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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.

Apothecary

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

9 Cristy, North Smithfield, RI

$1,299,000
Looking for a great place, here it is. 9 Cristy Court is a small cul de sac neighborhood with upscale homes. This property is 17.57 acres and offers the equestrian a pristine 4 stall barn with tack room and hay loft. All the stalls are walk outs. There are several large grass pastures and a 80 x 200 outdoor arena. The house is a contemporary expanded Cape with a primary bedroom suite on the first floor, formal dining room, cathedral ceilings in the livingroom with fireplace. There is a large office on the main level that could be a 2nd first floor bedroom. The kitchen has granite, fully applianced and has a vaulted ceiling with a balcony overlooking it. The second floor has 2 large bedrooms up and an office area that overlooks the kitchen. The mudroom is ideal for kicking off the boots. Laundry is just off mudroom as well as a separate 1/2 bath. Need an in-law? Off the mudroom is a huge bonus room that sits over the 3 car garage. This room approximately 700 sf has been rough plumbed and would be easily finished for an in-law or recreation space. 4th garage space is attached to the barn.

9 Cristy Court, North Smithfield, RI

$1,299,000
Looking for a great place, here it is! 9 Cristy Court is part of a small cul de sac neighborhood with upscale homes. This property has 17.57 acres, an apple orchard, and offers the equestrian a pristine 4 stall Amish-built barn with tack room and hay loft. All the stalls are walk outs. There are several large grass pastures, riding trails, and a professionally installed 200 x 100 outdoor arena. The house is a contemporary expanded Cape with a primary bedroom suite on the first floor, formal dining room, cathedral ceilings in the kitchen and living room with fireplace. There is a large office on the main level that could function as a 2nd first floor bedroom. The kitchen has Silestone quartz counters, a communication station (desk), is fully applianced and has a vaulted ceiling with a balcony overlooking it, where you can find another office space with views of the kitchen and back fields. The second floor has 2 large bedrooms and a huge full bath. The mudroom is ideal for kicking off the boots and provides direct access to the laundry room, and half bath. Need an in-law? Off the mudroom is a huge bonus room that sits over the 3 car garage. This approximately 700 sf room has been rough plumbed and would be easily finished for an in-law or recreation space. 4th garage space is attached to the barn. Front and back porches offer low-maintenance composite decking. This property has underground utilities, but there is a generator hook-up in the garage just in case.

4 Goodwin Street, #1, Newport, RI

$1,500,000
Elegant Townhouse located in the popular Yachting Village area of downtown Newport, RI. Modern amenities and hardwood floors throughout make for an upscale home; or home away from home'. The spacious, open living room, kitchen and dining area are perfect for entertaining. Watch the sun or moon rise from your 3rd and 4th story decks that peer out over Newport Harbor. Four large bedrooms and two full baths on the 2nd and 3rd floors afford plenty of privacy and space. Park your car in the driveway, and you are just a short distance to the beach, Cliff Walk, Mansions, and Newport's finest shops and restaurants.

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