Rare and Unique Interview with Designer Camilla K Bradley

A fantastic $1576.80 was raised in just 3 hours at the delightful Newport Living and Lifestyles Sip and Shop Potter League for Animals fundraiser on June 22, hosted at the chic CK Bradley Boutique on Bellevue Avenue, Newport Rhode Island.

Thanks to the efforts of the savvy Elizabeth Dankowski (CK Bradley Store Manager), the resourceful Liz Isdale (Potter League Chief Philanthropy Officer), Christon and the energetic Click LLC, (NLL LLC marketing team), this fabulous event brought in an impressive $8000 for CK Bradley within 3 hours. It was quoted as one of the most successful and prosperous days the boutique had ever experienced!

The atmosphere was buzzing with excited newcomers and devoted regulars admiring years of Camilla K Bradley’s exquisite collection, including dresses, skirts, tops, and pants. Many patrons were reminiscing over previous “CK” locations as well as proudly showing off their original purchased prints and matching handbags.

In a rare appearance, Camilla K Bradley emerged from her busy life managing the thriving CK Bradley brand, raising three rambunctious boys who may someday take over the brand, as well as balancing a respectful husband and a loyal German shepherd. She delighted customers by assisting them while they shopped and shared laughs over a glass of bubbly. It was clear she was in her element helping her cherished clientele. Toward the end of the event, Camilla sat to chat with Christon about her inspiration for design, style, prints, and more in the accompanying video.

A big thank you goes out to all community members who participated and attended this extraordinary event. Your support means more than words can express, and there is more to come.

