Bellevue bow WOW!

Bellevue bow WOW!     

Newport’s finest celebrate canine friendly shopping with style.

You don’t have to be a Vanderbilt or a Carnegie to shop like one! That’s the motto, and the attitude of this year’s Bellevue Bow WOW. A one-of-a-kind, dog friendly shopping event that took over Bellevue Avenue last week to the delight of retailers, tourists and all involved.

Newport’s Bellevue Avenue Mansions District took center stage as a dozen local businesswomen and influencers donned their spring finery and held court with their precious pooches along the toney avenue.

Après “dog-walk” the group retired to the veranda at La Forge Restaurant & Casino for glasses of bubbly and a chance to rest weary feet.

Come join Newport’s most fashionable along Bellevue, Spring Street, upper and lower Thames and Broadway for world class shopping that’s easily accessible on either two or four feet.

Newport RI provides a host of family friendly museums, art galleries, food, beverage, and shopping options to satisfy any taste.  See you there!

These businesses make the Bellevue Avenue Shopping District an experience to remember.  Audrain Automobile Museum,   William Vareika Fine Arts,   Grenon’s of Newport,   Bellevue Kids,   Michael Hayes,   Gingy’s,   The International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum,   X&O,   CK Bradley,   Club Calais,   Atelier Newport Art Gallery,   J. McLaughlin,   La Forge Casino Restaurant,   Talbots, and   Annie’s Restaurant. End your day on the veranda at LA FORGE CASINO Restaurant attached to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.


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Ice Skating at Gurneys

Winter, spring, summer, fall, Newport is a great place to visit and to live.  A great way to spend a winter afternoon and capture moments with family and friends is ice skating and hot toddy’s hosted by Gurney’s Resort in Newport.

Grab a hot cider, cozy up to one of the many fire pits and take in the afternoon sun with epic views of Narragansett Bay, two lighthouses and the Newport bridge.  When you are ready to warm up you can retire to one of several heated “igloos” for a blanket wrapped bite or head inside to the whisky bar and sample one of the best selections in town.

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The Vanderbilt Experience

We got the GRANDE tour at The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection. It has an entirely new feel. Elegant and dapper with floor to ceiling navy blue in sportsman style. The former mansion built by Alfred Vanderbilt is filled with new and vintage furnishings, custom hand-drawn wallpaper with a modern pop.The property also debuted a new gastronomy and mixology program: a fully reconceptualized signature restaurant, The Dining Room, alongside new menus and eye-catching designs at the resort’s three additional dining destinations; The Conservatory, The Garden, The Roof Deck with views of downtown and the bay.The renovations by SWOON are a must see. It is quickly becoming a vibrant social hub for Newport and is walking distance to downtown.

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Winners 2021 Newport Living and Lifestyles Annual Influencer Awards #NLLAiA

Newport Living and Lifestyles 2021 Annual Influencer Award Winners with host Christon Gibson SHP

Newport Living and Lifestyles 2021 Annual Influencer Award Winners with host Christon Gibson SHP

