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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Nativity Themed Holiday Party

Who doesn’t love a good themed festivity. Lively in spirit guests were encouraged to dress in character with scenes from the the manger nativity scene. With good humor, characters showed as the Three Wise Men, North Star, Shepherds, Angels, Elves, Lambs and more. The party was catered by McGraths Clambake and the host served a delicious holiday tequila coconut margarita with sprigs of cranberry. Cheers to the new year! ✨

Cosmic Dinner and Cocktails

All things cosmic three card tarot & spirit animal reading presented by Bridgette Soby & Christon A. Gibson  What a cosmic transforming evening with Patti McGarrahan and Larry Lastra of The Mindz Eye ! Wow! Hands down impressive. The evening was limited to 20 people and every single person was offered 2 readings during dinner, one three card tarot and then an animal reading.  The Clarke Cook House hosted us in the private 12 Meter Room on the top floor. The powers that be supplied a personalized menu and bespoke cosmic cosmo cocktail with pearlized swirls and star straws. The very talented and professional event photographer Qui Lawhon of The Cocoa & Co captured the evening in all of its intense splendor. We were talking about our readings for days if not months.

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125th Annual NYC Gala “Sailing Through Time”

Established in 1894 , The Celebration of the Newport Yacht Club 125th annual was celebrated in gala fashion as we “Sailed Through Time” with drinks, dinner and dancing at Ochre Court

2021 Bow Tie Bash and Celebration

More photos to come! A little sneak peak celebrating another year with Christon donning bow ties and tied bows at the newly renovated One Pelham.

Christon's Bow Tie Birthday Celebrations at One Pelham Newport Living and Lifestyles

Elissa Luccio, Christon Gibson, James Dusty, Lisa Dusty, Kersey Sturdivant, Ron Luccio
Photo © Annabelle Henderson

Blue and White Micro Fundraiser Sunset Dinner


Blue and White Micro Fundraiser sunset dinner success for Program Director Nichole Lewis of Aquidneck Island Mentoring a division or Mentor Rhode Island at Goat Island Marina hosted by President Christon A. Gibson of Newport Living and Lifestyles and Liz Reilly of The Newport Society Club raising over $1500 with a limited 40 locals with high end donations from local businesses listed below.

“Micro” fundraising, a term coined by Christon Gibson, is unique and sustainable, as all large fundraising events for charitable causes have been shut down for 2020. Many local nonprofits are struggling to survive and with children being vulnerable to their environment and a major at risk sector of the population due to COVID, Christon believes that drawing attention to organizations that support the wellbeing of children is imperative. This is where we need to place our focus. 

A portion of the proceeds benefited MentorRI. 

MENTOR Rhode Island is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the expansion of quality mentoring services for Rhode Island youth. Their mission is to ensure youth have access to the motivational and supportive relationships they need to grow into confident, successful adults. 

To learn more about this amazing organization benefiting the children in our community, visit: or reach Nichole Lewis who was in attendance to provide information on her local MentorRI program – Aquidneck Island Mentoring. 401.261.7113

Bimini-me sun protection offered by Brynne Hartley Peck & Lani Liuzza $195
WINNER: Nikki Groom – Mentor RI mentor & author
KEEL Vodka with D-ring belt & Cap offered by Tom McGowan $priceless
WINNER: Amy I. Doorley from Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty won peoples choice awards for BEST DRESSED in her blue sparkle pants!
Chris Cline Design Smart.Custom.Classic designed signature shells $Priceless
WINNER: Jeff Daw : Mentor RI Mentor
OceanCliff Hotel and Resort overnight stay $480
WINNER: Bridgette Soby @Mott and Chace Realtor and Manager Narragansett Office
Newport Experience gift certificate to Lobster Boil Sunset Sail $124
WINNER: Carol Chewens Ward Yoga Instructor
Kimberly Pucci Atelier + Vault a white and blue fine Italian leather custom clutch $375
WINNER: Maryse Poirier
Handsome Picnic Basket & Bottle of wine offered Kathy Simmons Chapski $100
WINNER: Charles Kenahan
Marc Allen Fine Clothiers Newport offered a Blue & White Mens Shirt
WINNER: Wendy Laranjo
Wald and Sea Over sized Charcuterie Board made from reclaimed beams from Europe finished in a beeswax with pigments (not paint!) so it’s food safe. $135
WINNER: John Reilly & @Liz Reilly President of The Newport Society Club