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Welcome to Newport Living and Lifestyles,  I’m Christon and joining us today is Camilla Bradley owner and creative
director of the CK Bradley brand. Welcome.  Thank you, we are
having a big event here and lots of people showed up because your brand is
so popular and they they have said we’re addicts we are addicts I can’t get enough of that
so great tell them tell me more so today we’re going to talk about your design
and style inspiration so what words would you use to describe your brand
well if I do it right on a good year it’s fun it’s alluring and it has like a
zest for life like people put on the dresses and they feel like a different
beautiful fun woman so if I do that then the design and
everything is just that’s exactly what I hope for well this is CK Bradley and I feel like a fun Dynamic powerful woman
myself and I have to say I didn’t actually pick this out your your work family picked this out
for me great team yeah great team I was going to ask you about your team because they’re so loyal they have such tenure
here as an entrepreneur how do you instill that here in this workplace you
know I I ask myself all the time how can I be so lucky I love them I’m so
grateful for them and I hopefully let that shine and let them know as often
sometimes not as often as I should but it must be working yeah things have been
here a long time and they’re so help every one of them they’re so helpful yes and I really feel like it is a family I
don’t have that much family so I’m so grateful for the family that surrounds me here I wanted to ask you about your
family your heritage uh you did Scottish everywhere Scott I got a lot of
Americans yeah no we got a lot of tartans oh a lot of men and Kilt nice
it’s probably where some of my inspiration comes from so Scottish English my mother was British okay so
you have a lot of different styles and lines that you carry it’s not just dresses yes tell me about that well not
everybody wants to wear you know I don’t have a piece for everybody in every sort of
time of the day there’s so many other things that complement what we do and really allow more people you know it’s
such a draw if there’s somebody else that brings you into this store and then you discover us it’s it’s such a treat for me so there’s so many
other styles I wear them as I mean my girls know what else do we have besides
CK Bradley what can I wear everybody in this store is wearing CK about this okay that’s because we paid them yeah but you
also have it no yeah but you also have an athletic line yes that a lot of
people are not familiar with Yes actually it’s getting more robust as we speak
um we do fabulous tennis skirts but really they’re I think they for me they started as as paddle boarding skirts
with little shorts and you know you can be a mom and oops get dragged into the water and then go back to your you know
cocktail party on a boat and still be okay well they also have all of your specific designs and styles yes so let’s
talk a little bit about how you come up with these prints they’re kind of nature
oh interesting well not the one that you’re wearing I was wondering was this a phase no that was that was inspired by
a killum rug oh so I mean don’t you kind of see a little bit of our killum detail
there like the sides you know the border of the rug it really depends I I think about this question often and I was
dying as a as a school you know when I graduated from college to go on to Parsons or fashion design school and my
father vetoed it so quickly I could barely say Parsons and he said get a real job and I didn’t want a real job
and so I just started doing this but I’m so grateful that I didn’t have traditional training because had I I
think I would design the way most people do which is you pick a subject you pick a multi Coast or you pick you know
Cabana and you sort of go off of that and make things really orderly and wonderfully match with that theme I
don’t do any of that okay so quite obviously you might have a Kilim rug next to a garden um I I see inspiration everywhere one of
my favorite prints was inspired by the Spanish tiles of New York Yacht Club if you ever look past that wall you’ll see
these beautiful things or there’s a gate to Marble house that was another print that was a sort of a trellis
um or there’s a ginkgo leaf that I’m like I love Ginkgo leaves and ginkgo trees are so cool you know they leave
they lose their leaves like okay I’ve got to look this up on the Google so yeah so look on the Google but there’s
so many magical things that I see and then it’ll trigger something nothing it’s cohesive only because it’s not
nothing’s cohesive yeah so that’s sort of what brings it together is the inspiration comes from everywhere
everything that was left behind my house is filled with everything Indian carpets and half finished hooked
rugs and Porcelain and mosaics on the walls that my mother did and all of that stuff ends up being in all of these
prints I mean the girls will tell you it’s pretty random and and a lot of vintage inspiration as well how did your
mother inspire you with your designs so I lost my mother when I was two so everything and it was sudden so she
left everything behind and my dad never changed a thing so half knit half needlepoint things paintings that she’d
half finished um cushions that she had half sewn everything was just
unfinished and so I have barrels and barrels of um fabric that she was buying to do a
room or here and so I just everything I’m surrounded by and and to this day there isn’t a season that I design where
I’m not getting something from the rug at home or you know a palm leaf
that was in a print on my bathroom wall that she hadn’t finished wallpapering yes or and I’ve got it all and it stinks
you know that musty smell my father kept it all and I’m and I have
it all wow so it’s it’s everywhere so how take us through your design process
when you see something do you draw it out yes so it is actually about to start I have to design next fall 24 in the
next month somebody’s not here about to put me in shape by okay four weeks to do
it um but I will pick things that I’m inspired by and often Liz,  Leah,  Genevieve,  Kathy Kathy sends me a lot of sheets pillowcases bed sheets
from the 70s in fact yeah I mean I could show you some inspiration in here that might have come from a sheet
um but I’ll get i’ll take a little tidbits of that and then I draw on an
iPad so it used to be you know napkins on a tablecloth that I would draw little
