Narragansett has a very modern and unique hotel… The Break. The Break is the only boutique hotel in Narragansett. The Break is managed by Lark Hotels, which are located in the most desirable locations around the country. A few popular destinations of Lark Hotels are Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Lark hotels says, “Our Narragansett hotel’s interior design is a key part of our ‘vintage beach community’ brand. While our furnishings and features embrace Narragansett’s seaside vibe, they also tap into the surfer nostalgia of the late 60’s — when local surfing legend, Peter Pan, burst onto the scene and put Narragansett on the map. Mid-century flare blends with bold, modern textiles to create a Narragansett hotel that is fun and hip, but also warm and welcoming.”

When you first drive up to The Break it doesn’t look as fancy. It looks more like a house than a hotel. Once you enter through the doors into the lobby, it’s a whole other world. The first thing that actually caught my eye was the beautiful fish tank along with the wisp of fresh ocean air. Upon entering, there is a lovely front desk clerk to check you in. After checking in, she gave us an iPad filled with everything you will need from restaurants to activities. To your left, there are cute little jewelry and clothing boutique stores. To your right, there are checkers/chess tables with other little seats and a fire place. Towards the back of the lobby is one of the most talked about restaurants, Chair 5, which partakes in dinner and complimentary breakfast/brunch on the weekends. Through the restaurant doors, sits a heated pool with tables, tanning chairs, and a bon fire that you can turn on at night. The hotel has 4 floors, with top floor used as a rooftop bar and a patio. Seats for dinning are available, as well as couches and television’s in the corners for lounging. The only thing about the rooftop bar is that it closes quite early — 10 pm — so you would want to grab your last drink before then. Hotel amenitites include, but are not limited to:

  • Spacious suites and rooms with super-soft linens
  • Casually hip onsite restaurant, Chair 5
  • Outdoor heated pool with sun deck and pool-side recliners
  • Rooftop cocktail lounge with dramatic ocean views
  • Fitness room
  • Spa and salon
  • Impeccably designed fireplace lounge
  • iPads loaded with local information
  • Heated bathroom floors and vanity mirrors
  • iPod docking stations
  • Apple TV
  • Guestroom fireplaces
  • Free wireless internet
  • Beach bags and chairs
  • Waffle Kimono robes
  • Guest hospitality centers with refrigerators
  • 24-hour front desk services
  • Complimentary daily housekeeping services
  • Personalized concierge services

I stayed on the 3rd floor in the suite with a ocean view room. The room had a fridge, balcony over looking the ocean, fireplace, heated floors in the bathroom, a regular shower along with a waterfall shower, two sinks, led lighted mirrors, a king size bed and a pull out sofa bed with 2 TV’s etc. The room was both beautiful and unique. The hotel had everything you would possibly need. From the food to the drinks to the rooms and service, it was exceptional. The Break should definitely be your next go-to hotel during your stay in Rhode Island, as it sure will be mine.

Kareshma Singh

Think back a few years ago, and color contacts were practically social suicide. If you’ve experimented with color contacts in the past, you’ve likely ran into the same issues as so many others — phony looking, detectable lenses with incomplete coverage.

Looking at the present day market for cosmetic colored contacts, it seems obvious that lens makers heard our cry for lenses with higher pigmentation, and answered with super durable, full coverage, cosmetic lenses that last an entire year. The price is steep (a pair of these new lenses from manufacturers like Solotica, can cost over $100) but the payoff is steeper. For the first time, the look is somehow simultaneously natural and exotic – an alluring combination for us dark eyed beauties, who have always been curious about life on the light side.

It seems to be trending. Dark eyed celebs like Pia Mia love sporting these lenses and have their followers fooled into thinking they were born with striking crystalline eyes. Selena Gomez, Kylie Jenner, along with sisters Kendall and Khloe are known to wear them on occasion, and we saw Kanye make his grand entrance at the Met Gala this year, donning icy blue lenses over his usual brown eyes to compliment his Balmain sequined jacket. With the help of these A-listers, are color contacts about to blow up?

We can’t help but wonder if colored contacts will soon cross the threshold from incidental change of pace to personal style accessory. As though, one day very soon, we will be changing our eye colors as often as our nail colors. Because the cerulean blue looks good with the Proenza trench you bought last week, and later tonight you’ll be wearing that ankle length Celine dress that would look better with a green eye.

Beauty is evolving! Colored contacts, what used to be a beauty faux paus, are now making their fateful return with the support of celebrities and beauty mavens alike – thanks to new pigmentation technology and a seriously natural looking color payoff.

Kalina Krabel

With designer after designer sending covet-worthy accessories down the runway, it’s safe to say the accessories of 2016 are the statement-making kind. With all sorts of accessories getting an eye-catching makeover, shoes were bound to receive an update. This season, designers are adding some major bling to footwear in the form of stones, sequins, and jewels. The results are absolutely amazing! At Oscar de la Renta’s spring show, models sported boldly colored strappy heels adorned with jewel embellishments in the same hue as the shoe, resulting in sleek and elegant monochromatic creations. As usual, Marc Jacobs didn’t disappoint. Pointy flats, heels, and boots filled the designer’s spring collection, and were encrusted with sequins and jewels in a variety of patterns, including stars and florals. At Lanvin, eye-catching footwear came in the form of bold hues and sparkles as the designer had models sashay down the runway in purple, orange, and green pumps completely covered in sequins. Putting his own twist on the trend, Emilio Pucci chose pearls instead of sequins, proving the dainty stone can be both edgy and elegant.

Ready to make a statement with your footwear? The key to this trend is styling. For more casual outfits, stick with embellished flats, while sequin heels are great for a night out. As far as other accessories, keep them to a minimum and let your shoes shine (literally).

-Daniella DiRienzo