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Wednesday Obsessions: a Spotlight on Newport for the America's Cup

Yo Deb readers, welcome to the tenth installment of our weekly newsflash for all things up-and-coming, ‘Wednesday Obsessions’. We are excited to bring you the latest info on people, places and things being discussed around the world and around the world wide web. Start following us to receive an email each week when a new W.O. post is published!


-Between June 23rd and July 1st, if you're in the Northeast try to visit Newport, RI while it hosts the America's Cup World Series... It's the last stop for the competitors so it will no doubt be a party! Take along some SCOUT from our Newport-inspired and nautical-themed navy & coral story: we chose the Original Deano in Barbara Stripesand Coral, the Pleasure Chest in Barbara Stripesand Coral and the Totes Ma Goat in Indigo Go.


-Stay at (option 1), the Castle Hill Inn – the ultimate Newport hotel; then dine at the Castle Hill Inn’s restaurant and watch the boats come in after a day on the water!

-Stay at (option 2), the Vanderbilt Grace Hotel, which houses all the comforts of home in colorful decor found throughout the space.


-One iconic Newport restaurant is without question the Black Pearl - come here for great service in an easygoing and social atmosphere - the perfect spot to casually unwind!

-According to one of our Newport resources, "Maison de Coco is a fabulous spot for couture chocolates and the most incredible hot chocolate known to man." OK, we can get behind that!

-Eat at Tallulah on Thames for innovative, contemporary combinations of locally sourced ingredients in a restaurant decorated with crisp white and marine hues.

-For a families visiting Newport, eat dinner on the water via Kempenaar’s Clambake Club, which will host private or public clambakes!

-For those in the 'sailing know', grab a drink at Café Zelda, where you’ll most likely run into sailors (read: Newport celebs) having finished up their day.


-Don't miss a walk through Bannister’s Wharf – aside from the Atlantic as a focal point, consider Bannister’s Wharf the ‘epicenter’ of dining and shopping in Newport.

-Tour historic Fort Adams for a special ‘village setup’ in honor of the America’s Cup (and check back for info on its upcoming 4th of July/fireworks celebration!)

-For those whose eyes wander from the Atlantic or those who tend to get seasick, why don't you explore more dry land Newport activities and play a little lawn tennis at the Hall of Fame Lawn Tennis Courts.


-Get ‘Cup ready’ with a stop in Island Outfitters for fashion trained with a nautical eye... from blue to coral stripes, there are sweaters to keep you warm and dresses to keep you looking Newport chic on summer nights.

-Shop at boutique Angela Moore for all things 'Newport preppy'.

-For the urban style set, shop at Laura Jean, where the jeans-wearing crew will be in denim heaven.

-Shop at Michael Hayes for fab luxury fashion, where you can quite easily grab the perfect outfit for an evening out.

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