things on and now I have an iPad that I can really sketch and then repeat patterns and just go from there
well you have to draw it to scale when you’re on a napkin well no you can
draw it any size and actually that’s another really fun thing is you will notice that there are especially in next
year’s line there are many different scales to the print so I might do this print again
huge you’ll never know it’s the same print your prints also come in color palettes how do you choose what color
palettes because they even all interact with each other that is just sheer luck
no I mean I do pick a color palette every year and and it’s I’ve actually
been taking photographs um I found in our backyard the most incredible
um it’s like not a scaparelli pink but it’s a very lilacy pink flower next to
the new green growth um green and then there’s a geranium that’s near it and you know there’s my
photograph so that’ll be the start of next spring so I’ll photograph that stick that in a folder for next spring with fall it’s different
um I’ll sometimes see a car or somebody’s sweatshirt or a rug already
no it really could be you know I mean you see Rainbow stripes or you see some it’s everywhere so I mean all of you
that walk around I might see something that you’re wearing be like oh that’s a great colorway an oil painting
you know picking the colors out of that and it comes from so many places and often
it comes at the last minute because I’m like oh my God I don’t have colors for next season and I just go deep and see
what oil paintings I can pull colors from and to try to get new you know new colors but you have to have some Natural
Instincts for what colors go together yeah so that’s unfortunately I don’t you did that yet so I know that it’s a
talent well thank you my mother had it and I think from birth till now my
father would always say oh your mother went to study with Albers Joseph Albers is the color man and he taught at Yale
you wrote a book on color and if anybody ever took a class in color in college Joseph Albers was the guru and and I
think it must have just been your mother was amazing at color so I was like I gotta be amazing it it it you have it or
you don’t I agree and and I love it so maybe I have a little bit of it and when
I love to cook but not with my kids yeah I was gonna say so your balancing yeah
three boys yeah a husband the designing the designing the production right so
you mean four boys right four boys I didn’t want to say that in case you saw the video four boys
yes and and one of them is 12 weeks old yes you started again just recently yeah
so with all of with balancing all of these things what would you say is your most
proud accomplishment well I love being a mother is the most
incredible gift anybody could ever bestow upon me um I love that what I do is such a
passion for me I may be always working but to me it’s I’m almost never working right because I love what I do so much
and to show that and pass that on to my children so that they can see that you can love what you do as opposed to be a
slave to this or that or have to do something that’s just a gift that I hope they see that there’s hopefully they
find something they’re passionate about maybe it’s taking over this
I was like can you imagine these boys designing these dresses yeah oh I’ve got one that’s like Mom that looks really
pretty on you and there’s one that’s like all the time so you know I mean at least they have their opinions yeah they
have their opinions um so that’s a wonderful gift to to actually I mean as you guys know to be
inspired is one of the biggest greatest gifts we can all have right the feeling of it and how it changes your
perspective when you are inspired be it about meeting somebody or the day or
whatever little moments but to pass on a love for one’s work and you know I just
it’s a gift I’m happy to have found people love the styles that you have
because they’re so complementary to people’s figures whether they’re short or tall if they can hear they can look
good on everybody so how did you how do you decide what style you’re
going to bring because this specific style where it brings in the waist but it also gives you some length here right
with a little bit of hidden on the arms yeah to me this is the most popular
classic dress but I don’t know if it is in sales but oh no this is this
particular everybody but God if you’ve said puff sleeves four years ago you guys would have looked at me like you
know so like this yeah like so really we’re wearing like Laura Ashley from the age but actually so as much as there are
trends that I enjoy Oscar Wilde said it well he said fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable
that it has to get changed every six months and I and I actually agree yeah so I don’t
this square toe pointy toe fat heel skinny heel T length long forget it to me if it’s
never out of style it’s what I want to design so sure puff sleeves might go out
it’s okay you can rip these off and make it a sleeveless dress but ultimately that’s
that’s my goal and my and Mike’s right so the style of the style can look good on Marin who’s 16
and her mother who’s fabulous and younger than ever
if it can do that and if your mother my dresses then that three generational
span is just it’s what I go for right so it means that nothing is so in that not
every generation would wear it and yet it’s young enough that the new trendsetters the marins of the
world that’s a really good word I hadn’t thought of that but you I mean if you
were looking at your target market it ranges from high school on up yeah to no
age limit I mean the people in the shop today are in every range yes so yeah I
think that’s great I hadn’t thought about that before so as you started in
1999 people might not get that music reference but you look it up
they started in college yes and because you wanted to have something different
set yourself apart how did that whole story it actually it wasn’t even setting myself apart it’s
that I did not want to work for somebody else I experienced it in an Architecture Firm and I I it was really daunting and
I experienced the nine to five I worked downtown and oh God on 14th Street and I
couldn’t believe that this is what everybody did you know it’s really good to have our children work like nine to
five jobs so they can appreciate eight years yeah where they were what it’s going to be like or you know maybe it’s
not like that anymore but um it I couldn’t I couldn’t stop thinking I just wrapped my brain every
