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    Newport, Rhode Island

    With its proximity to New York (a quick 3.5 hour drive) and Boston (a mere 1.5 hours), the Gilded Age mansions, scenic Cliff walks, oyster shacks, sailboats, and yachts, make Newport, Rhode Island a pretty ideal seaside getaway. The city draws huge crowds in the summer, but there are enough activities in this old-world, blueblood stronghold to satisfy everyone. No boat shoes or cable knit sweaters required.

    STAY
    • Castle Hill Inn

      Castle Hill Inn

      590 Ocean Dr. | 401.849.3800

       

      While we’re big fans of this hotel all-year-long, it’s pretty great when the weather warms up. Grace Kelly’s favorite private beach is on premises, along with a 19th century lighthouse, or you can rent the hotel’s yacht to picnic on a nearby island. Whether you opt for a room perched on the hill (beware, the walls in the hotel proper are thin), a chalet by the harbor, or a beachside cottage, they are all beautifully appointed (and individually decorated) with stunning water views. Perks, like gas fireplaces, under-floor heating, whirlpool tubs, and private beaches/harbor vary from room to cottage. The two hotel restaurants—which source ingredients from on-property—are some of Newport’s best.

    • The Chanler at Cliff Walk

      The Chanler at Cliff Walk

      117 Memorial Blvd. | 401.847.1300

       

      This classic New England hotel is situated on the mouth of Newport’s famous Cliff Walk, a seaside trail dotted with historic mansions, like the Vanderbilt family’s wonderfully, over-the-top summer homes The Breakers and The Marble House. It was the first mansion built along this route for Congressman Chanler and his wife, an Astor heiress, and it has been carefully restored. Each of the 20 rooms and private villas (most with seaside views, many with terraces) are decorated according to a historic period from Colonial to Greek Revival (with plenty of antiques and finds from the current owners’ travels.) Though the result is pretty trad—overstuffed chairs, voluminous drapes, four-poster beds—the hotel still feels remarkably unstuffy, and actually pretty romantic. Take advantage of their transportation service when you’re ready to head into town—they’ll drop you off and pick you up at any point, meaning you can avoid Newport’s notably tricky parking situation. Plus, during the summers the hotel offers a "Beach Butler" who will set you up on the beach of your choice with chairs, towels, an umbrella, a picnic lunch, and a ride to and from.

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    • Cliff Walk
      Photo by: Onne van der Wal

      Cliff Walk

      Memorial Blvd & Eustis Ave to Bellevue Ave. & Coggeshall Ave.

       

      This coastal trail is a quintessential Newport treat: On one side you have the eastern shore (and some spectacular surfing once you hit Ruggles Avenue), and on the other, the historic mansions of the Astors, the Vanderbilts, Doris Duke, and many other millionaires of the Gilded Age. It’s easy to imagine the Gatsby-like garden parties that took place on their sprawling lawns each summer. Hurricane Sandy took its toll on the trail and certain sections are closed, but all should be up and running by this month.

    • Easton's Beach

      Easton's Beach

      175 Memorial Blvd.

       

      This is one of Newport’s most popular beaches (which means you’ll be braving the crowds) but it’s a worthwhile stop if you’re traveling with kids for its playground, old-school merry-go-round, dime-size aquarium, Del’s Lemonade (an RI classic), and lobster rolls at the snack bar. There are better swimming holes, but Newport’s only ocean beach boasts the most attractions.

    • Green Animals Topiary Garden
      Photo by: Richard Cheek

      Green Animals Topiary Garden

      380 Cory's Lane | 401.847.1000

       

      The name pretty much explains why this is an ideal daytrip for kids. Take a picnic (stop by Le Petit Gourmet enroute) and head 20 minutes out of town to Portsmouth. There’s a mansion on the property with an antique toy collection, but the real attraction is the multitude of topiary animals, geometric shapes, and manicured flower gardens outdoors.

    • Newport Art Museum

      Newport Art Museum

      76 Bellevue Ave. | 401.848.8200

       

      The permanent collection here focuses on American art from the 19th century to the present day, and, like the more contemporary exhibition, pays particular attention to art from Rhode Island and New England. In addition to the charm of perusing local art through the old creaky building, the museum holds great lectures.

    • Newport Film

      Newport Film

       

      This great, year-round, roving film festival takes up digs in the town’s most historic spots, whether it’s outdoors at the Bird Sanctuary, on the lawn at Rosecliff Mansion, or inside the classic Jane Pickens art-house theater. The website updates often for the latest films and locations.

    • Rhody Surf

      Rhody Surf

      Second Beach

       

      While pro surfers head to Newport to catch ten and 15 foot swells at Ruggles break point, there are gentler beaches like Second where the waves are more appropriate for beginners. It’s here that Rhody’s instructors teach one hour private and group lessons (they also provide all the necessary equipment). Kids can also join their week-long morning surf camps—sign up online, as they fill up quickly.

