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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

17 Ferolbink Way, Little Compton, RI

Welcome to Ferolbink Way! FIRST TIME BEING OFFERED! 17 Acres and almost 700 feet of waterfront property with unobstructed views up and down the river and out to the ocean plus your own private beach access. The property encompasses 11, 17 and 21 Ferolbink Way (Lot 11/10, Lot 11/8, 11/6, respectively) being sold together and has been in the same family for generations. The house was custom built by the premier builder Dennis Talbot and provides expansive breathtaking water views from virtually every room including the large living room with fireplace, formal dining room, kitchen with cozy eating area enhanced by a gas fireplace, sunroom, den and master bedroom with ensuite bath on the first floor. Three more bedrooms and bath on the second floor. The gleaming hardwood floors, built in cabinetry, cedar lined closets in every room speak to the quality and design of the home.The large patio on the first level or the balcony on the second floor are the perfect spots to enjoy morning sunrise or incomparable sunsets. If you are looking for privacy and perhaps a family compound look no further. The current owners have had years of family memories made here with annual clambakes on their private beach and get togethers to watch the sun set. Tremendous potential exists for this property. Perc test completed for 21 Ferolbink. Available by appointment only. Please do not walk the land without the agent. GPS address is 169 West Main Rd. This is an estate sale. Buyers to pay LCACT.

376 Benefit Street, Providence, RI

Great investment opportunity near Brown University and RISD. This 7-unit building is comprised of 2 Bedroom units and offers 17 parking spaces. The property has a strong rental history with Brown University and RISD students and is fully leased through the academic year. The units boast spacious floor plans and open kitchens with the ability to add value.

161 Benefit Street, Providence, RI

161 Benefit St. is a legal 9-unit apartment building with an approximately 3000 SF commercial space (3 Commercial Spaces), entirely rented by Den Den Cafe since 2013. The sale includes two buildable R-2 lots at 159 Benefit St and 54 Meeting St totaling 7,836 SF. All of the apartments are fully leased and have been completely remodeled with tile floors, stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry, etc. The commercial lease runs through 2029 with the option to extend, rent increase beginning in February 2024. Recent upgrades include a new roof and the exterior brick was repointed this summer.

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