night before I go to bed I actually stopped drinking my senior year it’s like I’ve really got to figure this out wow and thankfully yeah
yeah but I racked my brain and the girls from this um Architecture Firm gave me a
brown bag that was wax coated so it looked like a paper bag with handles but
it was wax fabric so it was the paper bag that was never to be thrown out and I hot glued a piece of ribbon around it
and then all the girls every single person had this wax bag and then I came in with a wax bag with ribbon and it
wasn’t preppy it was like a hunter green it was Army and green and Browns it was you know and they were like where did
you get that one and then I realized that I had a knack for changing just slightly tweaking the
things that everybody wore to make them look different and that’s where it started brand was born yes so it’s had a
tweak you know so that not everybody has to look like everybody else it was how to be slightly different which was
important and how did you turn that into a business I I didn’t I think Fortune
came my way because I had hot glued some purses with some ribbon and some girl
from in style saw me and was like at a bar so I was drinking again and she was like where did you get that and and I
said oh I sell them a complete lie it was happily together there was still like hot glue dripping off the side of
it maybe that’s the characteristic she likes better and she goes well I need to photograph
it for the next issue style magazine yeah so I said well this is hot glued but they’re in production and so they
weren’t it was just fake it till you make it yeah and so she took them it I this is how long ago in 1999 we didn’t
get a website you got an 800 number and so I got an 800 number and it rang off
the hook in my bedroom and my dad was like you need your own wine you can’t have the 800 number on on our
line so back when phones were still attached the other reference you’ll have to look
up yeah uh so that’s how it I really it
just the timing was right and preppy wasn’t in and it and it I brought it back
I invented it no um so I just was very lucky yeah so back
to your drawing do you have pictures that you take of things do you put the flowers next to you do you all from your
mind photographs and my mind I I people have asked me often I’m like I
dreamed of it last night I see the dress in my head you know here it is and I’ll and I’ll draw it and my drawings of
dresses are not good you know you can get it done yeah when there’s a will there’s a way yeah so did you start
sewing yourself oh yes with glue it’s called No Sew you know yes but I do
have a sewing machine I can sew curtains yeah a dress yeah so how did you start
production New York City yeah but you know you couldn’t google
anything you literally had to so I was in the right place I luckily was born and raised in New York or I knew where
to go and I found great sewers and learned the business you know by trial
and error wow yeah that’s pretty difficult because you can end up with a bad manufacturer pretty quick oh oh it’s
happened I think you remember when buttons just started you know people would be like and then
scenes would come apart oh yeah okay I’ll never forget going to the orange ball you know the Dutch people love
orange they’re Queens it’s their color in Holland okay and Dutch people are very attractive and they’re tall and
they know how to dance so I was at the Dutch people it’s on my bucket list yeah yeah
so I’m at the Dutch ball and I they Oh I thought I was we can’t do this dance
move but next time we should practice it’s just through the legs on my tummy and I can’t really do it right now with
having just had a baby but maybe that would help um my zipper split
and you know that’s that’s when you don’t want malfunctions exactly when
you’re performing an amazing move on the dance floor but I wore a tablecloth for the rest of the night and that was
actually even better than the dress I was wearing yeah so well you could pull it off yeah
so yes there have been many malfunctions there was a print that we did that as soon as you took in the dry cleaner it
completely faded lost all of its color oh really and we had to convince people that that was actually the beauty of it
was that you had one dress this way and then when it lost all its copper no but it looked like this was good faded I
mean we really had to sell that hard but many people kept them and they they look racated yeah but oh my gosh um do you
want to pull a couple pieces and talk about them well I noticed that you have everything from fun flowy to
conservative you can wear your clothes in business and so you have a wide variety this one right so this is fall
which has always been a little bit of I don’t want to say it’s a struggle because the more you say something’s a struggle the more of a struggle it is so
I’m saving right and
you know I love mixing media mixing stuff and I also when I design a dress I
kind of think of it as architecture for the body so you have different Landscapes that the architecture has to
complement right so this is one landscape this is a very fitted body contrast I I wouldn’t want to wear
this right now but boy is it sexy with the right woman um so this is a very personal piece I
hope I pull it off oh there you go but then there’s the you know the more flowy Captain
um yeah with some trims that make it fun
and the border at the bottom and the high split and the high split yeah to me a lot of the clothing I really do it’s
art I think of it as architectural but maybe I’m the only one um
there’s two different another Styles yeah so actually one of the fun things is this this is
the same exact style right oh but I’m nervous yeah can you notice yeah
but I love doing that so taking a summer style and making it fall with the fabric
the trim you know maybe the Hem length um you know we could make this a mini
but that’s nice those are similar and then this is you know this has a waist but then flow
and pockets are essential um a lot of people are buttoning up all the way these days I really like to open
it up but the younger people are buttoning all the way out so this offers you both options
um so tell us about this print this print was actually designed 15 years ago
and this ended up in last season’s is it last season’s or this season last season last season
baby brain in last season’s um quiver of
Prince because it just spoke to we’d never done it before and it just spoke to me and I’ve designed so many prints
that sometimes they just get forgotten and then I’ll go back and bring them back for instance I bet you I use the