    • Newport Mansions
      Rosecliff photo by: Gavin Ashworth

      Newport Mansions

      Various Locations | 401.847.1000

       

      The turn of the century brought millionaires and their heirs and heiresses to the Newport shoreline and along with them, some big houses. Taking their inspiration from Versailles and Italy’s Renaissance palazzos, The Vanderbilt’s built The Breakers and Marble House, Doris Duke commissioned Rough Point, and heiress Theresa Oelrichs built Rosecliff. Tours are a summertime highlight as many close during the rest of the year.

    • The Newport Sailing School and Tours

      The Newport Sailing School and Tours

      Goat Island Marina | 401.848.2266

       

      Newport is basically mecca in the sailing community. It hosts several big-name regattas, including the Americas Cup (The Newport Regatta is July 11th-13th). If you’re new to the sport, there are plenty of spots offering lessons, though this family-run business on Goat Island—in operation since the ‘60s—is one of the classics. They offer courses for beginner, intermediate, and advanced sailors in two to four class packages, ideal if you’re staying in Newport for a short stint. If you’re only in town for the weekend and looking to get out on the water, you can also book an hour’s tour of the harbor and Naragansett Bay.

    • Norman Bird Sanctuary

      Norman Bird Sanctuary

      583 Third Beach | 401.846.2577

       

      There are no kites, joggers, or bike riders allowed in this 375-acre nature reserve on Aquidneck island—it’s for serious birders only. The number of species you’ll run across on any day is pretty impressive (#normanbirdsanctuary), and so are the seven, well-maintained miles of trails. They hold free guided bird walks every other Sunday.

    • Redwood Library

      Redwood Library

      50 Bellevue Ave. | 401.847.0292

       

      Founded in 1747, this is the oldest lending library in America. Its history is pronounced: There’s a wide selection of rare and first-edition hardcover books on the shelves, while portraits of prominent leaders hang above. It’s a great place to think and read, especially in the large Terry Reading Room. There’s also their version of a bookstore in the back: At the 1747 Store, anything from an old design hardcover to an esoteric history book can be bought for as little as 50 cents.

    • Newport Folk & Jazz Festivals
      Photo by: Douglas Mason

      Newport Folk & Jazz Festivals

      Fort Adams State Park

       

      Each year, Fort Adams State Park, with its 360° views of the harbor and Naragansett Bay, hosts two long-standing music festivals (among the first of their kind): The Newport Folk Festival from July 25th to 27th, and The Newport Jazz Festival, August 1st through 3rd. While the folk festival veers toward indie musicians like Jenny Lewis, Conor Oberst and Band of Horses, the jazz festival, in its 60th year, sticks with traditional big-name headliners like Wynton Marsalis, Lee Konitz, and Ravi Coltrane.

    SHOP
    • Rib & Rhein

      Rib & Rhein

      86 William St. | 401.619.5767

       

      Shop owners Erin and Thomas Ribeiro emblazoned "anglo-indo-waspy" on their boutique walls, and they take this declaration of style to heart, bringing brands like Carven, Charlotte Olympia, and The Row to the city's Yacht Club set. Beyond the selection—caftans for women and tweed jackets and bright polos for men—the additional perks like in-house tailoring, personal lookbooks, and wardrobe consultation bring the mantra home.

    • Picklee on Spring

      Picklee on Spring

      267 Spring St. | 401.619.5080

       

      You'll find a solid mix of refurbished antiques and modern home goods at this mother/daughter owned shop. With everything from dining room tables, to chandeliers, to brighly reupholstered parlor chairs and clay paint (all in cheerful hues) they're a great resource if you're decorating locally, or on the lookout for an accessory or two to bring a pop of color home.

    • Farmaesthetics

      Farmaesthetics

      144 Bellevue Ave. | 401.619.4199

       

      Styled like an old-fashioned apothecary, this shop, with its all-natural, eco-friendly line of skincare products is anything but stodgy. Stock up on their handmade soaps and bath salts (great hostess gifts) and treat yourself to one of their transformative facials.

    • Cottage and Garden

      Cottage & Garden

      9 Bridge St. | 401.848.8477

       

      Regardless of whether you actually possess a cottage or garden, you'll most likely walk away with a little (or big) something from this inspiring indoor and outdoor decor store—or, at the very least, a few ideas for decorating your own place. The selection of bric-a-brac, new and vintage furniture, and garden decor is constantly replenished, all reflected in their great displays.

    EAT
    • Flo's Clam Shack

      Flo's Clam Shack

      4 Wave Ave. | 401.847.8141

       

      A visit to a Rhode Island seaside town would be incomplete without a clam shack stop, and if you’re only making one, go for Flo’s with its picnic tables and fishermen’s tchotchkes hanging from the ceilings. Open since 1936—when it first introduced New England to the fried clam—it’s now a major, two-floor operation overlooking Easton Beach. Besides fried seafood, they’re known for their chowder. Bring cash.

    • Franklin Spa

      The Franklin Spa

      229 Spring St. | 401.847.3540

       

      This classic neighborhood diner serves up gargantuan portions and bottomless cups of coffee for breakfast, brunch, and lunch every day from 6am. It’s nothing fancy, and the décor is expectedly kitschy with red vinyl booths, stools, and a long formica counter, but it’s worth making a stop for breakfast. You will likely brave a line of tourists and locals waiting for Blueberry stuffed French Toast or Eggs Benedict with lobster.

