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Sole Desire

Heels, flats, clogs, or boots, Sole Desire carries popular name brand footwear that you can’t find anywhere else in town. They always have the latest styles and since I have large feet (great balance), they always have my size! They also sell cool hats and bags.

Cabbage Rose

If you need a new outfit and don’t want to look like everyone else, head over to Cabbage Rose near Waite’s Wharf. The store owner is a lovely gal who gets her collection from many different vendors and she always seems to pick just the right amount of posh.


An affordable boutique beauty supply store that carries my favorite makeup line. They provide in-store consultations to make sure you’re getting the right products for your individual needs. They help enhance your inner beauty!

Duris Studios

Located on lower Thames, this boutique truly has the most jaw dropping designed jewelry pieces I have ever seen. The owner, Kevin Duris, custom made a bracelet for my daughter around a particular shaped stone she had chosen. He also showcases other local artists’ wares in his store.

Wag Nation

Wag Nation takes care of that four legged family member. Designer collars, gluten-free treats, comfy beds, and doggie life jackets will have your furry friend in style. The store mascot, Peter, will give you a nod from his bed as you enter the store.

You know you’re a local when

Save the Bay

You get up before dawn to hit slack tide for the annual Save the Bay swim from Newport to Jamestown.

"This gorgeous 1.7 mile swim gives participants an up close view of the Naval War College and Rose Island Lighthouse."

I’ve done this swim five times and have been a volunteer too. It’s an incredible experience and all swimming skills are welcome.

The Jane Pickens Theatre

You make an evening out on the town around catching the latest movie at The Jane Pickens Theatre on Washington Square. This venue is a combination of movie theatre and live stage entertainment. They offer a mix of first-run movies, documentaries, and art films in addition to utilizing the stage and venue to bring unique presentations to the public.

Freebody Park

You grab an extra cushion seat from your house to take in a Rogers High School Football game at Freebody Park. This park held the first Folk Festival in the 60’s and still has the most uncomfortable, original cold cement bleachers. Enjoy the flavor of the local announcers as they support the youth of the town. A true Friday Night Lights setting.

Fort Adam’s State Park

You pack a picnic and throw the dogs in the car and head over to Fort Adam’s State Park for an afternoon of eating and swimming. Go down to the docks and watch the myriad of sailboats on Narragansett Bay or take a tour of the fort.

Castle Hill

You cap a day with drinks and the most glorious sunsets at Castle Hill along Ocean Drive. Cozy up in the Adirondack chairs, order some appetizers, listen to the surf, take a deep inward breath, and relax. This is Newport at its finest.

Featured Listings

165 Hummock Avenue, Portsmouth, RI

Waterfront Oasis.... Welcome home to this magnificent 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, Contemporary Style Home. This home offers all the luxurious amenities one can dream of. Offering pristine interior with chef's kitchen, dumbwaiter, hardwoods throughout, master en-suite, two balconies overlooking breathtaking views, central A/C, irrigation system, and so much more to impress. Architectural details throughout to maximize curb appeal, lighting, and views. Don't miss out on this showstopper!

44 E Lantern Road, Lincoln, RI

Introducing stately 44 East Lantern Rd, for the first time to market! Built in just 2018 - the owners have already made several thoughtful updates. The center hall entry offers an office on the left, formal dining on the right, and a bright and airy kitchen & casual dining area straight ahead, with SS appliances, wine fridge, beautiful hand-made subway tiles, marble counters, & large walk-in pantry. To the left of the kitchen & dining area is a family room w/gas fireplace, custom TV & entertainment console w/cabinets for storage, & a beautiful stone accent wall. There is also a half bath, & mudroom hallway on the way out to the garage. Upstairs are four bedrooms, a full bath, laundry room, and large bonus room. The primary bedroom offers two large closets and a bathroom complete with all of the amenities your heart could desire - a double vanity, soaking tub, and a tiled shower with a glass door. The owners put a lot of thought into finishing the lower level, and created a family room to dream of. Coming down the stairs you enter into a large entertaining space, with a kitchenette and bar, a full bath with shower, and a bonus room that is currently being used as a second office. There is also a storage/utility room w/exterior access through a bulk-head. Outside, you'll find a low maintenance back deck and a new stone patio that is sure to become a gathering spot for your family, w/a fire pit & half-moon bench. Easy access to highways, shopping, recreational activities & more!

1235 North Main Road, Jamestown, RI

This extraordinary Georgian Colonial waterfront masterpiece is perched directly on Narragansett Bay among lush grounds and mature landscaping.Custom estate with unmatched luxury offering a lifestyle of comfort, sophistication, and security. Rare opportunity to own a modern direct waterfront home with an hydrolic boat lift and powered dock. A tree-lined driveway welcomes you to this 5100 sq ft Waterfront Oasis. A superior level of architectural design reveals itself in this 6en-suite bdrms w/8.2bth plus,2 suites in the carriage house. 2 luxurious master suites w/views. 4 en-suite bdrms round out the 2nd&3rd floor.The expansive great room w/soaring ceilings/french doors to the floor-to-ceiling Nana doors that extend to the outdoor terraces and covered patio. Luxuriate in resort-style living. The Bounding House was designed to offer unrivaled amenities for gathering, wellness, relaxation in one of the most desirable locations in Jamestown. Fabulous indoor/outdoor entertaining space characterizes this compound on 4.92 acres. Arrive through the gates, and notice the walls of the glass entryway. The 1st floor is dedicated to gathering and entertaining. The generously scaled rooms w/floor to ceiling windows and modern floor plan. The carriage house with the 4car garage is just a few features of this architectural gem. This smart home includes gated driveway/audio/visual/security. Country waterfront setting for the person looking for privacy close to Boston,New York or Newport.

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