arm on this trim as an embroidery on a dress for next fall you know like taking
photos yes taking little pieces from all these these things and even this print
um this is our this is called Wildflower but this would make a beautiful embroidery on something
so I might completely repurpose this print taking just this out and you know
it could be added with one of these leaves it could just be a totally different thing it’s a lot of fun I really like
this dress that Wendy has on the colors yeah
is beautiful so tell us about the colors
so again this is actually yeah this is from our Resort collection
and this print actually we’re gonna do a lot with this print because this can get
blown up you have no idea what’s on here no I would like to know it’s a dragon inquiring minds yes there’s a dragon on
here I I don’t want to point out the face in the wrong place but he’s got some fierce
the top of his head is right here okay but it’s hard to see because the print is broken up but that’s something I love
it almost looked somebody said was Paisley the other day I thought it right but if you blow that up I have no idea I
love the color and technically here comes in petites because I’m barely five feet tall we just wear platforms
you wear it well so then you know with some Greek the print needs um I always do sort of
an organic print and then I need the what’s the word geometric so the kind of the blending of the organic with the
geometric what do we have here yeah there’s geometrics organic so and the
colors I I had no idea
okay so I’d like to know if you have any OCD tendencies that somebody might say
oh that’s so Camilla do you want to come sit down in the
chair I don’t know uh no I don’t wipe the countertops too
much uh chapstick I put ChapStick a lot are you a Chapstick
well some people will have to you know they step on lines with the same tennis
okay playing tennis I need to bounce the ball three times and then I like touch
it roll it and then I’m you know but obviously I’ll lose the game if I don’t do that I got you but as far as you wear
the same stinky socks every time no no and I don’t and I do change my underwear for good matches today
no there’s nothing I do to be lucky in business besides just being grateful
every day oh that’s really sweet is there anything that you would like to tell us that we haven’t touched on so far uh I don’t I don’t know does anybody
have anything anybody have any questions that we haven’t talked about yet I think Kate has one
I have a request oh yeah would you bring the Bermuda bag back
oh so somebody would like to know if we bring the Bermuda bag back and funnily
enough it’s funnel even a word um we had to empty our warehouse because we had a big leak this winter and
literally 23 years of accumulation had to go out the door and then come back in
so our dumpsters full and actually so much CK Raleigh stuff was in there I was like if anybody came by this dumpster
because I was like I can’t handle all these belts and they went in the dumpster should have put a call out
and fabrics and everything I was like I can’t the dumpster’s still put yeah I can’t I just have too much stuff yeah so
the Bermuda bags a huge vengeance that we still have so I mean if you
really want one I think I have a all right she looks so happy and and we do have bins of belts the the men in our
lives still need them and I think that maybe I don’t know eventually our we’re gonna see a generation where the ribbon
belt comes back yeah yeah now you’re carrying men’s swim trunks now will you
be carrying other men’s Lines no I don’t make much money with them then okay I think women when they buy something like
to buy something for their husband to feel less guilty but at the end of the day that doesn’t pay for the the cost of
anything you know the the swim trunks I literally make because I have three four boys okay yeah so I need to outfit them
with something and with designing so many prints it’s just so easy to slap them on swim trunks well I’m curious if
you’re gonna do a home goods line that’s what or right so uh we actually do have
a few prints that can be custom printed in any color um locally at Griswold who does
Brunswick and feed they do count and tout they do all you know some really high-end Fabrics so something to be
doing with the option oh yes so people get special requests if somebody wants to come yeah okay
what’s your what’s your Potter League
um I’m a panther in a totem like my totem animal is a panther I gotta know
how to yeah how that happens so do you have animals at home we have a
German Shepherd okay and I grew up the logo for CK Bradley is a parrot that I
grew up with and his name is Tigger I’m at this B and there were all of our labels and he
literally was at the store in fact having received everything back from our warehouse there’s still hats that have
remnants of Tigger on them because Tigger would just be popping along the hangers and you know sometimes he’d
leave a little Mark and sometimes anyway we know exactly what you’re
talking about yeah but animals are a huge part of my life having grown up
with turtles that my dad used his door stops for guests so that the guests would think it you know would be like oh
my God my doors turtle that would be walking away I mean snakes in the sofas yeah yeah a lot of
crazy yeah tiny Alice is six foot rat snake she lives in her basement sorry
guys wow who’s here okay all right my dad had two baby
leopards in New York City back in the 70s when when it was legal well it was illegal to have one but he’s like they
didn’t say it was illegal at two so we had two and they were named Abercrombie and that’s it well he named the female
but that wasn’t derogatory it was just a female
and I have all these fabulous pictures with these leather collars around these leopards that they would walk down Park
Avenue wow that was crazy I would like to see these pictures yeah so a lot of animals good animals and
difficult animals together well they’re like people yeah summer easier than others
any other questions Murray
okay [Laughter] well where can people find you on on
your retail and also online so we are in Newport this is our flagship store which
is 182 Bellevue and online at ckbradley.com
wonderful thank you so very much for joining us today and telling us all about your inspiration for design and
Style thank you and thank you for looking so beautiful and everything you do you make it easy
We look forward to seeing you on Newport Living and Lifestyles

