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Spring Break Rules!

I headed to The Rhode Show this morning with some posh picks for the fashionable traveler.  Whether you’re jetting off to St. Bart’s this spring break or just want to look like you are, there are some fabulous spring trends that are beginning to bloom.

First you’ll want to consider smart, travel friendly pieces that are light and durable—in addition to being beautiful. Turn heads when you’re sporting a one of a kind amazing tote by Francesca Joy. Designer Elise Francesca hand-paints each piece and with every component made in the USA. Size, styles and prices vary, but Rhode Show viewers can get an exclusive discount by shopping at and entering RHODESHOW at check out.

Colored denim is all the rage for spring and you’ll find varying lines pulling out all the stops offering everything from preppy pastels to unapologetic bold hues. We’re featuring these super soft AG Stilt skinny ankle jeans in cerulean, lemon lime and lavender today, but they come in a rainbow of colors at Laura Jean Denim. In contrast, a crisp white pair of AGs is essential for summer.

Pieces that are low maintenance and simple to pack like this Manuel Canovas curve hugging dress from Angela Moore are a fashionable traveler’s best friend. It’s stretchy, ultra light, takes up almost no space in your suitcase, and is multi-functional. Be the chicest on the beach or pair it with a great shoe and derby hat and you’re off to an al fresco lunch on Miami’s Ocean Drive. Also, leave the high-price bling at home for safe keeping and opt for whimsical jewelry pieces like this signature Angela Moore beaded necklace with Swarovski crystals.

A great flat will carry you a long way and the Tory Burch Miller sandal in white patent leather from Michael Hayes pairs easily with shorts, dresses, skirts and of course, your crisp white skinnies. If you’re crazy for Tory Burch and want the world to know, the Ella tote is nylon and therefore durable, but more importantly, is a fabulous carry all for when you have limited space in the overhead.

Finally, if you aren’t tropics-bound but want to fake it to you make it, or if you just want to practice safe sun, St. Tropez sunless tanning products from The Apothecary will make you look like you just you just returned from the exotic island.

Stay tuned for a link to The Rhode Show posted here!

On set with the lovely Mary Larsen!

Top photo courtesy Tory Burch

February 23, 2012 at 1:20 am Leave a comment

Are You Ready For Some Football?!

In a stroke of fortuitous coincidence, the New England Patriots and New York Giants share more than just an insatiable desire to fly home from Indy with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. They share the same team colors, which is making it mighty simple to appear completely impartial in this post (note both teams are represented donning in NFL gear in the pic above).     

Whether you’re headed out on the town, parting with pals, or watching from the comfort of the couch, here are some fab local finds to get you into the spirit of the game (even if you’re most looking forward to the commercials)…

RED: Whether you prefer lipstick, lip stain, balm, gloss or plumper, there’s a great array of shades by Smashbox from ArchBeauty. To infuse a gentle touch of sun, try Stila’s ingenious blush-in-one Convertible Color from The Apothecary.

WHITE: Users of Bare Minerals swear by Well-Rested, the eye-brightening shadow base that conceals when you’re anything but. Another trick to look bright-eyed (even if was a hazy Saturday night) is a light sweep of Bare Minerals Snowflake shimmer eye shadow right below the brow line, found at The Apothecary.     

BLUE: Bring the bling with glistening JoJo’s, seemingly Newport’s favorite sparkly stud., available in too many colors to count at Bellevue Beauty Walk. Add a little whimsy with blue nail color like Turquoise & Caicos, Lapiz of Luxury or Mezmerised by Essie at CVS.

Most make-up cited under $20, JoJo’s $30, Essie nail color $8.


