The (long overdue) arrival of warm weather in New England has meant that I’ve been wishfully thinking “spring” for a few months now without being able to dress the part. Finally, on a sunny day a few weeks ago, when it finally felt like I might not be forcing it, I decided to dig in to my bin of summer clothes that had been packed away all winter. Dressing up in colors I hadn’t worn since last summer season inspired me to break out some locally-sourced accessories I hadn’t worn in a while: my Angela Moore bracelets.
If you encountered me circa spring 2009, you’d find me rocking these pretty pastel beads at least once a week. Before Alex and Ani or Kiel James Patrick came on the RI bracelet scene, my friends and I were all voracious Angela Moore collectors, accruing large collections of painted bracelets with matching necklaces or earrings, in many cases. When birthdays rolled around, a little blue bag emblazoned with AM’s leafy logo was a welcome gift. Since they were such a staple when I was little, I tend to associate them with my lovely little island home – appropriately so, given that the only Angela Moore store outside of Florida is in Newport. It’s been quite a few summers since I actually wore them downtown, but I’m definitely thinking of bringing them back in to my jewelry rotation this year!
For more information about the brand or to buy a bracelet of your own, check out the Angela Moore Collection online.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post and I was not compensated by Angela Moore for my writing – I just sincerely love my bracelets and wanted to share!
Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the last stop on the Food Truck Festivals of New England tour when it came to Newport. The lovely Margaret Tseng and the wonderful Kevin Hou gamely took on the event with me; together we battled shockingly powerful winds, challenged stomachs that were already quite full from brunch, and embarked on a quest for free koozies (only Kevin was successful..). Five things I learned:
Photo Credit | Kevin Hou
1. Oysters that come from a salt pond are apparently A-okay, especially when they’ve just been shucked.
2. Nice beer comes in cans too. Though novel, this fact becomes less exciting when you remember how hard it is to hold cans when it’s cold outside and how easily they fly away in the wind once they’re somewhat empty.
3. The only thing as cool as the food is the design on its truck.
Photo Credit | Kevin Hou
4. Margaret Tseng is 100% one of the most adorable people I know.
Photo Credit | Kevin Hou
5. I apparently have to dine at Tallulah’s ASAP to find out if the rest of their food is as delectable as these tacos.
Thanks to Kevin and Margaret for being my enthusiastic event companions, and of course for the fabulous photo documentation!
Last Friday was the kind of perfect fall day where the weather is unseasonably warm, the skies are a cloudless blue, and there’s the perfect amount of sunshine. In fact, it was so unseasonably warm that it even gave me the fortitude to rock white after Labor Day (red alert, Fashion Police…), a breach of fashion policy that I’ve previously condemned. Many of us gathered to celebrate my dad’s life at his home course, Green Valley, with what will hopefully be the first of many golf tournaments in his honor. I joked that my dad would have loved it being on a Friday, because he was always a fan of taking a day off to play in a charity tournament – why be at work when you can be doing work on a course, am I right?
My mom and I were especially grateful to our family friends the Moffos who conceptualized the event shortly after his passing and made sure it was successful this year. Danny, their younger son, and his foursome won the tournament, which was especially fitting because the last time my dad got to golf was at Danny’s wedding in November 2011.
Huge thanks to Pam and Nick for all their planning!
After the tournament, we enjoyed a cookout which included fantastic cake balls from the Newport Cookie Company (amazing, a must-try). Overall, the day was a major success and make the kickoff of the one year anniversary of his death a much happier occasion than it would have been otherwise. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Kelly green was a popular color for the day, given my Dad’s penchant for his Irish heritage. Team Quinn shirts designed by AMQ, Irish rugby jersey c/o my Dad’s closet.
For full photos of the event, visit its Flickr gallery.
The final weekend of summer found a bunch of us celebrating a 30th wedding anniversary at a party that was carefully planed as a surprise by my friend (“cousin?”) Sarah for her parents. The location in Bristol could not have been more beautiful, and the occasion was the perfect last hurrah for summer staples like light cotton dresses or white denim. Naturally I couldn’t resist taking a few minutes from the party to snap some pictures.
On Holly: Dress: Three Islands Clothing | Shoes: Jack Rogers
On Ellen: Shirt: J. Crew | Skirt: J. Crew |Shoes: Jack Rogers | Belt: J. Crew (similar)
Bracelets: Tiffany & Co., Angela Moore (similar) | Ring: University of Notre Dame class ring
On Me: Dress: J. Crew | Shoes: Jack Rogers | Necklace: Periwinkle Collection by Barlow Designs c/o
One consistency, regardless of season, in RI: beautiful sunsets. Cheers Auntie Tina and Uncle Pete!