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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 side.you’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 wear.it’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 gifts.it’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 too.now 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.

Travel Tuesdays with Motor Yacht Rena

Book your Custom Covid Compliant Vacation. Welcome to Travel Tuesdays where we speak with dashing Yacht Captains aboard some of the most lavish chartered yachts in the world. * Chartering during COVID * HOT tips * Compelling Compliments * Secret Secluded Destinations & so much more….

“Feels like your at home with seasoned crew. Happy Crew. Happy guests.” says co-host and President Jennifer Saia aka @YachtQueen of B&B Yacht Charters, Inc.

In this segment meet Captain Brad Baker of Motor Yacht Rena

Video Edit Credits: @0ri.evans

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Welcome to Newport Living and Lifestyles

and Travel Tuesdays

brought to you by

B&B Yacht Charters, Inc.

with President and co-host

Jennifer Saia aka @YachtQueen

That’s me! Hi everybody!

Today we have Captain Brad Baker of Motor Yacht Rena

An incredible program that we have been doing for many many years together

Captain Brad, why don’t you tell us a little bit about your vessel.

Well okay, she’s an NQEA built in Cairns, Australia, which is my hometown for many years.

She just turned 30 years old.

She’s a Leeuwin class. We just did our 30 year survey last year.

She has just come out of the shipyard with a lot of love.

She has five state rooms

10 guests,  we can accommodate more guests if needed, with pullmans, without her sinking.

She comes with a toe tender 38 foot ripper that we love to use. We call it the Limo

Tender, jet ski’s, stand-up paddles, kayaks

All things that you could want for a charter vacation in the Bahamas

Sounds like an amazing fun wealth of activities to do.

Where your favorite places to travel?

We do love the Bahamas especially for chartering. Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Maine

We like a different type of experience.

Very pleasurable, very scenic.

That sounds fun and

Jennifer tells me that you guys put up an amazing beach picnic!

Yes! we do, we cater that to wherever we are.

I got my secret beach in the Bahamas which I will not divulge

Come on give me the Lat/Long (Latitude/Longitude)

It’s a hell of a day for the guests. It’s special.