We were inundated with nominations for the Newport Living and Lifestyles 2021 Annual Influencer Awards… and with good reason.
There are SO MANY inspiring trailblazers in Newport County who continue to work tirelessly every day to give back to our City by the Sea—and it is an absolute honor to be able to showcase just a few of them here, as the worthy winners that they are. ?
THANK YOU for submitting your nominations for outstanding philanthropic initiatives, efforts, and contributions. Here are just some of the ways you described these incredible nominees:
“A creative force and a positive force for a better, more cultural Newport!”
“Always available to help a friend or neighbor.”
“Easily summed up in one word: SELFLESS.”
“Committed to Newport on so many levels.”
This is only a small portion of people that make our community what it is, and we cannot wait to recognize even more of you at the 2022 Awards.
Please join me in congratulating our winners in the comments below. ?? ?? ??
Drew A Carey, PhD is the CEO of INSPIRE Environmental and a scientist who is a fierce advocate for our oceans, with 30 years of experience addressing issues in marine science, environmental monitoring, and marine policy. Drew takes particular pride in INSPIRE’s culture of innovation, quality, and compassion and its commitment to workplace diversity and inclusion. Drew Carey     Inspire Environmental
Jared Vance is the Principal of Rogers High School and an educational leader whose focus has always been students FIRST—from ensuring his students had internet access during the pandemic, to going out of his way to get food to the families who need it most. Jared Vance Rogers High School
Elizabeth Kahane is a fine art photographer and philanthropist recognized for her dedication to supporting several local institutions, charitable causes, and foundations—including the big public exhibition, free to the public during the pandemic to support the Historic Spring Park, Art & Newport, The Audrain Automobile Museum, Newport Irish Museum, Newport Art Museum, The Preservation Society of Newport County, the Newport Historical Society, and the Newport Hospital. Elizabeth Ann Kahane     Historic Newport Spring       Audrain Automobile Museum
Pauline Perkins-Moye grew up in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Newport and has been tirelessly dedicated to her mission to fight for the less fortunate, as director of Resident Services of Newport Housing Authority, a member of the Newport County NAACP, Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, Newport Partnership for Families, a church and Newport Hospital volunteer, and more. She has crusaded against injustices in housing, food and employment. Newport Housing Authority
Theresa Guzman Stokes is the President and founder of the 1696 Heritage Group, a historical consulting firm dedicated to helping persons and institutions of color to increase their knowledge and access to the light of truth of their unique American heritage. She currently serves as the Managing Director for the RI Black Heritage Society and Executive Director for Historical Writers of America. @1969 heritage      Rhode Island Black Heritage Society – RIBHS           Historical Writers of America
William Heydt is the artist behind the “Newportant” art series, which has portrayed hundreds of Newport residents over the years in situations when they are giving back to the community. He holds art classes for local residents, encourages artists of all ages to take paint to canvas, and is “always available to help a friend or neighbor.” William Heydt
Thank you to our sponsors, who graciously contributed an unbelievable amount of time, effort, and resources.

2022 Newport Living and Lifestyles Annual Influencer Awards #NLLAiA

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2021 Newport Living and Lifestyles Annual Influencer Awards #NLLAiA 

The #NLLAiA awards will feature three men and three women who are noteworthy because of their initiatives, inspiration, and influence in the Greater Newport RI area. These 6 people will be chosen by you, the community, and highlighted in a formal stylized photoshoot and monthly editorial features throughout the year.

Newport’s monumental history is filled with impressive examples of trailblazers and influencers who changed the American landscape artistically, politically, and philanthropically for the better — including the likes of Gertrude Whitney who became a famed sculpture artist, Alva Vanderbilt who stood for the suffrage movement, and Doris Duke who restored over 80 Newport homes. #NLLAiA will help keep that storied tradition alive by showcasing nominees who are striving for excellence and positive change in and outside our beautiful city by the sea Newport.

~ The 2021 nominations have ended 12am May 31st & Photo announcement will be made by the end of June 2021 ~


PHOTO STYLIST Marie Dunn & Sam Bolton of Newport Curates

WOMEN’S STYLIST David’s Bridal

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LOCATION Carolyn Rafaelian Belcourt of Newport

