Pasta Beach Newport

Take a bite of an Italian summer at Pasta Beach, year-round If you’ve ever visited Newport during the cold weather months, you know that the cold, ocean wind can sometimes settle so uncomfortably—yet so easily—underneath your skin. There are a few practical solutions to fend off this bone-chilling cold during daylight hours—either enjoy a slew […]

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Baby, Pull Me Closer

A personal photoshoot inspired by The Chainsmokers’ hit, Closer If you haven’t been able to tell from past blog posts, I don’t focus on my personal style and outfitting. Why? Because I don’t have a dream budget to hire a team or a live-in photographer boyfriend with a DSLR to take all sorts of stylish […]

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Celebrate the Holidays at Salve Regina University’s 40th Annual Governor’s Ball

With less than forty days away from the university’s annual winter ball, it’s time to get your tickets for the most beautiful holiday party in Newport, Rhode Island.  The Governor’s Ball is a beautiful evening for Salve alumni, parents and friends of the university, but there’s more to the holiday cheer—tickets and sponsorships support scholarships […]

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Five Things to Do in Newport Columbus Day Weekend

I’m going on a spontaneous trip to Madison, Wisconsin to visit a friend—it’s very exciting, but I know that I’ll be missing a few cool events happening in Newport this weekend! If you’re able to make it, take advantage of these cool events in downtown Newport. Laugh out loud at the Rogue Island Comedy Festival. […]

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Fishers Island Lemonade, the Next-Level Hard Lemonade

Your summer nights and weekend brunches will never be the same. I first heard of Fishers Island Lemonade when I was reading an issue of Report from Newport, Salve Regina University’s magazine. I didn’t pay attention to the mention of whiskey or the phrase “cocktail in a can”—a recent graduate, I was more focused on […]

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Gilded: How Newport Became America’s Richest Resort

If you’re looking for a gateway book to gain an interest in Newport, Rhode Island’s history, Deborah Davis’s Gilded is a great place to start. Davis artfully weaves facts and nostalgia to illustrate the complex facade of Newport’s elite. She breathes life back into the Vanderbilts, Astors, Oelrichs and other prominent families whose legacies survive in their […]

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2016 New Year’s Resolutions

Here it is. The obligatory list of promises I hope to keep up for the New Year. Let’s hope that this list sticks. Repairing my postureI feel a slight hunch. Literally. Being a social media addict is all fun and games until the curvature of your spine morphs into something not so far removed from […]

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Help Expand The Unless Project’s Eco-Friendly Mission!

Join the The Unless Project in being the change you want to see in the world! An initiative run by mom and entrepreneur Betty Bourdeaux-Howard, aka “Tidy Betty,” The Unless Project is more than just a local operation that sells handmade eco-friendly household and personal care products. The mission of The Unless Project is to […]

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Bassanova Ramen

In the middle of Chinatown—between the traditional Chinese restaurants, shops and market stands—lies a hidden treasure on Mott Street. If you’re looking for something that’s beyond vegetable fried rice and General Tso’s, hit up Bassanova, a favorite ramen noodle bar in New York City recognized by The New York Times, Business Insider and Daily Candy. Ramen […]

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"Hoodies of Newport" for The Newport Blast

Earlier this year, an idea for a creative, local-focused project came to mind. It was so stuck in my head that I had to get out and do it. I knew which businesses to approach, how to style the products, what the aesthetic of the shoot should look like, etc., but I faced two major […]

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