We cater lunch to the local seafood and keep the local cuisine in mind

Make it fun for everybody.

yeah and you can customize the lunches with a pig roast and other things

Depends on the island and where we are

We try to source the local product and stick with the local fare if we can.

Or go catch it yourself please

Yes! hahaha

We have a wonderful barbecue on the top deck and

we’ve got more than one crew member on board who is a master at grilling.

We like barbecuing. I won’t say that I am good at it!

But anyway, I have people for that! and we like to make it part of the experience.

Speaking of crew, how many crew are you?

We are 8 crew, more than enough!

It looks beautiful and quite elegant.

I call it Nantucket chic!

I’s kind of a New England sort of flair interior and

the owners are from that area and it reflects their taste and style.

It’s such a more traditional style.

We keep the furnishings refreshed on classic feel and style.

Everyone’s keeping healthy and busy.

We are all good and ready to go for the summer.

Jennifer, you are in Florida right now

How would you describe the boat and the crew?

I’m going to be having lunch in a few minutes with everybody,

so then I’ll have a real good description!

But just being back on board after not seeing them for so long

oh my gosh like a year.

I feel like I’m at home

The owners treat the crew like family and we love working for them.

We get to know guests as good as we can

while maintaining our professionalism.

It’s always a fun relaxed atmosphere on the boat and part of cruising a charter.

How long have you been on the boat?

I’ve been about 5 1/2 years

I have heard that charters are all about the crew!

Happy Crew! Happy Guests!

We’ve got nearly a hundred years of experience between the four senior crew on board in yachting.

I was thinking about that the other day,

Not sure if that makes me feel old or experienced.


But it’s a fact!

Seasoned! There ya go!

You have a history of hospitality

with two Atlantic crossings, two Pacific crossings

and cruising remote locations such as Palau, Micronesia and Hawaii.

How have your extensive travels changed your perspective as a yacht captain for your guests?

I started out chartering with Texas sports fishermen on the Barrier Reef in Cairns

some of the most fun, interesting people that I ever met.

Very very laid back program

Had to evolved from that to the Mediterranean high end charters

with people such as royalty, astronauts, rock stars and such.

What makes a good crew?

I would say experience and energy! The two number one factors!

Experience, you know, only comes with time on boarding in the industry and

learning how to service these 5 and 6 star services that we are offering

It only comes with experience

We traditionally range between 5- 10 day charters.

Our longest was 14 days.

7 -10 day charters work well for us.

Some of our highlights would be Nassau, Harbor Island, the Exuma’s.

Also the Exuma keys, we’d like to take the toys off through the shallow waters

and we like to kayak up creeks and streams and I have got all sorts of hikes figured out

and you’ll be chartering there from November to April

This November through Christmas/ New year, we will be available through Easter

Sounds like you guys have a lot of repeat guests.

What was the best compliment that you’ve received ?

Probably when a primary charter guests guests wife says,

“Can I take you and the crew home with me?”

“You guys are so wonderful, we want to keep you.”

What is the #1 hot tip for your guests?

For the Bahamas: pack lightly.

You don’t need all of that stuff.

Once you leave the lights of Atlantis and the slot machines

It will be just us, and the fish, and the birds, and the iguanas and the palm trees.

That is all you need.

And let captain Brad, who’s an amazing photographer, follow you and your guests around.

because his work is magnificent, just magnificent.

At the end of the charter, the last night, you gather everybody together and

you compose this beautiful video of all the photos and

they can relive their vacation right then and there.

Then they take it with them and

it’s like, Oh my gosh, wow!”

That’s a tradition we do on the last night.

It keeps me up late during the charter, I put all together.

On the last night we bring all crew and guests into the salon together.

We have a little party and a presentation.

I know you’re down in Florida so stay safe, I know you will.

We will.

If you are looking for a self quarantined,

covid compliant,

custom vacation,

call Jennifer Saia at

B&B Yacht Charters, Inc

Thank you Christon!