FOOD AND BEVERAGE Brigid Rafferty The Power of Juice 

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Father’s Day Gift ideas

Want to know what to get your dad this year? Gift ideas ranging from $10 to having your mansion printed on the inside of your suit. Get the 2020 Hot tips for Father’s Day gift ideas with sartorial expert Marc Streisand of Marc Allen Fine Clothier.
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if you look at men’s fashion online you are going to be a little disconcerted orjust plain freaked out so today we are going to get hot tips for Father’s Daytrends. Welcome to Newport Living and Lifestyles and welcome sartorial expertMarc Streisand from Marc Allen fine Clothier right here on Bellevue. Hey! thanks forhaving me here, thanks for coming to my shop.Welcome! We’re gonna have a lot of fun today I think that we have gifts foreverybody that can possibly want to buy their husbands, fathers,boyfriend’s, parents something and I think that they’re gonna be very veryhappy with what we’ve selected for you. Everything from low range to high range.Yes alright , well where are you located? Tell us a little bit about yourself. Okso my last name is Streisand. Yes I’m related to Barbara, that’s thefirst question that everybody asks me. She is my second cousin, but I can’t singfor anything, so let’s not try that. Not even a smidgen? yeah… nobody nobodywants to hear that. I mean unless you want your viewership to run. so right here inNewport we’re at 142 Bellevue Avenue. We also have locations in Providence RhodeIsland and Boston Massachusetts. I’ve had Marc Allen fine clothiers for the past 15years. We had our 15th anniversary March 5th. Well let’s get to it! What do youhave for us here today? We know how important your relationships are withyour father’s, boyfriends or husbands, so what we did here is we brought in afew kind of key items here very very less expensive less than $30these are from Lemon and Line located here in Newport Rhode Island and they’reobviously a very nautically inspired bracelet as you can see Christon’swearing one as well. We have your classic tie and we broughtsomething again you know bring it to Newport nice and full of coloreverything and all the ties are handmade Italy and you know paint is one of myfavorite colors pink purple those are colors of royalty regal Ness and I’mwealth so don’t be afraid to get that person something that’s going to give alittle bit of pop and Flair here we have a couple of socksnow I’m gonna unroll this one for you so you can actually see what it is this iswhat’s called over the calf sock and you might say to yourself oh my god it’s sobig yes it is right and most people do but the great thing about this sock isthat it’s never going to fall down in a guy’s leg so often guys get frustratedso you know unlike me I’m not wearing any socks today okaytypical New England. right! it’s Newport, it’s the beach and you know we want tohave a little fun and breath a little bit but for the guy that really likes thatcolorful action this sock is never gonna fall down on him so it’s gonna go allthe way up to his calf and it’s gonna stay there and it’s gonna look nice andclean all day long because you know if you look at it the Blues are verysimilar and it goes with your outfit. so I think it’d be really really coolHe is the sartorial expert! and again all their socks, they’re made in ItalyBresciani which is a company right out of Tuscany outside of Tuscany.Marcoliani which is a little bit more of a southern Italy the other real commongift for a guy to get now is the pocket square. It adds a little dish of color or alittle finishing touch, to a guys outfit, so you’ll see here thatI have one air in my pocket and you know with this one we actually make hereright here in the store and we hand crocheted the edges just to give it alittle bit more depth to it this is just from our custom shirt this is someremnant that we have leftover and if I pop it into my breast pocket here youdon’t have to fuss with it, and it just stays in there nice and clean. Now I knowhow they put a pocket square in the pocket. right and there’s so many different ways .I mean weput up on the web right now, a bunch different ways for guys to wearpocket squares. great tutorial. we made sartorial face masksso basically much like the pocket square, we took our custom shirt fabrics and wedeveloped them into a beautifully hand finished, handmade, reusable, washablefacemasks. what we’re doing now is anytime a guy makes a custom shirt we’re makinghim a matching pocket square. I love that idea! Next iscufflinks, this is from a brand called Robin Rotenier out of New YorkCity. again Nautically inspired for Newport. we have an octopus, we have fish, thisis a barracuda so when a guy wants to go fishing, and says this is hisfavorite kind of downtime activity is fishing. next thing is the bathing suit.well you can’t just go with a schlocky old bathing suit that you maybeget from a ten dollar store. what is schlocky? Schlocky isthose , you know cut-offs or the bargain-basement ones that maybeyou’re gonna get at the discount store. okay, all right, schlocky.exactly so vilebrequin is a French brand and they are they have really been knownfor the father-son bathing suit and you can see if you look to your right hand’ll see we have a bunch of different ones. you know have a little bit of fun.and you know there’s a specific way you have to wear the bathing suit, with yourshirt tucked in the back. yes as you can see over here you