Friday, August 22, 2014

Chicest Picnic

















Dress: Kiel James Patrick (This is a sample not available for sale yet. Similar) Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger (similar) Bag: Tory Burch ℅ Necklace: Kiel James Patrick Bracelets: Asha ℅, J.Crew Glasses: Karen Walker 

Last night Kiel and I attended the newportFILM screening of Dior and I by director Frédéric Tcheng at Doris Duke's Rough Point estate and served as judges with Brenda Brock of Farmaesthetics for the "Chicest Picnic" contest. We had such a hard time selecting a winner as there were a good number of wonderfully elaborate picnic setups with lanterns, bear skin rugs, and decadent treats. I shared a few images of some of my favorites. We had a little extra help from Hudson and Lucia who looked adorable in our Kiel James Patrick Mr. Hinckley bow-ties. 

There are two more newportFILM outdoor screenings left this Summer. See the schedule here. (I should also mention that Dior and I was a very inspiring film. Tcheng did an amazing job of capturing the emotions and processes of Raf, new Creative Director of Dior, and team as they prepare to introduce Raf's first haute couture collection for the iconic house.)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Shell Out











Dress: Shoshanna ℅ Shoes: J.Crew Bag: Tory Burch (similar) Bracelet: J.Crew 
Brighton: Dress: Shoshanna ℅ Shoes: Dee Keller Bag: YSL 
Rachel: Dress: Shoshanna Shoes: Tory Burch Bag: Kate Spade Necklace: Loren Hope 

Last week Rachel from A Preppy State of Mind and Brighton from Brighton The Day visited me for a couple of days in Newport. They are both really sweet and I had a great time showing them some of my favorite spots in town. We wore these Shoshanna dresses to dinner at the Cooke House with Loren Hope and Kiel. Driving over the Newport Bridge is always breathtaking but on this particular night it was especially perfect as we were fortunate to witness one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. The last picture does not do it justice. 

Check out my earlier Shoshanna post taken this Summer in The Vineyard. All of the dresses featured are currently on sale

Monday, August 18, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Nautical Safari - "Big Game Dinner"









 





















Dress: Billy Reid Shoes: ShoeMint ℅ Bag: Madewell Belt: Tory Burch Hat: Anthropologie Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick
Special thank you to Mount Hope Farm for hosting and contributing to our nautical safari, New England Tent for setting up the perfect dinner tent, Robin Hollow Farm for the beautiful floral arrangements, Russell Morin Catering for the creative and delicious "Big Game" dishes. 

Location: Mount Hope Farm //  Tent: New England Tent // Floral Arrangements: Robin Hollow Farm //  Dishes: Russell Morin's Catering // Photography: Kiel James Patrick & Jennifer Neves