Narragansett has a very modern and unique hotel… The Break. The Break is the first and only boutique hotel in Narragansett. The Break is owned by Lark Hotels; Lark Hotels 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 that fancy. It looks more like a house then a hotel. Once you enter through those doors into the lobby it’s a whole other world. First thing to catch my eye was the beautiful fish tank along with a whisp of that fresh ocean air. Upon entering, there is a lovely front desk clerk to check you in. When checking in they give you a ipad filled with everything you will need from restaurants to activities. To your left there is this cute little boutique store with jewelry and clothing. To your right there is a checkers/ chess table with other little seats and a fire place. Towards the back is one of the most talked about restaurants, Chair 5. One side is for dinner and the other side is for complimentary breakfast or brunch on the weekends. Through the restaurant doors is a heated pool, tables, tanning chairs, and a fire you can turn on in the night. The hotel only has 4 floors but its perfect. The 4th floor is a rooftop bar. The roof top bar is located inside but has a patio. There is also seats for dinning as well as couches and TV’s in the corners for lounging. The only thing about the rooftop bar is they close 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. 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 couch pull out bed with 2 TV’s etc. The room was beautiful and so unique. The hotel has everything you might not even want to leave. From the food to the drinks to the rooms and service, everything was exceptional. This is a go to hotel for your stay in Rhode Island.

Kareshma Singh

You may have tried to hide your freckles under concealer in the past, but that was before freckles became the ultimate beauty statement, thanks to stars like Emma Stone and Gisele Bundchen. The faux freckle trend originated on the runway, at shows like Rag & Bone and Edun. Then, celebrity makeup artists like Charlotte Tilbury took note and started faking freckles on models and celebrity talent like Kendall Jenner. Soon enough, those freckles you tried to cover up as a kid became the cutest and easiest quirk to fake. Models with natural freckles like Cintia Dicker and Carmen Solomon grew in popularity, booking huge ad campaigns for brands like Aerie and Bebe.

Beauty entrepreneur Remi Brixton, founder of Freck Yourself, launched a Kickstarter to help her create the first cosmetic product to give anyone natural looking freckles. Her stencils allow the user to don realistic, smudge free freckles for 48 hours. “I’ve always obsessed over freckles. There is nothing more beautiful to me than bare skin and fresh freckles. To me, they’re the mark of rebellious dreamers, wild adventures, and unapologetic natural beauty,” says Brixton. The Freck Yourself kit isn’t available yet, but you can go to www.freckyourself.com to sign up for notifications of it’s availability.

The revolutionarily cool part about this trend is bigger than drawing a couple of freckles on the apples of your cheeks. It’s the notion that individualism is becoming not just accepted in the beauty world, but celebrated. We, as beauty consumers, have started searching for a departure from cookie cutter beauty.

Traditional beauties, while still magnificent, are falling into the shadow of girls who have something special, interesting, and unique. They have a “flaw” that contributes to their signature look, making them impossible to forget. We immediately think of models like Winnie Harlow, Canadian model with the rare skin condition, Vitiglio – characterized by loss of pigment in portions of the skin, Calvin Klein model Adwoa Aboah’s full freckled face and low cut hair, Or Shaun Ross, the first male albino professional model. And while they are rising in notoriety, they are simultaneously showing girls who might have a face full of freckles, albinism, you name it, just how cyclical beauty can be.

Kalina Krabel