The Apothecary, 39 Memorial Blvd., Newport, (401) 324-6253,

ArchBeauty, 18 Memorial Blvd., Newport, (401) 619-5885, 

Bellevue Beauty Walk, 1 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, (401) 845-0800,

February 4, 2012 at 2:04 am 2 comments

Your On-Island Black Friday Guide 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! For many, after the turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing, it’s time to plot the Black Friday strategy for the best savings. Buy local, and don’t forget to support Small Business Saturday (and register your AmEx in advance to get a $25 credit on your next statement when you buy at a participating store. Click link for details). But I know this isn’t your first Black Friday rodeo. Let’s do this:

ACTIVE SOLE: The store’s Mystery Discount Tree holiday promotion, kicks off. Customers are invited to choose an ornament from the tree inside the store and inside is their discount.

ALEX AND ANI: 15% off  all day on Black Friday (doors open at 8am. FYI: 25% off at the Chapel View store in Cranston 8am-11am only, 15% off the rest of the day)

THE APOTHECARY: Black Friday and Saturday, doors open at 9am, swag bags with mini radiances and mini foundations for the first 20 shoppers. 15-75% off your favorite brands. Special promos: • Purchase $100 of Bare Minerals and receive a complimentary full size flawless definition mascara (value $18) • Purchase $100 of MD Skincare products and receive a weeks worth of the retail peel (value $20) • Purchase $50 of Mario Badescu products and receive the perfect travel bag w/3 mini products (value $30) • $100 gift cards for only $85 (only 15 available) • $50 gift cards for only $35 (only 15 available) • $10 brow shaping all day

ANCHOR BEND GLASS: Black Friday through Dec. 24, 9th Annual Holiday sale, up to 50% off handblown glass

BELLEVUE BEAUTY WALK: Click here to access and print a 15% off coupon to be used on any full price item on Black Friday only

DEBORAH WINTHROP LINGERIE: 20% off all sleepwear, select bras and panties

GAP: Everything in the store 60% off through Nov. 27

GOSSIP (locations in Newport and Wickford): Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday, take advantage of bonus giveaways including a ($32 value) scarf with $100 purchase, a ($98 value) Jae Basilio sweater with $200 purchase, and a Free People sweater with $300 purchase (limit one per customer, offers cannot be combined or used with othe offers or store credit, while supplies last)

GREEN ENVY: Online promotion: 20% off your total order with coupon code “ethical” at Coupon valid from Black Friday through Monday, Nov. 28th (also, the in-store sale rack is stocked with deals, lots of pieces 50% off)

GROOVY GATOR: Black Friday 20% off storewide

ISLAND OUTFITTERS: 20%-70% off storewide including Vineyard Vines, Maui Jim and for the first time ever, Holebrook

ISLAND SURF & SPORT: Black Friday, 20% off all clothing, 10% off surf boards, wetsuits, goggles and bikes

JASON & CO.: From Black Friday through Dec. 4th, everything in the store is 25%-50% off (excluding Pandora Jewelry)

KAROL RICHARDSON: Holiday Trunk Show Black Friday through Sunday (limited inventory)

KI-RA SALON: Black Friday and Saturday only, with every $100 gift card you buy, receive $15 in KiRa Cash towards your next service (this offer can not exceed $300 and can be used thru Dec. 30). Also, 30% off all retail $15 or more.

KRISTINA RICHARDS: Clearance sale continues through Sunday, discounts up to 75% off

OUR ISLAND APPAREL (online): Buy two t-shirts, get one free on Black Friday. Visit

PINK PINEAPPLE: Cashmere blowout sale starts Black Friday and goes through Monday. Also, the shop is doing buy one get one (a.k.a. bogo) 50% off promos all weekend—Friday, all full price clothing is bogo; Saturday, all home goods are bogo, Sunday, all jewelry bogo; and Monday, the entire store is bogo.

