The Kia Ora Cosmic Ball hosted by Newport Polo

The Ball of all Balls 

The Newport Polo Gala never ever let’s you down. It truly is the ball of all balls. The energy is always there and the evening sweeps you away with views, romance, laughter and dancing. The attendees eyes are all a sparkle with sincerity, good will  and cheer. This year Jeffrey Osborne took the people in hand, table by table and shared his microphone with enthusiastic song. The guests were so titulated that the Auctioneer had trouble reigning in the crowd from their enjoyment, but fundraise he did!

All proceeds from the auction will support The Jeffrey Osborne Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County, to help Rhode Island kids meet their most basic needs, and keep music and the arts in Rhode Island schools.  Inspired by the profound impact music had on his family, Grammy-nominated R&B legend Jeffrey Osborne established his namesake foundation in 2012 and has raised over $1.5 million dollars to date in RI.  The foundation’s activities support its community partners, including St. Mary’s Home for Children & Family Services, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence, Button HoleRhode Island Philharmonic Music School, the Met School, and the Amos House, Rhode Island’s largest Soup Kitchen.  For more information, visit

Photos Captured by @Cocoanco , David Santarpia, Sue Metzger, Gina Manoni and Christon Gibson


Island Moving Company Summer Soiree

The 2022 ARTSCAPES Summer Soiree fundraiser event benefiting Island Moving Company – Newport’s Contemporary Dance Co was an unbelievably beautiful experience. Every turn a memorable site to behold. The performers prancing in every garden landscape at “The Bellevue House”. The front stage lounge seating for Randal and guests was the crowning moment which led to lots of laughs, dancing and a personal Chinese Dragon Dance performance.

A Special Thanks to Randal Poirier, ChFC, Financial Planner and his foundation “Doing Well by Doing Good” for participating as an important sponsor to IMC and their efforts to bring the arts and performances to Newport and supporting youth to carry on the arts in our community

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Behind the scenes with Lord Julian Fellowes

Lord Fellowes engaged in conversation with Preservation Society CEO & Executive Director Trudy Coxe and Steven Feinberg of Rhode Island Film

prior to the SOLD OUT talk at The Breakers Great Hall July 26th 2022

From the Preservation Society of Newport

Julian Fellowes, the Oscar and Emmy winning writer, director, producer, novelist and actor who created “The Gilded Age” and “Downton Abbey.” Julian Fellowes has had an extensive and distinguished career in film, television, publishing and the dramatic arts. He received an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2002 for “Gosford Park,” his first produced film, and he is the creator, sole writer and executive producer of the worldwide hit series, “Downton Abbey,” which received 69 Emmy Award nominations, winning 15, over its six seasons. He also received a Golden Globe Award and special BAFTA Award for “Downton Abbey.” The “Downton Abbey” movie written and produced by Fellowes was released in 2019. Most recently, the feature film “Downton Abbey: A New Era” written and produced by Fellowes was released in Spring 2022.

His other work includes “Separate Lies” for which he received the National Board of Review Directorial Debut Award, “From Time to Time” which he wrote and directed which won Best Picture at the Chicago Children’s Film Festival and Best Picture at the Fiuggi Family Festival in Rome, “The Young Victoria,” “Vanity Fair,” his Emmy Award-winning “Little Lord Fauntleroy,” and the BAFTA nominated “The Prince and The Pauper;” and three novels – “Belgravia,” “Snobs,” and “Past Imperfect” – that were Sunday Times Best Sellers. He is responsible for the “book” of the Broadway musicals “Mary Poppins” and “School of Rock – The Musical” for which he received a Tony nomination. In January 2011, he was given a peerage and entered the House of Lords as the Lord Fellowes of West Stafford. T

he Preservation Society extends our sincere thanks to Lord Fellowes for his willingness and generosity to share this wonderful evening with us at The Breakers.