    • The Mooring

      The Mooring

      1 Sayers Wharf | 401.846.2260

       

      Head to this big, bustling Newport Wharf restaurant for lunch before visiting the museum and library just a few blocks away. It’s a no-frills and family-friendly affair during the day (lots of kids coloring on placemats), but the casual food is super tasty. In fact, it’s perfect waterside lunch fare, from the fresh and meaty Mexican white shrimp to the delicious Cajun Redfish Wrap. The real standout, though, is their Native Scallop Chowder, brightened up with bits of dill. Be sure to snag a table out on the patio overlooking Narragansett Bay.

    • White Horse Tavern

      White Horse Tavern

      26 Marlborough St. | 401.849.3600

       

      The tavern dates back to 1673, when it was a colonial watering hole, and it looks it with patriotic flag curtains, deep fireplaces, and woodsy interiors. The food is of the delicious New England variety: Chef Rich Silvia sources local Rhode Island fish, meat, and vegetables to make traditional dishes like clam chowder, fish cakes, lobster macaroni & cheese, and clam boils. There’s a formal dining room upstairs, or stay downstairs and grab a snack and drink at the bar. There’s also a brunch menu on Sundays with local specialties like lobster stuffed omelettes and eggs benedict.

    • Newport Creamery

      Newport Creamery

      181 Bellevue Ave. | 401.846.6332

       

      Belly up to the circular bar at this soda fountain off Bellevue Ave for classic shakes (specifically, the "Awful Awful"), sundaes, and cones, all with flavors ranging from black raspberry to maple walnut and crazy vanilla (vanilla flavor, crazy colors). Newport Creamery began by delivering local milk to residents in the '30s. They then opened a "milk bar" on Main Road, a little north, but we head to this location for a quick, sweet, pit stop in town.

    • Perro Salado

      Perro Salado

      19 Charles St. | 401.619.4777

       

      If you’re driving in on a Friday night, make this husband-and-wife helmed restaurant your first stop. Located in the northern part of town, where most restaurants are pretty tired/run-of-the-mill, this casual Mexican restaurant is the exception. Andi makes the cocktails (her cilantro-jalapeno martini is insane) while Dan heads up the kitchen, bringing his own brand of upscale Mexican to Newport. Expect perfectly battered fish tacos, a Mexican-infused kale salad, and avocado fries, which probably shouldn’t be missed.

    • Tallulah on Thames
      Photo by: Angel Tucker

      Tallulah on Thames

      464 Thames St. | 401.849.2433

       

      If you need a break from all the chowder, fried clams and lobster rolls, Tallulah is a welcome respite from its neighbors on touristy Thames Street. With its whitewashed walls and beautifully plated food, they’re single-handedly elevating the town’s food scene. Chef Jake Rojas updates his four and six course prix-fixe menu often, and works with local vendors and producers to source all ingredients, which makes for a meal that’s as fresh as they come. During summer months, head to Jamestown to check out Chef Rojas’ taco truck.

    • The Lawn

      The Lawn

      590 Ocean Dr. | 401.849.3800

       

      On any evening of the week, have a drink reclining in an Adirondack chair overlooking the East Bay at Castle Hill Inn’s outdoor restaurant. It opens for the summer each year and along with drinks, serves up delicious New England fare, which is some of the best around.

    • If you are staying Harborside
    • Saturday
      Breakfast: The Franklin Spa
      Do: Sailing Tour with the Newport Sailing School
      Lunch: The Mooring
      Do: Redwood Library & Newport Art Museum
      Dinner: Tallulah on Thames

      Sunday:
      Brunch: White Horse Tavern
      Do: Green Animals Topiary Garden
      Lunch: Picnic
      Afternoon Snack: Newport Creamery
      Dinner: The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
    • If you are staying Oceanside
    • Saturday
      Breakfast: The Franklin Spa
      Do: Cliff Walk
      Lunch: Picnic
      Do: Newport Mansions
      Dinner: Perro Salado

      Sunday
      Brunch: Chanler
      Do: Easton’s Beach
      Lunch: Flo’s Clam Shack
      Do: Swim or Surf at Second Beach
      Dinner: Tallulah on Thames
     
     
     
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    We were pretty bummed when Apartment Number 9 closed its doors in L.A.'s Brentwood Country Mart (its first, and primary outpost is in Chicago)—after all, it was one of the city's most reliably on-point men's boutiques, treading that line of being good, without being too Fashion with a capitol F. This is is no small part because the Blessing sisters have a knack for knowing how to dress guys, in a way that's equal parts laid back and pulled together. While shopping their site for father's day gifts, we made a miraculous discovery—they happily do big personal shopping pulls for men from all over the country, and ship their selects over for free. Whether it's a Paul Smith blazer, Raleigh Denim jeans, or the perfect Alex Mill buttondown, we kept everything they picked. The best part? As they get to know a guy's preferences and proclivities, they will keep an eye out when they're doing their buy for the store, meaning their personal shopping clients are always front-of-mind.
     
     
     
     
     
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