POTTER & CO.: On Black Friday and Saturday, for every purchase of $100 or more receive $10 gift certificate, at $150 a $15 gift certificate, at $200 a $20 gift certificate.  On Black Friday from 8am- 10am, Potter will double the free gift certificates. Specials and items marked on sale both days, and receive a reusable tote bag from The North Face with any purchase of $100 or more

RANEW SALON: Buy 2 get 1 free on ALL products and 20% off all gift cards through Saturday

SEQUIN: It’s Pink Friday at all three locations! Take 30% off your entire purchase 9am-noon, and 20% off your entire purchase from noon to close (offers exclude bangles and are only valid in person the day of November 25). At 119 Bellevue location, you’ll also find 40% off all Badgley Mischka handbags and swimwear, and all Lily Holt shoes priced at just $59.

SOLE DESIRE: 20% off everything in the store (non-sale items) from 7am-12pm

STALISE:  30% off storewide on Black Friday

TEAM ONE NEWPORT: Spend $100 and receive a $10 coupon, spend $200 and receive a $20 coupon (good towards a future purchase). Select items up to 40% off.  

WISH: 20% off purchases on Black Friday (opening at 9am)

Be sure to check back as I’m bound to add even more stores before Friday.

Are you a local retailer and want your sale to be included? Send me an email at

November 23, 2011 at 9:43 am Leave a comment

Deals & Steals: Hometown Holidays Edition

There’s a ton of holiday sales around Newport and Bristol (click here to find out more about Bristol’s $5000 Snowflake Raffle), making shopping locally a little less brutal on your wallet.  Spot a great sale you want to share? Comment below, email us at, or post a message on our Facebook page.

The Apothecary: Starting today and through tomorrow, shop the fantastic selection of makeup, skin care, fragrance, jewelry, accessories and bath and body care with an additional 15% off your entire retail purchase (excludes sale items), plus find select items 50% off. Enjoy delicious wine, cheese and cookies while you shop, and then take home a gift for yourself…With any purchase of $100 or more The Apothecary will gift you with a complimentary, gorgeous, ultra soft pashmina scarf to glam up any holiday outfit OR a Rare Minerals Eye Cream (while supplies last). 6 Broadway, Newport, 324-6253

Boo Gemes and Sequin: Friends and family (that’s you, Stylephile readers!) are invited to enjoy a 30% off discount at the Bellevue shop’s wine and cheese event Saturday from 2-6 p.m. 119 Bellevue Avenue, Newport,

Sole Desire: The sale is simple: buy one pair, get your second for 50% off. Born, Dansko, Birkenstock, Frye, Merrell, Steve Madden, Sperry, Rocket Dog, Naot, Rainbow and more… 131 Swinburne Row in Brick Market Place, Newport, 846-0067

Erica Zap: Enjoy 15% off regular priced merchandise on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. while sipping warm cider and treats. 477 Thames Street, Newport, 849-4117,

Island Outfitters: Take 20% off full priced merchandise, 50% off summer merchandise and 40% off the weekly featured sale item. Plus, shoppers can enter to win the Island Outfitters  Holiday Raffle for a Holebrook sweater. 473 Thames Street, Newport, 848-9215,

RaNew Salon & Spa: The new salon is hosting an open house Saturday with stylists serving adult beverages from 5-7 p.m. and bargains all day, i.e. buy a $100 gift certificate, receive a $20 gift card free. 580 Thames Street at Wellington Square, 619-4848.

…and the Holiday Sale Anchor Bend Glassworks continues!

December 10, 2010 at 9:22 am Leave a comment

MOTHER’S DAY EDITION: Showing Mom the Love

Because its called the hardest job on earth, moms deserve to be pampered all year long, but most especially this weekend. Start today by stopping by The Apothecary on Broadway for a complimentary half-hour facial with Murad skin care products with the purchase of any Murad product.  Get your beauty back with a complimentary bareMinerals make-up application. If you’re shopping for mom, receive a free, full size Rare Minerals Triple Treatment Eye Cream (value $28) with any retail purchase of $100 (valid through May 9th).

On Saturday, Stalise in Portsmouth’s Clock Tower Square salutes mom from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with 20% off all spring merchandise – dresses, tops, bottoms, and more. I did a little pre-sale recognizance and have my eyes on a sweet Chetta B dress with a beaded collar and pockets- love it!

Starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, gallery owner and jewelry designer Jessica Hagen-Hill will be hosting a trunk show featuring vintage-inspired jewelry made especially for the Newport Historical Society. There’s no fee to attend and the show runs until 7 p.m. at the Museum of Newport History at Brick Market at the foot of Washington Square. Visit Jessica’s gallery and studio by appointment to see more of her work and exhibits by  local and regional artists that range in style from abstractionism to realism including painting, sculpture, glass and jewelry.

All moms visiting Fluke Wine, Bar & Kitchen on Bowen’s Wharf this Mother’s Day will receive a complimentary Grape Crush Cocktail (made from sweet green grapes) or glass of Roederer Estate Rose Sparkling Wine. Sunday also mark’s the introduction of new dishes on the springtime menu; restaurant opens at 5 p.m.

Finally, all mommies of four-legged friends should check out BMW, Beer & (dog) Biscuits on the patio at Wag Nation on Newport’ s William Street from 3pm to 5pm. BMW of Newport will be there to showcase some fine rides and to demonstrate  Kurgo safety products for Fido on the go (they are, of course, your fuzzy precious cargo…) Savor artisan beer from the Newport Wine Cellar while your dog enjoys some yummy biscuits.  Special promotions at Wag Nation: 15% off all Kurgo, a raffle, 20% off apparel and a special grab bag (promo good all weekend).

May 7, 2010 at 1:14 pm Leave a comment

Looking for a gorgeous glow before Cupid launch’s his arrow next weekend? I’m booking my free, Valentine’s half hour mini-facial with Murad skincare expert Vicky Nawoichyk, who will be at  The Apothecary on Broadway on Friday, Feb. 12th. Afterward, it will time for bareMinerals makeup application with a professional from the Bare Escentuals makeup team.

The Apothecary still has some time slots available and as an added incentive, you’ll receive a free Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish with any Bare Escentuals purchase over $40 and a free gift with any Murad purchase. And if you didn’t catch that earlier, the event is on a Friday, so there’s no excuse not to hit the town with your new look that night!

Select appointments still available. Call (401) 324-6253 or visit The Apothecary at 6 Broadway in Newport.

February 3, 2010 at 2:53 pm Leave a comment

Last Minute NYE Looks

For a lot of revelers, there’s no place in the world they would rather ring in 2010 than right here in Newport and Bristol Counties. While some prefer to be cuddled up with a loved one watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (especially tempting in the current frigid temperatures), others look to tear up the dance floor at one of many area hotspots. For the ladies, getting glam on New Year’s and making an entrance is a must do, and a sequin dress or flashy top, metallic camisole or cashmere comfort, all make great options. And don’t forget some killer kicks! Check out some of these shops for an inspiring New Year’s look:


CK Bradley, 28 Bellevue Avenue, Newport  

Chace N’ Lulu, 57 Americas Cup Ave, Newport

Châtelaine, 251 Thames Street Landing, Bristol

Gossip, 391 Thames Street, Newport

Karol Richardson, 24 Washington Square, Newport

Kristina Richards Studio, 13 Touro Street, Newport

Laura Jean, 198 Bellevue Avenue, Newport

Michael Hayes 204 Bellevue Avenue and 19 Bowens Wharf, Newport

Pink Pineapple, 380 Thames Street, Newport and 106 Clock Tower Road, Portsmouth

Stalise, 105 Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth

Swoon, 474 Thames Street, Newport

Tropical Gangsters, 375 Thames Street, Newport

Wish, 664 Thames Street, Newport


Ooh Ooh Shoes, 127 Swinburne Row in Brick Market Place, Newport

Sole Desire, 131 Swinburne Row in Brick Market Place, Newport


The Apothecary, 6 Broadway, Newport

Cosmetic Cosmos, 387 Thames Street, Newport

Prep Cosmetics, 182 Thames Street, Newport

Happy New Year!

December 30, 2009 at 11:49 am Leave a comment

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