Fashion

Kiel James Patrick Opens First Retail Location in Newport

The store features KJP's growing apparel line and trademark bracelets, jewelry and accessories on Bowen's Wharf.

Rhode Island-based Kiel James Patrick will open its first store in Newport sometime this May. It’s been a long time coming for the accessories and apparel company, but the founders were waiting for the right location to expand to retail.

Cleverhood Launches Cleverpup Raingear for Dogs

From the makers of Cleverhood high-performance rain capes for humans, there’s now Cleverpup raingear for canines.

Both lines are made eighteen miles down the road in Fall River, Massachusetts, while the headquarters for the company is located on the West Side of Providence. Cleverhood is a pooch-loving business with six dogs between three employees.

Dress Up Like Royalty for PPS's Winter Bash

The Kings and Queens themed party helps raise funds for Providence Preservation Society to improve the city through historic preservation, thoughtful design and planning.

One of the most epic Providence parties is happening this Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 p.m. to midnight; the Providence Preservation Society’s 2017 Winter Bash. The theme is Kings and Queens, as if we needed an excuse to dress up in costume. The party always takes place at a historic Providence building, and this year, the location is the 1935…

Expert Tips for DIY Wreaths

Who needs a bow when you can source pods and mushrooms from your own backyard?

It happens like clockwork: The air turns cold and I crave Fraser fir. Candles don't do it; I need the real thing, sappy and tufted. Wreath-making is a fine way to get a little more face-time with the season's signature smell. So I caught up with Semia Dunne, owner of Flowers by Semia, for expert tips. Here's what she had…

Your Chance to Live Like Newport's Elite

The Live the Gilded Life sweepstakes offers a chance to win a three-day getaway for two, including transportation, accommodations and exclusive access and experiences at the Newport Mansions.

The invitation arrived in my mailbox and I immediately felt like I was Cinderella being invited to the ball. Gilded brocade fabric frames the book-like summons, and it’s accompanied by postcard photographs of the Breakers, the Elms and Marble House mansions, as well as an elaborate gold key (which happens to be a flash drive that includes press releases and…

Gotta Have That Folk

A chic stoneware canteen, a picnic basket/cooler, the venerable flouncy tunic: Here are ten must-have items for the Newport Folk Festival.

Psyched for the Newport Folk Festival this weekend? Of course you are. Whether you’re roughing it for the weekend or are there for the day, we’ve got your packing list covered with everything you need with goodies from local boutiques. All of our picks comply with the guidelines outlined in the official Newport Folk Festival handbook, because that’s the last…

Cozy Socks Are Making the World a Warmer Place

Teenage entrepreneur Makena Masterson donates all profits from her company Snox Socks to charity.

With entrepreneurs as parents, it’s not surprising that Makena Masterson started her own business. But what is unusual is that she started it when she was fifteen, and donates all of her profits to charity. Masterson was inspired to start Snox Socks after she had an unexpected medical emergency. Living in Westerly with her family, she had traveled back to…

Taylor Swift and Squad Show Love for Rhode Island at Fourth of July Bash

The Grammy Award-winning singer and her celeb and model friends invaded Westerly, and all the international press ate it up.

Thank you Taylor Swift and friends for visiting the Ocean State over the weekend for the Grammy Award-winning singer's annual pre-Fourth of July bash, and putting Rhode Island on the map once again. The singer's group of friends partied at Taylor's mansion on Watch Hill (conveniently located within snooping distance of the Ocean House), and it included Taylor's new boyfriend…

Attend Angela Moore's Annual Fashion Show and Champagne Brunch

Spend your Thursday morning at the spectacular Rosecliff mansion soaking up seaside fashion.

Veer off your regular Thursday routine, pull out your favorite fancy summer dress from your closet and head over to Angela Moore’s annual Fashion Show and Champagne Brunch on July 7 from 9:30−11:30 a.m. at the spectacular Rosecliff mansion in Newport. Start your day off by taking a Hollywood-worthy photo on the Red Carpet staircase inside the mansion, then breathe…