distinctively dressed figure of the dandy, the exhibit traces artist dandies from the 19th to 21st centuries with more than 200 objects including innovative garments, bespoke clothing, works on paper, and paintings.

The exhibition will be fêted with a gala fundraiser on April 26, 2013 with special guest André Leon Talley, best known as a contributing editor at Vogue for the past three decades until he recently bid adieu to the magazine to reportedly develop a late-night talk show. A front row fashion week fixture, Talley’s flamboyant personality mixed with his couture know-how has landed him on “America’s Next Top Model” and a cameo role in the “Sex and the City” movie. Before the fundraiser though, he’ll be at the Chace Center Lobby in the RISD Museum to sign copies of his new book, The Little Black Dress (Rizzoli, 2013), which is available for purchase at risd|works, the Museum store. CLICK HERE for a full line-up of events.

The exhibition breaks ground by emphasizing the personalities of well-known fashionable men, focusing on the enduring bond between identity, creativity, and self-presentation. It will be at the RISD Museum of Art on from April 28 to August 18, 2013.CLICK HERE for details. André Leon Talley:

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Photo at top: Sartorial Anarchy #5, 2012. Iké Udé, photographer. © Iké Udé. Courtesy of Leila Heller Gallery + Iké Udé

March 27, 2013 at 9:19 am Leave a comment

OBSESSED: Twistbands!

ImageA few months ago, my BirchBox introduced me to Twistband, and my ponys haven’t been the same since. Twistband and Emi-Jay both make (pretty much the same) soft elastic hair ties that have amazing stretch, are snag-free and never leave the dreaded ponytail bump. There’s also a headband line made from the same material.

ImageSince they come in a ton of colors, metallics and patterns (like chevon and glitter!) they’ve also become a fashion statement, spotted on the wrists of celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Aniston. They’re slim, sleek and I have to confess, addictive. I just bought a new patch of Pink Pineapple (they make their own) and I’ve spotted them at Bellevue Beauty Walk.

Even though they’re inexpensive (ex. $9.99 for 10) and come in different quantities, they probably cost about three cents to make. AND, in an ironic “twist” of fate, Tori Johnson just featured a great promotion with Emi-Jay on today’s Deals & Steals on Good Morning America. Today only, enter promo code GMA on THIS EMI-JAY page and get 12 Emi-Jay hair ties and 2 headbands for $18 (normally $36).

You can also find these hot bands on Esty (like 14 band for $17 HERE), or even make your own with simple supplies from Michael’s crafts stores. CLICK HERE for an easy how-to video. Get your twist on!

February 28, 2013 at 10:20 am 3 comments

Oscars 2013 Fashion Wrap Up…

Let’s just jump right into it…who was your best dressed? Leave a comment below! Here’s some of my favorites:

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Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta

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Jessica Chastain in custom Armani Privé

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

Halle Berry in Versace

Halle Berry in Versace

Charlize Theron in Dior

Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture

February 25, 2013 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

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