The Shows Must Go On
Considering this holiday season is blanketed by worries of a health hazard, and many art organizations have been affected, we’d like to suggest some galleries and associations that will still be able to provide superb gifts for the holidays.
Special Event: Becoming Vanderbilt
After an unexpected delay of more than five months due to the pandemic, the Preservation Society of Newport County has opened ‘Becoming Vanderbilt: An Exhibition at Rosecliff’ to the public.
A tribute to the lives and accomplishments of four extraordinary women—Alice Vanderbilt, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan—the exhibition examines how they impacted their world through philanthropy, patronage, advocacy, and benevolence.
“In a year when we have all faced difficult challenges, we are proud to be able to open this exhibition to the public,” CEO and Executive Director Trudy Coxe said. “It’s inspiring to see how each of these four women led by example, supporting specific causes and raising awareness about important issues.”
This extraordinary educational display is open Thursdays and Fridays from 4-8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundaysfrom 1-6 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit newportmansions.org/exhibitions.
The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2020, is a nonprofit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the area’s historic architecture, landscapes, decorative arts, and social history. Its 11 historic properties—seven of them National Historic Landmarks—span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development.
For more information, please visit NewportMansions.org.
Over the last few decades, it was customary for homeowners to expand their living space by moving outdoors in the summer to enjoy cocktails and a meal with friends and family.
It involved taking a section of the property—located at the rear of the home, installing pavers, a wooden deck, or other types of platform, enabling guests to socialize but remain in proximity to the house.
LEIGH x AZZUL is now open
We’ve all had this experience; you pack for a trip for vacation, and you end up fitting everything in your suitcase only to find you forgot about your all-important shoe collection. Not that you would bring every pair you own, but let’s face it, the more choices—the better you’ll feel!
When I realized my two favorite summer pastimes would be void of participation in 2020, I began to think about possible solutions. Surely, I don’t need a project to keep me busy, but I can’t imaging cozying up to an asphalt parking lot with a group of friends to enjoy a couple of bottles of Château Monbousquet St.–Emilion 2015, and a feast of farm-fresh produce complemented by freu de mere from local waters.
Compounding my distress is to know the evening entertainment would be passing traffic and the noise it creates. The thought of these essential social activities being reduced to a carnival atmosphere has placed a damper on my enthusiasm for summer dining.
With the easing of regulations and our ability to get to the beach and pool, we see incredible pent-up demand for bold colors, sexy lines, and a wide range of new silhouettes. We can expect to see beach-beauties setting trends that include, high-waisted cuts, bright orange and animal prints, sexy off-the-shoulder looks, and floral concepts. Social distancing is likely going to take a lot more discipline this summer. To see more, visit infsd.com.
It's for the children
Covering every type of fashion, for May, we shift gears by introducing G-Star RAW’s Spring 2020 KidsWear line.
The company’s first collections of this type were launched in July 2019 and followed with two collections released in a given year.
Inspired by the G-Star Raw brand, KidsWear follows the typical look of adult fashion with its children’s wear brand aimed at girls and boys aged three to 16.
G-Star, an innovative denim brand—established in 1989—quickly became a leader in the denim industry for adults, with a significant move to influence children’s clothing.
G-Star introduced wearable and desirable raw denim products to a market populated with heavily treated and stonewashed garments. Later that same year, chief designer Pierre Morisset disrupted the denim world with his invention of 3D Denim.
If you’re reading this feature, there are a few assumptions to be made; (1) you’re online enjoying the April issue—in its digital version, and we thank you for taking this step. (2) Our magazine was delivered to your mailbox and carefully extracted from the protective plastic wrapper. Or, (3) you picked up an issue at one of our many drop-off locations where our titles are found in large bundles. Finally, and the least desirable choice is that you picked up an issue at an office, coffee shop, or restaurant that allows guests take-out options.
Facing a Crisis
We’re not going to sugarcoat the truth, distort reality, and as many will attest to, we won’t publish fake news.
Integrity and a willingness to uphold legitimacy in reporting—at the most critical junctures of daily living, is our mission. We follow and analyze the 24-hour news cycles, so we may present a straight and unadulterated point of view to our readers who demand a full and accurate account of stories relevant to their lives.
Searching for a Silver Lining
Doom and gloom, it’s everywhere you look. Masks, gloves, and maybe soon, hazmat suits may become the fashion of the day.
Early adherence to the early warnings would have been a wise choice by packing the house with all the essentials and using what precious time you had available. And, once you had everything in place, you could contemplate your investments and enjoy the free education about economics and the market available on thousands of websites.
For first-timers, we’ll give you a break, the whipsaw action of the market isn’t kind to a newbie’s psyche and could feel more like a baptism by fire, but still, there are lessons to be learned for a lifetime.
First and foremost—DON’T SELL ANYTHING! Losers panic, while the smart money plans.