For information on sponsorships or donations to the Preservation Society, please reach out to Sarah Iwanski, Director of Development, at

For information on tickets and event logistics, please reach out to Beverly Ware, Events Manager, at

2022 Yappy Hour at The Waves

Wow! This year’s Yappy Hour broke records for attendance and fundraising for the 20-year event. Guests gathered at ‘The Waves’ on Ledge Road where they met animals available for adoption at the Potter League and supported the organization’s work by joining in for a ‘Paw Raise’ to support the Nuala Pell Animal Care Fund.
The Nuala Pell Animal Care Fund ensures that homeless animals receive everything from basic care to treatment for serious medical issues. Thanks to these generous donors the thousands of animals that walk through our doors every day will continue to receive veterinary care, surgery, extensive rehabilitation, and life-saving medications often required before they can be placed in a loving home.
We cannot thank our generous hosts, Marc Lewinstein, Xana O’Neil, and the guest of honor Maalouf, who opened their home to fellow animal lovers enough. Their generosity, love and kindness for the Potter League and our animals is immensely appreciated.
We would also like to thank our Presenting Sponsor, Randal W. Poirier, ChFC, Financial Planner of Independence Financial Partners, our board of directors, our “Party Animals” committee, our volunteers & staff, and our in-kind sponsors Peak Event Services, Glorious Affairs Boutique Catering and Event Design, Wild Season Florals, Photography by Jessica Pohl, Lainey Dionne (musician), and Perfection Valet Parking for never-ending support and kindness.
We hope that you all had an incredible evening as we did. We were so grateful to be able to gather and see so many of our generous and wonderful friends. Thank you so much for making Yappy Hour a howling success!
P.S. More photos from Jessica Pohl to come!

The Women’s Wealth Strategies Club June luncheon

Presented by:
Randal Poirier, ChFC




Welcome to: The Women’s Wealth Strategies Club June luncheon was held at the elegant hotel and waterfront restaurant Forty1 North in Newport Rhode Island. The NL&L Wealth Strategies Investment Club is one of the philanthropic arms of NL&L. The goal for the series of speakers and meetings is to empower women in the financial market and become more confident, educated, independent, and most importantly, independently wealthy financial investors. The goal of this exclusive educational speaker series and its meetings is to provide knowledge to empower women to become more confident, educated, and, most importantly, financially independent investors. 

 ~ Helping You Navigate to a Secure Financial Future ~ Sponsored by: Randal Poirier, ChFC  Financial Planner, Partner of Independence Financial Partners provided access to two of his financial firm’s extremely qualified Asset Management Team Co-Directors, Marcin Krolikowski, Ph.D., CFA and Alfonso Cumplido, CFA . They intricately offered their current market outlook and how it may impact investors as we head into the second half of 2022 and beyond.

AS A FINANCIAL PLANNER AND FIDUCIARY, and as a Partner with the largest and oldest privately owned RI based Financial Services Firm, Randal’s mission is to help his clients navigate to a secure financial future. With that sole objective in mind, he is committed to listening to and understanding his clients’ unique financial goals and then using those specific goals as the foundation of a written Financial Plan for their future.  His written recommendations will help you accumulate, manage, and preserve your wealth in a tax-efficient manner, while also ensuring that a risk management focus is part of every recommendation made. Once your Financial Plan is completed, you are welcome to implement his planning recommendations on your own, with another Advisor, or you may choose to hire Randal as your Advisor to implement them on your behalf. Either way, Randal is committed to delivering unbiased fee-based financial advice which is solely in your best interest.

Photos and video by @perle_media


Newport Living and Lifestyles Rocks the Vanderbilt

Newport, RI. | July 4, 2022

Newport is known by many names; City by the Ocean, Sailing Capital of the World… but it is also home to some of the best kept summertime secrets in the Northeast.

Once again, Newport Living and Lifestyles opens the door on the best that Newport has to offer. A velvet rope gets set aside and you instantly have access to the Rooftop Bar atop The Vanderbilt Auberge Resort Hotel. Perched high on the hill that rises above the harbor in the Historic Hill neighborhood, this one-time mansion is now a luxe accommodation with a spa, library-lounge, a solarium patio for brunch and a cozy dark bar-restaurant where craft cocktails and the occasional secret are shared.

This night, the NL&L faithful gathered for drinks and small plates on the rooftop and Newport’s most epic harbor view. As the sun set over the bridge, cool breezes brought out the sweaters and shawls, but nothing could beat the warm glow of good friends, cocktails and fireworks.

Want to join the party?  Newport Living & Lifestyles and check out the NL&L Events Calendar , We hope you can join us for our next event

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Newport is a vibrant, yet quaint, seaside resort community. Its charming character shines most brightly in the Spring & Summer months. Truly a “walking city” you can reach to the bustling waterfront, quiet colonial streets, magnificent mansions and some of the best beaches anywhere by foot, bike or trolley.

For more information and access to public and private events, turn to Newport Living & Lifestyles on the web.


EVENTS:  Christon Gibson.  401.207.7916

MEDIA: Adam Himber  917.576.587

Photos from this event were taken by @adamhimberphoto