know it’s all aboutbranding, nobody wants to see this in a bathing suit. That’s why they tuck the back in, not the front.exactly! next thing to me which i think is so so important is the quintessentialt-shirt so this is a t-shirt out of Naples Italy from a company calledMazzarelli, the cotton is extremely soft and it’s so light I mean it feels likeyou’re wearing nothing and I love that. Ettinger is known for their really coolleather goods. One of the things that I like to haveis the flask. Now you’re saying, well why do I want a flask, well I don’t have adrinking problem. however, I like my own spirits. I’m sorry, Newport has a drinkingproblem. Yes and hence the reason why we have these little flasks, so what’s reallycool about this one is it has its own little glasses. Is something in there for us? You know what? I was afraid.because it is only twelve O’Clock, if we started now, we won’t finish tillprobably two o’clock this morning. We will just keep having fun. exactly, so what I loveabout this, is the shape of it, because it’s a little bit different. Imean here’s your classic flask. It’s really cool but I like the sizeof this one and it was just felt really good, it’s a little bit more finished. Ilove the fact that it has a little compartment that you can put yourcups in it right away, so when you unscrew it any periodic, boom. If you are on a boat, it has a good grip. yes exactlyand it’s much more classy than carrying a lot of nips around. This is from alocal designer called Kimberly Pucci and Kimberly does beautiful luxury lifestyleitems, beautiful leathers, all made in Tuscany. This is a dopp kit, what Ilove about this is you can custom make these and you can have them lined withall different colors of leather. okay this is myfavorite thing! I use it all the time! BOOM!wait for it. oh yeah. Do you know what that sound is? Daddy’s little helper.Right here! This is a wine tote. It carries sixbottles of wine. beautiful. beautifully crafted, very very durable handles, greatpockets. Then the other thing, that Kimberly doesn’t know, that I think thisis really great for, I’m just gonna show you real quickly. You can put your shoes in here. Okay and wine! and wine.I have been to several parties around town when you get there they have verylarge silk rugs and they ask you to take off your shoes off.This right here is a very good… HAA okay so this was a gag gift and it has becomereally popular among the men in our circle and it has a whole set.yes! so this is from a company called Ballsy.Let me read you the tagline. “keep the funk off your junk” boom.I don’t get red often people, but I’m red right now.Nut rub. It’s a cologne. Is it? I got nothing. It comes with a whole set.Just a little something for your honey. yeah… yes. And personally, I wouldprobably have a good laugh if I received this. Exactly, That is really what it is all about.Harry shave club. Harry shave club isreally great because it provides you… It originally, just started with shavingcream and a razor and it has really expanded. They’ve gotten a lot more intothe men’s facial facial healthcare, with scrubs, and masks, face wash andagain your razors. The great thing about this is you can just go online andorder it right there and it just comes in the mail, so you don’t have to go buyrazors. Next product. Stay on the boat. Stay on the boat! Don’t worry about it. The nextproduct is something that every man should have. If he doesn’the doesn’t have good friends. The anticipation is killing me.Boom! This is a nose and ear trimmer. oh please yes! it’s terrible when they havelittle things hanging out like that, and then in the ears…You want to take care of this. Something good, get a good one. Out of myresearch, I found Wahl makes the best one. Respect your friends andtrim your hairs. There’s a shop in Newport called Grenon’s and it’s righton Bellevue, right down the street from us. This is a pen fromRome from a company called Zanetti. It’s not inexpensive, but it is really reallybeautiful, it’s all natural stone that its main add up mother-of-pearland you can see here, the color green, it changes. It is Oyster shell-ishIt’s like that oyster shell that you would see, so this pen is $1500 bucks.A lot of money, but a great investment. This is a keep sake,something that you can hand down throughout the years, and to me that’svery very important. I still have my original pen that I got a long time agofrom my parents. She’s always trying to get me to say how old I am.I’m not telling. Next we have a beautiful watch here also from Grenon’s fromAlexander Shorokoff out of Germany. This is a real statement watch.I like this watch. This one here is another beautiful watch out of Europe it’s adiver watch, it’s got a very cool… feel that texture on the top of that band.I love that they stitched the whole band with the orange to give a little more accent. Gives it a pop.Very cool, go on your boat, dive right in, you never have to worry about it. Next watchwe have here is a Speake Marin. This watch is a chronograph.You can see that it has a silicone band, which i think is very very cool.This one here is my favorite. This watch, if you can get a little close up,For anyone who’s a horologist, they’re gonna look at this watchand they’re going to be wowed by it. I’m sorry, a what?A horologist, that is a person who is into horology, which is fine watches and time pieces.Well that explains why I didn’t know what it was.On another subject we have our Newport scenery here.Newports known for our sailing. We’ve