Thank you Christon

We look forward to seeing you soon

Thank you

and we look forward to seeing you on

Newport Living and Lifestyles

Welcome to Travel Tuesdays

Welcome to Travel Tuesdays where we speak with dashing Yacht Captains aboard some of the most lavish chartered yachts in the world. * Why chartering is an alternative during the COVID19 pandemic, * Favorite places to vacation local and abroad, * what activities and amenities are available, * Dog friendly yachts & so much more….

“We have short term charter B&B specials coming out: Boat & Brunch and Boat & Breakfast” says co-host and President Jennifer Saia aka @YachtQueen of B&B Yacht Charters, Inc.

In this segment meet Captain Kyle Schmitt & Chef Emily Gray of Magical Days Yacht

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Welcome to Newport Living and Lifestylesand Travel Tuesdays brought to you byB&B Yacht Charters, Inc.with Jennifer Saia President and co-hosta.k.a @YachtQueenThat’s me! Thanks Christon for having us againas we go through our Travel TuesdaysThis feature today is going to be on Magical Days.What a great namebecause we create magic on yachts.We have Captain Kyle and Emily,who are with usWhen people charter a boat or yacht I should sayWhat kind of things are they looking for?I think a lot of what people are looking foris just to have freedom and flexibility todo a vacation on their own.When you charter a yacht,you own the yacht for a week.It’s yours.It’s yours to do whatever you want.For 87 feet of luxury yacht,you offer a lot morethan just your average boat of that sizeI mean she really does feel like a 100 footer andsleeping six guestsWe’re a tri-deck socompared to another boat in the size range,it is quite a bit larger.We’ve probably got about 40% more volume.You have a lot of other amenities on board.We recently finished a big project last summerWe installed a hot tub on the bow.It’s been a big hitPeople are pretty excited about it.The amount of space in the boat is outstandinga full sky loungeThe deck above where we are now is all enclosedThen we have an actual fly bridge up top.The views are great because your one deck higher.What other things can you entertain your guests with?Lots of toysYeah, I want to know about the toys.We have kayaksLast year we bought a clear kayak that is really popular.Especially the Bahamas and the islands.I love that! We won’t have to get our hair wet!Exactly!We’ve got wakeboards, water skis, an inflatable island that everyone loves.We have got the seabobs,the electric underwater scooters.That are really fun too!Paddle boards, we have the inflatable paddleboardsA 13 foot tender.A rigid hard bottom, that we carry on board.It’s perfect for towing people around wakeboarding.Its just the right size.What would be a typical charter destination or itinerary,that you’d like to promote for the summer?Start and end in Newport, Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard, NantucketB&B Yacht Charters has our B&B specials coming outBoat & BreakfastBoat & BrunchWe are going to have short term charters.Emily is an amazing chefI think that’s gonna be a unique opportunityfor people this summer.If you don’t want to go for a full 7 days,like you said, maybe just in the Narragansett Bay.Emily you’re from this area.I am! I lived in Newport for five years, soI know how to recommend the best restaurantsand what to do.I am from FloridaI have done a lot of cruising in the Bahamas & CaribbeanBetween the two of us, we have all the bases covered.Do you guys allow for dogs?That’s kind of a case-by-case basis.I won’t say noMight depend on the size and behavior of the dogDo either do you have a hot tipfor people who want a yacht charter?I always try and explain to people as we are planningthe itinerary isbe flexibleget some input from the crewThe whole point of of chartering a yachtis so that you don’t have this rigid itinerary.Speaking of itineraryYou create a beautiful one for this areajust as you described earlierthat was just published inThe International Yachts Brokers Association newsletterI think that’s gonna be fabulous to kick off the seasonif anybody would like a copy of thatB&B Yacht Charters can email that to you,along with the virtual tour anda link to the Magical Days charter brochure.Magical Days is just, just as she is, magical.It’s time to book your charter.AbsolutelyWell you guys, thanks so much for joining us todaystay safe andif you are looking for aself quarantined, customized vacationcall Jennifer Saia at B&B Yacht Charters, Inc.and we look forward to seeing you onNewport Living and LifestylesThank youYou baked us cookies!!!! I love it!