had the American Cup here for years and years and years and years.We’re trying to always roll it back, butyou can go down to the wharfs or the even the bay you’ll seehundreds maybe thousands of sailboats so this is a nice gift, it’s notvery very expensive it’s about twenty-five dollars. Get your dadsomething that when he writes you a note back one day saying you’re agreat child. Next thing is a little cutesy item. Thisis from the museum mansion store. What I like about theseThese are coasters but they’re like little flying carpets. Couple items that are a littlebit more random, most men have these thingsalready, but this is a wallet. This is your classic billfold. This ismade from a brand called Tumi. This is from a company out ofFrance called Hermes. It’s got a very cute design to it, so when it isfolded it up, it’s very very slim and sleek. You can carry a creditcard here, credit card here, and you can put a bill rightacross here, this is the width of a bill and you just put a regular bill inthere and just keeps nice and folded. Very very simple & easy. I don’t like tocarry a big wallet. I like something a little bit more small. Well you have a purse!This is a little tablet, you can get a pen that can fit in here.You remember the old composition notepads thatwe used to have as kids. You can keep a log, keep notes, one of those littleeasy things. This is an item that you are really going to love.I am going to love this. I feel like he is saying that I am going to love this.Personally, I get it. yeah now we know what SAXX means. feel this under’s got it’s got a great hand to it, it’s a beautiful cotton modal, a littlestretch to it. And wicking. oh yes absolutely wicks. What’s greatabout this is it has a little ball sack. A guy out in California about tenyears ago said to me, I’ve got the greatest underwear in the world! I’m likewhatever. he goes it’s a ball sack! I’m like what do you mean it’s a ball sack?well you ride your bike right ? I saw it Facebook. I’m like yeahThis will help you with your riding. So I said send me a pair and I wear itever since. If you don’t want to get yourdad just a little gadget or a bathing suit or something like that, you wantmight want to get him something that’s a little sportier, so this is the samemake manufacturers as the t-shirts from a brand called Mazzarelli. What I likeabout this, is that it’s kind of shirt collar, the next thing that can go withthis, Thank you Vanna White, I like the way it feels.This is a brand called PT-01 out of Torino Italy. This is their rendition ofthe quintessential techno golf trouser now I use the word golf because it’s gota couple features in there that make it a little bit more apropos for golf butstill allows you to wear this with a pair of dress shoes and even the polo.This is from a brand out a Naples Italy called Pescarolo the modern-dayjogger or sweat pant. Now it’s sweat pantmaterial it’s made out of all cotton, it’s made in Italy, it’s got a drawstringand everything, but it unbuttons like a regular trouser. Other items over herevery very important. If you’re on your boat cruising around on your scooterjust out lounging around. Gotta be cool. Gotta be cool.What’s better than your ray-ban sunglasses. I’m actually gonna have youmodel these. now not only are these are the classic aviator style but they have thebrow bar. That is the key piece this year is to have the brow bar. she doesn’tsweat, just so that you know that, beautiful, glistening. It’ll actually, it’ll stop there. This is from somebody that’s near anddear to our hearts. I don’t know who it could possibly be? Chris Cline DesignChris Cline Design. All handmade, hand painted shells, locally. You can use thesefor almost anything you want. For something that’s near and dear toeveryone’s heart is the homemade gift. Don’t ever forget about the homemade’s not the gift, it’s the whole feeling about doing something special.What’s says more special than, I love you daddy.Handmade, gorgeous, love it, free! so for the guy who wants something that’s moreindividual he’s gonna maybe want to have a custom-made sport jacket or suit. Weknow many that do. How do you make it special?well we’ve done something that I think is really unique. We have contracted witha couple of different companies and here is all differentlinings that you can put into a jacket. Those are nice. yeah and they’re all made out of bembergand silks and you can get such fun ones in here so this is aclient, on a beautiful estate on Ocean Drive and you’ll see,this is a beautiful mansion on Ocean Drive and you can seethat we have stepped and repeated it, so this whole thing is all made ofsilk, and it’s the exact image that we talk so we hired a photographer to comeout and he took a really beautiful sky shot of this thing.The last thing. The very last thing! Is a lapel pin.I made from another local designer. Chris Cline DesignThis is a beautiful lapel pin star fish.A lapel pin is another way for a guy to have an accessory so that he can wear something that’s individual.and Christon has one on we’re a little twinsy today, which I kind of dig.Marc, thank you so much for making our Father’s Day a special one.Everybody can just reach you or go to your website if they have any questions.and hopefully we will be seeing you on Newport Living and Lifestyles.This featured presentation was brought to you by Randall Poirier a financial plannerand partner with Independence Financial Partners helping individuals andnonprofits navigate to a secure financial future.